2018 Nissan Rogue Safety Tech Makes Crossover Even More Appealing

2018 Nissan Rogue Safety Tech

The Nissan Rogue has always been considered a leader in its segment, and for the 2018 model year, it’s getting even better. There are plenty of 2018 Nissan Rogue safety tech features to choose from, all of which help give you peace of mind when you’re out on the road.

When you opt for the Rogue’s highest trim level, the SL, you get a long list of standard safety technologies. Here’s a quick look at just what innovative tech you’ll find:

  • Nissan ProPilot Assist: A Level 1 self-driving system which moderates the distance between your car and the car in front of you, while also keeping you in a lane.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: Similar to ProPilot, this system helps you maintain a specific distance between your vehicle and the car ahead, monitoring your speed and letting you know if you need to slow down. It can even help lessen the severity of an impact by automatically engaging the brakes and will stop you in your tracks if it detects a pedestrian.
  • Intelligent Around Viewâ Monitor: Using four cameras, you can get a complete 360-degree view of your vehicle, allowing you to get a better look of the front, rear, and curbside of your car. It will even let you know when there is a moving object near your vehicle.

Other available safety tech on the Rogue includes Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Lane Intervention.

Safety is a top priority for Nissan, inspiring the addition of driver-assist and safety technology features on the new Nissan Rogue. To test out the new features for yourself, stop by Bates Nissan or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

What to Do If You Get in a Car Accident

what to do if you get in a car accident

Car accidents can be frightening, but it is important in this scary moment that you remain calm, prioritize safety, and take the proper steps to ensure you and all other drivers and passengers recover quickly and get back on the road.

Here is what to do if you get in a car accident:

  1. Move your car to a safe area: If you are on a busy road, the safest thing to do, if you are able, is to immediately pull off onto the shoulder or a place where traffic will not put you at further risk.
  2. Make sure everyone in your car is okay: Assess the health of you and your passengers quickly and call 911 if there is an emergency.
  3. Check on other people involved in the accident: Again, call 911 immediately if someone is in poor condition.
  4. Call the police: If you haven’t had to call the police due to medical issues yet, be very thankful—but you’ll still need to call them to file a police report.
  5. Exchange info: Trade information with the other driver, including names, phone numbers, license plate and driver’s license, insurance info, etc.
  6. Take pictures: Document everything you can.
  7. Contact insurance: Begin filing your claim with your insurance representative.
  8. Go to the doctor: Just in case, it is important that you and your passengers see a doctor to make sure you are okay.

If your vehicle needs repairs after a collision, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bates Nissan. We’ll be happy to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Things to Do in Austin, Texas, with Your New Altima

things to do in Austin

Whenever we sell a new Nissan Altima at Bates Nissan, we ask the driver where they hope to take their new car. A good number of drivers are planning for a fun weekend road trip to Austin, which is only about an hour’s drive from Killeen and has plenty of fun activities.

Here are our favorite things to do in Austin, Texas:

  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: If you love the outdoors, you will want to spend an afternoon at this park, hiking, kayaking, or just enjoying the sun.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum: Bookworms and history buffs alike will want to visit this museum, dedicated to our 36th
  • Bar Crawl: Austin is known for its abundance of breweries. Leave your Altima at the hotel and walk to breweries such as Hops and Grain Brewing, Austin Beerworks, and Adelbert’s Brewery.
  • The Moody Theater: Austin is challenging Nashville as the best city for live music. Head to the Moody Theatre for a fantastic concert.
  • Congress Avenue Bridge: If you like to get spooked, visit the Congress Avenue Bridge in the evening—1.5 million bats have made the bridge their home, and they come out to play at night.
  • State Capitol: Of course, no trip to Austin is complete without a visit to the State Capitol. Check out the website for more information about guided tours.

For even more ideas for keeping busy in Austin, call us at Bates Nissan.

