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What Tire Pressure Do St. Paul Drivers Need on Their Vehicle?

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(Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:34AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://stpauldodge.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April_2021/2021_Jeep_Wrangler_tire.jpg"alt="close up of Jeep Wrangler tire"/></a>Whether you drive an off-road SUV like the Jeep Wrangler, a work-focused pickup such as the Ram 1500, or a sedan (the Chrysler 300, for example), you will want to be sure that the tires are in perfect working order. 

You need to ensure proper functionality by keeping the correct air pressure in your tires. What steps can you take to accomplish this? 

Most service centre technicians will suggest that tire pressure be between 30 and 35 PSI (pounds per square inch). You can find the manufacturer's recommendation for the maximum cold-weather reading on a sticker on the inside of the driver's door. 

To check the PSI number, you can use a pressure gauge, which you insert into the valve stem. Make sure to do this when the temperature is cold, or at least three hours after turning the vehicle off (to give the wheels time to cool down).

If you need professional assistance or are interested in a tire upgrade, you can contact our service centre.

When Do St. Paul Drivers Need to Flush Their Coolant Systems?

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(Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 06:49PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://stpauldodge.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April_2021/jeep_v6_engine.png"alt="view of Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 engine"/></a>The coolant system prevents the engine from overheating (and freezing if it sits unused in the wintertime). The liquid is effective, but it loses its strength over time. 

When should you change or add coolant, and how often do you need to flush the entire system to ensure it remains in perfect working order? 

A professional technician will want to check the system every two years or 50,000 km. Ideally, they can spot issues and flush and replace the coolant to avoid damaging buildup. 

Additionally, if your temperature gauge indicates that the engine is running hot, it could be a coolant issue. If the problem persists, you may need to consider visiting your service centre. 

You might also notice a sweet smell coming from under your hood. The main ingredient in coolant is ethylene glycol, which has a candy-like scent. If you notice this odour, it could be a sign of a leak or evaporation caused by excess heat.

If you notice these signs or if it is time for a regularly scheduled coolant system check, contact our St. Paul, AB service centre today to make an appointment.

RAM Truck Owners in St. Paul: What are the Most Important Pickup Bed Components?

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(Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 06:08PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://stpauldodge.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRam%2C1500%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2CLimited%20Longhorn%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April_2021/ram_1500_cargo_tailgate.jpg"alt=" Man accessing bed of Ram 1500 truck from open the tailgate"/></a>Cargo bed size is an important factor for pickup shoppers, but it is also vital to consider other features that can make the truck more durable, accessible, and secure. Here is a closer look at what you can expect to find inside the back of vehicles like the RAM 1500

Spray-in bed liners, like the one that comes standard on the RAM 1500 Limited, protect the truck from corrosion, scratches, and other damage. If you often carry heavy or sharp-edged cargo, this feature provides a lot of value. 

Trucks like the 1500 have high ground clearance. Side steps, such as those that come standard on the 2021 Limited Longhorn trim, can provide easy access to the bed. Meanwhile, a power tailgate and a secure locker - for example, the RamBox Cargo Management System - can help you keep valuable equipment safe. 

To learn more about the cargo bed features on the RAM 1500, contact our St. Paul, AB dealership today.

How to Know If You Need to Change Your Brake Pads in St. Paul, AB

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(Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 01:33PM by Josh Lew)
2021 dodge vehicles for sale in st paul abBrake pads are among the most important parts of your car. If they are worn out, they can potentially cause an accident. Below are some signs that will help you decide when it is time to make an appointment at a service centre.  

Noise

Squealing sounds can be normal during rainy weather, but if you hear them in dry conditions, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked by a service centre professional.

Pedal Vibrations

If stopping your car is getting more challenging, and the brake pedal vibrates when you step down on it, it might be due to worn-out pads.

An Illuminated Brake Light

Some autos have a sensor on the brake pad. It triggers an indicator light on the dash when maintenance is necessary. At the very least, you should have a professional inspect the vehicle when you see this icon. 

If you notice these signs on your car, contact our St. Paul service centre today.

Using Power Doors and Liftgates on Your Vehicle in St. Paul, AB

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(Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 02:00PM by Josh Lew)
2021 chrysler pacifica for sale in st paul abSome minivans like the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited have power sliding doors, while many vehicles offer an automatic liftgate. These are convenience features, but they can seem like necessities if you ever find yourself with an armful of groceries and no free hand. 

Power liftgates usually get activated by a button on the key fob. The device has a proximity sensor, so you don't have to worry about opening it accidentally. It will not trigger unless you are next to your car. 

