What Is Gap Insurance and Should I Get It?

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In the state of Florida, it’s illegal to drive without auto insurance. Of course, the most important thing when you’re dealing with an accident is to know you’re covered and will have enough money to pay off any existing payments owed.

Gap insurance is used together with collision coverage or comprehensive coverage. If you’re leasing or financing a new car, many lenders require you to have collision and comprehensive coverage on your car insurance policy until your car is paid off. Gap insurance is available to help when your vehicle has been totaled in an accident and your totaled vehicle has to be paid off.

An Example of When You’ll Need Gap Insurance

Let’s say, for example, you were just in an accident and your vehicle has been totaled and you still owe $15,000 on the loan for your vehicle. Your insurance company will reimburse you for the value of the vehicle at the time of the accident, so say that’s $10,000, you are still responsible for paying the remaining $5,000 of the loan, and that’s where gap insurance comes in. Gap insurance covers the remaining loan balance after the insurance company has paid the insurer for the value of their vehicle.

This does not cover any funds that you’ll need for a new vehicle. The money you would receive to pay off the totaled car is only for that and never goes over that amount. If you were looking to have money for your next vehicle, the option of new car replacement coverage is an option to add to your insurance plan. Those new car coverage plans can be coupled together with certain insurance plans that will include gap coverage.

How Do I Know If I Need Gap Insurance?

Ask these questions if you’re not sure to get gap insurance: Do you owe more money to pay off your loan than your vehicle is worth? Can you afford to pay out the difference today if your vehicle is a total loss? These are the factors that should make up your decision to go with gap insurance. If your auto loan is more than 60 months or you’re currently leasing your car, you might have gap coverage included.

When Can Gap Insurance Be Applied?

Gap insurance can be applied if you’re vehicle is stolen or totaled, which the latter is a decision entirely on your insurance and can’t be determined any other way. If you have more questions about whether or not you want to include gap insurance with a vehicle you plan on buying or leasing from us, stop on by for a longer conversation.

Where To Go For New Vehicles

Our lineup of vehicles will impress you and we offer test drives so you can enjoy finding out the right fit for you! Visit Miami Lakes Automall and our professional team can answer your questions and help with any concerns you may have. Our finance team is able to work with you to determine a great deal and provide answers for you concerning coverage.

To find the latest 2018 Mitsubishi models. Our professional and courteous staff will ensure you have a great experience and want to return for any maintenance or repair needs with our servicing department down the line. We hope you join us for a test drive, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience.

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Future Technologies in the Auto Industry

Miami Lakes Automall Future Technology Auto Industry

Time to do a little review and look towards the future. With the way things are going in the auto industry, we’re steadily taking steps towards bigger and better vehicles. New technology springs up from Mitsubishi every now and then, their Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is heading towards dealerships, and with the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, there are plenty of high hopes of what’s to come with their Alliance Venture concerning Robotaxis and future hybrids. With all that in mind, what other technologies are going to shape the auto industry in the coming years? Let’s see.

Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicles

This one is obvious. It’s the first step towards showing the world autonomous self-driving vehicles can work if done right. We can’t say much for self-driving vehicles like those run by Uber, but the Chevrolet Bolt EV has had a wonderful track record when it comes to its autonomous fleet, and many other brands are trying their own take on self-driving vehicles, Mitsubishi Motors included. If you didn’t see their two concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, take a look.

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Mitsubishi’s Advanced Safety Features

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With every passing year few brands have added and expanded their safety features as much as Mitsubishi Motors. From the latest technology that has been added to their entire lineup of vehicles, there’s been a substantial improvement with higher safety ratings as of late.

Recent Safety News for Mitsubishi Motors

Most recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander being named to the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick list for Small SUVs. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), even with stiffened requirements for their 2018 ratings, bestowed the Top Safety Pick rating to Mitsubishi for their dedication towards providing improved safety.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that you’ll find not only in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, which received a 9.3 safety rating from U.S. News, but in nearly every 2018 Mitsubishi vehicle that help protect drivers every day.

Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE)

All Mitsubishi vehicles today are built with the signature Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) construction design. In the event of an accident, this design enhances passenger protection with energy-absorption technology built into the front, rear, and sides. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander side collision rating by U.S. News is a 5, the highest for that category. Mitsubishi drivers can feel safer knowing their passengers and cargo are better protected.

