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Attention creative teens! To help educate young adults on how to prevent fatalities while driving, the Kansas Turnpike Authority is holding a Put the Brakes on Fatalities video contest for students in grades 8-12.

To enter, students must put together a a short video about road safety, such as the importance of wearing a seat belt or the dangers of texting and driving. Videos must be submitted by September 24, 2017 and winners will receive prizes! Prizes include a GoPro, iPad, or a DJI Osmo Camera. In addition, grand prize winners will receive $500 for their school’s booster club.

Learn more, read all of the entry rules, and submit your video here.

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The 2017 Toyota Sienna is perfect for driving your family around the Emporia, Kansas area. With its stylish interior, intelligent technology, and great safety features, you can drive with peace of mind.

The 2017 Toyota Sienna is engineered for fun with a powerful, all-new 3.5-liter V6 engine. It has 296 horsepower, an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg, and improved acceleration. You’ll fall in love with driving the 2017 Toyota Sienna!

Not only does the 2017 Toyota Sienna drive great, but it looks great, too. The new model includes sportier bumpers, a sport mesh front grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, and updated headlights. Additionally, the 2017 Toyota Sienna features air-fin stabilizers. According to Toyota, these “help smooth out airflow, reducing wind noise and improving efficiency.”

Perhaps best of all, the 2017 Toyota Sienna is extremely versatile. No matter what your family needs in a vehicle, the Toyota Sienna is sure to deliver. It has 150 cubic feet of cargo capacity, flexible seating, an extra storage compartment to keep valuables out of sight, and a power liftgate.

Finally, you can drive around safely with the 2017 Toyota Sienna’s available all-wheel drive system and Safety Connect®. According to Toyota, “Safety Connect® offers Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification.”

See what the 2017 Toyota Sienna is all about at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! Check out our current selection here or visit us for a test drive.

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Going back to college this month? Make sure your car is in tip-top shape with our back-to-school car maintenance tips!

First, take care of your basic car maintenance. Make sure that your tires have been rotated, your oil has been recently changed, check your fluid levels, and replace old windshield wipers.

In addition, every car has a recommended maintenance schedule. Be sure to check your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer recommendations. This maintenance typically requires checking or replacing parts like timing belts or spark plugs. If your vehicle is older, other major parts may be recommended for replacement in order to keep your car running safely and smoothly.

If your vehicle consistently has a warning light on, be sure to get that checked out. The last thing you’d want is for something bad to happen or for it to lead to a costly repair later down the line.

Finally, stay prepared! Make sure your car has basic safety needs, including a flashlight, jumper cables, an ice scraper, gloves, bottled water, or even a pre-packaged auto safety kit.

Let Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas help with your back-to-school car maintenance! Contact us and see our service specials here.

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You won’t want to miss out on the electrifying performance of Ten Strings and A Goat Skin on Saturday, September 9 at 7 pm at The Granada Theatre! As a major presenting sponsor for the Emporia Arts Center, we are proud and excited to support this show.

Ten Strings and A Goat Skin is a bilingual folk/fusion trio from Prince Edward Island who present traditional and original music inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots. Their music is infused with pop and world rhythms, and they transform tradition with their vigor, curiosity, and sparks of humor.

Learn more about the band here and don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an amazing show!

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The new school year will soon be upon us. At Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, we offer a great selection of affordable vehicles, so you can drive back to school in style. Whether you’re looking for a new or used car, truck, or SUV, we have plenty of low-cost, reliable options.

We are proud to be part of the Emporia community and offer a variety of vehicles for under $300/month. Whether you are a student going back to college or a parent buying your child’s first car, we have dependable vehicle options to choose from.

At Clint Bowyer Autoplex, we guarantee quality, and all pre-owned vehicles must pass a stringent inspection to be sold. Take a look at our under $300 inventory, and visit us in Emporia, Kansas for a test drive today!

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The all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris is sporty and simple with a fresh and unique look. You’ll fall in love with driving this subcompact car around the Emporia, Kansas area. The 2018 Yaris comes in a variety of models, including 3-door and 5-door options, with incredible style, performance, and safety features.

The 2018 Yaris has a redesigned exterior with a transformed curvy silhouette. In addition, the LED DRL accent light bar and 16-inch machined alloy wheels are available for added style. Inside, the 2018 Yaris has a refreshed, intuitive dashboard and comfortable, fabric-trimmed seats.

