Why the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the Best Tip For the Race Track

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Planning to head to the drag strip for the first time? That’s great! Generally, drivers tend to have quite a bit of anxiety and questions before their first race and that’s totally normal. Whether you have spent months modifying your own muscle car or you have just bought the new street legal and drag-ready Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, there are a couple things you should know before your first race.

Tips for Drag Strip

  1. Safety first – It is important to know all the safety rules including helmet requirements, roll bar requirements and roll cage requirements because each track is different. Also, be sure your vehicle has no recalls and has updated safety technology.
  2. Tire pressure and gas – Always have a full tank of gas when you hit the strip. When it comes to tire pressure, you want to invest in a gauge. They are really affordable and needed for track prep. When it comes to what pressure to use, running with as much air in your rear tires as possible is best. The air allows for less rolling resistance and keeps the car at a high speed.
  3. Plan B – Always have a plan B! A vehicle with little wear and tear should be able to do just fine on the strip. However accidents happen, and sometimes things go wrong. Have a backup plan! If the drag car is also a daily driver, have a plan to get the car and yourself home.
  4. Drop the weight – The lighter the car, the faster it goes! There should never be any cargo or extra weight in the vehicle. Serious drag racers get rid of the radio, rear seats and anything else that add unnecessary weight to the vehicle. Most tracks have pre-race inspections and will require that your trunk be empty and any loose items inside the car be removed.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Already Hitting the Silver Screen

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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been hyped up in automotive news, on the Dodge Youtube, social accounts, and auto shows for a while now. The vehicle was finally released in April, and the hype continued! Though the Challenger SRT Demon hasn’t been spotted on the streets yet, we have seen it in a movie and a few music videos.

“Fate of the Furious”

Vin Diesel has been a huge Dodge fan since he started acting in the “Fast and the Furious” movies. He has said in the past that he loves them so much he drives one even outside of the films. In the newest Fast and Furious film, the “Fate of the Furious” Vin Diesel’s ride was the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The movie grossed more than $1 billion globally since opening night. Check out in the movie: [click to continue…]

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Myths and Facts About Auto Insurance Premiums

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There are plenty of myths out there regarding lowering your auto insurance premiums. However, there are plenty of facts about lowering your car insurance as well. Can you pick out which are true and which are false from the list below?

  • Higher deductibles mean lower premiums.
  • For new drivers there are drivers education and good student discounts on premiums.  
  • Using the same home and auto insurance companies can lower your premium.
  • There is a low mileage discount for those that drive less or shorter distances.
  • Good or bad credit doesn’t matter or impact your premium.
  • Red cars are more expensive to insure.
  • Premiums rise as you age.

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2018 New Dodge Performance Vehicles and Highlights

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2017 was an awesome year for Dodge and so far, it looks like 2018 is going to be just as exciting. Here are some of the exciting new models you can expect to see at Kendall Dodge in 2018.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a great addition to the Dodge lineup. Built with SRT performance and design, the Durango SRT is the fastest and most powerful three-row SUV on the market. The Durango SRT is equipped with a 475-horsepower 392 SRT HEMI V8 engine, which makes the vehicle capable of launching from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and the quarter-mile finish line in 12.9 seconds.

What’s great for buyers is that Dodge and SRT didn’t sacrifice power and speed for towing capabilities. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT can tow up to 8,700 pounds, which is 1,300 pounds more than a Durango equipped with the second most powerful 5.7L HEMI engine. Exterior performance features come standard like a widebody design, a functional SRT hood with a center air inlet duct, a new cold-air duct and LED fog lamps. Inside the vehicle comes leather and suede seats and carbon-fiber trim. MSRP for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is $62,995. [click to continue…]

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Dodge Charger SXT – Powerful and Affordable

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Vroom vroom! What’s better than a powerful, spacious and affordable sedan? Nothing! If you are looking for these things, there is really only one option, the Dodge Charger SXT. The Dodge Charger SXT is the second on the 2017 lineup. The starting price for the model is only $29,995. Apart from the engine, this trim is also loaded with awesome features. The price is unbeatable!

Need a spacious sedan and love power, but have a tight budget? If that’s the case you are going to want to limit your car search to the most affordable powerful full-size sedan on the market and that’s the Dodge Charger SE.

With more than 292 horses under the hood and a starting MSRP of $27,995, the Dodge Charger SE is the most affordable most powerful full-size sedan. The Charger SE comes standard with a powerful 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT engine and it has a spacious cabin for five passengers and a large trunk.
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Start Tailgating Season Off with a Bang and a Dodge Durango

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Football season starts this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited because football season is tailgating season and that means burgers, hotdogs, tailgating and lots of team spirit. If you love tailgating, you should consider getting a Dodge Durango. It has all of the things needed for an awesome tailgate gathering like an awesome sound system, outlets to keep everyone connected and charged, space for passengers and cargo and a powerful engine to get everyone to the game. For all those reasons and more, the Durango will be your favorite tailgate vehicle for this season and many more to come.

