Gearing up for a cold winter? One of the most important measures you can take this year is to prepare your vehicle for hazardous road conditions ahead of time – and not after you’ve barely survived the year’s first freeze. Here are some winter car preparation tips to get you started:
Make sure that your vehicle is caught up on all routine maintenance, including oil changes and any inspections.
Top off all your fluids, especially windshield wiper fluid.
Inspect your tires thoroughly, ensuring that you have plenty of tread, and consider installing winter tires.
Test out your heating system, especially if you haven’t used it since last winter. You won’t want to discover that it’s broken once it’s too late!
Update any emergency gear you have in your car for the winter – perhaps adding a warm blanket, a snow shovel, and a cozy hat.
Lastly, purchase some deicer fluid and a top-notch ice scraper, and prevent a frosty, icy windshield from ever making you late for work this season.
And of course, pay close attention to the weather forecast, and if possible, avoid dangerous, icy roads as much as you can. To learn more, visit us at Nissan of Lake Charles.
Believe it or not, the fuel-efficient, high-power Nissan Juke subcompact crossover model is already celebrating its five-year anniversary, and British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve wanted to honor the vehicle justly and in a way that highlights the originality of the Juke.
With the help of Nissan, Gildersleeve was able to create an Origami Nissan Juke completely out of paper, which took more than 200 hours to fold and more than 2,000 pieces of paper. The best part, it is the size of the Nissan Juke and almost looks real!
In a press release, Gildersleeve drew comparisons between his work and the creation of the Juke, saying the many pieces of paper “represents the thousands of people who helped bring the Nissan JUKE into reality in 2011.”
You can check out the Origami Nissan Juke here, courtesy of Nissan UK’s YouTube channel, showcasing the art – which was clearly inspired by the available Juke exterior color “Solar Yellow.” Tell us what you think of Gildersleeve’s unique tribute to the Nissan Juke!
The 2016 Nissan Juke balances power and fuel efficiency, able to generate up to 188 horsepower and get up to 32 mpg on the highway. To learn more, visit us anytime at Nissan of Lake Charles.
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.