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Archive for December, 2015
The Jeep Wrangler has long been standard equipment for off-road enthusiasts. It has proven long ago it can handle just about anything you ask it to do. Still, in the quest to get even more from their Wranglers, people often add a few aftermarket upgrades to make a great vehicle even better.
1: A Winch Kit
For people who want to make sure they can pull their Wrangler out of any type of sticky, muddy, or slippery situation, a winch kit is a ‘must have.’ Many people choose Warn winch kits because of the variety of sizes and styles it offers, but the company is just one option. Veteran off-roaders often prefer to gather the parts of their winches piece by piece or even have one custom made. No matter where you get your winch, adding one to your Jeep Wrangler increases your options for having fun.
2: Fender Flares
Off-roaders and other rough riders commonly add fender flares to their Jeep Wranglers to make it easier to put on those monster tires for the ground clearance and traction they need to safely ride over river and dale or slosh through the mud without it sticking to any crucial parts. Bushwacker brand Flat Fender kits are a popular choice, but there are endless brands you can bolt-on to your Wrangler to take this powerful, versatile beast even further off the beaten path. Don’t worry, Jeeps are great for the freeway and city streets, and you can take one for a test drive at Chapman Chrysler Jeep to see for yourself.
3: Additional Lights
Want to make your Jeep Wrangler even better prepared for those night missions or making moves in bad weather conditions? Add extra lights. Whether you prefer spot beams or spread beans, HID or LED, you can bolt them to your Wrangler and add the potential for more fun in any weather, location, or situation. The stock lights on the Wrangler are incredible, but adding auxiliary lighting can take your adventures to a whole new level. Just make sure you have a good wiring harness. Rigid Industries and KC HiLiTES are good choices, among many other Jeep Accessories.
4: Storage Solutions
Hardcore adventurers sometimes need extra storage space for all their camping gear, extra gas, full-size spare, and anything else you need when they head into the wild. Whether you want roof-mounted or tailgate mounted additional storage space, the Wrangler is perfectly built for it. Frontrunner Outfitters, Smittybilt, ARB, and many other companies offer innovative, easy-to-bolt-on additional storage options for your 2 or 4-door Jeep Wrangler that will remain firmly in place no matter how treacherous the terrain.
If your off-road adventures take you through water, mud, and dust, then adding snorkels is a wise move. They will help to keep your engine are intake high, dry, and relatively clean. This can allow you to ford rivers and streams and slosh through swampy areas, and traverse sandy, dusty beach and deserts without destroying your engine. Add a Rugged Ridge or another quality kit, and you’ll be ready for just about anything.
‘Customer First’ Rewards Service Excellence
Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), the parent company for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers, has initiated a program designed to emphasize putting the customer first. The “Customer First Award for Excellence” will judge dealerships in five key areas:
- Is the facility clean, comfortable and convenient?
- Are processes for negotiation and delivery efficient and fair?
- Does the dealership rank high in customer surveys for both sales and service?
- Does the dealership rank high in employee satisfaction surveys?
- Does the dealership meet or exceed the minimum training goals for all staff that interacts with the customer?
Chapman Chrysler Jeep and all other dealerships are participating in 60 different training exercises across the country to make sure they understand the requirements of the program and are prepared to provide a superior experience for each customer. The program is designed to not only attract new customers, but to retain customers who have been loyal to the Chrysler brand.
“Over the past several years we’ve taken bold strides to improve out business plan, our products, and our market share,” according to FCA sales vice president Reid Bigland. “Those efforts have translated to FCA delivering a streak of 68 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth. If we are to continue our growth, we need to retain the customers that we’ve worked so hard to conquest over the last four years and bring new buyers to our brands and dealerships.”
Award-winning dealerships will receive special recognition on all Chrysler websites and in Internet searches. They will also receive the right to use the award winning logo in marketing campaigns, as well as a plaque for display in the showroom.
“At its core, this initiative will enable each of our dealers to earn certification as Customer First Award for Excellence dealers and market themselves to customers as an elite store,” said Al Gardner, network development chief for FCA North America. “We believe it will give us a serious competitive advantage in the marketplace that, along with our great products and strong brands, will significantly improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention in our dealerships.”
Chapman Chrysler Jeep customers show their loyalty by returning to the dealership that offers great deals and puts the customer first. A caring and attentive service staff keeps customers coming back. Online coupons and an easy web-based service appointment form makes it a snap to book an appointment and get your car back on the road. Look for an award winning plaque in the Chapman showroom soon.
Nothing beats driving a Jeep. Apparently over a million people around the world feel that way this year. Jeep is on the verge of setting a record for global sales this year. Just last year, the company set a sales record with over 1,017,000 vehicles sold. With the entire months of November and December left and Santa about to deliver Jeeps to people that have been nice, Jeep has already sold 1,013,00 vehicles globally. And the company fully expects that momentum to continue over the next few years as they release an amazing array of new trucks and SUVs.
Jeep is one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands. It has had a large, loyal, and growing share of the automotive market ever since it was introduced in 1945. Today it leads Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in sales and profits. More and more people continue to choose a Jeep when it comes time to purchase an automobile. Globally, Jeep sales have risen by 22% this year over last year’s numbers. In the U.S, Jeep sales have increased 24% over the amount of sold in 2014. All of this shows that the allure of the Jeep brand hasn’t waned even as the company prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary. To see what the fuss is about, head down to Chapman Jeep; you are sure to be impressed.
