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So Many Options with the Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is a top performing pick up truck that is so incredibly diverse in its different trims options, that you are sure to find one that will suit how you drive and your driving lifestyle. Today we want to talk a little bit about some of the top trim levels on the Ram 2500.

The Big Horn  adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, chrome grille slats, foglights, remote ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), premium cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Laramie builds off the Big Horn /Lone Star and adds a standard 6.4-liter V8, two-tone paint, more chrome trim (including the bumpers), projector headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings, a six-way power front passenger seat (with power lumbar adjustment), heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. The limited-slip differential is dropped as standard equipment but is available as an option.

“The Laramie Longhorn adds to the Laramie’s substantial features list by including a chrome mesh grille, cream-colored bumpers, running boards, a spray-in bedliner, remote ignition, a full center console, upgraded leather upholstery, wood interior and steering wheel trim, power-adjustable pedals (with memory settings), heated rear seats, a navigation system and HD radio.”-edmunds.com

There are quite a few other trims that we suggest that you look at – Dodge Ram has them all! There is even a off-road themed trim, known as the Power Wagon. Take a test drive of one of the amazing Ram 2500 trims today at All Star!

 

All Star Service

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

When it comes to getting your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced, there is no better option than the Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville. Their certified technicians are factory trained and know exactly what needs to be done to keep your vehicles in top running condition. Today we want to share with you some of the benefits of dealership service.

Dealerships have the advantage of being associated with certain manufacturers, which means all of their technicians receive manufacturer-specific training. The technicians are usually specialists on certain vehicle makes and models and only work on those two or three brands.

Edmunds explains, “The manufacturers offer these training programs only to their network of dealers. The dealers typically pay for these programs to keep up with the latest vehicle enhancements and repair techniques.”

“While the manufacturer-specific training may only be available at certain dealerships, independent mechanics have the ability to receive certified training through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). When choosing a mechanic, make sure you choose someone who is ASE-certified rather than some guy down the street who supposedly does good work. Certifications and experience are important, so ask questions before you decide to have a local mechanic work on your vehicle.”-motors.com

This whole concept of factory training is something that we cannot emphasize enough. You wouldn’t let just anyone come in and work on your electricity in your house, so why would you let just anyone work on your car? While sometimes dealership services may be a little more expensive (a lot of the time not, but this is a common misconception for people), you are getting far better quality repairs, and in the long run, a vehicle that will run like new for a lot longer period of time.

Check out the Service Center at All Star today!

Dealership or Private Seller?

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

This is question that is frequently posed by people looking to buy a car. Should I buy from a dealership or from a private seller. We believe that the best way to protect yourself is to get your next vehicle from a dealership, a dealership like All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville.

But what do we mean by protecting oneself? This means that you do everything in your power to ensure that you are getting a good deal and that you are getting a quality vehicle that won’t break down on you in a short period of time. Auto dealerships are held to higher standards than private sellers. Those higher standards are designed to protect the buyer. If you decide to go the private seller route, you have to be ready to do a really thorough inspection yourself, or pay to take it to someone to inspect for you. “The car may look great from the exterior, but what’s happening under the bonnet? Some of the most critical (and expensive to repair) parts are not clearly visible unless you know what to look for. A private seller is not necessarily going to disclose or even be aware of all the potential issues with the car.”-macquarie.com

If you buy from a dealership, you get an added benefit of a warranty – you won’t get one of those from a private seller. When you buy a car through a licensed car dealer, the car will be covered by a statutory warranty which guarantees that certain defects found after purchase will be repaired free of charge within the warranty period. Dealerships may be able to offer additional warranties, which could be comforting if you are buying a used car.

Skip the hassle of a private seller and head to the All Star Dodge Ram dealership and check out their inventory specials today!

An Oldie, but a Goodie

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

The Ram pick up truck is one of the oldest vehicles in the truck segment, but is still hugely popular with customers. This is probably because it has been refreshed each generation that keep it competitive and desirable. We talked last month about some changes that were coming in 2019, but as it turns out, there will be some changes by 2018 too! We are so excited to share with you some of those changes today!

The biggest changes are coming on the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Sport and Big Horn Black models. The Sport model sits in the upper-middle of the Ram lineup. It’s a handsome truck, with dark emblems and body color bumpers and trim. The headlights get dark surrounds while the hood gets two scoops, similar to that on the Challenger. The big news for 2018 is the addition of the big, R-A-M grille. This ditches the iconic cross grille, replacing it with a wide, body-color piece with RAM in bold letters right in the center.

