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What Parts Commonly Need Replacing?

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near Mehlville

Did you know that All Star Dodge near Mehlville has a full parts department? They do! They also have friendly and knowledgeable staff that are ready to help you order and find any part that you might need for any of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars! Have you ever stopped to think about which auto parts are most commonly replaced? We got to thinking about it the other day after we had a lot of people looking for air filters and thought we would do a little digging and share with you what we found!

Since we already mentioned it….Air Filters – This part generally needs replacing around every 40,000 miles or possibly sooner if your vehicle is driven on dirty or gritty roads where large amounts of particles can be kicked up.

Brake Parts – Brake Components – All of the parts that are associated with the brake fluid system will succumb to internal corrosion over their lifetime. You will need to replace the calipers, wheel cylinders and master cylinder once every 100,000 miles.

Shocks and Struts – In some vehicles it may be the case that you never have to replace the shocks, however a slight unbalance in the car can cause the shocks to wear prematurely, as can travel on poor and degraded road surfaces. It is recommended that you change all your shocks at once to keep the ride quality consistently good.

Oil and Oil Filter – One of the most commonly changed car parts, your oil needs checking and replacing around every 4,000 miles to ensure the good, smooth running of your vehicle.

Alternator – “This part can suffer fatigue if it is used to run too many high power applications in the car. However it is always recommended to test the wiring and connections before replacing the entire unit.”-breakerlink.com

Get all of your auto parts at the All Star Dodge Parts Department!

New for Ram 1500 in 2017

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

It is no secret that the Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is a top pick up truck. It is capable and agile as well as stylish and comfortable. Today we want to share with you some of what is new for the Ram 1500 in 2017.

For 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel models, the list of standard equipment now includes Uconnect infotainment with an 8.4-inch screen; automatic dual-zone climate control; anti-spin differential; remote start; alarm; premium gauge cluster; rear-view camera; and rear park assist. The 2017 Ram 1500 Sport model gets the alarm system and remote start as standard; the 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn adds LED bed lighting, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam headlights. The 2017 Ram 1500 Bighorn gets automatic climate control standard for the new year. All 2017 Ram 1500 models also now get a standard five-micron cabin air filter.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport features an eye-searing bright green monochromatic exterior with black trim, badging and striping, and a set of 22-inch wheels. Inside, the lime-green stitching and badging contrasts with the black interior. The unique color is only offered on Crew Cab models.

“The 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak is a new color option for the Ram 1500 Rebel model. The new blue shade is accented with black decals on the performance hood, as well a black grill, brush guard, badging, and wheels. A two-tone option with black rocker panel trim is available. Inside, the black interior is accented with Slate Gray stitching throughout as well as black anodized trim. Black leather seats are also available. The Blue Streak paint color is available on any Rebel model at no additional cost.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the new changes on the Ram 1500 for 2017, head to All Star today! Their team would love to help you get a great truck!

We’re About the Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

Living in the St. Louis area, we love trucks. There is just something about driving through the rural communities in a truck that makes us happy. Not to mention that trucks make it really easy to get around in the winter, can we get a four wheel drive?! Today we want to talk a little bit about the Ram 2500 and what it offers.

Here are some highlights:

  • America’s off-road truck leader adds to its lineup with new Power Wagon and new Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package
  • 2017 Ram Power Wagon design includes new interior, wheels, grille, bumpers and legacy graphics, taking cues from 1979-80 “Macho Power Wagon”
  • Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package features a list of essential components available on 2500 Crew and Mega Cab 4×4 models:
    • Hill-descent Control
    • Tow hooks
    • Transfer case skid plate
    • Bilstein shocks
    • Limited-slip Differential
    • On-/Off-road tires (18-inch or optional 20-inch)
    • Wheel flares
    • Off Road decal
  • Standard 6.4-liter HEMI on Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims
  • Bilstein monotube shocks standard on Laramie Longhorn and Limited 4×4 models, enhancing already best-in-class ride and handling
  • All Ram trucks receive a new five micron cabin air filter

For 2017, Ram continues to offer the most capable three-quarter and one-ton pickups in the segment with 31,210 pounds of towing, 7,390 pounds of payload and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. Ram owns the titles, which are most important to HD buyers. “Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks also offer more innovative features and better ride quality than competitors’ trucks, including a five-link coil suspension with optional air suspension on Ram 2500 and a supplemental air bag suspension option on Ram 3500.”-voicenews.com

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star near University City. The team will show you even more of what the 2500 features and take you on a test drive. Get your pick-up truck today!

Get Your Tires Right for Spring!

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Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield

We hope that you are having a fantastic week. The weather is wonderful and things are starting to warm up – not to mention that the St. Louis Cardinals are off to a great start! It is likely that you are going to be getting out more and it is important that your Dodge Ram vehicles be ready to hit the road. Today we would like to share with you a couple of tips and a special offer that the collision center at All Star near Chesterfield is offering.

Some of the biggest issues that you might have with your vehicle this spring come from the birds and the pollen. You might not realize, but bird poop and pollen are very corrosive substances to the exterior or your vehicle (pollen can also do a number on your air filtration system, so be sure to change your air filter early and often). The best way to deal with these obnoxious substances is to make sure you are washing your Dodge Ram vehicles at least once a week. This will wash the pollen and poop off of the surface of the vehicle, protecting the clear coat and preserving the exterior of your vehicle.

Another thing that you will want to consider is the condition of your tires. If you have any road trips planned, you will want to make sure that your tires are up to the challenge. The collision center at All Star is ready to help you with a special promotion on tires this month! You can also get a discounted front wheel alignment this month. All Star makes getting your Dodge Ram vehicles ready for spring easy with all of their great specials. Stop by the dealership today for all of your service needs.

Avoid These Auto Repair Shop Scams – Part 2

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Yesterday, the Saint Charles area Dodge cars experts at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram introduced you to just a few of the auto repair shop scams that cost car owners every year.  Today, let’s take a look at more!

  • Every car owner has to have the tires replaced on their vehicle sometime and this is when some unsuspecting victims get scammed.  Some shop owners who think a car owner is very unaware of how car repairs work, will put old tires on a car and pass them off as new.  To avoid this practice, become aware of what your current tires look like before you take them in for replacement.  You can even go as far as taking pictures of the old tires for comparison purposes.
  • Air filters are another common area where mechanics will get a car owner to do a replacement way too soon.  An air filter is made to last around 15,000 miles or one year for the average driver and is often something you can purchase and replace yourself.
  • Sometimes a mechanic will suggest an engine flush service to rid your engine of build-up and sludge.  But unless you are neglecting to have your oil changed regularly or are just generally hard on your engine, it really isn’t a necessary task.
  •  Don’t get sold on fluids that are suppose to last the lifetime of the vehicle.  Whether marketed with the label or not, fluids need to be changed according to your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  • If you drive a new vehicle and use good synthetic oil, changing your oil and filter every 3,000 miles in not necessary.  Don’t let the oil change sticker your mechanic shop puts on your windshield fool you into thinking so.

The team of mechanics at All-Star’s Dodge cars dealership near Saint Charles is here to help you will all of your repair and maintenance needs.  Give the shop a call today for your next service!

Jeep SUV Fuel Savings Tips

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All-Star’s Ballwin area Jeep dealer presents 8 tips that will help SUV drivers save fuel:

