Newton Nissan South is proud to sponsor local non-profits, schools, sports teams, and community events in and around Bedford County! This month in the spotlight is the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County! You may recognize this name as a national program, but did you know that they are located right in our backyard here in Shelbyville as well?
The primary goal of the Boys & Girls Club here is to provide year round after school programming for kids ages 5-13. Unlike other programs, the Boys & Girls Club is not limited by the poverty line on who can be helped. Instead, it is a heavily discounted program so that anyone in need can receive affordable after school care for their children.
What They Do
The Boys & Girls Club is a well-rounded program that not only seeks to help students academically, but also give them life skills that they can take home with them. On top of homework help, they plan field trips like swimming and bowling to keep the kids active. They rely on volunteers helping out with this, many of whom are TN Promise college students. If you are interested in volunteering or enrolling your child, you can call their office at (931) 735-6525.
Upcoming Event: End of Summer Carnival
The way Newton Nissan South got involved with the Boys & Girls Club was by becoming a sponsor of their upcoming event, the End of Summer Carnival on July 27th. This is an annual event to celebrate the kids with awards, games, and a water slide. Director Shawn Hart said, “They’ve worked hard, so we plan this event to celebrate them!”
How You Can Help
Right now, the Boys & Girls Club is located at 1055 Madison Street in Shelbyville. “Our sign and building is very small,” Shawn said, “so we are hoping to buy an old school building in the next five years.” Right now, they are only able to hold about 100 kids at a time, and they cannot provide meals without a working kitchen. The school would allow them to provide meals, have more kids involved in the program, and have a full gym to use!
If you would like to donate to the Bedford County Club, please visit this website: https://www.bgcrc.net/
Toward the bottom of the page where it says “Which company or program will you be submitting to?”, simply enter “Shelbyville” or “Bedford County Club” so that your donation is allocated!
We are so happy to help the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County, and we hope you will help them too!
Good Grades = Free Car
Ashley, a 10th grader from Community High School in Shelbyville, won a brand new car this weekend because of her good grades. Ashley was so shocked, saying, “I just can’t believe it…I mean, ME?!” She will be getting her permit soon, and is excited to begin driving her new car! Her little sister and mom were also surprised and thankful for this gift to their family. The annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway event is open to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away ten cars to students in the Nashville area.
About the Grand Prize
The grand prize was a 2018 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Ashley doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Nissan’s Vice President. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.
Other Fun Happenings This Year
But there were more prizes to be had! We had several trivia rounds for other students to win smaller prizes like gift cards and very large candy bars!
Add that to free food and a drawing for a free oil change for the parents — it was a fun night for all! We love celebrating all these students, who have worked so hard all year long, and we especially love giving back to our community in this way. If you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope that you will next year for the Newton Nissan Car Giveaway!
Congratulations again to Ashley!
For more information on the annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway, visit our Car Giveaway page here.
Here at Newton Nissan South, we pride ourselves on the best customer service: before, during, and after the sale. This year, we even won a top award for it: the 2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award from Dealer Rater. When it comes to service, we want to give you the best experience possible. From the moment you’re greeted to the moment you drive away. In between, we are thoroughly inspecting your vehicle as we take care of your oil change, balance your tires, and do necessary maintenance work and repairs. You’ve entrusted your vehicle to us, and we take that very seriously.
Which is why, in the coming days, you will see a slight increase to your bill – specifically for an oil change. That is because we are changing from regular oil to a fully synthetic oil for all our oil changes. We believe that this will be better for the vehicles we service in the long run, giving you more miles between changes and better protection for your engine.
Here’s 5 reasons why you’ll get the best oil change at Newton Nissan South:
- Customer Service – we’re consistently rated 5-stars on sites like Google and DealerRater because we take care of our customers. YOU are our number one priority!
- Synthetic Oil – This is a intensely refined oil, which removes more impurities. This gives your engine the best protection and better flow no matter the temperature or conditions.
- Convenient Hours – We’re open from 7:30 AM – 6 PM Monday-Friday, and 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays. Anytime you need us, you can come see us.
- Express Lane – For those busy mornings, we do offer an express lane with no appointment necessary. Get in, get out.
- Free Coffee & Snacks – Need we say more? Oh wait, yes: we also offer free WiFi for your convenience as well!
Bonus: We have a super fun kids area with chalkboard walls for the kids to play in!
For more information on why synthetic oil is the better choice for your upcoming oil change, check out this article: http://ow.ly/8CW250hpDZr
Looking for fun, family-friendly events this summer? Check out what’s going on in Shelbyville this summer!
Wartrace MusicFest – Wartrace
Saturday, June 2nd
Come to this annual summer celebration to hear some of your favorite songs being played! Enjoy food, pony rides, arts & crafts, and a fireworks show at the end of the night!
R.C. Cola Moon Pie Festival – Bell Buckle
Recently rated by Southest Tourism as a Top 20 event for 2018! Celebrating two southern favorites, R.C. Colas and Moon Pies, this festival in Bell Buckle draws visitors from around the country each year. There’s a 10k Race, parade, music and food. Also featuring the cutting of the world’s largest Moon Pie!
Bedford County Fair – Shelbyville
Just before the end of Summer Break, take the kids to the fair! Enjoy livestock shows, arts and crafts, baking contests, and so much more.
Get out and have fun with your family this summer at these great Shelbyville Events!
Did you know? Newton Nissan South hosts a car giveaway every year?
Well, it’s TRUE.
