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Self-Driving Chrysler Pacificas a Realilty!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters

It is an amazing time in the auto industry! There is now news that Google and Chrysler have paired up to create self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans! While you cannot get the autonomous Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters right now, (but who knows-it may be sooner than we think) we want to talk a little bit about what we heard about these self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving automobiles they are building under an expanding partnership.

The companies announced in the spring of last year that they would build 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans. Those vehicles have been tested in Arizona, California and Michigan. “Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, said it will allow hundreds of people in Phoenix to take rides in the vehicles so that it can get feedback on the experience. People can apply on Waymo’s website. The company also said that it’s expanding its fleet to 500 Pacifica hybrids.”-driving.ca

Waymo said it wants to learn where people want to go in a self-driving vehicle, how they communicate with it and what kinds of information and controls they want.

Fiat Chrysler builds the Pacifica minivan in Windsor, Ontario, just across the border from Detroit. It adds Waymo’s self-driving software and hardware, including sensors and cameras, at a facility in Michigan. Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. headquarters is in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

“This collaboration is helping both companies learn how to bring self-driving cars to market, and realize the safety and mobility benefits of this technology,” said Waymo chief John Krafcik in a company release.

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star today. You can test drive this wonderful minivan!

What’s Coming for Dodge?

New Cars at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton

We love the current line up of vehicles at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton, but it’s nice to look to the future to see what we can expect to see from Dodge in the coming years. Today we want to look at a little timeline to see what models are coming.

2018: Jeep Wrangler (JL), Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2019: Ram 1500 (DT), Special new performance packages on Charger and Challenger SRT392 and Hellcat models, Jeep Cherokee (KL) refresh, Jeep Renegade (BU), Ram HD (DJ/D2) refresh, JT pickup

2020: Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL), Dodge Durango (WE?), Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer (WS), Stelvio-Journey replacement (??), Chrysler midsize CUV based on KL, Chrysler fullsize CUV (RD), Jeep K8 (Euro-Asia), Ram ProMaster (VG)

2021: Chrysler 300 (GX), Dodge Charger (GD), Dodge Challenger (GA), new Ram HD (DK/D3), Ram ProMaster City (VN)

2022: Dodge midsize RWD Sedan (G?), Portal based electric minivan (RE?)

Ram HD moved back to 2021; current trucks will get a 2019 mild refresh.

“The Chrysler and Dodge large cars (Challenger, Charger, 300) might still be updated for model-year 2019 to get updated Pentastar engines and other refinements for their final two or three years. Here’s another rendering of what the 2019 Chrysler 300 may look like. (Sources are now saying the current versions will soldier on until they are replaced around 2020-21.) The Chrysler Portal was, we were told, a preview of new styling themes to come — perhaps replacing the relatively low-key Pacifica’s themes.”-allpar.com

For more information on the different models that are coming out in the upcoming years, or to take a test drive in the current models, you need to head to All Star Dodge. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would love to get you behind the wheel of this line up!

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!

All Star Parts Make Everything Right

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near WEntzville

When you are in need of parts for your Jeep, Dodge, Ram, or Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs, you need look no further than the parts department at All Star Dodge near Wentzville. The parts that All Star offers are designed specifically for the vehicles that they sell and can allow you to keep your automobiles in top running condition. Today we want to take a look at how factory parts are best!

Parts built by the exact same manufacturer that made the ones originally installed on your vehicle when it was built are known as “OEM”, signifying they are made by the original equipment manufacturer. Whether they were built by the automaker themselves or contracted to an outside supplier to build, they are fully authorized by the carmaker as “genuine” or “authentic”. The expression “OE” (signifying “original equipment”) is used in the business just as often to signify a genuine or authentic part. Dealership parts departments and manufacturers use the term “OEM” when they refer to parts the vehicle manufacturer authorizes.

New car manufacturers typically provide bumper-to-bumper warranties for three or four years on newer cars, and may continue coverage of certain items for up to six years on vehicles bought with a Certified Pre-Owned warranty. Additionally, some powertrain warranties cover running gear such as internal engine, transmission, and drivetrain components for longer amounts of time. When warranty coverage is involved, new car manufacturers always want the failed parts shipped back to them. They will automatically reject coverage if a failed part is an aftermarket one, or the part in question failed because of a connected aftermarket part elsewhere. (This information was compiled from carid.com.)

