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Where Did the Term “Horsepower” Come From?

Chances are pretty good that at some point in your life, especially when looking at a new vehicle, you have heard the term "horsepower" used to try and tell you how powerful a vehicle's engine is. The knowledge of where this term came from and what it really means seems to have been lost over time.

It starts back in the 18th century with a Scottish inventor, James Watt, and his endeavors to help sell steam engines. During this time, the steam engine was changing the world but was still unknown in many areas.

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Decide What You Want to Drive in Hutchinson, KS

When it comes to all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicle it can be quite hard to decide which one is the right one for you or which one you will want to drive. It can help first to decide what you like to drive and narrow down your search to which vehicle comes with what.

Generally, the all-wheel-drive vehicles are typically sedans and crossovers, so if you like to drive those, that's what you'll get. Trucks and large SUVs usually have a four-wheel drive available for a greater display of off-road potential and ability.

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Financing from the Comfort of Your Own Home

If you're thinking about buying a new car, now is a better time than ever before. With technology through our website at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we are able to not only showcase our great selection of vehicles online but can also get you pre-approved for financing. This takes out much of the legwork and time of getting behind the wheel of the car, truck or SUV of your dreams.

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Tips for Staying Safe and Happy While Travelling

If you're planning an epic road trip, or, perhaps just wanting to save money by driving, these pre-road trip tips will help you get prepared for a great experience. Our staff at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram recommends you also have any routine maintenance or repairs completed prior to your road trip. These tips will help keep you safe and to arrive at your destination happy:

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Dodge Delivers a Sensational Sports Coupe with 2017 Challenger

If you're perusing the sports car class for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram feel you should make a point to meet ours, the 2017 Dodge Challenger.

Why, though?

Allow CarGurus pundit Cliff Atiyeh to provide you with the necessary context; his evaluation of the Challenger is available in the clip below:

The Challenger's entry-level trim, the SXT, is quite the little head-turner.

Standard features on this model include 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone auto climate ...

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Allow Us to Keep Your Car’s Fluids Up to Date

There are a variety of fluids that you use to keep your vehicle running as it should, and you need to make sure that the fluids are always clean and filled as they should be. We are here to help you keep your vehicle's fluids up to date.

The brake fluid in your vehicle should be changed every now and then, and you need to have someone who can change it for you. We are here to take on the work at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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Why you need GAP insurance


Buying a car is an important step, but it's important to realize that the minute you leave the dealership with the car, the car depreciates. It's therefore paramount to get gap insurance from your dealer if you are buying a new car with a small down payment, or leasing.

Gap insurance comes in handy should your car get stolen or written off. Normal insurance only covers the car's worth at the time of the accident, and that's where the Guaranteed…
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Make Finding a Vehicle Simpler Here in Hutchinson, KS!

Since there are a vast variety of vehicles on the market, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you and your loved ones. First, you can get the process started online when you take a look at our new vehicle inventory. You can check out which vehicles we currently have available. With a grand selection of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to offer, you can explore which kind of vehicle is best for your lifestyle. Do you need a spacious interior for a large family and hauling sporting equipment? Or, are you looking for a…

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Trunk-or-Treating for a Safe Halloween

Many communities have started to shy away from the tradition of trick-or-treating due to safety reasons and replaced it with something called trunk-or-treat. The idea behind this is to decorate the trunk of a car, bed of a pickup, or hatch of an SUV in Halloween themes and distribute candy to children, eliminating the need to knock on the door of a stranger. Here are some tips for participating in trunk-or-treat this season:
  • Use a minivan or hatchback to create a scary backdrop
  • Coordinate your…
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Staying safe on the road this Halloween


Halloween has nearly arrived in Hutchinson, have you prepared your family to be safe out on the road?

Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram encourages drivers to:
 
- Check all lights and signals to ensure that they are working properly
- Staying alert and driving a bit slower especially between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Expect the unexpected, excited children don't always look both ways
- If you are traveling somewhere new, plan your route ahead so you are not distracted by navigation
- Stow away all cell phones and distractions, even if they are voice-operated

For anyone traveling on foot…
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