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Showing support for the Henderson and Las Vegas communities and in observance of National Pet Wellness and Adopt a Dog Month, Chapman Chrysler Jeep will hold its third annual “Pamper Your Pet Day” event on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a selection of services to show love for furry and loyal friends of all shapes and sizes.

Local vendors will be on-site to showcase services. In addition, the day will include food vendors, a bake sale with proceeds benefitting the Henderson Animal Shelter, amazing raffle prizes and giveaways, radio promotions and a live band.

This year, four-legged attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween best. A costume contest will be held and prizes awarded for Best Dressed, Like Pet, Like Owner and Most Original costumes.

On-site vendors include: A Home 4 Spot, Camp Bow Wow, City of Henderson Animal Shelter,Sit Means Sit, Dogs ID Tagged, Dog Supplies Outlet Store, Doggie District Pet Resort, Hoodratz INC, The Mutt Stop, Pet Supplies Outlet Store, Vegas Rock Dog Radio, Las Vegas Vet Specialty Center, Poop 911, Hap-E-Dog Natural Food & Bakery, Alicia’s Mobile Dog Grooming, Michael’s Angel Paws, among others.

Join us for this year’s event! For more information, call 702.256.5511 or e-mail mdevries@quillinlv.com. Follow Chapman Chrysler Jeep on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @chapmanchryslerjeeplv.

Chapman Chrysler Jeep sells and services the complete line of Chrysler and Jeep vehicles from its location at Valley Automall in Henderson. For more information, please call 888.207.1687 or visit www.chapmanchryslerjeep.com.

jeep-off-roading

 

The front of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is getting a minor makeover. No need to worry, the iconic vehicle will have most of the elements drivers have come to know and love. The only thing that’s going to change is the headlights. The 2017 model now comes with optional LED headlights. The better for making those late-night off-road runs. The new LED headlights will be a factory feature for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler being made for the American market. It’s the first time Fiat Chrysler has changed the headlights on this much beloved vehicle.

The new headlights are just a hint of some of the changes Jeep enthusiasts can expect to see when the 2018 model hits the showroom and the streets. In 2018 ,Jeep will replace the current Wrangler with a brand new model. So the 2017 model is the last opportunity for buyers to get the Wrangler they have come to know. Fiat Chrysler hasn’t said what changes people can expect for 2018, but rest assured it’s going to be great. For now if you want the classic Wrangler look you’ve gotten used to, the 2017 model will be your last opportunity to get it, and you can get your hands on one at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

People who purchase the 2017 Wrangler or the four door Wrangler Unlimited will get the new headlights as part of the Sahara and Rubicon trims standard equipment. The Sport and Sport S will see the new LED headlight offered as an option. They will make it all the better to see your way no matter where your travel adventures take you. According to the venerable forum Jeep Garage lower trims that want the new LED headlights will have to pay $595 for it as a dealer-added upgrade. That won’t hurt too much when the lowest base price of the two-door 2017 Sport is $23,995 and it costs $37,445 for the four-door Rubicon’s most expensive model.

Jeep’s press release says the new lights are significantly brighter. The output of the low beam will be increased by 63 percent, while the high-beam output will increase by 90 percent. Sounds like it will make nighttime driving almost as bright as daylight. The fog lights on the 2017 Wrangler will be LED as well. Jeep has not said how much brighter LED technology will make the fog lights, but it’s sure to be improved significantly as well. What’s also significant is it takes 67 percent less power to run the new headlights.

The improvement in illumination of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is sure to please more than a few Jeep fans. On the forums the current Jeep Wrangler headlights have been described as ‘decent’ to as low as ‘piss poor’. So the new, brighter LED headlights will be a welcome change for many people. Plus, Fiat Chrysler isn’t simply adding new LED light bulbs, the company is creating a housing specially designed to maximize the projection of the LEDs. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s specific are still a mystery. But with the new LED headlights the future of the Jeep Wrangler looks much brighter. Either way, no matter what Jeep Wrangler addition you get, you are sure to be happy.

Jeep Towing

 

So you’ve finally gotten the Jeep you’ve always wanted, and now you are ready to plan your outdoor adventures. But first you want the right trailer hitch so you can tow anything you need to make your adventures more spectacular. There are a number of hitch types from which to choose. They vary not only in design, but also in tongue weight and overall towing capacity. Hitches are rated from Class I to Class V. A class I hitch has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and between 200 and 250 pounds in tongue weight. A Class V hitch can tow up to 25,000 pounds.

There are round, square, receiver, weight distribution, 5th Wheel and Gooseneck hitches. The way you plan to use you Jeep will determine which type is right for you. It’s very important to consider the vehicle’s towing capacity, gross trailer weight and trailer tongue weight before you decide. Make sure the trailer hitch you choose is compatible with your vehicle. Unless you have experience and the skills and tools necessary, it is usually best to have your trailer hitch installed by an expert. This can eliminate potential problems and make the towing experience safer and easier. To see how easy it is to love a Jeep, test drive one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

When choosing a trailer hitch, it’s usually a good idea to choose one which offers excess capacity without exceeding your Jeep’s towing capacity. If you buy more jet skis or motorcycles, get a larger boat or for some other reason your towing needs increase, you won’t have to spend more money to replace the trailer hitch you already have with a heavier one. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with towing a lighter trailer using a heavier hitch.

