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How To Tame Your Road Trip

Your road trip can be like a wild beast. It needs to be tamed before it ever gets started. Preventative actions are always the best cure for your road trip blues. You need to think hard before you even walk out the door. There are many variables you could face. You don't want to consider every scenario but you need to prepare for several.

You'll want to keep your car in great shape. You'll need to keep the oil changed and maintain good tire pressure. You'll need to check fluids and make sure your gas gauge…
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Is the Battery in My Car About to Fail?

The signs of a failing battery are easy to spot, that is if you know what to be looking for. Those who wait too long to get the battery replaced wind up on the side of the road waiting for a tow to the service station.

Consider these signs your car battery is failing:
  • You can notice a very strong odor that is coming from the battery compartment.
  • When you try to start the car each morning, the engine will crank over slowly.
  • The car interior lights are flickering when the car is running.
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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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