Introducing the Long Awaited 2023 Nissan Z | Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Blog

The Nissan Z is the long-awaited new sports car from Nissan. It is a replacement for the 350Z, with Nissan having dropped the numbers from the vehicle’s name. Despite being a new generation model, the Z keeps all the features that has made the 350Z one of its most popular vehicles – with twin seats, RWD and a six-speed manual transmission.

One area though that the new Z has really improved in is power, with a twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 engine that can boast 400hp. This is the same VR30DDTT V6 engine from Nissan’s Infiniti Red Sport 400 models. It maxes out at 400 hp at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque. This 3.0 liter engine has variable valve timing and direct injection which adds a maximum 14.7 psi of boost.

The Entry Level Trim of the 2023 Nissan Z is the Nissan Z Sport

The Z Sport is the entry level trim, but it has an identical powertrain to other Z’s in the range. It also has a completely customizable 12.3-inch TFT instrument display, a complete set of safety features, club seats that have synthetic suede inserts and driver-assistance tools.

The next trim up in the Z Performance. Among its upgrades over the Sport include an eight-speaker Bose stereo system (two more speakers than the Sport), heated leather seats, more responsive braking and firmer suspension.

In terms of looks, the Performance switches the Sport’s 18-inch wheels with lightweight 19-inch forged Rays wheels. The Performance also has red-painted brake calipers, front and rear spoilers and a dual exhaust. The Performance model also has an automatic launch control which the Sport does not have.

The top trim is the Proto Spec which is basically a Performance that’s been merged with the Z Proto concept car. It is a full bumblebee design – yellow body, black roof, bronze wheels, yellow brake calipers and black seats with yellow stitching and accents.

The 2023 Nissan Z is All About Stunning Good Looks and Envy Inducing Power

The Z goes a little overboard in instrumentation, featuring three analog gauges that are basically just there for show – one for boost, one is a turbocharger tachometer and one is a voltmeter. Like Z models of the past, this vehicle has similar-looking taillights and the usual ‘long hood, short deck’ visual appeal.

"The Z has always been an accessible sports car – always placed at the intersection of aspiration and attainability – of dreams and reality,” said Ashwani Gupta, COO at Nissan. “This latest iteration is now ready to thrill Z enthusiasts and create a whole new generation of Z fans as well, when it comes to market here in the U.S. early next year.”

The only bad news about the new Nissan Z is the waiting time until this premier vehicle is released for purchase, which may not happen until April 2022.

The Charlie Clark Nissan Showroom is the Place to go for all Your Nissan Vehicle Needs

If you like the sound and look of the 2023 Nissan Z, then why not head down to the Charlie Clark Nissan showroom in El Paso when the vehicle is released onto the market? In the meantime, we also have a full and complete line of Nissan vehicles in stock, no matter your needs and expectations for a Nissan vehicle, and your price range.

We offer both new and fully-certified preowned Nissan vehicles. We also offer service for all Nissan vehicles, no matter whether you purchased your vehicle from us or not, plus rentals and we welcome inquiries from commercial enterprises as well.

We can also offer you the complete vehicle purchasing experience as we can provide you with financing options, so you really have no need to go anywhere else. Commence your search by reviewing our available inventory, or by arranging a visit to our El Paso showroom. Contact us by phone at (915) 975-6992, or online through our contact form.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Blog

One of Nissan’s flagship vehicles, the Pathfinder, is in receipt of a comprehensive stylish makeover that Nissan hopes will see it regain the ground it has lost in recent years to vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai Palisade. If you are looking for a strong, sturdy and reliable vehicle with plenty of cargo space, the ability to tow trailers and some off road capability, then the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder should be exactly what you are looking for.

The 2022 version of the Pathfinder has a powerful V6 engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SUV comes with FWD fitted as standard, so if you intend to spend some time in your Pathfinder off road, then you will want to upgrade to the AWD option. The latest version of the Nissan Pathfinder is again a three-row SUV with space for up to eight passengers. The infotainment features of the Pathfinder have been upgraded too, and increased tech is available via a series of potential upgrades.

The 2022 Pathfinder is all-new from the ground-up. Every inch of the vehicle was carefully designed to convey a sense of strength and capability with a strong front face, wide stance, blister fenders and a shorter front overhang (versus the previous design).

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, so what’s new?

The first thing you will probably notice about the new version of the Pathfinder is its impressive new look. The appearance of the 2020 model was not well-received, with many people condemning it as lackluster. This new Pathfinder has taken a more modern approach with a return to the more rugged looking Pathfinders of old.

The two base trims of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder (S and SV) both come with an advanced set of driver assistance features, but it is likely to be the next trim up (SL) that is going to be the most popular. With the SL trim drivers receive a 9.0-inch infotainment system complete with a 360-degree camera which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. With the SL’s premier package more luxuries become available, including a panoramic sunroof, a Bose stereo system, 20-inch wheels, heated rear seats and wireless smartphone charging.

