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Family Travels Easy in a Grand Caravan

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Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star near Town and Country

Summer is the time of year that most families take their vacations. The kids are out of school for summer and most locations in the United States are warm and enjoyable. One question remains, how will you get to your vacation? Sure, you could fly, but with a family, that gets expensive. A great solution would be to get a Dodge Grand Caravan from All Star near Town and Country for all of your summer vacation travels. The Grand Caravan offers spacious seating and a comfortable ride, not to mention all of the entertainment packages that are available to keep the passengers happy in the back seats. While a DVD player and TV monitors are a great way to pass the time for passengers, today we wanted to share with you a few other tips and tricks to enjoying your family road trips.

  1. Remember it is VACATION!!! This is something that people can forget – remind yourself that you are on a fun trip and keep things lighthearted and fun. This mindset will help to keep everyone cool and calm and having a fun time.
  2. Pack an activity bag for each passenger. Most of the time, passengers on family vacations are kids! If you pack an activity bag for each child that has things you know they like and keep them as a surprise until you get into the car. This adds to the excitement and ensures that the kids will have something to keep themselves occupied.
  3. Play car games. Playing the license plate game or the love bug game can be something that the whole family can enjoy!

For more information on the Dodge Grand Caravan, head to All Star today. Their friendly staff will show you all the great features on these Dodge Cars.

Summer Care Tips!

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Service Center at All Star near University City

It is summer in the St. Louis area. The Cardinals are playing baseball, the pools are all open, and most days it is so humid that it feels like we are walking in soup. To get ready for these hot summer days, there are a lot of things that we do to get our homes and selves ready. We get our AC unit checked and recharged, we apply sunscreen before going outside, and we dress in weather appropriate fashions. One area that we need to examine is what we do to get our Chrysler Cars ready for summer. Most people do not think that they need to do anything to prep their cars for summer, that it is just something we do for winter. We need to change this mindset, we need to get our Chrysler Cars ready for summer.

What do I need to do? If you are looking for the simplest answer to this question, then all you need to do is take your Chrysler Cars to the All Star Dealership near University City and let their service department get your vehicle ready for summer. Their factory trained technicians know everything that needs to be checked and touched on to get your vehicle summer ready. They can do a top to bottom check of the engine and a bumper to bumper check of the body to make sure nothing needs to be fixed. The biggest concerns that you should have for your car this summer is the amount of coolant in the engine. This is key to keeping your engine cool and running smoothly in the summer heat.

For more information on getting your Chrysler Cars ready for summer or to schedule an appointment for service, contact the All Star dealership today!

Guaranteed to Drive Home

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Guaranteed Financing at All Star near Ladue

One of the biggest reasons that people do not enjoy going shopping for a new car is the part related to financing. Worrying about financing makes the car buying process stressful, but what if we told you that All Star near Ladue could take that stress away.

One of the biggest things that people worry about when buying a new car is their credit. When your credit is not great, getting financing can be a nearly impossible task. It can also make for some rough situations. At All Star Dodge Ram they do not want you to have to worry about the stress associated with finding an auto loan, because at All Star they have guaranteed financing!

What is guaranteed financing? It means that no matter your credit score, the team at All Star will work to find you an auto loan. The financing team has great working relationships with thousands of lenders, so they are sure to find a lender for you.

How does the Guaranteed Financing Program work?

We have lenders that work with individuals with a variety of credit issues. Depending on the extent of your credit issues, you may be required to have a cash down payment up front. The amount that you are allowed to borrow will depend on your credit application. To determine your qualifications, simply fill out a credit application and we will get back to you within minutes! The terms of the loan allowed for the annual percentage rate will vary depending on your credit history.

For more information on the guaranteed financing offered at All Star stop by the dealership today. The knowledgeable finance team would love to assist you in any way that they can.

Pull More with the 2016 Ram 3500

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Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur

Summer time is usually the time of the year in which people take a lot of trips. In the St. Louis area a very popular activity is taking a camper and exploring the beauty of the United States. It is not uncommon to share I-44 with a number of trucks pulling mobile homes or a variety of different camper sizes. If you are looking for a new truck that can haul an unbelievable amount of weight, you need to look no further than the Ram 3500 from All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur.

