Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dodge Unleashed The Hemi-Powered Challenger Drag Pak To The Masses

Dodge Unleashes A Hemi-Powered Challenger Drag Pack To The Masses


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Earlier this year, Dodge released the all new Challenger Hellcat and the Charger Hellcat to the delight of a patiently waiting public. The Challengers can partially thank their popularity to the Furious 7 film, which is one of the highest grossing films in history, grossing $1.3 billion since its release in April. Now, drivers can be more like their favorite Fast and Furious stars since Dodge unleashed a hemi-powered Challenger Drag Pak to the masses!

The Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is a race-prepped version of Dodge's two-door muscle car that is built specifically for drag racing. Let the burnouts begin! The Challenger is a vehicle that is steeped in racing history and lore. The dominating muscle cars of the 1960s and 19702 made their reputations not just with an unmatched power and timeless styling, but also with dominance on the track. Now the Challenger is back to claim its top-spot and seek glory in the racing world.

Racers can choose between two different V8 Hemi engines. The 354-cubic-inch supercharged V8 features the same displacement as the first production HEMI, whereas the naturally aspirated 426-ci version recalls the now-classic motor used in numerous Chrysler Corporation race and road vehicles from the '60s. Both of the engines are powered by a racing-tuned automatic transmission, and the Drag Pak includes multiple chassis upgrades such as bulked up suspension and brakes, 15-inch lightweight wheels and Hoosier drag radials.

The Drag Pak is designed to compete in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-sanctioned drag races in the Sportman category, and we cannot WAIT to see it tearing up the track now that Dodge unleashed the Hemi-powered Challenger Drag Pak to the masses! If you feel like you would like to give either the Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger a try, stop by your Norfolk Area Dodge Dealer for a test drive today! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Stop in for any of your auto or community needs, or feel free to give us a call at (252) 338-9100

Friday, June 26, 2015

Things To Do In The Outerbanks For The 4th Of July

Things To Do In The Outerbanks For The 4th Of July


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Can you believe we've made it to the end of June? The year is halfway over, and it just feels like yesterday we wondering why it was getting SO COLD in North Carolina! However, the end of June and the beginning of July brings about one of our favorite holidays: Independence Day! With so many things going on around town, we thought we'd cover some things to do in the Outerbanks for the 4th of July!

Fireworks
It wouldn't be America's birthday without fireworks! Here are some local fireworks you should definitely check out!

  • Corolla : Friday, July 3rd at Currituck Heritage Park
  • Nag's Head : Saturday, July 4th at Nags Head Pier
  • Kill Devil Hills : Saturday, July 4th at Avalon Pier
  • Maneto : Saturday, July 4th at Roanoke Island Park 
  • Avon : Saturday, July 4th at Avon Pier
Get there early, and bring the lawn chairs! 4th of July just isn't right if you don't attend a parade with the family! 
  • Duck : Friday, July 3rd Scarborough Lane
  • Manteo : Saturday, July 4th Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm 
  • Manteo :  Saturday, July 4th Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration 
  • Manteo : Saturday, July 4th United States MArine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
  • Kill Devil Hills : Friday, July 3rd 4th Annual Sun Realty Firecracker 5K, Old Glory Mile and Little Sparkler Fun Run 
  • Nags Head : Friday, July 3rd Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Fun Run 
How fun do these sound? We cannot wait for the holiday weekend, the only bad thing is choosing which fireworks show to see and which party to go to. Do you have a list of fun things to do in the Outerbanks for the 4th of July? Share them with us! You can always check out our past blogs for fun facts about Independence Day to share with your friends! Looking for the best car for your 4th of July Weekend? Check out this 2015 Red Camaro Convertible, or this 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport!  Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

General Motors Reveals The New 2016 Chevy Cruze

General Motors Reveals The New 2016 Chevy Cruze

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Last night the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze was revealed to a crowd of auto-insiders, press and writers at the Fillmore Theater in Downtown Detroit. General Motors reveals the new 2016 Chevy Cruze is longer, lighter and gets 40 mpg from its 1.4-liter, four-cylinder Ecotec turbo engine. The 2016 Cruze will pull into dealerships in the spring of next year, and is currently the fifth newly designed model that Chevrolet has released this year. The goal for Chevy is restoring that reputation of ingenuity and excitement the brand had in 1950s and '60s.

Since the beginning of the year, Chevrolet has unveiled redesigns for Volt, Camaro, Malibu and the Spark, and the reveal of the all-new 2016 Cruze was just as successful as the earlier models. GM CEO Mary Barra was on hand and took the cover off of the new Cruze Wednesday night to the delight of those in attendance.

General Motors reveals that the new 2016 Chevy Cruze will weigh in at about 250 pounds less than the '15 model, accomplished through a retooled aluminum engine block. This block is made by press-hardened steel, which is a process of heating steal blanks until they become malleable. Bumper-to-bumper, the new Cruze is lengthened by 2.7 inches, which gives 2 more inched of legroom in the rear-seat.

