CAR CARE NEWS :: APRIL 2016

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Budget-Friendly Caravan Perfect for Families on the Go

New car

Budget-Friendly Caravan Perfect for Families on the Go

The Dodge Caravan is the country’s most popular minivan, and the 2016 model snagged recognition by Kelly Blue Book for its low cost to own. With fuel economy, power and plenty of comfort, it’s the perfect vehicle for families.

Under the Hood

The 2016 Dodge Caravan comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and is able to tow up to 3,600 pounds. The vehicle gets 25 mpg on the highway, giving it a 500-mile range on a single tank of gas.

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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

The Heat Is On: Check Brakes Before Travel

The Heat Is On: Check Brakes Before Travel

Don't wait for summer to find out your brake system can't handle the heat. Temperatures can push components to the brink of failure.

Here's what you need to know before going on your next road adventure.

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Car care

Dressed to Impress: Give Your Tires a Bit of Pizzazz for Spring

Dressed to Impress: Give Your Tires a Bit of Pizzazz for Spring

Audiences never see faded tires during a car show. Jet black tires act like the border of a painting--they enhance the art.

The best part? It really doesn’t take much time or effort to give your tires some pizzazz.

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Accessories

Keep the Sparkle Between Car Washes with Quick Dusting

Keep the Sparkle Between Car Washes with Quick Dusting

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Dusting involves more than tossing a cloth on the hood and moving it around.

There’s a good reason no one at an auto show gives the paint a once-over with an old towel or tattered T-shirt seconds before showtime.

Find out why.

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Seasonal driving

USO: 75 Years of Help to America’s Veterans

USO: 75 Years of Help to America’s Veterans

It started as a way to give soldiers some structured down time and a laugh or two.

Seventy-five years later the United Service Organization is vital to providing veterans and active military with essential services. Comedian Bob Hope made the USO famous by performing for troops, but entertainment accounts for only a part of the organization’s mission.

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Before you go

How to Stay on Track By Going Old School

How to Stay on Track By Going Old School

Authentic road trips rely on a creased map stashed in the glove box or seat pocket. GPS navigation is a helpful accessory--like training wheels, or those gutter guards in bowling--but there’s something comforting about holding a hard copy.

You can write on it, spill coffee on it, and it never needs a software update.

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