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Local Spotlight: Hope Equine Rescue

Adopting a Horse

Whether you’re interested in looking into volunteering or adopting opportunities, Hope Equine Rescue is a valuable resource for horse lovers near Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Bartow. They’ve been busy expressing their love of horses since 2008 and are still working hard for the cause. Read on to learn a little bit about what they do and how you can get involved.


Hope Equine Rescue rehabilitates a wide array of horses. They cover the spectrum from horses that have been feral for the majority of their lives to seasoned competition veterans.

Educational Seminars

Because education is vital to owning horses, Hope Equine Rescue partners with equine professionals in the area to conduct public seminars that cover such important topics as saddle fitting, safety, and nutrition.

Reading with Rescues

This very special program invites kids in grades K through eight to come to the rescue and read to a horse, donkey, or mule using either a book of their choice that they’re welcome to bring from home or one that they’ve pick out of a collection of donated reading material. These sessions are supervised and last around 20 to 25 minutes. Afterwards, each child will have the opportunity to pet an equine as well as meet an experienced horse handler.


Horse volunteerHope Equine Rescue is always on the lookout for people to help out whether it’s to groom horses, clean stalls, assist during events, or attend fundraisers and clinics. Interested individuals must be at least 10 years of age in order to volunteer.

You can find out the latest news on what’s been going on over at Hope Equine Rescue by paying them a visit on their Facebook page. You’ll also be able to take look at plenty of pics and videos of the rescues that call this wonderful place home.

Be a Part of Hope Equine Rescue

If you live near Winter Haven, Lakeland, or Bartow and this glimpse into Hope Equine Rescue’s mission has you interested in lending a hand in some way, you can find out more by contacting them or paying them a visit today.

Local Spotlight: Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding

Hang GlidingDo you want to feel the rush of wind flowing through your hair? Do you want to fly through the air? Do you want to feel weightless? Then you’ve got to try hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch! It’s not for the faint of heart, but thrill seekers are sure to be pleased.

Keep reading to learn why we love them, then check them out on Facebook to book your flight!

The Defining History of Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding

If you want to go hang gliding, you have to go to Wallaby Ranch. Why? They practically wrote the book! Wallaby Ranch founder, Malcom Jones, revolutionized the sport by outfitting his tandem hang gliders with wheels for easy take-offs and landings.

Since then, he’s flown more than 30,000 incident-free tandem flights, making Malcolm one of the most experienced hang gliding pilots and coaches in the world.

What Happens When You Fly?

When you choose to fly at Wallaby Ranch, you’ll pull up to a beautiful, secluded setting in the natural Florida woodlands. During your time on the ranch, you may encounter a variety of natural Florida fauna in this picturesque setting.

Your flight will be done in tandem with an experienced hang glider as you soar 2,000 feet in the air. You’ll also free fly for approximately 15 minutes before gently returning to the Earth on a slow glide.

These Tandem Discovery Flights are safe for everyone from four to 90 years old. They fly every day starting at 8:00 AM (weather permitting).

Other Amenities at Wallaby Ranch

During your visit to Wallaby Ranch, you can enjoy so much in addition to the thrill of hang gliding. They offer a long list of activities and amenities, including:

  • RV camping
  • A screened-in pole barn
  • A swimming pool and hot tub
  • A climbing wall
  • Hiking and biking trails

They also offer Aerotow Tandem instruction for those who want to learn how to hang glide on their own. A single tandem lesson at Wallaby Ranch will give you 75 training hill flights. You’re welcome to take multiple lessons every day of the week, weather permitting.

Take Flight at Wallaby Ranch

Are you ready to feel the pure joy of flying? Book your day at Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding and take flight!

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.

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.


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.