Parking in the Shade

2019 Nissan Altima | James Ceranti Nissan | Greenville, MS

Summer is right around the corner and things are already heating up. This is a friendly reminder that it is always best to find a parking spot out of that direct summer sunlight and for more reasons than you might think.

Less Burns – Just about everyone has a memory of scalding themselves on a hot seatbelt or plopping down on someone’s nice leather upholstery in shorts only to yelp and hop out of their seat. Save yourself some discomfort and find a shady spot to stop.

Save your Paint – Ultraviolet light from the sun does constant damage to paint. Vehicles can protect against this with waxes and treatments, but eventually the sun always wins. Extend your paint job’s beauty by keeping it out of direct sun when possible. It may seem extreme, but if your leave your vehicle parked the sun for long stretches and have no other choice, an opaque cover does a lot of work in preserving your paint finish.

Protect your Plastic – Vehicle interiors can get seriously hot in the sun and even though the plastics that make up the interior consoles are resistant to heat, repeated exposure over time will prevail. Reflective window inserts can do a lot to protect interior surfaces when shade isn’t possible, but they can’t help the exterior.

For more information about caring for your car, contact the service team at James Ceranti Nissan.

Spring Cleaning! Top Car Cleaning Tips for your Nissan

Spring Cleaning For Your Nissan | Greenville, MS

Spring is here, and its arrival will have many folks gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. Do you include your Nissan on your spring cleaning list? If not, you should! Now is the perfect time to give your Nissan some tender love and care, so use these car cleaning tips to get your vehicle in great condition.

Exterior

When you live in a climate with snowy winters, cleaning your car’s exterior is about more than just looks—it also helps protect your car from rust and damage that can result from exposure to road salt. Give your Nissan a good exterior cleaning and make sure to spray down the undercarriage.

Interior

The best method for cleaning a car’s cabin is to start from the top and move down. Wipe the dashboard with a microfiber cloth, and use paintbrushes to dust small crevices like air vents and areas between knobs and buttons. Vacuum the floors and seats, and follow that by shampooing seats and carpets.

Wax

Efficient spring cleaning will get your possessions in good shape for the whole year. This means that your task is not complete without a good waxing. Once you’ve cleaned your Nissan’s exterior, apply a good coat of wax to finish it off with a beautiful shine that will also provide protection from debris and the elements.

If you find some problems with your Nissan while you’re cleaning, contact the service department at James Ceranti Nissan.

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge | Greenville, MS

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The Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge was first established in 1936 and is the oldest national wildlife refuge in Mississippi. If you are looking for a great place to have some outdoor fun, Yazoo is a great place to go.

Hunting

The Yazoo refuge is known throughout the southeast as one of the best locations for hunting. Many hunters plan their hunting vacations here for white-tailed deer, racoon, squirrel, and rabbit. The deer muzzleloader and archery hunts are among the most popular hunting options.

Hiking

You can go hiking on any of the many paths through the refuge. Follow the quarter-mile boardwalk trail to the Holt Collier Boardwalk and Observation Tower for some spectacular views. Be aware that summertime temperatures can be extreme, so plan you visit early in the morning or later in the evening.

Wildlife Viewing

Yazoo is a great place to spend some time in nature and see native wildlife. A wide range of species live in the refuge including white-tailed deer, American alligators, and a variety of migratory bird species, especially ducks and geese.

Butterfly Garden

The butterfly garden is a newer addition to the refuge and gives visitors a great place to view caterpillars and butterflies. In the summertime, you can usually spot hummingbirds flying from flower to flower too.

The Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and the great sport of hunting. We at James Ceranti Nissan hope you enjoy your time at Yazoo!

Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts Show Nissan’s Vision of the Future

Vmotion & Xmotion Concepts | Greenville, MSAutomakers like Nissan are developing advanced electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies that will rapidly transform the transportation industry. Nissan boldly designs vehicles that reach new heights of sophistication, including the Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts. Although these particular vehicles may never hit a production line, they hint at Nissan’s vision of the future.

Vmotion 2.0 Concept

The Vmotion 2.0 Concept announces the future of the Nissan sedan. It features a sharp, aerodynamic exterior design and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, which includes the state-of-the-art ProPILOT autonomous driving system. This remarkable system can navigate city streets and highway traffic, displaying a lit-up grille and diffuser to indicate that the ProPILOT system is active.

Xmotion Concept

With compact SUVs and crossovers becoming ever more popular, the Xmotion predicts the future of this segment. The Xmotion is a three-row SUV that features a breathtaking, angular exterior design that looks like a piece of contemporary art. Just as the Vmotion 2.0 Concept received the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence in 2017, the Xmotion also won an EyesOn Design award in 2018. In addition, the Xmotion integrates cutting-edge driving assist features and offers a “Floating Koi” virtual assistant in the car.

Nissan’s vision of the future is bold, and its intelligent design choices such as virtual assistant integration and an external display to let other drivers know an autonomous driving vehicle is on the road, Nissan plans to be a part of the bright future it envisions.

Contact us at James Ceranti Nissan for more information.

Debut of the 2019 Nissan Maxima at Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a facelift and some exciting new features and technologies to match its sleek and sporty exterior. The new Maxima will debut at the very end of November at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Los Angeles Auto Show, an event attended by thousands where automakers show off the latest developments in their cars, will run for ten days starting on November 30.

This mid-cycle refresh adds serious style accents that make this full-size sedan even more eye-catching than before. Updated headlights and taillights improve visibility and boost sophistication, while the sloping hood and more angular grille give the Maxima a sharp, aggressive stance.

Of course, the Maxima’s looks aren’t its only plus. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes a host of driver assist features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It also has impressive performance stats at 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque!

The new Maxima will go on sale shortly after its debut at the LA Auto Show, so mark the date on your calendars! For more information about this vehicle, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

Six Must-See Historic Sites in Greenville, MS

In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, you’ll find our little town of Greenville. This small Southern city has a big history, which has been preserved over the years and can be explored on a sunny Saturday afternoon. If you want to experience the spirit of Greenville, visit these historic locations.

Cotton Row: Back when Mississippi used to be the home of cotton moguls who amassed large fortunes, this was a thriving merchant district. It still reflects the late 19th century architecture.

First National Bank: This Neoclassical building now housing the city’s court was the first federally chartered bank in the county.

Former Levee Board Complex: What was the city’s oldest commercial structure has been renovated into the Greenville Inn & Suites.

Mississippi Levee System: This towering structure runs along the downtown waterfront and revolutionized the area, making the Delta what it is today.

Mount Holly Plantation: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Shelby Foote used to live in this gorgeous mansion which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nelson Street District: For a century, this has been a thriving economic and cultural hub of the community, home to numerous iconic restaurants and stores.

Which of these historic sites in Greenville is your favorite?