Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pros and Cons of Diesel Engines

Here in Mid Missouri, we live in truck country. As your Mid Missouri Car Dealer, we see people use their cars and trucks for many different purposes. When we speak of heavy-duty trucks, we instantly think of diesel engines. You have most likely heard of the Cummins, Duramax or Powerstroke diesel engines that the big three American trucks offer. Spielers Incorporated sells and services the Ram Heavy Duty trucks with the Cummins diesel engine. This is a topic that most folks will already have a preference one way or another. We want to explain the advantages and the disadvantages so you can decide for yourself.


Pros: Advantages of Diesel Engines

More Efficient: Diesels get great fuel mileage. Up to 30% better than a gas engine in some cases.

More Torque: The main reason you see so many trucks with diesel engines is that they make much more torque. Which is low-speed power. So, if you are towing a trailer or hauling heavy loads a diesel accelerates much quicker than a gas engine.

Longevity: Diesel engines have a track record for having a long-life expectancy. This is because diesel fuel is a very light oil. When it burns in an internal combustion engine it basically lubricates the valves, rings and piston walls.


Cons: Disadvantages of Diesel Engines

Upgrade Cost: For instance, on a new 2019 Ram 2500 the Cummins diesel engine upgrade cost is $9,300 over the standard 5.7L V8 Hemi gas engine and $8,800 over the 6.7L Hemi.

Fuel Cost: It wasn’t long ago that diesel fuel was less expensive in gasoline. With diesel being used for so many things nowadays the demand has increased the cost of fuel.

Maintenance Cost: Diesel engines hold a lot of oil. In some cases, almost twice as much as a gasoline engine. Plus, diesel fuel is dirty so there are fuel filters that need to be changed regularly. A diesel engine service visit can cost as much as twice as much as a service on a gasoline engine.



A person who plans to tow a trailer or haul heavy loads will see the benefit of the diesels power versus the person who will drive the truck empty most of the time and on occasion tow a trailer or boat. If you are looking for a fuel economy passenger car or light duty truck you will see the added benefit of greater fuel mileage with the diesel. While the same vehicle with a gas engine will cost less initially, plus less maintenance cost and cheaper fuel yet will not get the fuel mileage.

The diesel versus gas argument will likely never be resolved but hopefully, this will shed some light on some information to help you decide. What you are using the vehicle for will play a big deciding factor in your choice. The best way to make an educated decision on purchasing a diesel or a gas engine is getting all the information you can. Compile the cost of the vehicles, the cost of maintenance and the cost of fuel over the lifetime. Then you can see if the extra cost pays for the difference in fuel mileage, performance, and longevity. For more information on gas and diesel engines reach out to your California, MO dealership and our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants can help guide you to the best conclusion.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Top 5 Dodge Muscle Cars

The Mopar name originally debuted on a can of Chrysler Motor Parts Antifreeze. Mopar was simply the name of Chryslers OEM parts. The term has since been used among car enthusiast as a reference to vehicles produced by the Chrysler Corporation or now FCA US. The Mopar name is heavily used in the muscle car scene to describe any Chrysler or Dodge classic. If you are talking muscle cars, it is likely a Mopar performance car will be at the top of many lists. Today Spieler’s Incorporated will list our top 5 Dodge performance cars. Spieler’s Inc was established in 1968 so in our 51 years, we have seen a lot of Mopar performance come through our California, MO dealership.

1970 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi

The Charger had been a powerhouse in the muscle car scene in the late 1960s. The second generation being very desirable, originally planned for 35,000 actually sold over 96,000 in 1968. In the final year of its second generation, the 1970 Charger RT had the best styling to date with the chrome loop front bumper and full-width taillight. The 426 Hemi V8 pumped out 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque.

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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

1970 had it going on! This was the first year for the Challenger. Chrysler set out to have the hottest pony car as the Challenger set its sights on the Ford Mustangs and GM’s Camaro and Firebird. The Challenger was available in a number of trim levels as well as virtually every engine in Chryslers arsenal.

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1991 Dodge Viper

Talk about a monster! With help from a Lamborghini designed V10 that made 400 horsepower the Viper ran a ¼ mile in 12.6 seconds at over 113 mph. Top speed was approximately 165 mph! The Viper is among the elite cars of its day. The Viper continued production until 2017. One of our all-time favorites!

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1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

One of the most distinctive cars ever, the Daytona had a unique look. Only produced between 1969 and 1970, the huge nose and spoiler were made for aerodynamics. Just like the cars that ran in the Nascar track. A 440 Magnum or 426 Hemi set between the fenders. With low production numbers, these cars are among some of the most desired cars of all time.

