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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.

Why Buy the Nissan Rogue? Comfort, Safety, and High-Tech Gadgets

Why buy the Nissan Rogue? This classic Nissan SUV comes with tons of great features, making it one of the best-selling SUVs one the market. Plus, with tons of new features and a refreshed exterior, the 2016 Nissan Rogue is like never before. You won’t regret buying this new Rogue.

According to Car-Buying Strategies, the Rogue is great for those looking for a compact crossover. That means this model is sporty and versatile, but it’s not a fuel-guzzling vehicle. Compact crossovers come with a body-on-unit design to optimize ride comfort, as well as a tall ride height for better visibility. The Rogue has a bold exterior as well, with available LED lighting, roof racks, and more.

The interior is one of the major reasons to consider this model. There is enough room to comfortable seat five people, and it has high-end materials that are designed to last. There’s plenty of legroom and headroom, and the seating is especially ergonomic.

Tech features include standards like Bluetooth and satellite radio, but you also get a trip computer, rearview camera, and 5-inch central display with audio connectivity. Plus, with advanced safety technologies this model received excellent ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA.

These are just some of the reasons to consider buying. For more information, stop by for a test drive today. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.