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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