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Proper Tread is Essential for Traction

Drivers who drive in rainy and slick road conditions should be aware that the amount of tire tread that they have on their tires makes a huge difference when it comes to maneuverability and stability on the road. This is due to the fact that a car with improper tire tread thickness will have a decreased chance of being able to gain traction in slick conditions throughout the Farmington area and beyond. This could mean that the vehicle could drive off of the road or change lanes unexpectedly toward oncoming traffic.

 

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Take into Account the Differences between All-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel Drive

Many people still have the belief that all-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive simply mean the same thing, that is that the drivetrain of a car sends power to all four wheels. While that is initially true, there are differences in the vehicles that the term applies to and the usage of those vehicles.

4-wheel-drive has been around longer, so most people are familiar with it. This method uses a lower gear ratio and a split differential to get the job done. It is used in off-road and vehicles designed to be used on rough terrains, like pickup trucks and larger, off-road SUVs…

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Tire Rotations are Important

Tire rotations are one of the most looked over car maintenance task that many drivers simply do not consider. Tire rotations are incredibly important for maintaining the car efficacy. Tire rotations are basic maintenance jobs that can be performed when you get your car maintenance done.

 

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Get the Most for Your Money by Buying a Used Car


When you need a car, it's time to consider purchasing a used car for your driving needs. You'll be able to afford a better car for the money, and at Advantage Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Fiat we have a wide variety of used cars for you to choose from.

The used vehicles you will discover in our inventory are all priced fairly and inspected for quality and performance. We know that you need a dependable car, and at Advantage Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Fiat we make sure that every vehicle we sell has been carefully examined to ensure…
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Car Battery Replacement


If your headlights have started getting dimmer, or your horn is seeming a bit quiet, or even if your car has begun taking somewhat longer than normal to start up, then you may be seeing signs that your car's battery could be getting worn out and that you may need a replacement.

It's important to maintain a fully-functional battery, both for being able to start your vehicle as well as being able to run the electrical components of your vehicle. The battery can take a lot of wear over time, and eventually, it will need replacement. Here at…
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Maintenance Is the Glue That Holds Your Car Together


Maintenance for any vehicle is pivotal for a long life. It's the glue that holds your car together. All cars eventually suffer wear and tear. It's normal for a car to have equipment failure. However, it's also standard for every single car to need scheduled maintenance.

Oil changes are the biggest example of this. Cars need their oil changed at different times. You can consult your owner's manual to find the recommended maintenance schedule. There's typically even a maintenance log so car owners can keep up with maintenance.

Tires may need to be rotated. Parts…
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Regular oil changes keep your car's engine running

One of the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your car performing to its maximum capabilities is to get regular oil changes. It's common knowledge: Car engines can’t run without oil. Essentially, motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine. At Advantage Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Fiat, we use high-quality oil and check the rest of your car’s fluids to keep your vehicle in top condition.

While using a dipstick will always be a good way to judge your oil levels, many cars now give you an oil life percentage value that you can…

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Important Travel Tips for Pet Owners

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​If you are a pet owner and you intend to purchase a vehicle, one thing you should always keep in mind when selecting your vehicle is “How well will my pet travel with me in this vehicle?” If you deserve the best so does your best friend, so it is extremely important to remember several things when traveling with your animal.

On long road trips, many pet owners forget that their animals need to keep hydrated just as you do. Be sure to keep a bowl for water for your pet. Ensure that your animal is wearing a collar or…
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