Which 2022 Nissan Vehicles are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

No matter which Nissan vehicle you choose, safety comes standard. The brand is known for its innovation in safety technology, always looking to the future to remain ahead of the curve.

Five vehicles from Nissan’s line-up have been named a “2022 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)! This highly coveted award identifies the vehicles that exceed safety standards, standing out from the pack within each category. 

Here are the winners: 

Test drive one of these top safety picks at Nissan of Orangeburg today!

How Are Top Safety Pick Winners Determined?

Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn “Good” ratings in all six crash test criteria, including the following tests: Driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraints. Winners must also have “Acceptable” or “Good” standard headlights as well as “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for available front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation.

Top Safety Pick award winners, a slightly lower tier, must meet the same requirements – except “Acceptable” or “Good” rated headlights need only be available, not standard. Note that the Nissan Sentra’s addition of LED projector headlights elevated it to its spot in this category.

What Driver Assist Features Come Standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360?

Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes the following must-have features, designed with your family in mind!

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam assist

Nissan also offers Pro-Pilot Assist, a suite of driver assist features that pairs Intelligent Cruise Control capabilities with Steering Assist tech. This system requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel, and enhances safety for those susceptible to driver fatigue. For instance, Brake Assist allows drivers to set their desired distance from the vehicle in front of them, and applies the brakes when necessary. Check out these features during your test drive:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Braking Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Speed Adjust by Route

Find Your Favorite Nissan Model For Sale in Orangeburg Today!

Your new Nissan awaits here at Nissan of Orangeburg! Whether you’re looking for a speedy sports car like the Nissan GT or an eco-friendly Nissan Leaf, our team is here to help! You’ll find this model year’s most popular Nissans, plus a great selection of budget-friendly used options.

As your trusted Nissan dealer in Orangeburg, we’re proud to serve drivers in Cayce, Gaston, and Lexington County. Customers from our state capital of Columbia also visit us, proving that great deals are worth the drive! Come see us today!

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Prepare For Your Road Trip with a Car Maintenance Checklist

It takes some serious preparation to do a road trip right. From planning your route to packing snacks, there is a lot to do to ensure your family is ready to hit the road.

But it is even more important to make sure your vehicle is equipped for the miles ahead. Because car trouble can send your vacation off track quickly, our certified technicians here at Nissan of Orangeburg have created this helpful car maintenance checklist! 

We are dedicated to keeping your car running at peak performance, no matter where the road takes you. Schedule your appointment with our Nissan Service Department today – and check each item off this list before you embark on your next great adventure.

  • Conduct a thorough tire check.

Carefully inspect your tires for uneven tire tread wear, cuts, gouges, etc. Check your owner’s manual for tire pressure recommendations and make sure your tires are properly inflated – before you leave and along the way. Tire rotations are also important, so consult your maintenance schedule and make sure you are up to date. Plus, do not forget a spare tire! 

  • Make sure your battery is in good condition.

Check your battery to ensure it is in good condition. Dead batteries require a jump or roadside assistance – and nothing puts a damper on your travels like car trouble!

  • Test the brakes.

Listen carefully for squeaking, grinding or any other abnormal noises. If you hear anything suspicious, schedule an inspection. The qualified technicians at our Nissan Service Department will check your brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums and fluid levels.

  • Check all fluid levels.

Make sure all the following are correct:

  • Engine oil levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Power steering fluid levels
  • Coolant levels 
  • Brake fluid levels
  • Windshield washer fluid levels

It is a good idea to check your wiper blades too, so that you are prepared for any storms you may encounter.

  • Properly maintain filters.

To ensure your vehicle achieves peak performance, check both the cabin and engine air filters. Check your oil filter as well.

  • Check belts and hoses.

As a general rule, most maintenance schedules recommend replacing drive belts and timing belts every 60,000 miles. If radiator hoses are bulging, worn, brittle, or too soft, that is a clear indication that it is time to replace them. 

  • Test your air conditioner.

Your car’s air conditioner provides much-needed relief during summer’s sweltering days – so be sure that it is working properly before hitting the road.

  • Ensure your lights are working properly.

Check your headlights and all interior lights to be sure they function correctly.

Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

While stocking up on snacks is crucial for keeping hunger at bay between pit stops, packing your car emergency kit is even more important! Remember that you cannot always rely on cell phone service, and if you find yourself stuck on the side of the road, you will want these essentials within reach.

Include these items in your road trip emergency kit:

  • A spare tire, jack and wheel wrench 
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit (including bandages, aspirin, scissors, tape, etc)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Basic tool kit
  • Car charger for phone
  • Nonperishable, high-protein snacks (nuts, granola bars, etc)
  • Drinking water
  • Rain poncho
  • Reflective triangles and vest to increase visibility
  • Small fire extinguisher

Schedule Your Service Appointment at Nissan of Orangeburg!

Ready for an inspection to ensure your vehicle checks every box on the car maintenance checklist? Schedule a service appointment today and drive with confidence.

If you are looking to buy a Nissan in Orangeburg before hitting the opening road, we can help with that, too! As your trusted Nissan dealership in Orangeburg, our team is committed to helping you find the perfect new vehicle. 

Check out the stylish Nissan Altima, with a roomy interior and plenty of fun tech features. Or test drive the family-friendly Rogue, the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick with the most standard safety features in its class!

Get to Nissan of Orangeburg today!

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