Tech

Like previously mentioned, during tailgate parties you and all of your friends want to stay entertained. That will never be a problem with the Dodge Durango. Standard features on the 2017 Durango include a 5-inch touchscreen with UConnect 5.0 (Dodge’s built-in infotainment system), Bluetooth streaming, a six- speaker audio system, a media hub with SD, USB and AUX capabilities, and a 12-volt power outlet.
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Back to School with a New Dodge Grand Caravan

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What better way to bring in the new school year than a brand new vehicle? Be the coolest family in the drop-off line with the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. Unique and good-looking minivan style, all the technology and safety features you could need, power, and cargo space galore! It doesn’t get any better.

The Dodge Grand Caravan is equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. Don’t let your minivan bias tell you otherwise, the Grand Caravan actually produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is a great amount of power. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

As previously mentioned, this vehicle has all the tech features you could need standard, and plenty of additional options as well. The base Grand Caravan comes loaded with entertainment features including a six-speaker audio system, 6.5-inch touchscreen display, an audio jack input for mobile devices, a 40 GB hard drive and steering mounted audio controls. The van also has an impressive four-star safety rating with features like speed control, advanced multistage airbags, electronic stability control, sliding door warning and trailer sway damping all standard.

Looking to add more tech to your van? No worries! Entertainment features such as WiFi by Mopar, UConnect with Bluetooth, Sirius XM radio, second-row overhead DVD console, a remote USB port, and 9 amplified speakers with a subwoofer are available (many come standard with higher up trim levels). Blind spot monitoring, cross path detection, rear park assist, remote start, and a security alarm are available safety features as well and again many come standard with higher up trim levels!

Seating space and cargo space is important for families! Dodge realizes back packs, sports gear, musical instruments and so on need a way to get from place A to place B. That is why the Grand Caravan has a trunk volume of 33 cubic feet and a total cargo volume of 143.8 cubic feet. The Grand Caravan also has three rows of seating for up to seven people.

Interested in making your carpool game strong this school year? Check out our Dodge Grand Caravan inventory at Kendall Dodge here.

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Is an Angelic Version of the Dodge Demon in the Near Future? Quite Possibly!

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Everyone knows about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by now. Its fast, powerful (like, 840 horsepower powerful!), and both street and drag strip ready. That thing is bad from the outside in, and the name Demon truly fits the car’s attitude.

In most situations with a Demon, there is an angel. Right?. Any TV show or movie where there is a evil demon on one shoulder telling someone to be bad, there is the angel on the other shoulder. It makes for a nice balance! Good and evil, yin and yang.

Anyways, with that being said, according to the United States Patent and Trademark office, on July 17, FCA filed to trademark the word “Angel” in regards to “motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, structural parts, trim and badges.” So, it is safe to say Dodge has something up their sleeve to balance the Demon out with a Angel in the near future. [click to continue…]

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Burn Off Between the Dodge Viper, Charger Hellcat and Challenger Hellcat

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Dodge is well-known for their speedy performance cars, but have you ever seen them all together burning rubber? It’s pretty awesome. The video below shows a “burn off” between these vehicles. The video is one of many in a series known as “Tug-of-War” on the popular auto series Roadkill Nights powered by Dodge.

The way you can tell which vehicle is which when they are covered in clouds is the color. By using different color tire compound you can see each vehicle produce different smoke. The Charger is the blue smoke, the Challenger is the red, smoke and the Viper is the purple smoke. According to The Drive it is usually easy to tell which car wins the tug-a-war, but with this one it is too close to tell. No matter which Dodge actually won, they are all pretty epic! [click to continue…]

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New Design + Speed with Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

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Around since 2015, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the fastest and best performing vehicles on the market. Its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine puts out 707 horsepower, which makes it a fierce competitor, even among exuberantly priced European sportscars. When it comes to handling on the track, the Challenger SRT Hellcat is a beast, and for the 2018 model year Dodge made a new beastlier version, the Challenger SRT Widebody.

To give the car more grip with the road, Dodge used the same widebody design of the Challenger SRT Demon and added it to the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. The new model has 3.5-inch wider fender flares that accommodate 20-inch x 11-inch tires. Also borrowed from the Challenger SRT Demon is a bigger front splitter below the front bumper.

Another improvement to the vehicle’s handling is the new electronic power steering (EPS_ system with SRT Drive Modes. The EPS system is the same as the system on the Challenger SRT Demon and it includes different drive modes to help drivers handle their car better in a variety of situations. [click to continue…]

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