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History, Facts & More: 4WD vs. AWD


The automotive industry as a whole has an incredible history to it, that dates back to more than one hundred years ago. Going through the history alone, you see exactly how cars evolve.

The idea of four-wheel drive has existed for much longer than you might give it credit for! Four-wheel drive has existed as far back as the early 1900's, whereas its counterpart, all-wheel drive didn't come into the scene until the 1960's. This dramatic time gap isn't the only incredible difference between two such similar commodities.

The two operate almost opposite of each other…
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Things to check before hitting the road


Before taking a trip with your car on the road, it is essential to make sure that everything is in check. Whether you are driving a small distance or across the states, Sam Leman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington suggests the following tips certify that your vehicle and the occupants are set for the next adventure.

Schedule a checkup

Do a necessary maintenance on the car...
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Prevent a Holiday Food Mess in your Car

Driving with food can end up bad. It doesn't have to. We've all probably endured bad situations with food travel. The food needs to be contained. Spills aren't fun. They're messy. They're tough to clean up. They're especially stressful during the holidays. You don't want to make your favorite casserole and have it end up on the floorboard. It's just not a good look. That's why it's so important to prepare for travel with food.

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Take a Step Forward - Get Your Car Financing Pre-Approved

Now at our dealership you can take advantage of an easier process when it comes to getting your auto loan pre-approved. This simple step can be accomplished by going to our website where you can fill in some basic information. In a short time of a few minutes, our finance department at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge will get back to you with an approval amount.

This gives you the information that you need in order to get to the dealership and concentrate on what you are looking for in the way of a vehicle. Rather than worrying if your…

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Seasonal Maintenance Of Your Vehicle Improves Performance

Certainly, you already realize that regular vehicle maintenance is important. However, it's also important to perform a maintenance check with the change of the season. Your car is exposed to different weather conditions with the change of the season. Summertime changes include more dust, pollen, and heat. Cold weather changes include slippery ice on the road, snow, and freezing weather. If you want to ensure that your car works properly...

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What Makes the 2017 Chrysler 300 Such a Fine Family Vehicle?

If you're perusing the full-size sedan segment for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Sam Leman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington think you may well meet your ideal match in ours, the 2017 Chrysler 300.

And what makes us say that?

Find out from CarGurus pundit Nicole Wakelin; she's here with more on all things 300:

While we definitely dig the 300's base engine -- a 292-horsepower V6 -- it nonetheless pales in comparison to the available 5.7-liter V8 upgrade.

Syncing with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the V8 turns out a tremendous 363 horsepower and 394…

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Is Your Car Properly Maintained?

If you want to avoid any car trouble down the road, it's a good idea to get your car maintenance down, especially when the season is changing. New seasons bring new challenges, and it's best to make sure that your car is up to the challenge before you end up stranded with car trouble.

 

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Tire Rotations mean A Longer Vehicle Life

Your tires are a key factor in the life and longevity of your vehicle. The easiest way to remember when to get your tires rotated is when you get your oil changed. That would approximately be every 6,000 miles, but we can give you a more accurate schedule. After a tire rotation, you will feel your vehicle drive smoother and overall operations efficient.

 

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