Coulter Nissan BLOG

2017 Nissan Altima Safety Technology 

 All new Nissans are developed with Safety in mind and the 2017 Nissan Altima is no exception. The Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies are a suite of both standard and optional comprehensive systems that work together to monitor, respond and protect.   

Advanced radar and camera systems such as Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Parking Sonar, and RearView Monitor work to monitor the Altima's surroundings and warn the driver of potential hazards.

How to Bleed Brakes

Bleeding brakes sounds like a complicated job, but it's not as difficult as you think. All it requires is a few simple tools and some skills to have your brakes feeling like new again.

If you don't know how to bleed brakes, don't worry. Your local mechanic at the Coulter Nissan service department will be able to help.

When to Bleed Brakes

Bleeding brakes isn't really a service that's included in your regular car tune-up. However, the same process of purging old brake fluid is used during maintenance.  This process occurs when your brakes start feeling squishy, which typically means that air is caught in your brake lines.

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Midsize crossover SUVs compete with the family sedan for dominance of the roadways in Avondale, Surprise, Peoria, and across the nation. Many drivers are looking for the SUV that'll provide the absolute best balance of performance, features, and comfort. Whether going to work or the grocery store, taking the kids to hockey practice, or going on a family vacation, they need a vehicle that can handle it all.

The good news is that such a crossover exists, and that's the Nissan Murano. This 5-passenger midsize SUV not only delivers the goods in terms of performance and features, it's supremely comfortable, as well. Read why the 2017 Nissan Murano is the best midsize SUV for drivers in Peoria, and where you can go to learn more about this outstanding crossover.

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Nissan Murano Holiday Gift Guide

"Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log!"- Ellen DeGeneres

If you're tired of the traditional holiday gifts that never get remembered or put to good use, you're in luck! The team at Route 46 Nissan has put together a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for any Nissan Murano owner.

What's the Difference between the Nissan Maxima, Nissan Altima and Nissan Sentra?

When you know that you want a Nissan to be your next car, you have to consider your options. Nissan offers a variety of different models with incredible features, but knowing which you want can be confusing. For drivers in the Peoria, Avondale and Surprise area, we're going to show you the differences between the Nissan Maxima, the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Sentra. We'll show you things like engine power and performance, interior comfort and technology/entertainment. We'll show you which Nissan model excels in each respective categories.

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Nissan One-to-One Rewards Program

It's always preferable to have a technician who's trained and certified by the manufacturer take care of your car, but finding these technicians in a sea of unverified mechanics can pose a problem.

Coulter Nissan in Surprise, AZ, is home to several Nissan specialists and wants to fill you in on the benefits of working with them.

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Best Personal Trainers in Phoenix, AZ

If you're like many Americans, getting healthy is on your list of New Year's resolutions. And of all the great cities in this country, Phoenix offers a lot of opportunities for you to get out and get fit. From eating healthy to working out regularly, you can go through a physical transformation in many ways.

But if you're like most of us, you might need a little help getting there. A personal trainer can mean the difference between a little change and a huge one. Here's a list of the best personal trainers in Phoenix from your friends at Coulter Nissan.

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Try Something New in Phoenix for New Years

Do you want to try something new in Phoenix for your New Year's resolution? If so, we have some great ideas!

Whether you're a geek to the max or simply want to step out of your comfort zone, this list of three great things to do this year will have your creative juices flowing. Check out our list and then visit their websites to learn more!

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Guide to Children's Birthday Party Locations in Peoria, AZ

It's party time! Your child's birthday is coming up, and you're looking for a fun place to celebrate. Well, have we got a treat for you. Check out this guide to children's birthday party locations in Peoria, AZ, to get some inspiration, find a place that fits your wants and budget, and plan a party the kiddos will remember forever.

Laser Quest

Playing laser tag to celebrate a birthday is something older kids will likely enjoy. You can book a birthday party, get a youth group package, or go during regular hours. Check online for more information about specific hours and to schedule a party call 602-548-0005. 

Laser Quest is located at 3335 West Peoria Avenue in Phoenix. 

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Black Friday Battle Plan Phoenix, AZ

The holidays are fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking ahead about the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. This day is an opportunity for you to snatch up high-price items at considerably discounted rates.

But before you get excited and start googling Black Friday deals, you need to come up with a Black Friday battle plan for shopping in Phoenix.

Where to Shop

Shopping on Black Friday is an adventure to say the least. While you may be shopping on this auspicious occasion because you like getting good deals or because you think it's fun (we do!), some people shop on Black Friday because they can't afford holiday shopping any other way. This makes for an interesting crowd at the stores because you have a mix of adventurers and warriors. Which one will you be?

