Have you noticed fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood each Halloween? It’s a growing epidemic that’s plaguing more than just Kansas City, as parents across the country are taking their children trick-or-treating in communities that are perceived to be “safer,” or to special “trunk-or-treat” events. Sayonara, Halloween.Continue reading “The Best Places In Kansas City To Trick-Or-Treat”
Looking to drive green and save green? There are plenty of affordable, fuel-efficient used vehicles out there to help you accomplish both goals. Explore all your options at a used car dealership near you—or start your research right here with our list of the most fuel-efficient 2016 vehicles you can buy for less than $20,000.Continue reading “Most Fuel-Efficient Used 2016 Vehicles Under $20k”
As has been the case since dealerships were invented, taking a test drive before buying a used car is an essential part of the purchasing process. It’s like sampling ice cream at the parlor (do those still exist?): both Pistachio Phudge Pizzazz and Very Berry Bananananza flavors sound right up your alley, so you taste each of them and discover that Pistachio Phudge Pizzazz is disgusting. The same logic can apply when test driving pre-owned vehicles.
Although today’s technology allows shoppers to research cars on this crazy thing called “the internet,” test-driving a vehicle at the used car dealership can’t be avoided – nor should it be! Review these 15 tips to find out what you should be looking for before, during, and after your test drive.Continue reading “15 Expert Tips: What to Look for When Taking a Test Drive”
Now that summer’s here and the kids are out of school, it’s time to start planning your family vacation. You’ll spend hours choosing the perfect destination, preparing your checklist, and finding a pet-sitter. But how much time are you going to invest in picking a quality used SUV for your road trip? With the right super-versatile crossover at your command, your family’s little getaway should be the best yet.
Here are 4 of the best used crossovers you can buy right now at just about any used car lot, including McCarthy Pre-Owned Supercenter.Continue reading “Top 4 Used SUVs for Family Road Trips”
So, you forgot to buy Dad something for Father’s Day…again. You know the drill by now: run to the store to pick up an overpriced pair of funky socks, a bag of beef jerky, and a cheesy card. Throw everything into a bag and call it a night. You’ve done it before, and you’ll probably do it again because that’s just how Father’s Day works.
But what if there was a better way to give Dad a last-minute gift that didn’t seem like a last-minute gift? Check out these 10 Father’s Day gift ideas that will show Dad you put some thought into his present. (Sucker!)
#10) Truck Bed Tent
Does Dad like to camp yet despise sleeping on tree roots? Grab him a tent for his truck bed on Father’s Day. Most OEM truck bed tents can be had for a couple hundred dollars and installed easily – perhaps even more so than a typical tent. Visit our auto parts shop in Blue Springs, MO, to purchase a truck bed tent for your dad. We can install tents on most trucks, including the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Silverado, and Toyota Tacoma.Continue reading “10 Surprisingly Cool Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas”
It’s prom season, and this year you no longer have the luxury of hiding at home and waiting for it to pass. Those blissful days of walking past prom dresses without cringing at price tags are long gone. There’s no fairy godmother flying in, waving her wand and zapping down the perfect pair of heels. It’s all on you to make sure that your teen gets what she needs for that perfect night.
Yes, prom can be a stressful time for parents, and perhaps the most stressful aspect of preparing for your teen’s special night is planning the transportation. If you are looking to avoid renting a limo by chauffeuring your teen to the prom, here are 10 tips to make sure you aren’t embarrassing her and destroying her life.
1. Wash Your Ride
Tonight is a big deal to your teen, and they want to make a good impression on their friends. It’s probably a sore spot they can’t drive to the prom themselves, so make the extra effort to wash your vehicle before chauffeuring. Focus on the inside as well so that your kid’s friends don’t discover old French fries circa 2013.Continue reading “10 Prom Chauffeur Tips To NOT Ruin Your Teen’s Social Life”
Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start spring cleaning. But don’t just create a to-do list for your home or your landscaping. Getting your car washed is just as important, especially after the hard winter weather of the Midwest. Here are some expert answers to those frequently asked questions about spring car washing.Continue reading “Are Automated Car Washes Worse or Better Than Hand-Washing?”
The great thing about St. Patrick’s Day is you don’t have to be Irish to join in on the fun! (Though green attire is expected.) To help you get into the celebratory spirit, here are some of the best Kansas City events for Saint Paddy’s Day. Just be sure you’ve got a designated driver at the ready.Continue reading “Fun 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Kansas City”
As anyone interesting in buying or leasing a car knows, automakers tout fuel economy as one of the most important selling features of any new vehicle — and for good reason. Cars with higher MPG make for less-expensive driving and can shield car owners from fluctuations in gas prices. But you don’t have to buy a new car, much less a hybrid or all-electric one, to improve fuel economy. You can improve the mpg of the car you already own, without spending a penny, by following these tips!Continue reading “4 Easy Ways To Improve Fuel Economy Without Spending a Penny”
You’re beginning to eye the late-model vehicles you see on the road. Boy, how nice would it be to have a newer car or truck with up-to-date features? But before you head into the used car dealership, educate yourself about the trade-in process and what you can expect when you go to exchange your vehicle for a shinier, newer one.Continue reading “Insider “Trade-In”: Learn About The Vehicle Trade-In Process”