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Long-lasting, rugged, heavy-duty — all can be used to describe the 2017 Ram 2500. The 2017 Ram 2500 is sophisticated and hard-working. It’s perfect for any job you have in Emporia, Kansas and capable of handling any situation and condition.

The 2017 Ram 2500 is available in multiple trims and configurations, including the Tradesman®, Big Horn®, Laramie®, SLT, and more. No matter what kind of power you need or your style, you’re sure to find a 2017 Ram 2500 perfect for you.

The 2017 Ram 2500 includes the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 800 pound-feet of diesel torque or the heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine with 410 horsepower. It also features a five-link coil rear suspension to reduce friction without compromising towing capability, rear auto-level air suspension to maintain level loads, and the RamBox® Cargo Management System.

Not only does the 2017 Ram 2500 perform well, but it includes all the features you need. The available cargo-view camera allows drivers to keep an eye on the cargo bed, so they can drive worry- and distraction-free. In addition, every Ram truck can add box rail caps to reduce scratches. Another exterior feature is wheel-to-wheel side steps. According to Ram, these steps “help improve aerodynamics and performance efficiency, all while making access to the truck bed easier.”

Inside, drivers will be comfortable and fall in love with the Ram 2500’s versatility. There are a variety of storage solutions and features to make driving easier. The available Uconnect® 8.4-inch touchscreen offers apps, navigation, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Additionally, the 2017 Ram 2500 has available work-grade vinyl seating that can handle the toughest jobs and make cleaning up easy.

Discover the difference of the 2017 Ram 2500 and take one for a test drive today! Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas or view our inventory here.

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Toyota has begun researching heart-monitoring cars to prevent crashes. Heart attacks and medical emergencies while driving can be devastating and fatal, so Toyota is looking toward incorporating new technology to predict such events and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Digital Trends says, “Of course, with self-driving cars expected one day to rule the road, there would be no need for such technology. But with the widespread use of autonomous vehicles still a ways off, Toyota’s plans could prove an effective interim safety measure to prevent injuries (and potentially worse).”

Toyota’s team has been working with Kayvan Najarian, director of data science at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, to develop this system. The system is thought to be algorithm-powered and able to monitor and predict cardiac events.

There are many challenges that the system developers still face; however, the work on this system is a step in a positive direction to help prevent injuries and fatalities from medical emergencies while driving. Learn more about it here.

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Maintaining your vehicle year-round is vital for prolonging the life of your car, truck or SUV as well as saving you money. Regular car maintenance can not only extend the life of your vehicle, but it can also lead to better gas mileage.

This summer, don’t forget to get your oil and oil filter changed. Different weather conditions can cause different demands on your engine oil and oil filter, so it’s always important to regularly check them. Another good thing to do this summer is to check your fluid levels. It’s important to consistently monitor your coolant, transmission fluid, and even your windshield fluid.

While tire pressure tends to drop during cooler weather, you should still monitor your tire pressure even during the summer. If you’re preparing for a summer road trip, the last thing you’d want is a flat tire!

Finally, get your brakes inspected and evaluate your alignment. If you notice your brakes making noises or needing extra pressure, it may be a sign that they need replaced. Alignment can be thrown off by general wear and tear, so stop in for a checkup! Proper alignment can improve your ride, save gas, and extend the life of your tires.

Taking care of you car is easier than ever at Clint Bowyer Autoplex. Our service department has expertly trained and qualified technicians to handle all of your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs. Go here for more information.

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Toyota recently revealed that the 2018 Toyota Camry will be the company’s first model to use a new generation infotainment system featuring the Automative Grade Linux (AGL) operating system to operate its in-car apps.

According to Forbes, “AGL is an open source project that is changing the way carmakers build software. Open source, simply put, is computer software with its source code made available to anyone to change or distribute for any purpose.” Open source platforms are currently used in mobile phones for faster development and application times.

The 2018 Toyota Camry is just the beginning, and there are plans for more Toyotas to include this operating system. The AGL system will upgrade infotainment systems and allow more technological developments to take place.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Toyota Camry and browse our current Toyota inventory here.