The Nissan LEAF Will Make an EV Fan Out of You

Here at Jim Bass Auto Group we know that some drivers are skeptical about electric vehicles. Maybe it’s because they don’t think EVs can do as much as gas cars can. Well we think the Nissan LEAF can change their minds and turn them into EV fans. Just watch the video below to hear what one LEAF owner has to say about her experience with this vehicle.

It’s clear that this family is happy with their decision to drive the LEAF. They originally thought it would be their secondary vehicle used just for short errands, but its capabilities far exceeded their expectations. It turned out they could use it for just about anything, so that’s just what they did. Now it’s their primary vehicle that they use for both their short and long trips. Its 126 city MPGe and 84-mile driving range makes it easy to use this vehicle the same way you would use a gas car, while saving money along the way.

If you’re interested in learning more about the LEAF or any of our other available new Nissan models, feel free to stop by our San Angelo, TX dealership. We are always happy to tell our customers al about our vehicles.

The Lincoln MKX is More Than Just an SUV

If you’re looking for a vehicle that provides more than just a means of transportation, then the Lincoln MKX could be a great fit for you. This vehicle was designed to provide the best driving experience possible. In this video you can hear the designers talk about the work that went into making this vehicle so great.

These designers did more than just design a vehicle that could get drivers from one location to another; they designed the ultimate driving experience in the form of this stylish SUV. They tailored each little detail from the shape of the tail lights to the feel of the volume knob to create the most enjoyable experience possible for the driver. Here at Jim Bass Auto Group we think this vehicle is a great choice for drivers who want to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

To get a closer look at the Lincoln MKX, be sure to visit our dealership here in San Angelo, TX. We would be happy to show you our available vehicles and answer any questions you may have about them.

How Much Can the 2015 Ford F-150 Really Handle?

Here at Jim Bass Auto Group we know that the Ford F-150 has always been a tough truck. Well the 2015 model was designed to be the toughest one yet, thanks to its aluminum alloy body. Take a look at the video below to see just how tough it really is.

It’s clear that aluminum alloy bed is stronger than the steel bed; although they both dented when they were pelted with various objects, the dents in the aluminum alloy bed were shallower than those in the steel. So when you’re loading cargo into the back of your 2015 F-150, you can feel confident that your truck is durable enough to handle it and stay in great shape in the process.

To see this tough truck up close and personal, be sure to visit our dealership here in San Angelo, TX. We would be happy to show you the Ford F-150 models that we currently have available.

Get the Best of Safety and Excitement in the Mazda CX-5

All drivers want to stay safe on the road, but some of us are looking for a little excitement with our drive as well. Is it possible to have both? Well when you drive the Mazda CX-5 it is. Check out the video below to see this vehicle in action.

As you can see, this vehicle responded quickly and accurately to the driver’s input, allowing it to maintain stability. The Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV®-Chassis and SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic Transmission provide that quick response and help keep the driver in control at all times for a stable and safe drive, even at top speeds. Here at Jim Bass Auto Group we think this vehicle is a great choice for drivers who like to be a little adventurous with their speed but who also want to make sure they can keep their passengers safe.

If you want to try out some of this impressive handling for yourself, come on over to our San Angelo, TX dealership. We would be happy to arrange a test drive for you in one of our available Mazda CX-5 models.

Discover the all new Nissan Rogue!

At Jim Bass Nissan we are proud to bring you great vehicles at great prices! We have some great deals going on that are sure to not only change your driving experience but your life style.

