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summer maintenance

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.

Beat the heat and schedule service with Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! See our service specials here and contact us to schedule an appointment.

2018 toyota corolla
Stand out on the road in a 2018 Toyota Corolla. This sporty car is sleek, innovative and a step above the competition. It features a stylish design, incredible technology and efficiency, and excellent safety features.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla’s exterior includes an aggressive front fascia, standard Bi-LED headlights, and a sporty rear spoiler on some models.

Inside, the 2018 Toyota Corolla includes numerous features, including available auto climate control. The dashboard has an upscale design, with premium materials and flowing lines. The 2018 Corolla also includes plenty of rear cargo space as well as 60/40 split rear seats for additional space.

When you drive the 2018 Toyota Corolla, you’ll enjoy great technology features. It includes a standard integrated backup camera, integrated Bluetooth® technology, advanced voice recognition and steering wheel controls.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla also has great efficiency, with an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg and 30 city mpg. There’s also an available ECO Mode button for enhanced fuel efficiency.

Finally, the 2018 Toyota Corolla includes standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). It comes with the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Take a test drive in the 2018 Toyota Corolla at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! View our current inventory here.

gulliver's travels
We are proud to be a sponsor for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Gulliver’s Travels, presented by the Emporia Arts Center, on June 29, 2018!

Gulliver’s Travels is an original, sci-fi musical adaptation that will be performed by Missoula Children’s Theatre and local students. It will tell the story of a brave explorer, Gulliver, who finds himself lost in space. He fights aliens, robots and more. You won’t want to miss out!

Auditions for the musical will be held on June 25, and the show will be on June 29 at Emporia High School. For more information, please go here. We hope to see you there!

2018 ram 1500
The new 2018 Ram 1500 is built to last with incredible durability and capabilities, so you’ll be ready for wherever the road takes you. It includes best-in-class fuel efficiency, with an EPA-estimated 4×4 27 highway mpg, class-exclusive active-level four-corner air-suspension, and multiple available engines, including the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6.

The 2018 Ram 1500 is designed to fit each driver’s needs. It can be customized with a choice of Crew Cab, Quad Cab®, or Regular Cab to accommodate each person’s cargo hauling. In addition, it has an available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System that can be incorporated into the side rails of the truck bed.

Inside, the Ram 1500 is luxurious. It was crafted with the comfort of passengers in mind, and it’s durable enough to stand up to everyday wear and tear. The 2018 Ram 1500 also features an available Driver Information Digital Cluster with a 7-inch color display, available in-floor storage, and an easy-access dashboard glove box.

In addition, the 2018 Ram 1500 is built with a high-strength steel frame and is equipped with advanced safety and security technology. It includes four-wheel disc antilock brakes, side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control and more.

Finally, the 2018 Ram 1500 features legendary towing and hauling capabilities. It includes Hill Start Assist, an integrated trailer hitch, and Trailer Sway Control.

Take a test drive in the all-new 2018 Ram 1500 at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! View our current inventory here.

spring car maintenance
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 jeep wrangler
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is better than ever before. It has improved capabilities and more high-tech features while staying true to the classic Jeep brand.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler looks familiar, but includes subtle design improvements. According to Jeep, “New air extractors have been added behind the fender flares to help cool the engine compartment.” In addition, the newest model has a foldable windshield, redesigned hood bumpers, and new lights.

Inside, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler provides maximum comfort and new technology features. It includes a new seat type with additional rear seat legroom, premium armrests, and more. The new Wrangler also includes push-button start, dual USB ports, and an available 115-volt auxiliary power outlet.

Additionally, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler doesn’t skimp on safety. It has updated safety and security features, including an advanced front and side airbag system, high-strength steel beams, Blind Sport Monitoring, Hill Start Assist, parking technology, and so much more.

Finally, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a Trail Rated® badge, meaning it can handle the toughest road conditions, and comes standard with an enhanced 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine.

Take a test drive in the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! View our current inventory here.

