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Top Things To Know About Volkswagen Repair at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO

Volkswagen has had a unique culture surrounding their cars going back to their very early models. VW Bugs and Volkswagen vans are some of the most recognizable cars on the road today. But although they are very recognizable, there's still something unique about these round-shaped, happy-looking cars. A car like that deserves a mechanic who knows how to take good care of it. Some of the issues we see most commonly with Volkswagens are issues with the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light turns on to indicate a problem with the engine, so it’s always better to bring your VW into I-70 Auto Service to inspect the problem further. In fact, we are one of the few independent auto repair shop in downtown Kansas City to have factory-level diagnostic testing equipment for Volkswagens. The VW-Audi Ross-Tech VCDS Subscription that we utilize here at I-70 Auto Service allows us to pinpoint hard-to-diagnose issues within your Volkswagen or Audi vehicles. Other common issues for Vol ... read more

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.   Pros of Leasing:   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 ... 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 suggestion ... 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 amount, dependi ... 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 as they lose power over time, even when not in ... 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 crow ... 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 ... read more

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 s ... read more

Autonomous, Self-Driving Cars are The Future

Autonomous cars or self-driving cars are the cars of the future. If you’re like us, you probably dreamed of flying cars since you were a kid. But who would have dreamed autonomous, self-driving vehicles would become a reality within our lifetime? It’s amazing, isn’t it?   Autonomous cars are all the rage. Google started the buzz of self-driving cars as they mapped out the world. Now Apple, Microsoft, BMW, Ford, Tesla and 39 other companies are trying to break into the autonomous vehicle market. You know you’re onto something big when high-tech companies are scrambling to offer up the car of the future to the masses. These are exciting times, for sure.   So what do these self-driving vehicles mean to us in the future? What happens when autonomous cars no longer require human hands, human eyes, and human cognitive abilities to steer, stop, and park themselves? These cars of the future are going to change many aspects of our daily lives, and the I ... read more

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