Do You Know What To Do If You Are In a Car Sinking in Water?

what to do in a sinking car

No one wants to imagine being in a sinking car. The thought of this is terrifying. However, accidents happen, and in the event this happens to you, you’ll want to know how to save your life. We are here to help and inform! Check out our detailed guide and you will be prepared no matter what.

Your best chance of survival in a drowning car is to get out before it is completely submerged in water. This means, you have maybe a minute at the most to safely evacuate the vehicle. Here is how:

  • Take seat belt off and put windows down within seconds of hitting the water.
  • Swim out of the front or back windows if they can open.
  • If window won’t go down, the only other way to break the window is to have a window breaking device. You don’t need to be strong to open the window with the device. Again, do it quickly.
  • Do NOT try to open the door. You will not be able to because of the pressure on the door and you are only wasting time and energy.

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Meet Foley, the PacifiPuppy and Face of the Give a Dog a Job Campaign

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A few weeks ago we mentioned the Chrysler and BraunAbility’s partnership to make the BraunAbility Pacifica, a minivan that is affordable and wheelchair-accessible. Well this week Chrysler, introduced their partnership with Canine Companions for Independence and the new campaign “Give a Dog a Job” and the face of the campaign is the adorable PacifiPuppy, Foley.

The Canine Companies for Independence is the largest non-profit organization for assistance dogs in the United States and all companies involved hope this campaign will help raise awareness and support to provide assistance dogs for children, veterans and adults with disabilities.

Chrysler will be using the hashtags, #RaisingFoley and #FoleyFriday, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and people will be able to follow Foley as he transforms from puppy to trained service dog.  Here are some milestones people will witness along the way: [click to continue…]

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Miami Lakes Automall is an Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award Winner

Miami Lakes Automall new building

Looking for a new car from a dealership that won’t waste your time or try to trick you? Head to Miami Lakes Automall, we are Edmund’s Five Star Dealer Award winner because we are serious about customer service.

But don’t just take our word for it, to earn the award Miami Lakes Automall has earned 20 sales reviews with five-star ratings. We have also maintained a 4.5-star rating from sales reviews for the past two years.

 

Whether looking for an SUV, minivan or muscle car, with seven brands and tons of used car inventory, we help all of our customers find the perfect car and at a good deal. With seven brands in one location, Miami Lakes Automall has customers who come from far and wide because they want options when they shop and they want to feel comfortable with their sales associate.

To further improve the shopping and buying experience, Miami Lakes Automall just opened a brand new state-of-the-art Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram building. The new building has a very spacious and comfortable customer lounge that has modern amenities like freshly ground coffee, laptop and phone charging stations and comfortable leather seating.

Want to experience excellent customer service and have an awesome car shopping experience? Come by Miami Lakes Automall today. We sell Chevy, Mitsubishi, Kia, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles and we have a large collection of used cars. You can view our inventory online here.

Miami Lakes Automall customer lounge

About Miami Lakes Automall: Miami Lakes Automall is a full service auto dealership selling brand new Chevrolet, Kia, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Mitsubishi as well as Used and Certified Pre-owned Vehicles. Miami Lakes Automall services all makes and models for repair, maintenance, and oil changes, and carries OEM parts as well as Magnetti Marelli and AC Delco parts. Miami Lakes Automall serves the greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Doral, Hialeah, Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Plantation, Kendall, and South Florida area.

Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014. To learn more about Miami Lakes Automall, visit miamilakesautomall.com and facebook.com/miamilakesautomall.

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Why The Chrysler Pacifica is One of the Best Family Cars

Chrysler Pacifica Best Family car

If there’s one vehicle that can do it all, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can make a case for being it.” - Kelley Blue Book

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Chrysler Pacifica is on Kelley Blue Book’s list of12 Best Family Cars.” The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been a huge hit since it was introduced last year, and its popularity continues to grow with the recent release of the hybrid option. The Chrysler Pacifica changed the minivan game.

Reasons why the Chrysler Pacifica is the best family car:

- Both of the Pacifica’s powertrain options are above and beyond what consumers expect for a minivan. The 3.6-liter engine option is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that make the vehicle powerful yet fuel efficient, especially when considering the vehicle is a minivan. The V6 engine is able to produce 287 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque, and gets 19 city mpg and an impressive 28 highway mpg.

