Nissan proudly debuted two new vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November—the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover and the revised Nissan Juke Sport Cross. The automaker also debuted a brand-new vehicle personalization program, the Juke “Color Studio”.
Buyers can expect everything they’ve grown to love about the Murano in the new model, along with more futuristic styling, the use of high-end materials inside, and more advanced technology. The Murano is now available at dealerships for purchase or lease.
The new 2015 Nissan JUKE sport cross is revised for the new model year, with a new exterior and enhanced standard equipment. The front end has been refreshed with new projector beam headlights and LED front Signature Accent Lamps, and the rear end now has a more aggressive shape with new boomerang taillights and LED accents.
New standard features include: Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, RearView Monitor and NissanConnect℠ with Mobile Apps, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, streaming audio via Bluetooth®, and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant. The 2015 Juke sport cross will start at $20,250 MSRP,* with your choice of three new colors—Super Black, Solar Yellow, or Cosmic Blue.
Juke owners have always enjoyed driving a vehicle that is unique and helps them express their individuality. Now they will have even more options. The Juke “Color Studio” gives Juke buyers and owners the opportunity to further personalize their Juke inside and out. The “Color Studio” offers a range of "color packs" to change the personality of the vehicle. Drivers can add things like color inserts for their wheels, color accents on rearview mirror caps, side sills, rear roof spoiler and door handles, or color accents inside for the door trim and other elements.
If you’re looking for a unique vehicle to perfectly suit your lifestyle, we invite you to stop by our dealership today to check out the new 2015 Nissan Murano or the 2015 Nissan Juke. Please call or contact us online to schedule your test drive.
*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.
2015 NISSAN Murano - Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Ski trips, winter holidays and visits to Grandma's house may have you out on the road when weather isn't always conducive for a long, leisurely drive. Winter driving can keep you from chilling out, especially if you aren't prepared for the trip--really prepared.
Check out these tips that will help you enjoy your winter road trip in safety and in comfort.
Get a health check for your car
Getting stuck by the side of the road on a beautiful fall day may not be the worst thing that could happen, but if the temperatures are plummeting, or you're faced with difficult weather conditions, stopping to take care of car issues is much more inconvenient and dangerous.
To ensure your car is road-ready and able to withstand inclement weather, make sure to keep up with routine maintenance. It may be a good idea to bring it in to our dealership for a multi-point inspection. This mechanical "physical exam" will let you know what needs to be repaired or replaced before you set out on your road trip.
Routine maintenance will alleviate the need for pit stops at out-of-state money-gouging garages or fly-by-night repair shops. It will also give you the confidence you've done everything necessary to ensure a safe trip for you and your passengers.
Service technicians will:
- Check your battery. Cold weather is tough on batteries, and no one wants to deal with a dead battery on a cold morning.
- Check for slow leaks, worn hoses and other needed repairs or replacement parts
- Check your windshield wipers and your window defrosters.
- Check to see that your windshield-washer reservoir is filled to the top.
- Check your coolant levels in your car and use anti-freeze made to withstand cold temperatures.
- Check your tires and make sure they've got plenty of tread.
- Install snow tires if you choose to use them and make sure the tire pressure is at the optimum level.
Prepare for the worst
- Charge your cell phones so you start off with a full charge.
- Bring along your car charger so you can keep your cell working.
- Pack a bag of snacks and water bottles just in case you need them.
- Pack a bag of emergency equipment like a first-aid kit, jumper cables, shovel, ice scraper, and blankets.
- Plot your road trip and share the directions with another person who can help track you down if something goes wrong.
- Fill up your car with gas, and don't let it go lower than half a tank to avoid freezing gas lines.
Bring along the fun
- Make up a playlist or grab an audiobook for some entertainment on the road.
- If children are passengers, make sure they assemble a special bag that includes their favorite blankets, toys, or snacks.
- Children get bored easily, so surprise them with some new games or toys suitable for a car trip.
- Sweets can calm a crying child or stop the pangs of hunger; dole them out in emergencies or include them as part of your fun winter road trip..
As we prepare to dust off our goblets and noisemakers to ring in another New Year (already!?), it’s the perfect time to look back at what’s come before. Here’s a refresher on the events, people, and obsessions that took the world by storm in 2014.
XXII Olympic Winter Games: The 2014 Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia from February 7-23, accounting for millions of distracted fans eagerly watching the medal counts. The United States came in second with 28 total medals, just behind Russia with 33.
