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Winter is Coming – Service Now!

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Wentzville

We have certainly had our cold snap in the St. Louis area! One day it starts out at seventy degrees and end that same day at thirty degrees. Talk about weather whiplash! This colder weather has gotten us thinking about getting our vehicles serviced at the Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Wentzville. You might be thinking, do I really need to get my Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler Cars serviced now? It is just started to get cold. Now is the perfect time to get your vehicle serviced!

Imagine that you are out driving home from a delightful day of Christmas shopping. Everything has gone your way. You found the perfect gifts, they were on sale, and the salesmen were all polite as could be. You load up your SUV and start out towards your house, thinking that all is well with the world. And why wouldn’t you think that? You just had a great day! Then all of a sudden it starts to snow and you think to yourself how great the light snowfall is going to look. Then the snow starts coming down harder and you have to turn your windshield wipers on, but the blades are pretty worn and not cleaning the windshield off like they should. You then notice that the road is getting slippery and you can feel your vehicle starting to skid. This is likely happening because your tires are worn through. This very situation is exactly why you need to get your vehicle serviced now and before you find yourself stuck in a sticky situation. Never fear, the team in the All Star Service Center is here to help. Bring your vehicle in and let them service it so that you are ready for whatever the season may bring.

What to Know When Buying a CPO

Certified Pre Owned Dodge Ram at All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton

Last time we talked about a couple of things that you should know when going to buy a new car from All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton. Today we want to continue on with the same topic, but this time, focus on how it applies to buying CPO, or certified pre-owned vehicles.

1. Know when you should buy – Dealers run on a month-to-month basis. At the end of the month, many will accept lower offers to reach their goals and qualify for manufacturer bonuses. If you’re not picky about having the latest and greatest, the end of a model year is a great time to get good deals on remaining inventory. And December—particularly the last week before the new year—is a slow time for car sales, so if you can hack some time out of your holiday-shopping schedule, it’s a wise time to buy.

“Another thing to consider, most dealerships are busier on weekends. The weekdays are generally slow, especially in the morning. If you come into the dealership on a midweek morning when business is slow, the salespeople are more likely to make a good deal as well. They need sales and they want to look busy, which keeps them motivated to give you a better deal and earn your business.”-caranddriver.com

2. Make an appointment with a sales manager or other sales team member – Once your research is done and you are ready to head to the dealership to purchase a CPO car, call ahead and make an appointment. By calling a sales manager to make your appointment, you communicate that you are serious about this transaction and know what you are doing. This also allows your sales team member to get some information from you before your appointment, shortening the amount of time you will have to spend at the dealership.

Happy Shopping@

Ram ProMaster Van

Ram ProMaster Vans at All Star Dodge near Glendale

If you are looking for a utility van that has a number of great features and offers a number of different options, you want to check out the Ram ProMaster Van at All Star Dodge near Glendale. Today we want to take a closer look at this delightful van.

he 2017 Ram ProMaster cargo van comes in three main trim levels: 1500, 2500 and 3500. The 1500 offers two wheelbase lengths (118 or 136 inches) and a low- or high-roof option. The 2500 also offers two wheelbases (136 and 159 inches) but comes with the high roof only. The 3500 offers just one wheelbase — 159 inches — but can be ordered with an extra-long body configuration (250 inches versus the standard 236) for additional cargo space. The 3500 also comes with the high roof only.

Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, a passenger-side sliding door, air-conditioning, cloth bucket seats, power front windows, power locks, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a four-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs.

Available options include alloy wheels, foglights, daytime running lights, a driver-side sliding door, windows for the side and rear doors, power-folding/heated sideview mirrors, an alarm system, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, cruise control, an electronic parking brake, a cargo partition (with or without a sliding window), heated seats, swivel seats, a suspension driver seat, adjustable lumbar support, a double-passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior wall paneling and various add-ons aimed at upfitters, including 20-amp auxiliary instrument panel switches and auxiliary battery preparation. (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and dodge.com.)

Head to All Star today and test drive this great van. Their team will show you all of the different features that this vehicle has to offer, and answer any questions that you may have. Happy Shopping!

The Compass Will Show You How to Get There

Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

The Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant is a wonderful SUV that has a number of great different options and additions that you can choose that allow you to make the Compass your own. Today we want to take a look at the top trim choices and what each of them provides you.

The Compass Limited is the most comprehensively equipped. Standout features include 18-inch wheels, upgraded exterior trim, a 8.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration), automatic dual-zone climate control, an upgraded driver information display, a power driver seat, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Unlike the Sport and Latitude, the Limited is only available with AWD and a nine-speed automatic.

