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!