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How Important is the Alternator in Your Car?

The alternator is responsible for many of the functions in your vehicle that you think the battery is taking care of. Consider these facts if you feel something is not quite right with the electrical system or the alternator.

The car battery has one main job: sending juice to the starter motor so the engine can crank over. Once your car motor is running, then the alternator begins powering up all the electrical devices throughout the vehicle. 

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When Should a Professional Service Your Ignition?

It's important that car owners recognize common issues with their car. That is why our team at Grainger Nissan of Savannah, GA want to be sure that you know some obvious signs that your ignition needs to be serviced.

The first case in which you should seek the help of a trained service team is if there is oil covering the starter. This can be the result of a leak elsewhere in the vehicle, and can very quickly deteriorate the starter. 

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Adding a set of jumper cables to the emergency kit you keep in the trunk of your car is a good idea. They take some basic understanding and a little practice but are easy to operate. The main concern is recognizing the positive and negative cables. The second thing to bear in mind is that the cables do produce an electrical current once connected. After you’ve attached the first cable, you need to be careful not to let the other cable ends touch a metal surface.

The positive charge is designated as the red cable or it may have…

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Which 2018 Nissan Rogue Has Seven Seats?

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Thanks to the availability of a third row of seats, the Nissan Rogue stands out as the most versatile--and highest passenger-capacity--crossover option in Savannah. Or, at least, it did. For the new 2018 model-year, Nissan decided to drop the third row option in favor of optimizing interior passenger room and cargo utility space.
 

For shoppers who want to maximize fuel economy, while also pushing for maximum cargo space and seating, the 2017 Nissan Rogue or older models can still check all of the boxes on your list. If you want that extra row, make sure you opt for the Rogue…

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Stop by Grainger Nissan to Get a Closer Look at the New Nissan Altima

 

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If you're looking for a stylish sedan that will deftly fill the role of reliable family vehicle, you'll appreciate Nissan's latest efforts with the Nissan Altima. This chic midsize sedan has a sporty attitude that makes it fun to drive, plenty of updated technology and safety features, and a comfortable cabin to help you and your passengers get the most out of its smooth, engaging ride. Want to make the most out of your commute in and around Savannah? Visit us at…

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Make a List and Check it Twice for Your Seasonal Road Trip

It is the holiday season again, and that means it’s time to make your way to your mother-in-law’s residence. As much as you dread the long and traffic-congested trip, you might as well prepare to prevent any more inconveniences. Here are a few tips to help you make the journey (If you dare).

  • Create a Route: Whether you use an app or a good ole’ map, know how to get from your starting point to your destination safely.
  • Make a List and Check it Twice: Create a list of trip essentials and double-check for any items you may…
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Online Vehicle Financing Applications: The Next Big Thing

If you've heard buzz about online vehicle financing applications, you're certainly not alone. Internet vehicle financing is quickly and steadily rising in popularity. Smart and discerning people who are looking for new vehicles are becoming more and more keen on online vehicle financing. They believe that it comes with a range of benefits. The Grainger Nissan team is here to help you weigh the benefits of applying for your next Nissan loan from the comfort of home.

Car financing online can be good for your finances.

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Have Your Car Ready This Season


Preparing for a seasonal trip can be hectic; not only do you have to “doll” up the kids, but also make sure you have packed all the necessities, called relatives, gone shopping, decorated, and then some. With all of this holiday fuss, why add car trouble to your list of worries?

Contact us at Grainger Nissan and we will get your car road-ready. Drivers in Savannah will have peace of mind knowing that...
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US Makers of Automobiles Cut High-Quality Headlights – But Why?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 14 of 21 lighting packages on small sports utility vehicles were insufficient, rated as "poor" in the performance category by the IIHS. Tens of cars and pickup trucks, both large and small, were rated as "poor," as well.

 

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