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Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

As a vehicle owner, you want to keep your vehicle in top condition. This entails keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance on the vehicle. But when should you conduct these routine vehicle checks? Spring is usually a good time, as summer is right ahead with its resultant more travel time on the road.

When you are ready to conduct these maintenance checks, first look up the maintenance schedules in your owner's manual. 

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The Key to Handling a Roadside Emergency Safely

There is really no telling when you will be stranded on the side of a road because something went wrong with your vehicle. Keep these roadside emergency safety tips in mind each week before you travel.

  • As long as the car is still running after a blowout, ride on the rim until you move the vehicle off the road to the safety of the shoulder.
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Ford C-Max Performance and Affordability

Ford changed the way people think about hybrids when it introduced its C-Max in 2013. It proved that fuel efficiency can be achieved without sacrificing performance in a compact hybrid. Advanced technology has allowed them to continually improve, making the new Ford C-Max a dream, while saving you at the pump.

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What are Fuel Filters?

The name fuel filter is self-explanatory. Fuel filters filter dirt, rust, and other debris out of your fuel before it can enter your combustion chamber. Fuel filters are located somewhere along the fuel line from your fuel tank and your combustion chamber. Since gasoline is corrosive and is often used as a cleaner, it is counterintuitive to think of the necessity to filter dirt from it.

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Battery Maintenance or Replacement

A vehicle's battery is responsible for providing the power needed to start a car or truck via the ignition. The part then stores the energy needed to run a vehicle's electrical components after turning off the engine. However, batteries have a limited lifespan before they need replacement. The battery cables must also be in good condition to transfer the electricity to where the current needs to travel.

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Windshield Wiper Replacement: What Should You Look For

A large part of driving visibility, especially at night or in rough weather, relies on quality windshield wipers. They reduce the amount of snow, ice, or rain that can accumulate on the windshield and lower the driver's visibility. In order to function properly, windshield wipers should ideally be replaced every six months to a year.

How can you tell if your windshield wipers need to be replaced?

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2018 Ford Focus SEL: Packed With Features

The Ford Focus SEL sedan is a beautiful vehicle and something that you will feel good driving. The new Focus is the perfect car to get you around Petaluma, CA. This car gives you all of the features that you are seeking.

The Ford Focus SEL model provides you with the option to have the power to start your vehicle remotely. This sedan allows all of its drivers to have access to Sony speakers and a CD player. A SiriusXM Radio option is also standard with this sedan. 

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Enjoy the View From the 2018 Ford Edge

Imagine driving through Petaluma, CA with a view above your head of the clear blue sky and the winter sun shining through. You can have that view anytime with the panoramic vista roof in the all-new 2018 Ford Edge! With a design that allows for viewing the open sky and the world above in the front or rear seats, the panoramic vista roof gives a roomier feel.

The panoramic vista roof compliments the driver spaciousness and 113.9 cubic feet passenger capability. 

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Saving Money by Reducing Unnecessary Oil Changes

If you feel that you're spending a bit too much on oil changes, our team at Henry Curtis Ford has good news. You may be spending more often than necessary. Both the auto and oil industries agree that if your vehicle was made within the last two decades, you really don't need to consider service before 5,000 miles. Of course, this number can fluctuate based on your driving habits, and, the current condition of your vehicle. If you feel you may fall into this category, schedule an appointment with us for an evaluation.

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