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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Getting the Right Tires And Wheels In North Kansas City

A lot of people get custom wheels in North Kansas City. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you’re not careful. Sometimes, once they’re mounted, they just don’t fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don’t want that. Consulting your Northtown Auto Clinic tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he’ll ask you a series of questions about your North Kansas City driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub. If you don’t want to make any modifications to your SUV, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some North Kansas City people like much bigger tires so they need a sus ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Northtown Auto Clinic

A lot of us North Kansas City motorists like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We’re picky about color and body style. We’ll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Missouri auto owners to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels. Wheels come in thousands of designs. Custom wheels can add personality, style or sass to a vehicle. Many of these customizations involve getting a bigger wheel. Fifteen or sixteen-inch wheels used to be the factory standard, But today, because a lot of North Kansas City drivers like the look of larger wheels, many vehicles are available with seventeen or eighteen-inch wheels. Optional wheel packages of twenty inches or more are also available in North Kansas City. If you want to upsize the wheels on your current vehicle, however, you should know it’s not a do-it-yourself project. There are important factors involved in ensuring your wheel change doesn’t jeop ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Drive Defensively In Missouri

Car care is a key part of auto safety in North Kansas City. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Missouri roads is to drive safely. Defensive driving is safe driving. And defensive driving is all about attitude. You have to decide that you will be a safe driver in Missouri, no matter what anyone else is doing. North Kansas City drivers can start with awareness. Always maintain awareness of your surroundings, the road conditions, other vehicles on the North Kansas City road or interstate and road hazards. Have you ever suddenly realized that you have arrived somewhere, but you don’t really remember driving there? That is unsafe driving. Never assume that other North Kansas City drivers are paying attention. You be the one on alert. You be the one to take initiative to stay out of the way of other Missouri drivers. And don’t le ... read more

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Safety

What is That? Check Engine Light Service At Northtown Auto Clinic

Okay. You went to your local North Kansas City car wash and while your SUV was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the SUV! You head for the nearest North Kansas City service station, but on the way, the check engine light stops flashing, and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your SUV in to get serviced. In the meantime, the check engine light goes off. What? You decide the light must be faulty, or that when it comes on it doesn’t mean anything, or that it’s just in your SUV as some sort of scam to get you to pay for unnecessary expensive repairs. You’re glad you didn’t take your car to the North Kansas City repair shop and resolve to ignore that engine light in the future. Whoa! Let’s look at what really happened. Your SUV was under an air dryer. Your air intake sensor m ... read more

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Diagnostics