Jeep® Introduces 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Spirit Lake, IA

Anyone passionate about off-roading or the iconic Jeep® Wrangler will be thrilled to hear that the brand recently revealed its most capable Wrangler ever. The new 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 boasts 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque from a 6.4-liter V8 engine that combines off-road prowess with high-speed performance.

It’s been almost 40 years since the Wrangler was last offered with a V8 engine. With this powertrain under its hood, the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 can hop from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, which makes it 40 percent quicker than a V6 Wrangler. The engine is also paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission along with standard paddle shifters, which make for an engaging, responsive acceleration. 

For the unpaved roads, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes ready with FOX high-performance shocks, a 2-inch factory lift, four-wheel drive, Dana 44 axles with Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials, and the ability to drive through water up to 32.5 inches deep. Rubicon 392 also has a 48:1 crawl ratio which makes it great at tackling steep grades.

Whether you’re in Spirit Lake or Algona, Iowa, we recommend off-road enthusiasts stop by Motor Inn of Spirit Lake as soon as the Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 hits the lot to check it out.

Try These Car-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Car-Related New Year's Resolutions | Spirit Lake, IA

As the end of 2020 approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. This time, why not focus on making resolutions related to your vehicle? These car-related New Year’s Resolutions will help you start 2021 the right way.

Remember routine maintenance

Sometimes, when life gets busy, it can be difficult to remember when your vehicle is due an oil change, tire rotation, or brake check. In 2021, make sure you don’t miss out on your vehicle’s regular service items.

Learn how to change a tire

You don’t want to get stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere with a flat. So, why not learn how to change a tire? Doing so means you won’t have to wait for help when you find yourself stranded.

Learn how to jump-start a car. Dead batteries are a real hazard, especially during harsh Iowa winters. Help yourself and others by learning how to jump-start a vehicle. 

Check your tire pressure regularly

Your tires are what keep you connected to the road, so it’s important to take care of them. This year, make sure you check your tire pressure regularly and that you keep track of your tires’ tread — after all, worn tires can decrease the amount of traction you have in inclement weather.

To make sure your vehicle runs smoothly throughout the coming year, contact our service department at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to set up an appointment.

Get Ready to Build Your Own 2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco | Rochester, MN

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.

3 Car Care Tips to Help You Weather an Iowa Winter

Winter Care Tips | Spirit Lake, IA

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.

Silverado 1500 Gets New Tailgate and Trailering Tech for 2021

Silverado 1500 Tailgate Tech | Spirit Lake, IA

With new mechanical and technological updates, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers an enhanced tailgate and trailering experience.

The 2021 Silverado 1500 welcomes the addition of the most capable tailgate in the model’s history. The Multi-Flex Tailgate offers six unique functions so that Silverado owners can access the bed cargo easier and enjoy enhanced loading solutions and a standing workstation. With a weight capacity of 375 pounds, the new tailgate will make work easier if you are tackling home DIY projects or outdoor activities around Iowa.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will also feature increased trailering capability thanks to two of its most efficient engines. No matter the configuration of the 2021 Silverado 1500, the 2.7-liter Turbo engine adds thousands of pounds of trailering capacity. With the Cab Short Box model, the rating increases by 2,500 pounds for a max capacity of 9,300 pounds. The newly available Regular Cab Long Box gets a maximum tow rating of 9,600 pounds. The 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine combines increased towing capacity with industry-leading fuel economy, adding 1,900 pounds of trailering capacity while achieving an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway.*

With enhanced trailering technology, such as Trailer Length Indicator, Jack-Knife Alert, Rear Side View enhancement and Cargo Bed View enhancement, the latest generation Silverado makes trailering even simpler and more user-friendly.

To check out these new features or to test-drive the new Silverado 1500, stop in for a visit at Motor Inn’s locations in Carroll, Estherville, and Knoxville, Iowa.

*EPA estimated. Silverado 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.