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?

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Ram Trucks and Rolling Stone Country Create Country Music Partnership

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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!

How to Find an Oil Leak

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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.

Get Rid Of Your Bad Driving Habits!

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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!

Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 Win Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

For the fourth year running, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler has received a Vincentric Best Value in America award in the compact/mid-size SUV segment. This time around, the 2015 Ram 1500 also grabbed one of the awards in the full-size half-ton pickup segment.

The awards are granted to the models that deliver the best value in their respective segments, based on statistical analysis that combines the ownership cost of 2015 model year vehicles with their current market price.

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2015 Jeep Wrangler

With its unmatched off-road capability and legendary four-wheel drive system, it’s no surprise to us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep that the Wrangler managed to cinch an award for the fourth time. It offers the quintessential 4×4 experience and starts at only $22,795.

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2015 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 is an outstanding honoree too, make no mistake. It provides best-in-class fuel efficiency (29 mpg) with 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 9,200 of towing capability, as well as numerous other nifty technologies to make it stand out as the best of its peers.

2015 Ram Power Wagon Wins Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine

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2015 RAM Power Wagon – Truck of the Year

The Ram Power Wagon first hit the market as a 2005 model, so that means it’s now celebrating ten full years on the road—and off the road. It’s starting off the new model ear with a bang, too, taking home another Pickup Truck of the Year award from Four Wheeler magazine. This is the fourth time the especially off-road capable truck has taken home the award.

With the award, the 2015 Ram Power Wagon not only validates its own excellence but the brand’s willingness to constantly push for improvements. Only new vehicles or vehicles with major mechanical changes qualify for eligibility. The Power Wagon’s four wins, therefore, highlight Ram’s willingness to add and improve the truck at all turns.

This year, the Power Wagon comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine with 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. That powertrain links with a special 5-link rear suspension system for extra sensitive and responsive handling. “The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” Christian Hazel, editor of Four Wheeler, stated succinctly. To discover all the special features of this off-road truck, come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today!

Here Are Some Icy Car Tips for the Last Bit of Winter

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Spring almost here, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Winter weather makes it difficult in the mornings or any time of day for our vehicles. From having icy windows and windshield to hazardous road conditions, winter is no fun at all.

Well, we can’t really help with the road conditions, but we can definitely give you some icy car tips:

  • The first thing you should do is brush off any snow and loose ice that you are able to, even on top of the vehicle. The snow on top of the vehicle may fall while you are driving, causing you vision difficulties.
  • Give the ice on the windshield a little poke to see if you can break it up a little before scraping. Make sure you don’t use anything other than your scraper as you could damage your windshield.
  • Be sure to start your car for a bit before you head out. This will get the heater and defrosters going – but make sure that the exhaust pipe and radiator grill are clear of snow and ice.
  • Also, be sure to turn on the headlights; even that smallest bit of additional heat and energy will assist in warming the car and melting any ice on the headlights. Also, while you are cleaning off the car, be sure all snow is away from the headlights and taillights.
  • Use de-icer windshield fluid to help with the ice. But, be sure not to use boiling water on your windows or windshield as it could crack the glass.

We here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep know that winter can be a struggle in Michigan. We hope that these icy car tips will be helpful while we prepare for the nice Spring weather we hope to get very soon!