Three Important Tips for Driving Safely

Important tips for driving safely | Spirit Lake, IA

Driving can be a dangerous task if you are not careful. That’s why it’s important to keep these important tips for driving safely in mind while navigating the streets of Spirit Lake, Iowa, during your commute.

Create a buffer between you and the car ahead of you

You need enough space to come to a complete stop should the vehicle in front of you suddenly do the same. While automatic emergency braking features on vehicles from Ford and Chrysler may assist with these sudden stops, it’s important to create a buffer between you and the car ahead of you to stay as safe as possible.

Keep your blind spots in mind

Many modern vehicles from brands like Dodge and Ford have blind-spot monitoring systems to help you see what you normally can’t while on the highway. While these systems are helpful, you should also be constantly keeping your blind spots in mind while changing lanes.

Adjust your driving for weather

Weather like rain and snow can force you to alter your usual driving habits to stay safe. If the ground is slick, be sure to slow down. That will give you more space and time to come to a complete stop.

For more driving safety tips or to explore the safety technologies currently available from some of the industry’s top brands, be sure to visit our staff at a Motor Inn Auto Group location!

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Introducing the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban

2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban | Estherville, IA

The all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban begin a new generation for Chevrolet SUVs. These models get new features — like a diesel engine and bigger, better technology — that are sure to keep them at the head of their respective classes.

The new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban have expanded upon the aspects drivers appreciate, now boasting best-in-class cargo space, a newly-available independent rear suspension, and more screens for driver infotainment and rear-seat entertainment.

Each 2021 model offers 30 safety and driver-convenience tools, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking. Whether running a quick errand or towing a trailer, you will have clear visibility in all situations with the best-in-class nine camera views.

These SUVs are also getting upgrades under the hood. An all-new 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine offers a new balance of efficiency and power, and the available 6.2-liter V8 delivers the best-in-class 420 horsepower.

Currently, Chevrolet dominates most sales in the full-size SUV segment. The Chevy Tahoe makes up 31 percent of current sales, and the Suburban accounts for 15 percent of sales. These updates are sure to continue the selling streak of these acclaimed SUVs.

For more information on the redesigned 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, contact Motor Inn of Estherville.

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Why Rent from a Dealership

Why Rent from a Dealership | Spirit, IA

Motor Inn of Spirit Lake is proud to offer short-term car rentals for our customers. Our rental specialists at Motor Inn have compiled a number of reasons to consider renting from a dealership instead of a rental agency.

Know which car you’re getting

Most rental companies tell you what kind of vehicle you can expect to rent, but don’t let you choose exactly what model you will get when you show up. By renting from Motor Inn, you can choose exactly what vehicle you want to drive. This provides certainty when you’re booking your rental and even lets you take an extended test drive before you buy that car.

Thorough servicing

The maintenance experts at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake are certified to repair and service the vehicles we rent out to customers, which means you can worry less about mechanical failures when you’re on the road. While other rental services are expected to maintain dozens of makes and models at a non-stop pace, we at Motor Inn take our time and provide thorough service on all our rentals.

No unexpected charges

Rental agencies are infamous for including unnecessary charges for extras like GPS, satellite radio, and tolls. Additionally, traditional rental counters often work hard to upsell you on redundant insurance policies already covered under your standard auto insurance coverage. At Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, we offer reasonable rental rates without any unexpected charges.

Contact Motor Inn of Spirit Lake if you are looking to rent a car, truck, or SUV.

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What Is the GMC CarbonPro™ Bed?

What Is the GMC CarbonPro™ Bed? | Spirit Lake, IA

GMC trucks are built tough, which is why the new Sierra Denali 1500 and Sierra AT4 1500 will include brand-new CarbonPro™ beds. If you’re curious to learn more about this new bed liner, here is an overview.

What is a CarbonPro™ bed?

CarbonPro™ is a composite made of carbon fiber that is extremely durable and resistant to scratches, dings, and corrosion. GMC global vice president Duncan Aldred said of the new CarbonPro™ bed liner, “CarbonPro™ is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications. Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

Why choose a CarbonPro™ bed?

GMC wanted to make sure the CarbonPro™ bed was up for anything, which is why it was brutally tested. These tests ensured it could handle 1800 pounds of gravel dropped from alternating heights, a snowmobile running its tracks at full speed against the bed, and the heat and cold of extreme locations like Yuma and Kapukasing. In all test cases, the CarbonPro™ bed came away with only minimal signs of wear. The GMC CarbonPro™ bed also eliminates the need for a spray-in bed liner, and increases the Sierra’s payload due to its lightweight nature.

Visit Motor Inn Auto Group to see the new CarbonPro™ bed in the GMC Sierra 1500 today.

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Top Three Skiing Resorts in Iowa

Top Three Skiing Resorts in Iowa | Spirit Lake, IA

Many people assume that Iowa is a flat state full of miles and miles of corn fields. But, there are more than a few skiing resorts peppering the Hawkeye State. While these resorts might not offer extreme vertical heights of other states’ slopes, they can still give you and your family a lot of fun in the winter.

Mt. Crescent Ski Area

The Mt. Crescent Ski Area is in the mountainous terrain of the Iowa Bluffs about 15 miles northeast of Omaha, Nebraska. This has become a popular place to learn to ski or snowboard. They are open every weekend through the winter and, thanks to their snow machines, there is always a “100 percent chance of snow.” Even if you’d rather not ski or snowboard, you can come here for the great sledding hills.

Seven Oaks

Located in Boone, Seven Oaks is a great place to go in central Iowa if you love skiing. The resort features 11 runs that vary in difficulty. It also offers a trail yard, a beginner’s area, and a terrain park. In addition, the park routinely offers late-night skiing events for the more adventurous skiing fan in your family.

Sundown Mountain

Located near Dubuque, Sundown Mountain is always ready for winter fun. The resort features 21 scenic trails, two terrain parks, and two mountaintop lodges with spectacular views. If you’re looking for an extended ski vacation, Sundown Mountain might just be the perfect destination. Iowa has much to offer for the adventurous skiing fan.  For an outdoorsy SUV you can take your skis and snow clothes in, check out the newest vehicles at one of the Motor Inn Auto stores.

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