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Jeep and FCA March Onward

The auto industry is undergoing rapid and historic change, with General Motors and Ford placing big bets on the future of mobility. Bold investments in autonomous and electric vehicles are all the rage at the moment, but the smallest of the big three, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is working quietly in the background while bringing the most fundamental change in the market. FCA’s Jeep mega-brand has emerged as the anchor that’s helping the automaker gain its firmest footing in the industry in decades. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named SUV of the Year

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Recognition never stops when it comes to the all-new JL generation Jeep Wrangler (introduced back in 2018), but it’s the Wrangler Rubicon that’s starting 2019 with a big win. The off-road experts over at Four Wheeler magazine crowned the 2019 Wrangler Rubicon as the 2019 SUV of the Year. After beating out many other vehicles that traveled over 1,000 miles on gravel, dirt, sand, rock, snow, and mud-covered terrain, the Wrangler Rubicon embodies the Jeep brand tagline as the “most capable SUV ever.” Read the rest of this entry >>

The Jeep Gladiator Might be Getting Stronger

It feels as if it was just yesterday when the Jeep Gladiator debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show.  Although potential buyers won’t even get to see it roll across dealer lots until the second quarter of 2019, the rumor mill indicates they may already be another variant in the works. According to insiders over at the Jeep Gladiator Forum, word on the street is that a powerful Gladiator Hercules is being evaluated. Its goal? To knock the Ford Raptor (and similar pickups) off the off-road pickup pedestal. Given how impressive the Gladiator is already, it’s hard to imagine what kind of street-legal Baja truck Jeep may be aiming to manufacture. Read the rest of this entry >>

A Stellar Year in the World of Jeep

 

Miami Lakes AutoMall Jeep Gladiator Pickup 2018 debut

 

If we had to describe what kind of year the Jeep brand had in 2018 we’d have to label it as one of exponential growth. Record-breaking sales, the introduction of new models, plans for expansion, and the ongoing programs that work to foment that Jeeper sense of community are just the tip of the iceberg for the brand. Let’s review what Jeep had to offer in 2018 and what the future holds. Read the rest of this entry >>

The all-new Gladiator Gets the Mopar Treatment

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By the time Spring of 2019 rolls around, Mopar will have introduced a portfolio with over 200 parts and accessories for the all-new Jeep Gladiator. Ranging from mild to wild, the parts are intended to help Jeepers personalize their rides. No surprise there, as the Gladiator is a Wrangler-based pickup and no other vehicle is open to customization the way the Wrangler is. Read the rest of this entry >>

Leaked: Jeep Gladiator (Formerly Known as the Jeep Scrambler)

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It turns out that the highly-anticipated Jeep pickup truck will not be called a Jeep Scrambler after all. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) media department has been slowly letting details about its Wrangler-inspired truck trickle out ahead of the LA Auto Show, where the Jeep pickup is expected to make its debut if a leaked dealership presentation is to be trusted. According to an online Jeep forum, it’ll be a Jeep Gladiator making the rounds this late November (2018). Several forum users claim that official pictures and a specs sheet were on FCA’s official media site for a short time before being taken down. So what can we look forward to on this Wrangler-inspired midsize pickup? If the name is anything to go by there’ll be plenty of tough goodies in store. Read the rest of this entry >>

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Jeep Cherokee Capability

Why Adventure Comes Easy In a Jeep

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Jeep Cherokee Capability

The most adventurous and durable cars that will get you where you need to go and take you on a few adrenaline filled detours on the way are Jeep® vehicles. For those who love a good adventure, 4×4 off-roading is very fitting. No matter how brutal and intense the terrain may be, 4×4 off road driving is what these Jeeps are made for. Any Jeep with 4×4 off road capabilities will keep you entertained, whilst keeping your car in great condition and getting you through whatever terrain that may come your way. There are many components and subsystems that go into perfecting 4×4 systems for going off road and traversing various terrain, including but not limited to rock crawling, water fording, mudding, and perhaps even driving through a snowstorm.

Off-Road Differentials

To start off, the subsystem that is undoubtedly one of the most important for 4×4 Jeep systems is the off-road differentials, for more than one reason. This subsystem can include one of the three listed here: mechanical, electronic, or brake-assisted differentials. A quick explanation of what really makes this system so important is really because of the increase of traction of the tires that it leads to. The off-road differentials help with sending the highest amount of power to the wheels of the vehicle. Without this, your vehicle could be vulnerable to a decrease of control, thus leading to loss of control of the vehicle when going on an extravagant off-roading adventure.

Front Sway Bar Disconnect System

When your Jeep is all set up and ready to be taken on its next journey, through whatever terrain it may be, there are some subsystems that most people should be aware of. Some systems may not have to necessarily be engaged throughout the entire ride, for example the front sway bar disconnect system. The front sway bar disconnect system actually allows you to disengage the front sway bar, also known as the anti-roll bar. Sway bars are meant to stabilize the car when it leans to one direction, but when you’re driving at a lower speed the function needs to be different, especially when driving through rocky terrain. When a driver is going at a speed that is under 18 mph in low 4 mode and the vehicle has a front sway bar disconnect system, then the front wheels are able to drop and compress for better movement and versatility of the vehicle.

Skid Plates

Now this 4×4 component comes standard for most Jeep vehicles, and they are called skid plates. Skid plates are made of very strong steel making it as durable as possible, which is an extremely important feature for anyone seeking off-road adventures. The reason why skid plates are so important is because of their engineering technique that is made for the protection of the core of the Jeep, or its mechanical components. When coming across rugged terrain such as rocks and boulders, you’re going to be thankful for those skid plates

Rock Rails

Rock rails, also sometimes referred to as rock sliders or sill guards, are another component within the 4×4 Jeep systems. These tough and sturdy rails mounted onto the body of the car also help provide protection to the vehicle when going off-roading in any extreme terrain. They are mainly provided as additional safety for the protection of the door sills and the door bottoms.

Body-On-Frame Design

For Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vehicles, the body-on-frame design is built within the frame. Body-on-frame designs are extraordinarily tough and flexible, making them that much more suitable for off-roading in intense and harsh conditions. A brief explanation of what a body-on-frame design is consists of a seperate body that is mounted on a frame of a car. The reason why this frame has significance is mainly because of the way it is designed, that being strong and durable, make it capable of surviving harsh conditions, such as going through jagged rocks, mud, or snow.


Come by Miami Lakes Automall and get one step closer to your well anticipated off-roading experience by buying a new Jeep.

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Luxury Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Luxury SUV Comparison: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and Range Rover

Luxury Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT is a luxury Jeep model that competes and beats out the other luxury off-road SUVs, like the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon or Land Rover Range Rover. When you look at these three vehicles and all of their glory, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT easily outshines the other two SUVs. Check it out.

Engine, Power and Trims

Aside from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is only available in one trim and with one engine option, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Class are available in a few different trims and with a few different engine options. But to keep things fair and simple, we are just going to compare the base trim, base engine and base price for each vehicle.  

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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 >>

What is a Limited Slip Differential and What Does It Do?

2011 Jeep Patriot- Used Jeeps for Sale in Miami

If you’re planning for sear for your next ride at a Jeep dealer, it’s important to know what capabilities you’d like your vehicle to have. For instance, are you looking for four-wheel drive?

If you primarily use your current car for commuting and traveling on regular roads, you may just want the basics.

But if you’re hoping to spend time hitting the trails, you’ll want to carefully consider what kind of Jeep system is best for you.

Jeep offers several different 4WD systems to meet the needs of any off-roader. Part of understanding which one will fit your driving style is knowing about differentials.

Here’s the low down about what they are, how they work, and how they can enhance traction.

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