Ford Offers a First Look at the New Ford Puma

Ford Puma | Motor Inn | Spirit Lake IA

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and Ford has embraced the meaning of the season. The brand hosted an event in Amsterdam this past April, where it showcased the grand debut of several upcoming models. Among these premieres was the new Ford Puma, a sleek compact crossover with a stylish platform based on the Ford Fiesta. Ford is promising that the new Puma crossover will have the best cargo space of its class. The Puma is also expected to have a 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain under its hood.

Aside from that information, we don’t yet know many details about the Ford Puma. Its full reveal is expected to come in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show. According to reporters who attended the Go Further event in Amsterdam, the Puma looks close to complete, and the laser lighting that surrounded the crossover hints at the sleek, cool and modern styling that we can expect in the Puma.

Everything about the Ford Puma sounds pretty exciting, and we sure hope we have the option of selling it at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. However, it’s still unsure whether or not the Puma will be coming to America. Rumors suggest that it’s quite possible, but only time will tell. 

We at Motor Inn are definitely looking forward to the full reveal of the Ford Puma in September. With the comparison to the Ford Fiesta and the promise of having the best cargo space of its class, we believe the Puma would make a great addition to our dealership.

Summer Car Care Tips for Enjoying the Best Driving Weather of the Year

Summer Car Care | Motor Inn | Vehicle Service in Iowa

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner, and with it comes some of the best weather of the year. It’s the perfect season for hitting the open road and falling in love all over again with the joy of driving. Now that the coldest months of the year are over, though, it’s important to do some routine summer car care to make sure your ride is in the best shape possible.

Monitor Tires

Changing temperatures can cause the air in your car’s tires to expand and contract, which can lead to under-inflated tires. While you won’t have to worry about snow and ice this summer, wet and slippery conditions are always possible. Make a habit of monitoring your car’s tire pressure, tread, and alignment.

Check Oil

Regularly checking and changing your vehicle’s motor oil is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep everything running smoothly for years to come. Don’t forget this step as summer approaches.

Inspect Coolant Mix

You should change your vehicle’s coolant at least once a year. Right before summer is the perfect time to do so, as soaring temperatures make overheating all the more likely.

Get a Tune-Up

Finally, nothing beats a comprehensive tune-up. Schedule a service appointment at one of our five Motor Inn locations today and one of our expert technicians will make sure your car is in the best shape possible for the summer.

Must-Have Car Accessories for Dogs

Car Accessories For Dogs | Motor Inn | Spirit Lake, IA

No matter the destination, your dog is the perfect companion in the car. However, when it comes to car rides, dogs have certain needs that differ from our own. Here are some of our favorite car accessories for dogs that all canine owners will love.

Car Harness

Our favorite car harness for dogs is the Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness. Crash tested for safety and suitable for dogs of any size, this car harness is one of the best ways to keep your furry friend safe and secure while you drive.

Car Booster Seat

Dogs love looking out the window in the car. But for small dogs and puppies, this is often difficult. The Kurgo Skybox Booster Seat solves this problem by offering an elevated vantage point for smaller dogs while also keeping them snug and safe.

Car Seat Cover

Even if your dog doesn’t shed, car seat covers are an absolute must for protecting your vehicle’s upholstery from scratches, mud, drool, and all of the other joys of dog ownership. The 4Knines Dog Seat Cover is a great choice because it offers excellent protection without being too bulky.

The Right Car for the Job

Above all else, having the right car for you and your dog makes a huge difference. At Motor Inn Auto Group, we carry a huge selection of midsize SUVs – the perfect vehicle for keeping you and your four-legged friends happy no matter the destination.

The Best Used Trucks Often Under $10,000

Best Used Trucks Often Under $10K | Motor Inn

Our used inventory offers a great selection of used trucks under $10,000. For those of you working demanding jobs in Estherville, Knoxville, Carroll, Algona, or Spirit Lake, we have the compact and full-size pickup trucks for you.

Pre-Owned Chevrolet Colorado

Fuel efficiency is the name of the game with the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s been known to carry a 3.6-liter engine that averages up to 24 mpg on the highway.* The sleek exterior body of the Chevrolet Colorado features a robust look and the longevity of the GM engine will keep you on the road as the odometer ticks on. The Chevrolet Colorado is made for doing work and can come equipped with an anti-theft security system, rich assortment of airbags, fog lights, and a power driver seat.

Pre-Owned Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado pickup truck has a knack for long-lasting durability and dependability. It will often have up to a 5.3-liter V8 engine that can produce 310 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque*.  The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is often equipped with an adjustable steering wheel, auto-off headlights, trailer hitch, and four-wheel drive.

Pre-Owned Dodge Dakota

Who says you can’t have a truck that looks great and works hard? Our Dodge Dakotas are the masters of balancing functionality and fashion. They frequently operate on a 4.7-liter V8 motor that can create up to 230 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque*. Known to be seen with a rear wheel drive, remote start, aluminum wheels, and a fold-down rear seat, the Dodge Dakota is the perfect truck for longer commutes and depending on the condition and model year can sometimes be found for a lower price point.

Call us at (712) 522-2888 for vehicle availability and pricing information, and test-drive any of our used pickup trucks below $10,000 at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

*EPA estimates. Actual price, mileage and engine size will vary depending on model year and trim.

The Best Used SUVs and Crossovers Often Below $10,000

Best Used SUVs and Crossovers Often Below $10K | Motor Inn

At the Motor Inn Auto Group, we price several used SUVs and crossovers below $10,000. Whether you reside as far north as Carroll or as far south as Algona and Knoxville, a visit to one of our used car dealerships in Spirit Lake, Estherville, Carroll, Algona, or Knoxville is worth the time. Check out these top used SUVs and crossovers.

Pre-Owned Ford Edge

We frequently stock the Ford Edge on our used car lot. With past model years featuring such specs as a 3.5-liter 6-cyliner gas engine and all-wheel drive, the Edge often averages 25 mpg on the highway.* Keep an eye out for when we get a Ford Edge in stock, as they can come with power heated side mirrors, heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio, a backup camera, and roof airbags.

Pre-Owned Chevy Equinox

A very attractive midsize SUV, the Chevy Equinox typically sells quickly. Many of our pre-owned Equinox run on a 2.4-liter engine and get up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway*. You’ll want to jump on the next Chevy Equinox that we have in stock, as they’ve been known to flaunt rear defrost, remote start, and manual adjustable lumbar support.

Pre-owned Buick Enclave

If we had to say one thing about our used Buick Enclaves, it’s that they are always ready for more adventure on the roadway. They are often found with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and often get up to 24 mpg on the highway.* Our  Enclaves frequently come with fog lights, traction control, and leather seats, making it the quintessential car for weekend adventurers.

Call us at (712) 522-2888 for vehicle available and pricing information, and test-drive any of our used SUVs and Crossovers under $10,000 at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.*EPA estimates.

*Actual price, mileage and engine size will vary depending on model year and trim.