If you are traveling for the holidays by car this year, you’re not alone. Experts predict that there will be more traffic on the roads than ever this Christmas season due to families trying to avoid high air fare prices. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you head out on the road.
There’s nothing like routine maintenance
No matter what you do to prep for you trip, keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition is the best you can do. Make sure you catch up on any routine servicing you’ve fallen behind on before you head out on a trip.
Map your route ahead of time
Having a GPS is convenient, but traffic jams and road closures happen, so it’s a good idea to have a map on you and some printed directions with alternate routes, too.
If you’re traveling long distances, try not to drive without stretching more than an hour at a time. It’s bad for your circulation and can hurt your back, too. Make sure you routinely stop for a break.
Follow these road trip tips and you’re sure to have a significantly less stressful drive this holiday season.
It’s a story that has been years in the making; Jeep® enthusiasts have been passing around rumors of a Jeep® pickup for ages. However, in the past year or so, those rumors have solidified into something more concrete, and now, the Scrambler pickup truck is almost here.
Based on the iconic Jeep® Wrangler, the Jeep® Scrambler has just as much off-road prowess and capability as its sibling but with the addition of a truck bed.
Jeep® announced recently, however, that they’ll be bringing another part of the Wrangler’s design to the Scrambler and incorporating it – a soft top. The addition of an available soft top will be a segment exclusive among pickup trucks, transforming the Jeep® Scrambler into a sort of convertible truck with a top that can be lowered or removed.
The pickup truck will be going into production a year from now in November of 2018 as a 2019 model year.
If you want to get a peek at the upcoming Scrambler pickup truck, however, you’re in luck. It’s set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, so keep a look out for more information. And when it launches, make sure you come to us here at Gossett CDJR FIAT.
Before anything else, you need to decide on the right turkey for your Thanksgiving celebration. Heritage turkeys are typically leaner yet more flavorful, while organic turkeys are raised according to certain standards. Additionally, you’ll choose between fresh and frozen. Remember, though, fresh doesn’t always mean better, as frozen turkeys are flash frozen right after butchering.
Cook on a rack of veggies
Creating a rack of vegetables on which to cook your turkey results in a more even overall cook and adds a great flavor to the gravy surrounding the bird. In addition, this natural rack lifts the turkey up and increases air circulation so the skin gets crispy all over.
Brining takes a little time, but it’s very easy and all but guarantees a turkey that is moist and delicious. Brines usually include water, salt, and a mix of spices, so find a recipe beforehand and prepare to be blown away by the difference it makes.
Don’t leave your Thanksgiving meal up to luck. Follow these simple tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey and get ready to impress your guests this year.
While we all love a good old-fashioned apple pie, and the tried-and-true classic pumpkin pie, try something new this year by attempting one of these unique Thanksgiving pies that add a twist to the classic you know and love. From all of us here at Gossett CDJR Fiat: trust us, you’ll be glad you did!
Bacon Latticed Apple Pie
This modern take on a classic apple pie adds a lattice of bacon topping to add a deeply savory and sweet crust that is insanely delicious. You’ll have no problem at all convincing your guests to try this one when they get one whiff of this from the oven.
Deep-Fried Pecan Pies
What’s better than a traditional pecan pie? How about an individually-sized and deep-fried pecan pie with a glazed, crispy crust and a sweet, sticky pecan filling? These small pies are easy to make, lots of fun for everyone, and most importantly, very tasty.
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Sure, the pumpkin pie you grew up eating is great, but why not make it even better? This instant classic mixes creamy pumpkin filling with rich chocolate and a great cookie crust. If that sounds delicious, that’s because it is.
Traditions are a wonderful part of any holiday celebration, but don’t let them hold you back from trying something new. Check out these unique Thanksgiving pie recipes and get ready to discover a new favorite.
Keeping your car interior clean is no easy feat, especially if you have kids, pets, or spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. Lucky for you, our neat freaks here at Gossett CDJR have a few easy clean-up and maintenance tips to help your interior stay spiffy all year long.
Use an inexpensive, small foam brush (usually 99 cents at an arts supply store) to pick up all the dust on your air vents.
Regularly replace your cabin air filter for a better-smelling and healthier cabin atmosphere.
Use a toothbrush to scrub vinyl surfaces and remove all the dirt and gunk from those tiny, hard-to-reach cracks.
You can also use the toothbrush to get crumbs and particles out of seat crevices.
Run a squeegee and water along seating to remove pesky pet hair.
Remove floor mats once every two months for a deep clean. Spray them with a stain remover before running them through your normal home washing machine.
Make a DIY air freshener with just a mason jar, baking soda, and your favorite essential oil scent. Put all ingredients in the jar, poke some holes in the top, and stow under a seat.
Keeping your car interior clean is important, especially if it’s a car you love and rely on. If you believe you’re ready for a new reliable car to love for years to come, visit us at Gossett CDJR Fiat today!
