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winter car maintenance
The winter months are here, and we all know Kansas weather can be unpredictable. Be sure to stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance and keep a few supplies handy to prepare for winter driving.

It’s always important to make sure that your vehicle’s maintenance is up-to-date. Small problems can lead to bigger problems, and the last thing you’d want is to be stranded in the cold, winter weather. Remember to check the following:

Battery — It’s more difficult for batteries to operate in cool weather, so be sure yours is working well. If you notice your engine is sluggish when starting, the check engine light is on, there’s corrosion around the cable connections, or the battery is at least three years old, you may need service.

Coolant — Coolant, or antifreeze, keeps your engine from freezing in cold temperatures, so it’s important to make sure it doesn’t get too low. Check your coolant reservoir and see that it reaches the “full” line. Also, be sure to check your owner’s manual to find out the proper coolant type for your vehicle.

Tires — Tire pressure can drop along with air temperature, so regularly check that yours are appropriately filled. Also, check your tire tread to make sure you’ll have good traction on cold pavement and snowy or icy roads.

In addition, keep a survival kit in case of an emergency. We recommend an ice scraper, extra gloves, blankets, flares, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, a flashlight, jumper cables, cell phone, cell phone charger, snacks and water.

Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas for your winter car maintenance! See our service specials here or contact us for more information.

toyotacare
Put your mind at ease with ToyotaCare! ToyotaCare includes a two year or 25,000 mile, no-cost maintenance plan and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years.

The no-cost maintenance plan will keep your “Toyota a Toyota.” Our technicians are Toyota-trained and understand how to keep your vehicle running smoothly. In addition, you will get reminders for your scheduled maintenance, so your car will stay in tip-top shape! Services include oil filter replacement, tire rotation, vehicle inspection, and more.

ToyotaCare also includes 24-hour roadside assistance, and with the Toyota Owner’s App, it’s only a click away! According to Toyota, “24-hour roadside assistance covers battery jump-starts, lockout protection, emergency fuel delivery, tire service, towing, (and) winching.” With ToyotaCare, you can take your road trips and adventures worry-free!

Get ToyotaCare at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and check out our current inventory here. If you already own a Toyota, check your ToyotaCare eligibility here.

2018 chrysler pacifica
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was recently named Best Car to Buy by Green Car Reports. It was chosen over every other green car made available during the 2018 model year, and according to The Drive, “[took] into account new technologies, their practicality, and their impact on the environment.”

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a seven-seat minivan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and is the first minivan ever made to be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. It gets an EPA-estimated 84 highway mpg and an EPA-estimated 33 total electric driving range.

John Voelcker, Senior Editor at Green Car Reports, says, “The virtues of the basic Chrysler Pacifica are well-documented: It’s stylish, with an interior design far more elegant than you’d expect, plus excellent controls and interactive displays and more family-friendly features than we have space to cover. Adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain to that package, at a price that’s essentially offset by the full federal income-tax credit, makes a very good vehicle exceptional.”

Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas to learn more about the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and view our Chrysler Pacifica inventory here.

save big on black friday
Enjoy great holiday savings this Black Friday! From the sleek and stylish 2018 Toyota Camry to rugged and adventurous Ram trucks, you can save big on a number of vehicles at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas!

This Black Friday, we’re having a special deal on the 2018 Toyota Camry. For a limited time, you can lease it for only $235/month. The 2018 Toyota Camry has a stunning design, amazing performance features, and comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P).

In addition, we’re offering amazing incentives on Ram trucks. Right now, you can save more than $11,000 off MSRP on select 2017 Ram trucks. Ram has proven to be a leader in the industry, providing amazing trucks for work, outdoor adventures, and making a statement on the road.

Get great savings on new and used vehicles and don’t miss out on our Black Friday deals! Visit us at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and check out our current inventory here.

2018 toyota camry
Drive around town in the new 2018 Toyota Camry! With its stunning design and amazing performance, it’s the perfect car for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area.

The 2018 Toyota Camry features a captivating exterior with an aggressive front grille, LED lights, and a muscular shape. Inside, the 2018 Toyota Camry includes sporty features. You can ride in comfort in the available Cockpit Red leather-trimmed interior and enjoy the power/slide moonroof.

The new Toyota Camry comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This system includes the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control.

In addition, the 2018 Toyota Camry offers two gasoline engines — the all-new 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and an improved 3.5L V6 engine. According to Toyota, “Both engines utilize the D-4S direct-injection system, which selects the optimal injection method based on driving conditions to pack a powerful punch with enhanced fuel efficiency to boot.”

