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What is Guaranteed Financing?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge near Ballwin

What do you do when you need to buy a car, but have less than great credit? Do you settle or do you find a way to get a great car and improve your credit score at the same time? We think that you should take advantage of the guaranteed financing program offered by All Star Dodge near Ballwin. Let’s take a look at what guaranteed financing is and how it works.

What is it? – It is typically a free service and is currently available primarily to borrowers with poor or bad credit. Companies offering guaranteed car finance allow buyers to request the amount of credit needed to purchase a new car. The terms of the agreement with guaranteed car finance lenders are not limited to purchasing the vehicle from the lender or dealer. A new buyer is permitted to shop elsewhere and bring in their outside loan agreement for financing.

How does it work? – “The loan agreement is a contract for hire arrangement where the finance company takes ownership of the vehicle during the loan period. The company charges a monthly rental fee to the borrower in exchange for use of the car. The monthly rental fee is comprised of the loan amount plus an interest and financing charge.”-carsdirect.com

As the loan balance is paid down, it is the responsibility of the borrower to maintain the vehicle in accordance with the terms of the contract for hire. This arrangement works for both the borrower and the lender. The finance company receives a tax deduction in consideration of the value-added tax levied on the vehicle’s value, while the borrower does not increase his or her net asset value since ownership resides with the finance company.

To take advantage of the guaranteed financing program stop by All Star today!

Inventory Specials at All Star!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

It’s spring in the St. Louis area! Everything is green and lush, plants are blooming, and the whole world seems to be reborn. Then you look at your car. It has seen better days, the mileage is more than you would like to be, and it just looks a little sad and lack-luster. What do you do? Are you going to continue to drive that old car, or would you rather get a great new car at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood? All Star offers a number of great inventory specials on their new Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles.

What is an inventory special? Well, an inventory special is a vehicle that is offered at a remarkably low price for a limited time. There might be a manufacturer incentive being run on a certain model, or the dealership might have a surplus of a certain model and they want to free up some space on their lot. Whatever the reason, you can be assured that the members of the All Star team would love to share with you all of the features and attributes that the inventory specials have to offer.

You might be wondering which models are currently on special at All Star. To find that information out, you need to hop onto the All Star website. There you will be able to see all of the Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models that are currently running at a discounted price.

For more information on the special rates offered for the inventory specials at All Star, simply check on the All Star website or stop by the dealership. The team members would be happy to show you around and take you on a test drive of each inventory special in which you are interested.

More Horsepower on the Durango SRT

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

The Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant is an incredibly popular SUV that handles like a dream. For the 2018 year, FCA, the company that owns and manufacturers the Dodge Durango, decided that the SRT model needed more power. Let’s take a look at the more powerful Durango SRT.

The new high-performance vehicle for the Durango nameplate is due out this summer, said Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge and SRT for FCA North America.

“This now takes everything that was great about the Durango and everything that was awesome about the Charger SRT and combines it into one badass SUV,” he said.

The Durango SRT is powered by the 392-cubic-inch, 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine, cranking out 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. It’s mated to an automatic eight-speed transmission and is outfitted with full-time all-wheel drive. The SUV is said to trip the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds, and go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds.

Dodge updated the the SRT Durango with an aggressive look, upgraded the interior and put a T-shaped electronic shifter inside it instead of a rotary knob, Kuniskis said. It also features updated ride dynamics and shift feel. The exhaust was tuned to sound like the 392 Charger, said Pete Jacobsen, Dodge Durango vehicle development manager.

While it boasts performance, the Durango SRT also will be used as a family-hauling daily driver, Kuniskis said. The interior features driver and family comforts such as a hand-wrapped instrument panel, flat-bottom performance steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second-row captain’s chairs. The Durango SRT also can tow more than any other three-row SUV and is capable of hauling 8,600 pounds, according to Dodge.

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive, head to All Star today!

What Makes a Great Dealership?

All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near St. Peters

We know that in the St. Louis area there are a lot of different car dealerships from which you can buy your new car. The thing to remember is that not all dealerships are the same. Unfortunately, there are some dealerships that give you the run-around and treat their customers terribly. Thank goodness All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters is not like those dealerships. All Star is a top notch, full service dealership that has a philosophy that is customer focused. Being customer focused is just one way that All Star sets itself apart – let’s take a look at some other qualities of a great dealership.

Another great attribute of All Star is that their team is responsive. You should expect a dealership to respond quickly and often to your inquiries. If you request an online quote, for example, you deserve a fast response. This is an indication that the dealership values your time as much as you do.

The service team knows what they are doing, but why not test them out yourself before buying a new or used car from All Star. If you have the time and motivation, consider taking your current car to a prospective dealership for an oil change. Think of this as a dealership test drive. Take note of the service and advice you receive. If the experience is a good one, then you know you can rely on that dealership to provide quality auto service on your new car too.

These are just a few reasons that All Star Dodge Ram is a great dealership. We encourage you to stop by and talk to the team. They would love to show you a fantastic customer experience.

Parts! Parts! Parts!

Parts at All Star Dealership near Saint Charles

We are often asked if people should take their Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars to the All Star Dealership near Saint Charles for servicing, or if they can just take their vehicles to an independently owned shop. We believe that dealership service is the best service, and we would like to tell you why, today.

Advanced Training – In order to maintain their franchises dealerships must pay for training their technicians and providing special tools and equipment. Dealers also have access to proprietary information, information on new vehicles they sell and service. This means that no one else can access this information, which is often necessary for diagnosis and repair. In addition, dealership service departments work mainly on the makes and models that they sell. Since they are very familiar with the particular car line, they can usually pinpoint a problem more quickly and more accurately. The faster they can figure the problem out, the faster they can work to correct it, and the faster you get your car back. This also can mean big savings since the technicians are able to correct the problem faster – less time on repairs means less money out of your wallet.

It used to be that a dealership’s hourly rates were higher than the independent shops because of overhead, cost of tools, and training. However, this isn’t the case any more. Car technologies are advancing so quickly that the independent shops are incurring a lot more costs just trying to keep up with the technology, the need for ongoing training and the purchase of new equipment and tools. The dealerships can keep up and be ahead of the changes because they represent the company that is making the changes.

Have all your Dodge Cars serviced by the All Star Parts and Service Department!

Let’s Talk Chargers!

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold

It is safe to say that we like to go fast. Ok, you might say that we LOVE to go fast! And a great way to get to go fast is to drive the Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold. For the 2017 model year, the Dodge Charger got a little bit of a face lift, and we want to share those results with you today!

The 2017 Dodge Charger is offered in two trimlines with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 – the SE and SXT – both of which come with 292 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, both of these packages are available with all-wheel drive and with no Hemi/AWD packages for 2017, these are the only AWD Chargers for this model year.

The Charger SE comes with a few premium features, such as the reconfigurable 7 inch driver information screen, the 5 inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system, 17 inch aluminum wheels, LED-trimmed headlights, LED-trimmed taillights and the Keyless Enter’n’Go system with push button ignition. This package starts at $29,090 for the rear-drive package and the AWD Charger SE starts at $31,340. (These numbers are based on base price numbers, talk to a member of the All Star team for actual prices.)

“The 2017 Charger SXT package adds the premium 8.4 inch UConnect infotainment system, satellite radio, 18 inch aluminum wheels, LED fog lights, heated front cloth sport seats with power driver’s side adjustment, dual zone climate control, remote start, an auto dimming rear view mirror and a six speaker sound system with a 276 watt amplifier.”-torquenews.com

For more information on the 2017 Dodge Charger models, head to All Star. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of this incredible model today! Are you ready to go fast???

First News on the Dodge Challenger Demon

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue

We always get really excited when Dodge starts teasing the new Challenger trim models. There is a big auto show coming up, where we expect to see the final product that is the Dodge Challenger Demon. Until then, we wanted to share with you the little bit of information that we do have on the new Demon.

The Challenger Demon prototype has hood pins, visible rivets, and LB Performance stickers, making it look like someone’s custom Challenger, but the Demon-specific hood scoop and dual headlight/airflow passages give away its true identity. (They thought they were being so sneaky – we know what we are looking at!)

“With the Demon, Dodge wants its buyers to be able to drive their Challengers to and from the track on four (wide, barely street-legal) drag radials. At the drag strip, owners may swap the front wheels for skinny drag-racing “runners” that can be stored in a special metal toolbox complete with a jack, tire-pressure gauge, and torque wrench. The unused wide front wheels and tires can either be set aside until the drive home or even employed as replacement rear tires should an owner crack off a few too many quarter-mile runs in one outing.”-autoblog.com

The Challenger Demon will look pretty much like every other Challenger save for a quartet of fender flares that widen the already large coupe by about 3.5 inches, plus an extra-wide hood scoop.

