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Langdon: What’s Included In The 2021 Jeep Gladiator’s Trailer Tow Package?

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(Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 08:34AM by Lee Byard)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CGladiator%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/August_2021/Competitor/photo-of-2021-jeep-gladiator-rear.png">alt="A white 2021 Jeep Gladiator parked at Renfrew Chrysler in Alberta, with its tail-gate, trailer hitch, and tow hooks displayed"/></a>Effortlessly accommodate every off-road toy with help from the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. Visit Renfrew Chrysler in Alberta today and discover how this pick-up can adapt to your cargo needs - courtesy of its available Trailer Tow Package. 

To provide maximum strength in Langdon and beyond, Jeep has paired the new Gladiator with a Trailer Tow Package. This enables drivers to dominate payloads, delivering up to 7,650 pounds of power; and it also assures seamless hitch experiences. Included with this suite is a Class IV receiver, which can accommodate most utility, tilt bed, and carry-on equipment. A 240-amp alternator improves performance, while a heavy-duty engine cooling system enhances climate control (ensuring that the block doesn’t struggle beneath the weight of heavy cargo).

Additionally, the Gladiator’s Trailer Tow Package features hitch zoom technology - which is part of the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera suite. This enables drivers to more efficiently monitor their connections, showcasing distance, trajectory, and more at four times the standard perspective. No longer struggle while reversing. This feature will instead deliver seamless performance with every haul.

Want to learn more about the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and its available Trailer Tow Package? Contact our team today to request additional information, as well as schedule a test-drive in one of our available SUV models.

How Does 2021 Jeep Gladiator’s SiriusXM Guardian System Work In Alberta?

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(Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 07:34AM by Lee Byard)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CGladiator%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/August_2021/Auto-Advice/photo-of-2021-jeep-gladiator-rubicon-exterior-blue.jpg"alt="A blue 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon parked at the Renfrew Chrysler dealership in Alberta"/></a>Want to fuse your adventures with safety? Visit Renfrew Chrysler in Alberta to learn how the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can maximize your fun while minimizing your worries - courtesy of its SiriusXM Guardian technology. 

Available on the new Gladiator is the SiriusXM Guardian system. This suite - which anchors the Uconnect media console - enables drivers to confidently navigate every backroad by delivering ample security services, such as:

 
SOS Calls

In the wake of an emergency press the integrated SOS button on the rearview mirror. This will instantly connect you to a trained SiriusXM representative, who can then help you reach local emergency personnel or roadside assistance crews. Never feel alone on the road.

Theft Notifications

Should your Gladiator’s alarm be triggered, the system will automatically send you a warning - whether by text, email, or push notification - and increase your response time. 

Vehicle Finder

Should you ever lose track of your Gladiator (whether in a crowded parking lot or on a winding forest trail), the system will launch a Vehicle Finder function - generating a digital map that will sync with your smart devices. Achieve precise GPS tracking and real-time updates.

Through these services the SiriusXM Guardian suite will assure more efficient travels in Alberta. To learn more about this and other Jeep Gladiator technologies contact our team today.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C1500%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/July_2021/Auto-Advice/2021-ram-1500-steps.jpg"alt="Cropped view of a black 2021 Ram 1500, with power side steps deployed"/></a>The 2021 Ram 1500 is engineered for more - more payloads, more speed, more adventuring. It’s no surprise, therefore, that its frame proves rugged. Approach this pick-up and discover up to 242 inches in length, 88 inches in width, and 81 inches in height: with its standard 18-inch wheels resting on beefy all-season tires and its suspension bolstered by heavy-duty shock absorbers. This is no meagre compact. It’s built to impress.

The inclusion of power side steps, however, ensures that it’s also made for convenience. To help Alberta drivers easily scale the 1500’s wide frame, Ram has paired it with automated technology. Let’s see how this works.

Available on the new 1500 are power side steps. These functions seamlessly deploy when a driver approaches the truck - with integrated sensors automatically noting when the key fob has been activated, the doors have been opened, or the parking brake has been engaged. They allow riders to easily slide into the cabin; and, when they are no longer needed, they will neatly tuck beneath the mounted rocker panels.

This not only maintains the athletic look of the 1500, but it also ensures improved aerodynamics. By only deploying the power side steps as needed, Ram lessens overall friction and reduces drag - which results in a more efficient highway experience. 

Want further information about the 2021 Ram 1500? Contact our dealership today.

