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New Teen Distracted Driving Study From AAA

Teen Texting While DrivingA new distracted driving study was just released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that reveals disturbing new statistics about why teens get into vehicle accidents.  According to the new research, 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes can be linked to a driving distraction.  This new number is almost four times higher than estimates based on police reports and much higher than original NHTSA estimates.

These new findings are based upon new research where the six seconds leading up to a crash were analyzed as captured by in-vehicle event recorders.  The study involved almost 1,700 videos of teen drivers and the results indicate that a distraction was involved in 58 percent of the crashes. Researchers also broke that number down to show in 89 percent of road-departure crashes a distraction was to blame along with in 76 percent of rear-end crashes.  Previous estimate released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration only showed a link to distraction 14 percent of the time.

“Access to crash videos has allowed us to better understand the moments leading up to a vehicle impact in a way that was previously impossible.  The in-depth analysis provides indisputable evidence that teen drivers are distracted in a much greater percentage of crashes than we previously realized,” Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

So, besides cell phone usage, what is distracting teens from driving in a safe manner. According to the same study, leading distractions that cause crashes include:

  • Passenger interaction in 15 percent of crashes
  • Grooming in 6 percent of the crashes
  • Reaching for an object in 6 percent of the crashes
  • Singing/moving to music in 8 percent of the crashes

Whether you take these findings seriously or not, the bottom line is that teens are not able to assess risk association with distracted driving and need to be witness to safe driving habits at home.  Keep your teen accountable by setting a good example and being a constant parental figure in their lives.

Come by All-Star’s Ballwin area Chrysler cars dealership to find the perfect car for your teen today!   We guarantee to offer the best selection of used Chrysler cars near Ballwin at an affordable price!

New Radar Red Nappa Leather Seats Featured On 2015 Dodge Durango R/T

RedOn March 26th, FCA US LLC released details concerning the 2015 Dodge Durango R/T option! It’s easy to see that the R/T will give performance-driven SUV drivers a chance to combine both luxury features with the power they crave.  Here are highlights regarding the equipment you will find on this vehicle:

  • Available class-exclusive Radar Red Nappa leather seats and black Nappa leather seating as a part of the  Premium Nappa Leather Group for only $1,195 MSRP
  • All-new standard 20-inch wheel with high-gloss Granite Crystal finish
  • Unique sport-tuned suspension
  • 20-inch performance tires
  • 20 mm lower ride height
  • Sporty monochromatic exterior appearance featuring black headlamp bezels and LED daytime running lamps
  • R/T-embroidered leather seating with contrasting red or black stitching
  • Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Premium audio with nine speakers and subwoofer
  • Power liftgate
  • HID low-beam headlamps

Alogn with all of those features, 2015 Dodge Durango R/T drivers enjoy a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that offers best-in-class 360 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds.

Even if you aren’t in the market for an Durango R/T, the full Durango lineup is sure to please even the pickiest SUV shopper.  For the 2015 model year, the Dodge Durango lineup offers a standard eight-speed transmission, better performance, improved fuel economy, two interior touchscreens, LED exterior lighting, and so much more!  The 2015 Durango’s standard engine, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, has been named on of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for three year now and gives drivers a best-in-class towing capacity of 6,200 pounds.  This standard engine also offers drivers up to 25 miles per gallon and a best-in-class driving range of more than 600 miles.

Why not come by All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to take a look at the Durango and other new Dodge cars and SUVs for sale near Oakville.  Our team will assist you during the entire purchasing process and offer you a fair deal for your trade-in.  Get into our Oakville area Dodge cars showroom to take a look now!

 

One-of-a-Kind Ram Texas Ranger Concept Truck

Texas RangerOn March 25th, Ram Truck Brand President and CEO Bob Hegbloom unveiled a one-of-a-kind Texas Ranger concept truck at the 2015 Dallas Auto Show.  The truck is honoring the brand’s partnership with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and evokes the spirit of the legendary law-enforcement agency.  According to Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck, FCA US LLC, “The Ram team developed this commemorative concept truck in order to further highlight our relationship with the Texas Rangers and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.  Although Rangers are well-known horsemen, today Texans drive more pickups than drivers in any other state in the country.”

