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What is Guaranteed Financing?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge near Fenton

Are you in need of a car but maybe don’t have the best credit? There is no need to worry about this when you shop at All Star Dodge near Fenton. At All Star, they offer a guaranteed financing program that helps everyone get financing for a car, truck, or SUV that they find at All Star. We want to take a closer look at this today.

What Is Guaranteed Car Finance? 
It is typically a free service and is currently available primarily to borrowers with poor or bad credit. Companies offering guaranteed car finance allow buyers to request the amount of credit needed to purchase a new car. The terms of the agreement with guaranteed car finance lenders are not limited to purchasing the vehicle from the lender or dealer. A new buyer is permitted to shop elsewhere and bring in their outside loan agreement for financing.

Terms of the Program 
“The loan agreement is a contract for hire arrangement where the finance company takes ownership of the vehicle during the loan period. The company charges a monthly rental fee to the borrower in exchange for use of the car. The monthly rental fee is comprised of the loan amount plus an interest and financing charge.”-carsdirect.com

Remember, this is just a basic understanding of how the guaranteed financing program works. For a more detailed explanation and understanding on how the guaranteed financing program works at All Star, talk to a member of their finance team. These friendly and knowledgeable staff members would be more than happy to help you learn more about the guaranteed financing and help you to apply. Any questions, they would love to answer those as well!

Ram 3500 Goes Heavy Duty

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

When you want a truck that can handle the work loads you demand all while riding in comfort, you get the Ram 3500 from All Star Dodge Ram near North County. Today we want to share with you how the Ram 3500 is getting even more heavy duty.

The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty has 930 lb-ft of torque. Go ahead and let that sink in for a second.

Cummins has massaged its 6.7-liter I6 diesel to produce 30 lb-ft more than before and officially make it the class leader in torque (that’s 155 lb-ft per cylinder, by the way). For reference, the Ford F-Series Super Duty diesel makes 925 lb-ft, and GM’s Heavy Duty trucks get by with a measly 910 lb-ft.

While a 5 lb-ft lead over the competition isn’t necessarily something to shout from the rooftops about, Ram can now unequivocally say it offers more grunt than any other truck in its class. This extra power over last year’s engine comes from higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and an increase in fuel flow rates.

Another place where the Ram takes the cake is fifth-wheel towing, with a maximum of 30,000 pounds there. A new in-house hitch design gives the truck that capability. It’ll be yours for $1,395. Gooseneck and conventional hitch maximums aren’t industry leaders, but 31,210 and 20,000 pounds, respectively, is still way more than most need.

“Ram says the increased fifth-wheel towing capacity allows people to buy the 3500 instead of a Class 4 or 5 truck to haul the heaviest travel trailers out there. We don’t often have gargantuan-sized towing needs — and found the 900 lb-ft from before more than adequate — but 930 lb-ft of torque from a pickup truck is still a mind-boggling number.” -autoweek.com

Experience the power of the Ram 3500 at All Star today!

 

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!

Now is the Time for Specials!

New Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

Did you know that the end of the year is a great time to get a great price on a new car at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur? It’s true! This time of year is when dealers are clearing out the current year’s models to make room for the next year’s models. One expecially great place to look is at the new car inventory specials that All Star is offering. This vast selection of vehicles has so many different models to offer that you are sure to find the right car, truck, or SUV to suit your wants and needs. What you will notice about all of the new car inventory specials is that they are all incredibly safe. Since the winter season is nearly upon us, we want to share with you a myth about icy, snowy roads.

Myth: Everyone should buy winter tires – that would prevent most icy road accidents.

Truth: While winter tires certainly do improve traction and handling to some degree during icy conditions, they do not allow a vehicle to safely travel at normal highway speeds when roads are icy. Most fatal accidents happen at high speeds, a condition that is beyond the limits of winter tires to completely prevent a loss of control.

“The regions with some of the highest icy road injury and death incidence are places that see only a handful of winter precipitation events each season – in some cases, only 2 or 3 days per year (such as the southern states in the US). Furthermore, on dry pavement, winter tires wear quickly and have worse handling characteristics. So, in locations where icy roads are seen only a few days a year, it isn’t practical or economical for all drivers in these regions to buy winter tires.”-icyroadsafety.com

Check out the selection of new car inventory specials at All Star today!

