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How Do Exhaust Leaks Occur?

Keeping your vehicle properly maintained can be difficult. The weather and the roads are extra rough on your vehicle. One day you are driving around and you notice your exhaust is making more noise than usual, and you feel like you are down on power. You most likely have an exhaust leak, but what caused it?

One of the most common ways for an exhaust leak to occur is simply driving your car. Whenever you cycle your vehicle on and off, your vehicle experiences extreme temperatures. Over time, this expansion and contraction can lead to small leaks in your manifold…

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Healthy Tires are Good for Your Safety

Tire maintenance is a crucial part of caring for your vehicle. Issues with your tires aren't just an inconvenience, they can be a major safety hazard. That's why it's imperative you visit us at Straub Automotive if your car, truck, or SUV is in need of some good ol' tire TLC.

How do you know if your tires need a little attention? A good start is by examining their tread. If your tire has adequate tread, it should pass the Penny Test. You place a penny with the top of Lincoln's head down into the tread…

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The Ford EcoSport: What Amenities Does it Offer?

When it comes to compact crossovers, the Ford EcoSport comes with features and amenities that make it a premier model. If you’re interested in the EcoSport, you can read below to learn about some of its amenities.

The EcoSport offers FordPass Connect. All you need to do is download the FordPass Connect app from Google Play or the App Store to connect to an AT&T 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. This hotspot can support 10 devices simultaneously. Moreover, FordPass Connect allows you to check your data usage and make phone calls when the hotspot is active. 

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Ford Ranger: Experience the Adventure

The Ranger is Ford's new midsize pickup truck and our team at Straub Automotive wants the adventurers among you to know all about it. While Ford Ranger is a good choice for everyday driving on paved roads, it's everything you need for real off-road adventure too.

With the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system, you can shift to four-wheel drive with the turn of a dial. Choose between two four-wheel-drive modes, 4x4 high or low, for rough terrain and regular two-wheel drive for everyday travel on paved roads. 

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New Ram 1500 Big on Exterior Performance and Capability

The all-new Ram 1500 is packed with all of the innovative exterior features that you would come to expect from the Ram name. This popular light-duty pickup truck boasts a variety of options to give you the function and style that you need on the road. The informed and friendly team of Ram associates at Straub Automotive at the Highlands invite you to stop by so that we can demonstrate to you all of these unique exterior features.

The optional RamBox Cargo Management System is a class-exclusive upgrade that adds two lockable storage bins complete with LED lighting for easy…

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The Dodge Durango Has Great Driving Components

The Dodge Durango's all-wheel drive system can handle a variety of terrains. This automobile can be equipped with one of two engines. Whether you pick the V6 or the V8, the Durango will still provide great speed, horsepower, and traction on the road.

Traction impacts towing performance, which is why the Durango has a strategic 50/50 weight distribution system that manages tire control. As this system balances weight, a highly efficient transmission helps the engine reach higher speeds while the Durango pulls cargo.  

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Features of the Chrysler 300 Exterior

As a luxury sedan, the Chrysler 300 was designed and built with the driver in mind. The sleek and beautiful exterior can be personalized based on your unique style. Straub Automotive will be happy to show you any of your options for wheels and help you choose the right color for your vehicle.

Equipped with Adaptive High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, the Chrysler 300 can help you see the road at night. You can also choose to get headlamps with Automatic Leveling so that they change their angle based on your speed and where your wheels are pointed. 

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Explore the Interior of the Ram 2500

The Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck that offers a lot of luxurious, high-end features throughout the interior. From the upholstery options to the technology, it’s sure to enhance your drive.

At Straub Automotive, we’ll show you the various trim levels. You can find fabric and leather upholstery, some that are embroidered with the trim name. If you use the Ram as a work truck, you might also want to look at the Work Grade vinyl that is durable enough for even the roughest of industries. 

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Discover the Capability Features of the Ram 1500

If you are in the market for a light-duty pickup truck, our team at Straub Automotive at the Highlands suggests the Ram 1500. This is a popular model because it comes with numerous features that enhance capability.

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine can reach 305 horsepower and 269 pounds-feet of torque. With this engine, you have a maximum towing capacity of 7,730 pounds. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine can reach 395 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque and has a towing capacity of 11,610 pounds. 

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Jeep Gladiator Continues to Deliver Quality

The Jeep Gladiator is a good looking, multifunctional, and popular full-size SUV. The Jeep Gladiator also includes features more suited to pickup trucks, such as generously sized rear beds and performance suspensions. These features allow it to tow and haul a wide variety of materials or vehicles.

The new Gladiator boasts a maximum pulling power figure of up to 7,650 pounds. This allows off-road and nature enthusiasts to bring along goodies such as boats, jet skis, and more. Gladiator operators who would rather haul goods than tow them benefit from the 1,600 pound capacity of the rear bed…

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