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Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Announces Motor Trend Names Ram 1500 as 2014 Truck of the Year

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Ram 1500 Outclasses Competition with the Fuel Economy, Torque, Style and Amenities to Satisfy the Most Demanding Truck Buyers in Middle Tennessee.

The announcement was made at the Chrysler Group LLC Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan, the birthplace of Ram Trucks. A full report on Motor Trend’s comprehensive Truck of the Year testing will be featured on MotorTrend.com and in the
February 2014 issue of Motor Trend.

Nine Truck of the Year contenders were put through an extensive battery of
testing designed to evaluate virtually every aspect of each vehicle. In
addition to the 2014 Ram 1500, the judges examined other all-new or
significantly updated trucks the industry produced this year: the Chevrolet
Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ram Heavy Duty, and Toyota Tundra pickups; and the Ford
Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV200, and Ram ProMaster vans.

To determine which truck deserved top honors, the Motor Trend judges
took the nine contenders to the Continental Tire Automotive Proving Grounds in
Uvalde, Texas. There, the judges tested each truck’s perfor­mance with the
following exercises:

1. Standard testing (without load): 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0
mph braking, and maximum lateral grip.

2. Limit handling (without load): closed-course cornering, braking and
acceleration.

3. Tow/payload testing: 0-60 acceleration repeated with trailers attached
(pickups) or payload secured (vans), loaded to 75 percent of each truck’s
maximum rating (as equipped)

4. Road looping: Highway and real-world replication.

At Continental’s 5,000-acre proving grounds, the team utilized the facility’s
8.5-mile high-speed oval, 15-acre dynamics pad, 1.1-mile dry-handling road
course, and multi-surfaced ride road to evaluate each truck’s capabilities and
expose strengths and weaknesses. Following the team’s intensive, weeklong
evaluation in Uvalde, the trucks were shipped to Motor Trend headquarters
in El Segundo, California, to undergo proprietary “Intellichoice Real MPG”
fuel-economy testing. Using advanced technology including a weather station,
GPS data-logger, and flow-rate and gas analyzers, Real MPG measures exhaust
samples every second during an 88-mile drive to record accurate real-world fuel
economy.

Once testing was completed, the judges convened to determine which truck would
be crowned Truck of the Year. The winner is not chosen from a direct comparison
against the other contenders, but rather as a result of how each contender
measured up against the award’s six criteria: Design Advancement, Engineering
Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value and Performance of Intended Function.

With the votes cast, the Ram 1500 clearly emerged as Motor Trend’s 2014
Truck of the Year. The judges were particularly impressed with the performance
of the Ram 1500’s all-new EcoDiesel V-6 engine as well as its eight-speed
TorqueFlite transmission, a combination that boasts a towing capacity of up to
9,200 pounds. Further, Motor Trend’s Real MPG testing supported what the
team learned in Uvalde: None of the gas-powered half-ton trucks in this year’s
competition – be they V-6 or V-8, 4×2 or 4×4 – could match the EcoDiesel’s
mileage. After delivering observed fuel economy of 15 mpg under extreme testing
at Continental’s proving grounds, the EcoDiesel continued to impress during the
Real MPG test loop, returning the following frugal stats: 19/26/21 mpg
city/highway/combined for the Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 with a 3.92 rear
axle and an even more notable 18/28/22 for the Lone Star Crew Cab 4×2 with a
3.55 rear axle.

The Ram’s optional air suspension system also scored high marks in Engineering
Excellence, as it delivered a compliant ride and commendable handling no matter
the terrain. In terms of design, the Ram 1500 impressed with its style,
packaging, and interior ergonomics; notably, the Laramie Longhorn’s luxury
aesthetics and real wood trim. The breadth of the lineup was another compelling
factor. Whether outfitted as a basic workhorse or optioned up to a near-luxury
hauler, the Ram 1500 provides all of the capability needed in a truck.

