Monday, March 20, 2017

Prepare Your Vehicle for Your Roadtrip!

As the weather warms up, many of us crave a spring or summer getaway. In addition to getting time off work, mapping your route and reserving lodging, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is ready to make the trip! At Melloy Dodge, our service department sees all kinds of damage and performs extensive maintenance, so we know how to prepare a vehicle for a road trip.

No matter what vehicle you drive, whether it’s a family friendly Dodge Durango or a dependable RAM 1500, performing basic maintenance before you embark on any adventure is vital. Check wipers and fluid levels, and make sure to change your oil or schedule any needed tune ups. Check your tire pressure, and take a look at your belts, brakes, filters, and gauges too! If you’re in a truck and you’re towing a trailer, be sure to check your vehicle’s towing capacity before packing.

In order to make the most of your upcoming road trip, Melloy Dodge also suggests that you map out your route before heading out, and be sure to take a smart phone with navigation or a GPS. It’s also a good idea to be prepared for anything - have a first aid kit, phone chargers, water, and snacks on board. If you have little ones, be sure to pack games, music, toys, coloring books, and or videos to keep them entertained.

If you’re planning a road trip and you think it’s time for maintenance, come to Melloy Dodge. The Melloy Dodge service center has convenient hours to accommodate any busy schedule, so it’s easy to make an appointment for maintenance! We’re also proud to have one of Mopar’s Top 27 Techs on our team. The staff on our service department team is highly trained to give you the best service so when you set out on your next adventure, you know your vehicle is ready!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Leasing vs Buying a New Car

Shopping for a new car is an exciting time! Test driving vehicles can be thrilling and the possibilities are endless! However, the options can also be overwhelming. You’re not only faced with hundreds of vehicle options, but once you find the car, truck, or SUV that’s right for you, you also have to decide whether to buy or lease. At Melloy Dodge, we have vehicles available for purchase or lease. These two financing options have their pros and cons, so a careful look at your lifestyle will help you determine which option is best for your situation.

Reasons to Lease:

Leasing is great if you’re looking to pay less for a newer car. Leasing a vehicle often means lower monthly payments, with a low down payment. Leased vehicles are typically still covered under their manufacturer’s warranty, and so repair costs are minimal. With a lease, you get to easily transition to a new car every few years without the hassle of selling your car yourself. Just as a word of caution however, be sure to calculate your mileage wisely to avoid end of lease penalties.

Reasons to Buy:

When you purchase a vehicle, you own it, so you can modify it how you want. You can drive it as much as you want without having to worry about an excess mileage penalty. When you purchase a vehicle, you aren’t tied to a lease agreement, you can sell whenever you wish to upgrade. Buying a car is also more cost-effective in the long run.

At Melloy Dodge, we have plenty of options for leasing or buying. No matter what you’re looking for in a vehicle, we have something for you! Right now, you can lease a 2016 Challenger Hellcat for 36 months for just $599 a month. We also have Scat Pack Shaker Challengers available for lease at just $399 a month for 36 months! To learn more about these lease offers and the other vehicles you can purchase or lease, view our inventory online, stop by for a visit, or give us a call! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Dodge Charger Pursuit Helps Keep Officers Safe

A police officer’s job is dangerous, but Dodge is offering a new tool to help officers stay safe. The 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit, the Dodge law enforcement vehicle, will be equipped with technology that can detect people sneaking up behind the vehicle. Dodge collaborated with California vehicle control systems maker InterMotive on this feature in response to ambush attacks on police officers this last year.

The new 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit will feature rear parking sensors and backup cameras that will sense if a person is approaching from behind. The vehicle will flash its rear lights, lock all doors, roll up the front windows, and display a video feed from the backup camera. This technology will help police officers stay safe when parked. In a press release Jeff Kommor, Fiat Chrysler VP of Fleet Sales, said “while it does not replace vigilance, this technology acts as a second set of eyes and provides police officers with added peace of mind when they are in a parked Charger Pursuit.”

These safety features come standard in every 2017 Charger Pursuit, no extra cost for police agencies. Our Fleet Department is happy to provide local government agencies and organizations with cars and vans, law enforcement vehicles, and trucks. Melloy Dodge is excited to bring these awesome police cruisers and other high-performance Dodge vehicles to New Mexico to help ensure officer safety! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cash for Clunkers at Melloy Dodge

Do you have an older vehicle sitting in your driveway that’s not getting much use? Perhaps a car or truck that you haven’t been able to sell? Right now, Melloy Dodge is offering top dollar for used cars and trucks. Take advantage of our Cash for Clunkers program.

