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Explore the safety features of the 2018 Dodge Journey

While there are many features that make the 2018 Dodge Journey a popular midsize SUV, there’s a host of safety features that can give you peace of mind on your next trip.

Standard on each 2018 Dodge Journey is a four wheel antilock brake system. If any of the wheels are at a different speed from the others the system will make adjustments for superior controlling.

When the unexpected happens there are seven advanced airbags distributed throughout the Dodge Journey. The front seats have side airbags mounted into the seat along with a driver’s side knee bolster airbag…

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Front-Wheel Drive And Rear-Wheel Drive?


We here at Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located right in Columbus, OH want you to be the most informed car buyer possible. Because of this, we want to ensure that you know the differences between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive so that you can select the car that best meets your needs.

First, rear-wheel drive vehicles tend to have better handling than front-wheel drive vehicles. They also tend to be less prone to need repairs from things like hitting potholes or a curb. The advantages of front-wheel drive include higher affordability as well as having better traction in poor…
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How to know if it's time to replace your tires


Worn or damaged tires can affect your traction and make your car unsafe to drive. By knowing the signs that your tires need replacement, you can keep your car driving safely.

Worn treads are a major sign that your tires need replacement. If you notice uneven wear, or your tire doesn't pass the "penny test," it's time to replace them. To do the penny test, stick a penny into the tread with Lincoln's head facing inward. If you can see the top of his head, your tread depth is too shallow and you need new tires.

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What's a Gasket?


Car maintenance is essential to the longevity of your car and to its safe operation. You know that engine gaskets are important to your car, but don’t know why? Below is an explanation of what engine gaskets are and what they do:
  • Engine Gaskets- Engine Gaskets are one of the most important parts of your engine and they hold fluids, prevent dirt and debris from coming in the engine, and also work as a seal to maintain pressure (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-is-the-purpose-of-engine-gaskets).
  • Types- There are many different gaskets in a car engine...
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My Car Won't Start: Is it the Ignition?

Your car won't start, and you assume it's the battery. Before you visit the auto parts store, consider the ignition. Here are a couple of signs to look for to determine if that's the problem.

Do you hear a grinding noise when you crank the car? A worn out starter drive gear typically this type of sound. Ignoring it could make the problem worse by damaging the engine's flywheel. Another sign of ignition problems is trying to crank the engine but it doesn't connect, and you hear a whining noise. This is called freewheeling, and…

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The Ram 1500 Big Horn Leaves Other Trucks In The Dust


Truck buyers just want a truck to get the job done. They want a reasonably priced truck with a ton of features that will make their lives easier and help them get work done faster. That is why we here at Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Columbus want to introduce you to the brand-new Ram 1500 Big Horn edition. With a bed length of up to six feet four inches, there will be very few things you won't be able to haul without using a trailer. The Big Horn also features up to 10,620 pounds of towing…
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The Dodge Charger and Challenger Now with AWD


The muscle car family is all new with AWD. Dodge is the only car maker that has AWD for American muscle cars. Both Dodge Charger and Challenger has models with all-wheel drive instead of the standard rear-wheel drive. However, some muscle car fanatics still want that rear-wheel drive burnout and power.

You still get rear-wheel drive with most of the Challenger trims. AWD only comes with the Challenger GT trim. However, Charger has multiple models with AWD. The base Charger model packs a huge punch with 292 horsepower, and you can also purchase the SRT Hellcat, which has 707 horsepower…
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Maintaining Fluid Levels Essential to Vehicle Performance

In order to get the best performance for your vehicle, you need to maintain all fluid levels at the recommended specifications. The most important is your oil level. The oil that goes through your engine lubricates all the internal components, which keeps your vehicle at its peak performance. It is recommended, for most vehicles, that the oil be changed every 3,000 miles. However, during those increments, it’s also important to have your oil level checked to assure the oil is still within the operating level needed.

 

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The Car You Can Afford Beats the Car You’re Offered

There are many aspects to car ownership that are not immediately apparent to car buyers. Here at Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Columbus, we want to work hard to make sure that you wind up with a car the suits you perfectly, both in style and in affordability. It is very easy to get distracted by beautiful cars, but when making a decision on a magnitude of this scale, it is extremely important to pay close attention to your budget, and not exceed what you can afford.

Even the most detail-oriented people can get confused when figuring the "true…

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