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Know The Difference Between Turbocharging and Supercharging

Ever wonder what the differences are between "turbocharging" and "supercharging", and where ?naturally aspirated? fits into the equation?  That?s alright?we?re here today with a blog that will hopefully help shed some light on the subject!



A car engine is essentially just an air pump; it sucks air in, compresses it, uses a small bit of fuel to initiate an explosive expansion of pressure, and exhales the "burnt" air/fuel mixture.  The more air an engine is able to compress (and the more it is compressed) before it is ignited, the more powerful the ensuing explosion will be…

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Nissan Reveals Innovative Rearview Camera at New York Auto Show

Earlier this week at the New York Auto Show, Nissan revealed drastic improvements to the backup camera that many drivers are accustomed to using. Dubbed the ?Nissan?s Smart Rearview Mirror?, the improved technology is the first to use an LCD monitor. The advancements provide drivers with unobstructed views and clear images.


 


Nissan added the technology to a new 2014 Rogue for the New York Auto Show and included an option to switch between the?

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5 Major Types of Tires Explained

When most people walk into a tire store, they are quickly overwhelmed by all of the categories, sizes, and tread patterns to choose from.  Understanding that all tires are all purpose built is a good starting point to begin at on your journey to find the right tires for your vehicle. These build specifications can roughly be broken down into the following categories: Summer, Performance, All-weather, Wet-weather, and Winter/Snow/Mud.


 

 

Summer or Touring

These are the tires you want to use on those summer road trips with your family.  Because "summer" or "touring" tires are meant to be used…

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7 Ways to Conserve Your Car's Fuel

Looking for ways to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to fuel?  Our list will help conserve each tank you pump into your vehicle. We're sure you've heard of some, but a few are little know and easy changes. When it comes to gasoline, every little drop counts!


 


1. Lose the weight - Empty your trunk and back seats of any items you don?t need.  Also, not keeping your fuel tank completely full may also help, as toting less fuel will also make your vehicle lighter; a lighter car should get you better MPG…

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Nissan Rogue Boasts “Top Safety Pick Plus” from Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

The Nissan Rogue was dubbed a ?Top Safety Pick Plus? by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety in March 2014. The Institute put many vehicles through a difficult crash test. The Rogue became one of a select group of small SUVs to garner the title.


 


To earn a Top Safety Pick Plus rating, the vehicle must produce good results through multiple crash tests including head on vehicle collisions and one car collisions with objects such as light poles. Vehicles must also have a crash prevention system standard or as an option. Vehicles need to be a 2014 model or later…

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4 Signs You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked

Obviously, brakes are one of the more important features of any vehicle, and drivers need them to be working at any given moment. Can you imagine red lights, stop signs or traffic without properly functioning brakes?


Maybe you have your vehicle regularly checked, or maybe you don?t, but there are those times when you?ll need to make a special visit to your local service center. Below are four signs that your vehicle?s brakes need some attention. If you?re experiencing any or all of these signs, pick up the phone and schedule your appointment.


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If every…

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Introducing the Nissan IDx Concept Cars

Have you seen the IDx concept cars? Nissan pulls some inspiration from 1960s and 1970s vehicles with the designs of their IDx concept cars. The IDx is geared towards piquing the interest of young professionals and millennials with a modern twist on retro fashions. The two displayed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.


IDx Freeflow features a four passenger design with a casual feel. The seats interior display a faded denim upholstery design. Nissan has?

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Another Giant Stride is Taken in Nissan's Quest for Autonomous Drive Success

2020. It's not the year that Ender's Game or the Hunger Games or any other woeful set of games take place. However, we are getting sort of futuristic on you because that's the year that Nissan intends to release a range of autonomous drive vehicles to the public. Fortunately, we're looking ahead to more joyous occasions than Hollywood would have us anticipate.

Although that deadline might seem like a ways off…

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Listen Up, Four Door Fans: The Nissan Versa Sedan Has a Lot to Offer Houston Drivers

Here at Fred Haas Nissan we couldn't help but notice that the Versa Note has attracted a lot of attention lately. We get it; it's fun, flashy, and fuel conscious. It certainly satisfies the big three in terms of automotive features. But for those of you who prefer your fun, flash, and efficiency in four-door form, you don't have to go far to get what you're after.

In fact, you won…

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First U.S. Owner of a Nissan LEAF Still Loves It

This may surprise some drivers, but it has been over four years since the first Nissan LEAF made its way to dealerships in the US like our own Houston, TX location, and in that span of time the model has made fans and believers out of many automotive critics, and a general public that was incredibly skeptical of the electric model when nit first debuted.

And not only did the model celebrate its fourth year…

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