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

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.

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Music

‘Tis the season for Christmas music! Now that it’s December, we are currently listening to Christmas music on repeat with SiriusXM Radio here at our store. Are you listening to Christmas music yet? Personally, I’ve been listening since Trunk or Treat ended!

If not, here are our recommendations for you! SiriusXM has a large variety of Holiday music stations for you to listen to. Here’s the comprehensive list:Christmas Music

We’ve been enjoying the all-new Hallmark Channel here! Let us know what you’re listening to, if you’re in a vehicle equipped with SiriusXM.

Don’t have SiriusXM? No problem! Check out these local stations that are now playing 24/7 Christmas music:

  • Mix 92.9
  • 94FM The Fish

We’re wishing you a happy, safe holiday season — filled with great memories, food, and music!

Bigger & Better: Trunk or Treat 2018

We loved Trunk or Treat 2018!

Trunk or Treat 2018

Easily our favorite day of the year, we here at Newton Nissan South love getting to see our community turn out for Trunk or Treat. It’s also an important day for us, because it is a day that we don’t promote ourselves. Instead, we promote our community. This year, the Cascade High School Band Boosters helped us decorate over 40 trunks that we filled with enough candy for all the afternoon’s visitors! In return, we were able to donate some funds to help them continue to grow their program.

Trunk or Treat

 

Additionally, the National Honor Society partnered up with our second community organization, the Humane Society of Shelbyville-Bedford County! They teamed up to also decorate several trunks to join in the fun. And, of course, our very own Newton Panda Bear made her annual appearance!

We could not have asked for better weather for Trunk or Treat this year! The students & their cars showed up early and began setting up: decorating their cars, trucks, and SUVs into spooky entrances, fun characters, science labs, and music-filled pop culture references, such as The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars. We had a friendly competition over whose trunk was the best, and we brought in fun bouncy houses and, new for this year, a mechanical bull for the kids to enjoy! We had a much bigger turnout this year, and we were so proud and happy to host everyone and serve lots of pizza and candy for a few hours!

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat

One of the winners was an adorable little white car, simply decorated as…well watch this video to find out:

 

So, why do we do this?

Because we here believe that our customers are more important than our cars; our community is more valuable than our bottom line. And to show this, we simply want to be a part of each others’ lives. And Trunk or Treat is one of those days that allows us to host a fun event, get to know our community, and give back.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

We hope to see you next year at Trunk or Treat 2019!

Get the Best Oil Change at Newton Nissan South

Oil Change

Here at Newton Nissan South, we pride ourselves on the best customer service: before, during, and after the sale. This year, we even won a top award for it: the 2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award from Dealer Rater. When it comes to service, we want to give you the best experience possible. From the moment you’re greeted to the moment you drive away. In between, we are thoroughly inspecting your vehicle as we take care of your oil change, balance your tires, and do necessary maintenance work and repairs. You’ve entrusted your vehicle to us, and we take that very seriously.

Which is why, in the coming days, you will see a slight increase to your bill – specifically for an oil change. That is because we are changing from regular oil to a fully synthetic oil for all our oil changes. We believe that this will be better for the vehicles we service in the long run, giving you more miles between changes and better protection for your engine.

Here’s 5 reasons why you’ll get the best oil change at Newton Nissan South:

  1. Customer Service – we’re consistently rated 5-stars on sites like Google and DealerRater because we take care of our customers. YOU are our number one priority!
  2. Synthetic Oil – This is a intensely refined oil, which removes more impurities. This gives your engine the best protection and better flow no matter the temperature or conditions.
  3. Convenient Hours – We’re open from 7:30 AM – 6 PM Monday-Friday, and 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays. Anytime you need us, you can come see us.
  4. Express Lane – For those busy mornings, we do offer an express lane with no appointment necessary. Get in, get out.
  5. Free Coffee & Snacks – Need we say more? Oh wait, yes: we also offer free WiFi for your convenience as well!

Bonus: We have a super fun kids area with chalkboard walls for the kids to play in!

Why wait? Schedule your next oil change with Newton Nissan South today!

 

For more information on why synthetic oil is the better choice for your upcoming oil change, check out this article: http://ow.ly/8CW250hpDZr

Jaci’s Favorite Things: The 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue

Local Grammy-nominated artist Jaci Velasquez recently took the 2018 Nissan Rogue for a month-long test drive, and she rated it in 2nd place among her top three favorite vehicles! From its advanced technology to its sleek, black exterior and leather interior, Jaci loved this vehicle. We think you will too!

“The Superhero”

Jaci dubbed this Rogue more than just a car — “It’s a superhero!” Her primary reason for calling it a superhero is the technology. This begins with the key fob, by which you can not only unlock and lock your car, but you can also enter your car without pressing the button at all. As long as the key fob is on your person, you and your passenger can get in the car by pressing the button on the door handle. In addition, with the key fob, you can remotely start up your car! “Who needs keys? You’ve got superheroes like Nissan!”

All the technology you want

On the inside, the Rogue doesn’t miss a beat in continuing to impress with the best lineup of technology. First, the touch screen houses all you need to stay connect: Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, and the Rear-View camera. In addition to the rear-view, though, is the front view camera. This shows you the sides and front of your vehicle, and warns you of potential objects. Behind the wheel, you can also choose what you want to see, which is also where you are warned when you drift lanes. The steering wheel itself will shake to alert you to stay in your lane alongside a couple of beeps.

“This car practically drives itself!”

2018 Nissan Rogue

“But the best part of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is the ProPilot Assist,” Jaci says.  This driver assist technology may not let you fall asleep with your passengers on long car rides (yet), but what it can do are these key things:

  1. Keep your speed the same, even in slowing and speeding traffic
  2. Maintain a set distance between your car and the vehicle ahead
  3. Keep you in your lane (note: you must keep your hands on the wheel)

You simply press the blue button (pictured) on the steering wheel, set your speed, and you’re all set! You will see if there’s a car in front, what your actual speed is, and if you are in your lane. Again, you still have to stay focused on the road ahead, but with your feet and hands fairly relaxed as you go!

 

We love the 2018 Nissan Rogue!

View our inventory today, and come see us to take a test drive yourself!

 

For more information, watch the full version of Jaci’s Favorites here:

 

Newton Nissan South’s Car Giveaway 2018!

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 third 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 11th. We’ll also need a copy of your (or your parent’s) driver’s license.
  3. Come to the big event on June 15th, 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 11th!

Good luck!

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katie: lbuchanan@newtonnissansouth.com

5 Reasons to Tour the Nissan Factory

Nissan Factory

We’ve got a tour of the Nissan Factory in Smyrna coming up on March 27th!

Here are 5 reasons why you should join us:

1. Meet others in your area

Network with others as we take a drive together and walk the grounds of the plant. You might even make a new friend!

2. Take your family & friends along

Even kids over the age of 10 are allowed to come! Bring them along for a fun learning experience for the whole family.

3. Meet staff from your local Nissan dealership

A few staff members from Newton Nissan South will be doing the driving for you! We consider our employees and customers family, so we want to get to know you.

4. See how cars get made!

This is the coolest reason, of course. These are just a few of the cars that are currently being produced at the Smyrna Nissan Factory: Leaf, Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, and Rogue!

5. FREE FOOD.

Finally, the best reason: Let us take you out for free BBQ after the tour! 

Come spend a few hours with us at the Nissan Factory Tour on March 27th, from 9 AM – 1:30 PM.

Interested? Email Lynn Buchanan: lbuchanan@newtonnissansouth.com to reserve your spot. Only 8 spots remain, so email in ASAP!

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Music on Sirius XM Radio

It’s finally cold outside (for today, anyway), and we’re now under a month away from Christmas! Can you believe it? Although I’ve been playing Christmas music off and on throughout the year, now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s finally a culturally acceptable time to really begin listening 24/7. And Sirius XM Radio makes that possible for us in our cars, with several stations that offer many different varieties of Christmas music. They have been offering holiday music 24/7 since November 1st, so maybe some of you have discovered these already, but keep reading to learn which ones you might play this holiday season! Running now until December 30th!

Sirius XM Radio

Here are the top offerings from Sirius XM Radio:

Holly (Channel 70): Contemporary & classic Christmas hits with Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, & Pentatonix. 

Holiday Traditions (Channel 4): Traditional hits from the 40s-60s with Bing Crosby & Nat King Cole.

Navidad (Channel 785): Contemporary Latin holiday music with Gloria Estefan & Marco Antonio.

Country Christmas (Channel 58): Selection of country holiday favorites with Garth Brooks & Carrie Underwood.

Holiday Soul (Channel 49): Motown and Soul Christmas hits from the 80s & 90s with Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin.

Radio Hanukkah (Channel 77): Hanukkah themed music, reflections, and prayers (runs 12/12-12/21).

Holiday Pops (Channel 76): Classic carols by the greatest classical musicians including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, & Luciano Pavarotti.

 

We here at Newton Nissan South hope you enjoy your Holiday season!