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Tire Safety & Winterization

Tire Safety & Winterization

Photos taken by Robert Laursoo on Unsplash  Winterizing Your Vehicle in MidMo! Jefferson City winters can be unpredictable. One minute, you’re sipping your pumpkin spice latte, and the next, you're scraping frost off your windshield. As the season descends upon us in MidMo, ensuring your vehicle is winter-ready is not just a precaution but a necessity. From the icy roads to the freezing temperatures, winter can be hard on cars and, most importantly, tires.  At The Auto Shop in Jefferson City, MO, we believe in educating our car owners about the importance of preparing their vehicles for the chilly months ahead. So, let's dive into so ... read more

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Electric Vehicles: How Many Missourians Have Them?

Electric Vehicles: How Many Missourians Have Them?

Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash Electric Vehicles: How Many Missourians Have Them? Electric vehicles (EVs) have gained significant popularity in recent years as environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. While they may still represent a small fraction of the vehicle market, their numbers steadily grow. This article will explore the current state of EV adoption in Missouri, delve into how these vehicles work, discuss common EV repairs, and showcase The Auto Shop's exceptional EV repair services. Whether you drive an EV or not, our mission is to keep families safe on the road!  How Many Electric Vehicles Are In Missouri? As of 2022, there were approximately 6,740 electric vehicles registered in Missouri, which accounts for about 0.12% of all vehicles in the state. While this percentage may seem modest, it demonstrates a clear upward tren ... read more

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Driving Safety Tips for Your New Driver

Driving Safety Tips for Your New Driver

Photo by Leio McLaren on Unsplash   Driving Safety Tips for Your New Driver Is your new driver constantly begging for the car keys? Summer is well underway, and for some new drivers, they’re feeling ultimate freedom–no sports practice, no school, and a day open for adventure. This may mean they’re driving more than usual.   We see a lot here at The Auto Shop in Jefferson City, and we need to continue promoting safe driving habits among new drivers. In this blog post, we will provide valuable advice from the perspective of an auto mechanic, sharing driving safety tips that will help ensure the well-being of new drivers and their passengers. 1. Buckle Up The first and most crucial safety tip for new drivers is always wearing a seatbelt. Emphasize buckling up before starting the vehicle and insist all passengers do the same. Seatbelts save lives and reduce the ... read more

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Jeff City Happenings: 5 Things To Do In Jeff This Summer!