4×4 and AWD Trucks and SUVs Offer Performance and Off-Roading Capabilities

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Performance SUVs and trucks are a wonderful thing. They offer drivers the space for cargo and passengers, and don’t sacrifice speed, style or capabilities to do it. With over seven brands at one location, Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of performance SUVs and trucks.

RAM

The Ram 1500 Rebel has all the loved features of the 1500 like the powerful engine options, towing capacity (up to 10,620 pounds), but it comes standard with a 4×4 drivetrain, extra off-road features and it has a more rugged appearance. The Ram 1500 Rebel is available with a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine or a powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.

Off-road ready features include a class-exclusive active-level four-corner air suspension, 17-inch wheels, 9.3 inches of ground clearance, and 33-inch Toyo tires. The Ram 1500 Rebel also comes with some unique style features black interior with red accents, tire tread seat inserts and the aggressive RAM branded grille and tailgate. View our available Ram 1500 Rebel inventory.

The Ram 2500 Power Wagon is the heavy-duty truck version of the Ram 1500 Rebel! Stylish, powerful and off-road ready. The vehicle is powered with a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine that gets 410 horsepower, can tow up to 10,030. Off-road features include 33-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires, Bilstein gas-charged monotube shocks, hill descent control, and a 12,000-pound electric winch. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon also fas electronically locking front and rear axles and a electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar. View our available Ram 2500 models.

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Tips for Dealing With Highway Driving and Traffic

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Whether you take the highway to work each day or love road trips, there are some things to keep in mind when driving on the highway. Read these tips regarding damage caused by dead bugs, driving etiquette, gas-related issues and more.

Bugs

Damage from bugs is a bigger problem in South Florida than many other regions in the U.S., partly because of all of the Love Bugs in the area, and also because bugs are present year-round. Damage to your paint job caused by dead bugs is preventable in two ways. First, you can protect your vehicle with a protective film which will not only protect your vehicle from bugs, but it will also protect it from nicks from small rocks as well. If you don’t have a protective coat on your vehicle, the best thing to do to avoid bug damage is to wash your vehicle as soon as you can after a long road trip. Pro-tip: WD-40 helps get the bugs off easily (but also strips the wax from the finish.)! [click to continue…]

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Ram ProMaster Transformed Into Living Space on Wheels

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The Ram ProMaster is a large van available in four configurations, a cargo van, cutaway van, chassis cab and window van, and a number of upfits, but there’s one upfit that truly makes the Ram ProMaster unlike any other cargo van on the market.

Roadtrek, is an RV outfitter and they saw potential to transform Ram ProMaster vans into mobile living spaces, and one of Roadtrek’s creations is here in South Florida. Local resident Bob Barnard bought a RoadTrek Zion RV (Class B) in 2015 and he and his wife regularly use it for all of the activities and events they do with2017091395153622951506091621662 the Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners Club.

The RoadTrek Zion RV is built off the Ram ProMaster chassis cab platform and it is a Class B motor home, which means the vehicle does not have a slide out that expands the interior of the vehicle when parked. The van has two front seats for the driver and a passenger, and the cargo space features built-in storage cabinets, a small kitchen, bathroom, sofa and bed. The van gives Bob and his wife a comfortable retreat when organizing events at all hours of the day.

2017091395153650951506091616879The RoadTrek Zio RV offers all of the functionality of an RV, but it’s smaller size makes it much easier to drive easier to drive and get where you need to go and it does not have the same parking dilemmas that come along with large Class A or Class B motorhomes. Additionally, the van is a member of the Ram family and it is powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter V6 engine, so it is durable, efficient and long lasting and it is equipped with a 12V AGM battery with up to 182Ah, so the battery lasts for hours before needing to be recharged.

 

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4 Reasons to Buy the Ram 2500

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Chances are if you are a truck lover, you don’t need a reason to buy a Ram 2500 for your next truck, but you may need to convince your other half or business partner. If that’s the case here are four solid reasons to tell them why a Ram 2500 is your top truck choice.

Power and Capability

There are three engine options for the Ram 2500 including a strong diesel engine. The engines include a standard 5.7-liter V8 engine, a 6.4-liter V8 engine and a 6.7-liter V6 Cummins diesel engine. Depending on the engine, the Ram 2500 can produce anywhere between 350 and 410 horsepower and 400 to 800 lb-ft of torque. Looking to tow? The Ram 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds.

Standard and Available Convenience Features

Style and power are important, but when it comes to pickup trucks, drivers want convenience features, too. The Ram 2500 has standard convenience features that include multiple storage bins, work-grade vinyl seats and under floor storage are the definition of convenience. Additionally, there are available upgrades buyers can select for extra convenience. Add ons include a cargo-view camera, LED bed lighting, factory installed fifth-wheel/gooseneck prap package, the RamBox cargo system, and wheel-to-wheel side steps. [click to continue…]

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Best Protection Products to Cover You + Your New Vehicle

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Ever been waiting to sign the paperwork for your new car and then you get offered protection products and feel unsure about which ones would be best for you? That’s okay, it happens to the best of us! There are several types of protection products and they are kind of like “extra” insurance for specific types of unexpected things that can happen in the first few months or years of your car ownership so they can be very helpful. Here is a closer look at some of our most popular finance products that help protect buyers and lessees.

