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Highlights of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor is pleased to be able to show you the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition. This is the Wrangler that will thrill the hard-core off-roaders, Jeep fans and skeptics. This edition of Rubicon goes beyond the regular Rubicon—it’s tricked out to the max. Here are just a few of the many highlights that will have you zooming up and down Ann Arbor terrain and beyond.

Rock-Track® 4WD System

For serious rock climbing in 4LO, you will be amazed at the legendary Jeep four-wheel drive system that electronically locks differentials and front sway-bar disconnect for perfection in off-road capability. It will make every driver look like a rock warrior.

BF Goodrich® KM2 Tires

The 10th Anniversary Rubicon comes standard with ground-ripping 265/70R17 BFGoodrich®KM2 tires. These assertive tires have a wider footprint that magnetizes the vehicle to the ground. Their aggressive tread pattern can tear up any terrain.

Amped-up Exterior

The Jeep Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition looks like no other Jeep on or off the road. The all-new hood has impressive but functional venting and drainage. The polished face, medium-gloss black wheels and deep-tint windows give off a tough, slightly sinister appearance that lets the road know who is boss.

Flashy Details

Jeeps are not normally known for snazzy accessories and fashion-forward details. That is all over now. This iteration Rubicon lets you be tough and a little racy at the same time. Note the sexy, red front bumpers with fog lamps; removable end caps and winch capability; red front and rear dual tow hooks; and a rear bumper with spare-tire capabilities.

Interior Uptick

The interior looks more like a Euro racecar than a utilitarian, general-purpose vehicle. The black dash and black leather-wrapped steering wheel with hot-looking Quick Silver accents contrast nicely with the heated red leather seats embroidered with the Rubicon 10th Anniversary detail.

An identifying dash plaque with the Rubicon 4×4 tech specs, badged IP grab bar and the new electro chromatic rear-view mirror with LED lamps offer a luxurious touch. Ready to talk more about the Jeep Rubicon? Come on in to Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor.

 

Chrysler Puts Laser Focus on Airbag Safety

Chrysler Airbag Safety

Since 1988, when Chrysler was the first in the United States to make airbags standard equipment on several of its automobiles, the car manufacturer has made safe airbag technology a priority.

Here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, we’re happy to report on the latest news when it comes to Chrysler airbags.

Leading the pack with airbag deployment

History shows that Chrysler has been ahead of the pack—and the federal regulations—in airbag deployment. In 1991, all Chrysler minivans came with driver’s side front airbags. In 1992, Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first SUV to come with airbags. Chrysler was the first to provide driver and passenger front airbags as standard equipment on the Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision, and Chrysler Concorde sedans.

By April 1993, four million airbag-equipped Chrysler vehicles had rolled off the company’s assembly line. In October of that year, the Dodge Ram became the first pickup truck to come with standard driver’s side airbags.

Today, multistage front airbags along with supplemental side curtain airbags are standard equipment on most Chrysler vehicles. With the rapid development of airbag technology and a commitment to development, Chrysler continues to improve safety for customers.

Advancement of airbag technology

The first airbags for automobiles were embedded in the steering wheel, preventing many fatalities in head-on collisions when combined with proper seating and securely fastened seat belts. Due to their success, new airbag designs have been developed to better protect occupants from harm during other types of collisions, as well.

Today, airbag technologies use advanced electronics to tailor airbag deployment to such factors as the severity of the crash, the build and posture of the occupant and the distance the occupant is from the airbag system. Multistage inflators can deploy airbags at different levels of force, while sensors in the seats can detect information about the occupants.

The software for these systems is highly complex. But as the company has proven yet again with the voluntary recall of several 2013 minivans to correct a glitch in their side airbag-controlling software, Chrysler is dedicated to improving airbag technology—and always puts customer safety first.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about airbag safety in your vehicle, please contact us or come by Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor. When it comes to safety or any other features of your favorite Chrysler vehicles, we’re more than happy to help out.

 

Teaching Proper Car Care to Back-to-School Teens

Teen Driver Car Care

With the summer on the downswing and driving-age high school and college kids going back to school, student’s to-do lists are packed with tasks. However, as the back-to-school pattern sets in, we at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor want to remind parents there is one more thing teenage students need to prepare for: their cars.

Drivers of all ages should know how to properly maintain their vehicles and how to handle any issues that should arise while they are on the road.Whether they are en route to a school that is only a few miles away, they are in college a couple hours or more away, or they are off with friends for the weekend a few towns over, teenagers should be well-versed in how to respond to several common problems that can affect any driver at any time.

After all, if they’re old enough to drive cars, you’d like them old enough to handle minor issues on their own instead of always calling mom and dad.

Avoiding minor—but expensive—road hazards

Perhaps the biggest preventable issue to affect drivers is knocking their vehicle out of alignment. From bouncing over a deep pothole or going to quickly over a speed bump to accidentally brushing up against a steep curb or sideswiping an inanimate object, it only takes a moment to throw a vehicle’s alignment off track and cause wear and tear on tires in all the wrong places.

Teaching teenagers how to avoid this issue by keeping a close eye on the road and the space their vehicle is traveling in will save them, a lot of trouble—and a considerable amount of cash—in the long run.

Listen to your car

A poorly maintained brake system can also cause serious harm if left unchecked. A squeaking sound coming from your brakes usually means worn brake pads. Once the noise begins, it’s wise to replace them as soon as possible.

Treat your tires well

Four new tires can cost nearly as much as a month’s rent or part of the tuition for a college class. So it is best to make yours last as long as possible. Your teen can try to avoid excessive wear and tear on the tires. If they frequently drive too fast and then have to slam on the brakes to stop, they are wearing out the tire treads much more quickly.

It’s important to warn your teen of such dangers and encourage them to check their tires on a regular basis for any indication of an issue. Show them how to do the quick penny test. Tires with worn treads are especially dangerous in rainy or snowy conditions, which they are likely to see a lot of in Ann Arbor.

To ensure your teenager’s car is safe to hit the streets, stop by Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor today to have it checked out thoroughly before the school year starts this season.

Stop by the Last Day Dog Rescue Adoption Event in Ann Arbor

Dog Adoption Ann Arbor

 

We are dog lovers at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, which makes supporting animal welfare organizations a no-brainer. You can do the same by attending the Last Day Dog Rescue Adoption Event in Ann Arbor on Sept. 14. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at PetCo at 3537 Washtenaw Ave.

You will be able to meet dogs available for adoption and learn more about the group. Last Day Dog Rescue chooses dogs off the “urgent” list from shelters and pounds across Lower Michigan and throughout Ohio. It focuses first on those due to be euthanize by gas or sold to research labs. From there, the animals go into foster homes to await adoption, as the group does not have a physical shelter.

Even if you are not able to offer a forever home to one of the animals available through Last Day Dog Rescue, consider stopping by to learn more about volunteer opportunities or to make a donation. Money and time are always welcome, and the group has a wish list of items it needs to continue its efforts, including:
• Pet food and treats
• Food canisters and bins
• Toys
• Grooming supplies, such as shampoo, conditioner, nail trimmers, ear cleaner and brushes
• Crates and travel carriers
• Collars and leashes
• Outdoor kennels and runs
• Dietary supplements and medications
• Dog beds and blankets
• Newspapers
• Pet-safe cleaning products
• Storage
• Office supplies, such as video and digital cameras
• Gift cards to pet and office supply stores
If you do end up making a furry addition to your family at Last Day Dog Rescue Adoption Event in Ann Arbor, please stop by Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor and tell us all about it. We would love to meet your new pup, too! If you find that your current vehicle just does not have enough room for all of the humans and dogs in your family, we can show you our dog-friendliest models while you are here.

New 2014 FIAT 500L: Four Sporty Models Are Here

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Easy/Pop FIAT M0del

The Easy vehicle has the Pop features as well as available six-speed euro twin-clutch transmission. The car is sporty with 16-inch aluminum wheels and roof color can be black, white, or matching to the body color. Enjoy the customized option!

2014 Trekking Model

Build on the Easy features when you choose the Trekking model. Satin silver moldings at its sides and door handles refine the sleek appearance of the FIAT 500L. The sill cladding on the lower body is a great protective feature, and there are six exterior colors from which to choose.

Fiat 500L Lounge

The Lounge has all features of the other models, and then a few more. Chrome exterior mirrors add to the sporty appearance, as do the matching door handles and body side molding inserts. Opt for a dual-panel power sunroof to filter in light as you drive comfortably in the high-quality vehicle.

It is with immense pride that we celebrate the 2014 FIAT 500L. The vehicle has many features that give it a sporty look with quality exterior and interior features. Call us, or come in to Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor if you have questions about the FIAT or other vehicles we carry. Our friendly service and parts professionals are happy to help you, as well.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition Combines Power, Capability and Aesthetics to Appeal to Outdoor Enthusiasts

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary

Named after the Rubicon Trail, a 22-mile-long route that runs through some of the most rugged terrain within the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the first Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was introduced to the car market in 2003. A decade later, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition hit the scene, attracting drivers in search of a vehicle that would give them the power and ability to tackle the toughest conditions the country’s roads and areas off the beaten path have to offer.