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

707 horsepower! Starting back in the mid-2000s the horsepower race was on between Ford and Chevy. A few years later after the smoke cleared entered a beast. This thing was so bad only six cars on the market had more power and those cars were so rare there were only about ten in all the US and all but two costs less than a million dollars. This car is so amazing, running zero to sixty in 3.6 seconds and the quarter mile at 11.2. This is one bad car!

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As we covered some of our favorite Dodges of all time, we hope this brought you some excitement. Dodge has always produced some exciting cars and today cars are no different. Come into Spieler’s Incorporated and experience the Dodge car line up for yourself. We pride ourselves on making the buying process as easy and hassle-free as possible. Come see the best Dodge dealer in mid-Missouri!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spieler’s May Preowned Deals

Who doesn’t like a deal? At Spieler’s Incorporated we like a good deal just as much as the next guy. That is why we came up with a list of pre-owned cars that will save you tons over buying new. The pre-owned vehicles you will find at our California, MO dealership are reconditioned to like new!


2014 Chrysler 300C

If you are looking for an all-wheel-drive full-sized luxury sedan. You must come and see this car! This one owner 300 is loaded with options! Priced at only $15,995 this is a lot of car for the money.

• Fuel Economy: 18 City / 27 Hwy
• Mileage: 102,837 Miles
• Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic
• Exterior Color: Burgundy
• Interior Color: Beige
• Engine: 3.6L V6


2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie


This truck won't last long! Loaded, 4X4, Laramie with under 20,000 miles. This like new, one owner truck is ready to tackle anything you can throw at it! Priced at $36,995. Don’t miss out on this deal!

• Fuel Economy: 16 City / 23 Hwy
• Mileage: 19,531 Miles
• Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic
• Exterior Color: Ivory
• Interior Color: Black
• Engine: 5.7L V8


2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT


Usually, all-wheel drive and SUV don’t go together. Well, how about all wheel drive and 30 MPG. This one owner Equinox is a sporty little SUV with low miles and good looks. Hurry in if you are looking for this combination. Priced at $22,950.

• Fuel Economy: 24 City / 30 Hwy
• Mileage: 19,209 Miles
• Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic
• Exterior Color: Bright Silver
• Interior Color: Dark Grey
• Engine: 1.5L 4 Cyl


2013 Chrysler Town & Country

Looking for a budget-friendly family car? Look no further. This Town and Country will haul the family in comfort and style. With less than 65,000 miles this van will be a reliable vehicle for years to come. Priced at only $15,995 this is a steal!

• Fuel Economy: 17 City / 25 Hwy
• Mileage: 64,846 Miles
• Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
• Exterior Color: Bright White
• Interior Color: Beige
• Engine: 3.6L V6


2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab Denali 

Work in comfort with this flatbed Denali Diesel. This truck is a one owner and loaded with equipment. With less than 40,000 miles this truck is sure not to last long. The 4X4 will go wherever you need, and this truck will pull a house down! Spieler’s online price is $49,995.

• Mileage: 38,338 Miles
• Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
• Exterior Color: Burgundy
• Interior Color: Beige
• Engine: 6.6L V8 Diesel


At Spieler’s Incorporated we have a great selection of pre-owned vehicles in stock. We are always competitive with fantastic offers. Come experience our professional, hassle-free style and we will find the right vehicle for you at the price the best price. If it is a new vehicle you are after, Spieler’s has the best Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep deals in the Jefferson City area. We are here to help you!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Top Reasons to Buy a 2019 Ram 1500

If we were to cover all the benefits of owning a pickup, we could talk for days. It’s likely you have said, or you have heard someone say, I could really use a truck for one reason or another. Whether it is for a landscaping project, moving a piece of furniture or hauling your boat to the Lake, a truck can be a handy thing to have access to. Today’s trucks can also act as a very practical family vehicle when not being used as a tool. Not all trucks are created equal though. That’s why in this week’s blog Spieler’s Inc would like to talk about the top reasons the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the truck to buy.

Capability

When we use our trucks, we want to make sure they will handle all we can throw at them, right? The 2019 Ram will not disappoint! With best in class V8 towing, the Ram can tow up to 12,750 pounds! Maybe you are hauling cargo, the max payload for the Ram is 2,300 pounds. That will make that landscaping project easy to tackle!

Strength

When you think of a Ram you think strong! 98% of the steel used in the frame is high-strength steel. This makes the 2019 Ram 1500 the Strongest Ram ever!

