Keep Summer Fun with These Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips | Toronto, ON

Summer is the perfect time to head out on a road trip through Canada’s beautiful landscapes. To ensure that your journey stays enjoyable, keep these summer road trip safety tips in mind as you head out.

Don’t let yourself get fatigued — or bored. Tiredness can be just as dangerous while driving as texting. When you’re driving long distances, make sure you take plenty of rest stops along the way. Also, bring some form of entertainment, such as podcasts, audio books, and car-friendly games, to prevent you from getting bored behind the wheel.

Know your terrain. Canada has a vast array of terrains to tackle when you’re exploring, from mountains to prairies. Make sure you know how to drive in each type. For instance, try not to overheat your engine or your brakes when you’re driving in the mountains.

Watch for wildlife. Animals tend to be more active during the summer, so make sure you’re constantly on alert for wildlife crossing the road ahead. Dawn and dusk are prime times for animal activity, so be extra aware then. Also, keep an eye out for flickering road reflectors. These can indicate that animal is moving in front of them and onto the road.

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Add These Toronto Summer Festivals to Your Calendar

Toronto Summer Festivals | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

The weather is warming up, which means we’re thinking about summer here at Nissan Downtown. Luckily, there are plenty of fun events to choose from in Toronto. Whether you want to enjoy some music or indulge your nerdy side, here are some Toronto summer festivals you won’t want to miss.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Enjoy the wonder that is jazz music during the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. This event offers you the chance to listen to an impressive lineup of musicians, including Diana Ross and Norah Jones. The festival will take place June 21-30 at venues across the city, though it is mostly focused in the Yorkville area. Prices of the performances vary depending on the musician, so make sure you check out the festival’s lineup to plan your time there.

Fan Expo Canada

Join the nerdy side of Toronto at Fan Expo Canada. From August 22 to August 25, you can delve into the world of your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and anime with celebrity guests, family-friendly events, and more. This year, the event will take place at the metro Toronto Convention Centre and will feature major stars like Jeff Goldblum, Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi, and David Harbour.

3 Spring Car Maintenance Tips to Give Your Car A Fresh Start

Spring Car Maintenance - Toronto, ON

Winter is gone, which means warmer weather is here and it’s time for the fresh start of spring. Why not give your Nissan a breath of fresh air? Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some spring car maintenance tips that will give your vehicle a new lease on life.


Change your windshield wipers. Frosty conditions throughout the winter months have probably done a number on your windshield wipers. That’s why spring is the perfect time to change your blades. Keep in mind that this should be done every six months.


Clear out the clutter. Most of us are guilty of collecting various things in our cars throughout the winter months. After all, who wants to clean out their car in the cold? Take the spring to de-clutter your car, getting rid of any trash or items that don’t belong. You can also take the time to organize your glovebox to make finding essential paperwork easier.


Give your car a thorough bath. Winter’s grit and salt can really impact your car’s exterior, so giving it a clean when the weather warms up is a good idea. Make sure you scrub it down and add a coat of wax to seal your car’s paint from the elements. Also, don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage to prevent future rusting.


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