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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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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Are You a Chevy Truck Legend?

Are You a Chevy Truck Legend? | Spirt Lake, IA

In 2016, at the State Fair of Texas, Chevrolet introduced its Chevy Truck Legends program. This program was the start of a big celebration for the 100-year history of Chevy trucks, which occurred in 2018. The goal of the Chevy Truck Legends program is to reward the most loyal Chevrolet truck owners.

It is free to join the program; however, there are some criteria before you can earn your Legend status. You must fit into one of two categories:

  1. Be the owner of a Chevy truck with at least 100,000 miles on the odometer
  2. Own a Chevy truck, and have purchased or leased at least two new Chevy trucks in your lifetime

Once you are part of this legendary group, you get to enjoy a wide range of benefits. All members receive an exclusive Truck Legends cap and Legends decals. Chevrolet will also occasionally send out special invitations to exclusive events.

Online, you can share your truck photos and stories with other members in the group gallery. You will also be eligible to receive special discounts from Chevy partners and purchase exclusive merchandise. In just over three years, the Truck Legends program has grown to more than 60,000 members from all across the country. If you want to join this prestigious group and become a Chevy Truck Legend, you can purchase a new or pre-owned Chevy truck from the Motor Inn Auto Group.

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Jeep® Wrangler Earns a Place on List for Best Cars for Dog Lovers

best cars for dog lovers | Knoxville, IA

Many American families consider their dog an important part of their family. So much so, that Americans are travelling with their furry friends more than ever. If this describes you, then you need to shop for a pet-friendly vehicle. Autotrader has made this easy with its list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers.

Earning a spot on this list was the 2019 Jeep® Wrangler. This off-road ready warrior was a natural choice for this list thanks to its go-anywhere nature and spacious cabin. It is an ideal choice for anyone who loves to take their dogs on outdoor adventures.

You can also add a variety of pet friendly Mopar® accessories to your Wrangler, including a lightweight pet kennel. The kennel comes with three doors, two pockets, tie-down straps, and a carrying handle. To keep dog hair and muddy footprints off the carpet, get a set of Mopar all-weather floor and cargo mats.

Once you are your dog are ready, the Wrangler can take you anywhere with its powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It is rated at 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. If you need even more power, choose the available 3.6-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Experience all that the Jeep® Wrangler has to offer when you stop by Motor Inn of Spirit Lake for a test drive. 

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