4 Ways to Safely Sanitize Your Car

Safely Sanitize Your Car | Fort Stockton, TX

It’s always a good idea to keep your car clean, but now more than ever, it’s vital that we do everything we can do to reduce the spread of viruses and germs. Follow these tips for sanitizing your car to stay safe and healthy and reduce your risk of infecting others.

Soap and Water

You can use both hand soap and dish soap to clean the inside of your car and it will kill any possible germs. Make sure you scrub the cabin thoroughly and get into crevices where germs may be hiding. Before cleaning, though, confirm that the product you’re using won’t harm any of your vehicle’s surfaces.

Rubbing Alcohol and Disinfectant Wipes

One of the most effective household items you can use to kill germs is rubbing alcohol, as long as the solution is at least 70 percent alcohol. You can use rubbing alcohol with a cloth to clean just about any surface inside your car. You can also use disinfectant wipes if you’re able to obtain some.

High-Touch Areas

Pay special attention to areas like the steering wheel, engine start button, touch screen, and any other areas you find yourself touching frequently. It’s a good idea to clean these spots regularly with one of the above cleaning agents — just make sure they won’t be harmful to any electronic components.

Clean Outside, Too

Don’t skip the exterior! You touch the outside of your car too, especially the door handles, so give them a thorough cleaning. And always use hand sanitizer or wash your hands afterward.

If you have questions about the best ways to sanitize your vehicle, contact us here at Amistad Motors and we’ll be happy to help.

Show Your Appreciation with These Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts | Fort Stockton, TX

Showing your mom how much she matters to you should be something you try to do every day, but it’s extra important on Mother’s Day. If your mom relies on her vehicle or just really loves to cruise around Fort Stockton, here are some ideas for great Mother’s Day gifts to consider this year.

Chevrolet merchandise

Is your mom crazy about her Corvette? Elated with her Equinox? Smitten with her Silverado? Help her wear that love on her sleeve with the freshest apparel and accessories out of the Chevy Mall. From bowtie-branded hats and sweatshirts to super-fancy 2020 Corvette C8 driving shoes, there’s a little something for every style. Plus, you get free shipping on qualifying orders over $250.

Chevrolet Accessories

Help your mother upgrade her daily driving experience with a range of must-have Chevrolet Accessories. Whether it’s a cargo management system to help with her craft store runs, assist steps to make it easier to climb up into her Silverado, or a tech upgrade like a remote start kit or wireless charging, you’ll be able to get the right gear right here at Amistad Motors.

Give it the works

Moms can be busy people, so it might be difficult for yours to find the time she needs to break away and bring her Chevy in for service. This is where you take over: Drop mom off for a day of getting her nails done and getting pampered at the spa and bring her ride in to Amistad Motors for a comprehensive service visit. If you noticed that her ride needs fresh tires or some brake work, we’ll get it done quickly and affordably so that you can be there to scoop her up and take her to dinner. Don’t forget a full professional detailing to get her car sparkling like new.

Pro tip: Let your mom know how much she means to you every day, but do that little extra something special for her this Mother’s Day with a wonderful gift. The team at Amistad Motors is here to help.

Is a Truck Lift Kit Right for Me?

Is A Lift Kit Right For You | Fort Stockton, TX

Nothing feels quite the same as the added sense of power and visibility you get while driving a truck that’s been lifted. Is a truck lift kit right for your vehicle? Here at Amistad Motors, we’ve rounded up some of the pros and cons of adjusting your pickup’s height.

Body lift kits

If you’re just looking for an extra couple inches of ride height, a body lift kit might be your solution. These kits accomplish the lift with a spacer that goes between the truck’s body and frame. You’ll get 2 or 3 inches of extra clearance so you can stand out and go off road — but you won’t have to worry about your ride quality getting rougher. Body lift kits leave your vehicle’s factory suspension alone and don’t require new shocks. One thing to be aware of is that a body lift can change the looks of your truck, making the frame visible through the wheel wells.

Suspension lift kits

Suspension lift kits are quite a bit more involved than body lift kits. With these kits, you can raise your truck much higher and accommodate bigger tires if desired. It’s also a way to get more suspension articulation. However, suspension lift kits require more maintenance, can reduce your vehicle’s ride quality, and may even void the warranty.

Still have questions? Talk to our friendly service staff here at Amistad Motors to learn more about whether a lift kit will work for you.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Stockton, TX

Recently named the 2020 North American Car of the Year, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine version of this classic American sports car. The award — one of the most prestigious in the industry — is chosen by a special jury of auto journalists and experts. In particular, its new design and exceptional performance helped the Stingray to leave the competition in its tracks.

The North American Car of the Year award specifically recognizes vehicles that excel in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value, and driver satisfaction. The next-generation Corvette has a revolutionary mid-engine design, which you can see through the rear window. The LT2 V8 engine was completely reengineered for 2020, and you can also opt for a special carbon-fiber package.

“The 2020 Corvette represents a new era for the iconic brand,” said Lauren Fix, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year president. “The excitement from consumers has been overwhelming. From a journalist’s perspective, this is one of the best-built GM products that exemplifies what it means to be the North American Car of the Year.”

What else is new on the 2020 Stingray? One of the other most notable features is the first-even production retractable hardtop option. The hardtop can retract at speeds up to 30 mph, and it has six electric motors to ensure reliability and speed.

Visit Amistad Motors to learn more and order the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette for yourself.

Meet the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Fort Stockton, TX

SUVs are among today’s most practical and popular vehicle options, thanks to the space and technology that they provide to drivers. Now, Chevy is ready to offer even more of these aspects to modern motorists with its recently revealed 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban.

Without drastically increasing its price tag, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will offer drivers more room than ever. In fact, cargo space is set to increase 66 percent. There’s also more legroom and shoulder room for passengers.

The Chevrolet Suburban, long a staple in the Chevrolet lineup, will receive a brand-new set of advanced safety features for drivers to employ. Among these safety systems are an HD Rear Vision Camera, Rear Park Assist, and Hitch Guidance for trailering. The 2021 model of the Tahoe will also be adding many of these features to its own safety suite.

Both of these SUVs come equipped with an independent rear suspension for a smoother ride. They’re also available with an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control, which Chevrolet describes as “the most advanced available suspension in the segment.”

To learn more about the latest iterations of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, or to check out the current offerings for these models, take a trip to see us here at Amistad Motors.