Nissan Concept Cars: Rethinking Mobility in the Future

Nissan Concept Cars

Nissan is one of the industry’s leading automakers, especially when it comes to innovation. There are a number of Nissan concept and future vehicles in the works, including models like the Vmotion 2.0 Concept, Titan Warrior, IDS Concept, Frontier Diesel Runner, and IDx Concept. Combining the latest technologies with fine-tuned engineering, the lineup of Nissan concept cars is both extensive and impressive.

According to Nissan, the Vmotion 2.0 Concept is the future of Nissan automotive design. Unveiled during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, the 2.0 Concept has a ProPILOT autonomous driving system that can traverse heavy traffic, tight urban streets, and open roads. There’s also a stunning three-dimensional front design and sharp contours, setting the Vmotion apart from other vehicles.

Truck lovers will enjoy the TITAN Warrior Concept, a bold pickup that has a truly aggressive look, off-road components, and a tuned Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine. The “armored” exterior has sharp lines, durable skid plates, and a quad-tipped exhaust. There are also fat tires, a custom off-road suspension, and a tuned heavy-duty Aisin transmission.

Finally, the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO® have very distinct designs and components. The exterior of the Freeflow is refined, sophisticated, and strikingly retro—a callback to older generations. Meanwhile, the NISMO® version is incredibly sporty, with a race-tuned chassis and a box-shaped look.

Other great cars include the fuel-sipping Frontier Diesel Runner and the bold IDS Concept. We at Bates Nissan, we can’t wait to see what the brand comes up with next.

2018 Killeen Events You Shouldn’t Miss

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Attending local events is a great way to start the New Year, meet new people, and catch up with old acquaintances. Killen, Texas is home to a number of upcoming family-friendly events that will provide you with enjoyable experiences and a can-do attitude for the New Year. Here are a handful of 2018 Killen events that you won’t want to miss.

Inspiring Growth Brunch

Start your year on the right foot by getting together with a group of people focused on inspiration and growth in the New Year. That’s what you can expect at the Inspiring Growth Brunch. The event, which takes place on February 10th, features brunch, non-alcoholic beverages, team building exercises, and more. At the end of it all, attendees will receive a gift as well. Plan to stop in for a bite to eat and to share your goals for the New Year.

McLane Children’s Family, Food, and Fun!

Stop in at the City of Killeen Family Recreation Center in February for a free family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The McLane Children’s Family, Food, and Fun! event is a wellness education program with sessions running from February 1st to the 22nd. The program teaches families, kids included, about eating healthy and exercise. There will also be a cooking competition.

Texas Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference

This year’s Texas Creative Forces Art and Military Conference on January 29th-30th takes place in Killeen. The event is a community-based military and family support network that includes art demonstrations and provides military personnel with the opportunity to share their experiences and discuss their needs.

Bates Nissan hope to see you out and about in 2018!

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa with Fort Hood and Help Families in Need

Santa’s Workshop, located at Fort Hood, is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing games, books, and toys to the children of military families. It’s entirely run by volunteers, and thus the help of donors and sponsors is invaluable. If you’re interested in helping families in financial need and want a fun way to do it, why not bring your family to Breakfast with Santa with Fort Hood, coming up this December 10th?

Christmas presents

Breakfast with Santa is an event being put on by Santa’s Workshop from 8am until 10am, and it’s only $7 per child! Make sure you get there on time, as it will only be open to 100 children. The dress code is holiday attire, and comfy, cozy pajamas are welcome! The event will feature breakfast with Santa Claus along with story time, arts and crafts, an open gym, and even a photo op for everyone involved. Best of all, all proceeds will be given to helping the families that Santa’s Workshop supports.

The Breakfast with Santa event will be taking place at Extreme Cheer & Tumble in Killeen, Texas. It’s a great way to have fun with your family while also providing other families with gifts for their Christmas season. Make sure you mark your calendar for this wonderful and festive event.

Road Trip Destinations Near Killeen, TX

There are a number of places to visit around Killeen, TX, especially if you have a new Nissan to drive. We at Bates Nissan have created these trip ideas, whether you’re looking for a day trip or an extended vacation. Either way, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake is a great place to visit, especially if you’d like to get outdoors. The Lake was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a reservoir, and it’s fed by the Lampasas River. Activities at the lake include fishing, hunting, and hiking.

