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<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2C%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/jeep_wheel.jpg"alt="Close up of a wheel on a blue Jeep Wrangler with plants in foreground"/></a>Tire pressure is vital for the safety and performance of your vehicle - ensuring that acceleration is controlled, deceleration is immediate, and stability is maintained on sharp corners. You can find the recommended readings for your truck in pounds per square inch (PSI) in your owner’s manual. Typically, these are on the inside of the driver’s door or on stickers in your glove compartment; and they help you understand the precise ratios you should follow to achieve a smooth ride.  

Furthermore, RAM trucks are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), which will alert you if the PSI is too high or low. 

Here is why proper inflation is vital.

Better Performance

Maintaining your tires at the correct pressure improves their performance and makes them last longer. Under-inflated wheels can decrease power and make control more difficult.

Increased Safety

Improperly inflated tires may provide inadequate or uneven grip, making both brakes and steering dangerously slow to respond.

Better Fuel Economy

Maintaining optimal pressure is one of the easiest ways to improve fuel economy. An under or over-inflated tire has greater rolling resistance, which can reduce your efficiency by up to 5%.

For an inspection of your current tires or information about a new set contact our Calgary service centre today. Don't hesitate to schedule a test-drive in one of our available RAM trucks as well.

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 2021 RAM 1500 parked on a boardwalk under a bridge"/></a>Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), which are standard on RAM trucks, warn drivers when their vehicles' wheels are not properly inflated. This proves essential when traveling down the Alberta backroads - because this issue could lead to longer braking times, poor fuel economy, and lagging power. Overall performance could become severely compromised. 

The TPMS alert is typically a yellow indicator on your dashboard that looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation mark in the middle. Its distinctive design is meant to be quickly recognizable, affording drivers improved reaction times. 

There are two types of TPMS: direct and indirect.

Direct TPMS

Direct TPMS uses a sensor on the wheel 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 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). When a tire is under-inflated, it tends to rotate faster than the others. If the central module detects this, it triggers the alert and allows drivers to plan their best respond strategies. 

To learn more about this critical safety system and to 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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