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Ever Wonder How Ram Trucks Got Their Start?

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

We love the Ram truck line up that you can find at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon but we have sometimes wondered where and how these trucks got their start. Let’s take a look back in time at the start of the Ram lineup of trucks.

The Dodge brothers (John and Horace) got their start making parts for Oldsmobile, Ford, and others; then they struck out on their own, with the first Dodge Brothers automobile in 1914 instantly earning a strong reputation and good sales. They did not build a truck until World War I — and that was a panel van, not a pickup – with a half-ton capacity and a 35 horsepower engine. The underlying chassis was likely almost unchanged from their cars.

In 1921, Graham Brothers started selling one-and-a-half ton pickups through Dodge dealers, using their own bodies on Dodge chassis. A one-ton showed up later in the 1920s, powered by that same four cylinder engine. Dodge Brothers bought Graham Brothers over 1925 and 1926 — and thereby made their first civilian trucks. (The Grahams moved on to bigger ventures.)

In 1928, Chrysler acquired Dodge Brothers, after giving Plymouth dealers a line of Fargo trucks, which sold in the US from 1928 through 1930, and continued for decades as an export brand; they had nothing in common with Dodge trucks, sharing parts with Plymouth and DeSoto instead.

“Dodge launched a half-ton pickup for 1929 just after its acquisition by Chrysler, the last truck designed by the old Dodge Brothers company. Three engines were available – two Dodge engines with six cylinders (63 and 78 hp), and a Maxwell four cylinder that produced just 45 hp. The trucks had four wheel hydraulic brakes, a major safety feature unique among pickups.”-allpar.com

Get the latest generation of the Ram truck lineup at All Star Dodge Ram today!

Did You Know You can Still Get a Dart?

Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge near O’Fallon

It is no secret that the Dodge Dart as we know it is no longer in production. Dodge brought this model back to life a number of years ago after it had been on hiatus for more than a decade. It seems to be a new trend that auto makers bring back classic cars from the 1970’s for a limited time and then put them back away. Will these models be making their way out into production in another 30 years? We don’t know, but it is fun to speculate! We want to share a bit of information on the Dodge Dart that you can still get at All Star Dodge near O’Fallon.

The new Dart lineup, available this month at Dodge dealerships, has shrunk to three models instead of five. They are the new Dart SXT Sport, Dart Turbo and Dart GT Sport.

Previously, the 2016 Dart was offered in SE, SXT, Aero, GT and Limited models. The Dart SXT Sport is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include remote keyless entry, Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth, Sirius Satellite radio, air-conditioning, cruise control, steering-wheel audio controls and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Standard equipment includes a sport appearance hood, integrated dual exhaust and a Rallye Appearance package that bundles black headlight bezels, a black grille surround with black crosshair and 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. A long list of standard equipment includes a 10-way power driver’s seat, rearview camera, dual-zone automatic temperature control and 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. (This information is compiled from edmunds.com and dodge.com.)

To get your Dodge Dart or to get more information, head to All Star Dodge today!

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Used Cars at All Star Dodge near University City

If you are looking for a great used car at All Star Dodge near Clayton you might be looking for tips on how to go about buying a used car. We would like to share some of the steps of the used car buying process.

There are plenty of incentives to buy used instead of new: It will save you money on insurance, registration, taxes and depreciation, which is the loss in a car’s value due to wear and tear over time. It also makes sense because cars have never been more reliable. It’s not unusual for some vehicles to be trouble-free for well over 100,000 miles.

Before we go into detail, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to buy a used car:

  1. Set your budget. Decide how much you can spend on a car and how you’re going to pay for it.
  2. Choose the right car. Pick the right model based on your needs.
  3. Check reliability and ownership costs. Choose a car that’s less likely to break down — and won’t break the bank.
  4. Locate good used cars. Search online classifieds or do it the old-fashioned way, by walking the car lot.
  5. Price the cars. Use pricing guides and find out what experts say the car you’ve chosen is worth.
  6. Check the vehicle history report. Use the car’s vehicle identification number to see its history.
  7. Contact the seller. Save time by calling the seller and asking questions before you take a look.
  8. Go on a test drive. Decide if this is the right car for you and if it’s in good shape.
  9. Negotiate the best price. Use the information you’ve gathered in your car search to agree to a fair price.
  10. Close the deal. Whether you’re on the car lot or buying from a neighbor, you have to handle the payment and paperwork correctly.

You will love the selection of used cars at All Star Dodge Dealership!

Shopping at All Star – A 5 Star Experience!

All Star Dodge Dealership near Ballwin

It is no secret that we love All Star Dodge near Ballwin. The All Star Dealership is run by wonderful people, staffed by people who are friendly and knowledgeable, and with an inventory so vast that you are sure to find the perfect vehicle for you! Don’t just take our word for it! Today we want to share with you what those who have recently shopped at our dealership have thought about their experience.