Not only does the 2018 Toyota Yaris look great, but it also performs great. It is fuel-friendly with an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg, so you’ll be able to get more places more efficiently. The 2018 Toyota Yaris also has the Pre-Collision System (PCS). This system uses an integrated camera and radar to detect other vehicles in front of you to help prevent frontal collisions. In addition, the 2018 Yaris includes Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beams (AHB) for added safety.

Learn more about the 2018 Toyota Yaris here and browse our current Toyota inventory.

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At Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, we are proud to offer a variety of quality, pre-owned vehicles at affordable prices. All of our used cars, trucks, and SUVs are guaranteed to be reliable with comprehensive coverage.

It’s important to have confidence in your vehicle, so at Clint Bowyer Autoplex we ensure that all used vehicles pass a 171-point inspection. We will also provide you with a vehicle history report and will gladly run through our findings with you.

In addition, every pre-owned vehicle comes with a 30-day warranty and as part of Clint Bowyer 360, we accept three day vehicle returns. We’ll make sure that you have peace of mind when you buy a used vehicle from us!

Take a look at our pre-owned inventory here or stop by Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas to take a test drive today!

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Long-lasting, rugged, heavy-duty — all can be used to describe the 2017 Ram 2500. The 2017 Ram 2500 is sophisticated and hard-working. It’s perfect for any job you have in Emporia, Kansas and capable of handling any situation and condition.

The 2017 Ram 2500 is available in multiple trims and configurations, including the Tradesman®, Big Horn®, Laramie®, SLT, and more. No matter what kind of power you need or your style, you’re sure to find a 2017 Ram 2500 perfect for you.

The 2017 Ram 2500 includes the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 800 pound-feet of diesel torque or the heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine with 410 horsepower. It also features a five-link coil rear suspension to reduce friction without compromising towing capability, rear auto-level air suspension to maintain level loads, and the RamBox® Cargo Management System.

Not only does the 2017 Ram 2500 perform well, but it includes all the features you need. The available cargo-view camera allows drivers to keep an eye on the cargo bed, so they can drive worry- and distraction-free. In addition, every Ram truck can add box rail caps to reduce scratches. Another exterior feature is wheel-to-wheel side steps. According to Ram, these steps “help improve aerodynamics and performance efficiency, all while making access to the truck bed easier.”

Inside, drivers will be comfortable and fall in love with the Ram 2500’s versatility. There are a variety of storage solutions and features to make driving easier. The available Uconnect® 8.4-inch touchscreen offers apps, navigation, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Additionally, the 2017 Ram 2500 has available work-grade vinyl seating that can handle the toughest jobs and make cleaning up easy.

Discover the difference of the 2017 Ram 2500 and take one for a test drive today! Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas or view our inventory here.

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Toyota has begun researching heart-monitoring cars to prevent crashes. Heart attacks and medical emergencies while driving can be devastating and fatal, so Toyota is looking toward incorporating new technology to predict such events and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Digital Trends says, “Of course, with self-driving cars expected one day to rule the road, there would be no need for such technology. But with the widespread use of autonomous vehicles still a ways off, Toyota’s plans could prove an effective interim safety measure to prevent injuries (and potentially worse).”

Toyota’s team has been working with Kayvan Najarian, director of data science at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, to develop this system. The system is thought to be algorithm-powered and able to monitor and predict cardiac events.

There are many challenges that the system developers still face; however, the work on this system is a step in a positive direction to help prevent injuries and fatalities from medical emergencies while driving. Learn more about it here.

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Maintaining your vehicle year-round is vital for prolonging the life of your car, truck or SUV as well as saving you money. Regular car maintenance can not only extend the life of your vehicle, but it can also lead to better gas mileage.

This summer, don’t forget to get your oil and oil filter changed. Different weather conditions can cause different demands on your engine oil and oil filter, so it’s always important to regularly check them. Another good thing to do this summer is to check your fluid levels. It’s important to consistently monitor your coolant, transmission fluid, and even your windshield fluid.

While tire pressure tends to drop during cooler weather, you should still monitor your tire pressure even during the summer. If you’re preparing for a summer road trip, the last thing you’d want is a flat tire!

Finally, get your brakes inspected and evaluate your alignment. If you notice your brakes making noises or needing extra pressure, it may be a sign that they need replaced. Alignment can be thrown off by general wear and tear, so stop in for a checkup! Proper alignment can improve your ride, save gas, and extend the life of your tires.

Taking care of you car is easier than ever at Clint Bowyer Autoplex. Our service department has expertly trained and qualified technicians to handle all of your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs. Go here for more information.