Make sure to do your due diligence when you are deciding on which trailer hitch to buy. As part of your research, be sure to talk to a trailer hitch dealer and ask them about the designs they have available. The trailer hitch dealer can also tell you which type of hitch is compatible with your Jeep and tell you which one is right for your vehicle. There are some hitches that are designed to be unobtrusive and hidden under the bumper of the SUV. Others are made so they can be more prominently placed and cannot be hidden because of your vehicle’s undercladding. Hitches can also vary in style, finish, quality and color. Choose the one that best suits your aesthetic and functional needs. To find the best one for your needs, check out the Jeep parts and accessories at your local Jeep dealer.

There are many different types of hitches made by a variety of manufacturers that have several different features. Curt hitches are among the most popular. Many Jeep owners like them because of the well-fitting, vehicle-specific designs they offer, as well as their powder coat rust-resistant finishes. If you want the low-profile look, you may like a Hidden Hitch receiver hitch. It features removable drawbars which can help to make the hitch almost invisible when it’s not being used.

Whichever trailer hitch you choose for your Jeep be sure to use it safely.

Jeep in Desert

 

Chrysler had a small increase in sales for the month of July, and once again, Jeep was leading the pack. This is no surprise to anyone who loves the Jeep brand as it’s vehicles are among the most road tested and loved. Whether you want to go off-roading or just drive around town, many Jeeps will fit the bill. Either way you look at it, with all the economic uncertainty and slow seasons for other manufacturers, we can see that Chrysler did well in July, and the company should post great numbers going forward.

The Jeep Renegade is on fire as it posted a sales gain of 57 percent, when compared to last July. The Renegade is a small SUV that is popular among people who are not in the mood to spend their life savings on a vehicle. With 4×4, 160 horses and a six-speed manual transmission, we can see why this is a fun SUV to drive. Whether you want to commute on the freeway or take it in the mud on weekends, the Renegade is a great SUV, and for this reason, people who want value and quality have been snapping these up. To see how fun it is to drive, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep. Once you drive one down the highway and feel the power, you will be convinced that it is right for you.

The Compass had a decent sales gain too, though not as massive as the Renegade. But, still, the Compass had a gain of 31 percent compared to last July. This is a great SUV for the adventure seeker who wants to take full advantage of the weekend. At the same time, this is a great SUV for people who don’t want to waste fuel. For its size, the Compass sips fuel and it gets 26 mpg on the highway. Though, many drivers will never come close to that when they are having fun with the all the power offered.

The Grand Cherokee had a slight sales increase of only three percent. But this is to be expected as the Grand Cherokee has been around for a long time. Though, the Grand Cherokee is a formidable SUV that offers comfort, power, reliability and fun. It is described as a modern adventure SUV, and it starts at under 25k. However, there are some versions that are pushing 35k. With 75 years of Jeep engineering behind them, the Grand Cherokee is always a great choice.

Overall, the company’s Jeep brand sold an impressive 79,246 units in the month of July, and the seven-month total is 543,714, which is up 14 percent year-over-year. The Renegade, with 61,907 units sold this year, is up 211 percent when compared to the same time period last year. All in all, the Jeep brand is doing well and will only improve.

As far as the downsides, there are a couple. The Chrysler 200 sales numbers fell 43 percent, and sales for the 300 fell 43 percent. This is more due to the Chrysler brand producing other cars that are getting more attention. Not only that, SUVs and sports cars, along with trucks, are in vogue right now, so, naturally, sales of sedans are slipping across the board.

Chrysler Pacifica is one cool minivan

 

The idea that a minivan can be cool is lost on a lot of people. Back in the day, not too long ago, minivans were only driven by soccer moms or people who bought them second-hand and had no choice. My have times changed as most manufacturers make minivans that can off-road, zip in and out of traffic and provide camping opportunities. While most minivan drivers would love zipping up and down a mountain road in a sports car, they aren’t so bad, and Chrysler Pacifica is proof of that.

First and foremost, the thing that gives most minivans a bad name is power, and Chrysler knows that. With the famous and very well-liked Pentastar V-6 engine, you can get places quickly. Don’t just take our word for it as the engine was on the Ward’s 10 best list three times. It is a redesigned 3.6 liter V-6 with two-step variable-valve lift. Combined with innovative engine-weight reductions that give it even more power and efficiency, and we can see why the Pentastar brand was a good choice. With a nine-speed auto transmission, which is the first ever to be in a minivan, drivers can enjoy smooth shifting. While you aren’t going to win at the track with a Chrysler Pacifica, you will get great speed, and a combined 28 MPG. To see how times have changed and how great a Pacifica is, test drive one at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Back in the day, people used to lift up their hoods to show off their cars. My times have changed, and while people love power, many of us now care more about tech, and the Pacifica has you covered. With Uconnect Access, you will get a variety of cool futures such as vehicle finder, which allows you, at the touch of a button, to view maps, and with this, you can get where you need to go. If you have kids who are distracting you, or if you are just someone who is forgetful, you will love the remote lock, unlock and start. By using this, you can remotely lock or unlock your doors from anywhere, provided you have your smartphone nearby. Nothing is cooler than having a roaming Wi-Fi hotspot, and vehicle owners can set the in-demand service up for a day, or much longer if they choose. There is more as you can have Sirius radio coverage so you can listen to what you want, when you want and from where you want.

Nothing used to scream boring like a boxy minivan that was unaggressive. But, with a long wheelbase and low ground clearance, along with a wide track, the Chrysler Pacifica is planted firmly to the ground, and the setup highlights the style. The wind-swept profile is not a facade as it is more aerodynamic than any other version the company has produced.

It is not often someone calls a minivan cool, but if you look inside, check out the tech, look under the hood or see one on the road, you are sure to be impressed as minivans have come a long way.