Newton Nissan South’s 4th Annual Car Giveaway!

Car Giveaway

Did you know? Newton Nissan South hosts a car giveaway every year?

Well, it’s TRUE.

One lucky Middle TN high school student will drive away with a Nissan Versa this summer! For the fourth year in a row, we’ll be giving away a brand-new car for absolutely FREE. You read that right–no taxes or hidden fees. FREE! Why? Because we want to give back to our community, and one of the ways we can do that is by rewarding our hard-working students with a car giveaway!

So, how does it work?

  1. Sign up here.
  2. Drop off your report card at our Shelbyville location by June 10th. We’ll also need a copy of your (or your parent’s) driver’s license.
  3. Come to the big event on June 14th, at 6 PM!

How many entries can I have?

Students will receive an entry for every “A” on their report card! The more A’s, the more entries into drawing! Believe us…the odds will be in your favor! It is worth entering! On the night of the drawing, we will have food and drinks for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the car giveaway!

Here are a few FAQs:

Question: I’m taking a class that only gives me a pass/fail grade, will a “P” for “Pass” count as an entry?

No. Only grades that are considered an “A” on the report card will be eligible.

Question: I am taking a college class during high school, will that class be eligible for an entry if I get an “A” in it?

That’s tricky. An “A” from a college/AP class will count only if the class is listed on the high school’s report card (not on a college report card).

Question: I am a college student. Can I enter the car giveaway?

No. The giveaway is currently only open to high school students in a Tennessee high school.

Question: Can I use my Driver’s Permit to enter the car giveaway?

Yes. You can now use your driver’s permit, driver’s license, or student ID to enter, as long as your parent or legal guardian has a valid driver’s license.

Question: My school does not give out report cards. Can I print off my grades from the school’s online portal?

We cannot accept copies or print offs of report cards, unless they are verifed. To verify your grades, go to the Welcome Desk at Newton Nissan South and ask our teammates to log in to your school’s portal (you will need to provide your login). From there, we can verify and print your grades!

Question: I totally forgot to bring in my report card and now the deadline has passed. Can you make an exception for me?

No. We are unable to make exceptions.

Question: My child brought in her grades but she won’t be able to make the car giveaway. Can I stand-in for her?

No. Students must be present to win.

We can’t wait to see you!

Don’t forget: the deadline for report cards is June 10th!

Good luck!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lynn: lbuchanan@newtonnissansouth.com. View complete rules here, and RSVP on our Facebook page here!

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Toyota Camry | Which is the Best Family Car?

2019 Nissan Altima

The 2019 Nissan Altima & the 2019 Toyota Camry go head to head in MotorTrend’s March Mayhem event. In this round, they compare the two vehicles that are the newest in their market, the best selling, and the most well known to determine which is the best family car.

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

While these two vehicles may appear pretty similar from a distance, on the inside the differences are striking. While containing most of the same technology and infotainment–except for the standard AndroidAuto connectivity that separates the Altima from Camry–the materials used in the Camry are lackluster compared to the Altima’s finely accented zero gravity front seats. The Altima also offers more front leg room, standard remote engine start, and standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.

2019 Nissan Altima

In the rear, the seats of the Camry open narrowly, making it difficult to fit in a car seat. The Altima rear doors open up to almost 90 degrees, making it extremely easy to install a car seat. The Altima also has the standard Rear Door Alert system, which gives audible and visual heads up in the instrument panel, reminding the driver to check the back seat.

More Affordable

The 2019 Nissan Altima is also more affordable than the Camry, with a base price starting at just over $30k for the Altima, while the Camry starts at close to $35k. With more space, power, and technology, the Altima keeps you feeling sporty, while keep your family safe.

 

Like what you see in the 2019 Nissan Altima? Browse our inventory or give us a call today!

2019 Nissan Altima

Commonly Misspelled Words

This week when you hear our favorite radio voice, Mike Abbondanza, be listening for some references to misspelled words. Here it is for you non-radio-listening, Spotify-streaming types:

“That’s just wrong! Wrong with a captital-R… or is it a W?”

