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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.
The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.
Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.
While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.
Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.
The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.
If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.
Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.
The professional team recently donated $25,000 to the Project, which is a nonprofit initiative to help veterans that have been wounded in combat.
Nissan, meanwhile, has served as the official automotive partner for the Project, helping the organization in several other dimensions.
“It’s Nissan’s way of honoring the service of those who sacrifice so much for all of us, including their devoted family members,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Nissan sales & marketing and operations for Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan is also the official partner of the Tennessee Titans. As per the agreement, the Titans stadium will be named after the automotive brand.
As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. That saying applies to just about everything, including old car batteries, but that doesn’t mean the batteries are useless. Automakers are finding new ways to use old, worn out batteries. Nissan’s old batteries, for example, still have great storage capacity – 80% – even though they can’t be used for transportation.
Nissan announced a partnership with Green Charge Networks, an energy storage provider. Through the partnership, Nissan would sell systems built around old Nissan Leaf batteries to businesses.
“This partnership is ultimately about power efficiency: reducing our carbon footprint, stress on the grid and energy,” said Vic Shao, Green Charge’s chief executive.
The Nissan-Green Charge Network partnership aims to install the first system at a Nissan facility later this summer. The first system will involve four batteries and will come into play when electricity demand peaks.
Currently there are 80,000 Nissan Leafs on the road in the United States alone. Worldwide, there are an estimated 180,000. That makes the Leaf the bestselling electric vehicle worldwide.
Offering batteries with intelligent systems management will help smooth fluctuations in solar output at a price lower than what’s currently available.
We here at James Ceranti Nissan think that using old Nissan batteries for energy storage is putting them to great use!
A video from Nismo University explains Nissan’s bold decision to make the Le Mans racer front-wheel drive. We learn very quickly that while it wasn’t a decision the design team took lightly, they had very good reasons to give it a go.
In the video, Ben Bowlby, technical director for the FWD Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, first explains that race cars are traditionally rear-wheel drive for reasons of “traction and packaging.” On the other hand, he tells us that, contrary to popular practice, putting the power up front has its advantages.
First of all, front-wheel drive means putting the engine up front. This creates a longer so-called “bonnet,” which maximizes down-force, making air resistance much less a factor.
“But what about understeer?” you ask. Yes, the Nissan racing team concedes that understeer is indeed an issue. The trade-off is that in slippery conditions, the racer is less likely to spin.
Making a front-wheel drive car also makes the LM Nismo very much like road cars. As Jann Mardenborough, Nissan race car driver says, this has everything to do with efficiency. Efficiency is extremely important in a race like Le Mans.
The LEAF is among the ranks of the best by earning an IHS Automotive Loyalty Award.
Since its debut, the Nissan LEAF has captured the hearts of customers and the acclaim of critics. The award-winning electric vehicle was most recently named the best Non-Luxury Traditional Compact Car on the annual list of IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards.
The LEAF flew solo as the only plug-in vehicle to receive an IHS Loyalty Award.
“Since entering the market in 2010, the Nissan LEAF has steadily gained supporters throughout the U.S.,” said Toby Perry, Nissan LEAF director of marketing. “While the majority of original buyers were electric vehicle enthusiasts, we’re now seeing more and more ‘regular’ car buyers fall in love with LEAF because of its many financial benefits, fun-to-drive nature and roomy interior. Our LEAF fans are some of the most loyal customers in the world, and we’re thrilled to see that validated with this IHS award.”
As proof of the LEAF’s popularity among EV owners, the vehicle became the first electric plug-in to surpass 30,000 sales in a single year.
With its efficiency, distinctive styling, spacious interior, and affordable price, it’s easy to see why so many LEAF owners in search of a new vehicle have chosen to purchase or lease another LEAF.
Contact us here at James Ceranti Nissan for more information on the vehicle that keeps owners coming back.