Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The 2018 Dodge Demon

The 2018 Dodge Demon, which was just released to dealerships, including Melloy Dodge, is the fastest production car - from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. It beat the $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron in a quarter mile. The supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi that sits under the Air-Grabber hood scoop picks 'em up and puts 'em down.
The Hemi SRT Demon V-8
If you want to know what g-force feels like in zero to 60 feet, drive the 2018 Dodge Demon. The engine, based on the Hellcat's power plant, has 25 component upgrades from the Hellcat. These include the supercharger, pistons and rods, fuel injection system and valve train. The engine makes 808 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and puts out 717 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. This supercharged Hemi is backed by an eight-speed automatic HP90 transmission with driver select mode, sequential shift control and an oil cooler. The shift control is mounted on the steering wheel. This rear-wheel drive dynamo comes with a 3.09 rear ale.
Additional Features
The engine is only part of the whole package. The interior features bucket seats with four-way power lumbar, a 10-way power driver's seat, mobile hotspot, valet function, remote keyless entry, dual-zone air conditioning, anti-whiplash front head restraints, roll stability control, electronic stability control, side impact beams, ABS and driveline traction control, blind spot sensor, backup camera, rear collision warning and several airbags.
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To learn more about the 2018 Dodge Demon's convenience, safety, security and entertainment features, stop by Melloy Dodge to see our entire line of Challengers today!

Emergency Kit for Winter Driving

Hunting, fishing and camping are all popular activities in New Mexico, even during the winter. Before you head out on a trip this winter, have your RAM truck checked and serviced at Melloy Dodge. We'll check your vehicle’s fluids, belts, hoses, tires, brakes and more before you head out for a fun winter vacation. Even with your vehicle in peak condition however, it's always best to be prepared for anything that might happen. To keep your friends and family safe and well-nourished in the event that you find yourself stuck or stranded, it’s best to know what to do in advance. Here are our tips:
Sustenance
Before heading out, pack at least 2 liters of water for each person in the vehicle. You should also pack a portable water filter that you could use to drink water from a creek. In addition, bring along plenty of high-energy non-perishable food, such as granola bars, chocolate and peanut butter and crackers.
Survival
For each person in the vehicle, pack a wool blanket, an extra jacket, socks and shoes. You'll most likely have shirts and pants packed if you are staying overnight somewhere. If not, an extra change of clothes could be a lifesaver if what you are wearing gets wet from snow or other inclement weather – or if you try digging yourself out of a ditch.
Additional survival items include a flashlight, extra batteries, flares, waterproof matches, a tarp to use for cover if you can't stay in your vehicle, tinder to start a fire and some dry kindling. Depending on where you are, you may be able to find fallen wood that is dry or may be able to break off some of the lower boughs on certain evergreens to start a fire for warmth. The lower boughs on trees are usually dry and will snap off with just a little pressure.
These items, in addition to a good first aid kit, are imperative to survival. Be sure to stop by Melloy Dodge to have your RAM truck checked to minimize the chances of having to use your emergency supplies. Melloy Dodge wants you to enjoy your favorite winter outdoor activities safely!


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Need for Speed: 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

When you feel that need for speed, head over to Melloy Dodge to test drive the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This model will let you outrun most anything on the street or track and do it in style. When you test drive the Challenger Hellcat, be sure to ask about any options that are available.
Powertrain
The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that makes 707 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Even with all of this power, the Hellcat still gets about 21 mpg on the highway. The powerful engine is backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The engine features a supercharger and sequential multi-point fuel injection and runs on premium unleaded fuel.
Features
Some of the many features that are standard on the Hellcat include automatic temperature control, remote keyless entry and a navigation system. The audio system features steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and 18 speakers. For comfort, the front leather seats are heated and ventilated.
Speed-sensing steering and four-wheel independent suspension make the Dodge Challenger Hellcat a breeze to handle.
Safety features include rear parking sensors, an exterior rear parking camera with ParkView, rain-sensing wipers and a blind spot sensor. Additional safety features include several airbags, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, traction control and electronic stability control.
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Stop by Melloy Dodge today to test drive the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and to learn more about this vehicle's safety, convenience, entertainment and security features. While Melloy 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Featured Used Vehicles at Melloy Dodge

If you are in the market for a used vehicle, don't take a chance with buying something from a stranger. Instead, visit Melloy Dodge to find the perfect pre-owned vehicle that has been inspected. We have several models including Dodge, RAM and Honda.

