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The Benefits of Basic Maintenance


At Dodge Country Used Cars we make it easy to buy with our $5 down payments, but what can you do after the sale to extend the life of your pre-owned vehicle? Keeping on top of your basic maintenance provides big benefits that will pay off down the road. Check out these tips and see how properly maintaining your car can keep it running like new.

Regular Oil Changes

Regularly changing your car’s engine oil is one of the easiest things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle, and it can save you money right now by improving your gas mileage. Clean oil provides better lubrication, allowing your engine to run at peak performance with maximum efficiency. It can also save you money in the long run by extending your engine’s lifespan. The more wear and tear you can reduce in your engine, the longer it will last. Also, clean oil leads to cleaner emissions. 
By absorbing harmful engine particles and gases, it helps clean up your engine AND the environment! 

Clean Cabin Air Filters

This is a definite must-have for drivers with allergies in Texas! If you’re experiencing particularly bad allergies while driving, check your cabin air filter. They’re designed to filter out allergens and harmful engine exhaust before they reach you or your passengers. On top of that, a clean air filter can give your A/C a big boost, and we all know how important good A/C is around here.

Tip-Top Tires

There are numerous benefits to well-maintained tires, but the number one reason to keep track of your tires is safety. Properly inflated tires with good tread provide better traction on the road and can be a big difference when coming to a sudden stop. In addition, properly inflated tires are a great way to increase your gas mileage, making it an easy way to save money every day!

Proper Brake Repair

Hear that squeaking? That’s your brakes telling you it’s time for a change! Brake pads are designed to wear down over time and replacing them when they start to squeal means a safer and smoother ride for you. It also means you’ll avoid much costlier repairs down the road.

So don’t ignore that oil light on the dash! Do the right thing for your 
ride and come to get it serviced at our Killeen dealership today! Remember, you can always buy for less at Dodge Country - Used Cars, that is!

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Should I Buy a Car, Truck, or SUV?

 

At Dodge Country Used Cars, $5 Down delivers on all of our great vehicles. With our huge selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs, it can be hard to choose which vehicle works best for your lifestyle! Balancing your needs and wants with what's available is important. We've included this helpful guide to the benefits of each type so its easy to choose which vehicle you want to drive home from our Killeen dealership!
 

 

CARS

Coupes, convertibles, sedans, and station wagons: there's a wide variety of cars out there with big differences in price, performance, and size. In general, though, there are a few qualities that all cars share:

 
  • Maneuverability. They're much easier than trucks or SUVs to maneuver and park, so big city drivers might favor cars.

  • Price. Cars tend to be cheaper than trucks and SUVs, but that can also depend on the type of car you're interested in.

  • Seating. Extended cab trucks come with a big add-on in price, but most cars come ready to seat 5 people.

  • Mileage. Because of their size and lightness, cars tend to get better fuel economy than trucks or SUVs. Save big on your next car from Dodge Country Used Cars!


TRUCKS

There’s nothing quite like sitting behind the wheel of a powerful pickup. Trucks have the edge on cars and SUVs when you consider this:

 
  • Cargo space. Trucks have more room to transport cargo than either cars or SUVs. The bed of a pickup truck is perfect for transporting large furniture or objects that a car or SUV just can’t handle.

  • Engine power. Though there are many exceptions, trucks, in general, come ready-made with more power to haul.

  • Durability. Truck bodies are stronger and survive collisions & accidents more easily, so they have a lot more staying power.

  • Towing. Though cars and SUVs can sometimes handle towing other vehicles, trucks are the best option when you need to pull a boat, camper, or even another truck! Pick up your next truck from Dodge Country Used Cars.?
     

    SUV

    Sports Utility Vehicles combine the roominess of a car with the off-road capabilities of a truck. They’re perfect for drivers that need to drive a family vehicle with weekend adventure capabilities. Here are some SUV benefits:?
 
  • High seats. Many drivers prefer a higher seating position for visibility, but also need the other benefits a car provides.

  • Total seating. The right SUV can actually outdo cars in terms of seat numbers - some SUVs can seat 9 or more people comfortably!

  • Safety. A larger vehicle will often sustain less damage in a collision. Large SUVs can be safer for this reason alone.? Whatever your type is, make sure to find your next vehicle at our Killeen dealership! Remember, you can always buy for less from Dodge Country - Used Cars, that is!

  • Style. SUVs and Crossovers are certainly in style right now, which means they’re going fast - drive yours away from Dodge Country Used Cars today!



     

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Dodge Country Used Cars

410 S. Ft Hood Road
Killeen, TX 76541
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Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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