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Dodge Parts? More Please!

Dodge Parts at All Star Dodge near Town and Country

It is absolutely no secret that we LOVE Dodge Ram vehicles and one of their great dealers, All Star Dodge near Town and Country. It is also no secret that we love the Dodge parts at All Star as well. In the beginning, before the Dodge brothers built their first car, they were a huge manufacturer of auto parts. The Dodge brothers gained such notoriety for their quality of parts that Mr. Olds, you might know him from Oldsmobile, decided to make the Dodge brothers the primary manufacturers of their engine parts. However, Oldsmobile was not the only auto maker who wanted to get Dodge parts in their cars.

On February 23, 1903 the Dodge brothers formally agreed to supply Henry Ford with 650 chassis (including engines, transmissions, and axles) for $250 each, thus beginning a profitable relationship between the two firms. This contract kept the 150 men at the Hastings Street plant fully occupied and the Dodges began working exclusively for Ford. He built a plant on Mack Avenue to assemble cars from parts made elsewhere, the entire operation dependent upon extensive credit from his parts suppliers. In return for an investment of $10,000 ($7,000 in materials and a $3,000 bank note), the Dodge brothers accepted 100 shares (one-tenth of the total) in the Ford Motor Company., newly-incorporated on June 16, 1903. Dodge delivered the first shipment of chassis to Mack Avenue in July via horse-drawn hayracks and the Ford Motor Company assembled its first cars. (Part of this information was compiled from dodgemotorcar.com). It is not uncommon to find Dodge parts in old Ford models.

To get your own Dodge Parts, head to All Star Dodge. Their parts department is stocked with knowledgeable technicians that will help you get the right parts for whatever job you need to get done!

Time to Pull Ahead

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Town and Country

When it comes to the muscle coupe category, there is some really stiff competition. The front runners of this pack have been the Mustang, Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger. There has always been a kind of tit-for-tat between these vehicles, but we believe that the Dodge Challenger is getting ready to pull ahead of the pack. We want to talk about this more today.

The Dodge Challenger is doing something unconventional for a muscle coupe. It’s adding all-wheel drive. “It’s a new feature for Detroit’s pony cars – none of the three have ever had it – and it could be a game-changer. Called the Challenger GT, the Dodge launches this winter for a starting price of $34,490.” -foxnews.com

The Challenger GT comes with the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. It teams with an eight-speed TorqueFlight automatic transmission and is estimated to get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. An FCA spokesperson said no manual transmission or V8 models will be offered on the all-wheel-drive Challenger. It will be on display in January at the Detroit auto show.

All-wheel drive is a widely expected addition for the Challenger. The coupe shares underpinnings with the four-door Charger, which offers an all-wheel drive variant and the cars have similar powertrain offerings (the AWD Charger is also V6 and automatic only). Naturally, the Challenger borrows the Charger’s AWD system and during regular driving conditions, the front axle disengages and full torque goes to the back wheels, allowing the Challenger to function as a rear-wheel drive car. It automatically goes back to AWD when more traction is needed.

Learn more about the addition of All Wheel Drive to the Challenger at All Star Dodge near Town and Country!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Losing Some Weight

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star near Town and Country

In 2018, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be making its debut, but it should have a noticeable difference. It should be losing some weight. Today we want to look at what changes are being made to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to account for this weight loss. For more information, you can always talk with the team at All Star near Town and Country.

Rumor had the Wrangler switching to an aluminum tub, but in May 2015, Sergio Marchionne said, “I think we can do almost as well without doing it all-aluminum.” The Wrangler will likely use a tough hydroformed steel frame to save weight and increase rigidity. Redesigning the top of the Wrangler could save even more weight. Cars without tops need heavy bolstering; engineers may replace the “safety bar” with stronger tubes over the top and reduce lower-body reinforcement, partly to avoid being punished by regulatory changes. Jeep could then also do a fixed-roof version with relatively little re-engineering and retooling. The new open-roof setup may not look far off the 2016’s.

“The looks of the Wrangler is not likely to change much, other the “roof replacement” structure, and aerodynamic improvements may be brought about mostly by changes in the windshield angle, mirrors, and underbody covers. The front turn signals are to be pushed back onto the fenders, as in a past generation, so no sidelights would be needed in North America. The tail-lights are likely to change to Renegade-style ones, and the headlights, while sticking to round shapes, should gain an LED or HID option.” -allpar.com

Most of this expected changes are yet to be substantiated, but we look forward to seeing what else will come out on the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Let’s Talk Pacifica

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Chrysler Pacifica at All Star near Town and Country

Today we want to talk about the Chrysler Pacifica at All Star near Town and Country. This lovely vehicle is great for those who want something they can take on the road with their family. The Pacifica is available with several different body options, so let’s learn about those today!

