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Nissan Expands Availability of Popular Midnight Packages

Everyone looks good in black. But did you know that every Nissan looks pretty darn sleek in all black, too? Thankfully, it just got a whole lot easier—and cheaper—to give your Nissan vehicle an urban, stylish look. This is thanks to the new Nissan Midnight Packages, which dress your Nissan in black details for a dark and handsome appearance.

2017 Nissan Midnight Package Lineup - Vicksburg, MS

The Nissan Midnight Package isn’t exactly new. It first made an appearance in 2015 on a TV awards program, and was then featured on the Nissan Maxima. The brand had no plans to market it, but they didn’t have to. People saw the look and loved it. They began calling to inquire how they could buy a Maxima that looked like that. Nissan gave the people what they wanted and created a black-on-black package on the Maxima SR. The package made the look much more affordable than buying every part separately as dealer options.

The Midnight Package has been so popular that it’s made up 85% of all Maxima SR sales. With success like that, Nissan figured it was time to share the love. You’ll now find Midnight Packages on six different vehicles—the Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder, and the Maxima. For your next car, consider paying a visit to Blackburn Nissan and choosing a Nissan with a polished, urban, black-on-black look.

Detailing Your Car for the New Year

Detailing your car

What’s the difference between cleaning and detailing your car? Well, one of them involves a car wash every once in awhile, while the other is much more in-depth and focuses on keeping the appearance of your vehicle like-new by doing meticulous detail-work. There’s no better time to give your car a good detailing session like New Year’s, so why not make it your personal resolution to make your vehicle shine?

Start From the Inside Out: The interior is crucial to keeping up appearances, so start with carpets first with a stiff brush and compressed air.

Don’t Underestimate Compressors: Spraying compressed air into the ductwork – like your heating and air conditioning system – on your vehicle will get rid of any dust and odd smells, and keep your car smelling brand-new.

Hand-Wash: Washing your vehicle with your hands is less harsh on your vehicle’s paint, and it allows you to get into any weird nooks and crannies an automated car wash couldn’t.

Polish and Wax: Polishing your paint will smooth it out, and you can use it in combination with wax for an extra layer of protection.

Do Glass Last: Get some top-notch glass cleaner and do your windows last – it’ll get gunk all over it from the previous steps, so wait until everything else is done first.

Detailing your car just takes a little bit of time and love, and doing some routine upkeep every season can keep the job from becoming too overwhelming.

Nissan Titan Review Praises Comfort and Performance

 

When consumers can’t decide what to buy, they turn to the Internet and professional reviews for help, especially when it’s for a vehicle that’s a little out of the ordinary. When it comes to pickup trucks, the go-to is typically an American brand, but iTech Post shook up expectations a little bit when its Nissan Titan review expressed all-around praise for the Japanese pickup, which showcased everything from family-friendly comfort to top-of-the-line power.

Nissan Titan review

The 2017 Nissan Titan offers a Crew Cab model with available Zero Gravity seats for optimized comfort, allowing for spacious interiors that can haul the whole family. Additionally, tons of storage and cargo space in the cabin, under the seats, and in a cargo organizer in the truck bed allow for additional room. The 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine cranks out 390 horsepower matched to a seven-speed transmission for a smooth performance and heavy-lifting.

Nissan Titan review

If you’re looking for a pickup truck that veers away from the mainstream market but still preserves the bold, modern attitude of a great truck, along with all of the versatile configurations and features that can accommodate a family, iTech Post’s Nissan Titan review promises both of these. There’s also plenty of innovative capability engineered into the 2017 Titan’s powertrain, so make sure you give it a look if you’re in the market for a new truck.

Nissan Celebrates 10 Years with Habitat for Humanity with $1 Million Grant

Nissan is celebrating 10 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a new $1 million grant that will go toward building affordable, sustainable homes for families in need of decent housing, and to support Habitat’s disaster response efforts.

Nissan will also donate five Nissan NV commercial vehicles or Nissan Frontier trucks to Habitat affiliates committed to sustainable construction practices.

2015 Nissan Frontier
Current Nissan Frontier Available at Blackburn Nissan

The automaker has been helping Habitat in numerous ways since 2005, when it partnered with the organization to help in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina and Rita. At the time, Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in building homes.

Over the last 10 years, Nissan has contributed more than $13 million to Habitat for Humanity in North America, donated an additional 78 vehicles, and logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours to help build 63 homes and serve 569 families across the country. Those are just some of the highlights from the company’s 10 years with Habitat for Humanity. Blackburn Nissan couldn’t be more proud to be part the efforts.

Holiday Season Tips For Traveling with Pets

traveling with petsThe holiday season is almost upon us, and, just like the retail stores preparing for Black Friday, it’s time for you to prepare for your holiday road trips. Whether you are going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house or merely down the street, you don’t want to leave your beloved pets behind. To make sure your road trip this year is comfortable for both you and Fido, follow these tips on traveling with pets and stay safe this holiday season!

Take your pet on practice runs. Before you leave for your six-hour trip to your Auntie Sue’s, make sure your dog or cat is used to being in the car. Short practice runs completed before leaving for your holiday vacation are a great way to ensure that your pet is comfortable with being in the car for long periods of time.

Use a crash-tested pet carrier. A dog or cat roaming free in your car while you are driving is just an accident waiting to happen. To keep both you and your pet safe on your road trip, make sure you put Garfield and Odie into crash-tested pet carriers or seat restraints. This will eliminate the distraction of a loose animal, while also ensuring your pets’ safety if an accident were to occur.