Wrangler Unlimited Interior Revealed!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer in Missouri

We love when we get the opportunity to look at the spy shots as they are just getting released. Some of the spy shots that we got a look at recently were the interior shots of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that will soon be at All Star Jeep Dealer in Missouri. We want to share with you some of what we saw!

No longer will Wrangler Unlimited owners be forced to peck haphazardly at the small, slow-to-react infotainment touchscreen that is the best offered in higher-end Wranglers today. As seen in this seemingly top-of-the-line mule, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will adopt the latest iteration of Fiat Chrysler’s easy-to-operate and quick-to-respond system in the form of Uconnect 3.0. Although our spy photographer didn’t get close enough to measure the screen, we presume the top-end unit will measure 8.4 inches as it does in other FCA products (expect lower-end 2018 Wrangler unlimiteds to run the smaller but still intuitive and quick 5.0-inch touchscreen setup).

These shots also allow us to see many other buttons scattered across the new Wrangler Unlimited’s center stack. Directly below the screen sit the truck’s automatic climate controls and a pair of big rubberized knobs for the audio system’s volume and tune functions. Notably, this mule also features buttons for parking-assist sensors, engine stop/start functionality, and a heated steering wheel, the last of which likely will be appreciated by denizens of snow-covered areas.

“One tier lower sit the window switches in the traditional location for power-window-equipped Wrangler Unlimiteds; this is essentially confirmation that the Wrangler Unlimited’s doors will continue to be removable. Surrounding the switches are a 12-volt charging port and a “media” door that likely hides one or more USB ports and perhaps an SD card slot.”-caranddriver.com

Soon you will be able to get the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star! Be on the lookout!

Next Wrangler Generation Coming Soon!

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer in MO

We are so excited to announce that the next generation of the Jeep Wrangler will soon be available at All Star Jeep Dealer in MO. The first photos of the new Jeep Wrangler were finally released and we want to share with you some of the things that we saw!

The first 2018 Wranglers are expected to roll off the line at Jeep’s Toledo, Ohio assembly plant in mid-November, with a public reveal scheduled not long after. It’s understood that the Wrangler will debut at the LA Auto Show, which means we’ll finally get to see it in the metal sometime in the last week of November. Automotive News reports that given this launch timeline, the 2018 Wrangler should arrive in dealers early next year.

The JK Wrangler’s interior is pretty utilitarian even in high-spec trucks, but spy photos indicate that the JL’s will be a lot nicer. It looks like the Wrangler will get Fiat Chrysler’s latest UConnect infotainment system, a welcome upgrade. Dual-zone climate control and a heated steering wheel appear to be options too.

The Wrangler will also retain its dashboard-mounted window switches, further evidence that the removable doors might remain. That dashboard is rather shallow and upright, just like older Wranglers, and it appears portions will be color-matched to the exterior paint. We’re not sure whether that’ll be a high-end option or a standard feature.

“Yes, after years of teasing concepts, Jeep is finally building a Wrangler pickup, rumored to be called the Scrambler. You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for the Wrangler pickup, however, as Jeep boss Mike Manley said earlier this year that production won’t start until late 2019. Manley wants to be sure that production is going smoothly for the regular Wrangler before Jeep’s Toledo, Ohio factory starts building a second body style.”-roadandtrack.com

Soon get your Jeep Wrangler at All Star!

 

More Plug-Ins on the Way?

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon

We are seeing a big shift in the auto industry – a shift towards electric cars. Chrysler has been keeping ahead of the curve by offering an electric version of the Chrysler Pacifica. The Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon is a favorite minivan crossover that offers style, agility, and comfort all at an affordable price. Today we want to take a deeper look at this get Chrysler vehicle.

There are a lot of reasons we think the Chrysler Pacifica is the best minivan on the market right now. It offers more amenities than the aging Toyota Sienna and a quieter, smoother ride than even the newly redesigned Honda Odyssey. This year, though, the Pacifica is pole-vaulting straight over the Japanese competition by rolling out something new and innovative: a plug-in electric hybrid powertrain.

It can drive on electric power for up to 33 miles before the gasoline engine turns on. Considering minivans are used so often for daily school and grocery runs, it means many families can do most of their driving on battery power instead of burning gas. If you install a 240-volt charging system in your garage, the battery can completely recharge in as little as two hours, Chrysler claims. It also retains the same smooth, silent road manners and family-friendly cabin amenities that make the regular Pacifica so appealing for highway trips.

