Tips for Preparing Your Car for Summer Driving

Tips for Preparing Your Car for Summer Driving | Greenville, MS

Warm weather is here in Greenville, Mississippi, which means you’re probably already planning your next road trip. Before you head out for any vacations, follow these summer driving and cleaning tips to help keep your car in tip-top shape.

 

Check the tires

No matter what time of the year it is, you should always check your vehicle’s tires to make sure they are free of visible holes or punctures, have adequate tread, and are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommendation. If you notice any issues with your car’s wheels, bring it to James Ceranti Nissan so we can help prevent any nasty blowouts.

 

Clean it, inside and out

Cleaning your vehicle isn’t only a kind courtesy to your passengers, it’s a great way to keep your vehicle free from rust and maintain it for maximum resale value.

 

Replace the wiper blades

Before your road trip, make sure you inspect the wiper blades for signs of cracking or other wear. In the event of a torrential summer downpour, the wiper blades can help you see clearly and avoid dangerous situations.

While a lot of summer car maintenance is DIY-friendly, other important considerations for summer driving — like fluid levels and alignment — can be hard to diagnose if you’re not an expert. Our team at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi, is happy to do a complete summer tune-up for your vehicle so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation.

Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating | Greenville, MS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most respected vehicle safety organization around, has been rolling out its 2021 crash test ratings, and five Nissan vehicles earned top crash test ratings.

The IIHS has two awards: Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. A Top Safety Pick must earn a Good rating in six crash test categories and earn at least an Acceptable score for its headlights. To earn the Plus, the vehicle also has to earn an Advanced or Superior rating for its available front crash-prevention tech.

The Nissan Sentra compact sedan was named a Top Safety Pick, and four 2021 Nissan models have earned the designation of Top Safety Pick+, including the Altima mid-size sedan, the Maxima full-size sedan, and two mid-size SUVs, the Rogue and Murano.

The Rogue and Murano in particular had the highest possible ratings in every single category, from all six crashworthiness tests to headlights to front crash prevention. Both crossovers also received a G+ rating in the LATCH ease-of-use category, making them perfect options for young parents.

All five models come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a suite of driver-assist and active safety technologies. These include the Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection necessary to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, as well as Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, among others.

You can test drive these five IIHS-recognized Nissan models right here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi, today.

New 2021 Nissan Rogue Picks Up Best Midsize SUV Award

2021 Nissan Rogue | Greenville, MS

Folks in Greenville, Missouri, love the 2021 Nissan Rogue for its daring style, great performance, and incredible technology. The new Rogue is every bit as popular in the Great White North as it is in the Show-Me State, recently picking up the title of best midsize SUV according to the country’s leading auto journalists.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada named the all-new Nissan Rogue its choice for “Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle for 2021.” More than 100 of Canada’s leading journalists put the Rogue ahead of the competition, praising it for its performance capabilities, standard safety features, and family-friendliness.

So what’s got the AJAC all excited about the 2021 Nissan Rogue? Where to start. The all-new take on this bestselling crossover is one of the best-equipped vehicles in the Nissan lineup. With the Rogue, you get standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, available wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and the largest available infotainment screen in its class.

The Nissan Rogue is also a great choice for growing families with room for five and cargo-friendly features like an available Motion-Activated liftgate and Divide-N-Hide® cargo system. And on top of all that, the Rogue is a joy to drive with its 2.5-liter Direct Injection Gasoline™ engine and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

But don’t just take the experts’ word for it. Feel what the 2021 Nissan Rogue has to offer for yourself and experience what makes it the best midsize SUV around. Visit James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Missouri, and take the all-new Rogue for a test drive.

*AutoPacific Segmentation. 2021 Rogue SL with Premium Package and above vs. latest in-market competitors in the XSUV Mainstream Midsize Class. Available feature. Based on manufacturer websites.

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!