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.