“With the introduction of the Pacifica van, which replaced the Town & Country in 2016, Chrysler improved the drive quality and feature set so dramatically that the Japanese products were suddenly on defense for the first time in a decade, if not longer.”-nwitimes.com

For more information on the Chrysler Pacific or to take a test drive, head to All Star today!

Customer Service You Can Count On

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near St. Louis

We all have had those bad customer service experiences. We recently had one at a well-known St. Louis area restaurant, and it really ruined our evening. We had had great service there before but that night, it was very poor. Consistency seems to be hard for businesses in the customer service industry as of late. There is one place where customer service never has any consistency issues, that place is All Star Dodge near St. Louis. We don’t just want you to take our word for it, we want to share with you some conversations that we recently had with real customers who have shopped at All Star.

This is the most professional dealership that I have ever dealt with. I knew what I wanted before I arrived, and it was delivered with an efficiency that is rare. From start to finish, I was there only 1 hour. From the initial paperwork, to credit check, to financing, to out the door. All was handled professionally. I want to especially give a shot out to Mindy Pluma. Her personality was awesome. -Sheri

Mr. John Horrell offers customer support, advice and solutions in meeting the needs of a customer, like myself. My satisfaction and loyalty to this dealership is based on trust, professionalism, knowledgeable and attitude. -Sam

Customer services is #1 to me. This will be my fourth car from All Star. At first I was thinking about going to a different dealership, but my mind told me, “Why would you do that when Renell always takes care of you?” If something isn’t broke then why try and fix it? Start to finish he always listens on what I want. I will never think about going to another dealership. All Star is family and loyalty goes along way. You’re the best! -Monica

Head to All Star today!

Too Early to Think 2020?

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin

We don’t know about you, but we are planners. We like thinking and looking ahead and making plans and goals for the upcoming  year or years. That’s why when we got wind of spy shots of the 2020 Ram 2500, we had to take a look at share our findings with you. We know that you won’t be able to get the 2020 Ram 2500 at All Star just yet, but you can get the 2018 Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin today!

Pickups are tough, beastly things that have grown beyond all practical proportion in recent years; Ram’s offerings perhaps especially so. The new HD models are looking like they’ll go even farther. That’s a good thing for most truck buyers, however. Towing, hauling, and apparently dominating the road are all on the capabilities list for the newest member of Ram’s fold.

One powertrain you can bet will be in the new HD models will be a 6.4-liter V-8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft. This is the option that should appear in a new generation of Ram’s 2500 Power Wagon. And for diesel fans there will be the 6.7-liter turbocharged inline-6 from Cummins. This unit supplies a monster 930 lb-ft. With so much twist, you’ll be able to haul well over 30,000 pounds.

“Pickup trucks are huge sellers for the Detroit 3 automakers, so though won’t want to rock the boat when designing a new one. In the first 10 months of the year, the entire light truck market is up 5.2 percent, with Ram selling 374,901 pickups. Even with the new models just around the corner, current sales of Ram’s pickups are up 3.8 percent on the same period last year.”-motorauthority.com

Look for a debut of the 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty in late 2018 or early the following year. They will be at All Star Dodge Ram sooner than you think!

Fast Facts About Cars

Parts Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

We love trivia! Sometimes it’s fun to learn fun and interesting facts about the auto industry. Today we thought we would broaden your knowledge of things pertaining to cars. Let’s get learning!

A Swiss diplomat copped a speeding fine worth $290 000. Seriously.

In Switzerland, the cost of a speeding fine is based on the speed the vehicle was travelling at as well as the driver’s income. The diplomat in question, who earns around $26 million per year, was clocked driving his Ferrari at 137km/h through a village.

60 million cars are produced worldwide every year.

That’s 165 000 cars per day!

Women buy more new cars than men.

Think that the auto market is a man’s world? Think again.

Recent research by Cooper Tires revealed that women buy 60% of all new cars sold,
and influence 80% of all new car purchases.

The average person will spend 2 weeks of their life stopped at red lights.

Ouch. Maybe we should make that time worthwhile. Start learning a language, anyone?

The average car is made up of over 30 000 parts.

Alright, so this number does include the small stuff, like handle screws and panel pins.
But 30 000 is still an incredible figure when you give it some thought! The good news is that the Parts Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville can help you release all of them when the need arises. The friendly team in the parts department has the knowledge to help you figure out just which parts you need to keep your car running smoothly.

To get more information on the latest and greatest cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been put out by Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler, head to All Star today. Their friendly team is waiting to serve you!