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    Important Automotive Terms for the Infiniti Owner

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Thanks to the Internet, buying a new car is easier than ever. Now you can compare different vehicles side-by-side, read reviews, and even take virtual test drives without leaving the comfort of your own home. Still, shopping for a new car can be stressful, especially if you are unaware of some of the important terms used in the automotive world. To help, here is a look at some important automotive terms you should know when shopping for a new Infiniti. Even if you have already found the perfect new Infiniti vehicle, knowing these terms can help you talk about your sweet new ride to your friends and family members.

    Torque
    A lot of people talk about horsepower when referring to a car’s performance, but the truth is that quick acceleration, passing power, and other performance measurements are more dependent on torque than horsepower. The Infiniti G35, for example, generates 260 lb-ft of torque which launches the car forward and throws the driver back into the seat.

    Direct Injection
    Direct injection forces fuel directly into the combustion chamber of each engine cylinder, mixing air and gas simultaneously at the point of combustion rather than mixing them separately in the manifold. What does this mean for you? Direct injection engines, like the DOHC V6 found on the 2014 Infiniti Q50, get better fuel efficiency and power output than regular combustion engines.

    Active Safety Features
    Active safety features are those devices and systems that help keep a vehicle under control and prevent accidents. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control are common examples of active safety features found on most new cars. New Infiniti vehicles add an extra layer of protection with cutting-edge active safety features such as Lane Departure Prevention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Backup Collision Intervention, and more.

    If you’re still in the market for a new vehicle, come to Coast Infiniti to shop the best selection of new Infinitis in Sarasota. And if you are already a proud Infiniti owner, come to Coast Infiniti of Sarasota for all of your Infiniti service and repair needs. Visit our website to learn more about our dealership, or call us at (941) 866-6258 to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle.

    Infiniti Concept Cars: The 2015 Q70

    Last updated 13 days ago

    First things first—the 2015 Infiniti Q70 is one of the most stunning four-door luxury sedans ever penned. Its flowing contours, raked roofline, and wide, aggressive stance lend to the Q70’s magnetic exterior. Step inside the 2015 Q70 and your level of luxury rises thanks to a carefully appointed cockpit, soft-touch materials, and 5.9” of additional legroom for rear passengers. Signature styling, first-class luxury, and uncompromising performance are just a few of the characteristics that make the Q70 the prototypical Infiniti luxury sedan.

    To learn more about the 2015 Infiniti Q70, contact Coast Infiniti of Sarasota. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and offers from Infiniti. And if you live in the Sarasota area, stop by our Infiniti dealership to browse our current inventory of new Infiniti vehicles. For additional vehicle information, call us at (941) 866-6258.

    Preparing Your Infiniti for a Summer Road Trip

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Its summertime, and that means its road trip season. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway up the coast or a cross-country tour of the United States, your Infiniti will keep you comfortable and safe during your travels this summer. But before you hit the road, there are a few things you need to do to prepare your Infiniti for the demands of summer driving. Here are some tips for preparing your Infiniti for a summer road trip.

    Get an Oil Change
    Oil is the lifeblood of any vehicle, and your Infiniti is no different. Before you hit the road this summer, check your owner’s manual and see when your vehicle is due for an oil change. If it is past due, or if it is coming up on its service interval, visit your local Infiniti dealership and have the oil changed to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.

    Check the Tires
    Tire maintenance is critical for the safety and performance of your Infiniti, and it can even help save a few bucks on gas. For starters, check the air pressure in each tire and make sure that none of your tires or underinflated or overinflated. Also look at the tread and sidewalls. If you notice any cracks, bulges, or obvious signs of wear, visit the dealership and see about getting a new set of tires installed on your Infiniti before you venture off on any long road trips.

    The service department here at Coast Infiniti can help get your Infiniti in shape for all of your summer driving adventures. Our factory-trained Infiniti technicians can handle all of your service needs, from routine oil changes to major repairs. Visit our website to learn more about our Infiniti service center in Sarasota, or call us at (941) 866-6258 to schedule service today.

    Getting to Know the Infiniti Dynamic Control System

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Infiniti is committed to making the act of driving safer. One of the ways Infiniti is improving driving safety is the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system. VDC uses various sensors to monitor driver inputs and vehicle motion. Under certain driving conditions, VDC adjusts brake pressure and engine output to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle. To learn more about the Infiniti Vehicle Dynamic Control system, watch this short video from Infiniti USA.

    If you have questions about VDC or any other cutting-edge Infiniti system, come to Coast Infiniti of Sarasota. Our Infiniti experts are happy to answer any questions you have about the new and used Infiniti vehicles we have in stock. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a test drive, call our Infiniti dealership today at (941) 866-6258. 

    Getting to Know the Innovative and Capable 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Infiniti’s new hybrid engines represent the pinnacle of fuel-sipping design and innovation. With the brand new 2014 QX60 Hybrid, Infiniti has revolutionized this capable and spacious crossover model with a highly efficient hybrid engine. As a result, the brand new 2014 QX60 Hybrid is a fuel saving vehicle that is fully equipped for the needs of your daily drives. Let’s explore some of the great features that you can expect when you drive the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid.

    Hybrid Performance
    The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is equipped with the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system. This state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain pairs a powerful 2.5-liter engine to an efficient electric motor. These driving technologies combine to generate a terrific 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. Overall, you will enjoy a terrific fuel economy rating of up to 28 miles per gallon when you drive this efficient Infiniti SUV.

    Intelligent Technology
    Infiniti has engineered the 2014 QX60 Hybrid with a suite of innovative technological features. From behind the wheel, you will benefit from the outstanding capabilities of the Infiniti Connect system. With Infiniti Connect, your vehicle will help you stay connected to your smartphone, favorite media, and more.

    Advanced Safety
    When you drive the 2014 QX60 Hybrid, you and your passengers will be protected by the most advanced safety features from Infiniti. This crossover vehicle is equipped with the new Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, which will help to prevent a potential collision. Other innovative safety features include Backup Collision Prevention and the new Infiniti Safety Shield.

    To take the all-new 2014 Infiniti QX50 for a test drive, come to Coast Infiniti. We proudly serve the Sarasota area with a terrific lineup of new Infiniti models, including the QX60 and the G37. For more information about the great car shopping experience that you can expect when you buy your next car from our dealership, give our showroom a call at (941) 866-6258.

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