CAR CARE NEWS :: MAY 2015

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All-New Chrysler 200 Mid-Size Sedan Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

New car

All-New Chrysler 200 Mid-Size Sedan Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan not only embraces power, comfort and technological amenities, but it earned a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Under the Hood

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Download Mobile App for Access at your Fingertips

Download Mobile App for Access at your Fingertips

Now it’s even simpler to communicate directly with Elk Grove Dodge. A free mobile app gives customers the ability to make appointments, download mobile coupons and view inventory at their convenience.

“Our new mobile app is easy to use and navigate,” said Vince Bloom, general manager of Elk Grove Dodge. “It was designed to give customers up-to-date information at their fingertips.”

To download the mobile dealership app for Android, go to:

http://tinyurl.com/qc4qno7

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Seasonal service

Improve Brake Safety With Fluid Inspection

Improve Brake Safety With Fluid Inspection

The fluid surging through your brake lines enables everything from gentle slowdowns to those soul-churning emergency stops. Your life literally depends on the fluid, so knowing when to replace it is vital.  

Most vehicles don’t have a gauge to monitor the brake fluid, so turn to the owner’s manual or your trusted technician to help properly maintain this vital fluid.

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Car care

Insights on Ugly Truth About Brake Dust

Insights on Ugly Truth About Brake Dust

Brake dust and road grime are relentless. Left untreated, the filth can permanently damage wheels, effectively degrading the vehicle’s overall appearance.

“Brake dust isn’t related to a mechanical issue, but it’s an eyesore,” said Mike Pennington of Meguiar’s Inc., Southern California-based company producing waxes and polishes.

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Accessories

Focus On Roadside With Latest Lenses

Focus On Roadside With Latest Lenses

You have to respect a device that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Binoculars are more precise and durable than ever, and that’s why they still warrant a spot in the glove compartment.

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Seasonal driving

Remembering Lincoln: 150 Years Later

Remembering Lincoln: 150 Years Later

Seven score and 10 years ago the United States ended a brutal conflict and lost their charismatic president. Museums and traveling exhibits are using the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination to reflect on perhaps the darkest period in American history.

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Before you go

Annual Program Gives Teens Dose of Grim Reality

Annual Program Gives Teens Dose of Grim Reality

There’s a difference between scare tactics and harsh reality. The Every 15 Minutes program uses a combination of both to warn teenagers about the potentially lethal consequences of intoxicated or distracted driving.

“The reality is that it could be you. Drunk driving can impact their lives and the lives of those they care about” said Gayle Losch of Vista del Lago High School in Folsom, California, who has coordinated the “Every 15 Minutes” program for the school for several years.

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