Ram Commercial Upfits Now More Convenient for Customers

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Ram upfits can be very beneficial for business owners and there are many available upfit options ranging from custom-made upfits to upfits offered by Ram. To help customers determine the best upfit for their business needs, Ram has introduced two things, an upfit configurator and a new qualification process to improve the shopping, buying and customization processes.

Upfit Configurator

The Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator is an interactive program that provides customers with a 3-D look at one of Ram’s commercial vehicles and various upfits. The program can create computer-generated visuals that buyers have the opportunity to virtually walk around the vehicle’s exterior and view the vehicle’s interior. The program was introduced to the ProMaster last year, but  Ram recently expanded it it to include the Ram ProMaster City and the entire Ram Chassis Cab line (3500, 4500 and 5500).

Q Pro

Ram Commercial Q Pro is a newly implemented process that requires upfitters to go through Ram engineering. Ram engineering then inspects the upfit and makes recommendations to make the upfit as efficient and useful as possible. This process will make a huge difference for consumers because who better to know what upfit works best for a Ram vehicle than the engineers that produce it. [click to continue…]

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March is Madness in SoFlo – Don’t Drink and Drive!

Don't drink and drive on spring break

In South Florida, March is a crazy month. The area is full of spring breakers, and there are tons of reasons to get out and party like St. Patrick’s Day, Ultra and tons of other festivals. And while all of those things are fun, they do involve drinking and some people test their luck and the law by drinking and driving, which is bad for everyone. Now more than ever, there are plenty of alternatives to drinking and driving in South Florida.

Uber or Lyft

Getting a sober driver is as easy as downloading an app.  Uber and Lyft are both super convenient car sharing services that are affordable and efficient. Download the app, register your debit or credit card, and then when you are ready to go, put in your location and destination and request a ride. Drivers are usually very fast to pick you up and you don’t have to get on the phone and call someone. To make it even better, Uber now offers UberPool, a system which a driver will be driving multiple passengers to destinations that are in close proximity to each other.    [click to continue…]

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SRW or DRW: Ram Truck Options for Everyone

Ram Dually vs Non-Dually 

Ram’s heavy-duty trucks are available with a single rear wheel (SRW) configuration and a dual rear wheel (DRW) a.k.a. “dually” configuration.  If you are looking at purchasing a new truck and can’t decide between an SRW truck or a dually pickup truck, this post might help.

A single rear wheel truck is a standard pickup truck that has four wheels like a car or SUV. A dually truck has an extra set of wheels on the rear axle, so in total the truck has six wheels on two axles. There are pros and cons to both truck configurations and the best option for you depends on your truck needs and your budget.

One of the biggest advantages of a DRW truck is the increased payload capacity and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). That extra payload capacity boosts how much a DRW truck can carry and tow. For example, a Ram 3500 Tradesman 6.4L HEMI V8 3.73 Axle Ratio SRW  has a payload capacity of 4,140 pounds and the Ram 3500 Tradesman 6.4L HEMI V8 3.73 Axle Ratio DRW has a payload capacity of 6,890 pounds.

Additionally, if you are towing heavy loads, like a livestock trailer, large boat or a big RV, DRW trucks offer much smoother ride and more stability on the road. Wind can be a big problem when towing and a DRW makes wind less of a problem. [click to continue…]

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About Section 179 Tax Deduction and Eligible Ram Vehicles

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Many times businesses that require commercial vehicles need several of them. Unfortunately, this costs a lot of money and is difficult for new businesses. Right now, we have good news for you! In the spirit of tax season we want to share this commercial vehicle tax deduction information because it could help you get a new Ram truck. Could save you money and stress!

Section 179 Tax Deduction

Simply put, if you need a truck or commercial vehicle for business purposes, you can write it off under a section 179 tax deduction. All this means is you are writing the vehicle off as a property expense for the tax year. In most cases, Ram trucks (for business) and commercial vehicles will be considered under the 179 tax deduction. A qualified business can deduct up to $500,000 worth of property under section 179. Be sure to contact your business tax professional for the specifics for your business.