It got us thinking… what are other commonly misspelled words? Here are 10 of our favorite examples:

  1. Recieve — remember that it’s “i before e except after c.” Correct spelling: Receive.
  2. Definately — also sometimes “defiantly,” which is just too harsh. correct spelling: definitely.
  3. Wendesday — anyone else say “wed – nes – day” in their head? Just me? Correct spelling: Wednesday.
  4. Sandwhich — the extra “h” is not actually necessary. Correct spelling: sandwich.
  5. Seperate — easily corrected by another in-your-head pronunciation: “sep-AH-rate.” Correct spelling: separate.
  6. They’re, there, & their — easily the easiest words to misuse. “They’re” = “they are;” “There” is for places; “their” is a possessive pronoun.
  7. Principal or principle? — remember that your principal at school is your “pal”; your principles are your values or standards.
  8. Tommorow — this one is especially fun to misspell while writing in cursive. Correct spelling: tomorrow.
  9. Goverment — you actually have to “govern” to have a government. So don’t forget the “n” in there!
  10. Beutiful — here’s a fun video to help you remember this one, beautiful:

What words do you find yourself misspelling (or Googling to get right)?

 

 

References: Commonly misspelled words, 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Why Buy a Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

Newton Pre-Owned

We know there are a lot of options when considering a vehicle purchase. New, used, certified pre-owned–it can get a little confusing. For most people, the most important piece of the car-buying puzzle is price, right? You want to know you are getting the best deal. At Newton Nissan South, we want you to get the best deal as well the best experience possible. However, there’s more than just price & experience involved in your deal. The vehicle itself must be in the best condition possible, especially used or pre-owned vehicles. Keep reading for more information on how we re-condition our Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

What work goes into a Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

The bottom line of every certified pre-owned vehicle is the 170-point inspection, ensuring that every inch of the car is inspected. If repairs are needed, we will cover these. The following (and more) are covered in the 170-point inspection:

  • Air Bags/Seat Belts
  • Unibody/Frame
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Engine/Fuel
  • Electrical System
  • Suspension/Steering
  • Road Test

During this inspection, we decide what needs to be repaired. For example, if the tire treads are extremely worn down, we will go ahead and put new tires on the vehicle. During your visit with us, we will go over these details with you to make sure you know what work was needed and how we took care of the vehicle — so that you don’t immediately have service bills on top of your purchase! Please note that we do our best, but we do not claim perfection or that a vehicle will never have problems. Again, we will be very transparent up front about any issues we saw. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions!

Newton Pre-Owned

What’s included with a Newton Pre-Owned Certified Vehicle?

In addition to the work that goes into re-conditioning a used vehicle, we certify some of our used inventory so that you know you are getting even more value in your purchase with us. This Newton Certified Program includes:

  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Warranty*
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
  • Optional Extended Protection Plan
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

At Newton Nissan South, we take pride in our used inventory. We don’t just give them a car wash, a once-over, and park them out front. We make sure they are thoroughly ready to go before you make your decision and drive off our lot! Let us help you find your next Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicle today!

 

 

 

**Please note: our cheaper, pre-auction line cars undergo an inspection to a lesser degree to keep them affordable for customers looking for a more inexpensive option. View our PAL inventory here.

What are Pre-Auction Line (PAL) Cars?

We all like options, right? At Newton Nissan South, we want to give our customers options in every aspect: vehicles, financing, salesperson, and more. But of course the most important choice is the vehicle! We stock over 500 cars at any given time, new and used, so you can have a fun & simple shopping journey finding the perfect vehicle for you and your family. For new Nissan models, we stock a multitude of trim levels and packages that meet your needs, whether with the smartest technology or the safest features. For used vehicles, we have a couple of different options:

  • Used Cars — some of these might still have their manufacturer warranty, some might have our certified warranty
  • Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles —  we back these with our own warranty, which you can read about here
  • Pre-Auction Line (PAL) cars — these are sold “as is,” with no warranty (keep reading for more information)

Pre-Auction Line vehicles, or “PAL” for short, are available to the public for a limited time before being released to independent dealerships. A free Carfax® report is still available for these vehicles. PAL vehicles fall outside of Newton Motor Group’s traditional inventory offerings and are sold as-is without a warranty.

