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!

Driving Safety Tips: What to Do When You Hydroplane

Wet Tire on Black Background

Stay Safe by Knowing What to Do if you Hydroplane.

Driving in the rain with low visibility is scary enough, but when you skid on the water and feel yourself losing control of your vehicle, it’s even scarier. But there’s no need to panic—it’s actually very easy to regain control, so just follow these steps for what to do when you hydroplane and you’ll be fine!

The first rule of hydroplaning is do not slam on your brakes. Don’t even touch them! If you brake, especially if you brake hard, you will skid and lose even more control of your car. Not preferable. There are two different methods, depending on if you’re in a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive car.

In a front-wheel drive car, you’ll want to steer into an open lane so you have plenty of room in front of you. If there isn’t an open lane, try the side of the road. As you’re steering over into that lane (don’t swerve!) slowly accelerate until you have more control.

In rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, you’ll want to take your foot off the gas pedal as you steer into the other lane. Don’t brake still! Just let your car decelerate. You should regain control quickly.

Think you might need new tires? Schedule an appointment with our service department.

PepsiCo Recycling Teams Up with FCA to Help Disabled Veterans

Thank a Veteran

We should all thank our veterans for their honorable service.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, PepsiCo Recycling is launching a new program together with FCA to help disabled veterans and increase recycling efforts.

By placing more recycling bins in traffic-heavy areas of the Fiat-Chrysler America assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois, FCA and PepsiCo Recycling encourage employees to recycle more trash, which in turn supports PepsiCo Recycling’s partnership with the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. This program provides business training to disabled veterans to help them get back on their feet after returning from the line of duty.

FCA officials have been looking for a way to decrease landfill waste and increase recycling, and the partnership with PepsiCo and its support of veterans is the perfect way to go about it. Plant employees are doubly encouraged to recycle, knowing they will help both the environment and the men and women of the armed forces.

FCA also has a long history of supporting the military, including cash allowances for veterans buying new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles and teaming up with the Prestige Group Co. to grant internship positions at FCA to returning veterans.

If you’re looking for ways to help the environment, then why not look into purchasing a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle?

How to Find an Oil Leak

how to find an oil leak

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.

Jeep Celebrates Canada Day with Life-Size Jeep Wrangler Model Made of Cans

The Chrysler Group donates to charities all over North America, not just here in the United States. We were reminded of that in an especially exciting way recently, when Chrysler celebrated Canada Day with a life-size Jeep Wrangler model built entirely out of cans. It took over 4,500 cans of food to make the model, food that will then be repurposed into meals by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

“This unique Canada Day Canstruction project not only serves as a tool to raise awareness for issues of hunger and poverty in our country, it also demonstrates to the students involved how critical – and fun – subjects like science, technology, engineering and math can be,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “This project also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to a community that has helped drive FCA’s success in Canada. In 2014 and year-to-date, FCA is the top-selling automaker in B.C. It’s fitting too, that the subject of today’s Canstruction is the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the top-selling small SUV in Canada and a great fit for the rugged terrain of British Columbia.”

The “Canstruction” was assembled in just twelve hours, a remarkable feat of engineering. This is the third time that FCA Canada and the FCA Foundation have partnered with Construction Inc. on a project, but this one is special for its charitable focus.