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3 Signs Your Exhaust System Needs Help

3 Signs Your Exhaust System Needs Help

Photo by Lemon Pepper Pictures on Unsplash 3 Signs Your Exhaust System Needs Help Your car's exhaust system is a vital part of its performance. When it's not functioning correctly, it can lead to significant problems. To keep your car running smoothly and safely, it's essential to be aware of the signs that indicate your exhaust system may need some help.    If you're hearing unusual noises, experiencing decreased fuel economy, or noticing an increase in your exhaust emissions, you may need to have your transmission looked at.    Though Missouri doesn’t require emissions checks on vehicles like they used to, being away for any exhaust problems can help your vehicle last longer and run how it should. Let’s get a little deeper into these three telltale signs you need to come visit us at The Auto Shop! 1. Unusual Noises Coming ... read more

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2023 Is The Future: What We’re Watching For This Year

2023 Is The Future: What We’re Watching For This Year

Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash Remember in the 1980s, when the future (or as it was referred to then, the 2000s) included floating vehicles and bubble cars? Well, we don’t have those (yet), but there are still some fantastic new vehicles coming out in 2023 and some trends I’ll be on the watch for. Let’s start this new year off right by highlighting some of the most anticipated new vehicles coming out this season!  Cool New Cars To Look Out For Of course, there are dozens of new vehicles that are going to hit the market in 2023. We already know a lot about most of them: car brands from Honda to Chevrolet to Tesla have dropped videos, press releases, and more for their new line-ups. I want to highlight three new vehicles: the Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06, Hyundai Ioniq 7, and Toyota GR Corolla. There’s a little something for everybody on this list!  ... read more

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What To Keep In Your Car's Emergency Kit This Winter

What To Keep In Your Car's Emergency Kit This Winter

Photo by Saish Menon on Unsplash What To Keep In Your Car's Emergency Kit This Winter Winter is here, which means snow and ice will be a regular part of your commute. While you can't completely control the weather, you can be prepared for it by ensuring your car has an emergency kit containing the items listed below. This way, if you get stranded on the side of the road or stuck in an icy ditch after sliding off the road, you'll have everything you need to make it through until help arrives. Bag of Sand or Kitty Litter Sand and kitty litter are great for digging your car out of snow or mud. You can keep a bag or two in your trunk.  Snow Brush and Ice Scraper You should keep a snow brush and ice scraper in your car's emergency kit. A snow brush helps clear snow from your vehicle's windows, mirrors, and lights. An ice scraper can clear ice from the same part ... read more

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It's Time To Winterize Your Car

It's Time To Winterize Your Car

Photo by Jody Confer on Unsplash It's Time To Winterize Your Car  The winter season is upon us; for many, it's time to get our cars ready for the cold weather. Winterizing your car is a critical mission, but it doesn't have to be significant or stressful! Come into The Auto Shop in Jefferson City for some winterization assistance. We are the only ASE Certified shop within a hundred miles! Below, we give some of our top tips for winterizing your vehicle.  Consider A Tire Change If you haven't already, consider changing your tires. Tires need to be in good shape for winter and should be rotated every 5,000 miles or so. Double-check tread depth, but come in and see us regardless if your gut tells you it's time.    It would help if you had good traction when the ice and snow come out to play, and this might mean a new set of all-season or snow t ... read more

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Brakes for Breasts Is This Month!

Brakes for Breasts Is This Month!

Photo by Angiola Harry  on Unsplash   For those who want the information quickly, we’ll get right to the point: from October 1st to October 31, the Auto shop is giving away free premium grade-brake pads or shoes! All you pay for is the labor and any other necessary parts! But stick around for the rest of this article if you can, because the why is important. We Are Participating in the Brakes for Breasts Campaign! In October, women worldwide prepare for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we all show our support for those who have survived and lost their lives to this terrible illness. Once again, The Auto Shop in Jefferson City will be participating in the Brakes for Breasts campaign. You’ll notice your favorite football players wearing their pink gear, stores selling Breast Cancer Awareness items, and (if you’re at risk) you’ll hopefully be encouraged ... read more

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