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Don’t Let Collision Repair be Scary!

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge near Illinois

If you have been in an accident, you know how scary it can be. One thing you should not have to worry about is your car, truck, or SUV being repaired correctly. If you bring your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler to the collision repair center at All Star Dodge near Illinois, you don’t have to worry. Their factory trained and certified technicians know exactly what to do to get your vehicle back in the condition it was before the accident.

Even if the damage done to your car is mostly just cosmetic, it is important to get a collision repair done as quickly as you can. You never know if something that looks harmless is causing – or could cause – harm to interior parts like the engine or an axle.  Getting a collision repair done immediately could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

There are two vital components of a collision repair. The first is the parts that are used. It is important that the highest quality of replacement parts are utilized for your collision repair. This will ensure that your vehicle is restored back to the way it looked before the accident. Good parts will also go a long way to guaranteeing that your collision repair is solid and durable.

The other important area that needs to be addressed for your collision repair is the color matching. In order to make it appear as though your car was never damaged, the color has to be matched exactly. If All Star does your repairs, there is no need to worry because they have the exact paint supplied by the factory!

Get your repairs done at All Star today!

Ram 2500 Engines

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

The Ram line of trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon are powerful working vehicles. They can take the rough jobs on without any strain. This got us wondering what makes the Ram 2500 trucks so capable. The answer is the engine options. Let’s explore those more here today.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 range: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in both Ram 2500 and 3500 spec, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque.

“The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively.While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drivetrain options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs, and the Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 lbs.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Ram 2500 and its engines, head to All Star and take a test drive. Their team has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right truck and engine model for you. All Star knows that you need a truck that works as hard as you do. You need the Ram 2500. Head to All Star Dodge Ram today!

Why is Auto Service So Important?

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We all know we are supposed to properly maintain our auto vehicles, but what exactly does that mean, and why? Today we want to talk about why it is important to get all of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.

“We have defined an Interim Service as having 35 main action points including, four changes and four top-ups. The changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification). The dealership will also check and change the tire pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.”-automyze.theaa.com

The dealership will also perform checks on other parts of the vehicle and if these parts need changing they will communicate this with you in advance of carrying out the work to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

If you have any questions on the kind of servicing done on at the All Star service center, just ask! Their friendly and factory trained technicians would love to answer any questions that you might have. Stop by the All Star service center today!

Used Car Inventory Specials Galore!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton

One thing that we absolutely love about All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton is not just their incredible selection of new cars, trucks, and SUVs, but their massive selection of used cars as well! All Star has such a vast selection of used cars that they even offer inventory specials each month on a wide variety of different cars, trucks, and SUVs! Not many dealerships go this above and beyond to offer these kinds of savings, but that’s just part of the All Star dealership! We want to share with you a tip on how to go about finding the right used car at All Star!

First and foremost, it is important to know what you can afford. “A rule of thumb: If you’re taking out a loan to pay for your car, your car payment shouldn’t be more than 20 percent of your take-home pay. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, you may want to spend even less. Used cars will need a little extra attention from time to time: new tires, maintenance and the like. And then there are the other ownership costs shoppers sometimes forget to account for, such as fuel and insurance. If the car you’re planning to buy is out of warranty, it might be a good idea to set aside a “just-in-case” fund to cover any unexpected repairs.”-edmunds.com

The inventory specials on the used cars at All Star are a great way to get the most band for your buck. You can get a wonderful used car at a fantastic price. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to help you get behind the wheel of a great used car from their inventory specials today!

Let’s Talk Luxury!

Rams Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

For a long time, the pick up truck has been known as the work horse of automobiles. We know that the Ram trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood are highly capable vehicles that can handle nearly anything that you can throw at it. Ram was not happy just having highly capable trucks, they wanted to offer their customers something more. Ram wanted their customer to have luxury too. This is why we want to talk to you about the new Tungsten trim that is coming out for the Ram line of trucks.

