Cars, Dealership, Technology, Travel

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT

After months of hiding, the new 2015 Challenger SRT along with its Hellcat engine are finally available to be admired by all. Already, Dodge President Tim Kuniskis has christened this 707hp powerhouse with the title “the ultimate performance muscle car.” Speed demons will definitely want to add this bad boy to their collection.

Plenty of time was spent in the wind tunnel developing the exterior of the Challenger SRT Hellcat and it shows. According to Chrysler, the re-engineered Challenger maximizes aerodynamic performance for both racing and spirited driving. The front of this vehicle has a new fascia design along with an all-new vertical-split on the grille; it provides an update to the ’71 look. The large power-bulge hood draws in cool air to help keep the engine cooled. The design was visually inspired from the first Viper coupe built in ’96. The Challenger Hellcat also has a larger front splitter to optimize down force which counterbalances lift. The rear valance was also redesigned to make the model look wider, lower, and more stable, while the taller rear spoiler unique to the SRT Hellcat features a SRT logo.

The all-new cockpit of the SRT Hellcat also draws inspiration from its ’71 predecessor. The newly designed instrument panel has a stamped bezel and a 7-inch information display screen in the center of the gauge cluster. Speedometer and tachometer gauges that flash a retro look flank the center screen.

There are plenty of features this monster has to boast about, but overall it is a remarkable product of engineering.  Starting at an MSRP of $59,995 and generating a whopping 707hp, this vehicle’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine is the most powerful ever built by Dodge. Be sure to keep an eye out for this star premiering on our lot in October 2014.

 

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FRED MARTIN AUTO GROUP FILMS CAR SHOW AT HUMANE SOCIETY

Fred Martin Superstore                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

Duane Huff

(330) 753.4444

dhuff@fmcars.com  

Fred Martin Auto Group Films “Car Connection” At Humane Society Of Greater Akron

         BARBERTON/NORTON- Fred Martin Superstore will film their weekly televised “Car Connection” program at the PAWSibilities® Humane Society of Greater Akron in Twinsburg, Ohio.  The “Car Connection” regularly features animals available for adoption on the weekend program, and often holds adoption events on site at the dealership.

This special episode will showcase 24 animals up for adoption.  Karen Hackenberry, Executive Director of PAWSibilities® will also appear to discuss the importance of adopting local animals in need of a home.

This show taping commemorates Adam Huff, President of Fred Martin Auto Group, as he receives the “Humane Hero Award” in honor of his over 20 years of support for the Humane Society of Greater Akron.  The award will be presented September 13, 2014 at the annual PAWSibilities® Gala.

PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Summit County, places them in good homes, investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty, and strives to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.

Fred Martin Superstore is located at 3195 Barber Rd., Barberton, OH, and is Ohio’s Number one franchised used car dealer.  Fred Martin Superstore has over 250 full-time employees working at the 14-acre Barber Road Facility. With over 1500 vehicles available, Fred Martin Superstore has the area’s largest selection, and offers payment plans for everyone.  Visit www.fredmartinsuperstore.com to see our continuously changing inventory, or stop by the dealership for a one of a kind buying experience.

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Fred Martin Superstore Holds Annual “Glory Days of Summer” Classic Car Show

FRED MARTIN SUPERSTORE HOLDS ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW

BARBERTON/NORTON- Fred Martin Superstore successfully said “hello” to summer Friday, July 25th, when they held the 13th Annual “Glory Days of Summer” Classic Car Show.  With the weather cooperating this year, turnout was incredible.  121 classic vehicles were registered in advance, with an additional 60 vehicles registering the day of the event. 

New to this year’s show, local band “Liquid Sky” kept the crowd entertained as they perused the wide variety of classic vehicles on display.  Pizza and hot dogs from local business “Sassy Dog” were on site, as well as a bounce house and toy giveaways for the children.  Guests both young and old enjoyed walking the rows of classic cars, undoubtedly picking their favorites and meeting friendly folks along the way.

 The Jackson Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball team was on site selling 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital.  A record number of donations were collected at this year’s event, with a total of $2,000 being raised.

 Thank you to all that worked the event, brought their vehicles out to display, and to all those that came out for this annual family friendly event.

 Fred Martin Superstore is located at 3195 Barber Rd., Barberton, OH, and is Ohio’s Number one franchised used car dealer.  Fred Martin Superstore has over 200 full-time employees working at the 14-acre Barber Road Facility. With over 1500 vehicles available, Fred Martin Superstore has the area’s largest selection, and offers payment plans for everyone.  Visit www.fredmartinsuperstore.com to see our continuously changing inventory, or stop by the dealership for a one of a kind buying experience.

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The All-New 2015 Jeep Renegade

          Chrysler is getting ready to roll-out the newest member of the Jeep family with the 2015 Jeep Renegade. This adventurous small SUV is built like a Jeep with Trail Rated 4×4 capability, Selec-Terrain system, and 17-inch aluminum wheels with aggressive tires. Don’t think that it is built for only rock crawling though, a 2.4L Tigershark engine paired with a class-exclusive nine-speed transmission will make everyday driving a breeze.