“For 2014 we had a large and highly competitive field of contenders for Motor
Trend’s
Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor
Trend
. “At the end of the day, though, the Ram 1500 quickly rose to
the top. Not only did it withstand our rigorous testing, it thoroughly
impressed our judges with its vast array of standard and optional equipment,
and, most notable, its fuel-efficient, segment-exclusive EcoDiesel V-6. With
420 lb-ft of torque and up to 28 ‘Real MPG’ highway, the EcoDiesel is a true
game-changer. In fact it helped make Ram 1500 the Motor Trend 2014 Truck
of the Year – and the only consecutive winner in the history of the award.”

“Half-ton truck customers have been asking for a diesel engine and Ram is
the only truck manufacturer to answer the bell and deliver not only
best-in-class fuel economy but also 9,200 pounds of towing capability,”
said Reid Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
“In a brutally competitive truck industry, the Ram 1500 is the only
vehicle to ever win the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award two years in
a row, reaffirming the fact that we have the best truck on the road.”

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (877) 344-9186

Hours:

Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Service: (877) 892-4309

Parts: (888) 928-2780

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

2014 Ram Heavy Duty Named in Top 10 Cars for Hauling in the 2014 Popular Mechanic’s Auto Excellence Awards.

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U.S. auto sales are booming, and the market is brimming with great cars—every  segment is full of choices with modern styling and sporty driving dynamics. It’s  been an exciting year for car enthusiasts, but it also makes deciding on just 10  winners harder than ever. Our picks range widely in price, size, and utility,  but, collectively, they also represent the very best of an industry filled with  new life.

Winner of the Hauling Segment: The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty

Modern heavy-duty pickup trucks can handle the most herculean tasks, but the  tradeoff for this kind of extreme capability has always been a suspension so  stiff the vehicle bucks and hops over a rough road like a bronco out of the  gate. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty breaks new ground in ¾-ton trim by  ditching the old-time leaf springs in the rear for a sophisticated five-link  coil-sprung suspension. This new Ram rides better than any heavy-duty before it,  soaking up large bumps and chuckholes. But don’t think the Ram HD has gone soft.  There’s an available 420-hp 6.4-liter V-8 that’s new this year, as well as the  option of dual alternators to handle the more extreme auxiliary electrical needs  of a real workhorse. The 3500 series trucks still use the leaf packs in back,  but each side also has an air spring to improve the ride. And when you pair the  mighty Cummins turbodiesel with its 850 lb-ft of torque to this truck, it can  lug a 30,000-pound trailer. Not only is that the most for any current pickup  truck, it’s also a figure that requires the driver to earn a commercial driver’s  license. Now that’s serious.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Football Tailgate Must-Haves

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The time of the year we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, football season. We at Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are big time football fans, and when we’re cheering on our favorite college or pro team, tailgating is a must! Whether you’re new to the tailgating scene, or a seasoned pro, Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants to help ensure that your tailgate is perfectly planned to provide you with the ultimate game day experience, which is why we put together a list of tailgate must-haves.

If we neglected to mention your tailgate must-have, just let us know and we’ll gladly add it!

  • Folding Chairs Tent
  • Folding Table
  • Game Day Apparel
  • Team Flag
  • Grill
  • Generator/Power Source
  • Large Cooler Beer, Liquor
  • Meat
  • Condiments
  • Side Dishes
  • Plastic Utensils and Dishes
  • Sandwich Toppings
  • Ice
  • Football
  • Cornhole
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Trash Bags
  •  First-Aid Kit

Remember, the most important must-have for any tailgate is one that often times get overlooked, a designated driver. Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram encourages everyone to tailgate and enjoy the game safely, and always having a designated driver is the best way to do so. As always, have fun, be safe and let’s play some football!

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Reports Fighting Hunger One Can at a Time

Chrysler Group employees walked door-to-door in local neighborhoods. No, they weren’t selling vehicles; they were instead collecting food to help fight hunger in Metro Detroit.