Performance, Transmission and Power in the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

One of the biggest changes with the 2022 version of the Nissan Pathfinder is the dropping of the continuously-variable automatic transmission. It has been replaced by a new nine-speed automatic transmission although the same powertrain as from the previous generation – 284-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine – has been retained. In testing, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder accelerates from a standing start to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Despite these upgrades the handling of the new Pathfinder has not changed much, although a more comfortable ride over rugged terrain in particular is aided by sound deadening agents meaning the noise experienced within the cabin is maintained at a minimum.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the EPA has rated the Pathfinder at 23 mpg combined (21 city, 27 highway) for the AWD, with very little difference for the FWD model.

The 2022 Pathfinder is all-new from the ground-up. Every inch of the vehicle was carefully designed to convey a sense of strength and capability with a strong front face, wide stance, blister fenders and a shorter front overhang (versus the previous design).

2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Cargo and Comfort

Again, the previous generation of the Nissan Pathfinder came in for criticism over the dated design of its interior. This criticism has spurred Nissan on to completely update the look of the interior of the Nissan, with stylings closer to that of a truck than a standard SUV. There is also more cabin storage space, while higher trim versions come with extra luxuries such as semi-aniline leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

If you are interested in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder or any generation of the Pathfinder or any other Nissan model, then please check out the inventory available at Charlie Clark Nissan. Please feel free also to contact us at any time with any questions you might have, by phone at (915) 233 2730, or online through our contact form.


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Choosing a Home Charger for a Nissan EV

As El Paso electric vehicle shoppers get further along in the process of transitioning from a traditional gas-powered vehicle to an all new EV (electric vehicle) like the popular Nissan LEAF, one decision that has to be made is how to charge the EV between rides.

EV drivers love the experience of owning an electric vehicle. From the instant acceleration only a battery powered vehicle provides to skipping out on not only fill-ups at the pump, but also other routine maintenance like oil changes—there is a lot to love about driving an EV these days.

El Paso electric vehicle owners also appreciate the ability to fuel their car in their very own driveway or garage at night while they sleep. Thanks to the 6.6 kilowatt charger that comes on-board and a port for quick charging, the Nissan LEAF provides for fast charging in between trips.

To be technical, when we talk about chargers, we actually mean power supplies. Outlets and other sources simply supply the power that the on-board charger uses to fuel the battery, but for simplicities sake, we’ll stick with charger.

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An EV Keeps El Paso Drivers on the Go

Not only can drivers of a new or used Nissan LEAF charge at their home, but there are also public charging stations currently dotting the map around El Paso where EV drivers can get a quick charge thanks to the fast-charging capabilities of an electric vehicle like the Nissan LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF uses a technology known as CHAdeMO, which is the most optimized fast charging standard. Using a public fast charger located around town means your electric vehicle will be charged up in no time. EV drivers are always surprised at the range just a handful of minutes at a public quick charging station provides.

There is less and less range-anxiety for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area today than ever before. Today’s technology and charging options go a long way in assuaging these concerns—especially around the house.

Charging at Home Makes Driving an El Paso Electric Vehicle Even More Convenient

When it comes to charging your Nissan LEAF or other electric vehicle at home, the convenience for modern chargers makes it easier than ever. In fact, one option for charging at home is as simple as plugging your EV into a standard 110-volt wall outlet just as you would any other appliance.

This option provides what is known as “Level 1” charging, which meets the need for many drivers who don’t travel very far each day. Fully charging up your El Paso Nissan LEAF EV using a 110-volt outlet can take around 20 hours if the battery has been completely depleted.

However, “Level 2” charging using a 240V outlet can cut that time by over half.  Depending on the amperage, charging a Nissan LEAF at Level 2 can be done in about 7 hours. This is the perfect amount of time to charge up an electric vehicle at night in your garage or driveway to be ready to go with a full charge the next day.

Most El Paso electric vehicle drivers opt to have a “Level 2 charger installed by a professional electrician at home when they purchase their new or used Nissan LEAF EV. Today’s options include smart chargers that connect to an app to manage charging.

To learn more about EV charging options, contact the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso. Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse our website where you can chat with a friendly and knowledge associate today!


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Why You Should Own an Electric Vehicle.

It is time we stop saying that EV’s (electric vehicles) are set to become the future of transportation and understand how they are actually the present—or at least they are the most efficient and responsible option currently. What was once thought to be reserved for celebrities or the uberwealthy in big cities is becoming more and more the standard for everyday drivers in every city—like El Paso.

As the technology driving EV’s has skyrocketed over the past few years, both the cost of ownership and the conveniences they bring have also improved dramatically for residents in a place like El Paso. In fact, with today’s electric vehicles, the cost to power and maintain an EV can cost just a third of what it costs to fuel and maintain a traditional gas-powered vehicle.

