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Cicadas and Your Car: What You Need to Know During This Summer's Road Trips

Cicadas and Your Car: What You Need to Know During This Summer's Road Trips

Hear that buzzing? Is the buzzing…all you can hear? Well, we can relate! As summer approaches, many of us are planning exciting road trips. However, this year brings a unique challenge: an unusually high number of cicadas. These noisy insects are more than just a nuisance you may find hard to look at—they can actually affect your vehicle. In this blog, we'll explore how cicadas can impact your car and what you can do to protect your vehicle during your summer adventures. Why Are There So Many Cicadas This Year? Cicadas are fascinating insects known for their loud mating calls and periodic mass emergences. This year, certain regions, including ours, are experiencing a significant cicada brood. These insects live underground for most of their lives and emerge in large numbers every 13 to 17 years to mate. While their presence is a natural phenomenon, it can cause some unexpected issues for car owners. Cicadas and Your Vehicle Cicadas can find their way into various ... read more

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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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Services Your Vehicle Needs To Survive The Hottest Month Of The Year

Services Your Vehicle Needs To Survive The Hottest Month Of The Year

Services Your Vehicle Needs To Survive The Hottest Month Of The Year Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash We’ve had our fair share of heat waves in Mid-Missouri this Summer. A record-breaking June is sure to be followed by a record-breaking July, and if your car isn’t keeping up with the rising temperature, you may be looking for some guidance. Below, we have an easy-to-follow guide on the Summer services your car may need. 5 Services To Schedule This July AC Services. If your AC is out, and you’ve made it to July without touching it, that’s impressive! But here in Missouri, we still have some hot months to go. Check to make sure your AC is working how it should. Something could be wrong if it’s not cooling down your ... 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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