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Drive Confidently in the 2018 Ram 3500

The 2018 Ram 3500 is built with smart features that will enhance the driving experience. This popular heavy-duty pickup truck is capable of hauling heavy loads while keeping you safe in any terrain.

Under the hood, you'll find a 6.7-Liter Cummins Turbo engine. This diesel I6 engine can provide you with all the torque and power you need to tow upwards of 31,210 pounds. With all that power, you're going to need a brake system you can rely on. That's why Ram has included the Smart Diesel Exhaust Braking system. It's designed to help…

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK: An SUV Built to Last

An SUV should be built to withstand anything you throw at it. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is designed from the wheels up with safety and durability in mind. It's made up of robust parts that keep you protected on and off the road.

Various components throughout the body of the Wrangler JK are made up of high-strength steel. This material is tough and helps to keep you safe. Steel is also used on the frame of the SUV for improved stiffness that creates better handling. Numerous rails are incorporated into the chassis build. These rails add further support to…

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Prepare your vehicle for summer road trips with a service appointment

After a long winter season, making sure your vehicle is ready for extensive summer travel is clutch. Here at Tim Short Chrysler we enjoy and take pride in assisting drivers in and around the Hazard, KY area in getting their vehicles ready for exciting summer road trips and vacations.

We host an onsite service, repair and parts center that's fully equipped to cater to all of your service, maintenance and part needs at a moment's notice. No one wants to run into car trouble during a fun-filled outing, or ever, for that matter - and that's why servicing…

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From Lights To Signals

Aside from its powerful appearance, the Dodge Charger also offers several safety features for drivers. There are several warning signals and lights that added safety, such as a blind spot warning signal and lane keep assist, which provides a warning if you stray from your lane.

The full-speed forward collision warning along with the braking assist helps to prevent accidents in the event that there is something in front of the vehicle. Automatic high-beam headlights are an option for the vehicle, a benefit for drivers who might not always remember to turn the lights on...

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What are Some Notable Durability Features of the 2018 Ram 3500?

Shopping for a heavy-duty truck can be overwhelming, but knowing the performance and durability features a truck has to offer can make the process easier. The 2018 Ram 3500 is stylish and durable truck that comes with numerous features. If you want to know more about some durability features that come with the new truck, read further.

The Ram 3500 offers a notable powertrain warranty. Ram provides all diesel-powered engines with a 5-year/100,000 mile warranty, and gas powertrains are provided with a 5-year/60,000 mile warranty. In addition, the 2018 Ram 3500 also comes with a...

 
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Bring Your Car To Tim Short Chrysler For Headlight Restoration And Maintenance


Older headlights often become so dim that it's hard to see to drive at night. Typically, this has nothing to do with the bulb and everything to do with the lenses being cloudy and scratched. Since it can be expensive replacing the headlights, many people attempt a DIY fix and it often works. Here are a couple of things you may want to try.
  • Place some toothpaste on a damp cloth and scrub the headlight lenses with this before wiping it off.
  • Purchase a headlight cleaning kit from an automotive supply store and follow the instructions.

 
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Refuting the Myth of Oil Changes for Travel

A long road trip requires preparation, such as changing the motor oil before you leave, fact or fiction? Maybe you think it's true because someone knowledgeable about cars told you so, but the fact is that changing your engine oil before a long road trip is a myth.

Taking safety precautions before you being a long journey is wise, but changing the oil in your car may not make much difference. Just remember the word need. If you're due for a motor oil change before your trip or during it, change it about a week before you leave…

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How to Prepare for A Roadside Emergency


The best way to deal with any roadside emergency is taking proactive steps today to avoid serious issues. Here are a few things to consider about the roadside emergency.
  • If you experience a blowout, don't leave the car stuck on the road. If the car can start, ride on the rim a short distance to get on the shoulder or grassy patch.
  • Keep a roll of duct tape in your trunk. It can be used to repair radiator hoses when they blow or to make other small repairs so you can roll to a service station.
  • Pack an empty…
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Why Tire Pressure Matters

The tires on your vehicle have a very important job. They are, in fact, the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road. Keeping them in top-running shape is crucial to your vehicle’s handling and your safety.

When the tires are either over or under-inflated, it causes them to wear unevenly, and it reduces their traction’s effectiveness. Tires that are underinflated create excess heat that eventually erodes the tire’s edge and sidewall. They need to work much harder than necessary to move the car. Driving on over-inflated tires creates a situation where the tread…

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