Customize Your Dodge Charger

2018-Dodge-Charger-white-Kendall-Dodge

The 2018 Dodge Charger has many features that make it a fast, stylish and fun car to drive, but, of course, there are also a number of custom things owners can do to make their vehicle stand out. Since the inception of the Dodge Charger back in 1966 as a muscle car, its muscle car legacy has stuck with the vehicle since its reintroduction into the modern muscle car scene in 2006.

The 2018 Dodge Charger is unique because it is the only four-door muscle car on the market, and that makes it the perfection option for people that need a full size sedan but want a powerful muscle car. The 2018 Charger is available in several different trims including the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat, 475-horsepower Charger SRT 392 and the all-wheel-drive Charger GT.  

Ways to Enhance A Dodge Charger

From different colors to wheels and badges and inside the interior of the vehicle, nothing is off limits for owners that want a unique, more comfortable or better performing Dodge Charger. From performance to cosmetics, there’s a million options.

Cosmetically speaking, there’s affordable ways to add unique style including mirrors, fenders, panels, headlights and tail lights or grilles that can be replaced to add an additional flare.

Broadway mirrors are around $20 to give drivers a large rear view vantage point. The look is futuristic, as a broadway mirror is elongated, covering a broader amount of space.

The shifter of your vehicle can be replaced for around $50 and really makes a noticeable difference every time you drive the vehicle. Since the shifter is in the middle of the interior and an integral part to drive the car, it should certainly be a main feature.

Lights are an easy and affordable way to make a Charger look different. Among the less expensive options, Blackout Headlight covers and tail light covers are relatively inexpensive, we found some online priced around $69 from various vendors. Mopar made Deluxe molded splash guards can be found as low as $65 online.  

Under $200

Dodge Charger rear window deflector is a bit more expensive at $129 dollars, but provides a unique sporty spoiler look to the back of the vehicle and gives additional shade for backseat passengers.

Tinting windows usually cost around $200 and will protect the interior of the vehicle, especially the fabrics, including the leather. The temperature of the vehicle will change dramatically, even in the sun. There are different shades and brands of tint available. Make sure to stay within the legal limits and go with a brand that includes a warranty so you don’t end up with purple windows down the road.

Wheels

Wheels are a great way to add style and improve a vehicle’s performance. The Charger is available with a number of factory wheel options as well as aftermarket options. Dodge and Mopar offer various wheel colors, wheel materials and wheel sizes. The options are unending. It is only limited by the imagination and wallet size of the owner.

Custom Paint Jobs

Carrying the tradition of the Mopar-or-No-Car High Intensity Paint (HIP) color legacy, the Dodge Charger is available in a huge selection of vibrant and cleverly-named hues from the factory. But if one of the available HIP colors doesn’t satisfy a buyer, there’s always the option of getting a custom paint job.

Brake Pads and Rotors

Performance Chargers come standard with high-performance Brembo brake systems, and those systems are an available option on non-performance trims as well. But buyers that want a different brand of brakes can also head to aftermarket suppliers to find brakes in different colors, different styles and for different applications.

The Place to Buy the Dodge Charger

With all these different modifications available, what are you waiting for? Get on over to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today to find the latest 2018 Dodge Charger or take a look at our entire Dodge Charger lineup of pre-owned vehicles. We’re ready to showcase our collection just for you!

0 comments

Five Things We Absolutely Love About the Dodge Challenger

2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demonThis month is all about love and we thought we would want to share a little love to some of our favorite things about America’s best muscle car, the Dodge Challenger. 

Rich History

The Dodge Challenger’s history dates back as far as the 1950’s with the limited edition Dodge Silver Challenger, produced out of Detroit, Michigan. The first original Challenger came with extra features at no extra cost including white wall tires, full wheel covers and electric windshield wipers. In 1969, the first original generation Challenger was born and with its beginnings came a rich history of a record-breaking American-made muscle car.

16 Trims

There’s not many cars that have a lineup as specialized or unique as the Dodge Challenger. For the 2018 model year the Dodge Challenger is available in 16 unique trims, but then again not many brands are as refined and focused on performance as Dodge. The variety of trims make it easy for consumers to find a Challenger model that meets their needs and their budget.  With a starting MSRP of $26,995, the base trim, the  2018 Challenger SXT offers great fuel economy with 19 mpg in city and 30 mpg on the highway and a powerful base engine that produces 305 horsepower.

