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Here's What You Need to Know About the Ram 2500

Are you looking for a new truck? It's time to consider the Ram 2500. This vehicle is highly durable, strong, and powerful. If you want a truck that's going to last you for years to come and get you anywhere you want to go, the Ram 2500 is the ideal choice.

The Ram 2500 comes with a variety of features designed to make your experience driving your new truck as fantastic as possible. 

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Muscle and Smarts in the Ram 1500

How does 10,620 lbs. of towing, 1,880 lbs. of payload, and 395 horsepower sound for a half-tone pickup? Those are the specs you get from one of the engine choices of the Ram 1500. That capability is managed by a standard TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission that appears on all trims. The five-link coil-spring rear suspension minimizes friction while still allowing for heavy-duty towing.

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My Motor Oil Is Black, Is It Time for An Oil Change?

Regular oil changes are an important part of keeping your vehicle ready for the road. We here at Lithia Dodge Ram FIAT of Las Cruces hear all sorts of things from our clients when it comes to oil. We'd like to dispel a few of the myths surrounding motor oil, so you can become a better consumer.

  1. Oil changes need to happen every 3,000 miles No. The number of miles you can drive between oil changes depends on the make and model of your car. 
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Choosing a Spare Tire

When choosing a spare tire for your vehicle, it is important to understand that not all spares are created equal. Not all cars come equipped with a spare and this is not something you want to be caught without on the road.

A full-size spare takes up more space when stored under the vehicle, however, this option gives you flexibility and time if a tire needs to be replaced. 

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How Can Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

One of the things that can quickly shorten the life of the battery in your car is extreme weather. These are a few things to consider about how harsh conditions can affect your ride.

If the outdoor temperatures stay well below freezing for too long, it will negatively impact the chemicals in your car battery. As the liquids in the battery get thicker, they expand the casing of the battery and could lead to damage that cannot be reversed.

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Keeping your vehicle’s windshield wipers in good condition should be part of your regular maintenance schedule. Extended exposure to the sun and weather in addition to continual use, erodes the material after a while. There are a couple of signs that indicate worn blades.

One way to tell if the blades have seen better days is that they leave streaks as they move across the windshield. Those streaks can cause excess glare from other lights when you’re driving at night. 

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Save a Life: Move Over!

At one point or another, many drivers in the Las Cruces, NM area have come across slowing traffic and flashing lights on the side of the road indicating something is wrong, but what should you do? Here are some tips to help drivers understand move over laws:

  • All Vehicles with Flashing Lights: Many drivers understand that if they come across a stopped ambulance or police car with their lights flashing they should move over a lane, but this applies to all emergency vehicles including tow trucks and utility vehicles. 
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Should You Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

The purr of an engine is such a sweet sound to driving enthusiasts. Las Cruces drivers take pride in taking good care of their vehicles so they can last a long time. For years, drivers believe that a 3,000-mile oil change is common knowledge, even with a newer car. This "common knowledge" is actually false for most vehicles with normal driving conditions.

Why is this no longer a common and acceptable practice? Chemists have dramatically improved the quality of the synthetic oil and engineers worked to improve the efficiency of car engines, so most don’t require the 3…

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Why Settle for Less Than the Best Vehicle Parts?

The next time your vehicle needs parts, consider what your dealership has to offer. Dealerships stock original equipment manufacturer parts. These parts are made for your vehicle and may be of higher quality than parts you typically found at the local aftermarket parts store. Aftermarket parts are not always the best parts to buy. However, OEM parts are made to fit the specifications of a particular vehicle model which can make a difference. There may also be instances where an OEM part may cost less than an aftermarket part.

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