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Car Service is an Essential Service – And Here’s Why

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.8 into law, Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge has transitioned its sales operations to remote availability, but the parts and service departments have remained opened. At first glance, it might be difficult to understand why car repairs fall into the same categories as public utilities, food processing, medical services, and research labs. By no means do we put our work on the same level as the doctors, nurses, and researchers putting their lives on the line to provide life-saving care, but we also understand that they cannot do their work without a reliable means of transportation. They already have enough to worry about, and they shouldn’t have to worry that their car won’t make it home at the end of the day.

For New Yorkers who are furloughed or working from home, car service is still essential for several reasons. First, most people will have to go to the grocery store, pick up a prescription, or other rare errands, and if their store or pharmacy isn’t within walking distance, they will need a working car. Second, some healthy individuals who aren’t considered a high risk for contracting COVID-19 are helping their friends and neighbors with compromised immune systems. They are picking up food, medication, disinfectant, and other household essentials for people who can’t leave their homes. In these cases, taking public transit or walking is impractical and could also create unnecessary risk of exposure.

Finally, when you schedule a service appointment or purchase parts through Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, you are supporting a local New York business. Our employees are part of the larger Queens and New York community, and throughout the years, Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge has given back to the community in many ways. Whether you need an oil change, new tire installation, sanitizing, or new cabin air filters, you can schedule an appointment by phone at (888) 885-8344 or on our website at Also, for the latest updates from Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kathryn Hahn Stars in New Chrysler Pacifica Ad Series

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The Chrysler Pacifica is launching a new ad campaign featuring the always hilarious Kathryn Hahn.

The new ads have the actress, and mother of two, promote the Chrysler Pacifica in what can only be described as absurd hijinks. The five-part video series shows Hahn having fun without sacrifice as she picks up her kids from school, has a girl’s night out, or is simply unloading her groceries (in a manner of speaking).

The Pacifica she is promoting in the ad series is the new S Appearance Package. This package is available on the 2018 Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited models. The package features black accents both inside and out and gives the Pacifica a much more athletic look.

“This campaign spoke to me as both a mom who spends a lot of time with my kids while driving and as someone who still likes to turn up the volume after I’ve dropped them off at school,” said Kathryn Hahn in a statement.

View the first ad, Soccer Practice, here:

Learn More About the Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 System for Winter Driving

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The recent and sudden snow storm that hit New York shows that it is time to start taking the winter weather seriously.  To help people prepare for the hazardous driving that comes from the season, FCA has released a guide to understanding the difference between all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).

The basic way they describe the difference between AWD and 4WD is that AWD systems are always active and the torque is automatically shared between the axles when a low-traction condition is detected.  4WD is a part-time system is turned on by the driver via controls in the driver seat.

Numerous vehicles in the Jeep and Dodge line-up have auto-engaging systems.  Examples are the Charger, Challenger and the Jeep Renegade, Compass, Grand Cherokee, and more.

To better understand how the Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system works, Jeep put together a video demonstrating it.

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New Dodge Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum Appearance Package Highlights

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Say hello to the Dodge Durango Citadel and the new Anodized Platinum appearance package.

A new video from Dodge highlights the interior design of the new Anodized Platinum appearance package for the 2017 Dodge Durango Citadel.  The package provides a refined, upscale look and feel to make the Durango into a luxury SUV.

The features that come with the Anodized Platinum package is a new hand-wrapped instrument panel with silver accent stitching on Nappa leather-covered seats.  That Nappa leather comes available in either Sepia or Black with Dodge stripes stitched into the back of the front and second-row captain seats.  The Platinum Chrome and Anodized Gunmetal that the name of the package comes from can be found throughout the Durango’s cabin.

The appearance package also adds the Platinum Chrome accents to the 20-inch wheels, grille, door handles, badging, and more.

The Citadel Anodized Platinum appearance package is available for order for $3,695 and will be arriving in dealership lots April 2017.

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