Melloy Nissan Blog

May 16, 2018
by Danny Chan

Tricks for Cleaning Alcantara Seats in Your Nissan Maxima

Although the luxe Alcantara seats in your Nissan Maxima are incredibly resistant to staining—Alcantara is like a durable mash-up of suede and Nappa leather—a rogue splattering of ketchup or spilled coffee can still be a doozy to clean. Left unattended for too long, those stains may become the ugly scars your Maxima would rather keep camouflaged.

But there are numerous ways to go about removing stains from your Alcantara seats without paying for costly detailing or reupholstering services. Let loose the DIYer in you, and tell those stains to scram with these helpful tips.

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April 19, 2018
by Danny Chan

What Makes the 2018 Nissan Rogue One of the Best SUVs in America?

For ten years, the Nissan Rogue has been a consistent inclusion on reviewers’ “best of” lists. With every calendar change-over, the Rogue produces something novel and exciting for its owners. While the 2017 model was one of the best SUVs of the year, the 2018 Rogue has plenty of new and awesome features that you’ll love to take on the road. From its incredible safety ratings to boosted fuel efficiency, the Nissan Rogue is a great choice for anybody looking to invest in a spicy crossover.

Here’s why you should get to know the 2018 Rogue, which is available for sale and lease today at our Albuquerque Nissan dealership.

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March 22, 2018
by Danny Chan

Which Nissan SUV is the Best for You?

Nissan has a great lineup of SUVs, from sub-compact crossovers all the way to full-size people-haulers, and one of them is sure to be exactly right for your needs. Here’s a quick overview of the best features and specs of each Nissan SUV, all of which are available for sale and lease today at Melloy Nissan in Albuquerque.


2018 Nissan Rogue

The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling SUV, and for good reason. It’s stylish both inside and out, and since it’s larger than the Kicks or the Rogue Sport, it’s the perfect compromise between fuel efficiency and roominess. In fact, Kelley Blue Book reviewers call the 2018 Rogue’s size “perfect,” noting that it’s “large enough to feel spacious inside and substantial on the road,” while also being “nicely compact, so it’s easy to park and it doesn’t feel like a barge around town.” Continue Reading →

February 21, 2018
by Danny Chan

The Best 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Events in the Albuquerque Area

Albuquerque has plenty to do on St. Patrick’s Day! With Irish parties, road races, fundraisers, and even a hot air balloon event to attend, you certainly won’t run out of excitement on March 17. Here’s a look at some of 2018’s best family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events near Albuquerque, NM.

The Best 2018 St. Patrick's Day Events in the Albuquerque Area

ShamRock Fest

This year, the City of Albuquerque will host its fourth annual ShamRock Fest at the Balloon Museum. The event is very family-friendly, featuring lots of live Irish music and dancing, face painting, arts and crafts activities, poetry recitals by Celtic authors, and tons of food and drinks to consume. The ShamRock Fest also features a “ShamRock and Roll” five-kilometer road race, a one-kilometer “fun run” for children, and a very silly “All Fun, No Run Zero K” race. Continue Reading →

January 17, 2018
by Danny Chan

2018 Nissan Altima: The Newest Generation of Excellence

In 2018, Nissan continues the outstanding legacy of its popular Altima model with a refresh of the efficient, head-turning and aerodynamic styling that has distinguished the Altima since its last major redesign in 2013. The Altima has always been a smart blend of award-winning safety and sporty driving performance, and the 2018 Altima is no exception, proving once again that a family-sized car can still offer a whole lot.

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December 18, 2017
by Danny Chan

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

As adults, we often consider how we might change our lives for the better in the new year. Then, we tend to record them in a list as if the act of creating intentions will influence our behavior. However, most of us will not keep to our New Year’s resolutions for a healthier lifestyle for long.

That’s going to change for you in 2018! Stop putting off the things you need to get your life in order (i.e. visiting our Nissan dealership in Albuquerque to find a new car). Instead, use the month of January to complete your to-do lists. With the notion of helping our readers become their best selves in 2018 in mind, we created these five resolutions, which shouldn’t be too difficult to keep.

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November 25, 2017
by Danny Chan

Light Up the Holidays: Must-See Christmas Events in Albuquerque

The holidays are a great time to explore the spectacular seasonal attractions ABQ has to offer. Are you hosting out-of-town guests this year? Looking for ways to keep your entire family entertained and engaged in the wonder of the season? We’ve got some amazing reasons to pile into your new Nissan and join the greater Albuquerque community for December’s festive events and attractions! Check them out.



Albuquerque BioPark’s River of Lights

Featured among MSN’s “15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S.” BioPark’s River of Lights ignites imagination and wonder with more than 500 artistic light displays.

This fundraiser for BioPark began in 1997 and has quickly become one of the areas “must-see” holiday attractions. River of Lights runs from November 25 through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), with various holiday-themed entertainment, including the Polar Bear Express train tour and educational Holiday Nature Crafts for kids. Doors open at 6 pm each day as BioPark transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland! Continue Reading →

October 1, 2017
by Danny Chan

The New Nissan Leaf 2018 Is Coming!

Here at Melloy Nissan, we are excited to introduce the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf! Nissan’s all-electric car has even more range than ever before at 150 miles. This is because of the innovative 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which has boosted the 2017 model’s range by 43 miles. And charging times are astonishing: In just 30 minutes of charging, you can add 90 miles of range.


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September 1, 2017
by Danny Chan

2017 Fall Activities & Oktoberfest Events in Albuquerque, NM

Now that the heat waves in ABQ have ended—we hope—it’s time to prep for cooler autumn temperatures. Need something fun to occupy your time this October? Plan around any of these Albuquerque Oktoberfest events, local festivals, and family-friendly activities.


Red River Oktoberfest

Date: October 6th-8th, 2017
Location: Red River, NM

Head north from our Albuquerque Nissan dealer for an October weekend getaway, and you’ll be greeted by more than enough sauerkraut, brats, and German beer to last you a lifetime. Red River’s Oktoberfest event is one of the largest and most celebrated in the state, so you won’t ever feel bored. The weekend festival will offer genuine German treats and craft beers, traditional Bavarian music and entertainment, New Mexico wines, arts and crafts, contests, vendors, and so much more.

Family-friendly and full of life, Red River’s Oktoberfest costs just $5 to attend. Talk about a cheap way to make the best of an autumn weekend! Continue Reading →

August 1, 2017
by Danny Chan

9 Albuquerque Events You Can’t Miss this Labor Day

What’s going down in the ABQ during this Labor Day weekend? 2017 has given us a lot so far, and there’s more in store with these nine fun Labor Day events around Albuquerque! Check them out if you need to break free from the status quo before the end-of-year responsibilities start stressing you out. (Relax. Breathe. Albuquerque’s got you covered.)


9) Movies on the Plaza: Sing (Sept. 1st @ Dusk – Albuquerque, NM)

Kick off your family’s extended Labor Day weekend with some song and dance at ABQ’s own Civic Plaza. When the sun sets, the microphones come out as “Sing” will be projected on the Plaza’s big (really BIG) screen. Bring folding chairs, a blanket, and snacks for this free film.

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