Setting up a Jeep Towing Hitch

Wondering how to properly set up a tow hitch? Have you never towed anything before? Unsure of how much is too much when towing? These are all great questions and concerns. Rochester Hills of Chrysler, Jeep in Rochester Hills, MI has compiled a few towing tips to make sure you safely set up a tow for yourself and others.

 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

First and foremost check your owners manual to find exact towing capabilities. The manual may consist of some acronyms, such as GVWR, GCWR, or GAWR. About.com has an informative page that explains what all of these acronyms and other towing terms mean.If you are unsure where to find the information or are not positive, call your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership at (888)435-3039.

Next, check and look over all of your towing parts including the hitch and trailer to make sure nothing is rusty or out of shape. Once these are looked over, secure what you are towing. Make sure to drive about half the speed you normally do- remembering it takes extra time, space and power to stop, turn and change lanes.

Jeep has plenty of towing and hauling vehicles for your best tow that produce maximum towing fuel efficiency:

  • Jeep Compass: towing capabilities of up to 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Cherokee: towing capabilities of up to 4,500 pounds
  • Jeep Patriot: towing capabilities of up to 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Wrangler: towing capabilities of up to 4,200 pounds
  • *Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: towing capabilities of up to 3,500 pounds (Best-in-Class Towing)
  • *Jeep Grand Cherokee: towing capabilities of up to 7,400 pounds (Best-in-Class Towing)

These Jeep vehicles can tow anything from small trailers, motor cycles, boats, snowmobiles to large camping trailers and extra-heavy-duty. Look up towing state laws to make sure you are not breaking or violating any.

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2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude

Jeep Patriot

2014 Jeep Patriot

It is that time of year when the new 2014 car models start to appear. What is the difference? Is the 2014 a better choice? With the new 2014 Jeep Patriot rolling in, critiques are impressed. For 2014 the Jeep Patriot receives updates including a newly optional six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-side airbags.

For 2014 the Jeep Patriot comes back with power and performance. With a simple mission, Jeep wants to make sure people can rely on their Patriot along with decent offloading. This is exactly what the 2014 Patriot offers. The rugged look and traditional style allows drivers to master any snow, mud, sand or rock terrain with ease. The new six-speed automatic transmission allows for all of this while sporting 163 lbs-ft. of torque.
This year go even farther receiving up to 30 EPA Estimated MPG and up to 400 miles on a full tank of gas! Feel even safer and confident in the tough vehicle with up to six airbags.
At the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership we speak the Jeep language of freedom. We are proud service men and women who want to help you find the best deal possible.