INFINITI of Grand Rapids COVID-19 Updates and Tips

INFINITI of Grand Rapids Update

Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy as we all work to stop the spread of this virus. We at INFINITI of Grand Rapids 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 to in person traffic to accommodate the Michigan Executive Order. Our Service Department is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. To schedule a service appointment please visit our website, where you can also view all of our New Vehicles and our Pre-Owned Inventory. For Sales assistance or any other inquiries please call us at (616) 369-7187.

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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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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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 during winter 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 Grand Rapids offers complimentary tire inspections, and our service advisers can answer any questions you have.

Protect Your Windshield

Nobody enjoys waking up early to scrape snow and ice off of their windshield every morning. 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 Grand Rapids. 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 Grand Rapids is prepared to take on the winter weather.

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INFINITI Around View

Sensing Your Surroundings

To cover every angle, the system also comes equipped with corner sonar sensors, mounted to the front and rear bumpers. When they detect an object moving in your path, an audible alert sounds as a warning appears on-screen.

INFINITI Around View Monitor

A Heightened Vision

Observe better from above. Using four discreet cameras, the Around View Monitor gives you a virtual 360° bird’s eye view of your vehicle.  See it on your in-dash display and pull into your space with heightened finesse.

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Basic INFINITI Maintenance Schedule

Maintaining your INFINITI vehicle is essential for keeping it on the road.   Making sure your car is on a regular maintenance schedule is key to doing so. Routine maintenance prevents a lot of problems your vehicle might otherwise have.

Basic INFINITI Maintenance Schedule

Below is a general maintenance schedule that applies to most vehicles based on their mileage.  For best results, refer to your INFINITI owner's manual for its specific recommendations.

  • Every 3,000 to 8,000 Miles - Oil Change & Check Tires (May need to rotate them)
  • Every 15,000 - Replace Air Filters
  • Every 25,000 - Replace Fuel Filters
  • Every 26,000 to 36,000 Miles - Replace Transmission Fluid and Brake Fluid
  • Every 40,000 to 50,000 Miles - Replace V-belts, spark plugs and spark plug wires
  • Every 60,000 to 90,000 Miles - Replace Timing Belt

Note: Pay attention to your INFINITI vehicle's WARNING indicator lights and consult with your owners manual for what to do.  If the Check Engine Light goes on, you probably will need to contact your INFINITI dealer to get service immediately. 

Every 3,000 to 8,000 Miles

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and needs to be changed regularly.  Check all the vehicles fluids including coolant, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid.  Replace windshield wiper blades if worn. 

Every 15,000 to 25,000 Miles

Noone wants to breath dirty air, so replace air filters every 15,000 miles. Fuel filters

Every 25,000 Miles

Replace Fuel Filter every 25,000 miles.  Some people like to replace the fuel filter every time they change the oil.

Every 26,000 to 36,000 Miles

Replace the Automatic Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, and Power Steering Fluid.  You can also consider a motor flush, which helps clean the engine.  Also, have Radiator Hoses inspected and replace if necessary.

Every 40,000 to 50,000 Miles

Replace V-Belts, Spark Plugs, and Spark Plug Wires.   The transmission should be Flushed.  Replace Tires.

Every 60,000 to 90,000 Miles

Like replacing oil, it's critical to replace the Timing Belt and Serpentine Belt.

INFINITI of Grand Rapids

To make your maintenance easier, visit the service department at INFINITI of Grand Rapids. Our expert technicians and state-of-the-art facility are equipped to handle any service or repair. We also only use Original Equipment (OE) parts and accessories.  New INFINITI Replacement Parts are engineered to the exact specifications of your INFINITI vehicle—everything else is not Original Equipment (OE)

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INFINITI QX Inspiration Concept Electric Vehicle

For 2019 INFINITI introduced their all new INFINITI QX Inspiration Concept Electric Vehicle.  OK so it's not available for sale, but the INFINITI QX Inspiration is INFINITI's first venture into the electric vehicle market.At the Detroit Auto Show the INFINITI QX Inspiration was supposed to make it's big debut, but for technical reasons had issues and couldn't come out on stage for the waiting journalists.INFINITI pulled from origami and signature color treatments inspired by Japanese lacquerware and ceramic work.  The interior provides open space and a truly pleasant atmosphere.
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INFINITI QX50: A premium SUV with world-first technologies, stand-out design and unrivalled interior space

  • Distinctive proportions, with INFINITI’s signature Powerful Elegance design
  • VC-Turbo: The world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine
  • ProPILOT Assist: Intuitive technologies support the driver and keep occupants safe and connected
  • Engineered around you: All-new platform provides improved space and efficient packaging, with high quality cabin materials
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Tips For Removing Stains From Vehicle Fabrics

So you bought your new INFINITI and you want to keep looking like new, well we have some great Tips For Removing Stains From Vehicle Fabrics.
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The award-winning INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover, consistently among INFINITI's two bestselling models, continues into the 2019 model year as one of the most versatile 3-row/7-passenger vehicles on the market today – offering a combination of family features with a welcoming, crafted design inside and out.
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