Front Pedestrian Impact Crumple Zones

Similarly, the body construction of 2018 Mitsubishi vehicles are also designed to protect pedestrians. Crumple zones have been implemented into the bumper and lip of cars to reduce injury to any pedestrian that might end up being struck by a vehicle.

Active Stability Control

This system is designed to monitor the traction and grip of each individual tire. If wheel slip is detected, an anti-lock braking system is quickly engaged and will apply the brakes to the wheels with traction to avoid a spinout. This is a huge upgrade to ensure safety, even at high speeds.

Traction Control Logic

Another feature for driver control, like all cars that have stability and traction control systems, traction control logic keeps wheel spin among all tires equal by applying brakes to a freely spinning wheel and applying torque to it, the opposite of active stability control to bring an equilibrium between all of the tires, thus allowing the vehicle to continue moving safely ahead.

Advanced Safety Features

While distracted drivers are the culprit of some accidents, there are plenty of accidents that don’t involve distracted drivers. To help keep the driver and passengers safe, Mitsubishi has a couple advanced safety features that help drivers by alerting them of potentially hazardous situations or even taking control of the vehicle when necessary.

Forward Collision Mitigation

One of the best systems for any modern vehicle is that will warn the driver if approaching another vehicle too quickly and will apply the brakes if the driver does not react in an attempt to avoid an accident or decrease the intensity of impact.

Lane Departure Warning

When a driver begins to depart their lane or gets too close to the lines separating different lanes, a buzzing sound will notify the driver. This is a simple, yet effect measure to help reduce accidents from happening.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control provides drivers with an extra cushion of protection as it automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The Place to Drive a New Safe Vehicle Home

Find out what these features can do for you with a live, test drive when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. We’ll be happy to assist you with your automotive needs from buying, leasing or selling and we take trade in offers as well. We look forward to helping you drive away with one of the safer vehicles we sell with our 2018 Mitsubishi lineup.

 

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What’s Unique About the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

Now that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the North American lineup and is already on its way to dealership showrooms, it’s time to talk a little more about what makes this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) so darn special! What makes it “unique” aside from the fact that it’s a plug-in hybrid? What makes it tick? Is there anything new? Well, let’s take a look at a couple of the features that make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV “unique”.

Powertrain

Let’s get the most obvious bit out of the way. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a plug-in hybrid setup. What this means is, like any other hybrid or PHEV model, the Outlander PHEV is powered by both, an internal combustion engine powered by gasoline and an electric motor powered by a battery. But unlike hybrid vehicles, PHEVs have a battery and electric motor that are powerful enough to run the vehicle itself without the internal combustion engine. The current setup in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can generate 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque and two electric motors.

That would be the first unique difference about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Most plug-in hybrids split the power between the internal combustion engine and one electric motor. The Outlander PHEV has two electric motors. Both can generate 60 kW of power; the front motor can generate 101 lb-ft of torque (represented as 137 Newton Meters (Nm) on the Mitsubishi website due to European metrics), and the rear motor can generate 143 lb-ft of torque (195 Nm). The battery that powers these motors is a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery – definitely larger than one would find in a normal hybrid vehicle.

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Miami Lakes Automall is an Edmunds Five-Star Dealer!

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Miami Lakes Automall is proud to announce that we are an Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award winner for the second year in a row.

As a dealership located in the heart of the busy Miami metro, we know customer service makes all the difference in someone’s experience at our dealership. Time is precious to everyone, so we don’t play games, and our overall rating of 4.8 out of five stars and hundreds of reviews on Edmunds is a testament to that.

As a dealership that is home to seven brands (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Chevrolet, Kia and Mitsubishi), we have a lot of employees, and they all know the value of customer service. Whether someone just wants to browse our inventory on the lot, or call us up with a question about a particular model on the phone, we’re always happy to help.

Unlike most dealerships that are limited to a small selection of inventory, we have a huge selection and we can actually help any customer find a vehicle that meets all of their needs and at a price that fits their budget. Our selection of used and new models gives us a unique opportunity to show customers a variety of options.

Want to come see what excellent customer service looks like? Come by Miami Lakes Automall today! We are open seven days a week.

 

Mitsubishi Models Available Overseas

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Mitsubishi Motors has long been established around the world with fantastic vehicles that might not end make it over to North America. With the recent addition of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the Mitsubishi lineup in the United States, we’ll take a look at this exclusive vehicle that provides remarkable fuel economy and performance, as well as other Mitsubishi models that should follow suit.  

