Autotrader recently released its list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers for the sixth consecutive year, and both the 2019 Jeep® Wrangler and the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica were included for their pet-friendly features.
The editors at Autotrader compiled the list so you can know which
cars are fit for road trips with a dog aboard. In order to make the list, a car
needs to have features that keep both canine and human passengers safe and
Since 2016, the Chrysler Pacifica has been the most awarded
minivan with over 100 industry awards under its belt. The latest accolade was
granted to the minivan because of features like the available Stow ‘n Vac
integrated vacuum powered by RIDGID, which is great for cleaning up messes your
The Pacifica also contains the Stow ‘n Go seating and storage
system with Stow ‘n Assist and Easy Tilt, which can conveniently make more room
for pets. The hands-free sliding doors and liftgate open with just a
kicking motion so you can more easily load your pets into the vehicle.
The Wrangler and the Pacifica are also considered among the best
rides for you and your dog because they both offer available Mopar®
accessories like a pet kennel, cargo mats, and floor mats.
The Jeep® Wrangler and the Chrysler Pacifica make road tripping with your pets more feasible. See which vehicle is right for you and your pet by taking a test drive at Kevin’s Royal Auto.
Winter is on the horizon, and that means you need to prep your car now for the changing weather. The following car maintenance tips will help ready your car for the season’s harsh conditions and cold temperatures.
To help prevent your engine from freezing, you need proper
levels of coolant and antifreeze. Check that your fluid levels are correct. If
you’re overdue or due for an oil change, now is the time for a service call.
You’ll also want to top off your windshield wiper fluid reservoir with fluid
designed especially for the season’s demanding precipitation.
Your vehicle’s most important safety feature is one that’s
easily overlooked — the tires. Proper inflation and tires free from damage, bulges,
and excessive wear and tear will help safeguard your journeys. Refer to your
owner’s manual for recommended PSI and check the tread on each tire. Since
Cooperstown gets a lot of snow each year, you might also want to upgrade to
Extreme weather will tax your car’s battery. Before you walk
out to a dead battery after a long day of work, test your battery’s charge and
replace with a new one if necessary.
Winter emergency kit
Stock your car’s emergency kit with winter-specific
essentials. Include a change of warm clothes, an extra blanket, spare pair of
gloves, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first-aid kit, water, a bag of sand
or kitty litter for when your tire gets stuck in the snow, a small shovel, ice
scraper, granola bars, nuts or jerky and a cellphone fully charged to be used
in case of emergency.
For all your car maintenance needs, in winter and throughout the year, contact Kevin’s Royal Auto in Cooperstown.