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Schedule your test drive online.

There is so much that you can do from the ease of your home. You can order food and have it delivered directly to your door. You can do all of your Christmas shopping from your couch, and never have to face the crowds at the mall.

You can also schedule your test drive. We all live very busy lives, and anything that we can make easier for you, we will! This includes our schedule test drive button. Click, schedule, and show up.

It is as easy as one-two-three. So what are you waiting for! Click on the button today, schedule your appointment for when works best for you, and show up for your test drive.

We are very excited to see you soon and we invite you to join the family of Lancaster Nissan of Lancaster, PA.

History of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Learn the history of Lancaster, PA.

Learn the history of Lancaster, PA.

The history of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is rich and varied, dating back to the earliest parts of modern American history. It was originally called Hickory Town, but was renamed after the English city of Lancaster. The city was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734 and incorporated as a borough in 1742 and as a city in 1818.

During the Revolutionary War, Lancaster was actually the capital of the United States for one day—September 27, 1777—when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia on their way to York, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster can also claim to be home to the first paved road in the country, the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, which is part of U.S. Route 30 today. Several notable early Americans called Lancaster home including Thaddeus Stevens, Robert Fulton, and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland estate is located here.

As America was expanding, Lancaster played an important role by producing the famous Conestoga wagon that many pioneers used to settle the American frontier. In 1803, Lancaster native Andrew Ellicott also helped train Meriwether Lewis in surveying techniques before Lewis headed out on the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Today, Lancaster is a great place to live, work, and visit and celebrates its rich history and culture every day.

The History of the Nissan Altima: From Bluebird to Now

Step into the history of the Nissan Altima.

Step into the history of the Nissan Altima.

The Nissan Altima is one of the most popular models to come from the brand, offering a mid-size feel that drivers can’t get enough of. The Nissan Altima is small and sporty, ideal for both urban and highway driving. Plus, this model looks incredible. We’ve put together a post on the history of the Nissan Altima to demonstrate just how great this model truly is.

According to the NADA Guide, the Nissan Altima is now known for its range of features and amenities, its smooth ride, and its reliable engineering. Most drivers who get behind the wheel of the 2016 Nissan Altima are looking for a touch of sophistication, tons of gadgets, and something that will last longer than competitors’ models.

The Nissan Altima was first offered in 1992, though it is actually based on the Bluebird design that dates back to 1957. Known as Nissan’s most internationally recognized model, the Bluebird was designed to be the everyman’s car. The Nissan Altima carries on the tradition, offering tons of great features at an affordable price.

There are five generations of the Nissan Altima, including the compact model first introduced in 1992 with a 150-horsepower engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. The second and third generations added a little flair, offering more engine options and up to 260 horsepower. The fourth generation gave us the basic look of the current Nissan Altima, while the fifth generation has a fuel efficient 270-horsepower engine.

Check out the new 2016 Nissan Altima by stopping by Lancaster Nissan of Lancaster, PA today.

A Legacy of Athleticism: The History of the Nissan Maxima

Learn the history of the Nissan Maxima here!

Learn the history of the Nissan Maxima here!

For drivers who want performance in their ride, but don’t want to buy a supercar, the next best thing is the Nissan Maxima. This model first appeared in late 1980 under the nameplate Datsun Nissan Maxima, replacing the Datsun 810. Though it hasn’t always been as sleek as it is now, the Nissan Maxima has quickly become one of America’s most popular sedans. Read on to discover the history of the Nissan Maxima.

According to Edmunds, the Nissan Maxima was introduced because the brand was looking for something with broad appeal, something everyone could enjoy.  The square first-generation model came as a sedan and station wagon, with a 2.4-liter engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. Families loved the roominess and affordability of this model, marking it as a truly practical car.

Second- and third-generation Nissan Maxima models became a little sleeker, but still retained that boxy 1980s look. By 1988 the third-generation Nissan Maxima has a 3.0-liter engine and two transmissions, becoming a popular mid-size sedan for the masses. Little changes over the next few years, though the fifth, sixth, and seventh generation models began to resemble the current model year, also offering more powerful engines and advanced technologies.

The current eighth-generation is unlike any previous model years. An aggressive fascia comes with a boldly redesigned grille, a lighter weight, an available 3.5-liter engine that cranks out 300 horsepower, and tons of entertainment options. If you love sporty design and speed, you want the new Nissan Maxima.

Amazing Nissan March Sales Mark Greatest Month of All Time

Nissan March Sales are reportedly the best ever.

Nissan March Sales are reportedly the best ever.

The automotive industry has surely seen success so far in 2016, but no automaker can argue that they’ve had better success than Nissan.

In fact, Nissan North American just announced that March was their biggest sales month of all time, selling 163,559 different cars and trucks, with the 2017 Nissan Titan and the 2016 Nissan Sentra leading the pack.

Sales of the new Nissan Titan pickup rose by 22 percent – even though there is only a V8, diesel engine-powered version available – and sales of the Sentra increased by 23 percent over the course of the month.

Keep in mind, these sales have occurred despite the fact that Nissan has been reporting tight numbers with their inventory, with popular models such as the Nissan Rogue highly in demand.

At Lancaster Nissan, we can’t exactly say that we’re shocked by the Nissan March sales, well aware of just how strong the current Nissan lineup truly is. To see for yourself, contact us or visit us anytime, to see what we have in store.

Easy Ways to Increase Your Fuel Economy and Save Money

Tips on how to increase your fuel economy.

