Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Check Out the New RAM Big Horn with Hemi Package

Picking out a new truck is always an exciting undertaking. The new 2017 Dodge RAM Big Horn 1500, available at Melloy Dodge, gives you a lot for your money, and is one of the most comfortable-riding trucks around. And, don't think that comfort means giving up utility. That's the furthest thing from the truth when you drive a Big Horn.

Big Horn Included Packages
The Melloy Dodge RAM Big Horn features a ton of included packages, including the Big Horn Regional Package, a Class IV receiver hitch, 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels, electric shift on demand transfer case, fog lights, front and rear parking assist, a backup camera, remote start, integrated voice command with Bluetooth and more, all in addition to the standard safety and security features, convenience features and entertainment features.

Making it Work
Enjoy luxurious comfort, but don't give up the ruggedness of the Big Horn. The 2017 model year features a 5.7-liter Hemi with variable valve timing, an engine oil heat exchanger, heavy-duty engine cooling, a heavy-duty transmission oil cooler and electronically controlled throttle. The engine makes 395 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 410 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm.

The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift. The Big Horn also adds a trailer brake control and trailer tow mirrors to make towing easier. Protective features include tow hooks, a front suspension skid plate and a transfer case skid plate shield, so if you have to drive out up in the mountains, you'll have less chance of rocks or logs ripping a hole in the oil pan or tearing your suspension off.

Visit Melloy Dodge
Visit Melloy Dodge to test drive the 2017 Dodge RAM Big Horn to learn more about all of its features. When it's time for recommended service, Melloy Dodge Service Center will be ready to help you keep up your truck's maintenance.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales and Service

Businesses often need a fleet of vehicles and Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales cater to those businesses, regardless of size. Fleet availability includes vans, interceptors, utility and cargo vehicles; and includes new or used vehicles. We'll help you set up your fleet so that it financially benefits your business. Our cargo and utility trucks use the RAM truck chassis, so you're sure to have vehicles that are cost-efficient, comfortable and have the most utility.
Benefits of Using Melloy Dodge Fleet Sales and Service
When you use Melloy Dodge to create your fleet, you have several benefits including BusinessLink and Next-Bay Services. With BusinessLink, you are connected to a network of commercial dealerships so that you are able to have your trucks repaired in a specially equipped service center, regardless of where you are.

BusinessLink is free to join and provides next-bay service at all participating dealerships, loaner vehicles, a dedicated account manager, free shuttle service, extended service hours, unrestricted service, financing expertise, upfitter and bailment pool connections and in-stock commercial vehicles.

Next-Bay Services means that as soon as a bay empties, regardless of who is waiting, your fleet vehicle will be worked on next so that your employees are able to get back to the job at hand. This is important in many industries, especially those who provide the basic comforts to their customers, such as electric and plumbing.

Visit Melloy Dodge

If you are ready to build a fleet or need to upgrade your current fleet, stop by Melloy Dodge to discuss your needs with one of our fleet salespersons.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tips for Driving in the Rain

In New Mexico, although the weather is dry most of the year, during monsoon season, flash floods can strike at any time. The intense rains we get can make conditions dangerous for even the most experienced driver. Here are Melloy Dodge’s tips for safe driving in the rain.

Slow down. The first ten minutes of a light rain can be the most dangerous. When oil residue on the road meets water, slippery conditions make it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle. You can avoid hydroplaning by reducing your speed. It’s recommended to drive ten miles below the speed limit, slower if rain is especially heavy, or if it’s windy. Leave sufficient room between your vehicle and the car in front of you.
Avoid puddles. It doesn’t take much water to cause hydroplaning, so if you can actually see a puddle or standing water, it’s not a good idea to drive through it. Puddles are more likely to accumulate along the side of the road, so if you can, try to stay in the center lane. Even if the puddle appears to be small, it could actually be a sinkhole. The recent sinkhole in Rio Rancho is proof that sinkholes can be dangerous and cause serious damage to your vehicle.

Avoid cruise control. When you lose traction in wet conditions, your vehicle hydroplanes. To stay in control, you will want to reduce your speed by lifting off the accelerator, which you can’t do when cruise control is engaged.

Keep your vehicle in good shape with regular maintenance. Rotating and balancing your tires consistently, and making sure your windshield wipers are working properly are essential preventive steps you can take to make sure your vehicle is safe to drive this monsoon season. Schedule your maintenance appointment with the Melloy Dodge service department.  

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