SkyLink

Purchasing SkyLink is a wise investment for any car buyer or lessee. No one wants to think about their car being stolen, but unfortunately, it happens. When someone opts for SkyLink, a GPS device is attached to their vehicle and in the event that it the vehicle is stolen, the GPS signal will report its location to police, which significantly increases the chances that a stolen vehicle is recovered fast. The average recovery time for a vehicle with SkyLink is fourteen minutes.

Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP Insurance)

Accidents happen, and unfortunately some vehicle accidents result in a vehicle being declared a total loss and that is a problem for people who owe more on their vehicle than it’s worth. In a situation like that, a person will get a check from the insurance company for the value of their vehicle and then they will be responsible to pay the bank for the remaining balance of their loan. Not only do some people have the money to pay off their loan in that situation, but the amount they received for their car may not even be enough for them to get a new car.

Thankfully, that’s where GAP insurance comes in. In the case of a total loss, GAP insurance will pay the remaining amount someone owes on their vehicle if their insurance check does not cover it. While it’s impossible to know if you will ever use your GAP insurance, it is definitely something you don’t want to be without if you find yourself in that situation.

Excess Wear and Tear

This product is only available to lessees. At the end of a lease, lessees are responsible to pay for damage and excessive wear and tear a vehicle has. For example, worn tires, missing keys, issues with the interior, glass damage, chipped paint and so on. In order to avoid those fees, lessees can purchase the wear and tear package when signing their lease contract. This package may waive up to $5,000 in lease-end wear and tear expenses.

Next up, a new car! Check out our inventory at Miami Lakes Automall here!

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Ram Harvest Edition for Hardworking Farmers

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When you think about the true essence of a work truck, what do you picture? For us, we picture the hard working farmer that works sun up to sundown! Clearly Ram thinks the same way, as they came out with the Ram Truck Harvest Edition specifically with farmers and other agricultural-related professions.

The Ram Truck Harvest Edition comes with both visual enhancements, upgraded standard equipment and they are available in two colors that match farm equipment manufactured by subsidiaries of CNH Industrial. The new package is available on all four-door Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models and it is available on trucks with two-wheel or four-wheel drive and with all engine options!

The technology upgrades of the Harvest Edition include 4G Wifi, GPS navigation, and access to SiriusXM weather. Style upgrades include body-color fender flares, a mesh chrome grille, chrome mirrors, doors, and bumpers, and unique color options. New color options include Case IH red and New Holland blue. [click to continue…]

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South Florida, Get Ready for Hurricane Irma

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Although the path of Hurricane Irma is still unknown, South Floridians are on high alert and preparing. With that being said, do you know what to do to protect your vehicle? If not, read on, it’s important! We have also listed some important facts and tips about the hurricane provided by the Weather channel.

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Hurricanes not only damage houses and risk lives, but they can do some serious damage to vehicles, so think about how to protect your vehicle as well. Before the storm approaches, check your vehicle insurance and know what your policy covers.  Also, be sure to take pictures before the storm and after so you can use these to show what damage the storm did.

Two other things to do before the storm approaches is to get gas (even if you are not evacuating) and determine the safest place for your vehicle and park it there. Of course, a covered space is good and a covered elevated space is the best. If you are going to be staying at your house, but you are located in a flood zone, it might be worth it to park in a parking garage instead of your own garage because it could flood.

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How To Winch It with The Ram 2500 Power Wagon

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Of course, if you have a Ram 2500 Power Wagon, fun is your best friend. Having fun means getting adventurous for those that drive pickup trucks. That being said, sometimes fun results in getting stuck. For that very reason, pickup drivers love the Ram Power Wagon with the electric winch on the front.

The winch on this heavy-duty pickup is mounted behind the front bumper. It is a standard electric Warn winch and is able to pull up to 12,000 pounds. The best part about this winch is you can pull yourself out no matter where you are! Simply hook it up to a stable tree and you are good to go. It is also useful for pulling your buddies out of a sticky situation! Apart from getting stuck, if your truck unfortunately flips, it can be used to get the truck back up.
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Australia Loves Ram Trucks, Too. Meet Their New Ram 2500 Code Black

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Australia’s Ram importer known as Australian Special Vehicles (ASV) has shown its first special edition Ram truck model called the Ram 2500 Code Black. The new model features plenty of black features (of course) to add an even more aggressive look to the already sporty pickup.

The Ram 2500 Code Black is equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo diesel 6-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed  automatic transmission. As one of the most powerful diesel engines on the market, the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine produces up to 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque.

Similar to the Ram Night Editions, this truck has dark accents all around the exterior. The Ram 2500 Code Black has black finishes on the grille, bumpers, side mirrors, and wheel arch flares. In addition the Code Black comes with 20-inch alloy wheels. [click to continue…]

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Understanding Octane and Which to Use for your Ram 1500

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Ram recommends using either 87 or 89 octane in new Ram 1500 models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, but do you know what that means? Or, do you know how different levels of octane in fuel affect your Ram truck? If not, keep reading!

In order to clearly understand why it is imperative to use the manufacturer’s recommended fuel, one needs to know what octane is. Basically, a fuel’s octane rating is the measure of how much compression a fuel can withstand before igniting. [click to continue…]

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