CAR CARE NEWS :: APRIL 2015

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

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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

Avoid Vehicle Breakdown with Semi-Annual Check-Up

Avoid Vehicle Breakdown with Semi-Annual Check-Up

Nobody likes to be caught off-guard, especially with vehicle problems. Getting a multi-point inspection should come well before packing up for that road trip this summer.

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Car care

Improve Value of Your Vehicle with a Simple Facelift

Improve Value of Your Vehicle with a Simple Facelift

Dents and dings are a scourge for anyone who values their vehicle’s appearance. What can be done to return a vehicle to its original condition and not max out your credit card?

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Accessories

Plug into a Better Understanding of Your Vehicle

Plug into a Better Understanding of Your Vehicle

You can’t get much information by looking at the little yellow “check engine” light on your dashboard. And there’s good reason for that.

The icon represents literally hundreds of potential problems ranging from simple fixes to complete overhauls. Automotive technicians rely on expensive diagnostic tools to root out the problem.

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Seasonal driving

Hitting the Road with Bugs Bunny and Friends

Hitting the Road with Bugs Bunny and Friends

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are hitting the road this year.

The tour is part of an exhibit honoring Chuck Jones, their relatively obscure yet influential and amazingly talented creator.

Jones entertained millions without ever being directly involved in their lives. The artist and writer during the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons introduced us to beloved characters who quickly became cultural touchstones. His work is the subject of a travelling Smithsonian exhibit crisscrossing the nation the next few years.

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Before you go

Hazard Ahead: Tips for Avoiding Road Debris

Hazard Ahead: Tips for Avoiding Road Debris

Never underestimate the destructive power of an inanimate object in the roadway. A shredded tire--or any large debris--poses significant risks to you and your vehicle.

“Road debris can be damaging to vehicles, especially if it’s kicked up by someone else and becomes airborne,” said Noel Houze, the national secretary for the American Association of State Troopers. “Also, how people react to objects in the roadway can be dangerous.”

Houze suggests maintaining a safe following distance of several car lengths to stay on the lookout for road debris.

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