“One in five people in Metro Detroit faces hunger on a daily basis. Even more startling is the fact that one in four of our children simply doesn’t know where their next meal will come from,” said Jody Trapasso, Vice President External Affairs – Chrysler Group LLC and President of The Chrysler Foundation. “It is our hope that by partnering with Gleaners, we can help eliminate this uncertainty for thousands of children and their families.”

Hunger effects every demographic, and isn’t only limited to the homeless. According to the Food Bank Council of Michigan, food banks and emergency food providers continue to serve more working poor families than ever and 50% of the people who receive food from emergency food providers are children and senior citizens.

Since hundreds of thousands of people face hunger every day, The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, focuses on empowering people in local communities and continues to encourage volunteer opportunities within the company.

Check out this video of Chrysler Group volunteers doing their part to support Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

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About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

 

The test drive at Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

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You’ve already done a big part of the test drive without even leaving Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s lot. Now it’s time to get the feel of the vehicle in motion.

Unfortunately, the test drive is the perfect opportunity for you to be overwhelmed by a new car, since it’s likely better in many ways than the car you’re now driving. That’s why it’s important to compare it to other new vehicles in which you’re interested, rather than to your current car alone. The more vehicles you test drive, the better perspective you’ll get on each one of them.

Listen and feel for the things you like, and look carefully for the things on your list that you might not be happy with. New cars have personalities, and it’s important to find one that matches yours. Little things that might seem insignificant now could become major irritants down the road.

If the vehicle is equipped with a navi­gation system, try it out during the test drive. But do it after you’ve finished your planned route, as the route the system calculates for you will likely be different. Enter in a destination and see how well you’re guided to it. With the best systems, you’ll be able to follow the route simply by listening to the voice directions, with minimal need to look down at the screen.

Here are a few things you should consider during your test drive.

Ride comfort.

Is the ride soft, harsh, or somewhere in-between? Does the suspension isolate you from the road or do you feel every bump and ripple? Some softer suspensions feel comfortable over bumps but tend to be floaty, wallowing up and down a bit after a large bump. Look for a vehicle that feels tight and controlled over bumps, but not harsh.

Sporty cars, including some sedans, typically have a firmer ride, which is a trade-off for their better handling characteristics. This may not be for everyone. Some buyers who have been enchanted by sporty cars have later regretted buying them because of the stiff ride quality that seems to accentuate every little bump in the road. Be sure the vehicle you choose is one you can tolerate for the life of the car.

Acceleration.

How does the engine feel when taking off from a stop? Can you merge safely into freeway traffic?

Acceleration depends primarily on the engine power, but it is also closely linked to the transmission. A great engine coupled with a mediocre transmission will deliver a less-than-stellar performance. Conversely, a smaller engine can perform better in combination with a modern, well-designed transmission.

One of the benefits of a test drive is to see if you like the powertrain you’ve selected. If not, now is the time to change your selection or keep looking. During your test drives, be sure to try quick acceleration from a stop and a rolling merge into fast freeway traffic.

If you come to a steep uphill, note if the transmission downshifts smoothly and how the engine responds. There should be a seamless delivery of power.

Braking.

Do the brakes feel responsive without being too jerky? Braking is an attribute that’s hard to evaluate thoroughly without professional help, but you can do a basic assessment. Feel how the vehicle responds when you depress the brake pedal, both softly and with more force. The braking should be smooth and progressive, and it should be easy to get just the right amount of stopping power without stopping too quickly or not quickly enough. If you are driving a hybrid for the first time, the brakes will likely feel dif­ferent than those in the car you are used to driving.

Steering and handling. Does the car respond well to quick steering maneuvers? Does it track well when driving straight ahead on the highway or do you need to make small, continual corrections with the steering wheel? Does the car feel relaxed or too darty to be comfortable? And does it stay relatively composed on rough roads?

