Recommended Fall Maintenance for Your Ram Truck

2019 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL

Your Ram truck can handle any journey, but it needs help to operate at its top potential. Regular maintenance checks, especially when the seasons change, are key to keeping your truck healthy and functional. Here are some recommended services to perform for fall.

Make sure your battery is strong

Temperatures dip in the fall, and they’ll plummet even more in winter. Now is the time to make sure your battery has a lot of life left in it. If it’s weak, it’s time to install a new one.

Test your lights

Since daylight decreases as fall goes on, you’ll probably be driving more often in darkness. It’s important that your headlights are working properly. While you’re checking your headlights, review all the lights, inside and out, that your Ram truck uses.

Top off truck fluids

Your truck uses several fluids that are continually depleting. Fall is a good time to check that all fluids are at their proper levels. You will want to change the oil and check that the windshield wiper fluid is topped off. Don’t forget to check the coolant, transmission, and brake fluids, too.

Stock up on supplies

As the seasons change, so should the contents of your truck’s emergency kit. Be sure to equip your emergency kit with cold weather-appropriate supplies like gloves, blankets, ice scraper, jumper cables, flashlight, and snow brush or shovel.

For all your maintenance needs, contact the service experts at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois.

How to Become a Member of the Ram Revolution

2021 Ram 1500 Trax | Dixon, IL

Ram has created a way you can be more connected to the brand and what is driving its dedication to create electric vehicles. As a member of the Ram Revolution, you will earn exclusive information and a way to share your thoughts on how Ram can improve how they manufacture their EV lineup, specifically its development of the Ram 1500 Battery EV, which is slated for the 2024 model year.

“Our new Ram Revolution campaign will allow us to engage with consumers in a close and personal way, so we can a gather meaningful feedback, understand their wants and needs and address their concerns – ultimately allowing us to deliver the best electric pickup truck on the market with the Ram 1500 BEV,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand CEO — Stellantis.

Why participate in the Ram Revolution?

Are you ready to be a part of automotive history? Signing up to join the Ram Revolution offers you an opportunity to help shape the future of the Ram’s EV lineup. Just by expressing your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions, you can help Ram develop an EV that better serves drivers who would rather drive a truck than any other vehicle while protecting the Earth.

Membership requirements

Membership in such an innovative revolution is simple. You don’t have to be an automotive or EV expert, just a curious person! You can start participating by filling out a few information details here.

Contact Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the Ram Revolution.

Make Sure You’ve Downloaded the Ram Toolbox App

Ram Uconnect CarPlay | Dixon, IL

If you own a Ram truck, you know that it’s high-tech — in many ways. But did you know you can download the Ram Toolbox app to stay connected to your truck wherever you venture? If you haven’t downloaded it yet, check out some of the ways it makes Ram ownership easier.

Stay on top of maintenance

Right from your, you can view maintenance records and set a service schedule for your Ram. Once your Ram truck is due for service, you can choose Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram on the app and schedule an appointment — it’s that easy.

Have peace of mind

If you get a flat tire while driving or break down on the side of the road, you can use the Roadside Assistance feature to get help. And if you get into a collision, the Accident Assistance will help you create a report.

Learn about your truck

Rather than having to flip through a physical copy of your Ram owner’s manual, you can view it right in the app whenever you have questions about your vehicle, which makes searching for topics much easier. Plus, if your vehicle has any recalls, you can find out via the app.

Don’t currently own a Ram truck? Visit us at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, to check out our huge selection of new and used trucks.

Benefits of Having the Ram DrivePlus Credit Card

Benefits of Having the Ram DrivePlus Credit Card | Dixon, IL

Do you love your Ram truck? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for the Ram DrivePlus Mastercard®. This credit card is an easy way for Ram owners to get rewarded with a cash-back program that you can use anywhere.

You earn an impressive 5-percent cashback whenever you use your Ram DrivePlus card at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, or other certified CDJR businesses. This includes paying for your service appointments, buying replacement parts, and adding new accessories to your Ram truck.

This card also rewards you with 2-percent cash back on all gas and travel purchases. This makes taking road trips in your Ram truck even more appealing. Finally, you will earn 1% cashback on all other purchases.

The DrivePlus card also has some great bonuses available. If you spend at least $7,500 in your first year, you will earn a $1,000 bonus certificate that you can use toward the purchase of your next new Ram truck. You can also earn a $100 statement credit by spending at least $499 on Ram Truck purchases during the first billing cycle.

To save even more money, you can take advantage of the 0-percent introductory APR for the first six billing cycles. This applies to all dealership purchases of $499 or more, giving you more time to pay off big purchases.

The Ram DrivePlus Mastercard® is yet another way that you can save money when doing business with Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. Apply today and start getting more money back in your wallet.

The Best Accessories for Your Ram Truck in Dixon, IL

2021 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL

Your Ram truck is your faithful companion that helps you work hard every day here in Dixon. To make your truck even more versatile, you can add some great accessories from Mopar®. These are some of our favorite accessories that we think can add a lot of value to your truck.

Bed extender

If you frequently carry large items that extend past the end of your truck bed, a bed extender can help. It comes with strong bars that keep cargo secure and you can even flip it inward to keep cargo from sliding.

Bed liner

A strong bed liner can protect your truck’s bed from scratches and dents, and prolong its life. Some bed liners even offer additional skid resistance to keep your cargo from sliding while you drive.

All-weather floor mats

With a set of all-weather floor mats, you can prevent dirt and other debris from collecting in your truck’s carpeting. These floor mats also make cleaning up easy since you can remove them and hose them down.

Cargo divider

You can keep your cargo contained with a cargo divider in your bed. It fits snugly into the utility rails and is easily adjustable.

Bed toolbox

Keep all your tools on-hand with a lockable, durable toolbox mounted into your truck bed. No more tools sliding around and making loud noises while you drive!

If you’d like to order any of these accessories or want to know more about what you can add to your Ram truck, contact our team at Ken Nelson CDJR.