Meet the 2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition

The 300S Alloy Edition isn’t your everyday 300. This stealthy vehicle is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine that adds 63 additional horsepower and 134 more lb.-ft of torque. This special edition 300S also offers things like a navigation system, summer performance tires, and a Nappa-leather-wrapped seats. It’s safe to say that the Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition is a step above the average 300.

2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition

2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition

On the outside, the 300S Alloy Edition boasts an optional all-black exterior. It also offers 20-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and custom detailing so you know that this version of the 300 is truly a limited edition. Inside this beauty, you will experience a Beats Audio sound system, and a navigation system with Uconnect Access services.

The best part about 300S Alloy is that you can own it for a reasonable price. Don’t pay the high prices of those German brands when you can own this bad boy for less than $42,000. If you would like to learn more about this edition of the Chrysler 300, stop by our dealership in Weatherford, Texas!


Jeep’s 75th Anniversary Marks Decades of Innovation and Excellence

JeepEver since its founding in 1941, Jeep has provided industry-leading, innovative vehicles to drivers everywhere, making them a staple in homes across the country and abroad. And now, the American automaker has just passed an enormous milestone: Jeep’s 75th anniversary.

Specifically, Jeep is celebrating the anniversary of the day that Toledo’s Willys-Overland Motor Co. was given the first contract to produce the Willys MB for the US military, on July 16, 1941.

Jeep’s assistance on the battlefield no doubt contributed to many victories for the United States during World War II, firmly establishing the Jeep name as one not to be messed with.

Today, Jeep stands as a leader in sports utility vehicles known for their incredible off-roading abilities. If you are looking for adventure, then you need to be in a Jeep.

To learn more about Jeep or to explore the enormous lineup of vehicles that Jeep currently has to offer, contact us or visit us anytime at Roger Williams CDJR.


Chrysler Pacifica’s Fuel Economy Wows Critics

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

With the introduction of the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Chrysler has once again claimed the throne of the minivan segment. The brand poured all its efforts into reinventing the fading segment, which trails behind while the more capable SUV and crossover classes skyrocket in popularity. However, Chrysler’s innovations have paid off as this new entry in the lineup offers families a variety of accommodating features that make carpooling and running errands easier than ever, and Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy is one of those features.

The standard Chrysler Pacifica easily competes with the Honda Odyssey with a combined fuel rating of 22 mpg–that’s 18 mpg in the city and a whopping 28 mpg on the highway. You get that kind of efficiency with a V6 engine that still manages to crank out 287 horsepower. That’s even before the introduction of the plug-in hybrid model, which is slated to come out either late this year or early 2017. Company reps have already confirmed an all-electric range of up to 30 miles, but not the mileage with the combined electric motor and gas engine.

The Pacifica’s fuel economy is just one of many innovations Chrysler worked to incorporate into the latest offering in the minivan segment. Between plenty of space, a “trip tracker” that allows second-row passengers to see how far along they are on the navigation screen (no more “are we there yet?” questions), and more, the Chrysler Pacifica is one of a kind.


4th of July Recipes for Your Cookout

Is it July already? The month starts off with a bang thanks to the festivities that accompany Independence Day. Fireworks, family, and big cookouts bring people together to celebrate the birth of our nation. However, if you’re one of the brave individuals hosting a get-together at your place, you might be at a loss to what interesting 4th of July recipes are out there to keep your menu interesting.

First, who doesn’t like snack food? Not everything needs to be a meal. If you have some chips, you can easily pick up a few peppers and onions from the grocery store, slice them up, and grill them yourself for a smokey, summery take on classic salsa.

Beyond that, there are plenty of options. Marinate chicken overnight in buttermilk and garlic before grilling for a unique spin on traditional grilled chicken. Smear lime juice and queso fresco on grilled corn to give it some Mexican flair. Don’t be afraid to take risks with new sauces, like basting skewered chicken in a savory-sweet mix of Worcestershire sauce, honey, and ketchup, or experiment with grilling meat such as salmon on a cedar plank to give it a new and satisfying flavor.

There are plenty of 4th of July recipes out there. You could always to go the traditional route of hot dogs and burgers. Keep it traditional or mix it up this Independence Day to keep things interesting for you and your dinner guests.

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How to Prepare for a Family Road Trip

family road tripWe all know the basics when it comes to packing for vacation. Obviously, when planning a family road trip, you’ll remember to load up suitcases with different clothing, hygiene products, maybe some pool toys depending on if you plan on going somewhere with water, or maybe camping gear if that’s your style. Either way, there are some additional things you should bring along to make the ride to your destination a little easier on your passengers.

First of all, never underestimate the power of snacks. Road trips mean bored kids, and bored kids like to eat a lot. You can easily prevent having to pull off the highway to pick up fast food by packing a cooler with easy snacks that can be eaten in the car without making a mess. Make sure you put it in an easily accessible area so the kids don’t always have to ask you to reach the cooler for them.

Second of all, give all the kids their own backpack full of activities, whether that’s handheld gaming devices, their mobile devices with fun game apps downloaded onto them, coloring books, favorite toys, or anything else you can think of to keep the kids occupied in the car.

Speaking of mobile devices, you should probably have a few apps on your phone to make your ride easier. GasBuddy will tell you where the best gas prices are near you, while Waze is a crowd-sourced GPS that feeds you information about traffic conditions and construction delays in real-time. Shop around on the app store and see what other helpful apps you can find to make your drive easier!

A family road trip is fun, but some creative thinking and help from modern technology can streamline the process of getting to your destination and back. You don’t have to rely on the paper maps of old—but just in case, bring one along if your GPS loses its signal!