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Thanksgiving Activities Around Phoenix, AZ

Thanksgiving is a fun-filled and festive holiday when families in Surprise, Avondale and Peoria get to spend quality time together. If you're looking for activities to enjoy with your family after feasting on all that turkey, there are dozens of events around Phoenix to keep everyone happy and entertained. We've listed some of the ones you might be most interested in below.

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Top Four Thanksgiving Day Restaurants Near Phoenix, AZ

 There's nothing better than succulent turkey, savory mashed potatoes, and fresh pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. We know that the preparation can be stressful, expensive, and time consuming, though, so we've compiled a list of the top restaurants in Phoenix that are open on Thanksgiving Day. That way you can relax during your holiday and avoid the hassle of planning a feast for your family from Surprise, Avondale, or Peoria. 

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Highly Rated Restaurants Near Surprise AZ

Surprise, AZ, is a beautiful community with a rich and varied population. So it's no surprise-no pun intended-that there are some highly rated restaurants in the area. 

If you're looking for a great place for a romantic evening or to spend time wining and dining with your friends or if you're just in the mood for some great eats, check out these five highly rated restaurants near Surprise, AZ. 

Rio Mirage Café is a traditional Mexican restaurant with all of your favorite dishes from enchiladas to margaritas. You'll enjoy the décor and environment from the outside in, including the brightly colored murals, beautiful glassware and flatware, and decorative furniture. 

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Introducing the New 2015 Nissan GT-R

The new 2015 Nissan GT-R has once again managed to keep its top spot as one of the world's most striking supercars in the market. This work of art is equipped with never before seen futuristic features and tech-savvy accessories. Its deep contours and curves give it a classic sports car look. It's all in the details and performance for this stunner. One of the new GT-R's appealing features is its palette of exciting exterior colors to choose from. The Gold Flake Red, which contains microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into red paint, is our favorite. Here are more noteworthy features that caught our attention. 

2016 Nissan Maxima Sneak Peak 

Nissan's "With Dad" commercial (embedded below) was a fan favorite from the Super Bowl. The highly popular commercial featured more than just Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle" however, and some more observant viewers happened to catch a hidden gem within the advertisement- a brief appearance from the 2016 Nissan Maxima. 

Nissan Seasonal Car Care Tips

Motorists spend an annual average of $6,000 on vehicle related costs. Detecting unusual signs and noises early can save you money. Getting these things inspected at an early stage will prevent a minor problem from turning into a severe one, thus saving you from unnecessary spending on car repair. Your safety on the roads depends on the condition of your vehicle. Don't wait for the day your car breaks down to get its serviced. Paying attention to dashboard warning lights and unusual engine noises is a good step towards car maintenance. Here is a list of more steps that will improve the quality of your car and your driving experience.

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Best Nissan Sedans for College Grads

Now that college grads like you in the Peoria, Avondale and Surprise area are done with your scholastic endeavors, it's time for the real world. Your first job can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. In order to make it to work and impress your boss, you'll need a car. That's where we come in.

At Coulter Nissan, we have a variety of reliable Nissan sedans that are also easily affordable with our Nissan College Grad Program. In this guide, we'll show you some of the best Nissan sedans that you can choose for your post-college mode of transportation. We'll explain out various sedan lineup to give you an idea as to which one is right for you.

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Nissan Snug Kids Program

The Nissan Snug Kids Program was designed by Nissan as an initiative to fully support the direction of the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). With an ever-changing demand for improvements in safety features, Nissan has answered the call with their Snug Kids Program. The program is the first in the industry whose sole purpose is to protect children in child restraint systems (CRS). 

After hours of tireless effort, Nissan has created a model-specific fit guide for child safety seats. In each guide, Nissan recommends child safety seat manufacturers and brands that have compatible seats. The guides then let you know whether the booster, forward-facing, or rear-facing child safety seats of each brand have been tested compatible with the selected vehicle.


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Your Ultimate 2015 Super Bowl Guide Around Phoenix

The 49th Super Bowl will be held on February 1st, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. If you're planning on making the short trek from Surprise, Avondale, or Peoria, over to Phoenix, you at least will want to know what to do when you get there, especially if you've got friends or family coming from out of town.  

From January 28th to February 1st Downtown Phoenix will turn in to Verizon Super Bowl Central. There are a great number of awesome attractions for NFL fans at this year's Super Bowl including a Concert Stage, the Iconic Super Bowl XLIX Roman Numerals, a Super-sized Arizona-themed fan attraction, Beer Gardens, an Autograph Stage, Interactive photo opportunities, Network Broadcast Stages, Sponsor Activity Zones, Interactive and experiential activities, as well as a Nightly Fireworks Show. If you're interested in adult activities, there are a couple of cityscape attractions including Bud Light House of Whatever, Legends Lounge, and NFL House. 

