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Come Explore the Ram 3500 Workhorse

The Ram 3500 perfectly balances practical function with extreme comfort to bring you an exceptional driving experience. This popular cargo van is equipped with a host of impressive interior features that work together to provide convenience and style. The Ram 3500 experts at Perkins Motor Plex are on hand ready to answer any questions that you have about this venerable workhorse.

The various interior features of the 3500 keep you in command. Step inside this van to find a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen that can be equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system. 

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Consider Safety and Cost For Your Teen's First Car

Perkins Motor Plex offers a large selection of pre-owned and used vehicles that are ideal for inexperienced drivers. When buying automobiles for their teens, families should prioritize cost and safety. Compact crossover sport utility vehicles offer great value for such clients who want to save money without sacrificing important features.

A crossover SUV is typically available with an all-wheel drive, which is a type of drivetrain that gets better traction than front-wheel drive.  

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When to Buy a Newer Vehicle

While there are plenty of tips and techniques that can help you increase the fuel economy of your vehicle, there is a time when you are just going to have to get a newer vehicle. After all, vehicles age over time and at some point, it will be time to let go.

As time goes on, two things happen: vehicles are developed with better fuel economy, and your vehicle reduces its fuel economy. Therefore, you are going to have to consider getting a newer vehicle so that you can save even more money with a fuel efficient vehicle. 

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Maintain Composure After an Auto Accident

If you are in an auto accident, it can be hard to maintain your composure. If you are seriously injured, you'll need to get medical treatment immediately. When you are not one of the injured, check to see if anyone else involved in the accident needs help.

After an accident, your car could be in a precarious situation. If you are not safe, get yourself to safety. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road. When you aren't sure, call for help from the police so they can respond to the accident. Take the time…

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Replacing Flat Tires

At some point, while owning a vehicle, a driver may experience the unfortunate experience of having a flat tire. Changing the tire is not difficult. However, precautions must be used. First, find a place to pull off the road. Turn off the engine and apply the parking brake. Turn on the flashing warning lights. Remove the spare tire, jack and lug wrench.

Loosen the lug nuts on the tire before using the jack. Insert the jack beneath the vehicle in a location recommended by the manufacturer. Remove the lug nuts and put them together somewhere safe to prevent any loss…

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Moving Over Can Save a Life

If you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of a highway or other major road, move over if at all possible. This can prevent a collision between your vehicle and an emergency responder. You may also be violating the law if you don't attempt to move into another lane.

As a general rule, you want to keep your focus on the road at all times. Do not attempt to find out why an accident happened or what the police are doing at the scene. Rubbernecking can result in additional accidents or otherwise put yourself and others in danger…

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What’s That Smell? Find Out How to Control Odors

It’s easy for your vehicle to get a smell that you can’t seem to get rid of. When you’re driving around, you shouldn’t have to deal with odors. At Perkins Motor Plex, we have a few tips for you to follow.

There are a few things you can use to get rid of smoke. This includes leaving freshly cut citrus in your car or placing coffee grounds in a cup to set in your cup holder. You can also wipe down seats with a dryer sheet to help with the deodorization process. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Want to clean your tires so that they shine? Here are a few tips to get you started:

For one, you want to use a couple buckets if you are doing the bucket method. One of these is for the special professional tire cleaner that you’ll use, and the other is for rinsing off the tires. If you’re using a garden hose or water source, then you’ll just need to make sure you spray the tires first to remove any grime.

The first thing you should clean on your car is the wheels because that’s where…

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Creating a Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

It is important for you to know how to drive safe in the winter months and for you to have access to tools and supplies if something happens while you are driving in the cold. You should create a winter survival kit to put inside your vehicle.

If a mechanical issue affects your vehicle while you are trying to get to a destination in the winter months, you want to have access to items that will keep you warm. Your winter survival kit should include gloves, a hat, and other clothing items that will help you stay warm and safe…

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Choose a Vehicle With the Right Tires for Winter

Different tires are recommended based on the area you live in. If you live in an area that has a lot of snow and covered roads, then you might want to choose from among the winter tires that are available. The whole point of winter and snow tires is so that you can have traction on the road.

If you live in an area that does not have a lot of snow but still gets cold, you are still going to need winter tires. However, you might have to choose some that are more performance based. The performance winter tires…

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