Introducing the 2020 Nissan Versa

One of Nissan’s most affordable cars, the Versa, comes with an all-new design for 2020. Uniquely introduced at the Tortuga Music Festival, the 2020 Nissan Versa made its debut during one of the sets in dramatic fashion.

2020 Nissan Versa
Nissan introduced the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa at the Tortuga Music Festival

About the Versa

The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa has been redesigned, inside and out. A new exterior gives this classic entry-level sedan a fresh look for anyone looking for an affordable new vehicle. On the inside, the technology additions and available upgrades give the Versa a leg up on the competition.

New Technology

Nissan Intelligent Mobility gives the Versa advanced safety features that keep you safe and secure. Standard on every trip is Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Rear Automatic Braking. Also standard is the back-up camera, which Nissan debut on the 2019 model.

Also available are safety features like Intelligent Cruise Control, which can help braking in longer distance driving, blind spot warning, Apple Car Play & Android Auto connectivity.

The interior features an available upgrade to a 7-inch “tablet-style” touchscreen

You can find more info on available trims and features for the 2020 Nissan Versa at nissanusa.com.

Coming to Newton Nissan Soon

The 2020 Nissan Versa is set to begin selling at Newton Nissan in Gallatin later this summer. If you have any questions, or want to reserve your spot to be the first to test drive this brand new model, call us at 615-432-4364.

Employee Spotlight: Matt McSwain

Matt McSwain, Auto Exchange Coordinator

Nissan had a conversation with one of our own, Matt McSwain about his success, and we wanted to share some of his own words about working at Newton Nissan of Gallatin for the last 4 years. Last year, he started a new position as our Auto Exchange Coordinator.

What do you do as Auto Exchange Coordinator?

“I work out of the Service Department and arrive when the department opens first thing in the morning. I am here when Service customers have questions or when they have a big Service bill. When someone tells them that their transmission just went out they would usually think ‘I guess I have to pay it.’ The typical person would not look at a new car.”H

What’s most important to you in your job?

“Listening is the number one thing. My grandfather told me that God gave you
two ears and one mouth so it’s important to listen. Customers will tell you what
they’re looking for. Listening shows you care. You learn a customer’s needs and
necessities and their budget. You don’t want to try to cram them into too much
car with a payment they can’t afford.”

“I treat my work like I’m trying to build a family here. Selling a
car is just a bonus that happens.”

Next time you visit our service department, say hi to Matt. He loves to talk about cars, will offer you a free car wash with a zero-pressure test drive, and wants to get to know you as a member of his Newton Nissan family.

Newton Nissan’s Student Car Giveaway 2019

Newton Nissan Car Giveaway

If there’s one thing that runs deepest in our DNA here at Newton Nissan, it’s giving back. We love sponsoring – and hosting! – events that support our local community in Gallatin, Madison, Hendersonville, and other surrounding areas. One of these events that we here at Newton Nissan have been hosting for many years now is our annual Car Giveaway. This year marks our 10th anniversary of giving away a free brand-new Nissan to one lucky student! You can read about last year’s winner here.

Here’s some important info about our car giveaway:

1. Absolutely Free

When we say “free” car, we’re not hiding behind taxes and hidden fees. We’re paying those for both students who win!

2. An entry for every “A” on the report card

The more A’s on your report card, the more entries you get! It’s as simple as that! The odds are ever in your favor, students. Don’t miss out! Turn in your report card today!

3. Come to our car giveaway for your chance to win!

One of the few rules for this event is that you must be present at the giveaway event in order to be eligible to win. Plus, we’ll provide free food, snacks, and other prizes! You just have to show up!

4. Important Dates:

June 10 – Last day to turn in your report card!

June 21 – Our Car Giveaway! Come to Newton Nissan in Gallatin at 6 PM. Featuring food, fun, prizes, and a FREE CAR!

We hope to see you soon!

For more information and rules, visit this page! Addition, you can RSVP on our Facebook event page here!

What is Express Service at Newton Nissan of Gallatin?

Newton Advantage

Did you know that you do not need to make an appointment for an oil change at Newton Nissan? We know life gets busy and that your time is very valuable, so we want to help by offering an Express Service lane so that you can get in and out of the service drive as quickly as possible.

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You can come at your convenience, on your time.

What services can you receive in our Express Service Lane?

You can stop by for the following services:

  • Oil & Filter ChangeExpress Service
  • Tire Rotation
  • Certain scheduled maintenance services
  • Battery Service
  • Air/Cabin Air Filter Service
  • Wiper Blade Replacement

 

 

Simply pull into the left lane at our service center in Gallatin, TN. One of our Express Service advisers will welcome you, assess your vehicle’s needs, and our Nissan certified technicians will get to work on your vehicle! While you wait, enjoy free coffee, snacks, water, and Wi-Fi!
We also have a children’s play area where your kids can have some fun with chalk and games.

Don’t forget the complimentary multi-point inspection!