High Performance Machine

Each 2018 Dodge Challenger comes packed with nearly double the horsepower in comparison to most standard sedans and coupes on the road. The various engines provide he Dodge Challenger with 305 to 840 horsepower, and with that comes incredible track times. The Dodge Challenger SRT accelerates from 0-60 mph in the low four-second range, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat goes from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and the all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon goes from 0-30 mph in one second and from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds!

All-New 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a marvel to look at and a marvel in terms of innovation. The Challenger SRT Demon holds the title of a number of factory production firsts including the first ever factory production car designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel or 91 octane on demand, the TransBrake for more powerful launches and its Torque Reserve, which delivers increased levels of power at launch.

Just imagine being one of the 3,000 owners of this wicked, wild and spectacularly fast vehicle. The Demon has break neck speed and high-octane performance capable of being so quick, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was banned as a drag racing vehicle by the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association). Even if you’re not on a drag strip, this vehicle is not sold without the owner signing a waiver to allow for the owner to fully purchase this menacing demon of a vehicle.

With all the upgrades on par with the best features offered for the Challenger, this SRT vehicle has a uniquely bold red tailor made experience from start to finish, inside and out. Drivers of this will fall in love instantly with an ultra powerful supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 capable of producing up to 840 horsepower. Purring more like an angel than demon, the Challenger SRT Demon has a beautiful cabin complete with signature Demon logo placed throughout the vehicle, entire leather interior and a performance steering wheel. The Challenger SRT Demon also features the unique SRT Power Chiller, which keeps the engine cool even after racing at high speeds and after the engine is shut off.

Learning how to handle the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is something that might cross an owners mind.

Free SRT Classes by the Bob Bondurant Racing School

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Well, with the purchase of an SRT Dodge vehicle buyers receive a free one-day class at the Bob Bondurant Racing School. The class is offered to help new owners of SRT vehicles become comfortable driving such a powerful vehicle. After taking these specialized classes offered by the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, owners will know how to handle a car that is skidding, how to handle tight turns and really push their vehicle to the limit with many runs on a drag strip. Since 1968 Bob Bondurant has hosted students of all ages and backgrounds and made them better drivers.

If you need any more reasons to fall for the 2018 Dodge Challenger like we have, reach out to us or stop by Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today to find out how we can find the right Dodge Challenger for you!

0 comments

2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Chevy Impala

Kendall-Dodge-Chrysler-Charger-V-Impala

Let’s face it, some choices are easier than others.

If you’re considering a 2018 Dodge Charger or 2018 Chevy Impala, you can’t go wrong with either. But, for fun let’s take a look at the basics and go further. Neither vehicle is slow or lacks impressive turning and handling by any means. They both offer impressive performance and both will turn heads on the road.

So how do they stack up by comparison? Let’s examine what makes both vehicles exciting and different, as they both have their pros and cons (mostly pros) and the choice is yours to decide which one you’ll love more.

Engines

Performance matters when choosing a vehicle to drive and both vehicles exceed to delight owners with a responsive, smooth ride and with impressive handling. But under the hood is what really matters and both of the 2018 Dodge Charger and 2018 Chevrolet Impala do not disappoint, even with their base models. The Dodge Charger offers a more powerful engine and more options.

The 2018 Dodge Charger allows for numerous powertrain options ranging from the V6 to V8 with either choice netting owners some serious power. The standard V6 3.6-liter V6 engine is available for the base SXT trim and three variations of the V8 are options. The first is a V8 5.7-liter, a 6.4L HEMI V8 follows and last, but not least the 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 6.4-liter engine. All are exceptional, powerfully tuned engines, with the latter producing up to 707 horsepower.Drivers will get up 485 horsepower in the 6.4-liter V8. Superb Charger. Exceptional horsepower is to be expected of any Charger.

The 2018 Chevy Impala has three trims with two engine options to choose from. Standard engine is the ECOTEC 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection and electric start-stop (ESS) technology to help save owners trips to the gas station. This engine produces up to 197 horsepower and 191-lb-ft of torque. Also available, a powerful 3.6 DOHC V6 engine with up to 305 horsepower and 265-lb-ft of torque.

MPG

While neither vehicle offers record breaking MPG, these vehicles are quite respectable in terms of offering high end fuel efficiency, especially considering the high performance engines they both carry.

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala retains better MPG with 22 city and 30 highway MPG. However similarly the 2018 Dodge Charger has 30 highway MPG as well while producing up to 19 city MPG, giving the Chevrolet Impala the slight edge in terms of fuel economy when driving in the city.

