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Sierra Motors Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Blog

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2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit’s Built-In Tech

Pursuit’s Built-In Tech

The 2015 Charger has received some serious police upgrades for 2016.

It’s no secret that police vehicles need to be fast, strong, and reliable, and Dodge has done just that. The new 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit adds plenty of space for police officers behind the wheel. Say goodbye the laptops of old and welcome the new 12.1 inch Uconnect touchscreen system.

The touchscreen is a new feature added based on feedback from officer’s statements that they needed more space. That spawned the touchscreen that allows officers to transition between vehicle controls quickly.

Police cruisers are a necessity and that means there’s market share to be had. Ford had long held the lion’s share for the better part of 30 years until the Crown Victoria was replaced by the Taurus. Dodge has been gaining ground in the past few years though.

In 2006, Dodge held just 2% of the market for police vehicles. By 2014, that number had jumped to an enormous 43%. The newest model is expected to drive that number upward even further.

The Charger Pursuit’s built-in tech brings all the car’s technology into one place, eliminating the need to shift, lean, and strain while behind the wheel.

All in all, we here at Sierra Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are happy to see Dodge working to help the boys in blue!

How to Jump Start Your Car

Jump Start Your Car

There are certain things every driver should be able to do to stay safe on the road. Knowing how to change a tire and jump start your car are just a few of those things. While jump starting your car can sound complicated, it really isn’t. Take it from us here at Sierra Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, jump starting your car is a pretty easy task!

  1. Start by identifying the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals of both batteries and ends of the jumper cables.
  2. Attach the positive (red) end of your jumper cable to the dead battery’s positive terminal then connect the other end to the live battery’s positive terminal.
  3. Next, attach the negative (black) end of the cable to the live battery’s negative terminal.
  4. The other end of the negative cable needs to be attached to an unpainted piece of metal under the hood. Look for a jumping post. If you can’t find one, unpainted bolts on the engine will suffice.
  5. Once everything’s connected, start the car with the live battery. Rev the engine lightly and let it idle for a few minutes.
  6. Try turning on the car with the dead battery. If it starts, let both cars run for a few minutes. If it doesn’t, wait a few more minutes or call a professional.
  7. To disconnect, remove the cables in the opposite order you put them on (last first).
  8. Once both cars are running and disconnected, shut the hoods and hit the road.
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