Incentives at Every Level for Electric Vehicle Drivers

What many El Paso drivers are unaware of is that with fewer moving parts and less opportunity for friction in the engine, electric vehicles do not require oil changes or other regular services like vehicles powered by combustion engines. Instead, an electric vehicle allows drivers to stay on the road longer simply by no longer requiring the inconvenient routine maintenance of a gas-powered vehicle.

Not only is the low cost of ownership a worthy incentive in and of itself, but there are other ways that governments or power companies are making driving an electric car extra worth it. From the federal level all the way down to certain municipalities, tax credits, rebates, and discounts abound for owners of EV’s—even in a place like El Paso, TX.

As if the financial incentives and the pride of owning one were not enough, an added bonus for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area is the increased performance. The ability of electric vehicles to transfer power from their battery to the engine and throughout the drivetrain in a fraction of the time it takes a gas-powered vehicle means instant torque.

More responsive acceleration coupled with a quieter ride is an added benefit many drivers are unaware of until they get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle for the first time. This perk is not just reserved for only higher-end electric vehicles but is a part of every model.

The Only Environmentally Friendly Choice Means Making Much Less Impact

While incentives have been used to get the ball rolling toward critical mass, the number one motivator for EV drivers currently is their effect on the environment—or rather their lack of an effect. Being much cleaner to operate and to manufacture, electric vehicles do not leave a devastating mark on nonrenewable energy sources.

Thanks to their zero emission powertrains and the ability for El Paso electric vehicle drivers to charge their EV using electricity sourced from low-emissions sources such as solar panels, wind, and natural gas, electric vehicles are the most climate conscious decision drivers can make.

When you are ready to experience an electric vehicle in El Paso for the first time, the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso is here to help. With makes and models like the all-electric Nissan LEAF—which is still building on over a decade of advancements in the EV market—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso features the latest new and used options for electric vehicles in El Paso.

Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse the inventory of electric vehicles online where you can also safely and securely book a test drive while beginning the process of purchasing an electric vehicle today!

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Our Love for El Paso Texas—Our Home, Our Life

It is not happenstance that Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso made its home here in El Paso. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso intentionally chose El Paso. Actually, you could say that El Paso chose Charlie Clark Nissan.

To understand how Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wound up making El Paso its home, you have to know the Charlie Clark story. Charlie Clark himself was raised in the McAllen TX area and while located nearly 800 miles from El Paso, McAllen shares much of the same culture that attracted Charlie Clark to El Paso.

A large part of Charlie Clark’s rearing was influenced by the time he spent with his nanny—Mari Cruz Aurora Aguirre—who he called, “Nana.” She was a native of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Nana played a key role in developing Charlie Clark’s love and appreciation for the melding of cultures along the Texas border.

Charlie Clark’s firsthand exposure to many Mexican traditions in the home of Mrs. Aguirre and across the border in nearby Reynosa led to a deep affection for the festive environments he often experienced. This appreciation and affection has led to the culture Charlie Clark creates in his El Paso dealership.

One recent online testimonial even states, “It’s a party atmosphere in that place from the time they open their doors in the morning till they close.” Another reads, “I love your commercials. I think your Nana is so beautiful.” Charlie Clark would agree!

The Beauty of El Paso’s Geography is Only Matched by its People

Not only is the geography a sight to behold, but so is its wildlife. Hikers, bikers, and others love to view beautiful landscapes along with the diverse ecosystem. Birds, reptiles, and small mammals all live throughout the city limits of El Paso. It is a regular occurrence to spot mule deer, coyotes, and even an occasional mountain lion.

El Paso sits on the westernmost point of Texas and features striking views of the Franklin Mountains that extend north into New Mexico. The rich history of El Paso goes back hundreds of years and it is no wonder how El Paso became the site of choice for many to watch the Mexican Revolution rage between rebel and federal forces back in 1911.

While no longer a place of nearby revolution, El Paso does demonstrate honor to military heritage through its own Fort Bliss; which is home of the U. S. Army’s tank division. Soldiers who call El Paso home are regularly involved in giving back to the community through toy drives and other efforts.

Sun City is Also a Safe and Fun City

Also known as Sun City, El Paso has a storied history of tales for which the wild west is often depicted in movies and legend. While the truth of these stories cannot be validated, the area pays homage to its country western heritage all around town. Ironically, in light of its wild west reputation, El Paso is actually one of the top 10 safest cities in the nation.

The name Sun City is one that El Paso earns due to the large number of sunny days every year. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso loves to call a place with this type of climate home. The weather in El Paso provides for lots of opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. The Franklin Mountains State Park provides many ways for El Paso residents to enjoy activities outside like camping and hiking.