  • Tip #1 – Using old fashioned ways of saving fuel, such as car pooling or taking public transit, is still one of the best options when looking to save some money.  Both put money in your pocket and also allow for some down time during your commute.
  • Tip #2 – Planning your trips so that you take the best routes and combine your outings will prevent you from wasting fuel on multiple trips to the same areas over the course of the week.
  • Tip #3 – Remove the extra weight you have in your vehicle.  For example, think about the extra summer gear you still have in the back and pack it up for the season.
  • Tip #4 – You will start to see an immediate difference in your fuel usage by simply slowing down.  Don’t hit the gas so hard when leaving stop lights and stop speeding – both will save you money starting today!
  • Tip #5 – Investing in regular maintenance not only saves your vehicle from needing extra repair down the road, but also helps with fuel economy.  Make sure your tires are properly inflated, your air filter is clean, and your oil change is up-to-date!
  • Tip #6 – Try rolling your windows down to initially cool off your car, then turn on the air conditioner.  This simple tip will get your car cooler faster and save the energy it takes to cool with the a/c system right from the start.
  • Tip #7 – Are you really using that roof-top, bike or ski carrier?  If not, take them off!  These items ruin your aerodynamics and don’t do you any favors sitting on your car while empty.
  • Tip #8 – Don’t pay extra for Premium fuel unless it is required by your vehicle.  Look for the words “only” or “required” in your manual to know for sure.

Take your favorite SUV for a test drive at the Ballwin area’s leading Jeep dealer today, All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

90 Years of Chrysler Cars History – Part 1

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Today, the Ladue area Chrysler cars experts at All-Star will take you on a journey through the first 50 years of the Chrysler brand!

1920s – The Chrysler brand was was founded on June 6, 1925 by Walter P. Chrysler. During the first decade of business, the brand marketed it’s first vehicle, the Chrysler Six. This vehicle carried a price tag of $1,565 and featured tubular front axles, full pressure lubrication, aluminum pistons, replaceable oil and air filters, shock absorbers and indirect interior lighting.

1925-1930 – Vehicles offered during this era were know for being stylish, powerful, and affordable.  Models included the Chrysler 58, Chrysler 72, and the Chrysler Imperial.

1930s – The 1930s brought the Great Depression, but Chrysler survived by offering affordable cars with the latest innovations.  Innovative features first offered by Chrysler during this time included the downdraft carburetor, automatic spark control and rustproofed, welded steel bodies.  Vehicles that debuted during this time included the New Yorker and Town & Country.

1940s – The 1940s brought the passing of Walter P. Chrysler and a government order to halt civilian automobile production.  This halt was lifted in July 1945 and Chrysler began production once again.  Notable models included the wood-bodied Town & Country sedan and Town & Country convertible.

1950s – During the 1950s, the hemispheric-head V-8 or HEMI engine was born and along with it cam the first-ever muscle car – the Chrysler 300.  In 1957, the Chrysler Corporation was also awarded Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award for it’s entire lineup.

1960s – During the 1960s, Chrysler birthed the muscle car era with the redesign of it’s big cars and the use of unibody construction.  The Chrysler wagon also began offering an available  rear washer/wiper during this era.

 

Across Chrysler’s 90 year history, car enthusiasts can see that the brand’s passion for style, innovation, and groud breaking products has never changed.  Join us next time for the conclusion of this series on the Chrysler brand’s rich history and visit the Ladue area Chrysler Cars experts at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take a look at what the brand has to offer today!

 

Dodge Ram Summer Maintenance At All-Star

Mechanic working in auto repair garage. Car maintenanceThe Ellisville area Dodge Ram service team wants you to travel safe this summer in a well-maintained truck.  Here are a few of their suggested services for the season.

  • Perform a tire check – Since tire pressure changes with the temperature, it’s important to check the tires on your vehicle as the heat begins to arrive. Consult your owner’s manual for specific pressure reading information.
  • Perform an Oil and Filter Change – All truck owner’s should be on a regular maintenance schedule that includes an oil and filter change at the intervals determined by their mechanics.  Before heating out for any road trips this summer, be sure your oil and filter are clean and ready to handle any extra driving you may do.
  • Un-Winterize – Getting rid of your snow tires and thoroughly cleaning the undercarriage of your vehicle are the two most common things you’ll need to do to get rid of the winter season from your vehicle.
  • Hoses & Belts – Having a mechanic take a quick look at the hoses and belts on your vehicle is a good idea as the seasons change to help avoid any breakdowns while on the open road.
  • Get a new air filter – Get rid of any debris build-up from winter driving by changing your air filter.  This simple task can even improve your gas mileage by up to 10 percent.
  • Windshield Wipers – Your vehicle’s wipers most likely took a beating over the winter and should be replaced in order to avoid damaging your windshield.
  • Get a brake inspection – The safety of your vehicle’s passengers lies in the safety of your braking system.  Get a professional to take a look at yours before the system is too badly out of shape.
  • Air conditioning system check – Don’t get yourself in a situation where your air conditioning fails by having a coolant check at the beginning of the summer season.

