The Importance of Changing Your Oil

Changing your oil is one of the most important steps in maximizing the life of your engine. Take a look at some of those important reasons right here!

What To Do When Check Engine Light Comes On

You've been driving your car for a while now and love it, but what do you do when that check engine light comes on? Here are some helpful tips for getting to the bottom of the check engine light!

Prep for a Road Trip

With spring here and summer vacation about to start, road trips are on the horizon for many families! I thought it would be fun to share a check list of things you might want to have for your long trip.

Pet Travel Tips

A lot of times when you are going a road trip it is not only you and your family. If you are pet owner, especially a dog owner, Fido often comes for the road. Here are some tips to travel with your dog (or pet) safely!

Auto Care at Chuck Patterson

Cars require servicing at one time or the other for maintenance purposes and prolonging its lifespan. But how do you decide where to take it? There are various options, but taking your vehicle to a certified dealership has many benefits. Here are a few of them.

Road Trip Items for $1

When preparing for a road trip, the Dollar Store just might become your new best friend! You'll find tons of cheap but helpful items there that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Check out a few items that are helpful.

Chrysler Adaptive Vehicle Equipment

Equipment has been developed to allow individuals with disabilities and limited mobility that would otherwise prevent driving do so.  The independence provided by being able to drive a vehicle is priceless.  Here are a few different types of adaptive technologies that are currently available in the market.  

Donating Your Car

Used car donations to charities are becoming quite frequent these days. There is no dearth of charitable institutions, which has simplified the process significantly. You just have to call them and a representative will arrive to pick up your car. So why should you donate used cars for a good cause?

Dodge/SRT Partner with Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has become the official driving school of Dodge and SRT. If you haven't heard of the Bob Bondurant school, it is a high performance driving school that has been around since 1968 and has had over 500,000 students that included racers, celebrities and police officers.

Dodge Charger Wins Residual Value Award Second Year in a Row

The Dodge Charger has won the ALG Residual Value Award for 2016 which makes it the second year in a row taking home this title. The ALG Residual Value Awards pay recognition to the brands that are standing out above the rest in terms of quality, long-term reliability and desirability.

Dodge Helps Law Enforcement Go Hands Free

Designed specifically for police officers, the Uconnect 12.1 System will include a plug-and-play ability to connect an officer's mobile computer from his trunk. The touchscreen will be usable even while wearing gloves and will function in extreme weather/temperature conditions.

2016 Chrysler Models Get Major Improvements

Chrysler is moving full force into 2016 with renewed vehicles, the new 200 mid-size sedan and changes to the brand's iconic 300 model. The brand also has a new sixth generation Town & Country on the way for 2016. Each vehicle updated with the latest in technology, more safety and security features and better performance. 

Two Fantastic New Interior Options For the Chrysler 200

Exciting news for Chrysler 200 fans, and for those who have yet to explore further! As of April, the 200S and 200C will be available with two new interior options.

Taking Home The Prizes at Mudfest

The Ram and Jeep brands were big winners at the 21st annual "Mudfest" competition, which is presented and held by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). Every FCA US vehicle that was entered in the competition won in its particular category.

Ram Presents The Laramie Limited

What is the best way to make a shiny new truck even shinier? Chrome, of course. Ram decided that its flashiest Laramie Limited trim level wasn't flashy enough, so this brand has covered the truck in enough chrome to make it the most reflective vehicle since its mirror-like Fisker Karma.

The Importance of Changing Your Oil

Cost is a big factor when it comes to changing the oil in your car. Synthetic oil costs twice as much as conventional oil. When you are at a gas station filling up your tank, it is the best time to check your oil level is well. Typically when you get your oil changed, that is when mechanics look at other filters and fluids to see which needs to get replaced more often than you think.

Spotlight on the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan is an iconic minivan with unmatched comfort, capability and storage space. With a history of offering an incredible value, the 2015 model now offers a great Plus Package which brings your favorite features to you at an even better price.

Jeep Turns City Street into a Forest

To show off the unmatched capability of the 2015 Cherokee, Jeep turned a busy, downtown Vancouver city street into a wild mountain river.  Surrounded by snowbanks, rocks, boulders, live fir trees, moss, sand/gravel and unbelievably two wolves, the transformation stunned passerbyers and drivers alike.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a Must-Shop SUV for Towing

According to, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a Must-Shop SUV for towing. The award is given to the 2015 SUV's that offer a particularly sought after combination of towing capability, as well as a luxurious ride and spaciously elegant interior.

Chrysler Vehicles, Winner of Two Best Buy Awards

Consumer Guide® has awarded two Chrysler Vehicles the 2015 Best Buy distinction. Earning a Best Buy Award, the all-new Chrysler 200 received the award in the Midsize segment, joining Chrysler's Town & Country - a recipient of the Best Buys Award in the minivan segment for the fifth year in a row.

Reasons why your steering wheel can shake

At some point in just about every car's life, parts will start to wear and you will feel a vibration in your steering wheel.  Most of the time the vibration is small and then gets more and more pronounced until it becomes a genuine shake. Here are five culprits that might be involved:  


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