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Why Won’t My Car Start?!

April 24, 2014

It’s a cool brisk Saturday morning and you’re excited to go shopping for yourself. You deserve it after a brutal week at work. Walking towards your car, you’re already thinking about all the stores you want to hit up.

“Maybe I’ll buy those cute strappy sandals from that boutique,” you think as you open the car door.

Hopping into the drivers seat you place the key into the ignition and… nothing! Thinking there might have been a fluke, you try it again. Dread washes over you when you realize that, yes, your car won’t start.

“I have to get those cute strappy sandals,” you yell out loud.

No worries, I’m here to help solve the mystery of why your car won’t start.

#1. Dead Battery- My first thought would be check to see if you left any lights on in your car. Even the smallest light can drain your battery if left on for too long. If you have a battery tester then that is great! If you do believe that your battery is dead then try jump starting your car. If your car starts right away, most likely the problem was just a dead battery. You can always get it replaced or have someone clean the connections. Over time battery connections can become dirty or corroded. Bad connections can make it difficult to start your car as well.

#2. Faulty Fuses- Hope that it is just a faulty fuse. It’s easy to get them replaced! You can tell when a fuse is blown, because the fine wires in the casing will be broken and there will be discoloring. (Few cars have faulty fuses related to starting systems, but your car might be one of them)

#3. Ignition Switch Problems- Your ignition switch could be the problem if it wasn’t your fuse or your battery. One sure sign that it could be the ignition switch is if you turn your key and the red warning lights on your dash don’t ever light up.

#4. Bad Starter- If you’re getting current to the starter but it just keeps spinning, it most likely needs to be replaced. I would recommend having someone help you test this, seeing as it could be slightly dangerous to do own your own.

There are some other reasons why your car won’t start, but hopefully this will help eliminate possibilities! So you can get back on the road and buy those cute strappy sandals!

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My Top Cars for Summer Adventures

March 28, 2014
I might be jumping the gun on this, but I can’t stop thinking about summer! Picnics, hiking, swimming, tanning and road trips are just a few of my favorite summer activities. And summer activities and cars are meant to be together, just like French fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake (What? Tell me you do that too!) So to help you get excited for summer, I’ve come up with my top three cars for summer fun!

1. 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster

Can’t you see yourself driving around town in this hot sports car!? The Nissan 370Z Roadster is meant for the adventurer that seeks luxury!

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2. 2014 Toyota Prius C

It’s time for some fun road trips this summer, and the 2014 Toyota Prius C can take you anywhere you want to go! Don’t worry about spending too much money on gas when you get 53 city/46 hwy mpg!

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3. 2015 Chevy Colorado

Need to haul your things for a campout? This 2015 Chevy Colorado is for the active person inside all of us!

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What is your favorite summer vehicle?
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2014 Kansas City Auto Show

February 13, 2014

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I can’t wait for the Kansas City Auto Show on March 5-9! There will be so many amazing vehicles to check out, 500 new cars to be exact. If you want to check out the latest model of your favorite brand, then I would come down to the KC International Auto Show.  Product specialist will be there to provide answers to any of your questions. The Auto Show will kick off with a Jay Leno concert on March 5th! He will be performing at the Bartle Hall in Kansas City to benefit Children’s Mercy. What’s Children’s Mercy? Well it’s one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers and it’s located right here in Kansas City, MO. Children’s Mercy has 600 pediatricians and researchers ranging through 40 subspecialties. The money that is raised from the Jay Leno concert will help the funding of this great organization. I’m honored to be the chairperson to such a great event! I’m the first and youngest Auto Show Chairman, and I’m hoping to bring a new perspective and energy to the show! For more details about the Kansas City Auto Show visit the website: http://kcautoshow.com/
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KC Auto Show SNEAK PEAK

February 25, 2011

For your eyes only!

The 2011 Kansas City Auto Show is just around the corner. March 2-6 at Bartle Hall, you can find the latest, hippest, most stylish vehicles on display. With over eight football fields filled with new cars, trucks, crossover, SUVs and minivans, you can explore them all in one gigantic showroom. Does it get any better? Well YES it does! To kick-off this years big event, Young Variety of Kansas City will be hosting an exclusive, Sneak Peak show on opening night. Wednesday, March 2nd from 5-8pm, come enjoy some tunes, booz, lights and cars. $15 at the door, gets you auto show entrance, 3 drink tickets (only at our happy hour) and DJ Eric Coomes! And if that’s not enough, you’re supporting the best cause … Young Variety. Come back for some cool, new car reviews!
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The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro … in Easter green!

March 24, 2010
We spotted this Camaro at the Kansas City Auto Show this year. Luckily, we got to take it home! This specific edition is only available thru May 4th. Why? Because it has a limited-edition color, only made in the 1LT package called Synergy Green Metallic. The Camaro has such a distinct design: Clean, striking features and an iconic design that has a retro feel to it. But the most impressive part about this vehicle is the exhilarating performance. V6 engine with 304 horsepower, while still maintaing a 29 hwy mile per gallon. Check it out and tell me what you think! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDcBuhY-Cyk[/youtube]