Checking Tire Pressure

How to Winterize Your Nissan

It’s that time of year again – winter. Not only has the temperature dropped, but snow has also dropped as well. Now that snow is on the ground and the holiday season is in the air, you might be curious about how your vehicle will handle this colder weather. Whether you are driving to the mall for holiday shopping or just visiting a loved one, it is important to prepare your vehicle for the cold. Below are a few steps you can take to winterize your vehicle.


Test your tire pressure

Because cold weather causes a decrease of air pressure inside of your tires, you should always make sure your tires are adequately inflated at all time, especially in the winter. If you are new to checking the air pressure in your tires, don’t worry. Understanding that every time the weather drops 10 degrees, your tire pressure drops about 1psi also. With this in mind, your tires will be ready to tackle the snowy roads.


Check your battery

The battery in your vehicle is essential for its main function – driving. Not only do batteries become slow in the winter, but they also require more currents to start the engine. Because batteries become less powerful, as well as require more power in cold weather, it is essential that you check the battery in your vehicle. Checking your battery will ensure that your vehicle will start every cold winter morning.


Create an emergency kit

Emergencies happen when you least expect them to, so why wouldn’t you want to be prepared for whatever life throws your way? One way to be prepared is to create an emergency kit and keep it in your vehicle at all times. You can find numerous lists of essential items to include in your kit, or tailor your emergency kit to your family’s needs. Either way, this kit will come in handy when an emergency arises.


Click here for more information about winterizing your vehicle, or stop by your Palm Springs Nissan dealer to view the latest Nissan models or schedule a service appointment. 

Palm Springs Nissan Presents: Piolin Sotelo

Palm Springs Nissan Presents: Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo

Palm Springs Nissan Presents: Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo. This Saturday, November 17th, the host of the radio show “El Show De Piolin” will be chatting with fans from 12pm to 2pm. Dancing, music, and fun will be had at this awesome event!


Eddie has been the voice behind characters in popular movies such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Ice Age: Continental Draft, and The Muppets. Eddie was born in Ocalan, Jalisco and came to the United States at age 16. In 2003, he started his first radio show host role. His morning show was strictly Spanish for Spanish speaking audiences and nationally syndicated to many different markets. Sotelo was ranked one of the most powerful people in Southern California by the LA Times in 2006. In 2013, Eddie was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and started his own SiriusXM channel, “Piolin” Radio. Now, El Show de Piolin is on 40 radio stations nationwide.


Come on down to have a chance to talk and connect with an amazing talk show host and also to enjoy and dance to some great music from the Tequila Mex on Saturday November 17th 12-2pm at your Cathedral City Nissan dealer, Palm Springs Nissan.



Palm Springs Nissan presenta: Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo. Este sábado, 17 de noviembre, el presentador del programa de radio “El Show De Piolin” estará conversando con los fanáticos de 12 a 2 p.m. Día de música, baile y diversión en este increíble evento.


Eddie ha sido la voz detrás de personajes de películas populares como Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Ice Age: Continental Draft y The Muppets. Eddie nació en Ocalan, Jalisco y llegó a los Estados Unidos a los 16 años. En 2003, se inició como presentador de radio. Su programa matutino era estrictamente en español para audiencias de habla hispana y sindicado a nivel nacional en muchos mercados diferentes. Sotelo fue clasificado como una de las personas más poderosas en el sur de California por el LA Times en 2006. En 2013, Eddie ingresó al Salón de la fama de la radio y comenzó su propio canal SiriusXM, “Piolin” Radio. Ahora, El Show de Piolin está en 40 estaciones de radio en todo el país.


Venga y disfrute de la oportunidad de hablar y conectar con un asombroso presentador de programas de entrevistas el sábado 17 de noviembre de 12 a 2 pm en su concesionario de Cathedral City Nissan, Palm Springs Nissan.

Tequila Mex

Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks Could Change Your Mind About Small Cars

A subcompact SUV may be a smaller vehicle than you are thinking about getting, but a vehicle like the Nissan Kicks has a lot of great things going for it, so read on to learn more.

Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press tell us, “The Kicks is most accurately described as a compact station wagon, but clever design and engineering imbue it with the visual and practical appeal that have made SUVs the dominant class of vehicles in the United States.”

SUVs are popular because they offer you a good amount of passenger space and cargo space, and the Nissan Kicks is no different. The Nissan Kicks has seating for up to five, and there is plenty of room for children and adults in the second row of seating. This vehicle also gives you a good amount of cargo space for its size. You can get 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seating and 53.1 cubic feet of space with the second row folded down.

As for fuel efficiency and performance, the Nissan Kicks does well. This vehicle is home to a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 125-horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque. This vehicle gives you 31 city miles per gallon and 36 highway miles per gallon in terms of fuel efficiency.

US News and World Report explains, “The Kicks is also a competent daily driver with excellent fuel economy, great maneuverability, comfortable seats, and a supple ride quality. If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, this Nissan should definitely be on your list.”

What else does the Nissan Kicks have going for it? This vehicle offers you a lot of great features standard. In the 2018 Nissan Kicks, you can get standard features like Bluetooth, two USB ports, a rearview camera, a 7-inch infotainment system, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision alert. That is a lot of great features for a vehicle that starts out at a price less than $18,000.

Car and Driver says, “Nissan’s smallest crossover is a solid value thanks to its competitive list of standard features combined with a low starting price.”

The Nissan Kicks is a vehicle with a lot of great things going for it. If you would like to check out the 2018 Nissan Kicks for yourself, you should come down to Palm Springs Nissan. Palm Springs Nissan is a Nissan dealer near you, and we are ready to help you upgrade.

Nissan warning lights

Nissan Warning Lights and Their Meanings

With all vehicles that have high mileage on them, the dreaded lights on the dashboard appear. If lucky, with Nissan models you’ll go a long time without seeing these warning lights pop on. When the time comes and they do go on, here is what the lights mean below.


You might wonder why warning signal lights appear in different colors. Each color light serves a purpose. Common lights like turn signals, cruise control, and headlights are blue, white, or green (depending on model year). Those indicate that a common feature is turned on.


Lights with the color yellow on typically represent something malfunctioning in your vehicle. Just because they go on might not mean that it is dangerous for you to drive, it just shows you that something or some component of your vehicle needs to be fixed such as a low tire pressure.


So what lights might need immediate attention? Lights such as ABS, anti-lock braking system, is a warning light that you want to get resolved right away. Another one is a brake warning light or a charge light. Brakes and the battery are two very important parts of your vehicle you need to maintain.


Some vehicles when mileage gets high will have the malfunction indicator light meaning something might not be quite right with your engine. It is important to address these higher- level of concern lights when they go on to prevent things from occurring again.


You can look up what any lights mean on your dashboard by using your vehicle manual book inside of your Nissan. If you are unsure of anything your vehicle needs work on you can stop into the Cathedral City Nissan dealer and have a staff member take a look.


Looking to trade in your old vehicle for a new Nissan model for sale? Stop in and see your Nissan dealer nearby and browse a large selection of new and pre-owned models. Don’t forget to stop in and schedule a service appointment if you are worried about the lights on your dashboard.

Meet Tito Ortiz

Palm Springs Nissan Presents: MMA Legend Tito Ortiz

Palm Springs Nissan Presents: MMA Legend Tito Ortiz! Tito will be at Palm Springs Nissan on Saturday November 3rd from 1-3pm. He’ll be taking pictures and signing autographs, make sure not to miss it!

Are you a fan of MMA? The man, the legend, Tito Ortiz will be at Palm Springs Nissan Saturday, November 3rd from 1-3pm! Tito Ortiz is an American mixed martial artist. He is known for his work with the UFC where he was the former light heavyweight champion, having held the title for three years!

Tito is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line. He also owns a training gym called Punishment Training Center which is in Huntington Beach, California. In 2012, he became the ninth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Make sure to stop by to shake hands and talk with a legend on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-3pm at your Cathedral City Nissan dealer, Palm Springs Nissan.