What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What's New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What is an ideal truck?

To us, it’s one that can flex and change to meet the needs of a diverse number of lifestyles. The 2018 Ram 1500 does this well, coming in a number of trims with a long list of standard and available features. Whether you need a strong, durable workhorse or want a stylish, sleek truck to use as your daily commuter, the 2018 Ram 1500 can fit the bill.

This model year, the Ram 1500 offers even more customization options than before. New features give buyers more options, as do two new trim levels. Added to the list of trims this year is the new special Harvest Edition as well as an updated, high-end Limited Tungsten Edition. This is the perfect trim for those who want a pickup that’s more stylish than any other on the road. It features a leather interior, an attractive chrome grille, and a sport hood.

The 2018 Ram 1500 now comes with a standard rearview camera on every model, and the available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are more ways than ever to make the 2018 Ram 1500 uniquely yours. Start creating your perfect pickup when you visit Rochester Hills CDJR today.

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Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

A major part of owning a capable off-roading SUV, like the Jeep® Wrangler, is heading on a challenging trail. Many trails end up being all talk and little action, especially when a Jeep® is rolling along them. We here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram know of some of the best off-roading trails to take a Jeep® on in Michigan, and we’d like to share them with you.

Mounds Off-Road Park

Located in Mt. Morris, Mounds Off-Road Park is home to various challenges designed to give all-terrain vehicles, lifted trucks, and off-roading Jeep® models a run for the trails. Often considered the best off-road vehicle park in the Great Lakes region, Mounds Off-Road Park is the place to go for drivers who want a thrill ride unlike any other.

Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park

With more than 200 acres and an incredible amount of trails, Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park is the go-to park to experience all types of terrain in one place. The park features rocks, hills, mud, and more.

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park is located in Mears and is home to expansive backroads and dunes. It’s one of the only areas in Michigan with dunes open to off-road vehicles, so make sure you have an off-road vehicle sticker and Michigan Recreation Passport if you plan to put your Jeep® to work!

If you’re in need of a brand new Jeep® to take with you on your next off-road trail, stop by Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram today.

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Halloween is a holiday filled with spooky festivals and plenty of sweet, sweet candy. There’s nothing quite like attending a Halloween event as the fall weather sets in. Take some time to explore these awesome Halloween events in Southeast Michigan recommended by your friends at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram!

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival

The Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival takes place in Livonia and features plenty of Halloween activities, including a haunted barn that’s perfect for exploring. Hayrides, fresh pumpkins, cornstalks, and crafts are all available to those who wish to attend! The attraction is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo puts on a Halloween celebration every year. The event features a kid-friendly trick-or-treating route through the zoo. Street performances, magic shows, and a haunted reptile house are just a few of the attractions that draw in crowds. Get your tickets ahead of time as the event tends to sell out quickly.

Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch

Going to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect orange decoration is a family tradition in many areas. The Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch puts a twist on that tradition. Instead of real pumpkins, visitors will explore a patch of blown glass pumpkins. Experts will put on glass blowing demonstrations as well.

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we hope you have a fun, spooky Halloween!

Reasons You Should Own a Pickup Truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

Interested in getting a new truck? We understand why. They’re capable, reliable, and offer unprecedented towing power. Here are some of our top reasons for why you should own a pickup truck.

Power and Capability

Pickup trucks typically come with several engine and transmission options that crank out some serious ponies, as well as having good ground clearance, rigid body construction, and wheels built for traction.

Towing

In addition to delivering plenty of power, pickup trucks provide drivers with the ability to tow and haul whatever they need. Whether you’re hauling boats for a weekend away or a trailer full of moving boxes and furniture, your truck has got you covered.

Safety and Visibility

Pickup trucks are a lot taller than your average car, so you’ll be able to see a lot more on the road. Plus, with a tough body construction and advanced safety features, pickup trucks are often safer, too.

Versatile

With the ability to tow and haul, pickup trucks can be used for many different purposes. Depending on your needs, you can choose between several different body configurations of both cabs and truck beds to make your pickup truck your own.

 

If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup, head over to Rochester Hills CDJR to see our inventory of capable, popular RAM trucks.

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Michigan has beautiful scenery year-round. The summer offers greenery and beautiful sunshine and in the winter, a blanket of glistening snow covers the hills. But autumn offers something special. The changing of the leaves up north is worth the road trip; here are a few routes we suggest when making your Michigan road trip this fall.

Old Mission Peninsula
Wineries and vineyards populate this region along Grand Traverse Bay. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse offers beautiful views and nearby hiking trails for an outdoor adventure in the crisp autumn air.

M-22
This road runs from Traverse City to Empire, cutting around the Leelanau Peninsula with many stunning overlooks and small towns to explore. Make sure to check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a sight you’ll never forget.

Tunnel of Trees on M-119
Drive underneath beautiful tree lines decked out in autumn’s full range of colors as you take this leisurely country drive. On your way, stop by the Pond Hill Farm for some goodies, and then finish up with a stop at the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

At Rochester Hills CDJR, we are proud to serve the state of Michigan during every season.

Why and How to Celebrate Labor Day

On the first Monday in September, many Americans look forward to having the day off from work. But, do you know what Labor Day is meant to celebrate? We will take a look at some of the history of this holiday and how to celebrate Labor Day, besides just having a barbecue.

Labor Day

Why Do We Celebrate?

In the late 1800s, many states designated the first Monday in September as a day to honor American workers. Monday was specifically chosen so that workers could potentially have a three-day weekend. On June 28, 1894, Congress officially established Labor Day as a national holiday.

How to Celebrate?

Many communities across the country host Labor Day celebrations that may include parades and festivals. If you really want to get into the true spirit of the holiday, you can try some of the following.

  • Look specifically for products produced in the United States.
  • Plan a trip to visit a local factory.
  • Give generous tips to any service workers you interact with.
  • Learn about the history and importance of labor laws here in America.
  • Make a goodie basket and take it to your local police or fire station.

Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.

Tips for Going to the DMV

If you own a car or have a driver’s license, you are going to have to go to the DMV at some point in your life. While this can be a dreaded task, there are a few things you can do to make going to the DMV more bearable. Here are a few tips.

DMV

Photo by Michael Ocampo

Do you actually need to go?

There may be a few tasks that do not require a physical trip. Check online or call to see if you can mail in your paperwork.

Get organized

Make sure you have all the required paperwork for your task. Depending on what you are doing, that could include your birth certificate, proof of address, vehicle title, etc.

Go during downtime

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays are usually the busiest times at the DMV. Aim for the middle of the week and see if there is a less popular branch that could speed up your visit even more.

Stay occupied

Bring along a book or your headphones so you can listen to music or a podcast while you wait. Or you could simply enjoy the peace and quiet and do some people watching.

If you buy a new or used car here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ll take care of your temporary tags, so you can at least skip one trip to the DMV.