Nissan “No Charge to Charge” Program Reaches New Markets

Nissan “No Charge to Charge”
Charging your LEAF will be easier than ever.

Nissan first introduced its innovative “No Charge to Charge” program in July 2014, offering Nissan LEAF owners or leasees in certain areas the opportunity to charge their cars for free. At first available to just 10 markets, the program has since expanded and is now available in 38 markets across the country.

Rewards

Officials say “the economics are easy” when it comes to the Nissan “No Charge to Charge” program. With public charging stations still be relatively uncommon, car buyers are still hesitant to jump into the electric car market, especially with their somewhat limited range. A big draw of electric cars is that they’re money savers because they don’t use any gasoline, so free public charging incentivizes buying electric cars even more.

Public Charging

Public charging is necessary to give electric car drivers more range confidence, and having the option of free charging is a major draw over gasoline, for which prices have noticeably risen in the last few months.

The public chargers Nissan has developed can recharge a LEAF from 0% battery to 80% in less than 30 minutes. This will be even more of a benefit when the next-generation LEAF is released in 2018 with a much longer range than its current range. The current LEAF sells for an affordable $21,510 after federal tax incentives.

Summer Events in Fayetteville, NC

Summer Events in Fayetteville, NC
Family-friendly events in Fayetteville!

If you’re looking for summer events in Fayetteville, look no further! Fayetteville has a lot going on this summer, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you want something family-friendly or just for you and your friends.

Get Historic

Fayetteville is a great spot for history fans, especially if you’re into Civil War history or the history of transportation. Fayetteville is packed with museums and historical exhibits, like the Cumberland County Goes to War exhibit and the Railroading in Fayetteville exhibit, both at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum.

Get Active

The Kiwanis Recreation Center is also a fantastic place to go this summer. Take a class on taekwondo or sign your toddler up for break dancing! Fayetteville State University has classes throughout the summer too, like swim lessons for parents and kids.

Get Festive

There are also festivals and events going on throughout the summer, like the Indigo Moon Film Festival taking place until July 14 Cumberland County Library. Local churches will be holding day camps for kids all summer, and that’s just a few of the many things to do in Fayetteville this summer. There are tons of things going on every day, so check out the event calendar!

Nissan Takes Home Four AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2016 Nissan Rogue - AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Keep reading for Nissan’s latest award!

Nissan is winning awards left and right, including four recent awards from AutoPacific for vehicle satisfaction. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier each won Best in Class for the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, showing just how impressive these models are. You won’t regret buying a new Nissan.

According to Nissan, these awards are given after AutoPacific surveys over 65,000 customers on their vehicles, measuring over 50 attributes. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier have each been redesigned recently, with great new features and record sales. Styling and comfort were among the leading reasons for owner satisfaction, while performance, fuel economy, and safety were added perks.

“The 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are confirmation of what we’re seeing everyday in Nissan showrooms nationwide – buyers are responding to the redesigned Maxima, Murano and Rogue’s styling, interior comfort, performance, fuel efficiency and advanced safety and security features,” said Dan Mohnke, VP of Nissan Marketing. “We’re also proud that Frontier, a true workhorse in its class, continues to deliver on and exceed owner expectations year after year.”

The Maxima took home the gold in the Luxury Mid-Size Car segment, while the Murano won for Premium Mid-Size Crossovers, the Rogue for Mid-Size Crossovers, and the Frontier for Compact Pickups. Why would you purchase a vehicle you weren’t satisfied with? Get the best of the best and buy a Nissan today.

Experience Your Community: Fayetteville, NC Summer Events

Fayetteville, NC summer events
Gather the family for fun and laughter this summer!

A new car opens the door to a range of possibilities, one reason you should check out events in Fayetteville. There’s something for everyone, from festivals to art shows and farmers’ markets. You can learn about your community, shop, and have fun with the kids at these Fayetteville, NC summer events.

According to the Fayetteville website, every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer is the Downtown Farmers’ Market event. You can check out the best local produce, ranging from candy to vegetables and arts and crafts. The Farmers’ Market is a great way to get out and support your community, and it also offers a way for local farmers and artists to showcase their products and work.

For those more interested in art, there is also the Fayetteville Art Attack. On Wednesdays you can stop by The Rock Shop and get in for just $2 per person. You can also shop local vendors or simply enjoy arts and crafts with the family.

Fayetteville After 5 is also a popular event, with a range of activities and shows for all to enjoy. Starting at 5pm you can stop by Festival Park. No outside food or drink is allowed, though you can buy plenty of good eats there at the event. Proceeds go towards the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

These are just some of the many activities in Fayetteville. Come out and support your community at the next event! Stay up to date with more local events on our Facebook page.

