Fort Smith Used Cars

Oil Change - Fort Smith, AR Meineke Car Care Center at Rath Auto

Did you know that Rath Auto Resources is the only independent dealer in the area with a full service shop. Not only do we have that, our Meineke Car Care Center has been ranked the #2 in the nation! People have been trusting their vehicle with our service department for years.

I recently took my car to Meineke / Rath Auto for new tires and had (not surprisingly) another great experience. My Husband and I purchased both our vehicles from Rath Auto and I have taken my car to Meineke for oil changes and general maintenance ever since I bought it. We have always been impressed with the service we have received. This is my first time to purchase tires from Meineke and I should not have been surprised that they offer very competitive prices for tires. I got my quote from Meineke and called around to several other places before making a decision. They offered the best price for the tires I was looking for so I made an appointment. Jon was so helpful and got me in very quickly. The tires I was originally interested in were not available when I came in but Jon and Phillip recommended a different set with even better warranties that I am absolutely thrilled with. I really appreciate the consistently great service from Meineke / Rath Auto. I have been doing business with them for almost three years now and no complaints yet... Thanks again for another great experience!
— Myla Hendrix

Oil Changes

Getting regular oil changes is a vital (and inexpensive) way to maintain your vehicle. Unfortunately, if you neglect this part of your routine maintenance, your vehicles health can dramatically decline putting you and your family in danger and out of a lot of money. Because your engine is made up of many moving parts, it's important that those parts stay lubricated so that they can do their jobs.  So why do you need oil changes so frequently? As the oil does its job, it gets contaminated with dust, debris and other things from inside the vehicle and the environment. Luckily, here at Meieneke Car Care Center, we offer oil changes to meet anyones needs.

"We want to make sure your vehicle receives the right kind of oil change at the right price. Our technicians will recommend the best type of oil for your car's individual needs to keep the engine working at its best. Meineke is proud to also offer 4 months of complimentary Roadside Assistance with the purchase of all oil change packages!"

"Our certified technicians will consider the make, model, condition and mileage of your car before recommending the necessary oil change. We offer synthetic blend, high mileage or full synthetic oil change packages that are recommended based on your car’s individual needs. All oil change packages include 4 months of complimentary Roadside Assistance, a tire pressure check, fluid top off, tire rotation, visual brake check, standard oil filter and our 23-point inspection." 

2016 Ram 1500 Fort Smith, Ar - Rath Auto Resources

2016 Ram 1500

Exterior

  • Active grille shutters
  • Black exterior mirrors
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Center Hub
  • Chrome Front Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome rear step bumper
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Full size spare tire
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Goodyear Brand Tires
  • Power Rear Window
  • Regular Box Style
  • Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Tip Start
  • Variable intermittent wipers
2016 Dodge Ram 1500

Interior

  • 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 6 Speakers
  • Analog Display
  • Armrests w/Storage
  • Charge Only Remote USB Port
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Electronic Shift
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed antenna
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Front Armrest w/3 Cupholders
  • Front map lights
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Engine Hour Meter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Glove box
  • GPS Antenna Input
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins and 2nd Row Underseat Storage
  • Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
  • Interior Trim -inc: Deluxe Sound Insulation, Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
  • SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio No satellite coverage in Hawaii or Alaska.
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip computer
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Valet Function
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Wireless Streaming

Mechanical

  • 160 amp alternator
  • 1700# Maximum Payload
  • 3.21 Rear Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • 50 State Emissions
  • 730CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • GVWR: 6,800 lbs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Towing w/Harness and Trailer Sway Control
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)

Safety

  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Fort Smith Arkansas

5 Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment - Rath Auto Resources

Down payments and trade equity are two valuable ways to make your car-buying process smooth when it comes to finances. Every single person has a budget. Rich or poor, we all want to get the best value for our dollar, right? To do that, it's best to have good trade equity or more down payment. 

If you are in the market for buying a car in the next few months or year, we encourage you to take these five steps to build up your down payment! Remember, the bigger your down payment is, the lower your monthly payment will be! 

1. Cut a Major Expense. Take a look at your budget and asses what your biggest manageable expenses are and trying cutting back on them. Is your cable bill costing you $100 or more a month? Do you still have a landline? There are many alternatives to cable these days that are much more affordable. For example, my husband (David Rath) and I haven't had cable since we have been married in 2011. We pay monthly for Netflix and haven't looked back.  You can also buy a digital antenna that gets you a few channels too. We have one that we keep just in case we need it during tornado season! If you have a sports lover in your house that needs to watch the games, try watching at friends houses or renting them on the Xbox through the NFL Game Pass. 

2. Manage Smaller Expenses. For example, you might be surprised how fast those Starbucks trips or Monster energy drinks from the gas station are adding up to your monthly expenses. If you have a daily habit like that, try going every other day or buying drinks in bulk at places like Sam's Club. 

3. Set aside a specific amount from your paycheck each month. I know it sounds obvious, but try taking a portion of your paycheck each month and immediately put it into your savings account...and don't touch it! If you take $50 from a weekly paycheck and put into savings, that is $1200 toward a down payment in 6 months. You would be surprised how beneficial that is for you!

4. Think before you buy! Before you purchase that new PlayStation game, the new Michael Kors wallet or go on a Bath and Body Works shopping spree, think about what you want more? A new car that is a long-term investment and will likely bring you happiness or ease of mind knowing you are in a safe and reliable vehicle that far outlasts the joy of smaller objects that could cut into your new-car down payment budget!

5. Get Digit - a free app that saves money, without thinking about it. "To use Digit, you need to connect your checking account. This allows Digit to analyze your income and spending, and find money it can safely set aside for you. Every day, Digit tries to move some money from your checking account to your Digit account. Digit never transfers more than you can afford, so you don't have to worry about over-drafting your account. In fact, we have a no-overdraft guarantee." 

Valentines Day Reservations - Fort Smith, Arkansas

These days not many restaurants take reservations. For those few times a year, it can be difficult to balance work, finding a sitter and planning a romantic night! We have compiled a list of restaurants that are currently taking reservations. If you are looking to make a reservation, we encourage you to do so now so that you can have a perfect evening without a difficult wait in line!

  • 21 West End -(479) 434-4213 -  21 N 2nd St, Fort Smith, AR 72901 

21 West End Fort Smith Ar
21 West End Valentines Day Menu
AJ Oyster Hourse Fort Smith AR
AJ Oyster House Valentine's Day Menu

Bella Italia - (479) 785-1550 - 407 N 8th Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

Bella Italia Fort Smith AR

Emmy's German Restaurant - 479-242-EMMY(3669) - 200 N 13th Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

Emmy's German Restaurant Fort Smith AR

Doe's Eat Place - 479-784-9111 -  422 N 3rd Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

Does Eat Place Fort Smith

Movie Lounge - (479) 226-3595 - 7601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Movie Lounge Fort Smith AR
Movie Lounge Fort Smith AR

Taliano's Italian Restaurant - (479)  785-2292 - 201 North 14th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Talianos Italian Restaurant Fort Smith AR
  • River City Bistro - (479) 434-6474- Stonewood Village Shopping Center, 7320 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

River City Bistro Fort Smith AR
River City Bistro Valentine's Day Menu

 

R. Landry's New Orleans Cafe - (479)783-2505 - 613 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901 Local musician, Bill Flashpoler, will be there to serenade the crowd during their dining experience.  

R landrys Fort Smith AR

Stonehouse at Chaffee Crosing - (479) 668-2828 - 8801 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916 . They are doing a Valentine Wine Dinner on Sunday February 12. Limited seating available.

Stonehouse at Chaffee Crossing

Don't forget to get your special loved one a sweet treat from our favorite local candy shops and bakeries!

Kopper Kettle - (479) 474-6077 - 4300 Rogers Ave #8 

Kopper Kettle Fort Smith AR

Bliss Cupcakes - (479) 434- 3787 - 7110 Rogers Ave Fort Smith AR 72903

Bliss Cupcakes Fort Smith AR

Confectionately Yours - (479) 478-7223 - 215 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Confectionately Yours Fort Smith

2014 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck 1794 - Rath Auto Resources

  • Body Style: Pickup Crewmax
  • Model Code: 8378
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Type: 4WD
  • Ext. Color: Attitude Black Metallic
  • Int. Color: Black/Brown
  • Mileage: 58,800
  • VIN #: 5TFAW5F17EX363362
  • Stock #: P15325

Description

1794 Addition Baby...This Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck has a strong Regular Unleaded V-8 5.7 L/346 engine powering this Automatic transmission. Wheels: 20" x 8J Split 5-Spoke Alloy Disc -inc: Machined-finished, Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park, Trip computer.

This Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck Features the Following Options
Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler, Tires: P275/55R20 Bridgestone/Dunlop Performance, Tailgate Rear Cargo Access, Systems Monitor, Steel Spare Wheel, Splash guards, Single Stainless Steel Exhaust, Side Impact Beams, Remote Keyless Entry w/4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button.

Stop By Today
For a hassle-free deal on this must-own Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck come see us at Rath Auto Resources, 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Just minutes away!

