Common questions about
The car buying process

Are Car Rental Reservations Guaranteed?
Yes! Car rental reservations are not always guaranteed at traditional car rental companies, which can lead to frustration. Patterson Nissan guarantees our car rental reservations 100%. When you book a rental car from us, the car you selected is guaranteed to be waiting for you when you arrive.
How Can I Rent A Car From Patterson Nissan?
Patterson Nissan offers the best value on rental vehicles in Longview, TX. Visit our Patterson Rentals page to learn more, get a quote on a rental car, or book a guaranteed reservation.
Is The Nissan Rogue A 7-Seater?
The 2021 Nissan Rogue does not offer third row seating. Nissan discontinued third row seating in the 2018 model year and beyond. However, the 2017 Nissan Rogue is one of the few compact SUVs capable of accommodating 7 passengers. You can find new and pre-owned Nissan Rogues at Patterson Nissan.
What Is The Nissan Ariya?
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is an all-new, fully-electric crossover SUV. Coming in 2021, the Nissan Ariya will offer drivers an electric vehicle featuring a refined driving experience, with a fresh, open interior filled with tech.
How Much Is A Nissan Armada?
The Nissan Armada is a popular large SUV with a polished look and an upscale interior at an affordable price. The Nissan Armada has a starting MSRP of $47,100, but you can find discounts and great deals on a new or pre-owned Nissan Armada at Patterson Nissan in Longview.
Is The Nissan Rogue A Good SUV?
Yes, the Nissan Rogue is a good SUV. In fact, the Nissan Rogue is one of the best small SUVs on the road. The Nissan Rogue is popular with drivers because it offers a comfortable, spacious cabin at a surprisingly low price and lots of advanced safety aids come standard.
Where Is Patterson Nissan?
Patterson Nissan is located in Longview, Texas at 3114 N. Eastman Road. We encourage you to drop by!
Are Nissan Vehicles Reliable?
Yes, Nissan vehicles are widely regarded as some of the most reliable on the road. Patterson Nissan is so confident that we offer a Free Lifetime Warranty on every new Nissan we sell.
Can Patterson Nissan Fix My Vehicle?
Yes! The service department at Patterson Nissan in Longview offers expert service by certified technicians who can perform repairs and maintenance.
What Are Patterson Nissan’s Hours of Operation?
Patterson Nissan is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM and Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.
When is the new 2021 Nissan Frontier being released?
The Nissan Frontier pickup truck debuts in September 2020 and is estimated to go on sale in February 2021. The Nissan Frontier will finally get a new generation with performance enhancements and body style updates.
What is GAP Insurance?
Typically, GAP insurance helps drivers cover the “gap” between the value of a car and how much you owe on it at the time of an accident. This is a popular insurance product used by drivers across the country.
Is It Better to Buy a Car From a Dealership?
What makes buying from a dealership better than from an individual is typically the level of confidence and security the dealership can provide, as well as added benefits like Patterson Nissan’s FREE Lifetime Warranty. With dealerships, you also gain access to a variety of financing options that are not available when buying from an individual.
Should You Trade In Your Old Car or Sell It Yourself?
The decision to trade in your car or sell it on your own terms depends on how long you have to sell the vehicle and the price you hope to get for it. Most people discover that a dealership gives them more buying power through a trade-in than selling it.
Should You Take Your Car to the Dealership for Maintenance?
Yes, you should take your car to the dealership for maintenance, especially if your warranty still offers service benefits. Maintenance at the dealership also includes OEM (made by the automaker) parts and products.
How Often Do Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced?
Your brake pads should be replaced when they begin to demonstrate noticeable wear and tear, such as screeching sounds or excessive vibration during braking. Typically, you should replace these pads every 50,000 miles.
How Often Do You Need to Change the Oil in a Car?
How often you need to change the oil in your car will depend on the type of oil used, the type of vehicle, and its age. Most non-exotic vehicles need their oil changed every 5,000-8,000 miles.
Why Should You Consider a Used Car?
You should consider a used car if your budget is better suited to this particular market. If you are looking for a reduced purchase price while still valuing features, performance, and reliability, a pre-owned car may be right for you.