Additionally, you’ll also receive a FREE multi-point inspection of your vehicle. This is an important step for your service visit, as it can alert you to a problem in your vehicle before it shows up as a much more expensive issue down the road. At the end of your visit, your service adviser will go over the inspection with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be alerted to any issues, such as how your tire treads are looking.

Areas inspected include, but are not limited to:

  • Interior and exteriorExpress Service
  • Under hood inspection
  • Under vehicle check
  • Battery performance analysis

 

Have other service needs? Schedule an appointment for those here.

You can also browse our service coupons here!

 

Commonly Misspelled Words

This week when you hear our favorite radio voice, Mike Abbondanza, be listening for some references to misspelled words. Here it is for you non-radio-listening, Spotify-streaming types:

“That’s just wrong! Wrong with a captital-R… or is it a W?”

It got us thinking… what are other commonly misspelled words? Here are 10 of our favorite examples:

  1. Recieve — remember that it’s “i before e except after c.” Correct spelling: Receive.
  2. Definately — also sometimes “defiantly,” which is just too harsh. correct spelling: definitely.
  3. Wendesday — anyone else say “wed – nes – day” in their head? Just me? Correct spelling: Wednesday.
  4. Sandwhich — the extra “h” is not actually necessary. Correct spelling: sandwich.
  5. Seperate — easily corrected by another in-your-head pronunciation: “sep-AH-rate.” Correct spelling: separate.
  6. They’re, there, & their — easily the easiest words to misuse. “They’re” = “they are;” “There” is for places; “their” is a possessive pronoun.
  7. Principal or principle? — remember that your principal at school is your “pal”; your principles are your values or standards.
  8. Tommorow — this one is especially fun to misspell while writing in cursive. Correct spelling: tomorrow.
  9. Goverment — you actually have to “govern” to have a government. So don’t forget the “n” in there!
  10. Beutiful — here’s a fun video to help you remember this one, beautiful:

What words do you find yourself misspelling (or Googling to get right)?

 

 

References: Commonly misspelled words, 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Why Buy a Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

We know there are a lot of options when considering a vehicle purchase. New, used, certified pre-owned–it can get a little confusing. For most people, the most important piece of the car-buying puzzle is price, right? You want to know you are getting the best deal. At Newton Nissan, we want you to get the best deal as well the best experience possible. However, there’s more than just price & experience involved in your deal. The vehicle itself must be in the best condition possible, especially used or pre-owned vehicles. Keep reading for more information on how we re-condition our Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

What work goes into a Newton Certified Pre-ONewton Certified Pre-Ownedwned Vehicle?

The bottom line of every certified pre-owned vehicle is the 170-point inspection, ensuring that every inch of the car is inspected. If repairs are needed, we will cover these. The following (and more) are covered in the 170-point inspection:

  • Air Bags/Seat Belts
  • Unibody/Frame
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Engine/Fuel
  • Electrical System
  • Suspension/Steering
  • Road Test

During this inspection, we decide what needs to be repaired. For example, if the tire treads are extremely worn down, we will go ahead and put new tires on the vehicle. During your visit with us, we will go over these details with you to make sure you know what work was needed and how we took care of the vehicle — so that you don’t immediately have service bills on top of your purchase! Please note that we do our best, but we do not claim perfection or that a vehicle will never have problems. Again, we will be very transparent up front about any issues we saw. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions!

Newton Pre-Owned

What’s included with a Newton Pre-Owned Certified Vehicle?

In addition to the work that goes into re-conditioning a used vehicle, we certify some of our used inventory so that you know you are getting even more value in your purchase with us. This Newton Certified Program includes:

 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Warranty*

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription

Optional Extended Protection Plan

CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

At Newton Nissan of Gallatin, we take pride in our used inventory. We don’t just give them a car wash, a once-over, and park them out front. We make sure they are thoroughly ready to go before you make your decision and drive off our lot! Let us help you find your next Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicle today!

 

 

 

**Please note: our cheaper, pre-auction line cars undergo an inspection to a lesser degree to keep them affordable for customers looking for a more inexpensive option.

What are Pre-Auction Line (PAL) Cars?

We all like options, right? At Newton Nissan of Gallatin, we want to give our customers options in every aspect: vehicles, financing, salesperson, and more. But of course the most important choice is the vehicle! We stock over 500 cars at any given time, new and used, so you can have a fun & simple shopping journey finding the perfect vehicle for you and your family. For new Nissan models, we stock a multitude of trim levels and packages that meet your needs, whether with the smartest technology or the safest features. For pre-owned vehicles, we have a couple of different options:

  • Used Cars — some of these might still have their manufacturer warranty, some might have our certified warranty
  • Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles —  we back these with our own warranty, which you can read about here
  • Pre-Auction Line (PAL) cars — these are sold “as is,” with no warranty (keep reading for more information)

Pre-Auction Line vehicles, or “PAL” for short, are available to the public for a limited time before being released to independent dealerships. A free Carfax® report is still available for these vehicles. PAL vehicles fall outside of Newton Nissan’s traditional inventory offerings and are sold “as-is,” without a warranty.

