Top 4 Used SUVs for Family Road Trips

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.

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10 Surprisingly Cool Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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.

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10 Prom Chauffeur Tips To NOT Ruin Your Teen’s Social Life

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.

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Are Automated Car Washes Worse or Better Than Hand-Washing?

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.

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Fun 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Kansas City

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.

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Fuel Economy Without Spending a Penny

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!

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Insider “Trade-In”: Learn About The Vehicle Trade-In Process

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.

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9 Free Holiday Events in Kansas City for Families (2018)

Are you looking for family-friendly holiday events in the Kansas City area that won’t break (or even bend) the budget? If so, keep reading! We’ve rounded up free events and activities for your family to enjoy through the end of 2018. From Santa’s arrival to the much-loved Holiday Express Train, there’s something here for everyone to adore this holiday season.

(These free events are listed in order by date to make it easier for you to mark your calendar.)

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The 5 Best Used Trucks for Cold Missouri Winters

No one likes winter, but our distaste for snow and ice doesn’t mean we can just cancel weather between December and March. Instead of voicing your complaints about how miserable the season can get in Missouri, try taking on the cold with one of these “best trucks for winter.” You won’t have to travel far to test drive these, either, as all these winter-ready pre-owned pickups are available for sale at our used truck dealership near Kansas City!

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How to Choose the Best Child Safety Seat for Your Used Car

Child car seats have come a long way in the last few years, as have traffic safety laws. Car seat manufacturers and parents alike have a better idea of how to help keep children safe in the car–and that includes choosing the right seat for each child.

Unfortunately, with so many different seats on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your older vehicle. Every used car model has a different setup: LATCH anchors in different locations, seats that tilt at different angles, fold-down benches, and other unique considerations. Before you choose the car seats for your child and vehicle, consider some of these important steps.

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