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The Technologically Advanced Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is a popular and capable SUV. It has been adorned with technology to help it excel in harsh climates and terrain. The Renegade has many different systems that all work in unison to make one excellent off-roading machine.

Our team really likes the Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system. This system allows the Renegade to select what kind of terrain it is on and tune itself accordingly. There are individual modes for snow, sand, mud, rock, and there is an automatic mode which will auto detect these conditions. There is also 4 wheel drive high and low, along…

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Nissan LEAF Delivers Ultimate in Charging Convenience

It is no wonder that you are seeing so many Nissan LEAF models on the roads these days. This popular electric vehicle hits all of the high notes with its expert styling, its impressive performance features, and its great driving range combined with easy charging capabilities.

The LEAF offers three distinct types of charging to provide owners with the ultimate in cost savings convenience. Choose from the normal level 2 charging, quick chargers found at a variety of public charging stations easily located through the navigation screen, or the trickle charge. 

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Nissan Versa Performance Features Highlights

If you’re looking for a popular subcompact sedan with a lot to offer, check out the Nissan Versa at Straub Automotive at the Highlands. We have several models on hand and would love to show you all the Nissan Versa has to offer in the way of style, design, safety features and performance. You’ll be amazed at the many exciting performance features the Versa has to offer.

When we think of performance, we generally think of the engine and transmission. The 1.6L engine has variable-valve timing that will give you great acceleration while still giving you 39…

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Superior Performance in the Nissan 370Z Roadster

If you're looking for a sports car that can provide you with a dynamic driving experience, give the new Nissan 370Z Roadster a shot. You can get this popular sports car at our Nissan dealership. It's packing a powerful engine that's designed with superior performance and efficiency in mind.

When you take a look under the hood at our showroom, you'll find a solid V6 engine. It's a 3.7-liter engine that pumps out 332 horsepower and 270 pound-foot of torque. Beyond its impressive statistics, the engine is engineered to perform well. It has a…

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Create Your Personal Space in the Nissan Kicks

Whether you want to enjoy music with your passengers or want to keep things quiet and keep the music to yourself, the Nissan Kicks has the technology to make it happen. This all-new subcompact SUV is available to drivers with a unique audio system that lets you customize the sound output to fit your needs.

The Bose Personal Plus sound system is available on many models from Straub Automotive @ The Highlands. This system features an array of speakers around the cabin. Each speaker is made of high-quality materials and utilizes innovative technology from Bose.  

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A Quick Guide to Your Vehicle's Alternator

A vehicle owner can help extend the life of his/her vehicle if they have an understanding of how its components function. One important piece of equipment in your vehicle is the alternator. At Straub Automotive, we have provided you with some useful information about your vehicle's alternator below.

An alternator, battery, and starter make up your vehicle's charging system. The battery stays charged while the vehicle is running because the alternator works like a generator. In addition, it keeps electrical components working properly, which include headlights and windshield wipers. 

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Overview of a Timing Belt

A timing belt is an element of an internal combustion engine with teeth on the inner side. A timing belt is designed to synchronize the rotation of a crankshaft and a camshaft. The ultimate goal of the workings of a timing belt is to ensure that an engine's valves open and close at the proper time. Specifically, a timing belt ensures that a cylinder operates properly during intake and exhaust strokes.

If a timing belt wears, it will not function properly. A worn timing belt can have a negative impact on the overall operation of an engine.  

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High-Tech Luxury in the 2018 Nissan Maxima

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a popular luxury sports sedan that's built for the modern driver. It's equipped with all the technology you would ever need to stay connected, informed, and entertained.

The Maxima uses an advanced infotainment center. It features a large 8-inch touch screen that responds to your touch much like a tablet would. You can pinch, swipe, zoom, and so much more. The interface is intuitive and responsive. If you don't want to use the screen, you can also use the Display Commander. Installed in the center console, this small knob allows you take…

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Dodge Grand Caravan Performance Features

There are a lot of factors you need to consider when you find yourself in the market for a new family minivan. One of the most important factors is its performance. This is why you should give the Dodge Grand Caravan a chance.

One thing the Dodge Caravan has going for it is the fact that it comes equipped with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 283 horsepower, 250 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 25 MPG highway rating. That's something you may be surprised to find in a minivan. You might also be surprised to find it…
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Why Should You Buy a New Hyundai Sonata?

The reasons to buy a new Hyundai Sonata are numerous, here are two features that make this a popular midsize sedan.

The all-new Hyundai Sonata is going to reduce incidents of distracted or tired driving by way of the Lane-Keeping System. If the system detects the vehicle slowly moving over the lane lines, the steering wheel vibrates like when you ride those rumble strips on the shoulder and gives you time to take corrective action.

Your Hyundai Sonata will make driving at high speeds safer because the Blind Spot Information System makes certain you won't leave your lane unless…
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