2015 RAM 1500 Laramie

If you are looking for a truck with luxury features, test drive the 2015 RAM 1500 Laramie. This model features a garage door transmitter, speed control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual zone air conditioning for the front, a memory seat and pedals, audio memory, an emergency communication system, remote keyless entry and a heated steering wheel. The front seats are also heated.

The Laramie is perfect for taking road trips since it's so comfortable, but it's also a workhorse. Features include a trailer hitch receiver and trailer sway control, heated door mirrors to make it easy to back up a trailer on frosty mornings, brake assist, a security system and ignition disable.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T

When you need a smaller vehicle for commuting or to take a comfortable road trip, try the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T. This model features air conditioning, illuminated entry, a telescoping steering wheel, front dual-zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control and a power moonroof.

Entertainment features include a 7-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio and audio controls that are mounted on the steering wheel. The comfortable front seats are heated and the rear seat is a split folding bench seat.

Visit Melloy Dodge


To learn more about either of these featured used vehicles or any of our other used vehicles, stop by Melloy Dodge to take a test drive.

Service Your Vehicle for Fall with Melloy Dodge

Now that it’s fall, the service department at Melloy Dodge would like to remind you that this is a great time to come in for service on your vehicle. As the weather cools down, you should have a full vehicle inspection, including tires, brakes, fluids, belts and hoses. You may also need to rotate your tires if you haven't done it recently. Depending on the mileage on your vehicle, you may be ready for an oil change and a coolant flush – you'll be able to get all of this done in one visit.

When you use the service center at Melloy Dodge, you will receive genuine Mopar parts. Furthermore, we provide performance parts and Mopar accessories for those who want to upgrade or add additional accessories.

Our service center offers many amenities. If you are waiting for your vehicle, make use of our free WiFi to get work done, read your electronic reader or to just browse the internet. If you need to get right to work and need a ride, use our drop-off service. We also provide a shuttle service or a rental vehicle if you don't have the time to wait.


Contact our service department at Melloy Dodge to schedule an appointment for a checkup and maintenance for the fall.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

RAM Power Days at Melloy Dodge: RAM 1500 Lone Star Silver

It's RAM Power Days at Melloy Dodge and the best time to get a great price on the 2017 RAM 1500 Lone Star Silver. If you've always wanted an ultra-comfortable truck that will do anything you need it to do, stop by our showroom to test drive the Lone Star Silver.

Convenience features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated entry, front dual zone air conditioning and automatic temperature control, all of which make driving a pleasure. The garage door transmitter makes it convenient to drive right in the garage, especially in inclement weather. Remote keyless entry means that you don't have to empty your hands just to unlock the doors.

For those who work in their vehicles or travel a lot, the 8.4-inch primary LCD screen, radio data system, and Uconnect with Bluetooth make life easier. You'll also enjoy audio controls mounted on the steering wheel. For long trips, the power two-way driver lumbar support keeps you comfortable.

The 2017 RAM Lone Star Silver features a 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 395 horsepower and 410 foot-pounds of torque. It tows up to 8,040 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1,510 pounds.

Safety and security features include a security system, perimeter lights, a panic alarm, several airbags, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. Additional features include fully automatic headlights so you won't have to remember to turn them on in the rain, delay off headlights to allow you to get inside without fumbling in the dark and front and rear parking sensors.


Stop by Melloy Dodge today to test drive the 2017 RAM 1500 Lone Star Silver or check out our selection of other RAM trucks during RAM Power Days.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Basic Maintenance You Should Never Miss

When you take your Dodge or RAM in for maintenance at Melloy Dodge, you ensure that your vehicle runs good and maintains its resale value - if you regularly perform scheduled maintenance on time. It also keeps your vehicle in warranty – missing maintenance could void the warranty. This practice also helps to find upcoming issues, since the techs also check things such as belts, hoses, brakes and suspension while your vehicle is in the air.

