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Five Weekend Getaways Near Kansas City

Five Weekend Getaways Near Kansas City

Photo by Natalie Rhea Riggs on Unsplash Summer can be a drag when you’re stuck indoors all day, but there are plenty of sights to see and enjoy while still staying close to home. Keep reading for five great weekend getaways near Kansas City, MO, to wrap up Summer 2020!        Boonville, Missouri A short two-hour drive east of Kansas City, and you’ll find Boonville, MO. With 450 historic sites and structures on the National Registry of Historic Places. You can tour some local mansions, enjoy a self-guided walking tour, or even bike the nationally acclaimed 237-mile Katy Trail State Park! Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love historic Boonville, MO. Indian Cave State Park in Shubert, Nebraska: Another quick t ... read more

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Oh Say, Can You See? How Visibility In Your Car Can Make A Difference

Oh Say, Can You See? How Visibility In Your Car Can Make A Difference

Photo by Realgraphy.org on Unsplash We all know that being able to see the road ahead of you is necessary for any good drive. Still, depending on the time of day and certain weather conditions, visibility can make a difference in your driving abilities. Keep reading to learn more about how visibility in your car can make all the difference!  Even new drivers know that visibility while driving is the key to making informed traffic decisions and keeping yourself and others safe while on the road. That’s why it’s essential to make sure you take care of your car’s various visibility-related components. The most noticeable parts of your vehicle that you should look after are your windshield and windshield wipers. Keeping your windshield ... read more

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Best Driving Safety Tips For Tornado Weather

Best Driving Safety Tips For Tornado Weather

Photo by Romain Paget on Unsplash Kansas City is renowned for how often we receive tornadoes, and it can be scary when you’re caught on the road when the tornado warning goes out. At Brookside “66” Service, we want you to feel confident driving under any conditions, so read on for the best driving safety tips for Missouri’s tornado weather.    Believe it or not, Missouri is ranked 10th in the United States for the state with the most tornadoes, with tornadoes occurring every month of the year. Most likely to happen in the afternoon from April through June. Remember, during a tornado, there is no completely safe option, only slightly less-dangerous ones. While being in your car during a tornado is extremely risky, these tips ... read more

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Schedule your Auto Repair Before Temperatures Rise!

Warmer temps are on the way and to make sure your A/C is ready to keep you cool, schedule your vehicle air conditioning service today with Brookside “66” Service auto repair. Regular maintenance extends the life of your vehicle and keeps you safe on the road, and this includes air conditioning service. Not only is Brookside “66” Service a local, family-owned business, it is a NAPA Auto Care Center specializing in national and foreign auto repair, meaning you can rest assured your make and model of vehicle is well known to Brookside’s technicians. They are ASE-certified to inspect your vehicle A/C system, as well as repair or replace broken parts, including inspections for loose, broken belts, leaks, A/C operation, and system recharge. Air conditioning service can prevent costly repairs down the road. Don’t let that loud squealing noise when you turn on the A/C continue, as it could mean a loose ... read more

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Regular Brake Service Is Crucial Car Maintenance

Proper car maintenance, including regular brake service, is critical to safe driving. The brake system is probably the most important system in your vehicle. Most modern cars have disc brakes on the front wheels and drums on the back, while older or smaller vehicles often have all drum systems, and some expensive or high-performance cars have discs on all four wheels. All brake systems wear out eventually, but wear over time depends on several factors like driving habits, environment, and materials. Some vehicle manufacturers include brake service in their car maintenance schedule, but all brake systems should be inspected at regular time or mileage intervals, usually every 4-6 months or 5,000-7,000 miles. If rust or dirt buildup is causing brake noise, or if inspection turns up signs of seizing up or sticking, it is time for servicing. Brake service at Brookside “66” includes removing excess rust, cleaning, and lubricating of brake components to keep them ... read more

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