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Nissan Gets Ready to Celebrate 30 Years of Altima

April 8th, 2022 by
A red 2021 Nissan Altima is shown parked in a modern gallery after leaving a used Nissan Altima dealer.

Has it really been almost 30 years? It seems like almost yesterday those first Nissan Altimas started hitting the streets back in 1993. Those first-generation models showed the promise of a great midsize sedan that can be found today at your used Nissan Altima dealer. The Altima quickly emerged as a leader in its vehicle…

Car Exhaust…What’s That? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

March 11th, 2022 by
A white vehicle is shown on a lift at an exhaust shop near you.

When you think of car maintenance, what immediately comes to mind? Most people think about oil changes and tire rotations, but your search for an “exhaust shop near me” proves you’re thinking beyond the most common automotive services. Is this because your vehicle is producing more exhaust smoke than normal? Or is it because you’ve…

The Beauty of Simplicity: Why You Should Buy a Nissan Frontier

March 11th, 2022 by
A red 2021 Nissan Frontier is shown off-roading on a sandy trail.

Our busy lives are filled with enough stress from work, our home life, and the time spent in between on the road. There is no need to take on unnecessary stress by buying a vehicle, whether new or used, that will complicate things even more for you. If you’re in the market to buy a…

What Does a CPO Nissan Frontier Have to Offer?

February 11th, 2022 by
A grey 2016 Nissan Frontier is shown from the side in a barn.

The Nissan Frontier has been a popular midsize truck option for decades, though it hasn’t received a lot of major updates for a while now. With an all-new model hitting the road this year, there’s a lot of excitement about the 2022 Frontier, yet this has always been a hard-working and reliable midsize option. Before…

What You Can Do When You Feel the Warning Signs of a Bad Alignment

February 11th, 2022 by
A car is shownon a lift in a garage before a mechanic preforms an auto alignment near you.

Keeping your wheels properly aligned seems like a pretty simple thing, but you’d probably be surprised to hear that it is one of the most common issues we need to deal with at our service center. Folks often ask, does your car shake when you need an alignment? This is actually one of the major…

Did Someone Say “Snow?” Your Guide to Snow Tires

January 14th, 2022 by
A snowflake is shown on a snow tire.

Do you have a love-hate relationship with winter? While snow is stunning as it blankets the town and creates a picturesque landscape, it also makes for hazardous driving conditions. This is likely the inspiration behind your search for snow tires for sale near you, which brought you straight to the experts here at Thomas Nissan….

Celebrating the Innovative World of Nissan

January 14th, 2022 by
A white 2021 Nissan LEAF is shown charging in a garage after leaving a Chicagoland used Nissan dealer.

The history of the automotive industry contains a wide array of subject matter. For over a century, there have been innovations, achievements, and inventions, all brought forth from visionaries, thinkers, and people with the ambition to look into the future and harness the technology to do so. First arriving in the United States in the…

How to Decide if Buying Certified Pre-Owned Is Right for You

December 10th, 2021 by
A popular certified pre-owned Nissan, a red 2020 Nissan Rogue, is shown parked on a suburban street.

If you’re in the market for a quality used vehicle, you have plenty of great options. At some point during your search, you may have heard the phrase Certified Pre-Owned Nissan before, but you never really understood what it meant. A Certified Pre-Owned – or CPO – vehicle is one that has endured a rigorous…

Should You Choose Chains or Winter Tires?

December 10th, 2021 by
A silver 2021 Nissan Murano is shown driving on a road with snowy surroundings.

As a dealership with a service department that houses one of the best tire centers in Joliet, we have a lot of people ask us about snow tires and chains. Fortunately, the answer is pretty simple: the vast majority of the time, all you need for even the roughest winter is a great set of…

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Maintenance Basics to Give Longer Life to Your Vehicle

November 12th, 2021 by
A mechanic is shown looking at a car engine during a Chicagoland Nissan service.

If you happen to be new to car ownership, it may seem like a distant concern to worry about maintaining your vehicle. Whether it’s new or used, every vehicle needs regular maintenance to keep it running safely, but certain aspects of maintenance are vital to keeping your car running at all. Go for too long…


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