“The new Big Horn Black edition slots just below the Sport trim. Consider this the “murdered-out” model, with black on black on black. It’s a sleek look, with black paint, black wheels, and black trim. It has the traditional cross grille but swipes the hood from the Sport model. Both trucks go on sale later this year.”-autoblog.com

These are just some of the changes and refreshes that are coming in 2018. We are sure that the other changes are sure to be big hits as well. Head to All Star Dodge Ram near North County to take the Ram 1500 or Ram 2500 for a test drive. Before you know it, the new 2018 models will be on the lot for your purchasing pleasure soon!

Could the Ram 1500 Save You?

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

There are a lot of things to consider when you are deciding on which pick up truck to buy. You are likely to think about how it looks, its engine capability, its towing capacity, and its cost. There is another area that is probably the most important thing to consider but is usually last on the list of things worth of consideration. This area that is of utmost importance is safety! The Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City is an incredibly safe truck that could save your life if you are in an accident. We want to share with you a part of a story that shows just how safe the Ram 1500 is.

A man was involved in a accident in which a driver crossed into the south bound lanes, from the north bound lanes. The driver clipped the tail end of his Dodge Ram 1500 which sent me spinning, splitting a telephone pole in half, and causing him to rollover 4 times. All air bags deployed and the bed of the truck, the wheels and various other parts of the truck were destroyed, but the cab stayed in tact allowing him to walk away from the accident with only neck strain from the seat belt. He believes the well built truck saved his life that day and then replaced the totaled truck with another Dodge Ram 1500. He will tell you just how great of a job Dodge did on the engineering of this truck.

This is just one man’s story. For more information on the safety features and rating on the Ram 1500, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledge team would be more than happy to show you the safety features on the Ram 1500.

Should I Buy a New Car?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near IL

You have realized that it is time for you to change up your automobile. Should you buy a new car or a used car from All Star Dodge Ram near IL? We think that the new cars at All Star are the tops, and we want to share with you a few reasons why we think you should get a new car!

They are reliable: According to J.D. Power, more than half of car buyers claim that after exterior and interior styling, reliability is the most important factor when choosing a vehicle. Because new cars are typically more reliable than used cars, consumers are likely better served by choosing a new one instead of a used one. Keep in mind that the modern definition of reliability encompasses matters of design, user experience, and expectations of operation in addition to outright component failure. Choosing a simpler, less complex vehicle is often the best path to trouble-free car ownership.

You get a great warranty: New cars come with a warranty, and some are quite generous. This means that if something does break or fails to work as designed or intended, you can get it replaced at no cost.

“They have the latest safety technology: During the past half-decade, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has set the safety agenda and requirements for the automotive industry, pushing beyond the minimum standards required by the federal government. There is a new test and the passing grade that would lead to a “Top Safety Pick” designation led automakers to develop stronger and more robust vehicle structures that do a better job of protecting occupants, (nydailynews.com). You can get more information on the safety performance of the different Dodge Ram vehicles today at All Star!

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More People Movers Coming for Dodge?

New Dodge at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters

One thing that Dodge Ram, or FCA as the parent company is called, has noticed through the years is that buyers love people movers. However, the people movers cannot just be all about utility, they have to be stylish and capable. This is the goal that FCA is looking to accomplish with the introduction of the Dodge Magnum. Today we want to share some more information on this new possible vehicle.

Right now its speculation but one problem of making Dodge’s full lineup more consistent with its image is that the best sellers are the people-movers — the Dodge Journey and Dodge Caravan.

Long ago, product planners were going to fix that by putting the Journey name onto an Alfa Romeo Stelvio-based crossover made in Italy. The current Journey’s role as a people-moving-front-drive-crossover would go to a new Chrysler.

One way to keep repeat Journey and Caravan buyers might be moving the car names over to Chrysler. Thus, the company could launch two new crossovers at once — the Alfa-based Dodge Magnum (etc.), and the CUSW-derived Chrysler Journey.

“There would still be a Journey in the showroom, three rows of seats and all; and there would still be a Caravan for Canadians and some Americans to buy. With that move, Dodge could move one step closer to being the American performance brand, and any lingering rumors about Chrysler’s viability would disappear. That is, if buyers accepted the Journey and Caravan as Chryslers. If not, well, the long-term viability of Chrysler might be seriously discussed in Turin and Auburn Hills.”-allpar.com

You can get the latest Dodge Ram vehicles at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters. Their friendly and knowledgeable team will help you pick the right people mover for you!

 

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Ram Trucks in 2019

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

In the automotive industry you are only as good as your last model. We are glad to say that the different Dodge Ram trucks have always been top picks in the competitive auto industry. One of the most beloved vehicles in the Ram line up are their pick up trucks, and it would seem that for 2019, they will be getting even better! Today we want to take a look at some of the changes coming for 2019.

“The next generation of Ram 1500 pickup trucks, coded DT, is likely to have some lighter materials accompanying the usual steel, to increase the fuel economy and load capacity. Some models may gain some cab space, as well. It’s scheduled to go into production in early January 2018, as a 2019 model, at the Sterling Heights assembly plant — a move from the traditional Warren plant.”-allpar.com

The new Rams are supposed to have grilles that are not quite as tall, so they can improve their aerodynamics. The huge Rebel tailgate letters may be replaced by the Ram logo or smaller letters; but the “big rig” styling will continue. The crosshair is said to be returning in force, with Dodge giving it up instead of Ram. Automotive News wrote that the headlights will be smaller and integrated into the grille, with horizontal fog lights put into the bumper; they also projected a flatter center console to provide more space.

To get more information on the Ram 1500 pick up truck and the other models in the Ram line up, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would be more than happy to take you on a test drive and show you everything that the current Ram 1500 has to offer.

 

Is the Ram 3500 Really that Amazing?

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield

One question that we frequently get asked is whether the Ram 3500 lives up to the hype. People have heard that the Ram 3500 is really impressive but often want to verify what they have heard – this is a totally great idea, and we are happy to report that the Ram 3500 is really as incredible as they claim! Today we want to take a look at a few areas of the Ram 3500 and see how well they excel.

How are the seats? The front seats are well padded and covered with grippy cloth, and they have some lateral support for cornering. The armrests have thick padding. The rear seats are not quite as plush, and the seatback is a bit upright. The middle seat is comfortable enough for short trips.

Is it comfortable to ride in? “The optional load-leveling rear air suspension is there for towing, not comfort. Although the ride isn’t pillowy, it’s still smoother than rivals. The rear can get bouncy over certain freeway sections, but it takes a big hit to upset this truck.”-edmunds.com

It’s a big truck, it is loud? This is a question that is asked a lot. With the bigger trucks, they expect it to be really, really loud to ride in. We are happy to report that the Ram 3500 is amazingly quiet. The diesel engine is impressively quiet at idle, with barely any diesel noise evident at highway speeds. The tires are virtually noiseless, even over coarse pavement, and there’s minimal wind noise, even with wide side mirrors.

For more information on the Ram 3500 and to take it for a test drive, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield. Their team would love to show you just how amazing the Ram 3500 really is!

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Does Buying CPO Make Sense for You?

CPO Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you have been talking to friends and family about getting a different car, truck, or SUV, then someone has probably suggesting buying a CPO or certified pre owned vehicle. CPO vehicles have a lot of great benefits to offer, especially if you buy one from All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of buying CPO.

You will pay more for a CPO vehicle than a comparable used car without it. Depending on the brand and value, the cost can increase the price by 3 to 7 percent. Is it really worth it? If you are that person who has a rainy-day stash of cash for emergencies, maintains an annual service contract for your major appliances and belongs to an auto club for its free roadside assistance, then you are a prime candidate for CPO. You are willing to pay for peace of mind. Many CPO programs, however, contain some added-value items that can help save money in other areas. “Qualifying for CPO deals requires the dealership to inspect a used car following a checklist dictated by the manufacturer. If an inspected system or part doesn’t meet the manufacturer’s standard, it must be fixed or the car can’t be sold as CPO.”-autotrader.com

Every CPO program has added benefits that increase the value of the deal. All include some amount of free roadside assistance, typically following the limits of the CPO warranty. Nearly every program offers special financing deals which can lead to some nice savings.

We encourage you to stop by All Star today and learn more about their CPO program. Their friendly and knowledgeable team members know all about the different specials offered on the CPO vehicles and can show you all of the great CPO vehicles currently offered at All Star!