Canmore, AB: Learn How The 2021 Ram 1500’s Noise Dampening Technology Works

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(Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 03:55PM by Lee Byard)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C1500%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/July_2021/Auto-Advice/2021-ram-1500-noise.jpg"alt="Interior of 2021 Ram 1500, with frequency lines used to showcase Active Noise Cancellation technology"/></a>With the release of the 2021 1500 Ram offers drivers exceptional power - delivering an available 6.2L HEMI V8 engine that generates 702 HP and 650 lb.-ft of torque. This suite promises potent strength (8,100 pounds of trailering) and high-speed capabilities (0 to 60 MPH in a mere 4.5 seconds). It also, however, produces a mighty noise; and this can undermine the highway experience.

To ensure that Alberta drivers won’t hear every rev of the 1500’s V8 engine, Ram has fused it with exclusive noise dampening technology. How does this work? Let’s examine the system!

At the front of the new 1500 is a windshield made from acoustic safety glass - which helps to lessen overall vibrations and limit exposure. A sculpted hood further reduces ambient elements by sluicing away air currents; and, inside, an Active Noise Cancellation system maintains an ideal atmosphere by utilizing strategically placed microphones. These tools broadcast competitive sound waves, helping to counter any unwanted distractions (such as an engine rumble); and they allow riders to experience a more pleasant cabin.

By employing these technologies the new Ram 1500 can effortlessly counter exterior noise and enable drivers to focus on V8 fun.

Want to learn more? Contact our team today!
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/2018_Dodge_Journey_FWD.png"alt="A black 2018 Dodge Journey with headlamps on driving on a street near tall buildings"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey offers the 3.6L Pentastar V6 on the SXT, Crossroad, and GT trims. This is a 6-cylinder engine, and it comes with some advantages for those seeking a balance of power and practicality.

What is a V6? 

This engine has six cylinders (three on each side) arranged in a V-shape. A fuel injector sprays gas into the containers, and a spark plug ignites the liquid. The resulting combustion activates a piston, which, in turn, powers the motor. 

More Power

The Dodge Journey’s V6 engine, like most of its type, serves up more horsepower and torque than a 4-cylinder option, which makes it useful for those who need extra speed, better acceleration, and greater towing muscle. 

Compact Design

V6s are also more compact than so-called straight-sixes (where the cylinders aren’t arranged in a V-shape). Due to their layout, they can fit into a tighter space, making a smaller overall engine bay possible. 

Efficiency 

V6 engines also provide a fuel-efficient alternative to larger V8s, making them a great middle option for drivers who want power but need a measure of practicality, as well. 

To learn more about the 2018 Dodge Journey and its V6 engine, contact our Calgary dealership today.

What Advantages Does a 4-Cylinder Engine Bring to Black Diamond Drivers?

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(Posted on Jun 17, 2021 at 01:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[Used%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/Dodge_Journey_I-4.png"alt="Green 2018 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (CVP) parked in front of a white background"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey has a 2.4L I-4 engine on its CVP and SE Plus trims. This 4-cylinder powertrain offers some significant advantages related to value, practicality, and efficiency. 

What is a 4-cylinder engine? 

A cylinder is simply a small container in the engine. The fuel injector sprays gas into this receptacle, the spark plug ignites it, and the resulting combustion pushes a piston, which then allows the motor to engage.

Efficiency

A 4-cylinder engine is more fuel-efficient than a V6 because it has fewer pistons requiring gas. If you are looking for a vehicle that costs less to operate, an I-4 like the Dodge Journey CVP is the perfect option. 

Eco-Friendliness 

4-cylinder engines are generally more environmentally friendly than their V6 peers. Since there are fewer pistons consuming fuel, there is also less exhaust produced. This means your vehicle will have a smaller carbon footprint overall.

Value

Finally, 4-cylinder engines are often lower-priced because they are lighter and easier to manufacture. The 2018 Dodge Journey CVP and SE Plus both offer this balance of value and practicality. 

To learn more about the engine options of the 2018 Dodge Journey and to ask about other 4-cylinder vehicles for sale at our Calgary dealership, contact us today. Don't forget to ask about our available financing options as well.

What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Dodge Journey’s Front Wheel Drive (FWD) in Black Diamond?

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(Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 10:00AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[Used%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/2018_Dodge_Journey_FWD.png"alt="A black 2018 Dodge Journey driving on a city street with its headlamps on"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey gives buyers the option to get front-wheel drive. This design offers a few distinct advantages to owners. Here are some of the benefits of a FWD vehicle. 

Better traction on slippery roads

Since both the engine and transmission are located right above the front axle, your vehicle will get better traction when traveling on slippery roads or going up hills. Also, because the driving wheels are used for steering, skidding and spin-outs during turns are less of a worry. 

