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State Car Inspections

State Car Inspections

Did you know there are 57 pages in the Missouri Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual? That’s right! The state wants to make sure that every car on the road is safe enough to be out there—both for the sake of the drivers and everyone they pass. That’s why whenever you purchase a pre-owned vehicle you must have it inspected by a government-approved location in order to legally take to the streets. State Car Inspections What exactly goes into a vehicle inspection? What kind of requirements does your car have to meet before it is considered safe by the powers that be? Because each state has differing laws, we’ll start by outlining Missouri’s checklist this week and continue with Illinois next time. For each inspection, both the interior and exterior components of the vehicle must be checked along with everything under the hood as well as its performance in certain areas. We give each vehicle a thorough exam both w ... read more

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Spotting a Good Auto Repair Shop

Choosing a good automotive repair shop can be tricky if you aren’t experienced or don’t have a reference. Many are unreliable and dishonest, opting to charge you far more than necessary. Go through our checklist before choosing an automotive shop to ensure that you’re receiving the best quality care for a reasonable price. A respectable and honest auto repair shop should: Hold a License for Automotive Service Excellence

An auto repair shop that has a certificate for Automotive Service Excellence has gone through special training and exams. Members must be continuously trained to keep up with technology and market requirements. Each technician at Meyer’s Automotive undergoes at least 40 hours of training every year, and we also have a Bosch Certification. Both of these ensure your vehicle will receive the best care possible. Be Involved in the Community
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8 Tips to Extend Battery Life

Finding your vehicle with a dead battery can be very frustrating and inconvenient. Follow these tips to get the most out of your battery and keep it running. 1. Clean it Wipe your battery’s casing with a damp rag. Use a screwdriver to scrape away dirt and buildup from the terminals to allow the current to pass from the battery to the cables more efficiently. Call Meyer’s if the job looks like too much to handle alone. 2. Secure the battery Vibration and rattling can cause damage to the battery plates and your vehicle. It could also cause the battery to short circuit. 3. Protect it from weather Protect your battery from extremely cold weather, like we have here in the Midwest. Insulation kits are typically already found in new cars, but double check to make sure yours has a plastic or other thermal-resistant covering. 4. Drive your vehicle Leaving your car without starting and drivi ... read more

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