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Fuel-Saving Tips in Bartow, FL

With gas prices increasing, Bartow, FL drivers are seeking ways to maximize their dollar. At Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we know many local drivers depend on their Dodge Journey or Chrysler Pacifica for both local errands and long-range road trips. Our Dodge dealership serving Bartow, FL has some great tips for getting the most out of your vehicle.

The mpg of your car is only a fraction of what you should take into consideration when it comes to conserving gas this summer; there are other strategies to ensure that you’re not wasting fuel. One simple strategy is applying steady pressure to the gas pedal when accelerating. Although it is tempting to “floor it,” doing so uses a great amount of fuel. Your dashboard is also a great indicator of fuel, allowing you to monitor your vehicle’s overall efficiency (including tire pressure), and using cruise control during long trips. Many mobile applications are available that can help you monitor fuel efficiency in your vehicle, making it easier for you to save money.

Another way to promote optimal fuel economy is to bring your vehicle to our Jeep service center. Our highly trained, qualified technicians will examine your RAM 1500 to determine if there are potential issues. Whether you need your tires inflated or oil changed, our service center can help you stay on the road and conserve fuel. Maintaining your car is critical to ensuring that it runs smoothly and efficiently, and our service team is more than willing to provide expertise to keep you roadworthy!

Visit our Dodge dealership serving Bartow, FL and learn how to save fuel – and money – in your car, truck, or SUV. Hope to see you soon!

Sign & Drive: 2018 RAM 1500

If you’re seeking a light-duty pickup that combines usability, interior comfort, and strong performance, our Lake Wales, FL RAM truck dealership has the model for you! This month, Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM is offering a “Sign and Drive” purchase special on the 2018 RAM 1500. Here are some reasons why we encourage you to visit and test drive the model that The Car Connection calls the coolest pickup around.

With eleven trim levels and three engine types  that are all mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, there’s a 2018 RAM 1500 that fits any lifestyle. Drivers have a choice of either a 3.6-liter V6, a 5.7-liter V8, or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine. This new RAM truck also handles well with its available Active-Level™ four-corner air suspension, hill start assist, and choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive options.

If you’re seeking a wide variety of features, the 2018 RAM 1500 provides ample opportunity to create your own “custom” ride. Drive in safety knowing you’re protected by anti-lock brakes and stability control. You can opt to add additional features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring.

In terms of convenience, the RAM 1500 features optional amenities across the trims, such as Android Auto ™, Apple CarPlay ™ , Bluetooth® connectivity, and the RamBox® cargo management system in the cargo bed. With a number of standard and available equipment, this RAM truck can be modified to provide the ultimate truck driving experience!

Our “Sign and Drive” special on the 2018 RAM 1500 goes throughout the month of May, so you should take advantage of this opportunity now! Please contact or visit our RAM dealership in Lake Wales, FL at your earliest convenience, and our sales staff will help you get behind the wheel of this great model. Start the summer with power and confidence in the 2018 RAM 1500!

Gear up for Summer at Our Dodge Service Center

If there’s one thing that Lakeland, FL drivers enjoy most about their vehicles, it’s the chance to rev up and cruise the open road. Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM offers plenty of great new vehicles for sale, and our service department has a few tips to keep your vehicle performing optimally all summer long.

Many of these tips are things you can do yourself to prevent possible future problems. First, clean out your vehicle; open up the doors, pick up the trash, remove the mats, and vacuum the floorboards. (And don’t forget the trunk!) Wipe down the interior of your car, including the dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels. You also might want to buy an inexpensive sun shield to protect the interior from sunlight.

Scheduling regular maintenance appointments are key to keeping your vehicle running, and you can start with a visit to our Jeep service center. Our qualified service technicians will check your oil, tire tread, windshield wiper blades, air filter, and transmission fluid and replace if necessary. They will also check your other vehicle systems and give you a heads-up on other possible issues.

Our service center also offers Express Lane Service, genuine Mopar® parts and accessories, rental vehicles, and even a body shop! Our Dodge dealership has everything you need to stay roadworthy.

Don’t let summer pass you by; contact or visit our Dodge dealership serving Lakeland, FL and make an appointment with our service department. Our staff will ensure that your vehicle is in top condition, and you’ll drive away knowing that you can experience the wonder of summer driving in a safe manner.

