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!
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!
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.
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!
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.