New RAM Trucks

With the 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show complete, it’s time to take a look at the exciting news about RAM trucks. From an adventurous indoor track to the fully accessorized 2019 RAM 2500, the auto show wowed attendees. At Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven, you’ll find a massive selection of new and used RAM models, and if you want to accessorize your vehicle or test drive a new truck, come on by.

RAM Truck Territory

The 28,000-sq ft indoor test track showcased the 2019 RAM 1500. An estimated 25,000 people participated in test drives, which included a courageous course. From culverts to wedges, drivers demonstrated the payload and stability of the new RAM trucks. Drivers navigated the 13-ft high “RAM mountain” with the full 2019 RAM 1500 model lineup, featuring the RAM 1500 Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited models.

2019 RAM 2500 with Mopar® Accessories

The auto show included a demonstration of the various Mopar® accessories that transform the 2019 RAM 2500 into an off-roading beast. With more than 170 different Mopar® parts to choose from, RAM showed that you can take a tough truck and personalize it for your lifestyle.

2019 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate

The debut of the multifunction tailgate on the 2019 RAM 1500 stole the show. Far from traditional, this innovative invention works with or without a trailer and hitch. The 60/40-split tailgate opens like french doors, or you can use your key fob to drop it open.

2019 Ram Chassis Cab

For those looking for a medium-duty truck with a huge towing capacity, the 2019 RAM Chassis Cab is a thrilling option. You can tow up to 35,200 pounds with a max payload of 12,510, which is perfect for families needing a truck that satisfies weekday obligations while offering a fun ride for weekend trips.

Visit Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven near Tampa, FL and browse our selection of new RAM trucks!

Test Drive Tips

At Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven, we know that a test drive is the easiest way to narrow down your new car choices. Shoppers tend to complete their research online, which helps them understand the specifics of each model, but it can’t replace the real-life experience of getting behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler or RAM 1500. If you’re interested in one of our new or used cars for sale near Auburndale, call our dealership at 888-530-1732 to schedule a test drive today. Before you come in, acquaint yourself with these tips for getting the most out of your visit.

  • Get familiar with the cabin. Go ahead and adjust your seat, the steering wheel, and the mirrors. Play with the controls and the infotainment system. Inspect the rear seat area and the trunk. Is everything to your liking? Or is there something you’d change? Our car dealers are happy to share the details of trim levels and available packages/add-ons for our models.
  • Take to the road. Now is the time to find out how the vehicle actually performs! Put it to the test in different conditions, especially on those that resemble your everyday encounters (this could include highway speeds, residential streets, stop-and-go traffic, etc). Is the vehicle easy to handle? Does it do well at higher speeds? Is the braking responsive? It’s important to take all aspects of driving into consideration.

Our Jeep sales team serving Orlando, FL is available to answer your questions about features, trims, packages, and everything in between! Schedule a test drive here at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven to get you behind the wheel of your dream vehicle. We look forward to working with you soon!

Certified Pre-Owned Cars for Sale

Are you on a budget and looking for a reliable vehicle to call your own? Browse our selection of certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles at Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven. We offer a vast selection of CPO models, ensuring you’ll be able to find your perfect match.

There are three levels of CPO that we offer at our car dealership serving Auburndale, FL:

  • Certified pre-owned
  • Diversified certified
  • Gold Check certified

We thoroughly examine each vehicle before deeming it as certified pre-owned. Each group provides a 125-point inspection for each vehicle to ensure quality and reliability. Then, it undergoes a reconditioning process using OEM Mopar® parts.

Along with a rigorous inspection, we offer several benefits with our CPO inventory, including a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, three-month/3,000-mile maximum care coverage, 24-hour towing and roadside assistance, car rental allowance, and a CARFAX® vehicle history report.

To view our current stock of certified pre-owned vehicles, you can browse our online inventory tool. Here, we display all the models we currently have in stock; interior and exterior photos, a list of included features, and a history report are all accessible right on our website. There are even parameters to customize your search, such as body style, make, mileage, exterior/interior color, and price point. You may also choose to visit our dealership to browse in person.