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Ultimate Guide To The 2015 Phoenix Open

Are you a golf lover? Do you plan to attend one of the biggest golf events in the U.S. this year? If so, check out the 2015 Phoenix Open which will be held from January 26th to February 1st. With more than 80 years of history under its belt, the Phoenix Open is one of the most popular tournaments on the PGA Tour. This year marks the 29th consecutive year that the Phoenix Open will be played at the TPC Scottsdale. At the 2014 Phoenix Open, over 563,000 fans attended the tournament. 


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History of Surprise, AZ

The city of Surprise, Arizona has a very unique history spanning just 77 years. Founded by Flora Mae Statler in 1938, Surprise started as a one square mile piece of farmland. It was incorporated in 1960 after it was subdivided into parcels for inexpensive homes for agricultural workers. Today, Sun City Grand is home to thousands of retirees who moved to the city for the beautiful environment and exclusivity afforded by the neighborhood. 

The city is named after a quote by the original land owner. Flora said at one point that "she would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much" and yet today over 120,000 people call Surprise home. Located in Maricopa County, Surprise has seen rapid population growth in the past 15 years. In 2000, the US census gauged the population just over 30,000-making it one of the fastest growing municipalities in the greater Phoenix area. 

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Planning your Spring Break Around Phoenix

Living in Phoenix means you have the unique ability to take a staycation and really enjoy all that there is to offer in this great city. Whether you and your family are interested in learning new things, playing together, relaxing in the outdoors, or splashing around-there are so many fun things to do here!

Arizona Science Center

Just because it's Spring Break doesn't mean you and the kiddos can't share in some great learning. The Arizona Science Center offers a long list of amazing and interesting exhibits both full time and for a limited time only. The park is open every day from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. From now until May 3rd you can see the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit that's now showing.

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Customizing Your Nissan Maxima

"The cars we drive say a lot about us." - Alexandra Paul
As much time as you undoubtedly spend in your car, it's important that it fits your needs and reflects your style. Customization is a great way to give your car that extra spice to make it special. With endless options available to make your Nissan Maxima perfect, we've put together a short list of options worth considering.

New Year's Car Care Tips For Nissan Owners

The average American spends roughly 600 hours in their car in a year, and yet cars remain some the most neglected possessions when it comes to maintenance. Instead of just focusing on your body, your home and your finances this year, why not resolve to improve your car. Whether you started off the year with a new or used Nissan, the more well maintained your car is, the better your driving experience will be. Many individuals are intimidated by taking the time to invest in their vehicles because of the fear of having to pay large sums of money in car repairs. In reality, delaying car check-ups will put you at risk of spending more on damage repairs later. Here is a list of the main car parts you should pay attention to and get checked regularly.

2014 Nissan Altima: Model Year Changes and Improvements

Making changes for the better and transforming with the times is something Nissan is very familiar with.  

As a company that strives to evolve their technologies and serve as a top car manufacturer, they've hit gold with their 2013 Nissan Altima. The 2013 model marks the 5th-generation design, which has proven to be the most innovative yet. In the spirit of improving, Nissan decided to make the 2013 Nissan Altima even better by making some major enhancements on their 2014 model Altima.
The Benefits of Window Tinting

Many auto owners tint their windows based on appearance alone, but did you know there are several benefits, including health benefits, associated with window tinting?

Applying window film to your vehicle offers many advantages including privacy, cooling, as well as skin protection.


The 2014 Nissan Line-Up: 4 Vehicles to Watch

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" ~ Dr. Seuss

Every strong car manufacturer has a few surprises in its product pipeline. Nissan is no exception. For years, the Japanese carmaker has made a name for itself through innovation -delivering on everything from the all-electric Leaf to the high-performance GT-R. An early glimpse at the 2014 line-up shows this trend continuing. Four models to watch are the 2014 Versa Sedan, 2014 Versa Note, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, and the 2014 Nissan GT-R.

Nissan LEAF: A Game Changer for Phoenix 

"You won't find an all-electric car that offers a better balance of range, practicality, refinement and value than the LEAF." - Kelley Blue Book

Great Phoenix game-changers include Steve Nash, Kurt Warner, and Charles Barkley. And now you might be able to add Nissan LEAF to that list. Phoenix-area residents now have two compelling reasons to consider the LEAF as their next car. First, Nissan has dropped the price of the 2013 LEAF substantially from the prior year. And second, commuters now have their choice of three EV charging stations midway between Phoenix and Tucson.


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