Though the Trailhawk sits below the Limited in price, it differs greatly in function and features. Only available in AWD with the nine-speed auto, it rides on 17-inch wheels with off-road-oriented tires, a raised suspension and a unique front fascia to maximize approach and breakover angles. Further mechanical changes include its own Selec-Terrain system to help it crawl over steep climbs and rocky surfaces. Red tow hooks front and rear and a matte-black hood accent further differentiate the Trailhawk from the rest of the Compass line, while a hidden set of underbody protection shields keep the engine, oil pan and gas tank from harm’s way. (Compiled from edmunds.com and jeep.com.)

We invite you to head to All Star today and take a look at this wonderful SUV. Take a test drive and experience the powerful engine and the comfortable interior. The All Star team would love to get you behind the wheel of the powerful and stylish Jeep Compass today! Get to All Star and get shopping!

Should I Shop at All Star???

New Cars at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

When you are looking for a St. Louis area dealership that has a great selection, a fantastic service and parts department, as well as the nicest and most knowledgeable sales staff that you will ever meet – you need to go to All Star Chrysler near Wentzville. They have a truly remarkable dealership and reputation. Do not just take our word for it, we want to share with you a few of the thoughts that were recently shared with us after shopping and buying at All Star!

They made my experience stress free and didn’t feel pressured into buying a car. I felt quite comfortable they were very knowledgeable and professional I have no complaints. -Valerie

I love the service that was provided to me, my sales representative was very understanding to my needs and not to mention he was so patient with me during my whole decision making. I was taken very good care of. Anyone in the market for a new vehicle, I highly recommend All Star Dodge Dealer. I know that I will be back. Hats off to my sales representative ( Eric H.) Thank you so much!!!!!! – Luvee

Every time I go in for an oil change, they do not let me leave without knowing about my cars performance. Always treated with respect and never a bother. -Curtis

“Recently in the market for a vehicle, no gimmicks, tricks, or run-arounds. Renell Couzart stepped up to the plate with his adept confidence and gave us information. I have never been more amazed. I feel a lot of salesmen and saleswoman could learn from this gentleman about the product you are purchasing.”-Pat via dealerrater.com

Head to All Star today and experience this amazing level of customer service. Their team would love to serve you!

What Makes a Great Car Dealer?

All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

We all know that not all car dealerships are created equally. Some are nothing better than junk lots, but there are some that are superior in all aspects of the job. We believe that All Star Dodge near Ladue is one of those superior dealerships. Today we are going to talk about some of the qualities of a great dealership.

Sincere Salesman – A big portion of the car world is moved by car sales people. Since car selling is a lucrative profession, a lot of aggressive folks have joined in. You can certainly find them in many car dealerships today. A salesman’s desire to earn money quickly can sometimes undermine a car dealer’s desire to deliver honest and sincere service.

“Sincerity can make a difference between a good and mediocre car dealership, and most car buyers can easily spot this. It is the top factor why car dealers that operate on a culture of sincerity easily win customer trust. We all know that trust is the most important value in any business.”-writedge.com

A Good Shopping Experience – A car dealer that has a wide array of cars for buyers to choose from can certainly provide customers with a good shopping experience. While many car shoppers today rely heavily on the internet to find the car they want to own, this technology doesn’t have the capability of allowing customers to do a test-drive. The opportunity of allowing customers to make actual comparisons and tests can only be provided by dealers with a large selection of cars.

For more information on the different vehicles that All Star has to offer or to meet some of the wonderful salesmen that work there, stop by the dealership. You will love their sincerity and the great shopping experience.

Car Buying Negotiation Tips

Couple buying car

Negotiating the price of a new or used Dodge Ram for sale near St. Louis is often the most stressful part of the purchasing process.  Often this is because many aren’t familiar with how to negotiate or they feel like they are being cheap by asking for a better deal.  What ever you reason you need to realize that negotiating price is just part of the car buying process and it’s totally expected by the sales associates.  In fact, I’m not sure how a dealer would act if you didn’t try to haggle just a little bit!  To help take some of the stress out of this subject, here are a new tips on negotiating you next car deal.

  • Don’t enter negotiations with a sales associate that you aren’t comfortable dealing with.  You should be confident in who you are buying from and trust them with the transaction at hand.
  • Familiarize yourself with car values before you start shopping.  This will help you make informed negotiating decisions.
  • Don’t be shy about asking for numbers in writing and take your time while processing the information given to you.  You have the right to make an informed decision and a professional will give you the time you need.
  • Before you start negotiating set a limit for yourself and do not exceed that limit.  Take an accountability partner with you if you need to.
  • Don’t show too much enthusiasm for the car you are wanting.  You want the dealer to feel like you could leave without any remorse, at any time.  Put on that poker face!
  • If things aren’t going the way you want or you feel uncomfortable about anything – walk away.  There are plenty of cars out there that are just as good as the one you are dealing on.