On the outside of the Ram Texas Ranger edition concept truck, buyer will find unique Texas Ranger badging,  four polished-aluminum 20-inch wheels, four polished-aluminum 20-inch wheel center caps, and a Bright White and Bright Silver Metallic two-tone color scheme.  Inside, the Texas Ranger concept offers etched Canyon Brown and Tan leather , unique tooled-metal details, Canyon Brown-stained open-pore walnut wood trim pieces, Texas Ranger console lid badge, 8.4-inch UConnect center console stack with Texas Ranger edition graphic themes, Leather-wrapped front and rear grab handles, door trim panels with tan accent stitching, and Premium speckled accent color floor mats.

This one-of-a-kind concept truck will now tour Texas with the job of building awareness around the  Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum.  Full production on the concept isn’t out of the question, although pricing and timing details have not been announced.

At All-Star Chrysler Jeep Ram and Dodge cars dealership near Mehlville, buyers find the selection, pricing, and financing they have been searching for.  Our team provides the number one customer care experience in the business and takes great pride in total client satisfaction.  Experience why so many Mehlville are Dodge cars come from All-Star by visiting our dealer location today!

 

4 Facts To Consider When Purchasing Your New Ram Truck

Glossy 3d iconFinding the right Dodge Ram truck for sale near Clayton isn’t as easy as choosing your favorite color pickup from the lot.  Most individuals choose to drive a truck because they have certain needs to take into consideration.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants to give you information on four major factors to think about before making your Ram Truck choice.  Here they are:

  • Cab & Box Size – When considering your truck’s cab and box size, you will need to weigh your options based upon whether you need to haul and tow more weight or you need to carry more passengers.  This is because a smaller cab will give you extra hauling capacity, but less room for passengers.  A larger cab is opposite and gives more passenger space with a slightly reduced tow/hauling capacity.
  • Towing & Payload Capacity – While your truck’s towing and payload specification are important, you will also want to get your truck’s GCVW.  Your GCVW calculation will give you a total weight the truck can handle.
  • Axle Ratio – The key to axle ratio is finding the right ratio to accommodating your towing needs while still upholding your non-towing performance.  Maximize both your power and engine’s efficiency by thinking about how much weight you will need to two and how often you will be towing it.
  • Wheel Drive – A 4×2’s reduced  curb weight is great for those who want a little more towing and payload capacity, but a 4×4 gives that extra control when driving in unpredictable weather or road conditions.  Assessing those areas will determine which one works best for your everyday needs.

Now that you understand your needs based upon these four determining factors, you can safety make an engine and transmission choice that will accommodate those needs.  For more information and assistance with this process, give the team at All-Star’s Dodge Ram dealership near Clayton a call today!

Ram Truck Month Bonus Cash Expires Soon!

Expires Soon When an offer like $500 bonus cash becomes available to new Fenton area Dodge Ram truck buyers, everyone wants in on the action!  This additional savings can help buyers lower their monthly payment or even allow for an extra option or two.  Bonus cash rewards really are a great way to get the truck you want with the extra savings you need.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants to give you details on the current Truck Month Bonus Cash program along with other current offers designed to save you thousand on your Ram Truck purchase.  Let’s get started!

2015 Ram 1500 Incentives and Offers – Purchase select 2015 Ram 1500 models and you may qualify for deals like 0% APR financing for up to 84 months PLUS up to $1,000 in Cash Allowance savings.  Also ask about deals that can get you connected with up to $3,000 in Cash Allowance savings, 1.9% APR for 36 months, 2.9% APR for 84 months, or a low mileage lease for as little as $373 per month for 36 months.  Not all offers will be available with all models. See your sales associate for specific details.

2015 Ram 2500 Incentives and Offers – Purchase select 2015 Ram 2500 models and save up to $2,500 with combined cash back offers.  Also ask about models that qualify for 0.9% APR financing for up to 36 months PLUS $500 in Cash Allowance savings.  Not all offers will be available with all models. See your sales associate for specific details and to be pre-approved for Dodge Ram financing now!

What are you waiting for?  Get into All-Star’s Fenton area Dodge Ram dealership to take advantage of these deals while you still can.  Our team will help you choose the right vehicle for your needs, make you a great deal, and connect you with the financing you need to take your new truck home today!  Get in while the selection is hot!

Towing Capacities Across the Dodge Cars Lineup

Trailer Hitch Ball IsolatedNot many North County area Dodge cars buyers realize that there are select Dodge vehicles that can offer towing capabilities.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will outline the towing guidelines for you!

