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Fulfill All of Your Towing Needs with the New Ram 1500

This popular class of light-duty trucks has been a staple of the American road for decades. Tough construction and a powerful engine make this vehicle a great option for those who need a truck they can rely on for hauling cargo or for fuel efficiency on the freeway.

Offering a three-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, Ram trucks deliver plenty of pulling power and 27 mpg on the highway, with 20 mpg around town. There's also an option for an automatic transmission with eight speeds. Fuel capacity in the tank allows for around 700 miles of driving range between fill-ups.

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Ignore These Misconceptions with Your Motor Oil

We here at WestStar Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Monahans, TX want you to be an informed car owner. That is why today, we are debunking some common motor oil myths. One of the most common motor oil myths circulating today is that your oil needs to be changed every time it turns black.

The fact that the oil has turned black actually has nothing to do with the fact that it is spent. Instead, this means that it is working properly and even keeping your engine clean. The second is that synthetic oil causes oil leaks. This is not only…

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How Often Should You Have Your Vehicle's Tires Rotated?

It is best to have your vehicle's tires rotated every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, which will prevent the tires from premature and excessive wear.

When a vehicle's tires at rotated, they will be moved from one side to the other, from front to back, or both. As a result, it will help prevent uneven wear on the tires and will boost performance and gas mileage. Typical tire rotations include the removal and inspection of the tires, placing them where they will wear evenly, and readjusting the tire-pressure monitors.

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Stay Safe while Towing in Monahans, TX

If you’re planning on adding a boat to your summer toy arsenal, you will also need to consider how you’re going to tow it. There are certain safety practices you should follow in order to tow a trailer behind your vehicle. The first one is verifying that your vehicle can handle the added weight.

You can check the towing capacity in the owner’s manual. It will give you specifics on loaded and tongue weight as well as the tow rating. It’s important to stay within the manufacturer’s guidelines on this point. Another precaution is a…

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The Importance of Warranty

When you are shopping for a car to drive in Monahans, TX, you want to know what will be covered in the unfortunate event that your car stops working properly. You will notice that many cars come with a powertrain warranty, a bumper-to-bumper warranty or both.

A car with a powertrain warranty will have coverage for repairs if the engine, transmission or drivetrain components need repair or replacement. A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers almost all of the vehicles working parts except wear and tear items like bulbs, belts, and hoses. Many cars have both warranties.

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The Ram 1500 is Built for Heavy-Duty Equipment

When the Ram 1500 is used during major construction projects, the engine, transmission, and other vital components help workers complete important tasks effectively and efficiency. Because this truck has practical gas mileage capabilities, it's an ideal vehicle for industrial towing and hauling projects.

If you're going to tow or haul bulky items while driving a Ram 1500, you'll appreciate that the truck has a solid braking system. As you mash the brake, the vehicle will stop quickly, as the entire system relies on a commercial-grade, four-wheel disc.

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Introducing the Dodge 2018 AWD Muscle Car Family

As you might know, there is nothing liking feeling the power and roar that muscle cars provide. They can be a hard to handle, but having the option of all-wheel is a benefit in that regard. If you are looking for a muscle car with all-wheel drive, then dodge is your only option.

Dodge offers all-wheel drive options in both the 2018 Challenger and 2018 Charger. The AWD Challenger offers you an 8-speed automatic transmission with a 305-horsepower V6 3.6L engine. The 2018 Charger presents you with a muscle car equipped with a 300-horsepower engine and equally sized 3…

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Help Save Lives by Observing Move Over Laws

The Move Over law is one that is not well-known across the United States, despite being the law in all 50 states. It means that drivers need to get into a lane that is farther away from a stopped vehicle on the side of the road. If it is not safe to get into another lane, then it is necessary to at least slow down by 15 mph.

By switching lanes or slowing down your vehicle, it will help to prevent another highway fatality from happening.

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Can You Use Water Instead of Washer Fluid?

Your windshield wipers are there to keep your windshield clean when a bug smashes into it or when a bird has a mess on it. The windshield wipers do a lot of work to clear away these stains, but they wouldn't be as good at it without windshield wiper fluid.

Just like you use soap to clean the dishes, you use windshield wiper fluid when cleaning your windshield. If you use water instead, your windshield will not be as clean. Water doesn't have any solvents and it doesn't have any detergents either.

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Light the Way: Upgrading Your Headlights

Headlights are one of the most important safety features of your vehicle. They not only illuminate your path through the dark of night or inclement weather, but they also warn other drivers of your proximity. Improperly maintained headlights can dim over time, or even go out entirely which can create a dangerous situation. Here are some ways to mitigate that danger.

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