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Dodge makes some great trucks, cars and SUVs, and there are plenty to choose from. Whether you want a sports car, a family SUV or a workhorse truck, you won’t regret your decision to get a Dodge vehicle. However, the one question you should ask yourself is, should you lease or buy? The truth is, it depends on a few factors.

How much you drive

If you commute far or take a lot of long road trips, you may want to consider buying your car. Otherwise, if you lease your new Dodge vehicle, you will have to either buy out the lease or pay for the mileage you went over. On the other hand, if you aren’t a big commuter and don’t take a lot of long trips, or if your Dodge is a second vehicle, you may want to consider leasing. It will save you money if you drive only 5,000-10,000 miles a year.

How much money you can put down

If you don’t have a lot of money to put down for a new or used car, you should consider leasing. Think about it, when you lease a car, you can often drive it off the lot without writing a check or spending a dime. But, when you don’t put a down payment on a lease, you will have higher monthly payments. Not only that, when you lease a car, you can avoid most taxes as you only pay tax on the value of the car you used.


Small business owners who know what they are doing can save a lot of cash when it comes to taking advantage of legal tax write-offs. If you use your Dodge vehicle to make deliveries or use it for your day-to-day business needs, a lease may be a good deal for you. On the other hand, if you aren’t a small business owner and plan to keep your vehicle for a long time, a lease may not be the best option. Either way, if you are a small business owner, don’t go out of your way to lease just to save on taxes. Make sure it’s the best option all around.

New vehicle more often

Most people who love leasing love that they can get a new vehicle often. When buying, you may have to wait four to six years to pay off your vehicle and get another one. On the other hand, if you play your cards right, you can enjoy a brand new Dodge every couple of years. Another advantage is that you can change the type of vehicle you get. Maybe you want a sports car now but want a minivan in the near future. If thats your case, leasing may be the best option for you.

Whether you are looking to lease or buy, you should head on down to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. You can get advice and figure out what option is best for you. Whether you want a truck, SUV or car, a Dodge will take care of your needs.



Winter will be here soon. So now is the perfect time to make sure your Ram is ready to deal with the ravages of cold weather. Even though Ram trucks are tough and versatile enough to handle any type of weather conditions, it is wise to make sure to do the proper winter maintenance and preparation. If you have a late model Dodge truck you won’t have to do too much to get it ready for winter. Still, there are a few things every truck owner should do to ensure their truck makes it through whatever winter brings with flying colors. Most of them are simple, easy and inexpensive. And, if you have any issues, you can always bring it into Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

Routine Maintenance

One common reason people have problems with their trucks in winter is because they fail to do routine maintenance. Most newer Rams don’t require extensive winterizing. Simply check the owners manual and make sure you have had all the required services performed by a reputable technician. This should include checking all the fluids under the hood and replacing them if necessary. Pay particular attention to your engine coolant and make sure you have the right winter mix. Plus be sure to get your oil changed at the appropriate time. Your transmission fluid should be checked as well.

The Battery

Problems starting in cold weather is another common issue people have with their vehicles in the winter. Often the problem is the battery. So as winter approaches be sure your battery is in tip top shape. Make sure the battery leads are intact, tight and corrosion free. Have your battery tested to ensure it is at full power. If it is not, then charge it or replace it. Many places will test your battery at no charge.

An Emergency Kit

You should always keep an emergency kit in your truck. That kit should have jumper cables, a tow strap, a blanket, bottled water, a mobile charger and a first aid kit. Even if your truck never needs it, that emergency kit may come in handy for helping someone else.

Check Your Tires

Depending on the age of your tires and the amount of wear and tear they have endured, you must make sure they are prepared to take on the winter. Make sure they have the right amount of air pressure and the threads are not overly worn. Consider if they need to be replaced or if you should put on snow tires. Good tires are an important safety feature. Pay attention to them.

Windshield Wipers

Before the inclement weather begins, thoroughly inspect your windshield washer and wiper blades. Replace old or worn wiper blades immediately and make sure the washer nozzles are clear and properly aimed. Use only winter-grade windshield solvent to fill the windshield washer fluid bottle. Consider stowing an extra gallon in your truck just in case.

