How to Repair a Car Dent


No matter how careful you are, your car is bound to get a dent. While parking at the back of the lot and keeping your distance from other cars and hazards goes a long way, there’s no
true way to avoid dents. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to repair a car dent without paying a mechanic. Here’s a few favorite ways for how to repair a car dent from us here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

  • The Plunger – By using a cup plunger, the one used for sinks, not toilets, you can generate enough suction to remove a small to medium-sized dent. Add water to the end of the plunger and the dent. Place the plunger over the dent and start pushing and pulling. It shouldn’t take long for the dent to pop out.
  • Boiling Water – Plastic bumpers tend to be difficult to maneuver and that can make removing a dent difficult. To make the plastic a tad more flexible, remove the bumper, add boiling water, and try to push the dent out. Odds are you’ll make better progress even if you don’t remove the dent entirely.
  • Specialty Kits – If all else fails, invest in a specialty kit. Although they don’t always work, spending $30 on a kit that fixes the problem is better than heading to a repair shop.

Usain Bolt’s 2017 Nissan GT-R

Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man, and he’s finally found a car that can match his personality and performance. The Nissan GT-R is one of the world’s fastest sports cars and Bolt took part in developing a one-time special edition model. He went behind the scenes at the New York International Auto Show and gave everyone a peak at the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

By Jmex - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Bolt’s 2017 GT-R is painted gold, boasts his signature, and uses real gold for the interior fittings. The latest model features a luxurious interior and the incredible performance one would expect from such a renowned sports car.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R boasts a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that pumps out an impressive 565 hp, 20 hp more than the 2015 model. Featuring a new “Blaze Metallic Orange” exterior color, the sports car is expected to top a hefty $100,000 price tag.

The GT-R wasn’t the only sports car Nissan showed off at the auto show. Previous generations of the GT-R, like a silver 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, were on display as well. The current GT-R makes the ol’ Skyline look outdated and understated, to say the least.

We here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan can’t wait for the latest GT-R!

Take Care of Your Car during National Car Care Month

National Car Care Month
National Car Care Month

Spring is finally here. As you see the leaves coming back and the flowers blooming, you are likely opening up your windows and freshening up your house, perhaps even tackling a few projects you neglected all winter. There may be something else that is suffering through some neglect—your car.

April is recognized as National Car Care Month, which means it is the perfect time to give some much-needed attention to your faithful companion. Winter can be the harshest time of the year on your vehicle and now that spring is here, you can wash away and repair the last lingering bits of winter.

This spring you should have your car inspected to make sure its maintenance is where it should be. A neglected car can lead to much higher maintenance costs down the road, so it’s better to take care of a minor problem now than a major problem later.

According to the Car Care Council, some of the most common maintenance issues include skipped oil changes, coolant issues, dirty air filters, belt problems, and worn out windshield wipers.

If you want to make sure your car is ready for the spring season and summer road trips ahead, schedule a service appointment today at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

2016 Nissan Murano is Best 2-Row SUV for Families

2016 Nissan Murano
2016 Nissan Murano

For the second time this year, the 2016 Nissan Murano has received an award from U.S. News & World Report. The first award was in February, when the Murano was chosen as one of the magazine’s “Best Cars for the Money.” Now, the Murano has earned the title of “Best 2-Row SUV for Families.”

The Best Cars for Families awards rely on automotive reviews, cargo volume, seating arrangements, safety, reliability data, and more to select the winners in each of the 21 automotive segments. Editors at U.S. News & World Report were impressed with the Murano’s refined interior, low long-term ownership costs, positive reviews, interior space, family friendly features, and overall great value.

“Nissan is honored by the continuing recognition of our new Murano by the editors of U.S. News & World Report,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations, in a statement. “Consumers seem to be in agreement with the publication’s assessment – sales of Murano are on fire in 2016, increasing more than 85 percent in February and more than 65 percent for year, compared to the same periods in 2015.”

The 2016 Nissan Murano features eye-catching exterior styling and the interior is comfortable and will give passengers a feeling of refinement. Passengers will also love all the technology, including the available NissanConnect system.

Come check out the beautiful Nissan Murano today at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.

New Nissan Titan Goes On Sale Summer 2016

The full-size pickup market has largely consisted of Detroit’s Big Three for far too long and Nissan is looking to enter the fray. The latest contender is the all-new Nissan Titan half-ton pickup, set to hit dealer lots later this summer. Although the nameplates may be similar, the Nissan Titan and Nissan Titan XD are two different trucks entirely.

Nissan Titan

The new Nissan Titan has received its first full update since its initial release in 2004. Compared to the Nissan Titan XD, the Titan is small and built on a different chassis. Under the hood is a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine capable of producing 390 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. That engine will be available in the Titan XD sometime in the future.

The Nissan Titan XD, launched in December 2015, is larger than the Titan and is a new class of pickup truck, according to Nissan. Deemed the “Every Duty Truck,” it’s designed to appeal to customers who can’t decide between half-ton and heavy-duty pickups.

Together, the trucks will cover 85% of the market, allowing Nissan a fighting chance against the Detroit Big Three. With truck sales on the up and up and Nissan’s ability to offer two new pickups, expect to see more Nissan-badged trucks on the road.

We here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan are pumped to see the new 2017 Nissan Titan!

Parking Lot Safety

There’s plenty of ways to keep you and your car safe on the road. Keeping your distance, driving the speed limit, and keeping your car up-to-date on all of its service are just a few examples. Once you enter the parking lot, there’s more you’ll need to do. From lax drivers to unseen pedestrians, accidents can lurk in places you least expect them. Take these tips on parking lot safety from us here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan!

Parking Lot Safety

  • Stay Visible – Simple things like turning on your lights can make all the difference when navigating a full parking lot. Not only will you be more visible to other cars, pedestrians will be able to see your lights well before they see you. If you’re in a parking garage, your driving lights are a necessity.
  • Drive Slow – Most parking lots have a speed limit of 10 to 20 mph. Driving faster doesn’t leave as much time to react should a pedestrian or car come into your path. If the weather is bad, drive slower. Wet roads means you’ll need more time to stop.
  • Park Away – To avoid most cars, pedestrians, and other hazards, park further away from the entrance. Not only will you find a spot faster, walking to the entrance is good exercise. Make sure to stay visible and keep an eye out for cars and, as your mother told you, remember to look both ways before crossing the street!

Announcing the 2015 Vann York Car Giveaway Winner!

car giveaway winner

The Vann York Auto Group believes in giving back to the community – especially to our neighbors who already doing their “fair share” or more for those in need. That’s why we’re happy to announce the 14th-annual Vann York car giveaway winner: Patricia Alford, a kindergarten teacher at Fairview Elementary School.

Alford became eligible for the competition by donating 0.6% of her annual salary or one hour’s pay per month to the United Way of Greater High Point. 2015 marked her fifth year of achieving this amazing charitable milestone.

To win the new car, one finalist is selected weekly from a pool of around 4,500 possible participants. Alford was the 10th and final contestant to be called.

As this year’s car giveaway winner, Alford had her choice of a 2016 Honda Fit, a 2015 Chevy Cruze, a 2015 Scion XD, or a 2015 Nissan Frontier. She went with the 2015 Chevy Cruze, a car she’s had her eye on for some time now.

Congratulations to all who donated their time and money to the Untied Way of Greater High Point!