Category Archives: Used Car

Buying a used car for Christmas

It’s the holiday season and malls and shops around town are packed with shoppers. However, did you know that now is actually a great time to buy a used car? Seriously! And especially for parents with teens out there – if your teenager is expecting keys under the Christmas tree this year, you may just be in luck! Inspect a Used Car Before you Buy It is always best to thoroughly check a car before you buy it – even if it is new. What we ultimately recommend is bringing it to our shop – either Sallas Auto in Kansas City, or Sallas in Overland Park. A car, just like a house, needs to have every nook and cranny investigated. Cars are a big purchase and if maintained properly, will last a long time. Here’s what recommend when evaluating a used car: Create a Checklist Creating a checklist is vital to being prepared and knowing what to look for. Even if you bring it to us to look at, a checklist will help you be more inf ... read more

Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Car

According to the Humane Society of the United States there are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States. That’s a lot of Fido’s hanging around, sleeping on our sofas, stealing food from the kitchen counters and generally making our lives better. And as vacation season is in full swing we naturally want to put our buddy in the car for a trip to the campground. Or even just a trip to the store for barbecue supplies. So if Sam is riding shotgun there are things you can do to keep him safe and sound. Keep your dog safe in the car. Sure they love to do it, but don’t let them hang their heads out of the window. It may be a traditional sign of warm weather but they can easily be injured by flying debris. Unrestrained pets cause more than 30,000 accidents annually, according to a AAA report. That can be as simple as Buster Brown jumping into the front seat or as devastating as a flying dog ... read more

Top 10 Safety Features that Could Save your Life

Car crashes typically kill between 30,000 and 40,000 people in the United States annually. The most important thing you can do to avoid injury or death in a collision is use your seat belt. Aside from that, there are other important safety devices that could prevent crashes or protect you if there is one. Some are relatively new, and others are older features that have drastically improved over the years. These top 10 car safety features could save your life. 1. Antilock Braking System (ABS) Antilock braking prevents your brakes from locking up and your car from skidding when you slam on the brakes. The system pumps your breaks up to 20 times per second, which allows you to stay in control of your vehicle. 2. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) This feature applies the brakes to individual wheels when skidding is detected. ECS could prevent single vehicle fatal crashes by 50%, according to the ... read more

What different air conditioner smells indicate

Normally as a car becomes older, mold, bacteria, fungi and other micro organisms begin to grow. This is especially true in areas rarely accessed such as the vents of the air conditioner and on the evaporate right behind the dashboard. As time passes, there is the gradual development of an unpleasant odor from the air conditioning unit which starts off light and grows to become very disgusting if not taken care of promptly. The best solution to this problem is to locate the drain tube of the car’s air conditioning system. Once you have identified it, start by checking it to make sure that it is working properly. Next, use anti-bacterial treatment to get rid of any bacteria that may have grown along the cooling system’s vent and behind the dash panel. Finish by injecting a little of the treatment solution into the air conditioners case. It is advised that you carry out the above steps when the air conditioner is turned off but with the fan on. This will help evaporate any ... read more

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