Since the vehicle’s response to quick steering maneuvers is a key factor in avoiding an accident, it’s important to be comfortable with the way your vehicle responds. It should be easy and controllable to maneuver along the road—not so quick that it feels darty and not so slow that it takes a lot of turning to make a maneuver. You should get good feedback through the steering wheel about what the car is doing on the road; some steer­ing systems feel numb and disconnected from the wheels. Many vehicles have variable power steering, which makes them feel one way on the highway and another at slow speeds, such as when trying to park in a tight space.

An important note: Don’t try to test a vehicle at its handling and braking limits to see how it would respond when you’re trying to avoid an accident. This type of test is better left for a racetrack or designated test site than for a public road. Instead, see Consumer Reports’ accident-avoidance Ratings, available on the model page for each tested vehicle.

Quietness.

During your test drive, turn off the radio and close all the windows so you can hear what is going on, especially at highway speeds. Is the sound of the engine annoying during heavy acceleration or highway cruising? Engine noise has a lot to do with the quality of the engine, but it’s also related to the engine size and configuration. Four-cylinder engines tend to be the noisiest. If it’s too noisy, try driving a V6 version, if available, to see if it’s any better. If any engine sounds coarse and loud under heavy acceleration or at highway speed, it could become more annoying as time goes by. They don’t get quieter with age.

Are there any squeaks or rattles? Is there excessive wind noise? The side mirrors are a major source of wind noise. Better-designed mirrors make almost no noise, while poorly designed ones roar and whistle. You should have little trouble telling which is which during your test drive. Roof rails on SUVs and wagons can also contribute to wind noise.

Can you hear noise from the tires? The high-performance tires on sporty cars and off-road tires on SUVs and pickup trucks tend to create the most tire noise. It can be annoying, but buyers who want those kinds of tires are usually willing to put up with it. The test drive is a good way to find out your tolerance level.

Visibility.

Do you get a good pano­ramic view of the road ahead? Do the mirrors give you the kind of side and rear view you need? Or do wide pillars or a small rear window restrict your view? When backing up, is the rear visibility good and can you gauge the length of the vehicle?

Visibility can vary greatly, even among similar vehicles. Back-to-back drives will tell you which ones have the best visibility. And don’t forget to check rear visibility when backing up and the size of the rear blind zone. (See our report on the danger of blind zones.)

Driving at night. It’s better to visually inspect a vehicle in daylight. But if you become serious about buying it, you should also try to test drive it at night. That’s the only way you’ll be able to tell how well the headlights perform, how and which switches, gauges, and controls are lighted for nighttime use, and whether there are any annoying reflections in the windshield.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

 

Columbia CDJR Announces Ram 1500 Picks Up Top Rating from Consumer Reports

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Middle Tennessee Ram truck drivers have more to celebrate as Consumer Reports has named the 2013 Ram 1500 its top full-size pickup truck.

Explaining the top rating, Consumer Reports writes, “The updated truck delivered impressive performance in our tests, balancing work capability and refinement in a way that sees it outscore established domestic- and foreign-nameplate competitors.”

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This isn’t the first award the 2013 Ram 1500 has won. It’s the most recent winner of the North American Truck of the Year award. The 2013 model has some significant updates, including a more luxurious interior, better fuel economy and tweaks to the suspension to improve the truck’s ride. The Ram 1500 is the only full-size pickup truck in the U.S. that uses a coil spring suspension. Reviewers like how the setup makes the Ram 1500 less bouncy and more comfortable than other full-size pickups.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “The top ranking from Consumer Reports is yet another vote of confidence at a time when Chrysler is trying to gain ground against competitors General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. Already, the Ram brand has managed to pick up market share from rivals. Ram sales in the first half of this year were up 23%, according to AutoData Corp.”

