Whether you carry your weight in a trailer or in your cargo box, Ram Heavy Duty trucks offer Best-in-Class max towing and Best-in-Class Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings when equipped with the available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. When mated to the available AISIN automatic transmission, it generates 850 pound-feet of maximum torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 30,000 pounds. And with the Electronic Range Select and tow/haul mode, you can take control and get the job done with confidence.
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The available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System offers lockable storage with the push of a key fob button. And with lighted, drainable storage, it’s perfect for tools, gear or beverages.
The cabin air filter is a feature found on most late-model vehicles and it cleans the air entering the passenger compartment through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It stops the pollen, dust, and other airborne things that can make a ride in the car a very unpleasant thing if you have allergies or other respiratory problems. So if the filter gets dirty or clogged, just pull it out, right? Only if you want all that junk moving through the tiny fins of the air conditioning coil. This can cause serious problems down the road. Just check out this A/C coil that was run without the cabin filter installed:
Some signs that you need a new cabin air filter include reduced air flow through your HVAC system (like when you crank up the fan and you get more noise than results) and persistant odors coming from the vents. Even if you don’t have these warnings, you should have the filter checked at least once a year, and you may be able to do that yourself.
Many cabin air filters are located behind the glove box and are easily accessible by freeing the glove box from its fasteners (every car is different- check the owners manual). Others may be located under the dashboard and aren’t as easy to reach, or could be under the hood where fresh air enters the HVAC system.
If a repair shop recommends you get a new cabin air filter, ask to see the current one. Depending on how long the filter has been in service, you might be shocked at what you see: leaves, twigs, bugs, soot and grime that covers the entire surface that comes in contact with incoming air. You’ll know it’s time for a new cabin air filter when you see it.
If you need to have your filters checked and replaced or have any other service issues with your vehicle, contact Mike in the Woody’s Service Department and he’ll get you back on the road in no time!
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!
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
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!
In April 2014 the NHTSA enacted the backup camera mandate. By 2054 when all vehicles will have backup cameras, it is estimated that 58+ lives will be saved every year. Some new vehicles have some very cool safety features. Let’s look at the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado as an example:
1. The rear vision camera system has dynamic guide lines to allow the driver, when in reverse, to view objects directly behind the vehicle.
2. The safety alert driver seat warns the driver of potential traffic danger using directional vibration pulses from the seat cushion.
3. Lane departure warning alerts the driver when the truck drifts over a lane line when traveling at least 35 MPH.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all vehicles came standard with these safety features? To see some of these features in person, just come in and any of the Woody’s Automotive Group sales team will gladly show you!
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!
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!
Woody’s Automotive Group is having a monthly charity contest starting now! Enter your favorite 501C Charity and vote once per day. All eligible charities in the US are accepted! See picture below for details and click here to enter!!
This 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn is one truck that never ends when it comes to capabilites and features! Completely loaded with greatness, such as the sunroof, leather and heated/cooled seats, 8.4″ touchscreen Uconnect Media Center! With bedliner and cover, uncomparable towing ability, and of course the impeccable Alpine Sound System!
Check out this video walkaround! Jessica walks you over ever inch of this cool truck!
Check it out today at Woody’s Automotive Group!
2014 RAM 1500 Sport Quad Cab 4×4 5.7L V8 Leather & Heated Seats, Uconnect 8.4AN SXM/HD/BT/Navigation Touch Screen Media Center, Uconnect Access, Tow Package, 20″ Polished Painted Alloy Wheels, Remote Start, Power Adjustable Pedals, ParkView(TM) Rear Back-up Camera, ParkSense Front/Rear Park Assist System, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Sport Performance Hood. Check out the window sticker right here!! If you like this truck come to Woody’s Automotive Group today!! Call us at (888)869-0963