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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!

How to Get the Best Deal on a Grand Caravan

SAN JOSECA/USA - MAY 24 2014: Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram automobile dealership sign. All are part of the Chrysler Motor Company an American automobile manufacturer.

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge in Missouri

When you are shopping for a new Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge in Missouri, you are probably out to get the best deal that you can possibly get. Today we want to make a couple of suggestions as to what to do to help yourself get the best price on your Grand Caravan or to at least take some money off of the price.

Trading in your current vehicle is a great way to knock some money off the price of your Grand Caravan. Trade in appraisals usually take time, so if you have called to make an appointment with a salesperson, let them know that you have a trade in and that you would like it appraised as soon as possible. “Getting a trade-in appraised can take time. Moving that process up earlier in the deal-making can speed things along. It also lets the salesperson know that it’s very important to you to get a good trade-in value. If it turns out you and the dealership are thousands of dollars apart on the trade-in value, the earlier you know that, the better,” (edmonds.com). If a high trade in value is important to the sale, and you have laid out that if the price is right you will be purchasing your Grand Caravan now, they might be able to give you a little more money for your trade in than what they would usually do.

Going along with what we have said so far, let the salesperson know that if they make you a great deal that you would be ready to buy right away. A definate purchaser is something that salespeople really love to see, and might be willing to really cut the price to make the sale.

Inventory Specials are a Great Value!

Inventory Manufacturing Logistic Reserves Concept

Inventory Specials at All Star near Kirkwood

There are a number of people who really dread buying new cars. They will drive their current vehicles until they cannot be driven any longer, they put off shopping for a new car, and then they mope around the dealership. We think that the cost of a new vehicle is what makes these people so unhappy. We know that a new car is an investment, but at Inventory Specials at All Star near Kirkwood they aim to make your investment cost you less. The way in which they go about lessening your investment cost is by offering inventory specials. These incredible specials allow you to get a great vehicle for a fantastic price.

Shopping for inventory specials can be a little trickier than just doing to the dealership and picking out a car. It isn’t more difficult, but you might have to wait to get the model that you want at a discounted rate. You see, the inventory specials change on a weekly and monthly basis, so you will need to watch and check back often to see which models are currently on special. (If you want, you can meet with a sales team member to discuss the models in which you are interested. They can then send you an email or give you a phone call when the models in which you are interested go on special.)

For more information on the different models that are available, stop by the All Star Dealership. Their sales team members would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right model to suit your new car needs and your driving lifestyle. Don’t get down when you have to buy a new car, get happy with the help of the All Star team.

Renegade – Moving Forward

Helsinki Finland - May 21 2016: New shining red Jeep Renegade side view. It is a subcompact crossover SUV or mini SUV in Europe produced by Jeep

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near North County

Deciding which Jeep model to buy can be a difficult choice – there are so many great models from which to choose! We think that you will really love the Jeep Renegade, escpecially if you are a trend setter. We do not just want you to take our word for it! Today we want to share with you a review or two from people who have bought the Renegade. We think the people best quailfied for reviewing the Renegade are those who drive it on a daily basis.

Just purchased a Renegade Limited 4×4,Light grey leather interior with red trim, power seat, dual climate control, tow package , MySky sunroof. This is cool little Jeep that is ahead of it`s time, this is our second Jeep and the little details are really cool. Every time I get in our new Limited we find something new in the details. Drove her home about 100 miles after picking her up and used a quarter tank and averaged 30MPG, but still breaking in. Ride was very quite and comfortable. The steering is tight, but very nimble. The MySky sunroof is really cool as well, power sunroof, but you can remove the panels as well to open up the whole top, really ahead of its time. Remember this is Fiat , so it is Italian made. So far there is really nothing that has me really disappointed , very happy with it so far. – Thew

There are a lot of great and lovable features on the Jeep Renegade, stop by Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near North County for more information on everything that is offered. The team at All Star would be more than happy to assist you in any way that they can.

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