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Impressive Durability Features of the 2018 Ram 3500

What do you look for in a reliable heavy-duty pickup truck? For many in the market for a heavy-duty truck, durability and performance play a role in their decision, so it can be helpful if you understand the durability features offered with the truck you have in mind. If you are interested in the new Ram 3500, here are some durability features for you to read about.

One notable durability feature that is offered with the new pickup is a 50,000-PSI steel frame. The design uses cross-members that provide the truck with an extremely strong and durable frame. 

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Taking Care of the Family in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Your family will enjoy the tech within the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. An available Dual-Screen Entertainment system is loaded with apps and games to keep the kids amused on long car trips. And you’ll keep in touch to the latest traffic reports and fuel prices using the available Uconnect® 4C NAV that relies on an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Tech also guards from the exterior with sensors that can monitor for a potential frontal accident through Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus. 

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Ride in Style in the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Most people don't think of the Jeep Grand Cherokee when talking about impressive interior features. Here are a couple reasons the Grand Cherokee again is the most popular SUV on the market for Lowell, MI drivers.

It doesn't matter if it is freezing outside or we are smack in the middle of a heat wave, your Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep you comfortable. To keep you warm, heated steering wheel and seats are standard. To cool you off, ventilated seats can easily do the trick. 

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Explore the Towing Capability of the RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 is one of the most well-respected trucks on the market. This vehicle is capable of hauling substantial loads, and it is a good truck for work purposes. The RAM 1500 also provides a comfortable ride and good gas mileage for drivers in the Lowell, Michigan region.

The RAM 1500 has excellent towing capability. This is due in part to the vehicle's powerful engine. RAM 1500 buyers can choose the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 that produces 395 horsepower. This engine allows the RAM truck to tow up to 10,620 pounds. 

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Why is My Tailpipe Hanging Down?

The exhaust system of your car is rigid from beginning to end. The last section is the tailpipe that carries the exhaust from the muffler to a point beyond your car’s bumper. A series of brackets hold the exhaust system in place. Any change in angle of the tailpipe could mean a break in your exhaust system.

A hanging tailpipe is a tell-tale that should never be ignored. 

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Changing Your Flat Tire: Easier Than You Think

Having a flat tire is an inconvenience many of us have experienced at one time or another. Knowing how to change a flat tire can be very helpful, but not everyone can. At Betten Baker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer many tire-related services, including changing flats.

Changing a flat tire is easier than you think. Most importantly, drive the vehicle to the side of the road, making sure to put on the emergency brake. Get the spare tire, jack and tools out of the trunk. Loosen the lug nuts and then jack up the car. 

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Maintain Belts and Hoses to Stay on the Road

There are many things that go into keeping your vehicle operating efficiently. This includes maintaining the parts and components that are necessary for your car to function. Belts and hoses are among the components that should be regularly monitored and checked for wear and tear.

Belts are part of the system that make engine accessories work. They are needed to make your vehicle's alternator, water pump, timing belt, and other components operational. Hoses are necessary to transfer fuel, air, and coolant to their throughout the engine. 

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Check the Cabin and Engine Air Filters in Your Car

Every component of your car has been put in the vehicle for a specific purpose and every component has its own job to do. As you think about the way that your cabin and engine air filters work, you realize that they are important and that they need to be changed out every now and then.

There are things in the air that are not good for you or your vehicle. An air filter helps to remove those particles from the air and look out for both you and your car. It is important for you to realize just how…

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6 Vehicle Fluids to Check for a Smooth Ride

The best way to keep your vehicle in a fabulous running shape is to inspect the car's fluid regularly. Engine wear will not occur which will save you some money as you will rarely visit an auto shop. Pay close attention to the following fluids:

• Engine oil. Use a dipstick to regularly check for its level to avoid running low of it.

• Transmission fluid. If regularly inspected, expensive repair issues will be prevented.

• Power steering fluid which makes your vehicle perfectly maneuverable. Replace it after a 50,000-mile ride.

• Brake fluid should be replaced after two...

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Owning A Car Costs This Much


Anybody that has owned a vehicle knows that the cost of maintaining that vehicle – whether it be an expensive option, or something more affordable, like a slightly-used car with good gas mileage – is often lots more than the purchase price of that particular vehicle.

You should inform yourself of the various costs that enter the calculation of how much a car will run you.

Tires will be required to be changed about every year, although it could occur in a few months, if they’re cheap, and you drive a lot.

Insurance will be based on your driving record, the…
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