The auto mechanics, service advisors, and rest of the Brookside "66" Service team offer old-school service to families throughout Kansas City and Brookside. We strive to continue to stay on the cutting-edge of the ever-evolving automotive industry. We encourage you to take a look at our blog posts. That's where we post engaging, entertaining, and educational posts about auto repair and preventative maintenance.

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Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

Photo by Richard Goff on Unsplash   Welcome to our May blog, “Here’s What Happens When You Organize Your Car”!   Do you ever approach your car with a sense of dread, like walking into a mess you didn’t make? Over time, and especially with kids, your car can become a jungle of the things you need but only situationally. It takes reflection and a serious cleaning effort to notice how we clutter our vehicles with things and items we rarely use. One helpful way of breaking through the clutter: organization.   The web is full of great ideas for getting some order back in your car. One of our favorites is a couch remote control holder from IKEA re-purposed as an item holder for your passenger se ... read more

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It’s a New Year: Is Preventive Maintenance Really Worth it?

It’s a New Year: Is Preventive Maintenance Really Worth it?

Welcome to 2021! As we say goodbye to the old year, We welcome in 2021 with our best intentions and the hope that this year will be the one to put 2020’s bad times behind us. With a COVID-19 vaccine on the way, there’s certainly every indication that things are looking up. If we can manage our homes, our vehicles and our lives in the next year, we might just prosper. As people consider the expenses of the year, there will be some who choose to neglect certain parts of their life to handle others. Perhaps they may hold off on an oil change a month longer than expected. Ignore that rattle sound. Just bear with that vibration in the engine. For some people, the pandemic has forced them to live hand-to-mouth and to cut back on everything. And it may have you asking, is preventative maintenance for my car really worth the cost? If you’ve never really committed to preventative maintenance before, there’s one thing you need to understand: preventative maintenance sav ... read more

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How To Instill Driving Confidence In Young Drivers

How To Instill Driving Confidence In Young Drivers

When our kids finally get their learners permits and begin to drive for the first time, there’s a tendency for some to drive timidly and without the confidence they’ll need to avoid causing traffic spots. Especially if they sense you are afraid of their driving, or lack confidence in their abilities. At Brookside “66” Service, we see families with new drivers each year, learning the ropes and trying to keep out of trouble in their first year. Something we are frequently asked is, “How do I instill confidence in my kid as they learn to drive?” Start easy and build. Begin by taking them somewhere they can learn to drive safely in, typically the empty parking lot of a closed store, or a school out for the weekend. Buy some orange cones and talk them through the steps. Be calm and soothing, or let someone else do the instruction-- if they associate driving with your panic, they may never get confidence. Make certain you are teaching good habits, such a ... read more

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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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