Tips for Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Let’s face it: nothing ruins a thanksgiving celebration quite like a dry, unevenly-cooked turkey. This year, avoid disappointment by following these tips from Gossett CDJR Fiat for a perfect Thanksgiving turkey.

perfect thanksgiving turkeyPick the right turkey for you

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.

Brine

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.

Unique Thanksgiving Pies to Serve up the Classics with a Modern Twist

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!

Unique Thanksgiving Pies

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.

Quick Tips for Keeping Your Car Interior Clean

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.

keeping your car interior clean

  • 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!

Fall Fun in Memphis You Won’t Want to Miss!

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:

Best Memphis Burger Fest – October 7, 2017

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. 

fall fun in Memphis

River Arts Fest – October 27-29, 2017

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.

2019 Jeep® Scrambler to Enter the Pickup Segment

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.

We here at Gossett CDJR Fiat can’t wait for the arrival of the 2019 Jeep® Scrambler!

Back to School Driving Tips

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.Back to School Driving Tips - Obey Crossing Guards

Slow Down

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.

Live the Luxury with the 2018 Ram Tungsten Limited Edition

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.

Ram Tungsten

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!

2018 Dodge Demon Preview

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!

Chrysler Takes Wins Four Best Used Car Awards—Best in Industry

A number of Fiat-Chrysler models recently earned awards from CarGurus for being the best used cars on the market. This annual honor is given to the vehicles that come with the best pricing, durability, features, and customer satisfaction in the industry—all while being pre-owned. The Best Used Car awards were given to the Dodge Charger, Dart, Jeep Wrangler, and Ram 1500 for a number of model years.

Best Used car awards

Ram 1500

According to FCA, the Ram 1500 scored the highest among the four models listed, winning the full-size trucks segment by a long shot. Any 2011 to 2017 Ram 1500 model that is used comes with an athletic build and impressive durability—something most truck owners are looking for. Above all else, you tend to get the most bang for your buck when you choose a used Ram 1500 from these model years.

“We are very impressed by FCA, which collected first place in four categories and a total of seven CarGurus Best Used Car awards,” said Amy Mueller, VP of Communications for CarGurus. “It’s clear these award-winning models deliver more than just great long-term value to owners, but also tremendous enjoyment to a wide variety of drivers.”

Only certain vehicles and brands were eligible. For instance, nominees were only those available in the US, and the entire generation was taken into consideration. The 2011 to 2017 Ram 1500 is generally considered the fourth generation of that model, for example. In summary, according to CarGurus, if you want the best used cars on the market, stop by a Fiat-Chrysler dealership like Gossett CDJR Fiat today.

New Pacifica Hybrid Design is First of Its Kind

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not your average hybrid-electric vehicle, nor your average minivan. This model combines a series of qualities you might not expect to find together: an eco-friendly powertrain and exceptional passenger and storage space. Let’s face it, most of the hybrids on the market are compact cars that won’t necessarily fit a whole family. The Pacifica Hybrid, on the other hand, is rethinking the hybrid segment.

Pacifica Hybrid design

According to Forbes, one of the most distinguishing features of the new Pacifica Hybrid design is that it looks exactly like any other model you’d drive. No special buttons. No clunky exterior.

“Climb behind the wheel of this minivan,” says Forbes reviewer Sam Abuselsamid, “and you’ll be hard-pressed to distinguish it from the conventional drive version.” While the Pacifica does have several technologies like regenerative braking and a high-capacity battery system, it drives like an ordinary gas vehicle.

One exception to the Pacifica Hybrid is that it has state-of-the-art systems hidden under the hood that get up to 84 MPGe* when properly equipped. That gives you a total of 566 miles in driving range, with up to 33 miles in pure electric driving—perfect for quick trips. You can fully recharge in as little as two hours when equipped with a 240-volt Level II charger, which is more than enough range and charge time for the average driver. Plus, the battery even comes with a 10-Year/150,000-mile Limited Warranty.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may look like a sporty new multi-purpose vehicle, but under the hood is one of the most advanced powertrains on the market. This is the first hybrid minivan to be introduced, making it a truly revolutionary model. Stop by Gossett CDJR Fiat to learn more about the 2017 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid.