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Big Horn Crew Cab on Summer Clearance

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Save Thousands on Versatile Pickup

Whether you’re thinking about elk season, stocking up on firewood for the winter or just need a cool pickup for daily chores and errands, the savings on the 2016 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab will never be greater. Head over to Chapman Payson and talk to the team about how you can get 0 percent financing for 72 months, in addition to a $6,260 package discount. Or you can choose a total value discount of up to $12,000 on the half-ton truck that gets up to 28 mpg on the highway and has a maximum towing capacity of more than 5 tons. The Bighorn comes with a variety of engine and transmission combinations depending on whether you need higher fuel savings or more power.

Standard Features Abound on Big Horn

The 2016 Ram Big Horn comes with a long list of standard features, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Class IV receiver hitch, torqueflight 8-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels and the mighty Ram 3.6L Pentastar V6 power plant. When equipped with the Rambox cargo management solution, the Big Horn offers almost unlimited storage and hauling options. The system comes with a bed extender and divider, along with tie downs, LED lighting and a remote security system. It’s big enough to haul full sheets of plywood or drywall, while versatile enough to protect smaller, more fragile items.

Air Suspension Delivers Comfortable Ride and Level Loads

The Ram 1500 is the only truck in its class to offer four-corner air suspension. This system provides automatic load leveling, five different ride heights and automatically drops the truck to the optimum level at highway speeds to cut down on drag and increase fuel mileage. The air suspension system also delivers an extremely comfortable ride, even when you’re traversing the Forest Roads on the Rim.

Ram Comes in Eight Different Trim Levels

Whether you’re looking for a basic work truck, enjoy all the features of the Big Horn or want the ultra luxurious Laramie Longhorn or Limited, Ram has a truck for you. The Ram 1500 is still the only truck in its class to offer an eco-diesel option that delivers tons of torque while still providing the best fuel mileage in its class. Head over to Chapman Payson to view the entire Ram truck inventory and pick the one that best suits your needs.

Schedule Service Online at Chapman Payson

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Don’t Waste Time, Schedule Online

By utilizing the handy online service scheduling option for Chapman Payson, you can spend less time at the dealership. Scheduling online also lets our service advisors be ready for your vehicle, ensuring the proper parts are on hand for whatever your vehicle requires. Once you set an appointment online, one of our advisors will give you a call to confirm your appointment, answer any questions you might have, and ask the right questions so the trained technicians are ready when you bring your vehicle in. The Chapman Payson service center is open for your convenience on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as Saturday from 8-5.

View Vehicle Protection Plans Online

If your vehicle is nearing the end of its factory warranty, you may want to consider an extended protection plan. The GM Protection Plan comes in three different levels, the Basic Guard, Value Guard, and Major Guard. Basic Guard provides protection for four major component groupings, along with towing. Value Guard covers nine different categories of components, along with towing and transportation if your vehicle has to stay overnight. Major Guard is similar to the factory warranty, covering nearly every component on the vehicle. Mopar also offers a couple of different levels of protection through Chapman Payson. Added Care Plus is a basic plan that covers 800 components plus all the incidentals that come with a trip interruption. Maximum Care Coverage extends to more than 5,000 components along with towing, rental car and trip interruption assistance.

Simple Oil Change Better Done at Dealership

Although people like to stop at those quick lube stores for their regular oil change, you might want to reconsider. The oil change special at Chapman Payson service center not only keeps you up-to-date with fresh oil that’s specified for your vehicle, the service technicians also do an inspection of all your fluids, lights, windshield wipers and other components. By having your regular maintenance performed at the dealership, you will know about any possible recalls on your vehicle. Your Service Advisor can also inform you about needed maintenance and work with you to schedule all repairs at a time convenient for you. Check online for service coupons that can save you a lot of money on your maintenance.

Visit Your Neighborhood Service Center

Chapman Payson is your hometown dealership that is active in Payson and the surrounding Rim Country communities. Get to know the service advisors and managers and they’ll make sure they take good care of your vehicle so you can get many miles of use out of your Chrysler product.

Twisting Mountain Roads Love a Challenger

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Road Hugging Challenger Climbs Like No Other

Whether you choose the base SXT model with a 305-horsepower V6, the monstrous 707-horsepower Hellcat or any other trim level in between, the superior handling and road hugging authority of the Dodge Challenger is perfect for taking on Arizona’s curvy mountain roads. Take delivery from Chapman Payson and head north where the town of Strawberry offers your first challenge. A 90-degree turn that morphs into a steep incline to the top of the Mogollon Rim is no challenge for the Challenger, but be careful of the steep drop off on the left. Even the Challenger is unable to fly.

Devil’s Highway Offers More Fun

The great part about a Challenger is that even getting to the curvy roads is an exercise in fun. It’s only a couple of hours to the east side of Arizona and the sleepy mountain town of Alpine, where the Devil’s Highway connects with the mining village of Morenci. There are 120 miles of curves, dips and awesome scenery to test your new Challenger on, but just remember it’s not a closed track so you will have other drivers and the State Patrol to keep you company.

