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Safety Tips to Be Safe On the Road

When you have a busy life, and there are so many important things to try to remember, and some things are forgotten. However, safety while on the road is one of the most important things you can remember besides keeping up with your vehicle maintenance here at Eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Bronx, NY. Here are a few things you can keep in mind to make it to your destination in one piece...

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Tips Your Car’s Battery Is Weakening and Needs Replacement

The battery of your car plays a vital role in the performance and efficiency of your vehicle. All of the electrical components and devices in your car use the car's battery as its power source. If the battery dies down, you will face a tough time starting the car as the ignition system of your vehicle depends on the battery for its power supply.

If the battery is low or has dried completely, you would not be able to start the car. Moreover, you would not be able to use the audio system or the headlights if your vehicle…

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Your Windshield Service Team

With so many things to fix and maintain on a vehicle, it can be easy to overlook the simple things a car needs. With other items having clear signs they need to be replaced, such as squealing sounds, smoke or gas inefficiency, as well as dashboard light warnings, it can be easy to miss a problem that’s right in front of you. Ironically, your windshield is usually the most overlooked part of your car and is often taken for granted. Your windshield provides you with protection from the elements, such as wind rain and snow, as well as insects…
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Tire Maintenance Today, Fewer Problems Tomorrow

It's a good idea to keep your tires properly inflated if you don't want bumpy ride or if you don't want a blow out. But there's a lot more to it. Your tread needs to be good and your tires need to be regularly rotated. And when do you need to replace them? A handy test will tell you -- just stick a penny into the tread of your tires (head first) and if you can see Lincoln's head, then it's time for some new tires.

You also need to look for tread wear. If…
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How Often Should My Brakes Be Inspected and Adjusted?

Your brakes need to be adjusted and inspected at least as often as stated in your vehicle owner's maintenance schedule. Not only does this keep your warranty valid, it makes common sense for the sake of safety. Brakes are made of moving parts that rub together, including a hose and many different fluids. It is an entire system that works on its own, deriving its power from the engine. This is a complex system, and needs the attention of a qualified, trained technician. Never allow any person who is not a professional to inspect or adjust your brakes.

 

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The Engine Check Light and Its Possible Triggers

Vehicle manufacturers understand the need for a warning system. Most cars come with the engine check light on the dashboard. As the name suggest, whenever the light goes on, check your engine to ensure all is well. That much is obvious

Some of the possible reasons for the light going on while driving could include the following.

  • The engine’s cooling system has failed or is faulty.
  • A simple problem with the gas cap, being lost, damaged or simply being loosely fit could be the issue.
  • Spark plugs and plug wires may need replacing.
  • The engine oxygen sensor may be…
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2017 Chrysler 200 Wins Big with KBB.com Critics

Should you find yourself seeking a midsize sedan for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge feel you should make a point to try ours -- the 2017 Chrysler 200 -- on for size.

Wondering why?

Then, join Kelley Blue Book Managing Video Editor Micah Muzio in the clip below. His appraisal of the 200 is as follows:

In base form, the 200 receives a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as standard. Teaming with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the base four-banger makes a healthy 184 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque.

A 3.6-liter V6 ...

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Does RAM Stand for 'Reliability Access Movement?'

Ram truck owners are very loyal. The automaker, home to some of America's longest-lasting trucks, is frequently praised for its reliability and dependability.

As such, we found ourselves wondering: "Does Ram actually stand for 'Reliability Access Movement?'" Let's take a look:
  • "Reliability" means that you can always trust your Ram truck to start, lift and tow the things you need. Ram keeps its promises. You can count on Ram to help you complete all of your necessary tasks on time.
  • "Access" means that you can get to everything easily enough. You can add the class-exclusive "Loading" mode ...
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Gain Peace of Mind by Driving the Chrysler Pacifica

"Safety First" is one of the mantras of the Chrysler Pacifica.  When you are driving down the road, the brand wants to make sure that you reach your destination in one piece.  This is why the minivan has so many smart technology features built in.
When you are parking, changing lanes or leaving your driveway, you can trust the Pacifica audio and video alerts to help you. These will warn you of sign posts, fences, bystanders and other vehicles.
 
The blind-spot monitoring system uses illuminated icons in your rearview mirrors.  If you hear a chime, there may be something in…
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