23 Jun, 2024

KC-area auto repair shop shares tips to get your car ready for holiday travel

MISSION, Kan. — It’s almost time for the busy holiday travel to start, and professionals in Kansas City want to make sure you’re prepared.

More than 115 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the last 10 days of the year for the holidays, according to AAA.

Johnson County Automotive Repair in Mission, Kansas, is encouraging regular inspections to your car year-round, but well in advance of your holiday travel.

“With cold weather, one of the big things we look at with a car is maintenance items,” Johnson County Automotive owner Alan Heriford said. “Cars (are) a lot better than they used to be, so if you maintain them properly, you don’t have to do a whole lot.”

He said even the simple checks can go a long way.

“We’re gonna check tires, make sure you got good tread on your tires, make sure they’re inflated the way they should be,” he shared. “We’re gonna look at wiper blades, that’s something everybody forgets until it’s too late, so having a good set of wiper blades is great.”

Heriford also said it’s been interesting to watch Kansas City’s response to severe winter weather changes over

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