04-10-20

INFINITI of Beachwood COVID-19 Updates and Tips

INFINITI of Beachwood Update

Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy as we all work to stop the spread of this virus. We at INFINITI of Beachwood want to do our part to slow down the spread of this virus and allow social distance. We also remain committed to being available for your vehicle needs by any means we are able during this time. Our Sales Department is temporarily closed until further notice, but available for private in-store appointments only. Our Service Department is available Monday through Friday, 9 am through 3 pm. To schedule a service or sales appointment, or to view any of our new or pre-owned vehicles, please visit our website or call (216) 264-7370.

How to Keep Your Vehicle Clean and Help Prevent the Spread of Germs

During this pandemic most of us are spending a lot more time at home and less time on the road. Staying at home is an important and necessary measure to limit our potential exposure to this virus. However, many of us still need to leave the house for things like groceries or to commute to work. We might not think about it often, but vehicles can be great carriers not only for groceries, but for germs. Click the link below for some excellent tips on how to keep your car clean and sanitized in a recent article by Jerry Reynolds on CarProUSA.

Keeping Your Car Germ-Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Flu Season

 

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02-19-20

INFINITI Qx50 ProPILOT Assist: The Latest Driver Support and Connectivity Technology

The automotive industry is constantly advancing with new technology and safety features. Recent advancements range from all-electric to entirely self-driving vehicles. These new technologies are creating a shift away from the traditional driving experience. INFINITI's ProPILOT Assist technology has both embraced these advancements and preserved the things that we have always enjoyed about driving.  This technology provides drivers with support that will make driving safer and more enjoyable but maintains the driver's control over the vehicle. INFINITI's ProPILOT Assist feature is available on model year 2019 or newer INFINITI QX50's. Check out this article below to learn more about the next step in driving technology and see why the INFINITI QX50 could be the perfect vehicle for you!

ProPILOT Assist autonomous drive support and in-car connectivity - INFINITI Press Pack Library

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02-07-20

Winter Car Care Checklist: Make Sure Your INFINITI is Ready for Winter Weather

As winter weather approaches it is important to make sure your INFINITI is running properly for the snow and colder temperatures. No matter what you drive, follow this checklist to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter so you can stay on the road and out of the snow!

Fill Your Tires

Colder weather leads to a decrease in tire pressure, which can dangerously impact the way your vehicle drives. Low tire pressure can lead to: unwanted wear and tear on your tires, lower gas mileage, and less traction on the road. Tires lose about one pound per square inch (PSI) for every ten degree (Fahrenheit) decrease in outside temperature. This is why it is important to regularly check your tire pressure and make sure they are all properly inflated. Now is the perfect time to make sure your tires are in proper driving condition. Whether they just need some more air or they need to be replaced, our service department at INFINITI of Beachwood offers complimentary tire inspections, and our service advisors can answer any questions you have.

Protect Your Windshield

Nobody enjoys waking up early in the winter to scrape snow and ice off of their windshield. Avoid the hassle by leaving windshield wipers extended overnight so they are not frozen to the windshield in the morning. Winter is also a great time to consider replacing your wiper blades. Save time and stay warm by using our Express Service to get your wiper blades and a free complimentary multi-point inspection with no appointment needed at INFINITI of Beachwood. Being able to see the road clearly is even more important when driving in winter weather when stopping distances increase on wet or snowy roads and visibility is restricted by snow, sleet, or rain. Make sure your wiper fluid is full so you can keep your windshield clear as you drive. It is also important to check your windshield for any small cracks or chips. Changes in temperature can quickly cause those chips to crack and spread, forcing you to replace your entire windshield in some cases.

Check Your Brakes

Snowy weather can make slowing down and stopping your vehicle unpredictable and unsafe. One way to ensure your vehicle will stop when put your foot on the brake is to know that your brakes are working properly. Most drivers replace their brakes about every 50,000 miles, but this can be much sooner depending on your driving habits. Here are some signs you might need to replace the brakes on your INFINITI:

  • Brake Warning Light
  • Squeaking, squealing, or grinding noise when you brake
  • Your vehicle pulls to one side as you slow down
  • It takes longer to stop than normal

Test your Battery

Cold weather causes your vehicle’s battery work harder to start your engine and keep it running. A vehicle’s battery is much more likely to die this time of the year when the temperatures are lower. To avoid the frustration of getting into a cold car that will not start look for the following signs that your battery might need replaced:

  • Slower starting engine
  • Dim headlights
  • Check engine light
  • Battery is close to 3 years old or older

Even if you have a new battery you should still test it regularly and keep a set of jumper cables in your vehicle in case of emergency. Our service department offers a free diagnostic test on your battery to give you a report on its current condition with no appointment needed.

Fuel Up

Most of us wait until the last second to fill up our cars when we are running low on fuel. This is especially true in the winter when we do not want to be pumping gas in freezing temperatures. However, keeping your tank at least half full can really save you in the long run. Maintaining more gas in your tank prevents the moisture from building from condensation. That moisture can freeze and prevent your car from starting. It is a good idea to keep gas in your tank in case you ever get stuck in the snow. This way you can keep your vehicle running so you can stay warm and keep the radio playing until help arrives.

