The holidays are coming up, and it’s the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for those long, holiday road trips. From up-to-date maintenance to emergency kits, you should be prepared for whatever the road brings you.
First, make sure that your car, truck or SUV is properly maintained. Top off your fluids and make sure that your windshield wipers and car lights are working. Be sure to also check that your tires are properly filled and your brakes are working properly.
After checking that your car is in tip-top shape, it’s a good idea to map out your route. Take into account what areas you will be traveling through and note where the best places to stop for rest or fuel are. Be sure to also have roadside assistance contact information ready in case of an emergency.
Finally, be prepared! Pack an emergency kit with jumper cables, basic tools, flares, a cell phone charger, drinking water, a flashlight and first aid items. Don’t forget to also pack anything that might make the long ride more enjoyable — blankets, pillows, snacks, and car-friendly games for passengers.
Have a festive and safe road trip! Contact Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas for any last minute checks or tune-ups at 620-343-6723 or schedule service online here.
We’re excited to be a major presenting sponsor for the latest event in the Emporia Arts Center’s 2018-2019 series, Farewell Angelina. The all-female country group will be performing at the Emporia Granada Theatre on Friday, October 26 from 7-9 pm.
Farewell Angelina features four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. They blend compelling harmonies with blazing string instruments and have taken Nashville by storm.
In 2016, Rolling Stone named them one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” and they’ve opened shows for Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, and Trace Adkins, to name a few.
Farewell Angelina’s new album will be released this fall, and they are sure to bring down the house in Emporia! Tickets cost $8-20 and can be purchased here. Don’t miss out!
School will be back in session before we know it! At Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, we have a wide selection of low-cost, reliable vehicles, so you can drive back to school in style.
We are proud to be part of the Emporia community and offer a variety of cars, trucks and SUVs for under $300/month. Whether you are a student going back to college or a parent buying your child’s first car, we have a great selection to choose from.
With Clint Bowyer 360, you’ll also be assured great value no matter what you lease or purchase. Clint Bowyer 360 offers comprehensive coverage to take care of you and your car at no additional cost. Learn more here.
Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, to take a test drive today! See our current under $300 inventory here.
Summer is in full swing, and in Kansas, that means extreme heat. It’s important to make sure your vehicle is properly maintained and prepared for the summer season.
Here are a few things you can do:
- Check your cooling system. The biggest cause for summer breakdowns is overheating, so be sure to consistently monitor your temperature gauge. Be sure to also check your coolant level and concentration and get belts, clamps and hoses inspected by a professional.
- Check your tires. Make sure that all tires are properly inflated and have good tread depth. Remember to always have a spare tire in case you get an unexpected flat during a summer road trip.
- Check your air conditioner. A good air conditioning system is essential for summer in Kansas. If you notice your system isn’t working well, be sure to check for leaks and choose the right kind of refrigerant for your vehicle.
- Pack an emergency kit. While you won’t need ice scrapers and road salt in the summer, it’s important to still keep a few emergency items in your vehicle. A first aid kit, flares, flashlights, and water are a few essential summer items.
The weather is warming up, and you can finally put away your ice scrapers and extra gloves. It’s the perfect time to do a little spring maintenance and get your car ready for the new season!
Here are a few car care tips we recommend:
- Check your owner’s manual and follow the recommended service schedules. It may be time to change the oil or check the battery and cables.
- Wash and wax. Winter brings extra dirt, grime and salt buildup, and a thorough wash after winter can do wonders.
- Check your tire pressure. As the weather warms up, tire pressure can increase. Make sure your tires meet the manufacturer specification.
- Inspect all lights and your wiper blades. Spring often brings more rainfall, so you’ll want to make sure both are in good working order.
- Check your car’s alignment and suspension. Winter can be harsh on vehicles, so a quick check is always a good idea.
Let us help with your spring car maintenance! Schedule service at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, here.
2018 has arrived! If your new year’s resolution is to replace your current vehicle or buy a new one, visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas. We have a number of new and pre-owned vehicles that are perfect for any lifestyle.
We have a great selection of affordable vehicles with payments under $300/month! Whether you’re looking for a car, truck, or SUV, we’re sure to have the right fit for you. See our current Under $300 specials here.
In addition, we also have a number of brand-new 2018 Toyotas, Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams. If you’re looking for the latest technology and features, we can help find the best vehicle for you and your family.
You can be confident when you buy a new vehicle from Clint Bowyer Autoplex. We offer comprehensive coverage — Clint Bowyer 360 — that takes care of you and your car. It’s free with every Clint Bowyer Autoplex vehicle purchase and includes complimentary car care, three-day vehicle return, and pre-owned quality guarantee. Learn more here.
Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas for a test drive or view our current inventory here.
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.
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.
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.
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.