Frozen: Following a re-release of the massive hit in a special “sing-a-long” version in theaters, the film entered constant replay in homes of (mostly) young children around the country. Americans weren’t the only ones who couldn’t seem to “Let It Go”—the Blu-ray/DVD also set sales records in the United Kingdom and Japan.
2014 FIFA World Cup: Soccer—sorry, “football”—fans were treated to a rousing competition during the 20th edition of the world championship tournament, held June 12-July 13. Brazil hosted the event for the first time since 1950, and “cooling breaks” were introduced due to the high temperatures. Germany took the Cup in a 1-0 final against Argentina.
Image: Anthony Quintano from Hillsborough, NJ, United States (Mission Accomplished - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: It’s not often that viral stunts have an upside, which is what made this sweeping phenomenon so special. The campaign urged people to donate to the ALS Association or a charity of their choice, or face the consequences of an upturned bucket of ice water—although many chose to put their own spin on it. While the details differed, the results can’t be ignored; the ALS Association announced upwards of $100 million in donations from July 29-August 29.
iPhone 6/6 Plus: Like clockwork, Apple released the latest version of its Holy Grail of tech on September 19—and fans were waiting. More than 10 million devices were sold in the first three days, setting a record for the company. Of course, users were not without their qualms: who can forget #bendgate (named after the supposed bending of the devices in pockets) or #hairgate (related to users who got their hair caught in the devices during calls)?
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay: This inspiring pair of young activists earned the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize awarded on October 10. Malala was recognized for her work campaigning for Pakistani teen education, while Kailash took the prize for his peaceful activism against the exploitation of Indian children.
Image: Hakilon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
World Trade Center: The new 104-story One World Trade Center opened on November 4 in a triumphant example’s of America’s resilience. The building is the tallest in America.
Image: DLR German Aerospace Center, CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/deed.en)
Philae: In a historic moment, the European Space Agency made the first-ever landing of a spacecraft on a comet on November 12. The ESA lost contact with the device on November 15, but not before sending back the first images ever taken from a comet surface and a wealth of other scientific data.
Jennifer Lawrence: It seemed like Jennifer was everywhere this year. Following her Academy Award nomination for American Hustle, she stretched her acting skills with diverse roles such as a blue-skinned mutant in X-Men: Days of Future Past and a Depression-era housewife in Serena. Of course, it was her role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1--the first part of the finale of the franchise that made her a household name--that had viewers everywhere cheering on November 21.
We are proud to announce our exclusive Collision Deductible Reimbursement Plan!
The plan works like this:
We will reimburse you up to $500.00 of your deductible for any collision related damage for which you have a deductible on your Master Insurance Policy. Additionally this plan is extends to any vehicle you own that is a part of your Master Insurance Policy and has collision coverage.
Collision repairs must be performed by Tamaroff Motors.
If you are currently carrying a zero deductible policy you can save annually for the next three years on your vehicle insurance by raising your deductible to $500.00; because should you experience a collision we will reimburse your $500.00 deductible!
This is just another reason why “You are better off at Tamaroff”!
When the weather is hot, it’s easy to remember to eat right and exercise. The results of your fitness program are on display almost every day. But when the weather turns cold and you are bundled up in layers, the evidence can stay buried while you keep warm on the couch. Don’t lose your momentum and pack on the winter weight; there are plenty of tricks for staying fit in the colder months.
Go easy on the comfort foods
Our natural instincts still tell us to eat heavier foods to add an insulating layer of fat when it gets cold, even though we have plenty of modern ways to stay warm. Denying your cravings completely is difficult and can backfire, so if you crave macaroni and cheese or a hearty stew, have some. Just watch your portion size and consider it a treat. You can also find recipes for healthier versions of your favorite winter dishes, and a lot of produce is available now year-round to help keep your meals light.
Gear up for the cold outside
Cold weather doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying a winter workout, but heading out in freezing weather can be dangerous without the proper equipment. Dress in layers, protect your extremities with a hat, gloves, and heavy socks, and know the warning signs of frostbite (numbness or stinging on your fingers, toes, nose, cheeks, or ears). If you are walking or running in snowy or icy conditions, consider buying shoes specifically for those conditions.
Pop in a DVD
Instead of slacking off and watching the latest movie release with a bowl of buttered popcorn, get on your feet and workout with one of the hundreds of workout DVDs available. Whether you enjoy cardio or strength training, dance or boxing, fashionable equipment or old-school technique, there is a workout video for you. For far less than the cost of a gym membership, you can stock up a library of DVDs for whenever the weather keeps you inside.
