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Decoding Your Tires


Many people are confused about how to read their tire size as one size certainly does not fit all. That is why we here at Gregoris Nissan in Valley Stream want to give you a quick lesson.

The code on the side of your tire usually starts with a "P" which indicates it is a passenger vehicle. The next number before the slash is the width of the tire listed in millimeters. After the slash, we see a number that represents an aspect ratio of the height to width of the tire. The "R" after this means it is a…
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Why Having Your Gas Tank Full in Winter Months is Smart


The best thing that you can do for your car this winter is driving with a full tank of gas. If you keep letting the tank run low during those freezing months, these are a few of the issues you might have to be dealing with.

The empty fuel tank is a lighter fuel tank. When roads are slicker in winter, a heavier car can grip the surface of the road more easily. Keeping your gas tank full helps the car from losing traction with rear-wheel drive cars.

When condensation begins to form in the tank because of the extra…
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On the fence about buying an all-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive vehicle?


No longer do people that live or work in rural areas want to deal with driving a conventional front-wheel drive vehicle and slipping and sliding in snowy conditions. Instead, they are relying on advancements in technology that allow them to traverse the roads more efficiently and safety. For some individuals, they prefer to stay with the platform of a passenger vehicle which means that an all-wheel drive car or crossover would be the best option for them. The feel of these vehicles are very similar to that of a front wheel drive...
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You Might Need Better Headlights

Your headlights are important if you drive at night. Even if you only drive occasionally you need you headlights to be nice and bright. You never want to have to put up with dim headlights. It is dangerous for you and the other drivers on the road.

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Winter is on its way. What's in your trunk for ice and snow?


No matter what type of car you drive, the winter season may have you and your automobile in some snowy, slippery situations. Not sure what to use? Keep a bag of kitty litter on hand to absorb excess moisture just like it does in a litter box, and its grit will help turn those tires on ice and snow. No cat required. Sand has the same effect, absorbing excess water and creating good traction under tires. Sand also washes away easily on driveways and roads. Salt may be the best at melting hard to get rid of ice and snow…
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Wiper Blades Will Make You Safer in the Cold


Have you noticed that your car's windshield wiper blades have been leaving your windshield streaky during the wintertime? If so, this could become problematic and even dangerous. Decreased visibility means that you are more likely to get into an accident.

Are you looking for a way to prevent these kinds of problems from occurring? Thankfully, there is a solution, and it is actually very inexpensive and simple. The answer is to switch your current wiper blades out for winter wiper blades. Winter wiper blades are specially designed to maximize performance in chilly weather...
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Whip up a Pre-Road Trip Checklist for Easy Cruising This Season

When you are planning a long road trip, it is good to create some lists so that you do not forget important things before you leave the house for your trip. One good list to create is for electronics and cables. Put all the electronics and cables you want on the list so that you do not learn a hard lesson on the road when you realize what you have left at home. Another good thing to put on this list is an electronic case you might have so that your electronics do not break when you are driving the…

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Know the Importance of Understanding Dashboard Warning Lights

Cars are expensive to buy. However, maintenance is not taxing if you are able to communicate with your car. How is this possible? Similar to how your phone warns you whenever the battery gets low, your car will alert you through the dashboard warning lights if it requires any attention or visits to the garage. If you ignore these warnings, the problems heighten and you end up spending a fortune on repairs. If any of these lights are blinking, then you should visit us, Gregoris Nissan in Valley Stream, NY, and we will help you out.

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How Our Dealership Can Give You Better Headlights


You shouldn't be driving around at night with headlights that are defective or too dim to drive with because it not only makes it hard for you to see, but other drivers might have trouble seeing you as well. Make sure your headlights are nice and bright, and if they seem dim, you might want to check the battery first because a battery going bad will usually have bad headlights. But if you've determined it's not the battery, you can have the headlights fixed other ways.

Steps Needed To Fix Headlights

Headlights might have several issues causing…
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