Many People Have Learned that El Paso is a Great Place to Raise a Family

The famous El Paso Zoo is another outdoor attraction that features fun for the whole family. The zoo’s 35 acres of green space and exotic animals from all over the world make it a favorite destination for many in the city. Along with the zoo, downtown El Paso features seasonal festivities throughout the year for all of its residents and visitors to enjoy.

The cultural crossroads of El Paso provides one of the most delicious culinary scenes of any city. Residents and tourists are regularly treated to authentic Mexican, true southwestern, and the best Tex-Mex cuisine you can find anywhere. The appreciation for food found in El Paso is what leads Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso to feature fresh pan dulce daily along with special grilling every Saturday featuring tacos, carne asada, burgers, and more.

The great public school system coupled with outstanding colleges and universities make El Paso a popular destination for those who highly value education. Coupled with the low cost of living, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso knew that it would be easy to serve a population that shares these same values.

El Paso Displays Tribute to History

The ways in which El Paso honors the past is another reason Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso calls our city home. El Paso features the only border patrol museum in all of America and also provides the only bi-lingual Holocaust museum in the U.S. as well.

The beautiful architecture of El Paso includes lots of adobe—Spanish for mudbrick—structures in the El Paso area. Although adobe is among the earliest building materials used throughout the world, it is not one forsaken by designers and builders around El Paso. The use of adobe is another way the history of Latin American culture is on display in the El Paso area.

Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wanted to be part of a community where art lovers, history buffs, and others with a deep love of blended cultures are not only welcomed, but also celebrated. To understand even more why Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chose to call this area home, simply drop by the dealership to experience it for yourself.

Call today or even start your Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso experience online where you can read about all the ways Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chooses to give back and add to the rich cultural community of El Paso.

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Nissan@Home Car Buying Completely Online from Test Drive to Delivery with Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé! Pass

Given our current circumstance and the lack of a crystal ball revealing when this stay-at-home lifestyle will all be over, some companies refuse to simply wait for life to return to normal. Instead, companies like Nissan—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso specifically—are choosing to pivot in unprecedented ways to serve customers in the midst of the pandemic.

A new program dubbed Nissan@Home was launched late last year in order to provide a completely online shopping experience for customers who are either unable to leave their home or are choosing to lay low. Never having to leave your home to purchase a vehicle is almost unimaginable, but licensed dealerships like Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are making it possible.

The Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Oralé Pass Makes It Possible

You may be curious as to just how such an offer can even operate. Charlie Clark Nissan is putting new and used vehicles in driveways around El Paso without the need to even visit the showroom. Thanks to Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass, shoppers can schedule both a service pick up for their existing vehicles and a home test drive for new cars, trucks, or vans.

The Oralé Pass is as easy as clicking over to the website and filling out a simple form with some basic information. The friendly and experienced teams at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are here to help El Paso drivers no matter their automotive needs. Sales and service staff are serving customers in new ways that are respectful to their wishes while keeping everyone involved safe.

Scheduling Service Online Saves Customers a lot of Hassle

For service to an existing vehicle, a certified staff member from Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will come and pick up your vehicle from you—whether it’s from your home or your place of employment. Once the service has been completed, a team member will bring your vehicle right back to you, again wherever is most convenient for you.

Vehicles are not only returned with the quality repair or service work completed, but also washed and completely sanitized! Think about the benefits of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass that go above and beyond taking your vehicle in for service elsewhere. You also get to pay for your service or repair work from the comfort of your home.

The Oralé Pass Makes Choosing Your Next Vehicle a Breeze

In terms of purchasing your next vehicle, a well-trained staff from Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will deliver the car, truck, or van in which you are interested. You get to test drive the vehicle around your own neighborhood and take it for a spin that mimics your regular driving habits.

You get to see exactly how the vehicle looks in your driveway or garage while also completing most of the financing process from wherever you would like. The Oralé Pass really is that simple and easy for anyone looking to take advantage of this unmatched service.

Who would have thought we would be purchasing new vehicles using the same means as Door Dash or Uber Eats? Yet thanks to the willingness and innovation of a Nissan dealership like Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso, here we are!

The real winner here is the customer. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass gives people what they’re asking for, which is the ability to buy a new car on their own terms. This improved customer experience is an opportunity the leadership at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso has made possible in an otherwise potentially problematic environment.

Online Innovation Provides Unprecedented Convenience to Customers

With many parents in the El Paso area having to navigate remote learning while staying productive at their job, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass provides ways to shorten the traditional car buying timeline. No longer does someone have to block off several hours to go to a showroom and try to select a vehicle in person.

Today, shoppers are afforded the option to handle all the research and begin the buying process online with just a few clicks around their own schedule. Of course, the sales team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are always available to either chat online or over the phone in order to help guide and answer any questions customers may have.

From scheduling a service to selecting a ride for a test drive, shoppers can manage the entire process from their computer, tablet, or cell phone. Whether that means clicking their way through in the comfort of their own living room, from their desk at work, or even a table in a local coffee shop—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass allows everyone to turn their current location into a full-blown virtual dealership showroom.

