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Two of the Best Off-Roading Spots in Florida

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Come check out the Jeeps for sale at Miami Lakes Automall, before you know it you will be tearing up these great off-road spots.

Lazy Springs

Lazy Springs is located in Felda, a small town on the western side of the state The best part about Lazy Springs is that it is not just an off-road park. So, when mudders get tired of tearing through mud, they can enjoy other activities like fishing, camping, and water skiing. Park entry is $10 per vehicle and an additional fee of $10 per person, and entry is free for kids under 9 years old.

Redneck Mud Park

Redneck Mud Park is one of Florida’s most well-known mudding spots and it is located north of Lazy Springs Park in Punta Gorda. Aside from mudding off-roading, there are a variety of other activities such as camping, air boat rides, and concessions. The park also frequently hosts huge events such as mud races and DJ nights. Park entry is $60 for the entire weekend and $30 for the day. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Jeep Pickup Truck, Wagoneer “Woody” + SRT Hellcat

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Jeep has some exciting new vehicles coming out in 2018. Whether you want a pickup, a classic, or a speed demon, Jeep has you covered with a specific model. Check out these three new Jeep models being added to the lineup in 2017 and 2018:

Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck

The Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck has been talked about for many years, and is finally becoming a reality. The Jeep Wrangler Truck will encompass the classic look and feel or a Jeep, with the ease and convenience of a pickup truck. Not many details regarding the truck have been released yet. However, what we do know is that the truck will be a crew cab style based on the next generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The estimated arrival is late 2018, as a 2019 model, and is expected to start at around $25,000 — surprisingly affordable.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer a.k.a. “Woody”

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Ways to Protect Your Car from Summer Weather

Get Your Car Summer Ready

Ways to Protect Your Car from Summer Weather

 Get an Inspection

Getting an inspection is key! We recommend getting an inspection in the beginning of the summer, and probably the end as well (as if there is an end to summer weather here!). During the inspection a mechanic should check your battery, A/C, hoses, belts, tires and brakes. All of these car parts and systems can be affected by heat, and some of the problems heat can cause can be very dangerous.

Protect Your Car’s Interior and Exterior from Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can damage your car’s interior and exterior just like it can damage our skin. Direct sunlight and high temperatures for a long period of time can fade a car’s interior, especially cloth interior. Also, no one wants to burn their hands on the steering wheel or door handle. Ouch. Extreme humidity in the air can cause corrosion and rust on the car’s exterior and no one wants that.

To avoid problems caused by direct sunlight, consider these steps that can be taken:

  • Park under cover such as in a garage as much as possible.
  • Get some sun shades that can be put up and taken down while the car is parked.
  • If you have a classic car that sits in the sun, definitely invest in a car cover.
  • Wash your car weekly to avoid corrosion of any kind.
  • Use a layer of wax on your car, so when it is in the sun (and rain) the finish is protected.

Some extra steps to be taken to make sure your car is summer ready:

  • Keep a small hurricane kit just incase. This kit should include a gallon of water, first aid kit, flashlight and batteries, and a phone charger.
  • If you go to the beach a lot and sand drives you crazy, invest in a portable vacuum that can be plugged into your car’s power sources.
  • Invest in Rain X for all your windows. We all know it rains A LOT here in the summer and this will help increase your visibility.  

Now your car is summer ready! Need a new car this summer? Come check out our endless inventory of new and used cars at Miami Lakes Automall.

Photo credit for all 3 photos: Shutterstock / Photo edit: Miami Lakes Automall

 

Designated driving options for 4th of July weekend

Alternatives to Drinking & Driving this 4th of July Weekend

Designated driving options for 4th of July weekend

It’s 4th of July weekend, which means fireworks and parties with friends! Instead of getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, there are safe ways to get around.

AAA and Budlight’s Tow-to-Go

Probably one of the oldest services to date, AAA will give free rides to local locations within a 10-mile radius to get drivers home safely and tows the driver’s car home with them. It’s not a service to sign up for, it operates on a first-come first-serve basis and the availability of AAA Service Technicians and tow trucks. The service is limited though, it operates from July 1-6 as late as 6 a.m. and there is seating for up to two passengers per ride. Just call 855-2-TOW-2-GO (855-286-9246).

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