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Have Your Battery and Starter Checked Before this Driving Season

If you're ready for the upcoming driving season, you'll want to make sure that your vehicle is as well. Having routine maintenance and a check-up will help you avoid more costly repairs down the road. Jack Miller Auto Plaza in Kansas City, MO will be happy to check your vehicle and make any necessary recommendations to keep you and your family safe all season.

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Don't Overlook Checking the Condition of Your Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses are crucial to your vehicle’s engine running properly. They are often overlooked because they are durable and can be in inconvenient areas of the engine. Belts and hoses can become worn out like any other system on your vehicle. Failed belts and hose can cause major damage to your engine.

The condition of your belts and hoses can be affected by the age of your vehicle and the number of miles you have driven your vehicle. Some of the warning signs that your belts and hoses are failing include engine overheating, coolant 

 

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The Benefits Associated with Used Cars Versus New Models

There's nothing better than picking out a new vehicle, but this is an expensive investment that you'll be paying for a number of years into the future. If you are on a limited budget, you might want to think about shopping within the used market. Many people feel like used vehicles are unreliable.

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Ensuring that Your Vehicle is Safe and Reliable for Back to School

Jack Miller Auto Plaza would like to provide you with some information regarding your vehicle being ready for back to school. Preparing for this time of year is hectic without a doubt. Adding in car troubles isn't an ideal scenario for anyone. You can avoid problems before they happen by completing routine maintenance and repairs before the school year starts.

Deferring items like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation, and replenishing fluids might not seem like a big deal. However, the issues that avoidance can cause will put a strain on your schedule and your wallet.

 

 

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Figuring Out How to Jump Start Another Car

If you try to start your car with a dead battery, the engine will not turn on. Your battery could be dead from overuse or because your car's lights were left on without the engine running and drained the battery.

To get it jump started, hook a set of jumper cables up to its battery terminals and those of a working car. The positive and negative ends should line up together. Turn on the car engine and leave it for two minutes to give the battery enough time to charge.  

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Road Trip Games Help the Miles Fly By

Whether your next trip is somewhere nearby or to a remote destination, it's essential to plan for the journey it will take to get there. Begin your preparations by considering some fun road trip games that your whole family can enjoy together. At Jack Miller Auto Place, we don't leave home without these games.

For something a little more reflective, try "Deep Questions." In this game, one person begins by asking the other occupants of the car a profound question that they all have to answer. The first person willing to answer the question gets to ask the…

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