Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Maintenance Routine on Your Car

Maintenance Routine on Your Car

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The weather is getting colder and it’s time for you to do a maintenance routine on your car. There are a few things that you should be doing to keep your car running smoothly at least once or twice a year. The best part is most of these things can be done on your own so you can save yourself some money. 

1. Change your wiper blades – Your wiper blades should typically be replaced once a year. It’s best to change them before the colder weather comes because they’ll take more wear and tear from road and wind debris then. Replacing wiper blades is super easy. You just need the right blades for your car – be careful, because some cars have two different sized blades – and you snap them into place.

2. Check your spare tire – You don’t want to be that person on the side of the road waiting for road side assistance because your spare doesn’t work properly. To do this all you need is a tire pressure gauge. It takes a whole 30 seconds to do and saves you a lot of time in the long run. Just so you’re aware, your pressure drops one PSI (pond per square inch) every 10 degrees the weather drops.

3. Check and top off fluids – By fluids we mean your windshield-washer fluid and brake-fluid. For both fluids you just need to check the required minimum that is located on the side of the containers and then fill it to the right amount. Always double check that you’re putting the right fluid in the right area. Dangerous things can happen if you mix them.

4. Change your air filter – Your engine air filters should be replaced at a minimum twice per year. These filters can get very dirty causing your airflow and performance to decrease. You can find a replacement filter at any auto store. Then all you need to do is find the air filter cover, take out the old filter, change it with the new filter, and replace the cover.

5. Check your battery and lights – To check the battery you need to look for any corrosion around the connections. If there’s anything there, you can use a particular brush to clean the bad areas. Make sure you unplug the connections before you brush and plug them back in tightly when you’re done. To check your lights, have someone watch them while your use the on and off controls.

Every one of these items is quick and simple, but they help your vehicle a lot in the long run. Please remember how important it is to perform a maintenance routine on your car once or twice a year. We want you to drive safely.

If you need any major auto service done near Corolla, NC, come into Perry Auto Group. We can take care of your tires, car repair, and brakes. 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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Features on the 2015 Jeep Renegade

New Features on the 2015 Jeep Renegade


ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Jeep lovers, there's a vehicle that is both city-friendly and has off-road capabilities. What more could you want?  If you don’t know which SUV this is, we’re talking about the 2015 Jeep Renegade.

The Renegade makes a statement with performance and design. It’s a small SUV with the fun driving experience of any Jeep. There are six features that we think are important to point out. Take a look:

  1. Performs Like a Jeep: Just because it’s a small SUV doesn’t mean you can’t participate in #MuddyMonday. This guy is equipped with the Select-Terrain Dial with auto, snow, sand, and mud settings. For the Trailhawk model you even get a rock setting.

  2. Get Those Rays: Small sunroofs are so last season. The 2015 Jeep Renegade has a My Sky open-air roof. When not in use, the panels are locked safely in place. When it’s time to enjoy the open road the panels can be removed and stored in a height-adjustable cargo area so you can adjust as the weather changes.

  3. Shift With Ease: 9-speed automatic transmission? No problem! With this new addition you can enjoy the view while driving along with efficiency and unnoticeable shifts.

  4. Light the Night: Exploring trails at night can come with lots of unexpected surprises. No need to worry though. In the Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk model halogen cornering fog lamps come standard. At the flip of a switch you can see everything in your path.

  5. Ready for Trails: Hit those trails with the two best systems for off-roading. In the Latitude and Limited model you have the Jeep Active Drive on Sport. In the Trailhawk is the Jeep Active Drive Low. Both systems have a rear axle disconnect system that easily switches from two- to four-wheel drive.

  6. Room to Move: With 118 cubic feet of space, there’s plenty of room to stay comfortable on any adventure in the Renegade. Don’t forget all your storage space as well. For extra comfort you have the option of a heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control.

This Jeep is the perfect compact SUV with the best off-roading features. It also has the combination of the rugged design and killer performance you want in a Jeep. You can find plenty 2015 Renegades at your Jeep dealer near Corolla, NC. 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.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Invest $5 Billion + in U.S. Auto Plants

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will Invest Over $5 Billion into U.S Auto Plants


ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Just announced – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (F.C.A) will invest over $5 billion into U.S. auto plants across the country. During recent UAW (United Auto Workers) talks in Detroit, F.C.A CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke to the media and confirmed a $5.3 billion investment; a sure surprise to all of those in attendance.

The automotive company's massive investment will help secure thousands of UAW jobs in a variety of auto plants. The investment breaks down to $3.4 billion to be invested into assembly plants, $1.5 billion at engine and transmission plants, $315 million at stamping plants, and $34 million at Mopar parts distribution plants.

Throughout the UAW conversations, it also came to light that the Jeep brand does in fact have plans to move forward with a 2018 release of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer which will likely be produced in Warren, Mich. according to the Detroit Free Press.

It will be interesting to see how the UAW responds to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles investing over $5 billion into U.S auto plants. It's definitely a positive announcement for the auto industry, and it's expected that autoworkers will soon be fully briefed about the economic terms of this new investment deal.

As the investment deal continues to play out, Perry Auto Group will keep you up-to-date on all things FCA including new vehicle offerings! 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.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Take a Look at the All-New High Tech 2016 Charger Pursuit

Take a Look at the All-New High Tech 2016 Charger Pursuit

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Take a look at the all-new high tech 2016 Charger pursuit vehicle! Recently Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis stated that the brand's market share of police cars has spiked from 2% of the market in 2006 to about 43% of the market and since then, Ford Motor Co., Dodge and General Motors with its Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle, have been actively competing to win over police departments.

