Staying alert and focused is important while driving. Follow these tips for staying safe behind the wheel to increase your safety when you get behind the wheel.
Check Your Mirrors
Before you start out, take the time to check the position of your seat and mirrors. It’s easy to forget to do this before your regular commute, but checking occasionally is a good idea.
Driving Can Be Tiring
Long commutes can leave you feeling drained and sore. If driving exhausts you, it might be time to add some light cardio exercise to your weekly routine. AARP recommends 30 minutes a day to increase your stamina. Walking at a moderate pace is a good way to accomplish this.
Driving while distracted is dangerous. It is tempted to eat, look for a store on GPS or talk on the phone while you are behind the wheel, but these activities can take your focus off of the road. Minimize distractions and get home safely to your family.
Take a Refresher Course
You may have learned to drive many years ago, but that doesn’t mean you can polish those skills a bit. Many insurance companies offer discounts to drivers who take safety classes. There are also monitors available to help increase your awareness of unsafe driving behaviors.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that can help you stay safe on the road, check out the advanced driver-assist features on the models in our inventory. Our friendly team of seasoned sales associates would be happy to show you the latest innovations when you schedule a test drive.
If you want a stylish vehicle to take on rough terrain and fun adventures around Spirit Lake, Iowa, look no further than the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco. This two- and four-door rugged SUV is now available to configure and reserve online, which means you can now start planning the Bronco of your dreams.
With this online configurator, you can check out features, colors, accessories, and more for the new Bronco. Ford has leveraged more than 55 years of color heritage to give you authentic choices. Traditional exterior shades include classic Oxford White, Carbonized Gray, and Shadow Black. Colorful hues include Velocity Blue and Rapid Red. New exterior colors are available, too, like Cactus Gray and Area 51, which is a smoky teal.
Inside, you can opt for materials whose textures and looks were inspired by beloved everyday items like old baseball mitts, backpacking gear, and trail running shoes. The Bronco’s interior colors come in five primary themes: Medium Sandstone with Black Onyx, Dark Space Gray with Black Onyx, Roast with Black Onyx, Black Onyx with Dark Cactus, and Navy Pier with Dark Space Gray. There will also be options for accent stitching to add a pop to the interior color scheme.
Check out the 2021 Ford Bronco builder now to get started, or contact us here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to learn more. We’re expecting this exciting new model to arrive at our dealership this summer.
Winter is coming to Iowa, and you need to make sure your vehicle is prepped and ready for the challenges that come with it. From icy roads and salted streets to freezing temperatures and heavy snow, here are some winter car care tips so you can keep your ride in top shape.
Test the Battery
Your car battery might have difficulty operating during the winter, since cold weather is worse for cars than warm weather. To combat the possibility of a dead battery during the winter, you should perform a volt test on your battery before freezing temperatures hit. If the battery isn’t in good condition, buy a new car battery to ensure you won’t end up stranded in a cold parking lot when your car won’t start.
Check the Tires
With snow and ice on the roads, you’ll want to make sure your car tires have good traction. Especially if the temperature drops below 45 degrees frequently, you should equip your car with winter tires. Better tires mean increased confidence when you are accelerating, braking, and turning on cold pavement. You should also check your tire pressure, since it can drop along with air temperature. If your tires have low pressure, fill them to the recommended levels.
Replace Faulty Lights
Winter means less daylight, so you want your car lights to be in excellent shape. Replace any bulbs that may be out. If your headlights are foggy or yellow, it’s time to have them replaced.
For assistance with any of these winter car care tasks, be sure to contact our service department here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.
Ford recently released details on the 2021 Ford Bronco, and this rugged new SUV is just as exciting as we’d hoped it would be.
Whether you’re exploring trails in Iowa or driving on the open road, the 2021 Bronco will make your trip a great one with practical and advanced features like EcoBoost® powertrains, off-road technologies, and the next-generation SYNC® 4 infotainment system.
The Bronco offers two 4×4 systems to choose from: the base system with a two-speed electronic transfer case or an available system with an auto mode for on-demand selection.
The Bronco’s optional Trail Toolbox includes Trail Control — cruise control for driving at low speeds on trails — and Trail Turn Assist to improve turning with torque vectoring. There’s also a Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. (“Go Over Any Terrain”) modes.
Bronco engine options include either a 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 with best-in-class gasoline horsepower or a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® with best-in-class four-cylinder torque.
You can order the Bronco in a two-door or four-door configuration with removable doors and roof. Inside, advanced tech includes a multifunction LCD instrument panel, an available 12-inch SYNC® 4 infotainment system, and safety features like the Ford Co-Pilot 360™ driver-assist suite.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is coming to dealerships early next year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer it right here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.
America’s most popular pickup just got even better. The 2021 Ford F-150 has been fully redesigned, and it’s now tougher, more advanced, and more capable than ever.
Built on a high-strength steel and aluminum frame, the 2021 F-150 features a standout new exterior look — including 11 grille options, available LED lights, and fresh aerodynamic features for better efficiency. The bed comes with new tailgate-mounted tie-downs and an available flat Tailgate Work Surface. There’s even an optional Pro Power Onboard generator, perfect for Iowa worksites, campsites, and more.
Under the hood, the F-150 packs outstanding power and capability. The new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid V6 powertrain provides up to 12,000 pounds of towing capacity and 700 miles of driving range, and it’s also likely to offer class-leading torque and horsepower when final specs are revealed.
The interior of the F-150 has received a full makeover. An available 12-inch touch screen, a flat Interior Work Surface, a rear locking storage vault, and the powerful new SYNC® 4 infotainment system with wireless smartphone integration are just a few of the features you can look forward to. To improve your peace of mind, the new F-150 also includes helpful options like Trailer Reverse Guidance, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, hands-free Active Drive Assist, and Intersection Assist for left turns.
Excited to test-drive this outstanding new truck? You won’t have much longer to wait. The 2021 Ford F-150 will arrive at Motor Inn of Algona and Motor Inn of Spirit Lake sometime this fall.
*Projected EPA calculated range. Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2020 calendar year.