Friday, March 15, 2019

Springtime Auto Maintenance in New Mexico


The weather in Albuquerque and the rest of the Southwest takes a toll on cars and trucks. Hot sun, cold nights and lots of dust can cause damage. Tires, brakes, filters, and more can all be affected by New Mexico’s weather conditions.
At Melloy Dodge, New Mexico’s best source for Dodge cars and Ram trucks, we want your vehicles to run as smoothly as possible. Spring is the perfect time to help your car recover from winter and prepare for the heat of summer.

Five Things to Check During Springtime Vehicle Maintenance
1. Motor Oil. This vehicle maintenance step will help prolong the life of your engine. After a winter of cold morning starts, your motor oil may begin to wear. Replace your oil according to the manufacturer’s schedule or when the oil looks thick or dirty.

2. Battery. A long, cold winter can shorten battery life. Before summer arrives, ensure your battery is in good shape by servicing your vehicle at the Melloy Dodge Express Lane.

3. Tires. Rough terrain can cause irregular tire wear. Rotating your tires this spring will help keep wear evenly. Remember to always make sure tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer recommended pressure.

4. Coolant. Summer heat can have a harsh effect on your engine. Avoid overheating by visiting our Express Lane service and ensure the vehicle has the right coolant strength.

5. Filters. Thanks to the desert terrain and dry air, filters can get clogged with dust and particles. Make sure to check the intake filter and cabin filter and replace them if needed.

Taking a little time for vehicle maintenance can keep your car or truck in good condition.

Come visit Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque and see our selection of Dodge cars and Ram trucks. Whether you’re looking for a rugged workhorse or a stylish, comfortable ride, we’ll help you find what you need.
Melloy Dodge is located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. Visit our no-appointment needed Express Lane, open Monday-Friday, 7:15 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. For more extensive service, please make an appointment with our service department. You can also submit an inquiry online at Melloydodge.com.

Friday, March 8, 2019

What You Need to Know if Your Vehicle is Recalled



What you should do if your vehicle is recalled. 
The most important part of any recall is ensuring the safety of the occupants of the vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers want to make sure that when you drive off the lot in your new or used vehicle that you and your loved ones are safe. If a new or potential issue arises, manufacturers are required to send out a notice informing you about that issue. Often, that notice is sent before parts are even available to resolve the issue. You’ll be given information on the specific defect of your vehicle along with instructions on where to bring it in for repair, which is usually the dealership. Once parts are available, the dealership will address any issues with the recall and replace any parts that may cause future problems.

Potential Issues. 
Only defects that could be a safety threat will result in a recall. Routine maintenance is the owner’s responsibility and separate from recalls. Some examples of recalls might include windshield wiper arms, transmission, steering, fuel systems, airbags, and seat belts can all be included in a recall. If you’ve never had a recall before, don’t worry about a costly repair, these issues will be repaired at no cost to you. 

What to do? 
For obvious reasons, don’t take a recall lightly. To see if your vehicle has outstanding recalls, visit the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) website or here. Drivers can enter their vehicle identification number (VIN) to determine whether their vehicles have been affected.
Melloy Dodge is here to answer all the questions and concerns about recent recalls. Some parts may not be available upon receipt of the recall postcard. We specialize in Dodge and Ram vehicles and we’re located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. If you live in the Albuquerque area, please feel free to make an appointment with our service department. You can also submit an inquiry online at Melloydodge.com.

Friday, February 22, 2019

See the Exciting 2019 RAM Big Horn at Melloy Dodge in NM

In many respects, the magnificent 2019 RAM 1500 Big Horn appears tailor made for traveling in New Mexico. Albuquerque and Rio Rancho residents enjoy a great opportunity to see this pickup in person at Melloy Dodge. If you've considered buying or leasing a new truck, don't miss the opportunity to become better acquainted with this rugged RAM vehicle!

A Powerful Workhorse

The 2019 models of the RAM 1500 Big Horn supply an impressive 2100-pound payload capacity. Use one of these trucks for daily commuting during the week, then take it on extended weekend excursions through the scenic New Mexico back country. You'll appreciate the versatility of this acclaimed vehicle!

Superb Towing Capabilities

The 2019 model tows up to 11,610 pounds with ease. Test drive this precision engineered pickup. With many available optional features (including a great towing package), the Big Horn transports recreational equipment, camping gear, livestock, boats, ATVs, small trailers, and more across roads in this region safely and dependably.

