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

(Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 11:35AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[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?

(Posted on Jun 12, 2021 at 02:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[%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.

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

(Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 05:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%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/dodge_durango_leather_seats.jpg"alt="Red leather front seats with SRT badge inside a 2021 Dodge Durango, with hills visible from the windows"/></a>When purchasing a car, the choice of seat material is an important consideration. You will often have to choose between cloth and leather upholstery. Luckily, SUVs like the 2021 Dodge Durango offer both options. 

Leather may seem tempting, but is it worth the investment? Here are some reasons why you should choose this premium upholstery.

Leather seats are harder to stain and easier to clean

Leather is more resistant to liquid and dirt stains than cloth. It also has a smooth, less porous surface, which makes it easier to clean.

Leather is comfortable

Leather is soft and smooth to the touch, and it provides natural cushioning. If you’re planning on going for extended trips or have lengthy daily commutes, an upholstery upgrade is worthwhile.

Leather harbours fewer allergens

If you are allergic to dust, dirt, or pollen, leather is the ideal material for your seats. This is because fewer particles stick to its surface, and those that do are easy to wipe or vacuum away. This helps to minimize seasonal congestion. 

Your vehicle will have a higher resale value

Leather is a premium material, and it is in high demand for second-hand cars. As long as you maintain the surface, you recoup more of your investment upon resale.

To see the leather interior of a 2021 Dodge Durango for yourself, contact our Calgary dealership today.

How Does the Hands-Free System Work on the 2021 Dodge Durango in Langdon?

(Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 11:41AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[%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/Uconnect_closeup_dodge_durango.jpg"alt="Close-up of 2021 Dodge Durango's Uconnect screen, with icons shown on the display"/></a>Hands-free features attached to vehicle media centres have different capabilities. Some simply allow for Bluetooth-powered calls and texting on a smart device, while others will enable you to completely control the infotainment system (and more) using your voice. 

The 2021 Dodge Durango, for example, features an advanced hands-free system that lets you do almost anything - from making calls to updating your shopping list to interacting with the navigation app. 

The new Durango uses the Uconnect 5 interface, which allows you to connect two phones via Bluetooth. You can manage input from both and interact with them over the vehicle's voice-activated system.

The Uconnect also has a built-in Alexa function. Once activated, you can speak directly to the interface and issue commands to which it will respond. In addition to navigation address input and music selection, you can use it to perform basic tasks - such as unlocking the doors or starting the SUV with your voice. 

The 2021 Dodge Durango’s entertainment system also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This element makes it possible to interact with smartphone apps from your device using the voice controls. 

To learn more about the hands-free features on the 2021 Dodge Durango and other vehicles, contact our Calgary dealership today.

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