What is the UConnect?

Vehicles from the FCA family have been touting the UConnect infotainment system for some time now.  While most people understand that it puts a collection of cool features into one stereo system, not everyone knows exactly what features are available for those who purchase one of these vehicles.  This article will go behind the scenes and provide the answers to what the UConnect system can do for you. Read more


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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Feeding Dogs Peanut Butter

 

 

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There are a lot of human food items that can be safely given to dogs. Peanut butter is definitely one of them. Dogs seem to love them too and thus they make awesome snacks, in-between meals. However, not all peanut butter is made using the same ingredients. Some contain added oils while others may hide artificial sweeteners and sugar. In fact, some store-bought peanut butter products can potentially kill your dog. These products contain an ingredient called xylitol. While xylitol is perfectly safe for humans, this artificial sweetener is highly toxic to dogs. This is why it’s never a good idea to just give your dog a spoonful without checking the label. Read more


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Easy Landscaping Tips for Your Yard

 

 

One way to boost your home’s curb appeal and increase its value is to create an eye-catching yard. Whether you are a beginner or a pro in landscaping, these tips will provide great insight for homeowners and landscapers looking to get started in creating a beautiful yard.   Read more


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Is Your Car no Longer Roadworthy? What Can You Do With It?

 

 

Are you one of those people who has a junk vehicle sitting on your property because you aren’t sure what to do with it? Have your neighbors started to make comments and are you tired of looking at it? You might have more options than you realize. What you decide will be affected by your car, your goals, and your preferences. Read more


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4 Things Parents Often Hate About The Summer

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Hate the summer? Are we being serious? There is so much to love. The sun is shining, nature is at its finest, and there may be time for downtime from work. Summer is awesome. Right? Well, yes it is, but if you’re a parent, there are some aspects of the season that you may absolutely loath. Here are just four of them. Read more


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Buying Vs Leasing

When you are looking to get a new vehicle, is it best to purchase or lease that new vehicle?  Some people think leasing is the answer while others refuse to lease and will only purchase.  The truth is, it solely depends on what your situation is, and what you are willing to sacrifice.   Looking at the vehicle you want to acquire you need to know how you are going to use it and what kind of sacrifices are you willing to make.  Read more


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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is a fine piece of engineering that provides its driver with the capability of going on or off road in style.  This four door Wrangler provides the traditional toughness that you expect from a Jeep, yet provides the additional room in the cab for easy access of second row and storage room.  Other engineering changes include a series of vents that are behind the front wheel wells.  This is to let air escape from under the hood relieving the pressure that would make the hood in previous models from shaking.  Read more


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Dodge Durango Goes Rallye

Dodge has continued to provide multiple new options for those who are looking at their Durango line.  Now they are offering a Durango GT Rallye Appearance Package that provides a more aggressive appearance than the standard Durango’s.   This is a limited time offering only, and as such you should order this package as soon as possible.  The manufacturer’s suggested retail price on this package is only one thousand, four hundred and ninety five dollars.  Read more


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2018 Fiat Gets an Extra Boost

Fiat is introducing a new feature for the 500 models that is sure to make any enthusiast of the Italian inspired vehicle happy.  The 2018 lineup will be comprised of completely with turbo engines powering the Fiat 500s.  The only exception to this is the fully electric Fiat 500e, which is providing ratings of 112 miles per gallon equivalent of efficiency with 84 miles of driving.  These editions are only available in Oregon and California.

The new Fiat Pop and Lounge will enjoy a new premium braking system and suspension package. It also includes a sports spoiler, a Parkview rear backup camera, and additional exterior upgrades.  These updates include 16-inch aluminum wheels, body colored front and rear fascias, side-sill ground effects and a turbo badge adorned on the liftgate.

A 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine provides 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque with the single turbocharger and dual intercoolers.   The stock editions come with a five-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic version can be purchased as well.

The track edition Abarth will powerplant provides 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque should be enough to give any Fiat fan an excellent driving experience.  Wearing 16-inch Hyper black wheels surrounded by Pirelli tires assists the three setting torque transfer system gain traction to the ground when accelerating.  A dual-tipped exhaust system not only provides a sporty look but the sound that Abarth’s have been known for.

The 500 Fiat series is available for pre-order at dealers and will be on the lots during the second quarter of 2018.  If you would like more information on the new 500 lineups, please contact at Fiat professional at DCH Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Temecula. Also, those who purchase the Abarth edition will receive a free one-day performance driving session led by an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving.


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8 Mistakes Beginning Crafters Make

 

Just getting started with crafting? Good for you! It’s a fun hobby and a great way to express your creativity. While getting started in crafting can be exciting, it’s also easy to get in over your head and end up frustrated and discouraged. We’ve all been there. Every crafter has a story or two of projects gone wrong, but if we had to make mistakes to learn from, at least we can share those lessons! Check out these eight-common beginning-crafter mistakes, and spare yourself the trouble of learning the hard way. Read more


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