You can’t go wrong with the 2018 Toyota Camry! Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas for a test drive and check out our current inventory here.

toyota safety sense
New Toyota vehicles feature the award-winning Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) package for ultimate safety. TSS includes a bundle of innovative safety features designed to protect drivers and passengers. This safety system includes the pre-collision system, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams.

The pre-collision system is designed to alert drivers if it detects a frontal collision with another vehicle. In some cases, it uses an automatic brake assist system for further prevention. This helps minimize the potential for crashing and reduces the severity in the case of a crash.

In addition, lane departure alert activates on vehicles going 32 mph or faster. It’s designed to help drivers stay in their lane and will alert them if they stray from clear road markings. Some Toyota models also feature steering assist to allow the vehicle to automatically make small corrective steering changes.

Finally, Toyota’s automatic high beams are designed to help drivers see more clearly at night without blinding other drivers. They activate when vehicles go above 25 mph and by using an in-vehicle camera to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of preceding vehicles, automatically toggle between high and low beams.

Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas to test drive our Toyota vehicles and to see these features in person! Check out our current Toyota inventory here.

Dodge Durango
Take your next trip in the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT®! It’s one of the fastest SUVs and according to Dodge, it can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Not only is it fast, but the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT® has incredible performance capabilities and a stunning design.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT® includes the 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up to 8,700 pounds, so it’s perfect for any adventure! The transmission is a TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic with innovative technology to optimize shift points and deliver maximum torque to all four wheels.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT® looks the part, too. It has a powerful, aggressive design with the signature SRT hood. Inside, drivers will be comfortable in high-quality available leather seats.

Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and see our selection in person or take a look at our current Dodge Durango inventory here.

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The Toyota Concept-i was unveiled in January at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. It showcased artificial intelligence and hinted at the future of self-driving vehicles. Now, Toyota is building on that and designed two new concepts, the Concept-i Ride and Concept-i Walk.

The Toyota Concept-i Ride is designed to make life easier for the handicapped. According to CNET, Toyota Concept-i Ride features “gull-wing doors (to) provide loads of space for easy ingress and egress, and there’s a space behind the single seat for wheelchair storage.” The vehicle is also controlled with joysticks rather than pedals.

In addition, Toyota also created the Concept-i Walk. According to CNET, the Concept-i Walk is a scooter “designed to work on sidewalks, rotating on a dime and occupying a space no larger than a standard human.” It is also controlled by a joystick, allowing users to pilot it.

These two new concepts are expected to be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 25, so look out for more details! In the meantime, read about the original Concept-i here.

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We are excited to present Humor For Hunger along with the Emporia Gazette and Brickyard 20 Ale House on Saturday, November 11! Humor For Hunger is a comedy night to benefit Food For Students in Emporia, Kansas. It will be an exciting and fun night filled with loads of laughs and music, so you won’t want to miss out!

Food For Students provides a bag of food each week to school children who do not have enough food over the weekends. About 450 bags are given away each month, and 100 percent of all cash donations go toward the purchase of food. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/emporiafoodforstudents.

This year’s Humor For Hunger will feature comedians Matt Holt, Brent Terhune, and The Mikey Needleman Band. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Clint Bowyer Autoplex, Brickyard 20 Ale House and the Emporia Gazette.

Humor For Hunger will be held at Brickyard 20 Ale House (402 Merchant St) in Emporia. Doors open at 6 pm, the show starts at 8 pm, and the band starts at 10:30 pm. Be sure to come for the comedy and stay for the rock-n-roll!

Visit us at Clint Bowyer Autoplex and get your tickets; and for more information, call us at 620-343-6723 and ask for Steve or Ashley.

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Clint Bowyer Autoplex is thrilled to announce that during the month of October, we will donate $100 to the Central Care Cancer Center in Emporia for every vehicle we sell.

Since 1975, the Central Care Cancer Center has been providing compassionate care to Kansas families in their time of need. The center specializes in treatments of all types of cancer and blood disorders. No matter what kind of cancer touches your life, or the life of a loved one, they are there to help you. They have several clinics and outreach locations in Kansas and Missouri with experienced physicians and staff that are able to offer advanced treatment closer to home.

Help us help them! New or used, car, truck or SUV — there’s no better time to buy than right now! You can help us make a difference at Clint Bowyer Autoplex. See our current selection here and learn more about the Central Care Cancer Center here.