Pre-Auction Line

FAQ’s about Pre-Auction Line Vehicles

Are PAL cars still inspected?

Yes, PAL cars still receive an inspection; however, repairs or service work are generally not performed. This is to keep the vehicle as affordable as possible.

How do I know if the vehicle I’m interested in is a PAL car?

Pal Cars are priced more affordably and typically have high mileage. Additionally, during your time at the dealership, we will go over important notes about the vehicle’s condition and have you sign documents that state you understand that the vehicle is sold “as is,” meaning you take full responsibility for any service work that the vehicle may need because it has not been reconditioned like our other used vehicles have been.

What happens if something goes wrong with my PAL car after I leave?

Once you sign the agreement and purchase the vehicle, you release Newton Nissan South from all liability for any issues with the vehicle. However, we are happy to help in any way we can. Our certified technicians will take care of you, and you will receive a discounted labor rate for the work needed for your vehicle.

Have more questions? One of our sales team would love to help you. You can chat with them below, call, or email. Please let us know how we can best serve you! We are here to give you the simplest & best car-buying experience in Middle Tennessee!

Introducing Express Service at Newton Nissan South

Did you know that you do not need to make an appointment for an oil change at Newton Nissan South? We know life gets busy and that your time is very valuable, so we want to help by offering an Express Service lane so that you can get in and out of the service drive as quickly as possible.

Beginning February 18, thanks to our Express Service Lane you will no longer need to make an appointment. You can come at your convenience, on your time.

What services can you receive in our Express Service Lane?

You can stop by for the following services:

  • Oil & Filter ChangeExpress Service
  • Tire Rotation
  • Certain scheduled maintenance services
  • Battery Service
  • Air/Cabin Air Filter Service
  • Wiper Blade Replacement

 

 

Simply pull into the right lane at our service center in Shelbyville, TN. Our Express Service adviser, Anthony, will welcome you, assess your vehicle’s needs, and our Nissan certified technicians will get to work on your vehicle! While you wait, enjoy free coffee, snacks, water, and Wi-Fi!
We also have a children’s play area where your kids can have some fun with chalk and games.

Don’t forget the complimentary multi-point inspection!

Additionally, you’ll also receive a FREE multi-point inspection of your vehicle. This is an important step for your service visit, as it can alert you to a problem in your vehicle before it shows up as a much more expensive issue down the road. At the end of your visit, your service adviser will go over the inspection with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be alerted to any issues, such as how your tire treads are looking.

Areas inspected include, but are not limited to:

  • Interior and exteriorExpress Service
  • Under hood inspection
  • Under vehicle check
  • Battery performance analysis

 

Have other service needs? Schedule an appointment for those here.

Need to see your vehicle’s maintenance plan? Look that information up here.

You can also browse our service coupons here!

 

The Newton Advantage | Frequently Asked Questions

Newton Advantage

Starting in 2019, Newton Nissan South launched the Newton Advantage, a new benefit of purchasing your new Nissan with us here in Shelbyville, just a short drive north of Nashville. We offer this because we want to offer the best to our customers, who are more like family to us.

Included in the Newton Advantage is a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and a Lifetime Warranty.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Newton Advantage:

What vehicles qualify for the Newton Advantage?

The Newton Advantage applies to all new vehicle purchases. We also have a Newton Certified Pre-Owned warranty on select used vehicles.

How long is the “lifetime” warranty really good for?

The Lifetime Warranty is valid for as long as you own the vehicle. You simply must return to our service center every 5 years for a free inspection. The Carefree Maintenance plan is for 24 months (or 30,000 miles), which gives you 4 oil changes, tire rotations, lube, and filter changes.

How much does it cost?

The Newton Advantage is absolutely free. We want to be your Nissan dealership for life, not just as a customer, but as our family & friends.

Where am I covered?

The Carefree Maintenance Plan requires that you get your oil changes & tire rotations here at our service center in Shelbyville, which is only a short drive from Murfreesboro, Franklin, and Manchester. You can trust our Nissan-certified technicians and enjoy free coffee, snacks, and WiFi while you wait.

However, there is no requirement to get your car’s service for the Lifetime Warranty done here. Just follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance plan and keep all your records.

Can the Lifetime Warranty be transferred?

