Your Ultimate Guide to Dashboard Cameras

Dashboard Cameras for sale in Joplin, MO
Did you know that Missouri had more than 130,000 car crashes in 2020? Those automobile accidents accounted for hundreds of millions of dollars in collision shop restorations, insurance premium increases, and property damage repairs. That’s certainly a hefty sum. Although dashcams, or in-car dashboard cameras, may not directly prevent car accidents, they do serve to reduce drivers’ out-of-pocket costs after the dust settles. These are 10 of the best reasons why buying a good dash camera is so beneficial.
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Honda HR-V: A Surprisingly Great SUV for Camping

New Honda HR-V near Joplin, MO


When you search “best SUV for camping,” what do you find? Big, honkin’ full-size SUVs with 7 seats, a billion cubic feet of cargo space, and missile defense systems. Probably. What won’t you find? Subcompact crossovers.

The thing is, that era of cramped, sardine-can subcompact SUVs is over. Today’s small crossovers are far more spacious, far more cleverly designed, and far more campsite-ready than their ancestors. Yet there’s one small SUV that makes temporary off-grid life easier: The Honda HR-V.

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Drive-In Theater: Tips & Tricks from a Pro

Drive-In Theater near Joplin, MO


Back in 2018, I became a MoviePass member. If you don’t remember MoviePass, allow me to illustrate the absurdity that was its subscription plan: For about $10 a month, you could watch one film in the movie theater, every day.

Yes, you read that correctly. One in-theater movie, per day, for an entire month – all for less than the cost of a cheap oil change.

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2022 Honda Accord: A 10Best Winner (AGAIN)

2022 Honda Accord for sale in Joplin, MO
Every year, Car and Driver takes a hard look at the entire selection of vehicles in the United States. They then select their 10Best winners from that group of more than 300 cars, SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and vans. Winning that award is a tremendous honor and, just like winning the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years, a repeat appearance is uncommon for an auto brand. 

The exception to that rule is Honda, and in particular its mega-popular Accord Read More

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7 DIY Car Care Tips for the New Year

7 DIY Car Care Tips for the New Year
Winter is just around the corner, and now’s as good a time as any to get your car ready for the colder, chillier months ahead. The certified service technicians at our Joplin Honda dealership want to help you get prepared. So, we’ve gathered some simple car care tips that you can easily do yourself. (Of course, our Auto Service Department is always ready and willing to lend a hand, too!)

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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Kia Forte

2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Kia Forte


Trying to figure out which car to buy, Kia’s latest Forte or the all-new 2022 Civic? It’s not a secret that most small sedans, like the Forte and Civic, have a lot in common. They’re pretty good on gas, affordable, can seat 4 comfortably (5 with some magic), and make morning commutes a little more enjoyable than their compact ancestors of yesteryear.

That can make your decision difficult. But when it comes down to brass tacks, the segment's only got one king of the jungle, and its name is “Civic.”

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Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Joplin, MO

Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Joplin, MO


Ready for everything Halloween brings? The candy. The costumes. The silly-stringed car sitting in your driveway (where are those ruthless pranksters’ parents?). And, of course, the trick-or-treating – or trunk-or-treating, if you’re someone who likes to be efficient.

To ensure you’re getting the sugariest bang for your buck this Halloween, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 2021’s best trunk-or-treat events in Joplin, Carthage, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. Grab your pillowcase because things are about to get crazy.

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The Dangerous Pitfalls of DIY Auto Repairs

DIY Auto Repairs Problems
“To DIY or not to DIY, that is the question.”

Ever since the days of the Model T, car owners have been tinkering with their vehicles. From relatively simple tasks like changing the oil and installing new spark plugs to more complex jobs like replacing brake pads or even undertaking complete engine rebuilds, DIY backyard mechanics have reveled in getting under the hood and fixing things themselves.

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