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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7 Christmas Gifts That Breathe New Life Into Old Cars

It might seem like a long way off, but before you know it, those vivid leaves littering the ground will be covered with freshly fallen snow. Yes—it’s the gift-giving season! If your friends and family members are driving around in older vehicles, they’re sure to appreciate these unique car gifts to spruce up their rides. Check ‘em out!


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Budget-Friendly 2017 Halloween Events near Blue Springs, MO

Hello, local Blue Springs-ians! The Halloween season is right around the corner, and even if you’re on a fairly strict budget this fall, there are several free or cheap festive holiday options around Kansas City and right here in Blue Springs for you and your family to enjoy! Check these out, and you won’t have to break the bank this Halloween.

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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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Introducing The New McCarthy Used Car Supercenter In Blue Springs, Missouri

If you are in the market for top-quality used cars in Kansas City, the wait is over! We’re proud to announce the official opening of the all-new McCarthy Pre-Owned Supercenter in Blue Springs, Missouri. Serving the entire Kansas City metro area, McCarthy Pre-Owned Supercenter is your new headquarters for some of the finest quality pre-owned cars, minivans, and trucks in Blue Springs and Kansas City.

A Family Owned Tradition Of Excellence

We’re proud to be a part of the family-owned McCarthy Auto Group of nine car dealerships in Kansas City. For years, the McCarthy Auto Group has provided Kansas City residents with the finest customer service, selection, and value that money. We’re pleased to be bringing that heritage of excellence to our friends and neighbors in Blue Springs. Everyone from our senior management to our sales and service staff is eager to show you why shopping for your next pre-owned vehicle in Kansas City will be a fantastic, hassle-free experience.

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