Enjoy Summer at Weatherford’s Chandor Gardens

NatureIf you’re looking for something to do this summer in Weatherford, this city in Texas is home to the beautiful and scenic Chandor Gardens. Enjoy this unique experience born from the mind of Douglas Chandor, an artist who dreamt up this vision of charming, otherworldly beauty. Weatherford’s Chandor Gardens are designed to surprise and delight visitors with expertly cultivated sights, sounds, and smells.

As one of the members of the Gardens for Peace Community, Chandor Gardens is dedicated to providing a wellspring of peace and meditative relaxation to visiting guests. You can even take yoga classes at the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm, or make reservations for up to 200 guests. Regardless of whether you’re having lunch with a few friends or hosting a wedding celebration, the Chandor Gardens have something for everyone.

The Chandor Gardens are open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, whereas Saturday hours run from 9am to 3pm and Sunday hours run from noon to 4pm. Adults and teenagers pay only $5 a ticket for admission, and children under 12 years old are free. You are also allowed to make appointments for private tours for 10 or more people.

Visit iconic Garden Features such as the Chandor Mansion, the Dragon Fountain, the Moon Gate, the Triple Tier Fountain and more at the Chandor Gardens this summer in Weatherford. During the summer months, the garden is ready and waiting to provide you with sights unlike anything you’ve experienced.


Spring Car Care Tips

The spring season is finally here and with it comes warmer weather! Winter is a cruel season to say the least and it can do a number on your car. Luckily for you, getting your car ready for the warmer weather is a cinch! Here are a couple of quick car care tips from Roger Williams CDJR.

  • car washWiper Blades – Safety comes with visibility and that’s exactly why you need to inspect your wiper blades. Keep an eye out for wear and cracks as both can seriously limit visibility in rain. You never know when a spring storm will strike so make sure your wiper blades are capable of doing their job!
  • Tire Pressure – While checking your tire tread is a top priority, so is maintaining the proper tire pressure. The winter temperatures lowered your tire pressure and if you added more (we hope you did), that could hurt your tires over spring and summer as they expand. If you added air during winter, check to make sure your tires are still at the manufacturer-suggested pressure.
  • Wash and Wax – Your car likely picked up some dirt, grime, and salt over winter. With spring finally here, you can wash all the debris away, effectively saving your car’s paint in the long run. Dirt and grime can hurt your finish while salt can cause rust. Keep your car looking pristine longer with a simple wash and wax.

First Ever Jeep the Mac Is a Huge Success

It’s not every day you see what looks like a massive Jeep migration, but that’s exactly what happened at the first ever Jeep the Mac. Taking place on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, many Jeep owners came together for the special event. Jeeps of all shapes, ages, and sizes made the trek from the bridge to Little Bear Arena.

In total, more than 500 Jeeps took part in Jeep the Mac. On April 22nd, the owners came together for a “Blessing of the Jeeps” before traversing the bridge.

A Humvee led the charge with various models, several over 50 years old, trailing behind it. Organizers were originally hoping for merely 100 Jeeps to come out to the event but the idea blew up.

“We’re so lucky to live in a beautiful place like this and to have the scenery, but going across it in a group like this is something that’s really special,” said Gina Stegehuis, St. Ignace Visitors Bureau director.

Jeep Lineup

Following the first ever Jeep the Mac, attendees arrived at Little Bear Arena in St. Ignace for music and food. Saturday involved a day of trail riding on Drummond Island.

This isn’t the first time the Mackinac Bridge has seen a massive vehicle migration. Thus far, more than 1,300 mini-coopers, over 1,300 off-road vehicles, and 1,000 antique tractors have crossed the bridge in groups.

We at Roger Williams CDJR are happy to see another event that brings Jeep owners together!


How to Fix a Car Dent

dentTry as you might, avoiding all damage to your car simply isn’t possible. Dents are one of the biggest fears for most drivers. Often received in parking lots, dents can be an unsightly blemish on an otherwise pristine car. Luckily for you, dents can be removed in your garage. Here’s a few easy ways to fix a car dent.

  1. Dry Ice – Mainly used for cooling, dry ice can also remove dents. The cold causes the metal to contract, effectively popping the dent out. Simply rub the dry ice on the dent. If it isn’t coming out, try heating the dent with a hair dryer first. Be warned: wear gloves when handling dry ice.
  2. Plunger – You may be able to generate enough suction to remove a dent, provided the dent isn’t too large. Add water to the dent and a cup (sink) plunger. Place the plunger over the dent and push and pull until the dent comes out.
  3. Boiling Water – Unlike metal, a car’s inflexible bumpers are more difficult to fix. To aid in removing a dent, take the bumper off and add boiling water. The heat will make the plastic more flexible, allowing you to push the dent out without too much trouble.

Watch This Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Ice

Modern cars have a pretty good track record on ice- and snow-covered roads. Advancements in technology and safety equipment have made driving in harsh conditions manageable—for the most part. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat may not seem like the ice-ready car of the year but its performance in Arsunda, Sweden says otherwise.

Arsunda Speed Weekend is an event that takes place in Sweden. The challenge is to see which car can drive the fastest on a racetrack that’s completely covered in ice. That might sound dangerous and downright crazy to most people, but it’s entertaining to watch, to say the least.

Aside for a set of spiked tires to maintain traction, a stock Challenger Hellcat tore down the raceway, reaching a top speed of 170 mph. Not only did the muscle car win in its class (and rightly so) but it also set a class record.

Under the hood was a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine that pumped out a massive 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Watch the Dodge Challenger Hellcat tear down the runway in the video below. Even with studded tires on the car, the driver certainly has his hands full keeping control of this lean, mean, muscular machine.

We here at Roger Williams CDJR are pumped to see the Dodge Challenger Hellcat burning the competition in the ice-covered tracks of Sweden!