9th Annual Student Car Giveaway!

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nissan News on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM

9th Annual Student Car Giveaway

Good Grades = Free Car

Madelyn Griffith won a brand new car last month because of her good grades at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville, TN. Her first words at the microphone were, “GO HAWKS!” to her classmates in the audience. She expressed that she was really grateful and shocked, saying, “I literally almost didn’t come, because I thought I wouldn’t win.” She and her sister were attending a large youth conference at Lipscomb, but they gave up a few hours of camp to come to the 9th Annual Student Car Giveaway at Newton Nissan in Gallatin, TN. 

The two sisters and their parents were the very first of almost 100 families to enter the showroom, get a good look at the Nissan Versa, and enjoy free food and beverages while waiting for the big giveaway to begin. Her sister enjoyed playing some of the trivia that opened the event’s giveaways, and won some candy! They thought that’s the only thing they would leave with that night. Little did they know! After winning, Madelyn made sure her sister understood that, “This is MY car, not yours!”

Student Car Giveaway

About the Annual Student Car Giveaway

The annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway event is open to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away ten cars to students in the Nashville area. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.

About the Grand Prize

The grand prize was a 2018 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Madelyn doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Nissan’s Vice President. We at Newton Nissan are more than happy to give back to our community, particularly our students, in this way!

We hope to see you & your student next year at our 10th Annual Student Car Giveaway!

New Members of the Newton Nissan Family!

By krosenbaum | Posted in Buying a New Car, Buying a Used Car, Newton Nissan, Our Customers on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Here at Newton Nissan, we think our customers are worth more than our cars. That’s why we want to highlight some of those who join the Newton Nissan Family! Check out these smiling faces!

Newton Nissan Family

The Herrington family found a great used Ford F-150. Click to check out our selection of used trucks!

Newton Nissan Family

Laree found a brand new 2018 Nissan Sentra – perfect for those on a budget who still want a dependable, new car!

Newton Nissan Family

Scott found a great lifted 2006 used Nissan Titan 4×4. Looking for a new Titan? Click here to see our Titan inventory!

 

Whatever you are looking for, new or used, Newton Nissan has what you need!

And the best part is that you won’t just get a vehicle that fits your needs; you’ll also get a family:

the Newton Nissan family. Come see us today!

Get The Best Oil Change at Newton Nissan

By krosenbaum | Posted in Car Tips and Tricks, Newton Nissan, Service on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Oil Change

Here at Newton Nissan, we pride ourselves on the best customer service: before, during, and after the sale. For multiple years in a row, we’ve proven this through awards like the #1 Nissan Dealership in TN and the U.S., as well as consistent Consumer Satisfaction awards both locally and nationally. 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:

  1. Customer Service – we’re consistently rated 5-stars on sites like Google and DealerRater because we take care of our customers. That is our number one priority every time you come to see us.
  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. Longer HoursBeginning June 1st, we will be offering hours from 6 AM – 7 PM on Monday-Friday, and 6 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays. Before work, after work, on days off: we’ll be ready.
  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 and tablets for your convenience.

Schedule your next oil change with us 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

Our Car Giveaway: Good Grades, Free Car

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nashville Events, Newton Gives, Newton Nissan on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Newton Nissan Car Giveaway

If there’s one thing that runs deepest in our DNA here at Newton Nissan, it’s giving back. We love supporting – and hosting! – events that support our local community. One of these events that we here at Newton Nissan have been hosting for eight years now is our annual Car Giveaway. Within the last two years, we expanded it to our South location, in Shelbyville. Here are a couple of fast facts about our car giveaway:

1. Absolutely Free

When we say “free” car, we’re not hiding behind taxes and hidden fees. We’re paying those for both students who win!

2. An entry for every “A” on the report card

The more A’s, the more entries you get! It’s as simple as that! The odds are ever in your favor, students. Don’t miss out! Turn in your report card today!

3. Come to our car giveaway for your chance to win!

One of the few rules for this event is that you must be present at the giveaway event in order to be eligible to win. Plus, we’ll provide free food, snacks, and other prizes! You just have to show up!

4. Important Dates:

June 11 – Last day to turn in your report card!

June 22 – Our Car Giveaway! Come to Newton Nissan in Gallatin at 6 PM. Featuring food, fun, prizes, and a FREE CAR!

 

We hope to see you soon!

For more information and complete rules and FAQs, visit this page! If you live in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro, go here instead!

