Tips on Travelling with Pets

Travelling with pets

He’s Preparing Mentally For The Journey Ahead

Road trips can be fun but when you’re doing them with pets along for the ride, it can be that much more difficult. Whether you have a cat or a dog along for the ride, here are some tips on travelling with pets.

ID Them

Make sure before you load them up that they have proper identification. Even if they’re microchipped, external identification will help you, too.

Plan Pit Stops

Plan stops every two to three hours to give your pet a chance to drink some water and go to the bathroom.

Put Cats in a Carrier

While your dog just loves being around you, your cat loves being at home. So being loose in a vehicle might freak them out and they might even try to climb under your pedals. Keep them in a carrier.

Test Runs

Before the big trip, take your dog or cat on test drives around the neighborhood. That way, they get used to the feeling of a car.

Pack the Essentials

Pack everything you’ll need, like food, water, a litter box, plastic bags, bedding, toys, and any first aid things they might need.

Good luck and road trip on! Let all of us, at Nissan of Durango, know if these tips helped and visit us in Durango, CO when you have some time!

Check Out These Vehicle Emergency Kit Basics

Vehicle Emergency Kit

Emergency Car Kit Set

The best way you can prepare yourself for emergencies on the road is to have an emergency kit in your car, prepared for scenarios throughout the year. You never know when it could come in handy.

If you don’t have a vehicle emergency kit and would like to start one, here are some items to consider:

  • A standard first-aid kit, which should include bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze, etc.
  • A spare cell phone charger and even, perhaps, a spare cell phone; you may also want to keep a written list of emergency contact information
  • A quality flashlight with spare batteries
  • A full bottle of unexpired sunscreen, as well as a few pairs of sunglasses and hats
  • A spare dosage of any sort of medication you use regularly, as well as anything similar that may be needed for regular passengers
  • A stock of non-perishable food items and fresh, clean water, which can be used for drinking as well as rinsing out wounds

Be safe this year, and for more tips and tricks, contact us or visit us anytime at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO.

Which Car-Related Tax Deductions Are You Eligible For This Year?

Car-Related Tax Deductions

Deduct For Your Truck… Or Any Vehicle

Have you started your taxes yet? If not, it’s time to get started. Before you know it, you might be too late!

Fortunately, there are different deductions available to you, and a good handful of those are based on your vehicle. Here are a few examples of car-related tax deductions to keep in mind:

  • General business use – If you use your car exclusively for business, you may be able to write it off entirely.
  • Business miles driven – If you use your car sometimes for work and sometimes for leisure, you may be able to write off the miles you drove while on the job.
  • Sales tax on older vehicles – Some vehicles that were purchased before 2010 are eligible for special deductions.
  • Depreciation – This one’s a bit tricky, but if your car has depreciated in value and you use it for work, you may be able to get even more back for it.

Of course, if you are unsure what applies to you or how to appropriately file your taxes, you should seek the help of a professional.

For more car-related tips, visit us anytime at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO!