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.

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.

Car Enthusiast Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Car Enthusiast Gifts | Fort Stockton, TX

The gift-giving season is upon us — and here at Amistad Motors, we’d like to make your shopping a little simpler. Here are a few of our favorite car enthusiast gift ideas for that hard-to-please person on your list.

It’s the Little Things

Give Drop Wipes bird poop remover cloths to anyone who needs to park near trees, because fast-food napkins and hand sanitizer just don’t cut it. Or provide your loved one with relief from the sun by purchasing the Enovoe Car Window Shade.

Unique Gifts for Car Fans

Winter can be tough on car batteries, so the NOCO Boost Plus GB40 portable battery jumper makes a great gift. The AIR PIX Pocket-Size Flying Camera is a mini drone that lets users take the ultimate selfie with their car. You could also give the gift of a car-related novel — like In the Seat of a Stranger’s Car by Beau Flemister, which tells the story of a Hawaiian car park attendant and the strange things he sees.

Toys for Kids of All Ages

The Hot Wheels ID Smart Track Kit has Bluetooth® capability and lets your kids control the action and participate in an online game. For older builders, LEGO® offers a Land Rover Defender Technic kit, complete with all-wheel drive, a winch and a four-speed gear box.

Choose one of these products and give a present that’s sure to satisfy the car lover in your life.

Holiday Events in Odessa Offer Fun for All

Holiday Events In Odessa | Fort Stockton, TX

We might not get much snow here in western Texas, but don’t let that fact prevent you from making the most of the season at these holiday events in Odessa and Fort Stockton.

Odessa Winterfest

Starting Nov. 29 and running throughout December, downtown Odessa will be home to Winterfest. This collection of holiday events will be fun for the entire family and will feature a parade of lights, a visit from Santa, and a Merry-achi holiday fiesta. All events will be free to the public, so mark your calendar now.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Each year, the Odessa Board of Realtors hosts the annual Christmas Tour of Homes. This event is a great opportunity to see the area in a whole new way and experience some of the best holiday decorating around. Best of all, the proceeds go to a scholarship fund at Odessa College, so be sure to turn up for this one. This year’s event will be held on Dec. 8.

Welcome to the Twenties

This year, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Roaring ’20s style at the Garage in Fort Stockton. At this themed party, you can ring in the new year at 10 p.m. with the whole family or stick it out past midnight for the crowning of the 2020 king and queen.

Our staff here at Amistad Motors wishes you a happy holiday season, and we hope to see you out at one of these joyous community events.