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan comes in five trim levels: LX, Touring, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus and Limited. The Pacifica Hybrid will be sold as Touring and Limited Platinum, but check back later for complete information on the hybrid.

Starting things off is the Pacifica LX with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, seven-passenger seating, folding/collapsible second-row seats (“Stow ‘n Go”), a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat, three-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an electric parking brake, a 5-inch center touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, voice commands, Uconnect Access and a six-speaker sound system with USB and auxiliary inputs.

The midgrade Touring-L adds on a power liftgate, fancier exterior trim, foglights, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, LED taillights, a security alarm, automatic climate control (three-zone), leather seating, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and added storage for the first-row floor console.

You get even more with the Touring-L Plus. Its features include the above plus upgraded headlights, an eight-way power passenger seat, an upgraded driver information display, ambient interior lighting, second- and third-row sunshades, heated second-row seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 13-speaker sound system and a second-row rear entertainment system with dual 10-inch touchscreens, a Blu-ray player and additional USB and HDMI inputs. (Some of this information was pulled from edmonds.com).

There is another trim, the Limited, and it is the top tier of this model. For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, stop by the dealership today.

Lay It On the Line

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All Star near Town and Country

Sometimes the best approach is the most direct approach. This can be true when you are going to purchase Chrysler Cars from All Star near Town and Country. If you like a car and want to buy it, then you should just lay it on the line – get it all out there. Today we want to give you a few examples of what we mean to lay it on the line.

Let’s say that you love a specific Chrysler model and you want to buy it. You have done your research and know what you want to pay. There is nothing wrong with telling your salesperson that, if they are willing to sell it to you for a specific price, that you will take it today. “Got a price in mind? Don’t be afraid to tell the dealer that. This can cut out a bunch of negotiation and save both you and the dealer some serious time. We understand that some shoppers prefer to keep their magic number close to the chest. They want to see what the dealer comes back with, hoping that it will be lower than their target price. But let us tell you: The chances of that happening are low. In our years selling cars, we were involved in thousands of car deals and can count on one hand the number of times a shopper told us that my selling price was lower than their target price,” (edmonds.com).

There is nothing wrong with setting up expectations with your salesperson; it can even be really helpful. When you set up certain expectations, you are letting your salesperson know what you expect and that you mean business. For more information on the Chrysler Cars that All Star offers, stop by the dealership today!

Tips for Trading In

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Value Your Trade at All Star near Town and Country

When you go to purchase a Chrysler Car at All Star near Town and Country, you might have a vehicle that you would like to trade in and use that money toward your new vehicle. We are sure that you want to get the very most for your trade, so we would like to share with you a few tips on how to get the most for your trade in.

First you need to determine the estimated value for your vehicle. Edmunds.com and KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book) are good resources for establishing a base value of what your vehicle is worth. Make sure you are realistic about the condition of your vehicle as you enter the information and remember the valuation is simply an estimate. If you want a true valuation of your vehicle based on current market value, you will need to have it appraised at the All Star dealership.

Have your paperwork handy. f you own your vehicle outright, be sure you have the proper title documents before you go to a dealership with the objective of trading the vehicle. Also, if there is a co-owner on the title, that person will need to be available to sign the trade documents.

If you are leasing or still paying your car off, call and get the payoff quote. Then compare that amount to the estimated vehicle value from step one. Doing so can reduce unexpected surprises at the dealership when you owe more than the vehicle is worth. Negative equity, or being upside down as it is sometimes called, is not uncommon and can sometimes be “rolled” (included) into the financing of your new vehicle.

We hope that you have found this information to be helpful. For any questions, stop by All Star today.

Family Travels Easy in a Grand Caravan

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Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star near Town and Country

Summer is the time of year that most families take their vacations. The kids are out of school for summer and most locations in the United States are warm and enjoyable. One question remains, how will you get to your vacation? Sure, you could fly, but with a family, that gets expensive. A great solution would be to get a Dodge Grand Caravan from All Star near Town and Country for all of your summer vacation travels. The Grand Caravan offers spacious seating and a comfortable ride, not to mention all of the entertainment packages that are available to keep the passengers happy in the back seats. While a DVD player and TV monitors are a great way to pass the time for passengers, today we wanted to share with you a few other tips and tricks to enjoying your family road trips.

