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For the sales team at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Buying is believing.A large majority of them have chosen to purchase their personal vehicles from Chapman to demonstrate their belief in the dealership’s values and the value in the dealership’s vehicles.
“Chapman is a very family oriented company, and our sales staff believes in our products we sell,” said Kevin Mackey, General Sales Manager at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. “This enables them to share first-hand knowledge with customers and provide the best service and experience possible.”Mackey has purchased seven vehicles during his eight-and-a-half years with the company. Gloria “Mama” Randolph, who recently purchased her third Dodge Charger, has been with Chapman for 23 years and serves as morning switchboard operator.
“The fact that so many of our employees at both Chapman locations choose to purchase their cars and trucks from right here where they work reinforces to me that our family-owned and family-operated philosophy is more than a catchy tagline,” said General Manager Don Hamrick. “Driving the products they represent and spend their own hard earned money on them is the single best endorsement they can make.”

(Excerpts are from the Chapman Team Talk)

 

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The Chapman Automotive App (updated this past November) allows users to schedule service appointments, shop for cars and current deals, and access their service records. By choosing their closest dealership from the start, such as Chapman Dodge, customers will always have the correct contact information at their fingertips.  The clean and simple interface is extremely straightforward to use, and can be downloaded onto both Apple and Android devices.

After downloading the app, users are asked to upload the make, model, and year of their vehicle. From that point on, every service appointment for that car will be saved in the service history tab with a description of what was done to the vehicle. The account also displays how many miles the car has at each service time for quick reference. The app also allows customers to quickly access auto repair and towing service numbers for their dealership through another button.

To schedule a new service, simply click on the service tab. There, the account information including name, car, dealership, and phone number will already be inputted based on the profile account. The option to add comments, choose a service adviser, and specify the type of service needed is available and will be communicated to the service adviser once the appointment is scheduled. Finish the setting the appointment by choosing a time and date and click the schedule service button to send the request on its way!

Browsing the current collection of new and pre-owned cars is easy with the Chapman Automobile app. Pick any of the 20 dealerships from the drop-down sales menu and check out pictures and information on every car in stock. Call a sales rep straight from the app to ask questions or schedule an appointment, or click on the dealership address and be transferred to Google maps for directions. App users can check out current specials at any of the dealerships by hitting the specials tab. These include leasing options, incentives and discounts, military rebates, and owner trade-in discounts.

The Chapman app is the quickest way to access all up to date car and dealership related info on the go or after a vehicle breakdown. No longer do you need a computer to access service history or schedule an appointment with Las Vegas Dodge, nor do you have to memorize service and towing numbers. Simplify your auto maintenance schedule by downloading the app and using it every time you bring your car in for service.

2014 Ram 1500 vs. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and 2014 Ford F-150

2014 Ram 1500

If you are in the market for a truck, then you need look no further than the 2014 Ram 1500. When compared to the competition, the Silverado 1500 and F-150, the Ram offers luxury, performance, and capability in a way the other two cannot. For more information on 2014 Ram trucks, visit your Chapman Dodge dealership today.

Packing a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine in its most popular guise and producing the most power (395hp) under the hood, the Ram offers capable performance and towing capacity. The Silverado and F-150 both sport a 5.3-liter and 5.0-liter V-8 engine, respectively.

The Ram is a worker’s delight. It offers both 115V and 12V outlets for various uses, while providing comfort, like dual power front seats. A level of comfort also comes from the rear suspension setup. While the Silverado and F-150 use leaf springs in their suspension, the Ram has air springs, which provides a serene, car-like ride.

The Ram can tow 9650 pounds, which makes it very capable for hauling duties.

Another unique feature to the Ram is its Uconnect system. Unlike systems in the other two, which are slow to respond and finicky, Uconnect offers a slick and easy-to-use interface for telematics and voice-activated phone and radio commands.

The Ram’s level of luxury also makes it one of the quietest trucks on the road, adding to its car-like experience.

The standard 8-speed transmission also sets the Ram apart from the competition. This 8-speed, which will slowly proliferate across other models in the Chrysler family, allows for better fuel economy and road going mannerisms.

Safety is another realm the Ram truly excels. There are ten airbags packed into the Ram. The Silverado and F-150 only have six available. The Ram also has an engine immobilizer in case of an accident—a feature lacking in the other two.

When looking for a new truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 is truly a wonderful vehicle. It offers luxury, performance, and safety in an elegant package that its competitors cannot do.

2014 Chrysler 300S

Chrysler’s 300S has received some updates for the 2014 model year, key among the them are several black elements around the body, a blue theme for the interior and an exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.

Appealing to modern customers that want world-class sophistication combined with athletic-luxury and a more aggressive look, the all-new 2012 Chrysler 300S delivers. The exterior features body-colored door handles and fascia inserts, a glossy black finish for the belt molding and light surrounds, and a new black chrome grille. Chrysler says it also plans to offer buyers the option of a glossy black finish for the roof. Also new for 2014 is a custom set of 20-inch wheels (19-inch on all-wheel-drive models).

Inside, drivers will have the option of a new Ambassador Blue color for the trim. This special blue is used on the Nappa leather-lined seats and on the armrests. French seamed stitching in contrasting silver is used throughout. Piano black is used for much of the dash and gauge cluster, while matte carbon hydrographic accents and die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are also included.

As for technology, Chrysler’s Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen interface and an exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre premium audio system consists of 10 speakers and a 12-channel amplifier. According to Chrysler, Beats by Dr. Dre founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine worked with Chrysler to develop the system specifically for the 300 line of cars.

Under the hood, the base 2014 Chrysler 300S comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, rated at 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Matched to this engine is a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, which directs drive to the rear wheels. Those seeking greater performance can opt for the available 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, which delivers 370 horsepower and includes cylinder-deactivation technology. All-wheel drive is also available.

The 2014 Chrysler 300 goes on sale this spring. Visit Chapman Chrysler in Las Vegas for more details.

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For service men and women returning from the front lines and suffering from traumatic injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and the agony of adjusting to a new “normal,” life back at home is challenging. The Wounded Warrior Project aids service personnel lead happy, productive lives after they come home through various programs and outreach. Chapman Las Vegas Dodge is proud to partner with Wounded Warrior for a Holiday Spectacular to raise funds and awareness of the needs of our veterans.

The Holiday Spectacular begins at 7pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the M Pavilion in Las Vegas and features Clint Holmes and Fred Williamson, along with musical guests Kelly Clinton, The Turning Point Trio, The Swing City Dolls, the US Army Color Guard, and Next Movement, under the musical direction of Bill Fayne. Tickets are available at the M Box Office and are $20; VIP seating is $25. Tickets also are available at Chapman Dodge said Celina Ott, Customer Service Specialist and Holiday Spectacular organizer.

“Chapman Dodge supports several charities in our community, and the Wounded Warrior Project allows us to help our brave men and women who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” Ott said. “We are passionate about giving back to our nation’s armed forces and supporting the men and women who fight for our freedom.”

A raffle will be held at the event and includes a custom-made diamond necklace donated by performer Clint Holmes. In addition, Chapman Dodge has made 600 Dri Cool sports shirts that will be sold for $30 plus a donation. All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project from the raffle and shirt sales. There also will be a donation box at the event for cash or check donations, Ott said. Chapman Dodge has set a goal of raising $75,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Donations may be made online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/AHolidaySpectacular.  All donations are tax deductible; to learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit : http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.