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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!

All About the Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

We are huge fans of the Dodge Charger that is currently available at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood. While we don’t expect a lot of changes for the 2018 model year, there still might be a few changes coming, we want to take a closer look at the Dodge Charger today.

The Dodge Charger (as a 2017 model) offers a number of engines including a 292-300-hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 with 260-264 lb-ft of torque as a base model. Above that is a 370-hp 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 395 lb-ft of torque. When 370 hp isn’t enough, go for the Charger SRT model that gets a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 485 hp and 475 lb-ft. Serving as a halo car enhancing the image of the entire lineup is the Charger SRT Hellcat model, which boasts an incredible 707 hp and 650 lb-ft from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

The Dodge Charger might be refreshed for the 2019 model year, and a few years after that, a full redesign is possible. A redesigned Charger might be as much as 500 pounds lighter and even offer a turbo-four. “For those skeptical of a turbo-four-powered sedan like the Charger, keep in mind that many sedans and two-doors with turbo-fours have respectable 0-60 times, including the Audi A4 (5.3 seconds with all-wheel drive and an automatic), Chevrolet Camaro (5.2 seconds with a manual transmission), and Ford Mustang (6.3 seconds with a manual transmission).”-motortrend.com

We expect the 2018 Dodge Charger will mostly be a carryover model with few changes, except potentially for a special-edition model or two. In the next couple years, the Charger will likely receive another styling refresh to keep the model updated before a completely new model arrives years from now.

For more information or to take a test drive, head to All Star today. Their team would love to share more about the Dodge Charger!

Let’s Talk Luxury!

Rams Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

For a long time, the pick up truck has been known as the work horse of automobiles. We know that the Ram trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood are highly capable vehicles that can handle nearly anything that you can throw at it. Ram was not happy just having highly capable trucks, they wanted to offer their customers something more. Ram wanted their customer to have luxury too. This is why we want to talk to you about the new Tungsten trim that is coming out for the Ram line of trucks.

Take notice — the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is pushing boundaries and redefining high-end extravagance in a full-size pickup. Drawing inspiration from the rare Tungsten metal for which it’s named, the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is adorned in premium appointments and features a refined style.

The attention to detail on the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is designed to surround drivers with the finest materials and to set the Tungsten apart from the crowd, with both luxury exterior styling and interior opulence and comfort.

The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition makes a statement everywhere it goes, announcing its presence with a Tungsten Chrome grille with large R-A-M lettering front and center.

“The Tungsten model goes on to turn heads as it drives by, adding a sport hood (1500 only) to the body-color matched bumpers, mirrors, door handles and running boards, and Black-surround headlamps. Across the back, body-color R-A-M lettering covers the tailgate, leaving the same bold impression coming and going. Tungsten Chrome accents and badging with uniquely painted Limited wheels complete the package.”-blog.ramtrucks.com

For more information on the Tungsten trim on the Ram trucks, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today! You can get your Ram truck today!

Small but Mighty

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

So you want a lot of power but don’t want a huge SUV, what vehicle do you get? You get the Jeep Renegade from All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood. This wonderful vehicle packs all of the punch you would expect from a Jeep without the bulk that some SUV models carry. Let’s take a look at this small but mighty Renegade.

The Renegade is the smallest and least expensive model in Jeep’s expansive SUV lineup, slotting below the Patriot, Compass, Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. The Renegade shares the same platform as the Fiat 500X and is one of the most affordable SUVs on the market. The Renegade is one of the few compact crossovers that offers a manual transmission with all-wheel drive.

“The 2018 Jeep Renegade will likely carry over the same powertrains: a 180-hp 2.4-liter I-4 mated to a nine-speed automatic, or a 160-hp 1.4-liter turbo-four mated to a six-speed manual.  Renegades route power to the front wheels or to an available all-wheel-drive system,” (motortrend.com). The Trailhawk model with Jeep Active Drive Low, a 20:1 crawl ratio and Rock mode will likely return, and it’s possible Jeep might freshen the Renegade lineup with new features, colors, and maybe a new special-edition model for 2018. Don’t be surprised to see the base Sport trim and highly capable Trailhawk model return for 2018. The Renegade will be a good fit for those who want more comfort and practicality than you get from a Wrangler and more style and flair than the outdated, last-generation Compass model that might still be on dealer lots.

More Power!!!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

Is there any way that the Ram line of trucks could get any better? We thought no, but then Ram went and surprised us and made the Ram 3500 even more powerful. Today we want to talk about the 2018 Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood.

“When equipped with a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel, dual rear wheels, Aisin 6-speed automatic, and a 4.10 rear axle ratio, the 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 will make 930 pound-feet of torque and haul a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer, the truck-maker announced Friday. Keen mathletes will note that 930 lb-ft is more than the 925 lb-ft offered in the 2017 Ford Super Duty when optionally equipped with its 6.7-liter turbo-diesel (no relation).”-motorauthority.com

According to Ram, the secret sauce for so much power is in boost pressure. Last year, the right combination would net a 900 lb-ft of torque rating in the 2017 Ram 3500. This year the combo nets 930 lb-ft. Joke’s on those guys.

This year’s 6.7-liter turbo-diesel Ram 3500 with dual rear wheels and a 4.10 axle will also drag a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer. That’s more than the Super Duty’s 27,500-pound fifth-wheel rating, which was king of the hill for nearly a year.

There may or may not be a few things to keep in mind when considering this powerful truck for purchase. For example, this Ram 3500 will enable you to tow 30,000 pounds, however, towing 30,000 pounds means that you’ll need a CDL to legally haul that load.

