Car-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

Car-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas - Silsbee, TX

Halloween is a time when kids and adults alike dress up as their favorite heroes, villains, and everything in between. Combining your love of cars and Halloween is easy! Just check out a few of these car-themed Halloween costume ideas recommended by us here at Nissan of Silsbee.

Used Car Salesman

If there’s one thing every driver dreads, it’s running into a pushy used car salesman when they’re searching for their next vehicle. A comb-over wig, plaid suit, and rubber cigar combine to create the unmistakable, stereotypical used car salesman. Bonus points if you try to sell someone a used car as well!

Race Car Driver

Kids and adults can share their fascination with cars through speed. The race car driver costume isn’t exactly uncommon, but it never gets old at the same time. Kids can unleash their creative side as most race car driver costumes feature a variety of colors and patterns.

A Car

Is there anything more car-themed than a car itself? Dressing up as a car usually entails a cardboard box and a little creativity. Adding fake wheels will make your costume even more iconic. For those who really want to grab the attention of passersby, consider dressing up as a famous car, like the Mystery Machine.

From all of us at Nissan of Silsbee, happy Halloween!

Nissan Juke SOAK Can Sense Driver Dehydration

Nissan Juke SOAK - 2017 Nissan JUKE in Silsbee, TX
Will the SOAK look similar to the current 2017 Nissan JUKE?

There’s no denying that the technology within cars has come a long way in the past few years. Newer models feature technologies that can do some amazing things, such as drive themselves, prevent collisions, and more. Even so, Nissan make have just taken the cake. Meet the Nissan Juke SOAK, a crossover designed to sense driver dehydration.

After a study by Loughborough University found that dehydration can affect reaction time as much as driving under the influence, Nissan took action by partnering with Droog Design. The two went on to create the Nissan Juke SOAK, or “Sweat Sensitive Textile Coating.” The spray-on compound is capable of detecting dehydration through sweat.

As we’ve seen from all of the brand’s latest innovations, Nissan leaves no stone unturned when it comes to safety. The SOAK technology changes color when it comes in contact with sweat. If it’s yellow, the driver needs to drink more water. Blue means that the driver is sufficiently hydrated.

While there’s no word on whether the Nissan Juke SOAK will make it to production, the concept is interesting all on its own. This latest technology is just another way that Nissan is looking to make the roads of the future a safer place.

We here at Nissan of Silsbee can’t wait to see what the Japanese automaker comes up with next!

2017 Nissan Titan Review

The 2017 Nissan Titan packs quite a punch and offers a plethora of features at an affordable price. This capable pickup has earned stellar reviews from some of the toughest critics in the industry. When it comes down to it, the Nissan Titan continues to exceed expectations.

In addition to its incredibly affordable price, the Nissan Titan comes standard with America’s Best Truck Warranty. The five-year or 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty easily tops the nearest competitors and protects drivers against unexpected breakdowns.

The Titan boasts a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. That combination offers a smooth 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, more than enough performance for the average driver. A maximum 9,740-lb. towing capacity makes it a top choice among hardworking drivers.

A smooth ride and versatile bed sizes are also on the docket for what critics loved most. The standard seven-speed transmission makes shifting gears as streamlined as possible. The bed is available in three sizes and is dependent on the cab choice: 5.6-foot, 6.6-foot, and 8.2-foot.

Inside, drivers will enjoy a plethora of storage spaces that make traveling a breeze. Spacious seats ensure passengers are comfortable from start to finish as well.

If you’re interested in the 2017 Nissan Titan, call or stop by Nissan of Silsbee today!

Ways to Celebrate Fall

 

The fall season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to get out there and start enjoying the cooler weather. We here at Nissan of Silsbee have a few ways to celebrate fall that will make this season one to remember.

Oktoberfest

Communities throughout the nation hold an Oktoberfest celebration every fall. The German festival tends to feature large crowds, plenty of beer and sausages, and a merry old time! Check around to see if there’s a local Oktoberfest in your area and make plans to attend with friends and family.

Take a Scenic Drive

There’s nothing quite like checking out the fall colors with a scenic drive in the Nissan Altima. Various shades of red, orange, and yellow create a work of art that only nature can produce. Plan a scenic drive through an area full of trees to check out the festive seasonal colors!

Visit a Farmers’ Market

A local farmers’ market is a great place to get fresh produce and explore new things. It also presents the opportunity to meet new people and make more friends. Many markets offer seasonal produce and recipes to go along with them. But get there quickly! Most local farmers’ markets close once fall end and winter arrives in full force.

Need a new car as winter approaches? Stop by Nissan of Silsbee today.

Tips for Going to the DMV

going to the DMV

If you can think of some of the worst places to spend a few hours, for most people, the DMV would be near the top of their list. Unfortunately, nearly all of us have to spend some time there at one point or another. To make your experience a little better, here are a few tips for going to the DMV.

  • Make sure you need to actually go. Many DMV-related activities don’t require a trip to the DMV. Check to see if what you need to do can be done online or through the mail.
  • Be prepared. Check online to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork required. That could include your current driver’s license, birth certificate, car title, bill of sale, proof of address, etc.
  • Go during downtime. Check online or call to see when would be the ideal time to visit. The middle of the week is usually the slowest.
  • Expect the worst. Even with the best of plans, you could still end up with a long wait. Don’t plan for a short trip. And, make sure you eat before you go and bring something to keep you occupied.

Here at Nissan of Silsbee, we hope those tips help make your next DMV experience more bearable.

Nissan TITAN and Eric Jackson Team Up

TITAN and Eric Jackson

If kayaking and fishing are passions of yours, you may have heard the name Eric Jackson before. Jackson spends most of his time out on the water doing competitive whitewater kayaking. In addition, he has created some innovative kayak builds and is even a professional fisherman.