“For 2016, the Ram 3500 is rated to tow a monstrous 31,210 pounds, 1210 pounds more than the 2015 Ram 3500 and a mere 10 pounds more than Ford’s F-450 pickup, the tow rating of which stands at “just” 31,200 pounds. What’s better than the bragging-rights war? Winning it, even if only by the weight of your Aunt Margaret’s cocker spaniel.” -caranddriver.com

The Ram’s increase was made possible in part by upping the number of bolts on the rear-axle ring-gear hardware (from 12 to 16, if you must know) on versions equipped with the 11.8-inch rear axle, as well as by using a stronger differential-case material. Also helping matters is a 35 lb-ft increase in torque for the 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six diesel engine, bringing the total to a nice, even 900 lb-ft (also bragging-rights material). The latter boost was made possible by recalibrated fuel-delivery and turbo-boost settings, Ram says.

Ram is also boasting the highest payload for a pickup: 7390 pounds for the 2016 Ram 3500 equipped with the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. (All claims are made using SAE J2807 testing criteria.)

Test out the towing capacities of the Ram 3500 for yourself at All Star Dodge Ram. Their friendly staff would be more than happy to show you the different trims and towing options on the amazing Ram 3500.

Specials Ahead!!!

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Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram Cars at All Star near Fenton

Let’s say that you are in the market for a different vehicle. Let’s say that you want a quality vehicle but maybe do not want to drop a bunch of money on a brand new car. What are you to do? The answer is simple, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton and check out the specials that they are currently running on the Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram vehicles. Buying from All Star Dodge Ram means getting the support of a great dealership with a fantastic service and parts department.

When you are shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned car it is important to buy from a dealership that will back up your purchase with certain warranties and that has a great service and parts department. All Star has a vast team of factory trained technicians who know how to do all repairs and regular maintenance. Not every dealership invests so much time and so many resources into making their service department so wonderful, but at All Star, they have made it a priority.

Shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram is easy with the staff at All Star. Each team member at All Star is trained to listen to what their customers are looking for and then to show them the vehicles that best suit what they are looking for – this might seem like a simple concept, but it seems like a lot of dealers just do not do it. Most dealers just sell you what they want to get rid of on their lot, but at All Star, they do their very best to get you the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. Head to the All Star Dealership and let their team take care of your CPO Dodge Ram needs.

Who Doesn’t Love a Special?!

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Dodge Cars Specials at All Star Dodge near Arnold

It is officially summer in the St. Louis area. It is hot. It is muggy. And, to be really honest, sometimes being outside is miserable because it feels like you are walking around in soup. To help alleviate some of the hot summer temperatures All Star Dodge near Arnold is offering some really cool specials! All Star has a huge offering of great vehicles that are available at amazing prices. It is not uncommon to see $4000-$7000 off the price of these vehicles. Summer is a great time to get an amazing deal on a fantastic Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep at All Star.

Part of what makes All Star such a cool dealership is not only their specials on vehicles, but also because of everything that they are willing to do for their customers. All Star has made it a priority to ensure that their customers not only have a great experience, but that they also help their customers. One way in which they do this is by offering guaranteed financing to anyone who wants to buy a vehicle from them. The financing team has a great working relationship with thousands of lenders; lenders with whom they will negotiate terms so that they can get anyone an auto loan. Even if your credit is not great, they can get you a loan and get you started improving your credit score. Not every dealership is willing or able to do this, but at All Star they not only want to help you with a new car, they want to help you improve your financial life.

For more information on the different vehicles on special at All Star, or for more information on the guaranteed financing program, stop by the dealership today!

Rush Hour Renegade

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Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

Jeep has really morphed over time. It started out as a company that made vehicles for the military so that they could easily navigate the rough terrain of the European battlefields during World War II. After the war, they become a more commercial brand, marketing their vehicles to those who look to go off road or over terrain that would be nearly impossible for other cars. They then grew from a vehicle was ideal for off road situations into a brand that offers a vehicle for everyone. Not to mention that all of  the Jeep models are great at doing double duty – they are great for off roading and perfect for traveling to and from work or wherever you need to go. One such example of a Jeep doing double duty is the Jeep Renegade that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood.

The Jeep Renegade comes equipped with a great engine and a ton of cool features. At the heart of the Jeep Renegade is a 1.4L engine with inline 4 cylinders and a single overhead cam. Pair that with the front wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission and this crossover has the power to take on anything. The Renegade also has a four-wheel independent suspension system with front and rear stabilizer bars, making all of your rides very comfortable! Each of the different trims offers some variation on the base engine, and you can always go for options that will further customize the engine to your liking. Just as an All Star team member for details!