Interested in learning more about our CPO program? Contact us at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven at (888) 446-4585. With our large selection of models, you’ll discover the many choices exist! We look forward to working with you soon here at 299 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

RAM Trucks Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 North American International Auto Show (also known as the Detroit Auto Show) is the ideal spot to debut new vehicles, and RAM showed up with its new heavy-duty pickup trucks. This powerful truck offers an enormous towing capacity that wowed attendees and garnered plenty of media attention. Not to be outdone, the RAM 1500 won the 2019 North American Truck of the Year award. At Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven, our selection of heavy-duty RAM trucks provides outstanding options for customization.

In the second quarter of 2019, we’ll see these all-new RAM trucks go on sale: the RAM 2500 and RAM 3500. These heavy-duty pickups display more power than any of its predecessors.

RAM 2500

The RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup that excels in every area. Not only does it feature a best-in-class 410 horsepower, but also a best-in-class 19.780-lb diesel towing capacity. The new RAM 2500 boasts a maximum 19,780-lb towing capacity to boot and a 4,050-lb payload capacity. The RamBox® cargo management system also comes equipped with a new 115-volt power outlet.

RAM 3500

When it comes to capacity, the new 2019 RAM 3500 tows up to 35,100 lb and hauls up to 7,680 lb of payload. With this heavy-duty option, you can set out on any adventure you desire. The RAM truck offers 100-percent leather seating in select trims, full LED headlamps, and the class-exclusive ParkSense® rear park assist system with six sensors.

Whether you want to climb into our award-winning RAM 1500 or need the power and capability of a heavy-duty RAM 2500 or RAM 3500, at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven near Orlando, we’ll help you find the truck you need. Browse through our online inventory and visit our dealership to test drive one (or several) of our new RAM trucks to find your perfect match.

FCA US LLC Safety Technology

With all the hype about the latest self-driving cars, its easy to forget that many of our newest models already offer a level of autonomous technology. You’ll find a selection of features designed to make your driving experience safer. If you’re looking for a Jeep® Cherokee or RAM 1500, stop by Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven. We’ll help you explore the standard and available safety options found in many of our new models.

With driver-less cars still a few years out, we’re busy using the most advanced tech available today. Radar-based sensors are utilized in systems like blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, and ParkSense® rear park assist. They let the driver know if other cars are located or approaching their in hard-to-see areas while navigation highway traffic or a crowded parking lot.

When equipped with ParkSense® rear park assist, you get the fantastic tech that helps prevent accidents by stopping your car if an object is detected in its path, and you don’t react in time. Not only does safety tech help protect your family and your investment, but it also helps you when you’re feeling tired or possibly inattentive.

This type of technology assists with taking some of the worries off your shoulders and gives you that extra peace of mind when driving alone or with your family in the car. These new features help prevent accidents, and each type offers value to the busy driver. If you’re searching for a Jeep for sale or Chrysler minivan, join us at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven. Get behind the wheel of a new 2019 Jeep Cherokee near Plant City or RAM 2500! We bet you’ll find each of the technology options excellent for keeping you, your family, and other drivers safe on the road.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

When it comes to making the best decisions about your car and driving habits, Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven is here to help. With the New Year underway, what better time to make a few resolutions for your vehicle? If you’ve recently purchased a new model, like our 2019 RAM 1500 or Jeep Cherokee near Lakeland, you’ll want to keep up on regular maintenance to ensure peak performance.

Stick to Regular Maintenance

When you get your oil changed, you’re not only helping extend the life of your RAM truck, but also helping it run more efficiently. Over time, debris clogs the filters and the oil itself depletes, making its quality less effective. Oil is the lifeblood that runs through your engine, which is why it’s so important to stay on top of regular changes. Additional routine services to be proactive about include

  • Tire rotations
  • Brake inspections
  • Fluid checks/top-offs
  • Inspections

Improve Driving Habits

We’re all guilty of speeding or procrastinating a service. For 2019, try to improve your driving habits! Not only does it optimize driving dynamics, but it also ensures your safety on the road, and the other drivers’. A few ways you can do this is to reduce distractions, don’t use your phone, keep your eyes on the road, stay aware of your surroundings, and follow the recommended speed limits.

