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    Choosing the Right Motor Oil for Your New Car

    Last updated 4 days ago

    You did your research, you got pre-approved for a loan, you test drove a few cars, and you found the perfect new vehicle. Congratulations on your new purchase, but now it’s time to switch gears from car buyer to car owner. In order to keep your car in tip-top shape, you need to adhere to a strict maintenance routine. Luckily, between your owner’s manual and your dealership’s service center, maintaining a new car is easier than ever. However, you will still need to decide what type of motor oil is right for your new car. Here are some things to consider when your service technician asks, “What type of oil?”

    Driving Conditions

    Where you drive, how you drive, and how often you drive are all important factors when choosing motor oil. For the most demanding driving conditions, choose synthetic. Conventional oil could never stand up to synthetic when it comes to its ability to handle extreme temperatures without breaking down.

    Price

    The performance benefits of synthetic motor oil don’t come cheap. A synthetic oil change can cost over twice as much as conventional oil. However, there’s not much of a difference for your wallet in the long run. While synthetic oils are more expensive, they do last longer than conventional motor oils. This means the price for the two oils is roughly equal over time.

    Professional Recommendations

    If you really don’t know which type of motor oil is right for your new Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler, ask a professional at your dealership. Auto technicians deal with engines and motor oil every day, and they can offer the best option for your specific make, model, and driving conditions.

    The service department here at  Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas can keep your new car running like new for years to come. From oil changes and tire care to major automotive repair services, our technicians do it al. Visit our website to schedule service at our Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership in Lampasas, or call us at (855) 830-2326 if you have questions.

    Benny Boyd Chysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas Review - "I would definitely recommend Benny Boyd to my coworkers and friends"

    Last updated 26 days ago

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    Comparing the Engines of the 2014 RAM 1500

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The 2014 RAM 1500 is considered by many to be the best performing light-duty truck in the world. To make sure that you get just the performance you need, the RAM 1500 is available with three different engines. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine kicks out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque while still managing to achieve a respectable 25 highway mpg fuel rating. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 doesn’t generate quite as much horsepower (240HP) but it does produce an amazing 420 lb-ft of torque and gets 28 mpg on the highway. Finally, there’s the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V8. This Herculean powerplant generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. And thanks to Fuel Saver Technology, the HEMI V8 gets up to 22 highway mpg. 

    To decide which engine is right for you, come to Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas and test drive the 2014 RAM 1500. We are your source for the best new and pre-owned pickup trucks in the Austin area. Browse our pickup inventory online, or call us at (512) 562-0041 to set up your test drive today. 

    A Look at the Groundbreaking RAM Heavy Duty Truck

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The men and women at RAM don’t sit idle wondering how to design a groundbreaking truck—they get out and see exactly what it’s like in the shoes of the people who use their pickups, and learn exactly what’s needed to get the job done without faltering. That’s why the RAM Heavy Duty features best-in-class 30,000 lbs. towing and 850 lb-ft of torque. Watch this video to learn how the RAM Heavy Duty can help you get the job done. 

    If you need a pickup truck that’s as dependable and hardworking as you are, come to Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas and browse our selection of new and pre-owned RAM trucks, including the earth-moving RAM Heavy Duty pickup. To schedule a test drive or request additional vehicle information, call us today at (512) 562-0041. 

    Sedan, SUV, or Pickup: Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Needs

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Here at Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas, we have a huge inventory of cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from. When shopping for a new or used vehicle, this wide selection can seem a bit overwhelming. In reality, though, not every vehicle is right for you. To help narrow down your list, here are some tips to help you decide between a sedan, SUV, and pickup.

    Think About Passenger and Cargo Space

    One of the most important factors behind every new car purchase is passenger and cargo space. If you have a large family, a full-size SUV offers the best combination of passenger room and cargo space. If your family is smaller, or if your children are driving themselves, a sedan or pickup should be adequate.

    Consider Your “Extracurricular” Activities

    Your family’s hobbies and lifestyle will help you decide which type of vehicle is right for you. If you spend most of your time in the city or on paved road, you’re probably safe with a sedan. However, if you love to escape to the great outdoors on the weekend or take your boat out to lake during the summer, you’ll need the off-road and towing capabilities of a pickup or full-size SUV.

    Compare Vehicle Ratings and Capabilities

    Many full-size SUVs are now on par with light-duty pickup trucks in terms of performance and towing capabilities. If you have a travel trailer or boat, look at the vehicle’s horsepower, torque, and maximum towing capacity when comparing an SUV and pickup truck.

    No matter what type of vehicle you’re looking for, you can find a great deal on a new or pre-owned vehicle at Benny Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep Lampasas. Visit our website to browse our new and used inventory online, or call us at (512) 562-0041 to schedule a test drive. You can also apply for a bad credit car loan on our website. 

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