The Oralé Pass Allows for a Hybrid Model

With the Oralé Pass, shoppers can at any time transition the process from online to in person. If you get halfway through and decide you are able or would just prefer to come in, simply pick up where you left off online. The employees of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are taking every step possible—from wearing masks to social distancing—to make even the in person experience safe for everyone.

All of us have been going through challenging times recently. The staff here at Charlie Clark Nissan is taking every precaution necessary to keep all spaces clean. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to make it in to Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso, don’t worry. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will come to you! Oralé!

Take advantage of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass today by simply clicking over to the website for more details and to start the easy process for yourself. You can schedule service for your car or choose a new one knowing that it is all on your timeline and that you can stay safe while doing so.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19): A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe and Knowing What to Expect – Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Dealer

No time in history has prepared us for what we now face. Perhaps the saving grace in the current global pandemic is that we are all in this together. There is no one immune (pardon the pun) to the current circumstance. As we all dig in and watch humanity be put to the test, read on for a how-to guide on making sure you stay in the know in the age of COVID-19.

Take Steps to Ensure Personal Safety for You and Loved Ones

What we had all hoped would be a short season is turning into a marathon with no clear end in sight. Whether it’s figuring out how to work from home while managing with kids or constantly scrubbing your hands, there is a lot to consider.

As the flight attendant says before takeoff, put your mask on first. If you are not taking care of yourself well, you will not be able to take care of those around you. According to the American Red Cross, who is monitoring the coronavirus disease very closely, “the best way to prevent illness from COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus, as there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.” The first step is trying to steer clear of those who may be infected.

Keeping yourself isolated is obviously a privilege, but for those who have the option, there is no better way to keep yourself healthy. Leave home only for essentials. If you do have to run to the grocery store or pharmacy, maintain a distance of at least six feet from anyone else. This dramatically decreases the chance you will contract the virus.

The Center for Disease Control has stated that the virus is spread primarily from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, but it could be possible to contract COVID-19 from touching a surface or object that has the virus on it. If you come in contact with a contaminated surface and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, you could contract the virus yourself. Therefore, in addition to maintaining a safe distance from others, it is recommended that you also avoid touching your face.

You need to wash your hands more often and for longer than you would think. When washing your hands, do so for at least 20 seconds. Some tricks to making sure you are spending adequate time scrubbing include singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or “Happy Birthday” twice. When you get tired of these child classics, you can always switch to the chorus of Beyoncé’s “Love on Top”. Although the most popular choice is the chorus of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene. Both of the options will get you to 20 seconds in the sink.

After you’ve washed your hands properly, avoided touching your face, and stayed away from others, there are still a few other steps to staying healthy. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces every day. Doorknobs, handles, computers, faucets, countertops, and cell phones tend to be the biggest culprits for housing disease-inducing pathogens.

Finally, if you must be around others in tight quarters, you should wear a facemask. Facemasks are especially recommended for those who are experiencing symptoms of any kind and when visiting a doctor’s office.

What If I Have to Travel During the Pandemic?

Some of us just don’t have the option of never leaving the house. When work or caring for a loved one requires you to travel, there are still precautions you can take in order to avoid becoming infected.

The U.S. State Department has issued its highest level warning—a Global Level 4 Health Advisory—notifying Americans not to travel internationally. In fact, the department has advised that all U.S. citizens should arrange for immediate return to the Unites States unless prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time. The CDC has also issued a warning against all nonessential travel.

If you must travel, the first thing to do is confirm all your plans. Check with hotels, airlines, and vehicle rental companies directly to make sure they are still able to accommodate you and those traveling with you. The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the pandemic so make sure to monitor updates and alerts closely from any service you have booked.

With all the restrictions and warnings currently issued for travelers, there have also been some restrictions eased. For example, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is allowing passengers to carry 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in a carry-on for the time being. The previous allowance for any liquid was only 3.4 ounces. Permitting a larger container of hand sanitizer allows passengers to disinfect hands more often, but increased hand washing and avoiding contact with the face are still encouraged even with the use of hand sanitizers.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have developed a real-time map tracking the coronavirus. If you must travel during the pandemic, you can check the map to see if the virus has been reported wherever you are headed before you arrive. This will help you to be in the know and take further precaution if necessary. As of March 31st, the United States currently has the most confirmed cases with over 164,000 people who have tested positive. The Johns Hopkins site also has a link to a Google Sheet containing all confirmed and suspected cases of the coronavirus.

What Can I Expect from Responsible Businesses Like Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso That Are Still Open?

Many employers are taking steps to balance the delicate scale of keeping their workers gainfully employed during the pandemic while also maintaining a safe workplace for both employees and customers. This effort begins with education. Responsible businesses are making sure to communicate openly with their workforce so that everyone is well informed of the situation. Company policies and procedures relating to good hygiene are being updated and implemented real-time as organizations like the CDC and WHO release new information.

Some businesses have taken an extra step to appoint an emergency management team or task force. This can provide a single point of contact in order to avoid duplication of efforts and miscommunication within the company. Creating a resource center with information from across all departments such as HR, IT, and legal is often the first task for a newly appointed emergency management team.

Employees may feel the pressure to show up to work in order to maintain a regular rhythm and not appear to lack work ethic during the outbreak, but it is vital for employers to encourage their workforce to stay home if they fall ill. Businesses should actively encourage employees to go home immediately (and stay home) when exhibiting signs of a fever or other symptoms. To ease the anxiety of their employees and influence them to stay away if not well, many businesses are demonstrating flexibility when it comes to sick leave and attendance.

In order to create a safe environment for customers, businesses are taking extra precautions to screen visitors such as vendors, delivery drivers, or maintenance contractors coming onto their property. Furthermore, businesses are under an obligation to inform visitors of any known coronavirus cases among their employees.

Managing Well and Being Productive While Working from Home (For Those Who Can)

With all of the CDC recommendations and stay-at-home orders, many of us have found ourselves trying to work from home while also managing children or other family members. This can be a lot to handle, but it does not have to overwhelm you. There are steps you can take to make the most of the situation.

If you are fortunate enough to work from home, understand your circumstance as a luxury. Many healthcare, restaurant staff, and other essential workers don’t have the opportunity to work from home. Once you have made this mindset shift, you will then want to set some clear boundaries. Drawing clear lines between work and the rest of life will go a long way to helping you maintain your sanity.

You can draw boundaries by something as simple as your wardrobe. You wouldn’t show up to work in your pajamas so take the time to get ready for your work day just as you would if you were still heading in to the office. Shower, brush your teeth, and dress the part. This signifies to others in the house (and to your mind) that you are at work—even if not physically.

Have a dedicated work space with the right setup. Your space does not have to be fancy. A clean and well-organized kitchen counter or dining room table will do just fine. The key is just having a space, rather than spaces throughout the house. Videoconferencing apps like Zoom, laptop stands with wireless keyboards, and other tools will help to designate a boundary and set you up for being as productive as possible.

As we all try to navigate this new normal, there are steps we can take to adjust accordingly. With a focus on staying healthy, taking steps to ensure safe travel, and being responsible in the workplace, we will get through this one day at a time together. From servicing your vehicle so it stays ready for when you need it to having cars available for short term rental, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso is doing our part to safely serve you in this unprecedented time. Give us a call at (915) 228-2412 or use our online contact form and allow our friendly team of experts to take care of your automotive needs so you can focus on all the things that are most important.

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What’s the break-in period for a 2019 Nissan Titan?

If you just bought a 2019 Nissan Titan, you may be wondering: how should I break it in? Though break-in periods on vehicles are not as extreme as they used to be, thanks to advances in engineering and technology, it’s still important to follow some guidelines to make sure you get your vehicle running optimally.Those guidelines, however, differ from vehicle to vehicle. Let’s look at the break-in period recommendations for the 2019 Nissan Titan.
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Nissan Unveils the 2019 Altima at the New York International Auto Show

For a long time now, the Altima has been a staple of the Nissan lineup. Generation after generation, the model continues to stay modern and innovative, and that won’t change for 2019 as the Altima enters its 6th generation. At the New York International Auto Show, the 2019 Nissan Altima was unveiled with exciting changes that only heighten the anticipation ahead of the model’s future release date.
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What technology comes on the 2020 Nissan TITAN?

The Nissan TITAN is the brand’s full-size pickup that enters 2020 with a more powerful engine, a new transmission, as well as updates to entertainment and safety technology. The 2020 TITAN underwent an interior redesign, making more of the brand’s intuitive technology standard. To learn more about the entertainment and safety technology on the 2020 Nissan TITAN, continue reading below!
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2018 Nissan Maxima MSRP and Pricing Information

The sedan segment is very familiar with the consistently-impressive Nissan Maxima. Every single year, Nissan is dedicated to making the Maxima the best version of itself yet. Of course, the 2018 production year was no different. As a result, the 2018 Nissan Maxima really is the best one yet. Keep on reading to learn more, including the 2018 Nissan Maxima MSRP and pricing information.
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Learn about 2020 Nissan Armada trim levels!

Are you interested in getting a Nissan SUV that offers off-road capabilities? The 2020 Nissan Armada is the vehicle for you! To learn more about the athletic sport utility vehicle, watch the video walkthrough below! Then, check out our new Nissan Armada inventory!
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Take a look at the 2020 Nissan Kicks!