Helpful Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer

Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer
It’s time to break out the wrenches!

Summer has finally arrived, which is probably good news for you! However, if you’re not careful, summer can be bad news for your vehicle. The summer can cause several complications for your car. Avoid these complications by following these helpful car maintenance tips for the summer!

Change Your Oil

You will probably do a good deal of driving during the summer, especially if you plan on going on a trip. So you will definitely want to change your oil to make sure your car is running at its maximum health.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper

April showers have already come and gone. However, summer is the time of year when thunderstorms become their most violent! That is why it is important to have a good set of windshield wipers installed on your vehicle.

Replace Engine Hoses and Belts

Engines are at risk to overheat during the hotter days of the summer. In order to avoid this overheating, be sure to check if any of your engine hoses or belts need to be replaced.

Check the Health of Your Air Conditioning Unit

The last thing that you want to happen during a hot summer’s day is to be stuck in a car without air conditioning. Have a mechanic make sure that your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is ready for the dog days of summer!

May Events in Lumberton, North Carolina

Events in Lumberton, North Carolina
Gather the family for one of these great events!

The month of May has finally arrived, and it is one of the busiest months of the year for our hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina. There are plenty of events that take place later this month. If you’re in town, be sure to check out some of these May events in Lumberton, North Carolina!

Cinderella in Spain (May 14)

You probably know the story of Cinderella. However, get ready to hear the story in a brand new way! This musical production transports Cinderella to the exotic surroundings of Spain.

16th Annual NC Folk Arts Festival (May 14)

Located in nearby St. Pauls, North Carolina, the Annual NC Folk Arts Festival presents visitors to discover the local art scene in North Carolina.

The Red Springs Street Festival (May 21)

Located between 3rd Avenue and Main Street in the downtown Red Springs area, this street fair offers activities to participate in for guests of all ages!

Explore Your Roots (May 24)

If you have ever wanted to learn more about your family history, then you should participate in this free genealogy workshop.

We hope you enjoy the month of May here in Lumberton, North Carolina!

Craigslist vs. Dealership- Which One Should You Trust?

Craigslist vs. Dealership
Feel confident in your car buying experience!

So you’re in the market for a new car. Where do you start? Usually many people turn to the Internet to begin their research. There are so many resources to look at- local dealership sites, the OEM site, Edmunds, and Craigslist.

Now, sometimes Craigslist can get a bad rap for scams and tricks. But some people prefer it. Here’s a few reasons to buy from a dealership:

  • Financing options- If you purchase through Craigslist, the seller will most likely need and want all the money up front. When you purchase at a dealership, you’ll be able to have a monthly payment that fits your budget.
  • Car Background Knowledge- A dealership has lots of used cars to look at. These days, almost all of them come with a CarFax report to tell you all about the car’s past- including accidents, service appointments, the number of previous owners and the miles on the car. You could talk to the Craigslist seller for days and they could still be hiding very important information from you.
  • Options- You’ll have so many used car options to choose from if you buy used from a dealership. Not only do they have used and certified pre-owned of their own make, but they’ll also have different makes and models. This is great for someone who wants to shop around and see all their options.

If you’re not the risky type, come in to Terry Chapin Nissan and we’ll get you a great deal on a used or Certified Pre-Owned Nissan.

Spotlight on: 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 nissan altima - Fayetteville, NC
Keep reading to find out the great features of the 2016 Nissan Altima!

The Nissan Altima is a favorite in the Fayetteville and Lumberton areas. It’s perfect for saving some money at the pump if you are a road trip junkie! You’ll enjoy an impressive 27 city MPG* and 39 highway MPG* The aerodynamic exterior design is efficient for highway driving.

The Altima got a sportier, sleeker makeover for the 2016 model year. You’ll notice the grille was improved, LED headlights were added, and there are now seven trim levels to satisfy any buyer’s needs. It was awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, so you can rest assured you’ll be driving down the road in a car that will keep you safe.

The exterior wasn’t the only thing upgraded and improved for 2016. Inside the Altima, you and your passengers will appreciate the dual zone climate control. On the technology front, you won’t be disappointed. The Altima has all the benefits of NissanConnect Services. These include remote start access from your phone, voice or touch activated interactions, numerous safety features, and navigation with Google or SiriusXM. You can also jam to your favorite tunes on Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriumXM Satellite Radio, or Bluetooth.

The 2016 Altima is just fun to drive! With the little features you can’t live without like push button start, alloy wheels, and premium speakers (some trim levels), you’ll enjoy every trip you take in your Altima.

The 2016 Nissan Altima is all about you. Isn’t it time you found out for yourself? Come in to Terry Chapin Nissan and test drive one today.

*EPA Estimates only.

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