For more information on the different features that the Renegade offers, stop by All Star today and speak with a member of their staff. They would be more than happy to assist you and take you on a test drive!

Tips for Buying a Family Friendly Car

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Chrysler Town and Country at All Star near Clayton

When you are in the market for a family car you might be wondering on what you should focus. There are so many different kinds of vehicles and different things to consider that you might find yourself unsure of how to proceed. Today we want to share with you some tips for successfully finding your new family friendly car.

Think Safety – “Nothing is more important than the safety of your family, so your research for a new family vehicle should make safety a priority. And this means more than looking at NHTSA and IIHS crash safety ratings. These are important, but we at KBB believe it’s equally important to be able to avoid a crash. These days vehicles can be equipped with a wide variety of electronic driving aids that foster safety, such as lane departure warning, blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control with auto brake. Look for them and invest in them.” – parenting.com

Family Size – f you’re a young family, you should consider “overbuying”—but not overspending—to allow for family expansion. If you have one infant child, your needs are very different from parents who have several children. Older children need and want different transportation accommodations than young children. That may seem obvious, but many seem to forget that your family will typically change markedly while you own the family car you are about to buy. Not only will your children age and get bigger, but you might also add to your family with more children and pets. If you don’t plan for these changes, they could catch you by surprise and result in inconvenience at best and accrue major additional expenses at worst.

We think that the family friendly Chrysler Town and Country at All Star near Clayton is the perfect family vehicle!

Top Reasons to Buy a Wrangler Unlimited

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville

We frequently hear about couples who are looking into buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville but they are not always equally excited about the purchase. Usually one is way excited and the other thinks that it is a good idea but do not usually know all of the pros of buying a Wrangler Unlimited. Today we want to share with you some of the pros of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from All Star. Part of this information comes from 4wheeldrive.com.

  • Classic design / unique look
  • Can be fully customized to your liking – lots of options & aftermarket items
  • Unique styling serves as both an SUV and a convertible
  • 4×4 capabilities – can handle any road anywhere
  • Height advantage over most cars – great visibility
  • Good heating system
  • A simply constructed vehicle that’s easy to repair
  • Short wheelbase, powerful drivetrain, body size & tight turning ratios all great for off-roading
  • Small size & light weight, make it a cinch to swing into tight spots
  • Great vehicle for all seasons
  • Jeep fraternity of friends for life
  • Rugged and durable – lasts for many years & many miles
  • Handles well on pavement, mud, sand, snow, water, etc.
  • Appeals to adults & teens alike
  • Durable interior made for weathering the elements
  • Fun to drive – turns every drive into an adventure
  • Relatively low price / good value
  • Excellent resale value
  • Parts are plentiful and cheap for repairs
  • American made

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we invite you to stop by the All Star Jeep Dealer today. You can take a test drive of the Wrangler Unlimited and experience all of the pros for yourself! It is time that you experience adventure, it is time that you experience the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Wrangler Shifting into First

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Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

This has been a big year for a lot of auto makers, Jeep included. You see, a lot of makers are starting to test out their redesigns for the 2018 model year and we are getting to see some of the spy shots for these redesigned models. For those who do not know what a spy shot is – it is not that someone is spying in these research facilitates and taking pictures of things that they shouldn’t be. What thy are, usually, is pictures released by the makers themselves to kind of wet our appetite about the new features that we will have on our favorite Jeep models. Think of it as the makers giving us a sneak peak at what to expect. Sometimes these spy shots are total Red Herrings just to throw us off so that they can completely surprise us when the finished model comes out!

One spy shot that we recently got a look at was on the next-generation of the Jeep Wrangler. One thing that really excited us was the shifter on the mule Wrangler. (A ‘mule’ is a test vehicle.) “The new shifter spotted in the test mule Wrangler appears to be a gated shift selector, alleviating the gear selection concerns with the previous return-to-center shifter. The new eight-speed shifter also switches to a mechanical release button, giving a more traditional feel to latest iteration of this eight-speed transmission shifter. The new shifter still follows the same PRND pattern, with D having side-to-side actuation for manual gear selection.” -fourwheeler.com

Having an electric shifter means that it is easier to shift from gear to gear – which can be helpful in rough driving conditions. While we expect a few more tweaks to be made to the shifter, we are hoping that it stays pretty true to form. For more information on the current Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville.