What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What's New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What is an ideal truck?

To us, it’s one that can flex and change to meet the needs of a diverse number of lifestyles. The 2018 Ram 1500 does this well, coming in a number of trims with a long list of standard and available features. Whether you need a strong, durable workhorse or want a stylish, sleek truck to use as your daily commuter, the 2018 Ram 1500 can fit the bill.

This model year, the Ram 1500 offers even more customization options than before. New features give buyers more options, as do two new trim levels. Added to the list of trims this year is the new special Harvest Edition as well as an updated, high-end Limited Tungsten Edition. This is the perfect trim for those who want a pickup that’s more stylish than any other on the road. It features a leather interior, an attractive chrome grille, and a sport hood.

The 2018 Ram 1500 now comes with a standard rearview camera on every model, and the available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are more ways than ever to make the 2018 Ram 1500 uniquely yours. Start creating your perfect pickup when you visit Rochester Hills CDJR today.

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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 Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Michigan has beautiful scenery year-round. The summer offers greenery and beautiful sunshine and in the winter, a blanket of glistening snow covers the hills. But autumn offers something special. The changing of the leaves up north is worth the road trip; here are a few routes we suggest when making your Michigan road trip this fall.

Old Mission Peninsula
Wineries and vineyards populate this region along Grand Traverse Bay. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse offers beautiful views and nearby hiking trails for an outdoor adventure in the crisp autumn air.

M-22
This road runs from Traverse City to Empire, cutting around the Leelanau Peninsula with many stunning overlooks and small towns to explore. Make sure to check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a sight you’ll never forget.

Tunnel of Trees on M-119
Drive underneath beautiful tree lines decked out in autumn’s full range of colors as you take this leisurely country drive. On your way, stop by the Pond Hill Farm for some goodies, and then finish up with a stop at the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

At Rochester Hills CDJR, we are proud to serve the state of Michigan during every season.

The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

October is here, which means that Halloween will be on your doorstep asking for candy before you know it! Now is the time to get readyd to take the kids on a candy-gathering adventure. Here are the best Halloween events in the Rochester Hills area, as suggested by us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

  • Trick-or-Treat Night – Halloween is coming to the Rochester Hills area early this year. Trick-or-treat night takes place on October 22 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can stop by local businesses to grab some goodies before participating in a parade to the fire department. There, kids and adults can enjoy a movie and spaghetti dinner!
  • Scare Away Hunger 5K – The 6th annual Scare Away Hunger 5K kicks off on October 23rd at 3 p.m. at Rochester College. Registration fees and all other proceeds benefit the Neighborhood House, an organization that provides food, clothing, and other services to those in need. What better way is there to celebrate Halloween than by giving to those in need?
  • Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers’ Market – Just in case the kids are hyped up on enough sugar, the farmer’s market is holding their very own trick-or-treat event on October 29th. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and lets the kids rake in some more goodies!

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram, we are so lucky to have our dealership nestled in one of the best areas of the country for top-notch restaurants.

Looking for something new? Check out the top 5 restaurants in Rochester Hills, as well as the Detroit area:

 

  • The Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Hills: Offers a varied menu of appetizers and salads, as well as a ton of craft beers.
  • The Silver Spoon, Rochester Hills: Offers a fine dining experience focused on Italian food and wine.
  • Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills: A scenic location that offers cider and many tasty baked goods.
  • Slows Bar BQ, Detroit: Offers unique, gourmet barbeque and an enormous craft beer list.
  • Pizza Papalis, Detroit: Offers some of the best pizza in the state, in tasty deep-dish style.

 

And if you would like to head to one of these hotspots in a brand new vehicle, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram!

Ram 1500 Named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year

2016 Ram 1500 in front of stadium

Everyone knows that Ram rocks, but it’s still nice to hear.

Automotive Fleet magazine holds a yearly voting process in which its readers – over 20,000 operators and owners of commercial truck fleets in North America – select which truck they like the best. Competition in the segment is always rough, but Automotive Fleet said the votes favored a clear winner by a landslide. The results are in, and this year, the Fleet Truck of the Year title went to the Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 is no stranger to the honor, either. This is the second time in the past three years the truck has taken home the award. The 1500 succeeded in categories such as application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifestyle costs. Amazingly, the Ram 1500 was one of forty trucks contending for the award, but managed to pull into the number one spot regardless.

Bob Hegbloom, the head of the Ram Brand of FCA North America, commented on the win, “Receiving an award based on such an experienced audience truly gives Ram Truck more momentum and confirms we are delivering the features most important to business owners.”

Ram enthusiastically accepted the 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year award, happy to receive recognition for their continued commitment to excellence.

Experience the Ram difference for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!

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.