It’s official: Nissan has “America’s Best Truck Warranty.” The 5-Year/100,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper warranty comes on the 2017 Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups. Most automakers only offer limited powertrain warranties for this long, but Nissan is standing behind the quality of its product. Now you can drive with added peace of mind knowing that you have better coverage.
According to Nissan, the vehicles covered by the warranty include all Titan V8 gasoline-powered models, as well as diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2017 Titan XD models in Crew and Single Cab configurations. Naturally, this includes both 4×2 and 4×4 models for the Titan XD. Nissan vehicles are already known for their longevity—this just proves how important quality truly is for the automaker.
“We’re pleased to now offer the same confidence-inspiring protection as our commercial vehicles for our entire range of 2017 Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. “The new bumper-to-bumper coverage shows customers that Nissan stands behind the quality of its vehicles – including the ones that are subject to the hardest use.”
This new warranty isn’t the only feature that’s new on the Titan. This model also gets a new Single Cab configuration, King Cab configuration, and V6 engine. With all this and state-of-the-art technologies, it’s easy to see why so many are choosing the Titan and Titan XD.
Fall signals a change of seasons, including shorter days, cooler temperatures, and dreary weather. That means it’s the right time for car maintenance, including tire service, new wipers, a new air filter, and more. Read on to see a list of fall service tips.
According to Bankrate, you should always change your wipers in the fall. Most wipers begin to wear out this time of year, and it’s important to change them before the rain and snow start falling. While you’re at it, consider changing the washer fluid as well.
Check tire pressure. Cooler temperatures cause a decrease in tire pressure. That means your tires could be underinflated as the fall sets in. Underinflated tires cause unnecessary friction, reducing fuel economy and increasing wear. Be sure to check your spare tire as well.
The fall is the perfect time to change your air filter. Air quality tends to dip in the fall, which can decrease performance. If you don’t want to entirely replace your air filter, you should at least blow out the filter with compressed air.
Finally, check your battery for corrosion. Colder temperatures affect electrical systems negatively. Make sure that your battery is not expired and that it is corrosion free. Carefully take a wire brush to the terminals if they are in poor condition. Use extra caution, as live electrical currents can be very dangerous.
You purchased a new vehicle recently, maybe within the past year or so, and you are coming up on 30,000 miles on your odometer. This means it’s time to bring your vehicle in to ensure both safety and top performance. You may be considering going to an independent garage with hopes of saving some money, in which case you will be pleased to learn that there are numerous benefits to returning to Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield instead!
A common myth that gets spread around is that dealerships try to profit off of customers by offering unnecessary services when you reach the 30,000 mile mark. This is a common misconception, as these dealer recommended services are very beneficial in terms of vehicle performance and safety.
The 30,000 mile service includes everything from the 15,000 mile service, along with new transmission fluid, a fuel filter, and an inspection that is a bit more thorough than the last. For those who aren’t mechanically inclined, transmission fluid lubricates each part of the transmission to make sure that you can change gears smoothly. The fuel filter is exactly what it sounds like: it filters out unwanted material such as dust and dirt out of your gas, which would otherwise slowly ruin your Nissan’s engine.
When you purchase a vehicle at a dealer, it makes the most sense to service it at the dealer. You may believe you are being upsold with dealer recommended services, but you must also consider that many of your service needs may be covered under warranty. If you go elsewhere for service, you may end up paying for something that could’ve been done for free at the dealership. This idea people have that the dealer service department is trying to rip you off is equally applicable to a mechanic at a local garage. Both make profits from servicing vehicles, so why would only the dealer try and sell you additional services?
When the dealership offers you services that are not required for warranty or in the vehicle’s manual, it is not just a scheme to make money. Our technicians here at Haddad Nissan in The Berkshires are the absolute most qualified to be servicing your Nissan, and they each have vast knowledge of how to make your vehicle perform at its best and be as safe as possible. That being said, our technicians would not offer you a service if they felt it wasn’t of importance to you. You don’t want to overlook any necessary service, as that may shorten the lifespan of your vehicle. It is also worth noting that while you may pay a bit more for the dealer recommended services, these can carry over and make your 60,000 mile service a bit less expensive. So essentially, the price will balance out either way. If this isn’t something you want, you can certainly get only the required service from the manual for the lowest cost, just let one of our service technicians know!
We are devoted to keeping your Nissan in its best possible shape. Make your 30,000 mile service appointment today at Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield and you will be far from disappointed!