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Dodge Journey Technology Features

One of the most popular midsize SUVs on the market today is the Dodge Journey. What makes it so popular is that it incorporates some of the most state-of-the-art technology on its 8.4-inch touchscreen that enhances its convenience without affecting its performance.

Whenever you are traveling long distances, the Dodge Journey's Uconnect 3 NAV option features a Garmin GPS navigation system with realistic depictions of intersections and road signs along your route. Whenever you want to see what...


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Experience Unsurpassed Capability With The All New Ram 2500

Pickup truck drivers choose their vehicles not just based on looks and style trends, but more what that vehicle can do for them when they need it. This is part of what makes the all-new 2018 Ram 2500 such an attractive option.

Drivers of the all new Ram 2500 will benefit from many capability features like:
  • 17,980 pounds max towing in the diesel model
  • 800 foot pounds max torque in the diesel model
  • 410 max HP in the gas model
  • 429 foot pounds max gas torque
  • Five link coil rear suspension
  • Available Snow Chief Package
  • Heavy-Duty Hooks
  • Ram Active…
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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Although the change of seasons brings a sense of newness, the months with temperature extremes can also create extra headaches without proper vehicle maintenance. Very cold and hot weather can cause your battery, and the rest of the operating system, to overwork. Maintaining a regular service schedule helps ensure it’s running properly.

Engine oil naturally thickens when the temperatures drop below freezing. As a result, it takes more work for the battery and starter relay to start the engine. One solution to help this situation is to use a multi-grade oil that...

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Front-wheel vs. Rear-wheel Drive Vehicle Options

While rear-wheel drive technology was the first and only way to purchase a car for years, you now have a choice between front-wheel and rear-wheel. For drivers looking for economical, more fuel-efficient vehicles, front-wheel drive is the answer.

With a rear-wheel drive vehicle, it often takes more power to run the car. For race cars, this is usually necessary. With an average car owner, more power translates into higher fuel expenses that aren't wanted.

Front-wheel drive vehicles handle very well in bad weather, and you can accelerate around a corner...
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MOPAR Staying Active at Age 80

MOPAR turned 80 last year, but the brand is still going every bit as strong today as it ever was in every field. This even includes auto racing. Plymouth and Dodge cars began really racking up awards in the 1964 season when they agreed to share MOPAR parts with the likes of NHRA champion Don " Big Daddy" Garlits. Our Parts Center at Melloy Dodge is well-stocked with these replacements for our customers!

Almost immediately, MOPAR created the Direct Connection line of parts to sell racing components to the general public. The modern MOPAR logo followed suit, getting introduced in...

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The Necessity of Routine Coolant System Inspections

A vehicle's cooling system circulates antifreeze throughout the engine components in order to maintain a proper temperature in the engine. The system consists of the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, thermostat and water pump. When any of these parts malfunction, temperatures rise abnormally high. Without immediate service repair, the engine may endure costly damage. The engine heads may warp, or the gaskets deteriorate and leak.

Should you notice your thermostat is indicating a temperature that is higher than normal or sees antifreeze beneath your vehicle when parked...

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Easy checklist relieves the stress of road trips

Long road trips require some simple preparation to ensure they go as expected.

Before getting on the road, always get your oil changed and have your battery tested for strength. It's a good idea to have your tires rotated and the air pressure equalized. Take your car through the car wash and be sure to fill up your gas tank. You should also map out your route, update your GPS navigation system and make any needed hotel reservations. Packing a cooler with water, snacks, and sodas will eliminate the need to purchase expensive junk at rest stops...

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Four-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive Aren't the Same

Making choices that involve vehicles isn't always simple. Some people find it tough to choose between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It's critical to understand that these systems are not one and the same. They each bring their own distinct advantages to the table.

Four-wheel drives are in many cases suitable for pickup trucks. They're frequently appropriate for off-road SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) applications as well.

All-wheel drives are a whole other story. These systems can help drivers who spend a lot of time on terrain that's...
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Have You Checked Your Fluids Recently?

Your car needs fluids. It needs fluids to not only stay running but to be efficient and to perform at its very best. You need to get the oil changed regularly, and you also need to make sure that all of its fluids are topped up.


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