The 2015 Jeep Renegade

Retracted My Sky roof panel

           To match the stylish exterior, Jeep put several features and options into the 2015 Renegade. It has the perfect combination of technology, colors, and equipment. Not only do you get the Uconnect System, but also a personalized information display for the driver. One of the most impressive features has to be the My Sky open-air, dual panel roof. This system allows you to keep the roof closed or you can retract and even remove the roof completely. Plus, you can take the panels with you in a height adjustable rear cargo area. You won’t have to fight over shotgun with this vehicle as everyone gets a great view.

2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude

          The 2015 Jeep Renegade has seating for five while also giving a massive cargo area in the back. Jeep also utilized several genius storage spaces within the vehicle to make sure you had room for everything you need. This vehicle is still in pre-production but early reports speculate on a late 2014 / early 2015 release. You can also visit jeep.com and sign up for updates on the Renegade. We look forward to this SUV showing up at Fred Martin Superstore and you can watch for updates on when you can come test drive yours!

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

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See what Chris Coultas has to say about Fred Martin

Great place
By Chris Coultas from North Canton,Ohio | May 17, 2014

Fair prices. No games. Nice showroom. Free oil changes for 3 years and great selection. Start here first. If you get Scott Sanders or Daylor you are in great hands. They are professionals and very friendly. Kudos gentlemen you’ve made a customer for life. Super nice facilities.

Rating from Chris Coultas

Overall: 5
Customer Service: 5 out of 5
Buying Process: 5 out of 5
Quality of Repair: 5 out of 5
Overall Facilities: 5 out of 5

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What Rain Really Does to Your Car

What Rain Really Does to Your Car

Rain may look like clean water but it is hiding chemicals that are harmful to your vehicle

Most people are busy.  I get it, but what we don’t realize is what our busy lifestyles are costing us.  We something as simple as a rainy day as a “free car wash” and afterwards all the dirt and mud will be gone revealing the original color of the vehicle again.  While the vehicle may look clean on the outside, there are many dangers that we don’t see that could be costing us more than a simple car wash would.

Rain = Chemicals

To skip over most of the technical science, rain isn’t clean water like you would get from your home faucet or used at a car wash.  It comes from lakes, rivers, and moisture that has been evaporated, and often includes dangerous chemicals from the air.  While it isn’t toxic like battery acid, it can be harmful to the finish on your vehicle and can even cause rust to develop, especially under the vehicle.

Similar to Coffee or Tomato Juice

Pure water has a pH value of 7 and battery acid is 0.  In between is what rainwater has been measure at ranging between 4 and 5 which is similar to black coffee or tomato juice.  While these aren’t dangerous to people, not many people would ever think to wash their vehicle with them and if so, they would likely want to wash it off with soap and clean water.

Costing You Money

Car washes aren’t free (generally) but they are far less expensive than the alternatives that happen.  When dirt or grim is on your vehicle, it scratches the clear coat and eventually the paint, exposing metal to become rusted.  Once this happens, it becomes a problem because rust is like ants in a home; once you have them, they are hard to get rid of.  It’ll be costly to sand and repaint or even if you have to have more involved bodywork, but ultimately, if rust is left unattended it will damage the frame making your vehicle unsafe and less reliable.

Next time it rains; don’t think of it as a car wash but instead a reason to get your car washed.  You are hurting your vehicle and wallet in the long run when you skip past the car wash so instead, make it a routine to clean your car every two weeks or sooner based on your driving habits, location and if there is a lot of rain or salt on the roads.  Fred Martin has opened their Speedy Wash & Lube location right across the street where you can get oil changes in less than 15 minutes, but also state-of-the-art car washes starting as low as $6! Plus, after your vehicle is clean and shiny again, feel free to use our free vacuums to clean the inside of the car as well.

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Find out What Others Think of Fred Martin Superstore

Fred Martin Superstore is Ohio’s #1 Used Car Dealer 5 years running and is one of the best dealerships you can find! Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others are saying about us

 

by Brooke Price from Akron, OH | January 15, 2014

This is my first real car. I’ve had a 94 Taurus Station Wagon for years. It did me well until got my job in Cleveland and needed a vehicle that could handle that daily commute. I don’t have spectacular credit due to my school loans. However Mike at Fred Martin helped me out wonderfully. My fiancée told him what I needed and he found me a 01 Buick Lasaber. I am so happy with my car it’s crazy. Not only did he help find a car that fits me but he helped get me set up to finance it with affordable payments! And the cherry on top is I have two rambunctious toddlers that where with us at the dealership and everyone was so nice to them. The place is just so welcoming and understanding. I am so glad I went to Fred Martin.

 

by Candy from Akron OH | March 19, 2014

I was trading my leased car in for a 2014 Chrysler 200. My salesman was Tom Schmidtt. I felt in very capable hands with Tom. He was knowledgeable and very personable. I felt like I was speaking with someone who’s genuine concern was for me getting what I was looking for. There was no pressure to buy which I appreciated. Once I had purchased the vehicle he was very helpful in ensuring I had a good understanding of the workings of the car. I will send my friends and family to Tom and in 3 years I will be back to purchase my next car from him. Too bad more salesmen don’t understand that high pressure approach is not what most customers are looking for. Thanks again Tom!

 

by Bob Greene from Macedoia ohio | March 11, 2014

I purchased a 2012 Jeep Wrangler from Fred Martin on 3/1/14, Daylor Neal was the salesperson. This was the best car purchase I have ever experienced. Daylor was professional, courteous and delivered the deal exactly as described over the phone. I cannot say enough positive comments about Daylor and the Fred Martin dealership. They have a customer for life.

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