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.

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Renegades By X Ambassadors: A “Spot On” Accompaniment for Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best SUVs for Under $25,000. Other accolades include Arizona AAA Top Pick For Cool Car Segment and KBB’s 10 Favorite New-For-2015 Cars, according to Jeep.

So when you are creating a marketing spot for the Renegade, any accompanying music has got to reflect that kind of flair, a song like “Renegades” by X Ambassadors.

Enter the X Ambassadors. The band hails from Brooklyn and, for some reason, their song entitled “Renegades” seemed appropriate for the campaign. Apparently, the song title was a coincidence.

Jeep had partnered with Interscope records and had challenged the record label to deliver a piece of music that reflected “the theme and the spirit of the new Jeep.” It just so happened that X Ambassadors, an Interscope artist, had been working on the “Renegades” that embodied the spirit of the Jeep.

Fiat Chrysler chief marketing officer Olivier Francois was happy with the marriage, to say the least. He said “The music is a smash, the hook is super catchy….The script of the song is…spot on.”

Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade Earn Place on 10 Best Interiors List

10 Best Interiors List

It took the editors of WardsAuto two months to evaluate the interior of 42 new vehicles and select their top 10 picks. Two of those chosen 10 belong to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — the 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum and 2015 Jeep Renegade. Both award-winning vehicles can now add “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2015” to their growing lists of accolades.

When crafting the interiors of the 2015 Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade, designers had three main principles in mind: create an emotional design that uses high-quality materials, integrate state-of-the-art technology, and make wise and efficient use of space.

“The FCA US interior design team pays meticulous attention to detail, whether it’s selecting the perfect materials and color combinations to ensuring the communication experience is intuitive and simple to use,” said Klaus Busse, vice president of Interior Design for FCA — North America. “To have the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade named to Ward’s 10 Best List signifies that we have achieved our mission to offer products that go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers.”

Vehicles were evaluated for design, materials used, ergonomics, safety, comfort, technology, color scheme in relation to the exterior, etc. They were then assigned a score from 0 to 100.

To learn why the interiors of the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Renegade earned their places on the top 10 list, you’ve come to exactly the right place. Visit us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep and we’ll be glad to show you.

Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade Named AAA Arizona Top Vehicle Picks for 2015

Top Vehicle Picks for 2015

2015 Jeep Renegade

We are only four months in, and 2015 has already been quite the year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Its U.S. offerings have already snagged more than 30 awards, adding two AAA Arizona Top Vehicle Picks for 2015 to its impressive and ever-growing list of accolades.

The 2015 Chrysler 300 has been named a AAA Arizona Top Pick for the Full-size Sedan segment, while the 2015 Jeep Renegade earned the Top Pick in the coveted Cool Car segment.  AAA Arizona chose its list of Top Vehicles based on their performance in a number of categories, including fuel economy, reliability, performance, safety, and styling.

“This big, bold American sedan has world-class levels of sophistication, craftsmanship, and technology including Wi-Fi service,” Jim Prueter, AAA Arizona automotive journalist, said when talking about the Chrysler 300 in a news release.

Preuter went on to describe the Renegade, saying, “It has personality, character, and most importantly, it is iconic Jeep in spades. Its appearance suggests a cartoonish ruggedness and its Trail Rated creds confirm its off-road capability. There’s no denying the little Renegade is a head turner.”

Stop by Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today, where you can put both the Chrysler 300 and the Renegade to the test for yourself!

“Tales of the Trailhawk,” Shows 2014 Renegade Trailhawk Compact Jeep Is Ready for Any Terrain

The new 2014 Jeep Renegade may be the smallest Jeep in the lineup, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less capable or durable. Don’t be so quick to underestimate the rounded compact Jeep! The brand has created a video series titled, “Tales of the Trailhawk,” that shows how the Renegade Trailhawk, the toughest off-roading model of the Renegades, dominates on all terrains just like its larger counterparts.

Car Scoops says the videos “show the Renegade tackling water, angles and sand with apparent ease.” The footage is able to show all of the 2014 Renegade Trailhawk compact Jeep’s abilities and how they are no different than larger Jeep models. If anything, the Renegade’s smaller size is a benefit. It allows the vehicle to maneuver and handle much easier than bigger off-roaders and take rugged terrain in stride.

This tiny Jeep offers a fun driving experience while being practical enough for daily commutes. Car owners will not have any issues trying to park the Renegade, which will fit comfortably in those tight spaces you could never get a Wrangler into.

Get your own compact 2014 Jeep Renegade from us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep!

Jeep Brand Lineup More Diverse and Exciting than Ever Before

Jeep Brand Lineup

2015 Jeep Renegade

Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep, we’ve always thought of the Jeep brand as a rather singular talent. The brand does one thing—makes off-road capable SUVs—and does it better than any other automaker in the world. So, we’re certainly not complaining or calling the brand a one-trick-pony. However, we’re still excited to report that, when the 2015 Jeep Renegade hits dealerships in the next few months, the Jeep brand will now have a full, diverse lineup of eight distinct vehicles.

Those vehicles include the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited, all of which offer their own unique talents while maintaining their quintessential Jeep flair. “Now in its eighth decade of legendary heritage, the Jeep brand continues to deliver an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any adventure with confidence,” a Jeep press release stated. “Since 1941, when the first Jeep vehicle was born, the brand has continued to engineer and produce unique, versatile and capable vehicles.”

The new Jeep Renegade will allow the brand to make a foray into the small SUV segment, bringing the joys of Jeep to even more customers than ever before. Come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep to be one of those customers yourself!

2015 Jeep Renegade Take 2

A renegade is defined by Merriam Webster as “someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled.” The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade will be precisely that. It won’t be controlled by traditional driving barriers, built to travel off the beaten bath and then some. It will cause trouble for competitors in the market

 

The 2015 Jeep Renegade was introduced earlier this March at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, but likely won’t be in American showrooms until the first quarter of 2015. While the 2015 Jeep Renegade is built for adventure, with tow hooks, 4×4 capability and 17-inch off-road aluminum wheels, it also has a relaxed side as well.

By that we mean the Renegade isn’t just for the adventurer, but for the person who wants to be able to comfortably seat five people and still have lots of cargo room available; who wants a way to let the sun shine in their car through the My Sky™ sun roof – a system of two fully lockable or removable roof panels; and who wants the option of living the Jeep lifestyle in a small SUV.

As mentioned before, the 2015 Jeep Renegade won’t be available until next year so to tie you over, come in and check out our wide selection of other great Jeeps at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.