From the Critics: 2017 Nissan Titan Reviews

If you are in the market for a new truck, that means you likely value hard work and need a pickup that echoes that mentality. Let us introduce you to the 2017 Nissan Titan. Rather than read our opinions, though, read what the critics have to say in their 2017 Nissan Titan reviews. If you like what you read, test drive a new Titan today.

Learn what the critics are saying about the new 2017 Nissan Titan.
Its standard V8 engine and standard five-year/1000,000-mile warranty is enough to win your curiosity.

U.S. News & World Report gave the Titan an overall score of 8.4 out of 10. Specifically, U.S. News liked the Titan’s “smooth ride,” “spacious seats,” and “versatile bed.” Motor Trend also had plenty of things to praise when it came to the 2017 Titan, including its “handsome new styling,” its “standard V8 power,” and, of course, its “generous standard five-year/100,000-mile warranty.”

Edmunds also listed a number of pros for the new Titan full-size pickup. Among those were the standard V8 (echoing Motor Trend), the “numerous in-cabin and bed storage solutions,” that generous warranty (again, echoing Motor Trend), and the “optional Pro-4X off-road package [that] offers useful upgrades for backcountry use.”

Still not convinced? Come into Tom Naquin to test drive the all-new 2017 Nissan Titan, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with this pickup the first time your foot hits the gas.

From the Critics: 2017 Nissan Rogue Reviews

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is a sleek and efficient SUV that is perfectly suited to small and large families. Powerful yet safe, the Rogue delivers strong driving performance and luxury amenities all at once. Hear what the critics have to say about the new Rogue before making your decision with our collection of key elements of several different 2017 Nissan Rogue reviews, straight from the mouths (or keyboards, rather) of the critics.

Hear what the critics have to say about the new Rogue before making your decision with our collection of key elements of several different 2017 Nissan Rogue reviews, straight from the mouths (or keyboards, rather) of the critics.
Edmunds called the Rogue’s front seat comfort “best-in-class.” Don’t you deserve the best?11

U.S. News & World Report gave the 2017 Rogue an 8.0 out of 10, lauding the SUV for its “large cargo area with innovative storage system,” its “classy interior with upscale finishes,” and its “excellent fuel economy” at up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway.*

Meanwhile, Edmunds called the Rogue’s front seat comfort “best-in-class” and also praised ride quality, the “versatile cargo storage,” and the “user-friendly tech options.” Motor Trend gave kudos to the Rogue’s hybrid variant and also granted a stamp of approval to the suite of safety features and the Rogue’s “quiet interior.”

Finally, KBB.com gave the 2017 Nissan Rogue an 8.8 out of 10 and praised the choice between the five-passenger and seven-passenger Rogues.

Test drive the all-new Nissan Rogue at Tom Naquin.

*EPA estimated. Actual mileage will vary.

Chevrolet’s Safety Technology Offers an Added Security

Now that we are in the midst of summer, more people will be outside in full force, riding their bikes and just having fun in the neighborhood. Because of that, the rate of accidents, especially backover ones, can rise. Chevrolet’s safety technology wants to help prevent those accidents with its Surround Vision camera system.Chevrolet's safety technology - Tom Naquin

“Technology offered on the Equinox, like Surround Vision, is designed to give drivers more tools to help them see around their vehicle before they put it in gear,” said Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior at Chevrolet.

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that there are about 210 fatalities and over 15,000 injuries each year because of backover accidents. And, of those, about 40% occur in residential areas and 24% happen in driveways.

With Surround Vision, available on the redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, drivers will get a 360-degree view of their surroundings during low-speed driving, like backing up or parking. That can help make those maneuvers safer and more accurate.

Surround Vision uses four cameras, including the standard Rear Vision Camera, two side-looking cameras under the mirrors, and a forward-facing camera located in the grille. When a driver shifts into reverse, Surround Vision is activated, and the bird-eye-view is displayed on the center stack screen.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is available at Tom Naquin dealerships now.

Cadillac’s 6.2-liter V8 Offers Unparalleled Performance

This is Cadillac’s first year racing in the International Motor Sports Association’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. And, in a remarkable show of power, Cadillac is undefeated and has captured all five victories, as well as 11 of the 15 podium places, so far.Cadillac's 6.2-liter V8 - Tom Naquin

Cadillac’s 6.2-liter V8 engine is at the heart of all of its prototype race cars, including the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac Dpi-V.R, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac Dpi-V.R. and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Dpi-V.R. Each of those teams has only used two engines, and, collectively, the cars have driven more than 15,500 miles.

The race-modified 6.2-liter V8 shares similar architecture with the 6.2-liter V8 engines found in the CTS-V sedan and Escalade SUV. However, the race-ready version pumps out nearly 600 horsepower and comes naturally aspirated. Those engines are modified and maintained by ECR Engines.

“As in the Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade, the Cadillac 6.2L V-8 in the race car produces unrivaled, unfailing power and responsiveness,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac Global Director of Product Strategy.

While we can’t offer you a race-ready engine, you can get a sense of the power those race cars have by driving home in a Cadillac CTS-V or Escalade. Come experience the Cadillac power and prestige at Tom Naquin today.

Nissan Serena Minivan Offers Autonomous Technology

While you won’t find the Nissan Serena minivan rolling around North American streets just yet, it is making remarkable first impressions in Japan. The well-priced minivan comes stocked with more advanced autonomous technologies than many high-end sedans.

Nissan took a risk when by introducing its Level-2 autonomous driving technology in the mass-market minivan as opposed to a high-end INFINITI model. The risk paid off with the Serena’s sales jumping by more than 60 percent between August 2016 and May 2017.

The Nissan Serena boasts technology similar to that found in the Tesla Model S. This autonomous technology controls the vehicle’s steering and speed without the need for driver intervention. Labeled the ProPilot driver-assist system, this technology makes driving an entirely new experience. The X-Trail SUV is currently available with the system as well.

Around 60 percent of drivers who bought the Serena added the ProPilot driver-assist system. 80 percent of those who have ordered the X-Trail did so with the ProPilot driver-assist system.

“The early success of ProPilot has given us a head start,” said Daniele Schillaci, Nissan Executive Vice President. “It’s also a building block for future autonomous drive technologies.”

At Tom Naquin, we are proud to be part of the Nissan family and can’t wait to see the advancements Nissan continues to make.

Fun Summer Activities

Getting the most out of summer shouldn’t be a stressful process. In fact, it should be one of the easiest things you do in your life. Here at Tom Naquin, we have a few suggested fun summer activities to help you make the most of the season!

Summer is here, and we have the actvities for you to make the most of this season.
Summer has arrived. How will you spend it?

Visit a Park

Paying a visit to a local park on a sunny summer day is a great way to enjoy the season, get in touch with nature, or just get some fresh air. Parks are full of life, from trees and plants to other people and animals. Plan to meet up with friends, take your family dog for a walk, or fly solo. Many parks even offer trails. Take advantage of everything your local park has to offer and get some exercise and fresh air!

Hold a Barbecue

Setting up the grill and cooking some meat to perfection is a great way to spend a summer evening. Invite friends and family over for a well-cooked meal and plenty of laughs. It wouldn’t hurt to invite the entire neighborhood for those who are feeling really social. Just make sure there’s enough delicious food for everyone!

Drink Iced Tea

Is there anything that says “summer” more than sitting on the porch with a glass of iced tea? You can even make your own with some tea packets, water, and sunlight.

No matter what you decide to do, summer makes it easy to have a good time. So soak up the sun, enjoy the fresh air, and seize the day!

Three Unforgettable Indiana Road Trips

Indiana is proud to call itself the “Crossroads of America,” and it makes perfect sense. This state is home to some quintessential drives, meaning that there are tons of Indiana road trips just waiting to be taken. Whether you’re starting up north near Tom Naquin Hub or down south, you won’t be disappointed with any of these Hoosier State journeys.

Whether you’re starting up north near Tom Naquin Hub or down south, you won’t be disappointed with any of these Hoosier State journeys. Read more on the Tom Naquin Auto blog!
Where will you drive to this summer?

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

If you like plants and flowers, you’ll love a visit to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne. This conservatory has multiple themed gardens, from Tropical to Desert, showcasing beautiful, colorful plants from varying climates.

Marengo Cave

Just outside of Hoosier National Forest, you can find a national landmark called Marengo Cave. This underground getaway stretches for five miles and showcases the curious wonders of the depths of nature. After your cave tour, kids can partake in the Crawl maze or everyone can head out for a canoeing trip at Cave Country Canoes.

Indiana Dunes

If you’re driving through southern Indiana, it may be hard to believe that just a few hours north you can find some of the most welcoming, sandy corners of the country. Indiana Dunes is a great place to take in the warm spring nature by hiking or swimming, and the area is also full of delicious restaurants so you can fill up on a good meal after your extended journey.

Easy Car Maintenance Tips

Did you know that the average American spends over 17,000 minutes a year in their car? At that rate, your vehicle is practically like a second home, so it’s only natural that you should take care of it as best as you can. These car maintenance tips will help you keep your vehicle looking and performing at its best. And when it’s time for the more serious maintenance, simply bring your car to Tom Naquin Hub and let our service department get your car in great shape.

Allow us to offer you car maintenance tips will help you keep your vehicle looking and performing at its best.
For any urgent service needs, see the folks at Tom Naquin Automotive!

Tire pressure

Your tire pressure will fluctuate with time, especially if you live in an area with frequent temperature changes. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of checking your tire pressure every other week to make sure each one is at its recommended PSI. This habit ensures that your tires wear evenly, last longer, and get you the best mileage.

Wiper blades

Nothing says spring driving like a trek through a rain shower. Make sure you have the best visibility possible by replacing your wiper blades. If you’ve noticed any wear, squeaking sounds, or streaks left behind on your windshield, replace the blades as soon as you can.

Exterior care

The winter season is usually rough on vehicles. The road salt and other debris left behind can cake onto a vehicle’s exterior and cause corrosion or rusting if it’s not washed off promptly. Give your car a good rinse and then apply a protective wax to keep the paint job pristine. This will protect your vehicle from exterior damage and will make it shine so you can feel a sense of pride every time you head out on the road.

Celebrating Earth Days: Going Green

Earth Day was officially established in 1970, and it occurs every year on April 22nd. It is celebrated in more than 193 countries – making it one of the most popular holidays – and many are sure to do a little something extra to give back to Mother Nature. Read on to learn more about celebrating Earth Day.

According to inhabitat, one of the best things you can do to help the environment is carpool or drive during non-busy hours. Ride sharing is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the road, which eliminates the possibility of gridlock and therefore lowers emissions. Driving during non-peak times to avoid rush hour is also a way to avoid getting stuck in traffic, which is also a major source of pollution.

Next, take some time to recycle e-waste. This refers to old cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices that may be cluttering up your closet or garage. Many electronics have small amounts of precious metals and other rare materials that can easily be recycled for future parts. Work with neighbors and friends to collect as much e-waste as possible, and locate your nearest depository and recycling facility.

Finally, plant a garden this spring! Gardens are a great way to get fresh produce and they also reduce the demand on agriculture and transportation. You don’t have to have acres to make a difference, just start with herbs and easy-to-grow vegetables. You may even save some money by growing the basics in your back yard or on your windowsill. At Tom Naquin, we can’t wait to celebrate Earth Day!

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Now that the snow is finally starting to melt away, it’s time for traditional spring cleaning. What better time to clean than when nature itself is creating its own fresh start? This year, make spring cleaning about more than just your household. Follow these spring cleaning tips for your car to give your vehicle a like-new makeover.

Get Into the Tiny Spaces

Anything worth doing is worth doing right, which is why you shouldn’t neglect the nooks and crannies; all you need to reach them are the right tools. Use a foam paint brush from a craft store to dust between vents, and then wrap a rag around a screw driver to scrub and scrape away dirt in tiny spaces.

Gain a New Perspective

Your windshield probably doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves, especially since it’s responsible for your clear, safe vision when driving. Give it a wipe down with some glass cleaner, and then top that off with Rain-X. Replace your blades, or if they don’t need it quite yet, wipe them down with rubbing alcohol for streak-free wipers.

Pressure Wash

Road salt from winter can cake onto your car and cause corrosion or rust. Visit a car wash with a pressure washer and spray the underbody of your car well. This step will help your car look great while moving into spring.

 

If you need any help with your spring cleaning or have any questions about maintaining your vehicle, feel free to contact us at Tom Naquin Hub!