Tips on how to increase your fuel economy.

Gas prices may be low, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t save even more money by improving your vehicle’s gas mileage. Here are some easy tips to increase your fuel economy:

  • Drive slowly. Not only is it safer to drive at lower speeds, but also, it’s remarkably more efficient. Studies show that you can save 2-4 miles per gallon, just by driving at 60 mph instead of 70 mph.
  • Turn off your car whenever possible. If you’re waiting to pick someone up, find yourself stuck behind a train, etc., you’re wasting fuel by leaving your vehicle on.
  • Empty out your trunk. The heavier your car is, the most gasoline it uses – so all that luggage from vacation is, in fact, hurting your wallet.
  • Clean out your air filter. It may seem surprising, but this does affect your fuel efficiency. The inner mechanisms of your vehicle cannot work efficiently, if they’re being held back by debris.

For more tips and ideas to improve your driving experience, visit us anytime at Lancaster Nissan of Lancaster, PA.

Credit Card Skimmers & How to Spot Them at Gas Stations

Do you know how to spot credit card skimmers at gas stations?

Do you know how to spot credit card skimmers at gas stations?

Thieves are finding more ways than ever to steal credit card information. One of the most common methods targets gas station customers, specifically those paying at the pump with a credit card. Hard to spot, the method is nearly undetectable. Luckily we here at Lancaster Nissan can help you find a possible threat to your finances and avoid it.

Credit card skimmers have become increasingly popular over the years. Mainly used at gas stations, they’re hard to spot and the thief isn’t likely to be caught installing it. A small device, it can be installed in less than a minute.

Once installed, the credit card skimmer will collect customer’s credit card information if they pay at the pump. After a few days of collecting, the thief will return and remove the device as quickly as it was installed.

The most obvious sign that there may be a skimmer at the pump is a broken state inspector’s seal. If the seal looks like it was tampered with, report it to the attendant immediately.

To further protect yourself, try to use the innermost pumps, the ones in the attendant’s line of sight, as the outer pumps are common targets.

If you have more helpful advice, please let us at Lancaster Nissan of Lancaster, PA know!

Nissan Provides 200 EVs for the COP21 Conference in Paris

Learn more about the 200 EVs provided for the COP21 conference in Paris.

The Nissan EVs provided for the COP21 Conference necessitated the installation of 90 EV charge spots throughout Paris.

Leaders, negotiators, delegates, and media from around the world are gathered in Paris to discuss what we can all do to help combat climate change. This gathering is known as CPO21. To show what the automotive industry can do to help, the Renault-Nissan Alliance provided 200 EVs for the CPO21 conference.

This is the largest group of electric vehicles ever assembled for this type of conference. And, a group of 200 Renault-Nissan Alliance employees volunteered to drive these EVs to act as shuttles for conference attendees.

However, what good are electric cars if you don’t have someplace to charge them? That is why Nissan also installed 90 new EV charge spots around Paris in preparation for the conference.

“COP21 is a call to action to reduce the impact of climate change – including global warming resulting from personal transportation,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, in a statement. “Electric vehicles are the only existing, practical and affordable transportation solution to our planet’s environmental challenges, and they are available today. Expanding the EV infrastructure is mandatory for any city or state that’s serious about environmental stewardship.”

Here at Lancaster Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a global company that is working hard to make our future brighter. And, if you’re interested in making the switch to electric, come check out the Nissan LEAF, available now.

Nissan on the Way to Autonomous Cars, Other Automakers Join the Game

Nissan is continuing its quest to offer autonomous cars by 2020, an announcement that the automaker made back in 2013, and it appears as if it has inspired some other auto companies to do the same.

Honda and Toyota also announced their intention to have autonomous cars ready by 2020, but it’s fairly clear that Nissan is currently winning the race. In fact, Nissan was recently able to show off a fully autonomous vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show: the IDS Concept.

And while the IDS model is merely a concept, it’s safe to say that Nissan will be rolling out more autonomous features over the coming years, with new vehicles getting advanced, top-notch amenities.

In the meantime, we’ll simply have to wait, though we’d have to guess that with Honda and Toyota also in the mix, the race to autonomous vehicles will only continue to heat up.

Leave it to Nissan to raise the bar for the rest of the industry! What do you think? Are you looking forward to the future of autonomous vehicles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

If you’re willing to wait on the autonomous car concept for now, visit us at Lancaster Nissan to check out a car you can pilot.

Incredible Origami Nissan Juke Created to Honor 5th Anniversary

Origami Nissan Juke graphic

This may come as a surprise, but the powerful, fuel-efficient Nissan Juke subcompact crossover recently passed its five-year anniversary, and one artist wanted to celebrate the occasion in style – origami-style.

Owen Gildersleeve created an all-paper Nissan Juke model out of 2,000 pieces of paper, in an effort that took more than 200 hours to complete, as well as a little help from Nissan, of course.

Footage of the impressive Origami Nissan Juke can be viewed on YouTube, thanks to NissanUK’s official channel. The creation is mostly yellow, inspired by the Juke’s Solar Yellow paint option, we have to assume.

Gildersleeve said in regards to the Origami Juke that the many pieces of paper represent all of the hardworking people who have worked together over the years to put together the Nissan Juke, ultimately resulting the stellar vehicle.

Interested in checking out an actual Nissan Juke? This powerful vehicle gets up to 32 mpg on the highway, offering untold gas money savings. To learn more, visit us at Lancaster Nissan.