Few companies have maintained that type of momentum over so long a period. And things only look to get better for the brand as they look towards the horizon. The 75th anniversary of this iconic, quintessentially American brand is sure to drive sales even further upward as Jeep lovers embrace the ever-evolving brand. That’s because today as 75 years ago, nothing runs like a Jeep. People around the world know if you want a go anywhere, do anything vehicle, nothing beats a Jeep. Their vehicles are designed to meet the needs of families, work, and weekend thrill seekers worldwide, and you can see every model at your local Henderson Jeep Dealer.
The company continues to add new and improved automobiles to its already impressive lineup. The subcompact Jeep Renegade has energized the already strong North American market. Plus the company will introduce a new compact crossover in late 2016. The new Wrangler pickup is sure to draw many new fans to the Jeep brand and excite those who have long loved Jeeps. In 2018, the company will release the brand new, upscale, luxurious, three-row Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV. So the future looks extremely bright for this true American icon. One that transported the men and materials needed to win World War II to the battlefield and delivers dependability, durability, and family fun today.
Jeep has an embarrassment of riches. Even as it considers replacing the popular Compass and Patriot, there is strong demand for both vehicles. Jeep may use different names for different markets for the new compact crossover or create a brand new badge. The bottom line is sales are up and interest in Jeep is high and rising.
History Calls it “Point of No Return”
Made famous at the end of Julius Caesar’s life when he crossed the Rubicon River and proclaimed it was the “Point of No Return,” the word Rubicon is now forever linked to one of the most famous and difficult off-road trails in America. Drivers wanting to put a Jeep Wrangler to the ultimate test flock here by the thousands. Some go home victorious; others with a broken vehicle, but all have a story to tell by testing this Northern California off-road challenge. First established as a stagecoach road in the 1800s, the Rubicon/McKinney Road served two major hotels. The hotels went away and the road went into disrepair before eventually becoming the first site of the Jeep Jamboree in 1953. Named after the famous trail, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon trim level is trail rated and comes from the factory with enough off-road capability to master the iconic path. Test drive one today at Chapman Jeep Las Vegas.
No Permits Needed to Drive the Trail
Whether you’re a Jeeper, drive an ATV, mountain bike or just a hiker, the Rubicon Trail is open to everyone. Aside from the weekend surrounding the annual August Jeep Jamboree, the trail is open to all comers. You will need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service if you plan on having a campfire. Also, if your vehicle is not street legal, you’ll need a sticker from the local Department of Motor Vehicles. Other than that, all you need is a sturdy machine and lots of gumption to challenge the most difficult parts of the trail.
Be Aware, Trail Rating is Difficult
If you’re new to four wheeling, it’s best to accompany someone who has experience for your first run at the Rubicon Trail. The trail eats vehicles for a living with its mixture of boulders, sharp rocks and granite slabs that require some dexterity to maneuver over and around. Cadillac Hill has seen more than its share of flips. It is very steep and offers a great challenge to even the most experienced drivers with off road crawlers. Parts of the trail exceed 7,000 feet and can receive a lot of snow in the winter. If you’re wondering if the trip is worth it, the Rubicon Trail delivers spectacular views and the chance to camp near sparkling lakes. The difficulty of the trip means it is never overcrowded, with the possible exception of the annual Jamboree.
Rubicon Wrangler Has All the Capability
Rather than try and build a Jeep Wrangler that’s capable of tackling the trail, head to Chapman Jeep Las Vegas and examine the Rubicon model. With the Rock-Trac 4×4 setup, electronic disconnection of the front sway bar, locking differentials and skid plates, the Rubicon was named after the trail for a reason. While the exterior is Jeep tough, you’ll enjoy the creature comforts like air conditioning, navigation and a supreme sound system.
Tent and Mattress Lets You Enjoy the Great Outdoors
There’s nothing better than taking your Jeep Wrangler out on some undiscovered trail and viewing scenic vistas and wildlife. Trouble is, once you’ve traveled a few hours into the wilderness with the sun going down, you either have to find your way back in the dark or sleep in the reclining seats. With the Mopar tent and air mattress accessory kit, you can attach a nice 10-foot square tent to the back of your Wrangler and sleep under the stars. Stop by the parts department at Chapman Chrysler Jeep for more information on how to purchase the tent and view other Jeep accessories.
Heated Seats Keep Body Warm
Even the desert can get a bit nippy in the winter, especially when the sun starts to dip below the horizon. Mopar heated seat kits work with either leather or cloth seats. Adjustable controls allow you to pick a temperature that’s just right for you. These kits feature one heating adapter for each front seat and are made to Jeep manufacturing standards.
Mount Your Bike on Spare Tire Carrier
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, chances are you might like to do a little mountain biking once you get to your remote destination. With the Mopar spare tire carrier, you can carry two bikes as easy as if you had a trailer. The carrier mounts over the rear spare tire and includes a locking mechanism to keep your bikes secure. The carrier is easy to put on and remove and makes a great gift for the bicycler in your life. For this and other accessories, visit the Chapman Chrysler Jeep parts department.
Bumper Light Bar Illuminates the Trail
The Mopar accessory light bar mounts to the frame and sits just above the front bumper of your Wrangler. It can hold up to three lights that sit between the existing headlights and above the fog lamps. Hit the switch and the trail becomes bright as day, allowing you to navigate rough terrain with no worries.
Spare Tire Cover Prevents Theft
The Mopar anti-theft spare tire cover features a unique design that mounts between the tire and the rear gate of your Wrangler. The cover then slips over the tire and works with the wheel locks to help prevent your spare from heading on down the road with someone else. The cover comes in various sizes and logos so you can personalize your ride.