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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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How to Choose the Right Child Safety Seat

To keep our children safe and secure, parents will go to the edge of the world and back. They’ll buy hormone-free milk, zero-BPA bottles, and organic pea puree. But if there’s one purchase to be made that objectively provides safety to our kids, it’s their car seat. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury for children, so make sure they’re in the right safety seat each and every time you turn the ignition.
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Explore and discover all your child car seat options below to help...

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New Year’s Resolution: Save on Gas with These Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Millions of Americans will resolve to lose weight, eat healthier, or start a college fund when 2017 begins. But there’s another resolution you might want to add to the list: Spend less at the gas station. At McCarthy Auto Group, we offer an incredible assortment of new and extremely fuel-efficient vehicles to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution. Check out these five incredible gas sippers, all of which are available for sale today at our car dealerships near Kansas City.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Premier Sedan

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The 2017 Chevy Cruze Premier sedan has a…

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12 Ways Our McCarthy Dealers Always Spread Holiday Cheer

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Although we won’t be rewarding our customers with partridges, pear trees, or piping pipers this Christmas season, we aren’t void of the holiday spirit. In fact, we spread X-Mas cheer 24/7/365! Since December is nearly upon us, allow us to sing you a carol that best explains how McCarthy Auto Group and our Kansas City car dealers can give you some holiday cheer this and every other year. Feel free to sing along with our version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Cue the music.

And the twelve ways our dealers will make you so happy…

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10 Scrumptious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food—both freshly made and of the leftover variety. It's basically a tradition to eat turkey-cranberry sandwiches for days (or maybe even weeks) after Thanksgiving. And if you're like many of us at our Kansas City car dealerships, those sandwiches might eventually send your taste buds into a boredom-induced food coma. Flip the switch on your Thanksgiving leftovers this year and try some of these incredible recipes.

BLT Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

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If you're a baconaholic, here's a recipe that'll have your taste…

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The Pros & Cons of Leasing vs. Buying a New Car


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Cost or convenience? Reliability or equity? Own or rent?

These are the questions you should ask yourself when pondering a new vehicle. Buying or leasing a car both have pros and cons, and depending on your lifestyle, personality, and situation, perhaps only one will make sense. Ultimately, buying and leasing are both great options when dealing with reputable car dealers like those within the McCarthy Auto Group. But to get the best of your new set of wheels, make sure you research your options fully before coming to a conclusion. Read our list of pros and cons

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Want To Know About These New 2017 Cars?

The new 2017 models are on their way, and we're giving you a sneak peek before these model-year arrivals land at the McCarthy Auto Group dealerships throughout the greater Kansas City area. These new 2017 Chevys, Buicks, GMC trucks, Hyundais, Nissans, and Toyotas, are exciting additions to our incredible lineup of new cars for sale near Kansas City. You'll be one of the first to know about these trend-setting new models from some of the world's top automotive manufacturers.

So let's get started!

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2017 Buick Envision SUV

As Buick's first-ever small luxury SUV, the 2017…

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Don’t Get Distracted: Understanding the Dangers of Texting & Driving

We all have our vices—mine is snacking late at night—but perhaps none is worse than texting while driving. Accounting for about 25% of all vehicle accidents, distracted driving (particularly texting) is undoubtedly a main reason why US vehicle collisions have risen sharply within the last decade.

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In 2012 alone, nearly 500,000 people were wounded in accidents caused by a distracted driver. Worse yet, more than 3,300 people were wheeled into a morgue because of a driver who just had to text an "lol" response to their friends.

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McCarthy Auto Group’s 2016 Best Summer Road Trips

At McCarthy Auto Group, our favorite time of the year is here, with warm sunshine and tasty barbecues... Here’s to sweet summertime! There is no better way to make the most of the summer than by blasting your favorite tunes and letting your adventurous side have some fun with a spontaneous summer road trip. We’ve made it easy for you with a list of our top four road trip destinations. 
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So what are you waiting for? Grab your travel partners, some sunglasses, and a trusty new or used vehicle from a nearby McCarthy dealership to let your summer…
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675 North Rawhide Drive Olathe, Kansas 66061
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McCarthy / Morse Chevrolet
9201 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, Kansas 66212
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McCarthy Chevrolet Lee's Summit
945 SE Oldham Parkway Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081
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McCarthy Olathe Hyundai
681 N. Rawhide Olathe, Kansas 66061
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McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai
3000 NW South Outer Road Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
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McCarthy Nissan
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McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia
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McCarthy Pre-Owned Supercenter
3030 NW South Outer Road Blue Springs, MO 64015
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McCarthy Chevrolet Buick GMC
1550 W Arrow St Marshall, MO 65340
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