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Do You Really Need GAP Insurance?


This question is asked by many potential car buyers. The answer rests entirely on how they are purchasing their car. While GAP insurance was not really needed in the old days of car buying, consumers are engaging in different purchasing habits nowadays. Most car buyers are taking out longer loans and also driving more miles on an annual basis. This results in rapid depreciation on the vehicle.

If that vehicle gets into an accident, the insurance company is only...
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Do You Need Winter Tires if Your Truck Has 4WD?

Your Ford F-150 has over 9 inches of ground clearance. It has a powerful engine built for towing and hauling, and tackles tough terrain without breaking a sweat, thanks to its capable four-wheel drive system.

You don't need snow tires to get through an Altoona winter, do you?

A study has shown drivers are more likely to crash in a pickup than any other type of vehicle when roads are snow-covered or icy. The reason may be because of the over-confidence drivers have in their truck's capability—they may drive too fast, or fail to have winter tires…

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How Does Technology Improve Towing Capability in the 2017 F-150?


Technology has come a long way in improving the performance and convenience of automobiles. New models have tech features to aid in safety, connectivity, entertainment, and more. Cars are getting smarter and smarter. Recently, Ford has used technology to improve the towing experience in its F-150 pickup. These new innovations make towing with the F-150 a walk in the park, even for those how have never towed before.

One of the first challenges of towing is getting the tow hitch lined up correctly. Ford fixed this issue with the F-150's trailer-guide, which shows a guided path through the rearview…

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Use Ford's Hands Free Liftgate to Simplify Your Daily Tasks


Most drivers near Altoona use their SUVs to help with everyday tasks. Picking up dry cleaning, moving furniture, and more -- it's all part of the job for an SUV. They're ultra convenient. That is, until you try to stow cargo by yourself.

Ford has found a way to round out the convenience of its SUVs with the hands free liftgate. As the name suggests, this feature allows users to open the rear hatch without using hands. This can come in handy when you're trying to throw bulky items in the cargo area.

It's a surprisingly simple…

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How Ford Makes its Lane Keeping System More Appealing

Have you ever owned a car with lane-departure warnings? If you have, there's a good chance you turned that system off and never looked back.

A previous Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found over 60 percent of vehicles with lane-departure warnings had the systems deactivated. A new study has a little more hope—only 49 percent of lane-departure systems were turned off. That's still a lot, but what motivates people to turn this technology off vs. keeping it on?

 

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Ford's 2018 Mustang GT: Considerate Power

When you drive the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, you'll experience the power of a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. That's 460 horsepower; more than enough to satisfy even the most power hungry of drivers.

Ford knows however, that power isn't good for every situation. The roar of the GT's V8 engine, for instance, might be a bit much if you're leaving home early or driving through your peaceful neighborhood. Thankfully, the automaker has added some new features to the GT model to help you remain a good neighbor while you enjoy your car.

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What Makes the 2017 Ford Explorer an Ideal Option Over the 2017 Toyota 4Runner?

A spacious and convenient SUV may be tough to find, but the 2017 Ford Explorer encompasses both of these aspects. If you are considering your choices and looking at differences, maybe you are contemplating between the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Toyota 4Runner. What makes the 2017 Ford Explorer an overall ideal choice?

When you are thinking of different elements you want to be included in your SUV, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers amenities like the Adaptive Cruise Control that isn’t offered inside the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. This amenity can make your daily commutes feel effortless. Especially if you…

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The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Same Style, Go Further

Whether you're looking for your first ever hybrid or you're searching to replace the one you're currently cruising in, the mid-size 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan has a lot to offer! With the same gorgeous design as its non-hybrid sibling, the 2017 Fusion Hybrid boasts a combined 188 horsepower and up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway and 43 mpg in the city; you can have your thrills without sacrificing efficiency! Take a look below to learn more reasons why it deserves to be in your driveway today:

 

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Getting the Best Fuel Economy with Any Car

Doesn't matter if you are driving a new car or your vehicle has 200,000 miles on it, the same rules for increasing fuel economy apply. Our service center has compiled a list of a few things that you can be doing that don't involve that much extra effort, but will save you money on maintenance and fuel in the long run.

The list of fuel saving tips for any vehicle include:
  • Making certain the tire pressure in all tires is at the manufacture recommended level.
  • Removing any excess weight in the vehicle that is slowing it down…
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Benefits of Having Your Car Professionally Cleaned

There are a number of advantages to bringing your car to a professional. This is safer for the environment and helps you save time. When you have your car professionally clean, you're also protecting the value of your vehicle and can preserve the paint and external features of your car.

If you live in an area where it snows or sleets often, getting your car washed regularly can keep permanent stains and paint damage from occurring on your car. When you drive on a regular basis in the snow, the your car picks up the salt that was applied…
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