Keeping Your Car Cool Throughout Summer

July is rapidly approaching and the temperature is steadily rising each day. As much as we Texans love summertime, we also simultaneously hate it and the triple-degree heat that comes with it. Texas heat is rough on people, but it is even tougher on your vehicles. Courtesy of Dodge City of McKinney here are a few tips on keeping your car safe and cool during the summer.

First are a few things you can do that may seem obvious, but you may not realize how important they are to the health of your vehicle during the summer months. A window shade not only makes your vehicle more pleasant to enter after sitting in the sun for extended periods of time, but it also protects the interior of your vehicle from fading cloth or cracked leather. Another thing you should do is park in the shade. Parking in the shade is a pretty obvious thing to do, but what many people might not think about is parking where the shade will be. When you arrive to the office in the morning you might be tempted to grab those spots covered in shade, but late in the afternoon when the heat really hits the shade may be somewhere else and that’s where you should park.

roadtripAnother crucial thing you can do is have your car checked to ensure it’s safe for the summer weather. Your car’s cooling system is critical to summer driving. Your cooling system strives to keep the engine at a constant 200 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your engine against corrosion, provide more fuel combustion, and maintain proper oil viscosity. Unfortunately, in hot weather, your coolant could reach over 250 degrees, causing your vehicle to overheat. Having your cooling system checked for leaks or cracks in the hoses is crucial to ensure you don’t face costly engine repairs in the future.

The next topic is one that we in Texas constantly worry about: Air Conditioning. Before your air conditioning quits cooling, you can have your vehicle checked for worn or damaged belts, dirty filters, low refrigerant levels, and blocked condenser fins.

Bringing your vehicle in to the service department of Dodge City of McKinney for a summer check-up can help keep you cool on the road and avoid costly repairs in the future. Visit them today 700 South Central Expressway in McKinney, Texas or give them a call at 972.569.9650 today!

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As for the engine options, the 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad will have the exact same old machines. There’s a four-cylinder 2.4L DOHC motor, which gives 173 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 166 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. With front-wheel drive and an outdated 4-speed automated transmission, its fu…

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2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Fuel efficiency (city/highway)
12.2 / 7.9 l/100 km

V6 3.6 litres engine

283 hp @ 6,400 rpm (211 kW)

260 lb·ft @ 4,400 rpm (353 N·m)

6-speed automatic

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Jeep Renegade Breaks the Mold

The roll out of the new Jeep Renegade is a clear indication of what the Jeep brand is capable with the support of Fiat. Jeep entered the small SUV segment for the first time at the recent Geneva Motor Show with a brand new model that’s targeted at youthful and adventurous consumers, the Jeep Renegade.

Jeep has packed a lot of power and capability into this small SUV, in the process creating something that is truly unique.

“The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment around the globe with benchmark levels of efficiency and driving dynamics, while at the same time delivering best-in-class 4×4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,” said Mike Manley, president and CEO of the Jeep Brand. “Renegade symbolizes the brand’s renowned American design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe.”

Jeep-Renegade-2015-PictureLeveraging 4×4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers two of the most advanced and intelligent 4×4 systems in its class, all to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. Both systems can provide up to 100 percent of the engine’s available torque to the ground, through any wheel, for optimal grip.

The Renegade is also the first small SUV to feature a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit to provide Jeep Renegade 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. The system instantly engages when 4×4 traction is needed.

This little four-wheel drive fire plug was designed in the U.S. but is built in Italy. It shares its platform with the Fiat 500L and will be sold with two familiar engine choices here in the U.S.; one is the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo from the Fiat lineup, the other is the 2.4-liter Tigershark found in the Dodge Dart.

2015-jeep-renegade-trailhawk-show-floor-with-signThe Renegade delivers off-road capability, but in city-sized proportions. It also features an opening roof, a feature that dates back to Jeep’s 1941 roots with the Willys MB Jeep.

Expect the Renegade to show up in showrooms later this year and in the meantime you can learn more about the new small SUV and all of the great vehicles in the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram line-up by visiting Dodge City of McKinney at 700 South Central expressway in McKinney, Texas or by calling 972.569.9650 today!

