Nissan Earns 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Nissan Earns 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Nissan is serious about saving energy and working to protect our environment. For the fifth year in a row now, Nissan has been recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“Nissan is honored to once again be recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the year,” said Rebecca Vest, vice president, Corporate Development and Social Responsibility, in a statement. “We continue to make improvements to our operations that reduce our environmental footprint as we manufacture the highest quality vehicles sold in North America.”

Over the years, Nissan has made numerous changes at its facilities to reduce energy use and prevent waste. These efforts include switching to more efficient LED lighting, improving industrial motor efficiency, repairing compressed air leaks, and using a more environmentally friendly paint process that uses 30% less energy.

In addition to the Energy Start Partner award, Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi was recently awarded an Energy Star Certification for the 10th consecutive year. With these accomplishments, Nissan ranks in the top 25% in the automotive industry for superior energy conservation.

Here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a company that works hard to preserve our environment for generations to come.

Celebrate National Bike Month with Some Outdoor Adventures

National Bike Month

May is the perfect time of year to head outdoors. The temperatures aren’t too scorching yet and the scenery is beautiful. If you live here in High Point and love to bike, you probably have at least some experience mountain biking. This month, celebrate National Bike Month with some of these great local biking trails near High Point.

  • Uwharrie National Forest. There are four biking trails available at Uwharrie National Forest. The trails cover a wide range of terrain including large rocks and steep hills. You can do a complete loop of all four trails for a total of 25 miles.
  • Greenway Trail System. If you prefer biking on a flatter surface, try the Greenway Trail System right here in High Point. There is a total of 9 miles of trails along three different paths.
  • Owl’s Roost Trail. This mountain biking trail will offer a variety of challenges for all kinds of riders. It starts at Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro and runs along Lake Brandt.
  • Rowan County. Our southwest county neighbors in Rowan County have a wonderful 226-mile system that links together various towns, points of interest, and recreational areas. You can pick up a map of the trail system at the Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Where are your favorite bike trails near High Point?

How to Repair a Car Dent


No matter how careful you are, your car is bound to get a dent. While parking at the back of the lot and keeping your distance from other cars and hazards goes a long way, there’s no
true way to avoid dents. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to repair a car dent without paying a mechanic. Here’s a few favorite ways for how to repair a car dent from us here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

  • The Plunger – By using a cup plunger, the one used for sinks, not toilets, you can generate enough suction to remove a small to medium-sized dent. Add water to the end of the plunger and the dent. Place the plunger over the dent and start pushing and pulling. It shouldn’t take long for the dent to pop out.
  • Boiling Water – Plastic bumpers tend to be difficult to maneuver and that can make removing a dent difficult. To make the plastic a tad more flexible, remove the bumper, add boiling water, and try to push the dent out. Odds are you’ll make better progress even if you don’t remove the dent entirely.
  • Specialty Kits – If all else fails, invest in a specialty kit. Although they don’t always work, spending $30 on a kit that fixes the problem is better than heading to a repair shop.

Usain Bolt’s 2017 Nissan GT-R

Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man, and he’s finally found a car that can match his personality and performance. The Nissan GT-R is one of the world’s fastest sports cars and Bolt took part in developing a one-time special edition model. He went behind the scenes at the New York International Auto Show and gave everyone a peak at the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

By Jmex - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Bolt’s 2017 GT-R is painted gold, boasts his signature, and uses real gold for the interior fittings. The latest model features a luxurious interior and the incredible performance one would expect from such a renowned sports car.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R boasts a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that pumps out an impressive 565 hp, 20 hp more than the 2015 model. Featuring a new “Blaze Metallic Orange” exterior color, the sports car is expected to top a hefty $100,000 price tag.

The GT-R wasn’t the only sports car Nissan showed off at the auto show. Previous generations of the GT-R, like a silver 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, were on display as well. The current GT-R makes the ol’ Skyline look outdated and understated, to say the least.

We here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan can’t wait for the latest GT-R!

Take Care of Your Car during National Car Care Month

National Car Care Month
National Car Care Month

Spring is finally here. As you see the leaves coming back and the flowers blooming, you are likely opening up your windows and freshening up your house, perhaps even tackling a few projects you neglected all winter. There may be something else that is suffering through some neglect—your car.

April is recognized as National Car Care Month, which means it is the perfect time to give some much-needed attention to your faithful companion. Winter can be the harshest time of the year on your vehicle and now that spring is here, you can wash away and repair the last lingering bits of winter.

This spring you should have your car inspected to make sure its maintenance is where it should be. A neglected car can lead to much higher maintenance costs down the road, so it’s better to take care of a minor problem now than a major problem later.

According to the Car Care Council, some of the most common maintenance issues include skipped oil changes, coolant issues, dirty air filters, belt problems, and worn out windshield wipers.

If you want to make sure your car is ready for the spring season and summer road trips ahead, schedule a service appointment today at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

2016 Nissan Murano is Best 2-Row SUV for Families

2016 Nissan Murano
2016 Nissan Murano

For the second time this year, the 2016 Nissan Murano has received an award from U.S. News & World Report. The first award was in February, when the Murano was chosen as one of the magazine’s “Best Cars for the Money.” Now, the Murano has earned the title of “Best 2-Row SUV for Families.”

The Best Cars for Families awards rely on automotive reviews, cargo volume, seating arrangements, safety, reliability data, and more to select the winners in each of the 21 automotive segments. Editors at U.S. News & World Report were impressed with the Murano’s refined interior, low long-term ownership costs, positive reviews, interior space, family friendly features, and overall great value.

“Nissan is honored by the continuing recognition of our new Murano by the editors of U.S. News & World Report,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations, in a statement. “Consumers seem to be in agreement with the publication’s assessment – sales of Murano are on fire in 2016, increasing more than 85 percent in February and more than 65 percent for year, compared to the same periods in 2015.”

The 2016 Nissan Murano features eye-catching exterior styling and the interior is comfortable and will give passengers a feeling of refinement. Passengers will also love all the technology, including the available NissanConnect system.

Come check out the beautiful Nissan Murano today at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

New Nissan Titan Goes On Sale Summer 2016

The full-size pickup market has largely consisted of Detroit’s Big Three for far too long and Nissan is looking to enter the fray. The latest contender is the all-new Nissan Titan half-ton pickup, set to hit dealer lots later this summer. Although the nameplates may be similar, the Nissan Titan and Nissan Titan XD are two different trucks entirely.

Nissan Titan

The new Nissan Titan has received its first full update since its initial release in 2004. Compared to the Nissan Titan XD, the Titan is small and built on a different chassis. Under the hood is a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine capable of producing 390 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. That engine will be available in the Titan XD sometime in the future.

The Nissan Titan XD, launched in December 2015, is larger than the Titan and is a new class of pickup truck, according to Nissan. Deemed the “Every Duty Truck,” it’s designed to appeal to customers who can’t decide between half-ton and heavy-duty pickups.

Together, the trucks will cover 85% of the market, allowing Nissan a fighting chance against the Detroit Big Three. With truck sales on the up and up and Nissan’s ability to offer two new pickups, expect to see more Nissan-badged trucks on the road.

We here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan are pumped to see the new 2017 Nissan Titan!