The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover that comes in three trim level options. Offering intuitive technology, spacious seating and unique style, the Kicks is a great option for shoppers seeking a small SUV. To learn about the different trim level options on the 2020 Nissan Kicks, watch the video below!
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Enjoy Card Games and Science Projects During the Stay at Home Order in El Paso, TX

According to an El Paso Times article, there are more than 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases in El Paso TX. The city health authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza asks that residents stay home as much as possible and wear a face covering if they go in public. El Paso City Council extended an emergency order that closes local bars and businesses until May 17. Additionally, parks and recreation sites like Red Sands and Ascarate Park have been closed as a result of the stay-at-home order.
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Free Events in El Paso, TX on Easter Weekend 2017

Easter is less than a week away, and we are just as egg-cited as you are! Some people already have all of their Easter weekend plans figured out, but we also understand that there are plenty of people who just haven’t had time to sit down and figure it all out just yet. Are you scrambling your brains, trying to find some free 2017 Easter egg hunts and events in El Paso, TX? Look no further; we’ve got you covered. We are always happy to be of service!
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Does the Nissan Rogue have Apple CarPlay™?

If you’re investing thousands of dollars into a new vehicle, it’s important to know what kind of entertainment system the vehicle is equipped with. If you’re considering getting a new Nissan Rogue, rest assured that you’ll have an advanced entertainment system that offers wireless smartphone integration, remote access through the NissanConnect® Services App. Let’s dive into the specific entertainment features on the 2020 Nissan Rogue below!
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Where can I get a commercial van in Southern Texas?

Does your business need a commercial pickup truck or van? Whether your company needs a cargo van, compact cargo van, 12-person passenger van or a powerful pickup truck, there is a Nissan commercial fleet vehicle for you. If you’re in the El Paso, TX area, check out the commercial inventory at Charlie Clark Nissan! Let’s go through the specs and features of each commercial vehicle from Nissan below!
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Best Practices for Social Distancing in El Paso County

Over the course of the past few weeks, COVID-19 has spread like wildfire across the entire world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to determine how the virus spreads has indicated that the virus spreads between people who are withing six feet of one another through airflow and “respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes.”
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Check out this Video Review of the 2020 Murano!

The 2020 Nissan Murano is one of the brand’s most popular models. The SUV boasts advanced safety features, useful amenities and capable performance. The Murano comes in four trims—S, SV, SL and Platinum. If you want to learn about the different specs and features in the SUV, watch the detailed video walkthrough below!
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3 Reasons to Road Trip Instead of Fly

When planning a trip, one of the first details to determine is how you plan to reach your destination. In most traveling situations in the United States, the main options involve either driving or flying. There are benefits and fallbacks to using either mode of transportation, but we’re here to tell you that there are several benefits to taking a road trip over flying. Check out 5 reasons to road trip instead of fly below.
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Take an In-Depth Look at the 2020 TITAN

The capable and dynamic Nissan TITAN entered the 2020 model year with updates to its transmission and several other features. If you’re interested in learning what’s new on the TITAN, watch the review video below! Don’t forget to check out 2020 Nissan TITAN inventory at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso!
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Does the 2020 Nissan Murano have Apple CarPlay?

The Nissan Murano is a two-row midsize SUV that is equipped with cutting-edge technology, features capable performance and a host of amenities. After the 2019 Murano received a mid-cycle refresh, the 2020 Nissan Murano hits the market with very few updates, aside from adding more standard advanced safety features on a few models. There are several intuitive entertainment features on the 2020 Nissan Murano, which comes in four different trim level options that sport varying levels of technology. 2020 Nissan Murano trim levels include the S, SL, SV and Platinum. Let’s go through the safety and entertainment technology on each 2020 Nissan Murano trim level below!
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What’s the difference between the 2020 Nissan Versa and Kicks?

Are you in the market for an affordable, capable and tech-savvy entry-level vehicle? The 2020 Nissan Versa and 2020 Nissan Kicks are two vehicles that come with advanced technology, capable performance and athletic designs. Are you trying to determine whether the Kicks or Versa is best for you? Watch the video below for a comparison between the 2020 Nissan Versa vs Nissan Kicks done by Redline Reviews.
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What kind of events are going on in El Paso during March of 2020?

Are you interested in attending events in El Paso, TX during March of 2020? We’ve compiled a list of various events taking place in the El Paso area during the month of March. If you want to immerse yourself in the El Paso culture, check a couple of the events and listed below!
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Take a Closer Look at the 2020 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra was completely redone for the 2020 model year! Are you interested in learning about the features in the Sentra and their capabilities? Learn about the entertainment features, advanced technology and other intuitive technology in the 2020 Nissan Sentra by watching the walkthrough video and review below!
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What kind of entertainment features are on the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder?

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row SUV that offers spacious seating for up to seven passengers. The Pathfinder is equipped with advanced safety features and innovative technology that is sure to keep the family happy. If you’re interested in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, but want to learn about its entertainment features and technology, continue reading below!
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How Much Does 2020 Nissan TITAN Cost?

