A Brief History of Dodge
Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company is 1900, and manufactured engines and other parts for customers like Olds Motor Vehicle Company and the Ford Motor Company. In 1914, John and Horace Dodge had developed a car of their own: the four-cylinder Dodge Model 30/35 touring car. Just two years later, Dodge was the second highest selling car brand in the United States.
Unfortunately, both Horace and John passed away in 1920, and the Dodge Brothers Company was passed to their widows, who made long-time employee Frederick Haynes as company president. Dodge was eventually sold to Chrysler in 1928. In 1932, Chrysler built a factory for Dodge cars to be manufactured in Los Angeles, California. Dodge added safety features to their vehicles like a smooth, flat dashboard with no protruding knobs, curved in door handles, and padded front-seat backs for the benefit of the rear-seat occupants.
After World War II, Dodge was able to sell more cars, and the design of their vehicles improved with the hiring of corporate design chief Virgil Exner. With upgraded designing and the production of stronger engines, Dodge sales began to skyrocket in the 1960s as freeway travel became popular among Americans. The Dodge Charger became a best-seller and won several NASCAR races. The Cornet R/T and Super Bee also sold well with drivers seeking muscle cars. In response to the oil crisis of 1973, Dodge began releasing compact family cars like the Dodge Aspen, which was marketed for the “Family Car of the Future.”
Today’s Dodge vehicles include:
- Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is the most affordable midsize crossover in its class. The car is the combination of a minivan and an SUV is designed to grow with your family and has endless storage space and has a multitude of safety and security features, including include traction control, a rear back-up camera, and a rollover sensor. The Dodge Journey has three rows of seats. The Journey has consistently received top marks for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration throughout its production run.
- Dodge Durango
The Durango is America’s fastest, most capable standard three-row SUV. It looks like a more muscular version of a minivan and offers a lot of room for families. The Dodge Durango comes with a lot of safety features and is powerful enough to handle rocky terrain.
- Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan designed for every family road trip. The car has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and has won many awards, including the North American Car of the Year in 1996, Motor Trend magazine’s Car of the Year in 1996. The Dodge Grand Caravan’s Stow ‘n Go seating, which involves second and third row seating folds all the way down to add cargo space, received the Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New” award in 2005.
Your Trusted Shop for Dodge Repair
When your Dodge needs repairs, you can bring your car to Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers. Our highly trained mechanics receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, and will offer you dealer quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing. Your car will go through an inspection and safety check, and all needed repairs will be thoroughly explained for your approval. We will never recommend repairs that aren’t absolutely necessary. So why not give us a try? If you are in Conyers or surrounding areas, schedule an appointment at Auto Tech Service Center today! You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 770-922-1480.