Cumberland Chrysler Proudly Reports the Success of the Cumberland Auto Susan G Komen Campaign

Susan G. Komen Contest WinnerDuring the month of October, Cumberland Chrysler and the entire Cumberland Auto Group held their Susan G Komen campaign to help support and raise awareness for breast cancer research. This campaign was held to benefit the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliates and the majority of funds donated go to support our local community. Now that all the results are in we are proud to announce the success the entire auto group saw during this fund-raising period.

If you frequent our blog, you might remember our original post from back in early October. To kick off the campaign we made an initial donation of $5,000 to the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliates. From that point on, we planned to donate an additional $5,000 for every 100th vehicle sold at all three dealerships combined. At the end of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the auto group sold over 200 units. With such a great moth behind us, our total donation for October amounted to $15,000!

In addition to these donations, the auto group also held a contest for customers. Anyone who visited or purchased a vehicle from the dealerships could enter for a chance to have their vehicle paid for in full by the auto group. When our contest came to an end and our random winner was selected, Sami Pugh had her brand new 2014 Toyota Camry SE paid for in full.

For more details about this campaign or to find out more about the other community involvement we have going on, visit us at Cumberland Chrysler in Cookeville, TN today.

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Join Cumberland CDJR in the Fight against Breast Cancer

Cumberland Auto and Susan G. KomenAll this month, the Cumberland Auto Center and Cumberland Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram are teaming up with the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliates to help fight breast cancer. All this month we will be setting aside a donation for every 100th car sold at the auto group in order to help fund the search for a cure. We will also be surprising one lucky customer by paying for their vehicle at the end of the month.

At the beginning of this month, Cumberland Auto Center wrote out a check for $5,000 and donated it to the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliates. For the rest of the month, we will be writing an additional check for $5,000 to the foundation for every 100th vehicle sold or leased at any of the dealerships. Our final goal for the month is 400 vehicles sold and a donation total of $25,000.

In addition to our donations, we will also be helping out one lucky customer by paying off their car, truck, or SUV at the end of the month. This applies to any vehicle, no matter if it was purchased outright, financed, or leased. The contest applies to any vehicle sold or leased at any of the dealerships, regardless of the final price. No purchase is necessary and the contest also applies to customers who register for the contest. Non-purchasing customers will be entered into the contest with a chance of winning a $10,000 credit towards the purchase of a new or used vehicle.

For more information or to enter into our contest, visit us at Cumberland Chrysler or at any of the Cumberland Auto Center dealerships here in Cookeville, TN. Help us in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing your new or used vehicle here.

Car Care Tips as Fall Weather Returns

Car CareWith the summer quickly coming to an end, it is important to ensure that your vehicle is ready to go into the cooler seasons. Many drivers don’t think about the stresses that are put on a car during the summer. Most people drive more or take their car on at least one long road trip. The hot weather can wear down certain parts, especially when combined with numerous start/stops and short trips when the engine is not running as efficiently. It is also a good idea to do some preventative maintenance heading into fall to make sure you’re prepared for the changes in weather.

Below is a list of common parts and systems that should be serviced (or at least checked on) before the end of summer. If you need work done or just want a check-up, visit Cumberland Dodge in the Middle Tennessee area.

  • Headlights and Taillights – As the days get shorter you will inevitably be driving in the dark, more. It is important that your headlights and taillights are in working order so that you can both see and be seen by other drivers.
  • Wiper Blades – The summer heat, combined with less use can really do bad things to your wiper blades. Be sure to check these and replace them as needed. You don’t want to get caught in a rain or snow storm without good wipers.
  • Battery – Batteries last a long time and are often forgotten about, but heat is one of the most damaging things for battery life. Be sure to check fluid levels and make sure that the terminals aren’t corroded. Finally be sure to check the voltage.
  • Tires – All the extra driving most drivers do during the summer makes it a good idea to check your tires. Make sure to replace or rotate your tires as needed so that you can get optimal grip in colder months. Even if you don’t have very many miles on your tires they can rot over time. Check for any unusual signs of decay or damage.
  • Brakes – Stopping is important! Be sure to check your brake pads, rotors, calipers, drums, and shoes to see that they are working properly. Letting these parts wear out can be dangerous and should be avoided.

Be Sure You Keep Up On Vehicle Maintenance This Spring

Winter can be a harsh time for your car so when spring rolls around, it is a good idea to get some preventative maintenance and a checkup performed by a certified technician. During the winter, your ride is subjected to extreme temperature fluctuations, road salt, bad potholes, and all around tough conditions. A lot of drivers go for trips and longer drives in the summer too, so it is a good idea to get everything sorted. Here are a few recommendations from our service department at Cumberland Chrysler.

Check Your Tires & Brakes

Service TechnicianWith temperature and weather fluctuations, your tires can lose pressure. Be sure to make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended PSI and check the tread-wear while you’re at it! In fact, it’s a good idea to make sure your brakes are in good condition too. Be sure that the rotors aren’t warped or severely grooved. Also, check to see that your brake pads are not worn out. (Normally they should be replaced with about 3mm of thickness remaining.)

Replace Your Wiper Blades

Winter can be tough on your wiper blades. The cold, dry air combined with ice can really dry them out and make them less effective. With spring showers and summer storms on the horizon it’s best to replace them now than wait until it is raining heavily. Don’t forget to replace the windshield washer fluid as well if it needs more.

Check All Your Vehicle Lights & Fluids

Check Oil LevelsDo a quick visual inspection of your vehicle including fluid levels and lights. Turn on your hazard lights, blinkers, headlights, high-beams, brakes, and reverse lights one by one. (This is much easier if you make it a two-person job.) While you’re at it, open up the hood and make sure you check fluid levels. Most fluids will have a clear viewing container that makes it easy to see if there are any leaks. Check your oil too and be sure it isn’t very dark and in need of replacement.

Check Your Shocks & Struts

In the winter, roads are usually at their worst and covered in potholes. This can be a real strain on your cars suspension setup so make sure your shocks and struts are good. A simple test is to push down on the corner of your car and let up quickly. If the corner bounces more than 2-3 times it might be time for more struts. Don’t neglect these, they are crucial to ride comfort and handling and can really cut down on wear to other components if you keep them in working order.