Four Wheel Drive

Check the operation of your truck’s 4WD components. Ensure locking hubs, push button engagement and the transfer levers move freely and engage and disengage properly. Whether you have a Ram 1500, 2500 or 3500, don’t neglect this step. 


Hellcat and ChargerD

The Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats are here, and driving enthusiasts the world over are ecstatic. And who can blame them. Every real car lover wants a sensible family sedan that has a top speed of 204-mph, like the Dodge Charger Hellcat. But have you ever wondered what it took to make this muscle car lover’s dream a reality?

The battle was between horsepower and fuel economy. And with the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise coming up and the worship of American horsepower about to kick into high gear, now is a great time to let real car enthusiasts get a look behind the curtain and see the machinations and negotiations that took place at the headquarters of Dodge and lead to the development and production of the Charger and Challenger Hellcats.

It was in 2014 that Dodge unleashed these two magnificent beasts with incredible straight-line speed on an unsuspecting public. From the first whispers about what Dodge had up its sleeve and in its garage until the incredibly sleek and powerful new Hellcat versions of the Charger and Challenger hit the asphalt, Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press followed the developments closely. He knew about the horsepower wars that raged inside the company. He heard that the output targets that started at 600 horsepower had been upped first to 675 and finally to 707 by the time production started. You can read numbers and be impressed, but you should test drive one at Chapman Dodge if you want to see how great the horsepower feels.

Mopar had long earned a reputation for creating groundbreaking vehicles with specs that were off the charts. But although the specs on the Charger and Challenger Hellcat models were reportedly quite amazing, even Phelan was stunned when the cars hits the streets in all their muscle car glory. He and many others were impressed with the handling and blown away by the drivability of the vehicles. If you looked past its top speed of over 200 miles per hour and simply focused on the comfort, amenities and style of the vehicles, you might even be able to convince yourself the Charger Hellcat was the ideal family sedan.

It’s true that the Charger and Challenger Hellcats were simply a way to for Dodge to get the driving public’s attention. And they did indeed do that with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat being unofficially crowned King of Woodward. Still they are fun vehicles that can appear civil and tame at first glance. But step on the gas and put them through their paces on city streets, the open road or a dragstrip and the inner beast rears its beautiful head and leaves bystanders and other drivers with their mouths agape. It’s a wonderful and wondrous sight to behold.

The Charger and Challenger Hellcats are by no means perfect, but they’re great. Like other high-performance vehicles, they don’t focus on gas mileage, but they are reliable, fast and fun to drive. Sales have never been a problem and are up almost 10% in 2016. And rumor has it there’ll soon be a Hellcat version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Welcome to the new Golden Age of Horsepower.

Dodge Vehicles



The great thing about Dodge is that it is not a one-track vehicle manufacturer. No, the company makes something for everyone, and if you have a need, it will be fulfilled by Dodge. With that in mind, here are the vehicles that may be able to fulfill your needs while out on the road.

Ram: When you think of workhorse trucks, you probably think of the Ram. If you don’t, you should start thinking about it. Not only can you tow up to 35,000 pounds with the recently updated Ram 3500, but you can get a smaller version that can still carry quiet a bit. Whether you are looking to tow a boat, run a landscaping business or simply get around town with the convenience of a truck bed in the back, the Ram is right for you. With so many models, sizes, price ranges and styles to choose from, you will not struggle to find the Ram you want. If you want to get behind the wheel of a Ram to see how it feels, you just test drive one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas

Dodge Chrysler Pacifica minivan: If you want to get a minivan, you don’t have to worry. Gone are the days of driving around in a boxy, boring and underpowered vehicle. Now, not only do the minivans of today have power, but most of them are much more comfortable, offer a better experience to riders and give the driver something to enjoy. If you are into camping in the woods, moving lots of furniture or taking your kids and the neighborhood kids around, you will love the luxury, reliability and technology that you get out of the Dodge Chrysler Pacifica.