As with it's other Chevrolet models, GM infuses the new Cruze with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, which customers have the option of purchasing. A modern style theme, similar to that of the new Impala and Malibu, gives the Cruze a more premium look which John Cafaro, Executive Director of Chevrolet Design, says is and example of craftsmanship, content, quality and a fresh interpretation on an unmistakable Chevy identity.

It will be an exciting day when the 2016 Chevy Cruze rolls into our dealership– we cannot WAIT to see it! If you would like to check out any of the other brand new Chevy models released this year, stop by! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The 2016 Chevy Volt Could Get 43 MPG And A 106MPGe

The 2016 Chevy Volt Could Get 43 MPG And A 106MPGe

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - General Motors has not been cheap when it comes to the amount of news the automotive company has been releasing in regards to the 2016 Chevy Volt. This includes a lower price ($33,995 which is $1,175 cheaper than the 2015 model) and specifications on the upgraded Voltec drivetrain. However one thing Volt enthusiasts have been anxious about is the official EPA MPG and MPGe numbers. After digging around, we might have found out that those official numbers might be higher than originally anticipated.

After searching through the GM-Volt forum, it was noticed that under fuel economy, the numbers were changed from 41 MPG as quoted by GM to 43 MPG. This in turn brings the MPGe ratings (using combined electric driving range and gas engine) all the way up to 106 MPGe, compared to the 37 MPG and 98 MPGe for the current 2015 Volt.  Although this is not necessarily set in stone, it is so exciting that the 2016 Chevy Volt could get 43 MPG and a 106MPGe! It looks like the total driving range has gone from 420 miles to 430, then back down to 420 miles.

GM does not plan to release the official fuel economy numbers until sometime next month, even though you can make a deposit to GM to reserve your 2016 Volt in early adopter states like California. Just the fact that the 2016 Chevy Volt could get 43 MPG and a 106MPGe, is thrilling to say the least! You can bet, however, that Perry Auto Group will have all the latest news and updates regarding the 2016 Chevy Volt, and you could always stop by and take a test drive in our current 2015 modelsPerry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Great Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Car Loving Dad

ELIZABITH CITY, NC - Did you know that the first Father's Day ever observed was in 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia? Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, on December 1907, the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children. Clayton suggested her pastor Robert Thomas Webb to honor all those fathers. Pretty interesting right? Just in case you didn't know, Father's Day is JUST around the corner, and don't worry... we've got your back! We've scoured the internet and found some great Father's Day gift ideas for the car loving dad.

Great Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Car Loving Dad
If your Dad is a Jeep guy, he would LOVE this! 

Great Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Car Loving Dad
Haven't you heard? Vintage is in! Keep your Dad fashion forward with this vintage Chevy tee. 

Great Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Car Loving Dad
Expensive? Yes. One of a kind? HECK YES! 

Great Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Car Loving Dad
Another Man-Cave or garage accessory for your Dad and his friends to drool over!

Any of these are great Father's Day gift ideas for the car loving Dad! If you were thinking about getting Dad something a bit bigger this year, stop by and check out any of our new and used cars on the lot!  Feel free to stop and take one out for a test drive today! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.



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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ram Dives Head First Into The Luxury Truck Pool

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - In the world of luxury trucks there are few, but Ram dives head first into the luxury truck pool with the Ram Rebel and the Laramie. The demand for pick-up trucks with the interior of a luxury SUV is interestingly on the rise, and Ram is definitely taking the challenge head on. Both of the truck models are priced understandably high at over $50,000, but it makes sense when all of the features are considered.

Let's start with the Ram Rebel (we have to admit, we're OBSESSED with the name!), which is a workhorse that's been completely optimized to do well on less-than-friendly terrain. Upgrades include a factory lift, skid plates and tow hooks over the stock Ram 1500, plus the name "RAM" has been emphasized and embossed at every available opportunity. The Rebel's main competition includes the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and Ford's F-150 Raptor.

Ram Dives Head First Into The Luxury Truck Pool

The Laramie comes equipped with a 5.7 liter V8 rear-wheel drive, and will have a starting base cost of just over $51,000. Ram indeed highlights the fact that the new Laramie Limited is more geared for well-heeled suburban chrome enthusiasts than cattle famers who would use the truck for actual "truck" work. However, this is a rapidly growing segment. Many people want to have the look and attitude of a pick-up truck, but the luxury of a first class suburban-like car. The premium feature list is long, and includes things such as all-black leather seating, real wood interior components and unique badges. When all is said and done, the Laramie could potentially run anyone just over $57,000 with the diesel and 4x4, before the pick-and-choose options are applied.

Ram Dives Head First Into The Luxury Truck Pool

Ram dives head first into the luxury truck pool, and is not alone as it joins with Ford Motor Co. as the the only automaker with a full-size truck that doesn't offer a midsize alongside it. You can bet that Perry Auto is your spot for all of the Ram truck models! Feel free to stop and take one out for a test drive today! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.



