Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018 Dodge Pursuit for Law Enforcement

Thousands of police agencies across the country rely on Dodge vehicles to help them do their job. Melloy Dodge is excited to announce that the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit will join the Dodge Charger Pursuit in the Dodge police fleet lineup. This police version of the Durango will be an excellent addition to police fleets everywhere.

The new 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is powered by a 5.7L hemi V-8 and equipped with AWD and Fuel Saver Technology, just like the Dodge Charger Pursuit. The Charger Pursuit has an 8-speed automatic transmission, 7,200 lb towing capacity, and a 119.8-inch wheelbase. Other features include the ParkView rear backup camera and ParkSense alert, trailer sway control, eight-way power adjusting seats and a temperature-controlled K-9 friendly Tri-Zone interior.

“Unofficial testing results at the Michigan State Police 2018 model-year vehicle evaluation event created such a stir among law enforcement agencies that we simply had to find a way to build this vehicle” said Steve Beahm, the head of passenger car brands for FCA North America.

Pricing has not been revealed at this time, but law enforcement agencies who would like to learn more should call (800) 999-3533. The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is available for order for a limited time.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Window Tint Laws

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of window tinting. Temperature control, protection from harmful solar rays, and a stronger defense against cracking. In this blog, we want to bring to your attention some of the laws that have been passed regarding tinting. Of course, these laws are passed with safety in mind, and Melloy Dodge wants every driver to be safe.

The New Mexico Window Tint Law was enacted in 1997 and regulates how dark a window tint can be. Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage or VLT%. This means the percentage of visible light that is let in through the window. The front and back side windows and rear window must allow more than 20% of sunlight in. The front windshield can be tinted above the AS-1 line.

Much like sunglasses lenses that have metallic elements to help reflect incoming light, window tinting can often be reflective. In some states, this is monitored by the law, but in New Mexico, there is no reference to reflectivity in the current law. However, be aware that window tint laws vary by state, and what’s allowed in New Mexico may be regulated in the states you travel to.

New Mexico doesn’t restrict any colors of tint. Dual side mirrors are required if your back window is tinted. New Mexico also requires a sticker to be placed between the window tint film and the glass on the driver’s side window to show that the tint meets legal requirements.

Being aware of these laws will ensure that your vehicle meets the safety requirements in your state. You can be sure that your window tint is approved by the state of New Mexico if you go to a certified service provider, like the Melloy Dodge Service Department. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Why Tint Your Windows?

You schedule regular service and maintenance appointments for your vehicle’s engine, but have you thought about what you can do to take care of your windows? In New Mexico, many drivers opt to tint their windows, and for good reason. There are actual benefits that come with having it made in the shade. Melloy Dodge is here to explain.

Getting your windows tinted is more than a style statement. Tinting can block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays and protect drivers. Harmful UV rays are linked to skin cancer and can even accelerate signs of aging in skin. Interestingly, research shows that just over half of skin cancers in the US occur on the left side of the body, on the driver’s side. So, protect your skin with window tinting.

Finding the right temperature in your car is also easier when your windows are tinted. Depending on the tint you go for, you may reduce 35-65% of the heat from the sun that builds up in your vehicle. This’ll save you fuel that would’ve otherwise gone to air conditioning.

Window tint film is designed to help protect your glass from shattering. Whether you’re driving along and a rock hits your windshield or something more serious such as an accident, tinted glass is more difficult to break and offers passengers a measure of protection from glass shards.

Protect your investment! Keep your vehicle in top shape, use less fuel on air conditioning, and prevent windshield cracking, all with the help of professional window tinting. To learn more about the benefits or to schedule your professional window tinting, contact the Melloy Dodge ServiceDepartment. You can click here to make your appointment!