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Dodge and Chrysler Ending Production???

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ellisville

We thought that title might get your attention! Dodge and Chrysler are not ending production, so no need to worry. They are talking about ending production on the right hand driving models. While this does not really apply to us here in the St. Louis area, it is going to make a global impact. Let’s look a little deeper into this.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reportedly bringing an end to right-hand-drive production of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles at its Windsor and Brampton factories in Canada. FCA had already pulled the plug on Chrysler and Dodge’s UK efforts, but it looks as if it will now exit other RHD markets in South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Australia, too.

The report, which initiated in South Africa, suggested that the Chrysler 300 will be available in Australia despite the move, but FCA itself has said it’s still fully committed to right-hand-drive markets. The basis of the claims was a quote from FCA South Africa CEO Robin van Rensburg, who suggested Chrysler and Dodge were out due to them no longer being produced in RHD configuration in North America.

“FCA announced in early 2015 that 2017 would be the last year Chrysler products would be offered in the UK, citing the need to concentrate on the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep brands, as well as dwindling sales, as the reasons behind the decision. Dodge left the UK market back in 2010.”-msn.com

We are not super surprised by this decision, but it has us wondering if FCA will be expanding the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep lines in the UK, and maybe here too. In the mean time, head to All Star Chrysler near Ellisville and check out their huge selection of Chrysler Cars.

Go Five Star with All Star

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near O’Fallon

When you are shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV, there is no better place to go than All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon. The All Star dealership is a full service dealership that offers everything you might need for your new or used Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep. Financing, service, parts, anything that you might need is there waiting for you! We do not just want you to take our word for it, so we thought we would share with you what we heard from some folks who recently shopped or had service done at the five star, All Star dealership!

They were very friendly and efficient. They were fair on my trade as well as the price. I would highly recommend All Star for you next car purchase. – Naomi

Tim is excellent to work with. All service agents should have actual hands on automotive experience like he does. Gives you a feeling of confidence of making service decisions since you don’t get to speak with the individual who is actually working on your car. – Grand Caravan owner

Came in without an appointment, as usual, to see if I could get an inspection on my 2013 Dodge Dart. Tim Hoxwoth was able to get me in and out within an hour. Pretty darn good I’d say for not having an appointment. That’s why I keep coming back! – Mr. Schuh

Very cooperative and business-like. Salesman did not try to “sell” just let the product speak for itself. Seemed knowledgeable and straightforward. -Jeep owner

Head down to All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler and experience this great dealership for yourself. The team at All Star knows what they are doing and are ready to help you get behind the wheel of a great new or used car!

Do I Really NEED Dealership Service?

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles

We hear this question all the time. The short answer is YES! We will get into the long answer shortly. Whenever you need anything done to any of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler cars, trucks, or SUVs, you should really bring it to the Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles. Their team knows just how to handle any and all situations that may come up. Now here’s the long answer…

One of the biggest advantages of servicing a vehicle at the dealership begins right in the service bays. Dealerships employ technicians that are considered specialists in working on a particular line of vehicles. They are manufacturer-trained and, in most cases, only work on the make of vehicles that are sold through that particular dealership.

The specialist training is often only offered to a manufacturer’s network of dealerships, and encompasses not only the service technicians, but service managers, advisors and support staff as well. This means that the men and women working on the vehicles have intimate knowledge of how these vehicles are supposed to perform and how/when to make necessary repairs.

“Another advantage is the relationship that is built with the dealership. By having a vehicle serviced regularly at the dealership, they have an accurate and up-to-date picture of the road and service history of that vehicle. They are better equipped to understand what is going on with each individual vehicle because they have all prior service records right at their fingertips.”-tischerauto.com

When it comes time to get any of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicles serviced, head straight to All Star. Their team is ready to assist you in whatever you might need done!

 

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!

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What Did We Hear?

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Clayton

So not too long ago, we reported on a possible Chrysler 300 Hellcat. It turns out that this may not be happening, but maybe something else might be coming. We love looking at the possibilities so we want to share more about what we heard. Remember, what we are talking about here may never be anything more than a rumor or a fantasy, but the 2017 Chrysler 300 is very real and you can buy yours now at All Star Chrysler near Clayton.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plans to move the next-generation Chrysler 300 sedan to the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform have reportedly been scrapped. However, rumor is that the Chrysler flagship may add a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine to the lineup and that, on the other end of the scale, the 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats could show up in the 300 at the end of 2018.

