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How To Stretch Your Dollar Over More Miles

When you purchase a vehicle, whether brand new or used, it's an investment. How can you get more out of this vehicle? You need to make it as fuel efficient as possible. Vehicles are designed today to give you more fuel efficiency, but there are a few things you can do to help stretch that dollar a little further.

Weather affects your fuel efficiency. In hot weather, running the AC plays a part in this loss. Best practice is to never idle with the AC on, run the AC only at highway speeds and roll the windows down at…
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Does Your Roadside Emergency Kit Have What You Need?

Having an emergency kit in your vehicle could prove to be invaluable one day. You should always have the tools you need in your vehicle in case you have a breakdown.

Your kit should include items like a First-Aid kit, bottled water, nonperishable food items, and a change of clothes. You should also have a tow rope, jumper cables, and the tools to change a flat tire. You should also have a spare tire. You may also want to bring warm blankets, hand and foot warmers, an ice scraper, and sand or cat litter, if you live in a colder…
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MotorWeek Sings Praises of Stunning 2017 Ford Explorer

 

In the pantheon of the industry's most impressive full-size SUVs, the Ford Explorer is without a doubt a deity. Since arriving on the scene way back in 1990, the Explorer's managed to establish itself as a household name in the world of American automotive.

Wondering what it is that the current 2017 iteration brings to the table?

Then, click "play" on the clip below. Here to provide you with the need-to-know details about the latest Explorer are our friends over at MotorWeek:

A turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is optional on the Base and XLT trims. Good for…

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Ford F-Series is America's Truck Leader 40 Years Running

It's lonely at the top, especially if you have been up there for four decades. Yesterday, the Ford Motor Company issued a press release proudly announcing that January 2017 marks the 40th year in a row that Ford F-Series has been the number one pick up in America, with sales exceeding 26 million units. Furthermore, F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in general for 35 years.

The impressive run began in January of 1977 with the introduction of an all-new F-150 light-duty pickup featuring an improved 351-series V8 engine, standard front disc brakes, and an extended SuperCab offering...

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How Has Ford Survived More Than a Century?

Truck historians can list a number of brands that have been left "in the dust" of Ford.  Ford has made some key decisions to remain strong, tough and relevant.  The formidable brand was started on June 16, 1903.
 
Not even Christmas fruit cake can last more than a century.  Ford's longevity has been quite impressive. It was the car manufacturer to perfect the assembly line.
Henry Ford also gave employees livable wage, which allowed them to purchase the cars and trucks that they made.
 
Ford also has full control of its in-house engine and transmission.  Thus, when its engineers…
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Was Cadillac Founded from Remains of Henry Ford Company?

You have heard the saying, "third time's a charm," right?
 
This might be true for the Ford Motor Company.  For Henry Ford actually had two other starts before he finally got it right.
Did one of these "false starts" ultimately become Cadillac?
 
In 1899, Ford was ready to start manufacturing his automobile.  He gathered a group of investors together, including Detroit Mayor William Maybury and Senator Thomas ...
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