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Must-Have Items for Any Winter Car Emergency Kit

As winter approaches and days get shorter, it's time to start preparing for the cold. As you probably already know, Kansas City winters can be brutal, and while many people focus on winter-proofing their homes, they often forget to prepare their cars. This can lead to dangerous situations if you happen to get stuck on the side of the road.

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To help you stay safe and warm, here are a few items that are absolute necessities to any winter car emergency kit, should the cold weather catch you off guard.

  1. Snow chains. If you're stuck out in the…
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Upcoming 2017 Fall Family Events near Kansas City

The summer season has come to a close, and the changing weather is paving the way for a very eventful fall and winter here in KC. This new season brings a change of food and an abundance of holidays that are always a good excuse to take a family vacation. Here are several exciting Kansas City events for you to check out for 2017!



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The Safest Cars & SUVs of 2017: IIHS Top Safety Pick Winners

Staying safe on the road can’t be taken for granted. But aside from being a responsible driver, what can be done to ensure you’re protected? Check out the following IIHS Top Safety Pick-winning cars and SUVs for sale at our Kansas City car dealers, and you’ll be ready for any bump on the road or lane-swerving car that crosses your path.

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2017 Toyota Highlander (Midsize SUV)

If life gave grades, the Toyota Highlander would earn an “A” across the board—just as it did with the IIHS.

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Previewing the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2017-18 Season

After winning an astonishing 12 games last season, the Kansas City Chiefs are right on the cusp of pro football’s elite. But with a renewed Raiders squad sitting near the top of their division, as well as potentially resurgent teams in the Chargers and Broncos not far behind, our hometown heroes are going to have an arduous road to the playoffs. Still, win or lose, our Kansas City auto dealership is proud to cheer…

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The 5 Best New Vehicles for Your Next Road Trip

We all have our personal preferences when it comes to vehicles, but for those planning a road trip, fuel efficiency sits at the top of the list. Still, a vehicle’s ability to sip gas isn’t all that makes it worthy of your attention. Here are five of the best new models you should check out before you leave for a vacation this summer.

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EV/Hybrid: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

With the all-new Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai is undoubtedly leading the automotive charge into the future. Not only is the Ioniq known as the…

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Pack Your Summer with these 2017 Concerts in Kansas City

Now that the snow has melted and garage sales have started, your summer is probably getting to be pretty full. Not so fast—if your momma taught you well enough, you’ll know that there’s always time for music! So tap, swipe or click over to your calendar app, crack your knuckles, and prepare to make room for these fantastic Kansas City concerts. 

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Boulevardia (June 16th-17th)

Can you name another festival that’s as uniquely eclectic and fun as Kansas City’s Boulevardia? We can’t. With heaps of craft beers on tap…

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The 5 Best New Cars for College Grads

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You’ve read the books, taken the tests, and written the essays. And it’s paid off—you’re a college grad! So what’s next? A new job, for sure. But what about a new affordable car? At McCarthy Auto Group, our car dealers near KC are here to help pair you with the best vehicle based on your just-graduated budget. Take a look at these five amazing new cars that…

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Should I Buy a New or Used Car?

For those who’ve already decided on a used or new car, choosing the perfect vehicle might take mere minutes. For the majority of people who are still uncertain if a new car or used car is best, it may take a bit longer. At McCarthy Auto Group, we’re here to make your choice a little easier. Take a look at our overview below to see the benefits of both new and used cars, and be sure to stop into one of our car dealerships near Kansas City to discuss your options with an expert.

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What are the advantages…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Ask for a Vehicle History Report

Unlike the newest of new cars, a pre-owned vehicle has a history outside of the factory and dealership. Some cars have been cared for very well by previous owners, while others may have gone through the automotive equivalent of gladiatorial combat.

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When you’re shopping for a used car, whether here at the McCarthy Auto Group of car dealerships or anywhere around the country, it’s important to know what kinds of skeletons that vehicle might have in its closet. Here are the five main reasons why you should always ask for a vehicle history report when buying a used…

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The 2017 Detroit Auto Show Recap

This year’s Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) showcased what the best automotive engineers of our generation have in the pipeline. From futuristic concept cars to 2017 and 2018 models that are months away from hitting our Kansas City car dealerships, here are some of our favorite highlights from Detroit’s showroom floor.

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Award-Winning Chevy Bolt EV

Chevrolet made out like bandits at Detroit’s NAIAS, winning the prestigious North American Car of the Year Award for its 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.
 

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