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How To Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Crazy to think that we are only a few months away from the new year! Now is the time to run through your Winter Vehicle Checklist and make sure your car is ready for any possible wintery weather conditions. Here's a list of things to update or check:

 

1) Tires

 

  • Every driver knows that Winter means slippery roads, as well as, potholes...and those summer tires just won't do the trick.

 

2) Rust-proofing

 

  • I had this done to my car and let me tell you, I feel better knowing that the bottom of my car won't rust…
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Ford Delivers Slam-Dunk SUV with 2017 Explorer

If you're seeking a full-size crossover for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Fred Martin Ford Inc. have a feeling you'd match up rather nicely with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And why is it we feel as we do, you wonder?

Glean some insight from the clip below; here with their take on the Explorer are the car critics at MotorWeek:

A superb selection for the performance enthusiast, the Explorer's range-topping engine -- a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 -- is altogether in a league of its own.

The default offering on the Sport and Platinum trims, the turbo-V6…

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Why Self-Driving Cars will Communicate with People Using Lights

There are many signals built in to a car, like turn signals, hazard lights, and brake lights. Other signals, like waving a pedestrian to go ahead, rely on a human driver.

Ford is currently testing and developing a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrids, with the hope of using them for a driverless ride-hailing service in 2021. To help these vehicles communicate as effectively as a driver, Ford is working to create a standardized "language" based on lights.

Depending upon the pattern of blinking, these windshield-mounted lights will tell people whether the vehicle is braking, yielding..

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Could Be the Pickup of Your Dreams

The upcoming 2018 F-150 is on the way this fall but, if you're in need of an exceptional pickup truck right now, the current 2017 Ford F-150 will absolutely not let you down! This full-sized truck offers advanced light-weight strength thanks to an aluminum-alloy body, has four engine choices for you to pick from, beastly towing and payload capabilities, the convenience of the available SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more to keep you ahead of the pack. Check out the Autotrader video below for more info:

 

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Autoblog Shares Best Features of the 2018 Ford Expedition

In a recent YouTube upload, Autoblog shares some details, and gorgeous footage, of the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition.

First of all, the 2018 Expedition will be the first in a new generation for the SUV model. While the basics still look familiar—body on frame construction, full size, three rows of seating—the vehicle has been fully redesigned, right down to the materials it is made from.

To save weight, the all-new Expedition will use aluminum body panels, just like the popular F-150. It can also tow up to 9,300 pounds, and is available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist…

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Take a First Look at the 2018 Ford F-150!

We're already in August of 2017 and that means it's almost time to bring in the new 2018 Ford models! 

 

Earlier this week, our Professional Sales Consultants were trained on the features of the brand new 2018 Ford F-150 trucks and we couldn't be more excited to give you this first look! If you have any further questions, please contact one of our sales consultants and they'll be happy to answer them for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY0k_VpndYU

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Have a Smoother Family Road Trip with These Kid-Friendly Tips

Taking a family road trip, as a kid, is a lot of fun; we're sure most of you have fond memories of being strapped into the back seat and going somewhere exciting as children. However, when you're the parents, it can be a complicated and stressful experience. So, to help out, one mom has some tips for us.

In the video below, an experienced mom offers her advice and tips on how to keep kids as happy as possible on long road trips. Take a look for yourself or, if you're short on time, read our written…

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