Throughout the Miami Valley and all over Ohio, driving during the winter months poses its own unique challenges since the roads are filled with snow and ice and there is less visibility. Whether you are just dealing with colder weather or have to drive over an area with black ice, be sure to keep the following winter safety tips in mind. They can save you from having an accident and get you to your destination safely.
Don’t Drive When Tired
As with any other time of the year, never drive during the winter if you are overtired. When you get extremely fatigued, your reaction times slow down and you are less aware of your surroundings. Since the on-road dangers increase during the winter months, avoiding drowsiness behind the wheel is particularly crucial.
Avoid Cruise Control
Cruise control is incredibly useful, but you should limit your use of it during the winter months. Using cruise control [...]
The 2017 Jeep Compass is available, and has already made its official debut, meaning that drivers can get an excellent idea of what to expect from this updated compact SUV. The 2017 Compass made its world debut in Brazil on Sept. 26. Around the world, there will be a total of 17 different powertrain options available in over 100 countries. While not all of these configurations are available in the United States, American drivers will still get more than enough options. You should expect the 2017 Compass to arrive in the beginning of 2017, so you don’t have much longer to wait to get behind the wheel. It will be available as either a Sport or Latitude trim.
Most Capable SUV
Among compact SUVs, the 2017 Jeep Compass will be the most capable, delivering exceptional performance regardless of the weather. It has the capabilities that you have come to expect from Jeep models and can even [...]
Finding your next family car doesn’t have to be an overwhelming challenge if you take the time to do some research. While SUVs and trucks can make great family vehicles, many people prefer sedans since they are easier to drive and more efficient. Just like with other models, there are certain traits that help make a sedan a better choice for a family. Most people will want a vehicle that is very safe, efficient, spacious, and versatile and that has the latest technology to keep everyone entertained and connected. With those factors in mind, here are some of the best family sedans on the market.
Perhaps the best sedan for a family vehicle on the market is the Chrysler 300. This model is more stylish than the average family sedan, with sleek lines and premium touches. Inside, the rear seats are downright spacious with plenty of room for even teens or adults. The [...]
As it is the newest minivan on the market, most Miami Valley residents aren’t quite sure what to expect from the Chrysler Pacifica. Just like with any other Chrysler model, you can expect innovative features designed with your family in mind. Some are familiar, like the Stow ‘n Go seats you will remember from the Town & Country. Others, like the hybrid option, haven’t been seen before. Here are just some of the coolest features on the all-new Pacifica that make it the top minivan on the market.
Fuel Economy and Hybrid Option
In the past, if you wanted a hybrid minivan, you were out of luck. The new Chrysler Pacifica changes that with the available hybrid configuration. Even if you choose to go with the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gas engine, you get 28 mpg on the highway, numbers the competitors can’t come close to. Going with the Pacifica Hybrid will give you up to [...]
The Jeep Compass is highly affordable and available in multiple trim levels so drivers can choose the model that works best for their needs. Like all other Jeep models, it is versatile and highly capable, giving you access to off-road adventures.
Engines and Towing
The 2016 Compass comes with one of two engines. The base 158-horsepower 2-liter 4-cylinder has 141 pound-feet of torque. It works with a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic to deliver up to 30 mpg on the highway; you can go over 400 miles without having to stop and refuel. For more power, opt for the 2.4-liter World Engine and have access to 172 horsepower and a torque of 165 pound-feet. It works with a 6-speed automatic with smooth shifting to give you 28 mpg on the highway or a standard 5-speed manual. Depending on how you configure your Jeep Compass, you will be able to tow as much as 2,000 pounds.
When it comes time to buy your next car, you will have to make a few important decisions, including what brand you want to buy and the body style. Some people prefer sedans while others prefer SUVs. This is largely a matter of personal preference since you can find the same features and amenities on either style of vehicle. To figure out which is right for you, consider a few key areas where one excels over the other.
Versatility and Seating Space
In terms of versatility, even a small SUV tends to take the lead over a sedan. Both body styles will typically have split and folding rear seats, but SUVs will have more spacious cargo areas, as well. Their taller roofs also provide extra headroom, something many drivers appreciate. Like sedans, most small SUVs will only have seating for five passengers due to space constraints. However, you can find the occasional small SUV with [...]
Many people choose to buy a used car instead of a new one as a way to save money and get the same features or model. While opting for a pre-owned model will typically reduce the amount you pay, you need to be careful and ensure that the vehicle is in good condition. Otherwise, you may end up losing money on the purchase. To protect your investment, always check a few key things before you buy a used car, regardless of the brand or style.
Vehicle History Report
You should always ask to see a copy of the vehicle history report of the used car you are planning on buying. If the seller doesn’t have a copy handy, ask for the VIN and look it up yourself. Although it costs a few dollars to get a detailed report, you can get a basic one for free, and the detailed ones are well worth the money. [...]
When you decide that it is time to buy a new Chrysler or another vehicle, you will probably want to save some money by trading in your old model at the same time. Doing this can take a sizeable chunk of the price off of your new vehicle, making it much easier to afford or letting you opt for more features. To make the most out of your trade-in, you can do a few things to maximize the value of your Chrysler or other model.
Keep up with Maintenance and Records
One of the most important things that affect the value of any used car is how well it has been maintained. If you want to get the most money for your old car, it should be in good condition, and the best way to ensure this is performing regular maintenance. This isn’t a very complicated task; simply follow the guidelines listed in your owner’s [...]
With the 2017 model years of various vehicles being announced, Jeep decided to tempt drivers across the country with the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, the automaker revealed the newest version of the Grand Cherokee in its top trim levels, the Summit and Trailhawk. The first of these is ideal for optimizing luxury while the second maximizes off-road capability. Even with limited information about the other trim levels, we know a great deal about the 2017 Grand Cherokee based on what we saw of these two models.
Interior Features and Options
Since the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit is the most luxurious trim level of this SUV, it gives you a good idea of all the available features for the Dayton Jeep dealers. The [...
The 2016 Dodge Journey is the perfect affordable crossover for Dayton families who need three rows of seats, a versatile interior, and a range of advanced technology. Factor in the choice of engines and trim levels and the Journey has something for everyone.
Engines and Performance
There are two engines available in the 2016 Dodge Journey, depending on the trim level you choose. The SE, SXT, Crossroad, or Crossroad Plus will give you a 173-horsepower, 166-pound-foot 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that gets up to 26 mpg on the highway. For those who want more power, these trims offer a 3.6-liter V6 which is standard on the top R/T trim of the Journey. This engine increases output to [...]