car ready for the cold

Fall is a season that many of us love. It’s usually not too hot, not too cold and the fall foliage in and around Olathe is usually stunning (and it certainly is this year.) October is also, for many, a month to get things done in and around the house before the winter arrives. Leaves…

upgrade car

Self-driving cars may not be quite ready for prime time yet (although many feel they are getting there) but today’s car manufacturers are kitting the new vehicles rolling off the production lines with some rather fancy tech extras right now. Some of them – like rear view cameras – are safety boosts, others, like wi-fi…

motor oil

All responsible car or truck owners want to do all the right things to keep their vehicles running as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. To that end, they wash them regularly (maybe even “treat” them to a valet cleaning inside as well) and make sure that they get help from the pros…

car paint hazards

Everyone knows that keeping the paint on your vehicle in the best possible shape is important to its appearance and its potential resale value, but it also is the only barrier between the sheet metal and the elements, so damaged paint can also damage the car in general. These days there are some excellent tools…

new car

High School graduation season is upon us and that means, for many parents, the upcoming few months are going to be all about getting their child ready for their next big life adventure; college. In addition to the beds in a bag, mini fridges, books and sundries that the parents of a college bound kid…

spring driving tips

While most drivers often consider the winter to be the season that can be truly treacherous, However, when faced with problems ranging from high winds, to April showers to yet to be repaired roads and reemerging wildlife spring driving is not without its unique challenges as well.

car paint

The harsh weather that the winter brings — and the dirt and road salt — can easily wreak havoc on your car’s paint finish. Not only is worn and damaged paint truly unattractive it can also reduce your vehicle’s value if and when you come to sell it or trade it in. And if it’s…

car battery

It’s a typical dark, rather cold, winter morning. Running a few minutes late, you head out to car, coffee in hand, slide into the driver’s seat and turn your key in the ignition ready for the off and another busy day. Except nothing happens. Nada. Naught. Zilch. No coughing, no spluttering. Just a big fat…

carbugs

Less than great economic times mean that for many people buying a brand-new car right now is not an option and shopping the used car lots is on the cards for them instead. You can in fact pick up some fabulous bargains on used cars right now but there are certain ‘bugs’ that you should…

safe-nighttime-driving

Summer is over, fall is here and although we hate to remind you of this, winter is not too far away. One of the things this means for drivers is that they are likely to spend more of their time driving in the dark, as the days get shorter and sunsets occur far earlier.