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. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Melloy Dodge Black Friday Sales Event

This month is an excellent time to purchase a new vehicle here at Melloy Dodge. We have some amazing cash back and financing offers on select 2016 and 2017 vehicles! We’re offering unbeatable Black Friday deals all month long! That’s right, all month long, so no need to stay up all night and camp out for savings on your favorite vehicles. Some of the deals we’re offering include:

These are just some of our amazing offers. We have plenty more offers on new and used cars and trucks! If you’re looking for a new or used vehicle, now is a great time to buy! The Black Friday Sales Event runs throughout the month of November. No fighting for your spot in line. Stop by Melloy Dodge, where we always say “deal”. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Melloy Dodge Supports the Lobos

Melloy Dodge is proud to be a locally owned company, serving the New Mexico community since 1955. We are proud of our state and its people, and to show our support, we have been sponsoring UNM Lobos sporting events for years.

Melloy Dodge has been helping bring Lobo football and basketball games to KKOB AM and 94.5 FM, as well as KNML AM and KTBL AM. Sports fans can hear live broadcasts of home and away games on local radio.

Melloy Dodge also sponsors televised Lobo games, helping bring them to CBS Sports, ROOT, and ESPN via our Comcast Lobo sponsorship.

New Mexico sports fans can enjoy the 5 upcoming 2016 Lobo football games, and the 31 upcoming 2016-2017 season Lobo basketball games, either on TV or on the radio.

If we can help you find a cherry-red Dodge Dart or silver RAM 1500 to show your Lobo spirit, see us at Melloy Dodge on Coors in Albuquerque. As Nick Melloy says on our commercials that you’ll hear in each game, “Go Lobos!”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Melloy Dodge Winter Driving Safety Tips

Although our winters are not typically as harsh as other states may experience, it’s important to know how to drive in adverse weather conditions. Here are some cold weather driving tips to keep in mind this season:

Don’t drive tired. This is true any time of year, but when the weather is bad, drivers need to be especially mindful. One study revealed that being awake for 18 hours straight is equivalent to a BAC of .05. Being awake for 24 hours straight produces the same effect as a BAC of .10 - a BAC of .08 is considered legally drunk! Driving while fatigued is just as bad, or worse than driving drunk!

Drive Slowly. Just because the speed limit is 75 doesn’t mean you should drive 75. Driving in rain or snow means that accelerating, stopping, and turning will all take longer than on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver!

Keep your distance. The rule of thumb is 3 or 4 seconds worth of distance between you and the car ahead of you. That’s under normal circumstances. In rain, snow, or on ice, increase that distance between you and the next car.

Know how to use your brakes. Every car since the 2012 model year features Anti-lock Braking Systems. To get the best use out of this feature, press firmly on the pedal and steer smoothly. Read and follow the recommendations in your vehicle’s manufacturer information. Visit the service department at Melloy Dodge if your brakes need to be inspected.

Look at weather reports. If you’re traveling this holiday season, find out what the weather will be like on your route before you head out. If especially bad weather is expected, delay your trip.

If you don’t have to go out, don’t. Sometimes it’s safer and more enjoyable to appreciate the snow from inside with a warm cup of hot chocolate!

Here at Melloy Dodge, we want all of our New Mexico drivers to be safe out there in the cold months ahead. Keep these driving tips in mind to keep yourself and your passengers protected!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When It's Time to Buy a New Vehicle

It’s time to come to terms with the fact that the car you’ve been driving around for years isn’t going to last forever. Sooner or later it becomes impractical to hold on to an old vehicle. So how do you know when it’s time to purchase a brand new or slightly used car?

Among the most compelling reasons to consider buying a newer vehicle is the advancement of safety features in recent years. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety only began side impact crash-testing in 2003! Side impact crashes have a high likelihood of fatalities because vehicles do not absorb the impact forces before the occupant is injured. Cars manufactured after the 2003 model year are significantly safer than vehicles manufactured prior to the implementation of this form of crash testing. If you’re driving a car built before 2003, it may be time to consider purchasing a newer vehicle.

