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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!

Top Destinations for Spring Break in Texas

It’s finally that time of year, when you plan a week away from life’s usual routines and spend it with family and friends. Whether you live in the Lone Star State or not, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of great options for spring break in Texas. Here are some of our favorites.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur fans – and even just those who can’t get enough of Jurassic Park – will be into a visit to this state park in Glen Rose. Look for dinosaur tracks left behind along Paluxy River, a reminder of prehistoric times. Beautiful nature and fresh air make this park a spring break winner.

Six Flags Over Texas

Who doesn’t like the thrill of a coaster or the view from a high ride? Six Flags Over Texas offers everything, from gentle thrills to heart-pumping rides not for the faint of heart. This Arlington, Texas amusement park is a great location for a short spring break getaway.

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Galveston Island

About two hours away from Nissan of Silsbee, Galveston Island is one of our favorite places to catch some sun. Take in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico while you stroll along the boardwalk, catch a concert, or have a drink at a local bar. This beach is definitely down to party, making it perfect for college students looking for a break. However, with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, Galveston is great for families too.

Local Spring Activities in Silsbee, Texas

Looking for local spring activities near Silsbee, Texas? Here are a few ideas.

Big Thicket National Preserve
This scenic nature preserve is home to 86,000 acres of undisturbed wilderness. Go camping, canoeing, hunting, bird watching, horseback riding, and much more in the pristine woodlands, where you’re sure to find thousands of species of indigenous wildlife.

Ghost Road
Are you in the mood for a spooky adventure? Legends surrounding Hardin County claim that it is home to a ghost that wanders the countryside looking for his murdered bride-to-be, or a hunter that got lost in the Big Thicket and vanished. Drive down to Ghost Road to see if you can spot the mysterious ghost light.

Ice House Museum
Though once used as an “ice house,” a building that housed and delivered ice to local businesses and families, the business was eventually shut down and turned into a museum that now hosts local cultural events and an art gallery.

Kirby-Hill House
Over a century old, this historic home is notable because of its stunning and unique architecture. If you go in for a tour, you can experience this lovely old home, the antique artifacts inside, and the community-maintained gardens outside.

Here at Nissan of Silsbee, we love getting out and exploring this great area we serve. Do yourself a favor and try to check out these fun attractions!

How to Detail Your Car like a Pro

 

Everyone knows that living in Texas isn’t exactly conducive to keeping a clean car. That’s why it’s important to take matters into your own hands. Here’s how to detail your car like a pro without spending a bunch of money.

Your first step is to get an air compressor. Starting with the corners and cracks of your car, blow the dirt into the middle of your car. Once you’re finished with the edges of your car, turn the air compressor on the vents. Finally, vacuum everything off of the floor and seats of the car.

Now that the interior of your car is clean, move to the exterior. Before washing your car, check the soap that you are using to ensure that it is not acidic. If you use the wrong type of soap, it eats away at the protective layer on your paint and rims. Instead, use a soap that is specifically designed for cleaning cars.

Once you’ve ensured that you are using the proper soap, begin washing the top of your car. If you begin on the bottom, you will eventually have dirty water running down your clean spaces when you wash the top of the car.

Now that you know how to detail your car like a pro, you never have to pay someone else to do it again!

Silsbee Gets Brunt of Rain Yet Again

Recent rainfall in March 2016 has left Texas and other Southeast Texas areas with flooding and substantial driving difficulty. Silsbee in the greater Beaumont area is normally a town that sees a lot of this rain. Texas as a state is under the national average in average rainfall sitting at just under 36 inches per year. The national average hovers at approximately 40 inches per year. Annually, Silsbee has averaged over 61 inches the last 30 years.

Driving conditions from high waters and standing water can provide drivers with some obstacles if they do not show caution. Most flood deaths occur while people are in their vehicles. Drivers that come across flooded roads should turn around instead of attempting to pass through high water, especially with uncertain depths.

Silsbee drivers are definitely experienced with wet road conditions, be sure to stick to caution and avoid unnecessary risks. The rain will continue to fall in Silsbee, but as long as drivers continue to stick with preventative driving in the worst conditions the roads will still provide some of the best sights to see in Texas.