Monday, January 25, 2016

Are you familiar with the awesome features of Dodge’s UConnect Access app? You’ve heard a lot about the UConnect communication and infotainment system, but the mobile app really has people talking.

You can unlock and lock your car doors with your smartphone, even from hundreds of miles away. Did you ever get on a flight, only to wonder if you remembered to lock the doors on your car in the airport parking facility in the rush to get to the parking shuttle and airport terminal? With UConnect Access, you can travel with peace of mind, using your smartphone to make sure your doors are locked. It’s also handy if you lock your keys in the car.

The app also has a remote start feature. Start your Dodge 10 minutes before you get into it and let it heat up in the winter, or cool down in the summer. You won’t have to freeze, or sit in the sweltering heat, any longer. It’s especially helpful for small children, who have lower tolerances to temperature extremes.

The UConnect Access app has Vehicle Finder, too. This feature helps you to find your vehicle in crowded parking lots, even pinpointing it down to the exact parking spot you’re in, and is capable of giving you precise directions.

The UConnect Access app is a fine example of the innovation, convenience, and security that Dodge is pleased to provide you with. Stop by Melloy Dodge today and check out the features of the UConnect system.

*UConnect Access app features are available on select 2015 and 2016 models. See dealer for details.

Monday, January 18, 2016

If you’ve purchased a vehicle from Melloy Dodge recently, you may be itching to put rubber to asphalt and take it on a road trip to get better acquainted with each other. Fortunately, there are many wonderful places to explore in New Mexico.

As New Mexicans, chile is in our hearts, our fields, and most of the meals we eat, so why not set out for Hatch, the Chile Capital of the World? Only two and a half hours from Albuquerque, it’s a pleasant distance for getting to know your new set of wheels. Once there, chow down on a delicious green chile cheeseburger from the eccentrically-decorated Sparky’s. Afterward, poke around town and stop by the Village of Hatch Museum.

There are plenty of things to do along the way, too. Wander around the placid waters of Elephant Butte Lake or Caballo Lake, have a relaxing soak in a hot spring in T or C, or take a scenic driving tour of the wildlife at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

On the way back, stop in at the original Owl CafĂ© or Manny’s Buckhorn in San Antonio, NM for another juicy green chile cheeseburger. You can compare it to the one from Sparky’s, and check off another place or two on the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail map.

We know you’re excited to spend some quality time in your new Melloy Dodge vehicle, so hit the road, have fun, and be safe! And when it’s time for an oil change, stop by for our Express Lane Oil Change service, and we’ll keep the oil fresh for your next adventure.

Monday, January 11, 2016

American Expedition Vehicles, a heavy-duty outfitter, has been engineering and producing high-quality parts, accessories, and upgrades for off-road use and overland travel for more than 15 years, and even producing select turn-key conversion vehicles. Now, AEV partners with Ram to produce ultra-tough Prospector trucks that can go just about anywhere, and Melloy Dodge is proud to be the only AEV dealership in New Mexico.

The standard AEV Prospector has a 3-inch front suspension lift, and 2.5-inch rear lift; a specialized front bumper equipped with hefty iron tow loops that double as wear plates; an anti-glare hood; and 37-inch BF Goodrich tires. Options abound for off-road auxiliary lighting, winches, raised air intake “snorkel,” suspension, and more.

You might be wondering how to get one of these go-anywhere vehicles. You start by selecting the Ram 4x4 you want from the Melloy Dodge inventory, whether it’s a basic or loaded model you’re looking for. Then you select amenities listed earlier, and additional items such as rims, bed configuration, and so on. A well-equipped base Prospector package starts at less than $14,000 on top of the Ram price, and you can customize upward from there depending on your specialized requirements.

Unlike other off-road customizations that are pieced together from different manufacturers and only somewhat compatible, AEV components and upgrades are designed by AEV’s own engineering team to work together for the AEV Ram. Also unlike other customizations, your warranty isn’t voided. If your professional or recreational style requires this superior type of off-road or overland travel, stop by Melloy Dodge for more details on specifications, options, and warranty. Go bold, and boldly go. Go AEV Ram.