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Why Washing Your Car is So Important

Now that the warm weather is finally upon us, everyone is busy getting the vehicles ready for summer driving or family vacations. Spring cleaning is often at the top of the list. Although we often tend to put off washing our cars, keeping them clean has many benefits. Come to Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram and allow us to offer some automotive tips so you can be an informed driver who gets the most value out of your vehicle.

Washing your car is important for many reasons
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• Clean cars look better and will last longer.
• Washing your car prevents…
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Why are Winter Wiper Blades Important?

Just as you have the choice between all-season or winter tires for your vehicle, so do you have a choice of blades for your windshield wipers. Many drivers are aware of winter tires, yet winter wiper blades remain a complete mystery, even though they are readily available. Here's what you need to know about them.

Seeing out of your windshield is more difficult in winter months, so your wiper blades should be up to the task. Snow, sleet, freezing rain along with road slush and road chemicals can make it difficult to see when they accumulate on your windshield…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

There are several key differences between all-season and winter tires that make them function better in different conditions. At Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram, we believe that many people in Danville could benefit from having a set of winter tires during the cold months, and we'll make it easy to get them put on each fall.

All-season tires are made from a harder rubber that improves fuel efficiency and makes for a smooth ride on dry or wet pavement. They can handle light winter driving conditions but will start to lose traction in extremely cold or slippery conditions…
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Types of Vehicle Fluid Leaks

Modern vehicles in Danville utilize a wide variety of fluids. They help to keep things lubricated, cooled, and running smoothly. While many people start to worry when they notice leaks, not all leaks are bad. We here at Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram want you to be an informed owner, so here are some common types of fluid leaks.

One of the most common things you'll see leaking out of your car is water. Your vehicle's climate control system works to decrease humidity in the cabin. The moisture pulled from the air has to go somewhere. Most…
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Simple Towing Guide

Warm weather typically means vacations and towing all your favorite toys. It’s also a time to make sure your vehicle and towing equipment is up to par. Stop at Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram and let us check everything out for you. A quick inspection and you’ll be set to go.

Here are a few simple towing dos and don’ts.

?• Make sure you stay within towing capacity.
• Make sure trailer components are properly secured.
• Make sure tail lights, brake and signal lights are in sync with towing vehicle.
• Do balance each side of the trailer.
• Don…

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Recognize Signs of Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch is vital to your car's operation, and it is one of the most regularly used features of the engine system. A failing switch may come with clues that the Danville-area driver can recognize. Getting service quickly may prevent a break-down and reduce the costs of fixing the problem.

If you turn the key and the engine won't engage, this can be a sign of a bad battery. However, drivers should be aware that stalling during the start-up process may be the sign of a more serious issue. Stalling during operation, another sign of possible switch…

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How Can You Tell If Your Exhaust Is Leaking?


When your car is running, it produces gases that are harmful if inhaled by humans. That is why we here at Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram of Danville, KY want to be sure you understand the importance of recognizing common signs that your exhaust is leaking.

First, leaks from your exhaust usually are accompanied by a hissing sound or even other popping noises coming from the tailpipe of your vehicle. If you should ever hear either of these sounds, you should see a dealer as quickly as possible. Second, take note of even the smallest leaks coming from the…
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Know Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Automobiles are absolutely essential to get from one place to another in today's busy world. However, it is important to keep in mind that automobiles must be maintained in order to continue running properly. Cars have been built to give the driver warning signals when something is wrong or requires maintenance. Most models have an oil light that is located within the dashboard. When an oil light is on so that it is visible to the driver, it could mean the following:

  • An oil change is required.
  • The car is low on oil.
  • There could be a problem with…
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Prepare for a road trip

Road trips are amazing, but they can turn into a nightmare if precautions are not taken. For your adventure to be successful, visit a technician to check on the condition of your vehicle. These include the fluids, tires, windscreens, steering fluid, brake pads and the functionality of the engine. Visit Bob Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram in Danville for engine services.

Other precautions include bringing a first aid kit, emergency kit, flashlights, water, and snacks. Also, some essential tools are required such as a spare tire and a jack -- this is to enhance your safety. However, do...

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Why You Must Check Your Tire Tread And Have Us Change Your Tires When Needed


It's not just your brakes that stop your vehicle; your tire's tread is also critical to stopping your vehicle on-time and keeping it from slipping, especially on wet roads. As your tires get older, the tread wears, and when that happens, the tires should be replaced immediately. How do you know if that's the case?

Tire Tests Both Driving And While Parked

You can usually tell if your vehicle has tires with tread going bad by either wearing unevenly, or going completely bald. Here are a few things you can notice either while driving or parked:

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