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Along with offering a wide selection of new and used vehicles, Chapman Payson Auto Center provides a hometown spot for Rim Country residents to pick up discounted weekly specials on both new and used vehicles. A recent check of the Chapman Payson website revealed a number of deals at thousands off the suggested retail price. Everything from daily commuters, off-road SUVs and workhorse pickup trucks are available at Chapman Payson, conveniently located at the intersection of the Beeline Highway and Route 260 in Payson.

Offers New Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Chevy Products

Chapman Payson Auto Center is in the unique position of offering a wide variety of new cars, trucks and SUVs. Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) is the parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, so you can find everything from the economical Dodge Dart to a Dodge Power Wagon offroad monster at Chapman Payson. If you’re looking for a Chevy, the all-new Chevy Bolt EV should be coming to the showroom soon, making those frequent trips to Phoenix more economical. The Bolt has an EPA estimated 238 mile range on a single charge, meaning you can go to the Valley, pick up all your supplies and head home with power to spare. If you’re looking for your latest muscle car, shopping at Chapman Payson will give you an excellent opportunity to compare the Dodge Charger and Challenger with the Chevy Camaro and Corvette in head-to-head test drives. Since many people are loyal to their auto brand, Chapman also offers one of the largest inventories of used Chrysler and Chevrolet products.

Finance Problems? They Can Help

The financial pros at Chapman Payson have relationships with a number of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Don’t let past credit problems keep you from getting the vehicle of your dreams. Simply fill out the online pre-approval financial form and let the finance wizards do the rest. You might be surprised at how much vehicle you can get for a low monthly payment.

Keep Your Vehicle Running With Regular Maintenance

Finally, once you do have the vehicle of your dreams, make sure you take care of it with regular maintenance at Chapman Payson’s certified service center. Take it in for an oil change every 3 months and your service advisor will make sure all the fluids are checked, your battery and alternator are working properly and your car is safe to take on the road. By developing a relationship with a Chapman Service Advisor, you’ll always know when your vehicle needs some regular maintenance, be advised of any recalls and be laying the groundwork to get the most out of a significant investment.

Get Ready Now for Spring Wildlife Trips

Northern Arizona Ripe With New Life

Spring is one of the best times to hit the road and see an abundance of new wildlife in northern and northeastern Arizona. The White Mountains are only a couple of hours from Payson, and provide numerous opportunities to see birds and all sizes of mammals shortly after birth. From Mexican wolves and elk to white-tailed deer, the mountains of Arizona are brimming with wildlife in the spring. A lot of the areas you’re visiting are very remote, so make sure you bring your vehicle into the Chapman Payson Auto Center for a quick check-up before heading out. The service pros will change your oil, top off all fluids and do a quick multi-point inspection so you can have peace of mind as you enjoy Arizona’s back country.

Greens Peak Loop Filled with Opportunities

Head east of Pinetop-Lakeside and McNary then turn left on Forest Road 117 and you’ll soon be in a mixed conifer forest where wildlife is plentiful. Known as the Greens Peak Loop, this 20-mile backroad drive offers an opportunity to see wolves, mule deer, elk, white-tailed deer and small mammals. You may also see a three-toed woodpecker or even a black bear. Sunrise and sunset are the best times for viewing large animals, but birds and smaller mammals are plentiful.

Mount Baldy Loop has Mixed Landscape

Staying on 260 and turning right on Highway 273 will lead you to the 36-mile Mount Baldy Loop that goes through a variety of landscapes including grassland, forest and crossing the Little Colorado River. Large mammals and wild turkeys can often be seen from the road. When you get near the water, keep an eye out for a great blue heron and other migratory birds. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy some time at Sheep’s Crossing, although you might be asked to share by a long-tailed weasel or friendly red squirrel.

Be Wary of Bears

The Black Bear is the only species of this large animal still living in Arizona. Although it is the smallest bear, it can still weigh up to 400 pounds and is extremely powerful. They are normally more afraid of you then you are of them, but bear attacks do happen. If you should see a bear, do not confront it. Alter your path to avoid the bear if possible. If you can, back away slowly. Do not run and do not play dead. If a bear attacks, the Arizona Game and Fish Department tells you to fight with everything you’ve got, including rocks, sticks and your fists. Of course the best way is to get back in your car and drive away. Make sure your vehicle is ready to make a quick retreat by visiting your Chapman Payson Auto Center for a complete inspection.

Challenger Only Pony Car With All-wheel Drive

People who live in Payson and the surrounding Rim Country are faced with the perpetual challenge: Do you buy a sporty car or one that will get you home in the snow? Thanks to Dodge, now you can have both with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD. The Dodge Challenger has long been one of America’s favorite muscle cars, but now it offers consumers the handling advantages of all-wheel drive. Having a car that delivers power to all four wheels is not only advantageous on snow days, but you’ll also notice the difference as you power through corners on your weekend mountain runs. Check in with the pros at Chapman Payson Auto Center to see when the Challenger GT AWD will be available for a test drive.

Shares Underpinnings With AWD Charger

Dodge already offers an AWD Charger, so it wasn’t that complicated to transfer the powertrain over to the Challenger. Since the AWD setup adds a couple of hundred pounds to the Pony car, Dodge is using the heavy spring and suspension setup from the Charger police car in the Challenger GT AWD. The result is a firm ride and superior handling that comes in handy whether you’re battling black ice or just trying to improve your run time from Payson to Phoenix.