Latest Tech Features + Interior

Chevrolet’s MyLink provides the Chevy Impala with very similar features as the Uconnect infotainment system does in the Dodge Charger. Organizing and integrating a driver’s smartphone into an easy to navigate system available to use on a touchscreen in the center console. Making and receiving calls, text alerts and replying has never been easier, so drivers can focus on driving rather than using their actual smartphone. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available for 3 months with purchase.

One great feature is the Teen Driver technology that helps teen drivers gain safe driving habits and a virtual report card is created to gage their safe driving habits. Details like muting the audio in the car until the front seat occupants put on their seat belt are wonderful features for parents or drivers who want to be extra safe. Chevy has a fantastic, updated interior with lots of space, similar in leg room to the Dodge Charger.

Dodge has the incredible Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This provides a smooth and sharp experience with the Uconnect touchscreen that has only improved with time. SiriusXM Satellite radio is also available and nifty features like Vehicle Finder, which means you’ll lose your vehicle in a crowded parking lot again. The technology in both vehicles has never been better.

As far as the interior of the Dodge Charger, there’s plenty of comfort and room for owners to feel safe and not at all snug either. Both vehicles are modern vehicles owners will love.

Unique Features

With the 2018 Dodge Charger has optional rear-wheel-drive, which gives a muscle car feel and the optional all-wheel-drive if an owner wants improved handling when road conditions are slippery. Owners will have standard keyless entry, heated mirrors, power mirrors, remote engine start and optional adaptive cruise control and navigation system. Passenger lumbar and heated rear seats are optional for the powerful 2018 Dodge Charger.

Unique features for the 2018 Chevy Impala include 11 Bose speakers with subwoofer and surround sound including a digital media card, CD player that includes MP3 reading and color touchscreen with satellite radio. They also have standard remote start, rear vision camera and 8 inch touchscreen with OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial with built-in wi-fi available as well.

Safety + Price

Both vehicles received five-star overall ratings in crash test results and have high ratings across the board from the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration). Both vehicles are similarly priced. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala starts at $28,770 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Dodge Charger begins at $28,995 (plus destination fee).

The 2018 Dodge Charger has better horsepower and way more options for owners. However, the choice is yours to decide which vehicle won you over. Visit Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to test drive a new 2018 Dodge Charger. Our professional team will help you get out of your old vehicle and into a new one today!

0 comments

The Importance of Trusting Mechanics: Overcoming the Wrong Perception

shecanic-KDCJR

Auto mechanics often have a bad reputation for trying to upsell customers by recommending service that isn’t really necessary. For some people, a negative experience like that results in customers neglecting needed service and routine maintenance altogether, and that can result in expensive and timely repairs. As if people aren’t skeptical enough about mechanics, one group of people in particular feel even more vulnerable when it comes to car care, and that’s women.

Few women are actual owners of a repair show or even work in the industry, according to the Labor Force Statistics Current Population Survey from 2016, which points out just 7.3 percent of women work as an automotive repair or maintenance employee. Knowing women tend to feel more vulnerable when it comes to car service, one woman started out an all-female repair shop named Girls Auto Clinic, and it aims to gain women as their primary customers. The owner of the store is Patrice Banks and she left her job as an engineer at DuPont to become a certified mechanic and open up her own shop. The shop has only female mechanics and the goal of the shop is to help women feel comfortable with paying for the necessary service their vehicles need.

Banks’ idea is a pretty interesting concept, and while South Florida doesn’t have any female-only repair shops, Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram works hard to ensure that all customers feel comfortable and confident in the service they receive. We gladly assist our customers to ensure their vehicle is properly and affordably maintained.

The Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram service center is one of the largest in South Florida, so we are able to offer a wide selection of services. Regardless of where customers have purchased their vehicle or they make and model of their vehicle, we treat everyone with respect and we are always happy to answer any questions our customers may have.

Don’t wait for that weird sound in your vehicle to get worse. Don’t expect that engine light to just turn off on its own and certainly don’t wait too long to replace your oil. Recommendations by our team will ensure your vehicle is safe and ready to drive, without any upselling or improper servicing. Experience for yourself what makes our team capable of providing superior service and recommending only what your vehicle needs. We’re conveniently located in Kendall and we’re open seven days a week, so if you need your vehicle looked at, give us a call or stop in.

 You can also schedule your next car appointment with us right here. We look forward to helping you soon!

