Visit These Great Museums in Paducah This Summer

Museums in Paducah | Paducah, KYSchool’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Check out one — or all — of these great museums in Paducah this summer with your little ones:

  • The National Quilt Museum: This museum boasts three galleries that with quilt art that is rotated seven or eight times per year, including touring exhibits. Visitors from all 50 states and 40 foreign countries make up the museum’s 115,000 annual patrons.
  • Paducah Railroad Museum: In the heart of historical downtown Paducah, this museum, opened in 1996, is open Wednesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with several unique train-themed exhibits.
  • William Clark Market House Museum: This historical museum in Paducah truly gives visitors a glimpse into the past of Paducah, with several artifacts from the city’s history, including a statue of Henry Clay. The museum also includes the Market House Theater and Yeiser Art Center in a 100-plus-year-old building that used to be the public market of Paducah.
  • Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum: Finally, this museum is the former residence of General Lloyd Tilghman of the Civil War. The home is an 1852 Greek Revival and costs $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12.

Don’t miss out on fun and fundamental museum visits this summer because of a busted old ride. Stop into Chip Wynn Motors and upgrade to a stylish, reliable used vehicle.

 

 

Driving Safely in the Rain

Driving Safely in the Rain | Paducah, KY

With the promise of warm weather in spring and summer come the inevitable rain showers. Driving in wet road conditions can be dangerous with nearly 1.2 million crashes every year attributed to slick roads. With the right tips in mind for driving safely in the rain, you can help ensure you don’t become part of that statistic.

Before You Drive

Make sure your windshield wipers are properly functioning. If they leave streaks or don’t clear the windshield in one swipe, it’s time to replace the blades.

Your tire tread is a huge part of keeping your car on the road. Check the tread on all your tires to make sure they can displace the water on the road. If they have worn down, start shopping for new.

Slow Down

No matter your destination, in the rain it’s best to take your time getting there. Wet roads reduce the tires’ grip, and harsh storms reduce visibility. Keep your distance from the vehicle in front of you and slow down.

Cruise Control

During the rain, a driver needs to pay full attention to the road. Avoid using cruise control during storms as it can increase the chance of an accident. Not using the cruise control allows you to concentrate on driving and allow faster reaction time to loss of traction.

Skid

If you do begin to hydroplane, don’t panic. Continue to steer, gently, in the direction you want the car to go. Avoid sudden turns or hard braking as you will lose even more control.

For a reliable new-to-you sued vehicle capable of handling the elements, stop into Chip Wynn Motors.

 

Why Windshield Wipers are Different Sizes

Why Windshield Wipers are Different Sizes | Paducah, KY

There’s a lot of maintenance on your car that would be better off left to a professional. But there are plenty of areas that you can work yourself with relative ease. Changing out the windshield wipers is a quick DIY that provides a better driving experience.

But when it comes time to buy new wipers, have you noticed that you have to buy two different sizes? To maximize the surface area covered by the windshield wipers, automakers designed the blades to sit in an off-center position on the hood.

Older cars had centralized wipers that left a lot of the bottom and edges of the windshield untouched. With the newer design, when the driver’s side wiper swipes across, it stops at a 90 degree angle. More of the surface area gets cleared with this setup than if both blades sat centrally. But with these angles, one blade needs to be shorter to be able to fit the off-center position.

Depending on the vehicle you drive, the driver’s side could be longer than the passenger’s and vice versa. To figure out which blades to get when buying new, consult the owner’s manual. If the manual is not available, getting assistance from a car parts store or local dealership will help you find the correct size.

If you are in the market for a reliable used vehicle, look no further than Chip Wynn Motors.

How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

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Aggressive driving is an all too common behavior behind the wheel, but it is also very dangerous, as it can easily lead to accidents on the road. In fact, according to the AAA Foundation, more than half of crashes from 2003 to 2007 involved an aggressive driver.

So how can you avoid aggressive driving? Remain calm behind the wheel. Try not to let other drivers’ actions upset you. Focus on your breathing, play music that relaxes you, and remember that actions like speeding maybe shave seconds off your arrival time, but not much more.

Aggressive driving usually rears its ugly head in the form of tailgating drivers ahead of you, cutting off drivers during quick lane changes, weaving in and out of highway traffic, and failing to use signals. Aggressive driving turns to road rage when you use hand gestures to signal your dislike of another driver’s actions or when you attempt to speed past drivers, brake check them, or run them off the road in anger.

To ensure that you don’t become an aggressive driver, always remember to use turn signals, give space for others to merge, keep a safe following distance from traffic ahead of you, and obey traffic laws, especially speed limits. If you witness aggressive driving from other drivers or feel threatened due to someone’s road rage, call 911.

From all your friends at Chip Wynn Motors, stay safe out there!

These are the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Moms

Mother’s Day gifts for car moms

Are you thinking of getting your Ma an outside-the-box present for Mother’s Day this year? Then consider one of these Mother’s Day gifts for car moms. Whether she loves classic cars or just spends too much time commuting to work and running errands in her minivan, she’s sure to appreciate any of these gifts:

  • Steering wheel cover: Steering wheel covers are more than just a comfortable cover for the steering wheel that makes it a little more bearable to grip in extreme heat and cold. They’re also the perfect opportunity to add a pop of fashion into your mom’s daily driver. Alternatively, get fun seat covers with a bit of color.
  • Car care package: If you and your wife or partner still have little kids, chances are good that Mom’s car gets messy easily. Build her a car care package for easily cleaning the inside — or give her coupons for free cleanings by you. You can also buy her gift cards for taking her cat through the car wash.
  • Phone mount: If Ma’s car does not have built-in navigation, get her phone out of her hands with a phone mount, which makes navigation safe and easy.
  • Weekend getaway: Book a stay in a bed and breakfast in a new town, then take a fun road trip with you mom to get there. The memories are priceless.

