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No Shame in Loving a Minivan!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

For a long time, the minivan has had a negative connotation. Driving a minivan meant that you weren’t cool anymore. Gone are the days of sporty sedans, you had kids, you don’t get to drive something fun any more. At least, this is what the common thought was, however, Chrysler is changing the way we think about minivans with the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Pacifica entered the market as a replacement for the Town and Country. And while it still looks like a minivan in some ways, it drives more like an SUV.  Navigating the roads in the rolling hills of Southern Missouri a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long to find out. A revised 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivered 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, making the climbs up Missouri’s hills effortless. Likewise, the new nine-speed automatic transmission never strained or felt clunky, like it has in other recent products like our long-term Jeep Cherokee. The harmonious combination of the upgraded engine and transmission felt like the single-biggest differentiation between the old and new minivans.

Chrysler boasts that the Pacifica’s new unibody structure provides a stiffer foundation, which in turn provides sedan-like agility. But let’s not get carried away. No one will confuse this minivan – or any other – with a 300 sedan in terms of driving dynamics. But as minivans go, the Pacifica felt responsive with minimal levels of body roll.
The exterior look of the car is also brand new. Gone is the frumpy, toaster-like shape of the Town & Country and Grand Caravan. The wheelbase remains exactly the same, but engineers shortened the front overhang and lengthened the rear one, giving the Pacifica a more rectangular shape. Corners have been rounded and side-view mirrors are body-mounted.

Stop by All Star Chrysler near Arnold for more information!

Quality Repairs are Important

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

Nobody leaves their house in the morning anticipating that they are going to be in an accident. However, sometimes bad things happen. In order to get your Dodge Ram vehicles back to how they were before the accident, you need to take your vehicle to a quality repair center. You need to take your vehicle to the Collision Repair Center at All Star in Missouri.

When your vehicle is involved in a collision, auto body work is the first step one takes to repair the damage. There are many facets involved when restoring your vehicle back to its original quality. Collision repair entails a detailed inspection to determine the level of damage both structural, auto body and paint that is needed for the project. Once the car has been cleared mechanically the pre-collision restoration can begin. Quality manufactured parts and the painting process used will determine the quality of repair you ultimately receive.

“Color matching is very important and it takes a great deal of skill to match the color of your car’s paint for several reasons. First, slight variations in color occur and matching these variations can be tricky. This can occur for several reasons to include the age of the car, sun and weather exposure and atmospheric oxidation,” (autobodyspecialist.com). Color matching is really easy when you bring your Dodge Ram vehicles in for repair at a Dodge Ram dealership. They know the exact color that will match because they have the manufacturers paint at their fingertips.

For more information on the different services offered by the Collision Repair Center at All Star, call or stop by the dealership today. Their team would love to assist you will all of your Dodge Ram auto repair needs.

Do You Know How to Buy a New Chrysler?

New Chrysler Cars at All Star in Missouri

Just about anybody can buy a new Chrysler at All Star in Missouri, but do you know how to buy a new car? It is so much more than just picking out which vehicle you want to buy. There are a few more steps to take in the process to help you insure that you get the very best deal and the right vehicle for your driving lifestyle.

  1. Determine the type of vehicle you need. Once you’ve established the kind of vehicle that fits your lifestyle, it’s time to choose the model you want. Do your research on the Internet before going to a dealership. Talk to others who have the same kind of car – what do they like about it? What do they NOT like about it? How do the gas mileage and insurance cost compare to your current vehicle? Are there features you want your vehicle to have that are not available or come standard on another model? These are all things to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Having a good idea of what you want is a good idea, but don’t “marry” yourself to just one. Keeping two or three options open will allow you flexibility if, for any reason, something goes wrong along the way.
  2. Just before visiting the dealership, you can usually check out their inventory online to make sure they have the vehicle of your choice in stock. If you head out, ready to buy, only to find out they don’t have one and you can’t even complete a test drive, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment from the start.

All Star has an amazing selection of new and used Chrysler Cars, stop by the dealership to check them all out!

Dodge Ram Used Cars – Perfect for Long Term

Used Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MIssouri

It is widely known that Dodge has been innovator in the auto industry since the early days, as in the early days of the car itself. It is this long legacy that makes each Dodge Ram model such a great vehicle. They are built to last. This means that when you decided to by a Used Car from All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri, you are getting a vehicle that will last you a long time. We want to share with you a little bit about the Dodge brothers that started this long lasting legacy.

The Dodge Brothers were skilled machinists from a modest background. John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge were two of the three children of Daniel Rug and Maria Dodge of Niles, Michigan. They attended public schools, but learned the machinist’s trade from their father, who ran a shop specializing in internal combustion engines for marine use. The inseparable brothers built the first bicycle in Niles.

Horace Dodge invented a four-point, dirt proof, adjustable bicycle ball bearing and in 1897 the two brothers established the Evans & Dodge Bicycle Company with Fred S. Evans and leased the Typograph Company plant for two years. In 1900, they sold their interests, returned to Detroit, and established a machine shop in the Boydell Building on Beaubien Street at Lafayette. They began with only twelve employees, but quickly established a reputation for excellent workmanship. Ransom E. Olds erected the first automobile plant in Detroit in 1899 and by early 1901 the Dodge machine shop supplied him with engines. Olds followed with an order for 3,000 transmissions in 1902, making the Dodge brothers one of the largest parts suppliers for the nascent Detroit automobile industry.(Some of this information was compiled from dodgemotors.com). The Dodge brothers grew their knowledge from a small bike shop to a manufacturing empire.

Don’t Skip Maintenance!

Service at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

We love our Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles. They are fun to drive, they are comfortable to ride in, and they are just all-around great quality vehicles. But what happens if you don’t take car of your Dodge Ram vehicles, will they be ok? Is skipping maintenance a big deal? Let’s explore this today.

The long and short of it, is that you cannot skip auto maintenance. But there are some very big reasons why. Technology in cars like electronic fuel injection and electronic control units certainly have simplified servicing and “tuning” a car if the right computer equipment is used but they have also made the process more involved for the mechanic (technician) who must be trained to a higher level.

There is much more to servicing a modern car than simply giving it a “grease and oil change.” The old $35 dollar grease and oil might have passed muster a decade ago but is in most cases insufficient attention for a new car with its many sophisticated systems.

“Car servicing can involve up to 50 or more component and system checks and adjustments. And despite complaints about the cost from some car owners, it’s worth the money. Maintaining the engine in peak economy, performance and emissions condition requires electronic monitoring and fine adjustment according to the diagnostic computer read out.”-carsguide.com

A correctly serviced and tuned engine will have a longer, more economical service life than one that is run into the ground with minimal or inappropriate attention. It can also pre-warn or potentially major problems with the engine and transmission.

The best offense is always a good defense. To get your Dodge Ram vehicles properly cared for, head to All Star in Missouri. Their service department is ready to serve you!

A Rebellion Coming!

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer in Missouri

We have been long time fans of the Jeep Renegade. It just screams out for adventure and thirsts for more something more. FCA has heard our cries and is introducing some new trims for the Jeep Renegade, at All Star Jeep Deal in Missouri, that will make it more rebellious than we thought possible. Let’s learn more about these trims today!

The 2017 Renegade Deserthawk and Altitude are both set to bow this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. One is meant for taking on the toughest desert terrain while the other is dressy enough to pull up at an opera house.

Deserthawk may blend right into its environment if buyers order it in the new, exclusive Mojave Sand tan. It also comes in white, black and a gray called Anvil. The Deserthawk rocks 17-inch black wheels, hood and rear-body-panel decals, rock rails, skid plates, and signature red front and rear tow hooks. Inside are black leather seats with contrast stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats, a cargo tray mat, a backup camera and a 7-inch multimedia display.

All that’s in addition to the Deserthawk’s all-terrain capabilities, which mirror those of the “regular” Trailhawk edition. The desert-ready, all-wheel-drive performance comes courtesy 8.7 inches of ground clearance, hill descent control, up to 19 inches of water fording and a standard 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

In contrast is the Altitude, which is aimed more at making an impression on the street than the mud. “It elevates the offerings of the Latitude model, starting with an aggressive, all-black color scheme. All regular Latitude paint jobs are available, but the 18-inch wheels are blacked out and gloss-black accents adorn the exterior, including the front and rear badges, grille rings and taillight rings.”-usatoday.com

For more information, stop by All Star today!

Did You Say Pre-Owned?

Pre-Owned Dodge Cars at All Star Dodge in Missouri

Did we just hear you say that you are considering getting a pre-owned vehicle at All Star Dodge in Missouri? We sure hope that we did! All Star has a crazy impressive inventory that is stocked with just about any Dodge Ram vehicle you can think of, maybe not some of the classic and collectors vehicles, but you never know what you might see! Today we want to share with you some of the vehicles that are currently available at the dealership.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 2 Door Car – This model was originally $44,846! It is a local trade in that has a navigation system, along with 6-Speed Manual! It has only had one owner and is in like new condition! Challenger SRT8 392, 2D Coupe Features: SRT HEMI 6.4L V8, Tremec 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Sublime Pearl Coat, and Leather. Just in, this charming 2015 Dodge Challenger comes with a SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 engine and Tremec 6-Speed Manual. Technologically masterful machine that marries high performance with good road manners. It is currently on sale for $39,890.

