Come Out to Detroit’s Autorama World of Wheels Event

Autorama World of Wheels

Autorama World of Wheels

Detroit is regarded around the world as one of the biggest centers of the auto industry, and this March, you can experience a car show worthy of Detroit’s reputation. The Autorama World of Wheels and Cavalcade of Customs event is touring the United States and will be making its way to Detroit, Michigan on March 2-4.

The Autorama event is prestigious in the custom car community, and enthusiasts from the world over make their way to the festival to show off their work and compete for the Ridler Award. This award is given to the vehicle deemed best in show. From individual cars to large collections, everyone in the custom car community is welcome. There are also activities such as chop-shop demonstrations and autograph sessions throughout the weekend.

When the Autorama World of Wheels event makes its way to Detroit this March, it will be taking place at the Cobo Center. Online tickets aren’t available as of yet, but keep an eye out for ticket prices. Make sure you mark your calendar for March 2-4 so you can make it to this can’t-miss event in the auto world, packed with creative vehicles from all over.

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Prepare your Car for Winter and Be Ready for Anything

Prepare your Car for Winter

Prepare your Car for Winter

Winter driving can be stressful for you and hard on your vehicle. With a little preparation, though, there’s no need to let the cold weather slow you down. Here are some ways to properly prepare your car for winter from Rochester Hills CDJR.

Monitor your tires

Cold weather can cause the air in your tires to compress, which leads to deflated tires. Keeping your tires filled with the correct amount of air is crucial to optimal traction and handling. The last thing you want on snowy or icy roads is to lose grip, so keep an eye on your tires all winter long.

Test your Battery

Those cold winter mornings are extra taxing on your car’s battery, so before the weather turns ugly, make sure your battery is fully charged. If it’s not holding a full charge, it’s time to replace it.

Pack an Emergency Kit

It’s important to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle during the winter. If you’re ever stranded in the cold, be prepared by stowing blankets, water, food, and a cell phone charger in your car so you can wait out the elements until help arrives.

 

This year, skip the stress and be prepared. Take these simple winter car preparation tips and be ready for anything! If your vehicle needs a new battery or tires, stop by Rochester Hills CDJR before the cold rolls in.

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.

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 Jeep Accessories to Add to Your Wrangler

Best Jeep Accessories

The Best Accessories for Your Jeep Wrangler

If you’ve got your hands on a Jeep that you intend to take off-road, odds are you’re wondering about the best Jeep accessories on the market. Here’s a quick overview of what you should be keeping in mind when shopping

Lift kit

You’ve probably seen Jeeps and trucks with lift kits before, but the Wrangler gets an extra kick out of a lift kit because improved ground clearance equals better off-roading adventuring.

Mud tires

If you enjoy crawling over rocks and through swampy, muddy terrain, a set of solid mud tires will help your Jeep perform and handle better.

Fender flares

If you’ve got the lift kit and bigger tires, you’ll need to be able to fit those tires on your Jeep. Bigger fender flares will make more space for your wheels.

Recovery winches

No matter how prepared you are for going off-road, odds are you’re eventually going to get stuck somewhere. This is why you should opt for a recovery winch with a capable rope for pulling a trapped Jeep out of perilous places.

Off-road lights

Visibility is important in the wild. That’s why you should give your Jeep some extra lighting, preferably with LED bulbs.

If you have any more concerns about the best Jeep accessories, don’t hesitate to call or stop in to ask us here at Rochester Hills CDJR. We’ll give you all the information you need to make a good decision.

The Best Easter Jeep Safari Concepts of 2016

Jeep Crew Chief Concept

 

For Jeep fans, Easter is pretty much the most awesome time of year. That’s because it’s the time that Jeep debuts the Easter Jeep Safari Concepts. Of course, it can also be the most challenging time of the year too because you can’t help but love these concepts; a bad position to be in knowing they will probably never go to production…

 

Despite the pain it may cause, here’s a few of our favorites for this year…

 

Jeep Crew Chief 715

 

According to AutoWeek, the Jeep Crew Chief 715 is “a tribute to the Kaiser M715.” You’ll find that classic Kaiser grille and a pickup bed on this sweet concept. The concept also features 20-inch beadlock wheels.

 

Jeep Shortcut

 

Just as the name implies, this Jeep has been truncated…but not without reason! It’s a homage to the classic Willys CJ-5. It’s been lifted two inches and even features a certain shade of orange on the body that is reminiscent of the CJ-5.

 

Jeep Trailcat

 

Ever heard of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Sure you have. The Jeep Trailcat is essentially a Jeep Hellcat. That means it has a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 under the hood, good for 707 horsepower.

Jeep Confirms New Pickup Truck

Jeep Scrambler

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Jeep is a much-loved brand, with loyal customers. The Cherokee, Wrangler, and Liberty are beloved by consumers, but that’s not all Jeep has to offer. Though it’s been in the talks for a while, Jeep has confirmed production of a Jeep pickup truck.

Yes, it’s extremely exciting. This truck will keep the classic look of a Wrangler, but with a truck bed in back! The pickup was confirmed by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Jeep CEO Mike Manley at the Detroit Auto Show. They said that the truck would reach production in late 2017, so that gives us something to look forward to next year!

More details will emerge later this month, when FCA reveals its updated five-year product strategy. For now, we know that the pickup will be built alongside the next-gen Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio. Now, this won’t be the first Jeep pickup truck, as there had been pickups produced between 1947 and 1992. But since the Comanche left the market, a new Jeep pickup is much anticipated, as it’ll be the first one modeled after the Wrangler!

So, count down the days because the Jeep pickup will be here before you know it!