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How To Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioner

Car airconditioning repair

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

Eminem is the spokes men for Imported from Detroit campaign

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.

 

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.

 

Considering a coal-powered car?

Chrysler 200 Ann Arbor MIHere in Michigan, slightly more than half our electricity is generated from coal. That means if you drive an electric car or a plug-in hybrid and are recharging it overnight, it’s powered partly by that dirty fossil fuel.

Here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor we understand your environmental concerns. We know you recycle, use CFLs in your light fittings, and walk or bike whenever you can — so we think you should also know about the question marks over coal-powered cars.

Electricity is a more efficient source of motor power than internal combustion, and an electric car has no tailpipe emissions. But the picture changes when you look at the life-cycle impact. Norwegian researchers have concluded that “greenhouse gas emissions rose dramatically” if coal is used to produce the electricity. If you’re not sold on hybrids, perhaps we could suggest an alternative: a conventionally-powered but economical vehicle that’s assembled nearby.

The Chrysler 200 is an upscale sedan and is built in Sterling Heights, so there’s no environmental impact from shipping. It gets 21 mpg city/29 highway from a frugal, 2.4 liter engine, and emits at the rate of 376 grams of CO2 per mile. The Jeep Compass and its sister, the Patriot, are other options. Maybe you’ve never thought of Jeeps as green, but they are getting 23 mpg city/30 highway and have just 346 grams of emissions per mile, all thanks to a 2.0 liter engine and manual transmission. The shipping impact is minimal, too, since these Jeeps are built in Belvidere, Il.

We’re not anti-electric here at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor, but we also know coal power can be harmful to the environment. That’s why we’re happy to offer vehicles that keep green factors in mind.