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2016 Dodge Caravan - Rath Auto Resources Springdale, AR

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  • MECHANICAL
    • 3.16 Axle Ratio
    • Touring Suspension
    • GVWR: 6,050 lbs
    • 50 State Emissions
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 730CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 160 Amp Alternator
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front Anti-Roll Bar
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
    • 20 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

  • EXTERIOR
    • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Aluminum
    • Tires: P225/65R17 BSW AS
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Chrome Grille
    • Power Sliding Rear Doors
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

  • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: 130
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Aux Audio Input Jack
    • Fixed Antenna
    • 6 Speakers
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls

  • INTERIOR
    • 2nd Row Buckets w/Fold-In-Floor
    • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
    • Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Power Rear Windows and Power Vented 3rd Row Windows
    • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench Cloth 3rd Row Seat Manual Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor and 3 Fixed Head Restraints
    • 2 Row Stow 'N Go w/Tailgate Seats
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Manual Air Conditioning
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front Map Lights
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Covered Dashboard Storage, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration

  • SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Although three-row crossover SUVs have grown in popularity over the last decade, they still can’t beat a minivan for third-row comfort and an abundance of cargo room, And for the price, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is hard to beat for the budget-minded buyer.
— Edmunds
 

What is a Powertrain Warranty?

What is a powertrain warranty

A powertrain warranty covers the internally lubricated parts within the engine, transmission and driveline. We sell powertrains and exclusionary service contracts that cover major electrical components with all of our vehicles.

Here are a few estimates on average repair costs: 

- Engine - $4230

- Transmission - $2979

The powertrain warranties that we offer come with additional benefits that include towing, substitute transportation (reimbursement up to a maximum of $250 for substitute transportation if a covered part fails and your vehicle cannot be repaired in a timely manner), protection when you travel (you will be reimbursed up to four days for meals and lodging if a covered part fails and you are over 150 miles from your principal residence) and transferable & enhanced resale value (when you purchase a new or wrap plan, your contract may be transferred to the new owner should you decide to sell your vehicle. Your SecureNET vehicle service contract will help enhance your vehicle's resale value.) 

Coverage qualifications vary depending on the year, make, model, and current mileage of your vehicle. 

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

Is your car ready for winter?

Come see your Meineke professionals today for a free coolant (antifreeze) inspection and test. Also, make sure to ask about our free battery and alternator tests, tire, belt and hose inspections.

Winter is the most common time for these components in your car to fail. Let’s make sure you are safe for the cold weather months! Call for an appointment.

Springdale, Arkansas Location: 3558 S Thompson (corner of Don Tyson and 71B) Springdale, AR 72764

Fort Smith, Arkansas Location: 4515 Towson Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901

Call: 479- 231-1215 (Springdale) or 479-274-8684 (Fort Smith) 

2017 Netflix Halloween Movies & TV Series to Watch

2017 Netflix Halloween Movies and TV series to watch

The Addams Family (PG-13) (1991)

Stepping out of the pages of  Charle’s Addams’ cartoons and the 1960’s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen.

The Nightmare before Christmas (PG) (1993)

Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning.

Gremlins (PG) (1984)

A man brings home a cute creature as a Christmas present for his son that spawns into a horrifying army of devilish -- and dangerous -- little beasts.

Little Monsters (PG) (1989)

There’s a secret world only kids can find at night. It’s weird, scary and just a little bit hilarious.

Goosebumps (TV-Y7) (TV Series) (1998)

Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novellas by American author R. L. Stine, published by Scholastic Publishing. The stories follow child characters, who find themselves in scary situations; usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. - Wikipedia

Stranger Things (TV-14) (Netflix Series)  (2016)

American science fiction horror series. Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town including the appearance of a psychokinetic girl who helps the missing boy's friends in their own search. The second season was just released, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normal and the consequences. - Wikipedia.

Children of the Corn (R) (1984)

A couple stranded into a rural town falls into the hands of a group of children who murder all the towns adults at the command of their leader.

The Sixth Sense (PG-13) (1999)

When a 9-year-old boy inexplicably starts seeing dead people, he lands in the care of a child psychologist who’s determined to undercover the truth.

Corpse Bride (PG) (2005)

Just as he’s about to be married, Victor is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who desires him for herself in this Tim Burton tale.

The Awakening (R) (2011)

A haunted boarding school calls on Florence Cathcart, who disproves hoaxes for a living. But the strange place leads Cathcart to question reality.

Curse of Chucky (R)(2013)

The wisecracking doll possessed by a psychopathic killer returns to terrorize a young woman in a wheelchair and her troubled family.

13 Cameras (NR) (2016)

 Young parents-to-be Claire and Ryan move into a suburban rental home, unaware that someone is secretly watching their every move with a hidden camera.

2013 GMC Sierra - Rath Auto Resources Springdale, Arkansas

Rath Auto Resources in Northwest Arkansas is located at 3558 S Thompson in Springdale, Arkansas 72764. You can call us at 479-303-7284 or visit online at www.rathauto.com This is a 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Pickup Truck. It has has aftermarket exhaust and wheels/rims. Leather interior.

Additional Options

  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Split Bench Seat
  • Power Outlet
  • Cloth Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Floor Mats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Security System
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Telematics
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

River Valley Regional Food Bank Summer Essentials

River Valley Regional Food Bank Summer Essentials

Rath Auto Resources has worked closely with the River Valley Regional Food Bank for the past few years. With every car sold, we allow our customers to choose one of five pre-selected local charities of their choice. One of the options available to them is the River Valley Regional Food Bank. At the end of month, we tally up the votes and make donations on their behalf. We love the food bank and we know how vital their cause is to our neighbors and community as a whole.

           Summer time…a time most people are excited for.  It is the gateway that sets the platform for family barbecues, picnics in the park, or an afternoon hiking adventure.  However, for many children here in the River Valley, summer break is not a time of fun with friends and family.  With no school lunch program to rely on, summer just means three months without consistent meals.  It means hunger.  This is a crucial time, when children and families are struggling with hunger in our community and face the summer months of wondering where their next meal will come from.   

            Now is the time to come together to get the word out about the River Valley Regional Food Bank, secure donations, and obtain volunteers to make the summer months a time of fun with friends and family.  With the various donations we receive and the wonderful volunteers who jump in and lend a helping hand, children and families in our community have a place to go where they can receive healthy, nutritious meals.  They can put food on their tables throughout the summer.  Your support makes it possible for many local programs and organizations like that of the River Valley Regional Food Bank to help even more hungry individuals and families this summer.  With that being said, now is a critical time for us to come together and get the word out. 

Here at the Food Bank, we distribute food to food pantries.  We have 184 active pantries in our 8 counties.  The food pantries then distribute the food to the families.  It is estimated that 62,000 families are served.  Fort Smith currently feeds children in 19 different schools.  I have placed a call to the school board to see if I can get an estimated number of children served.  Last year, we distributed a little over 7 million pounds of food to our community and we are hoping to increase that this year.  $1 feeds 5 people a meal!!  It is amazing how it works, but I am so very grateful! 

The food bank serves eight counties in West Central Arkansas, where just over 305,000 people reside. We source the most nutritious foods we can find and provide that food to about 62,000 people in the area.  A total of 196 member agencies create a far reaching network of food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, churches and nonprofit groups that get food to people in need of assistance.

They are a member of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country. They are also a member of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.  As a community partner of the United Way of Fort Smith Area, they support our other UW partners in any way we can.

The Food Bank is always in need of individuals, families, groups or organizations, church missions and businesses looking to serve the community in a meaningful way.  Should you wish to volunteer, Call Tracy Engel at 479/785-0582 for more information. 


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Items requested for donation

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned goods
  • Dry goods
  • Bottled water

We Surprised a Northside High School Teacher Today!

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! If you saw our last blog post, you noticed that Mrs. Courtney Hardcastle helped us come up with a list of things that teachers actually want as teacher gifts! Well, we decided to surprise her with the things from her list today! 

"I have been a math teacher at Northside for 7 years. I have lived in Fort Smith all my life, except for my college years at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. I graduated from Southside and knew that I would want to come back and teach in Fort Smith. There are so many things I love about Northside: my great co-workers, my awesome students, and the general spirit of Northside. My students are full of personality. They are funny, witty, smart, and caring. There is never a dull moment with them!

Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise
Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise
Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise

5 Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day Written by a Teacher

We decided to reach out and ask a local high school teacher what teachers really want for teacher appreciation day! As amazing as these gifts are, we think that teachers should be celebrated every day of the year. So if you missed teacher appreciation day this year, don't worry! I'm sure they won't mind a belated gift just to let you know that you are thankful for their role in your children's life and future! 

gift ideas for teachers
  1. Classroom supplies - We buy things throughout the year for our classroom out of our own pockets. It would be great to re-stock at the end of the year! 

    Ideas for classroom supplies: Kleenex, pencils, pens, markers, paper clips, folders, post-it notes, small pencil sharpeners, tape, staplers, binders. Its all even better if it is cute or themed! For example: Eiffle Tower shaped scissors for the French teacher, or math-themed pencils.

  2. Treats - snacks or drinks to brighten our day!
  3. Pampering - gift cards for a manicure, pedicure or massage so we can relax!
  4. Meals - gift cards for meals out so we can enjoy a relaxing evening!
  5. Notes - handwritten notes or letters from students (even from high-schoolers!), parents or community members can go a long way in brightening a teachers day!
  6. A new car from Rath Auto Resources ;)

So there you have it! A list of gifts for teachers by a teacher!

I would like to introduce our guest contributor and teacher, Mrs. Courtney Hardcastle, "I have been a math teacher at Northside for 7 years. I have lived in Fort Smith all my life, except for my college years at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. I graduated from Southside and knew that I would want to come back and teach in Fort Smith. There are so many things I love about Northside: my great co-workers, my awesome students, and the general spirit of Northside. My students are full of personality. They are funny, witty, smart, and caring. There is never a dull moment with them!

Grading Papers Box for Teachers
Math sign for highschool teacher
Classroom Christmas tree with an ornament for each student!

Classroom Christmas tree with an ornament for each student!

 

 

History of Towson Avenue in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Towson Avenue Fort Smith Arkansas

Anyone who has spent much time at all in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area knows that there is a lot of history. One of the most well known historical sites is Judge Parker's hanging gallows. However, there is also a rich history of the Civil War as well. 

In the summer of 1864, Fort Smith, Arkansas was a critical geographic region where the Confederate troops met the Union soldiers. There was a big decision that had to be made...The Confederate General Douglas Cooper could storm the fortifications of Fort Smith or he could attempt a powerful demonstration against them. However, there was a major dilemma for soldiers and civilians at this time - a shortage of supplies and food.  General Cooper decided to he hoped to attract isolated Federal units outside the town's defenses, to gather horses and beef cattle being grazed on the prairies around Fort Smith, and to create a defense behind which pro-Confederate families in the area could vacate the region.

General Darby Cooper Fort Smith Arkansas

In order to successfully carryout this defensive plan, four other parties were involved and posted up for support.  Defense one was located where what we call today, Fianna Hills. Defense two was located with their back up against the Poteau River. These two parties combined, would be able to create a distraction These men would be able to create a distraction by firing into the main garrison. Cooper would then move the main body of his military forward in two columns up what we call Towson Avenue (formerly called Fort Towson). 

With the help of Brigadier General Stand Watie (the only Native American to claim the rank of general in the service of the Confederacy), when nightfall came,, all forces were put in place by July 30, 1864. With daybreak the next morning, the Battle of Fort Smith began. 

General Watie, meanwhile led his columns forward through the parallel down Fort Towson
and State Line roads, taking over a Union outpost several miles outside of town and driving up quickly to within view of the earthworks of Battery or Fort Number Four. This fort stood between what we now know as Towson and Wheeler Avenues along Dodson Avenue.

Brigadier General Stand Watie

 

It wasn't long before the Union began to fight back. Marching forward they created a line of
battle between Towson and Wheeler Avenues and formed up a battery of more substantial
artillery that quickly suppressed the fire of Cooper's guns.

This exactly what Cooper wanted...and he got it. Now that the Union fell for his plan, Cooper ordered his men to disengage.  They did so casually, leaving Native American snipers hidden in the brush to engage any Union troops audacious enough to move forward from their battle line. The tactic worked and the Confederates easily ended their attack and withdrew from the battlefield but not without taking $130,000 worth of Union arms and supplies.

Rath Auto Trivia - Fort Smith, Arkansas Dealership

Lincoln Town Car Trivia

Did you know, the Lincoln Town car is the last US luxury car to still use body-on-frame construction, as opposed to a unibody frame, which allows it to be easily lengthened, explaining the car’s full domination of the limousine market.  (find out more info from the source here)

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