Owning an older vehicle can often require frequent maintenance. You may want to hold off on a new car payment for as long as possible, but fixing up an old car constantly can add up to more than a payment on a newer more reliable vehicle. Do the math! If the cost of repairs is greater than the value of the vehicle, or a year’s worth of monthly payments, it’s time to consider buying a new car. Trading up while the car still has value is a better option than driving the car until it breaks down completely. Because the market for used vehicles is a high demand, Melloy Dodge may be able to give you a compelling trade in offer on your used car or truck.

Sometimes a vehicle just doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore. Perhaps you’re driving a small sedan, but just started a family. Or your children have grown up and moved out and you’re thinking of scaling back now that you don’t need a large vehicle. Whatever the circumstances, your vehicle should fit your lifestyle, and if it’s just not working for your life any more, it might be time to start shopping for a new one!

If after reading this, you think you’re ready to start looking for a new car or truck, or a slightly used vehicle, stop by Melloy Dodge and we’ll be happy to help you find a reliable vehicle that will fit your lifestyle and budget!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Come to Melloy and Get a Ram for the Road!

New Mexico loves Ram Trucks and Melloy Dodge loves New Mexico.

At Melloy Dodge, we’ve been serving the needs of the Albuquerque community since 1955. That's what has made us the number one Dodge and Ram dealer in New Mexico. It is our honor to offer great deals on this line of Ram trucks. Ram trucks are more than tough: They have the comfort you need to keep working. Whether you have your eye on Ram 1500, Ram 2500, or even the one-ton Ram 3500, we have a great selection available today at the dealership.

· The Ram 1500 HFE is a fuel miser with its high-output EcoDiesel V6 and an available, industry-exclusive 8-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rates the 1500 HFE at 29 MPG on the highway.

· Ram 2500 ups the ante with a maximum towing weight of 17,980 pounds when equipped with the legendary Cummins turbodiesel. That’s what 800 lb-ft of torque can deliver.

· For those who need to move mountains, there’s the Ram 3500. Heavy-duty equipment throughout and available dual-rear wheels give the 3500 the ability to tow up to 30,660 pounds, and carry a payload of up to 7,020 pounds. This truck also comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power lumbar steering support, and a five-inch touch screen.

At Melloy, we’re offering New Mexico great deals on the whole line of Rams, with zero-percent financing and cash back for qualified buyers.

Contact us at Melloy today and get a Ram for the road! We’re within easy driving distance from Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Socorro. We’re ready to make you a deal on a new Ram no matter where you live.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Melloy Dodge Receives FCA Customer First Award

Melloy Dodge has been awarded the 2016 Inaugural “Customer First Award for Excellence” from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). This award was given to only 124 Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Fiat dealerships across the nation that have achieved excellence in Customer Service.

FCA created this award in order to heighten the customer experience in car dealerships around the country. They invited their dealer partners to join them in placing an emphasis on customer satisfaction and focus on the sales and service experience.

In being recognized for this award, Melloy Dodge joins other elite dealerships that have accomplished excellence in the facility, customer process, performance, employee surveys, and training certification.

There were 2,600 FCA dealerships in the United States eligible to pursue this award, with only the top one quarter of one percent of the dealerships being recognized by consumers as leaders in customer sales and service. This status was achieved in the six month period from January 1 - June 30, 2016.

Melloy Dodge is New Mexico’s largest selling Dodge and Ram dealership, and has been serving New Mexicans automotive needs since 1955. Melloy Dodge’s General Manager Bill Melloy said, “We want to thank our loyal customers for continuing to come to us for their car-buying needs. We continue to set the bar for a welcoming and friendly car-buying environment with knowledgeable staff members.” The dealership is located at 9621 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico.