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Spring Has Sprung. Is Your Car Ready?

It’s that time of year again: The flowers are blooming, the snow has melted, and everything feels fresh and new. After the heavy darkness of winter, hope blossoms, and everywhere, the world falls in love again. Itching to create space for the bounty of new life, many of us use this time to spruce up our living spaces--but have you considered that your car might need some TLC, too? April is National Car Care Month! Treat that hardworking vehicle to a comprehensive inspection at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City! Whether it’s potholes, freezing temperatures or salt that have left the effects of winter on your vehicle, I-70 Auto Service is here to help. Our waiting room is comfortable and convenient for you to wait while we service your vehicle. Want to sit back and let us do the work on your car while you read a book? Our waiting room is stocked with coffee and tea for all your refreshment needs! Got somewhere to be? Let our convenient shuttle service take you there or ask ... read more

Leasing vs. Owning a Car: Which is Better for You?

Other than buying a house, getting a new or used automobile is one of the most costly purchases you will make in your lifetime. If you're overwhelmed with the prospect of saving for the full price of a vehicle or getting an auto loan, there's always an option to lease. Here are pros and cons of leasing a car as opposed to buying one. It's fun to drive a new car every few years! Monthly payments are usually lower than auto loan No worries about selling and trading vehicle. A warranty is always protecting you and your vehicle Usually, the payment on a leased car can be around 60% less than your monthly payments if you were buying the same automobile and financing with a traditional auto loan. Having a warranty is also a huge plus. It can be incredibly irritating if your new vehicle has big issues right after your warranty ends and you're left with zero coverage. Everything is covered with a lease and that appeals to many people on the car hunt. Cons of Leasing: Yo ... read more

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Car

We all like our cars, mainly because they get us to where we’re going…most of the time. But some people LOVE their cars, giving them pet names, keeping them shiny and bright and keeping up with their maintenance to a fault. They’re not just a way to get from Point A to Point B, but to be a source of pride, something to puff your chest out about and show off to your neighbors. You rarely have to worry about your baby on the Interstate or on long trips. It’s ole reliable. And lookin’ good, to boot. It may sound funny, but some people give their cars gifts. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s a perfect time to reward your four-wheeled beauty with a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. Of course, when you give your car a gift, you’re giving yourself a gift too. But here’s the bottom line, the more you love your car and take care of it, the more it will love you back. And who can argue with that? So here are a few suggestions as to what you get your car for V ... read more

How to Figure Out if Your Car is Worth Keeping

Happy New Year! With commercials for the new 2018 vehicles flooding your TV screen, you may be asking yourself, “Is really cheaper to keep the car I have, or should I go for it?” At I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO, we think it’s a question worth considering. One thing we know for certain is that regular preventative maintenance can extend the longevity of your current vehicle. If you own your vehicle outright, here are some items you might want to take into consideration: Car Payments: Your car payment now = $0 The average monthly car payment in 2018 = $500 Insurance Payments: Newer cars with higher price tags generally come with higher insurance rates regardless of your driving record. Safety and security features add discounts to your rates, but newer vehicles cost more to repair or replace so it’s really a wash. Registration and Taxes are higher on newer vehicles. Sales Tax can be a hefty am ... read more

What To Include in Your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit

It’s December and the official start of Winter, In addition to winter weather, that means more driving in the dark. Even when you’re not on a long road trip, you want to be prepared for emergency situations. Here are some tips for keeping you and your vehicle safe on the roads this winter:   Preventative Maintenance: be sure to have your vehicle checked regularly to ensure your battery, tires, hoses, and fluid levels are as they should be. Stop by I-70 Auto Service and let our expert auto mechanics perform a maintenance check on your car. Jumper Cables: Get a good set of jumper cables and learn how to use them. Every driver in every vehicle should carry jumper cables, but you’d be surprised at how many don’t. In addition to helping you, your jumper cables can also help another in need. Flashlights: Always carry a good, strong flashlight with extra batteries. Be sure to check your batteries regularly a ... read more