Under Construction

Haddad Toyota Construction

Some of you may have recently noticed a bit of a mess around our store on Pittsfield-Lennox Road. Well, if you didn’t know already, we’re under construction!

One of the main goals of our dealership construction is to make the design more in line with other Toyota dealerships across the country. The look Toyota endorses is streamlined and modern, and our new building will align with those standards.

Speaking of streamlining, another benefit of this construction will be to unify all of the parts of our dealership.

“Back in 1968 my father and grandfather built this building,” owner George Haddad said. “In 1988-89 we renovated this building again and basically doubled its size. In between that we’ve added some service stuff and some offices. There’s a hodgepodge of everything. So what we decided to do was virtually clean everything up.”

Our $5 million renovation project is expected to be finished in February 2016. Stay tuned – we’ll give you more updates as we have them. As always, thank you for being a loyal Haddad customer, where we keep your business in the Berkshires!

How Can You Tell When You Need New Tires?

16215274363_b7d721bcde_z (1)Your tires are a very important part of your car, but they can wear out pretty quickly. Imagine running thousands of miles while barefoot. Your feet would be pretty damaged. That’s what can happen if your cars’ tires don’t have enough tread!

There are plenty of ways to tell if your tires need replacing. First, check your tire pressure using a gauge. If your tires are low (according to your owner’s manual), you can give them some air. If your tire isn’t holding air, you definitely need to come to the service center to get it repaired or replaced.

Also check your tires regularly for bulging or cracking, and also for nails or other things sticking out of them.

Finally, if you need to know whether your tread is too low, go for the penny test. Find a penny and place it in between your tread, with Abe’s head pointing downward. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is too low and the tire needs to be replaced.

If you’re unsure whether you need new tires or not, come over to Haddad Toyota’s service center and we’ll help you out. We also have great deals on new tires!