Whether you drive a new Chrysler Pacifica or your tried-and-true Jeep Wrangler, keep the above tips in mind to create a smooth-sailing 2019. Let Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven handle your servicing needs! Contact our Dodge dealers serving Plant City, FL today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about ways you can improve your driving habits!

Tips for Removing Old Bumper Stickers

Get Rid of those Stubborn Bumper Stickers on your Vehicle Without Causing Damage!

Sick of seeing those old political campaign season stickers on your bumper? Or are you the proud parent of an honor roll student who is now embarrassed by that outdated sticker on your car? Don’t worry, it is possible to successfully remove old bumper stickers from your vehicle without damaging the paint. Read on to learn how you can turn back time on your vehicle and safely remove those old or unwanted stickers and don’t forget to come take advantage of our specials on accessories to give your car a little sprucing up afterwards. Both you and your car have earned it!

Instructions for Removing Stubborn Bumper Stickers

  1. Make sure you start with a freshly washed vehicle. The sticker and surrounding area should be dirt-free for the best results.
  2. Using a hair dryer, turn the dryer on high and hold it a couple of inches away from the sticker, but make sure it is not held in too close proximity to the sticker/car paint. Slowly move the dryer over the sticker and make sure to heat the edges of the sticker last. The edges will be easier to remove.
  3. Once the sticker has been thoroughly heated, use a sturdy plastic card (gift card/credit card) to gently lift the edges. Move towards the center, sliding the card back and forth under the edges, pulling the sticker slowly. It is normal for the sticker to break apart during this process. If you are removing the sticker from glass, you can use a razor blade. However, DO NOT use the razor blade on a painted area of your vehicle.
  4. Continue to push the card/blade and pull the sticker until it is fully removed.
  5. Repeat these steps as needed. Once it has been fully removed, you may spray tree sap remover on a clean rag and scrub to get rid of any residue that may remain.

If all else fails, and you find yourself in need … come check out our sticker-free selection of New Inventory at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven! Our knowledgeable and friendly Five Star team is here to help you find just the car you need at a price that only the Low Payment Kings can offer.  For questions, give us a call at 888-446-4585.

Big Finish 2018 at Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven

At Dodge Chrysler Jeep® of Winter Haven, our Big Finish 2018 sales event is in full swing. With only a few days left until the new year, now is the time to stop and check out the incredible lease specials, along with fantastic prices on both new and used cars. Start the new year off on the right foot, by pressing down the gas pedal of a new car, truck, or SUV at our Chrysler dealership in Winter Haven.

Incentives 

You’ll find dozens of models that offer cash back and special financing on new 2018 and 2019 vehicles, like the all-new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and 2019 Dodge Charger. With manufacturer offers that include cash allowances for our Big Finish 2018 sale, along with special incentives for qualified leases, you’ll find a new vehicle for every budget and lifestyle.

Lease Specials 

You can step into a loaded Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus for only $388 per month on a 36-month lease at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven. You’ll find tons of new models with special lease offers for qualified buyers. Give us a call at 888-919-2464 and ask about our deals for car buyers with credit scores below 620. We have 2018 models with special offers and cash-back options that give you the vehicle you need at a budget you can afford.

Whether you’re eyeing a special gift for yourself before the year ends or your college student, at Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven, we offer a vast selection of models perfect for Florida drivers. Stop by Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven and test drive a 2018 or 2019 model before our Big Finish 2018 sale ends!

Dodge of Winter Haven on Social Media Has A Lot to Offer

Like and follow with Facebook, Twitter, and more and be in-the-know about all things Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram

Folks who like, love, and follow any or all of the social media sites offered by Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven have a world of information and resources at their computer- and smartphone-owning fingertips.

