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The Ford F-150 is Technologically Advanced for New Truck Owners

The Ford F-150 has a reputation for being a tough truck that can take on the toughest jobs you may throw at it. This is why the Ford F-150 remains one of the most popular truck choices around. Besides the rugged construction and sturdy build, today's Ford F-150 also has many technological driver assistance features.

The available 8-inch productivity LCD screen displays all the real-time information you need, from fuel statistics to towing data, all centered on the instrument display. The menu options include Trip/Fuel, Off-Road, Truck Info, Towing, My View, and Settings.

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Powertrain vs. Bumper to Bumper Warranty on Your New Vehicle

Looking for a new car? The dealership will offer you a couple of options for warranties. The two most popular choices include powertrain vs. bumper-to-bumper warranties. Powertrain coverage means that your engine and transmission are covered, but other parts such as your drivetrain are not. These warranties may last longer than other warranties and typically accompany a used car.

Bumper-to-bumper warranties are also popular for new and used vehicles. These are comprehensive coverage warranties that last a shorter amount of time as they cover everything in the powertrain warranty...

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Diagnosing an Overheating Engine

An engine tends to overheat when you drive in hot weather. Therefore, if you are driving your vehicle during the summer, keep a close eye on your coolant and other fluid levels. In some cases, it may be possible to keep your engine cool by pouring water inside of it.

However, this is only a short-term fix, and you should have the car serviced as soon as possible. Other possible reasons why an engine is overheating include a low coolant level or a coolant leak. Leaks may be caused by broken gaskets or other broken parts.

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Look Closer at Ford Taurus's Performance Features

At Bob Ridings Westown Ford of Jacksonville, we appreciate the positive dependability track record of our newest Ford Taurus models. We also love sharing its performance highlights with drivers like you. Today's Taurus is a fun full-sized sedan.

Part of Taurus's capacity for fun comes from the confidence its components provide. The car's available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive feature inspires such confidence. This AWD system uses information from sensors to help it balance front and rear torque, which maximizes traction and eliminates most slippage before it starts.

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Why Doesn't My New Tire Match the Old Ones?

The answer to that question could have a couple different answers, but the most common is that you may not have read the right size on your tires before ordering the new one. Learn how to read them correctly and never make that mistake again.

On the sidewall of the tire, you can find a series of three numbers; it should look something like this example: 225/60R17. Let's break it down using the same example; first, the 225/ tells you the width from sidewall to sidewall and is measured in millimeters. second number; 60 in this case, represents…

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Stay Up to Date with the Quality of Your Differential

Have you ever wondered why when turning your inside doesn’t slip or slide across the pavement? After all, it is moving at a slower speed than the outside wheel and should be getting dragged along. This would absolutely be the case if it were not for a nifty system called the differential. The differential is a gearbox that sits on the axle and controls torque to the individual tires. The mechanics in our service center are able to inspect and service your differential if you start to notice the slippage mentioned above.

The first step in transferring power from…

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Don't Forget About Windshield Washer Fluid

Dead bugs, dirt, debris, and road grime all accumulate on your windshield. These pesky items are there to reduce your visibility, and can really cause some serious problems for you over time. Water simply doesn't take this kind of road debris away, and often only works to smear it around on your windshield.

Finally, windshield washer fluid is there to keep your windshield wiper pump lubricated. Windshield washer fluid is there to lubricate the parts of your windshield washer assembly. Otherwise, what can happen is that the components of this assembly will dry up and degrade over time.

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What is the Right Drivetrain for My Needs?

Each car purchase is unique. From your research, your test driver, and the big choice. How do you know what is right for you in the greater Jacksonville, IL area?

  • Your driving style can impact what type of car, truck, or SUV you will ultimately decide on.
  • Where you drive your new car, truck, or SUV? Are you a driver that just commutes in the city? Or will you need something a little more rugged that will require a tougher feature?
  • Do you need all 4 tires working on each trip you take? That is the choice you need to…
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2017 Ford Explorer Wins Praise from MotorWeek Pundits

Are you in the market for a full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Bob Ridings Westown Ford of Jacksonville think you should have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why's that, you ask?

Our friends over at MotorWeek are here to provide some insight; join them in the clip below:

The Explorer's mid-level engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- is a solid selection.

Optional with the Base and XLT models, the turbo-four syncs with a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver a hearty 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Standard fare includes front-wheel…

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