One lucky Middle TN high school student will drive away with a Nissan Versa this summer! For the third year in a row, we’ll be giving away a brand-new car for absolutely FREE. You read that right–no taxes or hidden fees. FREE! Why? Because we want to give back to our community, and one of the ways we can do that is by rewarding our hard-working students with a car giveaway!
So, how does it work?
- Sign up here.
- Drop off your report card at our Shelbyville location by June 11th. We’ll also need a copy of your (or your parent’s) driver’s license.
- Come to the big event on June 15th, at 6 PM!
How many entries can I have?
Students will receive an entry for every “A” on their report card! The more A’s, the more entries into drawing! Believe us…the odds will be in your favor! It is worth entering! On the night of the drawing, we will have food and drinks for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the car giveaway!
Here are a few FAQs:
Question: I’m taking a class that only gives me a pass/fail grade, will a “P” for “Pass” count as an entry?
No. Only grades that are considered an “A” on the report card will be eligible.
Question: I am taking a college class during high school, will that class be eligible for an entry if I get an “A” in it?
That’s tricky. An “A” from a college/AP class will count only if the class is listed on the high school’s report card (not on a college report card).
Question: I am a college student. Can I enter the car giveaway?
No. The giveaway is currently only open to high school students in a Tennessee high school.
Question: Can I use my Driver’s Permit to enter the car giveaway?
Yes. You can now use your driver’s permit, driver’s license, or student ID to enter, as long as your parent or legal guardian has a valid driver’s license.
Question: My school does not give out report cards. Can I print off my grades from the school’s online portal?
We cannot accept copies or print offs of report cards, unless they are verifed. To verify your grades, go to the Welcome Desk at Newton Nissan South and ask our teammates to log in to your school’s portal (you will need to provide your login). From there, we can verify and print your grades!
Question: I totally forgot to bring in my report card and now the deadline has passed. Can you make an exception for me?
No. We are unable to make exceptions.
Question: My child brought in her grades but she won’t be able to make the car giveaway. Can I stand-in for her?
No. Students must be present to win.
We can’t wait to see you!
Don’t forget: the deadline for report cards is June 11th!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katie: email@example.com
We’ve got a tour of the Nissan Factory in Smyrna coming up on March 27th!
Here are 5 reasons why you should join us:
1. Meet others in your area
Network with others as we take a drive together and walk the grounds of the plant. You might even make a new friend!
2. Take your family & friends along
Even kids over the age of 10 are allowed to come! Bring them along for a fun learning experience for the whole family.
3. Meet staff from your local Nissan dealership
A few staff members from Newton Nissan South will be doing the driving for you! We consider our employees and customers family, so we want to get to know you.
4. See how cars get made!
This is the coolest reason, of course. These are just a few of the cars that are currently being produced at the Smyrna Nissan Factory: Leaf, Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, and Rogue!
5. FREE FOOD.
Finally, the best reason: Let us take you out for free BBQ after the tour!
Come spend a few hours with us at the Nissan Factory Tour on March 27th, from 9 AM – 1:30 PM.
Interested? Email Lynn Buchanan: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Only 8 spots remain, so email in ASAP!
Two great trucks. Why choose Nissan?
When buying a truck, dependability is at the top of the list for anyone in the market. And both the 2018 Nissan Titan and the 2018 Ford F-150 have that quality. The Ford F-150 is the best selling truck in America, and the 2017 Titan model was named TruckTrend’s “Pickup Truck of the Year.” So between these two great models, how do you decide?
2018 Nissan Titan
The 2018 Nissan Titan offers three standard features that used to be available options, including:
- Standard column shifter,
- tow/haul mode with Downhill Speed Control,
- and tailgate assist.
Combine these with a wide array of available upgrade features, compared to the F-150:
- Available hill descent control (King and Crew Cab only),
- 120-volt power outlet in cargo bed,
- front and rear sonar system,
- and Intelligent Around View® Monitor (King and Crew Cab only).
These are just the beginning of the list of features and perks offered with the 2018 Nissan Titan.
2018 Ford F-150
America’s best-selling truck has some great additions to this year’s model. Update exterior styling, new interior color options, and an available audio system give fresh style to this trustworthy truck. In addition, it has made the rear-view camera a standard feature on all Ford models. Available options include:
- 4G LTE modem for a WiFi hot spot,
- Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality,
- and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
Seems like a neck-and-neck race for these two trucks,
so come and see us at Newton Nissan (and Newton Ford South!) to test drive one for yourself!
Nissan’s striking lineup of crossovers continues with the 2018 Nissan Murano. In 2017, the Murano was named “2017 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money.” It was also named by J.D. Power as the top vehicle in the mid-size SUV category. But with Nissan, awards are not the goal, or a stoplight for improvement; instead, constant innovation is the goal.
Technology to Stay Connected
The 2018 Nissan Murano features technological improvements to help keep drivers connected, without being distracted. This includes AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, NissanConnect with Navigation, and SiriusXM (with subscription). This is housed in a 8-inch color display with touch screen control.
On the inside, different trim levels offer different levels of luxury. Choose between a power liftgate (SL & Platinum), a Dual Panel moonroof (Platinum), heated rear seats and steering wheel (SL), and more! In addition, the SL Midnight Edition package, a popular package from 2017, carries over in many models and offers new content for the 2018 Nissan Murano.
Features to Keep You Safe
Finally, the best enhancements are always the ones that keep you and your passengers safe, and the Murano lacks none of them. Standard on all grades is Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. Added to the SV grade are Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Cruise control. In the SV Premier package, added to the rear-camera is the Intelligent Around View, which gives you full scope of what is behind, in front, and all around your vehicle as you reverse (see below).