For more information on the different parts offered at All Star, head to the parts department 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!

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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Chrysler Makes No Apologies for Horsepower

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars have been around for a long time. Though there have been different models and styles through the years, one thing hasn’t changed, the immense amount of horsepower that these vehicles offer. Today we want to take a look at a few of the high horsepower models that were at one of the auto shows earlier this year.

In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower.

At the New York Auto Show, the automaker revealed the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — an 840-horsepower car better suited for the drag strip than the streets. And the next day? Fiat Chrysler unveiled the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk — an SUV with a 707-horsepower Hellcat engine.

Just a few months earlier, at the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge revealed the 2018 Durango SRT. Touted as the  “most powerful and capable” three-row SUV, it has a Hemi V-8 that generates 475 horsepower.

Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, frequently pokes fun at the industry’s current obsession with self-driving cars when he boasts about Dodge’s stable of high-powered, modern muscle cars.

“They are not autonomous, they are not hybrids, they do not get 50 miles per gallon and you cannot summon them with your smartphone,” Kuniskis quipped last year when the company introduced special edition versions of the Challenger and Charger. “They are domestic, not domesticated.”

“The gratuitous display of horsepower at the reveal of the Dodge Demon in New York spawned screaming headline after headline. But it also caused some to question the automaker’s commitment to keeping up with competitors who are plowing money into electric and autonomous vehicles.”-usatoday.com

For more information on the current Chrysler Cars, head to All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon.

Should I Shop at All Star???

New Cars at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

When you are looking for a St. Louis area dealership that has a great selection, a fantastic service and parts department, as well as the nicest and most knowledgeable sales staff that you will ever meet – you need to go to All Star Chrysler near Wentzville. They have a truly remarkable dealership and reputation. Do not just take our word for it, we want to share with you a few of the thoughts that were recently shared with us after shopping and buying at All Star!

They made my experience stress free and didn’t feel pressured into buying a car. I felt quite comfortable they were very knowledgeable and professional I have no complaints. -Valerie

I love the service that was provided to me, my sales representative was very understanding to my needs and not to mention he was so patient with me during my whole decision making. I was taken very good care of. Anyone in the market for a new vehicle, I highly recommend All Star Dodge Dealer. I know that I will be back. Hats off to my sales representative ( Eric H.) Thank you so much!!!!!! – Luvee

Every time I go in for an oil change, they do not let me leave without knowing about my cars performance. Always treated with respect and never a bother. -Curtis

“Recently in the market for a vehicle, no gimmicks, tricks, or run-arounds. Renell Couzart stepped up to the plate with his adept confidence and gave us information. I have never been more amazed. I feel a lot of salesmen and saleswoman could learn from this gentleman about the product you are purchasing.”-Pat via dealerrater.com

Head to All Star today and experience this amazing level of customer service. Their team would love to serve you!

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!

Inventory Specials Galore at All Star!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton

Where do you go when you need to get a new car but don’t want to break the bank doing it? The answer is simple and clear – you go to All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton and take advantage of the inventory specials they offer! There are so many great vehicles that you are sure to find one that really suits your driving lifestyle and suits your bank account.

You might be wondering what an inventory special really is. Usually what they are are a number of specific models of vehicles that the dealership wants to offer to their customers for a discounted price for a number of reasons. One reason might be because they have too many of that specific car and want to get some of them off of their lot. Too many cars on the lot could be because the manufacturer sent too many to the dealership. It could also be because the next model year is getting ready to come out and the dealer wants to get some of the current year’s models out of the way. Sometimes All Star offers inventory specials on some of their new cars to help raise brand awareness. For those of you who do not know what brand awareness is, it is information known by the general public about a given product or line of products. For example, when the Dodge Charger came back into production, a number of different dealerships offered them at crazy prices to help spread the word that the Charger was back in action!

For whatever the reason, new car inventory specials at All Star Dodge Ram are a great way to get an amazing car at a fantastic price. Head to All Star and check out their inventory specials today!