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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Dodge Brothers Take You Back To The Beginning In Their New Ads

The Dodge Brothers Take You Back To The Beginning In Their New Ads

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - The Dodge Brothers take you back to the beginning in their new ads, with the initial "First Dodge" (shown below) showing how the competitive spirit of John and Horace Dodge developed early on. The four new ads highlight the 2015 Dodge Dart and Durango as well as the Scat Pack trims of the Challenger and Charger, and were directed by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody.


The first 60-second ad shown above shows how this competitive spirit from the Dodge boys developed early on as the brothers see a young boy with a bike and decide to make an even better concocting bike of their own, the first vehicle they ever built.

Widen+Kennedy produced the four ads, which will air on cable broadcast channels during prime-time sports and entertainment programming such as NASCAR races, Major League Baseball and "Undercover Boss". The ads also include social media components that allow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users to follow the #DodgeBrothers hashtag. The ads will not air until October.

As Chief Marketing Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Olivier Francois stated, "Today's Dodge vehicles have the same passion for performance as John and Horace Dodge established in the first vehicles they crafted more than one hundred years ago."

As more ads come out, you can bet we'll be showcasing them on our Facebook page! We have TONS of 2015 Dodge vehicles at Perry Auto Brothers. If you would like to take a test drive in the ad-featured Dodge Dart, feel free to stop by! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Warm Weather Car Care Tips

Warm Weather Car Care Tips


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Warm weather can be tough on your vehicle, especially here in North Carolina. Intense heat can destroy batteries and put stress on the tires and cooling system. Thanks to the lowest summer gas prices since 2009, many Americans will be hitting the road this summer for vacation, and to insure a safe trip you may want to check out these warm weather car care tips. By making sure your vehicle is running smoothly you can avoid breakdowns or car problems that will definitely put a thorn in your summer plans.
  • Heat zaps life away from your battery.  Many car owners believe that battery problems only occur in the winter, which could not be more wrong. Heat and vibration are the two WORST things for a car battery, and ultimately lead to engine failure. If you car's battery is more than three years old, make sure to have it checked by a certified technician before heading out on the road. 
  • Maintain and check up on your air conditioning. NOTHING, and we mean nothing, is worse than the air conditioning going out in the middle of the summer. Driving around in a car when it's 80+ degrees out is hard enough on your vehicle. Take out the air conditioning and good luck trying to go anywhere fast. Even a marginally operating system will fail in the hot weather, so have your air conditioning checked out by a qualified technician. 
  • The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is cooling system failure. The cooling system should be completely flushed out and refilled every two years. Be sure that you understand the level, condition and concentration of the coolant should also be checked periodically, especially when it first starts to warm up after the long winter. 
  • Check your windshield wipers. Your windshield wipers have been working overtime since January. A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can also pose a safety hazard. Replace worn windshield wiper blades and have plenty of windshield wiper fluid handy. 
  • Your brakes have been working hard all winter, make sure they're okay! Your brakes have kept you from sliding off the road since January, so make sure they are up to par before you head out this summer. If you notice pulsations, grabbing noises or longer stopping distances, bring your vehicle to see a certified technician ASAP. 
Just a quick, 20-minute once over can mean the difference between a fun and relaxing family vacation or being stuck in the middle of nowhere with no air conditioning, waiting for the tow truck. NO FUN! Feel free to share these warm weather car care tips with your friends or family! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.



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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Will Fiat-Chrysler Put The Hellcat Engine Into A Jeep?

Will Fiat-Chrysler Put The Hellcat Engine Into A Jeep?


ELIZABETH CITY, NC – When Fiat-Chrysler brought the Dodge brand into the fold last year, there were major concerns throughout the automotive industry that the SRT-badged vehicles, (Grand Cherokee SRT and 300 SRT) would soon cease to exist completely. Fast forward to mid-2015, it looks like only the 300 SRT will be a casualty of FCA's reorganization, as there are plans to keep the Grand Cherokee SRT alive – by entirely rebranding it. 

No that does not mean that the trendy Grand Cherokee will become a Dodge, however many do expect the SRT label to be dropped and replaced by the Trackhawk label, a name which Fiat Chrysler trademarked in 2014. While that is all great and exciting, the biggest possible change to the Grand Cherokee is the integration of the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 fitted Hellcat engine, made famous by the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. So, will Fiat-Chrysler put the Hellcat engine into a Jeep Cherokee? Car and Driver reported that when the Grand Cherokee receives its major update later this year that will include the Hellcat engine.

By putting the Hellcat's 650 pound-feet of torque into the Grand Cherokee, something minor changes have to be made. This is especially relevant because of the Cherokee's all-wheel driving system, and that's why we could indeed see the engine's potency detuned or at least limited in lower gears to help preserve the drivetrain.

So, will Fiat-Chrysler put the Hellcat engine into a Jeep Cherokee? We hope so! Whatever changes need to be made to the current Cherokee to get the Hellcat engine to run, we say make them! We cannot WAIT to see the updated, 2016 Grand Cherokee, and we will definitely be keeping you up to date on all the news regarding it!  If you would like more information on the Jeep GrandCherokee, give us a call! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Feel free to call us with any questions at (252) 338-9100.





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