Jeep® Wins Big in Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

2022 Jeep Gladiator | Spirit Lake, IA

If you’re looking for a ride with the best bang for your buck, look no further than the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler and 2022 Jeep® Gladiator. They were named the “Best Value in America” for the compact SUV segment and small/midsize pickup segment, respectively, by Vincentric, which analyzes both consumer and fleet markets every year to discover vehicles with the best value.

It’s the seventh time that the iconic Jeep® Wrangler has won the Vincentric Best Value in America award, which is determined by statistical analysis of market prices and total cost of ownership of 2022 model-year vehicles. The 2022 Wrangler is the first ever to be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that uses two electric motors to deliver 21 miles of all-electric range.

As part of the awards, Vincentric also identified the 2022 Dodge Charger and 2022 Dodge Durango as having the lowest total cost of ownership in the large sedan and large SUV segments, respectively. In other words, if you’re looking for a ride that isn’t just affordable up front but stays affordable over time, then Dodge is a great pick.

Visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to get a closer look at the award-winning Wrangler, Gladiator, Charger, and Durango. If the Jeep lineup isn’t your speed, try your luck with our Toyota inventory!

The Best Driving Schools in Iowa

Best Driving Schools In Iowa | Spirit Lake, IA

As winter loosens its icy grip on local roads, it’s time to plan driving lessons for the teen in your family. Some school districts offer driver education, and the Iowa Department of Transportation also lists private companies that can help get your son or daughter behind the wheel. From your friends at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, here are some of the best driving schools in Iowa.

Spirit Lake and Estherville

Near Spirit Land and Estherville, Naig’s School of Driving offers on-site lessons. The owner is Doyle Naig and he can be reached at (712) 461-0954 or by email at The owner of the Northwest Driving Academy is Wes Hunziker, who can be reached at (712) 330-5634 or The Iowa Great Lakes Driving School LLC is available by phone at (712) 240-2272, or by email to the owner, David Schulz, at


In the Knoxville area, you can find the Training Wheels driving school, owned and operated by Cindy Hauschildt. The phone number is (641) 820-0234, and the email address is


The Deluxe Driving Academy is available in the Carroll area. To schedule, contact owner Mike Bach at (712) 210-0126 or by email at


In Algona, your best bet is probably something in Des Moines, and there are three possibilities. Triple “R” Driving School: Rump’s Road Rules is owned by Ryan Rump who can be reached at (319) 470-6975 or via email at Drive with Cops is another option, and owners David Kopp and Matthew McCarty can be contacted at (515) 981-6363 or The Des Moines area is also home to Street Smarts LLC, and owner Dan McElroy can be reached at (515) 279-1112 or at

For more information, contact us at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Fall Attractions in Iowa

Children Enjoying Fall Attractions In Iowa

Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in Iowa. We love seeing the leaves changing and feeling the crisp coolness in the air. If you are wanting to spend some time outdoors, here are some great fall attractions in Iowa.

Hawk Valley Garden

Every fall, Hawk Valley Garden, in Spencer, Iowa turns into a pumpkin patch. Head to the garden to pick out some pumpkins, decorative squash, or even some fantastic pumpkin stackers to impress all your neighbors.

Pikes Point State Park

We all love to visit Pikes Point in the summer and spend a day on the beach. In the fall, you can visit the park to get a great view of the beautiful fall colors. You can even head out on the water to see the leaves on all sides of the lake.

Family Glow Walk

On Oct. 5, take your family on a fun nighttime adventure with a Glow Walk. The walk starts at the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 6:30 p.m. Bring glow sticks to wear.

Little Monsters Halloween Walk

Have your kids put on their costumes and head to downtown Spirt Lake on Saturday, Oct. 26. Downtown business will be handing out candy from 2-4 p.m.

Contact us here at Motor Inn to schedule your vehicle’s fall service appointment. We’re here to ensure that your autumnal travels are as safe as they are fun.

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