Thursday, April 23, 2015

Save Money by Waxing Your Own Car

When you invest in a new vehicle from Melloy Dodge, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that the mechanics of your new vehicle will keep it in great shape under the hood for many years to come- but what about the exterior? Regularly performing gentle cleanings and finishing that off with a cool wax job is a great way to maintain the exterior paint finish well into the future of your Dodge ownership, whether you’re driving a Dodge Challenger or a Grand Caravan. Not only will caring for and maintaining the exterior of your car yourself save you money in the short term, preserving the look of your car will also increase its value over time. At Melloy Dodge we want our clients to feel satisfied, confident, and to save money on their long term investments, that’s why we’ve compiled some excellent tips on how to maintain your vehicle through professional level waxing.

With New Mexico’s intense amount of sunshine, it is always a good idea to find somewhere cool and shady to park your car as you move through the cleaning and waxing process. This prevents mineral spots from forming as the wax dries. After you find the appropriate spot to wax your Dodge vehicle, make sure you have the proper tools on hand, too- towels, car wax, and all your necessary related car-care products. When it is time to get down to business, go in this order- washing, cleaning, polishing, and then waxing.

Cleaning in and of itself comes with a lot of tips and tricks, but we suggest making sure that you’re using a product that loosens and lifts surface dirt and contaminants from the exterior of your Dodge or RAM vehicle without damaging the paint. When deep cleaning, start with the most practical components in order to promote good looks as well as safety. Hazy headlights are not only unattractive to look at, but they can be downright dangerous! Polishing the exterior plastic that covers your headlights can make a huge difference, and don’t forget about the windshield! Follow up a thorough cleaning with a polish to add luster.

After you’ve cleaned and polished your car, you’re ready to wax. Wax is most effective when applied every three months, and if you’re looking to protect your car in order to preserve your investment, you may want to follow a similar timeline. Usually, paste waxes provide the longest-lasting protection for paint, particularly when it comes to New Mexico’s hot, dusty environment.

Use small, circular, overlapping strokes as you apply the wax, working on one section of the vehicle at a time. Remove the wax with a microfiber towel after application- it’s that easy! The experts at Melloy Dodge regularly wax the cars on our lot, and we have seen how it not only adds gloss to our vehicles, but creates long lasting defense against scratches.

Ready to invest in a new car with an exterior worth waxing? We have great incentives at Melloy Dodge!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Dodge Durango: Best Towing SUV

The Dodge Durango has long been hailed as one of the highest performing SUVs on the market for its muscular styling and performance, comfortable interior, and spacious seating for up to seven. At Melloy Dodge we not only value these qualities in the unique Durango, but also its impressive towing capabilities that have made it an in-class leader for several years running. This all-around star of a vehicle is built for everyday toughness, without compromising on maneuverability and fuel economy. This versatile SUV is an ideal candidate for all sorts of drivers, but for those looking to get exceptional towing capability, the Dodge Durango stands head and shoulders above the rest.

While many of our RAM trucks offer excellent towing capability as well, for the drivers with families, or those who need more space and versatility from their vehicle, the Durango is a great choice. The 2015 Dodge Durango comes standard with a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine that has the ability to tow up to 6,200 pounds in a single go with 290 horsepower and more than 250 pounds-ft of torque. What that translates to on the road is a lot of power, and the ability to move objects on an impressive scale. Just remember, as you take your Durango to work, never tow more than recommended, no matter how confident you are in your Dodge's ability.

Not only does the Durango offer a great deal of power in a functional package, but it features a standard trailer sway control system that works hard so that you don’t have to, applying brake pressure on alternating wheels and adjusting engine throttle when necessary. This features eliminates sway and maintains balance when you’re moving a lot of weight on a long haul.

The Dodge Durango stands at the top of its class for towing ability, and comes with the added bonus of an estimated 25 mpg on the highway. If you’re a driver seeking balance between daily commutes and hard work, look no further than this impressive SUV, designed to meet all of modern life’s demands.

Ready to take a Durango on a test drive? Visit us at Melloy Dodge and we’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

See Dodge Models in Action in Furious 7

The Fast & Furious franchise has built its name on showcasing the latest, greatest, and most impressive muscle cars. It should come as no surprise, then, that this month’s installment in the movie empire, Furious 7, has the 2015 Dodge Challenger as the centerpiece of the story’s action. With the Challenger’s 305 horsepower engine and impressive build, it is an obvious choice for to feature in a high powered and glossy action movie, along with its 707 horsepower older sibling, the Hellcat. Check out the Challenger at one of Albuquerque’s movie theatres, and afterwards make a trip to Melloy Dodge to test drive one for yourself! We have all the details on Dodge’s premier street legal racecar right here.

Since it was first developed in the 1970s, the Dodge Challenger has been synonymous with speed and style. The 2015 Challenger model, the same as the all black version featured in Furious 7, has perfectly combined the core look and feel of the classic Dodge model with updated specs and a whole lot more power. With engine choices that include a 3.6 liter V-6 and 6.4-liter Hemi V-8s, there’s no shortage of hustle here, making the chase scenes in Furious 7 all the more exhilarating.

The movie, which premiered in Albuquerque very recently, also features the Dodge Charger, another Dodge classic that has gotten a number of trendy updates in 2015. With an impressive horsepower output and 395 lb-ft of torque, the Charger is likely to satisfy any New Mexican’s need for speed. The Charger can reach 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, making it an obvious choice to showcase in Furious 7 alongside the Challenger.

With a star spangled cast and plenty of action, the latest Fast and Furious film is sure to impress diehard fans, but it’s the Dodge vehicles that really steal the show as they fly across the screen and speed down the streets of the world- everywhere from Tokyo to LA to Abu Dhabi. Check out the movie in one of Albuquerque’s local theatres, and then stop by Melloy Dodge to check out some of our famous muscle cars. We’re open Monday- Friday 8am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.