Are you a fan of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT? If so, are you drooling over the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? It’s a Grand Cherokee built off the SRT platform, but it’s equipped with a 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat engine, making it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.
Jeep debuted the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York International Auto Show and it is jaw-dropping .The SRT Hellcat-powered SUV is more than just fast. It has plenty of other amazing features from performance to style to technology. Check out the details.
Powertrain and Drivetrain
- Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, the same engine in the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models
- Produces 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque
- TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
- All-wheel drive (AWD)
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For the adventurous souls, nothing is as awesome as plowing through a mud hole (or many).The mud is the fun part! The struggle is afterwards trying to clean your Jeep. No worries though, follow the steps below and cleaning your Jeep after mudding will be easier than ever.
Do it soon
Like with many things in life, putting off cleaning your car after mudding may be what you want to do, but getting it done sooner than later is the way to go. The longer the mud stays on the vehicle, the harder it is to clean. As soon as mud dries it can cake onto a car like concrete, which can be bad for the vehicle, especially if it cakes onto the bottom side of the Jeep which you will learn more about below.
Get all of the cracks
Don’t forget to clean all those hard to get to spots! Wheel wells, bumpers, radiator, and even under the hood (be careful to avoid water on the mechanics). Be extra careful not to over due the wash by battery and engine because frying either of those items is a costly fix. Those components may be a hassle to get to, but if mud dries on those parts it can cause the vehicle to overheat and lead to other issues. [click to continue…]
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that Jeep vehicles, especially the Jeep Wrangler, are popular among the surf community. The Wrangler’s removable top is ideal for transporting surf boards and a lot of the best surf spots around the world are only accessible with a 4×4 vehicle.
It’s not just a one way street though, Jeep also does their part to be among the surf crowd, too. Jeep is an official sponsor of the World Surf League and this year they created the retro-looking surf-inspired Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited Chief. So if you are on the hunt for a new vehicle and you will have a surfboard to bring around, check out a Jeep Wrangler and these accessories to make your ride to the ocean with a surfboard even easier.
Invest in a Rack
With a Jeep Wrangler it is always possible to take off the removable top and put a short surfboard (or a few) in the back. However, that is riskier for some long paddleboards and long surfboards, but a roof rack will solve that dilemma. There are plenty of different types and brands of racks available. Mopar makes some of our favorite roof racks and you can come visit us at the new Miami Lakes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram building for help with ordering any Mopar parts or accessories.
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With seven car brands at one location, Miami Lakes Automall is popular among all types of car shoppers Whether you are looking for a sports car, SUV, or truck, Miami Lakes Automall has something for you, but a couple weeks ago, we discovered shoppers aren’t the only people that love our store. We were lucky enough to be the home of a wise and rare animal, a burrowing owl.
A burrowing owl is a small owl with long legs that is generally found in grasslands or any other type of open and dry area, not Miami Lakes. So once we found out that he was a burrowing owl we realized this guy needed to find a new home. After a few days, Victor Mayoli, Director of Operations at Miami Lakes Automall began to get concerned and called animal control to come out and take a look. [click to continue…]
Three new Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited trims are available and you are going to love them! Though there are 14 trims on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited lineups, the new trims definitely stand out from the pack as they have bold exterior and interior style. Here’s an introduction to the new Chief, Smoky Mountain and Big Bear trims now available on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeep Wrangler / Wrangler Unlimited Smoky Mountain
When you think of the Smoky Mountains you probably think of the outdoors and hiking, fishing, and probably even off-roading and rock crawling. Jeep took those activities and created a special-edition vehicle that is perfect for all of those things, the Wrangler Smoky Mountain. The Smoky Mountain trims are available in five different colors, white and four shades of grey. It also features a sculpted hood, high-black accents, and black McKinley heated leather trimmed seats. This trim is the definition of rugged as you would expect for a vehicle that can handle the Smoky Mountains. MSRP $34,345 [click to continue…]
Are you adventurous enough to drive the whole continent of Africa in a Jeep? If so, you would get along with Dan Grec. Dan is also known as the blogger of “The Road Chose Me.” You can follow The Road Chose Me via Facebook or Dan’s website and trust us, if you are anything like Dan, you are going to love it.