Free-wheeling Axle Improves Mileage

Cars with AWD typically pay a huge penalty in fuel efficiency, but not so with the new Dodge Challenger GT AWD. The Dodge all-wheel system disconnects the front drive axle when all-wheel drive isn’t needed, effectively turning the Challenger into a two-wheel drive car. Once the system detects any slippage, the front clutch re-engages and provides traction to all four wheels. You also have the option to engage all-wheel drive at any time by selecting Sport mode.

Challenger Comes With a Variety of Options

In order to offer all-wheel drive to the most consumers, Dodge only provides it in the V6 version of the Challenger. That engine provides 305 horsepower along with an estimated 30 mpg on the highway, but if you want more power there are a whole slew of other Dodge Challenger models available. Start at the top with the 707-horsepower Hellcat and work down through the 392 HEMI versions until you get to the base Challenger SXT. Stop by Chapman Payson Auto Center and peruse the entire Challenger inventory until you find one at the price point with the right options that makes sense for your needs.

Winter is Coming to Jeep Lineup

No White Walkers Need Apply

In the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones,” actors spent the first few seasons warning that “winter is coming,” and that the various kingdoms had best be prepared to fight the mythological White Walkers. Jeep has also issued a decree on the arrival of Winter, but this time it’s a special edition of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Inspired by all the skiers, skaters and snow boarders who battle the elements to go the extra mile in pursuit of personal records or championships, the Wrangler Winter edition combine a unique style with the iconic ability of the Jeep to go places where no other vehicle dare tread. Check in with Chapman Payson to see about the availability of the new Winter Wrangler.

Special Features Make Winter Wrangler Unique

Start on the exterior and you’ll see the Winter Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited have special features that make them distinct from other models. Seventeen-inch mid-gloss black wheels, black grille accents, a black fuel filler door and black taillamp guards set the tone for the vehicle design. Special BF Goodrich KO2 tires provide plenty of grip for off-road excitement, as well as the ability to plow through drifts for those snow days around Payson. Off-road steel bumpers and premium off-road rock rails also provide a little more protection should you encounter some obstacles foolish enough to stand in your way. Step into the interior of the new Winter Wrangler and you’ll immediately enjoy the warmth of the heated leather-trimmed front seats. Gray stitching provides a touch of class to the seats, armrests and center console, with more black accents throughout.

Capability is the Winter Wrangler’s Middle Name

If Winter is the first name and Wrangler is the family name, then the middle name of this special Jeep has to be Capability. Along with the afore-mentioned protective devices, the Winter Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited come with a Dana 44 rear axle with Trac-Lok limited slip differential. It works in conjunction with the Command-Trac 4×4 system to offer shift-on-the-fly ability to switch between four and two-wheel drive for maximum traction. This gives drivers the ability to enjoy the fuel efficiency of two-wheel drive, then switch to the four-wheel system when the going gets tough.

Comfort Might be the Other Middle Name

Okay, the Wranglers are widely known for their capability, but comfort is catching on as another important characteristic of this mighty Jeep. With a connectivity group that includes tire pressure monitoring, a remote USB port and voice command, the interior of the Jeep Wrangler has the features you might expect to find on a luxury car. You’ll enjoy the remote start system when its cold outside and the power group including door locks, windows and heated exterior mirrors. Call Chapman Payson today to see when the first Winter Wrangler will be ready for a test drive.

Off-road Powerhouse Gets Stealth Look

For people who like to explore the back country around Payson and the Mogollon Rim, you can’t do any better than the Ram Rebel. This off-road monster comes with a factory lift kit, 33-inch aggressive tires, skid plates, special shocks and tow hooks to help you overcome any obstacle that might pop up on the trail. The recent Detroit Auto Show was the scene of the unveiling of the new Rebel Black package that includes a number of special features to make your truck unique. “Adding the Rebel Black package to an already aggressive off-road truck will continue feeding the momentum Rebel is creating for the Ram Truck brand,” according to Mike Manley, Ram Brand chief.  Stay in touch with the folks at Chapman Payson to see when the Rebel Black Ram will make its first appearance.

Custom Features Adorn Rebel Black

The Ram Rebel is already a unique looking truck, with its high lift and aggressive stance, but the Rebel Black takes the look a step farther with black anodized door bezels as well as black trim on the console, gauge cluster and instrument panel. The heated seats are also black with “Rebel” embroidery and gray stitching. You can opt for premium black leather seats if you wish. The Ram Rebel Black is only available in crew cab but you do have a choice of a 5.7L HEMI V8 powerhouse or the 3.6L Pentastar V6.

Ram Leading the Way Since 2009

Ever since the Ram truck brand was launched as a stand-alone division of Fiat Chrysler America in 2009, it has emerged as one of the industry leaders for hauling, towing and off-road fun. By separating the truck business from the cars and SUVs, Ram executives have focused on the needs and wants of customers who have varying requirements of pickup trucks. The result has been a wide choice of options from standard work trucks to highly sophisticated vehicles with premium trim. Look over all the options at your next trip to Chapman Payson, but pay particular notice to how the new Ram Rebel can make your next off-road exploration a lot more fun.

Some of the industry-leading features of the Ram lineup include:

  • Use of link coil springs and air suspension to deliver best-in-class ride
  • Only full-size pickup to offer diesel option in 1/2 ton category
  • Best in class towing for gas engine
  • Most interior room
  • Most capable off-road pickup in the Power Wagon, or as we like to call it, the pickup version of “The Incredible Hulk.”