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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4 Safe Used Cars for Teenagers (Plus a Few Free Tips)

Are you planning on buying a car this fall for your high-schooler? Having a car is a rite of passage for teenagers yet can be a source of stress for parents. It means less ferrying them around but more worrying when they’re late. (Did they have an accident or are they just goofing off with friends?)

We can’t help you with the challenges of parenting teenagers but we can help you find a safe used car for them to drive.

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The Alarmingly High Costs of Putting Off Low-Cost Car Maintenance

It can be easy to ignore small issues with your car when that car continues to function, even if you know the repair will be inexpensive. After all, sometime soon you’re going to make time and set that appointment, right? However, there are a few car repairs that people delay out of lack of urgency, only to discover the small repair evolve into a more expensive and frustrating fix. When you know that cheap car maintenance is within your reach, make sure you do it!

Here are some of the hidden costs you might incur when putting off common car problems.

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Brake Pads

Brake pads wear down gradually, so it can be tempting to get all you can out of them. However, besides the obvious danger of driving without sufficiently functioning brakes, wearing completely through your brake pads can eventually impact your wallet, too. Continue reading “The Alarmingly High Costs of Putting Off Low-Cost Car Maintenance”

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Used Cars in 2018

Used-car sales have been up since 2015 thanks to a growing U.S. economy, according to PR Newswire. More used than new cars have been finding new owners, and folks who study trends don’t think that’s likely to change in 2018. Of course, the debate of new vs. used cars isn’t just dependent on factors like how well the economy is doing, or the trends in automotive manufacturing; sometimes it’s just about the benefits of buying a used car.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider going pre-owned in 2018.

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