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The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan at Dodge City of McKinney

The Dodge Grand Caravan has been around since the 1980s and continues to respond to all competitors by offering features such as a powerful engine, well-crafted and versatile interior and a lot of value. In fact, the 2014 Grand Caravan is this year’s Kelly Blue Book lowest 5-Year Cost-to-Own Award winner in the Minivan category.

The engine is really the star of the Grand Caravan’s show. It not only deals with any load you might reasonably pile in or on the Grand Caravan, but with the optional towing package, it can handle trailers up to 3,600 pounds. Adding to the bargain, it’s rated by the EPA with city/highway fuel-economy figures of 17 and 25 mpg, respectively.

2014-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-SXTA lot of cool features make the inside of the Grand Caravan fun, available Stow ‘n Go seats in the second row can be folded flat into the floor with one hand in less than 5 seconds. When the seats are up, you can use the same bins to store smaller items that will be hidden from view. The third row folds flat as well, allowing for a cargo area akin to that of a moving van. If you like your minivan with a little more attitude, the Grand Caravan R/T features more responsive suspension tuning, sportier wheels and black leather seats with red stitching.

The interior is ideal for families, convenient when loading kids in and out, including car seats, strollers, etc. The electric sliding doors on both sides as well as an electric hatch provide driver’s with the flexibility they need.

years-power-familyWith summer vacation just around the corner for many of us, now is the perfect time to upgrade to the ultimate family road-trip vehicle.  Are you planning a motoring getaway to see the Grand Canyon or visiting the Grand-Parents on the Emerald Coast, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is the top choice among American families.


With the lowest cost-to-own and the best features and engine the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan really is a no brainer for those in the market for a great family vehicle and you can see one in all its glory today by visiting Dodge City of McKinney at 700 South Central Expressway in McKinney, Texas or by calling 972.569.9650 today!


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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: The Most Powerful SRT Challenger Ever

Dodge has done it again. The Dodge Challenger SRT does not lack power but that didn’t stop them from ramping it up. That’s exactly what they have done with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat


It will come with the first supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that will produce more than 600 horsepower. That is not a misprint. That will make it the most powerful engine that Chrysler Group has ever produced and a massive step up from the standard 392 Hemi that puts out 485 horsepower.

“The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand’s CEO, in a statement. “The Challenger Hellcat has been released!” Now you can’t expect that kind of performance in just a normal engine. The Hellcat will have high strength forged alloy pistons attached to powder forged connecting rods. The cylinder heads will also be changed to aluminum alloy to handle the heat. It will come with available TorqueFlite automatic eight speed transmission.

Due to the incredible power, it will come with special all-season tires for handling extreme loads. They have thought of everything including how to stop a beast of this magnitude. They have put the largest front brake package offered on this machine. 15.4 inch Brembos that will be offered by Chrysler as standard equipment. How will you be able to tell the Hellcat apart from the regular SRT you ask? The Hellcat will have “Supercharged “on the fender.


For more information on this and all the great offerings Dodge has coming up, come by today at Dodge City of McKinney 700 South Central Expressway McKinney TX or give us a call at 972-569-9650 today!

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Making the Customer Happy is our Goal

In a time when customers have more choices than ever, why is it that many automotive dealerships don’t take the time to show their customers how much they appreciate their business? Today, it seems like there is an auto dealership on every corner offering some type of a vehicle incentive to drive business in the door. Every manufacturer make and model boast they are the best.

So how does the customer know what dealership really cares about their business?

At Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney, we truly care how our customers are treated, and the buying experience they receive. We don’t just want to sell a car, but we want to help our family of customers find the right vehicle that meets the needs of their family. As a matter of fact, before each customer at the McKinney automotive dealership leaves, they are able to give a complete detail of their experience at the dealership whether it is good or bad.

“I love that our customers can share their experience immediately. If they are happy, we love to hear the great things they say. If they are not 100% satisfied, we can address any issues they have before they even leave the dealership. We are not perfect all of the time, but we sure try to be” states Jim Proctor, General Manager of Dodge City of McKinney.

