(2021) Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks Near Pittsburg KS

July 4th Fireworks Near Pittsburg KS
Whew. What a year that was, huh? Now that everything appears to be returning to normal – or as close to normal as it can get during a pandemic – it's time to enjoy our first big summer holiday: Fourth of July! (Can you tell that we’re excited?)

Yet even with this new sense of normalcy, some of the area’s best Independence Day events from 2020 are off the books this year. (But some are still going strong.) Here’s where you can see July 4th fireworks around Pittsburg, KS in 2021.

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Honda Maintenance Minder™: Codes & FAQ

Honda Maintenance Minderâ„¢
The golden wrench lights up on your Civic’s dashboard. You begin to sweat bullets. An expensive trip to your Joplin mechanic seems to be in your future.

We’re here to tell you that this seemingly bad dashboard warning light in your Civic is actually your friend, and its name is Honda Maintenance Minder! When you start seeing those car dashboard symbols, that’s just your vehicle's way of telling you that it needs some TLC—and not necessarily from an auto service technician, either. In fact, several Honda car light symbols and dashboard signs can be solved…

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How to Steer Clear of Potholes

Pothole Full of WaterEveryone thinks their city or state has the worst potholes. But Missouri (and its 34,000 miles of roadways) actually does have the worst potholes in the country, according to a recent study per Springfield News-Leader. Decades of underfunding and lackadaisical pothole repair planning have exacerbated the issue—an issue which plagues much of the Midwest, not just Missouri, mind you—and drivers are feeling a wallet-sized twinge of pain at the tire shop as a result.
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2021 Honda Passport vs 2021 Toyota Venza: Which is Best?

2021 Honda Passport vs 2021 Toyota Venza

One of the most popular and successful midsized SUVs on the market is the supremely capable Honda Passport. It consistently ranks as one of Honda’s perennial best-sellers because of its outstanding features and legendary Honda quality.

The SUV market continues to be highly competitive. So, it is not surprising that there are several challengers to the Passport’s dominance in this segment. One of them is the 2021 Toyota Venza. Which of these is the best 2021 SUV choice? Follow along as we compare the Venza and Passport.

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2021 Honda CR-V: Missouri’s #1 SUV Gets Better with Age

2021 Honda CR-V in Joplin, MO
All-new last year, the Honda CR-V and its Hybrid model return, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, to continue their trend as the most popular SUV in Missouri. CR-V’s popularity is not surprising, either, as Honda’s compact SUV has long been recognized as one of the best, if not the best, crossovers in its class. At its core, the 2021 Honda CR-V just does everything really, really well. It sips fuel. It offers space by the cubic buttload. It keeps everyone safe. 

If you’re seeking a good SUV to buy, you needn’t look any further than the sophisticated and…

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Honda – Proud to be an American

American Flag on Cars
The Joplin community is important to the team at Roper Honda, and we love supporting our local restaurants and businesses. It doesn’t matter if we’re grabbing a slice of cheesecake at the Red Onion Café, trying on a new pair of shoes at Runaround, or satisfying our sweet tooth at Candy House Gourmet: we know spending in our community makes it stronger.

Unfortunately, we can’t satisfy our urge to buy local when it comes to a new vehicle since there aren’t any auto factories near Joplin. But did you know you can support American manufacturing by…

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Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays Near Springfield, MO

Christmas Lights in Springfield, MO
This holiday season will look unlike any other in recent history. But just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean Christmastime has to be void of that traditional sense of glee! You and your family can still safely celebrate the holidays by visiting a drive-thru Christmas light show or display. In fact, you all deserve it.

So, grab some blankets, pour a thermos of hot chocolate, and hop in your Honda to check out our 6 favorite local Christmas events around Joplin.
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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade

Honda Pilot vs Hyundai Palisade

Like many things, life comes down to choices. Mayo vs. Miracle Whip? Limes vs. lemons? Patchouli vs. an aroma that actually smells pleasant? This is certainly the case when discussing large SUVs like the new Honda Pilot and Hyundai Palisade. Both “H. P.” models seat up to 8 riders, offer enough room in each of their three rows, and have excellent safety ratings. But when you get alllll the way down to the nitty-gritty, you begin seeing some stark differences between the Pilot and Palisade.

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How to Clean Silly String Off Your Car

You wake up in the morning after dressing like P. Diddy for Halloween. With a cup of coffee in hand, you draw back the shades and see that the unthinkable has happened: Your brand-new blue CR-V is covered in Silly String – goopy, gloppy, goofy string. You do a spit-take with your java, raise your fist in the air and shout, “Curse you kids!”

But is it just a playful Halloween prank, or can Silly String really damage your car, forcing you to shell out Benjamins for auto body repairs?

How to clean silly string

The simple answer is: Yes, dried Silly String has the potential…

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