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FAQ’s about Pre-Auction Line Vehicles

Are PAL cars still inspected?

Yes, PAL cars still receive an inspection; however, repairs or service work are generally not performed. This is to keep the vehicle as affordable as possible.

How do I know if the vehicle I’m interested in is a PAL car?

Pal Cars are priced more affordably and typically have higher mileage. Additionally, during your time at the dealership, we will go over important notes about the vehicle’s condition and have you sign documents that state you understand that the vehicle is sold “as is,” meaning you take full responsibility for any service work that the vehicle may need because it has not been reconditioned like our other used vehicles have been.

What happens if something goes wrong with my PAL car after I leave?

Once you sign the agreement and purchase the vehicle, you release Newton Nissan South from all liability for any issues with the vehicle. However, we are happy to help in any way we can. Our certified technicians will take care of you, and you will receive a discounted labor rate for the work needed for your vehicle.

Have more questions about our Pre-Auction Line vehicles? One of our sales team would love to help you. You can chat with them below, call, or email. Please let us know how we can best serve you! We are here to give you the simplest & best car-buying experience in Middle Tennessee!

The Newton Advantage | Frequently Asked Questions

Newton Advantage

Starting in 2019, Newton Nissan launched the Newton Advantage, a new benefit of purchasing your new Nissan with us here in Gallatin, just a short drive north of Nashville. We offer this because we want to offer the best to our customers, who are more like family to us.

Included in the Newton Advantage is a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and a Lifetime Warranty.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Newton Advantage:

What vehicles qualify for the Newton Advantage?

The Newton Advantage applies to all new vehicle purchases. We also have a Newton Certified Pre-Owned warranty on select used vehicles.

How long is the “lifetime” warranty really good for?

The Lifetime Warranty is valid for as long as you own the vehicle. You simply must return to our service center every 5 years for a free inspection. The Carefree Maintenance plan is for 24 months (or 30,000 miles), which gives you 4 oil changes, tire rotations, lube, and filter changes.

How much does it cost?

The Newton Advantage is absolutely free. We want to be your Nissan dealership for life, not just as a customer, but as our family & friends.

Where am I covered?

The Carefree Maintenance Plan requires that you get your oil changes & tire rotations here at our service center in Gallatin, which is only a short drive from Lebanon, Hendersonville, Madison, Goodlettsville, and downtown Nashville. You can trust our Nissan-certified technicians and enjoy free coffee, snacks, and WiFi while you wait.

However, there is no requirement to get your car’s service for the Lifetime Warranty done here. You simply must follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance plan and keep all your records.

Can the Lifetime Warranty be transferred?

No. The Lifetime Warranty expires when your vehicle is sold, traded, or deemed a total loss.

What exactly is covered?

The following components, parts, and labor are covered: Engine, Transmission, Transfer Case, Drive Axle, and Seals & Gaskets.

Some restrictions do apply, so ask your service adviser for more details on exactly what is and what is not covered.

Newton Advantage

Have other questions? Please call us for more information. We look forward to speaking to you more about the Newton Advantage soon!

10 Things You Should Never Do

10 Things

Have you heard our latest radio commercial? In it, Mike Abbondanza mentioned a few things that you should never do, including: buying a car from any other place than Newton Nissan of Gallatin! Why? Because of the Newton Advantage. We’ve got you and your new Nissan vehicle covered with both a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and — brand new for 2019 — a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty! Combine that with our customer service and our goal to make your car-buying experience as simple & stress-free as possible, and that’s it: the Newton Advantage.

To learn a little bit more, listen to our latest radio spot here–it’s a fun one, we promise:

We decided to add more to that list with 10 things you should never do! We asked our co-workers and had some fun making this list.


10 Things
10 Things

What would you add to this list?

Like our Facebook page, find this list, and comment one of your 10 things

for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card!

‘Tis the Season: Newton Gives

It’s no secret that we here at Newton Nissan love to give back. From giving away brand-new cars to smart students, hosting fun family events like Trunk or Treat, and sponsoring schools and sporting teams in our area–we are dedicated to supporting our community. One of the ways we’ve given back in recent years has been sponsoring an organization near and dear to our founder & owner’s hearts: Mustard Seed Communities.

This non-profit has multiple residential homes in 5 countries, which care for neglected and abandoned children with very special medical needs. Each community cares for residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs for as long as needed. Bill and Terry Newton have been working with them for over 16 years now!

Each year, the way Newton gives back is to donate in honor of the Newtons. Each of us give what we can, and every employee is invited to participate. We then announce the donation at our annual staff Christmas party. This year, we raised the most that we’ve ever raised before! $5500 will be donated to Mustard Seed Communities to help them continue in their mission to help some of the most needy children around the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this mission alongside our owners.

Newton Gives

To learn more about Mustard Seed Communities and how you can help, please visit their website.