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!

 

2016 Nissan Titan XD Picks Up The Truck Of Texas Award

Truck of Texas Award

Every year the Texas Auto Writers Association puts on what they call the Texas Truck Rodeo. Trucks are important to the culture of Texas, with its rich history of ranching and other vocations that require good, strong trucks. The event is a way to celebrate that culture by allowing the experts, i.e. the writers, the opportunity to choose the best trucks around.

Over two days, the participating trucks for that year are put through rigorous tests. The trucks have to endure both on-road and off-road challenges. When the dust cleared the 2015 Truck of Texas award went to the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.

There are so many innovative and superb features on the new Titan XD that it’s hard to know which ones helped it to win. Certainly, the XD’s Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel played a strategic role.

The 2015 Truck of Texas award wasn’t the only award that the 2016 Nissan Titan XD picked up. The full-size truck from Nissan also won the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas, and Best Powertrain awards.

Nissan NV Finds New Work as Ambulances and Repair Trucks

We live in a changing world where not every car is stereotyped as it once was. Not every police cruiser is a Crown Victoria, not every executive car is a Town Car and not every ambulance is based on an Econoline van. Vehicles like the new Nissan NV200 are making inroads into the service, livery and emergency vehicle markets.

For example, 30 new ambulances based on the heavier-duty NV2500 chassis has recently rolled off of the production line and they will be used by the Mexican Red Cross fleet of emergency vehicles this year. The Mexican Red Cross says it receives 1,200,000 ambulance service requests per year, so the mettle of these new machines will be tested in a hurry.

The second example is less useful for life-saving, but may save a guitar from going to the scrap heap. Called the Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van, it can take the services of an authorized Gibson rep anywhere they’re needed to repair or restore an axe in need. The van features a whole aesthetic designed to evoke the classic Gibson look, with wood veneer and shades of brown and black used throughout. There’s a guitar rack that holds four instruments, a sliding 56-inch long repair table, toolbox, genuine Gibson stools and a sound system by Gibson Pro Audio.

For more information about the latest NV lineup, visit our inventory page.