Ram vehicles eligible to be covered up to $25,000 of the purchase cost in the first year:

  • RAM 1500 Crew Cab 5’7″ Box
  • RAM ProMaster City Cargo Van

Ram vehicles eligible to expense up to 100%of the purchase cost in the first year:  

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How to Use Some of the Convience Features of your Ram 1500

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Having a Ram new truck is a great feeling, but if it has been awhile since you last had a new vehicle, there may be some new convenience features you don’t know how to use. Where is the jack? How do I use the RamBox cargo management system? Well, don’t let confusion stop you from utilizing all of the features on your new  Ram 1500. Check out some of our helpful how to videos.

How to locate your Ram 1500’s second-row in-floor storage bin

It is so simple!

  • Lift up the floor mats in the second row.
  • Open up the bin by lifting the latch! The space be used for storage and even as a cooler.
  • The bin can be removed for draining water or cleaning. Just open the side tabs and it easily comes out.

Locate the jack kit in your Ram 1500

Hopefully you never need the jack kit to change a flat tire, but in the event of an emergency, it is always good to know where the jack kit is! Here are some highlights from the video: [click to continue…]

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Ram Chassis Cab Options and Highlights

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The Ram Chassis Cab is a part of Ram’s commercial vehicle lineup and is available on the 3500, 4500 and 5500 models. Built for commercial needs that often don’t require a truck bed, chassis cab trucks only have “chassis” rails and a “cab.”

Ram’s chassis cab lineup includes 12 different configurations, all of which come with some great features. Aside from the 3500 Chassis Cab, which has a single-rear wheel (SRW) option, Ram Chassis Cabs come standard with which Chassis Cab fits your business needs depends on what you need to haul and what kind of features you need. Check out the highlights of the Chassis Cab models below.

Chassis Cab Tradesman Model Highlights

3500 Single-Rear Wheel (SRW) 10K GVWR Tradesman

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Ram ProMaster Cargo Van and Upfits

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The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City are two different commercial vans offered by Ram and the best van for you depends on your business needs. For companies that need a large organized space for cargo, work equipment or even a mobile office, the larger ProMaster van is probably what you need.

2017 Ram ProMaster

Ram designed the Ram ProMaster to have best-in-class cargo capacity, which totals more than 460 cubic feet of cargo space. Other best-in-class features for the ProMaster include its 36-foot turning diameter and a cargo height of 65.4-inches and its class exclusive front-wheel-drive system.

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5 Driving Apps for Gas, Safety, Traffic and More

 Driving Apps Miami Lakes Automall

Stuck in traffic? There’s an app for that. Worried for your new teen driver? There’s an app for that. Need to know the cheapest place to get gas? There’s an app for that too! In the world we live in there is practically an app for everything. Check out these five driving apps for safety, entertainment and convenience.

Waze

If you are stuck in traffic and need a faster alternative route, Waze always knows a way! Waze knows locations of  traffic, hazards, and speed traps based off information that has been supplied by app users or “wazers.” Waze then uses this information to notify and reroute users when traffic has been reported. Users can also give a thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate if they experienced the reported incident. However, users need to remember to be safe and not to use the app while driving.

DriveScribe

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Clash of the Titans: 2017 Ram 3500 v. 2017 Ford F-350

Ford F-350 and Ram 3500, which is better?

When the 2017 Ram 3500 and 2017 Ford F-350 go head-to-head its a true clash of the titans. Both brands have a legacy of producing trucks that are built for work and that can perform heavy-duty jobs. In the cut-throat truck market, the difference of 10 horsepower, $10 or 10 pounds in towing capacity is a big deal. So, which is the bigger titan?

Durability + Design

Design is one of the most important aspects of a truck and it can’t be shrugged off as simply aesthetic. Without a good and durable design, towing capacities and longevity will suffer, especially when it comes to heavy-duty trucks like the Ram 3500 and F-350.

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New Ram? Here’s How to Use the Air Suspension + Electronic Trailer Brake Controller

Ram truck suspension

 

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New Ram trucks have some pretty cool features to improve efficiency and driveability. Some features, like active grille shutters, are automatically controlled by the truck and other features, like the Active-Level four corner air suspension and electronic trailer brake controller, can be controlled by the driver.

But don’t worry, just because those features are controlled by the driver doesn’t mean they are hard to use. Nope, select new Ram trucks have convenient buttons on the dash that drivers can use to adjust the truck’s suspension and control the brakes on a trailer that is being towed. [click to continue…]

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