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2 Ways to Protect Your Child When They're in the Car

Child Passenger Safety Week is the perfect time to talk about ways Traverse City parents can protect their kids when they're on the road. Traffic accidents are the number-one cause of death for children under 13, and as many as 35 percent of those deaths could have been prevented if the child were wearing the correct restraints for their age and size.

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How to Keep Your New Ford Looking New When You Don't Have Much Time

You bought a new Ford from Fox Grand Traverse Ford a few months ago, and you haven't washed it since. That's when your mom calls, and wants you to pick her up for brunch. This very morning.

Suddenly, you're looking at your "new" car through the mom-lens, and it's like you're seeing every dusty surface, and every empty fast-food soda cup on the floor for the first time. You're picking her…

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Students Make a Difference, Thanks to the Ford HBCU Community Challenge

Steeped in tradition and rich in history, historically black colleges and universities have a mission to enrich their students' minds, bodies and spirits. Over the past four years, Ford Motor Company has committed to aiding these efforts through the Ford Fund, which is the company's philanthropic arm, and the Ford HBCU Community Challenge.

 

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Are Your Brakes Braking or Breaking?

 

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Making sure your brakes are working properly could be the difference between getting into an accident and getting home in Traverse City. That's why it's important to recognize when your Ford needs brake service. Are your brakes braking or breaking? Here are a few things you can look and listen for:

  • Worn out brake pads: Brake pads should be at least a quarter of an inch thick. If they're worn down beyond that, it's time to have them replaced.
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2018 Ford Expedition Gets Capable Off-Road Package

The family-friendly eight-seater Ford Expedition is getting added capability for the 2018 model. Drivers who want an SUV that can go anywhere can add the FX4 Off-Road Package to their order, and gain:

  • Off-road-tuned Hitachi shocks
  • All-terrain tires
  • Electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73:1 gearing
  • Seven skidplates
  • Terrain Management System with eco, sport, tow/haul, grass/gravel/snow, mud/rut, and sand modes...

 

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Innocent Tires Everywhere Will Suffer Thanks to Burnout-Inducing 2018 Mustang

Ask yourself honestly, if you could do an awesome burnout anytime you wanted, anywhere you wanted, wouldn't you? The screeching of rubber against road. The roar of the engine. The cloud of smoke. It's an exhilarating racetrack dream that’s too tempting to resist.

So why did Ford make it so easy for anyone to do on the 2018 Mustang?

Every 2018 Mustang model, including the Mustang EcoBoost, will come standard with an electronic line-lock system that allows drivers to lock up the front brakes with a push of a button. This feature is usually only seen on…

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Keep Your Ride Fresh

Don't let your paint job get ruined by not keeping up on your car washes. A simple car wash will go a long way to preserving the paint job on your vehicle and will protect your vehicle form damaging elements that will try to eat away at the metal parts of your car. If you wax your car, even better. A coating of wax will protect your car from all kinds of gunk that will try to eat away at the body of your car and even protect it form harmful UV rays. UV rays aren't just damaging…
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Remember to Have Fun!

Road trips can be a lot of fun, but they can become stressful if you have over packed and you have to dig through tons of stuff to find what you are looking for, of if you've forgotten something, or if you thing you may have forgotten to do something. So, take the stress out of your trip (it's supposed to be fun, after all) and pack light, make a list of the things you need to take and do, and breathe. It helps to plan out where you will be going and where you will be staying…
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