The 2020 Nissan TITAN is a capable, bold and powerful full-size pickup truck that has received several updates from the previous model. The 2020 TITAN has received improvements to its powertrain, exterior and interior styling, trim level options and advanced safety technology. One major improvement from previous model years is that the 2020 TITAN comes with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360.
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Can a Nissan Frontier drive one million miles?

The Nissan Frontier is a dependable, powerful and amenity-packed mid-sized pickup truck. The 2019 Frontier received J.D. Power’s ‘Most Dependable Midsize Pickup’ award, but the dependability of the Frontier is a common trait shared between all Frontier models. One 2007 Nissan Frontier was so dependable that its owner Brian Murphy set a goal to put one million miles on it. So, can a Nissan Frontier drive one million miles? Continue reading below to find out!
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Where Can I Service my Nissan near El Paso?

Are you near El Paso, Texas and need service on your vehicle? Don’t worry, because the service technicians here at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso is trained and certified to provide repairs and maintenance on your vehicle, regardless of its make and model. Our service center provides a wide selection of services and also offers various service coupons to help make repairs and maintenance as inexpensive and pain-free as possible
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How Much Does the 2020 Nissan Altima Cost?

The Nissan Sentra has been around since 1993 and entered its eighth generation with the release of the 2019 Sentra model. While many changes were made to the Sentra before last year’s release, the sedan hits the market with a few updates in 2020, like premiering its new engine, a 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.
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How Much Can the Titan Tow?

The Nissan Titan underwent a redesign for the 2020 model year, with changes to advanced safety technology, interior technology, design, and its engine. The 2020 Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission. While this engine produces impressive power, its towing and payload capabilities are on a level of their own. Let’s go through the towing and payload capabilities on the 2020 Nissan Titan below!
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Go Hiking with Family Near El Paso

Are you on the hunt for a family-friendly activity that is healthy, fun and in the El Paso, TX area? We have just what you need—a hiking trip! Luckily, Texas is full of natural beauty and there are quite a few hiking trails in the El Paso area! Let’s go through a few prime hiking destinations below!
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What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Kicks?

The Nissan Kicks is a small crossover SUV where design and high-tech features meet. The Kicks is a great vehicle for singles or couples who want a functional, yet stylish vehicle. As far as changes to the 2020 Kicks go, Nissan added more standard safety features and made updates to the engine and design. Let’s go through what’s new on the kicks and dig into specs and features for the three trim level options.
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What Trim Levels does the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Come in?

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a compact sport utility vehicle that is positioned between the Kicks and Rogue in the Nissan lineup. The Rogue Sport has received a few updates for its 2020 model. For starters, the Rogue Sport has a new design on both rear and front grilles, as well as the addition of LED daytime running lamps. The Nissan Rogue Sport also has a standard suite of Nissan Safety Shield 360 driver assistance technology.
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The Reason Why Four Wheels Are Better Than Three

Have you ever tried to teach someone a new way of doing something only to have them tell you, “but I’ve always done it this way instead.” Sometimes in life, we get so used to things being a certain way that we never take the time to wonder why they are that way in the first place.
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Would a Nissan Altima be a good first car?

When choosing a first car, whether because you recently reached driving age or just haven’t bought a vehicle before, there are certain key things to look for. It’s good to get a well-rounded vehicle with pleasant comfort, sporty drive feels, good technology, and a soothing suite of safety.You may have your eye on the 2019 Nissan Altima and be wondering: does it fulfill the aforementioned categories? Would it make a good first car?
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What Sound Does a Nissan LEAF Make?

When you’re walking around the streets of your city, you generally don’t have to do a lot of looking to determine if vehicles are nearby. You can hear them. It’s still a good idea to look both ways before crossing the street, however, as modern vehicles have been getting quieter and quieter.
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Divide-N-Hide® Does Just That In Your New Nissan

Whenever it may be necessary to leave gifts or other valuable items in your car for any period of time, it can make you feel pretty uneasy. Leaving those things in your vehicle where someone could break in and take them is far from ideal, but sometimes as you’re out running errands and shopping, that just ends up being the situation.
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Nissan’s VC-Turbo Engine Brings Thrilling Performance to the Sedan Segment

These days, many drivers probably take the engine in their car for granted. The combination of reliability and power is nearly flawless in so many applications, including when it comes to Nissan vehicles. But, perhaps one of the greatest engine achievements to date from the Nissan brand is the Altima’s 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine. What makes it special?
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Nissan Will Show Up Big at CES This Year

What Is Nissan Bringing to CES 2020? For those who don’t know, CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show and it’s one of the biggest events of the year for anything and everything futuristic. Some of the coolest technological innovations in their early forms appear here, so it’s no surprise that Nissan will be bringing some awesome stuff for CES 2020.
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