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Auto Advice For Calgary Consumers
<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.


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