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Monthly archives for August, 2012

Your Dodge Dealer wants you to Drive Safe

Ellisville MOWe all know the rules of the road and what it takes to drive safely, but the truth is that it just doesn’t always happen that way.  We tend to get very comfortable with our driving habits and before we know it we are on a path that can cause serious accidents and devastation.  Your local new car Dodge Dealer St. Louis wants you to be safe on the road.  Here are some things to remember while driving:

  • Follow the speed limits and road precautions:
    • When you see the posted speed limits you should keep in mind that those are the maximum requirements.  It isn’t always necessary to push the limit.  Be cautious and alert when driving in construction zones and focus only on driving and the conditions around you.
  • Avoid driving drowsy:
    • Drowsy driving accounts for a great amount of accidents every year and there are some things you can do to avoid this problem.  First, make sure you don’t drive on little sleep.  This is sometimes easier said than done, but if you are too tired to drive, you simply shouldn’t do it.  If you find yourself sleepy behind the wheel, pull off at the next exit, energize with a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and stretch your legs a little bit.
  • Take precaution in inclement weather conditions:
    • If it is raining heavily, pull over and wait for the weather to lighten up.  You will likely get there just as fast considering you will have to drive much slower if you continue on anyways.  Storms generally don’t last long so you will be on your way before you know it.

 

Using the Internet to Purchase Your Dodge Ram

O'Fallon MOIf you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, there are a number of factors you should take into consideration.  The first thing you want to do before you even start to think about the kind of car or truck you want is to decide what kind you actually need.  What you desire in a vehicle may in reality not be practical for what you need and you will be taking an expensive gamble at purchasing the first car that you really like without looking at how it will fit into your everyday lifestyle.  Next, you have to look at the overall cost of the various models and decide what you can afford.  This will likely narrow your search quite a bit and will help you to choose what path (new or pre-owned) you need to go down.  Start looking at customer reviews and side-by-side comparisons online.  Look at pricing, car history reports, and photos of different vehicles and then call the dealership to set up a time where a salesman can devote time just to you for all your shopping needs.

When you are purchasing a new vehicle, you are probably starting off your search right here on the Internet.  Internet shopping has become a staple in American business and we here at All Star Dodge want your online experience to be the best it can be.  We offer quick quotes, credit and financing online options and a full detailed description of our entire available inventory.  If you are in the market for a new Dodge Ram St. Louis you can look up what we have to offer and see our selection change daily as new specials arrive.  We look forward to helping with all of your automotive needs!

Make the Most of Your Jeep Test-Drive

Ellisville MOIf you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, your Jeep Dealer serving St. Peters MO wants you to have the tools you need in order to make the best decision.  When you drive off the lot at All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep, it is important that you are still happy for miles to come.  One way to ensure that is to make the most of your test-drive experience.  The test-drive will ultimately make or break the deal on the vehicles you are deciding between.  When taking a test-drive, here are some tips to take into consideration:

  1. Before you even start on your drive, check out the features and accessories that make your car fun and unique.  When you are driving a new Jeep, check out the added performance capabilities and know what your Jeep is made of before you even drive away.  Set the radio to the station you enjoy listening to and utilize the navigation system to check for ease and accessibility.
  2. While on your drive stop and get in and out of the car a few times.  If you can’t do this comfortably, this may not be the car for you.
  3. If you have a family, bring them with you!  This may seem like a difficult task, especially if you have small children.  The last thing you want to do is purchase a new vehicle, get it home and take your family for a ride for the first time only to find it is completely unrealistic for your children in the back seat.

Schedule a test-drive today and we will have an expert sales associate ready to help you choose the best new or used car to fit your needs.

Fun Road Games From Your Dodge Dealer

Bridgeton MODo you plan to go on a last minute summer vacation before the kids head off to school?  Your local All Star Dodge Dealer serving Bridgeton wants you to enjoy your trip!  Think back to the old days when you had some wholesome fun in the car with classic games…Well you will be happy to know that those days are not gone with the wind.  I recently went on a trip with 20 teenagers who were excited to ditch the electronics and play some good car ride games.  We have decided to give you some ideas for your family too so you can enjoy every minute of time with the kids in your Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep from All Star Dodge.

License Plate Game

These games can be played in a number of different ways.  In its simplest form, the kids can record the states they come across and whoever spots the most states by the end of the trip earns the bragging rights.  Another fun license plate game would be to see how many words you can form with the letters on a plate.

State-Line Excitement

If your travels will take you across multiple state borders, you can make it fun and exciting by having a “welcome packet” for your child ready for the big moment.  It is as simple as having a brown paper bag labeled with the state name.  Once you cross the border give it to your child.  Things to include could be a fun snack, a crossword puzzle or coloring page, and you could even make it a small geography or history lesson and include some fun facts about the state you are in!

We hope you have great travels the remainder of this summer season!  Contact us for all your travel needs!