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The Nissan Pathfinder is Built for Challenging Towing Situations

If you drive a Nissan Pathfinder during a towing routine, you'll have opportunities to haul heavy cargo to locations on challenging terrains with ease. The main hardware options that make the Pathfinder an ideal vehicle for advanced towing routines are the hit start assist tools and the strategic suspension components.

In Waukesha, there are many destinations that can only be accessed by climbing steep hills. If you want to tow cargo to these locations using a Pathfinder, you'll travel up and down steep hills easier. When hill start assist is activated...

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Check Out the Interior of the Nissan Maxima

You won’t want to miss all that the new Nissan Maxima has to offer, particularly when it comes to the interior.

Beautiful seats with quilted leather are found throughout the interior. The seats are curved for added comfort. The controls are easy to access as the driver plus there’s an ergonomically designed shift lever. A Display Commander Dial and Sport Mode gives you plenty of control when you’re in the driver’s seat, too. As for information and entertainment, there are intuitive controls for you.

A lot of features can be added based on the trim level…

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Stocking Supplies for Roadside Emergencies

At best, roadside emergencies can be extremely inconvenient. One way of making this bad situation just a little less stressful is to have some roadside emergency supplies in your vehicle. Stop at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha and check out our emergencies supplies we have on hand.

Here is a list of supplies you should consider keeping in your vehicle for roadside emergencies:

Carrying along a roadside emergency kit can help you get through the emergency a little easier, but making sure your vehicle is in good condition can go a long way towards preventing one.

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Are You in Need of a Tire Alignment?

We’ve always been told to give our vehicle a wheel alignment after installing new tires. Many don’t realize that there are other things that may cause your vehicle to need an alignment. Stop at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha and let us look at your vehicle and see what it needs.

During a wheel alignment, the technicians use precise equipment to measure the angle of the wheels to ensure they’re where the manufacturer recommends. If not, the wheels need to be aligned. Having your vehicle aligned will give you better gas mileage, a smoother ride and will help…

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What Does Your Tire Pressure Light Mean?

When your dash lights up, telling you something is wrong with your tires, is it important to stop? In most cases, the answer is yes. Your tires must be inflated properly, or safety will be affected. Under-inflated tires can't grip the road properly or create traction on wet surfaces.

For your safety, each tire has an internal pressure gauge that communicates electronically with your car. In some vehicles, the system tells you which tire has a problem. If it isn't specific about which tire, local Waukesha, WI drivers should check the pressure in all four tires, adding air…

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Signs of a Coolant Leak May Predict Engine Overheating

An engine overheating can not only ruin your day, but it can also put you in an unsafe situation, especially if it occurs at night time. Typically, an engine overheating occurs due to a decrease in the coolant which the engine needs to reduce the high level of heat that it’s exposed to during operation.

If the coolant level becomes too low due to a leak or deficient radiator hose, you will generally experience an engine overheating. Many times, there are warning signs of a leak, such as seeing fluid on your driveway or a spray of fluid underneath…

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Don’t Leave Home without Traction

If you're going to be driving in the snow and on the ice, then you need to have a bag of sand, salt, or litter in your car. If you get stuck, then you can pour some on the ground to get some traction and get going again.

Sand's great for traction and litter will work, but it can tend to get messy once it gets wet since it has clay in it. Salt is also a good item to use for traction, but it will dissolve in temperatures above 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Sand will pretty much stay…

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What Should You Expect from Your Differential?

If you're new to vehicle ownership, or you just never had a problem with it in the past, then you might not have heard of a differential. Although it's a lesser-known component of your vehicle than the engine and the wheels, it's just as important.

So what, exactly, is a differential? It's a gearbox that transfers the power from your engine to your wheels. Without the wheel, your car can't move. Without an engine, your car can't move. Similarly, without a differential, your car can't move. If your differential is malfunctioning, you might…

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Where Did the Term "Horsepower" Come From?

Horsepower is a measurement of the relative power of an engine in cars, trucks, tractors and other vehicles that are run by engines. You can find out more about how horsepower affects modern vehicles by contacting the Boucher Nissan of Waukesha team at your convenience.

The history of horsepower is an interesting one. In the 18th century, famous inventor James Watt was looking for a way to attract customers to his steam engine invention. He was observing ponies that were carrying coal at a coal mine, and he calculated that a pony could carry 22,000-foot-pounds per minute. 

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Explore the Differences between All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive

Off-road capable vehicles are a very attractive option and are seeing some of their highest popularity ever. With all the different trucks, SUV's and crossover vehicles on the market today, there certainly isn't any shortage of options. But before you decide to buy, you should be aware that some of them are offered with all-wheel drive (AWD), while others are offered in four-wheel drive (4WD). While these sound the same, there are some differences to be aware of.

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