Category: Car Care

KDOT reminder: Political signs outlawed along highway right of way

With the 2016 election season heating up, the Kansas Depart?ment of Transporta?tion has issued a reminder to the public that political signs cannot be placed on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. Only regulatory, guide signs and warning signs are allowed on the state […]

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Facility expansion signals expectation for growth

Facility expansion signals expectation for growth

Carrie and Rod Koons are experiencing their fourth facility expansions since moving their business, Rod?s Tire & Service, to Hillsboro Heights in 1999. The current 4,000-square-foot add on will cater to the automotive service aspect of their business. The new work area should raise the bar for cleanliness and efficiency, say the owners.<p> The addition of a 4,000-square-foot automobile service […]

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American drivers can be forgetful about their vehicles

Although our everyday routines can be simple and second nature, there?s only so much we can remember. And when it comes to cars and car maintenance, many Americans frequently forget routine tasks according to the latest Gauge Index from Hankook Tire. When running errands, we park our cars, walk into the store, check our lists, pay for what we need, […]

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Corvette collector is ‘addicted to horsepower’

Corvette collector is ‘addicted to horsepower’

Don Ratzlaff / Free Press<p>Randy Hamilton of rural Canton enjoys the view from one of two red Corvette Sting Ray convertibles from his collection. He and wife Roberta have owned 11 different Corvettes over the years. Currently his collection stands at seven. A math ?addict,? Hamilton figured out the pattern necessary to create the Chevrolet emblem atop his garage. Randy […]

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Four timely tire tips to keep teenage drivers safer

Four timely tire tips to keep teenage drivers safer

Getting a driver?s license is a pivotal moment for many teens, and with the privilege of driving comes greater freedom and independence. For parents, this can be both a moment of great pride and overwhelming anxiety. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drivers 19-years-old and younger were more likely to be involved in motor vehicle collisions […]

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Prepare your car for the official arrival of winter

Prepare your car for the official arrival of winter

Preparing your car for harsh winter temperatures before they strike is a great way to ensure your vehicle will be able to handle the year’s coldest months. Both new and old cars need maintenance during this season. Following the car care tips below will help to keep your vehicle running at its peak from now until spring. ? Check the […]

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Do your homework when shopping for a used vehicle

Used vehicles are a lot like snowflakes or people?no two are exactly alike. Sure, two Ford Mustangs are exactly alike when they role off the assembly line. But once they go home with a human being, no two cars are ever quite the same again. Maybe one is meticulously maintained, and only driven once a week to church and back. […]

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Smart drivers have a back-up plan to overcome blind spots

In the last four years, 474 children in the United States were killed by back-over incidents, according to Kidsandcars.org, a child safety advocacy group. These deaths are easily preventable, and you can greatly reduce the risk of back-up accidents by installing a back-up sensor on your car or truck. With SUVs, trucks and large cars growing in size, backing up […]

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How to plan for a safe and fun road trip this summer

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and discover new back roads in your state or drive cross-country. A summer road trip is a great opportunity for those once-in-a-lifetime experiences and a great way to make memories with your friends and family. A little planning and preparation will make your road trip even better. Here are some tips […]

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Time to overhaul some myths about car maintenance
Time to overhaul some myths about car maintenance

Time to overhaul some myths about car maintenance

Knowledge may be power, but that?s only the case if you put what you know into good use. Sure, it?s a common phrase that can be used in many different situations, but when applying it to car care, weeding through the myths can result in financial savings and longer vehicle life. Myth: My car?s motor oil should be changed every […]

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