It is never hard to find something to do here in Memphis. Whether your thing is good music, good food, or the great outdoors, our fine city has something for everyone—especially come this time of year! We know that fall fun in Memphis is easy to find, but here are our top two can’t-miss upcoming community events:
If you’ve never been to Burger Fest, you don’t know what you’re missing! The best pro chefs and amateurs from around the region come to compete for the “Best Memphis Burger” title, but everyone feels like a winner after sampling dozens of delicious burgers.
Proceeds go to Memphis Paws animal shelter, with a $10 entry fee.
The River Arts Fest celebrates the finest visual art and music from all across Memphis. It’s a great place to bring the whole family for live art demonstrations, crafts and activities, and a bustling artists market. Whether you’re looking for a new piece to hang in your living room, or just want to bask in some great live music, you don’t want to miss the River Arts Fest!
Entry is free on Friday, but $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Entry for kids under 10 is free all weekend.
The only way to really have fall fun in Memphis? With a brand new car from Gossett CDJR Fiat! Visit us today to test drive your favorite Jeep® SUV, Ram truck, Chrysler sedan, and more.
The upcoming Jeep® Wrangler-based pickup truck has generated quite the buzz among off-road enthusiasts and truck lovers alike. What the model has been lacking, however, is a suitable name, but now it looks like it may have one. The upcoming 2019 Jeep® Scrambler will arrive with a new powertrain and plenty of off-road capability.
Insider intelligence indicates that the off-road SUV brand will be reviving the Scrambler nameplate for the upcoming truck, which was the name of the popular two-door truck that’s become a niche among enthusiasts.
During its initial run from 1981 to 1986, the Jeep® CJ-based truck saw a production run of just 28,000 units. Notably, President Ronald Regan owned one, a fact that gives the pickup some life to it. As for more recent rumors, the off-road SUV brand renewed the Scrambler trademark back in 2015.
The 2019 Jeep® Scrambler will likely feature an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine similar to the one available in the Ram 1500 pickup. Drivers will have their choice between a three-piece hardtop, available in black or body color, and a factory-provided soft top.
The new school season is finally here, which means students of all ages will be out early in the morning and afternoon. That means you’d better be prepared for what the road holds in store for you. Check out these back to school driving tips from us here at Gossett CDJR Fiat of Memphis.
The most important step to avoiding an accident with another car or student is to slow down and keep an eye on your speed. Slowing down gives you more time to react should you need to brake suddenly. Keep in mind there may be new student drivers on the road who don’t have as much experience behind the wheel as you. Many newer vehicles also come with safety technologies designed to help prevent collisions as a last resort.
Watch for Bikes
Some students choose to bike to school for a variety of reasons. Keep an eye out for cyclists on your way to work and try to leave some extra space between your car and the sidewalk, just in case one falls.
Obey Crossing Guards
When it comes to helping students cross the street, a crossing guard’s word is law. If they tell you to stop, do so. Attempting to go around them because you’re in a hurry could result in injuries and legal trouble.
The 2018 Ram Tungsten Limited Edition lineup introduces the most luxurious Ram trucks ever produced, with a sophisticated cab made with premium materials, incredible performance, and exterior accents that set the Tungsten edition apart.
The Ram Tungsten trim comes with a range of interior comforts that make it luxurious and comfortable for the whole family. Its suede headliner in Light Greystone, genuine wood trim, and indigo leather accents add a classy touch, and the light frost beige leather seats are plush and perfect for driving long distances.
In addition to the elegant materials, the Tungsten comes with features like Uconnect® 4C with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® support and Android Auto™ for a fun drive every time you get behind the wheel.
Outside, the Tungsten is covered with accents like chrome in the trim and grille, satin carbon wheels with accent inserts, body color running boards, and “RAM” and “LIMITED” badging.
Available on both the Ram 1500 and 2500, the Tungsten is a limited model, so keep an eye out for it this fall before they’re all gone! To find out more about the Ram Limited Tungsten or to place an order when it’s available, give us a call at Gossett CDJR FIAT!
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, also known as the Dodge Demon, is the ultimate Challenger, boasting some of the most impressive engineering ever seen in a vehicle. The Demon is a variant on the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it shows—the Demon is the fastest car to ever be deemed street-legal.
Designed specifically for drag racing but banned in its stock form from the strip, the Demon is one terrifying beast. With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that gets 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque, the Demon can hit 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. There will be just 3,300 Demons made, 300 of which will be sold in Canada.
It’s still incredible that Dodge managed to make the Demon a production vehicle while slipping in all kinds of drag racing technology, like a trans brake and an all-new liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system that helps boost horsepower while the air conditioner is on.
Don’t just take our word for it—check out reviews from some leading sites like CNET, Motor Authority, and Car and Driver. These are sure to sell fast, so call your local Dodge dealership and order one soon! For more Dodge Demon preview information or to find out about Dodge’s impressive sports lineup, give us a call today at Gossett CDJR FIAT!