Keep doing what you’re doing. Thanks for your help and advice on getting my car fixed. Everything was done as promised. See you next time. Ciao. -Thomas

We made an appointment with Garry on the day before we bought the car. He was there on time and already had a van pulled up for us to look at. He was very friendly, helpful and informative. He answered all our questions, and we know that if he we had more questions he would be happy to help us. – Ron

Went in for an oil change. Did not have an appointment. Walked in, John was very friendly and courteous. Was in and out quickly. Would recommend them for any service needs you may have. – Dawn

Our Service Adviser was Ben Klein he was exceptional all your service advisers should be learning from him. He explained everything that was being done in detail for me, he was very friendly and because of him I have recommended many of my friend and co-workers to All-Star. -Mr. Ka

These are just a few of the many wonderful  5 star reviews that All Star has recently gotten. You deserve to experience the quality of customer service provided by a 5 star dealership. You deserve to be taken care of by the team at All Star Dodge!

Why You Should Buy Your Used Car from All Star

Used Cars at All Star Dodge near Clayton

There are a number of schools of thought on where you should buy your used car. Some will say private party all the way, others will tell you that the only way to go is to buy your used car from a dealership. We agree with the later, and there are a number of reasons why. Today we want to take a look at some of the pros associated with buying a used car from a dealership like All Star Dodge near Clayton.

  • As stated above, generally the dealer handles all the paperwork associated with ownership or title transfer and registration for you.
  • Most dealerships offer financing options.
  • Sometimes, dealerships offer warranties on their used cars.
  • Usually, cars from a used car dealer have been thoroughly inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
  • Some dealers sell certified pre-owned vehicles.
    • This means the used car has been through an official series of inspections and possible repairs, and comes with a special warranty.
  • You might already have a used vehicle you can use as a trade-in vehicle, which could act as part of the “new” used car’s down payment.
  • Buying a used car from a dealer offers you more legal protection than buying from a private party.
    • For example, because of the stringent laws dealerships must follow, you’re less likely to run into problems such as purchasing a lemon or undisclosed salvaged vehicle. (Information compiled from dmv.org.)

These are just a few of the benefits offered by the All Star Dodge Dealership. All Star also provides a great customer experience, a top rated service and parts department, and a team of employees that are always there to assist you, no matter what you might need. Head to All Star today at take a look at their vast selection of used cars!

Top Rated Service at All Star!

All Star Dodge Dealership near Oakville

It is no secret that there are a lot of auto dealerships in the St. Louis area, but it’s also no secret that most of them are just not good. Their service is terrible, the salesmen are slick, and their inventory leaves so much to be desired. The great news is that All Star Dodge near Oakville has terrific service, honest and kind salesmen, and a vast inventory of vehicles! We do not just want you to take our word for it – see what some of the most recent All Star customers thought.

It’s nice to know that when i bring my Jeep here the service team has integrity! No scamming or shady dealings- just honest folks who will help you with your service needs. -Deb

I went for oil changed, few cars ahead of me. Tim provided excellent service, they got me service reasonable about of time. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. -R.Thompson

Tim was AWESOME. He explained so much to me about my Pt Cruiser. He is excellent. All of your people are great and even enjoyed Ike who drove me home. I have only taken my car to this dealership since 2001. – Suzy

The 4 remotes for my 2005 PT Cruiser were dead. One needed new batteries and all needed re-programming due to a battery glitch in the car. I had an appointment and was in and out in an hour. John Horrell was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Service Waiting area was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend John Horrell and All Star to anyone. – Gram P.

These are just a few of hundreds of examples of the excellent customer service that All Star provides each and every day. Experience the top rated customer service at All Star today!

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Nothing Better than the Classics

Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge near St. Peters

We love to talk about the classic cars that have been a part of the history of the United States. One such vehicle is the Dodge Dart that is available at All Star Dodge near St. Peters. Today we want to take a look back at the start of the Dodge Dart to see where this muscle car got its start.

The first Dodge Darts were introduced for the 1960 model year. They were downsized large cars developed to replace the Plymouth in the standard, low-priced car segment for the Dodge dealer network. Dodge dealers had been selling Plymouths since 1930, but divisional restructuring took the Plymouth brand away from the Dodge dealer network. Project planners proposed the name Dart, only to have Chrysler executives demand an expensive research program which produced the name Zipp. This was promptly rejected in favor of Dart.

The Dart sedans and coupes were based on the unibody Plymouth platform with a 118 in (2,997 mm) wheelbase, shorter than the standard-size Dodge line. However, the Dart station wagons used the same 122 in (3,099 mm) wheelbase as the upmarket Polara wagons. The Dart line was offered in three trim levels: the basic Seneca, mid-range Pioneer, and premium Phoenix. “The new Dart came standard with a new engine, the 225 cu in (3.7 L) slant-six. The 318 cu in (5.2 L) (standard equipment on certain Phoenix and Pioneer body styles) and 361 cu in (5.9 L) V8s were optional with two-barrel or four-barrel carburetors, and with single or dual exhaust. The Dodge 383 cu in (6.3 L) V8 was added in 1961. Brakes were 11-inch drums.”-dodgeclassics.com

You can still get the latest generation of the Dodge Dart at All Star. Be a part of the amazing history of this classic muscle car. Get your Dodge Dart today!

