Annual Car Maintenance to Prioritize in 2021

Maintenance | Greenville, MS

Heading into the new year with a well-maintained vehicle is a resolution every car owner can get behind. Performing annual car maintenance can keep both you and your vehicle on the road for many more years to come. From your friends at James Ceranti Nissan, here’s a quick and easy list of steps for keeping your vehicle in great condition in 2021.

Keep up with oil changes

This year, your first car-care resolution should be to keep up with regular oil changes. Your vehicle’s engine needs fresh oil to run smoothly. As the oil ages, it becomes dirty and doesn’t do as well at lubricating the engine parts, which can lead to expensive damage. Check the oil levels every time you fill up on fuel and top off as needed, and schedule regular oil changes at James Ceranti Nissan.

Check the fluids

Oil is not the only essential fluid under the hood. You should also regularly check in on brake, transmission, and power-steering fluid. Each of these plays a role in keeping your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Your owner’s manual will show you where and how to check your fluid levels. You can also schedule an appointment with us and let our technicians top off the fluids for you.

Take care of your tires

Proper inflation and regular rotations are important for the longevity of your tires. This year, get into the habit of checking your tire pressure every time you stop for fuel. Keeping the pressure at the level recommended in your owner’s manual will ensure optimum efficiency and traction.

If you’re in need of some regular maintenance, visit us at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Missouri, today.

Comparing Nissan’s Three Core SUVs

Nissan SUV | Greenville, MS

The Nissan Rogue, Nissan Murano, and Nissan Kicks are the automaker’s core SUVs, and they each bring unique capabilities to the table. If you and your family are considering purchasing an efficient, versatile, and innovative Nissan SUV, check out this breakdown to see how they compare to each other.

Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is a crossover SUV with room for five passengers. It offers up to 27 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.* 36.5 cubic feet of cargo space opens up plenty of fun possibilities for you and your family, and its 1,350 pounds of towing capacity lets you take toys along for the weekend.

Nissan Murano

The five-passenger premium crossover Nissan Murano offers an elevated sense of style and luxury thanks to available semi-aniline leather appointments, an available heated steering wheel, and Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control among other features. 67 cubic feet of cargo space is yours to play with and its 3.5-liter V6 generates 260 horsepower.

Nissan Kicks

This subcompact crossover SUV offers supreme efficiency at 31 MPG city/36 MPG highway.** Responsive handling and nimble steering makes maneuvering the Kicks around Greenville, Jackson, or any city easier than ever. Cargo space isn’t forfeited, as its 32.3 cubic feet of room allows you to load up your Nissan SUV with equipment for a family adventure.

Bring your family down to James Ceranti Nissan today for a chance to test drive any of these fine Nissan SUVs.

*2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Rogue®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

**2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 31 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG for Kicks®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

Proper Car Battery Maintenance During Winter in Greenville, MS

Why Service | Greenville, MS

Although winters can be relatively mild in Greenville, Mississippi, temperatures still drop overnight, and this can drain your car’s battery. To keep up with car battery maintenance this winter, follow these simple tips.

Keep it clean

Not only do cold winter temperatures force your battery to work harder, but so do dirt and grime. Inspect the battery on occasion for white powder on the terminals. If you notice any, wipe away the corrosion with a damp cloth, water, baking soda, and a toothbrush.

Charge it

If you have a fully charged battery, it’s much less likely to freeze than a fully discharged battery would. As such, be sure to charge the battery early in the winter season.

Take shelter

If you are able to, park your car in a garage at night to keep the battery warm. If you don’t have a garage, try to find a spot that’s blocked from the wind, or face the front of the car away from the wind’s primary direction.

Schedule a battery check

To make sure your battery isn’t close to dying, head to our dealership’s service department for a battery check. By taking this step, you can have more peace of mind that your battery will survive the cold.

If you’re interested in getting a battery check or you need any seasonal maintenance, make an appointment with the James Ceranti Nissan service department.

Nissan Maxima and Murano Safety Proven for Families

Nissan Maxima | Greenville, MS

The 2020 Nissan Maxima and Murano are on Cars.com’s Car Seat Check Honor Roll. What does that mean for families like you in Greenville, Mississippi? Both of these Nissan models we sell at James Ceranti Nissan make it easy for parents to install and safely use child seats.

Here are some of the ways that the Maxima and Murano are safe and reliable rides for your young passengers.

Color-coded anchors and tethers

The Maxima has a color-coded LATCH system that makes it easier for you to figure out where to attach any car seat properly. The color-coded LATCH system is intuitive and versatile, so you can install rear-facing and forward-facing seats, as well as high-back booster seats.

Room to spread out

Cars.com’s staff was impressed by the Murano’s roomy second row seat that fits three safety seats. This makes the Murano a top choice for large families or people who need to transport many young children safely.

Extra support while driving

Both the Maxima and Murano offer Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a full suite of safety and driver-assist features to give you confidence and support behind the wheel. Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.

Both the Nissan Maxima and Murano have five star ratings form the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, making them excellent choices as family vehicles. You can find both of them in stock right now at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Doubles Its Support for Mississippi Food Banks

Nissan Food Bank | Greenville, MS

Nissan North America’s Canton assembly plant has brought thousands of jobs to Mississippi. Over the years, the automaker has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-hunger efforts across the state — and now it’s doubling those contributions to fight growing food insecurity.

Nissan’s increased assistance to Mississippi Food Network and Our Daily Bread food banks will allow these organizations to serve an extra 200,000 meals to community members in need.

Since these partnerships began, Nissan has given more than $311,000 to fight hunger in Mississippi. Canton plant employees have also spent many hours volunteering at food banks around the state.

“There is a saying that every cloud has a silver lining, and if there is a silver lining to the COVID pandemic cloud that is overshadowing us, it is how graciously those who are able, like Nissan, have responded with their financial gifts to help support the increased demand for food this unprecedented health crisis is causing,” said Dr. Charles Beady, the CEO of Mississippi Food Network.

Nissan’s hunger-fighting efforts don’t stop at the state border. The automaker is also increasing its contributions to Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, a food bank that serves thousands of our neighbors to the north.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, we’re proud of how our parent company has stepped up to increase its support for food banks — and ensure that Mississippi residents get the nutrition they need.

3 Nissans Top JD Power Quality Study

2020 Nissan JD Power | Greenville, MS

The 2020 JD Power Initial Quality Study placed three Nissan models – the Maxima, Murano, and Armada – atop their respective segments, raising Nissan’s overall score above the average and cementing the automaker’s reputation as a brand that promises dependability, performance, and quality.

JD Power is a trusted reviewer whose Initial Quality Study tracks the number of problems faced by car owners within the first 90 days of the purchase of their vehicle. The fewer problems that owners had to put up with, the higher the vehicle’s score.

2020 Nissan Maxima

The 2020 Nissan Maxima’s win marks the third consecutive year it has topped the Large Car category. The 300 horsepower generated by its 3.5-liter engine helped it outperform and outshine its competitors.

2020 Nissan Murano

The 2020 Murano was named the #1 Midsize SUV. Its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive adapts to all circumstances and its fully-loaded, artisanal cabin offers unparalleled comfort and class.

2020 Nissan Armada

The Large SUV segment was topped by the 2020 Nissan Armada. Eight people can comfortably sit in the Armada, and its V8 powertrain cranks out 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque so you can stay firmly on the road. The 2020 Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds.

If you’re looking for award-winning quality in your next vehicle, pay us a visit at James Ceranti Nissan and test drive any or all of these top-tier Nissan models!

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Nissan Truck

Nissan Truck | Greensville, MS

If you’re adding motor oil to your truck, choosing the right type is vital. You can consult the owner’s manual or call our service technicians at James Ceranti Nissan if you’re due for an oil change, and we’ll fill your engine with the ideal oil for your truck. Here are the differences you should know.

Conventional oil

Conventional motor oil is falling out of popularity, but it still has some benefits over synthetic. For one thing, it’s less expensive than synthetic, so it may be more accessible to some drivers who need a lot of it for cheap. Plus, most car manufacturers use conventional oil in production, so your car probably already has conventional oil in it when you buy it.

Synthetic oil

Synthetic oil is favorable because it lasts longer and runs cleaner than conventional oil, but the tradeoff is that it costs more — and if you’re not driving a high-performance vehicle like a sports car or a heavy-duty truck, it’s not really necessary.

For Nissan truck drivers, the superior performance of synthetic oil might be a better choice if you do a lot of towing and hauling. Synthetic oil is also better for extreme temperatures, keeping your engine safer in those sweltering Mississippi summers.

Synthetic blends

Synthetic blends of oil are a happy medium between conventional and synthetic by actually being a blend of the two. Synthetic blends provide similar protection that full synthetic oil does without the high costs. Synthetic blend oil is also a good option for pickup drivers due to its positive impact on fuel economy and superior engine protection during grueling towing and hauling.

When you schedule your service appointment with James Ceranti Nissan, we suggest you request a synthetic blend during the oil change. If you’d prefer one of the other types, let us know!

 

Tips for Taking Your Truck Off-Roading near Greenville, MS

Nissan Frontier Off-Road | Greenville, MS

Off-roading in Mississippi is a total blast. Whether you’re heading out to Warfield Point in Greenville or making the trip to Forest for 30 miles of trails at Rocks Bottom Offroad, make sure you follow these tips for taking your truck off-road.

Scout ahead

Don’t be surprised by what’s ahead. Make sure you know exactly what your vehicle’s going to be going over before you get there. If you need to, make sure you get out of the cab and have a look on foot to get an idea of how to tackle a tough area.

Choose the right vehicle

Having the right tools for off-roading is crucial — and that includes the vehicle itself. For instance, the Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan are both solid options for exploring the wilderness. You want a ride that can handle the rough-and-tumble terrain in Mississippi, and these models are equipped and capable.

Remember your recovery equipment

Even if you plan out your approach to every obstacle, you can still get stuck. Make sure you have the recovery gear you need to get yourself out of a bind, including a heavy-duty tow strap with fabric loops – not hooks.

For the best trucks for off-roading like the Titan and Frontier and the best accessories for your treks, come to James Ceranti Nissan.

 

2021 Nissan Rogue Preview: What Changes You Can Expect

Nissan Rogue | Greenville, MS

At James Ceranti Nissan, the practical and compact Rogue crossover is a customer favorite. If you are looking to upgrade your ride in the coming months, we have a Nissan Rogue preview so you can learn more about the potential changes for the 2021 Rogue.

Though no official images of the 2021 Rogue have been released by Nissan yet, industry insiders have scoured design renderings and taken spy shots of prototype vehicles that give us a pretty good idea of what the Rogue is expected to look like. Experts believe the newly redesigned Rogue will have a squarer nose, a thicker rear support pillar, and a more aggressive grille and light signature.

As Nissan has not released official engine specifications for the upcoming Rogue, it is difficult to determine just how powerful the next iteration of the best-selling SUV will be. However, Motortrend speculates that the Rogue could feature the same 2.5-liter engine that powers the newest Altima. That engine produces up to 180 lb-ft of torque and 188 horsepower. The 2021 Rogue will likely continue the use of the continuously variable transmission and will almost assuredly come with an all-wheel drive option.

If you simply cannot wait until the 2021 Rogue begins arriving on our lot, visit James Ceranti Nissan to find the current 2020 Rogue in stock now.