What It Means to Lease a New Vehicle

If there’s one thing that Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM knows, it’s that Winter Haven, FL drivers love their cars. Whether cruising in the Chrysler Pacifica or Jeep Wrangler, many drivers depend on their vehicles to get around. Not only is our dealership proud to have a showroom featuring many pre-owned and new vehicles, but we also have a great team that can help you through the challenge of purchasing a new vehicle. Our financing staff can even help you lease a new model, and today, we’d like to provide some tips and things to consider.

Your first step after you have selected your new vehicle is to meet with one of our staff members to discuss how to lease a vehicle. You will both discuss and decide upon a short-term (two to four year) financing plan.

After our financing department assesses your current vehicle for appropriate trade-in value, they will work with you on formulating a payment plan (including down payment and monthly payment schedule) that best fits your budget. Leasing not only lowers your overall monthly payments, but it also lowers depreciation costs (increasing the value of your vehicle) and places limits on how much you can drive.

Another benefit to leasing is that you return the vehicle before the end of your lease. Simply clean out the vehicle thoroughly, given it a wash, and inflate the tires. After all that, you simply drive your leased car to our dealership serving Winter Haven, FL. From there, you can purchase the vehicle you’d been leasing, lease another model, or simply walk away.

Interested in leasing a new vehicle? Please visit or contact our new car dealership in Lake Wales, FL at your earliest convenience. We would love to hear from you!

How Jeep® SUVs Are Pet Friendly

Here at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we know that many Jeep SUV owners in Bartow, FL love taking their pets out for a drive, especially in the built-for-the-road Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee. Let our Florida car dealers help you by providing some guidelines for making your vehicle more pet friendly!

Many of our new Jeep vehicles are great for pets (especially larger dogs and cats) because they have plenty of cargo room and features that accommodate your furry friends. Vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler boast rear hatches and removable/foldable seats to create plenty of room for your pet. These elements make the vehicle easier for your pet to enter and exit your vehicle. By opening the rear window or sunroof, or even by removing the top if applicable, you can make the interior a lot more comfortable for your pet and help prevent overheating.

Our Jeep dealership serving Bartow, FL offers a host of Jeep SUVs that can be easily customized with accessories. These include special tethers, seat belt buckle attachments, cage nets, and barriers to ensure your pet’s safety. We also suggest purchasing baking soda and seat pads for those unexpected accidents. To see a full list of what extras you can add to your vehicle for better traveling experiences with your pet, you can browse our website or give our parts center a call.

If you have questions about any of our new Jeep models, please visit our dealership serving the Winter Haven, FL community. Test drive one of our vehicles for yourself—we think you will find it a great ride for all members of your family…especially your four-legged ones!

2019 RAM 1500 Kentucky Derby Limited Edition

If you’re looking for great new RAM trucks near Winter Haven, FL, check out Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM. We’re not only proud of our inventory, but we also have news about a limited edition trim level. For a short period of time, you can reserve a limited edition Kentucky Derby-themed 2019 RAM 1500!

In celebration of the 144th Annual “Run for the Roses,” you can reserve the all-new 2019 RAM 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition! Celebrate one of our most cherished sporting events with this truck available in colors such as Granite Crystal Metallic, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic, Delmonico Red Pearl Coat, Ivory Tri-Coat andPatriot Blue Pearl Coat.

This RAM 1500 model is only available from April to June, and it comes emblazoned with Kentucky Derby® Run for the Roses® bed graphics and front and rear body-colored bumpers. With features like premium LED headlamps, power running boards, and 20-inch aluminum wheels, the 2019 RAM 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition truly lives up to this truck brand’s reputation!

When you visit our RAM truck dealership, please feel free to check out the 2019 RAM 1500 (or any other new RAM trucks) in our showroom. This RAM model boasts a 5.7-liter V8 engine under the hood, generating up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. You won’t only be celebrating the Kentucky Derby® with your special edition RAM 1500. You will also enjoy a great truck that combines a pleasurable ride with considerable power.

The 2019 RAM 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is only available for a short time, so please visit our RAM truck dealership serving Winter Haven, FL and reserve yours today. We are located at 21529 US Highway 27 North in Lake Wales, FL.

