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The RAM 1500 Adjustable Ride and Towing Safety

The RAM 1500 is a versatile truck that combines power, performance, and cabin comfort. It has loaded towing, and hauling capacity that enables you to take on the heavy tasks over long or short distances. Among the advanced performance features, the RAM 1500 offers active-level suspension, and hill start assist.

Johnstown-area drivers appreciate the automatic load leveling and optional manual control in the suspension control system. With five ride height settings, you can lower the clearance for better mileage at highway speeds, or raise it for height when needed.

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What is a Transfer Case?

If the promise of taking your four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle out for an off-road adventure helps get you through the work week, then your top priority should be keeping up with its routine maintenance.

The gears that are housed in the transfer case enable you to switch from two-wheel to 4WD. When they’re engaged, they provide the needed action for the front and rear driveshafts to change the rotational speed of each wheel. The wheels are synchronized, so they’re moving at the same rate. When accomplished, your 4WD has the traction it needs to make it through that rugged…

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How Important Are Your Vehicle's Belts and Hoses?

There are many smaller components that play important roles in the function of your vehicle. These include items, such as belts and hoses. Just as larger vehicle parts, like the axle or transmission, require maintenance, the different belts and hoses that are a part of your vehicle need to routinely check and replaced if need be.

There are a number of hoses and belts working in your vehicle. The serpentine belt's role, for example, is to move power from the crankshaft to various engine components. Likewise, hoses play an important part of in your vehicle's function by moving…

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Why You Should Keep Your Gas Tank Full This Winter

If you are like many drivers, you might not always keep your gas tank on "full." Instead, you might actually wait until your tank gets almost empty before you stop and fill up. Even though this might not be a problem for the majority of the year, however, it can be a problem during the winter months. Here at Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we recommend that you keep your gas tank on full when it's cold outside in the Johnstown, PA area.

Basically, keeping your gas tank full will help you prevent condensation from forming within the gas…

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Why Is 3,000 Mile Oil Change No Longer the Standard?

3,000 miles used to be the standard for getting your vehicle oil changed. That number stuck in the minds of many vehicle owners. Maybe it was your mother or father who reinforced that number. Vehicles are much better these days. Engines are designed to last longer. Oil quality has drastically improved over the course of time. Modern vehicles can now go to the 7,000-mile mark or more before their next oil change.

You might still have that 3,000-mile number stuck in your head. It takes a little to transition to a different approach. You can always remember…

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Start Auto Shopping & Submit an Online Application at Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!

Filling out our easy finance application online at Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram allows our customers to get pre-approved for a certain level of financing in advance before they even step foot in our dealership showroom! This information serves many different purposes, as it will give the car buyer a good idea of what they will be able to afford before they make their way into our dealership.
 

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Winter Is Arriving Soon - Don't Leave Home Without Winter Wiper Blades

Winter is the season for treacherous weather, for many people. Of course, it all depends on where you live, work, and play. Winter brings freezing rain, ice, snow, and frigid temperatures that chill to the bone. While you may have topped off the antifreeze, changed the tires, and checked every system in your vehicle, your windshield wipers matter just as much. If they’re not made for winter weather, you may be in for a few winter surprises.

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When Purchasing a Vehicle, Remember Total Cost of Ownership

We all know that buying a vehicle can be stressful or fun. It really is all about the way we view it and react to the experience. Why not think about the total cost of ownership and not just the car price? Doing this will make the whole process less stressful.

At Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we see it all the time, people come in and buy a car that they can't keep because they forgot all the other things that go with owning a vehicle. Things like the cost of insurance, the cost of maintenance and so…

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Getting Your Key Fluids Serviced is Crucial

Speaking to the key costs that can in fact be avoided, keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance and services is a great way to ensure your ride stays happy and healthy, and also ensures that you don't have to pay expensive repair fees. Probably one of the most overlooked services are those dealing with the five essential fluids which keep your automobile running smoothly.

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How Often to Rotate Car Tires

You've probably noticed that one side of your tires tends to wear out before the other side. This is very natural. The best way to prevent this from happening to your vehicle is to rotate the tires on your car regularly. We suggest that you consider having your tires rotated at Laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Johnstown, PA each time that you make an appointment to change the oil in your car. This is an easy way to remember when to rotate your tires.

Understanding tire rotation is a way to make sure that your tires wear out…

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