Once you push the button, a small motor opens the door automatically. It can typically close it again, as well. You can also start the process with a switch inside your vehicle. 

Additionally, some doors boast a hands-free feature, which starts the opening cycle when you trigger a sensor with your foot or place the fob next to the handle.

To see if your preferred vehicle has a power door, contact our St. Paul, AB dealership today.

St. Paul, AB: When Should I Get My Car Battery Replaced?

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(Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 08:57AM by Laurel Steele)
car battery replacement service st paul abThe average car battery can last about four years before it needs to be replaced. However, constant exposure to cold weather - something St. Paul residents are well acquainted with - can significantly reduce its lifespan.

While the most obvious sign of a fully depleted battery is when the car can't turn on, there are other symptoms that may indicate you should visit the mechanic before you find yourself stranded.

 
Signs Your Car May Need a Battery Replacement: 
 
1. The vehicle has to be frequently jump started

2. The battery works some days but not others

3. Difficulty starting the car in cold weather

4. The engine cranks, but the car won’t start

5. The car’s headlights and interior lights don't turn on

If you think your car may need a battery replacement, get in touch with the team at St. Paul Dodge, Also, check out our other car maintenance services.

Do St. Paul, AB Drivers Need Skid Plates on Their Truck or SUV?

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(Posted on Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56AM by Josh Lew)
2021 jeep cherokee for sale in st paul abOff-road-focused autos like the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk have skid plates. These metal protectors are meant to shield vital under-side components. You may or may not need this type of feature, depending on how you plan to use your vehicle. 

Skid plates do not cover the entire bottom of a truck or SUV. Instead, they protect specific parts, including the transfer case, fuel tank, and transmission. Typically, the vehicles offering this feature also have other elements - such as heavy-duty axles - that provide extra durability. 

Are skid-plates useful if you don't spend a lot of time on the trail? Yes, they can preserve components and slow general wear. If you drive during the wintertime, the metal sheets can help shield your transmission, fuel, and differentials from deep snow. They can also negate the corrosive effects of de-icing agents.  

To find out which vehicles have skid plates, contact our St. Paul, AB dealership today.

St. Paul, AB: Signs Your Car May Need its Tires Rotated

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(Posted on Mar 18, 2021 at 04:29PM by Laurel Steele)
car tire rotation in st paul abAll tires need to be rotated periodically, especially new ones. While the general recommendation is every 8,000 km, there are signs to look for that might indicate that you should head to the mechanic sooner.

It’s common for front wheels to loose grip faster than those in the rear. If you observe notable or irregular tread wear on specific tires, it can be a sign that it’s time to have them rotated.

If you experience vehicle vibration when traveling over 45 mph, it could mean a tire imbalance or, again, uneven wear.

Should you find that one tire is slowly losing air - while the others remain steadfast - it could be the result of an imbalance putting more pressure on a particular wheel.

If you think your vehicle’s tires should be rotated, get in touch with our team at St. Paul Dodge. We’re also happy to assist you with any other car maintenance needs.

St. Paul, AB: Signs That There May Be Something Wrong With Your Car's Suspension

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(Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 03:03PM by Laurel Steele)
car suspension repair st paul abComposed of ball joints, springs, shock absorbers, and various other parts, your vehicle’s suspension is an intricate system that influences numerous functions, including handling and traversing uneven surfaces. With so many pieces working in tandem, it’s not unusual for issues or damage to occur over a car’s lifetime.

To avoid major repair bills, look for these suspension problem indicators:

 
- Difficulty steering under normal driving situations

- Overly bumpy rides across usual surfaces

- A noticeable pull or drift to the left or right

- An apparent imbalance of weight distribution when parked

- Excessive bouncing after bumps

- Lurching forward when braking
 
If you’re observing any of these issues with your car or have traveled over 70,000 miles, it’s time to visit St. Paul Dodge. Contact our team today or schedule an appointment online. You can also check out our other available services here.
2021 chrysler pacifica for sale in st paul abApple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility has become a selling point for new vehicles, including minivans and pickups. What exactly can you expect from this feature?

Apple CarPlay (pre-installed on iPhones with iOS 7.1 or higher) and Android Auto (downloadable from the Play Store) allow you to connect your device to your car's infotainment interface. You can then rely on the vehicle's touchscreen to view and use apps for things like navigation and music streaming. Also, you can take advantage of the voice controls for hands-free calling and texting. 

You need to connect your device to the media centre (though Android Auto can work directly on your phone, too). You can pair it using Bluetooth or via a USB. The advantage of a wired connection is that the port can also provide charging, so the battery doesn't drain. 

To see which vehicles have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, contact our St. Paul, AB dealership.
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