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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Would you believe us if we told you that car crashes are the number one killer of children aged 1-12 in the US? Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, but you can do the best you can to protect your children by driving attentively and properly placing them in their carseat. Step 1: Find the proper car seat for your child. Choose a car seat based on his or her size and age and fits in your vehicle. Be familiar with the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements and replace the car seat when necessary. Types of car seats: Rear-facing seat Best for young children Has harness and moves with child to reduce impact Forward-facing seat Has harness and tether Limits forward movement in a crash Booster seat Best for older children Seat belt fits over child’s body Seat belt Lies across upper thighs and is snug across shoulder and chest Should not rest on the stomach, across the neck or under the arm ... read more

Keep Your Car Going In Hot Weather

Keep Your Car Going In Hot Weather

Today, July 19, 2012, Kansas City is the hottest city in the nation. This comes smack in the middle of our second major heat wave with temperatures regularly in the triple digits. So while we prefer to stay inside air conditioned offices and homes at some point we are forced to venture out for work, shopping or just to get out. Our cars are often the last thing we think of when it comes to hot weather, we just sort of assume they’ll work when we get into them. But this hot weather can really take its toll so take a hard look at your poor car and read these tips on keeping it going in this hot weather. Check your air filter. Not only have we experiencedabove normal temps we’re suffering way belownormal rainfall. This means that dust and dirt are just swirling around waiting to be sucked into our car’s air filter. And if you routinely drive through building or road construction you’re compounding the ... read more

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Thousands of people around the country are injured and even die due to the severity of injuries sustained during road accidents, many from a lack of simple driving safety. The number of injuries and deaths skyrocket during winter. During extreme weather you should limit your driving to when it is necessary and even then, wait until road workers have cleared the road. Winter Driving Safety Tips You should be careful not to leave your departure point too late. Driving fast during winter to arrive at your destination quickly can only mean trouble for you, the passengers in your car and the other drivers on the road. Driving Safety Tips When Driving On Icy Roads You cannot tell the condition of other vehicles on the road or the driver’s mental state or how well that person can drive in winter conditions. This means that you should put some distance between you and other motorists. Three times the space that you usually leave between you and motorists i ... read more

Car Care Tip #11 – Get Educated!

Car Care Tip #11 – Get Educated!

Some of us plan to upgrade their vehicle in the next few months. SAVE yourself future expense and problems and spend some time gathering information. Some of our customer’s heartaches could have been avoided if they would have purchased a different vehicle! Most common mistake in buying a pre-owned vehicle:“It looks clean, the price is right and I REALLY like it…- so I don’t think I need to bother taking the time or money to get my mechanic to take quick look at this beauty!” We have had customers purchase vehicles that have: 1. Water Damage – you have to know where to look for this – it is not obvious to most people 2. Rolled - front driver door and back passenger door just seemed like they need to be adjusted 3. Wrecked - but nothing was on Car Fax and the dealership that sold the vehicle bought it a car auction and there was not any previous history ... read more

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Cars

A Birthday Thank You From Nick Sallas

You can imagine my surprise when I realized that Carla was behind the photo in our Coupon Club email that went out on my birthday. I don’t exactly wear half-shirts anymore. I was shocked to say the least. I got so many calls and emails. Not to mention Facebook messages. I caught a lot of heat off of that picture. But in the end, it was really humorous and a good joke. Plus, it was great to hear from so many of you. Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes. The comments about the photo my wife posted were funny. I also wanted say thanks to everyone who brought in canned food for Harvesters. We had a special drive on my birthday for canned food. But as an auto repair shop in KC, we have an ongoing opportunity to bring in food for Harvesters. It gives us an opportunity to help people in need. Last year we fed 2600 families between our Kansas Ci ... read more

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