Why Jeep® & Ram Vehicles Are Perfect for Winter Driving

New Jeep Wrangler | Chilliwack, BC

Winter in Chilliwack is no joke, from icy roads to driving up and down the snow-covered mountains. You need a vehicle that can take on harsh cold weather conditions. Jeep® and Ram are great brand options for your winter travel needs. These are some reasons why you should drive a Jeep® or Ram vehicle during Chilliwack winters.

4×4 Capability

You already know about the Jeep® brand’s legendary 4×4 systems, but did you know that Ram trucks are available with them too? A 4×4 drive system can greatly increase your vehicle’s grip on the road, whether you’re crossing ice, snow, or just some rocky terrain. It sends power to all four wheels, giving you better traction.

Rugged and Durable

Both of these brands are built to withstand harsh conditions. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a Wrangler or a Ram 2500, you can have the peace of mind that they were built to last.

For instance, many Jeep® vehicles are Trail Rated®, which means they’ve undergone extensive testing in the following areas: traction, water fording, manoeuvrability, articulation, and ground clearance. Ram trucks have a high-strength steel frame that is constructed for towing, hauling, and other tough work.

Whichever utility brand you buy at O’Conner Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, you can trust that it’s equipped for safe winter driving in Chilliwack.

4×4 or AWD Truck: Which is Better for Winters in BC?

Ram 1500 & Jeep Gladiator | Chilliwack, BC

Canadian winters are nothing to mess around with. From frigid temperatures to snowy roads, you really need a truck that can get around with ease in the winter. But should you choose a truck with 4×4 or all-wheel drive (AWD)? This guide breaks down the two options, explaining which option is best to take on the winter months.

4×4 Drive System

With a full-time 4×4 drive system, your vehicle will send power from the engine to all four wheels, all the time. As the driver, you can typically select either low or high ranges to get the type of traction you need. Because of this, a 4×4 vehicle for the winter is always a good option — especially if you need a truck. A 4×4 truck like the RAM 1500 or Jeep Gladiator doesn’t use 4×4 all the time, but instead adjusts where it sends the power depending on what the road conditions are. This specific drive system is the better choice for deep snow and extreme winter conditions, which is ideal for BC winters.

All-Wheel-Drive System

Like 4×4 systems, all-wheel drive (AWD) sends power to all four of the vehicle’s wheels, allowing you to get the traction you need when you need it. Unlike the 4×4 system, though, AWD doesn’t give you control over the range of your AWD. Instead, it works automatically. Because of this, while AWD is good in inclement weather, it’s not as good as the 4×4 system for the Chilliwack cold season.

Contact us at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram if you have any more questions about which drivetrain you should pick. Or stop by to test-drive one of our 4×4 models.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Car-Shopping Tips

New Jeep Lineup | Chilliwack, BC

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for their deals. In fact, they’re some of the busiest retail shopping days of the year in Canada — and it’s a prime time to consider getting a new vehicle. If you’re interested in buying a car on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, make sure you follow these car-shopping tips.

Find the right deal for you. Dealerships will advertise their deals well in advance of these prime shopping days, so make sure you do your research beforehand. After all, you don’t want to miss out on your dream car because you didn’t realize it was on sale.

You can already check out some of the specials we will be offering on Black Friday at O’Connor Chrysler, and even take advantage of them now during our Black Friday Early Access Event:

Figure out your financing beforehand. You can usually get pre-approved for a loan, which allows you to breeze through the buying process. Make sure you do this, so you can get the deal you want. You should also check your credit score before you head to the dealership.

Be prepared for a crowd. Head to the dealership early, and don’t be surprised if there’s a bit of a crowd. With the frequent advertising leading up to the sale, you will likely see a lot of other people trying to get in on the savings.

Use O’Connor’s online deal-builder. You can easily find your dream car at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® and Ram without leaving the comfort of your home. Simply build your deal online with us. You can choose your vehicle, extra accessories, and determine your monthly payment with ease — you can even complete your credit application online. It’s simple!

Dodge, Ram Earn 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada Awards

RAM ProMaster 3500 | Chilliwack, BC

Looking for a new fleet vehicle? Well, you should definitely consider a Dodge or Ram. Five vehicles from the Dodge and Ram brands were recently recognized with an award naming them the 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada.

“We’re very pleased to accept Best Fleet value awards for five of our vehicles,” said Ken Tuckey, National Fleet Manager, FCA Canada. “This is an honour that further proves our dedication to quality and value for our commercial and fleet customers.”

The two Dodge vehicles that were honoured were the 2020 Durango and 2020 Grand Caravan. They won in the Large SUV/Crossover segment and the Minivan segment respectively. These awards were impressed with the Durango’s class-leading towing and driving range, along with its aggressive style, advanced tech, and uncompromised utility. The Grand Caravan also made a lasting impression thanks to its utility and style.

For Ram, the three vehicles that earned recognition were the ProMaster 1500, 2500, and 3500. This is the third time the ProMaster 1500 has earned this award.

The ProMaster is a full-size van that uses an exclusive front-wheel-drive system to reduce weight and open the cargo load floor. With a ProMaster van, you can easily create a vehicle that is tailored towards your needs, exceeding the demands of commercial customers and upfitters.

Test-drive the ProMaster models when you stop by O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Chilliwack, BC.

2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition Shows Off Dark Side

2020 Ram HD Black Edition | Chilliwack, BC

Take a step over to the dark side with the new 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition. This special-edition pickup takes the top Limited trim level and adds a range of design features to make it even more appealing.

The Black Edition model has a custom blacked-out appearance. It features black accents throughout the exterior, including a black grille with R-A-M letters, door handles, side-view trailer tow mirrors, tow hooks, headlights, and taillight bezels. This truck’s wheels will also either be 20-inch black wheels or 17-inch black wheels with machined eyelets.

“Offering a customized look directly from the factory allows customers even more personalization and greater usability,” said Mike Koval Jr., head of Ram Brand. “The new Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is another example of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry.”

Along with its blacked-out features, the Limited Black Edition comes available with either 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems and will come with one of three engines. These options include a 6.4-litre HEMI® V8, 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six, or a 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six High Output.

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty can tow up to 15,921 kilograms, while also boasting a maximum payload capacity of 3,484 kilograms.

You can get the Limited Black Edition for a Canadian MSRP of $80,945.

Soon, you will be able to get the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition right here in Chilliwack, BC. Make sure you check with us at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to find out more about this special-edition pickup truck.