If you have a vehicle that you’ve been unable to sell, we’ll give you up to $4,500 for it so you can put a down payment on a newer, more reliable vehicle! Depending on the condition of your vehicle, you could receive a considerable amount to help you get into a new car.

Take advantage of our Cash for Clunkers program and get paid maximum dollar for a used vehicle that wouldn’t typically get you that much money! Come to Melloy Dodge on Coors to see how much you can get for your pre-owned vehicle, and browse our huge selection of certified low pricing cars and trucks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Melloy Dodge Employee Wins Mopar Top 27 Tech Award

Mopar, FIAT Chrysler’s parts, service, and customer care division, recognizes elite technicians at their US dealerships every year. Out of 25,000 eligible technicians in the US, 1,000 high-performing techs are honored, and 27 “Top Tech” award winners are selected.

Melloy Dodge is proud to announce that Edward Shaw, one of our parts and service department technicians, was among the 27 Top Techs presented with this prestigious award this year.

Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service at FCA stated that because “customer satisfaction and retention will continue to be key drivers of our business, regardless of vehicle or make… it’s so critical to make sure that our top technicians receive the proper training, and that we recognize superstars of the service lane, such as these 27 high-performing technicians, as well as the dealerships that support them.”

Melloy Dodge appreciates Edward Shaw and everything he’s done to make our dealership great! If you need parts or service for your vehicle, come to Melloy Dodge! We work hard to provide you with the best service.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned

If you’ve embarked on a search for a new or used vehicle, you’ve likely come across the term “Certified Pre-Owned”. Car salesmen tout the extended warranties and protection plans available on pre-owned vehicles, but are these deals worth it? How do Certified Pre-Owned vehicles compare to standard used cars?

Manufacturers will typically offer a warranty on a new car, but that comes with an expiration date. When the car or truck reaches a certain age or number of miles, that vehicle is no longer covered. Often, your average used vehicle is no longer under the manufacturer’s warranty. Choosing a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle however, comes with the added benefit of an extended warranty coverage, you’ll be covered for longer. Driving one of Melloy Dodge’s Certified Pre-Owned vehicles gets you a 3 month/3,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Maximum Care Warranty, and up to a 7-year/100,000 (whichever comes first) Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

At Melloy Dodge, all of our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles go through a rigorous 125-point inspection to meet high mechanical, maintenance, appearance and detail standards. Only the finest vehicles get certified. All Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a CARFAX vehicle history report. In addition, we offer roadside coverage including battery jump assistance, gas delivery, lockout service, and towing service, as well as car rental allowance.

When buying a used car or truck, you want to be sure you’re getting a vehicle that will last. Buying Certified Pre-Owned is a great way to get a quality car you can be confident about, for less than new. Come and see our inventory for an amazing deal on a quality car or truck. We’ve got you well taken care of, on the road and off. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Start Something New at Melloy Dodge!

What better way to start off the new year than with a great deal on a new or used vehicle from Melloy Dodge! This month, we’re offering major savings on select 2017 vehicles as part of our Start Something New sales event!

We have amazing deals on select 2017 vehicles – for instance you can save up to $9,000 on 2017 RAM 1500s, or get up to $5,000 cash back on a brand new 2017 Dodge Journey!*

Don’t forget about the huge savings we’re offering on 2016 vehicles as well! 2016 Dodge Chargers are starting from as low as $25,937 and 2016 Dodge Journeys as low as $18,995!*

Here at Melloy Dodge, we’re proud to offer certified low pricing on hundreds of vehicles! No matter your budget, we have a vehicle to fit your needs! Visit us online or stop by our lot for details on what we have in stock. Melloy Dodge, just South of the Cottonwood Mall, where we always say “Deal!”

*See our website for detailed promotion information:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

4WD and AWD for Safe Winter Driving

Recently, Albuquerque had its first snowfall of the year. As you would expect, there were plenty of road closures and major and minor accidents. When New Mexico gets snow and we see icy road conditions, even the most experienced driver can feel a bit nervous. But you can drive in winter weather with confidence in a 4WD or AWD vehicle from Melloy Dodge!