Better fuel economy

AWD, RWD, and 4x4 vehicles have a long driveshaft. These components lose some energy as they transfer it from the engine to the back. Furthermore, all-wheel drives need more power to rotate both axles. 

A FWD has a shorter driveshaft, meaning less power gets lost. Also, this design features fewer components, which makes the vehicle lighter, improving fuel economy. In general, this is the most efficient option on the market. 

Good overall value

Since FWD drivetrains are simpler than the other options on the market, they are generally easier and cheaper to maintain. The initial price tag for a new vehicle may be lower, too. 

Contact our Calgary dealership to find out more about the FWD system on vehicles like the 2018 Dodge Journey.

What Braking Features Are Important for Safety in Black Diamond, AB?

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(Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 02:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/Dodge_Journey_braking_systems.png"alt="A woman and a girl walking in front of a white 2018 Dodge Journey, with brick buildings in the background"/></a>Brakes are essential for safety. Therefore, family-oriented vehicles like the 2018 Dodge Journey come with a range of systems, including ABS and Rain Brake Support.

Here is a closer look at the elements on the 2018 Dodge Journey that help you stop effectively and safely in any weather conditions. 

Rain Brake Support

The Rain Brake Support feature optimises performance in wet conditions. This system works on a circuit with the windshield wipers, and it activates whenever they are on. 

Rain Brake Support works by applying a small amount of pressure to get rid of water from precipitation and road spray that has built up on the pads and rotors. 

Ready Alert Braking

Ready Alert Braking reduces the stopping time. It determines the severity of the situation by monitoring how fast the driver releases the throttle. If you step off the gas pedal quickly, the system starts the slowing process preemptively so that you reach a complete standstill faster. 

Anti-Lock Braking System

The ABS prevents slippage by continuously pumping the brakes and modulating the hydraulic pressure when the driver presses the pedal. This system works automatically if it senses skidding. 

To learn more about the braking systems on the 2018 Dodge Journey and other new and used vehicles at our Calgary dealership, contact us today.

Vehicle Safety in Langdon, AB: What is Electronic Roll Mitigation?

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(Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 11:35AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[Used%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/Dodge_Journey_ERM_System.png"alt="Blue 2018 Dodge Journey driving on a snowy surface with hills in the background"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey has a full range of safety features. While elements like anti-lock brakes and front and side curtain airbags are familiar to every driver, some tools - such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with roll mitigation - are less understood (but equally essential).  

The electronic roll mitigation (ERM) feature uses the ESC’s sensors to track and prevent any movement that might result in the tires lifting off the pavement. In particular, the system monitors the speed of the vehicle and the rate of turn of the steering wheel. 

If it detects possible wheel lift, the electronic roll mitigation feature takes control of the brakes, applying them as needed to reduce the chances of a rollover. It can also cut the engine if necessary to lower the speed of your vehicle.

The roll mitigation component is a part of your vehicle’s electronic stability control, and therefore, it won’t work when the ESC system is off. Also, it does not trigger unexpectedly and will only deploy in response to high speeds or very aggressive steering. 

If you would like to learn more about the electronic roll mitigation system on the 2018 Dodge Journey or any of our other vehicles, contact our Calgary dealership today.

What Are the Advantages of Cloth Seats in Langdon, AB?

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(Posted on Jun 12, 2021 at 02:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[%2CDodge%2CDurango%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/durango_sxt.png"alt="2021 Dodge Durango SXT with a white body parked in front of a white background"/></a>Choosing a material for your upholstery can be a difficult decision when you’re buying a vehicle. The two main options, of course, are leather and cloth. 

If you buy the 2021 Dodge Durango, you can choose from both. The SXT trim comes with cloth, and other models offer leather. While the latter is a popular choice, there are some compelling reasons to opt for fabric upholstery. 

Cloth costs less up-front

Leather is a premium material that is usually offered on higher trims. Cloth, on the other hand, often comes standard on entry-level models, such as the Dodge Durango SXT. 

Cloth doesn't get too hot or cold

Leather gets hotter or colder depending on the outside temperature. Cloth, on the other hand, does not respond as readily to weather conditions. It will remain comfortable during the summer and warmer in winter. 

Cloth is easy to clean

While leather seats are easier to wipe down, they also need to be conditioned with special compounds every few months. To wash cloth, you only require a vacuum. Most service centres or specialist auto detailers can use a steamer to perform a deep clean if that is needed. 

Contact our Calgary dealership today to see the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT or other vehicles with cloth upholstery.
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