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<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%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/chrysler_dual_exaust.jpg"alt="chrysler 300 driving on a road with dual tailpipes at night"/></a>Dual exhaust systems are associated with performance vehicles. Though these components can bring additional power, some are not authentic. Cars may have a single pipe for airflow, but use a Y-split near the back bumper to make it appear like it has two. 

Legitimate dual exhaust systems allow the engine to breathe better by letting the gasses out of the cylinders faster, which, in turn, speeds up the combustion cycle. The auto typically has a catalytic converter and wider-than-normal tailpipes to prevent pressure from building up in any part of the powertrain. 

A well-engineered dual exhaust system can increase both efficiency and horsepower. Performance vehicles like the Dodge Challenger and Charger offer this type of feature, and you can also find it on premium trims of some autos, including the Chrysler 300. 

To find out which cars, SUVs, and trucks have the best dual exhaust systems, contact our Calgary, AB dealership today.

How to Care for Windshield Wipers on Your Jeep Vehicle in Calgary, AB

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(Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 11:18AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/Jeep_Cherokee_Limited_windshield.png"alt="View from front seat of Jeep Cherokee Limited with steering wheel, windshield, and rearview"/></a>Windshield wipers may not be the most glamourous component on your vehicle, but they are vital for safe driving. Also, they require regular care and maintenance. Here is how to make sure they work correctly when you need them. 

Always Defrost

Heavy snow and ice can cause wiper blades to stick or even snap if they freeze to the glass. The best protection against this is to get a remote starter - like the one that comes standard on the Jeep Cherokee Limited - so that you can take care of the defrosting before you leave the house. 

Never Wipe Dry Glass

The blades are designed for wet windshields. The only time you should use them without precipitation is when you clean your glass using wiper fluid. 

Replace Every Six Months

Wipers have a short lifespan, so replace them regularly. The recommended schedule is twice a year. You will notice skipping or smearing when it is time for new blades. 

You can have the blades upgraded when you visit our Calgary service centre for an oil change or other regular maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_dodge_grand_caravan_safety_locks.jpg"alt="A family outside a home entering their Chrysler Grand Caravan"/></a>Child safety locks are unique systems installed on the rear doors of most vehicles. They are especially relevant on family autos, such as the Chrysler Pacifica and Grand Caravan

When engaged, they prevent passengers (especially curious young children) from interacting with the lock from the inside, whether the auto is in motion or stationary. 

While most vehicles offer these child safety devices, models have different ways of engaging them. Some rely on a switch on the edge of the door. You can find this by opening it and looking along the side for a lever with a sign above it saying on-off or lock-unlock. 

Other autos have electronic controls on the steering wheel, the driver's door, or a different location in the front. If the child lock switch isn't immediately visible, you can find it by referencing the manufacturer's manual.

To learn more about the safety features of family vehicles like the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica, contact our Calgary dealership today.

How Can Calgary Drivers Know If They Have Transmission Problems?

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(Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 01:02PM by Josh Lew)
2021 dodge charger for sale in calgary abTransmission problems are among the most expensive and stressful vehicle issues. They can also be dangerous since a failure can cause unexpected stopping or loss of control on the road. 

If you want to avoid these situations, here are three common symptoms to look for:

Leaking

If you notice a red fluid with a sweet smell under your vehicle, you most likely have a transmission leak. You will need to take your auto to a Calgary service centre for an inspection.

Noises or Shaking

Noises are also a common indicator of transmission problems. If you hear or feel shaking or grinding, or if the gears are completely unresponsive when you try to change them, you should likewise seek the help of a professional.

A Burning Smell

A burning smell during driving, especially if you have a low engine temperature, often indicates ineffective transmission fluid and the need for a system flush. 

If you suspect any of these issues, contact our Calgary service centre for an appointment today.
2021 jeep wrangler for sale in calgary abDirty or diminished brake fluid will reduce stopping efficiency, which could lead to dangerous situations on the road. 

How does this issue arise? The heat from the pads can cause the liquid to lose its lubricative properties, or debris can contaminate it, leading to abrasions or corrosion. 

Changing the brake fluid and cleaning the system can ensure that your car will retain its stopping capabilities. When should you ask your service centre technician to check for an issue? First, your owner’s manual will offer maintenance recommendations for flushing and replacing the lubricant. Different makes and models have suggested schedules, ranging from two to five years or 30,000 to 40,000 km. 

A more efficient option is to check the brake system during regularly scheduled maintenance at your favourite Calgary service centre. The advantage of this approach is that the technician can usually spot low or contaminated fluid before it causes a problem. 