Dodge's police vehicle lineup draws just as much attention as the brand's Hellcat lineup, acording to Kuniskis, "Think about it, when you are on the street, what car gets more attention? Nothing," he said. "You pretend you are not looking at the police when you drive by, but you are looking."

For the past 30 years, the police vehicle market was DOMINATED by the Ford Crown Victoria, but this new highly technological Charger Pursuit is changing the game. Let's take a look at the all-new high tech 2016 Charger Pursuit! Dodge worked exclusively with local Police Departments in Michigan, and came up with some exciting new upgrades. These upgrades include a new, 12.1-inch U-connect touchscreen system based on feedback from police officers who said they needed more space inside the police car. The new system includes an interface that allows officers to quickly toggle between vehicle controls. All of these feature upgrades came from the minds of actual police officers, a process that Dodge is extremely proud of.

It is exciting to see Dodge actively making its mark on the police vehicle market, which is a huge and important one in the automotive industry. Interested in picking up your own Dodge Charger? Stop by today to check out our current lineup, or even take one out for a test drive! Stop by your Camden area automotive dealership 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.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Here in the South, the weekends are reserved for one thing in the fall; football. This weekend marks the first OFFICIAL weekend where both Saturday and Sunday will be dedicated to America's favorite sport, and we cannot be more excited about it! Football, is finally back. This means that tailgating will fill up our calendars, and with that goes finding the perfect game day recipes. Check out these six grab-and-go tailgating recipes that will make your spot the most popular in the lot!
Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
You cannot hit up the tailgate WITHOUT having a hotdog! Check out this delicious North Carolina style dog with coleslaw, onion, and chili! 

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
The easy thing about ALL of these recipes is they can be pre-made, and this recipe is no different! This crockpot pulled chicken is sure to be a crowd pleaser! 

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
This filling pasta salad has bacon. Do we need to say anything more? 

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
You cannot have a football tailgate without Guacamole, it's just so un-American! 

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
A delicious spin on chips and salsa will have your guests scrapping the bowl. 

Six Grab and Go Tailgating Recipes
This yummy dip can be served with any type of bread you fancy. 

Try these six grab-and-go tailgating recipes to shake up your normal tailgating menu. Trust us, you will not be disappointed! Do you have a favorite recipe? Share them with us in the comments below! All of these recipes and more can be found on our Pinterest board, feel free to give us a follow.

Looking for the perfect tailgating vehicle this season? Check out the 2015 Chevy Colorado! This midsize truck is a proven tailgate king, and will not let you down on the roads either. Stop by your Camden area automotive dealership 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.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Is the Jeep Woody Wagoneer Making a Glorious Comeback?

Is the Jeep Woody Wagoneer Making a Glorious Comeback?
Photo Illustration: Yuliya Kim

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Jeep fans, hold onto your seats because we have some potentially JAW DROPPING NEWS! Is the Jeep Woody Wagoneer making a glorious comeback? According to Autopark Chrysler Jeep, a blog out of N.C, it is! We can hear the collective gasp from Jeep fans everywhere, we even gasped ourselves! 

To quote Autopark Chrysler Jeep, "The Jeep Grand Wagoneer, fondly known as the Woody, is finally returning"Cue angels singing— "And we couldn't be more excited; 2018 is still more than two years away from now, but we couldn't wait to write about it." 

A Chrysler rep would neither confirm nor deny (typical) the Woody's rumored return, stating only "unfortunately we cannot discuss future product plans." However, many automotive industry insiders have known of the rumors circulating the return of a Woody comeback for some time now but this time however, the words seem legit. 

What drew so many drivers to love the Woody is the tell-tale side panels and hatch with plastic laminate trim that resembles actual wood panels. These panels liken the Woody to early midcentury American cars like the Ford County Squire. It is a classically timeless look with a uniquely elegant design which seems to just draw people in. 


The Wagoneer was first introduced in 1963 and it combined the ruggedness of a Jeep with the comfort of a sedan which inadvertently invented the sport utility vehicle. So, is the Jeep Woody Wagoneer making a glorious comeback? We believe so, don't expect any "official" news from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before 2016 or 2017. 

You can count on your Camden area used car dealership to keep you updated on ALL Jeep news! Stop by to check out our current used and new Jeep models, or to get your vehicles tuned up for those last few road trips of the summer! 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. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jeep is Seriously Contemplating the Rebirth of the Jeep Wrangler Truck Concept

Jeep is Seriously Contemplating the Rebirth of the Jeep Wrangler Truck Concept


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Here we go again, Jeep lovers. In a week FULL of rumors regarding the resurrection of previously dead vehicles (Ford Ranger and Ford Raptor) Jeep has entered the mix with what could be a "dropping the mike" of sorts; Jeep is seriously contemplating the rebirth of the Jeep Wrangler truck concept!

A report from Automotive News quotes personnel from a recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles meeting saying a Jeep-branded midsize pickup "could begin production in 2018"! FCA sees the Ranger and Bronco announcement, and raises you a WRANGLER PICK-UP ANNOUNCEMENT! Our minds are totally blown right now! The report also states that the truck would have a short bed and make use of the Wrangler suspension bits and powertrains.

A final design decision has not yet been made, however that doesn't keep Jeep enthusiasts from bouncing a few ideas around. One of the most popular is the photo shown above, the Gladiator concept from 2005. Its production-ready appearance and sweet-looking side-mounted spare had the Jeep Wrangler faithful salivating, but the project never left the ground.

If the reports are valid and Jeep is seriously contemplating the rebirth of the Jeep Wrangler truck concept, 2018 is starting to shape up as a BIG year in the automotive industry. You can count on your Camden area used car dealership to keep you updated on ALL Jeep news! Stop by to check out our current used and new Jeep models, or to get your vehicles tuned up for those last few road trips of the summer! 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

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