2018 toyota highlander
Take your next road trip in the 2018 Toyota Highlander! This mid-size SUV offers impressive performance, design and capabilities. It’s perfect for wherever the road takes you.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a powerful and efficient engine, giving drivers an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg and earning an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II) rating. If you’re a fan of bigger adventures, this Highlander also has a 5,000-lb. towing capacity available.

Not only does the 2018 Toyota Highlander perform well, but it looks great, too. It features a bold design with a dynamic front grille, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and alloy wheels. Inside, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is extremely versatile. It comes with five USB ports, seating for up to eight people, plenty of cargo space, a quiet cabin, and more available features.

In addition, you can have peace of mind when you drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander. It has integrated Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), which includes Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and more. The 2018 Toyota Highlander also features the Star Safety System™, eight airbags, and a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).

Go on an adventure in the 2018 Toyota Highlander! Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, for a test drive or view our current 2018 Toyota Highlander inventory here.

2019 jeep cherokee
Start planning your next road trip in the new 2019 Jeep® Cherokee! This model has everything you already love about the Jeep brand, but with new, modern designs and features.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee features a new look for the front and rear design. It includes a refreshed seven-slot grille with new LED headlamps and fog lamps as well as redesigned taillamps. If you’re in love with the classic Jeep look, don’t worry. According to Jeep, “From the trapezoidal wheel arches to a signature seven-slot grille, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee acknowledges its proud history and distinctive style.”

Inside, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is crafted with quality and purpose. It includes soft, leather-trimmed seating, state-of-the-art technology and great storage options and cabin space.

Not only does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee look great, but it performs well, too. It has a Trail Rated® badge, signifying that it can perform under the toughest off-road conditions. With this Jeep Cherokee, you’ll experience great traction, ground clearance, maneuverability and more.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine with up to 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up 4,500 pounds and has standard Trailer Sway Damping.

Finally, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has advanced safety technology, so you can drive with peace of mind. It has a high-strength steel body to maximize crash protection and seven advanced airbags. In addition, it has a number of available safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross path detection and much more.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is coming soon to Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! Check our inventory here or stop by for a test drive.

ball in the house
Clint Bowyer Autoplex is proud to be a major presenting sponsor for the Ball in the House concert on March 7, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm at Albert Taylor Hall on the Emporia State University campus.

Ball in the House is an R&B, soul, and pop a cappella group based out of Boston, MA. They’ve performed with a variety of musicians, including The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Blondie, and more. According to The Boston Globe, “Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/R&B band…the one thing it doesn’t have is instruments.”

The cost of tickets is $8 for youth and $20 for adults. Learn more and buy tickets here. You won’t want to miss out!

2018 jeep compass
The 2018 Jeep Compass is perfect for your next adventure! It’s a sporty and compact SUV with an aerodynamic design, captivating details, best-in-class 4×4 capability, and safety features you can depend on.

The exterior of the 2018 Jeep Compass is modernly designed with strong shapes and lightweight materials. It includes the signature Jeep grille, distinctive wheel arches, a sloping roofline and powerful fenders.

Inside, the 2018 Jeep Compass has forward-thinking and comfortable features. According to Jeep, “Every inch of the cabin has been sculpted to create the perfect environment for upscale adventures.” It includes plenty of cargo space with versatile storage options, convenient steering wheel-mounted controls, six speakers, and many other available features.

Not only does the 2018 Jeep Compass look great, but it is capable of handling any road you take. With its Trail Rated® badge and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, the Jeep Compass can easily maneuver through snow, sand, mud and rock and gets both on-road and off-road traction and performance.

The 2018 Jeep Compass also has a 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine with best-in-class 4×4 highway fuel economy. So no matter where you go, the Jeep Compass will give you an impressive ride.

Finally, the 2018 Jeep Compass offers more than 70 safety and security features and includes a high-strength steel frame and seven standard airbags. According to Jeep, “Driver and front passenger airbags incorporate a three-vent system to ensure optimal deployment for occupants of every size and weight.”

Take a test drive today and visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! View our current 2018 Jeep Compass inventory here.