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Zen and The Art of Driving For Your Kids

Zen and The Art of Driving For Your Kids

Zen and The Art of Driving For Your Kids Photo by Element5 on Unsplash School’s almost in session, Mid-Mo! We’ve got a few months of adjusting to new schedules, figuring out what’s missing from our school supply list, and early AM drives with kids who’ve been used to sleeping past noon. That morning commute to school can be difficult for you and your children, but we’ve got some tips on combining zen and the art of driving. With some preparation and a good attitude, you can make driving your kids to school an enjoyable experience. With a little bit of preparation and a good attitude, you can make driving your kids to school an enjoyable experience. When possible, choose the safest route for your child's school. If an alternate route is shorter or safer than the one suggested by Google Maps or your phone, use it! Also, remember to plan for constr ... read more

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Hybrids vs. Gasoline Powered Vehicles

Hybrids vs. Gasoline Powered Vehicles

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash   In this day and age, with climate change wreaking havoc and gasoline still selling for a premium, we must be solutions-focused to survive. The automobile industry has begun to switch to more environmentally-friendly vehicles such as Hybrids and electric cars. However, are they the right fit for you? Even if we are hardcore environmentalists, we have to also recognize the fact that hybrids, for example, have high maintenance costs and are still pretty expensive for the average person.    That being said, in this article, we’ll present to you the pros and cons of hybrids and gasoline powered vehicles, so that, when time comes, you will be able to make the right choice and buy the right vehicle ... read more

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How To Protect Your Vehicle During Summer’s Sizzle

How To Protect Your Vehicle During Summer’s Sizzle

Photo by Mateo Giraud on Unsplash   Summer’s here! The scorching temperatures this season brings can harm your car’s long-term health in a big way, damaging the interior, as well as making you far too warm.   We want to arm you with some ideas to beat the summer heat! That is why we have prepared three common-sense suggestions to ensure you and your vehicle make it through the long hot summer ahead!   Park in a shady spot. Excessive sun exposure in the year’s hottest period can be devastating for your vehicle. It’s better to park your car in a further but cooler place than to park somewhere hotter to save a couple of minutes of walking. If you plan your trips out towards the morning and the evening ... read more

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Best Weekend Getaways Near Jefferson City, MO

Best Weekend Getaways Near Jefferson City, MO

Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash   Are you looking for a secret romantic getaway with your soulmate? How about an adventure with your close friends? If you are itching to travel but don’t want to drive too far away from Jefferson City, The Auto Shop team has some great ideas for a fun road trip. We are lucky that there are some true gems surrounding Jefferson City!   Ha Ha Tonka State Park - 90 minutes away from Jefferson City This recreational destination is one of our favorites! It’s a geologic wonder with a natural bridge, sinkholes, caves, and lots of beautiful scenery. Be sure to pack some drinks and snacks so you can hike around all day long and soak in the sunshine. The castle is a must-see!   ... read more

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Top 10 Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

Top 10 Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

Photo by Levan Badzgaradze on Unsplash Are you looking forward to hitting the road this Summer? We feel you! We, too, are itching to get out of Jefferson City for a little while and go on a road trip adventure to have some healthy fun! That is why in this month’s blog, we are going to share our top ten must-haves for summertime road trips. Music Playlists -- We like to go onto Spotify and put together three or four playlists. Each person in our family can create their customized playlist of favorite songs, but we challenge everyone not to have any repeat songs, making it more challenging. Pandemic Prevention Kit -- We stock extra facemasks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and several bottles of water, just if we have to go int ... read more

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