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    Maintaining Your Car During the Summer Months

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Summer is heating up in Texas, and now is a great time to make sure that your new car or truck is fully prepared for all of your driving excursions. During the summer season, hot temperatures and longer road trips can cause a great deal of wear and strain on some of the most important systems of your vehicle. From your tires to your radiator, many of your car’s systems can benefit from extra care during the summer. Here are some essential summer maintenance tips for your vehicle.

    Inspect Your Tires

    On a hot summer day, your tires can be at greater risk of experiencing a blowout. To ensure that your car stays on the road this summer, it is a great idea to check your tires on a regular basis. As you are inspecting your tires, be sure to check your tread wear and tire pressure. If your tires are excessively worn, the summer is a good time to purchase a replacement set.

    Change Your Oil

    Oil changes are a crucial part of every seasonal maintenance plan. When you change your oil, you will make sure that the most important parts of your engine run smoothly as you drive. You may also want to ask your mechanic about switching to a summer weight oil for the season.

    Fill Your Coolant

    When you are driving during the summer, it is important to make sure that your coolant reservoir is properly filled. Without the right amount of coolant, your car may be susceptible to overheating. If your coolant levels are low, you can fill the reservoir with a mixture of half water and half coolant.

    If your car is in need of seasonal maintenance, be sure to bring your vehicle to the service center at Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas. Our dealership offers a great range of services, including new and used car sales and bad credit car loans. Give our Lampasas location a call at (512) 562-0041 to set up an appointment for your vehicle today. 

    Safety Features of the 2014 Dodge Journey

    Last updated 12 days ago

    The 2014 Dodge Journey is a new SUV known for being an excellent family car. In addition to a spacious interior, and sprightly performance thanks to an available 283-horsepower V6 engine, the 2014 Dodge Journey is also remarkably safe. Standard electronic traction and stability control ensure that the new Dodge Journey remains stable and sure-footed even during complicated driving situations. Seven advanced airbags are standard, including front-seat side airbags, 3-row side-curtain airbags, and a driver knee-blocker airbag. Brake Assist is also standard, which detects an emergency braking situation and boosts the brake power accordingly. Available safety features include the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, the ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, the UConnect hands-free communication system, and advanced all-wheel drive.

    To fully experience the safety, performance, and luxury features of the 2014 Dodge Journey, come to Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas for a test drive. Check out our full selection of vehicles by visiting our new car dealer online, and call us at (512) 562-0041 for more information.

    A Glimpse at the Thrilling Performance of the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger Models

    Last updated 26 days ago

    With a standard 305-horsepower V6 and rear-wheel drive, the Dodge Challenger coupe boasts performance that lives up to its sleek, muscle car looks. The optional 376-horsepower V8 engine in the Challenger R/T will achieve a 0-60 mph time of just 5.5 seconds, while the 470-hp Challenger SRT8 will go from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The Dodge Charger sedan comes with a standard 292-horsepower engine and either a 5-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission. The 370-hp Charger R/T and 470-hp Charger SRT8 promise performance that rivals that of the Challenger. Watch the two new cars race by clicking on the video clip.

    To take a test drive in a new Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger, come to Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas today. Visit us online to see what our new car dealer has to offer you. For more information, give us a call at (512) 562-0041.

    Caring for Your New Car's Tires

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Proper tire care will improve your new car’s fuel economy, ensure optimal braking power and handling, and extend the life of the tires. Fortunately, caring for your new car’s tires is inexpensive and straightforward. Read this article for the most important tire care tips for your new car.

    Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated

    Improperly inflated tires cause reduced tire tread life, an increased risk of blow out, and reduced braking power and handling prowess. Check your new car’s tire inflation once per month using a digital pressure gauge. And visit your new car dealer or a local gas station to have the air pressure adjusted to the recommended air pressure listed in the driver’s side doorsill of your new car.

    Avoid Tire-Damaging Driving Habits

    Avoid driving over potholes or curbs, and go slow over speed bumps; otherwise, you may damage the tires and knock the wheels out of alignment. Other types of road debris can puncture the tires, so always try to avoid driving over it if you can do so safely. 

    Go to the Dealer for Tire Rotation

    Over time, your new car’s tires will begin to wear unevenly. To promote even tire wear, visit your local dealer’s service center to have your tires rotated every 7,000 miles. During this service, a certified technician will move the front tires to the rear and the rear tires to the front.

    Seek Regular Wheel Alignment Services

    After thousands of miles of driving, your new car’s wheel alignment will also become unbalanced. Every 7,000 miles, visit the new car dealer to have the car’s wheel alignment inspected. If the wheels are misaligned, a technician will use a machine to precisely measure the car’s current suspension and adjust it back to its original settings. Wheel alignment services promote optimal handling and increase tire life.

    For quality tire service at a reputable new car dealer, visit Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas. Visit our website to schedule a service appointment, and call us at (512) 562-0041 for more information.

    Benny Boyd Chysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas Review - "I'm AMAZED service like this still exist."

    Last updated 1 month ago

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