This extra attention to Dodge City of McKinney’s customer satisfaction seems to be working quite well. Below is an example of a review that one of the top sales people, Joe Ferguson received from a happy customer who purchased a new 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T.

ImageThese types of comments continue to happen at the North Texas dealership. Here is an example of a family who has been a loyal customer for years sharing their great car buying experience adding a new Jeep Wrangler to their personal fleet.

ImageNow, we are not going to say we create love but this picture says a thousand words. Brent Villarreal captured this couple’s happy moment after they purchased a new RAM truck. Listening and understanding the customers’ needs and desires is very important when it comes to helping client’s find the right vehicle for their family.

ImageDodge City of McKinney knows that people purchase vehicles to get to work, for fun, and out of necessity. However, when the customer below came in to purchase a vehicle for their daughter; we knew that the new Cherokee would be holding very precious cargo to and from their destination. We are happy to provide great customer service to inform and help everyone with their new cars, trucks or suv’s.

ImageTo see all of Dodge City of McKinney’s inventory by visiting the dealership located at 700 South Central Expressway in McKinney, Texas or by calling 972.569.9650. More information can be found on the website at Capturing your happy moment is just an additional perk that the dealership loves to do!

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Drive to Help Raise Money for Lawson ECS Students

MCKINNEY, TX, 04-29-14 — Mark your calendar! On May 20th 2014, representatives from Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney will partner with parents and teachers for a Drive for the Kids Fundraiser to help raise money in support of the Lawson ECS Driving for the Future.

Between 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 500 Dowell St McKinney, TX 75071 parents and guests will have the opportunity to earn a $10 contribution for the school from the Chrysler brand, by taking a test drive in the award-winning 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan – highest ranked in loyalty 12 years in a row. Everyone is invited to join the fun. Any licensed driver, age 18 or older, may drive and earn $10 on their behalf. There is no limit to the number of drives. Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney will provide 2014 model Chrysler brand vehicles along with dealership personnel volunteering their time to answer any questions.

 “We enjoy working with the schools and are looking forward to the opportunity to support the kids,” said Jim Proctor, GM of Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney.  “This year we are especially excited to show off the world class interior of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, along with more than 40 standard safety, security and technology features. Drive for the Kids fundraisers are a lot of fun,” continued Jim.  “Everyone works together to help the kids.”


 At the conclusion of 2014, the school with the highest number of test drives in each one of the five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000, for a total of $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids program.

 In 1993, Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids and became the first automotive manufacturer to reach out in direct support of local schools. Since then, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators across the nation to contribute over $5 million to schools located in communities where Chrysler and its dealers do business. For more information, visit

 Test drive participants are automatically entered into the 2014 Chrysler Sweepstakes for a chance to win a credit in the amount of $45,000, to be used towards the purchase of any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or FIAT brands. Learn more about Chrysler Group, LLC and its brands at

 About Chrysler Town & Country

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of the leading innovators in the segment it created back in late 1983. The world-class interior of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan is beautifully crafted with high-quality materials that are soft to the touch, and offers tech-savvy entertainment features and smart storage and seating options including Stow ‘n Go® seating with one-touch fold-down function, class-exclusive dual Blu-ray DVD entertainment system, navigation and SIRIUSXM satellite radio with Travel Link making the Chrysler Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel economizer mode delivering up to 25 miles per gallon highway.

About the Chrysler Brand

The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1926.

 Whether it is the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, the sleek elegant styling of the Chrysler 200 Convertible, or the family room on wheels functionality of the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the Stow ‘n Go® seating and storage system on the Chrysler Town & Country, the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300 and Uconnect phone utilizing Bluetooth technology on the Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 200 Convertible.

 The world-class interior of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan is beautifully crafted with high-quality materials that are soft to the touch, and offers tech-savvy entertainment features and smart storage and seating options including Stow ‘n Go® seating with one-touch fold-down function, dual DVD entertainment system, navigation and SIRIUSXM satellite radio with Travel Link making the Chrysler Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” and produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel economizer mode. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon in the city, 25 on the highway.

 The Chrysler brand’s succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand’s standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.


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