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Month: March 2017

How to Entertain Kids on Road Trips

Kids on road trips

Taking kids on road trips can be a bit of a hassle, but if you go prepared and stock up on fun ways for them to keep themselves busy, you’ll have much smoother trip. Just follow these easy tips for finding great entertainment for kids!

First of all, entertaining your kids doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to have a minivan with rear-seat Blu-ray players if you visit your local library. Libraries don’t just have books, although books are a great thing to bring along! You can also get portable handheld movies and even Wi-Fi hotspots so they can use a tablet or phone.

There are also all kinds of road trip games we remember from our childhoods. Pass these games onto your kids—the Slug Bug Game where you punch someone every time you see a VW Beetle (well, maybe not that one), the license plate game, the A to Z sign game. Sure, they get old after a while, but that’s when you play the Quiet Game. Whoever talks first loses!

Get some coloring books, bring handheld games, bring movies if you have a way to watch them—there are endless ways to keep kids entertained on road trips!  For more tips to make your traveling better, stop by 171 Nissan today!

 

Nissan Designs a Better Car for Dogs

car for dogs

Do you have a canine companion that you consider a member of your family? You aren’t alone. All across the U.S., there are plenty of people who love their pet like their own child. However, car safety is a big issue when it comes to bringing Fido along with you. According to a recent survey conducted by Nissan, 90% of dog owners want a car with more dog-friendly features, so Nissan decided to pursue the obvious solution: engineering a concept car for dogs, the XTrail 4Dogs.

Some more numbers were included in the survey: 98.7% of survey respondents use their car to transport their pet, and of that number, 88.7% of them bring their dog along for the ride at least once a week. That’s a lot of dogs riding in cars on a weekly basis!

Responders tended to agree that the trunk or backseat was the best place to keep a dog during these weekly excursions, but voiced concerns about canine accessibility when it came to actually getting their beloved furry family members into the vehicle. The XTrail 4Dogs concept includes a ramp to make getting in and out of the trunk easier than ever. What’s more is that the trunk can easily fit not one, but two dogs with plenty of space leftover, and even includes a shower, dryer, no-spill water bowl, treat dispenser, and more.

Unfortunately, Nissan’s car for dogs isn’t making its way to the mainstream market, but we at 171 Nissan think it’s a good way to spread awareness for dog safety in your car.

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