Odds are high that if you love country music, you probably love yourself a good pickup truck, too. Which is why it makes perfect sense for Ram Trucks and Rolling Stone Country to come together to make country music even better.
As part of this partnership, there is a new, daily, hosted video series called the “Ram Report” available online. This series takes a look at some of the biggest country music news of the day and frequently features exclusive interviews with some of country music’s biggest stars.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ram on this exciting program, which marks Rolling Stone’s commitment to country music and our dedication to creating quality video content,” said Gus Wenner, Head of Digital of Wenner Media, in a statement. “We started Rolling Stone Country out of a deep love for the music, and look forward to this collaboration that will reach an audience who are as passionate about their trucks, as they are about their music.”
What kind of content would you like to see from this partnership with Rolling Stone Country? All of us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge would like to know your thoughts!
If your car is leaking oil, the problem could be minor or major, so it’s important to do some troubleshooting before you decide on your next step. Here are some tips on how to find an oil leak:
Some leaks are easy to fix at home. If your oil line has a leak, for instance, you can repair it with silicone tape. But most products claiming to patch up holes are notoriously unreliable, so if you have a more serious leak you should definitely go straight to a professional, especially if you have multiple leaks.
First, you’ll want to check your oil levels. If it’s low, fill it up with oil and check it every half hour. If it’s draining quickly, you might have a leak in your oil pan. There are all kinds of tricks to spot where a leak is coming from, like dusting talcum powder on the engine or adding fluorescent dye to the oil and using a black light to spot it.
Remember, this is an important thing to fix both for your car and the environment. Oil runoff is harmful and leaves ugly stains in your driveway! Bring your vehicle into Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and let our service team look it over.
While some may be put-off by Dodge’s recent announcement that the 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat will receive a price hike compared to their previous year models, the announcement did not come without good news – the new prices are being used to pay for a short but luxurious list of new features.
For the 2016 model year, the Charger will receive a $1,950 increase, while the Challenger will see a $2,500 increase. Though there are only two features being added, they aren’t disappointing; the roughly $2,000 price hikes will pay for the cars’ new Laguna leather seats, as well as a standard navigation system.
It’s not like the increased prices weren’t expected, either. With 707 horsepower and a supercharged V8 engine, both cars were in high demand, and the new 2016 models are expected to sell just as well as their previous year counterparts. Still, giving the Challenger and Charger new features in addition to raising the price proves Dodge is looking to make the higher cost worth it for their customers.
How much horsepower is too much? For some, the sky is apparently the limit, because new reports are saying that there is a Dodge Challenger Hellcat well on its way to hit an astounding level of 1,000 horsepower.
At Forza Tuning and Performance, an Indiana-based company of driving enthusiasts, the process of turning a Challenger Hellcat into a 1,000-horsepower-machine is proving to be surprisingly easy, and you can watch videos of their progress on their YouTube channel.
Though 1,000 horsepower does seem shocking, it’s not too surprising that the guys at Forza are going to be able to make it happen. The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the strongest American muscle car of all time, after all.
The real question is: what will they do next? Could they push the Dodge Hellcat to 1,250 horsepower? Only time will tell.
What do you think of a possible 1,000-horsepower Dodge Hellcat? Too much—or not enough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Once you decide exactly what to bring to college and slowly pack it all up, the next great challenge is getting all of it to actually fit inside of your car. It may seem trivial, but a poorly-packed car can actually hinder your safety. To make sure you can bring everything you want with you—and you pack your car safely, here are some college car packing tips to get you started:
Before you begin, determine realistically if you’ll need to rent some sort of cargo van or truck, and make reservations for it.
Enlist the help of others, and if you must, split into two cars. Don’t cramp yourselves and make the ride unsafe.
Fold down as many seats as you can before starting to pack
If you’re planning to stay overnight at a hotel during your trip, pack your overnight essentials separately, and put them in the front of the car with you.
Trying to keep the weight of the car balanced, slowly begin to pack the vehicle with the heaviest objects on the bottom.
The Chrysler brand has redesigned several of its sedans, making them more marketable and valuable than ever before. One of the vehicles to receive this treatment was the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan, a sports sedan with a new aggressive exterior style and an awesome list of standard features and options that will appeal to even the pickiest consumers.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 redesign shares much of its DNA with that of the Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Dart. It includes high-strength steel to give you better driving dynamics, a quieter ride, and a rigid body. The Chrysler 200’s powertrain lives up to the promise of that exterior and body design, too. The V6 engine goes from zero to sixty in just 6.2 seconds.
Of course, you can also opt for a 2.4-liter engine that comes with more fuel efficiency and front-wheel-drive capability, so you always have options when it comes to the powertrain. You can also use the “sport” mode on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, though, so choosing between the two will probably be a hard thing to do. Learn more about this redesigned sedan at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep!
Ever get cut-off in traffic and think, “Oh well. I’ve made that same mistake before?” Odds are, no – that’s not a common reaction. However, it is true. We all make mistakes in the car. Admitting we have a problem is the first step towards a solution. The next step is learning what we can do about it. Here are a bad driving habits that you may be guilty of:
Tailgating. A helpful tip to prevent you from tailgating is to remember that in the event that you rear-end someone, you will be faulted for not establishing a healthy clearance.
Territorial Drivers. It’s not YOUR road. We share the road with others. So, when someone is trying to merge, make room if you can.
Inconsistent Speeders. Though you may not care if you oscillate back and forth between 60 and 75 mph, it’s awfully annoying for the drivers behind you. Adaptive cruise control isn’t ubiquitous yet.
Skimmers. These are people who don’t move over a lane when passing a stopped vehicle on the shoulder. Ever try to change a tire when cars are going 80 mph about seven feet from you? It’s terror – abject terror. Get over if you can.
The bottom line in driving, just like in life, is the golden rule. Treat other drivers how you’d like to be treated and you should fare well on America’s mean streets. We here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge want all of the drivers out there to be safe!
The Dodge Viper is just about as crazy as you’d expect it to be. Wired.com’s glowing review describes the latest Dodge Viper ACR as “the best, strongest, fastest version of a machine that is already insanely, impractically capable.”
Each Dodge Viper is hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit by 64 craftsmen. The pace at which they build them is extremely slow compared to mass-produced models.
The current base model of the Viper features a 8.4-liter V10 engine. This ridiculously powerful engine sends power to the wheels by way of a manual transmission. As Wired.com points out, the Viper has never had an automatic. It’s just not that kind of car. In fact, “The car didn’t even get electronic stability control until the government decreed it, in 2012.”
The “ACR” part of the Dodge Viper ACR stands for “American Club Racer,” since the latest version of the Dodge Viper is a throwback. It’s just one way that Dodge is keeping this truly unique sports car alive.
Fiat Chrysler is on track to celebrate one of its best years ever once 2015 comes to an end, if sales from the past four months are any indication. The auto company recently announced that their U.S. sales increased by 6 percent in April, as well as over the first third of the year.
The star of the April sales in particular was the new Jeep Renegade, a mini SUV that just went on sale. In fact – Jeep as a whole had their most successful month of all time.
The sub-brands within Fiat Chrysler had their ups and downs last month, ultimately balancing positively to produce these impressive numbers. The prosperous models include the Dodge Challenger – which also had its best month ever – as well as the in-demand 2015 Chrysler 200.
At this rate, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if 2015 marked broken records across the board for the automakers, based on the Fiat Chrysler April sales. What do you think? Let Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep know your thoughts in the comments.
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.”