HADDAD 600 at Haddad Nissan

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In the past we’ve held the Haddad 400, and then the Haddad 500. This year we’re setting our sights higher than ever with the Haddad 600! Not only is this our biggest sales event of the year, but it’s our biggest sales event in our entire 84 year history. Help us here at Haddad Nissan pull ahead and win the race by taking advantage of our incredible deals. We only have until the end of July to reach our ambitious new goal!

You may be wondering how we plan on selling 600 cars in the month of July. The answer is simple! Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield will be lowering prices and beefing up both our new and pre-owned inventory. Between all our dealerships, you will have over 750 fantastic vehicles to choose from! Alongside this, we are offering above market value for trade-ins. There is no better time than now to come to our Pittsfield location with your trade and leave in a brand new or pre-owned vehicle.

This promotion is 100% focused on making customers happy, and we are doing whatever it takes to reach 600 vehicles this month. We pride ourselves on making it as easy as possible for you to do business with us. Our owner, George Haddad, promises to keep your business in the Berkshires, so come down to Haddad Nissan today and find the vehicle of your dreams!

Only 8 Days Left of the Haddad Sock Game!

With the month of June coming to a close soon, we’ve received an amazing response to the Haddad Sock Game here at Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield!

To refresh your memory if you haven’t been keeping up, The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that aims to raise money for #HoopsNotCrime. Hoops Not Crime is an outreach program created in Gainesville, Florida with a goal of bringing children and police together, creating better youth relations, and providing basketballs and hoops so that anyone and everyone has the opportunity to play.

Haven’t participated in the Haddad Sock Game yet? Not to worry, you still have 8 more days to contribute to a great cause! Here’s how to play:

  1. Find your wildest pair of socks.
  2. Snap a picture.
  3. Load it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can post it to the Haddad Nissan Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or twitter (@HaddadNissan). Whichever you choose, make sure to include the #HaddadSockGame. For every post with this hashtag, Haddad Nissan will donate $1 to Hoops Not Crime to help fund the equipment needed to bring the youth of Pittsfield together through basketball. That’s right, 1 minute of your time equals $1 for a great cause

So far, the community participation of different businesses, organizations, and people here in the Berkshires has been astounding! Let’s keep the momentum going through the end of the month and raise as much money and awareness for this great cause as possible!

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Here’s just a small sample of the many participants in the Haddad Sock Game: Officer Darren Derby of the Pittsfield Police Department and the brains behind the Hoops Not Crime chapter in Pittsfield (Left) and the team at Naked Lime Marketing (Right). Haddad Nissan would like to make a special thank you to Blue Q here in Pittsfield for providing us with a steady supply of socks to give out to customers!

What are you waiting for? There’s only 8 days left, so show your support for the Haddad Sock Game and you’ll be supporting the youth and community!

Summer Car Maintenance and Service Tips

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Checking your tire treads is one thing you should do to get your car ready for summer. Learn about “the penny test” here!

Summer is a hard season for cars. The heat can mess with the engine and is definitely hard on the cooling system, among other issues, so it’s important to pay attention to your owner’s manual and determine when you need to do certain kinds of car maintenance or go in for service.

There are plenty of small maintenance tasks you can do at home yourself even if aren’t very car-savvy. You can check your fluid levels, which could easily be low after the harsh winter, and do this regularly, about once a month. If you notice your fluids seem to be dirty, it may be time to schedule a dealership appointment and get an oil change or coolant flush.

You can also check your tires for cracks, high or low pressure, or bulging, and look at your brake lines and hoses for damage, and clean your radiator. If you notice any damages, make an appointment ASAP. Finally, change your windshield wipers if you haven’t already! If you aren’t comfortable performing some kind of maintenance, leave it to the professionals.

Reap the Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Haddad Nissan

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The Pathfinder is even better in CPO form.

In your search for a new car, have you considered buying pre-owned? At Haddad Nissan here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, we have an extensive inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles that are just like new, only without that new car smell. Buying pre-owned can seem like risky business, but we are here to assure you that a pre-owned vehicle may be an option better suited for you. Let’s take a look at some of the significant benefits that come with buying a Certified Pre-Owned from Haddad Nissan:

Price:

When you look past the allure of having a brand new car, you will realize that buying pre-owned is a definite option to be considered. A lot of money can be saved if you are willing to give up the flawless upholstery and single digit mileage that comes with a new car. According to Edmunds.com, in a 6 year period (average car ownership period), buying a pre-owned vehicle results in the smallest total out-of-pocket cost when compared to both leasing and buying new. This is an ideal option for many, and purchasing from Haddad Nissan assures that you are purchasing a high quality vehicle. Also relating to price, a pre-owned vehicle depreciates in value at a much slower rate than a new vehicle. New vehicles depreciate in value very quickly upon purchasing, whereas used cars have a slower rate of depreciation since they have already passed their “new car phase.”

Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

One concern for many people is that a pre-owned vehicle may be in poor condition, which would mean significant money would need to be spent on servicing the vehicle. At Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield, this is not an issue, as each vehicle must pass through an intense inspection process before they can be sold as a Nissan Certified Pre-Owned. Some of the benefits of purchasing a Nissan Certified Pre-owned include:

  • 7-year/100,000-mile Warranty
  • 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance
  • Car Rental Reimbursement and Towing Benefit
  • 167-Point Inspection
  • Genuine Nissan parts
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
  • Optional Security+Plus® Extended Protection Plan
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription

One of the most notable aspects of the Nissan Certified process is the 167-Point inspection. This intensive vehicle inspection process will put to rest any worries you may have about the quality of the pre-owned vehicle you are thinking of purchasing. Alongside this, the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ acts as a resource for you to ensure that you aren’t purchasing a vehicle with expensive hidden problems. The Nissan Certified standards allow our customers to shop confidently.

Dealer vs. Private Seller

There are numerous benefits to buying used from a dealership instead of a private seller. By choosing a dealership instead, you are giving up a casual atmosphere for an experience that is more beneficial to you as well as practical. By choosing a dealership, you are subject to specialized financing options, service promotions, a larger vehicle selection, and reassurance that you are purchasing a top quality pre-owned vehicle. Buying a lemon will leave a sour taste in anyone’s mouth, but at Haddad Nissan, we guarantee that our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will exceed your expectation of quality and be priced very reasonably. It is also worth mentioning that many lending companies will not finance a car from a private seller, which could prove to be a major issue for some. Why subject yourself to a time consuming and risky process by buying from a private seller when we’re right here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts waiting to get you into the pre-owned vehicle of your dreams.

Have we peaked your interest? Check out our entire inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Nissans here!

2016 Wards Best interior List Includes 2016 Nissan Maxima

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The 2016 Wards Best Interior List, an annual list of the cars with the ten best interiors in the auto industry compiled by WardsAuto, chose the 2016 Nissan Maxima for one of its spots after months of narrowing it down from the initial list of nominees. The nominees also included the Altima and TITAN.

In its eighth generation now, the Maxima is more advanced and comfortably designed than ever. Wards cited Nissan’s flagship sedan warm color scheme, various color accents, and fine craftsmanship as the reasons behind making the list. The level of comfort and technology offered in the Maxima’s interior is on par with many more expensive luxury brands, and was called “the ideal front-wheel-drive sport sedan.” They also appreciated the Maxima’s active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement.

According to WardsAuto editors, Nissan “took some chances with the Maxima interior, but the rewards were evident.” The Wards Best Interior List has been awarded to the Maxima now for six years in a row and in 2015 named the Nissan Murano to the list.

The #HaddadSockGame is Back!

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That’s right folks- we’re bringing back the game that took the Berkshires by storm. Only this time, it’s in support of #HoopsNotCrime in Pittsfield.

What is the Haddad Sock Game?

The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that spreads across the Haddad Dealerships, designed to spread joy and raise funds for local causes.

What is #HoopsNotCrime?

Created in Gainesville, Florida, #HoopsNotCrime is an outreach program designed to bring kids and cops together. Local police officers, led by Officer Darren Derby, go out into the community and distribute basketballs, hoops, snacks and drinks to start a conversation and build a relationship with the kids of our community.

How do I play?

All you have to do is put on some fantastic socks, snap a picture and post it to one of our Facebook pages (or tag us in your Instagram post) along with the hashtag #HaddadSockGame. For every new post with this hashtag, we will donate $1 toward the purchase of equipment for #HoopsNotCrime.

That’s pretty straight forward right? Now, if you don’t have any funky socks and are in the market for some, you should definitely check out the selection over at Blue Q. Not only are their socks hilarious, they are an esteemed member of the Berkshire business community and have been extremely helpful toward our effort to raise funds for this fantastic cause.

For more information about donating to #HoopsNotCrime, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PittsfieldPolice/