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Don't Forget Your Road Trip Checkup!

 

 

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Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip around Utah (or anywhere else you feel like going!), but the fun can easily come to an unexpected halt if you don't first make sure to give your car a little pre-travel checkup to make sure it's fit to make the trip.

Things to Check Before You Leave

  • Tires: Make sure their pressure levels are correct and check for any signs of damage or unusual wear patterns as these could only get worse as…
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2017 Chrysler 300 Garners Praise from CarGurus Pundits

If you're shopping the full-size sedan segment for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Doug Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram feel like you may well meet your ideal match in ours, the 2017 Chrysler 300.

Yet, what makes us say that?

CarGurus commentator Nicole Wakelin is here to offer some perspective; check out her appraisal of the 300 in the clip below:

Though every 300 powertrain has its perks, we'd argue that none are more thoroughly impressive than the top-tier 5.7-liter V8 option.

Pairing with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the V8 turns out a downright titanic…

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The Fast Lane Car Takes Tempestuous 2017 Dodge Viper for Test Run

Are you in the market for a high-octane sports coupe? Are you seeking one that'll allow you to uncork top-flight thrills each and every time you turn the key?

Well, if so, we here at Doug Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram think you might like to have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 Dodge Viper.

And, coincidentally, that's exactly what The Fast Lane Car reviewer, Roman Mica, is here today to provide. Link up with him in the clip below:

For sure the most performance-minded model across the Viper lineup, the top-of-the-line ACR offers a no-frills…

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How to Stay Safe in the Drivers' Seat

Every driver surely highly values safety. It is far more important to get to your destination in a safe way than it is to get there on time. These tips along with routine maintenance from Doug Smith American Fork Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in American Fork, UT, will help you stay safe on the road.

Always pay attention to what the other motorists and pedestrians around you are doing. If you want to be able to react quickly in an emergency, then it is important to be very aware of your surroundings...

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Why Tire Rotation Is a Good Idea

Cars should be maintained to prolong the performance of the car and keep repair cost low. Many times tire maintenance is overlooked, including tire rotation. Tire rotation means that your tires are removed and switched on your car. Your car manual can help to know the rotation order. This should get done by trained professionals at our dealership.

A set of tires can be costly. Tire rotation will prolong the wear on your tires so you can get maximum use for your investment...

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How to Handle a Nail in the Tire

Dealing with a nail in your tire can be stressful. You may not know how to handle it, especially if your tire still has air in it, and your car is running normally. You may not know if you should pull the nail out and risk flattening the tire, or leave it alone and play Russian Roulette every time you get behind the wheel.

You should never put yourself in any unnecessary danger, especially when specialists are available who can fix your tire within seconds. A repair is very inexpensive, and someone can have it done for you in only…
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Chips in Your Windshield?

Every driver on the road is aware that a crack or chip could easily happen to them at any time. This might be due to an accident or even vandalism. For example, a rock flies off the road and hits the windshield or a kid hits the windshield with a ball. These are all situations that happen more than you might think. What course of action do you take if the chip is over the driver's area? Should you get a repair or complete replacement of the windshield?

Repair Or Replacement
If the chip is over the driver's…
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Why Is “Bleeding Brakes” Necessary?”

You have probably heard of the necessity of "bleeding your brakes" through servicing. Why is this necessary? Could this prevent an accident?

Just as your doctor removes air bubbles from a syringe, the brakes-bleeding process will remove air bubbles from your hoses. If you have air bubbles therein, then it could prevent your brakes from functioning properly. When you press on the brakes, they might not respond quickly. They might feel "squishy" or go to the floor.

Bring your vehicle into our service department and we will "bleed your brakes."

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Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light

You probably know already that your vehicle has an engine computer. Well, it relies on all sorts of other systems to keep everything running smoothly. When something isn't working properly, you're likely to see the check engine light illuminate on the dashboard. Whatever you do, do not ignore it.

Though it may seem annoying, there's a reason for that light. It means something is wrong. If you just filled up and see this light, tighten the gas cap and restart the engine. Should the light remain on and this is not the cause, prevent costlier repairs later…

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