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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filling tires with air is one of the easiest DIY maintenance tasks for your car, and it’s also one of the most important, especially during the winter. Cold air reduces your tire pressure, which makes your tires have worse traction, so they’ll slip more easily in wet and icy conditions. Follow these easy steps to filling your tires with air.
First, check your owner’s manual to determine what the proper PSI for your car’s tires is. Then use a pressure gauge to find out the pressure in each of your four tires. Locate the valve stem in the rim of the wheel, take off the cap, and push the tip off the gauge into the stem. If the number it reads is lower than your suggested PSI, add air to the tire.
Many gas stations have a spot where you can fill your tires with air if you don’t feel like buying your own automatic or manual air pump. Just make sure you bring lots of quarters. Park near the air pump and take the caps off all the valve stems, but don’t lose them!
Then, just like checking the pressure with the gauge, push the tip of the hose into the valve stem and fill the tire with air, stopping periodically to read the pressure again. Once your tire is at the appropriate pressure, replace the valve stem cap. Repeat with the other tires as needed.
Kelley Blue Book presented the Resale Value Awards at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention, which took place at the end of January this year. KBB recognized the eighth-generation Maxima for its revised styling and upgrades, including standard Apple CarPlay and two new packages in addition to the previously available Midnight Edition.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima will be available in five trim levels and will start at $32,610. With an excellent rating on KBB.com and an amazing 42.8% of its value kept after 3 years, the new Maxima is already one of the highest rated vehicles in the full-size segment.
KBB commented on the Maxima’s exceptional interior, which was also redesigned for the new model year, with highlights like the leather-covered seats and Zero Gravity power-adjustable seats. The new Maxima’s exceptional quality inside and out led KBB to choose it as their Best Resale Value Award segment winner.