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Jeep Cherokee: All-Around Excellence

As a mid-size SUV, the Jeep Cherokee delivers superior handling, functionality, responsiveness, and off-road dominance. To make this even better, the Trailhawk version has won a Best in Class award for the compact affordable SUV/Crossover category. What the Trailhawk does is take the excellence of the Cherokee, and adds all the premium features a driver could want.

 

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2017 Dodge Viper Flexes for The Fast Lane Car Critics

Are you shopping the sports coupe class for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Shimkat Motor Company feel you owe it to yourself to have a good look at ours, the 2017 Dodge Viper.

And why is that, exactly?

Allow The Fast Lane Car pundit Roman Mica to explain; check out his review of the Viper in the clip below:

Pop the Viper's snout and it's there you'll discover the marquee attraction: its 8.4-liter V10 engine.

Tied to a six-speed manual transmission, this ten-banger boasts a very brawny 645 horsepower and 600…

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Road Trip Hazards

Road trips can be one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime. Most of us remember piling into our family car and leaving for a great destination. The destination wasn't always the best part. 

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A Basic Roadside Emergency Kit

Let's face it, things happen. Maybe you're driving an older car and it finally gives up or your brand new car blows a tire, either way, you're stuck on the side of the road. Here are few things that could make your unintended break a little easier.

It's a good idea to think of your emergency kit in two parts: driver and vehicle. The first part of your emergency kit should be items that would help you in an emergency: food, water, change of clothes, maybe some blankets if you live in a cold climate. Basically…
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Do you Drive Smart?

In order to be a safe driver, you need to be attentive and always scanning the road for pedestrians, bicyclists, children, or pets. Check your mirrors every 6 to 8 seconds since things change very quickly on the road. Obey the road signs and posted speed limits. Never follow other cars too closely and always use you turn signals. You should also take a few minutes to do a pre-check before you even get into your car. If you notice anything that seems off about your vehicle, make an appointment with us at Shimkat Motor Company in Fort Dodge, IA…

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Have Your Tires Checked

The tires are certainly one of the most important parts of any car or truck. Not only do they keep the car running safely and smoothly but they also have to deal with the rough and rugged roads on a daily basis. Because the tires are subjected to so much wear and tear, it is important to properly take care of them. Having your tires observed on a regular basis is the best way to ensure that they are always working their best...

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What Should You Do? Buy or Lease a Car

Buying a vehicle can be a long process. There is a lot of research that goes into which model is the best for your lifestyle and how to finance the vehicle. There are two common ways to own a vehicle: buying and leasing. Everyone's financial situation is different, and you should choose the option that best fits your needs.

There is a large quantity of differences between owning and leasing a vehicle. Let’s compare:

When buying a car, you get to keep the car as long as you want as long as payments are being made each month…

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Wins SUV of the Year

Excelling on the road is one thing, but dominating the off road takes a level of superiority few vehicles have. The vehicle that reaches that level is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, winner of the Four Wheeler magazine 2017 SUV of the Year. The Trailhawk is a member of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee model lineup.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Proves to Be the Best of 2017

A minivan can excel as a family vehicle, but could it really be the best of all vehicles on the Fort Dodge roads? The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica says an emphatic "yes!" It's been named the Best of 2017 by Cars.com. When a minivan outperforms every other vehicle, drivers in Boone, Centerville, Humboldt, and Algona know it's got to be good.

What about the Pacifica stands out to…

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