Do All New Cars Come With a Warranty?
All new vehicles are sold with a variety of warranties options attached to them. The details of the warranty does vary between manufacturers. All new vehicles sold at Patterson Nissan come with Nissan’s factory warranty, as well as the Patterson FREE Lifetime Warranty, which outlasts the manufacturer warranty.
Why Should You Choose Patterson Nissan?
Many Longview-area car buyers choose Patterson Nissan because of our history of outstanding professionalism and customer service. Our customers love our commitment to top-tier service, transparency, and a customer-focused mindset.
What is Covered Under a Car Warranty?
Most manufacturer vehicle warranties will cover all major vehicle systems, air conditioning and heating, electrical components (i.e. power windows), technical systems like GPS, safety features such as airbags, and powertrain components, including engine, transmission, axles, drive shafts, gaskets, and more. Patterson Nissan includes a FREE Lifetime Warranty on all new and most used cars we sell.
Do Car Dealerships Deliver Cars?
Many car dealerships deliver cars for an additional cost to the buyer. At Patterson Nissan in Longview, we offer free nationwide delivery on any vehicle we sell.
Should I Buy or Lease My New Car?
Whether you should buy or lease your new car depends on whether you plan to keep the car for many years or if you prefer to drive a new car every two or three years. If you want to drive a new car every few years, then leasing makes more sense. Otherwise, buying is usually the way to go as it saves you more money if you keep the car longer than about three years.
Do Car Dealerships Rent Cars?
Dealerships don't usually rent cars, but many have a rental agency on site as a convenience to customers who are getting work done that will take several days. But at Patterson Nissan in Longview, we have special dealership-specific rental cars as low as $30 a day that are rented by us, not an agency.
Is It Better To Buy a New Car or a Used Car?
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly car, it’s better to buy a used car. If you’re looking for one that will last a decade or more, a new car may be a better choice for you. A reputable Longview, TX car dealership can explain the pros and cons of each choice and help you make an informed decision about which is best for your budget.
Can I Purchase a Car Online?
You can purchase a car online, but it’s not usually a good idea to buy a car sight unseen. That's why Patterson Nissan in Longview offers free delivery for safe and extended test drives for pre-qualified buyers. The purchase and trade-in processes can both be completed entirely online or over the phone.
What is the Best Car to Buy in 2020?
The best car to buy in 2020 will depend on your preferences and your needs. Someone who needs to carry four kids to soccer practice at Longview Soccer City may find the Nissan Pathfinder is a top choice while someone who puts the highest priority on excellent gas mileage will appreciate the fuel economy of a small sedan, like the Nissan Sentra.
What is the Best Month to Buy a Car?
The best months to buy a car are usually October, November, and December as dealerships are trying to meet their quarterly and annual sales goals. However, similar benefits are available in the latter part of each month as the teams at Longview dealerships are working to meet monthly goals.
Should I Buy a New Car or Keep My Old One?
You should keep your car if it still meets your needs; you should look to buy a new vehicle if your current car no longer meets your needs or is becoming unreliable. If you’ve had to spend a significant amount of money on repairs, it may be time for a new car. On the other hand, if you don’t currently have a payment, it may be worth it to pay for the occasional repair.
What are Other Maintenance Costs of Owning a Car?
Other maintenance costs of owning a car include oil changes, fluid changes, tune-ups, and belt changes. The cost for your car’s maintenance will depend on the type of car. The costs of maintaining a Nissan Murano, for example, will be significantly less than the costs of maintaining a Ferrari. The average cost of car maintenance in Longview, TX is between $42 and $58 per month.
Is it Cheaper to Insure a New Car or a Used Car?
It is cheaper to insure a used car than a new car of the same model. That’s because insurance rates are based on the value of the car, so it makes sense that generally the older the car, the lower the insurance rates.
Which Cars Last the Longest?
The cars that last the longest are the ones that receive proper routine maintenance and are properly cared for by their owners. Just about any car will perform excellently well past 100,000 miles in the Longview area if properly maintained. Conversely, if the oil goes unchanged and other maintenance is ignored, the lifespan will be greatly reduced.

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