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How Calgary Drivers Can Benefit from Chrysler's Automatic Headlamps

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(Posted on May 7, 2021 at 01:00PM by Josh Lew)
<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_300_headlamps.jpg"alt=Front view of 2021 Chrysler 300 with LED headlamps on"/></a>Automatic headlamps are just like regular units - with one crucial exception. They turn on and off without any input from the driver, proving a vital component to any late-night adventure. 

This system relies on photoelectric sensors mounted under or above the windshield. These detectors measure illumination much like a photographer's light meter and, if needed, tell the onboard computer to engage the headlamps. This affords superior visibility in low-level environments (such as when driving through fog) or at night. 

Additionally: while the sensitivity of the system gets set by the manufacturer, you can override it. This could be necessary if the sensors do not respond to precipitation, for example, or if they get fooled by artificial lights.

Automatic headlights are an invaluable tool that helps operators ensure they always have the correct illumination. Some systems also come with a self-levelling feature, which detects oncoming vehicles at night and switches off the high beams to avoid blinding other drivers - a crucial function when passing on narrow streets with low side-to-side visibility. 

To see automatic headlamps on vehicles - such as the 2021 Chrysler 300 - contact our Calgary dealership today; and don't forget to ask about our available financing options 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 Does the Chrysler Pacifica's Active Noise Cancellation Work in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 6, 2021 at 05:09PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2CPacifica%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/2021_chrysler_pacifica_noise_cancellation.jpg"alt="Passenger-side view of wheel, seat, and dashboard of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica"/></a>A quiet cabin can bring luxury ambiance to any vehicle - helping to create a respite from the world outside and allow families to enjoy even the longest commutes. This is why some autos, such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, use active noise cancellation (ANC) to create an exceptionally peaceful interior for passengers.

ANC in a minivan works as it does in noise-cancelling headphones. Sensors in the vehicle detect exterior sounds (such as road vibrations) and funnels them into a digital signal processor (DSP). It creates an inverse of each sonic wave and sends it out through the stereo speakers. 

ANC is not the only way to dampen noise in vehicles, however. Another method is to use acoustic glass for the windshield and side windows. Both these features are also available in the new Chrysler Pacifica, and they assure a more refined ride. 

This double-layer glass surrounds a sheet of transparent vinyl, which acts as a sound-proof barrier. Some vehicles also use the same material as a laminate on the outside of the windows to help reduce road noise and improve the cabin experience. 

To see these features for yourself - or to schedule a test-drive in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica - contact our Calgary dealership today.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2CGrand%20Caravan%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_chrysler_caravan_fuel_efficiency.jpg"alt="Black 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan driving on a street with blurred trees in background"/></a>How you drive and maintain your car can have a significant impact on its fuel economy. Here are some tips to help make your engine run as efficiently as possible.
 
Don't Overload the Roof

At highway speeds, up to 50% of engine power is used to overcome aerodynamic drag. Things like bike racks, cargo boxes, and loaded roof rails can significantly increase air resistance and your gas mileage. You can limit this issue if you store items inside the cargo area of your vehicle instead. 

Slow Down; Brake Smart

The faster you go, the less efficient your car gets. Acceleration can hurt fuel economy, and hard braking can waste the energy you spent getting up to speed. Using cruise control on the highway can help you drive more efficiently, so you can extend the time between visits at the pumps. 

Keep Up With Regular Maintenance

Dirty spark plugs, worn-out tire treads, blocked air filters, and contaminated motor oil can all hurt fuel economy. Follow your vehicle's maintenance schedule, and keep appointments at your service centre. These regular tune-ups can also increase the lifespan and your enjoyment of your auto, as well as its safety. 

To see which vehicles provide the best fuel efficiency figures, contact our Calgary, Alberta dealership today.

What Advantages Can Plug-in Hybrids Bring to Calgary Drivers?

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(Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 03:36PM by Josh Lew)
<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_Chrysler_Pacifica_Hybrid_PHEV.jpg"alt="Back view of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid charging in a garage"/></a>Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have high-capacity batteries that can be recharged at home or on the go using a public charging station. Unlike standard gas-electric models, these autos can run solely on lithium-ion power for between 25-50 KMs (after which the regular engine kicks in). 

PHEVs do come with higher price tags than standard gas-electric vehicles. However, these cars, such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, offer some key advantages. 

First of all, plug-in hybrids consume up to 60% less fuel than regular autos. This leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions and the associated pollution. If you care about your carbon footprint, PHEVs may be a practical and attractive choice to help you lead a greener lifestyle. 

The limited reliance on fuel also means that PHEVs have a lower cost of ownership, including maintenance expenses. Depending on your driving habits and the availability of charging stations, you may be able to handle your commute without relying on the gas engine at all. The fuel savings from this fact alone are why many drivers choose a PHEV for daily commuting and longer road trips.

