Things You Should Ask Before Buying A New Vehicle

Answers to Common Car Buying Questions

When it comes to buying a used or new car in Killam, Alberta, there is never a one car fits all scenario.  It takes time to figure out your wants, your needs, and your budget.  Luckily our expert staff at Campbell McLennan Chrysler have the answers to all your automotive questions.  All automotive consumers in Killam, Edmonton, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, and Wainwright are welcome to browse our inventory and connect with us, either in person, by phone, or virtually.

Let us start right here by answering some everyday car buying questions in Edmonton, Alberta.

Who makes the Ram EcoDiesel?

The Ram EcoDiesel is a diesel engine available in the Ram 1500, and up until 2019, in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Approximately 20% of 2015 Ram 1500's sold in Canada were equipped with the EcoDiesel engine.  The 3.0L EcoDiesel is manufactured by VM Motori, an Italian producer and current subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

Is the Ram EcoDiesel a good engine?

While the Ram pickup truck is an overall superior vehicle, the most captivating feature is the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.  It offers one of the most advanced diesel engines ever to be built in the mainstream pickup truck segment.  This engine is perfect for Canadian drivers who want the power of a diesel engine, and the ability to save money at the pumps.  Ram listened to the concerns of passionate pickup truck drivers in Canada and developed the most progressive diesel engine ever made for a light-duty pickup.

Did Ram discontinue the EcoDiesel?

The Ram EcoDiesel was popular from 2014 to 2016 before it was discontinued to allow Ram to make the modifications needed to fulfill driver needs.  The EcoDiesel has made a comeback in the 2020 Ram 1500, delivering a 240 HP diesel engine.

What questions should I ask the dealer when buying a new car?

Whenever you are buying a new car, it is always a good idea to come prepared with some questions for the dealer.  This way, you know precisely where you're money is going.  Below are questions you should ask before signing on the dotted line are:

  • Will I be charged other fees?
  • How much is the documentation, or administration, fee?
  • Are there any dealer-installed options on the new car?
  • What is the exact mileage on the odometer?
  • What delivery options do I have?

What are the terms of payment options?

At Campbell McLennan Chrysler, each client is given individual consideration.  As an authorized representative for most major banks, we will find the best rate possible with the ideal amortization to suit each customer's needs.  Complete a finance application today, and let us get you pre-approved with the financing that matches your budget.

What is the warranty coverage?

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat vehicles are warrantied by a 5 year / 100,000 km fully transferable Powertrain Warranty with $0 deductible, plus 24-hour roadside assistance.  Basic Warranty coverage is for 3 years / 60,000 km.

The Cummins Turbo Diesel engine is protected by a separate Limited Warranty, which covers the engine for 5 years / 160,000 km.

The Pacifica Hybrid high voltage battery is covered for 10 years / 160,000 km.

Is there an authorized dealership or repair shop close to my house?

Campbell McLennan Chrysler is an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Killam, Alberta.  At our location, we have a full-service repair and service centre.  All automotive consumers in Killam, Edmonton, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, and Wainwright, regardless of the make and model you drive, are welcome to access our services for any automotive repair and maintenance requirements.  Schedule your service/repair appointment today.


Campbell-Mclennan Chrysler

4519-51a Avenue, Box 510
Directions Killam, AB T0B2L0

  • Sales: (780) 385-2121
  • Service: (780) 385-2121
  • Parts: (780) 385-2121


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  • Tuesday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
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  1. Campbell-Mclennan Chrysler

    4519-51a Avenue, Box 510
    Killam, AB T0B2L0

    • Sales: (780) 385-2121
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