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.

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.

Buick Envision Hailed Among Top SUVs under $40,000

2021 Buick Envision | Spirit Lake, IA

The Buick Envision is a stylish, upscale crossover in the brand’s premium lineup — and it’s an affordable SUV for families in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Recently, Consumer Reports praised the 2021 Buick Envision as one of the best SUVs under $40,000. With a base MSRP well below that amount, the second generation of Buick’s compact crossover offers top value for your hard-earned dollar.

What makes the Envision such a great buy for the money? According to Consumer Reports judges, it’s “a comfortable, quiet, mildly upscale SUV that’s pleasant to drive.” Plus, the new generation far exceeds the first iteration of Envision.

Other highlights identified by evaluators include the SUV’s responsive braking and the easy-to-use Buick Infotainment System, which offers turn-by-turn navigation and IntelliLink technology. Safety is also a priority on the Envision, with the availability of nine driver assistance systems in the Buick Driver Confidence Plus suite.

If you do want a top-of-the-line Buick Envision, check out the fully loaded Envision Avenir, which offers an abundance of luxury upgrades.

Whether you need a sophisticated ride to the office or a comfortable SUV for a road trip with your dog, check out the affordable, quality Buick Envision at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. The 2022 Envision is already on its way and will be available soon.

Chevy Corvette Is One of the Most Dog-Friendly Cars in Spirit Lake, IA

Chevrolet Corvette | Spirit Lake, IA

When you think about vehicles that your dog can ride in, you probably think about large SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks with double cabs. But what about a sports car?

If you drive the Chevrolet Corvette, your pooch will have a grand time riding along. Why is the Corvette one of the most dog-friendly cars we sell here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake?

According to Car Gurus — which included the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette on its list of best cars for dog owners — small dogs don’t need a lot of space, so even the two-seat Corvette may offer enough room for you and your four-legged companion.

If it’s just you and Rover taking a ride to the park or a road trip through Iowa, the big doors of the Corvette, as well as its safety features and driving assistance tech, can accommodate you — especially if you have a small breed like a pug, French bulldog, or terrier.

If your best friend is a furry canine who loves traveling with you wherever you drive and you have some extra money to spend on a legendary sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette might offer the best solution for you. Talk to a sales assistant at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to see how you can own your own Corvette.