For more information on servicing your vehicle to be ready for this winter check out our website. Or take a look at our new and used vehicle inventories to get out of your current vehicle and gain peace of mind that your new vehicle from INFINITI of Beachwood is prepared to take on the winter weather.

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08-14-19

What’s the perfect adventure car? 2019 INFINITI Q50 LUXE.

Are you interested in exploring the world has to offer in comfort and style? You should consider a 2019 INFINITI Q50 LUXE! With plenty of room for you and your friends or family and plenty of cargo space, the Q50 is ideal for traveling. The Q50 also has 268 horsepower being sent to an all wheel drive system that instills confidence in any terrain, so you'll be sure-footed when driving during inclement weather. The 2019 Q50 sedan is packed with technology and safety features too! This new car is one of luxury and class, with all the amenities that keep you connected to what matters: The open road.

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03-07-19

What INFINITI Model Has The Most Cargo Space For 2019

INFINITI is known for its luxurious sedans and SUVs, and for many car enthusiasts, quality is their number one reason for purchasing an INFINITI.  That said, those who travel or need their vehicles to carry luggage and other large items, cargo space can be an essential factor.
2019 INFINITI Cargo Space Q50

2019 INFINITI SUV Cargo Space Capacities 

Below is 2019 stats for cargo space for 2019 INFINITI SUVs and Sadans

Model (2019)Maximum interior cargo volume (cubic feet)
INFINITI QX5031.4 cubic feet of cargo space with Seats up.
Fold them down, and you get 65.1 cubic feet
INFINITI QX6016 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats,
40.5 cubic feet behind the second row
76.2 cubic feet behind the first row
INFINITI QX8016.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats
49.6 cubes behind the second row
95.1 cubic feet behind the front seats.

 

For those looking for an INFINITI vehicle with the most cargo space, the QX80 is it.

For those looking for a bit smaller vehicle, the QX50 might be a great choice with it's 65.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

Please come visit INFINITI Of Beachwood for a test drive and see what vehicle option might work for you.

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02-12-19

How To Calculate MPG Of Your INFINITI

Have you ever wondered how to calculate the MPG of your new or used INFINITI?  We have you covered, but before we talk about the calculation, let's talk about fuel economy and what it might be telling you.

Infiniti QX80 MPG Avg

INFINITI Fuel Economy

When looking to buy or lease an INFINITI vehicle or any vehicle for that matter, fuel economy should be considered before purchase as an added factor in the overall monthly costs.  A general rule of thumb, the bigger the vehicle, the worse gas mileage is.  Of course, this can change if the car is electric or a hybrid.

For example, the 2018 INFINITI Q70 Hybrid 6 cyl, 3.5 L, Automatic (S7) gets a combined city/highway of 30 mpg whereas the 2018 INFINITI QX80 4WD 8 cyl, 5.6 L, Automatic (S7) gets only combined city/highway of 15 mpg.  So given a gallon of gas, the Q70 Hybrid can go twice as far as the QX80, which certainly add up over time.

Calculating Your INFINITI's MPG

Most INFINITI vehicles calculate the vehicle's MPG and display the value on the driver's dash.  That said, sometimes doing your own calculation ends up being more accurate.

Calculating your INFINITI's MPG is a relatively straightforward calculation.

MPG = Number of Miles Traveled ÷ Number of Gallons Used

To effectively calculate MPG perform the following

  • Fill up the gas tank
  • Reset the odometer
  • Drive as you normally do
  • When filling up the gas tank again, record the number of miles driven and the number of gallons needed to fill the tank.  Having a small notebook to record the information is helpful.
  • Perform the MPG calculation (MPG = Number of Miles Traveled ÷ Number of Gallons Used)
  • Reset the Odometer and repeat

Over time you should get a good sense of how many miles your INFINITI gets per gallon.

INFINITI Fuel Irregularities

If you find that your vehicle is getting irregular mileage per gallon results, it could be a sign that there is an issue with the engine or fuel lines.  If you suddenly see a drastic drop, you may want to take the vehicle to your local INFINITI dealership.

 

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01-16-19

INFINITI QX80 Towing Capacity

The INFINITI QX80 Towing Capacity hasn't changed in quite a few years.  Unlike companies like Ford, RAM and Chevrolet whose seem to be in towing capacity competition year after year, INFINITI is happy with their towing specifications.
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12-11-18

Understanding Compression Ratios In Your Vehicle

The compression ratio is the ratio of the combustion chamber’s volume from its greatest capacity (when the piston is at bottom-dead-center within the cylinder) – to its smallest capacity (when the piston is at top-dead-center).
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11-05-18

Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Vehicle Clean and Smell Free

I am sure you have heard the saying "A New Car Smell", well we have compiled the top 10 ways to keep your vehicle clean and smell free.
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10-18-18

2019 INFINITI QX30 Review

The all new 2019 INFINITI QX30 (Available fall 2018) is an outstanding sports coupe for those looking for a 5 door hatchback.
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