  • Exterior
  • Black Rear Step Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
  • Cargo Lamp w/High Mount Stop Light
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and 2 Tow Hooks
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Front fog lamps
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
  • Manual-Leveling Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Power Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Regular Box Style
  • Splash guards
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tires: P275/55R20 Bridgestone/Dunlop Performance
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Wheels: 20" x 8J Split 5-Spoke Alloy Disc -inc: Machined-finished
  • Interior
  • 12 JBL Speakers
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 440w Regular Amplifier
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Air Filtration
  • Analog Display
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dashboard Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Delay Off Interior Lighting
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver foot rest
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Entune Selective Service Internet Access
  • Fixed antenna
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Cupholder
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/2-position memory function, power thigh and lumbar support and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat w/power lumbar support
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
  • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Leather seat trim
  • Leather/Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Navtraffic Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Pickup Cargo Box Lights
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Radio w/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Radio: Entune Premium w/JBL Audio & Navigation -inc: AM/FM/HD radio, CD player MP3/WMA playback capability, high-resolution 7" touch-screen display, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port, iPod connectivity and control, iTunes Tagging, traffic and weather, JBL speakers and amplifier, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, phone book access, voice recognition and music streaming, Entune App Suite includes Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places; real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, 90-day free trial
  • Rear center armrest
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip computer
  • Mechanical
  • 1 Skid Plate
  • 1415# Maximum Payload
  • 170 Amp Alternator
  • 26.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 4.30 axle ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 710CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Class IV Towing w/Harness, Hitch and Trailer Sway Control
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Engine: 5.7L V8 DOHC 32V FFV w/i-Force
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 7,200 lbs (3,266 kgs)
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs
  • Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD
  • Safety
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Side Impact Beams

Visit us at Rath Auto Resources 4515 Towson Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas

 

New Year, New You

It’s the New Year, and it’s time for a new you, right? Not according to most statistics. In fact, reportedly 73% of people who make resolutions fail on them most of the time. But there is a solution! You can get ahead of the pack by following these quick tips on how to have the most success with your New Year’s plans.

 

Work On Your Self-Restraint

Scientists have revealed the willpower and self-restraint actually function much like a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets. So if you want to be successful in achieving not only your New Year’s resolution, but also your goals in general, you should try to practice self-restraint to bulk up your willpower muscle. Also, give your brain some help with the control by making the things you are trying to do more attractive.

Commitment Buddy

Having an accountability partner will help you stay committed to your goals. They’ll help you stay on track, but they’ll also help motivate you to get back on the horse if you slip up.

SMART Goals

Setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound are a great way to make sure you’ll be more successful in achieving them. Pay special attention to the “T” many people who set New Year’s Resolutions think they have the whole year. The only problem is that they don’t create timely check-ins during that long time period to make sure they stay on track. It’s a better idea to set a big annual goal, but then break it up into what you should achieve monthly in order to stay on track for the end of the year.

One Change At A Time

It’s tempting to create a bunch of goals all at the same time, like losing 20 pounds, saving more money, spending more time with your kids, and get more exercise. But the reality is that it’s unlikely that you will be able to completely transform yourself in the matter of a few short days or weeks. Instead, set one, manageable goal at a time, set a shorter time period in which to achieve it, say 1-3 months, and then once you’ve achieved the first goal, move onto the next. This will allow you to focus on successfully completing one goal at a time, while simultaneously having the benefit of creating positive momentum as you achieve each goal.

Create A Plan

Having a plan will allow you to create a roadmap, which will help you navigate your way from goal setting to goal achieving.

This year I’m committed to not only setting but also achieving my New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to follow these tips to help guide me there. I hope you find them helpful, too!

2017 : YOUR Year for a better YOU!

2017 is almost here! It's got to be better than 2016, especially if you are a celebrity! We want to help you start your new year off right so we are sharing some of our favorite New Years Party ideas, recipes, social media accounts to follow and freebies! 

Freebies to make your year awesome!


New Years Party Ideas!


New Years Recipe Ideas


2015 Chrysler 300 For Sale - Rath Auto Resources, Fort Smith, AR

This Chrysler 300 has a strong Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 engine powering this Automatic transmission. Wireless Streaming, Window Grid Antenna, Wheels: 17 x 7.0 Premium Painted Aluminum, Vinyl Door Trim Insert, Valet Function.*This Chrysler 300 Comes Equipped with These Options *Uconnect Access, Trunk Rear Cargo Access, Trip computer, Transmission w/AUTOSTICK Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler, Towing w/Trailer Sway Control, Tires: P215/65R17 Low Rolling Resistance, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Systems Monitor, Steel Spare Wheel, Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers, SiriusXM satellite radio, Side Impact Beams, Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs, Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer, Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel.

*Stop By Today *You've earned this- stop by Rath Auto Resources located at 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 to make this car yours today! No haggle, no hassle.


Exceptionally smooth and quiet ride; satisfying V8 power; upscale cabin; lots of features; satisfying audio and technology systems; available all-wheel drive.
— Edmunds.Com

According to Edmunds.Com, "For 2015, the Chrysler 300 features new lines and style, upgraded safety tech and connenctivity and an eight-speed automatic transmission across the line. "

15% OFF ANY 15K-90K MAINTENANCE PACKAGE - FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS

Rath Auto Resources and Meineke Car Care Center (4515 Towson Avenue location only) is offering 15% off any 15,000-90,000 mile maintenance package. Offer is valid until December 31, 2016.  Offer is not valid with any other offers.  Click here to print.