Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
How do I know if a child seat is installed correctly?
September has been National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13. There are a lot of members of the Billion Auto Group team who are parents. All of them had the same thought when they drive their kids anywhere, ‘How do I know if a child seat is installed correctly?’ Nissan has made passenger safety a top priority since the first day its assembly lines started producing vehicles. To honor efforts to keep our roads safe, the automaker has shared a few tips so parents know that their most precious cargo is properly secured. (more…)
Which Nissan vehicles have rear door alerts?
Earlier this month, there was a lot of noise made about several automakers promising to develop rear occupant reminders for their vehicles. This is important because of the number of children who are injured, or worse, by being left in the back seat of hot cars. Nissan has been an industry leader in this area by offering its Rear Door Alert on its most popular models since 2018 and steadily expanding the number of vehicles with the potentially life-saving feature for the 2019 and 2020 model years. So, which Nissan vehicles have rear door alerts? Well, in short, almost all of them. The list is led by the Altima, Armada, Murano and Pathfinder, among several others. The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa also makes the cut this year. (more…)
Do I need to get snow tires for my vehicle?
There is never a bad time to prepare for the adverse weather we experience during a cold Montana winter. Driving on icy, snow-covered or otherwise less-than-perfect roads is a necessary evil if we’re going to get to work or get groceries. The Billion Auto Group Service Department gets asked, ‘Do I need to get snow tires for my vehicle,’ at least once a month on average throughout the year. Each customer who asks that question gets the same answer, yes. Several traffic-safety studies have been completed on the subject and almost all of them come back with the conclusion that snow tires are very important to safe winter driving. Let’s take a look at a few common questions. (more…)
Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers
It’s that time of year when when kids start heading back to school and that means the streets, sidewalks and crosswalks will be filled with children making their way to and home from school. Whether it’s an elementary school, middle school, high school or college you’re driving past, keep your eyes open and slow down. After a few months of not seeing those flashing red lights that tell you you’re in a school zone or school buses on the road, it can be easy to forget to keep your eyes open for them. To help keep everyone safe this school year, Billion Auto Group is offering up these back to school safety tips for drivers to remind them of what to look out for and how to keep themselves from getting into or causing an accident. (more…)
Montana Road Trip Vehicle Checklist
Taking a road trip can be one of the most fun things you can do whether it’s with your family, your friends or by yourself. That feeling of freedom you get on the open road is unbelievable and unmatched by anything else. However, there are a few things you have to do in order to have a successful and stress-free road trip. Sure, you’ll have to plan your trip a little bit and make sure you pack the right gear for where you are going, but the most important thing you have to do is go over the road trip vehicle checklist to make sure your car is ready for the long trip. The following list will show you some basic vehicle maintenance your car needs before a road trip. (more…)
What Should You Pack When Taking a Summer Road Trip in Montana
With summer right around the corner, many drivers are already starting to think about what they’re going to do and where they’re going to go. One of the most fun things to do in any state, especially here in Montana, is to take a summer road trip so you can get out of the house and explore. The key to any successful and stress-free road trip is to pack the right supplies and items. What should you pack when taking a summer road trip in Montana? The following list will give you an idea of what you should pack when taking a summer road trip in Montana so you can be prepared and ready for anything. (more…)
What You Should Do After a Car Accident
Getting into a car accident is no fun at all. Every day we hop behind the wheel of our car we hope that it never happens to us. If it does happen to us, all we can do is hope that we come out of it in one piece. Of course car accidents happen, it’s a reality of driving on the road. Even safe drivers can get into a car accident no matter how good of a driver they are. Sometimes it’s not your fault and sometimes it is. The good news is that now you’ll at least know what to do if it happens to you. The following list will show you what you should do after a car accident so you can be prepared if it ever happens to you. (more…)