- The other powertrain option is available on the Pacifica Hybrid. This engine is a modified 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired with a 16 kWh 360 V lithium-ion battery and dual electric motors. This engine and battery combination helps the vehicle achieve a city/highway combined average of 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), and a total range of 570 miles. When only powered by a battery, the vehicle can travel up to 33 miles. [click to continue…]

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Chrysler and BraunAbility Created a Wheelchair-Accessible Pacifica

 Wheelchair-Accessible Pacifica

Chrysler is back at it again with yet another feature setting the Pacifica way ahead of other vans in 2017. At the Chicago Auto Show Chrysler showed a new Pacifica with a never-seen-before build, it had a wheelchair-accessible body.

The name of the new model feature is ““BraunAbility Pacifica” and it was developed by Chrysler and BraunAbility, a leader in the automobility industry. The new Pacifica model has a unique design referred to as AccessAbility and its patent is pending.

The BraunAbility Pacifica has many features to ease the process or getting in and out of the van, as well as being comfortable while in it. The minivan has features like a larger interior space, and a wider door opening with a wheelchair ramp. [click to continue…]

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid + Waymo = Self-Driving Vehicles

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First we were impressed by the Chrysler Pacifica, then we were very impressed by the Pacifica Hybrid, and now we are even more impressed with the Pacifica Hybrid autonomous vehicle. Yep, FCA has partnered up with Google’s self-driving team, Waymo, to build a fleet of self-driving Pacificas.

So far, there are not too many details about the new vehicles or future plans, but here is what we do know.

  • At the moment, we know that the project consists of 100 units and one of them was displayed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
  • We also know that the self-driving Pacificas are built on the Pacifica Hybrid platform, so not only are they self-driving minivans, but they are also very fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.

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Happy 80th Anniversary to Mopar from Miami Lakes Automall

 80 years of mopar

Happy 80th anniversary to Mopar! Since the company began in 1937, Mopar has grown into a large international a brand offering manufacturers and customers excellent parts and care. Throughout the decades, Mopar has been responsible for a couple automotive “firsts” and they have partnered up with brands like Dodge, Ram and Jeep to produce some really unique special edition vehicles.

To celebrate 80 years of Mopar we have compiled a list of fun Mopar facts! Check them out.

Mopar Fun Facts

  • The Mopar brand was born August 1, 1937 as an antifreeze products company for Chrysler. The name “Mopar” comes from a mix of the word MOtor and PARts.
  • Mopar Express Lane service began in 2008 with just one express lane, now there are more than 1,000 Mopar Express Lanes at FCA dealerships across the U.S.

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Two of the Wildest Chrysler’s Ever Made – Ever Seen One?

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The Chrysler brand has been around for the long time, and in that time some unique and wild cars have been made. Have you ever heard of a Chrysler Thunderbolt or Streamline X “Gilda”? If not, you should check them out!

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

This definitely tops the list in regards to not only wildest Chrysler, but wildest cars in general. The Thunder built was produced as a concept car in 1940, and only five models were ever made and four are still out there today. The car was first shown at the New York Auto Show in 1940 with an inline-6 cylinder engine. The convertible was able to produce roughly 143 horsepower and it was made on an aluminum frame. What a crazy looking Chrysler! [click to continue…]

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Minivan or an SUV for the Family? Minivans Are the Real Winner

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There is no debate that SUVs have a more hip reputation than minivans, but that is all starting to change and the Pacifica is leading the way. Minivans are getting more tech features and are designed to look more modern, and they are absolutely fabulous for families. Think about it, would you rather drive an SUV just because you think it looks cool, or drive a minivan that will be much more accommodating to you and your family?

More Space

Standard SUVs have between two and three rows of seating and passenger capacity ranges from five to seven passengers. However, minivans always have three rows of seating and can seat at least seven passengers. Even if you don’t have that big of a family, having the extra seats for play dates, road trips, or being the “chauffeur parent” is always good. When it comes to cargo, most minivans have over 100 cubic feet of cargo volume, but that number is almost always a lot smaller for SUVs. [click to continue…]

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Saying Bye to Chrysler 200 Opens Possibilities for Chrysler 300

 End of Chrysler 200 production

Chrysler has officially ended the production of the Chrysler 200 according to Detroit News, Car Scoops and several other sources. Production on the 200 ended in December 2016, allowing Chrysler to bring in the New Year by focussing on the production of the Chrysler 300, Pacifica, and several concept vehicles. [click to continue…]

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