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Prep your car for winter

Winter vehicle maintenance tips

The dropping temperatures can do more than just chill us to the bone. When winter hits, our vehicles can take a toll from it as well. Rather than being reactive, it’s important that you be proactive and take the proper precautions to keep your vehicle well maintained. Check out some winter vehicle maintenance tips below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Why drive an all-wheel drive vehicle?

Benefits of all-wheel drive

Drivers looking for a little extra edge on the road have a wealth of features to choose from to assist them in their daily commutes. One of those options that will make driving easier is all-wheel drive. This feature, found on select cars, trucks, and SUVs, is especially useful when road conditions are less than ideal. Take a look at some of the benefits of all-wheel drive below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to change a flat tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is a good skill to have. After all, no tires are immune to the occasional sharp objects that find themselves scattered on roads across the world. While it’s certainly a frustrating thing to experience, a flat tire is not an insurmountable experience. Sure, you could call AAA to come get it fixed, but that could take a long time for them to get out there and find you. Besides, you have your pride to worry about! Check out the short video on our blog to learn how you can change a flat tire quickly and efficiently! Read the rest of this entry >>

How fast can you drive in Missouri?

What is the fastest legal speed limit in Missouri?

Do you have a need for speed? Some drivers enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from topping their car out on the open road. While this may be fun, it’s illegal to drive faster than the marked speed limit, so attention and care should always be given in all circumstances. However, there are some areas where you can drive a little faster than others. Check out the fastest legal speed limit in Missouri! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How much mileage is too much on a used vehicle?

How Many Miles are Too Many?

Buying a used car can be intimidating. Many factors that seem like a non-issue when buying new vehicles come to the front of a buyer’s mind with used vehicles. Has the car been in an accident? Is it salvage? How many miles are on it? Are there too many miles? Come to think of it…

How much mileage is too much mileage on a used vehicle? Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to not get scammed by a used car dealer?

Tips for Avoiding Used Car Dealership Scams

Here at Show Me Auto Mall, we pride ourselves on integrity and trustworthiness. We know that a satisfied customer is much more likely to be a return customer. That’s why we want to let you in on some scams that happen in the industry and show you how to avoid them.

Here’s how to not get scammed by a used car dealer. Read the rest of this entry >>

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If you want to up your technology access while keeping your vehicle, check this out

What is Amazon Echo Auto?

Being able to connect one’s smartphone to the infotainment system in a vehicle is one of the most exciting developments in the automotive industry. While this has been a boon to buyers of new vehicles, there are a lot of used car buyers shopping for something affordable at Show Me Auto Mall who are looking for something that can fulfill this need. So, what is Amazon Echo Auto? Basically, Amazon came up with a way to take all of the capabilities of the Amazon Echo digital home assistant and implement it into their daily commutes. Drivers simply need to download an app for their phones and install the Echo Auto unit in their vehicles. We’ll go through some of its features. Let’s see what this is all about. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Do you have enough coverage in your car insurance policy?

Is car insurance required in Missouri?

Buying a vehicle can be a very exciting time in a person’s life, but there is an aspect of the buying process that is often glossed over — obtaining car insurance. Not only is car insurance required in Missouri, but there are hard limits on how much coverage a driver needs to have. A few of the product experts working in the Show Me Auto Mall showroom reached out to various industry sources to put together this guide to basic car insurance questions our customers might not think to ask. This blog isn’t the same as consulting a licensed insurance agent. Everyone has different circumstances. To find the best insurance solutions for you, consult with a licensed insurance agent. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are you using premium gas? Are you sure it’s necessary? It might not be

Should I be using premium gas in my car?

Whenever someone buys a different vehicle, there is always a small learning curve where they have to figure out how to get the best possible performance and fuel efficiency results. One of the most common questions we hear in either of the Show Me Auto Mall showrooms is, ‘Should I be using premium gas in my car?’ The answer, unfortunately, isn’t necessarily always cut-and-dry. Most high-volume models from automakers are built from the ground-up to run on regular-grade gasoline. Premium gas is normally reserved for cars and trucks that have high-performance engines. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are you using the right oil in your vehicle to help it run for as long as possible?

Is synthetic oil ok to use in high mileage cars?

Show Me Auto Mall is home to a huge inventory of pre-owned vehicles spread across our locations in Harrisonville and Belton. We try to have something on-hand that will work with just about everyone’s needs and budget. Mostly we want to make sure the vehicles that our customers are taking home are as reliable and problem-free as possible. That leads us into one of the most common questions we hear in our service department, ‘Is synthetic oil ok to use in high mileage cars?’ Like many things in the automotive industry, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer to be had. We spoke with some of the expert technicians in the Show Me Auto Mall Service Department to listen to what they had to say. Read the rest of this entry >>