Dodge Viper: With a price tag out of most people’s range, the Viper is not for everyone. With an all-aluminum 8.4 liter V8 engine, you can get anywhere quickly with the Viper. This is the ultimate sports car, and people own them for years as they are somewhat considered a collector’s item. But, remember, the starting price tag is just under 85 thousand. If the price range is not too high, you will not regret buying a Dodge Viper. 

Dodge Journey: If you want power, versatility and comfort, you have come to the right place if you get yourself a Dodge Journey. It comfortably seats seven people, all while getting up to 26 miles per gallon. Road trip fans will like the Journey as you can get up to 500 miles from one tank of gas, which means you can to Vegas on the same tank of gas. With versatility, 283 horsepower and comfortable seating for seven, you should check out the Dodge Journey if you want it all, and it starts at around 21 thousand.

Dodge Durango: Finally, if you want more SUV and less crossover, you won’t regret getting behind the wheel of a Durango. With a Dodge Durango, you can off-road, with the optional four-wheel drive, carry up to seven passengers and get around with ease, all in the same day. In its second generation and in production for nearly 20 years, we can see why this SUV works for most people, and if you want a full SUV, check one out.

Dodge offers something for every budget and need, and if you want a new vehicle, you should go to a Dodge dealership and see for yourself.

Brass Monkey Durango

Tales of the demise of the Dodge Durango are dramatically overblown. In fact, this nimble, powerful beast is quietly coming off its best sales year since 2006. And as if that wasn’t enough, Dodge has just unveiled the 2016 Dodge Durango with the amazing Brass Monkey package. Plus it also gave consumers a peek at the 2016 Durango with an anodized platinum trim. It’s enough to make consumers seeking a good-looking, powerful SUV with an aggressive-looking exterior and an amazing array of creature comforts and technological advancements sit up and take notice.

Both versions new versions of the Dodge Durango can handle a payload of about 1,300 pounds and enough power to tow a small house. The V6 model has a towing rating of 6,200 pounds. The V8 model is even stronger. It can tow between 7,200 and 7,400 pounds. That means towing that boat, trailer, or heavy-duty equipment just got a lot easier. That glint of light you see and that clinking sound you hear is people that just bought the Brass Monkey edition and or the Dodge Durango with the anodized platinum trim toasting with Moet, Chivas, or anything else they can get their hands on. To get your hands on one, head to Chapman Dodge.
Dealers offering the new 2016 Dodge Durango started taking orders in mid-February, and the response has been great. But this is not your father’s Dodge Durango. The two new appearance packages available with the 2016 Dodge Durango, the Brass Monkey and the Anodized Platinum, are just the beginning. Dodge dealers have much more in store. However, the Brass Monkey package available on the Durango Limited which comes with mean-looking 20-inch burnished bronze wheels, gloss-black grille, a monochromatic exterior, and an exterior badge will turn so many heads it should come with a whiplash warning. At a Las Vegas Dodge dealership, you can see the powerful and fun-to-drive SUV in person.

And if the Brass Monkey edition doesn’t do it for you, the Anodized Platinum model surely will. This package is only available on the best Citadel trim. It boasts not only 20-inch satin carbon wheels, but a grille, door handles, lower sills, fog lamp bezel, mirror caps, and exterior badge covered in platinum. Talk about making a statement. There is even a Beastie Boy edition of the Brass Monkey 2016 Dodge Durango.

But these mean machines are not just good-looking. Under the hood you can choose from a 293-horsepower, V6 engine with 260 lb-ft of torque or upgrade to the V8 Hemi which has 360 horsepower and 390-lb-ft of torque. Either of these engines you choose is mated with a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 has all-wheel drive and delivers 21 mpg while the V8 Hemi version gets a respectable 17 mpg. Perfect for whatever people need to do with these powerful automobiles. Whether you take them off road, on road or anywhere in between, these vehicle deliver.

And the 2016 Durango is priced to sell. With a starting price of $31,490, including destination charges to $42,990 for the Citadel, you’re sure to get your money’s worth and more.