Category Archives: New Cars

Alfa Romeo Making A Return?

“Chrysler Group LLC said Monday its U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland will head Alfa Romeo in North America, a move that comes as parent Fiat F.MI +0.95% SpA seeks to cement the luxury brand’s return to the U.S. after nearly two-decade hiatus.”

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“Alfa’s return to the U.S. begins this year with the arrival of a new two-seater sports car, called the 4C. Fiat has a number of other Alfa models planned for the U.S., but the bulk of them won’t start arriving until 2016. Right now, Chrysler is in the process of trying to sign up dealers to sell its Alfa Romeo models.”

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If you’re the type who has to be the first on your block — or a real fan, an “Alfisti” — Alfa already announced that a 4C “Launch Edition” will go on sale this summer starting at $69,695, including a hefty $1,295 destination fee. Both versions of the mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive 4C are powered by an all-aluminum 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.75-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Alfa pegs the 4C’s zero-to-60-mph time in the mid-4-second range and says the coupe has a top speed of 160 mph.

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Woody’s Weekly Update 38

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Watch the Woody’s Weekly Update 38! Burgundy is back with his Durango, a vicious spork attack, the WowWomen in the Kitchen make a tasty after-school snack, a Robin Williams tribute, the WowMap, and more! The Woody’s weekly update starts NOW!

Should I have my cooling system serviced, or just keep an eye on it?

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Cooling system problems are a major source of automotive breakdowns. The coolant in your engine is a fluid that absorbs the heat from the engine and transports it to the outside world through your radiator. Servicing your cooling system involves draining and flushing the vehicles cooling system, and then refilling with new coolant.

It’s a good idea to do this because it removes dirt and rust particles that can build up and clog the cooling system, causing problems in both summer and winter. Because the coolant operates in a very hot & hostile environment, it will break down over time. This breakdown can include the rust inhibitors which will leave the small cooling passages in your engine vulnerable to corrosion. If these tiny passages become clogged, you engine will overhead.

Make sure you check your coolant levels periodically. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or above the “minimum” or “fill” line on the plastic coolant recovery tank under the hood. When the engine is hot, the level should be at or just below the “max” line. If the coolant level is low, it may be caused by a leak (either internal or external). Leaks should be addressed ASAP, as no coolant could lead to a catastrophic engine failure. To have your vehicle professionally serviced, make an appointment with Deryck or Mike at the Woody’s Service Department! or 888-895-6545

The New Car of Justice!! Dodge Style!

Just when you were getting used to what those Ford Explorer police cruisers look like in your rearview mirror, there’ll soon be a new face in town.


Dodge has unveiled the 2015 Charger Pursuit, featuring the model’s updated look. C-shaped LED running lights and the Charger’s signature crosshair grille make it easy for you to pick out of traffic, while new projector-beam headlamps should help do the opposite for the officers inside.


Powered by either a 292 hp 3.6-liter V6 or 370 hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8, it’s available with all-wheel-drive and is one of the quickest cop cars around. It’s also got cop shocks, cop brakes…you know the drill. One engine not (yet?) available is Dodge’s new 707 hp Hellcat V8, which is rumored to be coming to the Charger lineup. Suffice it to say, the crooks wouldn’t stand a chance against that one.

Can It Be Real? 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat?!

A pair of Dodge’s full-size, four-door bruisers wearing front and rear camo, reported to be packing a version of the Challenger SRT’s Hellcat V-8. Caught testing in southeast Michigan, the partial cover-up on these Chargers can’t hide the presence of a large hood scoop, aggressive chin and trunk-lid spoilers, and larger exhaust tips.

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As Chrysler’s standalone tuning division, SRT was responsible not only for the Viper, but also for injecting adrenaline into a number of Mopar products in the name of performance. So when the refreshed-for-2015 Charger debuted in New York earlier this year, we were a little befuddled that the manufacturer made no mention of what SRT might be cooking up for the four-door muscle car.

This car is all about the engine, in this case the Hellcat’s supercharged V-8. We expect the Hellcat V-8 to arrive packing the same 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque it makes in the Challenger, its might backed up to the same ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

Is your car feeling the heat? Don’t forget to show some love to your cooling system!


Summer temps are rising! Do you know what symptoms your car will show when the cooling system is sick? Cooling system failures are a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns, especially during those summer trips. If you notice the vehicle is overheating, leaks, has a sweet smell of antifreeze, or you find yourself constantly adding coolant, your car could be on the road to failure. Do you check your engine coolant regularly? If not, remind yourself that an engine cooling system that doesn’t receive regular maintenance will fail. The cooling system’s job is to take heat away from the engine components and move it to the air outside the car. Your antifreeze temperature can be well over 200 degrees, and if that heat remains inside the engine, things are going to start going wrong. Terribly wrong.

You coolant level should be checked at the reservoir and a 50/50 mix of the correct antifreeze and distilled water should be added if necessary. Just remember to never open it while it’s hot! A visual inspection of the hoses, belts, and radiator will help identify cooling system problems before they become to big to handle. Radiator leaks, bulging hoses, or frayed/cracked belts are clues that the cooling system is in need of a little TLC. Also if your car makes a strange hissing sound or smells like hot antifreeze, it’s probably time to have a mechanic take a look before you find yourself stranded on the side of a road somewhere.

Nothing ruins a summer vacation like a complete engine failure, so keep an eye out for cooling system problems. If your vehicle is in need of service, it’s easy to contact Deryck or Mike in the Service Department at Woody’s. Call us at 660-646-3455 x24 or check out the service page at |

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!

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Still 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!

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Come 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. 

Viper Trifecta

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.

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Woodys 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!