Must-Have Accessories for Your Truck

You’ve got the truck, now what will you need to go with it? There are plenty of ways to amp up your pickup, adding more personality, more capability, or whatever you’d like. Here are some must-haves on the list of possible accessories for your truck.

Truck Bed Extender

When you’re in need of some extra room in the bed of your pickup, it’s helpful to have a truck bed extender handy. This accessory allows you leave the tailgate open and to support long items that would otherwise hang free out the back of your bed.

Tie Down Straps and Tow Hooks

If you recently purchased a Nissan Frontier® or a Nissan Titan® from Nissan of Lake Charles, you likely have plans to carry plenty of cargo, and for that purpose you will need the straps and hooks to make it possible. Owning a sturdy set of tie down straps is imperative when carrying heavy loads safely.

Loading Ramp

Loading that lawnmower or your family’s off-road recreational vehicle just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a helpful loading ramp accessory.


Speaking of off-roading, having a winch on hand is extremely helpful should a vehicle get stuck in the mud. You can also use a winch to help carry the extra heavy loads. When it comes to getting the most out of your truck, anything that can offer extra power and performance does right by our standards.

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2013 Nissan Frontier gets minor changes, including price!

Nissan is constantly trying to bring better innovation to the fleet of models they offer, constantly making themselves more competitive and an overall better vehicle provider for our customers. We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are happy to announce the next big thing to happen to the 2013 Nissan Frontier, a price drop! Now that’s not the only thing to get excited about when it comes to the new 2013 Nissan Frontier, but a little extra in everyone’s pocket is definitely something we love to talk about!

In order to attract new truck buyers to Nissan and help snag some of the market share coming off of the ever dwindling compact truck segment, Nissan has dropped the King Cab and Crew Cab models of the 2013 Frontier by $1,270 each. This brings the starting prices to $17,990 and $22,030 respectively. This price drop is the biggest drop over the past few years, and deal you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on!

Additionally, most configurations (all except the base-model) have seen decent increases in city/highway fuel economy. By adjusting the aerodynamics of these configurations these models have see increases of 1-2 miles per gallon, a little increase but over the life of the car really adds up! Looking for a Nissan Frontier and live in the Lake Charles metro area? Contact Us or stop on by Nissan of Lake Charles to test drive one today!

Summer Spectacular savings going on now

John Stelly and the gang are bringing you even better deals this summer – the Summer Spectacular sale is going on now at Nissan of Lake Charles! Customers can get great leasing and financing offers on cars, trucks, and SUVs just in time for summer.

$500 NMAC cash and 0% financing for up to 60 months on the popular Murano or sturdy Titan. A 0% financing offer is also available on the Pathfinder, and other deals abound for customers interested in the Frontier, Rogue, and the Maxima, one of America’s best-selling cars.

For more information, call Nissan of Lake Charles at (888) 217-5877.

Stick Shifts could be Making a Comeback

For years, it has been all but a certainty that the manual transmission was going to fade from existence.  Several automakers had decided to do away with stick shifts completely, including in the production of the high-performing Audi R8 sports car and throughout the whole line of Lamborghini models, but this trend may be turning around.

A recent surge in popularity has manuals accounting for 6.5 percent of new vehicle sales during the first quarter of 2012, according to  This is the highest rate for stick shifts since 2006, and is almost a 3 percent increase from last year (stick shifts accounted for 3.8 percent of sales in 2011).

What accounts for this recent boost in popularity?  There are a number of factors that make manual transmissions more appealing.  The stick shifts generally run about $1,000 cheaper than their automatic counterpart, and a lower sticker price is more attractive than ever in the current economy.  Manual transmissions also last longer in the long haul than automatics, but what most car enthusiasts will tell you is that stick shifts are, quite simply, more fun to drive.

Nissan’s bestselling manuals include its sportiest rides – the 370Z and the GTR – as well as its truck lines. These rough-and-tumble rides are ready for anything, and manual transmissions may give you a little more bang for your buck.