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Auto Advice For Calgary Consumers
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CWrangler%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_wrangler_trail_cam.jpg"alt="2021 Jeep Wrangler's TrailView Camera video feed displayed on Uconnect touchscreen"/></a>The new Jeep Wrangler boasts two main cameras meant to increase safety. One is in the front and the other in the rear - affording wide-angle perspectives and increasing visibility on the Calgary trails.

The Wrangler's forward-facing unit, also known as the TrailCam, shows what is directly ahead of the vehicle. The image is displayed on the Uconnect touchscreen and features dynamic tire-path lines superimposed on top of the video feed. This view is for off-road conditions and allows the driver to see obstacles - such as boulders - in real time. The tool is available on models with 8.4-inch touchscreens and will prove crucial when traversing rough roads.

The rear camera, known as the ParkView function, offers a wide-angle picture of the area behind the new Wrangler. The image is displayed on the Uconnect touchscreen, with dynamic gridlines to help guide the vehicle as the driver attempts to back into a parking space. It affords seamless navigation in tight corners.

To see these unique tools in action yourself, contact our Calgary dealership to schedule a test drive in the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler. We will gladly provide a demonstration of the TrailCam and ParkView systems, as well as highlight additional safety features.
<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 their brick home putting a cooler and soccer balls into their 2021 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 new Chrysler Pacifica and Grand Caravan - providing peace of mind to Alberta parents. 

When engaged, these features prevent passengers (especially curious young children) from interacting with the lock from the inside, whether the auto is in motion or stationary. This assures a safer driving experience for all.

While most vehicles offer these child safety devices, each model has a different way 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 instead 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. Don't hesitate to request a test-drive in one of our new mini-van models as well.

Do Calgary Drivers Need a Hardtop for their Jeep Wrangler or Other Convertible?

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(Posted on Apr 9, 2021 at 03:01PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CWrangler%2C%2CSport%20Utility%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/jeep_wrangler_convertible.jpg"alt="Interior view of 2021 Jeep Wrangler with retracted hardtop and trees visible in the windows"/></a>If you want an open-air driving experience, like the one offered by the new Jeep Wrangler, you are probably wondering whether you should get a soft or hardtop. In Calgary's four-season climate, the latter may seem to be a better option - allowing you to better adapt to the constant shift of sleet, slush, and showers. 

Still not sure whether a hardtop is the right option for you and your Jeep? Let's take a look at the pros and cons. 

 
Jeep Wrangler Hardtop: Pros

1. Hardtops offer better noise control so, if you value a quiet ride, they are the obvious choice. 

2. Due to its superior insulation, this option is better able to handle winter weather.

3. Hardtops are also easier to clean, and they do not require any special washing solutions. 

Jeep Wrangler Hardtop: Cons

1. Hardtops take longer to remove and reinstall.

2. They do not have the classic "convertible" look. 

3. They take more space to store, which means you will be getting less cargo room than with a soft-top.

There are distinctive advantages to the hardtop choice - though, drivers may be quick to note the potential problems. If you would like to this option in action, contact our Calgary dealership today. We will happily schedule a demonstration on a new Jeep Wrangler.

The Benefits of the Chrysler Pacifica's Tri-Zone Climate Control for Calgary Drivers

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(Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 03:01PM 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/April-2021/2021_chrysler_pacifica_tri_zone_HVAC.jpg"alt="Interior of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, with front seats, dashboard, and steering wheel displayed"/></a>Tri-zone climate controls are a valuable component for larger vehicles, such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring. They ensure that all passengers achieve the comfort they need - and they can instantly settle squabbles over that elusive perfect temperature. Travel in comfort, Alberta.

A three-sector climate control system allows the driver, passenger, and rear-seat riders to create their own bubbles, independent of the others in the van. Each row is customized to specific needs.

With automatic systems, like the one on the new Pacifica Touring, you can set the temperature, and the vehicle will keep it at that level until you change it. Some cars, however, require you to make adjustments manually. 

It is important to make a distinction between tri-zone climate controls and rear vents. Many mini-vans and SUVs have back-row heat and air-conditioning outlets behind the centre console. In single or dual-sector cars, these do not have separate settings, so they release air at the same temperature and speed as the front.  

To learn more about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica's tri-zone climate controls, contact our Calgary dealership today - and don't hesitate to schedule a test-drive in one of our available models or request additional spec information about this model's many comfort features.

What Are the Advantages of Jeep's Ventilated Seats in Calgary, AB?

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(Posted on Apr 7, 2021 at 04:30PM 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%2C80th%20Anniversary%20Edition%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/grand_cherokee_vent_seats.png"alt="Close-up of 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's leather ventilated seat"/></a>The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is an example of a high-end trim that has ventilated seats. This feature is also common on luxury vehicles, and it usually comes standard for the front row, though some cars offer it in the rear seats for outboard passengers, as well. 

Ventilation features typically rely on small fans or blowers that draw chilled air from the cabin and circulate it through the cushion. The surface of the chair is porous, allowing the cooling flow to directly contact the driver and passenger. You can easily control the temperature with a dial on the dash or centre console. 

This feature can be especially useful on long trips, and it proves invaluable when you park outdoors in the warm sunshine. Without this element, the solar heat gain would make sitting almost unbearable. Ventilated seats can also reduce sweating and dry any moisture between the body and the seat, which is especially helpful to have during hot Alberta summers.

Most vehicles that offer this cooling feature, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, have both heating and ventilation units for year-round comfort. If you would like to try one for yourself, contact our Calgary dealership today to schedule a test drive.

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.

What Charging Options do Plug-in Hybrid Owners Have in Calgary, AB?

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(Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 02:04PM by Josh Lew)
2021 chrysler pacifica for sale in calgary abElectric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) need outlets to charge successfully. If you purchase one of these autos, such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, what should you expect when it comes to replenishing the battery?

Some drivers will be able to take care of all their needs using a Level 1 charger. With this option, you can plug your PHEV into a standard 120-volt home electrical outlet. The drawback is that you have to connect the battery overnight. 

Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt outlet. These decrease the empty-to-full time to about two hours for hybrids. Mopar offers this type of product as an add-on for Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep EVs and PHEVs. 

Public high-speed units can cut the process to 25 minutes or less. However, these are impractical for home use.

To find out about charging systems or to inquire about PHEVs available near you, contact our Calgary dealership today. 
2021 ram 3500 for sale in calgary abTowing is a challenging undertaking. Luckily, trucks like the Ram 3500 come with various safety features that make the process easier and more secure. 

For example, pickups often have trailer sway control. This system relies on a combination of upward and downward pressure on the spring arms and hitch tongue to steady the load when needed. 

Standard active safety systems can also aid in towing. Blind-spot monitoring, for instance, alerts the driver when other vehicles are in the next lane and parallel to the trailer. This tool can supplement extra-wide mirrors (such as 7x11 ones), which offer a better view behind the vehicle.

In addition, some tire monitoring systems include a hookup for trailer wheels. This component allows the driver to get an early warning about a puncture that could lead to a loss of control. 


To learn more about the Ram 3500 and other trucks with trailer safety features, contact our Calgary, AB dealership today.


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