  1. Remember it is VACATION!!! This is something that people can forget – remind yourself that you are on a fun trip and keep things lighthearted and fun. This mindset will help to keep everyone cool and calm and having a fun time.
  2. Pack an activity bag for each passenger. Most of the time, passengers on family vacations are kids! If you pack an activity bag for each child that has things you know they like and keep them as a surprise until you get into the car. This adds to the excitement and ensures that the kids will have something to keep themselves occupied.
  3. Play car games. Playing the license plate game or the love bug game can be something that the whole family can enjoy!

For more information on the Dodge Grand Caravan, head to All Star today. Their friendly staff will show you all the great features on these Dodge Cars.

Service Done with a Smile at All Star

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Service Center at All Star near Town and Country

What do you do when you are in need of service for your Dodge Ram vehicles? Do you take your car to the local guy down the street and hope that he can figure the problem out? That sounds like it could be kind of risky – what if they really are not capable of figuring out what the real problem is but just tell you they fixed it – that could lead to big trouble! You see, there is so much technology in Dodge Rams these days that the little local shops more than likely do not have the needed computer scanners or tools to properly detect the problems. You need a factory certified service center that has all of the needed tools and factory parts to properly detect and repair all of your Dodge Ram vehicles.

All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country not only has factory trained and ASE certified technicians, but they all so have a very central goal; they want to repair your vehicle right the first time. They do not want you to have to come in to the dealership multiple times for the same issue. Your time is valuable!  In fact, you time is so valuable that All Star has some extra advantages to using their service center:

  • We service any Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep or RAM models
  • We employ both ASE and Chrysler Gold Certified Technicians
  • Shuttle service available
  • Early Bird/Night Owl drop off
  • Convenient appointment scheduling
  • State inspections
  • Seasonal coupon specials
  • Maintenance reminder mailings

Let the amazing team at the All Star Service Department take care of all of your Dodge Ram vehicles. It would be their pleasure to handle any issue or concern that you might have. Head to All Star today!

Who All Star Dodge Ram Is

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About the All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near Town and Country

It is often that we talk about all of the different automobile models that All Star near Town and Country has to offer, but we often times do not talk about who All Star is as a dealership. Today we want to share some very basic information about who All Star is and what they aim to accomplish.

We are committed to delivering the highest level of customer service to our new and used car buyers in Bridgeton, Florissant, St. Peters, Glendale, Ellisville, O’Fallon, Wentzville, and more.

Not only does our sales department deliver the most professional, friendly service, our comprehensive parts and service center is second to none in the automotive industry. Just like the dependable Dodge name, our service doesn’t end when you drive off our Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Dealer’s lot. The All Star Dodge Service Department is well staffed with friendly factory trained technicians ready to perform warranty repairs or maintenance work to keep your new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or Ram truck running optimally for as long as possible.

Our onsite finance department is also committed to providing the highest level of customer service to assist you in procuring auto loan terms that best fit your needs! Regardless of your credit history, you can trust that the All Star Dodge finance department will get you into the new or used car, truck or SUV of your choice, with financing terms that really meet your needs.

Our knowledgeable staff is highly trained and available to answer any question you may have about any of the new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or Ram technology, your vehicle search, or even questions you have on financing or service. When you contact us, we’ll get you to the right person who is the most qualified in answering any question or concern you may have.

 

Out Maneuver in a Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country

We hope that you have been enjoying these last few days of sunshine and warm temperatures. Getting outside makes us want to take an adventure and do something spontaneous! The question then becomes, how are we going to go on these adventures? The answer is simple, from behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler from All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country.

The Jeep Wrangler was designed to handle the rough driving terrain that an adventure most often offers. When the Jeep Wrangler was originally commissioned for design, we were in the throws of World War II. The United States needed a vehicle that could better handle the rough terrains of Europe. It is from this situation that the Jeep Wrangler rose to popularity. For seventy-five years Jeep has been manufacturing these wonderful, off-road capable vehicles. In honor of their anniversary, Jeep is offering a limited edition Wrangler model that comes equipped with a number of extra bells and whistles. In fact, there are a number of different trim models available for the Jeep Wrangler. You are sure to find a trim that best suits your individual adventurous spirit.

If you are unsure of whether or not a Jeep Wrangler is right for you, head to the All Star Jeep Dealership and take a few of the different trim styles for a test drive. The friendly staff would be more than happy to share with you their knowledge on the Jeep Wrangler. You might be surprised at how incredibly versatile the Wrangler truly is. We are sure that you are going to fall in love with its strong body and powerful engine.

For even more information on the Jeep Wrangler, please head to the All Star Jeep Dealer today!