If you want a professional St. Louis area Dodge Ram sales associated to help you with your next purchase, visit All-Star today!

How Much Car Can You Afford – Part 2

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In part one of this series, the All-Star Chrysler cars finance team near Kirkwood got you started on your path to purchasing a new vehicle with tips related to how much car you can actually afford.  Today, let’s take a look at a few more areas you will want to consider when getting ready to make your next purchase:

  • Value your trade – Now that we have those first two steps taken care of, you will want to take into consideration any vehicle you may be trading in at time of purchase.  This amount will be taken off the purchase price of the vehicle and will either lower your monthly payment or allow you to purchase a new vehicle with a higher price tag.  Talk to your sale consultant at All-Star about having your trade appraised today!
  • Cash down payment – Just as with your trade-in, any cash that you have for a down payment will affect your payment and/or the amount of car you can afford.  Be sure to take this into consideration while shopping.
  • Amount owed on trade – If you are in a situation where you owe more on your current vehicle than you will get for a trade, that amount will need to be paid for as part of the new loan.  Be sure to mention this during the appraisal process.

Finally, before embarking on the task of purchasing a new or used Chrysler cars near Kirkwood, it’s best to meet with experts that understand how to get you the most car for your money.  This can be done by simply contacting the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!  At All-Star, the finance team can get you pre-approved and ready to make an informed purchasing decision right away.  No more worrying about getting approved or figuring out what you can afford – let the All-Star team do it for you!  Contact your favorite sales associate or simply fill out the pre-approval form online now.

 

How Much Car Can You Afford? – Part 1

How much

Getting into a new Dodge Ram for sale near North County is a fun and exciting endeavor. Yet many times the thought of shopping for a new car or truck is dampened by the overwhelming task of figuring out just how much car you can afford.  While it may seem impossible, the North County area Dodge Ram Finance team at All-Star is here to help! With just a few simple steps our team can help you get into a great new or used vehicle while still upholding your budgeting needs and in this two part series we will show you how!  Let’s get started!

  • Do a little research – This is the step where you will be gathering information about taxes, finance rates, and other fees as they pertain to your area of the country. If you are in the St. Louis area, the team at All-Star can give you an idea of what this will look like during your pre-approval evaluation.  Getting to understand these fees ahead of time will help you either save or account for any monies that could possibly be added onto your final loan amount.
  • Monthly payment – Now that you have an idea about fees and taxes, you will want to come up with your monthly payment target amount.  If you don’t already have a set amount for this within your monthly budget, you can do a simple calculation to come up with an amount.  In general, it is recommended that this amount not exceed more than 20 percent of your take-home or after-tax income each month.  For example, if you bring home $2,000 per month, you will want to look for a vehicle that will give you a monthly payment of no more than $400.  Remember, if you plan on adding any fees or taxed onto your loan amount, this will need to included in the $400 final monthly payment amount.

Check back tomorrow for more information you will want to consider when figuring out how much car you can really afford!

 

Should You Buy New, Used, Or Lease?

used or new

When you begin shopping for Dodge cars for sale near Oakville, you will quickly realize that there are three standard options when making a car purchase.  You will either buy new, buy used, or lease.  While these three options may seen pretty easy to decipher, there are actually some common sense things you need to remember when making your final decision.  Today, let’s talk about a few of the pros and cons related to each.

New Purchase – When you decide on a new car, you are deciding that you will pay a premium to own a vehicle that has had no previous owners or accumulated miles.  People normally associate a new car with being the most reliable and love the fact that they are usually backed by a warranty package.  The only draw back to a new car is the price.

Used Purchase – Most who decide on a used car are looking to take advantage of the price dip associated with a used vehicle purchase.  Used cars can be found with very few or a lot of miles and also in varying cosmetic conditions.  If you are looking to save the money but still want some peace-of-mind in your used cars purchase, simply look for a vehicle that is only a couple of years old and has had limited miles put on it.  This way you can get a nice, newer vehicle that will both meet your budget needs and your desire to drive a reliable vehicle.

Lease – A lease is essentially a long-term rental agreement.  In the agreement you will find the amount you are to pay each month, for how long, and any other associated fees.  Many choose a lease because they get a relatively maintenance free option that costs less and leaves them with no attachment to the vehicle at lease end.

Hopefully this quick reminder of the pros and cons of associated with car purchasing will help you in making this very important decision next time you are in the market for Dodge cars for sale near Oakville.