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Why Does the Chrysler Pacifica Have Side Impact Beams?

Side door impact beams have been used in many smaller vehicles over the years. However, the added weight of the steel beams in doors affected fuel efficiency. With the invention of vehicles like the minivan, engineers began placing side door impact beams in taller vehicles as an added precaution.

In the Chrysler Pacifica, the engineers use aluminum side door impact beams. 

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The Importance of the Tire Pressure Light

It's important that the tires on your vehicle have the appropriate tire pressure. If tires are under inflated or over inflated, this can cause a blowout. Thankfully, newer cars are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems.

The tire pressure monitoring system in your car has sensors in each of the wheels. These sensors check to make sure that the tire pressure is within the acceptable range. 

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Powertrain and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties: Automotive Guide

Are you looking for a new car? When you head to the dealership, customers need to prepare questions to make sure that they get the right value for the vehicle. This includes asking about the type of warranty and coverage before signing anything. Most dealerships will say that they have a "comprehensive coverage warranty" or a limited, five-year warranty. 

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Is the Differential Necessary to Drive?

The first time you tried to make a turn in your vehicle without a differential, you would definitely notice why you need it. The rotation of each wheel is designed to travel at different speeds. The differential provides the wheels’ difference in turning ratio and speed through its gear movements.

The wheels that are closest to the corner when you make a turn are called the inside wheels. 

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Changing A Flat Tire Is Easier Than You Might Think

A flat tire is never a fun experience. And if you haven't ever had to deal with it before it can feel a bit intimidating. The good news is that if you know what to do then it is not that big of a deal. Follow these steps below and you will be on your way again quickly:

  • Use the lug wrench to break the lug nuts loose
  • Raise the vehicle up off of the ground with the provided jack
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Long Trip Tire Preparation Tips

Before you get ready for your next long trip, you need to think about your tires. You need to check them for proper tread and pressure. Doing this before you leave can help you save fuel costs and keep you safe.

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What is Horsepower?

We have all heard the term horsepower when relating to vehicles, and while most of us know that horsepower refers to the power of a vehicle, that's about where our understanding stops. Even your most avid car enthusiasts don't quite understand it. Let Bryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge help you understand this term better and its historical origin.

Horsepower is a measure of power that began all the way back in the 18th century when steam engines were created. The horsepower number has always been designed as a way to brag about the power of a vehicle. 

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Added Benefits of Having Proper Tire Tread

Many people throughout the Bryan, TX region do not realize that the condition of their vehicle's tires has a direct influence on the stopping distance that their car can safely accomplish. They simply think that it is the job of the brakes to stop the car. They are only partially right. The condition of a tire's tread will play a huge part in this, and that is why it is imperative that your tires are in peak condition.

Bryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge has been assisting area residents in making sure that their tires have enough tread on them…

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Get Informed About 4-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive

One might think that choosing the next vehicle would be no big deal. However, with all the options available today, that is not always the case. Today, many drivers want to experience the freedom of 4-wheel or all-wheel driving. The problem is which one is right. Here is what you need to know:

To learn more about the differences between 4-wheel and all-wheel vehicles, many local drivers visit Bryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge, where the professionals understand how important getting fully informed before making a purchase is to everyone. Plan your visit to see us today!

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IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.

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