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What’s that SMELL? How to diagnose vehicle problems with your nose

Vehicles have a lot of ways to alert you to potential problems from the old school (weird sounds), to the latest technology (such as oil change reminders on an infotainment system). Your vehicle can also alert you to potential problems by using your nose. Here’s a list of the most common smells and what they mean.

 1.Rotten eggs. Gross. Have you ever been on a highway on-ramp behind someone who really punched it to merge into traffic and smelled that nauseating smell similar to rotten eggs? That’s most likely the vehicle’s catalytic converter going bad. What…

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Gasoline stinks - here's how to deal with spills

It eventually happens to everyone…you’re in a rush while getting gas and you spill some gas on the ground, or worse yet, on your hands or clothes. In this blog post, we’ll tell you how to deal with each situation.

So you’ve spilled some gasoline on the ground while filling up your vehicle. There’s no reason to panic, although for safety reasons, something does need to be done. If you happen to spill enough gas on the ground to make a small puddle, go inside the filling station and inform the clerk. Gas station attendees…

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The difference between vehicle maintenance and repair

All vehicles, whether new or used, will require some maintenance at some point. Your vehicle has what are considered “consumable” parts. Consumables are parts that will wear out after normal use and will need replaced on a regular basis. Just as your printer will eventually run out of ink, the brakes on your vehicle will wear out. When a vehicle needs to have consumable parts replaced, it is considered maintenance. However, if you run over a piece of metal on the road and it rips your oil pan open, that is a repair.

It’s important to understand the difference…

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How to tell your mechanic what's going on with your vehicle

While modern vehicles are extremely reliable, none of them can withstand a lifetime of use without parts needing replaced. If your vehicle is behaving strangely or making a bizarre noise, you'll need to see the friendly, knowledgeable service technicians at SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Eaton. They're highly trained and certified, so they know just what it will take to get you back on the road. One thing that will help them get you back on the road more quickly is to know how to explain what problems you're experiencing. Accurate descriptions can often reduce diagnostic…
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Sporty new look available for Chrysler 300C

Sporty new look available for Chrysler 300C

 

Although FCA has made no official announcement to the public, the Chrysler 300C has a new option available for buyers: code AJU.

 

Those in the market for a Chrysler 300C with a sportier look can visit SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Eaton, Ohio and build out a 300C and use the option code AJU. This code gives buyers a performance-inspired front fascia with LED foglights and SRT-style side skirts.

 

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It’s possible to save money by spending MORE on a vehicle, here’s how

It's common knowledge that when you purchase a vehicle, it begins depreciating (or losing value) the moment you drive it off of the lot. However, certain vehicles hold onto a higher percentage of their original value due to many different factors including brand loyalty, vehicle reliability and vehicle safety. This is important to you because when you're interested in purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle, looking at one that has a high resale value will save you money in the long run. Let's find out how.


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History making resale value makes this vehicle an excellent choice

The Jeep Gladiator is predicted to change the game for used vehicle values



Automotive industry experts are predicting something virtually unheard of. The Gladiator is poised to rock the world not only by being rugged and versatile, but also by retaining 90% of its purchase value after 2 years of leasing or ownership. On average, vehicles in the U.S. depreciate by 30% at the end of 24 months. This varies from model to model among all manufacturers, and can even be much higher than 30%.

What does this mean to you as a buyer? It means that if you…
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The Hellephant came and went surprisingly fast

Did you lose your chance to get a Hellephant? We’ve got solutions.

  

It’s hard to believe, but the Hellephant is gone. Poof. Just like that. The 1,000 horsepower supercharged crate engine with a $30K price tag was gobbled up by hungry speed demons in a mere 48 hours after being available for sale.

What’s a gearhead to do when they need ridiculous horsepower now? Worry not. You can still get some amazing crate engines from the Big 3.  Here’s a list of some crate engines that still pack some serious punch.

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Dodge puts power of the Hellcat Redeye into AWD Durango – and it works

Dodge puts power of the Hellcat Redeye into AWD Durango – and it works

If only this one-off could become a production model.

 

Dodge has built a custom Durango for the One Lap of America racing event and cleverly given it the name “Speed Trap”. The Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit boasts a 797 horsepower Hellcat Redeye engine, which in itself is impressive, but the truly awe-inspiring thing about this Durango is that the all-wheel drive works flawlessly with the Hellcat engine.

For this event, the Pursuit was given some suspension upgrades to improve handling. It received lowering springs and wheels boasting…

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