Nissan Rogue

Come out to Jim Bass Nissan and check out the all new Nissan Rogue

Right now for a limited time get the all new 2015 Nissan Rogue for just $26,020! Smooth highway ride; optional third-row seating; user-friendly tech options; upscale look and feel; versatile interior storage. With a smooth highway ride the all new Nissan Rogue is a great crossover SUV for anyone looking to maximize their driving experience. With an optional third-row seating and user-friendly tech options the Rogue is a great vehicle for anyone looking to upgrade from a sedan or a smaller crossover SUV. The all new Rogue’s upscale look and feel make it one of the most stylish vehicles in the market, add that with versatile interior storage and the all new Rogue is a perfect vehicle for anyone and everyone. Edmunds says, “With a premium interior and available three-row seating, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is a versatile choice for shoppers desiring a comfortable and functional small crossover SUV.” At Jim Bass Nissan we could not agree more, so come check us out and while you are here take the time took look at our wide variety of makes and models.

We’ll Take your Trade In!

At Jim Bass Auto Group we are proud to bring you great vehicles, but even more than that we want to educate on the car buying experience.

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One question consumers ask themselves when they think about buying a vehicle is whether or not to trade in their current vehicle. Some people believe the older the car is the less value they will get for their vehicle. Some think that the more mileage the vehicle has on the lesser the trade-value. Although these are right in theory there is more too it then just that.

According to The Simple Dollar the longer you hold onto a car, the less it depreciates each year, and thus the more cost-effective it becomes. A 2003 Durango has a trade value much less than a 2006 Durango, but if you break it down into the depreciation per month, the person owning the 2003 Durango lost much less money per month than the owner of the 2006 Durango.

Another thing to notice is that car depreciation is at its worst during the first few years of owning a car. Thus, to maximize the bang for your buck, your best bet is to buy an older model that way it doesn’t depreciate thousands of dollars each year you own it.

Therefore, at Jim Bass Auto Group we understand that the best value in cars is buying a late model used and driving it until the repair bills start seriously racking up. This plan minimizes the per-year cost of your car and gives you the most years of cost-effective reliability. If you insist on buying new (not the best move), the more years you drive your older car, the more cost-effective your purchase becomes.

So come out to Jim Bass Auto Group today and check out our wide variety of used vehicles! Also…we take trade-ins!!!

Come Finance Your Next Nissan at Jim Bass

Jim Bass Auto has worked hard to make it easy for you to finance the car of your dreams. Come see our finance team today here in San Angelo, Texas.

At Jim Bass Auto, we want our customers to know that we know financing is something that you look for and often need when you visit our dealership. We work with our finance mangers every day to try and find the best financing possible for you.

We don’t want our customers to worry because we have so many options! Our loan experts are here to help you get exactly what you, your wallet and your budget needs. Aside from our knowledgeable sales associates to help you find the car you want and our finance managers to help you find the loan you need, our website makes it even easier.

Go online to our website and take advantage of our fast and free online auto loan application! We offer you competitive rates and terms and know that we can get you into the car you want and at great price! No matter what your need, we are here to help.

Whether you visit us in San Angelo, Texas and speak to our finance managers or go online to fill out our simple online financing application, Jim Bass Auto is here for all of your financing needs.

Replace Older Tires, Regardless of Wear; Examine Tires Monthly to Help Ensure Safe Travel

Jim Bass Ford wants to remind you of Ford Motor Company’s recommendation to replace tires, even unused tires, after six years, regardless of tread wear, and to practice proper tire maintenance.

Ford research has determined tires degrade over a period of time due to such factors as weather, storage conditions, and type of use including load, speed and inflation pressure.

Heat or frequent high load conditions can accelerate a tire’s aging process. Signs of aging include cracking of the tread and sidewall rubber. As not all signs of tire aging are visible, we recommend all tires, including an unused spare, be replaced after six years regardless of wear due to the possible effects of aging.

We also recommend that vehicle owners inspect the tread of their tires for uneven or excessive wear at least once a month. Built-in tread wear indicators, also known as wear bars, appear on the tire when the tread reaches one-sixteenth of an inch, or 2 millimeters. Wear bars look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread grooves. A tire should be replaced if its tread is worn down to one-sixteenth of an inch.