 

0 comments

Why Performance Cars Need Higher Octane Gasoline

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

High-performance vehicles, like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat or the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, produce insane amounts of power. The power comes from a number of engine parts that work together to make the engine move as fast as possible, and one engine component that contributes to the amount of power an engine produces is the fuel system.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a good example. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon produces up to 840-horsepower, which makes it the fastest and most powerful production car ever. However, 840 horsepower can only be achieved when the Challenger SRT is fueled up with a unleaded 100 octane fuel. Furthermore, the Challenger SRT Demon can only produce 808 horsepower (its base horsepower) when fueled up with Premium 91 octane fuel. So why do different octanes influence power?

Octane Basics

Octane rating is strictly a measurement of a fuel’s combustibility. Fuel with a higher octane ratings signify how readily combustible the fuel is, or the more compression the fuel can withstand before igniting. Higher octane allows for a higher compression ratio, which improves efficiency, power output and overall reliability in high performance engines.


Dodge Demon Power with High Octane Fuel

So what kind of performance can you expect when the Challenger SRT Demon is filled up with high octane fuel? When the Challenger SRT Demon is filled up with 100 octane minimum fuel it can complete a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds. In fact the vehicle is so fast, buyers have to sign a waiver when they purchase the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

It’s not every day you’ll drive a vehicle with over 800 horsepower, but if you do drive any vehicle capable of hitting high performance marks, just know regular gasoline is not going to cut it. Treat high-performance vehicles as they should be kept, fed on premium (at the minimum) gasoline and properly maintained.

If you want to know more about how to take care of your Dodge high performance vehicles, from Dodge Chargers to Dodge Challengers, visit Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram for your next vehicle check up or to upgrade into a new high-performance vehicle.

 

0 comments

Dodge Offers Several All-Wheel Drive Options

2018 Dodge Charger snow

South Florida doesn’t get much (or any) snow or ice, but that doesn’t mean South Floridians don’t ever need a vehicle with all-wheel-drive (AWD). From South Florida a drive to the mountains in North Carolina is easily within a day’s drive, so a lot of locals love to make the drive to go skiing or snowboarding and experience a little bit of winter, and when it comes to a trip to mountains in winter, AWD is necessary. Not only does an AWD vehicle make a road trip to with ice or snow a lot easier, but it also makes it a lot safer.

Knowing that AWD is a big benefit to some people, Dodge offers four vehicles that have AWD, the Dodge Journey, Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. What’s really unique about that is that the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are the only muscle cars on the market that are available with AWD.

About AWD
AWD systems are especially helpful in rapidly changing conditions or when driving on a road with snow and ice. An AWD system keeps a vehicle steady and provides traction even in slippery conditions. While handling, the vehicle’s computer monitoring system can provide additional help when driving to maintain you stay in your lane.

Dodge Challenger and Charger AWD System
The 2018 Charger GT and GT Plus and the Challenger GT AWD equipped with a high-performance all-wheel-drive system. These models are equipped with an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. When road conditions are optimal the vehicles operate as rear-wheel drive vehicles, however, when the AWD system detects road conditions that require extra traction the front axle is engaged and the drivetrain becomes all-wheel-drive. The AWD system in the Challenger and Charger also includes Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), which is an added traction control system that helps the driver maintain the intended path.

Dodge Durango AWD
Though an SUV, Dodge wanted the Durango to have a fun driving experience that one would expect in a performance car, so the Dodge Durango is available as a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The AWD drive system comes standard on the new 475-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT and it is an available option on all of the other Dodge Durango trims. AWD is a great feature for an SUV like the Durango SRT. With a towing capacity of 8,700 pounds, all-wheel-drive helps the Durango get going when towing heavy items.

Dodge Journey AWD
The Dodge Journey is available with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, but regardless of drivetrain the Dodge Journey can travel more than 500 highway miles with a full tank of gas. Aside from being front-wheel-drive, the Journey’s all-wheel-drive system functions similarly to the all-wheel-drive system in the Charger, Challenger and Durango because the system is able to independently detects when extra traction is needed.

When the weather isn’t easy to handle, these Dodge AWD vehicles are up to the task. North Florida was hit with snow this winter, so it’s never a bad idea to be prepared for the unexpected. If you want to make sure you have a vehicle equipped to handle any adventure, look no further than Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!

