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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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!

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tips

If you have kids or grandkids, you might be helping them make the final touches on their Halloween costumes. For kids, Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Who doesn’t love dressing up in a costume and having people give you buckets full of candy?

But, with all this fun, we can’t forget the safety. Here are a few Halloween safety tips to make sure your trick-or-treaters stay safe:

For Walkers

  • Never dart out into the street. Only cross at corners and use crosswalks.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.
  • Add reflective tape or stickers to costumes to make them stand out more.
  • Avoid masks that can obstruct vision—use face paint or makeup instead.

For Drivers

  • Drive slowly in residential areas.
  • Be on constant alert for pedestrians, especially at intersections.
  • Eliminate distractions in your car—turn off the radio, put your phone away.
  • Turn your headlights on earlier than usual so you can spot children from farther away.

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep, we wish every a happy, safe, and spooky Halloween!

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!

Dodge Announces 2016 Challenger and Charger New Features

Challenger and Charger New Features

2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

While some may be put-off by Dodge’s recent announcement that the 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat will receive a price hike compared to their previous year models, the announcement did not come without good news – the new prices are being used to pay for a short but luxurious list of new features.

For the 2016 model year, the Charger will receive a $1,950 increase, while the Challenger will see a $2,500 increase. Though there are only two features being added, they aren’t disappointing; the roughly $2,000 price hikes will pay for the cars’ new Laguna leather seats, as well as a standard navigation system.

It’s not like the increased prices weren’t expected, either. With 707 horsepower and a supercharged V8 engine, both cars were in high demand, and the new 2016 models are expected to sell just as well as their previous year counterparts. Still, giving the Challenger and Charger new features in addition to raising the price proves Dodge is looking to make the higher cost worth it for their customers.

Yes, There Is a 1,000-Horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the Making

How much horsepower is too much? For some, the sky is apparently the limit, because new reports are saying that there is a Dodge Challenger Hellcat well on its way to hit an astounding level of 1,000 horsepower.

At Forza Tuning and Performance, an Indiana-based company of driving enthusiasts, the process of turning a Challenger Hellcat into a 1,000-horsepower-machine is proving to be surprisingly easy, and you can watch videos of their progress on their YouTube channel.

Though 1,000 horsepower does seem shocking, it’s not too surprising that the guys at Forza are going to be able to make it happen. The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the strongest American muscle car of all time, after all.

The real question is: what will they do next? Could they push the Dodge Hellcat to 1,250 horsepower? Only time will tell.

What do you think of a possible 1,000-horsepower Dodge Hellcat? Too much—or not enough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.