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 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 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 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!
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.
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.
As America’s most affordable pickup, the Nissan Frontier provides excellent power from its 4.0-liter V6 engine and a superb towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds. Still, Nissan decided to up the ante for those seeking overland adventures. Thus, the Destination Frontier was born.
Tiago Castro, director of Light Commercial Vehicles at
Nissan North America, explained it best: “This special Destination
Frontier is designed to do two things: first, demonstrate Frontier’s
durability, quality and reliability, even when traveling to remote
destinations. And second, to help democratize the overlanding experience by
showing a more affordable approach to the sport.”
It started with a 2019 Frontier SV 4×4 Midnight Edition with
Crew Cab and adds tons of extra features. Nissan added extra ground clearance
with a Nisstec 3-inch lift kit. Skid plates and rock sliders protect the engine
and transmission over rough terrain, while the Hefty Fabworks front bumper comes
equipped with a WARN winch, winch hook, and winch roller.
Overlanding takes you through tough landscapes and climates,
so Nissan beefed up the traction with Nitto Trail Grappler off-road tires
mounted on American Racing AX201 wheels. And for extended trips, a Leitner
Designs bed rack is topped with a comfortable CVT Mt. Shasta rooftop tent,
turning the epic SUV into home base.
The Nissan Destination Frontier comes with more features to tame the wilderness, and is available to order through James Ceranti Nissan.
In today’s compact pickup segment, the 2014 Nissan Frontier is a solid choice. Nissan is not interested in pandering to fads with this truck. In fact, its body style hasn’t changed in almost fifteen years. Clearly, the automaker has sought to create a tradition of ruggedness and reliability with the Frontier.
As any viable truck should, the 2014 Nissan Frontier has got lots of power. It achieves 261 hp with a V-6 4.0L engine and 281 pound-feet of torque. This allows it to tow up to 6,500 lbs and haul 1,500 lbs.
There’s an off-road trim package that takes the Frontier to another level. The Pro-4X gives the Nissan more rugged tires. It’s got improved shocks and skid plates. And if you pick up the manual version, it’s got this really cool feature where you can start the truck without holding down the clutch.
Remember, the Frontier is a compact truck. It’s not bulky. It can be more easily manipulated in tight driving situations. Combine its nimbleness with its power and you’ve got an appealing truck that’s hard to ignore. So visit James Ceranti Nissan to check out the Frontier and other great Nissan models!
While the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier have remained fundamentally unchanged for ten years running, minor updates along the way have kept these vehicles up-to-date and appealing. You might say that Nissan pretty much nailed it the first time when it comes to the Xterra and Frontier, and haven’t seen the need for an overhaul quite yet.
The 2015 Xterra and Frontier will follow in the same path as previous years, seeing just a few minor, but worthwhile updates. The Frontier and Xterra get a modest price bump of between $150 and $900 for 2015, depending on trim level, and the addition of a 5-inch color display on some models which includes NissanConnect with mobile apps.
According to trucktrend.com, the price bump is worth every penny, with Xterra S models and the Frontier SV and Desert Runner getting the NissanConnect 5-inch infotainment system that includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio streaming, USB iPod connectivity, and text messaging assistant. The Frontier Pro-4X gets a standard 5.8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen display with navigation, and the Frontier SL long-wheelbase is a standard moonroof.
The majority of Xterras and Frontiers are powered by the same powerful 4.0L V-6 that puts out 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque as years past.
What 2015 Nissan lineup updates are you most excited about?
If the foundation and performance capabilities of these cars are more important to you than the bells and whistles, make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan to get a 2014 Xterra or Frontier before they’re gone!
The 2014 model year brings many changes to the Nissan family, including the next-generation Rogue, but for the Altima coupe, it’s time to say goodbye. The current generation won buyers over with its clean lines and sharp styling. While it’s unlikely that Nissan will release another coupe, the current one was released about a year after the sedan hit dealerships.
New For the 2014 model year are the Versa Note hatchback, the NV200 Compact Cargo van and the next-generation Rogue compact SUV. The Pathfinder hybrid will also be added later in the fall. Several models are also receiving enhancements this year, including the sedan version of the Altima, which now comes standard with the CVT transmission, the Frontier, which gets updated options packs, enhanced navigations functionality, and a sliding rear window.
For the latest information on the 2014 models, check back often or come visit us at James Ceranti Nissan for a test drive of the 2014 Versa Note!
How satisfied are you with your new truck? Over 75,000 vehicle owners responded to this question as part of the 16th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, and the 2012 Nissan Frontier pulled ahead with top honors in the subcompact truck category.
“The 2012 Frontier has earned numerous accolades for its dependability and value since its launch, and today we celebrate the distinguished honor of providing our valued owners with the highest level of overall satisfaction,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America. “This award underscores the strong commitment the company has made in delivering quality and reliability while still offering new levels of innovation, fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance and premium style to all our customers.”
Respondents to the survey, conducted by Autobytel and AutoPacific, rated 48 attributes for importance in the purchase decision and satisfaction after purchase. Vehicles rated were new 2012 model cars and trucks purchased from September through December of 2011, and the survey took place in January and February of 2012.
“The quality of vehicles from all manufacturers has risen to the highest level in history and what delineates a car or truck is owner satisfaction,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “Consumer purchases are often influenced by objective awards especially when they are based on consumer sentiment. It was our goal to get the input from as many consumers as possible because ultimately, it’s the consumer’s opinion that counts.”
The Nissan Frontier is no stranger to awards this year. Frontier was first in the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2011 Texas Truck Rodeo mid-size pickup category. The Frontier was also included in Insure.com’s ‘Least Expensive to Insure’ list and Kelly Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award: Top Ten models.