Ford C-Max Hybrid: An Intelligent Drive

When you decide to buy a car, you do your homework because you want to be sure that you are getting the best that a class of vehicles has to offer. If you've decided that your next vehicle purchase will be a hybrid, you've made a great choice that you'll be happy with for years to come. But if you choose the popular Ford C-Max Hybrid, a compact with some pretty awesome interior features, you'll thank yourself all the more. Why do so many people choose the C-Max as their preferred hybrid? Take a look at…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning When Driving

When you're driving on a rainy day, there is a risk of hydroplaning. Heavy rain allows water to build up on the road. When there is too much water in front of your tires, they lose contact with the road, resulting in hydroplaning.

You can reduce your risk of hydroplaning by slowing down during periods of heavy rain. Avoid driving on roads that are covered in water. Checking your tire tread, rotating your tires and replacing tires that are unevenly or excessively worn also helps to prevent hydroplaning. 

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What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

With so many things to consider when purchasing a new or certified used vehicle, having a working knowledge of a powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranty will benefit you. There may be other warranties that are offered to you, but these two are the most comprehensive available.

The oiled and internally moving parts that are responsible for your vehicle’s movement are considered part of the powertrain. Items such as the transmission, driveshaft, and engine would be included with this warranty. 

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Rotating Your Tires Keeps Them in Good Condition

Taking the time to have your tires rotated will keep their wear even, which translates to a smooth ride for you as the driver. If you've noticed that smooth "new tire" ride has gotten rougher, don't hesitate to have them rotated today.

Tires need to be rotated to get the best ride and most miles out of them before they need to be replaced. This is because tires wear unevenly. Without rotation, the tires that are driven by the engine, such as the front tires on a front-wheel-drive car, will wear down faster than the other two, which…

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“Alexa, Start My Car”—Ford and Amazon Team Up

Ford and Amazon Alexa: Driving You Into the Future

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could start your car from inside your house? Or if you could create a shopping list while driving? How amazing would it be if you could access and shop for your favorite Amazon books and music from inside your car? Now you no longer have to simply wonder how awesome it would be to have total access to Alexa from inside your car, because Ford and Amazon have teamed up to integrate Alexa into new Ford vehicles!

This new partnership between Ford and Alexa…
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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Metals, such as graphite, iron, steel, and copper form a mixture that create brake pads most commonly used on vehicles. Brake pads need added strength because of the extremely high heat produced from the friction of stopping a vehicle hundreds of times. The cost-effectiveness and durability of this combination of metals makes them a standard choice.

When you press on the brake pedal, a flow of hydraulic fluid, also called brake fluid, surges through the brake lines of each wheel. It reaches the caliper, and the caliper presses the brake pads and rotors together.

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The effect of worn-out tire treads

Tires are an essential part of any vehicle. For the best tire performance, the treads need to meet specific standards. The proper tread guarantees enough grip and comfortable balance for the different terrains. Below are the various tread depths:
  • 10/32 inches, this is the usual depth of average tires. This does not represent the required thickness for all-terrain tires.
  • 4/32 inches, this represents when the tires need to be replaced. If the treads become less than this, it becomes riskier.
  • 2/32 inches, this was the old limit for changing tires.
Driving a vehicle that has worn out…
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