According to Automotive News, the 300 will undergo an extensive refresh for the 2019 model year. The updated 300 will continue to use FCA’s aging LX platform as a base. The company, though, is expected to integrate additional weight-saving technologies to help fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, a rumored four-cylinder 300 would probably use the same turbocharged unit that is slated for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. (The LX-platform-based Dodge Charger and Challenger will also see the 2019 updates before being replaced in 2021, according to the report, with new models based on the Maserati Ghibli platform.)(This information was compiled from caranddriver.com as well as automotivenews.com).

An FCA spokesperson contradicted that report, telling Car and Driver that the company currently has no plans to produce a 300 variant featuring the Hellcat supercharged V-8. Sure. We’ll play ball for now FCA, but we will hold out and hope that the Hellcat really will be coming!

Get your Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler today!

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Ram Trucks Changing the Game Since 1994

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

It’s no secret that Ram has been changing the truck game up for a long, long time, but what you might not know is that Ram literally ‘broke all the rules’ for what a truck was back in 1994. What caused this catalyst? Was it because it was a simpler time? Was it because there was a popular tool man who grunted? We are not sure, all we know is that Ram thought it was time things changed for trucks.

Pickups are an ever-present, widely accepted member of the American landscape. But it didn’t use to be that way. Even in the 1980s, pickups were considered tools, not family transportation. Dodge’s second-generation of Ram pickups is largely credited as the catalyst that transformed the American pickup from a utilitarian workhorse to a friendly companion that wasn’t out-of-place in the mall parking lot. Both Ford and General Motors soon followed Dodge’s lead in making pickups focused more on people than cargo and low costs.

Over two decades ago, Dodge designers decided to add more creature comforts and convenience features to its pickup. How this change in design was the result of a designer at Chrysler’s brand new headquarters and technology center went to an area of the complex still under construction to take photos of the construction works’ pickups. “The design team studied the photos (Polaroids, no less) to see how loose items were stored inside the cabs. The research resulted in innovative storage solutions considered commonplace in modern trucks. Ram was also the first to offer a four-door extended cab, offering easier entry to the rear bench.”-topspeed.com

Take a test drive of the wonderful Ram lineup trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City. They would love to show you why the Ram truck was and is game changer.

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Get ’em While They’re Hot!

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton

Some of the hottest cars on the market are the ones that you find at All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton. All Star is a full service dealership that sells all of the wonderful vehicles in the Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler line ups. We know that you will want to get these new cars while they are hot, so we have a couple of reasons that will show you that new is the way to go!

The Features You Want: When you buy a used car, you get the state of the art — of the year of the used car. Every model year, manufacturers add and adopt technologies and features to vehicles, either as standard or optional equipment, as a way to lure buyers to new cars. Those technologies may be safety breakthroughs or they may just be convenience gadgets. The only way to get the most advanced technology and the latest convenience features is with a new vehicle. Automotive electronics are evolving so rapidly that unless you buy a new car, your vehicle’s technology is already outdated.

Better Financing Rates: “While a used car may initially cost less than a new one, the interest rate you pay likely will be higher. To begin with, you wouldn’t get the low-interest financing or cash rebate that usually is offered as an incentive to new-car buyers. Furthermore, financial institutions generally charge a higher rate of interest on loans for used cars — usually a full percentage point or two.”-cars.com

Take advantage of All Star’s full lot of lovely new cars. Their team will help you find the right Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, or Ram model that will perfectly suit your driving lifestyle and the features that you want in a new car!

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Let’s Talk 200 Trims

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters

The Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters is a well loved sedan with loads of options available. Today we want to give you a brief overview of some of the different trim levels that are offered on the Chrysler 200.

