5 Essential Car Care Tips for New Owners in 2018 (and Beyond)

Just as with any machine or appliance, when it comes to cars, the care you put in matters. In order for your car to last more than a few years, you have to do more than fill the gas tank and pray it hits 100,000 miles without issue. Unfortunately, proper car maintenance does cost money—check out some of our auto service coupons in Kansas City to save cash—but it’s a small price to pay to avoid even costlier repairs down the line.

We’ve come up with five vital car care tips that don’t break the bank and, if done regularly, could keep your vehicle going well past that 100k milestone. Continue reading “5 Essential Car Care Tips for New Owners in 2018 (and Beyond)”

Must-Have Items for Any Winter Car Emergency Kit

As winter approaches and days get shorter, it’s time to start preparing for the cold. As you probably already know, Kansas City winters can be brutal, and while many people focus on winter-proofing their homes, they often forget to prepare their cars. This can lead to dangerous situations if you happen to get stuck on the side of the road.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Ask for a Vehicle History Report

Unlike the newest of new cars, a pre-owned vehicle has a history outside of the factory and dealership. Some cars have been cared for very well by previous owners, while others may have gone through the automotive equivalent of gladiatorial combat.

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15 Safe Driving Tips for Kansas City Drivers

We all saw what The Great Blizzard of 2016 did to the East Coast, and here in Kansas City, we’re no strangers to treacherous winter weather. In fact, our McCarthy Collision Centers in Kansas City see a significant spike in the number of accident-related auto repairs due to harsh winter weather conditions. Regardless of the season, the weather, or the temperature, it’s always a good idea to practice safe driving habits.

At the McCarthy Auto Group family of dealerships, located throughout the metro KC area and in Sedalia, MO, we’re committed to the three S’s: service, satisfaction, and safety. We’re also committed to keeping your Kansas City roadways as safe as possible, which is why we encourage everyone to follow these 15 safe driving tips.

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5 Common Myths about Winter Tires: Are They Right for You?

Winter driving can be dangerous and treacherous, as you may have to contend with such hazards as snow, sleet, freezing rain, or “black ice.” Many Kansas City residents make it a regular practice to swap out their summer tires with winter tires. These tires are supposedly designed to provide improved traction, handling, and braking power in winter weather. But do snow tires in Kansas City live up to their billing?

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At McCarthy Auto Group, your trusted new and used car dealerships in Kansas City, we have our own thoughts on the matter. Continue reading “5 Common Myths about Winter Tires: Are They Right for You?”