  • The 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, SXT Plus, and Rallye Redline with 3.6L Pentastar® V6 and Eight-speed automatic transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.
  • The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T, R/T Plus, and R/T Classic with 5.7L HEMI® V8 Fuel Saver Technology and Eight-speed automatic transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.
  • The following Dodge Challengers are not recommended for any towing: R/T, R/T Plus, or R/T Classic with 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology and Six-Speed Manual Transmission; Scat Pack or SRT with 6.4L SRT® HEMI V8 and Eight-speed automatic transmission; Scat Pack or SRT with 6.4L SRT® HEMI V8 and Six-speed automatic transmission; and SRT Hellcat with 6.2L HEMI® V8 Supercharged SRT Hellcat
    and Six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • The 2015 Dart SE with 2.0L DOHC Tigershark™Six-Speed Manual Transmission or 2.0L DOHC Tigershark Six-Speed Automatic Transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.  All other Dart models are not recommended for towing.
  • The 2015 Dodge Durango RWD and AWD SXT, SXT Plus, Limited, and Citadel with 3.6L Pentastar® V6 and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds.
  • The 2015 Dodge Durango RWD Limited, R/T, and Citadel with 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.  When equipped with AWD, the rating it 7,200 pounds.
  • All 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP, SE, SXT, and R/T models come with a 3.6L V6 VVT and Six-Speed AutoStick Transmission and offer a maximum towing capacity of 3,600 pounds.
  • The 2015 Dodge Journey AVP, SE, and SXT with 2.4L World Engine and Four-speed Automatic Transmission offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.
  • The 2015 Dodge Journey SXT V6, SXT, Limited, and R/T AWD/FWD models with 3.6L V6 DOHC VVT and Six-Speed AutoStick Transmission offer a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

If you have more questions, please contact the Dodge cars dealers near North County at All-Star today!

The 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited RWD

If you are looking for a luxury-minded sedan with all the latest features, the 2015 Chrysler 300 is a great choice.  The 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited RWD model starts the lineup with a base price of $31,395 MSRP and come with a standard 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine with 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.  This powertrain offers drivers an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Senior Couple Sitting OutdoorsBasic standard features found on the 300 Limited include: heated front seats, leather trim seating, power 8-way front driver and passenger seat, air filtering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 2-piece shark fin antenna, 6 speakers, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, integrates Voice Command with Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Uconnect® 8.4A AM / FM / SXM / B, Uconnect Access, 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, 17-Inch x 7.0-Inch Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels, Michelin® Brand Tires, Automatic Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Power Heated Exterior Mirrors w/ Manual Fold-Away, and nine exterior color choices.

Buyers can also opt to upgrade their 300 Limited with a number of stand-alone features or with a money-saving options group.  Ask about the Driver Convenience Group that adds LED Fog Lamps, ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera, Remote Start System, andUniversal Garage Door Opener and the Electronic Vehicle Tracking System by Mopar.  Your dealer associate can help you decide which options are best for you!

All Chrysler cars for sale near Kirkwood come with the peace of mind associated with a 36,000 mile/36-month Basic Warranty, 100,000 mile/60-month Powertrain Warranty, and 100,000 mile/60-month Roadside Assistance Package.  This added coverage protects all new Chrysler owners from unforeseen issues covered by these products.

Get into All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to check out all the latest Chrysler cars near Kirkwood today!  Our team can help you choose the right model for your needs and connect you with the financing you’ve been searching for.  All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is always a great choice!

More Details on the 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Muddy Jeep in Utah's CanyonlandsAs part of this year’s 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari event, off-road enthusiasts will have a chance to view seven unique Jeep concept vehicles.  All of these vehicles feature Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts that are also offered to Jeep drivers for the customization of their own SUV.  According to said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, “Jeep is proud to be taking seven new eye-catching and extremely capable vehicles to the Easter Jeep Safari, where we expect to delight our most loyal enthusiasts.  We go to this legendary event each year to showcase our latest Jeep production vehicles, as well as a variety of new ideas in our concept vehicles.  In doing so, we receive a tremendous amount of valuable feedback, while interacting with our customers in the Jeep brand’s natural environment. We’re especially looking forward to this year’s Jeep Safari, as Renegade makes its official public debut on Moab’s demanding trails.”

