Are you low on brake fluid? How do you know?

How do you check to see if your car has enough brake fluid? You’re going to need to open and inspect your car’s Master Cylinder. When you step on the brakes, fluid moves from this assembly into the brake lines. When you release the brakes, the fluid moves from the lines back into the master cylinder. This may sound intimidating, but it’s really very simple, as long as you follow a couple guidelines to keep everything clean and free of contaminates.

There are 2 kinds of fluid reservoirs that you may encounter when checking the brake fluid. The first type is a little plastic bottle on top of the master cylinder. To open this type, just open the cap.

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The other type is the metal type, with a lid thats held in place by a metal bar or retaining clamp across the top. Just use a flat screwdriver and pry the clamp off the top. It should just flip to the side of the master cylinder.

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Don’t let any dirt or junk fall into the chambers when take the lid off. If you see lots of dirt, grime, or dust around the master cylinder, wipe around the lid before you remove it.

If you have the removable lid, there are 2 diaphragm cups that move up and down as the fluid moves into and out of the cylinder. If your fluid level is low, or if the cups are in the lower position, push them back up with a clean finger before you put the lid back on.

The brake fluid should be up to the “full” line on the cylinder or within 1/2″ of the top of each chamber. If not, get the correct brake fluid for your vehicle and add some.

After you’re done inspecting and adding any fluid, close the lid as quickly as possible to avoid any oxygen or water vapor from the air contaminating the fluid.

Grab a flashlight and check under and around the master cylinder. If it’s been leaking, you’ll see evidence of it. Most master cylinders seal pretty well, so if you’re low on fluid you may have a leak somewhere else. It’s a good idea to check your master cylinder every couple months, especially if was low on fluid the last time you checked it.

Then And Now! Chrysler’s 300

Today, I’m taking it backwards. We recently had our annual car show here in town and I got to see a 1962 Chrysler 300! Boy, was it easy on the eyes! Good news is they still are today! You could really tell that Chrysler paid as much attention to detail in the 300 then as they do now. With great frame work, design and luxury, the 300 has really stood the test of time!

1962 Chrysler 300Still a larger sedan, still equipped with unique headlamps and more! Chrysler really did create the ultimate luxury vehicle when they designed then 300, then and now!

2014 Chrysler 300Come see some today at Woody’s Automotive Group!

 

 

Woodys Weekly Update #34

This week Woodys Automotive Group traveled out to the county fair! We messed around with some typical farm animals : cows, chickens, pigs, etc! Check out the weekly update which we also filmed from the fair! It is pretty great and a lot of fun to film!

The Potent Dodge Viper SRT

Dodge has produced some of the finest fast coupes around! Such as the 2014 Dodge Viper SRT!! This is one of my all time favorite cars and it comes with a punch! Luxury begins with a seamless delivery of power. Dodge Viper SRT provides world-class performance with everyday accessibility and usefulness. A stinging V-10 engine produces an effortless 640 horsepower at 6,150 rpm and 600 glorious pound-feet of torque at 4,950 rpm, the most of any naturally aspirated sports car in the world. 

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The exclusivity that comes standard with every 2014 Dodge Viper SRT® will set you apart, in any automotive crowd. Viper honors its high-performance heritage with classic lines and gill-shaped side ports, an elongated roofline and broad shoulders. The carbon-fiber hood, roof, deck lid and aluminum door panels are lighter than previous models and air extractors on the hood help cool the V-10 engine. Dodge Viper SRT® and Dodge Viper SRT GTS are designed for discriminating drivers who feel the journey is just as important as the destination.

The luxurious interior of each SRT Viper features premium touch points, world-class craftsmanship and advanced technologies. Black Nappa leather adorns the GTS model and optional Laguna leather provides the ultimate in naked leather quality and comfort.

viper insideWoodys Automotive Group may not have the 104k dollar Viper, but we do have many other fast vehicles for you to purchase! Come check them out!

Does your vehicle need aligned?

What are some of the reasons that your car may need an alignment? You’re a good driver, haven’t been in any accidents and try not to hit all those potholes on the way to work. If your car is out of alignment, it could be caused by good old-fashioned everyday driving. Your car’s suspension is made up of some highly calibrated components. As part of everyday driving, parts of your car’s suspension can become worn, and springs can lose their tension over time. Even something as small as bumping a curb can disrupt the adjustments, making your wheels sit at incorrect angles. An alignment will restore these angles to their correct measurements

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If you’re wondering if your vehicle needs an alignment, there are a few indicators to look for:

  • Uneven tire wear. More wear on the outside of some tires can be a prime indicator of an alignment problem.
  • Your vehicle seems to drift to one side, even when you think you’re driving straight
  • Your steering wheel vibrates or “shimmies”
  • Your steering wheel isn’t centered, but you’re driving straight

Is it worth the expense to align your vehicle? The most visible benefit of an alignment is less wear on your tires. The average alignment can run somewhere around $90, versus a set of tires that can easily cost $400 or more. An alignment is a very cost-effective way stretch your tire’s life (and your wallet’s). A properly aligned tire will also have decreased resistance on the road, upping your MPG’s as well.

The Woody’s Automotive Group Service Department uses the high-tech Hunter Hawkeye Elite system to provide a fast, reliable alignment that’ll keep you out of the waiting room and back on the road. For all your automotive service needs, Woody’s services all makes and models- Contact Mike or Deryck today to schedule an appointment, or just ask a question!

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The Fastest Muscle Car Ever!

The All-New 2015 Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2L HEMI  SRT Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, make it the most powerful Challenger ever, the Dodge brand’s most powerful V8 engine ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.

Check out this head to head drag!!