If you would like to learn more about our services for Calgary vehicle owners, contact us today. 
2021 chrysler 300 for sale in calgary ab4x4 vehicles are a necessity for many motorists in Calgary. Whether traveling during winter or off the pavement, AWD can provide the right amount of grip and traction. When conditions are good, however, front or rear-wheel drive is sufficient. 

Some AWD cars and trucks have a transfer case that disconnects the front or rear axle when 4x4 mode is unnecessary. These autos either allow the driver to switch manually or change automatically if the vehicle's sensors detect stable surface conditions. 

For example, the AWD Chrysler 300 disconnects the front axle so that drivers can enjoy performance-oriented RWD if they choose. The Jeep Cherokee, on the other hand, disengages the rear wheels to offer FWD. 

In addition to giving drivers more options, these systems help increase fuel efficiency. For instance, the Chrysler 300's V6 gets a class-leading 7.8 L/100 km on the highway when it's in RWD mode. 

To learn more about the available AWD systems near you, contact our Calgary dealership today.
2021 chrysler pacifica for sale in calgary abA continuous variable transmission (CVT) is different from standard automatic and manual units, which have a fixed number of gears. Instead, it uses a pulley-like system connected to flexible composite belts. 

What are the benefits of this type of setup?

Since there is no shifting with a CVT, a vehicle can technically have an unlimited number of gears. The engine can always operate near peak efficiency because it can get the best possible ratio at any speed. Also, the system has fewer components, so it is much lighter than a standard transmission. This can lead to lower gas usage. 

When it comes to performance, a CVT offers smoother operation and steadier acceleration with no pauses for gear changes. At the same time, the components are more challenging to repair, and they do not work on autos that have powerful engines. Some hybrid vehicles, such as the Chrysler Pacifica, have an electromagnetic continuous variable transmission (EVT). 

To see which cars near you have a continuous variable transmission, contact our Calgary dealership today.
2021 ram for sale in calgary abElectric power steering (EPS) uses energy from the vehicle's battery to reduce the effort required to turn the wheel. Most new cars and many trucks have this system, though a few still rely on a hydraulic design. 

The EPS components include a brushless motor, sensors, and an electronic controller. The entire package usually sits inside the steering column. 

The system is very efficient. It conserves fuel and electricity since it remains in standby mode unless needed. Also, because of the design and components, it is easy for automakers to pair EPS with active safety tools such as lane-keeping assist and automated parking. 

The main drawback of this type of power steering is that any wiring, fuse, or battery failure can affect the functionality. These issues are rare in modern cars. Furthermore, though it could be hard to turn, the wheel will still function without electrical assistance. 

To learn more about this feature, contact our Calgary dealership today.
2021 jeep cherokee for sale in calgary abAdaptive cruise control (ACC), available on autos such as the Jeep Cherokee, enables your vehicle to maintain a set speed on the highway. It also relies on sensors to adjust the pace to ensure a safe following distance. Some cars even have a stop-and-go feature that works in heavier traffic. 

An ACC system relies on cameras, radar, or lasers to locate vehicles near yours as you drive down the highway. These sensors can measure distance and velocity and adjust the engine as needed to keep an appropriate gap. When the road is clear, the vehicle returns to its pre-set speed. 

You typically activate cruise control with buttons or knobs on the steering wheel or column. First, you engage the system and then accelerate to your desired speed. Most units require you to press a SET switch before removing your foot from the pedal. 

Additional controls allow you to increase or decrease the pace incrementally (1-2 km/h at a time). 

To see which vehicles have adaptive cruise control near you, contact our Calgary dealership today.
2020 ram 3500 for sale in calgary abDiesel engines have come a long way since the 1980’s. Today’s models avoid problems like noise and excessive emissions. Also, they have enhanced some of the advantages that make them a great option for specific tasks. 

What does diesel bring to Calgary drivers? First of all, the motors are more efficient than their gas counterparts.

The reason for this is their higher compression ratio. Diesel units use hot, dense air to ignite the fuel (instead of spark plugs). In addition to this attribute, the engine design has fewer components. The limited number of moving parts lowers the maintenance requirements. 

Another advantage of these units is that they provide more torque. The extra power may not be useful to some, but it comes in handy for towing, hauling, or acceleration. This is why pickup trucks, such as the Ram 3500, come with a diesel option. 

To check the availability of diesel-power vehicles near you, contact our Calgary dealership today.
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