Safety and Security

Over 100 standard and available safety and security features are found in this tough truck! You don’t have to buy a luxury sedan to get the latest in vehicle safety technology. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is loaded with technology that will make using your truck as a truck easier, as well as safer for when the family is on board. New Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection scans your blind spots around the truck to ensure safe maneuvering while sensing and accounting for the length of your trailer if you’re towing one. Available LaneSense Lane Departure Warning helps prevent lane drift with a visual warning and guiding the truck back into your lane. New available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go detects vehicles ahead of you. If braking is needed in slower traffic, the optional Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist will automatically adjust to a safe distance. Parking a large full-size pickup is easier than ever with the available Parallel and Perpendicular Parking Assist. This will provide you active guidance and the system directs you to engage the gear position, brake, and accelerator, while it, controls the steering. A new available 360-degree Surround View Camera also makes parking, loading, and unloading and hooking up a trailer much safer and easier.

Economy

Truck owners want power and efficiency. Before the 2019 Ram 1500, these two didn’t go hand in hand. The all-new Ram 1500 has the best in class available V8 4X4 combined fuel economy. Not only will you have up to 395 horsepower and 410-pound-feet of torque you will be in the most fuel-efficient V8 full-size truck on the market.

2019 Motortrend Truck of the Year

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the Motortrend truck of the year. Let’s explain why this is a big deal! The Motortrend judges all its test vehicles on six key levels. Advancement in Design, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value, and Performance of Intended Function. If you look at those six pieces of information, those are what every consumer is going to compare as they look at different brands. When you go to look at vehicles you are lucky if you get a 20-minute test drive. These guys get to spend days in these vehicles putting them through the paces. This is a true testament as to why the 2019 Ram is the truck for you.


Now that we have covered the reasons that the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the truck for you, it’s time to pick out your dream truck. Where else would you go than to Mid Missouri’s best Ram dealer? You will enjoy the no pressure buying process at Spieler’s Inc. Our knowledgeable and helpful sales staff will find the Ram truck that you have always dreamed of.

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California, MO 65018
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Top Reasons to Own a Jeep Wrangler This Summer

The days are getting warmer and more hours of daylight every day. We all will be out enjoying the beautiful weather in one way or another. What better way to bang around town or out in the country than in a Jeep Wrangler? The Wrangler is such a versatile machine, folks from all walks of life use them as their everyday cars while others use them as a seasonal toy. Today Spieler’s Inc would like to share with you the top reasons to get into a Jeep Wrangler in mid-mo this summer.


Sun Up Top Down

The ability to put the top down is probably the most obvious reason to own a Jeep this Summer. Whether you like the hard or soft top both can be removed to enjoy that summer breeze through your hair. Not only can you lower the top, the doors on the Wranglers can also be removed for that total open-air feel!

Off-Road Ability

Once you have your buddies or family loaded in the Wrangler and are enjoying the day, your options are endless. Wranglers can handle any terrain you can throw at it. The Jeep will give you a nice comfortable ride on the city streets and when you are ready to go to your favorite fishing hole or to find a place to sling some mud, the Wrangler will not leave you stranded.


Towing

Not only will the Wrangler get you and your passengers to those hard to reach places. You can take along a boat or camper with you. When equipped correctly the Wrangler can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Customization

The aftermarket world for Jeep Wranglers is massive! Wranglers are one of the most customized vehicles in the world. With folks using Jeeps in so many different capacities your options for customization are endless!


Jeep Wave 

Jeep Wrangler owners have their own unofficial club. You will quickly notice other Jeep drivers waving at you or the occasional peace sign. The comradery in the Jeep world is awesome to see. Almost every town has a Jeep owners club where you can meet other folks with the same passion for their ride.

Proven 

Since 1987 The Jeep Wrangler has been the go-to vehicle for many car enthusiasts. Now in its fourth generation the new JL the Wrangler has many upgrades but still holds true to the original Jeep design. The 2019 Wrangler earned the Motortrend SUV of the year award!

Now that we have covered the top reason to own a Jeep Wrangler this summer, its time to head to the Spieler’s Incorporated and pick one out. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will find the right one to match your wants and needs. You will be ready for summer in a brand-new Jeep Wrangler from Spieler’s Inc.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

With summer coming so are road trips, kids sporting events, vacations and many other adventures that will rack up miles on your vehicle. Is your car ready for that? Spieler’s Inc would like to share some tips and tricks that will make traveling this summer safer and you can focus on what matters instead of worrying about having car troubles in Mid-MO.