Four-wheel drive vehicles have superior off-road capability. Built for handling well in snowy conditions, 4WDs are well equipped for winter driving conditions. At Melloy Dodge, we have Dodge Journeys, Dodge Durangos and RAM trucks available with four-wheel drive capability.

All-wheel drive is another great option. Although not designed for off-road use, AWD vehicles provide excellent grip in all weather conditions, but especially on snow-covered roads. Incredible handling makes AWD an obvious choice for performance-minded drivers. At Melloy Dodge, we are proud to offer the Dodge Challenger, the world’s first and only AWD American muscle coupe, as well as many other AWD vehicles.

Stay safe this winter. Make sure the vehicle you drive is fit to meet the challenges of winter driving, and remember to never take unnecessary risks in a 4WD or AWD vehicle. Visit Melloy Dodge to see our selection of AWD and 4WD vehicles today! 

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Section 179 and Commercial Vehicles

Let the tax code work as hard for you as our trucks and vans do. At Melloy Dodge, you can find commercial trucks and vans that are designed to fit all of your business’s needs. If you run a business that frequently requires you to haul equipment with the aid of a truck or a van, you could qualify for a Section 179 Tax Deduction.  

What is Section 179?

Section 179 is a tax provision that allows business owners to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment, instead of capitalizing and depreciating the asset incrementally over time.

How Can it Help Your Business?

Taking advantage of this tax provision can make a difference in your bottom line. Necessary equipment, likes vans and trucks, that may have previously been too expensive, is now within reach for your business. You can substantially lower the amount of money you spend on essential assets for your company.

MD Fleet Program

Melloy Dodge carries competitively priced commercial vehicles that are ready and able to handle anything the work day throws at them. From the RAM 1500 Tradesman, to the RAM Promaster Van, Melloy Dodge has everything your business needs to get the job done. Remember to always contact your CPA or tax adviser before making any large purchases for your business.

Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 Model Year Closeout at Melloy Dodge

It’s December and at Melloy Dodge, we’re looking forward to a new year! To make room for 2017 vehicles, we’re offering major savings on 2016 and select 2017 cars and trucks. This month only, you’ll find these and other exciting deals at Melloy Dodge:

  • ·         2016 Dodge Darts starting at $18,650
  • ·         12% off 2016 RAM 2500’s and 3500’s
  • ·         Up to $6,000 off 2016 Dodge Chargers

Get into the holiday spirit with a gift for someone special or treat yourself to a new or used vehicle! Now is a great time to buy at Melloy Dodge, just South of Cottonwood Mall!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Melloy Dodge December TV Giveaway

We’re getting into the holiday spirit at Melloy Dodge! This month only, we’re giving away a 60” Samsung HDTV with new or used vehicle purchases!

Come to Melloy Dodge any day in December and browse our inventory of new and used vehicles. We have some excellent year-end deals on select Dodge and RAM cars and trucks. When you find a vehicle that’s right for you, you will be given a choice between certain discounts, rebates and incentives on the vehicle, or a voucher for a brand new big screen TV.  The voucher can be redeemed at Baillio’s. Only one voucher per vehicle purchase.

Take advantage of this giveaway and shop for a new or used car or truck at Melloy Dodge today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Winter Tires Vs. All Season Tires

Winter driving presents new challenges to even the most experienced drivers. Cold weather driving can be dangerous, especially if you live in Northern New Mexico where we get a bit more snow and ice than the rest of the state. Melloy Dodge has an excellent selection of four-wheel drive andall-wheel drive vehicles, which are better for acceleration and traction in inclement weather. However, often, the type of tires your vehicle is equipped with can make a huge difference.

Most vehicles are fitted with all season tires from the factory. All season tires aren’t designed to handle extreme weather conditions. Think of all season tires like tennis shoes. They can be worn all year, but isn’t it better to wear sandals in the heat of the summer and boots for warmth and grip in the winter? Since all season tires are designed for use year-round, they sacrifice maximum summer and winter performance capabilities. It is much better to equip your car or truck with winter tires when temperatures drop.

Winter roads are unpredictable. All season tires stiffen in the cold and are unable to provide adequate traction. Winter tires are designed to provide supreme traction even in freezing weather. The tread of winter tires is able to stay flexible for added grip.

Stop by the Melloy Dodge service department to get your vehicle outfitted with winter tires this season! No matter what kind of vehicle you’re driving, or tires it’s equipped with, Melloy Dodge wants you to stay safe. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and drive carefully year-round, especially in adverse conditions.