Family-Friendly Holiday Activities

The holidays are approaching fast, which means you’ll be spending lots of time with your family.  Here are some holiday activities you can do this season that will be fun for the whole crew.

Gingerbread houses

Making gingerbread houses together is a creative activity for a snowy night in. Have tons of materials such as icing, candy, peppermints, and sprinkles ready and have everyone decorate a part of the house or their own house. Ready-made gingerbread house kits make this activity a little easier, but you can always make your own gingerbread.

Driving lights tour

You love your car almost as much as you love your family, so why not take everyone out for a winter drive to look at the lights? Some neighborhoods and parks have brilliant, drive-thru light displays, and nothing is more fun than seeing your kids “ooh” and “ah” from their car seats.

Go caroling

Include everyone in the family for a caroling activity. You can go caroling around your neighborhood, or contact a nursing home to see if they’d welcome your singing talents there.

Pick out a tree

The authenticity and smell of a real pine tree can be a great treat during the Christmas season, and so is picking one out! May Christmas Tree Farm is approximately 25 minutes outside Moorefield, and it is the perfect place to find the perfect tree.

Before you set off on your holiday adventures with your family, make sure your car is ready. Schedule a maintenance check with our talented service professionals at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

2019 Ram 1500 Honored with Spot on Wards’ 10 Best User Experience List

We can talk for days about how powerful and capable modern pickup trucks are. Yet, we oft-overlooked feature is how enjoyable driving these burly trucks are. Ram is committed to meeting and exceeding driver expectations at every turn and in unexpected ways. Earlier this year, the 2019 Ram 1500 was named to Wards’ 10 Best Interiors List. This is an impressive feat for a pickup truck. However, it just received further accolades: the 2019 Ram 1500 was named to Wards’ 10 Best User Experience List, further adding to its impressive credentials.

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 was designed to be the most technologically advanced pickup ever, and we are honored that WardsAuto has chosen the Ram 1500 for Ward’s 10 Best User Experience list,” said Jim Morrison, who is the Head of Ram Brand, FCA — North America. “We are dedicated to keeping Ram truck customers connected, engaged and informed all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

To show this dedication, the 2019 Ram 1500 comes equipped with a fourth-generation Uconnect® infotainment system. This features a large 12-inch color touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay™, and all-new SiriusXM®. Including 360L personalized listening experience to elevate your enjoyment behind the wheel. To enjoy all your favorite tunes, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers the Harman Kardon audio system. This is the most powerful audio system ever available in a pickup, featuring 19 speakers. The Uconnect® system also offers available navigation. Which provides easy, convenient, and hands-free navigation to help you safely get where you need to be.

Learn more about the award-winning 2019 Ram 1500 when you visit Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

FCA Autonomous Driving Technology: New $30 Million Test Facility

Fiat-Chrysler recently announced that it would be investing $30 million in FCA autonomous driving technology. The new lab and testing facility will be at the Chelsea Proving Grounds. The brand will also be investing in advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies as well. The new 6,500-square-foot command center is the ideal place for innovation.

FCA has long been a leader when it comes to automotive technologies and autonomous vehicles are the next step in auto history. According to FCA, the new Chelsea Proving Grounds facility in southeast Michigan will include a 35-acre safety-evaluation area, a dedicated highway-speed track, and a centralized command center. In short, it’s the perfect place to thoroughly test self-driving cars.

“The all-new facility at Chelsea Proving Grounds will help support and enable the successful rollout of the company’s five-year plan laid out earlier this year,” said Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Chief Operating Officer, NAFTA region. “Our ability to test for autonomous and advanced safety technologies enables FCA to offer our customers the features they want across our brand portfolio.”

Autonomous vehicle systems are capable of driving with minimal driver input. This includes harsh environments and around obstacles. Currently, FCA is working to perfect sensor technologies and software systems. These systems would be capable of both keeping drivers safe as well as improving efficiency and driving times.

We at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram are excited to see the strides the new testing facility will make in autonomous driving technology.

Essential Items for Dorm Living

As the new school year begins, many students are preparing for dorm living. The transition into dorm life can be challenging, but being well prepared with the essentials will make it much easier.

Shower Caddy and Flip Flops

Showering in a shared space is a whole new experience. A shower caddy and waterproof flip-flops are two shower essentials. The former will make it easy to carry your things between your room and the bathroom. The latter will keep your feet clean and bacteria free in the shower.

Personal Items

The more you can customize your dorm room, the better you’ll feel living there. Bring your favorite sheets and comforter, a plant for your desk, posters of your favorite bands, or whatever makes you feel at home.

Snacks

A lot of College dining halls have limited hours. So, the more can prepare for those late study sessions, the better. Find your local, go-to grocery spot and keep your room stocked with snacks. Not only will this be convenient, but it will keep the late-night munchies at bay!

Storage Containers

Space will certainly be limited in your dorm, so it’s helpful to stay as organized as possible. Find out what you can about the space ahead of time and look for storage containers that can fit under the beds or stack neatly in a corner.

To make sure your car is up to the college move, schedule a maintenance check at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Drive-In Theatre Tips

The drive-in movie theatre is a classic summer activity for families, dates, or a night out with friends. But, if you’ve never been before you might not know what to expect. Use these drive-in theatre tips to ensure the best experience during your visit.

Call Ahead for Details

Before you head to your local drive-in, it’s a good idea to call ahead to get the scoop. Most drive-ins only take cash at the concessions or at the gate, which will be good to know. Thinking of bringing your dog? You’ll want to ask about that, too, since pet regulations differ depending on the theatre.

Arrive Early

Like regular movie theatres, the seating at drive-in theatres is on a first-come, first-serve basis, only the seats are in or around your vehicle. Get to the theatre early to ensure a good spot for your car.

Bring Entertainment

If you’re arriving early as recommended, be sure to bring a few things to keep everyone occupied before the movie starts. This could be books, Frisbees, or other outdoor games.

Bring Outside Gear

It’s perfectly okay to sit in your car for the duration of the movie, and if your car is comfortable you may prefer it. It is nice, however, to bring other seating options as well, like lawn chairs. If you plan to bring outside seats, you’ll also want to bring a portable radio so that you can tune into the station that’s playing the sound for the movie, and you may also want some blankets or pillows for added comfort.

Get your car ready for all your summer adventures by scheduling a maintenance check at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM.

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Rolls Off the Line

When it comes to supercharged power, the Dodge performance lineup is one of the most impressive. Now, however, we have reached the end of an era with the last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon coming off the assembly line at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.

Production of the Challenger SRT Demon was limited to just 3,300 units and just one model year. After the last model left Brampton, it went on to an upfit center. There it got a hand-painted Viper Red exterior color and Demon badging. As well as, a one-of-a-kind VIN instrument panel badge, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and 18-inch Demon radial tires.

What’s Next?

The last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the last 2017 Dodge Viper will be auctioned off as a pair. The two will be auctioned off in “The Ultimate Last Chance” at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction held June 20 – 23.

All the proceeds from the auction of this pair of supercars will go to the United Way. The auction will be held at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The winner will get to take home the 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 645-horsepower 2017 Dodge Viper — two of the most powerful street-legal cars in the country.

In a 2014 auction, a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, VIN0001, was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson for $1.65 million. Wow!

If you’re not able to make it to the auction, you can still check out and test drive the incredible lineup of Dodge vehicles at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.