The seven concept vehicles are as follows:

  • Jeep Chief – This Wrangler-based concept features an Ocean Blue exterior color scheme and a Hawaiian themed interior with “Surfer” pink, blue, and white flowered cloth and leather-trimmed seats.
  • Jeep Staff Car – This vehicle is an open-air Wrangler four-door  with a  Sandstorm exterior color scheme and salutes legendary Jeep Military service vehicles.
  • Jeep Wrangler Africa – Based on a Wrangler 4-door, this SUV has a Desert Tan exterior and a two-inch lift kit with Fox shocks, sway bar links and front and rear Dana 44 axles.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander – This Grand Cherokee offers a Sage Green exterior and  3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine with eight-speed Torqueflight transmission.
  • Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk – This all-new Renegade concept is powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and features Mopar’s  trailer hitch receiver and roof rack.
  • Jeep Cherokee Canyon Trail – This Jeep Cherokee is decked out with a Satin Black hood and  Mopar Katzkin leather seat covers.
  • Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder – This Wrangler offers a Vibrance Responder Red exterior paint and 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires.

Are you looking for a complete selection of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts to customize your Jeep SUV?  If so, your Creve Coeur area Jeep dealer can help!  At All-Star Jeep dealer near Creve Coeur our parts experts will help you get all of the upgraded features you want.  Simply come by or call for pricing and other details today!

49th Annual Eater Jeep Safari Details

Jeep Travels Down Rugged Moab Rim TrailOn March 19th, Jeep released details about this year’s 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari.  This year’s event is scheduled to take place March 28 – April 5 and will feature seven new Jeep concept vehicles.  All of the concept vehicles feature a unique blend of Mopar and Jeep Performance parts that are also available to consumers. According to “The most enthusiastic off-roaders travel to Moab each year for this premier event, making Easter Jeep Safari the perfect place to showcase Jeep Performance Parts,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO – Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care. “Jeep owners are passionate about their vehicles and Mopar, with Jeep Authentic Accessories and Jeep Performance Parts, offers a full-line of products for them to express this passion through customization, making sure there is no other vehicle like theirs on the road.”

The annual Easter Jeep Safari event draws thousands of off-road enthusiasts from around the country.  These enthusiasts will set out to conquer the trails of Moab, Utah for a nine day long journey marked by the exploration of our country’s most rugged and well-know trails.  Annual Easter Jeep Safari events have been organized by the Moab Chamber of Commerce since 1967. Initial events were only one day long, but have grown over the years with the culminating event taking place on the Saturday before Easter and named “Big Saturday.”

This year’s event is also marked by the appearance of seven Jeep concept SUVs all decked out in Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts.  These vehicles have been named – Jeep Chief, Jeep Staff Car, Jeep Wrangler Africa, Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander, Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk, Jeep Cherokee Canyon Trail, and the Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder.  Check back with the blog tomorrow for more details on each of these vehicles.

All-Star’s Ladue area Jeep dealer showroom is ready with all of your favorite Jeep offerings.  Come by our Jeep dealer lot near Ladue to take a test drive now!

 

Ram Brand Seeks Guinness World Records Title

Record booksOn March 18th, the Ram Brand announced it’s plans to gain a Guinness World Records title in honor of this year’s 50th anniversary ACM Awards.  To gain the title, Ram is organizing a “Ram Truck Round-Up” parade that will take place on April 18th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  The brand has five-hundred spots opened for the event and is asking Ram truck owners to register for participation right now.  Every truck owner who takes part in the parade will receive two ticks for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival that is scheduled to feature live performances from some of today’s leading country music artists.  According to Robert Hegbloom, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ram Truck Brand, FCA – North America, “Everything is always bigger in Texas and Ram, America’s fastest-growing truck brand, is making sure this year’s ACM Awards celebration in Arlington will prove this once again.  The ‘Ram Truck Round-up’ is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our loyal truck owners to be a part of a special record-breaking rally and pickup parade in the largest truck market in the country.”

Ram truck owners who want to participate must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.  Owners must also secure their spot with a fully refundable $50 deposit for each ACM Party for a Cause Festival ticket.  Only one driver and one passenger per truck is permitted.  To get full details please visit www.ramroundup.com.

Are you in the market for a new Dodge Ram truck for sale near Clayton, MO?  If so, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help you make your new truck purchase.  The All-Star team always seeks to satisfy all buyers with the best customer care in the business.  Plus our finance office can get you the lowest rates and even guarantee your ability to gain affordable financing.  Don’t waste your time with any other Clayton area Dodge ram dealer!  Find your dream truck at All-Star today!