Newton Nissan Gives: Gallatin Day Care Center

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nashville Events, Newton Gives, Newton Nissan on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 10:46 AM

One of Newton Nissan’s primary values is community involvement, and we are always looking to give back to our community, be it at home or across the world. This month, we are proud to introduce you to an important non-profit organization in our community: Gallatin Day Care Center. They have an Spaghetti Supper happening this month, that anyone is welcome to attend to help them raise funds to continue to improve the programs and services that they provide to children in the area. Check out the turnout for last year’s event (below), and keep reading to learn more about what they do for our community!

Gallatin Day Care Center

Who They Serve

The Gallatin Day Care Center is a special place that serves primarily low-income and foster children in our area. The children range from 12 months to 12 years old, and are often from at-risk situations at home. Sometimes, they are escaping situations of abuse or neglect at home by being enrolled in the program. The part-time as well full-time employees and teachers work together to make sure the children feel safe and loved when they are at the center. The children receive two meals and one snack during the day. The children also are instructed in different subjects and life-skills before entering school, or receive tutoring for their current classes, if they are in school.

Why They Serve

One factor in they way they run the center that they are very proud about is that they do not give a hand-out, they give a “hand-up.” In order to enroll their child, parents have to be either working or in school in order to qualify for child care. They also offer a sliding scale for parents who are having a harder time with finances. This enables parents the chance to continue their education and/or to earn income to support their families.

How You Can Help

Unlike most child care centers, the Gallatin Day Care Center receives no funding beyond what the United Way gives. Because of this, they are in desperate need for more donations to help make their services available to everyone that they can. There are only 20 staff for 100 children, but a lot of heart goes into their work. Linda, the director, summed up this heart perfectly: “No matter how good or bad my day was, I know that we made a difference, even with just a hug or extra food.” 

You can make a difference too! Come to the Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction in a few weeks, have some good food and bid on some good gift baskets! All proceeds will benefit the Gallatin Day Care Center.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate this worthy organization and raise money together

to keep their work going strong!

Here’s the info on their upcoming event:

Gallatin Day Care Center

New Members of the Newton Nissan Family!

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nissan News on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Newton Nissan Family

Here at Newton Nissan, we think our customers are worth more than our cars. That’s why we want to highlight some of those who join the Newton Nissan Family! Check out these smiling faces!

 

Newton Nissan Family

Eltricia is a long time Newton Nissan family member! She recently upgraded to a brand new 2018 Nissan Altima.

Newton Nissan Family

Barbara also upgraded her used Altima for a 2017 edition!

Are you ready for an upgrade too? Join the Newton Nissan Family! We hope to see you soon! Contact us now!

Newton Nissan Gives: Gallatin Shalom Zone

By krosenbaum | Posted in Newton Gives, Newton Nissan, Nissan News on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 3:25 PM
Newton Nissan Gives

Newton Nissan Gives

Newton Nissan is committed to the community that surrounds it. From work with Mustard Seed Communities to giving oil changes to local fundraising auctions, we are always looking for ways to give back. One of the organizations that reached out to us last year for sponsorship opportunities was Gallatin Shalom Zone. This wonderful organization, right here in Gallatin, is dedicated to improving our community by engaging Sumner County residents “in the work of healing, peace, reconciliation, justice, and love.”

Towards this end, Gallatin Shalom Zone has transformed a former high school (Union High School), into the Union High Resource Center. This centralized location serves our community as a meeting place for individuals as well as organizations to foster positive and healthy community development. Through programs such as ESL, after school tutoring, camps, and more, the center promotes a safe, healthy, and happy environment for kids and adults alike.  In time, their goals are to see more children graduate high school and for our families to grow stronger.

This year, Newton Nissan joined their mission in sponsoring their 8th Annual Tribute Dinner, which seeks to honor with awards members in our community who are making a difference. Three awards are given at this dinner: The Heritage Award, The Leimentoll/Martin Humanitarian Award, and The Hal Hooper Philanthropy Award.

The Heritage Award will be presented to First Baptist Winchester. This award is given to a group or organization who are involved in the community in the spirit of the Shalom; First Baptist will receive this award for long-term, outstanding, and dedicated involvement in the community.

The Leimentoll/Martin Humanitarian Award will be presented to Bill Puryear. This award recognizes character, strength, and unwavering integrity and compassion. Bill will receive this award for his steadfast involvement in many schools, organizations, churches, and individuals’ lives.

The Hal Hooper Philanthropy Award will be presented to R.C.O. Holding Company/R.C. Owen III. This award showcases those whose donations have improved the community with sustainable change. R.C.O. Holding Company/R.C. Owen III receives this award for years of support given to the community by the company and past president.

You can still get involved and join them for this special tribute dinner on Thursday, March 15. Reservations are required. Contact the Shalom office at 615-442-7575 to reserve your seat! Tickets are $50/each; $400/table of 8.

We hope that together we can celebrate the work of Gallatin Shalom Zone and improve our community, one life at a time.

