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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!

You Need a Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram

Certified Pre-Owned Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

When you are looking to change up the vehicle that you are currently driving, you might not be sure if you should go with a new car or a used car. We think that you should try to split the difference and go with a Certified Pre-Owned Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep from All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood. These vehicles are used, but they have passed rigorous screenings and meet high criteria, this puts them in like new condition! You will also find that a lot of the pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs offer amazing safety features. Today we want to share with you a myth about driving on icy roads, so that you can realize how important it is to be a safe driver with a safe vehicle.

Myth: Winter tires, 4WD, AWD, stability control, ABS and/or traction control allow for safe travel on icy roads at highway speeds.

Truth: The reality is that there is no technology, no tire nor any vehicle type that allows SAFE travel on any type of icy road at speeds greater than 45mph. Not traction control, electronic stability control, 4WD, AWD, antilock brakes or the most expensive brand-new snow tires. While all of those safety features will improve a vehicle’s handling and control to some degree, they do not eliminate the danger of losing control at highway speeds over 45mph in any type of road icing condition. The general driving public has been poorly informed about this critical point. “Most assume that icy road accidents are caused by either an inexperienced or reckless driver, or a vehicle with bad/worn tires. This certainly is a contributing factor to road ice accident numbers, implicitly suggesting that the product allows a the driver to continue normally in icy conditions without a reduction in speed.”-icryroadsafety.com

Find your safe certified pre-owned car at All Star today!

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!

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.

Winter is Coming – Service Now!

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Wentzville

We have certainly had our cold snap in the St. Louis area! One day it starts out at seventy degrees and end that same day at thirty degrees. Talk about weather whiplash! This colder weather has gotten us thinking about getting our vehicles serviced at the Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Wentzville. You might be thinking, do I really need to get my Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler Cars serviced now? It is just started to get cold. Now is the perfect time to get your vehicle serviced!

Imagine that you are out driving home from a delightful day of Christmas shopping. Everything has gone your way. You found the perfect gifts, they were on sale, and the salesmen were all polite as could be. You load up your SUV and start out towards your house, thinking that all is well with the world. And why wouldn’t you think that? You just had a great day! Then all of a sudden it starts to snow and you think to yourself how great the light snowfall is going to look. Then the snow starts coming down harder and you have to turn your windshield wipers on, but the blades are pretty worn and not cleaning the windshield off like they should. You then notice that the road is getting slippery and you can feel your vehicle starting to skid. This is likely happening because your tires are worn through. This very situation is exactly why you need to get your vehicle serviced now and before you find yourself stuck in a sticky situation. Never fear, the team in the All Star Service Center is here to help. Bring your vehicle in and let them service it so that you are ready for whatever the season may bring.

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!

Chrysler 300C – Large and In Charge!

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near North County

When you want a large sedan that is comfortable and stylish, you get the Chrysler 300C from All Star Chrysler near North County. The Chrysler 300 is a top rated sedan and people everywhere love it! Today we want to take a closer look at all that the Chrysler 300C has to offer.

If you’ve enjoyed driving large sedans in the past, the 300C will not disappoint. This is a bit of a throwback when compared to larger cars today. There is more cushion on the road; it may even be considered a bit floaty over some bumps. Relaxed driving is rewarded with a nearly silent ride that does a good job of coddling the driver and passengers. It’s a joy on longer trips when the luxury car comes out. If you push the 300C, it responds nicely but expect some lean in tighter, faster corners.

This 300C drives like a larger car, so getting used to parking in smaller spaces takes a few minutes. The rear visibility isn’t the best because the back window is rather small. Fortunately, the rear view camera and front and rear park assist pretty much park the car for you. The fuel economy for this large car is on par for this class. “I managed 23.4 mpg in my 340 miles of mixed driving, a tiny bit better than the 23 mpg on the sticker. This tester has the V-6 engine which does a decent job of moving the big Chrysler. There is an optional V-8 I recommend you look at if you plan to have a full car on most of your trips.”-wtop.com

For more information on the Chrysler 300C, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to take you on a test drive!

We’re Thinking Used Cars

Used Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur

We have used cars on the brain today! Maybe it is because we are looking at the car our spouse is driving and thinking that it is time to get something different, but that we do not really have the budget to buy a new car. Luckily for us, All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur has a huge selection of used cars and inventory specials that are just ripe for the picking! Today we want to take a look at some of the benefits of buying a used car.

Less Depreciation: New cars typically depreciate about 20 percent when they are driven off the lot. Most cars will lose another 10 percent in value during the first year. That’s a 30-percent loss in value during the initial year of ownership. A $30,000 car loses roughly $9,000 in value during that period. You can avoid that hit by buying a one-year-old used car. He cautions that one-year-old used cars are hard to come by, but it’s becoming easier to find two- and three-year-old used cars. Additionally, with the “right” used car, it’s possible for an owner to buy it, drive it and sell it with little loss in equity.

Less Insurance Costs: A key factor in determining the cost of car insurance is the value of the car. Because a used car has less value than a newer version, the cost of insurance should be less. Experts say that even more money can be saved because some elements of car insurance can be dropped. “Collision and theft: Once a car is old enough, you can do away with those if you choose,” Reed from Edmunds says.

For more information on the benefits of buying a used car from All Star, stop by the dealership today!

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!