We are assuming that the Demon will be powered by a version of the supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. We’re also assuming that the engine’s output will far surpass the Hellcat’s mighty 707 horsepower. Our current best guess pegs the peak horsepower figure at 815 and torque at more than 700 lb-ft.

For more information on the Dodge Challenger and its different trims, head to All Star near Ladue.

Top Reasons to Buy a Used Car at All Star

Used Cars at All Star Dodge near University City

Are you unsure about buying a used car? Do you have concerns about the quality of vehicle you may end up with? If so, this is understandable! So many of us have those terrible memories of shopping for a used car with the stereotypical greasy used car salesman. Thank goodness All Star Dodge near University City is here to soothe your concerns and provide excellent customer service – no greasy salesmen at All Star! Another great thing about All Star is that all of their used cars are top notch and always a great buy. Today we want to share a couple of reasons why buying a used car from All Star is a great idea.

More for your money – Because of depreciation, your hard-earned money can take you a lot further in the used car market than if you were to buy new. Your budget may afford you only a base trim or entry-level car on the new market, but if you shop used, that same budget can buy you something significantly more fancy or better equipped.

You can go CPO – For many shoppers, having a warranty to protect them against a vehicle’s shortcomings is well worth the premium they pay for a new car. “Today, however, virtually all car makers offer some version of a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, making a used-car purchase a much less worrisome endeavor. CPO programs vary depending on the manufacturer. All manufacturer CPO vehicles include some level of warranty (although the mileage and time covered vary) and often additional perks like free roadside assistance or a free loaner car when yours needs to head to the shop.”-cargurus.com

To check out the used car inventory at All Star, stop by the dealership today! Their team would love to assist you!

Still Time for a Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

We were all sad to hear that the Dodge Dart was being pulled from production just like what happened years ago with the original Dart. Was is pulled only to return in a few decades, reborn with new technology and classic styling? We don’t know, the future is uncertain for the Dodge Dart. What we do know is that there are still a few Dodge Dart models available at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale. Today we want to share with you a little bit of information on the last generation of the Dodge Dart.

The Dart, a front-wheel-drive sport compact, joined the Dodge lineup for the 2013 model year.For 2016, a new Sport Appearance Hood is optional for Dart GT and Dart SXT models with either a Rallye or Blacktop package.Otherwise, the Dart carries over largely unchanged.The Dart name dates from the 1960’s.

We have found the Dart drives well and delivers on the promise of sporty handling.

The standard engine for the Dodge Dart is a 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.Fuel economy for the base Dart SE with the 2.0-liter engine and manual gearbox is EPA-rated at 25/36 mpg City/Highway, 29 mpg Combined; with the automatic it’s 24/34 mpg, or 27 mpg Combined.

A more powerful choice is the 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that comes with Dart Aero models, matched to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.”While horsepower is the same as the 2.0-liter, the turbocharged engine offers more torque, which propels the car more briskly from standing starts.The Dart Aero manages an EPA-estimate of 28/41 mpg City/Highway, that highway figure being particularly impressive.”-autoblog.com

For more information on the Dodge Dart, or to get one of the last models, head to All Star today!

 

Dodge Grand Caravan Technology

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We love technology! It is fun to use and has made our daily lives much easier. Technology enables us to capture more of our lives and keeps us entertained – it also is great for keeping children entertained while on the road. Today we want to take a look at some of the technology that is on the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan that is available at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Sirius Satellite Radio – With SiriusXM Satellite Radio , you’ll get over 130 channels including commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, comedy and entertainment.

Selective Hearing – No more arguing about what music to play. The wireless headphones included with the available Single DVD Entertainment System ensure that your passengers will hear only what they want.

USB Ports – Hook up virtually any music player, including most cell phones, by plugging it directly into the available remote USB port . To help keep your eyes on the road, you can even control the music directly from your steering wheel.

Uconnect Voice Command – Available Uconnect Voice Command and Hands-Free Calling allow you to operate your phone, radio and available Navigation system hands-free for exceptional driver convenience.

Radio 430N – The available Radio 430N includes a high-resolution 6.5-inch touchscreen, ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, Garmin GPS Navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with one year of service included and more.

Radio 430 – The Radio 430 includes a high-resolution 6.5-inch touchscreen, CD and DVD players, ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with one year of service included and more. (It is important to note that you will have to choose between the Radio 430 and the Radio 430N. One might be standard, and one may require an additional fee.)

For more information on the different technologies offered on the Dodge Grand Caravan, head to All Star Dodge Ram!