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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!

Be the Renegade

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue

There are certain vehicles that cause you to to identify with their name. One such SUV is the Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue. If you decide to own a Jeep Renegade, it is likely that the word renegade would also describe you and your personality. We think that this is great! We love when people personally identify with the car, truck, or SUV that they own and operate – with one exception. Icy and snowy road conditions. It is in these rough road conditions that you should not be a renegade, but rather someone who is cautious and does not take risks. Today we want to share with you some of the myths of icy roads.

Myth: The worst icy road dangers are during big winter storms.

Truth: The road ice hazard isn’t the minor fender-benders or slide-offs common during snowstorms. The real danger is the serious, highway-speed crashes during light icing events that take drivers by surprise.

When a major snowstorm hits, communities are typically highly aware and prepared for the event prior to its impacts. Schools and workplaces close. Highways officials close many of the high-speed roads, including the interstates, that are the usual spots for fatal icy road accidents. “When the storm is in progress, the sheer amount of snow prevents vehicles from easily reaching the speeds that are often associated with fatal accidents. Most accidents in snowstorms happen at the onset of the storm or on its fringes, where accumulations are lower.”-icyroadsafety.com

Snow accounts for the most icy road fatalities during the winter, but it is the minor events – from a dusting to a couple of inches of accumulation – that cause the most serious snow-related accident outbreaks.

Learn more about the safety features on the Jeep Renegade at All Star today!

Buy a New Car!

New Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Ladue

Is that old car of yours looking a little worse for the wear? Is it just too small for your growing family? Are you just tired of the vehicle that you have? If so, then you need to head to All Star Dodge near Ladue and check out their selection of new car inventory specials. Today we want to share with you some of the best reasons to buy a new car!

They are reliable: According to J.D. Power, more than half of car buyers claim that after exterior and interior styling, reliability is the most important factor when choosing a vehicle. Because new cars are typically more reliable than used cars, consumers are likely better served by choosing a new one instead of a used one. Qualified language is necessary here because reliability means different things to different people. Especially in recent years, consumer dissatisfaction with user experience and design has colored perceptions of quality and reliability.

They come with a warranty: New cars come with a warranty, and some are quite generous. This means that if something does break or fails to work as designed or intended, you can get it replaced at no cost.

“They have the latest safety features: During the past half-decade, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has set the safety agenda and requirements for the automotive industry, pushing beyond the minimum standards required by the federal government. After giving car companies advance notice that it was doing so, the IIHS developed the small overlap frontal impact crash test, which measures how well a vehicle’s underlying structure deflects collision force when an impact occurs at the front corner of a vehicle.”-nydailynews.com

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


Let’s Talk Safety!

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton

When you are shopping for a Chrysler 200, you are sure to wonder what the safety features might look like on the top models. Today we want to take a look at the different safety features offered on the Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton.

The Chrysler 200 comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock brakes, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. A rearview camera is optional on the base LX and standard on other trims. The Driver Assist package, available only on the Limited Platinum, adds a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert. The SafetyTec package, available only on the 200C Platinum, includes forward collision warning, brake assistance, blind-spot and lane departure warning, rear-cross traffic alert, along with adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system.

In government crash tests, the 200 received a full five stars for overall protection, with five stars awarded for both front- and side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the 200 earned the top score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact, small-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. Also in IIHS testing, the effectiveness of the 200’s optional frontal collision warning and automatic braking systems earned a top rating of Superior. IIHS also named the 200 a Top Safety Pick+. (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and chrysler.com.)

“During Edmunds testing, a 200S AWD came to a stop from 60 mph in 119 feet, a bit better than average for this segment. However, a four-cylinder 200 Limited required a longer 129 feet.”-edmunds.com

Learn more about the different safety features offered on the Chrysler 200 at All Star. Their team would love to take you on a test drive of this incredible car!

Could the Ram 1500 Save You?