Methods of Maintaining Your Interior

Is your car neat or junky? Dusty or Pristine? Did you know that the answer to that question could be the difference between hundreds, possibly even thousands, of dollars when it comes time to trade your car in? At Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM near Bartow, FL, we want to offer some tips on keeping your interior clean to combat the dreaded depreciation.

Depreciation is a natural part of life for car owners. It’s the damage that really drives the price down though. Believe it or not, a junky car can actually damage your interior. These are a few ways to keep that from happening.

Prepare

When you first get a car, you may have the best of intentions when it comes to spills and accidents. You may even consider implementing a no food or drink policy. Unfortunately, as you grow more accustomed to your car, the novelty starts to fade, life gets in the way, and the middle console becomes a dinner table. It happens to the best of us.

Knowing this, try putting large mats and covers over every surface you realistically can. That way, your interior never actually comes into contact with anything that could cause staining.

The sun is also a sneaky source of damage. A hot car can cause things to warp, melt, and crack. The light the sun produces can also cause colors to fade and become dingy. Applying a sunshade should stop both of those issues.

React

If all else fails, just clean up messes as they occur. It’s the buildup that causes the problems. The longer a substance has to interact with your interior, the more damage it can do. Vacuum and wipe down the windows and seats regularly at the very least.

Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here to help should you need any repairs to your 2018 RAM 1500 or Chrysler Pacifica. Hopefully, these tips will make sure your interior won’t need to be one of them.

Auto Insurance 101

There is so much more that goes into car ownership beyond just buying a car. One of the key factors is car insurance. Here at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, your Florida Jeep dealership near Bartow, we want to make sure you are well-informed.

Auto Insurance

In every state except New Hampshire, it is a legal requirement to have auto insurance for your car. This may sound simple, but it is anything but, as there are numerous different types of coverage you can select from.

Some of these coverages are more useful than others. It comes down to what your specific state requires, and what you feel comfortable paying for beyond that. This is especially true when it comes to deductibles. Deductibles can make the price you pay monthly much lower. If you never get into an accident, you save a lot of money. Conversely, if you do get into an accident, you’ll be far less financial protected.

Types of Coverage

The coverage types you’ll need to worry about from a legal standpoint are Liability and Personal Injury Protection, both of which are required by Florida Law. Liability goes toward paying for someone else’s damages, while PIP pays for you and your passenger’s medical expenses.

Collision and Comprehensive coverage are typically not required by law, but can be extremely helpful to you in the long run. They provide protection against damage to your car not found in liability or PIP.

One of the other biggest contributing factors is the car you choose to insure. Insuring a 2018 Dodge Challenger is going to cost you more than an older model because new cars simply have more value than older ones. If you feel you need to know more about car insurance, the customer service specialists here at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM would be more than happy to provide you with that information!

Spring Cleaning for Your Car

In Florida, the change from winter to spring may not seem like a profound one. However, we here at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM near Bartow, FL think it’s still the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning. That applies especially to your car.

You don’t have to worry about washing away snowy conditions. On the flip side, you do have to worry about ocean air year round. While it’s best to wash your car every couple weeks, when spring rolls around, you may want to give your car the full treatment.

A good detailing and wax can go a long way in protecting your vehicle from the elements for months at a time. Not only that, but warmer months are a more social time, so it wouldn’t hurt to have a sparkling clean car. Just don’t forget to clean the inside too! It can sometimes feel like an afterthought, but you’ll appreciate the improvement to your 2018 RAM 1500 when it’s done.

It’s also not a bad idea to have any mechanical issues taken care of either. Oil changes, wheel alignments, nd filter changes, spring is a great reminder to take care of any regular maintenance issues that need attention.

How are your tires doing? You never want to go too long without checking your tires for damage or low tire pressure. The best thing you can do is let the professionals in our Chrysler service center have a look at them and assure you that they are safe and effective.

Don’t forget about your wiper blades. They can seem insignificant right up until you need them and they don’t work properly. If you find that they work, but are leaving streaks, a little rubbing alcohol can fix the problem with ease.

At Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we hope you had an enjoyable winter and that spring proves even better. Best of luck to you and your car.