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What is Guaranteed Financing?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge near Fenton

Are you in need of a car but maybe don’t have the best credit? There is no need to worry about this when you shop at All Star Dodge near Fenton. At All Star, they offer a guaranteed financing program that helps everyone get financing for a car, truck, or SUV that they find at All Star. We want to take a closer look at this today.

What Is Guaranteed Car Finance? 
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.

Terms of the Program 
“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

Remember, this is just a basic understanding of how the guaranteed financing program works. For a more detailed explanation and understanding on how the guaranteed financing program works at All Star, talk to a member of their finance team. These friendly and knowledgeable staff members would be more than happy to help you learn more about the guaranteed financing and help you to apply. Any questions, they would love to answer those as well!

Now is the Time for Specials!

New Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

Did you know that the end of the year is a great time to get a great price on a new car at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur? It’s true! This time of year is when dealers are clearing out the current year’s models to make room for the next year’s models. One expecially great place to look is at the new car inventory specials that All Star is offering. This vast selection of vehicles has so many different models to offer that you are sure to find the right car, truck, or SUV to suit your wants and needs. What you will notice about all of the new car inventory specials is that they are all incredibly safe. Since the winter season is nearly upon us, we want to share with you a myth about icy, snowy roads.

Myth: Everyone should buy winter tires – that would prevent most icy road accidents.

Truth: While winter tires certainly do improve traction and handling to some degree during icy conditions, they do not allow a vehicle to safely travel at normal highway speeds when roads are icy. Most fatal accidents happen at high speeds, a condition that is beyond the limits of winter tires to completely prevent a loss of control.

“The regions with some of the highest icy road injury and death incidence are places that see only a handful of winter precipitation events each season – in some cases, only 2 or 3 days per year (such as the southern states in the US). Furthermore, on dry pavement, winter tires wear quickly and have worse handling characteristics. So, in locations where icy roads are seen only a few days a year, it isn’t practical or economical for all drivers in these regions to buy winter tires.”-icyroadsafety.com

Check out the selection of new car inventory specials at All Star today!

Dodge Journey Going Italian?

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Glendale

The Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Glendale has been a favorite minivan for a long time. It is one of the oldest active members of the Dodge lineup but it is still a wonderful vehicle. Let’s take a look at how the Dodge Journey may be changing in the near future.

The Journey is one of the oldest members of the Dodge lineup, so we’re not surprised that details about its successor are beginning to trickle out. And, from the sound of things, the next-gen model will be drastically different from the one sold today.

Dodge will borrow the Giulia’s rear-wheel drive architecture from sister company Alfa Romeo. The next Journey will consequently be more dynamic to drive than the current model, which is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost for buyers who frequently tackle adverse weather conditions.

It’s reasonable to assume that the next Journey will use a 2.0-liter turbo four. Rated at about 300 horsepower, the mill will be inaugurated next year by the fourth-generation Wrangler, and it will trickle down to other members of the Fiat-Chrysler family such as the Dodge Charger. The four will be bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission. “Whether we’ll see a V6 in the next Journey is up in the air at this point. Buyers in Europe will be able to order the crossover — which is known as the Fiat Freemont locally — with a turbodiesel engine that we won’t get on this side of the pond.”-digitaltrends.com

Get your Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge today. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would love to help you get behind the wheel of this great minivan. With Black Friday this week, there is no better time to get a Dodge Journey!

Durango SRT is the Way to Be!

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Ellisville

When you want a powerful SUV with 3 rows of seats and power to boot, you get the Dodge Durango from All Star Dodge near Ellisville. Today we want to talk a bit more about the Dodge Durango SRT and all that it has to offer.

The aggressive Durango SRT took home the Cars.com Best in Show award at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show earlier this year for its mix of performance and style, while still maintaining practicality. R/T models won’t get the SRT’s big 6.4-liter V-8, but they will get the SRT’s front styling, which includes a more aggressive front bumper with larger air inlets and most notably, the performance hood. The hood isn’t just for looks: The ducting and openings are functional, with a prominent hood scoop flanked by a pair of heat extractors.

Prices haven’t been announced yet, but it should represent a nice savings for buyers who want the SRT look without the SRT performance premium. For example, the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 starts at $11,200 more than R/T 392’s $40,090, which includes a destination charge and gas-guzzler tax.

The performance hood will also be available on GT models equipped with the Blacktop or Brass Monkey Appearance Package.

“R/T models also add standard features for 2018, including front park assist and a BeatsAudio nine-speaker audio system. It will also be offered in B5 Blue paint, one of only two models offered in that color (alongside the SRT). The Durango GT adds a standard power liftgate and Capri/suede bucket leather seats.”-cars.com

Head to All Star and take a test drive of the powerful Dodge Durango SRT and experience the power for yourself. We are sure that you are going to love all of the agility and power that this amazing SUV has to offer.

Customer Service You Can Count On

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near St. Louis

We all have had those bad customer service experiences. We recently had one at a well-known St. Louis area restaurant, and it really ruined our evening. We had had great service there before but that night, it was very poor. Consistency seems to be hard for businesses in the customer service industry as of late. There is one place where customer service never has any consistency issues, that place is All Star Dodge near St. Louis. We don’t just want you to take our word for it, we want to share with you some conversations that we recently had with real customers who have shopped at All Star.

This is the most professional dealership that I have ever dealt with. I knew what I wanted before I arrived, and it was delivered with an efficiency that is rare. From start to finish, I was there only 1 hour. From the initial paperwork, to credit check, to financing, to out the door. All was handled professionally. I want to especially give a shot out to Mindy Pluma. Her personality was awesome. -Sheri

Mr. John Horrell offers customer support, advice and solutions in meeting the needs of a customer, like myself. My satisfaction and loyalty to this dealership is based on trust, professionalism, knowledgeable and attitude. -Sam

Customer services is #1 to me. This will be my fourth car from All Star. At first I was thinking about going to a different dealership, but my mind told me, “Why would you do that when Renell always takes care of you?” If something isn’t broke then why try and fix it? Start to finish he always listens on what I want. I will never think about going to another dealership. All Star is family and loyalty goes along way. You’re the best! -Monica

Head to All Star today!

Fast Facts About Cars

Parts Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

We love trivia! Sometimes it’s fun to learn fun and interesting facts about the auto industry. Today we thought we would broaden your knowledge of things pertaining to cars. Let’s get learning!

A Swiss diplomat copped a speeding fine worth $290 000. Seriously.

In Switzerland, the cost of a speeding fine is based on the speed the vehicle was travelling at as well as the driver’s income. The diplomat in question, who earns around $26 million per year, was clocked driving his Ferrari at 137km/h through a village.

60 million cars are produced worldwide every year.

That’s 165 000 cars per day!

Women buy more new cars than men.

Think that the auto market is a man’s world? Think again.

Recent research by Cooper Tires revealed that women buy 60% of all new cars sold,
and influence 80% of all new car purchases.

The average person will spend 2 weeks of their life stopped at red lights.

Ouch. Maybe we should make that time worthwhile. Start learning a language, anyone?

The average car is made up of over 30 000 parts.

Alright, so this number does include the small stuff, like handle screws and panel pins.
But 30 000 is still an incredible figure when you give it some thought! The good news is that the Parts Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville can help you release all of them when the need arises. The friendly team in the parts department has the knowledge to help you figure out just which parts you need to keep your car running smoothly.

To get more information on the latest and greatest cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been put out by Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler, head to All Star today. Their friendly team is waiting to serve you!

All About the Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

We are huge fans of the Dodge Charger that is currently available at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood. While we don’t expect a lot of changes for the 2018 model year, there still might be a few changes coming, we want to take a closer look at the Dodge Charger today.

The Dodge Charger (as a 2017 model) offers a number of engines including a 292-300-hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 with 260-264 lb-ft of torque as a base model. Above that is a 370-hp 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 395 lb-ft of torque. When 370 hp isn’t enough, go for the Charger SRT model that gets a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 485 hp and 475 lb-ft. Serving as a halo car enhancing the image of the entire lineup is the Charger SRT Hellcat model, which boasts an incredible 707 hp and 650 lb-ft from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

The Dodge Charger might be refreshed for the 2019 model year, and a few years after that, a full redesign is possible. A redesigned Charger might be as much as 500 pounds lighter and even offer a turbo-four. “For those skeptical of a turbo-four-powered sedan like the Charger, keep in mind that many sedans and two-doors with turbo-fours have respectable 0-60 times, including the Audi A4 (5.3 seconds with all-wheel drive and an automatic), Chevrolet Camaro (5.2 seconds with a manual transmission), and Ford Mustang (6.3 seconds with a manual transmission).”-motortrend.com

We expect the 2018 Dodge Charger will mostly be a carryover model with few changes, except potentially for a special-edition model or two. In the next couple years, the Charger will likely receive another styling refresh to keep the model updated before a completely new model arrives years from now.