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

There are a lot of things to consider when you are deciding on which pick up truck to buy. You are likely to think about how it looks, its engine capability, its towing capacity, and its cost. There is another area that is probably the most important thing to consider but is usually last on the list of things worth of consideration. This area that is of utmost importance is safety! The Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City is an incredibly safe truck that could save your life if you are in an accident. We want to share with you a part of a story that shows just how safe the Ram 1500 is.

A man was involved in a accident in which a driver crossed into the south bound lanes, from the north bound lanes. The driver clipped the tail end of his Dodge Ram 1500 which sent me spinning, splitting a telephone pole in half, and causing him to rollover 4 times. All air bags deployed and the bed of the truck, the wheels and various other parts of the truck were destroyed, but the cab stayed in tact allowing him to walk away from the accident with only neck strain from the seat belt. He believes the well built truck saved his life that day and then replaced the totaled truck with another Dodge Ram 1500. He will tell you just how great of a job Dodge did on the engineering of this truck.

This is just one man’s story. For more information on the safety features and rating on the Ram 1500, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledge team would be more than happy to show you the safety features on the Ram 1500.

What’s New on the 2017 Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Ladue

The Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Ladue is a top sedan in its class. For the 2017 model year there was a few changes that we think are really spectacular – let’s take a look at look at the changes.

“Some of the highlights that might be the defining moment for the 300 sedan include an available all-wheel-drive, lots of standard features, satisfying technology and audio systems, upscale cabin, an exceptional quiet and supple ride, and a strong V8 power.”-newcarsreleasedates.com

Some of the novelties include unique commemorative touches, an upgraded suspension system, a few enhancements including but not limited to Siri Eyes Free, and tons of safety features available on a single package dubbed SafetyTec Plus.

Its combination of attitude and luxury helps overshadow the many large sedans already in the market. Indeed, we can reminisce its debut ten years ago and how it received the attention of its uniqueness and sophistication. Also for 2017, the 300 stays true to its roots but is now a bit subtle and refined.

Others might argue that some of its appeal comes from the available RWD platform and its V6 and V8 power offerings. But still, there is something vaguely imposing about this widely celebrated all-American sedan.

The full-size sedan comes in a walloping four trims: base 300 Limited, mid-trims 300S and 300C, and the top-of-the-line 2017 Chrysler 300 300C Platinum.

Standard features and equipment available on the base 2017 Chrysler 300 Limited include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, automatic climate control, a USB port, voice controls, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, premium sound system, heated 8-way power front seats, keyless ignition and entry, a 60/40-splt folding rear setbacks, Wi-Fi hotspot, cruise control, daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, heated mirrors, optional 19” wheels, and leather upholstery. (This information was compiled from newscarsreleasedates.com and chrysler.com.)

Get your Chrysler 300 at All Star today!

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fast Facts

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon

When you decide to buy a new Jeep, you might wonder which Jeep will be the right ride for you. Today we want to share with you some of the fast facts about the Jeep Grand Cherokee that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon.

What’s new for 2017? – A new Trailhawk model features all of the off-road-ready hardware in Jeep’s arsenal, plus a unique interior and trademark red tow hooks. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Summit model gets a more upscale interior and more standard equipment. The SRT gets its own unique front fascia and a “Laguna leather” interior package, while all other models except the Summit get the front-end treatment from 2016’s 75th Anniversary Edition. All Grand Cherokees now have a backup camera and rear parking sensors as standard.

It’s Safe – The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a perfect five-star rating from NHTSA when equipped with four-wheel drive, but rear-drive models get only four stars. Front and side crash ratings are five stars for both, but the RWD version gets three stars for rollover versus the 4WD’s four. “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t tested a 2017 Grand Cherokee, but gave the 2016 model its best rating (“Good”) for all tests except its difficult new small-overlap crash test, in which the Grand Cherokee was rated “Marginal”—that’s only one step up from the bottom. Available active safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star today! Their team can share even more great information with you about these impressive vehicles. It’s time you drive a safe and capable Jeep – it’s time you drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee!

Chrysler Pacifica Family Friendly

NEW YORK - MARCH 23: A Chrysler Pacifica 2017 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show during Press day,  public show is running from March 25th through April 3, 2016 in New York, NY.

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star near Clayton

Chrysler was the original creator of the minivan many years ago. Through the years there have been a number of different incarnations of the minivan, but the latest minivan is the Chrysler Pacifica that is available at All Star near Clayton. Today we want to talk a little bit about this wonderful model.

“You can’t beat family friendly Stow ‘n Go seats. If you don’t need the second–row the seats fold away into what is otherwise an under-floor storage bin.” -bizjournals.com

Another feature allows the seats to tilt forward to aid access to the third row, which also folds into the floor and even has a power option. Plus, not only can you activate the hatch with the swipe of your foot, but the sliding side doors too. Also new is a built-in vacuum.

“Chrysler’s Uconnect is one of the better infotainment systems, unfortunately you have to upgrade to move from the small 5-inch touchscreen to the sweet 8.4 incher.” -bizjournals.com

Going another step up, you now can get Uconnect Theater for the backseats, which allows passengers to watch movies, surf the Internet, connect to personal devices, and also comes with its own set of games.

Popular driver assistance and safety features also are available. The ride is smoother and quieter than ever and handling is like driving a midsize sedan.

There are a ton of great additional features on the Chrysler Pacifica, and you need to test drive this great minivan for yourself at All Star. Their team would love to assist you in getting your own family friendly vehicle. We are sure that your family will love to ride in this incredible piece of machinery. Get your own Chrysler Pacifica today!

Safety Always First

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 Town and Country at All Star near Clayton

If you are looking for a new family vehicle, it is likely that you are looking for a vehicle that has a great safety rating and that possesses great safety features. If this is what you are looking for, then you need to get the Chrysler Town and Country at All Star near Clayton. Today we want to look at a few of the safety features offered and at its overall safety rating.

Standard on the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country are antilock disc brakes, stability control, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags, a driver knee airbag and full-length side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is also standard. Blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-path detection system are standard on the Touring-L, Limited and Limited Platinum. “In Edmunds brake testing, the Town & Country came to a stop from 60 mph in 120 feet, an above average braking distance for a minivan.” – edmonds.com

In government crash tests, the Town & Country received four out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars awarded for overall frontal-impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the Town & Country earned the top score of “Good” in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test as well as the side-impact, roof-strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

The Chrysler Town and Country is not only safe, but also a great value. It offers a number of great features and different options to help you get the minivan that will work well for your family for years to come. If you would like some more information on the different options offered on the Chrysler Town and Country, head to All Star today. Their team would love to assist you!


Dodge Durango – Safety First

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Dodge Durango at All Star near Ellisville

We love the Dodge Durango from All Star near Ellisville. It is roomy and has the option for a Hemi engine. What a lot of people often forget is that the Dodge Durango is also incredibly safe. Today we would like to share with you some information on the safety features that are offered by Dodge on the Durango.

In today’s world, it is not enough just to be stylish with a powerful engine, the new suv Dodge Durango in St Louis has to be safe as well. There are a number of safety systems that come included with this SUV. While the dual front side-mounted airbags and the front, rear, and thrid row head airbags are more traditional, dusk sensing headlamps and brake drying stand out as extras that are there to make your drive even more safe.

To ensure the safety of its passengers in the event of an accident, the Dodge Durango comes with a post-collision safety system that engages certain systems on the SUV to help protect you and your passengers.

The Dodge Durango comes with a basic alarm system that can be upgraded to a more advanced security system; ask an All Star team member for more details.

We know of someone who recently was able to avoid an accident thanks to the safety features that their Durango has. It started raining very hard all of a sudden on this family’s drive home. The car in front of them began to bydroplane, lost control, and hit a car in the next lane. The family in the Durango was able to stop quickly without the worry of trouble because of the braking drying system and advanced stopping system. You too can be safe if you drive a Dodge Durango.