Take notice — the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is pushing boundaries and redefining high-end extravagance in a full-size pickup. Drawing inspiration from the rare Tungsten metal for which it’s named, the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is adorned in premium appointments and features a refined style.

The attention to detail on the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is designed to surround drivers with the finest materials and to set the Tungsten apart from the crowd, with both luxury exterior styling and interior opulence and comfort.

The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition makes a statement everywhere it goes, announcing its presence with a Tungsten Chrome grille with large R-A-M lettering front and center.

“The Tungsten model goes on to turn heads as it drives by, adding a sport hood (1500 only) to the body-color matched bumpers, mirrors, door handles and running boards, and Black-surround headlamps. Across the back, body-color R-A-M lettering covers the tailgate, leaving the same bold impression coming and going. Tungsten Chrome accents and badging with uniquely painted Limited wheels complete the package.”-blog.ramtrucks.com

For more information on the Tungsten trim on the Ram trucks, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today! You can get your Ram truck today!

Ram 1500 Details!

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country

We are so excited for the 2019 Ram 1500 and we want to shout it from the rooftop! It won’t be long now and the 2019 Ram 1500 will be at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country. Today we want to share with you some of the details on the 2019 Ram 1500!

There are many details on this uncovered prototype that clearly match the heavily shrouded Ram 1500 prototypes that have been caught over the last couple of weeks: First, the placement of the shark-fin antenna is an exact match. Second, the interior A-pillar grab handle is identical in both the covered and uncovered trucks. Third, the trucks are riding on the exact same six-lug wheels. Fourth, the same assembly details are visible under the rear wheel well, telling us that the covered and uncovered trucks are the same animal.

The prototype’s headlights and taillights are revealed completely free from disguise. The headlights’ new shape is shown in profile in the less disguised photo along with further details revealed in the LED lighting details visible behind the mesh on another camouflaged prototype. The Ram 1500’s headlight design will be slimmer and more aggressive than on the current model. The undisguised taillights show LED strips that match perfectly the LED strips visible behind the camouflage mesh.

Although it wasn’t captured in photos, we were able to visually confirm that the less camouflaged Ram test truck was still fitted with a variant of Dodge’s familiar crosshair grille on this particular trim package. (This information was compiled from news.pickuptrucks.com, ram.com, as well as our own looks at the spy shots.)

Get your Ram 1500 at All Star today! We are sure that you will love how how this powerful truck handles!

What’s Coming for FCA?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

We like to take a look into the future to see just what might be coming out of the FCA manufacturing plants in the upcoming years. While some of this is speculation, some of it is not. Remember, All Star Dodge Ram in MO will always have the latest and greatest Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models as soon as they are available!

The first thing we found out was that the Jeep brand gets two new models in addition to the forthcoming Renegade. For clarification’s sake, the Renegade is a B-segment truck. FCA is (finally) killing the Compass and Patriot for a new C-segment SUV coming in 2016 to 2018.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Wrangler gets an overhaul for 2017. We were told in the past a refresh would be coming in 2017. (Maybe a slight refresh before a full redesign?) No word on if a diesel Wrangler is part of the lineup, but we know Manley wants one.

“Since SRT as a standalone brand is dead, that means the Viper is now the Dodge Viper again. The oddest, but potentially awesome, Dodge plan? There’s a Journey SRT coming in 2017, as well as a total redesign the same year. The Challenger and Charger will soldier on for a few more years until a total overhaul in 2018. And Dodge will jump back into the B-segment in 2018 with an unnamed model.”-jalopnik.com

For more information on  the latest vehicles, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today!

Ram Beating Out the Competition!

Trucks at Dodge Ram near Glendale

It is no secret that there are three major players in the pick up truck game, Ford, Chevy, and our personal favorite, the Ram. For years Chevy and Ford have been dominating the market, but not anymore! It looks as though the Ram line of trucks is getting ready to leave their competitors in the dark. Let’s take a look!

Fiat Chrysler’s Ram is threatening to upend the all-important but usually predictable pickup battle. A year ago, Chevy launched a brazen marketing assault on the long-dominant Ford F series, with a series of commercials asserting that its new aluminum body was too fragile to survive a day at the job site unscathed.

Now, with Ford already opening up a 139,000-unit edge over the Silverado on the year and the Ram on pace for its first half-million sales year ever, Chevy looks to be the more vulnerable one. Going into this year, the Ram had only beaten the Silverado in two prior months, largely due to fluky timing.

“Cain said GM has been intentionally less aggressive on pickups, reducing discounts in anticipation of more demand in the second half of the year. Ram, though, is offering significantly higher incentives than Chevy and Ford, though that’s not unusual. But FCA has been giving dealerships more reason to push Ram sales by emphasizing it in monthly stair-step targets.”-autonews.com

Pickups were one of the U.S. industry’s best-performing segments in May, with sales up 9.3 percent. Sales of all other light trucks rose 6.2 percent, but a 10 percent drop in car sales pushed the industry down 0.5 percent overall, the fifth consecutive monthly decline.

Many analysts have recently pulled back on their full-year forecasts and now project 2017 sales to come in about 2 percent below last year’s record of 17.55 million.

For more information on the Ram line of trucks, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale!

Front Wheel Drive Suspicions

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

Over the next few years we are expecting to see some truly great things from FCA, one of which may be a shift to front wheel drive. We want to explore those suspicions a bit more in depth here today. You can always find more information at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon.

Around 2021-23, there may be a front wheel drive Chrysler car based on the Chrysler Pacifica. This is now quite dubious, and we believe the 300, if it does continue, will still be rear drive, sharing with the Charger and Challenger.

The Dodge Caravan continues into 2017, and will likely then be dropped. The Pacifica is to get a minor refresh in 2019, and the AWD setup (due around 2018-19) might use electric motors for the rear. A full-size crossover based on the Pacifica is likely to appear in 2018-19; and, finally, a midsize crossover based on the Jeep K8, with three rows, will take the traditional place of the current Dodge Journey. What’s more, a small crossover with Portal styling is likely in the early 2020s.

“While the “Small” architectures have been lauded in Renegade and Tipo form, the CUSW setup has been praised in Cherokee and Pacifica form, and there may be one more car for it: the Dodge Journey replacement, to come out as a Chrysler. Will it be the Chrysler Voyager or the Chrysler Journey.” (allpar.com)

The three-row, China-only Jeep K8 was more involved than just lengthening the Jeep Cherokee; and there is likely to be a Chrysler version for the United States, made alongside the Cherokee.

For more information on the new vehicles that we expect to see from FCA, head to All Star. Their team would love to assist you in finding a new car!

 

Ram 3500 Top in Class Performance!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

We are so pumped for the 2018 model year! FCA has decided to make some wonderful changes to a lot of the vehicles including the Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. We are anxiously  awaiting the Ram 3500’s arrival because it has been named top in its class for performance – let’s talk about why and how the Ram 3500 got this award.

The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup has received upgrades that put it at the top of its class when it comes to torque and towing capabilities, the company announced. A revamp to the optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine pushes output to a segment-best 930 lb-ft of peak torque, 30 more than in 2017. To fully leverage that extra muscle, Ram Engineering developed a new fifth-wheel tow hitch that allows the 3500 Heavy Duty pull up to a 30,000-pound trailer.

To get the extra torque, the revised Cummins V8 now has a higher boost limit thanks to a new variable-geometry turbo unit and an increased fuel-flow rate. Ram points out these changes do not impact efficiency or durability. With a 30,000-pound capacity, the new fifth-wheel hitch will permit the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup to haul a trailer that previously could only have been handled by a Class 4 or Class 5 truck.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” noted Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands for FCA. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.” The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup arrives in dealerships this month.

For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star Dodge Ram today!