How to Fix a Car Dent

Fix a Car DentFixing a dent in your car doesn’t have to be expensive. Odds are you can do it yourself without leaving the garage, provided you have the right tools. By using common household items, you can likely avoid the repair shop and save a good amount of money. Here are a few ways to fix a car dent from us here at Haddad Nissan.

  1. Boiling Water – If you got a dent in your rear bumper, you already know the plastic isn’t very flexible. To help fix it, remove the bumper and apply hot or boiling water to the dent. The heat should make the plastic more malleable, allowing you to push the dent out.
  2. Plunger – If you have a sink plunger, called a cup plunger in stores, lying around, you already have everything to remove small and medium-sized dents. Apply water to both the plunger and the dent. Push and pull like you would on a clog. The suction should pop the dent out.
  3. Hot and Cold Air – By using a hair dryer to heat the metal then using an upside down can of compressed air to cool it, you can remove a dent without even touching it. The heat causes the metal to expand while the cold air makes it contract, effectively removing the dent.

Benefits of NissanConnect Infotainment System

Every automaker seems to have some kind of infotainment system in most of their vehicles. Nissan is no different, packing the NissanConnect infotainment system into most models. From the basics to more advanced features, NissanConnect is designed to appeal to drivers everywhere with benefits far beyond what other automakers offer.

Possibly the most important benefit of NissanConnect is the added peace of mind and security. Response specialists are on-call at the touch of a button. If your airbags are deployed and you’re unable to hit the button, a live agent will send first responders to your location.

If there’s a young driver behind the wheel, NissanConnect can help you keep control. Curfew, Max Speed, and Boundary Alerts will notify you if your teen pushes the limits. On top of that, you’ll receive an alert if there’s a warning light on in the vehicle.

It’s a whole new musical world with NissanConnect. Packed with music apps, like Pandora and iHeart Radio, you can pick and choose what to listen to from a massive selection. Bluetooth your smartphone or iPod and listen to your playlists. Equipped with SiriusXM Travel Link, you can check out local movies, sports scores, stock market data, weather, and much, much more!

The NissanConnect infotainment system is an all-encompassing system that will fit the needs of every driver! Here at Haddad Nissan, we have the know how to answer all of your questions!

Best for Families – the 2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Murano

U.S. News & World Report evidently thinks very highly of the 2016 Nissan Murano. It already received the “Best Cars for the Money” award from the publication, and it was just announced that the Murano is also the recipient of the “Best 2-Row SUV for Families” award.

The Murano’s luxurious interior and low price first caught the eye of U.S. News, but its safety ratings and interior space led to the Best for Families award.

U.S. News editors wrote, “The Murano, however, isn’t just a great value. It’s also our Best 2-Row SUV for Families because it has the leading combination of interior space, available family-friendly features, and safety and reliability ratings in its class.”

The 2016 Nissan Murano offers available technology features like NissanConnect with Navigation, Around View monitor, and the Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System. Safety features include Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).

If you’re interested in a 2016 Murano for your family, come on in to Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield, MA!

New 2016 Altima Features Offer Style and Comfort

2016 AltimaThe Nissan Altima has always been a stylish, savvy, and dependable sedan—but the 2016 Altima features offer more than this sedan has ever before. Here are the key features in the 2016 Nissan Altima:

New Exterior. Aerodynamic features like Active Grille Shutters automatically close at highway speeds and decrease wind resistance on your car, boosting your fuel efficiency. But it’s not just fuel-efficient—the redesigned grille gives the Altima a signature look. Available LED headlights adjust to be used at day or night, and the taillights give drivers behind you great visibility of your car.

Interior Comfort. When it comes to luxury, the Altima doesn’t hold back. Available leather-appointed seats are cushy and opulent. Dual-zone climate control with available rear vents keep everyone comfortable. Even the center console is redesigned, so you’ll have easy access to all your controls. And believe me, you’ll want access to all the innovation offered.

Innovative Technology. NissanConnect keeps you in communication when you’re behind the wheel. You have access to the internet, your phone, and tons of music. And available premium Bose speakers will fill your car with songs. The Advanced Drive Assist Display projects all of your information right in your line of sight so you won’t even need to look away to check your mph, directions, or Caller ID.

Nissan Commercial Vehicles – Improving Daily Professions

Nissan commercial vehiclesAt Haddad Nissan, we know that every person has different needs and a unique style. We also understand that driving may not just be your commute to work, but it may be part of your actual job.

When you need a vehicle for your job, look no further than the Nissan Commercial Vehicle Lineup. Nissan has a variety of commercial vehicles that will fit your needs.

Are you a plumber? You need a vehicle that can haul all your supplies efficiently, and you can customize your commercial vehicle with the Cargo Management System. This system has three adjustable shelving units and a cargo partition.

Are you a painter? If so you probably use a ladder when completing your work.  Having a truck with an EZ Load Ladder Rack will be beneficial. This ladder rack grips the ladders securely for safe transportation and has an ease of loading and unloading.

Are you a sports coach? If you need a vehicle that will fit the whole team, The Nissan VN passenger van seats 12 passengers and has 324 seating configurations.

No matter if you are hauling a people or cargo, Nissan has a commercial vehicle that will fit your business needs. These vehicles can be customized and the exterior can even be used to promote your company. Nissan commercial vehicles benefit many professions. Come in to Haddad Nissan to learn more about the advantages of using a Nissan commercial vehicle in your profession.

Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival

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Downtown and Park Square, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts is a great town with many fantastic events. One of the upcoming events is the Fifth Annual Festival. This festival will be held February 11th-21st in the city’s Upstreet Culture District.

Last year’s festival drew over 7200 patrons to downtown Pittsfield to experience more than 75 performances, art exhibits, and events and even more events and people are expected at this year’s festival.

Berkshire Gas will be sponsoring Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival, which will feature programming such as the 10X10 New Play Festival at the Barrington Stage Company; Ten Days of Play at Berkshire Museum; the Ten Spot Art Show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts; a Best of BIFF Shorts at the Beacon Cinema; and several varied performances of music and theater at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

The upcoming 2016 festival will also feature the return of the Dance Ten performance, as well as being the second year with fireworks filling the winter night skill over the First Street Common. The festival has been spearheaded by the Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield.

Dan Bianchi, the Pittsfield Mayor states, “The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival is another great opportunity to enjoy the winter in the Berkshires. Now in its fifth year, the event attracts residents and tourists alike to Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District, which showcases the amazing talents of our local artists, performers and arts organizations.”

Haddad Nissan is looking forward to enjoying the variety of creative talent that will be displayed at the festival.

Vehicle Spotlight – 2016 Nissan Rogue Select

21474453651_edc20dfaf7_zThe 2016 Nissan Rogue Select is the perfect SUV for small families who need a vehicle with comfortable seating, sufficient cargo space, and excellent features to keep the kids safe and entertained. Unlike its larger counterpart the Rogue, the Rogue Select has a little less cargo space and two fewer seats, making it easier to handle.

You don’t need third-row seating with the Rogue Select—with 60/40 split-folding rear seats and plenty of cargo space, you can load up the Select with anything you might need, whether it’s luggage for a road trip or sports gear for your kid’s game. Parents will also appreciate the safety of the Rogue Select, like its intuitive all-wheel drive system and a rearview monitor, and its excellent fuel economy.

The Rogue Select also has lots of standard and optional entertainment features, like an interface for Apple devices, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a premium audio system with color display. For an SUV that will bring you enjoyment and peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel, try the new Rogue Select.

Why Should You Switch to Winter Tires?

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Deciding to make the switch to winter tires is an easy one when you live in an area that gets a fair amount of snow. There are plenty of reasons to switch it out, so if any of them fit you, it might be time for a change!

Winter tires work better on snow, ice, and in general cold weather than all-season tires do. This is because they have specially designed traction to grip onto the wet better, and they also are made of a special type of rubber that’s more malleable in winter. All-season tires get too firm in winter, which makes their traction worse.

Good quality winter tires are also the most efficient way to stop on ice and snow. Winter tires have been put thorough the ringer when It comes to testing, so you know when you pick a set that you’re at least getting something as good or better than your current ones, and they’re brand new! Right before winter hits is a great time to replace major components on your car.

Are you ready to make the switch to winter tires today? Take advantage of our current offers! Buy 3 tires, get 1 free! This includes winter tires, but does not include run flat and fleet vehicles. Make your appointment with us today!

2016 Nissan Sentra Debut Reveals New Design Elements at LA Auto Show

2016 Nissan Sentra

The vehicle is schedule to go on sale at in early 2016, so definitely make a note in your calendar!

Nissan stole the spotlight last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where they put the radically upgraded 2016 Nissan Sentra on display. The new model is wildly different cosmetically, with a more sleek, modern look.

The tone of the new Sentra is similar to that of the remodeled 2016 Maxima and 2016 Altima, and updates to the 2016 Sentra include changes to the front and rear fascias, grille, fenders, and hood, as well as a new aluminum-alloy wheel design.

Plus, the 2016 Nissan Sentra debut confirmed much of what we assumed about the model’s interior, which hosts a new available driver’s seat with power lumbar and all sorts of other cosmetic detailing.

You can check out tons of images of the 2016 Nissan Sentra here, at Automobile.

The vehicle is schedule to go on sale at in early 2016, so definitely make a note in your calendar! For more information on the 2016 Nissan Sentra or to learn how to get behind the wheel of one, visit us at Haddad Nissan.

Commercial Vehicles at Haddad Nissan Get the Job Done!

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If you’re looking for a work vehicle, chances are you’ll want something with plenty of cargo space that’s affordable and reliable. We have good news for you! Nissan had a great lineup of commercial vehicles that are everything you need – plus much more!

For those searching for a car to hold lots of stuff, like painters or plumbers, check out the Nissan NV Cargo. This van has 234 cubic feet of cargo space in the base model. If you’re looking for even more room, go for the high roof option and gain 89 cubic feet of space!

If you’re looking for a car that holds lots of people, like a sports team or church group, take a look at the Nissan NV Passenger. This 12-seat van offers 324 different seating configurations, so it can adapt to whatever situation you put it in.

Finally, if the full-size NV vans are a bit large for your job, we have a smaller option – the Nissan NV Compact Cargo. This van is efficient with easier handling than its larger siblings. And it comes at a great price!

We have several options for you here at Haddad Nissan. Come see us today and ask us about America’s Best Commercial Van Warranty that comes with every commercial purchase!