0 comments

Closer Look at All 3 SRT Engines on the Dodge Challenger

Kendall-Dodge-SRT-engine-power

The lineup of Dodge’s SRT-powered vehicles has been strengthening over the years, and Dodge’s lineup of SRT-powered muscle cars for the 2018 model year is the most powerful lineup the brand has ever had. Over the years, Dodge has developed more and more ways to make engines more powerful, and for the 2018 there are three SRT engines available, and they all have a unique engine design that gives them the ability to produce a great amount of power. Here’s a closer look at how all three engines are different from information provided by FCA.

Availability

The three SRT-powered engines offered by Dodge for the 2018 model year are the 475-horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine (also called the SRT 392 engine); the 707-horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine; and the 840-horsepower 770 lb-ft of torque supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine.

For the 2018 model year, the 6.4L SRT engine is available on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, Challenger T/A 392 and SRT 392 models. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine is available on the Challenger SRT Hellcat and the new 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine is new to the 2018 lineup and it is only available on the Challenger SRT Demon.

Engine Displacement

People tend to think of engine displacement as the size of an engine, but actually engine displacement is the volume of the engine’s cylinders and/or the volume of air displaced by the action of the pistons. More cylinder volume means there is more room for air, and more air makes bigger combustions, and bigger combustions create more power.

The engine displacement of all three SRT engines isn’t very different from one another (392 cubic inches, and two engines are 376 cubic inches), however, the amount of horsepower (reminder: 6.4L engine produces 475 horsepower, the 6.2L SRT Hellcat engine produces 707 horsepower, the 6.2L SRT Demon engine produces 840 horsepower) produced by each SRT engine varies quite a bit and that’s due to some of the other engine qualities below.

Take Note: Engine displacement used to be expressed as cubic inches, but now it is expressed in liters, however, both units are equivalent to each other.

Bore:Stroke Ratio

All three SRT engines have eight cylinders, but there are two different sized (6.4L and 6.2L) engines, and the reason for that is the bore-to-stroke ratio of the cylinders.

Bore is the diameter of a cylinder and stroke is the length or distance traveled by piston from 0-180 degrees. There are three types of bore-to-stroke ratios, an oversquare ratio (bore bigger than the stroke), an undersquare ratio (bore bigger smaller than the stroke) or a square ratio (bore and stroke have an equal ratio). An oversquare bore-to-stroke ratio allows for a higher RPM without excessive piston speed, and that is why many performance engines have an oversquare ratio.

All three SRT engines have an oversquare bore-to-stroke ratio, however, the 6.4L engine has a smaller bore-to-stroke ratio than the 6.2L engines. The 6.4L engine has a bore-to-stroke ratio of 4.09:3.72 (or 1.1:1), and the SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon engines both have a bore-to-stroke ratio of 4.09: 3.58 (or 1.15:1), and that is one source where the engine can produce more power.

Compression Ratio

Another source for engine power is compression ratio. The only thing that creates engine power is the size of the explosion of fuel and air in the combustion chambers and more compression creates a bigger the explosion. The 6.4L engine has a compression ratio of 10.9:1. Because both of the 6.2L engines are supercharged, which increases the pressure of air being forced into the engine, there compression rate doesn’t need be as high and can even cause a problem, so both of the 6.2L engines have a compression ratio of 9.5:1.

Valves

All three SRT engines have the same number and type of valves. Each engine has 16 valves with sodium filled exhausts, 16 hollow stem intakes and 16 hydraulic roller lifters.

Induction System

An induction system are parts that meter and direct the flow of air into the engine. Since oxygen plays a big role in how big explosions are, which affects the amount of power an engine produces, air flow is a big component in performance cars.

The 6.4L SRT engine and the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine both feature Air Catcher headlamps, which allows air to flow into the engine from an missing headlamp, but the Challenger SRT Demon has quite a few components that make up the vehicle’s induction system. The Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with an Air-Grabber hood – 45.2 square inches, an air catcher headlamp as well as an air box opening near wheel liner.

Intercooler System

Intercoolers are commonly used on vehicles that have a supercharger or a turbocharger, so that explains why the 6.4L engine doesn’t have a special intercooler system and the SRT Hellcat engine and the SRT Demon engine do. The SRT Hellcat’s intercooler system is composed of a

separate low-temp cooling system with dual water-to-air intercoolers and a high-flow variable-speed electric water pump.