For more information or to take a test drive, head to All Star today. Their team would love to share more about the Dodge Charger!

It’s Coming!

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

There have been rumors swirling for months, but now it is really happening! The Dodge Challenger Demon is coming to dealerships, including All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri! This powerful sports car is sure to get your blood pumping! Don’t just take our word for it, we want you to experience it for yourself! However, that is not going to keep us from telling you about it here today!

In a news release from Friday, the company said the limited-production 840-horsepower car – “the industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car” – is on its way to dealers. The car goes 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and has a 6.20-liter Hemi V8 engine.

The Demon is the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car, as certified by the National Hot Rod Association, according to the Detroit Free Press. Tests found the car can travel a quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. It has a top speed of 168, according to Popular Science.

“The people who bought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are performance enthusiasts to the core, and having a custom car with accessories that improve overall performance is critical,” said Tim Kuniskis, Fiat Chrysler North America’s head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT.

Only 3,300 will be produced and prices start at $84,995. Customers can also receive plenty of extra accessories. While the mega-muscle car has been highly anticipated by fans, its production hasn’t been without controversy, the Free Press reports.

A top trade publication, Automotive News, wrote an editorial seeking to ban Demons from the street: “The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned,” it says.

We think that the drivers should decide. Get to All Star today and get your Dodge Challenger!

Used Car Benefits

Used Cars at All Star Dodge near Ladue

We know that you know that All Star Dodge near Ladue has a HUGE selection of used cars. What you might know is that there are a lot of great benefits of buying a used car from All Star. We want to share some of those benefits with you here today.

Sales Tax Savings – Every ad for a new car glosses over the tax issue. Many state laws subject new cars to state sales tax, but not used cars. In Georgia, for example, if you buy a used car from a private seller, you won’t owe any sales tax at all. The laws in Missouri and Illinois are different, so be sure to check with a member of the All Star finance team for information on your specific information. Comparatively, the sales tax that dealers have to add to the price of a new car can be thousands of dollars. Don’t underestimate the savings, and research your state’s laws on the subject before you make a decision.

Cheaper Registration Fees – “In most states, the rate of your annual registration fee is based on your car’s value and its model year. In Colorado, for example, registration fees fall dramatically during the first few years after a car is manufactured. The rate is highest in the first three years, and then levels off after five years. If your state has similar rules, you can save about a thousand dollars by avoiding the new car registration fees and buying a car that’s at least three, or better yet five, years old.”-moneycrashers.com

To check out some of the different vehicles that are currently on the used car lot, head to All Star today. Their team is ready to help you!

Let’s Talk 1960’s Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge near St. Louis

While we all know that the latest Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge near St. Louis is a wonderful machine, but we want to go back a little bit further in time and take a look at the third generation of the Dodge Dart. We like to know a bit about where a model comes from and so we can speculate on where it’s going.

For 1963, Dodge made a last-minute decision to drop the Lancer name in favor of Dart for Dodge’s newly designed “senior compact”, a marketing term referring to the wheelbase having grown to 111 in (2,819 mm) from the Lancer’s 106.5 in (2,705 mm). This longer wheelbase used the same A-body suspension of the Valiant and defunct Lancer, and would underpin all Darts from 1963 to 1976 except the 1963–1966 station wagons which used the Valiant’s (106 in (2,692 mm) wheelbase) and the 1971–1976 Demon/Sport which used the Plymouth Duster’s 108 in (2,743 mm) wheelbase. The longer wheelbase gave more rear seat legroom than the previous Lancer or the contemporaneous Valiant. The Dart was available as a 2- or 4-door sedan, a 2-door hardtop coupe, a station wagon, and a convertible. Three trim levels were offered: the low-spec 170, the high-spec 270, and the premium GT, which was available only as a 2-door hardtop or convertible. The 1963 Dart has a turning radius of 38.9 ft (11.9 m).

The Dart was an instant market success, with 1963 sales up sharply compared to those of the 1962 Lancer. The Dart remained extremely popular through the end of the Dart’s production run in 1976 in comparison to the Ford Falcon and the Chevrolet Nova. (This information was compiled from dodge.com, classiccars.com and wikipedia.com.)

You can still get your own Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge today! Their friendly team is ready to assist you!