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What to Look for in a Collision Repair Center

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

After you have had a minor fender bender or a major accident, you want to find a collision repair center that will ensure your Dodge Ram vehicle is repaired in the best way possible. The Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram in MO is the perfect place to get your vehicle back in like new condition. Today we want to share with you some things to look for when finding a repair center.

First, it helps to understand that speed and cost shouldn’t necessarily be your top factors in choosing a collision repair center. While there’s nothing wrong with finding a company that can deliver repairs within a reasonable time frame and at an affordable price, work that seems too fast and cheap to be true probably is. You don’t want to work with a shop that cuts corners in order to boast that they can deliver the fastest or cheapest repairs. (All Star has to meet the requirements set forth by the auto manufacturer, so you know that all of their repairs are done as the manufacturer would have them done.)

“It’s also a good idea to choose a collision repair center that is completely transparent about the work they do. If a company is unwilling to explain why a certain repair is necessary or demonstrate what they plan to do to fix your car, you’re probably better off seeking service from a different shop—one that will communicate with you in an open and informative manner.”-nearsay.com

For more information on the collision repair center at All Star Dodge Ram, call or stop by the dealership. Their technicians will help get your repairs done quickly with the utmost care. Head to All Star today!

Comfortable Ride in the Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge Ram near IL

You find yourself needing a vehicle in which you can ride comfortably for long trips. There are a number of great vehicles from which to choose, but we think that you will really like the Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge Ram near IL. We want to talk a little bit about the seating of the Journey.

The Journey comes standard with two rows and seating for five on cloth upholstery. A third row that increases capacity to seven is available as an option or standard in higher trims. Other optional seating features include premium cloth seats, leather-bolstered seats with cloth inserts, full leather seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, heated seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel.

There are two complete and one partial LATCH system in the Journey, which are on the outboard and middle seats of the second row, respectively. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the system as Marginal, which is the second-worst designation. On all three seats, the top tether anchor is hard to find and could be confused with other hardware. The middle seat borrows one lower anchor from the passenger side seat, and it’s difficult to maneuver around the anchors. “On the second row driver’s side seat, the lower anchors are too deep in the seat cushion. There are optional integrated child booster seats available for the second row that are easier to manipulate than the standard LATCH tethers and anchors.”-cars.usnews.com

For more information on the Dodge Journey and if you want to explore all of the features that the interior has to offer, head to All Star today. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of a Dodge Journey!

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.

Let’s Talk Ram 2500 Powertrain

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

It is a very rare day when all we talk about is the powertrain of the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville, but with the new 2017 Ram 2500 we knew that we had to share this information. It is important to know what is powering your pick up trick – after all, you expect it to handle any terrain and any hauling job.

Turbo Diesel Engine – Combine world-class capability with outstanding performance and you’ve got the available Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine. With a wide array of Best-in-Class and Class-Exclusive features and capabilities, the 6.7L Cummins engine turns your Ram 2500 into a dependable powerhouse.

Six Speed Manual Transmission – Modified for increased torque load of the base-output diesel engine, the Class-Exclusive available six-speed manual transmission also carries a wear-compensating clutch for like-new clutch pedal performance throughout the life of the drivetrain. This transmission is only available with the Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine.

Hemi Engine – If a turbo diesel isn’t your thing, you can always pick the Hemi. The available Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine offers Ram 2500 series pickups the legendary power you’ve come to expect from both names. Two spark plugs per cylinder increase peak power and torque, reducing exhaust emissions.

Hemi Engine with Valve Timing – Want even more power? Then get the standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance. VVT provides optimal torque over a large RPM range and aluminum cylinder heads combine with hemispherical combustion chambers for outstanding airflow, leading to indispensable power and torque.

Learn more about the different powertrains on the 2017 Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram today!

How Does Car Service Work?

Service at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

It would seem that getting your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler serviced at All Star near St. Louis is really easy, and for the customer it is, but there are actually a lot of things happening to make sure that you have a great experience and to ensure that your vehicle gets the servicing it needs. Today we want to take a quick look at the processes that take place to ensure a quality repair.

While every dealership is a little different, most processes are the same. When a customer first pulls into a dealership’s service drive, they are greeted either by a service consultant or a porter who will direct them to an available service consultant.

The service consultant then will ask what the customer needs help with, and write up a repair order describing the work to be performed. Once that’s done, the customer signs the repair order–which often has an estimate of the repair costs on it–and heads to the waiting area or gets a ride home or a loaner vehicle, if the car will be in the shop for a while.

Once the repair order, or R.O., is complete, the service advisor will either hand it to a dispatcher, who will assign the work to a technician, or if the dealership does not use a dispatcher, the advisor will assign the work directly.

Once this is done, the technician brings the car to his or her work bay, and begins working. In most cases, whether performing an oil change or major repair work, the technician will need to order parts for the job. Sometimes these parts come from the dealership’s own parts department. Then the repairs begin.

For more information on how the service department works, stop by All Star today!

Used Inventory Specials – Highlights!

Used Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you are in the market for new car but don’t want to pay a new car price, then you need to look at the used cars that are currently on special at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. These used cars are offered at amazing discounts – this means you get more car and more options for your money! Today we want to highlight a couple of models that are currently on special at All Star. If you like what you see, get a hold of All Star as fast as possible – these cars won’t be available for long!

2016 Dodge Challenger – HIGH PERFORMANCE! Super Clean! 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch Brass Monkey SRT(R) Forged Wheels, One Owner, Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2D Coupe, 6.2L V8 Supercharged, 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Billet Clearcoat, and Black/Sepia Leather. GPS Nav! This 2016 Challenger HellCat is for Dodge fans looking all around for a great one-owner gem. So go ahead and feel free to flex your muscle in it. It will go from 0-60 in just about the same time it’ll take you to catch your breath. Head to All Star to feel the power of this Challenger!

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited – JEEP CERTIFIED & LOADED! 5.7L V8, Navigation, Sunroof, Leather, Tow Hitch, Gorgeous, One Owner, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Leather. Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. (This information was compiled from 314allstar.com.)

For more information on the Used Car Specials currently available, head to All Star!

Did Someone Say, “Charger”?

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

At All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood, they are big fans of the Dodge Charger. This classic muscle car was huge in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, but then faded into the backdrop in the late 1970’s. However, in the late 2000’s Dodge decided to revive this model and bring back the classic model styling and adding all of the technologies of the day. Let’s talk a little more about the Charger!

The Dodge Charger rear-wheel-drive sedan is about the closest thing America has to an old-school muscle car, while now being comfortable and user friendly, with modern technology.

For 2015, it was refreshed at every body panel except the roof and rear doors, but its design remains retro as intended. The 2017 Charger upgrades the infotainment system with an improved touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. New wheels and retro hound’s-tooth upholstery are also available on 2017 Dodge Chargers.

Base engine is a responsive 3.6-liter V6 making 292 horsepower, followed by a 5.7-liter V8 making 370 horsepower, a 6.4-liter V8 making 485 hp, and last but clearly not least is the horsepower king, the SRT Hellcat, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 making 707 humongous horsepower.It will go 204 miles per hour.It’s surprisingly composed for a beast.

Charger V6 models use an 8-speed automatic, and have available all-wheel drive. Acceleration is quick enough to stay ahead of traffic.

Charger V8 versions, also with an 8-speed automatic, bring enough acceleration to enable relaxed passing at just half throttle.

To test drive the powerful Dodge Charger, head to All Star. Their team would love to show you all of the performance characteristics of this impressive model. We think that it is time to bring back the days of the muscle car – with the help of the Dodge Charger!

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.