No. The Lifetime Warranty expires when your vehicle is sold, traded, or deemed a total loss.

What exactly is covered?

The following components, parts, and labor are covered: Engine, Transmission, Transfer Case, Drive Axle, and Seals & Gaskets.

Some restrictions do apply, so ask your service adviser for more details on exactly what is and what is not covered.

Have other questions? Please call us for more information. We look forward to speaking to you more about the Newton Advantage soon!

10 Things You Should Never Do

Have you heard our latest radio commercial? In it, Mike Abbondanza mentioned a few things that you should never do, including: buying a car from any other place than Newton Nissan South! Why? Because of the Newton Advantage. We’ve got you and your new Nissan vehicle covered with both a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and — brand new for 2019 — a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty! Combine that with our customer service and our goal to make your car-buying experience as simple & stress-free as possible, and that’s it: the Newton Advantage.

To learn a little bit more, listen to our latest radio spot here–it’s a fun one, we promise:

We decided to add more to that list with 10 things you should never do! We asked our co-workers and had some fun making this list.

10 Things 10 Things

What would you add to this list?

Like our Facebook page, find this list, and comment one of your 10 things

for a chance to win a $10 Subway Gift Card!

Download the Newton Nissan South App!

Have you downloaded our Newton Nissan South App yet?

In order to help our customers have an easy & simple process to buy and service their vehicle, we’ve invested in the Newton Nissan South App! No matter where you are — in the market for a new vehicle, looking to schedule your next service visit, wanting to refer a friend to Newton Nissan South, our app is the tool you’re looking for!

Here’s what it looks like!

Newton Nissan South App

Why should you download another app?

We promise – the Newton Nissan South app is going to make your life easier. Forget going to Google, searching for us, searching for the right page, etc, etc! With just a few clicks, you can quickly & easily:

  • look at our new & used inventory
  • call or text us
  • leave us a review
  • find the Nissan Roadside Assistance Number
  • check out upcoming events
  • refer us to your family & friends (we’ll send you a check!)
  • schedule a service appointment
  • download service coupons
  • redeem loyalty rewards for a free oil change!
  • find you
  • and more!

Download the Newton Nissan South App Today!

Alternatively, simply hold your phone’s camera over this image:

Newton Nissan South App

 

 

*The Newton Nissan South App is provided by Mobile Dealer.

Introducing: 2019 Nissan Murano

2019 Nissan Murano

The New Year is almost here, and that means new Nissan models continue to roll out. The 2019 Nissan Altima, with its major design updates, was a big hit, and now two more newly designed models have been introduced: the 2019 Nissan Maxima and the 2019 Nissan Murano.

A New Generation

This is the 3rd generation re-design of this popular crossover, which focuses on giving upper-class style an affordable price tag. This year’s exterior refresh includes an upgrade on the front v-motion grille, redesigned headlights and taillights, and new wheel designs. On the inside, the trim is updated with leather features on both the seats, armrests, and center console in the Platinum trim.

2019 Nissan Murano

New Standard Features

The 2019 Nissan Murano also two new standard features on all trims:

  • Intelligent Driver Alertness

This smart technology actually learns the driver’s steering patterns and helps alert the driver when drowsy driving is detected.

  • Rear Door Alert (RDA)

This feature alerts the driver to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle. By model year 2022, Nissan aims to have RDA on all four-door trucks, sedans, and SUVs.

2019 Nissan Murano

Available Upgraded Safety Shield Technology

2019 Nissan Murano

Also available is the full lineup of Nissan’s safety technology, known as Safety Shield 360. It includes 6 key advanced safety and driver-assist technologies designed to improve all around confidence for drivers. Safety Shield 360 includes:

  •  Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection,
  • Blind Spot Warning,
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert,
  • Lane Departure Warning,
  • High Beam Assist headlights, and
  • Rear Automatic Braking

This technology is standard for the 2019 Nissan Murano’s Platinum trim and as a part of the additional SL Technology Package.

The 2019 Nissan Murano is coming soon! Until then, check out our 2018 Nissan Murano lineup, which still features many great safety and convenience technology! We hope to see you soon at Newton Nissan South in Shelbyville, TN!