A Look Back at Ram Trucks

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

Ram trucks are some of the very best on the market today, but they have actually been atop the market for a very long time. Today we want to take a look back at the history of the Ram trucks – remember, you can always get the latest Ram trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale.

The Dodge brothers (John and Horace) got their start making parts for Ford and other makers. From the first Dodge Brothers automobile in 1914, the Dodge brothers’ durability and quality earned their company a strong reputation and good sales. They did not build an actual truck until World War I, though, and that was a panel van, not a pickup – with a half-ton capacity and a 35 horsepower four cylinder engine. The underlying chassis was likely almost unchanged from their cars.

In 1921, Graham Brothers started selling 1.5 ton pickups through Dodge dealers, using Graham bodies on Dodge chassis. A one ton model showed up later in the 1920s, powered by that same four cylinder engine, and Dodge Brothers bought Graham Brothers over 1925 and 1926.

“Dodge introduced a half-ton pickup for 1929 just after its acquisition by Chrysler, the last truck designed by the old Dodge Brothers company. Three engines were available – two Dodge engines with six cylinders (63 and 78 hp), and a Maxwell four cylinder that produced 45 hp (more than the old Dodge Fours). The trucks had four wheel hydraulic brakes, a significant safety feature unique to Chrysler-built pickups, and standard across Chrysler Corporation vehicles.”-allpar.com

For more information on the different generations of Ram trucks, please head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would love to help you get behind the wheel of a fantastic Ram truck today!

Where Did the Ram Pick-Up Truck Start?

Ram Pick-Up Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

The pick-up truck is one of the most iconic images in Americana history. We have seen it on television and movies for as long as we can remember. Today we want to take a look at the history of the Ram pick-up truck. You can always get a great Ram pick-up truck at All Star Dodge Ram near University City.

The Dodge brothers (John and Horace) got their start making parts for Ford and other makers. From the first Dodge Brothers automobile in 1914, the Dodge brothers’ durability and quality earned their company a strong reputation and good sales. They did not build an actual truck until World War I, though, and that was a panel van, not a pickup – with a half-ton capacity and a 35 horsepower four cylinder engine. The underlying chassis was likely almost unchanged from their cars.

In 1921, Graham Brothers started selling 1.5 ton pickups through Dodge dealers, using Graham bodies on Dodge chassis. A one ton model showed up later in the 1920s, powered by that same four cylinder engine, and Dodge Brothers bought Graham Brothers over 1925 and 1926.

In 1928, Chrysler acquired the Dodge Brothers company, after giving Plymouth dealers a line of Fargo trucks, which sold in the US from 1928 through 1930, and continued for decades as an export brand; they had nothing in common with Dodge trucks, sharing parts with Plymouth and DeSoto instead.

“Dodge introduced a half-ton pickup for 1929 just after its acquisition by Chrysler, the last truck designed by the old Dodge Brothers company. Three engines were available – two Dodge engines with six cylinders (63 and 78 hp), and a Maxwell four cylinder that produced 45 hp (more than the old Dodge Fours). The trucks had four wheel hydraulic brakes, a significant safety feature unique to Chrysler-built pickups, and standard across Chrysler Corporation vehicles.” -allpar.com

What is a Certified Pre-Owned?

CPO on blackboard with businessman in a suit on side

Dodge Cars at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

When you are shopping for Dodge Cars, you will find that there are a number of different vehicle types and options available. We are not just talking about a sedan or an SUV or a truck, we are talking about new, used, or certified pre-owned. New Dodge Cars and Used Dodge Cars are pretty self explanatory, but you might have some questions about what a certified pre-owned vehicle is, so we want to explain this vehicle type today.

A certified pre-owned vehicle is one that has been owned or driven by someone else, but that meets certain dealership and manufacturer qualifications and can then be classified as a certified vehicle. A certified vehicle will usually come with additional warranties above what one might expect with a used vehicle. You should think of a certified vehicle as one that has an extra vote of confidence from the dealership. A certified pre-owned Dodge is a vehicle in like new condition without the new car price sticker.

All Star Dodge Dealership near Kirkwood has an impressive selection of certified pre-owned vehicles from which you can select your next vehicle. If you are still not sure about the different things that make the certified pre-owned vehicles at All Star such great choices for your next purchase, then stop by the dealership and work with a member of the All Star team. They have the knowledge and skill to help you find the right certified pre-owned to suit your vehicle needs. It would be the pleasure of the All Star team to put you behind the wheel of a great Dodge Car today.

If you are interested in the new or used cars also offered by All Star, they would love to help you with that as well.

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