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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

“Imported from Detroit” Slogan is Here to Stay

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The Chrysler “Imported from Detroit” slogan is here to stay. The tagline, adopted by the brand in 2011, has recently been subject to rumors that the company is retiring it. Here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor we put the rumors to rest as we continue to keep you current on relevant auto trends.

The Latest Slogan News

“‘Imported from Detroit’ is and will continue to be the tagline for the Chrysler brand,” said Olivier Francois, the company’s chief marketing officer, in a recent statement. The quality brand revealed the tagline at the 2011 Super Bowl, during the “Bon Fire” commercial. The commercial was for the updated Chrysler 200 sedan.

How the Confusion Began

Rumors began to circulate that Chrysler was squashing the tagline when it released additional commercials that feature other US cities. For example, one commercial, starring US rapper and producer Dr. Dre, uses the backdrop of Los Angeles. When the company next released a New York-based commercial, rumors began that mentions of other cities meant the brand was shifting from its Detroit focus.

Chrysler Dismisses the Rumors

Francois assures the public that the Chrysler “Imported from Detroit” slogan is here to stay. He explained in a recent statement that the marketing campaign branched out to different cityscapes to evolve, rather than drift away, from the Detroit concept.

The marketing campaign highlights US-based cities to illustrate that quality vehicles do manufacture right here in the United States, according to Francois. Consumers need not head overseas to get the vehicles and parts they need. “Quality, style and technology… can be found right here,” said Francois.

Here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, we stand behind the Chrysler theme that we can meet your vehicle needs right here in the US. We help people in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Pinckney every day. Our dealership carries several new and used vehicles, and a top-notch auto repair and service center to satisfy your auto-related needs, without the need to head outside the local area.

 

Proper Car Seat Installation Guide

Proper Car Seat Installation Guide

Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor cares for your kids. To be sure your kids’ car seats are installed properly we offer you this handy guide. Like you, there are no lengths to which we will not go to protect your precious cargo.

Infant car seats

With small babies, car seats should be rear facing until the age of 12 months at least. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recommends a rear facing seat until the child is three, or reaches the height and weight recommendations of the seat. Read the car seat manual. Follow the installation directions. If you have misplaced these directions, most manufactures will offer online downloads of their manuals.

Be sure the seat belts run through the appropriate locations flat, without a twist or spiral. Use the harness clip that comes with the seat to properly position the seat belt across your child’s chest. This clip should line up with your baby’s shoulders or armpits.

No more than a finger’s width should fit between the tightened belt and the child. Be sure the carrier handle is folded back out of the carrier position. You’ll hear a click when it is in place, and the handle will not move. Consult your car seat manual for specific instructions for your child’s seat.

Use a locking clip when installing the seat in an older model car. These clips come with the seat and hold the seat belt together creating a fixed length. It should be affixed about an inch from the latch.

Kids four years and up

Car seats face forward for older children. Note the weight and height limit of the older child’s car seat. Place the car seat in the back seat. The middle seat is typically the best spot, but any of the back seats are safe. Notice the positioning of the seat belt and harness straps.

It will look different than when your child was rear facing. The seat itself will have a spot where the seat belt is slipped through a hole in back. As in the infant seat, the older child’s car seat should not wobble or move but be fixed into position, allowing no more than an inch play in movement.

If you have LATCH anchors in your newer model car, installation is easy. Simply hook the car seat to the vehicle with the straps that come with the car seat. They will anchor firmly to the metal latches found in the back seat.

 

Carhartt Adds Sophistication to the Chrysler 200

 

2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition

The new 200 Sedan from Chrysler exudes subtle sophistication. Here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, we are proud to share news of the limited edition model after its recent unveiling at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Chrysler teams up with work clothes company Carhartt to create the vehicle; Carhartt provides both inspiration and quality pieces.

 

Interior Features of the Sedan

When the mid-size sedan debuted at the 2013 NYIAS, its unique interior features put it into a class of its own. Its sleek look is a product of the successful partnership between Chrysler and Carhartt. It is a proud moment as both companies are Detroit-based.

The interior seats, upholstered by Carhartt in black fabric, create a rich look. The company’s signature triple stitching in diesel grey adds flair to the seats as well as the steering wheel, armrests, and middle console. The seats are waterproof for durability and easy care. Black interior accessories add to the sophisticated feel of the 200 S interior. Jet-black are the air vents, gear shifter, and front cup holders.

Exterior of the New 200 Sedan from Chrysler

The limited-time sedan has a sleek exterior, and top-notch workmanship is evident. A special feature of the vehicle is its wheels, 18-inches of polished aluminum with black pockets and chrome trim. The gloss-black mesh grill and sleek valance panel complement the shape of the vehicle front. At the rear is a decklid spoiler in body color. The Chrysler 200 S has sport suspension and boasts 283 horsepower for its V6 engine.

A Limited Time Version

A premium vehicle, the 200 sedan has limited production. There is a cap of only 2,000 vehicles. We are proud to carry the 2013 vehicle at Ann Arbor Suburban Chrysler Jeep. Call us or come in to learn more about the quality car that has brought together two admired Detroit-based companies.

 

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Review

 

2013 Town & CountryImagine extra space in your vehicle for passengers and cargo. No need to dream as the Chrysler Town & Country offers third-row space so well that it stands as one of the top minivans for this feature. At Ann Arbor Chrysler, we understand your family needs and carry both new and used Town & Country vehicles.

Tons of Passenger Room

The Chrysler Town & Country brings you extra passenger room when you need it. On days when you have a large number of people to transfer, the minivan delivers with seven seats and never feels crowded. Easily strap in your family for a vacation with the dog, thanks to the roominess the third-seat space of the Chrysler Town & Country. Carpooling is not an issue and neither is transferring a large number of people at the last minute. Best yet, you still drive in comfort.

Flexibility of the Third Row

Town &Country 3rd Row Seating

The third row rear-facing seats of the Town & Country offer flexibility that tops its minivan competitors. Use the seating when necessary and remove or fold the seats when you do not need them. The options are yours.

Perhaps you need to transport a sizable item. Simply fold down the second row seats, third row, or a combination of the seats. Remove the seats entirely if you desire. Tie down the cargo in the roomy space and you are ready to transport.

Chrysler understands that seat removal needs to be hassle-free. Models such as the 2012 Town & Country EX come with an innovative roller mechanism to ease removal. Sliding doors offer a volume of space for you to remove the seats too. Simply stow the seats away until you need them next.

Come in to Ann Arbor Chrysler to see for yourself the roomy third-row space of the Chrysler Town & Country. The vehicle offers extra passenger room, a family-friendly space, and cargo transport options. These benefits explain why it ranks highly among minivans with the third-row seating capabilities.