Recently, Nissan TITAN and Eric Jackson teamed up at the annual ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sport Fishing Trades) to show off the capabilities of the Nissan TITAN lineup. Jackson will also get to use a TITAN XD pickup for his professional appearances. That truck will be more than capable for towing his line of custom kayaks and his Ranger fishing boat.

“It’s a rare occasion when Eric Jackson is not on a lake fishing or navigating the most treacherous whitewater rapids,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re proud that he has selected TITAN XD as his wheels of choice.”

According to Jackson, the TITAN was an easy choice to make. Both he and Nissan are headquartered in Tennessee. In addition, the TITAN XD is assembled in Canton, Mississippi, and Jackson said his company, Jackson Kayak, manufactures as much in the United States as they can, just like Nissan.

Come experience the American-made, capable Nissan TITAN lineup, available now at Nissan of Silsbee.

4 Easy Summer Car Care Tips

Summer car care tips

Summer is in full swing, and if you want to keep your trusty vehicle in tip-top shape to help you take advantage of the fine weather, then you’ll want to follow these quick-and-easy summer car care tips:

  1. Your coolant system is critical. Make sure all your fluid reservoirs are full and fresh. While you’re at it, you may as well get your coolant hoses inspected.
  2. You’ll probably be blasting the AC quite a bit, so make sure it’s up to par! Check for Freon leaks by looking to see how much refrigerant is left in the system; if it seems low, have a qualified technician check it out. If your AC feels a little weaker than you want it, grab a quick AC recharger from an auto parts or big box-store.
  3. As temperatures change, your tire pressure will flux. Now is a good time to check your tire pressure and make sure your tire tread isn’t too worn for your upcoming summer road trips.
  4. Our final summer care tip is one you should adhere to every season: make sure you’re getting your oil changed! Summer heat will get your engine working over-time — don’t leave it out to dry with dirty, cruddy oil.

Any summer service you require can be completed right here in the service department of Nissan of Silsbee. Schedule an appointment today!

Nissan Taking Aim at Autonomous Driving Technology

Autonomous Driving Technology

We might just be on the brink of a watershed moment in vehicular history, and it’s all thanks to the incredible strides in autonomous driving technology being made by automakers such as Nissan.

Nissan has often been ahead of the curve thanks to its record-breaking car, the Nissan LEAF, the best-selling all-electric vehicle in the world. Now, Nissan is adding to the impressive feats its flagship electric vehicle is capable of by introducing brand-new autonomous driving technology to the next generation of LEAFs.

Nissan LEAFs will feature the state-of-the-art ProPILOT Assist system. ProPILOT Assist will help a driver stay in their current lane while traveling on the freeway. The system will also aid in controlling acceleration and braking, as well as control steering with its Autosteer and Traffic Aware Cruise Control features.

The 2018 Nissan LEAF is just the beginning. Nissan projects that, by 2020, its enhanced vehicles will be able to navigate intersections and drive through cities with complete autonomy.

ProPILOT Assist is the next level of autonomous driving, and it will be available on one of the most popular cars in the world. Big things are happening, and Nissan of Silsbee is happy to provide our customers with cars at the forefront of it all.

Nissan Armada Awards Now Include NEMPA Best-in-Class SUV

Nissan Armada AwardsThe Nissan Armada was recently named the “NEMPA Best-in-Class Large SUV” by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). Representing the Northeast, NEMPA is one of the most prestigious sources for information about the auto industry. This award was given to the new Armada for its great new look, impressive towing capacity, and practical size.

The Nissan Armada’s awards are adding up thanks to this model’s intelligent new design. The Armada received a complete redesign for the 2017 model year, according to Nissan, including features like a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine with best-in-class power of 390 horsepower, towing up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped. You can also opt for 4WD, perfect for rugged trails or slippery roads.

“Nissan landed just in the right spot with the Armada – rugged good looks, power to tow up to 8,500 pounds and seating for eight – all in a package that isn’t too big,” said John Paul, President of the New England Motor Press Association.

Other great features for which the Armada won the award include Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI), and a host of other safety systems. Plus, with a bold new look that’s bound to make other drivers jealous, the Armada is an all-around masterpiece. Visit Nissan of Silsbee to test drive the award-winning Armada today.

Traveling with Pets: Tips and Tricks for the Road

traveling with petsTraveling with pets is a great way to make the most of your summer vacation. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when driving on the road with a furry companion. For instance, you should never leave pets unattended and always provide the proper restraints.

According to the DMV, there’s the window issue. Despite the many ads we see of dogs sticking their head out the window, this is a bad idea. In addition to the possibility of debris hitting your pet’s head, heavy airflow can damage respiratory systems. Also, many animals can escape onto the road at low speeds. It’s simply not a good idea to let your pet stick its head out the window, regardless of how much they enjoy it. Instead, crack the window just enough for them to stick their noses out. This way, they will be able to enjoy the many scents flying by and you won’t have to be concerned about them getting hurt.

Find the proper restraints for your pet. It can be tempting to ride with your pet in your lap, but this is dangerous for both you and the animal. Pets can be a major distraction; plus, the animals could get hurt if there is an accident. Look for carriers that strap securely to the seat—much like a children’s car seat—or car barriers that strap into the back of the vehicle.

Finally, never leave your animal unattended in a hot car. On longer road trips, try to stop every two hours or so for your animal to get out and move around. You should bring fresh water, bags to clean up messes, and your pet’s favorite toys. Above all else, if your pet really isn’t having a good time, it may be a good idea to leave them home.

Looking for the perfect car or accessories for traveling with pets? Stop by Nissan of Silsbee today to learn more about our latest model lineup.