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2 Steps You Must Take Before Winter Arrives


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Whether you have a Ford Fiesta that could get lost in a snow bank, or a four-wheel-drive F-150 that was born to plow the way, there are steps you must take to be fully prepared for winter in South Bend.

Our fair city is dangerously close to Canada and Lake Michigan, meaning it gets cold and snowy—and after the record-breaking hurricanes this summer, we're not hedging our bets on Mother Nature being gentle! Fortunately, with a little preparation, you can be ready for the worst.

Have your battery tested.

More winter-weather breakdowns are caused by battery failure than…

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Pizza Delivery is Going Space-Age as Domino's Teams with Ford for "Pizzautonomy"

Throughout September, Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, MI are in for a bit of a surprise—instead of a delivery driver knocking on their door with an oven-fresh pie in hand, they'll be greeted by a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid, and will have to figure out how to get their pizza from it.

"The majority of our questions are about the last 50 feet of the delivery experience," said Russell Weiner, president of…

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2017 Ford Fusion is a Winner in the Eyes of AutoGuide.com

We here at Gurley-Leep Ford have to hand it to our esteemed American automaker: it served up a straight-up stunner with its midsize family four-door, the 2017 Fusion.

Yet, what -- specifically -- makes it so?

Get the need-to-know info from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her appraisal of the Fusion is as follows:

The Fusion's entry-level engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, will meet the needs of most motorists with relative ease.

Standard on the S and SE models, the base four-banger joins with a six-speed automatic transmission to generate a peppy 175 horsepower and 175 pound- ...

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Keep Your Car Shiny and Healthy

As any conscientious owner, you get the oil changed on time, avoid carts in the lot, and check on noises promptly. Who cares if you haven't gone to the car wash in a while?

Well, you should. It's damaging your car.

One major area that suffers is the car's chassis, or undercarriage. This is where the wheels attach; it supports the rest of the vehicle. Ice salt or salty coastal winds leave salt on the undercarriage, corroding it. Corrosion is rust. It sounds bad because it is.

Other corrosive substances like bird droppings, dead bugs, leaves, mud…
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Road Trips and Your Car

A road trip might be a spur of the moment drive through the countryside, or a well-planned drive through a national park; however, all are best when your car is in top condition.

Having your car serviced a week before your planned trip can be affordable as well as vacation saving. Some service departments are so well trained they can listen to your car and know the problem; nevertheless, they have technology to back-up their training. In addition to this, join a roadside service and have your car’s necessities (power-steering fluid, oil, a spare tire, etc.) in case things…
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Don't Waste Your Gas

You can stretch your gas budget by doing many things. You can get better gas mileage by traveling light -- in other words, don't haul around a bunch of cat litter if you don't need to. Also try to avoid hauling anything on the outside of your vehicle, If you absolutely must, haul it on the back of your vehicle as it creates less wind resistance then hauling things on the top of your vehicle. When you no longer need to haul your items, be sure to remove the racks and bins when they are not in use. Set…
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Drive Smart. Drive Safe

Driving is a necessity for almost everyone that is over the age of 16 and lives in the United States. Driving can be fun, or it can be dangerous, but there are ways to mitigate the dangers of driving. Below are some ways to make driving safe and fun.

First, when you get in the car make sure you arrange the seat and mirrors to best fit where you can see. Do not turn the radio up to an obscenely loud level. Keep your hands at 10 and two on the steering wheel. The following should go without saying but…
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Feel Confident in the 2017 Ford Fusion

You are a busy mom and you need a car that you can rely on not only to keep you and your family safe, but also to give you excellent gas mileage. You need a car that works as hard as you do.
That’s exactly what the 2017 Ford Fusion does. With its many safety features and average gas mileage at 21 City and 32 Highway, this car works hard for you. With the available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, parking assist, cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control you can feel confident that whatever comes…
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2017 Ford Explorer is the Kind of SUV to Take Charge

Having an SUV that is affordable and fuel-efficient is nice. But what is better? Having an SUV that is affordable, fuel-efficient, and also sturdy enough to handle the roughness of road-tripping. The 2017 Ford Explorer offers an Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine...

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