There are even more wonderful things to discover on the Ram 3500, so head to All Star Dodge Ram and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to share with you all of the exciting features that the 2018 Ram 3500 will have to offer!

Do You Feel The Need for SPEED???

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

There has been a lot of talk lately about how the sequel to TOP GUN is happening and will be in theaters before we know it. If you are not satisfied with just the speed in the movies and want to experience speed for yourself, you need to get the Dodge Charger from All Star Dodge near Kirkwood. The Charger is already fast as it is, but there are some top level trims that will make it even faster – we want to take a look at those trims today.

Going with the Charger Daytona gets you the R/T’s special exterior styling elements and interior trim, a further upgraded performance suspension, forged alloy wheels, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, and the Premium Group content with the exception of navigation and BeatsAudio, which are available separately.

The R/T Scat Pack adds to the R/T a bigger V8 engine, upgraded performance brakes, a further upgraded “high-performance” suspension, the rear parking sensors, rearview camera and eight-way power front seats. Leather and simulated-suede upholstery is optional, and with it you get the heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

The SRT 392 adds to the R/T Scat Pack an adaptive suspension, forged alloy wheels, the Daytona 392’s upgraded brakes, xenon headlamps, the blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, all-leather upholstery, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and the Uconnect navigation system. The Technology Group is optional.

“The SRT Hellcat adds to the SRT 392 content a more powerful supercharged V8, upgraded steering and suspension tuning, and all of the above options. It reverts to the manual-adjustable steering wheel and eliminates the four-way power lumbar seating, but you can get the latter as well as the power-adjustable wheel as part of the Power Convenience Group.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the speedy Dodge Charger, head to All Star today!

Dealer Service is the Best Service

All Star Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

When it comes to getting your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler car, truck, or SUV serviced, it can be a hassle. Where do you take it, how long are you going to have to sit there and wait, and is the technician going to do what is needed and do it correctly? What if we told you there was a way to avoid the hassle and know that you are getting the best service? There is! All you have to do is bring your vehicle to the Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood!

The All Star technicians are the very best! The technicians at the dealer level are specialists; they are manufacturer-trained and typically work only on your make of vehicle. Most dealers have an ongoing training program for the service staff, which includes not only the service technicians but also the service manager, advisers and support staff. 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.

If you have a warranty, you are also going to get the most out of your warranty if you take your vehicle to the service center at All Star. “A dealer will perform repairs for free if your car is still under warranty. Dealers are paid by the manufacturers to perform this service and require the service technician to verify the problem, so you might find that dealers are hesitant to perform warranty work for problems they have difficulty substantiating. Even if you have to pay for repairs outside the warranty period, dealers can back up their repairs with a warranty that is good nationwide.’-edmunds.com

Take your cars to the All Star Service Center today!

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Jeep Wrangler: An Interesting History

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

This year marks the 76th anniversary of Jeep. more specifically the Jeep Wrangler that you can get at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood. This model was born out of a difficult time in our nations history. Today we want to take a look back at how the Jeep Wrangler got its start.

On the battlefield, the Jeep was fast, nimble and tough. It could handle nearly any terrain, and when it did get stuck, it was light enough for soldiers to lift free. It towed anti-tank weapons that could be deployed quickly, and it could mount a machine gun for fighting infantry.

The Jeep also served as an ambulance on the battlefield. It forded rivers and traversed lakes, it came ashore on D-Day, and it carried the Allies all the way to Berlin and onto Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and, eventually, onto the mainland shores of a defeated Japan. But Jeep’s postwar life has been a decades long trail of both rousing successes — and abject failures.

Jeep had a complicated birth, and much controversy remains about its origin. But some facts are undisputed. As World War II began to ravage Europe and Asia, the War Department realized the armed forces needed a small reconnaissance vehicle. It put out requests for proposals to U.S. automakers on an extremely aggressive timetable.

The first prototype military Jeep was developed by Bantam. Designed in 18 hours by Karl Probst, a freelance auto designer from Detroit, the 1,840-pound Bantam exceeded the Army’s expectations during initial testing in September 1940.

The War Department, however, had concerns about Bantam’s ability to meet the military’s capacity needs. As a result, it invited Willys-Overland and Ford Motor Co. to bid on the reconnaissance vehicle contract, this time using Probst’s design as a guidepost and allowing engineers from the two automakers to inspect and measure the Bantam.

Learn more about the history of the Jeep Wrangler at All Star today!

 

 

Inventory Specials at All Star!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

It’s spring in the St. Louis area! Everything is green and lush, plants are blooming, and the whole world seems to be reborn. Then you look at your car. It has seen better days, the mileage is more than you would like to be, and it just looks a little sad and lack-luster. What do you do? Are you going to continue to drive that old car, or would you rather get a great new car at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood? All Star offers a number of great inventory specials on their new Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles.

What is an inventory special? Well, an inventory special is a vehicle that is offered at a remarkably low price for a limited time. There might be a manufacturer incentive being run on a certain model, or the dealership might have a surplus of a certain model and they want to free up some space on their lot. Whatever the reason, you can be assured that the members of the All Star team would love to share with you all of the features and attributes that the inventory specials have to offer.

You might be wondering which models are currently on special at All Star. To find that information out, you need to hop onto the All Star website. There you will be able to see all of the Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models that are currently running at a discounted price.

For more information on the special rates offered for the inventory specials at All Star, simply check on the All Star website or stop by the dealership. The team members would be happy to show you around and take you on a test drive of each inventory special in which you are interested.

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!