Contact All-Star’s Dodge Ram service center near Ellisville and ask for a summer maintenance check-up today!

The 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited RWD

If you are looking for a luxury-minded sedan with all the latest features, the 2015 Chrysler 300 is a great choice.  The 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited RWD model starts the lineup with a base price of $31,395 MSRP and come with a standard 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine with 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.  This powertrain offers drivers an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Senior Couple Sitting OutdoorsBasic standard features found on the 300 Limited include: heated front seats, leather trim seating, power 8-way front driver and passenger seat, air filtering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 2-piece shark fin antenna, 6 speakers, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, integrates Voice Command with Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Uconnect® 8.4A AM / FM / SXM / B, Uconnect Access, 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, 17-Inch x 7.0-Inch Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels, Michelin® Brand Tires, Automatic Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Power Heated Exterior Mirrors w/ Manual Fold-Away, and nine exterior color choices.

Buyers can also opt to upgrade their 300 Limited with a number of stand-alone features or with a money-saving options group.  Ask about the Driver Convenience Group that adds LED Fog Lamps, ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera, Remote Start System, andUniversal Garage Door Opener and the Electronic Vehicle Tracking System by Mopar.  Your dealer associate can help you decide which options are best for you!

All Chrysler cars for sale near Kirkwood come with the peace of mind associated with a 36,000 mile/36-month Basic Warranty, 100,000 mile/60-month Powertrain Warranty, and 100,000 mile/60-month Roadside Assistance Package.  This added coverage protects all new Chrysler owners from unforeseen issues covered by these products.

Get into All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to check out all the latest Chrysler cars near Kirkwood today!  Our team can help you choose the right model for your needs and connect you with the financing you’ve been searching for.  All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is always a great choice!

Service Deals For Your Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup!

Car mechanic Does your Dodge Ram 1500 need some maintenance?  If so, don’t trust your Ram to any other dealer service team than the one at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.  All-Star’s Dodge Ram service center near Ballwin is ready for you!  We have trained, professional service technicians and only use genuine Mopar parts!  Let’s take a peak at just a few of our latest deals.

Engine Maintenance Tune-Up Offer

  • Get an Engine Maintenance Tune-Up for only $114.95 with coupon from mopar.com!  This offer is good for 6-cylinder/gasoline engines and includes: Spark Plug Replacement; Emissions Component Inspection; Idle Speed & Timing Adjustment; and Air Filter Check.  Pricing adjustments may be made for certain vehicles.  Offer expires on April 30, 2014.

Front Wheel Alignment Offer

  • Get your Front Wheel Alignment for only $69.95 with coupon from mopar.com!  This offer is good for a Precision Front-End alignment on most Ram trucks.  Ram 3500 models require additional charges.  Any other additional labor and parts are the customer’s responsibility.   Pricing adjustments may be made for certain vehicles.  Offer expires on April 30, 2014.

Mopar Value Line Brake Pad or Shoe Replacement Offer

  • Get yourMopar Value Line Brake Pad or Shoe Replacement for only $129.00 with coupon from mopar.com!   This offer is good for: Front or Rear Disc Brake or Shoe Replacment with Mopar Value Line Brakes; Rotor, Drum, and Caliper Inspection; Brake Fluid Check; and Road Test.   Pricing adjustments may be made for certain vehicles or when addtional service/parts are needed.  Offer expires on April 30, 2014.

Save your cash by visiting our Ballwin MO Area Dodge Ram dealership for all of your service, maintenance, and body shop needs.  We have convenientl daily hours and the best techs in town.  Thank you for considering All-Star Dodge Ram!