• The Economy of Maintenance for Raytown Drivers

    Sunday 25 June 2017

    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Raytown drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com is... read more

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Raytown

    Monday 19 June 2017

    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Raytown can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Raytown computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that... read more

  • Can Your Car Last Another Year?

    Tuesday 13 June 2017

    Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Raytown car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Raytown, Missouri, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Raytown drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really tr... read more

  • When You Hear the Crash in Raytown: What to Do After an Accident

    Sunday 04 June 2017

    Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do in case of an accident can help reduce the stress and cost of the situation. It can also protect you from false claims, incorrect judgments and unjust liabilities. Never... read more

  • Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Raytown

    Thursday 01 June 2017

    Let's talk about something critical for all Raytown drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates... read more

  • 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

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