Thursday, February 26, 2015

Handy Smartphone Apps for Drivers

While you should never drive distracted, there are a plethora of clever smartphone apps available to add ease to your next trip. Have your co-pilot navigate your media, while you keep your eyes on the road and find the cheapest gas, measure your fuel efficiency, and more! Melloy Dodge has the lowdown on the best apps to make your next cruise through Albuquerque more pleasant.

Have a young driver in your family? Ease some of your worries about your teenager on the road by downloading My Max Speed 2.0. This app uses the accelerometer function built into many smartphone models to log speed and location every five seconds, and is able to export the data via spreadsheet to anxious parents.

Are you more concerned with saving money than tracking speed and distance? iGasUp provides maps that display the ten gas stations nearest to you and their prices. The app has more than 110, 000 fuel stations loaded into its database, and will make sure you never drive a little farther down the road only to find out you paid too much for your last fill up. Even if your vehicle is as fuel-efficient as the Dodge Dart, it is always good to know you saved a little bit of cash.

For area residents with a long commute to work, TripAlyzer may prove invaluable to make your regular trips more efficient. The TripAlyzer app provides insight into your regular commute around Albuquerque, and helps you find the most fuel efficient, and thereby the cheapest, route to work into your routine. While you do have to enter odometer and gas readings, the information provided by the app can save you money in the long run. Utilizing an app like TripAlyzer is just one way to save money on the road, another is to take advantage of seasonal new car specials from Melloy Dodge.

Ready to make your drives a little greener? The greenMeter app will show you just how much your lead foot is costing you. This app will give you indications of your driving style and its fuel efficiency in real time and gives you the energy results in dollars, oil consumption and carbon dioxide output using the accelerometer built into your smartphone. Apps like this and versatile trucks like the RAM 1500 with EcoBoost make going green a little easier.

For the ultimate improvement in driving experience, get behind the wheel of a new car! Ready to explore the options? Stop in at Melloy Dodge.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Unstoppable RAM Towing Ability

Truck lovers look for dependability, strength, and power in their vehicles. Perhaps this is why RAM trucks have been so successful throughout the years. The pickup trucks at Melloy Dodge boast not only these traits, but superior towing capability that allows for greater versatility and the ability to work more efficiently, no matter what it is you’re moving. Whether you’re investing in a truck for work, fun, or a little bit of both, RAM trucks add utility and class to any task.

The RAM 1500 is considered a “light duty” truck, but don’t let that classification fool you. The RAM 1500 still has 10, 650 lbs. max towing capability with a 1,900 lbs. max payload. This truck gives you the ability to haul big equipment, like towing boats, ATVs, or trailers, without added weight and wasted power.

If you’re looking for something to move commercial equipment with the same ease, look no further than one of our two larger models- the RAM 2500 and the RAM 3500. Each of these models can tow a considerable amount using conventional methods. Considered to one of the most powerful pickups on the market, the RAM 3500 can drag up to 30, 000 lbs. The RAM 2500 keeps up with its older brother. Like the 3500, the RAM 2500 uses a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine that can generate 370 horsepower for maximum strength. The 2500 can tow 17, 970 lbs. in order to get the job done in a single trip.

With the sixth annual New Mexico RV & Travel Show right around the corner, many buyers in the Albuquerque area are looking for a vehicle that can not only perform heavy duty work, but efficiently tow campers and more in order to get the maximum enjoyment out of their adventures on the road. Visit the New Mexico RV & Travel Show on March 27th, 28th, and 29th at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Ready to get a jump start on your summer travel plans with a RAM truck? Browse Melloy Dodge’s inventory of RAM trucks, or give us a call to schedule a test drive!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Look at the New RAM 1500 Rebel

Recently eager attendees to several auto shows got their first peak at the latest RAM model. The all new RAM 1500 Rebel won’t be available at Melloy Dodge until this fall, but in anticipation, we’re giving you a sneak peak of this game changer of a truck. The new-for-2015 Rebel, while part of the legendary line of RAM 1500 trucks, departs from the traditional design of the 1500s, and in terms of styling becomes the true “rebel” of the line.

Examining the flashy exterior of the Rebel, what most people notice first is the distinctive styling of the front grill. As opposed to the timeless crosshair grill of other 1500 models, the designers of the RAM Rebel have chosen a futuristic blackout style. There are lighting changes, too. Black-bucket headlamps with LED accents give you better light in the backcountry, and matching LED foglamps give you better range of vision.

Speaking of heading into the backcountry- the RAM Rebel has impressive capabilities that go to work for you on rough terrain. A twin snorkel sport hood will turn heads, while the close cropped front bumper allows for maximum maneuverability, and 360-degree tow hooks mean more versatile towing capability. A tucked in back exhaust keeps your equipment out of harm’s way when off roading, and 17 inch wheels make sure you never get stuck.

Under the hood buyers have an option between a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, or the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Both engines have a solid track record and deliver great horsepower to get your toughest jobs done. The fantastic suspension offered in most RAM models has been recalibrated here to enhance the off-road ability of the Rebel.

Are you ready for the new RAM 1500 Rebel? If you’re an outdoor enthusiast than this is the perfect truck for you! Stay in touch with Melloy Dodge on our official website and Facebook for all the latest news about the Rebel. Can’t wait until the fall to get your hands on a new truck? Our classic high performing RAM 1500, RAM 2500, and RAM 3500 models are available right now on our lot on Coors NW!