Dan is taking a 80,000 mile trek across Africa in just two years and he is sharing his story with everyone as he goes. He has already dealt with some obstacles, but his highly modified Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited is ready for anything. He was able to make his Jeep capable to not only drive through any terrain but be his home and kitchen as well.
Off-road and performance
Grec’s Jeep is a 2011 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. Check out the off-road and performance features on this bad boy:
- 4.10 axle ratios and a 4:1 transfer case ratio.
- 34-inch all-terrain BF Goodrich tires and steel Mopar 17-inch wheels.
- Front, rear and engine skid plates.
- 2.5-inch lift with Geometry Correction brackets.
- 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine and a six-speed manual transmission.
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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is just as great as we thought it was going to be. The Jeep Compass is capable, fuel efficient, and better looking than ever before. The Compass should be released any day now and you will want to keep an eye out for it at Miami Lakes Jeep. Check out the details below.
Details, features and highlights of the 2017 model
- Two engine options: a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or a upgraded 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine.
- Amazing fuel economy with up to 30 mpg highway for the base engine.
- Several transmission options: a nine-speed automatic transmission for 4X4 drivetrain models, a six-speed automatic transmission for 4X2 models and a six-speed manual transmission option for both 4X4 and 4X2 models.
- Over 70 available safety options.
- 16-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
- Available tech features include Uconnect, touchscreen, backup camera, drivetrains
New Compass Trailhawk
The Trailhawk name isn’t new to the Jeep brand, but it is new to the Compass lineup. The Trailhawk is a highly capable off-road version of the Compass with Trail Rated badging.
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Looking for a new truck and can’t choose between a 4×4 or 4X2 drivetrain? Sometimes that can be a tough decision. Both drivetrains have pros and cons, but in the end, the best choice for you depends on budget, environment, hauling needs, and if you plan to off-road. Check out the pros and cons of each below to help make your decision easier!
4×4 and 4×2
4×4 and 4×2 are two different types of drivetrains. 4×4 simply means the vehicle has four wheels and torque can be delivered to each of the wheels. 4×2 means, as you can probably assume, a vehicle with four wheels in which the torque gets delivered to only two wheels. Different types of 4×2 drivetrains include rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.
- Higher resale value.
- Off-road capable and less likely to get stuck off-roading.
- Added safety due to the higher height and better visibility in a 4X4 drive truck.
- Increase in traction and stability allows for a more secure driving experience, especially when in slippery weather conditions like snow, ice and rain.
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If a Jeep Jamboree event is on your bucket list, make this year the year you finally cross it off. This year there are a several Jeep Jamboree events and three are located within a day’s drive (Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina). But before you go, make sure you have the required equipment to participate.
Required Jeeping Equipment
There are a few items each vehicle is required to have at each Jeep Jamboree USA event. The items are required for safety and if you have a Jeep and usually off-road, there is a good chance you already have them. If your Jeep doesn’t have the equipment, don’t worry Jeep Jamboree makes it easy and has compiled all of the required and recommended items here.
- A CB radio is required to communicate with other drivers especially the trip leaders for important safety and route information. If your Jeep doesn’t have one, you can purchase one for $50.
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day today or this weekend with these lovely ideas for your special someone who is also a Jeep fanatic. Check out these four Jeep-related date and gift ideas and feel free to share any you may have with us as well on Facebook.
If your darling loves their Jeep and loves camping, you should definitely get them the tools and materials they need to turn their Jeep into a bed or a tent. There are definitely a lot of ready-to-purchase tents that are built specifically for Jeeps and prices range from $200 to over $1,200.
But if that is out of your price range, you can buy them the things to make a DIY bed in their Jeep, and that is an exceptionally cool idea if they have the panoramic sunroof or a Wrangler. All you need to buy are some blankets, pillows and fold the seats down to createa flat space. You can go out any night of the week and enjoy the night sky without getting all of the camping gear.
There are two local Jeep tours we recommend checking out for a date! Whether you want to see the Everglades like you never have before or tour Miami in a different light, there is a South Florida Jeep tour for you. [click to continue…]