 

You can easily find our dealership with a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. Bookmark a link — or four of them! — and be the among the first to learn about:

 

  • Terrific new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram products, such as the just-announced and new buzz of the automotive world — the truly exciting Jeep Gladiator pick-up truck for 2020.
  • Award-winning models, such as the Jeep Wrangler, the Motortrend SUV of the Year for 2019, and the Ram 1500, the Motortrend Truck of the Year for 2019 and the No. 1 pick of the Detroit Auto Show.
  • Daily and monthly purchase and lease specials on new and pre-owned
  • Big sales promotions, such as the wildly successful Black Friday Sales Event on Thanksgiving week and the current Big Finish 2018
  • Community events and fundraisers involving Dodge of Winter Haven, such as the recent Jingle Bell Classic holiday run in downtown Winter Haven.
  • Entertaining and informative videos.
  • Dealership parts and service
  • Great rebate offers and other sales incentives from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram.

 

And there’s more!

 

  • Easily link to our dealership website and shop online for your next new dream vehicle.
  • Catch photos of happy new vehicle owners.
  • Learn about dealership employment opportunities.
  • Link to helpful automotive-buying tools.
  • Keep up to date with the Low Payment Kings and share in the achievements of dealership team members.
  • Find the vehicle you want all across the lineups offered by all six Mahalak Auto Group dealerships.
  • Share your automotive likes, loves, suggestions, recommendations, and photos with the convenient communication, comment, and posting tools offered by each of the social media services.

 

There’s a lot to like about social media. There’s a lot to love about the friendly, informative, and entertaining social media sites offered by our team here at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven.

More Holiday Events in Lakeland and Winter Haven

Our last blog talked about just a few upcoming events near Winter Haven, but there are so many more that we had to share again.

If you’re looking for some festive and memorable events to enjoy with friends and family this holiday season, you won’t have to look too hard to find some Christmas spirit! Here at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven, this is our favorite time of the year and we like to share as much as we can with our community. We sponsored the Jingle Bell Classic earlier this month and have the inside scoop on tons of family-friendly holiday events to come.  On our previous blog we discussed just a few upcoming holiday events, but there are fun holiday events every day of December, all the way through Christmas, in the greater Winter Haven/Lakeland area. Read on for more information!

 

More Holiday Events in Lakeland and Winter Haven

On Friday, December 14th, Downtown Lakeland is holding its annual Holiday Walkabout. From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Munn Park (located at 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801) will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, alive with live music on each corner, festive lights, and holiday characters spreading cheer throughout the park. Surrounding stores and shops will stay open late those nights selling your favorite holiday drinks and snacks. For those who miss the first Walkabout, don’t worry! It will happen again on Friday, December 21st.

Both Downtown Winter Haven and Downtown Lakeland will be holding their Farmer’s Markets on Saturday, December 15th and Lakeland and Lake Wales will host their Farmer’s Markets on Saturday, December 22nd. Visiting the Farmer’s Market might provide exactly what you need to add the perfect local flavor to your holiday meal. Winter Haven’s Farmer’s Market takes place right around the corner from us, so if you’re due for a visit to our Service department and in the area, make sure you stop in and support local merchants.

From November 23rd until January 6th, 2019, Bok Tower will be celebrating Christmas with their annual holiday walking tours and holiday festivities for all ages. Tours will begin at 12:00 PM and again at 2:00 PM on Mondays – Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Regular pricing for Bok Tower applies to this event.

Nearby LEGOLAND Florida Resort also has holiday shows, lights, and pictures with LEGO Santa on December 15th, 16th, and then every day from December 22nd all the way through the big end of the year Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st.

For those wanting to stay inside and warm, The Polk Theatre in Lakeland will be showing holiday movies as follows:

  • Polar Express on December 15 at 11:30 AM.
  • A Christmas Story – Dinner and a Movie on December 15 at 6:30 PM.
  • Love, Actually on December 16 at 5:30 PM.
  • Christmas Vacation on December 21 at 7:30 PM.

 

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season from all of us at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven!