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Month: September 2016

Tips for Better Fuel Economy in the City

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If you drive to the city every day for work, you know better than anyone that cities are the worst place for fuel economy. Backed up traffic and all those stop lights seriously work against you (unless you drive an EV). Here are some tips for improving fuel economy in the city.

Fuel efficiency tips are different in the city than on the freeway. Using cruise control and avoiding idling aren’t that easy in the city. If you can take an alternate route, do it, even if it’s a little more scenic or takes longer—in the end, avoiding the thicker city traffic will save gas and probably time. But if you have to sit through city traffic, it’s a little trickier to save fuel.

If you can avoid it, don’t use the air conditioner. It uses extra gas, and the air doesn’t even stay very cool while you’re idling. You should also make sure your car is as light as possible—excessive cargo, especially on the roof, uses more gas to move and can reduce your car’s aerodynamics.

Drive sensibly. Avoid slamming on the brakes or speeding up quickly after idling. You’re going to have to stop again soon anyway. Give yourself time to coast a little and brake gently, and speed up after a light slowly.

It’s also important to get routine maintenance done so that your car is in its best shape. A car in bad shape uses more fuel than one in good shape!

For more tips or to get your car checked for its regular maintenance, stop by 171 Nissan today and come into our service drive!

Nissan Lucasfilm Partnership to Promote “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Nissan RogueNissan was thrilled to announce earlier this month that it has teamed up with Lucasfilm to promote the newest Star Wars movie.

Lucasfilm is releasing the first ever standalone Star Wars film this winter on December 16. Called “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the production company plans for it to be the first in a series of standalone films, beginning a new era for the franchise and for Lucasfilm.

“Rogue One” is the story of a group of people tasked with the mission of stopping the Empire from building a new Death Star by stealing the plans from their ship. None of them Force users, the group must use their wits and other skills to accomplish the task, showing that it’s possible for normal people to do extraordinary things.

To promote the film, Lucasfilm has brought together five major brands: Nissan, General Mills, Verizon, Gilette, and Duracell. Lucasfilm expressed that these five brands will develop campaigns that will “match the tempo and tone of the overall marketing campaign” for “Rogue One.” Each brand will develop a unique campaign, and ultimately the five will be linked together for the overall campaign.

Nissan hasn’t announced any specific plans for the campaign, though some have speculated it will use the Nissan Rogue. We also don’t know if the Nissan Lucasfilm partnership will continue for future standalone Star Wars films.

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