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Why RAM's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Is Useful for Calgary Drivers

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(Posted on May 6, 2021 at 07:17PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C2500%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/2020_ram_1500_wheel_pressure.jpg"alt="white RAM 1500 parked on a boardwalk under a bridge"/></a>Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), standard on RAM trucks, warn drivers when wheels are not properly inflated. This issue could lead to longer braking times, poor fuel economy, and lagging performance.

The alert is typically a yellow indicator on your dashboard that looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation mark in the middle. 

There are two types of TPMS: direct and indirect.

Direct TPMS

Direct TPMS uses a sensor on the wheel itself to monitor tire pressure. It relays the information to a central control module, and it usually sends an alert if the reading is below 75% of the manufacturer’s recommended level.

Indirect TPMS

Indirect TPMS uses wheel speed sensors in the Antilock Braking System (ABS). When a tire is underinflated, it tends to rotate faster than the others. If the central module detects this, it triggers the alert. 

To learn more about this critical safety system and check the availability of RAM trucks, contact our Calgary dealership today.

How an Electronic Locking Rear Differential Can Save You From Getting Stuck in Calgary, AB

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(Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 12:33PM by Josh Lew)
ram 1500 trucks for sale near me in calgary albertaElectronic-locking rear differential systems - known as ELockers for short - provide extra torque and traction by causing both the back wheels to turn at the same speed.  

This feature is typically for off-road driving. Trail-specific trucks, like the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel, have an ELocker. However, it can also prove useful when a driver needs extra grip and power because of ice or snow.

Of course, other traits, such as all-terrain tires (the 1500 Rebel has LT275/70R18E OWL treads) and a 4x4 drivetrain, can help you avoid the worst-case scenario in challenging conditions. 

To find out which vehicles offer the unique ELocker system, connect with our Calgary, AB dealership. 

Why Would You Choose a Diesel Engine for your Ram 3500 Pickup Truck in Calgary, AB?

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(Posted on Jan 14, 2021 at 04:19PM by Josh Lew)
ram 3500 for sale in calgary albertaRam 3500 pickups offer both gas and diesel engines. Here is how the powertrain options compare for the 2020 model year.

6.4L gas-powered HEMI V8 
Torque: 429 lb.-ft
Towing: 8,260 kg

6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel I-6 with available High Output (H/O) design
Torque: 850 - 1,000 lb.-ft
Towing: up to 15,921 kg

Which option should you choose? 

As you can see, diesel provides more torque, which can be useful for towing or other heavy-duty tasks. Not every truck owner will need this type of muscle, but those who do can upgrade to the Cummins engine from the standard HEMI.

Connect with our Calgary dealership to schedule a test drive in the 2020 Ram 3500. 


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