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Now Available in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Motors has enjoyed amazing sales with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Europe for four years. While the rollout has been slow, 2018 is finally be the year that Mitsubishi has this incredible vehicle ready for drivers over here.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has four-wheel drive (4WD), can travel over 500 miles on a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery, and it can travel more than 30 miles when powered solely by its battery. Complete with a hybrid system of a 12-kWh battery and a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, this is a remarkable vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has fans all over the world and should be rolling on the ground over in the states soon enough.

2018 Mitsubishi eK

Have you wanted to travel without worrying about fuel economy? With a unique cube box look, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK is far from typical. A four-door vehicle that looks like a Smart Car, the intrigue this vehicle provides is in the value it gives drivers with 90 city and 120 highway MPGe.

The ride is not very spacious, but four people can fit in this tiny vehicle. With the speed of this powertrain slow, up to 14 seconds to go from 0-60, what it does have is remarkable fuel economy. Including a unique 3G83 SOHC 12-valve straight-3, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK has a quite advanced engine consisting of multi-valve cylinder heads, and Dual Overhead Camshaft and turbocharged variations. Perfect for long distance travels on the right lane.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

Not many reasons come to mind as to why this Mitsubishi truck isn’t available in the U.S. With class-leading space and leg-space, the L200 Triton Double Cab is luxurious and provides a quiet ride. The truck is available with a 4-wheel drive and two turbocharged engines. When the L200 Triton is equipped with  a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbocharged DOHC engine, this truck offers about 178-horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

Streamlined dimensions add to a driver’s control on the road when driving through narrow paths and providing superior handling. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton has a drive mode selector that can easily be changed between two-wheel drive high for normal conditions. Those range from 4WD high for rough roads, 4WD lock for off-road and rugged terrains, and 4WD low for steep hills, or any terrain surface containing sand, and even snow or icy conditions.

2018 Mitsubishi Pajero

Maybe it’s something with the name, but for some reason the Mitsubishi Pajero has not been shipped to the United States. The Mitsubishi Pajero is a large rugged, luxurious diesel fueled SUV sold in Australia. Popular since its inception 35 years ago in 1983, with a powerful 3.2-liter intercooled DOHC turbo diesel engine, the Mitsubishi Pajero is a threat to the other SUVs on the market with a comfortable cabin and strong engine performance.

Three trims are available and they range from the base model GLX, to the GLS and Exceed models. The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero higher tier trims offer heated and power front seats. The Exceed, the luxury trim, provides a chrome radiator grill, 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, a bold bumper comes with fog lamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps, and a 12 speaker Rockford acoustic premium audio system.

Where You Can Find the Latest Mitsubishi Models

While these models are certainly appealing, the newest collection of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlanders, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2018 Mitsubishi and more new and late model Mitsubishi vehicles can be found at Miami Lakes Automall. There’s no better feeling than driving a brand new vehicle off the lot. Come experience with a test drive these outstanding vehicles that are luckily here state-side. You can find them all at one place at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let our professional staff handle your buying, selling or trade-in needs and our servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion.

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Reviews About the New 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Last week we found out the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is finally on its way to American dealerships. Even so, those with connections in the auto industry, or people living in Europe, have already gotten their chance to drive the Eclipse Cross and have given their impressions of it. Like any new vehicle, there will be mixed reviews. Some drivers like it, some don’t, and that’s okay. Not every vehicle is for everyone. Regardless, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross does have a few things going for it, and although it shares a lot with other Mitsubishi vehicles (Outlander), it has enough positive differences to set it apart.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Reviews

Now that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is coming to America, we know more about it than we did during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show debut and more than all the cool technology in the Eclipse Cross. There’s some new stuff and some old. For example, Mitsubishi Motors has never been known to make sports cars or high performance vehicles, and although they claim their e-Evolution concept will be a performance SUV, the Eclipse Cross follows the pattern of low-tier engines. Found standard on the lineup is a turbocharged 1.5-liter L4 engine, optimized with MIVEC and direct injection fuel delivery. This 1.5-liter can generate 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and offers a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Permanently matched to an 8-speed continuously variable transmission, and with the option of Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the drive is pretty great.

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