There’s nothing quite like jammin’ in a Jeep! Whether cruising with the windows down in a Renegade or driving with the doors and top off of a Wrangler, there are just some songs that fit the Jeep life. Just for fun, we put together our own little playlist for you below!
Of course we included country music on our playlist! Country music is all about the country life, off-roading’ and having a good time.
“Every Mile a Memory” – Dierks Bentley
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean
“Dirt Road” – Kip Moore
“8 Second Ride” – Jake Owen
“Mud on the Tires” – Brad Paisley
“Days Go By” – Keith Urban
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
“Johnny Cash” – Jason Aldean
“Dixieland Delight” – Alabama
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Though a new generation Wrangler, called the Wrangler JL, is supposed to be released sometime in 2018, Jeep has introduced two new trims to the 2018 Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited JK before production ends. The new trims are the Golden Eagle and Altitude and they offer some cool new features on the Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited lineups.
2018 Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited JK Golden Eagle
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There are plenty of reasons to own a four-wheel-drive vehicle in Florida. Whether it’s a matter of towing jetskis or boats to the water, trailering horses, or needing a vehicle that can drive through soggy and wet farmland to check on the season’s harvest, a vehicle with 4WD is essential.
A Great 4WD Option for Teens
One of the best 4WD vehicles for a new teenage driver is a Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited. Built for people with who like to go off the beaten path, all Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited models come standard with the Jeep’s Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive system. This a shift-on-the-fly system, so when driving conditions need more traction, like in the mud or slick inclines, the driver must shift the system from two-wheel drive into four-wheel drive high range. That is excellent for teenagers since they may not need their vehicle to always be in four wheel drive. Additionally, the Command-Trac part-time system has a 2.72:1 low range, and if your teen likes to be adventurous, they’ll love having a vehicle with that capability. View our Jeep Wrangler inventory.
4WD Options for Adults
For adults that need a vehicle with four-wheel-drive, we recommend a truck. Sure, there are plenty of SUVs that are available with 4WD, but trucks offer a lot more capability and convenience that SUVs don’t. Miami Lakes Automall has Ram and Chevy trucks and both brands offer light- and heavy-duty trucks with 4WD capability. If you do live on a farm and have farm equipment, you may be interested in the new Ram Harvest Edition.
The new Ram Harvest Edition is available in two exterior colors, Case IH and New Holland Blue, and both colors are identical colors of agricultural equipment manufactured by CNH Industrial. Other features made to make the lives of farmers easier include rubber floor mats, on/off road tires, skid plates and tow hooks, and up-to-minute weather maps and forecasts to help you keep track of the weather when you have to spend a long day working outside.
But, if you aren’t in need of truck built specifically for farmers, you may want to come by Miami Lakes Automall and test drive Chevy and Ram models to see which one is best for you. You can also view our Chevy truck and Ram truck models online.
Tailgating season is upon us! Whether you tailgate college football, NFL, or both, you want to be prepared! There are several items you can purchase for your Jeep Wrangler to make sure it is tailgate ready.
There are plenty of roof racks out there for your Wrangler at some really awesome prices. No need to stuff all your friends and cargo in the car. Strap down the big stuff to the roof, pack up the Jeep and be on your way. Plus, roof racks can be beneficial for much more than tailgate days like camping, road trips, water sports and the list goes on.
Consider adding a cargo carrier to your Jeep! These hook onto the back under the truck and allow for extra cargo carrying. The cargo carrier could hold your grille, chairs, cooler or anything else that didn’t fit up on the roof rack! [click to continue…]
It’s football season and we can’t help but admire all of the stadiums that have retractable roofs — it’s got to be one of the best stadium amenities. When the weather is nice, it’s great to be able to open up the stadium and let the sun light the game and tan your face, but when the weather is not nice, open stadiums are total bummers. Snow, rain, cold temps can make long football games unbearable.
The same enjoyment of retractable roofs also applies to vehicles, too. There’s nothing better than cruising around with an open top on your vehicle, especially on all of those perfect weather days in the winter and spring in South Florida, but of course, having a vehicle with no roof would be a miserable, and that’s why vehicles with retractable roofs, like the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler, are so much fun to own and drive.
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Finally, a nearly “naked” 2018 Jeep Wrangler was spied and now we have a much better idea of what’s new on the next generation Wrangler JL.! JL Wrangler Forums posted plenty of photos of the latest “naked” spied model and everyone is loving it!
In the photos you will see the Jeep is still covered in the camo meant to hide photos. However, according to The Drive it is closest anyone has been able to get to a non-covered up model (hence why they are calling it naked). As you can see in the photo the front grille isn’t even covered! These are some of the most obvious things spied on the model!: [click to continue…]
The best part of owning Jeep is adventure! Off-roading, rock crawling, muddin’, the works. No matter what kind of off-roader you are, chances are at some point or another you’ll get stuck. Of course, the golden rule of off-roading is to never go alone, that way you have someone to pull you out. However, stuff happens. You both get stuck, you decide to go alone, the situation is just too sticky for another Jeep to come get you. That is where the winch comes in handy! A winch is a handy device to pull you out of any situation without needing another truck or Jeep.
No Jeep model comes standard with a winch, however, Wrangler Rubicon models are winch-ready which means they have equipment that easily allows for a winch to be hooked up. No matter which Jeep model you get, whether it be a Wrangler or a Renegade, there is a winch that can be attached. If you aren’t interested in having a winch on your vehicle, they make portable electric winches that you can take with you when off-roading which require no other vehicle or yours to have an attached winch. As long as you have tow hooks, you can hook the portable winch up to your car and then follow the same directions as below.
Of course our favorite brand to buy a winch from is Mopar. Mopar is the official parts company for FCA brands including Jeep, so they definitely have some great options. Some other aftermarket resellers that make winches compatible with Jeeps are Morris 4X4, Summit Racing, and AutoAnything, but what is even more important than the brand you buy is knowing how to use it!
How to use a winch:
- Connect the remote control – The first step is connecting the winch remote control to the designated port according to Live Outdoors, then route the line and make sure there is no way the remote will pinch.
- The hook – Now that the remote is in place it is time to roll out a couple feet of line. There needs to be enough slack to disconnect the hook.
- Anchor point – Do you have your anchor point selected? If not, choose one! A thick tree, tree stump, or buried log are always our go tos. Any sturdy piece of nature will do. Once you’ve chosen it you can pull the line from the winch to the anchor. Pull the line straight to the anchor point using winch controls.
- Connect and hook – Now it is time to connect to the anchor point and hook the winch line. To connect to the anchor point, wrap the winch strap around the anchor point in a U shape and at the lowest place possible, slide a d-shackle through the strap, and secure the shackles anchor bolt. Hook the winch line by sliding the winch hook up through the d-shackle and re-engaging the clutch on the winch controls. Wind the winch back till there is slight tension!
- Winch it – Alas, you are ready to winch! To use the winch, just slowly spool the cable back into the winch using the remote control and continue reeling till your vehicle is on a steady surface!
It’s that simple!
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The all-new Jeep Compass comes in four trim levels. The two trims on the higher end of the trim scale include the Compass Trailhawk and Limited and they are loaded with modern amenities but they have some major differences. Which of these 2018 Compass trims are for you?
When it comes down to it the best way to decide which of these trims is for you is to decide how you are going to use the vehicle. Are you looking for fun and adventure or do you want a luxurious yet affordable daily driver? If you are looking to tear that trails up, the Compass Trailhawk is for you (of course), but if you want a luxury style SUV, you will want to check out the Compass Limited.
These vehicles do have some similarities when it comes to technology, style, performance and more. However in each of these categories they both also have some major differences. Standard interior features like a 60/40 split folding seat, dual zone A/C control, a leather wrapped shift knob, and steering wheel mounted audio controls are all included with both models. A leather interior, heated seats, a power 8-way driver seat, and a heated steering wheel are standard with the Compass Limited. Standard interior features of the Compass Trailhawk include premium cloth and leather trimmed seats, all-weather floor mats, and red interior stitching.
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The Jeep brand is well-known for many reasons and some of the most popular include the brand’s rugged and unique style, but there is a lot more to Jeep than what meets the eye. Our favorite part about the Jeep brand is its history and its impact on the automotive industry.
The Jeep brand originated in the early ‘40s and the first Jeep vehicle was built by Willys-Overland and it was called the Willys MB Jeep. This Jeep was produced in 1941 and it was built specifically for military use during World War II. It was this original model that gave roots to the Wrangler today. The Willys MB Jeep is typically shown with no roof or doors, but some models did have a thin roof. The Willys MB also came standard with a 4×4 drivetrain, a slotted vertical grill and round headlights — sound familiar? That 4×4 drivetrain made the Willys MB Jeep the first mass produced 4×4 vehicle.
After the war in 1945, Willys-Overland began making Willys CJ models. CJ was the perfect name for these vehicles as it stood for “civilian Jeep.” It was in the pursuit to make the CJ model that led to the birth of the seven-slot grille, which is the same grille used on every Jeep model. Willys MB models had a nine-slot vertical grille, which was actually a design borrowed from Ford, so to be able to get the grille trademarked, Willys-Overland made the grille a seven-slot grille. Five years after the first production of the Willys CJ, Willys-Overland was able to trademark the name “Jeep” and make it their own. [click to continue…]
Sure the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has “competitors”, but we use that term very loosely! No other CUV can beat the off-road capability of the Jeep Compass. In addition, the Compass offers a great price that stacks up very well when compared to similar vehicles, standard features that are considered upgrades with similar models, and so much more.
Some competitors of the Jeep Compass include Toyota Rav4, Kia Sportage, Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue. The list goes on, but no matter how you slice it, the Compass is truly unbeatable. Most of these SUVs come with the option of all-wheel drive, but most don’t have the option of four-wheel drive and none have an off-road system like the Compass Trailhawk.
Reasons the Compass beats the competition:
Performance and Capability – The standard engine for the Jeep Compass is a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine that produces up to 180 horsepower. The standard drivetrain for the Compass is two-wheel drive, but as previously mentioned there are some trims available in four-wheel drive (the Compass Trailhawk and Limited trims). The engine allows for up to 1,000 pounds of towing, so pop those jet skis on the back and head to the water!
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