See the All-New F-150 Lightning at Home with Augmented Reality

See the All-New F-150 Lightning at Home with Augmented Reality | Spirit Lake, IA

The new “Can Strike Anywhere” campaign from Ford lets you see and experience the all new-F-150 Lightning wherever you are. Partnering with Google, Ford launched a three-dimensional, augmented reality experience so you can see all the features and tech of Ford’s truck of the future.

“There is a tremendous amount of intrigue about what electric vehicles can do,” said Suzy Deering, chief marketing officer, Ford Motor Company. “At Ford, we want to show, not just tell since we believe educating customers on the full potential and capabilities of electric vehicles helps them make the transition from traditionally powered vehicles to all-electric ones.”

Ford felt compelled to create the 3D visual experience to help the reservation holders of the F-150 Lightning™ better understand the features and ownership benefits of an electric truck. According to Ford, 80-percent of the drivers who have reserved the innovative truck have not owned an electric vehicle before. This campaign is another tool to highlight the F-150 Lightning including its battery range, towing capabilities, mega power frunk, charging solutions, and connectivity tech in the interior.

Users can also customize the look and feel of the F-150 Lightning with color choice and trim package. Then, they can “see” how the truck performs in the “real world.”

Contact Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Jeep® Wins ‘Best SUV Lineup’ at 2021 Newsweek Autos Awards

Jeep® Wins ‘Best SUV Lineup’ at 2021 Newsweek Autos Awards | Spirit Lake, IA

By taking the top spot in each of their competitive categories, the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L, 2022 Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer have earned the Jeep® brand the Best SUV Lineup honor from the 2021 Newsweek Autos Awards.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L

The 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L won the Best Family SUV award. Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, senior editor of autos for Newsweek said the Jeep® Grand Cherokee L “elevates the three-row SUV experience, making it possible to transport family members in comfort and style thanks to an outstanding list of standard and available features paired with classic Jeep® 4×4 capability.”

2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

The Best Full-Size SUV award went to the 2022 Wagoneer while the 2022 Wagoneer earned the Best Luxury SUV title. The upscale interiors of the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer captivated the judges’ attention. They also appreciated the best-in-class overall passenger volume and interior space that helps drivers and their passengers pursue outdoor adventures. When properly equipped, the Wagoneer SUV can tow a maximum weight of 10,000 pounds.

“The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer punch above their price tag weight, delivering the types of features, capability, and design that families are seeking. On top of that, both models are incredibly easy to drive,” Falkenberg-Hull added.

Get a closer look at the award-winning Jeep® SUV lineup at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

New Hybrid Ford Maverick Is the Most Fuel-Efficient Truck Ever

Hybrid Ford Maverick | Spirit Lake, IA

Pickup trucks are very useful to drive here in Spirit Lake, especially for carrying equipment or towing a trailer. However, most trucks burn through gasoline so fast that you practically have to refill the tank every time you start the engine.

If you want to drive a fuel-efficient truck that conserves gas, you should take a look at the new Ford Maverick. It has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that comes standard on the base model, so you don’t have to pay extra for great fuel economy.

And that’s what you’ll get from the hybrid Ford Maverick, as it averages 40 mpg in city driving.[1] That makes it the most efficient truck on the market, with fuel consumption rates that rival most sedans.

The compact pickup truck still has the strength to haul 1,500 pounds in its bed and tow 2,000 pounds from its hitch. So, if you don’t plan on going grueling work with your truck in Iowa and just need the vehicle for its bed, the Maverick may be the truck you need. It’s a versatile truck, especially with its FLEXBED™ system that enhances storage solutions and organization.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the 2022 Ford Maverick, contact Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

[1] Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year.

Winter Car Care Tips for Drivers in Iowa

Winter Car Care Tips for Drivers in Iowa 
| Spirit Lake, IA

It’s getting colder here in Iowa every day, and December means it’s wintertime once again. As the snow rolls in and temperatures continue to drop, your vehicle must be ready for the change in seasons. To ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV can withstand the chill, here are some important winter car care tips from the service experts at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Get an oil change

Regardless of which season it is, changing the engine oil two or three times every year is crucial for your vehicle’s performance. Clean engine oil will help the motor run smoothly even when the temperatures are sub-freezing.

Maintain the headlights and wipers

Visibility can be bad in Iowa during winter, especially when a thick snowstorm rolls through. You’re going to rely more heavily on your car’s lights and wipers to see this season than during other times in the year. So, make sure all the lamps are shining brightly and the wipers aren’t deteriorating or leaving streaks.

Check the battery

Your car’s battery can lose its charge during winter due to the cold temperatures — especially if you park it outside instead of in a garage. You don’t want to be stranded near Spirit Lake with a car that won’t start. Invest in a battery warmer to keep it from losing its charge. If the battery is four years old or more, it may be wise to buy a new battery before the old one fails you.

If your car isn’t ready for winter yet, make sure you schedule an appointment with Motor Inn of Spirit Lake right away. Our service experts will make sure your vehicle is ready for the coldest months of the year.

Chevy Trailblazer Engine Is One of the Best on the Market

Chevrolet Trailblazer | Spirit Lake, IA

When you think of the best Chevrolet engines, you probably think of huge motors, like the DURAMAX® turbodiesel on the Silverado. You probably don’t think of the smallest engines in the Chevy lineup, like the ECOTEC 1.3-liter turbo three-cylinder engine on the Trailblazer — but WardsAuto does.

In fact, WardsAuto was so impressed by this little three-cylinder motor available on the 2021 Trailblazer that it deemed it one of the 1 0 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems on the market.

What makes the Chevy Trailblazer engine so exceptional?

Although it only produces 155 horsepower, that’s a tremendous amount of power to milk from only 1.3 liters. That horsepower-per-liter rate is even better than the 6.2-liter V8 on the Corvette Stingray. This efficiency is due to components like an active thermal management system, a variable-flow oil pump, and a deep-skirt cylinder block. When you look at the Trailblazer’s engine in that regard, it’s quite impressive!

In addition to its efficient power production, the engine was also proved to be quiet and responsive — both positives for drivers in Spirit Lake who don’t want to drive a loud SUV.

Want to see what else the Chevrolet Trailblazer offers to families, young adults, or retirees? Find it at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.