The Scat Package Makes a Huge Advance!

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the legendary “Scat Pack Club” that played a prominent role in Dodge heritage, Dodge and Mopar announced the introduction of new Scat Package performance stage kits for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, 2014 Dodge Charger and 2014 Dodge Dart at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

Scat Package 1, 2 and 3 kits will be made available for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Dart, all at a cost-effective price, allowing enthusiasts to step up performance at their own pace. Each Scat Package kit includes a numbered hard badge associated with its performance stage, so enthusiasts can proudly display the emblem on their vehicle as a badge of honor.

Scat Package 1, 2 and 3 kits will be made available for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Dart, all at a cost-effective price, allowing enthusiasts to step up performance at their own pace. Each Scat Package kit includes a numbered hard badge associated with its performance stage, so enthusiasts can proudly display the emblem on their vehicle as a badge of honor.

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Install today at WOODY’S AUTOMOTIVE GROUP!!

2.4L Tigershark Scat Packages

 Our 2.4L Tigershark engine already provides a bold and powerful driving experience in the 2014 Dodge Dart. The Tigershark Scat Packages take compact performance to the next level with three unique levels of performance upgrades. Completing the Scat Package offerings for Dodge at SEMA is the 2014 Dodge Dart GT, powered by a 184 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with six-speed manual transmission.

 The Dodge Dart offering consists of three kits, with Scat Package 1 providing a shot in the arm of performance and handling improvements from Mopar through a cold-air intake, performance brake pads and a new short-throw shifter. The next-level, Scat Package 2 amps up horsepower by providing Dodge Dart owners with a no-nonsense customized engine calibration to work in harmony with a Mopar cat-back exhaust.

 At the top level, Scat Package 3 provides the ultimate package for those seeking optimal track times. Included is a Mopar big brake kit, including 13-inch vented rotors, four-piston front calipers and stainless steel lines to maintain optimum temperatures during extreme braking maneuvers. Also included is a performance suspension comprising of adjustable springs for ride height, adjustable dampening struts and front and rear sway bars. Mopar modifications extend beyond the Scat Package kits with the dual vented functional aluminum hood, which captures cool air for the Mopar cold-air intake and exhausts hot air to achieve optimal operating temperature. 

Mopar ’14: The Dodge Challenger!

On the streets in the early 1970s, street racers knew to keep an eye out for cars with “shaker” hoods – air scoops mounted on top of the engine that poked up through the hood. It was a sign that serious horsepower lurked inside.

Car fans will want to start watching for the “shaker” hood again next summer, this time on the limited-edition Mopar ’14 Challenger.

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But it may be rare that you spot the Mopar ’14 — only 100 copies will be built.  The Mopar ’14 marks the first time a Mopar special edition will be offered in white. You can also keep with tradition, the Mopar ’14 can be ordered in black. Either color is accented with Mopar Blue stripes. Standard is a “shaker” stripe that runs down the center of the hood, roof and trunk lid. Buyers can also choose a heritage A-line stripe that wraps up and over the trunk lid and includes the Mopar logo in the rear quarters, or a rocker panel triple stripe that includes Mopar on the doors. Completing the look are 20-inch aluminum wheels, painted gloss black.

The “shaker” hood scoop sits atop a HEMI 5.7-liter V-8 and funnels air down to a Mopar cold-air intake system. In that setup the Mopar ’14 delivers 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can unleash more power from the Mopar ’14 via the addition of any of the three Dodge Scat Pack kits for the Challenger.

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Inside, the Mopar ’14 is finished in black with accent stitching in Mopar Blue. The leather-covered, large side bolster front seats include the Mopar logo embroidered on the seat backs. Each car gets a sporty three-spoke steering wheel, numbered plaque on the dash, Mopar branded key fobs and a unique and personalized owner’s kit.

Moreover, each Mopar ’14 can be personalized at the factory with the Mopar Custom Shops program, as well as Mopar accessories added at the dealership. The list of modifications includes:

  • Short-throw shifter.
  • Performance suspension
  • Cat-back exhaust system
  • Lowering springs
  • Hood pin kit

Given Mopar’s vast lineup of accessories, it’s quite possible that each Mopar ’14 built will be a one-of-a-kind car!!

How would you order your Mopar ’14 – in black or white?

Get Some Personal Decal For The Hood of Your Jeep!

Thanks to the Jeep Design Office, you can customize the hood of your Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee! Through Mopar you can order a hood decal of an off-road track your Jeep as taken or upload a personal map that you used!

grand cherokee decalSo for the price of $295.00 plus installation at your local dealership, you can have  a Jeep all your own! Check it out today! Here is the ordering process for Mopar and then come down to Woody’s Automotive Group and get it installed!

The All New 2015 Jeep Renegade!

So I was pretty excited to read that Jeep was coming out with another new SUV! I may have been a little uneasy with the Renegade at first but after reading about it and looking at some things, I have realized its going to be great! So to begin, the Renegade will becoming out in four different models:Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk!

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All models are comparable to the Jeep Cherokee! Same painting scheme on the trailhawk with the same red tow hooks! The Trailhawk will have the class exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low 4X4 System! As well as the Tigershark engine, and the class-exclusive 9 speed automatic transmission! The interior will feature great quality leather, options to help any off-roading situation and cool accent colors! Both Jeeps will have the options for the MySky Open-Air Dual Panoramic Sunroof! Several cool things about this! So its panoramic, the first panel does auto tilt and open!retracted                                                           However, both panels ARE removeable and can be storage in a special height-adjusted area in the back! removed                                                                                                               Stay tuned for more details as the come!! Here is the Jeep Renegade US Reveal!