To learn more about the plug-in hybrid options for Alberta drivers (such as the new Chrysler Pacifica or Jeep Wrangler), contact our Calgary dealership today.
<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_chrysler_300_sedan_.jpg"alt="Silver 2021 Chrysler 300 parked in front of a building"/></a>Despite the increasing popularity of SUVs, auto buyers can still find sedans on the market in Alberta. Are these traditional four-door family cars, such as the new Chrysler 300, a worthwhile purchase? 

Here is a look at the advantages that sedans offer. 

 
They’re safe and secure.

One significant advantage of sedans is that they have closed trunks, which offer better security for your valuables and more visibility while driving.

They are more fuel efficient.

Sedans are lighter, and, in many cases, they come with more efficient 4-cylinder or V6 engines. They are also more aerodynamic. Combined, these qualities lead to less gas use compared to SUVs and pickups. 

They offer better handling.

Sedans are closer to the ground, giving them more stability and a lower chance of rolling over. Also, their height and stance provide the driver with a better feel for the road. 

They are easy to drive.

In addition to their stability, the lower stance of a sedan makes it easier to maneuver through sharp corners. Parking is easier, too, due to better visibility. 

Think a sedan might be the right fit for your busy lifestyle? Inquire about popular models, like the new Chrysler 300, by getting in contact with 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 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited with steering wheel, windshield, and rearview mirror displayed"/></a>Windshield wipers may not be the most dynamic components on your 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 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. 

Take Extra Care in the Winter

To avoid your wipers from freezing on the windshield glass, pull the blades away from the windshield. Doing so will extend the life of your wipers and make it easier to scrape away any ice and snow.

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.

How the Jeep Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Drive 4x4 Can Help You on Slippery Surfaces in Calgary

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(Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 12:12PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%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_jeep_grand_cherokee_quadra_drive_II.jpg"alt="Two 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokees, one red and one white, parked on a rock trail near a forest"/></a>The Quadra-Drive II is a 4x4 design available on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Limited, Summit, and Overland trims. This sophisticated function uses a rear electronic limited-slip differential and an active transfer case to distribute torque quickly. It is a full-time system, so it is always on and does not require activation, allowing you to confidently go anywhere and do anything. 

Here is a closer look at the unique traits of this powerful 4x4 drivetrain. 

Quadra-Drive allows you to choose from five different operation modes via the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. Auto is for everyday commuting on regular paved roads, while the Sport, Snow, Mud/Sand, and Rock settings are for their respective driving conditions. If you like off-road adventures and challenges, Quadra-Drive is essential.

The system can also send torque to a specific axle or tire to prevent slippage on slick or rugged terrain. It can move up to 100% of the power to the wheel(s) with the most traction, ensuring that you'll always maintain maximum control of the vehicle. 

Help feed your passion for exploration behind the wheel of a Jeep. To learn more about the feature-rich 4x4 systems on the Grand Cherokee, contact our Calgary dealership today for a full spec review.

What Can the Uconnect Sirius Guardian App Do for Calgary Drivers?

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(Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:15AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2CLimited%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/sirius_guardian_app_jeep.jpg"alt="Person looking at Sirius Guardian app on their smartphone while sitting at a table"/></a>The SiriusXM suite of entertainment and security features comes standard (with a one-year membership) on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and higher trims. These tools include Guardian, which is a remote access app that works in conjunction with the Uconnect system.      

What can you do if your Jeep has this unique feature? 

Perhaps the most useful Guardian tool is remote unlocking. Using the Uconnect app on your phone, you can control access to your vehicle even if you are not nearby. This feature can be invaluable if you ever forget your keys, if your fob loses battery power, or if you need to provide a friend or family member access to the cabin. 

Remote lights and horn triggers, also activated by smartphone, can serve as a panic alarm or assist you as you try to find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot. 

Accident Response and Roadside Assistance services help you contact emergency or service personnel when you are in a collision or have a breakdown or flat tire. And finally, the Send and Go feature allows you to share destinations on a device nav app with your Uconnect system. 

Contact our Calgary dealership to learn more about which Jeep vehicles offer the Sirius Guardian app.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%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_grand_cherokee_airbags.jpg"alt="X-ray view of airbag system on 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee"/></a>Side airbags are designed to protect passengers during perpendicular collisions and rollovers. These safety elements are common in most modern vehicles, including SUVs (like the new Jeep Grand Cherokee) and luxury sedans (such as the 2021 Chrysler 300). 

There are two categories: chest protectors and curtain units. The former, also known as torso airbags, deploy from the door or the seat. They protect the body during a collision, helping to reduce overall impact friction. 

Side curtain airbags are found along the ceiling of the vehicle and open across the windows, protecting the heads of all outboard passengers. These cover the first, second, and (if applicable) third-row seats. 

Because there is less buffer space on the side of the vehicle, these airbags deploy three times faster than those in the front. They also stay inflated for longer to protect passengers in the event of a rollover. Through these innovations they help to ensure safer experiences on the highways and trails alike, lessening the force of a collision. 

To learn more about the airbag coverage on new vehicles (such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300), contact our Calgary dealership today. Don't hesitate to request a demonstration of other key safety features as well. 


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