Albuquerque Isotopes AAA Baseball Season Opens April 9

“Play Ball!”

The sounds of cracking bats, hotdog vendors, umpires’ calls, and cheering fans will once again fill Isotopes Park as the new-look Albuquerque Isotopes take the diamond for another thrilling Triple-A baseball season.

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Orbit, mascot of the Isotopes. Photo Credit: Albuquerque Isotopes official website

New Season. New Faces.
The season officially gets underway at “The Lab” on Thursday, April 9 as the Isotopes host the Reno Aces as part of an eight-game home stand that includes four games against the Tacoma Raniers. Continue reading

2015 Nissan Versa Combines Quality and Affordability

If you are looking for a stylish, affordably priced, and solidly built car that delivers great fuel economy, then look no further than the 2015 Versa.

As one of the most economically priced vehicles on the market, the 2015 Versa offers all the quality of a new Nissan at a price that’s competitive with many pre-owned vehicles. In fact, at a remarkable $11,990, it ranks as the lowest-starting MSRP of any vehicle sold in America.

2015 Nissan Versa

Quality features at an affordable price
The low entry-level price for a Versa doesn’t mean that you’re getting an entry-level car. Even in its base “S” trim, the Nissan Versa comes equipped with many of the features of more expensively-priced vehicles; like hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, standard air conditioning, CD audio with auxiliary input, ABS brakes with Electronic brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control for improved stability, speed-sensitive electric power steering, and a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You’ll also get a spirited, gas-sipping 109 hp four-cylinder engine that delivers excellent fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway.

But that’s just the beginning. Continue reading

13 Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Nissan and Your Home

It will soon be springtime here in the ABQ, and that can only mean that once again it’s time to roll up your sleeves, get out your vacuum and duster, and give your home a thorough spring cleaning. Because we know what a chore this annual ritual can be, we here at Melloy Nissan, your number-one Nissan dealership in Albuquerque, New Mexico, want to give you some encouragement with some helpful spring-cleaning tips. Because we’re obviously partial to Nissans, we’re also including some additional ways you can give your ride a spring cleaning of its own.


For your Nissan:

  1. Clean the engine and underbody– Flush dirt from your car’s underbody with a high-pressure hose. Steam clean your engine (or have it professionally done) to remove dirt and grease buildup; especially on the engine itself. While you’re at it, check your battery terminals corrosive buildup and clean with a mixture of water and baking soda applied with a toothbrush.
  2. Protect your car’s exterior and interior – Use a good quality paste or liquid wax to both restore and protect your car’s finish. A stiff brush will remove dirt and grime from window channels, and floor mats… Or have your Nissan professionally detailed.
  3. Replace wiper blades – Be prepared for any wet springtime weather by installing a new set of wiper blades. You should do this as often as twice a year, or when they begin to show signs of wear like streaking, scraping, or skipping.
  4. Inspect your tires – Properly inflated tires help save gas and will increase their longevity. Look for the sticker inside the front driver’s side door for the correct psi or consult your owner’s manual. Visually look for uneven tread wear, cracks or gouges in the sidewalls, or nails. If you suspect a problem, take them to our service department here at Melloy Nissan.
  5. Check fluids and oil levels – If your brake or power-steering fluids look low, top them off with fluids made especially for your Nissan, and always use a clean, unopened container to avoid contamination. Check your antifreeze/coolant levels while the engine is cold by looking at the overflow reservoir. Most importantly, check your oil and transmission fluid. Our certified Nissan techs will be happy to do this for you.

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Auto Service Tips to Keep Your Car Healthy in 2015

Although the average American spends 101 minutes per day driving, most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the wellbeing of our cars. As the New Year approaches, now is a great time to start thinking about some changes you can make for the betterment of your beloved ride. After all, in order to reach your 2015 goals, you’re going to need a safe and reliable car. Follow our Four B’s of car care to keep your ride in good condition in 2015:

Auto Service Tips


Avoid waiting until your car breaks down to get your battery inspected. Paying attention to warning signs that indicate battery decline will save you a lot of trouble. Corrosion at the battery terminals causes electrical resistance that makes it hard to start your car. Continue reading