• Lease or Buy?

    Wednesday 24 May 2017

    Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Raytown drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.Raytown drivers who lease finance the portion of the cost of the vehicle that's used up during the term of the lease... read more

  • Hey Raytown Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    Nowadays, Raytown drivers are paying more at Missouri gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Missouri drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Raytown, Missouri, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles i... read more

  • Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Radiator Service

    Monday 08 May 2017

    The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Raytown, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperature of the coolant and then it's back... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Raytown

    Monday 01 May 2017

    There’s not much Raytown drivers can do about the price of gas in 
Missouri, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage. Go a little slower on Missouri expressways. Raytown drivers w... read more

  • Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Raytown, Missouri

    Tuesday 18 April 2017

    Every car in Raytown, Missouri, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how man... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    Starting in 1996, Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings h... read more

  • Need a New Battery? Call Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Today

    Sunday 02 April 2017

    Hello Raytown drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Raytown, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be... read more

  • Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

    Monday 27 March 2017

    No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Raytown residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all Raytown residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Raytown service center. To find out if your... read more

  • Right or Left? Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Power Steering Service

    Tuesday 21 March 2017

    Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Raytown folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehicles... read more

  • Raytown Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

    Monday 13 March 2017

    Raytown residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do Raytown residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction dama... read more

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