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The Dodge Journey Provides Safety

The multitude of available safety features on Dodge Journey vans keep occupants secure, which is one of the reasons why the vehicle is popular with today's families. Drivers need not worry about what may be behind them when equipped with the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Kids, pets and objects stay out of harm's way. The technology sends an image in real time to the Uconnect®touchscreen the minute you put the van in reverse.

In the event the van becomes involved in a collision, the front, side-curtain, front seat-mounted side and knee bolster airbags provide all of…

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Dodge Charger Safety Features

Initially introduced as a show car in 1964, the Dodge Charger has remained a notable presence in the auto industry. In fact, it’s the only 4-door sedan muscle car available on the market. One reason for its enduring presence is Dodge’s attention to such features as safety.

The All-Speed Traction Control, for instance, helps the tires to maintain traction by applying pressure to the brakes when the wheels begin to slip. The control also reduces the engine’s power. Another aspect of the braking...

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Choosing a warranty for your car


Choosing a warranty for your new car can be confusing. At Bedard Bros. Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we want you to understand your options and choose the warranty that is right for you.

A powertrain warranty covers the parts of your car that create power and send it to the wheels. This includes parts such as the engine, transmission, and driveshaft. A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers the same parts as the powertrain, but also includes all the components between the front and rear bumper.

With both warranties, parts that are expected to wear like the battery or the seat fabric are usually…
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Is It Time To Replace Your Tires?


If you have never bought new tires before, you may consider it an intimidating process. Honestly, all you need is a few tips to help you decide if it is time to buy new ones for your vehicle.

Underinflated Tires

It may be a sure sign that your tires need to be replaced if you have to add air frequently in order to maintain proper air pressure. Of course, inadequate air pressure could also be a signal that you just need to have them repaired.

Tread

The right amount of tire tread helps you maintain control of your vehicle on…
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Temperatures and Car Batteries


If you park your vehicle outside in the cold winter temperatures you may find that when you go to start your engine in the morning, your vehicle gives a bit of resistance when trying to get started. This doesn't necessarily mean that your vehicle's battery has some issues but it is usually just the cold temperatures causing your battery and other related components to work harder to get going.

If you would like to avoid this issue from occurring you can do a couple of different things. First, if you have a garage that you can park inside…

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The Thickness of Tire Thread


With the winter season in full swing, it's getting to be that time where we have to get our cars checked out to make sure everything is running correctly, all the fluids are topped off, and all the worn parts are replaced so we don't get caught out in the cold.

A very important and oft times overlooked part of your car to examine is the tire tread. Worn down or irregular tread patterns can lead to decreased stopping ability even in the best conditions. On slick and slippery winter roads stopping length is exponentially increased leaving you…
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The Ram 1500 Big Horn is Available in Three Cab Options


You know exactly what you want from the truck that you purchase, and you would like to pick out a truck that has the cab option that suits your needs. The Ram 1500 Big Horn is available in three different cab options so that you can pick one that suits you well.

The Ram 1500 Big Horn is available in a Crew Cab option that provides you with space for your friends and that lets everyone travel comfortably. This truck is also available in a Quad Cab option that makes the loading of the cab convenient and easy to handle…
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Dodge's All-Wheel Drive Muscle Cars


If you're looking for great performance, the Dodge Challenger and Charger really deliver. They offer all-wheel drive instead of the typical rear-wheel drive found in muscle cars. Although rear-wheel drive provides a rugged experience, Dodge knows that all-wheel drive offers some real advantages.

All-wheel drive offers improved traction compared to the typical rear-wheel drive set up. The Challenger and Charger are built to deliver real power. With an eight-speed manual Torqueflite Transmission, these cars are incredibly responsive. They handle well, even in bad weather. 
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Keep your fuel tank topped off this winter


We at Bedard Bros. Chrysler Jeep Dodge want all of our Cheshire, MA customers to be reminded that it is a good idea to have a full tank of gasoline in their vehicles when the winter months hit.

Far too many people do not realize that they are putting themselves at risk by not having a full tank of gasoline when bad weather strikes. The extra weight that a full tank of gas gives a vehicle can be substantial. This extra weight can help to keep a vehicle on the road in slippery road conditions. The last thing that we…
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Discussing All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel Drive


All-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are only similar in that they both cause all four wheels of a vehicle have traction against the driving surface of the road. They have different uses and come equipped with different vehicles, however.

The four-wheel-drive system is familiar to most people because the term has been around for quite a while. The basic configuration uses a split differential and a lower than usual gear ratio. It is used in pickup trucks and larger off-road SUVs. These vehicles and their multi-drive vehicles are used mostly in off-road and rough terrain situations.

 
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