Stop for frequent bathroom breaks. Just like humans, pets can’t handle long car rides without frequent breaks. Stop frequently for bathroom breaks and to allow your animal to stretch its legs before continuing on your journey. Every two to three hours should be perfect.

Don’t leave your pet by itself in your car. Whether it’s freezing cold or scorching hot, you should never leave an animal in your car by itself. There are a multitude of things that can go wrong, concluding in your pet’s injury or death. Be sure to find pet-friendly accommodations and restaurants along your route so your pet can stay with you when you stop overnight.

Follow our tips regarding traveling with pets, and you are guaranteed a great holiday season. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your pets this holiday season, besides taking a road trip, you can enter our Pet Halloween Costume Contest! At Blackburn Nissan you have the opportunity to win a $50 Visa gift card!

Enter to Win!

Blackburn Nissan and Blackburn CDJR want you to win a $60 gift card to Roca Restaurant! All you have to do is like our Facebook Page, enter a photo of you and your mom into our Mother’s Day Photo Contest, and get your friends to vote for your photo. The photo with the most votes (at least 30) by May 16th at 12PM CT will be our winner!

Enter to Win
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How nice would it be to take your mom out for a nice dinner… ON US? Here at Blackburn, we would love to see photos of you and your mom! Once you enter the contest, be sure to get your friends to vote for your photo. To enter for your  chance to win visit: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany. Be sure to like our page! Visit http://blackburnmotorco.pgtb.me/klgmXJ to enter the contest and to view entries! Hurry and get your entry in so you have more time for your friends to vote for your photo!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament begins in just a few short days! Are you excited for March Madness? This year, you can win prizes at Blackburn! We will post a game of the day on our Facebook page each day throughout the tournament. All you have to do is pick which team you think will be victorious. At the end of the tournament, the person who picks correctly the most times will win a free car wash and a free oil change at Blackburn.

Want to win free stuff? It’s easy! All you have to do is “like” or comment on our daily Facebook posts. Make sure you are a fan of Blackburn on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany. Be sure to get your entry in before tip-off of the game of the day! Check out USA Today for bracket information and matchups! Round one play begins on March 18th.

At Blackburn Nissan we want to make you a winner! Stop by our Facebook page for more information and to enter our contest!

The Nissan Rogue is one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000”

award-winning Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is making headlines as one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000.” KBB.com likes the fuel economy, capacity, value, style, technology, drivability, and function of the 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Nissan’s redesigned mid-size SUV offers drivers best-in-class fuel economy on the highway getting an EPA-estimated 33mpg (front wheel drive models).* The Rogue is able to seat up to seven passengers comfortably with plenty of extra room for cargo and belongings. KBB.com mentioned the Rogue’s excellent pricing starting at just $22,490.

KBB.com also noted the 2014 Rogue’s advanced set of technological features. Although the Rogue offers value, Nissan did not skimp on technology. Some of the cutting-edge features found inside the Rogue include smartphone integration via NissanConnectTM apps, keyless entry and ignition, AroundView Monitor with moving object detection, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Dan Mohnke, Vice President, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations said, “The all-new Nissan Rogue was designed to offer customers an excellent value, while still providing drivers with unparalleled style, technology, drivability, and function.” He then goes on to say, “Earning a place on KBB.com’s list of 10 Best SUVs under $25,000 helps to reaffirm our vision for this vehicle as well as its place in an extremely competitive segment.”

To learn more about the award-winning Rogue, stop by Blackburn Nissan in Vicksburg, Mississippi! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will help you with any questions you may have!

Nissan Aiming for Autonomous Drive Vehicles by 2020

Autonomous Drive VehiclesAutonomous drive vehicles seem somewhat futuristic, but Nissan is hoping to have commercially viable autonomous drive vehicles on the road by 2020. To reach this goal, they have begun testing in Japan. Autonomous vehicles are getting lots of attention in Japan as their prime minister and other top officials have taken these vehicles out for a spin. These vehicles are even allowed on the highways!

The IHS report on autonomous vehicles states that the first generation of these vehicles will have to be co-piloted by a human who is ready to take control of the car if needed. They also say that completely independent vehicles could make their way to the market as early as 2030. Nissan hopes that once these vehicles become commercialized; there will be reduced accidents on the road resulting in less injuries and fatalities.

At Blackburn Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a company who likes to push the limits with innovations and new technologies. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Nissan’s autonomous vehicles.

Do you think autonomous vehicles will be available to consumers sooner or later? Do you think they will be available in the US or overseas first? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan
Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy will be showcased at our dealership in Vicksburg, Mississippi from December 19th and now extended through the 26th. Come to the dealership to get your picture taken with the iconic sports memorabilia and strike your best Heisman pose! We will be posting the pictures to our Facebook wall. The photo with the most likes just after New Year will receive $50 in Visa Gift Cards.

The Heisman Trophy was originally known as the DAC trophy and was presented to its first winner, Jay Berwanger, in 1935. The trophy features a statue of a football player strait-arming a tackler and side-stepping. In 1936, following John W. Heisman’s death, the trophy was renamed. Heisman was well-known for being a strong American athlete and an inventive football mogul.

This year the trophy was awarded to Jameis Winston a quarterback from Florida State University. The trophy was awarded on December 14th broadcasted live from the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on ESPN.

Come see the Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan! Be sure to check out this amazing piece of American History at our dealership. Be sure to vote for your favorite entries on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany.