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What to Do in Case of an Accident in Kansas City

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Kansas City

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Kansas City, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Kansas City drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in Kansas City is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your Missouri driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call Kansas City emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if everyt ... read more

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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Kansas City?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Kansas City?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Kansas City and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Missouri market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Kansas City area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Kansas City auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Kansas City dealership.Kansas City drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in Kansas City, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford ... read more

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Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Kansas City drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.Kansas City drivers who lease finance the portion of the cost of the vehicle that's used up during the term of the lease. You'll pay some money up front: fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The monthly payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. When the lease is up, you return the vehicle to your local Kansas City area dealership. So how do Kansas City drivers decide?First, how much do you have for a down payment? A lease usually requires a smaller down payment.How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments w ... read more

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Are There Blind Spots in Kansas City?

Are There Blind Spots in Kansas City?

All Kansas City drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Kansas City.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can greatly reduce blind spots by properly adjusting our mirrors to give the widest coverage possible. Make the adjustments in your vehicle before you start to drive.First, Kansas City drivers should adjust their rear view mirrors to give the best possible view directly to the rear of their vehicle. Kansas City folks don't need it to get a better view of either side of the car, the kids in the back seat or their dazzling smile. It's pretty obvious, the rear view mirror should reflect the rear.Next, lean your head until it almost touches the driver's side window. Adjust your side mirror so that you can just barely see the side of your car. Now, lean your head to the middle o ... read more

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Kansas City, Missouri

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Kansas City, Missouri

Every car in Kansas City, Missouri, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in Missouri where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. Kansas City drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near ... read more

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Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Missouri Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Missouri spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.)So what does this have to do with how your vehicle smells while you're driving around Kansas City?Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert? Is it: A. Strawberry B. New Car C. Pine D. Warm Vanilla Breeze It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the vehicle, according to AroMetrics.And, drivers were less angry with overall improved driving performance with strawberry and pine scents.And you thought they just smelled nice. I - 70 Auto Service3111 Stadium Dr.Kansas City, Missouri 64128816-921-0505ht ... read more

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Lease verses Buy

Lease? Or buy? It's always a tough question for residents in the Independence area. But here are a few ideas that'll make the choice more clear. Either option gives you a choice of how you might finance your car. If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down payment, then monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge. If you lease, you're financing the portion of the cost of the car that's used up during the term of the lease. When the lease is up, you return the car to your local Independence area dealership. You'll pay some money upfront; fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The month payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. So how do you decide? First, how big a down payment can you make? A lease would require a smaller down. How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will be m ... read more

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