 

 

Note: for all donation or sponsorship requests, please contact us.

Introducing: the 2018 Nissan Leaf

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Buying a New Car, Nissan Leaf, Nissan News on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Leaf

The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is here, and it’s beautiful. Redesigned for greater range and power, it still remains the #1 affordable electric car in the world. This year, the list of new technologies is staggering. But it is all to improve the driver’s overall experience. Keep reading for more information!

Increased Range & Power

This begins with the range: the 2018 Nissan Leaf tops out at 150 miles! This is about 30 miles more than last year’s model. Also improved from last year is the horsepower–now at 147, a 38% increase and the torque at 236 lb/ft, which is a 26% increase. For those who (like me) need that put simply: the acceleration will feel smoother and more agile. The battery has also improved; without changing in size, it houses 67% more energy–to keep you on the road longer.

Redefined Style

Beyond the percentages, though, is redefined style. The exterior has been improved for both aerodynamics as well as appeal. It reflects the forward-progress attitude that Nissan has towards always improving this popular vehicle. Additionally, the signature V-Motion grille present on almost every vehicle in the Nissan lineup has been added this year to the leaf, showing a strong brand-alliance. This classic look is updated for the Leaf with the signature blue accent pattern (seen below).2018 Nissan Leaf

Smart Interior

On the inside, the “cool tech attitude” that the exterior sculpts comes alive. From the 7-inch full color display housing Navigation, Apple/Android connectivity, and a rear-view camera, to the smart gauges in the driver’s display taking the guesswork out of range–the Leaf has all the technology a driver needs. But Nissan didn’t stop there; they gave the 2018 Nissan Leaf the most intelligent driving features available.

2018 Nissan Leaf

The Leaf offers ProPilot Assist, which is a fairly new product that can help drivers stay in their lane, maintain an appropriate distance between cars, keep the vehicle centered in the lane, and stay moving or stopped as traffic dictates. In addition, standard on all trim levels is the e-Pedal. This is one pedal by which the driver can accelerate, brake, and stop. Simply release the pedal, and the Leaf will come to a complete stop without any need to press the pedal again. In rougher traffic, however, the traditional brake-only pedal is still available for drivers to use.

 

Like what you’re reading about the 2018 Nissan Leaf?

Check out our inventory here, and come in for a test drive today!

New Members of the Newton Nissan Family!

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nissan News on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Here at Newton Nissan, we think our customers are worth more than our cars. That’s why we want to highlight some of those who join the Newton Nissan Family! Check out these smiling faces!

Newton Family

Michael found his perfect upgrade with the 2017 Nissan Titan SV. Check out our Nissan Titan inventory here–at low prices!

Newton Family

Reggie and his family found their perfect new car in the 2018 Nissan Altima! Check out our great 2018 Nissan Altima selection here!

 

What are you looking for? Will you be next to join the Newton Nissan Family? We hope to see you soon! Contact us now!

Coming Soon: 2018 Nissan Kicks

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Buying a New Car, Nissan News on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Kicks

In 2018, Nissan has announced its first brand-new model in 8-years: the 2018 Nissan Kicks. Joining the Rogue & Rogue sport as a compact crossover, it will be coming to a Nissan showroom near you beginning in 2018.

Keeping the Crossover Cool

The compact crossover is the fastest growing section in car sales, and is also the most affordable. The 2018 Nissan Kicks will join the ranks with a bold style, with recognizable Nissan standouts: the V-motion grille and floating roof, as well as new two-tone color options. The exterior was designed for aerodynamic ability, which estimates its combined MPG at 33. With three different trims available (S, SV, SR), each at affordable prices, the Kicks is sure to turn heads.

2018 Nissan Kicks

Keeping Standard Features, well, Standard

The Kicks will will feature an all-around-view monitor, which is a newer addition to the Nissan lineup. This feature gives the driver a 360-degree view of the area around the vehicle, helpful especially for parking and driving in small spaces. If you get too close to an object on any side, front, or back, there will be an on-screen warning to alert you. Also standard will be these other top safety features:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning,
  • Automatic Emergency Braking, and
  • Blind Spot Warning.

A Smart & Stylish Interior

On the inside, the Kicks will feature the smart technology that Nissan is quickly becoming known for. This includes a 7.0-inch color display with features such as smartphone connectivity (ApplePlay and AndroidAuto) and the all-around view monitor. Also available is a premium Bose sound system. Behind the wheel, the driver will control which features they would like to see–including MPG numbers, playlist/music information, etc.

2018 Nissan Kicks

 

Be on the lookout for the 2018 Nissan Kicks! Coming soon!

 

*for full press release, please see here.