Visit Melloy Dodge Soon

If you'd like to test drive the awesome 2019 RAM Big Horn, don't wait. Act now. Simply, let our sales staff know you want to check out MotorTrend’s 2019 Truck of the Year and they’ll help get you pointed in the right direction. We’re open Monday-Friday 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Or visit us online at Melloydodge.com to schedule an appointment! We'll help you start the process of arranging for a test drive. Come and see for yourself why the Ram 1500 is MotorTrend’s 2019 Truck of the Year!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

4 Main Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Could Be On

Your vehicle is smarter than you might think. If you see your check engine light on, it’s important to pay attention to it. Otherwise, you run the risk of damaging your engine. At Melloy Dodge, we’re here to help. There are a few reasons why the light may pop on:

Catalytic converter is damaged: The catalytic converter is responsible for removing the exhaust gas away from the engine. If the converter becomes damaged, dirty air is being cycled back into the engine.
Oxygen sensor is damaged: Your engine functions because of a specific ratio of oxygen and gas. If the sensor is damaged, your engine may be getting too much or not enough oxygen.
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as cap is off: If the gas cap is off (or damaged), you're not getting the vacuum seal that is necessary for the fuel pump to get enough fuel to the engine for internal combustion.
Spark plugs are faulty: Spark plugs help to power everything to the engine. If a plug goes bad, various systems may stop functioning.
Oil filter needs to be replaced: Your oil filter cleans the oil that goes into the engine to keep everything lubricated. If the filter is too dirty, the oil stops entering the engine.


All sorts of things can happen under the hood of your vehicle. Luckily, the check engine light will tell you that there is a problem. It's your chance to act quickly to get the problem taken care of to avoid even bigger problems, like getting stuck on the side of the road. You won't know what the problem is until you bring it into the service center. A technician will be able to run diagnostics and identify the problem.

When your check engine light comes on, the best thing that you can do is make an appointment with the service center at Melloy Dodge. One of our service technicians will explore why the check engine light is on. Then, we can make the necessary repair or reset the sensor so that you don’t have to worry.

Melloy Dodge is located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. Visit our no-appointment needed Express Lane, open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Ram Truck Month 2019

For Ram Truck Month, here is what you need to know in February. Melloy Dodge, New Mexico's #1 selling Ram dealership, is ready for you to check out all our trucks during their 2019 Ram Truck Month!

Ram Truck Month provides an excellent opportunity for vehicle and truck lovers to see what some of the best deals will be. Even if you have purchased other brands of cars or trucks before, a Ram is one to consider for many reasons:
Power: Ram Trucks have a V8 engine that can tow more than 12,700 pounds!
Safety: Rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and trailer detection are just some of the safety features in the 2019 Ram 1500.
Price: A low MSRP as well as the low cost to repair Ram trucks definitely help to ease the stress of purchasing a new truck.
 The Melloy family has been in the automotive business in the state of New Mexico since 1955. We sell new and used Dodge vehicles, especially Ram trucks. Melloy Dodge caters to their neighbors in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and many other cities. Our dealership can help you find the Ram truck that you want. We can answer any of the questions that you have about our trucks or other vehicles.

During February, come to our dealership! Or view our inventory online at Melloydodge.com where you can speak to experts about applying for a car loan or lease. Our staff can help customers who have little or no credit. Our service won't stop there when it comes to meeting your goal of driving and using the abilities that the Ram offers to its current and future owners. Consider one of our 2019 Ram trucks today!  We’re open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Or visit us online at Melloydodge.com to schedule an appointment! And our motto is: Where We Always Say Deal! ™.

Monday, January 28, 2019

How to Use Your Tax Refund for a New Car


Tax time is the best time to buy a new car at Melloy Dodge. Using your refund to purchase your new car is a smart move because it can save you money, improve your cash flow, or help you qualify for a loan.

Buying your new car with your tax refund is budget-friendly. Since an average tax refund is nearly $3,000 according to IRS statistics, your refund allows you to make a larger down payment than you otherwise might. Buyers who can combine their refund with a trade-in can further increase their down payment. A sizeable down payment saves money because it reduces the amount you need to borrow, which lowers both your monthly payment and the amount of interest you pay.

An alternative is to use your refund to improve your monthly cash flow. Making your monthly car payments with your refund frees up cash each month for other expenses. An average refund should cover your car loan for several months.

If your credit is less than stellar, tax time is the best time of the year for a new vehicle. Your tax refund can help you qualify for an auto loan. The large down payment from your refund shows the lender that you're serious about paying for a vehicle. The lender considers that you would have a lot to lose if you were to default on the loan.

When you're ready to purchase your new vehicle, contact Melloy Dodge so we can help you find the car that's best for you. You can visit Melloydodge.com for more information on how to get pre-approved instantly!
Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.


Monday, January 21, 2019

How the 2019 Ram 1500 Stacks Up


If you’re uncertain about purchasing a new truck, you may want to consider all the benefits of making your next vehicle the 2019 Ram 1500. If you are not loyal to any brand of truck, then shopping for a new truck can be a real headache. The two big front runners for 2019 Trucks are the Ford® F150 and Ram® 1500.


The Ram truck has earned the MotorTrend Truck of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed in the auto industry. In year’s past, the Ram 1500 has won this notable award in 2013 and 2014. This year, the Ram 1500 beat out the competition and was voted 2019 MotorTrend Truck of The Year. A quick comparison of the features that Ram has brought (compared to Ford) this year makes it clear to see why they are winning awards and dominating the market.

For the sake of comparison, if you look at the base models of each vehicle with the standard features equipped, the base engine offered on the 1500 series of Ram is a 3.6L V-6 compared to Ford's base of a 3.3L V6. The Ram has 305 Horsepower and brings 269lb⋅ft of torque, but the Ford only has 290 Horsepower and 265lb⋅ft of torque. The Ram 1500’s transmission is an 8-Speed compared to Ford's 6-Speed. Also, Ram gives consumers the added comfort of the air ride suspension while Ford does not have this feature.

You can check out the specifications of the 2019 Ram 1500 at Melloy Dodge by visiting Melloydodge.com for more information or visit Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. Come test drive the new 2019 Ram 1500 today and see for yourself! We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Or visit us online at Melloydodge.com to schedule an appointment!

Monday, January 14, 2019

The 2019 Dodge Durango


Today’s consumer isn’t interested in large gas-guzzling SUVs. That is why newer generation midsize SUVs are perfect vehicles. If you're looking for a new SUV that can seat up to seven people, then the new 2019 Durango from Melloy Dodge may just be the perfect choice for you.
Dodge knows what consumers want, and when they designed the new Durango, they added all the features that customers care about without sacrificing aesthetics. You will be able to haul the whole family around town in a new vehicle from Melloy Dodge. And we can guarantee you will look good doing it too!


Consumers have several trim options for the 2019 Dodge Durango. Customers can choose between the SXT, SXT Plus, the GT, GT Plus, or the R/T models.

The 2019 Dodge Durango offers a 3.6L V6 engine that puts out 260 horsepower. For extra “oomph”, the R/T model is equipped with the powerful 5.7-liter V8 HEMI, giving the Durango 360 horsepower.

When compared to Jeep's Grand Cherokee (which only has two rows of seating), the 2019 Dodge Durango comes equipped with three rows of seats for up to seven passengers. If your next vehicle is going to be transporting a lot of passengers, then the 2019 Dodge Durango is the perfect fit for you.

The V6 engine is rated at 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, and a combined 21 Miles Per Gallon. The 5.7L V8 engine produces 14 MPG City, 22 MPG Highway, and a combined 17.6 MPG. The HEMI also comes equipped with a fuel saver mode. This way, you can enjoy the added power without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

You can check out the 2019 Dodge Durango at Melloy Dodge for yourself by visiting Melloydodge.com for more information or by visiting Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. Come test drive the new 2019 Dodge Durango today and see for yourself! We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Or visit us online at Melloydodge.com to schedule an appointment!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Model Year Closeout

Model Year Closeout
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It’s December and at Melloy Dodge, we’re looking forward to a new year! To make room for 2019 vehicles, we’re offering major savings on 2018 and select 2019 cars and trucks. This month only, take up to 25% off across all our new and used vehicles!
All 2018 and select 2019 Dodge Chargers or Challengers - Up to 25% off!
All 2018 and select 2019 Rams - Up to 25%
All 2018 and select 2019 Dodge Journeys or Grand Caravans - up to 25%
All Ram trucks have 0% financing!
To qualify for the 0% for 72 Months on all Rams, you must finance through Chrysler Credit, OAC, No payments for five months! That means no payment until May 2019 on all 2018 and select 2019 Dodge and Rams. Offers and incentives cannot be combined. 90 days to 1st payment means we’ll make the first and second payments! See Melloy Dodge for details. You’ll find these and other exciting deals at Melloy Dodge!
Get into the Holiday spirit! Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone special or want to treat yourself to a new or used vehicle, now is a great time to buy at Melloy Dodge, just south of Cottonwood Mall! 
Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. It’s our BIG Finish 2018! We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Check out these exciting deals on these models at Melloydodge.com and schedule a time to come in for a test drive today! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Ram 1500 - 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

