National Good Car Keeping Month is in Full Swing

Purchasing a car is a big decision. It’s a big investment and people usually spend a lot of time researching and carefully choosing the vehicle that meets their requirements and fits their lifestyle. After all that effort, I’m sure you’d want to keep your new car in its best shape possible, for as long as…

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Quick Tips for Eco Driving This Month

We hope that you try to drive cautiously every day, but this month is Eco Driving Month, so Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is raising awareness. We’re going to share a few great tips on eco driving that will hopefully inspire you to pay a little more attention to your driving patterns and see how…

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Car Seat 101

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of every four child car seats are used incorrectly. Proper car seat installation and use is important to ensure your child stays safe during potential vehicle crashes. Use the following tips to help make sure you’re keeping your child safe: Read both the car seat…

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Know Your Car’s Milestones

30,000-40,000 Miles The 30,000-40,000 mile range is usually the marker for a car’s first major service visit. This is more than just an oil change and tire rotation; your car needs to have an overall general inspection to ensure everything is operating properly. “Wear items,” such as brakes and tires, should especially be inspected because…

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Tips for Keeping Your Personal Information Private

Technology, in our cars today, has evolved from simple AM/FM radios into on-board touch screens with navigation, Bluetooth hands free calling and even voice activated text messaging.  Each of these features handles personal data such as phone numbers, addresses, emails and text messages.  So, how do you keep this information private while still taking advantage…

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Tips to Surviving Road Emergencies

You never know what kind of situations can pop up unexpectedly while you’re on the road, and while you might not be able to prevent every accident, you can be as prepared as possible. Stay calm Fatal single-vehicle crashes usually result from the vehicle running off the road. For example, a driver drifts off the…

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Car

Winter is fast approaching and with it comes colder temperatures, snow, and dangerous driving conditions. Properly winterizing your car will not only protect it and keep it in good working condition, but it can also keep you safe on the road. Check your tire pressure. Tire pressure is extremely important during the winter because traction…

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Survival Strategies for Steep Gas Prices

Gas prices took an unexpected but astronomical hike this week – some areas have passed the $4.00 mark. You might be tempted to run out and buy the latest hybrid model, but there’s no need. Your car is plenty fuel efficient, if you practice good driving habits. First, determine how much mileage you get in…

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