Thursday, August 31, 2017

Basic Maintenance You Should Never Miss

When you take your Dodge or RAM in for maintenance at Melloy Dodge, you ensure that your vehicle runs good and maintains its resale value - if you regularly perform scheduled maintenance on time. It also keeps your vehicle in warranty – missing maintenance could void the warranty. This practice also helps to find upcoming issues, since the techs also check things such as belts, hoses, brakes and suspension while your vehicle is in the air.

The maintenance schedule the manufacturer creates is for the minimum recommended maintenance. If you are able to keep up a more stringent maintenance schedule, you'll have a better-maintained vehicle. In many cases, the manufacturer publishes a second schedule for those who border on abusing their vehicles. This schedule should be followed by those who tow a lot, regularly drive in high mountains, regularly drive on gravel or dirt roads or do mostly highway driving.

Maintenance you should never miss includes:
  • Oil and filter change at the recommended mileage. In most cases, it is anywhere from 5,000 to 7,500 miles, depending on the type of driving you do and the type of oil that is recommended.
  • Cooling system maintenance – you should never leave just plain water in the radiator, and since the chemical properties of antifreeze do decrease over time, always have the cooling system flushed at the recommended time.
  • Always change the plugs and have the rest of the ignition system checked at the recommended times.
  • The air filter helps the engine breathe and keeps a lot of dust and debris out of the engine. You may have to change the air filter more often if you drive on dirt roads.
  • Never solely rely on the tire pressure sensors. When you bring your Dodge in for maintenance, check the tire condition and the air pressure in the tires. Regularly rotate the tires.
  • Any time a service technician has your vehicle in the air, have him or her check the brake pads, rotors and calipers. They should also check the brake lines for leaks or to see if they are starting to rot.
  • Change the transmission fluid at the recommended time. If you drive in high mountains or tow frequently, you should follow the heavy use maintenance schedule for transmission fluid changes.
Contact Melloy Dodge

Call the service department at Melloy Dodge at 888-473-2491, to schedule a maintenance appointment. If you are not sure what your maintenance schedule should be, our service techs will be able to look it up for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Preview the RAM 1500 Limited Tungsten

If you are looking for luxury and brawn, then look no further than the 2018 RAM Limited Tungsten, which is expected to be available at Melloy Dodge this fall. The Tungsten is based on the Limited trim level and is the most luxurious truck in the RAM truck lineup. The upgraded trim is available on the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.

The Tungsten Exterior

On the outside, you'll notice that this RAM is different. Features include chrome exterior trim, body-color running boards, a RAM tailgate, limited wheels that are painted satin carbon with the Tungsten accent inserts and a limited Tungsten chrome grille that sets this model off from other RAM trim levels. You'll also get body-color bumpers, door handles and mirrors. The 1500 gets a sport hood.

The Tungsten Interior

When you upgrade to the Tungsten, you'll get the most comfortable RAM interior available. The frost beige leather seats feature indigo blue accents. The interior also features a light greystone suede headliner, genuine wood trim and brushed metal accents. Technology includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, Uconnect and smart phone connections for Apple and Android.

Additional features include remote start, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation and power adjustable pedals with memory.

Visit Melloy Dodge

If you are in the market for a new truck and would love some extra luxury, stop by Melloy Dodge to test drive the 2018 RAM Limited Tungsten as soon as it becomes available this fall. You may also stop by now to learn more about the Tungsten trim level and order your new truck.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dodge Challenger SRT: High Performance, Low Cost

Dodge is making high performance affordable. Recently, Dodge announced that you can get high-performance extras for your new Challenger SRT Demon, for just $1 each. Bring out the full track potential of your Dodge for a reasonable price.

The Challenger SRT Demon is all about track performance – accelerating from 0 to 60mph in just 2.3 seconds. It comes with a powerful 6.2 liter V8 engine with 717 ft-lbs of torque. For just $1 more, you can add on an additional 32 horsepower. Another dollar gets you a high-performance powertrain control computer. Want an extra seat? That’ll be a dollar. For yet another dollar, you can add on rear seats. A range of available parts and upgrades each valued at over $6,000, is available for $1.

"We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars for FCA North America, “features, performance and exclusivity that simply can't be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible." At Melloy Dodge, we’re excited to offer the new Challenger SRT Demon to our local Albuquerque and Rio Rancho customers.

The new Challenger SRT Demon will be available this fall. Visit Melloy Dodge to get a great deal on this powerful muscle car and learn more about the features and upgrades you can get for $1. Melloy Dodge, where we always say “Deal!”