The maintenance schedule the manufacturer creates is for the minimum recommended maintenance. If you are able to keep up a more stringent maintenance schedule, you'll have a better-maintained vehicle. In many cases, the manufacturer publishes a second schedule for those who border on abusing their vehicles. This schedule should be followed by those who tow a lot, regularly drive in high mountains, regularly drive on gravel or dirt roads or do mostly highway driving.

Maintenance you should never miss includes:
  • Oil and filter change at the recommended mileage. In most cases, it is anywhere from 5,000 to 7,500 miles, depending on the type of driving you do and the type of oil that is recommended.
  • Cooling system maintenance – you should never leave just plain water in the radiator, and since the chemical properties of antifreeze do decrease over time, always have the cooling system flushed at the recommended time.
  • Always change the plugs and have the rest of the ignition system checked at the recommended times.
  • The air filter helps the engine breathe and keeps a lot of dust and debris out of the engine. You may have to change the air filter more often if you drive on dirt roads.
  • Never solely rely on the tire pressure sensors. When you bring your Dodge in for maintenance, check the tire condition and the air pressure in the tires. Regularly rotate the tires.
  • Any time a service technician has your vehicle in the air, have him or her check the brake pads, rotors and calipers. They should also check the brake lines for leaks or to see if they are starting to rot.
  • Change the transmission fluid at the recommended time. If you drive in high mountains or tow frequently, you should follow the heavy use maintenance schedule for transmission fluid changes.
Contact Melloy Dodge


Call the service department at Melloy Dodge at 888-473-2491, to schedule a maintenance appointment. If you are not sure what your maintenance schedule should be, our service techs will be able to look it up for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Preview the RAM 1500 Limited Tungsten



If you are looking for luxury and brawn, then look no further than the 2018 RAM Limited Tungsten, which is expected to be available at Melloy Dodge this fall. The Tungsten is based on the Limited trim level and is the most luxurious truck in the RAM truck lineup. The upgraded trim is available on the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.

The Tungsten Exterior


On the outside, you'll notice that this RAM is different. Features include chrome exterior trim, body-color running boards, a RAM tailgate, limited wheels that are painted satin carbon with the Tungsten accent inserts and a limited Tungsten chrome grille that sets this model off from other RAM trim levels. You'll also get body-color bumpers, door handles and mirrors. The 1500 gets a sport hood.

The Tungsten Interior


When you upgrade to the Tungsten, you'll get the most comfortable RAM interior available. The frost beige leather seats feature indigo blue accents. The interior also features a light greystone suede headliner, genuine wood trim and brushed metal accents. Technology includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, Uconnect and smart phone connections for Apple and Android.



Additional features include remote start, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation and power adjustable pedals with memory.

Visit Melloy Dodge

If you are in the market for a new truck and would love some extra luxury, stop by Melloy Dodge to test drive the 2018 RAM Limited Tungsten as soon as it becomes available this fall. You may also stop by now to learn more about the Tungsten trim level and order your new truck.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dodge Challenger SRT: High Performance, Low Cost



Dodge is making high performance affordable. Recently, Dodge announced that you can get high-performance extras for your new Challenger SRT Demon, for just $1 each. Bring out the full track potential of your Dodge for a reasonable price.

The Challenger SRT Demon is all about track performance – accelerating from 0 to 60mph in just 2.3 seconds. It comes with a powerful 6.2 liter V8 engine with 717 ft-lbs of torque. For just $1 more, you can add on an additional 32 horsepower. Another dollar gets you a high-performance powertrain control computer. Want an extra seat? That’ll be a dollar. For yet another dollar, you can add on rear seats. A range of available parts and upgrades each valued at over $6,000, is available for $1.

"We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars for FCA North America, “features, performance and exclusivity that simply can't be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible." At Melloy Dodge, we’re excited to offer the new Challenger SRT Demon to our local Albuquerque and Rio Rancho customers.

The new Challenger SRT Demon will be available this fall. Visit Melloy Dodge to get a great deal on this powerful muscle car and learn more about the features and upgrades you can get for $1. Melloy Dodge, where we always say “Deal!”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Check Out the New RAM Big Horn with Hemi Package



Picking out a new truck is always an exciting undertaking. The new 2017 Dodge RAM Big Horn 1500, available at Melloy Dodge, gives you a lot for your money, and is one of the most comfortable-riding trucks around. And, don't think that comfort means giving up utility. That's the furthest thing from the truth when you drive a Big Horn.