Chrysler 200 LX

  • Choose from five exterior colors and two interior colors
  • Has a powerful 2.4-liter engine
  • Equipped with anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes for quick stops
  • Rear adjustable headrests and premium cloth interior
  • Enjoy Radio 3.0, a remote USB port, auxiliary jack for exterior input, and integrated window antenna

Chrysler 200 Touring

 

  • This trim level features an integrated voice-command Bluetooth, 5-inch touchscreen display and UConnect 5.0
  • Rear adjustable headrests and 2-way reactive front seat headrests are standard
  • 17-Inch Tech Silver aluminum wheels
  • Headlamps with turn off time delay
  • The lower grille features a mold-in color surround

Chrysler 200 Limited

 

  • Add on the optional Comfort Group, which includes perks like heated seats and steering wheel among others, or the Convenience Group which includes heated exterior mirrors, a one-year subscription to SiriusXM and lighted vanity mirrors among others.
  • Choose from seven exterior colors and four interior colors
  • An engine dress up cover is standard; choose to up the engine size to a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 if you desire
  • A 5.0-inch touchscreen display is standard with this trim level
  • Enjoy an integrated window antenna, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, and remote USB port

Chrysler 200C

 

  • Choose the optional Premium Group, Navigation and Sound or Premium Lighting Group to increase the comfort of this package
  • Select from seven exterior colors and five interior colors
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats and heated front seats are standard at this trim level
  • Rear seat passengers will enjoy the adjustable headrests
  • Active grille shutters and 17-Inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels come standard

These are just a few of the Chrysler 200 models offered, check out more at All Star!

 

 

 

The New 2018 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

We know that there is no better sedan than the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville and we are so excited about the redesign that we expect out late this year or early next year.

In this, its lucky 13th year of production with only one major redesign, the Chrysler 300 might not spring instantly to buyers’ minds when contemplating large cars for purchase. This quieter, more luxurious, and stoic sibling of the wilder, crazier Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger SRT Scat Packs, Hellcats, and wheelie-pulling Demons hasn’t drawn much attention to itself lately. Chrysler cancelled the 300’s high-powered SRT8 variant in 2015 just as Dodge began probing the outer limits of powertrain insanity.

thanks to its strong, muscular shoulders, prominent wheel arches amply filled by big wheels and tires, and narrow greenhouse openings that almost seem designed to afford protection from stray gunfire coming from Slim Shady’s hood south of 8 Mile Road. “Although the design was refined a bit for 2011, it still struts with a confidence that has helped land it starring roles in numerous hip-hop music videos and at least one song lyric reference (“Always saw you for what you could’ve been / Ever since you met me / Like when Chrysler made that one car that looked just like the Bentley”—Drake, “Keep The Family Close,” 2016).”-motortrend.com

How much longer will Chrysler’s original gangsta sedan and only actual car remain in production? Scuttlebutt suggests when the LX platform gets replaced for 2021 on an Alfa-shared architecture, the 300 might be put out to pasture. That’s sad; together with the Charger, FCA’s LX sales currently dominate the full-size car segment, outselling GM by 17 percent last year.

Get the Chrysler 300 at All Star today! Their team is ready to help you!

All Star Stocked Up!

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles

You might have heard that there is a shortage of the Dodge Grand Caravan, but no need to worry, All Star Dodge near Saint Charles is all stocked up! You might be wondering why a dealership would need to stock up on a minivan, or any vehicle for that matter. It’s because sometimes plants have to go on hiatus to be retooled for the next year’s models production to begin! This may be the case for the Dodge Grand Caravan!

The reason for the Grand Caravan’s extended production break is unclear. Two FCA spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment on the hiatus or whether the vehicle would be significantly altered when it returns as a 2018 model. Officials with Unifor, the union representing Canadian auto workers at FCA’s Windsor Assembly plant in Ontario, could not be reached for comment.

Such production breaks are common if a vehicle’s supply outstrips demand, but FCA began June with just 11,967 unsold Grand Caravans in inventory, a 22-day supply, which was the lowest days’ supply of any vehicle in FCA’s lineup. By way of comparison, its line mate, the Chrysler Pacifica, started June with a more standard 66-day supply.

“FCA has extended the life of the Grand Caravan at least twice. Originally, production was to end when what became the Pacifica debuted in 2016. But executives initially spared the ax when they realized that they needed the Grand Caravan to cover the value end of the minivan market and to meet continuing demand for minivans from daily rental fleet providers, with both actions not only generating profits but protecting the residual values of the newly launched Pacifica.”-autonews.com

Get your Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge today! Their team is ready to serve you!