Top Scenic Drives in Kentucky

Summer is here! It’s time to get out of the house, hop in your used car from Chip Wynn Motors, and hit the road with your friends or family. Whether you’re planning a weekend road trip or just a Sunday afternoon cruise, the Bluegrass State has many beautiful roads to explore. Here are some of the top scenic drives in Kentucky.

Red River Gorge Scenic Byway

You can practically drive across the state and stay within the sprawling Daniel Boone National Forest. The best stretch of the park has to be the Red River Gorge National Geological Area. The stacked rock formations and densely packed deciduous trees will make you forget that you’re also in the land of rolling green pastures.

Duncan Hines Scenic Byway

Access some of the most breathtaking sites in the state — like Mammoth Cave National Park — when you take the Duncan Hines Scenic Byway. If you’re a sports car enthusiast, you have to plan a stop at the National Corvette Museum.

Old Frankfort Pike

Old Frankfort Pike is quintessential Kentucky. The views you’ll see on this drive through the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass Region take you past white-fenced horse farms, historic mansions, and countless stop-offs at sites like wineries and bourbon distilleries.

If you’re shopping for a used car in Kentucky that’s as beautiful as our state’s natural beauty, you’ll find it here at Chip Wynn Motors. Our dealership has plenty of mesmerizing sports cars, stylish SUVs, and tantalizing trucks in stock.

Tips of Tailgating in Kentucky

Tailgating Tips At Chip Wynn Motors In Paducah, KY

For many people, one of the best things about fall is football season. Nothing can beat the excitement of cheering on your favorite teams and players while enjoying some delicious food. If you plan to do any tailgating in Kentucky, here are a few tips to help.

Pack Early

An important part of a good tailgate party is having a good parking spot. Pack early, like the night before, and leave early, so you can get a prime spot.

Keep Things Cold

To make the ice in your cooler last longer, put beverages in the refrigerator to get them cold first. You can also freeze water bottles. They work the same as loose ice and then melt to become a refreshing drink at the end of the day.

Check for Tickets

Before you leave the house, make sure you have your tickets. Check again before you start walking to the stadium.

Make a List

If you tailgate frequently, or would like to, keep a list of items you need to bring. Update it as you get more experienced.

Stay Powered Up

Make sure you have a charging cable for your phone. Consider brining a portable battery pack to charge your phone so you don’t drain your car’s battery. Also make sure you have jumper cables in the trunk.

If you’re ready for some football and need a new-to-you ride that meets your tailgating needs, look no further than the vast selection at Chip Wynn Motors.

Safest Used Cars for Teens for Back-to-School

Safest Used Cars for Teens
Check out this list of some of the safest used cars for teens as recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

If you have a teenager that is of driving age, they are likely begging for a car of their own. Whether they have been saving upon their own or you are planning on buying it yourself, you know they need something safe. Here are some of the safest used cars for teens as recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

IIHS has two groups of cars. The “best choices” are vehicles that have a starting price under $20,000. But if that is still too steep for your budget, they also have some “good choices” that start under $10,000.

Best Choices

  • Dodge Avenger 2011-2014
  • Hyundai Sonata 2015 and newer
  • Subaru Outback 2013 and newer
  • Nissan Rogue 2014 and newer
  • Ford Edge 2015 and newer
  • Volvo XC60 2013 and newer

Good Choices

  • Ford Fusion 2010-2012
  • Subaru Legacy 2009-2012
  • Ford Escape 2009 and newer
  • Toyota RAV4 2009-2014
  • Honda Pilot 2006 and newer
  • Audi A6 2007 and newer

Here at Chip Wynn Motors, are inventory is constantly changing. However, we frequently have many of these used models available. If you are looking for a specific one, give us a call and we can help you find the ideal safe car for your teen as they head back to school this fall.

What You Should Know Before Buying a Used Car

buying a used car
Buying a used car is a great idea for the buyer on a budget.

Today, used cars are more reliable and long-lasting than ever. Follow these tips for the best used car buying experience.

  • Calculate Your Budget. Before doing anything else, you should decide what you can and are willing to spend. Think about financing and how much you can handle in terms of a monthly payment.
  • Decide What Kind of Car You Want. The used car market is vast – and might paralyze you with how many choices are out there! Try narrowing down what you’re looking for ahead of time.
  • Investigate! There’s no such thing as too much research. Research all different kinds of vehicles and when you’ve decided what you’re into, research what your ideal car typically goes for.
  • Inspect and Get a Vehicle History Report. So, you’ve done all that research and found your dream car – now what? Make sure to do a full inspection and get a Vehicle History Report from the seller.
  • Negotiate. If everything else checked out, it’s time to negotiate and pay what you want for your new (used) car.

At Chip Wynn Motors, we have plenty of great used cars in our inventory – so make sure to start your search by stopping by today.

Best Used Cars for College Students

Used Cars for College
Since most students don’t have the budget for a new car, check out some of the best used cars for college that will fit right in on any campus.

All across the country, thousands upon thousands of students are gearing up to head off to college. Whether it’s their first year or their last, having a car on campus can be a great benefit. However, most students don’t have the budget for a new car. Here are some of the best used cars for college that will fit right in on any campus.

  • Mazda 3. This little car is available in either sedan or hatchback form. It delivers sharp styling, lots of features, and respectable fuel efficiency.
  • Kia Soul. Young drivers appreciate a car with style, and there’s nothing quite like the Kia Soul. Its boxy styling gives it a spacious interior and it comes loaded with technology.
  • Honda Fit. Versatility is the name of the game for this subcompact hatchback. It comes with a surprisingly roomy interior, delivers excellent fuel efficiency, and unmatched reliability.
  • Ford Edge. For students who prefer a taller driving position, the Edge delivers that and so much more. It has earned top safety recommendations numerous times and comes with a lot of desirable features.

Here at Chip Wynn, we have an ever-changing inventory of excellent used cars. We frequently have many of these models available. Stop by today and we’ll help you find the perfect car to head to college.

Best Used Cars for Teens

Best Used Cars for Teens
If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, then here is a list of some of the best used cars for teens.

When your teenager reaches driving age, you probably have mixed emotions. You feel proud that they are gaining some independence, yet also scared out of your mind that they are gaining some independence. If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, you don’t want to spend a fortune, but you also want to make sure it is safe.

These cars are recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because they perform well in crash tests, are equipped with electronic stability control, and all cost less than $20,000. Out of about 150 on their list, there are even a lot of models in the under $10,000 category (80 on the list) and under $5,000 category (19 on the list). Here are just some highlights.

$5,000 or Less

  • Volvo XC90 model year 2005 and newer.
  • Hyundai Azera model year 2006-2011.
  • Hyundai Sonata model year 2006-2010.
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan model year 2005-2008.

Between $5,000 and $10,000

  • Ford Fusion model year 2010 and newer.
  • Chevrolet Malibu model year 2010 and newer.
  • Subaru Forester model year 2009 and newer.
  • Dodge Journey model year 2010 and newer.

Between $10,000 and $20,000

  • Ford F-150 crew cab model year 2011 and newer.
  • GMC Acadia model year 2011 and newer.
  • Mazda6 model year 2014 and newer.
  • Toyota Camry model year 2012 and newer.

Here at Chip Wynn, our inventory is constantly changing, but we frequently have many of these models in stock. Give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the perfect safe used car for your teen.