Big Horn Included Packages
The Melloy Dodge RAM Big Horn features a ton of included packages, including the Big Horn Regional Package, a Class IV receiver hitch, 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels, electric shift on demand transfer case, fog lights, front and rear parking assist, a backup camera, remote start, integrated voice command with Bluetooth and more, all in addition to the standard safety and security features, convenience features and entertainment features.

Making it Work
Enjoy luxurious comfort, but don't give up the ruggedness of the Big Horn. The 2017 model year features a 5.7-liter Hemi with variable valve timing, an engine oil heat exchanger, heavy-duty engine cooling, a heavy-duty transmission oil cooler and electronically controlled throttle. The engine makes 395 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 410 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm.

The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift. The Big Horn also adds a trailer brake control and trailer tow mirrors to make towing easier. Protective features include tow hooks, a front suspension skid plate and a transfer case skid plate shield, so if you have to drive out up in the mountains, you'll have less chance of rocks or logs ripping a hole in the oil pan or tearing your suspension off.

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Visit Melloy Dodge to test drive the 2017 Dodge RAM Big Horn to learn more about all of its features. When it's time for recommended service, Melloy Dodge Service Center will be ready to help you keep up your truck's maintenance.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales and Service

Businesses often need a fleet of vehicles and Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales cater to those businesses, regardless of size. Fleet availability includes vans, interceptors, utility and cargo vehicles; and includes new or used vehicles. We'll help you set up your fleet so that it financially benefits your business. Our cargo and utility trucks use the RAM truck chassis, so you're sure to have vehicles that are cost-efficient, comfortable and have the most utility.
Benefits of Using Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales and Service
When you use Melloy Dodge to create your fleet, you have several benefits including BusinessLink and Next-Bay Services. With BusinessLink, you are connected to a network of commercial dealerships so that you are able to have your trucks repaired in a specially equipped service center, regardless of where you are.

BusinessLink is free to join and provides next-bay service at all participating dealerships, loaner vehicles, a dedicated account manager, free shuttle service, extended service hours, unrestricted service, financing expertise, upfitter and bailment pool connections and in-stock commercial vehicles.

Next-Bay Services means that as soon as a bay empties, regardless of who is waiting, your fleet vehicle will be worked on next so that your employees are able to get back to the job at hand. This is important in many industries, especially those who provide the basic comforts to their customers, such as electric and plumbing.

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If you are ready to build a fleet or need to upgrade your current fleet, stop by Melloy Dodge to discuss your needs with one of our fleet salespersons.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tips for Driving in the Rain

In New Mexico, although the weather is dry most of the year, during monsoon season, flash floods can strike at any time. The intense rains we get can make conditions dangerous for even the most experienced driver. Here are Melloy Dodge’s tips for safe driving in the rain.

Slow down. The first ten minutes of a light rain can be the most dangerous. When oil residue on the road meets water, slippery conditions make it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle. You can avoid hydroplaning by reducing your speed. It’s recommended to drive ten miles below the speed limit, slower if rain is especially heavy, or if it’s windy. Leave sufficient room between your vehicle and the car in front of you.
Avoid puddles. It doesn’t take much water to cause hydroplaning, so if you can actually see a puddle or standing water, it’s not a good idea to drive through it. Puddles are more likely to accumulate along the side of the road, so if you can, try to stay in the center lane. Even if the puddle appears to be small, it could actually be a sinkhole. The recent sinkhole in Rio Rancho is proof that sinkholes can be dangerous and cause serious damage to your vehicle.

Avoid cruise control. When you lose traction in wet conditions, your vehicle hydroplanes. To stay in control, you will want to reduce your speed by lifting off the accelerator, which you can’t do when cruise control is engaged.

Keep your vehicle in good shape with regular maintenance. Rotating and balancing your tires consistently, and making sure your windshield wipers are working properly are essential preventive steps you can take to make sure your vehicle is safe to drive this monsoon season. Schedule your maintenance appointment with the Melloy Dodge service department.  




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