Find Out What that Warning Light Means

Do you have a warning light on your dash? Not always will you notice your car acting any differently, but those lights don’t just come on for no reason. If you are going to have troubles you know it will happen while miles away from home, so if you have any warning lights on, have them diagnosed. Most of the time these can be checked with a scan tool and diagnosed very quickly. Don’t ignore these lights and save yourself an emergency.

Service You’re A/C System

Whether we are ready or not, it’s going to get hot eventually. Your A/C could be working fine but having it checked over could prevent a future issue. When air conditioners break down, refrigerant leaks and can damage the evaporator and compressor. Don’t get caught out on a hot and humid summer day with no air conditioning.


Inspect Your Tires

You should inspect your tires on a regular basis. Tires are the only component that physically touch the road! Not only do you need your tires in good condition for traction, but tires that are properly inflated will also increase your ride and fuel mileage. Your tires can also tell you a lot about your vehicle. If you notice uneven tread wear, you might need an alignment! It’s never fun putting a spare on in a remote area in 100-degree heat so check your tires over before you head out this summer.

Replace Your Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades wear down over time. After your wipers have cleaned off ice and snow all winter, they are probably in need of replacing. Summer will bring some rain and storms so make sure you can drive safely with wipers that repel the rain well. While replacing those worn out blades also top off your windshield washer fluid so you can remove those nasty summertime bug splatters.


Check Coolant Level

Pop your hood and look for any obvious issues. While you are in the engine compartment check your coolant level in the reservoir. You want your car to stay at a nice and cool operating temperature during the hot summer months. If the level is low, it can be easily topped off with pre-diluted mixtures. If you can’t tell where the coolant has escaped, you will want to have the coolant system inspected.

Summer can be harsh on your vehicle. There are several things to check or inspect before heading out on your summer journeys. You and your family’s safety is very important to us. If you would like to have a professional look over your ride, stop by Spieler’s Inc today. Our California, MO car dealership can give you that peace of mind that your car is ready to tackle the summer.


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California, MO 65018
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Bad Driving Habits To Avoid!


Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents on the roadways. Driving a vehicle is a major responsibility, and Spieler's Inc has a few bad driving habits that should be avoided. You are not only in control of your life and others in your vehicle, you have an impact on all other drivers on the roadways. It's important to take this great responsibility to heart. When driving, you should give the task at hand 100% of your attention. There are many habits that can cause you to be distracted while driving. Take a look below to learn about the top bad driving habits everyone should break.


Traveling Above the Speed Limit

A common bad habit for many drivers is speeding. Speed limits are set for the purpose of keeping drivers safe. Usually speeding will not get a driver to their destination that much quicker. Take your time when driving and leave in plenty of time to avoid going over the speed limit when traveling on the road.


Failure to Use Turn Signal

Many drivers do not use a turn signal when turning or changing lanes. This helps show other drivers on the road which direction you plan to turn or merge. If you do not use a turn signal, another driver may not be aware of where you plan to move your vehicle.


Following Too Close

A good rule of thumb is to allow 1 car length for every 10mph you are traveling. For example, if you are going 60mph, you want to have 6 car lengths of space between your car and the car in front’s bumper. Allowing adequate room between vehicles gives enough time to react if the car in front were to break suddenly.


Taking Your Eyes Off the Road

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents. Looking at your phone instead of focusing on the road is a dangerous distraction. Even if you are watching the road while on a phone call, you still may be more focused on your conversation than driving. Switching the radio and glancing away from the road for just a second can also be dangerous. Many drivers will be rushed and complete their daily grooming tasks behind the wheel. This is a big distractor and can be dangerous for the driver and others on the road.


Speed Up Through Yellow Light

When a light turns yellow, many drivers will accelerate through the intersection to avoid stopping at the soon approaching red light. When a driver speeds through, the light may have already turned red which triggers the alternating lights to turn green. This can lead to an unnecessary wreck in an intersection.


Not Wearing Seatbelt

Wearing a seatbelt while driving or riding in a vehicle is not only the law but a huge safety precaution. Unfortunately, wrecks do happen and having a seatbelt on helps to keep the individual in their seat. Keeping your safety device buckled while the car is in motion can improve your chances of surviving if a crash does occur.



Best Dealership In Mid-Missouri

More and more vehicles are on the roadways in the spring and summer months. From family vacations to friend getaways, more people travel this time of year. Now that you've learned some of these bad driving habits, you can make an effort to help make the roadway a safer place for you and other drivers. If you are planning a road trip of your own, be sure to stop by our California, MO car dealership before you hit the road. Here at Spieler's Inc., we can check over your ride to make sure it is ready for your adventure.


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