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A First Look at the 2018 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

We love the Dodge Durango and the many wonderful qualities that it has to offer. We are also super excited to share with you some of what we saw when we got our first look at the 2018 Dodge Durango. While it is not yet at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale, it will be soon!

“When it comes to three-row SUVs, most manufacturers highlight civility, practicality and economy. Not Dodge. For the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Dodge rolled out a brash, in-your-face zag to everyone’s zig in the form of the 2017 Dodge Durango SRT. Dodge calls it “America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.””-edmonds.com

With a 6.4-liter V8 producing 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the Durango SRT can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, according to Dodge. In other words, not only can this SUV seat six and tow up to 8,600 pounds, it can keep up with many a German sport sedan. Thank the new launch control feature for this feat. Like sports cars, the Durango SRT can optimize traction control and shift parameters to ensure the fastest acceleration possible. It has multiple drive modes that are capable of changing the calibration of everything from the suspension and stability control to the center-differential torque split and transmission shift parameters. Combined with stiffer rear damping, springs and anti-roll bars, the Durango SRT is bound to handle about as sporty as a gigantic three-row SUV can. Bringing the speed down are Brembo brake calipers and 15-inch brake rotors up front and 13.8-inch brake rotors on the rear axle.

So when you think Dodge Durango, think utility meets sports car. Think agility and comfort. You will not find a better SUV on the market. So get to All Star and place your order for the 2018 Dodge Durango!

Go Five Star with All Star

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near O’Fallon

When you are shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV, there is no better place to go than All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon. The All Star dealership is a full service dealership that offers everything you might need for your new or used Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep. Financing, service, parts, anything that you might need is there waiting for you! We do not just want you to take our word for it, so we thought we would share with you what we heard from some folks who recently shopped or had service done at the five star, All Star dealership!

They were very friendly and efficient. They were fair on my trade as well as the price. I would highly recommend All Star for you next car purchase. – Naomi

Tim is excellent to work with. All service agents should have actual hands on automotive experience like he does. Gives you a feeling of confidence of making service decisions since you don’t get to speak with the individual who is actually working on your car. – Grand Caravan owner

Came in without an appointment, as usual, to see if I could get an inspection on my 2013 Dodge Dart. Tim Hoxwoth was able to get me in and out within an hour. Pretty darn good I’d say for not having an appointment. That’s why I keep coming back! – Mr. Schuh

Very cooperative and business-like. Salesman did not try to “sell” just let the product speak for itself. Seemed knowledgeable and straightforward. -Jeep owner

Head down to All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler and experience this great dealership for yourself. The team at All Star knows what they are doing and are ready to help you get behind the wheel of a great new or used car!

Do I Really NEED Dealership Service?

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles

We hear this question all the time. The short answer is YES! We will get into the long answer shortly. Whenever you need anything done to any of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler cars, trucks, or SUVs, you should really bring it to the Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles. Their team knows just how to handle any and all situations that may come up. Now here’s the long answer…

One of the biggest advantages of servicing a vehicle at the dealership begins right in the service bays. Dealerships employ technicians that are considered specialists in working on a particular line of vehicles. They are manufacturer-trained and, in most cases, only work on the make of vehicles that are sold through that particular dealership.

The specialist training is often only offered to a manufacturer’s network of dealerships, and encompasses not only the service technicians, but service managers, advisors and support staff as well. This means that the men and women working on the vehicles have intimate knowledge of how these vehicles are supposed to perform and how/when to make necessary repairs.

“Another advantage is the relationship that is built with the dealership. By having a vehicle serviced regularly at the dealership, they have an accurate and up-to-date picture of the road and service history of that vehicle. They are better equipped to understand what is going on with each individual vehicle because they have all prior service records right at their fingertips.”-tischerauto.com

When it comes time to get any of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicles serviced, head straight to All Star. Their team is ready to assist you in whatever you might need done!


All about the Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold

The Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold is an SUV that doesn’t like to toot its own horn, it likes to lay back and enjoy the ride. While the Patriot isn’t the most rough and tumble of the Jeep line up, like the Wrangler is, this model is still up for more than most SUV models. Let’s take a look at what the Jeep Patriot has to offer.

The Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover available in two main trim levels: Sport and Latitude. Both trims offer various subtrims. The Sport trim is sold in Sport SE and 75th Anniversary Edition subtrims, while Latitude buyers can choose the High Altitude subtrim. The base Sport provides 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a four-speaker sound system, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. The Latitude adds heated mirrors, air-conditioning, power accessories, alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat and heated front seats. Options include distinctive flip-down tailgate speakers, a rearview camera, a navigation system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and roof rails.

The standard engine for front-wheel-drive models is a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 172 hp is optional on front-wheel-drive Patriots and is required on all Patriots that have four-wheel drive. All models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, and models with the 2.0-liter engine are eligible for an optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Patriots with the 2.4-liter engine may be equipped with an optional six-speed automatic, and the sole exception here are models equipped with the Freedom Drive II off-road package. (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and jeep.com.)

Get your new Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer today! Their friendly team is waiting to help you get behind the wheel of a Patriot today!

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Let’s Talk 2018 Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

When you want an SUV that does double duty – great for week day driving and great for fun weekend off-roading – you go to the Jeep line up of vehicles. Each different Jeep has something different to offer, so it is easy to find the Jeep that best suits what you want and need. Today we want to take a look at what we see coming for the Jeep Cherokee in 2018.

We recently got a chance to take a look at the most recent spy shots and this is what we are thinking. We expect the current model’s separated daytime running lights and main projectors to be combined into a single unit, like on the rest of the Jeep lineup. The prototype, though heavily camouflaged, appears to signal that the new lights will flank the grille in a more conventional fashion.

It’s not clear if there will be any major mechanical mods, though it’s possible we’ll see the 9-speed automatic already offered on the smaller Renegade and Compass models make it over.

“We’ve also heard that the Cherokee might receive a high-performance Trackhawk option as part of the facelift. The rumored engine is a tuned version of the 3.2-liter V-6 already available on the Cherokee. In standard form the engine delivers 271 horsepower. Below it is a 2.4-liter inline-4 good for 184 hp. Finally, expect a more accomplished suite of electronic driver aids. Early test mules were spotted wearing numerous sensors front and rear.”-motorauthority.com

We expect to see this model at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant later this year. To learn more about the Cherokee and the Jeep line up of SUV models, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you!

Know What You’re Doing!

New Cars at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

So many people realize that they need a new car, but have no idea about how to go about getting one. They know they need to go to the dealership, but past that, not much else. Today we want to share some tips for how to go about taking advantage of one of the new car inventory specials at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur.

Have a budget: While you may have your heart set on a specific car, you won’t be able to take it home unless you can afford it. A good rule of thumb is to spend no more than 25 percent of your monthly household income for all the cars in your household. And this figure should include not only monthly car loan payments but all other vehicle costs, including fuel and car insurance.

Decide between new or used: Thanks to a large number of lease returns, a wide array of used cars that are about three years old is currently on the market, making buying a used or certified pre-owned (CPO) car more attractive than in recent years. In addition, there are more inexpensive new cars available than ever before, making your choices positively dizzying, regardless of your budget. All Star also offers a vast selection of inventory specials on many new vehicles. You are sure to find the right car, truck, or SUV from their selection of inventory specials.

Head to All Star today and take advantage of the inventory specials that this wonderful dealership has to offer. Their friendly and knowledgable staff would love to assist you in finding the right vehicle and helping you to get whatever financing you will need. All Star really is a one stop dealership!

Don’t Let Collision Repair be Scary!

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge near Illinois

If you have been in an accident, you know how scary it can be. One thing you should not have to worry about is your car, truck, or SUV being repaired correctly. If you bring your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler to the collision repair center at All Star Dodge near Illinois, you don’t have to worry. Their factory trained and certified technicians know exactly what to do to get your vehicle back in the condition it was before the accident.

Even if the damage done to your car is mostly just cosmetic, it is important to get a collision repair done as quickly as you can. You never know if something that looks harmless is causing – or could cause – harm to interior parts like the engine or an axle.  Getting a collision repair done immediately could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

There are two vital components of a collision repair. The first is the parts that are used. It is important that the highest quality of replacement parts are utilized for your collision repair. This will ensure that your vehicle is restored back to the way it looked before the accident. Good parts will also go a long way to guaranteeing that your collision repair is solid and durable.

The other important area that needs to be addressed for your collision repair is the color matching. In order to make it appear as though your car was never damaged, the color has to be matched exactly. If All Star does your repairs, there is no need to worry because they have the exact paint supplied by the factory!

Get your repairs done at All Star today!

New Journey in 2019?

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Glendale

The Dodge Journey has been around for a long time, and we are excited to announce that we will be getting a new generation in 2019! Though there are still a couple of years before this model shows up on the All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler dealership lot, we wanted to share with you some information on what we expect to see on the new Dodge Journey in 2019.

Automotive News reports that a new Journey will arrive for 2019 and it’ll be based on Alfa Romeo’s new rear-drive Giorgio platform. That’s the same platform that underpins the lovely—if mechanically troubled—Giulia sedanand the Stelvio SUV. Fiat Chrysler is expected base the next Dodge Charger and Challenger on this platform too. Automotive News is light on details in its report, but it says that the next Journey will remain a two-row crossover and that production will be shifted from Mexico to Italy.

“We’re curious to see what engines this new Journey will get. The Stelvio is currently offered with Alfa Romeo’s new 280-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and its 505-hp 2.9-liter V6 in the high-performance Quadrifoglio. Going to a rear-wheel drive platform would be a welcome change of pace for the Journey. A Stelvio-based crossover is certainly more interesting than what we’ve got from Dodge now.”-roadandtrack.com

It will certainly be interesting to see what the final specs are on the 2019 Dodge Journey. In the mean time, we invite you to head to All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Glendale and take the current Dodge Journey out for a spin. You are sure to love this minivan and all of the many options and safety features that it has to offer. Get to All Star today and get shopping!

Let’s Talk Durango SRT

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton

So you find yourself needing something powerful, sporty, and that can haul a number of people. If this is you, then you need to check out the new Dodge Durango SRT at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton. This powerful workhorse offers great agility and comfort all at the same time. Let’s take a deeper look at this powerful model.

Appropriately billed by Dodge as the Charger of SUVs, the Durango SRT starts with the brand’s naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V-8 found in various versions of the aforementioned Charger (as well as the Challenger). The 475-hp engine also boasts 470 lb-ft of torque and is capable of propelling the big brute to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. That’s just two ticks slower than the Challenger 392, which weighs in at a significantly lighter 4,240 lb. “It growls just as properly as it does in the Challenger when pushed, which is always good for a smile — or at least a satisfied smirk. Dodge says the Durango SRT’s eight-speed automatic, which distributes power to all four wheels via a standard all-wheel drive system that can send up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels, has been specifically calibrated for the vehicle. Shifts can reportedly be cracked off in as little as 160 milliseconds and there’s a satisfying WHOMP to each one when you have the hammer down.”-automobilemag.com

Its suspension is bolstered by Bilstein adaptive dampers, 3-percent stiffer front springs, 16 percent-stiffer rear springs, and an 18 percent-stiffer rear anti-roll bar. The effect is a surprisingly agile package on track that offers a smooth and comfortable ride on road with minimal NVH aside from the engine’s soundtrack.

You can get your Dodge Durango SRT at All Star Dodge today. What’s stopping you from getting the SUV you deserve?

Why is Auto Service So Important?

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We all know we are supposed to properly maintain our auto vehicles, but what exactly does that mean, and why? Today we want to talk about why it is important to get all of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.

“We have defined an Interim Service as having 35 main action points including, four changes and four top-ups. The changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification). The dealership will also check and change the tire pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.”-automyze.theaa.com

The dealership will also perform checks on other parts of the vehicle and if these parts need changing they will communicate this with you in advance of carrying out the work to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

If you have any questions on the kind of servicing done on at the All Star service center, just ask! Their friendly and factory trained technicians would love to answer any questions that you might have. Stop by the All Star service center today!