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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Viscosity indicates the oil’s ability to flow at certain temperatures. A lower viscosity flows at a faster rate than a higher viscosity oil. A multi-grade bottle of oil provides you with two viscosity levels to accommodate your engine’s needs at both ends of the temperature spectrum.

A bottle of multi-grad oil shows two numbers separated by a W.

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Stay Safe. Rotate Your Tires.

Uneven tire wear and tear is not uncommon for various reasons. Front wheel tires undergo stress in front-wheel drive models. Rear-wheel tires undergo more stress in rear-wheel drive vehicles. Poor alignment and tracking cause abnormal wear on the outer edges of tires. These factors necessitate that tires be periodically balanced and rotated to ensure your vehicle' tires provide sufficient traction on the road. This is especially true in the rain and snow.

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Horsepower Defined

Customers who are in the market for a new vehicle will likely hear about the horsepower of the engine. Most people know that greater horsepower is better than less, but not very many people know where the term originated or the exact calculation.

In a dark eighteenth century coal mine, inventor James Watt diligently watched work horses to measure their strength. They hauled coal out of the mine while Watt observed. After he had collected enough data, Watt determined that the average horse was able to move 33,000 pounds of coal a single foot in one minute. 

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Why Fuel in Your Gas Tank is Crucial for Winter Driving

If you are driving your car this winter without a full tank of gas, you are going to be putting yourself at risk of breakdowns on the side of the North Platte, NE roads as a result. These are just some of the bad things that happen when you drive in the winter months with little fuel in the tank.

The one issue you must be aware of if you get stuck in the snow, get a flat, or the car breaks down, with no fuel you cannot run the heat. That could be a very dangerous situation when it…

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Ford's SYNC3 System Will Blow You Away

As leaders in the automotive world, Ford has never shied away from offering new groundbreaking technology in their vehicles. This is evident again in their SYNC3 voice recognition and infotainment system.

The SYNC3 features a responsive capacitive touch screen that is sure to wow users from the very beginning. And with the enhanced voice recognition software, drivers can keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road while performing simple music searches and operating their climate control functions. The SYNC3 can also integrate with your smartphone using Android Auto.

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Plan a Road Trip Safely with These Travel Tips

The best way to take care of an issue with your car on a long road trip is to simply plan for it long before you ever leave the house. These tips should help you to deal with many of the issues you may encounter on your road trip.

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2017 Ford Fiesta: Small Car With Big Features

Many people believe great things come in bigger packages, but that is not always the case. Small packages can offer great things, too. If you want proof, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is a prime example of that. This small front-drive vehicle has huge features that will make you appreciate the smaller things in life.

 
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2018 Ford Fusion: One of the Best Sedans for You

A high percentage of the vehicles you see on the road are sedans, which always begs the question, which is the best for you? Ford Motors may have this question answered with their 2018 Ford Fusion.

The 2018 Ford Fusion comes with five different engine options, with S being the most standard and the V6 Sport as the highest performer. Under the hood of the standard version is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the high-end V6 sports version uses a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, capable of producing over 325 horsepower.
 

 

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Tips For Maintaining Your Vehicle In The Fall


When the fall season hits, extra attention should be paid to your tires. Your vehicle cannot properly grip the road with poor tire tread. When it comes to rainy weather, your car could hydroplane if you have insufficient tread depth.

You can have a professional inspect your tires, or you can simply check your tread yourself. To check your own tread, take a penny and insert the head part down into a couple of spots on each tire. If you…
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