Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tips for Safer Spring Driving

The signs of Spring are here, which can mean changing driving conditions. Here’s a list of helpful tips from Melloy Dodge to keep you safe and help you prepare for spring's driving challenges. 

  • Perform automotive maintenance. Spring is the perfect time to visit the Melloy Dodge Service Department. Talk with your service advisor about checking your vehicle’s fluid levels, tire pressure, suspension system and brakes which can help reduce your risk of a breakdown. 
  • Watch for the Orange Barrels. As the weather warms, road construction often begins. Slow down and be alert for construction workers and slower traffic near work zones. 
  • Watch for pedestrians. As the weather improves, expect more pedestrians, especially in residential and recreational areas. Be especially vigilant near parks and school zones. 
  • Be Alert for Motorcycles. Motorcyclists are back on the roads in spring. Watch for motorcycles at intersections and in your blind spots when passing or merging. 
  • Watch for Bicyclists. Warm weather usually brings more bicyclists out, so share the road. Those on bikes have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. 
  • Animals may be present. Spring may mean mating season for wildlife, bringing them closer to highways than normal. Be alert for deer, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife, as well as domesticated pets. Slow down so you can stop safely when animals are near the road. 
  • Changing weather. In New Mexico, dust storms in the spring can reduce visibility. Spring winds can cause numerous tumbleweeds to cross the roads. Be cautious when driving when our weather presents these concerns. 
  • Travel safely. If you’ll be traveling long distances during spring break or an upcoming vacation, take turns driving to avoid fatigue. If you ever feel sleepy behind the wheel, pull over for a brief nap or a brisk walk. Never drive when you are drowsy.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Albuquerque Collision Repair Center

Being in a car accident can be traumatic, even if there are no injuries to the driver or passengers. When your vehicle is damaged in a collision, it can be very inconvenient as you work through the insurance claim and then have to deal with a body shop for the collision repair.

The Melloy Dodge Body Shop works to make this process easier for you and to provide the best repairs for your damaged vehicle. We work with all insurance companies. Did you know that if your insurance company tries to direct you to a specific body shop, you can instead request to have your repairs done at the Melloy Dodge Body Shop?

That’s important, because your Dodge or Ram vehicle can be restored by technicians who are specifically trained in the standards for these models and in I-car collision repair. Don’t trust your Dodge or Ram repair service to a non-Dodge or Ram body shop.

The Melloy Dodge Body Shop provides free estimates too. We work with state-of-the-art collision repair equipment, and also warranty our collision repair work for as long as you own your vehicle.

The Melloy Dodge Body Shop is located at our Automax location at 1200 Lomas Blvd. NE in central Albuquerque, just east of I-25. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. They can be reached directly at 888-544-2014.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

It’s the Spring Clearance Event at Melloy Dodge, serving car-buyers in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and across New Mexico.

Our Spring Clearance Event offers discounted pricing on new 2016 models, especially those that we over-ordered and have additional units on the lot. This event also offers deep discounts on all remaining 2015 models as we close-out the last of that model year. Right now in early March, we show 15 2015 RAM trucks and 35 Dodge models – and we want them to find new homes! Right now, some models offer 0.9% financing and up to an additional $1500 off, on top of the dealer discounts and incentives.

If you’re looking for a new 2016 Dodge or Ram, shop our online inventory and get your E-Price. When you request e-pricing, one of our internet specialists will promptly respond with pricing information about the specific vehicle that you’re interested in. We promise that you’ll get information without being bombarded with sales pressure!

If you’d like to visit the car dealership, we’re on Coors Boulevard, located between Paseo del Norte and the Cottonwood Mall on Albuquerque’s west-side. Melloy Dodge has been the #1 selling Dodge and Ram dealer in New Mexico for many years. We understand that a new car or truck is more than a vehicle—it’s transportation, safety and a lifestyle choice for your family. Let us help you find the right car or truck, at the right price. After all, at Melloy Dodge on Coors, it’s where “we always say Deal!”