Tips for Off-Roading in Your Jeep

Tips for off-roading in you Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler Is The Perfect Off-Road Companion.

Want to venture into the wild world of going off-road in your Jeep? Here are some tips for off-roading, from your thrill-seeking friends here at Rochester Hills CDJR.

Do Your Research

It’s always better to be prepared. Look up any off-roading locations beforehand and get an idea for skill level ahead of time. Be sure that your Jeep has all the accessories you need to handle the wild.

Get a Feel for Your Vehicle

It’s important to get a feel for the way your Jeep handles off-road terrain, so consider taking it to a beginner course or even to Forest Service roads to test its capabilities ahead of time.

Pack for Emergencies

You never know what might happen. Bring along recovery gear in case your wheels get stuck, and of course, some food. You don’t want to get tired or hungry halfway through a long day of off-roading.

Check the Weather

Download some kind of weather app or check the weather just before you go. You never know when a sudden storm is going to blow in.

Bring a Friend

When you’re venturing off into the woods, it’s always good to make sure that somebody is there to help you and be your companion just in case. Be sure to tell others where you are going, too.
We know our way around a Jeep, which is exactly why we want everyone else to experience the fun! Use these tips for off-roading the next time you go on an adventure.

2017 SUV of the Year is Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

2017 SUV of the Year

Serious off-roaders need serious SUVs that can handle the rigors of crawling over rocks, crossing streams, and climbing mountains. This year, FOUR WHEELER magazine has named the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk its 2017 SUV of the Year.

 

With this award, the Grand Cherokee continues its legacy as the most-awarded SUV ever. The SUV of the Year award is given to the best-performing model after a rigorous week of intense testing. FOUR WHEELER’s judges take the contenders through more than 1,000 miles of testing that includes mud, snow, rocks, sands, dirt, gravel, and pavement. They consider visibility, four-wheel-drive system performance, tire performance, and more when making their decision.

 

“Our new Trailhawk model is the most capable Grand Cherokee ever produced, and we’re delighted the FOUR WHEELER editors have recognized its outstanding combination of off-road features,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Trailhawk instantly provided Grand Cherokee customers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, quickly becoming one of the fastest-selling and most sought-after models in our lineup.”

 

When you drive home in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, it will come equipped with some remarkable equipment, including Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, a unique version of the Quadra-Lift air suspension, Selec-Speed Control, skid plates, and more. All features are aimed at letting you have the time of your life when you head off the pavement.

Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Win Must-Shop SUVs for Towing Award

SUVs for Towing

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

AutoTrader.com has honored the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango with its Must-Shop SUVs for Towing award, which recognizes SUVs that offer the best combination of towing ability and interior luxury.

The Grand Cherokee features a refined exterior and interior design, complete with bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim, and unique color offerings. Under the hood, the massive 240 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is capable of towing a best-in-class 7,400 pounds while still delivering best-in-class fuel economy at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The Dodge Durango also leads its class in capability by matching the Grand Cherokee’s 7,400 pound tow rating with its 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which can also automatically turn off cylinders when less power is needed to save fuel. Inside, the Durango features a redesigned center stack with two touch screens, a high-tech instrument cluster, and an available high-def dual-screen Blue-ray entertainment system.

Check out both at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep!