We have finally reached the last article in this series and we just have a few more tips to share with you. These tips are here to help you keep your child safer whenever they are inside the vehicle.
If you aren’t sure whether your child needs to switch to a carseat or a booster seat then you may want to check the height and weight limits. The child can stay in their biggest carseat until they outgrow those limits. It’s super important that they are put into a booster seat because just using the seatbelt could cause more harm than good. The seatbelt was designed to lay across the waist and chest but with a small child it will likely fall on the stomach and neck.
You should also remember to consider what toys you are bringing in the car. There are many children who have gotten injured by toys while in a crash. If you do decide to bring toys along make sure that they are soft. No matter how far the distance is, you and your children should always wear their seatbelts. If you buckle up then they will want to as well. This should be done as soon as you get into the vehicle and before you start driving away.
Another huge issue for children in vehicles is heatstroke. We want to make sure that your child never has to endure this. The easiest way to prevent this is to never leave your child in the vehicle regardless of how quick you think you’ll be. There are also many laws that could get you into big time trouble if you were to do this.
We here at Nelson Nissan just want all of our customers to be safe. Visit our dealership with new Nissan car near Sapulpa and we’ll get you set up with a great new vehicle. Call now and schedule your appointment.
In the last article we began talking about how important it was to check out the carseat to ensure that it is properly installed. We still have a few other things that you’ll want to look at before you take off for the first time.
Regardless of which type of carseat you are using for your child you’ll want to make sure that you are using either the seat belt or the lower attachments, but never both. The top tether should always be used to lock in the carseat regardless of which lower safety you are using. Try both the lower attachments and the seatbelt then determine which one keeps the carseat more snug and use that one. Lastly, if you ever feel like your carseat just doesn’t look or feel right then you should find a professional. It is never over the line to ask questions or seek advice. There are plenty of carseat check points with people who are certified that can take a look at it for you. Visit Nelson Nissan and ask them where you can find a local carseat check place.
After your child has outgrown the carseat they will then need to move into a booster seat. Trust me, they should never move straight to the seat and seatbelt and I’ll explain why later. If your child has finally outgrown the height and weight limits on your carseat they either may need a new carseat or a to move to a booster. However, if their shoulders are higher than the top harness then they need a booster seat. Also, if you notice that your child’s head is above the top of the carseat then this too means they need to move to a booster seat.
We have one more article left in this series and we can help you learn all about better safety for your child. If you’re in need of a reliable and safe used Nissan car near Bixby then we have the hookup.
If you do plan on purchasing a pre-owned vehicle it’s important that you learn the history of it before you do so. This is why it is so important that you purchase a carseat from someone that you know and never from a thrift store. You should know whether it has been through a car accident and the only way to be for certain that it hasn’t is if you buy it off of someone else you know.
After you purchase a carseat you need to remember that the installation is an extremely important part. If it isn’t installed correctly it could do more damage than good. There are plenty of ways to learn how to install a seat. One of the best things you could do is visit a local safety check station which is usually at a police station.
You should first do the inch test. This is where you will tug at the base where the seatbelt goes through the seat. If you can move it more than an inch in any direction then something isn’t right. You really shouldn’t be able to move it at all. Next you’ll want to do the pinch test. The harnesses that buckle your child into there seat need to be tight and put through the correct slots. Make sure that the chest clip is at your child’s armpit level. The strap remaining above the clip shouldn’t have much slack in it and you should try to pinch it. If you can’t do this then the seat is good so far.
To make sure that you child is safe in their carseat you should make sure that you read the next article. Until then you can visit Nelson Nissan where you can find a great selection of new Nissan cars near Owasso.
It’s a great year to be on the Nissan team! We saw some incredible increases in sales numbers for the Nissan lineup for this December and even increases in sales for the entire year. If you aren’t part of the Nissan crew yet then it may be time to jump on board.
For December 2016 we saw a total of 134,545 units sold which is an increase of 8.3 percent and for the whole year they sold 1,426,130 units. This was a pretty excellent sales year for the Nissan lineup. We did see decreases in sales for the cars, but this is alright because the increase in sales for the SUVs, crossovers, and trucks. The Nissan Maxima did increase its sales in December by 10.9 percent and 55.3 percent for the whole year. The Nissan Leaf electric car sold a total of 1,899 units which was a 41 percent increase for the month of December. The Nissan Frontier is an excellent truck and it sold a total of 6,069 units for the month of December and 86,926 units for the entire year. The year over year increase was by 38.4 percent. The Nissan Titan also had an extreme increase for its Decembers sales by 331.8 percent with 4,396 units sold. The best selling vehicle for the Nissan lineup was the Nissan Rogue. This Nissan crossover sold a total of 40,477 units in December and 329,904 units for the entire year. These are both extreme increases and we expect to see even better numbers for the 2017 year. The Pathfinder, Armada, and Murano Sports Utility Vehicles also had incredible sales numbers for the whole year. The Pathfinder sold a total of 9,368 units in December.
Whenever you’re ready to experience some of the excellence that is offered by the new Nissan cars in Muskogee you can visit Nelson Nissan. They will be happy to show you their vehicles as well as pick one out that fits your needs best. Call now to schedule your appointment.
Throughout this series we’ve been talking about the many different areas of auto insurance in hopes that we can better educate those out there that may not know a lot about the area. If you own a vehicle then at some point you’ll have to face the reality of auto insurance and it’s much better to be informed than to just let your agent handle everything.
The most basic coverage that any one person should have on their vehicle is called liability. Outside of this coverage the other most commonly used coverages are the collision and comprehensive coverages. These two coverages are going to be able to provide you some time of safety net for any type of accident that you may find yourself in.
The collision coverage is going to pay out if your vehicle is damage because a collision with another vehicle or other objects. This type of coverage can be expensive depending on how high you set your deductible.
Comprehensive coverage is one that I almost always encourage drivers to get because it will pay out for damages in almost any situation that happens outside of a collision. If your vehicle receives hail damage or has a tree fall on it during a heavy storm then this coverage will come into play. It can also pay for damages that may happen to your windshield or fire damage. You’ll want to study up on this coverage to know exactly what it can pay out for, but it is an optional coverage to add to your plan.
There are several other coverages that you can add to you auto insurance policy. Visit Nelson Nissan cars dealership near Oklahoma City to see what types of coverage they suggest you carry for your vehicle and if you should add on towing coverage, reimbursement coverage, or more.