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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

Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Drivers

It’s November and the holidays are just around the corner. Did you know that Thanksgiving is the busiest road-trip holiday in the U.S.A? At I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Here are some safe-driving tips to help make that happen:     Buckle up. Slow down. Be patient. Don’t drive after drinking. Stay rested and alert. Obey the traffic rules. Pay attention to what you’re doing, leave your cell phone alone. Make frequent stops. Rotate drivers or stop and rest if you’re feeling sleepy. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Clean your headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows. If you have car trouble, pull as far off the road as far as possible and use flares. Have your vehicle winterized at I-70 Auto Service. This Thanksgiving, remember the roads are extra crowded and that can mean added danger to already dangerous driv ... read more

How to Dress Up your Car For Halloween

October is a fun-filled month, especially for the kids. One of our favorite holidays is Halloween, and we thought we’d share a few ideas about how to dress up your car for the occasion. For those of you who attend Trunk-or-Treat events at your church or school, here are some decorating ideas for the trunk of your car or truck: If you want a cool DIY decorating project that will transform your truck, check out the cool things this gal has done: If you want more Halloween decorating ideas for your cars, check out these photos: Now that you’re all set with Halloween decorations for your vehicles, there’s one more thing to consider:  Car Safety. You want to be extra sure that your headlights, brakes, and tires are in top form on your vehicle so you can avoid any collisions with little ghosts, scaredy cats, multitasking trick-or-treaters, or distracted drivers. To make sure your vehicle is driving safely, bring it into I-70 Auto Service for a complete inspection. We&r ... read more

The Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: What it Means for the Purchase of your Next Car

The Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: What it Means for the Purchase of your Next Car

In the aftermath of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, we are going to find ourselves faced with a flood of water-soaked cars on the market. These cars were damaged by the intense flooding caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Hurricane Irma in August and September of 2017. Roughly, over half a million cars were damaged by the hurricanes, which will create both a need for car-buyers and an opportunity for dealers and auto insurance companies alike. Many of these flood-damaged cars will be fixed and placed back on the market, and many buyers will jump at the opportunity to purchase one of these often less-expensive vehicles. However, we must be wary of these flooded cars. Often, they are camouflaged as just another used car and are transported to areas not affected by flooding. The trouble with these cars is that water can permanently damage many aspects of the vehicle that the average car buyer overlooks, including the electrical system, lubricant ... read more