You can also check out Conder Park, a grassy park with tons of space for activities. If picknicking isn’t your thing, you can also fish, play baseball, or even hit the disc golf course. For those who love to relax outside, there’s nothing like Conder Park.

Finally, take a drive to Mother Neff State Park. This 259-acre park is just 21 miles northeast of Killeen, and it’s great for hikers. You’ll find rocky hills, canyons, and a steep watchtower so you can get a great view of the park. There are even campsite options as well.

These are just some of the great road trip destinations near Killeen, TX.

What’s the Top Nissan NISMO Race Car?

The top Nissan NISMO race car was recently announced by the brand, and the results may surprise you. It’s the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32—a classic for most auto enthusiasts. Nissan recently held a competition on social media called the #NISMOtop20 competition to determine which cars fans loved the most. And, now that the votes are in, it looks like the GT-R R32 has won bragging rights.

According to Nissan, the GT-R R32 was only in production for five years, but it won several awards and championship races during its short lifespan. For instance, it won the SPA 24 and the Australian Touring Car Championship, both in 1991. The Skyline also took home the gold at the Bathurst 1000 two years in a row.

“It was in Japanese touring cars where the R32 saw arguably its biggest successes,” stated Nissan in a press release. “The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 scored the victory in every Japanese Touring Car Championship race during the 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 seasons, earning championships for the Hasemi and Impul teams along the way.”

The standard R32 had a 2.6-liter engine with all-wheel drive, which generated up to 276 horsepower and up to 266 lb-ft of torque. It also weighed in at about 3,100 pounds. Still, the R32 maintained impressive handling, a smooth ride, and looks that simply couldn’t be beat.

While you may be hard pressed to find an R32, there is a range of other high-performance Nissan cars you can see in person at Bates Nissan today.

Don’t Let the Weather Slow You Down: Prepare Your Car for Fall

Nissan Pathfinder

As temperatures drop, fall is the time to roll the windows down and go for a scenic drive. But, don’t forget that winter is right around the corner, and that means increasingly unpredictable driving conditions. Follow these simple steps to prepare your car for fall and make sure you’re ready for anything.

 

Check Your Tires

Even the best all-season tires will underperform if they’re not properly aligned and inflated. This is especially true in fall and winter when there’s an increased chance of wet, icy, or snowy roads. Check your tires to ensure they have plenty of tread. And, if you notice your car pulling to one side, have the tires aligned.

 

Charge Your Battery

Cold mornings put extra strain on your car’s battery. Before it’s too late, make sure your battery is fully charged. If the terminals are excessively corroded, it could be time to replace the battery altogether.

 

Stow Useful Emergency Items

There’s no telling what the weather will do in the winter. Before it arrives, stow some important emergency items in your vehicle such as blankets, gloves, water bottles, and a cell phone charger.

 

Follow these simple tips for preparing your car for fall, and you can drive with confidence all season long. For a new vehicle perfect for those fall drives, stop by Bates Nissan today.

Nissan Reaffirms Commitment to Community Grant to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

Nissan knows that crafting vehicles of the highest quality is only part of what makes an automaker great. Even the best companies are nothing without the support of the people and communities that make everything possible. That’s why Nissan has always loved giving back to the communities in which it operates. Recently, Nissan made this commitment clear by granting $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation in Tennessee.

Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) is a wonderful organization dedicated to childhood literary in Tennessee. Since 2005, Nissan has given $1.2 million dollars to support everything they do. Most recently, Nissan gave $100,000 to support Imagination Library Programs in the four counties in which the automaker has operations.

Nissan’s grant will help provide 47,000 children in Davidson, Franklin, Rutherford, and Williamson counties with books each month. Since 2004, GBBF has distributed more than 30 million books with more than 279,000 children receiving new books each month.

This recent act of charity is one example of the many ways that Nissan has rooted itself as a member of local communities.

Come to Bates Nissan today for a test drive and to learn more about Nissan’s commitment to excellence and innovation across the nation.