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

Why Fly? Columbia CDJR Gives 9 Reasons to Take a Rugged Road Trip with Your Jeep® Brand Vehicle

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If you’re planning to take a vacation this summer, you’ve probably thought a bit about whether you’ll fly or drive to your destination. While flying might get you there a little faster, there are plenty of reasons to consider hitting the road with your Jeep® brand vehicle instead. Here are just a few:

9. Your Jeep Brand Vehicle Will Never Leave Without You

If you choose to fly, you need to arrive at the airport hours in advance to check in, get your luggage in order, make it through security and find your gate. If you choose to take a road trip with your Jeep brand vehicle, you leave whenever you want. There’s no worrying about missing your travel opportunity or getting stuck because of a layover. Your Jeep brand vehicle isn’t going anywhere without you.

8. Your Seat Actually Reclines

On your road trip you will never have to hear, “Please make sure your seat is in the upright and locked position.” Your Jeep brand vehicle was designed to help you have the most comfortable adventure possible. So go ahead, lean back, turn the radio up and settle in as you hit the open road.

7. No Airplane Food

You can make meals a part of your journey. Pack a picnic to bring along on your road trip and stop at a scenic park along the way. Instead of scarfing down a handful of peanuts, make some memories during your mealtime with good food, great scenery and even better company. Maybe your Jeep brand vehicle can even join you on your off-road excursion.

6. An Abundance of Window Seats

Don’t get stuck in an aisle seat this summer. In your Jeep brand vehicle, you and your passengers can all have window seats and take in the scenery as you travel. Not only that, but if you see something exciting on your trip, you can stop and take a closer look. Take time to explore new things along the way. After all, that’s what adventures are all about.

5. Stay Connected Wherever You Go

Don’t worry about turning off your music, cell phone and all other electronic devices on your road trip. In fact, stay more connected than ever with the UConnect®system in your Jeep brand vehicle. UConnect®allows you to make a call, access your music or use GPS hands-free. With your summer road trip, there’s no need to choose between entertainment and travel. You can do both.

4. Did We Mention the Leg Room?

We can’t talk about the advantages of driving a Jeep brand vehicle over flying without mentioning the leg room. Designed to help keep you comfortable on the road, your Jeep brand vehicle works to offer ample room for you and all your belongings.

3. You Don’t Have to Pay for Extra Bag

Speaking of your belongings, by choosing to take a road trip this summer, you don’t have to worry about trying to cram everything into a carry-on bag in order to save a few bucks. And don’t spend any time worrying about whether or not all your liquids can fit into three-ounce bottles.

2. You Get to Pick Your Passengers

Instead of spending your time in a confined space full of strangers, spend your travel time with your loved ones. Taking a road trip with friends and family almost guarantees that priceless memories will be made on the way to your destination.

1. Fresh Air

One of the best reasons to take a road trip instead of flying: fresh air. Why spend hours in a pressurized cabin when you could be driving down an open road on a sunny afternoon with the windows down? Or better yet, forget the windows and go topless with your Jeep Wrangler. Nothing beats the freedom of the open air around you.

Already planning a summer road trip with your Jeep brand vehicle this summer and want to make sure it is in tip top travel shape? Or maybe you are looking for a Jeep brand vehicle since a road sounds like a lot of fun. Either way, Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has everything you are looking for from service to sales.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

Hot Summer Car Care Tips from Columbia CDJR

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Check your fluids and perform regular maintenance.

Confirm proper tire pressure to avoid a blowout and improve fuel economy.

Keep yourself cool with a/c and your vehicle cool by parking in the shade.

The arrival of summer marks an ideal time to make sure your car or truck is in good working condition. The high temperatures of summer can be tough on a vehicle – everything from the paint down to the tires is subjected to harsher than normal conditions. Gone unchecked, some issues could leave you stranded in the heat. Here are a few tips to help make sure you and your vehicle are protected against the hazards of summer.

Fluids like coolant, motor oil and windshield washer fluid are things motorists can regularly check on their own. Engine coolant, sometimes called antifreeze, is the number one thing motorists should stay on top of in the summer months. Since modern cars have a closed system for coolant, checking or adding coolant is easy. This is generally done through the coolant reservoir located under the hood. Consult your owner’s manual for a specific location. Be sure the coolant level is between the minimum and maximum markings, adding more if necessary. But never open the radiator cap or coolant tank lid when the engine is hot.