When inspecting your vehicle tires, keep these tips in mind:

Check the last four digits of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Tire Identification Number, located on the tire sidewall, to determine the week and year it was manufactured.  The last two digits show the year the tire was made

  • Watch for DOT Tire Identification Numbers that end in three digits.  Those tires were manufactured prior to 2000 and need to be replaced
  • Check for signs of aging, such as cracks on the tread and sidewall, as well as any deformation to a tire’s exterior
  • Remove objects – such as stones, nails or glass – that can become wedged in the tread grooves
  • Check valve stems for holes, cracks or cuts that can cause air leakage
  • Check sidewalls for cracks, cuts, bruises, bulges or excessive wear; if internal damage to a tire is suspected, the tire should be removed and inspected for potential replacement

How driving behavior impacts tire wear

A motorist’s driving can have an impact on tire wear and safety. Hitting potholes and curbs can result in tire damage and changes in a vehicle’s alignment. If a vehicle seems to pull to one side while driving, this could indicate the wheels are out of alignment – resulting in uneven and rapid tire tread wear.

 Jim Bass Ford recommends vehicle owners:

Observe posted speed limits, avoid potholes and objects in the road, and take care when parking not to run over curbs or allow tires to come in contact with a curb

  • Periodically have tires balanced to avoid uneven wear, and seek assistance from an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment or other mechanical problem if tires do show uneven wear
  • Rotate tires at the recommended intervals indicated in the scheduled maintenance section of the owner’s manual. This helps tires wear more evenly and will lead to better performance. After rotating, tire inflation pressures must be checked, and adjusted if needed, to the level indicated on the safety compliance certification label, which can be found on either the driver’s-side door hinge pillar, the door latch post, or where the door edge meets the door latch post

Tire risks in the winter months

Changes in temperature can have an effect on tire inflation, with a 10-degree drop in temperature causing a corresponding drop of 1 psi in tire pressure.

It is particularly important during the winter that vehicle owners check their tires at least once a month, and – when necessary – adjust tire pressure to the proper level of inflation indicated on the safety compliance certification label.

This reminder follows the recent TireWise campaign initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, visit the TireWise website, www.safercar.gov/tires.


 

Well-Equipped 2009 Cadillac Escalade

Come out to Jim Bass Auto to shop our large inventory of New and Used Mazda vehicles. The great thing about to me Jim Bass is we carry all makes and models for you to check out.

Jim Bass Auto has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This SUV gives you versatility, style and comfort all in one vehicle. Outstanding craftsmanship and artisanal refinements abound with this Escalade ESV. This AWD-equipped Cadillac will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this Escalade ESV, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Cadillac Escalade ESV. With an efficient and easy to use navigation system, this Cadillac Escalade ESV will help get you from Point A to Point B in no time flat.

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More information about the 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV: The 2009 Cadillac Escalade stands out from its competitors with its powerful, 403-horsepower engine, plush interior appointments and entertainment options, and an interior design that is the most opulent of any American-produced vehicle. The EXT also offers more luxury and comfort features and makes more of a style statement than nearly any other pickup truck available. With the introduction of the Escalade Hybrid and the Escalade E85, fuel-conscious shoppers have more incentive to consider this luxury SUV. Strengths of this model include Power and acceleration, interior space (ESV), increased efficiency (Hybrid) safety, and controlled ride.

If you want to give this vehicle a test drive hurry out to Jim Bass Auto and talk to any of our helpful staff members. We are here to help in any way and look forward to working with you soon!

Jim Bass Cars and Trucks Raises Record Breaking $64,717

JIM BASS CARS AND TRUCKS raises a record-breaking $64,717 for the United Way of the Concho Valley.

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JIM BASS CARS AND TRUCKS for United Way of the Concho Valley.

From Left to Right:

Todd Price – General Sales Manager, Laura Sosa-Marketing Director, John Bass-Owner, Gaye Ramsey – Office Manager, Eddie Rose – Operation Director, Kay Rosser Asst. Office Manager, Jimmy Bass- owner, Patti  Breitreiter – President& CEO of the United Way of the Concho Valley.