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Category Archives: Safety

Emergency Items For Kansas City motorists

Safe Missouri travel starts with preventive maintenance and good car care at Northtown Auto Clinic. But there are other things North Kansas City car owners can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here’s some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — or someone else’s. First, North Kansas City auto owners should consider keeping an auto emergency kit in their car. The kit should contain items that will allow you to deal with common emergencies on the road. Some essential items you should carry in your SUV include jumper cables (or a booster box), flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools. Other useful items include gloves, two quarts of oil, some antifreeze, water and everything you need to change a tire. You might also consider a can of tire inflator, which is a great temporary fix for mino ... read more

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Blind Spot Safety For North Kansas City Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse’s annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in North Kansas City, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it’s not good marital advice, it’s good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Kansas City car owners’ blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses. First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn’t include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn’t designed to be a baby monitor. Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver’s side window. Now adjust the driver’s side mirror so that it just catches the side of the SUV. Then, lean to the middle of the c ... read more

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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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