Tire pressure is also important, especially in summer months. As the outside temperature climbs, the air in your car’s tires expands, so check your tire pressure when the tires are at a normal temperature – before you set out on a road trip. Also, be sure to use the proper tire pressure for your car, not the maximum pressure listed on the tire sidewall. Check the recommended tire pressure label in the door jamb or glove compartment, or consult your owner’s manual.

Tires that are over- or underinflated can reduce the vehicle’s handling capability or generate excess heat, causing a blowout. Although most newer cars have an on-board tire pressure monitoring system, get a good quality tire pressure gauge – a dial-type analog unit or digital gauge, not a straight, pen-type one – and check them yourself every few months. Don’t forget to check the pressure in your spare tire, too. It’s like an insurance policy. You never know when you might need it.

Along with the heat, summer also means more long-distance road trips that reveal the high cost of poor fuel economy. So it’s a good time to keep up periodic maintenance like oil and filter changes and inspection or replacement of the air cleaner and fuel filters. Not only are these essential to the durability of your engine in the long term, but neglecting them will cause poor fuel economy in the short term, too. Performing regular maintenance means it will take less fuel to make that long highway trip. Maintaining proper tire pressure and using cruise control on the highway can further improve fuel economy, keeping your summer fuel costs down.

While air conditioning can be a drag on fuel economy in stop-and-go driving, keeping the windows up and the a/c on improves aerodynamics and is ideal on the highway. Plus, it will keep the driver and passengers comfortable and reduce driver fatigue. Have your air conditioning system checked annually.

If your car’s a/c is not getting cold, chances are you have a leak in the system. Adding refrigerant will only solve the problem temporarily, so invest in a proper repair. Some a/c systems have a cabin air filtration system. Check your owner’s manual to see how often the filter should be changed. And if you see a little water dripping from your car, don’t worry. The a/c system drains condensation when it’s working properly.

Keeping your car cool when you’re not driving is important, too. The heat of the summer sun can cause cosmetic damage to your car and make it harder to cool off inside when it’s time to drive. Protect your paint and interior by parking in a garage or under an awning when possible. Regularly wax your vehicle using a polish with UV protection to reduce sun damage and paint fading. Protect the interior, too. Purchasing a $10 sunshade that keeps sunlight from coming in the windshield can reduce fading, drying and cracking inside your vehicle, and keep you cooler when you sit down behind the wheel.

Preparation is a key to handling harsh summer heat. Following these simple tips will help your vehicle to perform its best this summer. Not only will you and your vehicle be better prepared to survive the heat, but you’ll also make the most of your summer by enjoying the freedom that a well-cared-for car can offer. That certainly beats being stranded in the heat.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

 

 

History in the Remaking; Columbia CDJR Announced the All-New 2014 Jeep® Cherokee

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The 2014 Cherokee, the first Fiat-based Jeep, is the replacement for the midsize Liberty and be available soon at your leading Jeep dealer in Middle Tennessee.

The Cherokee will combine a futuristic look and offer a long list of conveniences, such as automatic parking and an 8.4-inch center-stack screen. Jeep will also offer a four-wheel drive version for off-roading Jeep loyalists.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee promises a 45 percent improvement in fuel economy, a whopping 31 mpg on the highway. Based on the same platform as the Dodge Dart, the 2014 Cherokee features a radical front end design with slim headlamps and a seven-slot grille integrated into the hood.

jeep 1Under the hood you can get a 184 hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or 271 hp 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine, both powering a segment-first 9-speed automatic transmission.The most potent version will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

The outfitted Cherokee Trailhawk tops the line and features 8.7-inches of ground clearance, front and rear fascias redesigned to improve approach and departure angles, standard skid plates, tow hooks front and rear, and Jeep’s Trail Rated designation.

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The interior is one of the largest in its class and can be enhanced by an available virtual instrument cluster, 8.4-inch Pandora, Aha and iHeart Radio-equipped infotainment system, plus a center console-mounted wireless charging mat for mobile devices.

The new Cherokee will be built in Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo plant has been the proud “home of Jeep for more than 70 years. With the launch of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, a new chapter in the decades-old story of Jeep and Toledo is being written.

For more information on the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee and any other Jeep vehicle, please contact Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for more information.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm

 

 

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Shares Some Tips for Keeping Your Car in Top Shape for a Summer Vacation

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Summer means barbecues, sunshine and vacations. For many families, in Middle Tennessee, summer also means multiple or extended car trips that could take a toll on the family vehicle.

A few simple maintenance and driving tips before could save you a trip to the mechanic and several hundred dollars with extensive car repairs later. Before you hit the road, spend some time getting your vehicle ready for those blissful summer trips.

1. Check those fluids. Change or check your oil, coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid and even your windshield washing fluid. A fresh supply of fluids can have a huge impact on your gas mileage and help prevent engine damage.

2. Keep an eye on your tires. Use a gauge to check the tire pressure; you car’s manual should provide specification for ideal PSI for your tires. Check the tread on your tire to be sure you have adequate grip in slick conditions.  Make sure your spare is accessible and you have a jack and extra bolts in your car.

3. Have a mechanic inspect your car to make sure all of your systems are functioning properly, especially your cooling and air conditioning systems. Overheating can be a big problem, especially in hot summer traffic. Ask the mechanic to check your fans and oxygen sensors to avoid overheating.

4. Pack lightly. An overloaded car can decrease gas mileage and make a car run less efficiently. Over packing can also create dangerous road conditions if bag obstruct your mirrors and decrease your visibility.

5. Keep you emergency kit well stocked. A small kit in your glove box or trunk should contain bandages, jumper cables, a flashlight with batteries, water and nonperishable food items.

6. Increase the lifespan and efficiency of you engine with conscious driving. Avoid stop and go driving; if you drive a manual, use shifting to your advantage by maintaining consistent speeds. Utilize your cruise control to increase your fuel economy. Not only will you improve your gas mileage but you’ll also lengthen the life of your engine and brakes.

About Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Vehicles , whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram we have a great vehicle that is right for you. Come visit our large selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans or SUV’s, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas around Columbia, Tennessee Spring Hill, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Fairview, Nashville, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Smyrna, Mount Juliet and Goodlettsville.  Whether you are looking to buy new or pre-owned, we have the right vehicle for you.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has something for everyone.  We have the area’s largest selection of vehicles including the most technologically advanced in its class luxurious Chrysler 300, or the newly redesigned and more powerful Dodge Charger or Challenger. Enjoy the fun and freedom that come with the new line of Jeeps, or drive the best muscle truck for the money Ram. And don’t forget America’s favorite minivan, the award winning all new Town and Country with enough room to fit the whole family. At Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our goal is to sell the best vehicles at the lowest prices and treat our customers with respect.

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoys a long history of customer satisfaction. We carry out our commitment to customer satisfaction in every department. Our user-friendly Web site allows customers to browse our selection of cars from the comfort of home. We know that options and selection are important factors in customer satisfaction. At Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center, located at the corner of Highway 31 and S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., our technicians are able to work on all makes and models to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition using eco-friendly products in an effort to reduce the damage to our environment.

Located at 106 S. James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN., Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Our goal is to make as many middle Tennessee customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and low prices. We welcome you to stop by, call us at 888-902-2142, or make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

Contact Information

Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

106 S. James Campbell Blvd.

Columbia, TN 38401

www.chryslerdodgejeepramofcolumbia.com

Sales: (888) 902-2142

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00am-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: Closed

Service: (888) 902-2142 Parts: (888) 418-5368

Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00am-5:30pm Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed

Chrysler of Columbia Collision Center: (931) 380-0800

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm