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Unique Capability Features of the Ram 1500

The new Ram 1500 is the light-duty truck that you can depend upon to get the job done whether hauling a heavy load or getting you around town each day. Check out these impressive capability features for your Grand Junction, Colorado commute.

Hauling power is everything when you own a truck, and the Ram 1500 lives up to its reputation. The towing package for this year's model is in line with the package you would expect in the heavy-duty trucks. Hill-Start Assist technology gives your truck the right amount of power when it senses there is an incline in…

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What To Do When Someone Else Needs A Jump Start

Whether you're at the Quick Stop or the Shopping Mall, there is always a chance that someone there is going to have a dead battery and ask you for a jump start. And it is important that you know how to help safely so no one gets hurt.

First thing to do is make sure that both vehicles are in park and the emergency brake is on. Then, with both vehicles turned off, take the red clip of your jumper cables and connect them to the positive (+) post of your battery. 

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Check Your Starter Before Replacing Costly Components

Have you ever tried to start your vehicle, but were greeted with an engine that failed to turn over? The battery is the first place to check, but the issue may lie with the starter. There are a few signs to be aware of to identify a faulty starter.

The first sign is smoke that is coming from the starter. This is a sign that too much power is being channeled to the starter motor due to a short, prolonged operation or connection issues. Another sign of a faulty starter is an oil leak. Because of its location, starters are…

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Do Transfer Cases Need Individual Inspections?

While transfer cases are integral parts of the transmission system, they also perform several unique functions. If you drive a two-wheel drive vehicle that can quickly convert to four-wheel drive, you probably drive a transfer case equipped vehicle.

Tranfer cases are special additions to regular transmissions. They can be mounted in various places on vehicles, but most frequently attach directly to the transmission. Even though the transmission and the transfer case are intimately mated, the transfer case contains many independently-moving parts, fluids and seals of its own. 

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Understanding Molded and Flexible Radiator Hoses

On its journey around your engine, the coolant needs strong conduits to keep it contained and pressurized. Radiator hoses provide this important service and are vital to continued motor health. That said, the various types of radiator hoses have many differences, and one of the main differences is with hose design. The two main radiator hose types include molded and flexible hoses.

Molded hoses are made to fit specific vehicles and specific radiators. As such, their shapes are fixed during the manufacturing process. 

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Break the 3,000-Mile Myth and Go Green

Have you ever noticed that people with newer cars and trucks are still going to their oil service center in order to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles? These drivers are still under the assumption that they have to follow the outdated rule that states that going any more than 3,000 miles in your vehicle between oil changes is detrimental to your vehicle.

Perhaps that is true for older vehicles, but not for the modern vehicles that are on our roadways today. 

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Windshield Wiper’s Unmatched Value

The role of windshield wiper fluid in road safety is more important than many drives think. In order to clearly see what is in front of you when driving around Grand Junction, it is crucial to keep a clean windshield.

Water should never be used as replacement when you've used up all your car's wiper fluid. Doing this becomes especially problematic in colder weather. 

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Your Vehicle's Tire Tread Is Important To Regularly Check

While many of us vehicle owners and drivers out there love our rides we often times tend to forget that regular maintenance will make sure that ride is always going to be up to the jobs you need it for. One of the most critical parts of your vehicle is the tires, and the service team at Grand Junction Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to make sure yours are taken care of.

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Get Ready for Winter With New Wiper Blades

There is one little part of your vehicle that is commonly overlooked but absolutely vital for safe driving. Often neglected until the last minute, your windshield wiper blades do one of the most important jobs. They keep your windshield clean for an unobstructed view of the road when driving. What are some tips that can help you navigate through winter weather in Grand Junction, CO?

Winter is here and that means cold temperatures, earlier and longer nights, as well as snow and ice. 

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Total Cost Of Ownership Matters

The total cost of ownership matters when selecting a vehicle. It gives you and your family the complete picture of owning your next car, truck or SUV, but you aren't surprised by any hidden costs because you understand exactly what you need.

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