Go old school
Is your budget too tight to even buy a few DVDs? You can still stay fit indoors by thinking back in time to gym class. Pull on your old sweats and sneakers, and power through alternating sets of jumping jacks, push-ups, sit ups, lunges, and burpees. Find the jump rope buried in the junk drawer and some heavy bags or cans from the pantry to use as weights. Even jogging and marching in place in front of the TV can help you burn calories.
The light at the end of the tunnel
It can be difficult to find the motivation to stay fit when it’s dark and cold, and no one will see your jiggly arms, anyway. But it can be hard losing weight you gain over the winter as you get older. So remind yourself that in a few short months your bad habits will come back to bite you. Keep your bathing suit hanging in plain sight all winter. Stick pictures of your favorite beach or park on the refrigerator. Start a contest at work or amongst your family so there are other people you are accountable to.
Staying fit in the colder months is a worthwhile challenge for anyone trying to attain a healthy lifestyle. Don’t let your good habits and hard work disappear with the nice weather. A year-round fitness plan is possible with these tips and a little motivation.
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This simple root vegetable and green bean stew is hearty and flavorful enough to please both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Herby cheese toast adds crunch and doubles as the perfect utensil.
Root Vegetable Stew with Cheesy Toast
Total prep time: 50 minutes
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Yield: Serves four
2 large parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
½ medium rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups green beans, stemmed and roughly chopped
2 pints low-sodium vegetable stock
Sea salt and white pepper to taste (substitute freshly ground black pepper)
4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
1 tablespoon shredded basil leaves, divided
4 1-inch slices of crusty bread
Place the parsnips, potatoes, carrot, onion, and rutabaga in a large cooking pot. Add the vegetable stock, season with salt and pepper, and place over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the green beans and continue cooking, covered, for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are fork-tender.
In a small bowl, mix the cheese and half the basil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Toast the bread on one side only. Flip the toast and sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the bread. Continue toasting the bread just until the cheese has melted and starts to bubble.
Ladle the stew in serving dishes, garnish with the remaining basil, and serve with cheesy toast.
Metabolism is that elusive element that can make weight loss difficult for some people. They observe their thin friends who never have to diet, and wonder why they have to exercise like crazy after eating French fries. Everyone has a different basal metabolic rate that determines how much energy their body expends when resting. What’s frustrating is that metabolism is mostly determined by genetics; however, there are ways for how to boost your metabolism in a natural way and burn unwanted calories.
Eat a healthy breakfast
If you consume most of your calories at breakfast or early in the day, doing so will boost your metabolism. A few studies revealed evidence that eating breakfast might increase metabolism rates up to 10 percent, and even more important, will lower the risk of diabetes and obesity. Breakfast should be healthy and include whole grained foods, fresh fruit, a protein-like peanut or almond butter, and fat free yogurt sprinkled with ground flax seed for crunch, fiber, and essential fatty acids.
Check your B vitamin intake
One sign that you aren’t getting enough B vitamins, especially B-12, is if your energy levels aren’t consistent during the day. If you don’t feel like you’re getting enough of these vitamins in your diet, then consider taking supplements; however, it’s always better to get your nutrients from natural food sources. Good sources of B vitamins include fortified cereals, vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus and Brussels sprouts, and a variety of fruits like watermelons, citrus, bananas and berries, lean meat, and seafood.
Pump up muscle mass
Aerobic exercise does burn calories and is an important part of any fitness program. When you add resistance training and build muscle mass, you’ll boost your metabolism rate. Unlike fat, muscles are active tissues that, when developed, work to help burn calories. If the tissue in your calves were muscle instead of fat, you would burn more energy when you walk or jog.
When your body is dehydrated from lack of water, your metabolism slows down. Your body requires water to work properly to regulate body temperature, aid digestion, and eliminate body waste and toxins. Burning calories requires energy, and your body needs water to get the job done efficiently.
Don’t starve yourself
Sometimes individuals incorrectly assume that if they eat fewer calories, less than is healthy, they will lose weight faster. What they don’t realize is that their hungry body will go into starvation mode that immediately slows down their metabolism rate. A better idea is to eat smaller meals more often to fuel your metabolism and maintain balanced blood sugar levels for consistent energy.
Slow metabolism rate can also be attributed to a hypothyroid condition. If you feel you are doing everything you can to raise your rate, yet you remain unable to achieve weight loss, make an appointment with your physician to have your thyroid level checked.