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First-Time Off-Roaders – This One’s for You!

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Thinking about purchasing a Jeep Wrangler and unleashing the adventurous side of you? Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of Jeep Wranglers, and advice for first time off-roaders. Here are some tools and tips to keep in mind for those who are new to the off-roading world.

Off-roading is fun, but it can be tricky and you should be prepared for anything and everything that could potentially go wrong. There are some tools that are important to pack in the Jeep before taking off on your adventure. Tools you should bring with you include a tow strap, first aid kit, chain, paper map, emergency flares, and a recovery shovel. Each of these items will be of assistance in case you get stuck, lost or need help from another Jeeper.

Additionally, here are some tips and tricks for a successful first off-roading trip. Read the rest of this entry >>

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2016 Jeep Limited- and Special-Edition Models

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Jeep is known for SUVs, heritage and customization and in 2016, there are a variety of special-edition trims based on those characteristics. While the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition and the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice trims are special-edition trims that are exclusive to the model, this year’s special-edition 75th Anniversary Edition is available across the entire lineup. Here’s a look at three of the special or limited-edition Jeeps available in 2016.

This year Jeep celebrated its 75th anniversary and to celebrate Jeep created 75th Anniversary Edition trims across all seven models. The features vary from model to model, but there are some options that are the same on each of the special anniversary trims.

To pay tribute to Jeep’s roots as an military army green vehicle, all 75th Anniversary models will be available in an exclusive green hue that varies by model. All models will have Low Gloss Bronze wheels, Bronze and Orange exterior accents, unique interiors, including exclusive seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo or one-of-a-kind Ombre Mesh fabric, and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge.

Another limited-edition model available in 2016 is the Freedom Edition, which has been available on the Wrangler lineup for a couple years. The Freedom Edition is available on the two-door Wrangler or the four-door Wrangler Unlimited and comes with a a Sunrider soft top.

Other unique features include sparkle silver-painted 17-inch alloy wheels, Mineral Gray-painted grille and front and rear bumper inserts, a prominent “Oscar Mike” star-in-circle fender badges and decals, rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and a Mopar fuel fill door. The interior is fitted with black seats with rugged tectonic fabric, and “Oscar Mike” logos as well.

The vehicle comes with a couple upgraded technology groups such as the connectivity group and the power and convenience group. The connectivity group comes with a UConnect system, tire pressure monitor, and a vehicle information system. The convenience group focuses on safety features like power locks, heated exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a security alarm.

Inspired by this year’s superhero movie, Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice, is the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Edition. This trim is a real-life replica of vehicle driven by Bruce Wayne in the movie. If that isn’t already cool enough, the interior and exterior features and unique logos make this Renegade trim stand out from the others.

Buyers of this special trim have the option of black paint (like the one in the movie) or a dark-gray color. Other exterior features include unique Dawn of Justice logos, black gloss wheels, and a black top with black roof rails. Interior features include metal diamond trim throughout the interior, dark black cloth seats with the 7-slot Jeep grille logo embroidered  the headrests and an available Beats audio system.

Interested in any of these Jeeps? Check our Miami Lakes Jeep inventory here.

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Jeep Wrangler Events: Jeep Fest and Jeep Beach

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Last weekend, Daytona Beach and Toledo, Ohio held two important Jeep events. Held just a couple hours away from Miami Lakes Automall was Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach, and a much farther event, Jeep Fest, took place in Toledo, Ohio — home of a Jeep production plant. Unlike Jeep Beach which has been running for 13 years, this was the first year for Jeep Fest. If you are a Jeep fan and you travel in August, read up on these events in case you want to go next year. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Mopar Accessories – Miami Lakes

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Mopar

Mopar is a car parts and accessories company for FCA brand vehicles including Dodge, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep. Since it began in 1937, the Mopar brand has also paired with FCA brands and assisted in the design of a few select special model edition FCA vehicles, including the all-new ‘16 Mopar Ram Rebel.

Mopar sells a variety of parts and accessories like Jeep tops, decals, and spare tire covers. While some parts can be easily added on by a vehicle owner, other Mopar parts and add-ons such as lift kits, wheels, and spoilers are better off being installed by a mechanic. Here are four popular Mopar accessories available at Miami Lakes Automall for each of our FCA brands – Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram.

Dodge

A common Mopar add on for Dodge performance vehicles including the Charger and Challenger is a cold air intake. Mopar sells a few different cold air intakes for Dodge vehicles, including one for a 6.4-liter engine. A cold air intake system is engineered to force cooler air in from outside the engine compartment, and funnel it into the engine’s intake. The cooler air being forced into the engine provides additional horsepower and torque. What driver with a performance car wouldn’t love this?

Chrysler

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Jeep Renegade is a great off-roading vehicle

Jeep Renegade Trims Built for Off-Roading

Jeep Renegade is a great off-roading vehicle

The Jeep Renegade is one of the newer Jeep models introduced to American consumers in 2015. Despite the modern look and smaller size, the Jeep Renegade, especially the Renegade Trailhawk is equipped with the off-road capabilities that Jeep lovers want. Read below to learn about the off-roading features available on a few Renegade trims and all of the awesome off-roading features exclusive to the off-road demon, the Renegade Trailhawk.  

Safety Rating

One of the great aspects about the compact Jeep Renegade is its safety ratings — it received a 4-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), so it is a great for off-roading and for families.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Limited-Edition

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The limited-edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock is the Jeep that combines luxury and off-road durability. The Jeep Wrangler is already known as a top choice for off-road vehicles and features on the Rubicon Hard Rock take off-roading to an all new level. The Rubicon Hard Rock trim is available on both the Jeep Wrangler, a 2-door soft-top Wrangler, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a 4-door hard-top Wrangler.

Engine Specs

The Rubicon Hard Rock comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, but a five-speed automatic transmission is also available. The 285-horsepower engine pushes out 260 lb-ft of torque and gets an average of 16 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

Off-Road Systems

There are several features and systems on the Rubicon Hard Rock that make the limited-edition Wrangler trim ideal for off-roading, and one of these systems is the 4:1 Rock-Trac Part-Time 4X4 System. This system works by using a 4:1 low-gear ratio to deliver an extreme amount of torque while going up and down intense and sharp inclines like rocks.

4H and neutral positions are two positions that also help make the Jeep Wrangler trim a perfect off-road ride. The 4H position allows for a safe a smooth ride in snowy and icy conditions, and the neutral position allows the Jeep to be easily towed.

The steel bumpers in the front and the back as well as the Next Generation Dana 44 Heavy Duty front axle and rear axle provide additional safety and dependability for off-roading. The steel bumpers protect the Rubicon, while the axles have Tru-lock axle differentials that offer better traction.

Luxury Convenience Features: Interior and Exterior

Though the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock is a rugged off-roading vehicle, it is equipped with several luxury convenience features. The vehicle has an available remote start system, heated power exterior mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers. The Rubicon Hard Rock’s unique  exterior features like 17” black rims, and rock rails by mopar, are both attractive and purposeful when off-roading. Read the rest of this entry >>