The SRT Demon engine is equipped with a separate low-temp cooling system with dual water-to-air intercoolers and a high-flow variable-speed electric water pump. In Drag Mode, the SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system is activated and redirects air conditioning refrigerant to chill the intercooler coolant. When engine is shut down a radio-selectable After-Run Chiller system turns on radiator fan and intercooler water pump to reduce intercooler coolant temperature.


Want to see what an SRT performance engine is like for yourself? Come by Kendall Dodge to test drive all of our available Dodge Challenger models today!

0 comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Adrenaline Junkies

Kendall-Dodge-catback-exhaust

Looking for a way to surprise your dad, mom or sibling that’s a bit of an adrenaline junkie or car enthusiast? If you know someone that endlessly talks about their car or going to the local race track, surprise them this Christmas with one of these car mods that will upgrade their vehicle’s power.

Modifying a Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep or Ram? We recommend Mopar parts because Mopar provides service, parts and customer care for FCA vehicle owners. Mopar parts are not exclusive to FCA vehicles as they also fit other makes (in the event you don’t own a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram!) Come by the Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram parts department for a selection of thousands of Mopar parts.

Cat Back Exhaust Systems

Cat-Back Exhaust Systems provide increase the amount of horsepower and torque a car produce. Share the highly aggressive sound and added touch and tone that adrenaline junkies will love. With just a simple tap of fuel, the rumble of horsepower moving the vehicle will sound smoother and more powerful. Increasing a car’s power is the ultimate goal for adrenaline junkies! The Mopar Stainless Steel Exhaust t304 system provides all that and meets all FCA US LLC standards for corrosion, so they’ll enjoy this gift for many years to come.

If you want to spend a little less, but still provide the ultimate gift, check out the Mopar Stainless Steel Exhaust System. All Mopar exhaust systems include chromed tips and can easily be installed.

Cold Air Intake Systems

Air induction systems are very popular modifications to vehicles. Cold air intake systems redirect cooler air into the engine, promptly increasing horsepower and acceleration. And the best part is almost any car, truck or SUV can be modified! Providing greater performance is something any driver would love. With a cold air intake system, drivers can expect a slight gain in horsepower about 6 horsepower, and though that might not sound a lot to non-gearheads, that can make all the difference when a vehicle is competing at the drag strip.

Kendall-dodge-mopar-cold-air-intake

Lightweight Performance Wheels

For something that doesn’t require getting under the hood of a vehicle, how about a new set lightweight performance wheels?  On average performance wheels can weight about eight pounds lighter per wheel than the average wheel and making a car lighter is always a good thing because decreasing the amount of power needed to move the vehicle means there is more power for acceleration. Plus, new wheels make any vehicle look more stylish.

Mopar brand wheels include wheel sizes from 16-20 inches and all wheels are treated with a durable clear coat to resist corrosion. The 20-inch Mopar wheels are available as chrome plated, polished or a combination of polish and painted. From cast or forged aluminum wheels, find the wheels you want with Mopar.

A new set of wheels too much? Mopar even sells Mopar Performance Wheel Paint for those whose want to revive older wheels.

Regardless of what you choose, upgrading a vehicle for someone as a gift is the ultimate way to make someone’s Christmas amazing and separate this year from the rest. Once they receive their gift, set up an appointment to install the gift at our service department.

Photo credit: Mopar, Dodge Charger Forums
0 comments

Check Out the New Dodge Garage

Kendall CJDR Dodge Garage

After all the love we give our favorite car brands, some consumers wish an automaker would do a little more than advertise on social media and put money in their pockets. Every brand has a consumer base, and turning that consumer base into a connected community goes far beyond anything a simple tweet can do. That’s why Dodge decided to make the Dodge Garage, a digital content hub that connects muscle car and racing enthusiasts around the globe.

[click to continue…]

0 comments

Dodge Charger is America’s Most Loved Full-size Sedan

Kendall Dodge Charger Strategic Vision Most Loved

Last week, the Dodge Charger won the ALG Residual Value Award for its great residual value and they just recently earned another award. Strategic Vision released the results of the 2017 “Most Loved Vehicles in America” study, and the Dodge Charger was named Most Loved Full Size Sedan!

Strategic Vision is a well-known research-based organization for identifying consumers’ values when making an automotive purchase. The decision-making system everyone goes through when making any kind of purchase can be quite complicated, everyone is different. To get a comprehensive idea of what people look for, Strategic Vision doesn’t just look at a products attributes, but also the personal benefits a consumer may reap and the customer’s assessment of the vehicle’s value, quality, and emotional sentiment attached.

[click to continue…]

0 comments