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.

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Holiday Events in Rochester Hills Will Entertain the Whole Family

Holiday Events in Rochester Hills

Holiday Events in Rochester Hills

Whether you’ve lived in Rochester Hills your whole life or are just visiting, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting holiday events in Rochester Hills. This year, join the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to celebrate the holidays with the whole family.

A Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

What holiday season would be complete without a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus? Join the Rochester Hills Museum on Dec. 2 for this festive event. Everyone’s favorite couple will be at the museum from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., so bring the whole family and make sure you have your Christmas lists ready to hand-deliver to Santa himself.

Old Fashioned Christmas

On Dec. 16, be sure to come back to the Rochester Hills Museum for some old-fashioned holiday fun for people of all ages. Wagons will be on site to shuttle holiday revelers between the many historic buildings at Van Hoosen farm that will house a huge variety of activities including great food, crafts, music, and theater.

 

Don’t let the cold winter weather keep you in doors for the rest of the year. Instead, check out these great holiday events happening in our community. At Rochester Hills CDJR, we are proud to serve the Rochester Hills area.

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.

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.

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Halloween is a holiday filled with spooky festivals and plenty of sweet, sweet candy. There’s nothing quite like attending a Halloween event as the fall weather sets in. Take some time to explore these awesome Halloween events in Southeast Michigan recommended by your friends at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram!

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival

The Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival takes place in Livonia and features plenty of Halloween activities, including a haunted barn that’s perfect for exploring. Hayrides, fresh pumpkins, cornstalks, and crafts are all available to those who wish to attend! The attraction is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo puts on a Halloween celebration every year. The event features a kid-friendly trick-or-treating route through the zoo. Street performances, magic shows, and a haunted reptile house are just a few of the attractions that draw in crowds. Get your tickets ahead of time as the event tends to sell out quickly.

Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch

Going to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect orange decoration is a family tradition in many areas. The Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch puts a twist on that tradition. Instead of real pumpkins, visitors will explore a patch of blown glass pumpkins. Experts will put on glass blowing demonstrations as well.

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we hope you have a fun, spooky Halloween!

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.