If your mom needs a new set of wheels, why not do her one better? Stop into Chip Wynn Motors and check out our selection of used vehicles moms are sure to love.

Chip Wynn’s 2nd place at Paducah “Real Men Wear Pink” Campaign

During the month of October, Chip Wynn took an opportunity to participate in Paducah’s first “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Chip was one of twelve members of the community that had the pleasure of participating in this campaign to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The goal of this campaign was for these was money for the American Cancer Society while wearing pink to raise awareness.

We are very happy to announce that Chip came in second place in the Paducah fundraiser, having raised $10,083! Chip was ecstatic to be given the opportunity to make an impact, and jumped at the opportunity. “Since I’m in a position to make a difference within my community, I believe I have an obligation to do so”, said Chip.

We are very proud of him, along with the eleven other nominated members for taking a huge step to raise awareness and support for the men and women who are affected by breast cancer. All participants truly embodied what it really means to be a “real man”. If you would like to help in the fight against cancer, we encourage you to donate to the American Cancer Society. Any dollar helps in search for a cure.


Hot Wynning Wheels Car Giveaway

Chip Wynn's Hot Wynning Wheels - Car Giveaway

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Looking for a fresh ride but not wanting to go through the process of the research, phone calls, or even BUYING it? Chip Wynn has a solution with the Hot Wynning Wheels Giveaway! You have the chance to win your choice of ONE of the three vehicles listed below:

  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 87,000 miles
  • 2013 Buick Lacrosse with 27,000 miles
  • 2015 Kia Forte SX “Koupe” with 34,000 miles

The contest begins today, Sept. 17th and will run through 3:30 PM CT on Oct. 13th, 2018. Contestants can enter online at Westkentuckystar.com, Facebook or by listening to Electric 96.9 Radio. Of everyone who registers, 50 people will be chosen at random to qualify to win. You must be 18 or older to win and be present at Chip Wynn on October 13th. The final winner will receive their car the day of the giveaway and will be responsible for all applicable taxes and fees incurred in winning.

See the specific contest rules for more details and good luck!

Benefits of a Good Credit Score

They say that age ain’t nothing but a number. Credit scores, on the other hand, are extremely important numbers that affect many potential endeavors in the adult world. There are lots of reasons to work towards a good credit score. May this list be the inspiration you need to improve yours.

 

Better Loan Approvals

Lenders like banks, credit unions, and even dealerships like Chip Wynn Motors use your credit score to determine how likely you are to pay back debt. Thus, the better credit score you have the better loan options you’ll get.

 

Better Chance of Getting an Apartment

Lenders aren’t the only ones interested in your history with debt. Landlords will also want to know your score. A good credit score means there’s a good chance you’ll pay rent on time.

 

Less Expensive Car Insurance

Car insurance companies see a bad credit score and make the assumption that a person will file lots of claims. Having a low score doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get insurance, but it might mean you’ll be paying a much higher premium.

Good Credit Score

Avoid Paying Deposit on Utilities

If a utility company sees that you have bad credit or no credit, they may ask for a deposit before turning on the utilities in your name. A good credit score will show them that you can pay your bills each month. Often times this is enough assurance for them to waive the deposit fee.

Toyota Sienna Named Top 10 Family Car

Toyota Sienna
Recently, the stylish and impressive 2016 Toyota Sienna was named a Top 10 Family Car by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com.

The Toyota Sienna is always out to impress, and the 2016 model year is no different, which was recently proven again when the 2016 Toyota Sienna was named a Top 10 Family Car by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com.

The Toyota Sienna impresses first with its class-exclusive all-wheel drive. It’s the only minivan out there with the all-wheel drive stability you want and the space you need. Edmunds.com agrees, because the Sienna didn’t land on the Top 10 Family Car list without a good reason.

To earn a spot on the family car list, a car needs to rank high in many categories, like quality of ride, safety, comfort, efficiency, kid-friendly features, and more. Even physical attributes like unique styling and appearance make a difference.

“The endlessly roomy Sienna stands above its competitors for two reasons: It’s the only one with all-wheel drive, and the especially user-friendly controls help you stay focused on the road,” wrote Parents Magazine when explaining why the Sienna got the honor.

And they’re right. The 2016 Toyota Sienna is a great family ride. For trips, it’s a great vehicle because it offers up to 150 cubic feet of space. And with the Dual-View Entertainment Center, your kids will never get bored on trips.

Check out the Toyota Sienna today at Chip Wynn!

Top Things to Do in Paducah, Kentucky

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There’s always more to discover about your town. Here are some things to do in Paducah, Kentucky, if you’re looking to fill those summer days!

There’s always more to discover about your town. Here are some things to do in Paducah, Kentucky, if you’re looking to fill those summer days!

The National Quilt Museum

Yes, this is a thing! And while quilting might be seen as “lame,” this museum certainly isn’t. It’s basically an art museum, but for quilts! You’ll see patterns old and new and learn new things about quilting.

Floodwall Murals

The Floodwall Murals are displayed along Paducah’s riverfront. These are not only giant and beautiful paintings, but you’ll also get to read about the history of each of them via the placards that are placed beneath each of the art displays.

Paducah Riverwalk

Take a stroll along the riverwalk for some beautiful views. You’ll not only get a view of the river, but there’s also an old steam engine locomotive that located by the riverwalk, so you’ll get a chance to see a piece of history.

Bob Noble Park

Want nature? You’ve got it! At this park, you can not only enjoy the beauty of nature through biking and walking trails, but there will be plenty of playgrounds for kids, too.

Purple Toad Winery

Love wine-tasting? Head to the Purple Toad Winery, where you can tour the grounds inside and out. A favorite of many visitors is their peach wine!