The Ram 1500 - 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
If you are a family or individual who is considering a new truck, whether it’s for work, touring or everyday driving, the 2019 Ram 1500 is the one to choose. Deemed the Motor Trend Truck of The Year for 2019, the Ram 1500 has a lot to offer. The Motor Trend Truck of the Year award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed in the auto industry. Melloy Dodge is known for being New Mexico's #1 selling Ram dealership and has the state’s largest inventory of Ram trucks.
With its well-known stylish functionality, the 2019 Ram is a state-of-the-art truck that can certainly give the Ford F-150 a run for its money. Although the crosshair grilles. mini-Mack fenders and traditional Ram logo are long gone, consumers can pick from several options: seven front grilles, tail lamps, and front headlight designs for their new Ram 1500.
The vehicle can also sport 15-inch wheel wheels with much stronger six-bolt hubs. This Motor Trend Truck of the Year also gives consumers who are considering this Ram truck a choice of 18-inch or 22-inch wheel options.
The best news is that you can check out the specifications of that 2019 Ram truck at Melloy Dodge by visiting Melloydodge.com for more information
Visit Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte for our BIG Finish 2018. Come test drive the new 2019 Ram 1500 today and see for yourself! We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Or visit us online at Melloydodge.com to schedule an appointment!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How to Give a New Car as a Gift for The Holidays

How to Give a New Car as a Gift for The Holidays
We've all probably dreamed of giving a loved one a brand-new car for the holidays. If you're planning to make that dream a reality during the holidays this year, we want to help you get the right vehicle for your loved one at Melloy Dodge.

First, think about what your loved one needs. How much seating does the recipient need? That new car is going to need more seating if it's for your wife who drives the kids to school than if it's for a college-aged child. Does your loved one regularly drive long distances? Then you'll want to select something that's highly fuel efficient.

After you figure out what features the car needs, think about the recipient's tastes. You want to be sure you're getting a vehicle that your loved one is going to like driving. Deciding whether to make the gift a surprise makes it easier to talk to your loved one about his or her wants and needs.

However, if the present is a surprise, please let your sales associate at Melloy Dodge know. We don't want to spoil your surprise. At Melloy Dodge, we want to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one. And with our model year end clearance for 2018, your gift can be budget-friendly too. Melloy Dodge is New Mexico's #1 selling Dodge and Ram dealership. Visit our website to see our selection of vehicles.

If you’re not sure what your loved one might like, visit us today for a test drive. We can discuss what they may be looking for in a new or used vehicle. We’re open Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte. Or, visit us online at Melloydodge.com and chat with one of our experts!

Monday, November 19, 2018

The 2019 Grand Caravan

With top ratings from Edmunds and Cars.com, the 2019 Dodge Caravan is considered one of the year's best cars for families. This minivan is equipped with a plethora of safety features and amenities that make any drive comfortable and relaxing. There are three trim levels of the Dodge that are in stock now at Melloy Dodge Albuquerque, where you'll be able to take each one for a spin to decide on the trim levels and amenities that are right for you. 
New for this year are nice updates to both the interior and the exterior in this vehicle. Inside, there is more room than ever with second-row seats that split, fold and tuck away. Cloth bucket seats are standard in the base SE model, while the higher-level SE Plus and SXT trims have black seats. A passenger's side visor with a vanity mirror is standard in all trims. A tri-zone climate control is now standard in all trim levels, as are 12V auxiliary outlets in both the front and rear of the vehicle. At Melloy Dodge, you'll be able to ask about special features that you can tack onto your car, including an optional heated steering wheel and a remote USB port.

Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard on the base model, while seventeen-inch aluminum wheels come standard on the higher-level trims. Halogen headlamps and daytime running lamps are both standard features on the Caravan. Test out these features and more at Melloy Dodge Albuquerque. Furthermore, this new car has a bright grille and a black door handles for a savvy appearance.

Safety is a priority in this caravan, which has many of the same safety features you'd expect to find in a new car for 2019. Front airbags with head restraints, a keyless entry with an engine immobilizer, and a LATCH™ child seat system are safety features that keep you and your passengers secure.

Voted as one of the best cars for families, this vehicle is sure to please. Try any model of the minivan at Melloy Dodge, where friendly and helpful staff members are eager to help you find the car that meets your needs.