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2 Ideas to Prepare for a Road Trip

Taking a road trip is fun. Your family can have some time to share and make some lasting memories. Sometimes, though, things come up that need to be taken care of. Here are some tips to help that road trip you take, be the nest one yet.

Be Prepared
Before heading out onto the open road, you want to make sure you have checked the car out for issues. Those issues can get in the way if left unchecked. Go to a reputable mechanic and get the car looked at for safety. That way, you can get your family on…
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Don't Let Rust Ruin Your Vehicle

Keeping a clean car goes far beyond a great first impression. It will ensure that your vehicle will stay looking as good as the day you bought it. You plunk a lot of money into your vehicle, so you should keep it looking nice. All you need to do is keep up on those car washes (every two weeks is the rule of thumb) and make sure that you get it waxed every time that you get it washed. A wax coating on your vehicle will protect your paint job from abrasive dirt and debris that will eventually ruin your…
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How to Rotate Radial Tires

This is a pattern where both the axles are opposite one another. This is when they go to their opposing sides. There is something our shop does that is called a "straight rotation". All we do is replace your tires front to rear and rear to front. This type of tire rotation helps with the directional tread. Rotating your tires is very important. It helps to create an even balance. It also extends the life of your tires.

Some of our customers like to do this on their own. We suggest a different approach. We suggest you bring it into…
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Three books you should keep in your roadside emergency kit

The side of the road isn't exactly the best time to catch up on your reading. That said, there are a few books every roadside emergency kit should have.

The first is your car's owner's manual. This is a wealth of knowledge. From finding out your tire pressure spec to what grade oil to put in, your owner's manual should help you cover the basics. Next is the repair manual for your vehicle. While you're hoping not to have to work on your car on the side of the road, knowing how to replace a…
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Simple Tips to Raise Your Fuel Economy

If you are a driver looking to save money, then take a look at your fuel economy. The way that you drive greatly affects how often you need to put gas in your vehicle.

Quick starts hurt your fuel economy by up to 50 percent in city driving. Therefore, avoid the temptation to start quickly after being stopped at a red light.

While you will want to make sure that your brakes are in great working order, using them as little as possible allows you to save money at the gas station.

If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, then…
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2017 Ford Transit Connect: Where Stlye Meets Versatility

There are many vehicles out on the road today that come in many different sizes, styles, and shapes. The all new 2017 Ford Transit Connect combines many of the best features into one do-it-all machine. Whether you want to take the grand-kids on a fishing trip or haul a load of lumber for a DYI project, the Transit Connect has you covered.

Not only is the Transit Connect versatile but it is stylish too. You can't find another vehicle out there that combines all of the renown safety features that Ford has come to be know for with the…
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The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Loves to Impress

Didn't think a car could be smart? Think again. The Ford C-Max comes with SmartGuage with EcoGuide that has customization LCD screens. These screens give you the low down on how your driving habits are affecting your vehicle's efficiency, so you can get the maximum performance that your Ford C-Max has to offer. With SYNC 3 with Hybrid Electric Content, navigation is a breeze with its voice-activated technology and easy-to-use touchscreen. Ford C-Max has plenty of cargo room-say 24.5 cu. ft. behind the second row and 52.6 cu. ft. with the second row seats folded down…
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Don't Skip Out On Your Vehicle Oil Change

What Happens If You Don't Change Your Oil?

If you are like most people, you are probably looking to save money on any and everything. One thing you should never skip out on is your oil change. Oil is an essential part of keeping your vehicle running its best. The oil in your car helps lubricate the moving parts in your engine. If there is not enough oil to keep the moving parts lubricated, they can become warped and eventually need to be replaced. Your oil also helps to keep your engine from overheating.

Follow Your Owner’s Manual…

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The 2017 Ford Escape is Taking the World by Storm


Everyone likes to feel good in their car. That's how the Ford Escape came to be. It is stylish on the outside -- car envy anyone? And don't even get me started on the inside! With its leather-trimmed shift lever and steering wheel, sports seats, and black-out trim. Va va voom! And with its powerful EcoBoost engine you can do some major towing. It's even fuel efficient so you don't have to spend all of your vacation money on the gas.
 
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