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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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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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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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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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect the Used Car Market?

Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality. While Elon Musk predicts fully self-driving vehicles within two years, others suggest that it might be longer, but most people close to the technology and car industry are talking about when, not if, the switch will occur.

This advancement is going to bring widespread change to a lot of people and companies. Cities and states are preparing their legislative guidelines for the needs of an autonomous reality, and industries that currently use drivers are thinking through what these changes will mean for them. One area that is certainly going to be impacted is the car industry. While we can’t completely predict the future, we can look at trends and data to make some observations about the likely impact the self-driving car is going to have on manufacturers and car dealerships.

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What’s the Difference Between Horsepower & Torque?

You often see them listed as one spec — X horsepower and X pound-feet of torque. But what does that mean, really? Is one more important when it comes to MPH? How do they relate?

If you’re a car aficionado, you’re probably laughing by now, but the truth is that many average car buyers don’t fully understand the differences between HP and torque. Sure, they see that the bigger number is usually better, but that’s not always the case!

So, for the benefit of all our non-motorhead readers, here’s what these terms are really telling you about a particular car’s performance.

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The Best Vehicles with High Resale Values

You always want to make sure you receive the best value for anything you purchase, and that includes vehicles. While some vehicles hold their value very well—mostly due to dependability, safety features, spaciousness, and fuel efficiency—others aren’t so lucky. Here’s a list of the new(er) models that have high resale values.

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Up Your Credit Score by Financing a Used Car Under $15k

As much as we want to pay cash for your next car, sometimes it’s necessary to purchase on credit. But what options do you have as a first-time buyer or someone with no credit history? Luckily for you, boosting that credit score isn’t as difficult as you may think. By financing a used car under $15,000, you’ll pay less each month while also building credit! Win-win.

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Exclusive: How To Buy A Used Car In 6 Easy Steps

Your jalopy is starting to show its age. The rear bumper is held together with duct tape. The engine rattles and coughs when you start it up. The radio hasn’t worked for months. And your friends politely decline when you offer them a ride. In other words, it’s time to start shopping for another car.

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7 Reasons Why Used Cars Are A Better Buy

Today’s modern cars are marvels of technological and engineering innovation. They run better, last longer, and have more advanced technology and safety features than ever before. The downside is that new cars are simply more expensive. According to the automotive publication Motor Age, you would have paid $2,005 for a car in 1915. That works out to $46,879 in today’s dollars. USA Today reports that the price of an average new car increased in 2015 by 2.6% to $33,560.

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