You tell people about the back-up camera on your truck and their reaction is usually something like “I’ve had one for years. So what?” Well, if your driving a RAM with a Center High Mounted Stopping Light Camera, now you can start a conversation! Everyone who’s hauled a load in the back of a truck has at one time or another thought to themselves “I wonder what’s going on back there. Have I lost anything?” With a CHMSL camera, those unsure feelings are over. This camera is part of the brake light assembly above the back window and it covers the bed of the truck as well as about 4-5 feet around the back of the truck. The best part about this type of camera is that it can be turned on while you’re driving. Hear a rattling noise while your gooseneck is attached? A quick flip of the switch and you’ll see exactly what’s going on back there. Is that noise a loose pop can or is one of the straps that’s supposed to be securing my load hitting the side of the truck? Just one glance & you’ll know for sure. Interested? Check it out with your favorite sales advisor at the Woody’s Automotive Group today | 888-869-0963
Want to protect your vehicle? Check out this great device offered up by Mopar! They really do think of it all!
Protect your vehicle with Mopar’s Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS), a state-of-the-art GPS-enabled stolen vehicle recovery system. It features everything you need to recover your vehicle in the event of a theft, plus additional features that put other systems to shame.
EVTS includes nationwide tracking without a subscription, but you’ll want to add either the Silver or Gold Plan to get a wide variety of extra benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Service Dispatch, Security Fence, Arrival/Departure Notification, Excessive Speed Notification, Trace Maps of Past Locations, and much more. Keep your vehicle safe and sound with EVTS.
The carbon footprint of making a car is immensely complex. Ores have to be dug out of the ground and the metals extracted. These have to be turned into parts. Other components have to be brought together: rubber tires, plastic dashboards, paint, and so on. All of this involves transporting things around the world. The whole lot then has to be assembled, and every stage in the process requires energy. The companies that make cars have offices and other infrastructure with their own carbon footprints, which we need to somehow allocate proportionately to the cars that are made.
With this in mind, unless you do very high mileage or have a real gas-guzzler, it generally makes sense to keep your old car for as long as it is reliable – and to look after it carefully to extend its life as long as possible. If you make a car last to 200,000 miles rather than 100,000, then the emissions for each mile the car does in its lifetime may drop by as much as 50%, as a result of getting more distance out of the initial manufacturing emissions.
Find out your vehicles carbon footprint right here! My 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer has made 49.45 metric tons of CO2..
If you are in need of a new car or want something more reliable that also gets amazing gas mileage, Woody’s Automotive Group can handle that! We have over 700 vehicles and each one is fantastic in its own right! Stop in and see us today!
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!
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! http://www.wowwoodys.com/service-center or 888-895-6545
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!
There are a few signs of a clogged fuel filter, here are few of the most common. Having difficulty starting the vehicle, vehicle not starting at all, frequent engine stalling, and erratic engine performance are all signs that your fuel filter is dirty. Thankfully for you they are easily replaced and not very costly. If you are experiencing issues with your vehicle and are unsure of whether or not it’s something as simple as the fuel filter, give the Woody’s Automotive Group Service Department a call 660-646-3455 ext. 28 and they will gladly answer any of your questions! As always, stay tuned for another Tech Tip next week!
All about Cruise Control!
Even though cruise control has been around a long time, there have been several advances in the last few years increasing driver comfort and convenience. The primary purpose of cruise control is to enable you to maintain a minimum speed of 25 mph or greater without holding down the accelerator.
When to NOT use your cruise control:
Cruise control can be dangerous when you CANNOT drive safely at a steady speed. Also, DO NOT use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control is also very dangerous on slippery/wet roads. On such roads, fast changes in the traction may cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control!!
(ON/OFF): Press this button to turn the cruise control on and off.
(Res +): (Resume/Accelerate) Press this button to make the vehicle accelerate or resume a previously set speed. This button can be pressed to increase your set speed. Each time you press it, the vehicle should accelerate by 1 mph. When passing another vehicle, you can quickly accelerate by pressing the gas pedal. When you let off the pedal, your vehicle will slow back to the set speed.
(Set -): (Set/Coast) Press this button to set the speed or decrease the set speed. Each time you press this button, your speed will decrease by 1 mph.
(Cancel): Press this button to cancel the cruise control.
If you leave your cruise control on when you are not using it, you might accidentally hit a button and go into cruise mode when you do not want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control turned off until you want to use it!
Rain, rain, go away; Come again another day. Like tomorrow! Let’s face it. Rain can be a ton of fun, especially if it rains for a couple of days in a row! If you are following my thinking, you will end up with the conclusion of mudding! Who doesn’t love a little mudding? I have the perfect mudding vehicle for you! Actually, it’s useful for many things, but mudding is the main one! The 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn! Equipped with the stunning 5.7L V8 Hemi engine, and Class-Exclusive Active Four-Corner Air Suspension, this truck will power through the deepest and thickest mud around! Trust me! Come check it out at Wood’s Automotive Group today! Click here!
Check out this 2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsmen here at Woodys Automotive Group! With a ton of features and safety options, you will never feel like it wasn’t worth the purchase! Get the hardest of jobs done in this sweet hard working truck and do it with ease! The gas mileage isn’t bad for a truck either! Bluetooth streaming audio, V8 Hemi engine, Crew cab so extra leg room in the back and more! It won’t be here long so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!