Buyers who stop by Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor can choose from the two-door Wrangler or the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, both of which feature a 285-horsepower V6 engine that comes equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic transmission. Designed to appeal to off-road travelers, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition boasts a low-gear ratio of 4 to 1 and Rock-Trac 4WD that allows the vehicle to easily maneuver over the majority of obstacles that block its path.

Steel skid plates protect its body from potential damage. Off-road tires with improved sidewall protection increase the vehicle’s ability to take on tough territory such as wet rocks, soft sand, and thick mud, and a steel-reinforced front bumper is capable of plowing through undesirable conditions that range from mountain pathways to muddy side streets.

The brawny basics of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition give drivers peace of mind in knowing their strong and powerful vehicle can handle virtually any adventure they decide to embark on, but the bold stylings of both its interior and exterior portions will undoubtedly turn some heads on the trail. The vehicle is available in four classic colors-Black, Anvil, Bright White and Billet Silver Metallic-and a Radar Red upholstery with black leather-trimmed interior option makes one of the boldest statements of any vehicle currently on the road.

Whether your mind is already made up that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is the perfect vehicle to accompany you on your outdoor adventures or you simply want to take one for a test drive or two before you make a final decision, our staff at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor is here to help with every step of the car-buying process.

 

Chrysler’s 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition: Challenge Your Mindset

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At Suburban Chrysler Jeep, we love innovation and new concepts as much as you do. Today, take a look at something really special. The fresh translation of the Chrysler 300C—the John Varvatos Limited Edition—challenges you to think differently. You’ll have a whole new outlook on the materials, finishes, leather, trims, and the whole concept of a vehicle’s design.

A tad hard core

Hard core doesn’t have to mean earsplitting, cacophonic music. One glance at the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition, and you’ll know what hard core really means. Obstinate and uncompromising, John Varvatos is a pretty tough customer. When Chrysler asked him to lend his aesthetic to a truly unique Limited Edition, he enthusiastically jumped at the idea. What came from the collaboration? You have to see it to believe it.

Redefined refinement

If you’ve ever admired the luxury of a high-end vehicle before, you’re about to be blown away. Why should fashion, unmitigated quality and novel approaches refer to what’s in our closets and not what’s in our driveway? With the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition, you can fly in the face of convention without sacrificing an ounce of what you love in our Chrysler vehicles.

Urban, gritty style

The tough-looking Limited Edition is a flashy looker and a great addition to our 300 lineup. Phantom Black paint gives the exterior trim, badging, window trim, side mirror caps, dual exhaust finishers and grille a minimal contrast titanium appearance.

This exterior is no drive-by

The front bumper fascia of this Limited Edition 300C is striking and a tad sinister. It resembles the SRT8 bumper on steroids. If wheels are your thing—and aren’t they everyone’s thing?—you’ll get a set of 30-inch wheels with filamentous spokes that are sure to trap your gaze. Pop on dark-tinted taillights, and the entire package of exterior modifications is an absolute show-stopper.

The interior has the Varvatos touch

If you know John Varvatos, and even if you don’t, he is one heck of a menswear designer. His edgy look and rock-and-roll attitude positively exude coolness. The interior of the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition has Varvatos written all over it. Layers of tone-on-tone greys and black give a depth and dimension never seen before on a car. Metallic-flaked, pewter-toned napa leather? Yeah, we got that, along with Poltrona Frau leather accents. And it’s all put together with John Varvatos’ signature, runway-quality stitching. Boom goes the dynamite!

Come see for yourself at Suburban Chrysler Jeep in Ann Arbor.

 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Offers New Features

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SrtIf you’re in the market for an SUV that performs more like a sports car, pay a visit to Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor and check out the forthcoming 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

This newly minted version of the Cherokee still has all the features you loved in the older versions, but it also has some newer design and performance features that make this vehicle a stand out.

More get-up-and-go

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT accelerates faster than earlier models and has more towing capacity—7,200, versus 5,000 pounds—thanks to a modified gear box, according to CarandDriver.com.

It also features Eco mode, which allows the engine to selectively shut down four of the cylinders when the engine is cruising along without much resistance. This improves fuel economy and can ultimately save on gas. That means more money in your pocket—plus, it’s also good for the environment.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has a 6.4 L Hemi® SRT V8 engine and authentic four-wheel drive. Car and Driver tests saw it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 13.7 seconds.