2016 Dodge Journey SE Sport Utility – This wonderful pickup truck was originally $20,387, but has been reduced to $17,962! The Dodge Journey is roomy and has 3 Rows of Seats. This Journey SE, 4D Sport Utility features: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT, 4-Speed Automatic VLP, FWD, Redline 2 Coat Pearl, and Black Cloth. Don’t miss out on buying this fantastic-looking 2016 Dodge Journey. There are also a number of additional, optional equipment packages included, like the Customer Preferred Package 22F, Flexible Seating Group, Second-Row 40 / 60 Tilt and Slide Seat, Third-Row 50 / 50 Fold / Reclining Seat, Air Conditioning with 3-Zone Temperature Control, and Radio 4.3.

For more information on the different models All Star has available on their pre-owned lot, head to All Star today!

Why Buy a Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

MOSCOW RUSSIA - JUNE 2 2013: Motor car Dodge Ram 1500 at the city street.

Ram 1500 Crew Cab at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

There are a lot of great models in the Dodge Ram lineup and at the top of that list of a lot of people are their line of trucks. Today we would like to talk about the benefits of buying a Ram 1500 Crew Cab from All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri.

The Engines, Several Strong Options – For good reason, the Pentastar V-6 engine has received quite a few accolades over the past few years. The serviceable 3.6-liter engine develops a useful 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. When needed, drivers can pull more than 7,600 pounds. This engine also enables the full-size truck to return an efficient 25 mpg on the open road.

When the EcoDiesel engine first hit the scene, it instantly became a popular choice. Ram has tuned to the turbocharged diesel engine to produce a rewarding 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Not only can drivers tow up to 9,210 pounds, but they can also look forward to getting a sensational 28 mpg on the highway.

The Hemi V-8 engine pledges to deliver a strong punch. With a total output of 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, it proves to be the strongest engine in the lineup. The potent engine increases the truck’s towing capacity to an impressive 10,640. A lot of drivers will also love the engine’s powerful sound.

“Most versions of the 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This transmission has received one of the highest ratings in the class. Because of the gearbox’s smoothness, the truck is able to deliver a responsive performance in all driving situations. Furthermore, it aids the Ram 1500’s fuel economy.” -carbuyingstrategies.com

For more information on the Ram 1500 Crew Cab or to take a test drive, head to All Star today! Their team is ready and eager to assist you!

 

Take Advantage of Your Car’s History

Aarhus, Denmark - January  17, 2016: Chrysler is an American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan and owned by holding company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Chrysler Cars at All Star near Florissant

When you are considering the purchase of a used car, you might want to know the specific history of that vehicle. You might be interested to know that Chrysler Cars at All Star near Florissant will provide you with a vehicle history of the Chrysler cars in which you are interested. Some vehicles do have better kept records than others, escpecially when it comes to maintenance. (Some people will trade in a vehicle in which they did most of the work themselves; this means that service recors might not be available.)

“Carfax and AutoCheck are the two biggest providers of vehicle history reports, and it is absolutely essential to obtain one when buying a used car. Using the vehicle’s VIN, either company can obtain a substantial amount of information on a used vehicle,” (nydailynews.com). Highlights of the kinds of information contained within a vehicle history report include:

• Number of previous owners

• Previous registration status (lease, personal, fleet, taxi, etc.)

• Accident, flood, repair, Lemon Law history

• Mileage validation

While a vehicle history report cannot identify every possible cause for concern associated with a particular used car, easy access to them certainly adds significant peace of mind when buying one.

Knowing as much information as possible about the used Chrysler cars you are considering for purchase can really provide you with the insight you want when buying a used car. Remember, knowledge is power!

If you want more information on the different Chrysler Cars that are currently on the used car lot at All Star, you can check out their inventory online or you can stop by the dealership. Either way, the team is ready and willing to help you get the information you want on your next used Chrysler Cars.

Dodge Ram Never Looked So Good!

Pretty brunette driving a car

Dodge Ram Cars at All Star in Missouri

We love the Dodge Ram line up of vehicles this year! They are all so sleek and stylish. Not to mention that they run like champs. Today we want to highlight just a few of the models in the line up. If you are interested in acquiring any of these models, just head to All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri.

The Dodge Durango is an incredible SUV that is known for its hansome good looks and powerful engine. We know of someone who was so thrilled with the Durango that they got for themselves that they went out and bought a matching one for their wife! You can even choose to add a HEMI engine to your Durango for added power and towing capacity.

The Jeep Wrangler is another wonderful model in the Dodge Ram family of vehicles. This model was first designed during World War II as a vehicle that could get over the more rough terrains of Europe. Once it was released to the public, it became a top selling model and spawned an entire life style group. There are Jeeping groups all over the country as well as here, in the St. Louis area. These groups go for mudding rides through rough terrains, muddy conditions, and through shallow streams and rivers. All Star carries a variety of Jeep Wrangler models as well as additional parts to keep you from getting stuck while out on the rough terrains of southern Missouri.

For more information on the different models at All Star and the different parts and options available, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right new vehicle for you!