Ten Different Trim Levels Offer Wide Choice

When you check into the Challenger inventory at Chapman Payson, don’t be surprised to see up to 10 different trim packages with a variety of features and price points. Ranging in starting price from $26,995 to $64,195, the Challenger offers engines that include the V6, a 375-horsepower HEMI V8 485-horsepower HEMI V8 and the ridiculously powerful Hellcat. Some Challengers are set up for racing with a six-speed manual transmission, performance steering, shaker hood and large Brembo brake rotors. Others are more standard but still provide a sports car experience that is bound to turn heads as you tool down the highway.

Interior Provides Comfort and Technology

The spacious interior has sophisticated features like available ventilated seating or your choice of 16 different interiors to satisfy your cravings, whether you are into a retro look or prefer a more modern upholstery. Old school Tic-Toc-Tach gauges are part of the Driver Information Cluster Display, which you can modify to show the information you deem most important. The Challenger has the most interior room in its class, meaning the driver can stretch out and the back seat passengers won’t feel crushed. Dual Zone temperature control keeps everyone comfortable. Choose the R/T or SRT models and you get a high-performance interior with custom accent stitching, performance pedals and special dash badging.

Handy Dandy Tips for Buying Used 4×4

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You Don’t Need 4-Wheel Drive Until You Do

If you’ve been looking up at the Rim from your home in Payson thinking how great it would be to explore all that rugged terrain in your 91 Olds Cutlass, it might be time to head over to Chapman Payson and look at the used car inventory. Although your trusty Cutlass might be fine traveling some of the maintained forest roads, to really get off into the back country and take on some of the old logging roads you are going to need a 4-wheel drive that’s built for the trail.

Don’t Need to Spend $40,000

Although newer 4-wheel drive vehicles can run upwards of $30K to $40K and even more, you don’t need to spend that much to have a dependable vehicle capable of navigating rough terrain. A quick search of the used car inventory at Chapman Payson reveals a number of great off-road candidates for much less money. By looking at something that’s at least 3 years old, you let someone else pay for the depreciation and you reap the benefits. By buying a vehicle from a quality dealership, you ensure the vehicle has been inspected before being placed on the line for sale.

What Vehicle Best Suits Your Needs

The first thing you need to do is think about what type of vehicle you need for your off-road excursion. Are you looking for firewood? If so, a truck is probably your best bet. Do you plan on taking a family or large group with you? Then your best choice is an SUV with the proper number of seats and seat belts. If it’s just you and your best friend, whether that be human or dog, perhaps a Wrangler or similar small off-roader is perfect for where you want to go. Remember, you can get into some tight spots off-road, so the smaller the vehicle, the more places you can go.

Give Your Vehicle a Proper Inspection

If you’re buying from an independent party, it’s best to either bring a mechanic with you or ask to take it in for a thorough inspection. You can find some obvious problems by just paying attention. Step back and look at the vehicle from the front and back. Does it look askew? Chances are there’s some frame damage. Look underneath for puddles of oil or transmission fluid. Crawl around and look for cracks in the frame, skid plate damage or other obvious problems. Give it the smell test for must or mold as well as burnt oil. If you find anything that sets off alarms in your head, either walk away or bring it into Chapman Payson for a complete going over.

Keep Car in Shape for High Altitude Driving

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High Elevations Can Starve Engines

Just like people start to breathe heavier at higher elevations, the farther up you go can cause your engine to starve itself for oxygen. Before heading out on a mountain trip, take your vehicle to Chapman Payson and get a checkup. Along with fluid levels, the service pros will examine your air filter and cabin filter to make sure they are in top shape. A clogged air filter can cause your engine to sputter, especially at high altitudes. Each 1,000 feet of elevation causes even the best-tuned engine to lose 3 percent of power, making a checkup a good idea.

Not a Good Time to Lose Brakes

Careening down a twisting mountain road is not a good time to find out your brakes are on their last legs. Having your entire car checked including the brakes, suspension and tires help ensure that you’ll get home from your vacation in one piece. Make sure your spare is fully inflated and your transmission fluid is at the proper level. By letting your gears help slow you down, you can avoid brake overheating.

Pack Roadside Emergency Kit

Anytime you leave home, whether traveling through the desert or up to the mountains, it’s essential to have an emergency kit. Road flares or reflective markers help warn drivers behind you of your situation. Jumper cables, a flat repair kit, gallon of water and some duct tape are also items that frequently come in handy. Make sure to pack a few snacks and some water for the occupants in case you get stranded for several hours.

High Octane Gas Can Help With Power

The service advisors at Chapman Payson deal with high altitude problems all the time. They advise that if your car is running rough, try using some high octane gasoline to help boost the power. This not only helps with high altitudes, but also when driving in severely cold weather. Most modern engine management systems automatically adjust from one altitude to another, but if you’re driving an older car with a carburetor you may need to take it into Chapman Payson for an adjustment.

Vapor Lock a Common Problem on Long Climbs

If you have an older engine that uses a carburetor, sometimes gas will evaporate in either the fuel line or carburetor when climbing a steep incline. Although there is some debate as to why they work, wooden clothes pins have been used for ages to help combat vapor lock. Simply clip a couple of clothes pins on the fuel line and you should be good to go.