The engine has been upgraded from a five-speed automatic transmission to a ZF 8HP70 eight-speed transmission. The vehicle also features stability control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes and all-speed traction control.

Stylin’ changes

Jeep has also made some cosmetic improvements to this version of the Cherokee, among them a newly styled liftgate and headlights, a heated steering wheel and new interior leather colors—all of which create a sleek and sporty design.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT also displays performance data in the cabin, so you can tell how fast you’re accelerating, see braking distances, G-forces, and even half- or quarter-mile race times.

This is a vehicle that can handle whatever challenges you throw at it and still look great doing it. Pay us a visit at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor to get more details about the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT today.

 

Which Jeep is Right For The Road You’ll Be Traveling?

Jeep Wrangler

We all know Jeeps can get you through rain, mud, snow and ice, giving you plenty of capability on and off road. Unexpected obstacles? No problem, as long as you’re behind the wheel of a Jeep.

But which Jeep is the right one for you? At Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, we’re here to help you figure that out.

So many obstacles, so many configurations

Looking at extreme driving situations? Jeep has four different configurations for you.

  • 2 Grand Cherokee configurations – like the Overland and Overland Summit, both with 4WD low-range, Selec-Terrain® traction control system and Quadra-Lift® air suspension system.
  • 1 Wrangler configurations
  • 1 Wrangler Unlimited configurations – like the Rubicon Rock-Trac® 4WD system, with 4:1 low-gear ratio, 72:1:1 crawl ratio with six-speed transmission and Tru-Lok® front and rear locking differentials. This Trail-Rated® vehicle can definitely handle extreme conditions.

Eager to go off-road? Jeep has 20 configurations to choose from.

  • 3 Compass configurations
  • 4 Grand Cherokee configurations
  • 2 Liberty configurations – like the Liberty Sport and Liberty Latitude, both with hill descent control and 3.73 rear axle ratio.
  • 3 Patriot configurations – like the Patriot Latitude 4×4 with Freedom Drive I™, with full-time active 4WD with lock mode, which gives superior control in sand, rough weather, deep snow and other low-traction situations. It has electronic roll mitigation. The Freedom Drive II™ is classed for Go Anywhere, Do Anything® off-road capability.
  • 4 Wrangler configurations
  • 4 Wrangler Unlimited configurations

Are you just an all-weather kind of driver? Choose from 23 different ways to configure your Jeep:

  • 3 Compass configurations – Including Sport, Latitude and Limited, all with Freedom Drive I, with full-time 4WD with lock mode.
  • 6 Grand Cherokee configurations – Including the Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, Overland, Overland Summit and SRT8. All have Quadra-Trac I or II, some with Selec-Terrain traction control system and Quadra-Lift air suspension system.
  • 3 Liberty configurations
  • 3 Patriot configurations
  • 4 Wrangler configurations
  • 4 Wrangler Unlimited configurations

You can go to Jeep’s website to play with different configurations. Or better yet, stop by Suburban Chrysler Jeep in Ann Arbor and we’ll go over all the possible options with you in person!

How To Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioner

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Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor knows what goes into maintaining your car’s air conditioner and how to keep it performing its best so it can keep you cool during those scorching summer months.

Is your AC having problems?

Maybe your AC is cooling your car, but isn’t keeping it quite as cool as it was last summer. A warning sign is when your AC can’t keep the interior temperature 50 degrees below the exterior temperature, according to How Stuff Works. This means that you may not have enough coolant in the system, and you may need an AC system recharge, according to Driver Side.

This is the most common problem that occurs in air conditioning systems. A qualified professional at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor can recharge your system with a new infusion of a coolant called R-134a. This coolant replaced Freon in air conditioning systems in 1994, which is an environmental hazard.

Giving your AC a checkup 

Our technicians can also give your air conditioning system a once over to make sure it’s working as it should be. Technicians will test system pressure, make sure the system is cooling properly by monitoring temperature, and inspect your system for leaks, according to Driver Side.

If your technician does suspect a leak, he or she can track it down by performing special tests.

Have your air conditioning system maintained annually at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor. Performing maintenance on a regular basis may help you avoid the need for expensive repairs, such as replacing your air conditioning system compressor.

This pricey item can fail if your system doesn’t have the right amount of oil, something that is simple for your technician to check when you bring your car to us for a system checkup. Remember, a little preventative maintenance can ensure that your car will be cool and comfortable when the mercury rises.