Aluminum Repairs: The Inside Scoop

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Ford made a quantum leap when they redesigned their stalwart F-150 pickup for 2015, shedding the heavy old-school steel body panels for lightweight aluminum. The upside was greatly reduced weight (up to 700 pounds!) and increased economy and performance. However, aluminum is much trickier to repair than conventional steel. High-end brands like Audi, Porsche, and… Read more »

Used Car Buyer’s Guide: #1 Inspections & Reconditioning

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Despite automakers stuffing more connective technology, safety equipment, and complex sensors into new cars with every passing year, vehicles continue to get more reliable. This is great news for shoppers looking to save money on a dependable used car. But ask any expert: you still need to do your homework before signing on the dotted… Read more »

Preparing For Winter Driving Conditions

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  Winter is a fact of life and with it comes a unique mix of challenging driving conditions. Many of us rely the weather reports, or consult the highway hotline; but often times winter weather conditions can be unpredictable. It’s important not to be caught unprepared. Preparing For a Trip Plan your route in advance…. Read more »

How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

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  We all prepare for winter in our own way; but, unless your preparations include ditching our cold climate for a warmer one, you’ll want to prepare your vehicle for winter as well. While there are definitely things that you can tackle on your own, there are some things that are best left to the… Read more »

What’s an EcoBoost Engine?

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When you hear the term “EcoBoost” it’s most often referring to an F150; however, this turbocharged engine is available for 13 Ford models. The Ford EcoBoost family includes the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Escape, Edge, Flex, Explorer, F150, Transit Connect, Transit (new for 2015 Mustang, and Expedition). Currently, only the Cmax and F-Series Superduty are… Read more »

Travelling With Pets

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Does this picture look familiar? Probably. The truth is, pets shouldn't ride with their head outside the window. Flying objects such as dirt and insects can scratch or even puncture their eyes. Their ears flap in the wind causing irritation, infection, or potential hearing loss.  They may even fall out of the vehicle, which would put them in… Read more »