Thursday, June 22, 2017

Truck Selection at Melloy Dodge

When you’re shopping for a truck, chances are utility and gas mileage are just as important to you as looks. At Melloy Dodge, we have a large selection of trucks that satisfy all of those requirements. We have a truck model to meet the needs of any truck driver. Whether you need to tow moderate or heavy loads, or want a truck that can navigate the rough terrain of backroad wilderness trails, we have a truck for you.

If you need a truck for occasional light towing and transporting heavy loads, you’ll want to start your truck search with the RAM1500. The RAM 1500 comes with either a Hemi 6 cylinder or 8 cylinder engine, some of the most advanced engines on the market. When you purchase a RAM 1500, you know that the truck you choose will last you for a very, very long time.

The RAM 2500 is ideal for the outdoors enthusiast. Camping, off-roading, fishing, exploring, you can do it all in your RAM 2500. The 2017 RAM 2500s offer an optional 4x4 off-road package. Choose between a 6 ft 4 in. pickup bed, or an 8 ft pickup bed. The 2500 is equipped with a Cummings diesel engine, known for power, durability and reliability. This RAM can provide a comfortable ride, even when you’re driving on the toughest of terrains.

If towing capacity is your focus, the RAM 3500 is the best in its class. With a number of available body styles and features, the RAM 3500 has something to offer to every truck driver, but it’s the towing capacity and power that set the 3500 apart from the rest. It’s rugged suspension system and 6.7 liter turbodiesel 8-cylinder engine can handle anything. Fifth wheel tow up to 31,210 lbs in this powerful, heavy duty truck.

RAM trucks provide you with the most luxurious cabins in their class. Leather interiors, temperature controlled seating, and an 8.4 in. display screen are just some of the features available. As the #1 volume selling Dodge and RAM dealer in New Mexico, Melloy Dodge has the largest selection of RAM 1500’s, 2500’s and 3500’s in the state. Visit us on Coors just north of Paseo del Norte to shop our inventory of RAM trucks! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Read New Car Window Stickers

At Melloy Dodge, we have a large inventory of quality vehicles in a wide range of styles and price points. From timeless muscle cars like the Dodge Charger and performance vehicles like the RAM 2500, to lower cost options like certified preowned and used vehicles, we’re sure to have something for everyone in stock. Because of the wide appeal of our vehicles, we often have first time car buyers visit us, and when we do, we’re always happy to answer their questions and help them make an informed vehicle purchase decision. One of the best ways for experienced and inexperienced car shoppers to compare their options is to read the window sticker. If you’re new to the car buying experience, or if it’s been a while and you just need a refresher, here’s a look at what you can learn about a vehicle by reading the window sticker.

Model Information. In the top left corner, you will find basic information about the vehicle model, year, and trim level. This will tell you the engine and transmission configuration, as well as exterior and interior color. This is the first thing many people look at, to find out if the car they’re looking at has the engine they’re looking for, and if it’s the right color. 

Standard Equipment. This describes all of the features that come standard with the trim level of the vehicle you’re looking at. All features are grouped into categories like Functional/Safety Features, Interior Features, and Exterior Features.

Warranty Coverage. This part of the sticker explains the vehicle’s basic, powertrain and limited warranties. If any roadside assistance packages are offered, you’ll find information about that here too.

Optional Equipment & Pricing Breakdown. Right above the warranty coverage, you’ll find optional equipment offered by the manufacturer. This section provides a pricing breakdown where you can see the base price of the vehicle and a full explanation of options and applicable fees. You’ll also see the “destination charge”, or the cost to transport the vehicle to the dealership. 

Fuel Economy & Environment. The EPA label or fuel economy label, usually located in the top right-hand corner of the sticker, shows estimated fuel costs and gives you information about the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Consulting this information shows how many miles per gallon one car, truck or SUV might get in comparison to another. The EPA label will also give you an estimate of annual fuel cost, the vehicle’s Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Rating, and the Smog Rating. For more information on these ratings, visit or ask a Melloy Dodge Sales associate.

Government Safety Rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests vehicles and gives them safety ratings based on their findings. Star ratings are given based on how well the vehicle reacts to different types of crashes, like rollover, side crashes, and frontal crashes. For more information on the safety ratings system, visit

Parts Content Information. Manufacturing a vehicle is a global process. Even if a car’s final assembly point is in the US, many of the parts could have been sourced in foreign countries. This portion of the window sticker tells you the percentage of the parts that were sourced here and the percentage of the parts that were sourced elsewhere.

 Final MSRP. This is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, not necessarily the actual price you will pay for the vehicle. This figure gives you a starting point for negotiations. Chances are, you will find the best deal on the market when you shop Melloy Dodge, where we always say “Deal”™.