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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!

What are the performance specs in the 2019 Dodge Charger?

2019 Dodge Charger performance specs 

Without a doubt, the 2019 Dodge Charger is fierce. It has the power to pack a punch paired with the technology to make it a smooth ride every time. It has a legacy to perform and it has not been a disappointment. Keep reading to learn about the 2019 Dodge Charger performance and how it compares to previous models. 

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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.

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!