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We update this list every month and include all moderately sized car meets within an hour away from downtown Kansas City. If you have an event you want included email me here.We care about your safety and encourage you to take precautions if you will be attending any of these events!

What Car Should I Buy?

Car manufacturers today offer a dizzying amount of models and body styles aimed at a wide range of buyers, but with so many options what type of car do you actually need and why?


 

The Ultimate Guide To Learning About Cars

Want to learn about cars but don't know where to start? We've got you covered with actionable methods to learn about cars.


Taking care of your car can be a daunting task. But these are easy to implement tips that will keep your wallet full and car running well!

What To Check When Buying A Used Car

So you're looking at buying a used car and want to make sure it's not a time bomb set to go off in the next 10,000 miles, but don't have the mechanical savvy to check it yourself.  Here's a basic checklist for what to look for when buying a used car.

If you are considering trading in a newly financed car there are many factors to ensure you are making a smart financial decision. Here are some to consider.  
As the short Winter days close in on us, check out these locations just a few hours away from KC while the weather is still nice!

Rust is a regular companion on vehicles in snowy states as the road salts and slush that coat your car make an ideal environment for the metal-eating menace to form. Learn how to combat rust this winter with tips and more extreme options to stop it in its tracks.

10 Places To Hide Your Keys

Leaving your keys at the car is never ideal, but if you have to do it, hide it well. Here are 10 hiding places for your keys so your car won't be going anywhere.   

2021 Cars Without CVTs

While some manufacturers did have early examples of CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmission) that were killed off, currently CVTs are becoming more popular than ever and few if any cars are changing their transmissions back to traditional automatics from CVTs.  

How Many Miles Should a Used Car Have?


Cars on average travel 13,500 miles a year. So a used car should have around 13,500 multiplied by the number of years it has been on the road to come up with an average amount of miles. 

Front-wheel drive (FWD) cars handle well in the snow as most of their weight sits over their driving wheels, giving the front tires more traction. When braking or turning they are just as capable as all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) cars, but will struggle to accelerate as quickly.

How Long to Charge a Car Battery

With a variety of charges on the market, how long does it take to fully charge a battery to working condition?

But before you throw a charger on it, let's see if your battery is worth saving.

How Do Dealerships Make Money?

Price, financing, warranties - there are many avenues for car dealerships to make and lose money when selling a car, but what actually makes a profit and what misconceptions do buyers have when purchasing a car?

Are Extended Warranties Worth It?


There are examples all over the internet of buyers getting screwed over by the fine print of dealership warranties and luckier owners that had their warranty cover large mechanical failures. Unfortunately it's not so simple to say dealership warranties are good or bad; determining their worth depends on what the warranty covers, the dealership's reputation and even the car that's being purchased.

What's A Wholesale Car And Where Do They Come From?

A wholesale car is a vehicle purchased from an auction specifically for dealerships. Wholesale vehicles are typically used inventory dealers received on a trade-in that doesn't fit in with their standard inventory, or are vehicles that have sat on their lot for extended periods of time, taking up their floor plan.

6 Of The Safest Used Cars For Teens 2021

There's more to safety than just airbags and crumple zones. When you're car shopping for your teen here are some of the safest used cars on the market for reasonable prices.