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Harmless-Looking Graffiti Could Be a Targeted Attack on Self-Driving Cars

You've probably seen some road signs with graffiti scrawled on them around Barrington. Stop signs are particularly popular targets for vandalism, because of how easy it is to create messages like "STOP hate" or "Don't STOP believing."

Other than being a nuisance for the town, though, graffiti is harmless. Or is it?

In their August 2017 study, researchers from several major universities across the U.S...

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Gary Loves His Ford F-150; We Think You Will Love One Too!

When you think about some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, the Ford F-150 will generally be at the top of your list. That is because, for the past four decades, the Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck. That is a long, lauded history for this incredible truck.

Check out what current owner Gary thinks about his Ford F-150 vehicle! In this video, he cites specific features he loves, which helps him on the road.

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2017 Ford Fusion Earns Respect of Reviewers

No matter how you slice it, there sure is an awful lot to appreciate about our beloved American brand's midsize sedan, the 2017 Fusion. Here at Wickstrom Ford, it's a consistent fan favorite among shoppers and staffers alike.

Yet, what is it -- specifically -- that makes it so? Managing Editor Jodi Lai is here to supply you with the most pertinent information. Ride along with her in the clip below:

The value of the Fusion's base model -- the feature-rich S -- quite simply cannot be overstated.

Standard equipment on this trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights…

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Why The F-150 Raptor is Better Than Your Average Off-Road Truck

The Ford F-150 Raptor is an impressive desert-runner, boasting 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque... but is it worth it?

An out-of-the-box off-road truck is a much smarter idea than modifying your own vehicle, unless you're mechanically inclined and get a kick out of working on trucks. When you modify a truck, you are almost definitely voiding its warranty, which means if anything breaks—and if you're going off road, it will—you're footing the entire bill. You'll also get a much higher quality vehicle from the factory than you will using third-party accessories.


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Click...The importance of car battery maintenance

We have all been there. You are running out the door late for work. The temperature has had a drastic change overnight. You jump in the car, put the key in the ignition and click.

That's right, your car battery is dead. That can be one of the most helpless feelings in the world. Luckily, there are some signs to watch out for that may help you avoid this situation.

Battery issues typically present themselves when there has been a significant change in the temperature outside. You may notice that after the first frost of the year that your…
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Prepare for the Safest Possible Road Trip

The time to prepare for trouble on the road is while you are still safe at home packing. The following road trip safety tips are designed to prepare you for many common problems that occur out on the highways.
  • Be sure that you have a spare tire and that is is properly inflated.
  • Bring along a box with a number of different tools for small emergencies.
  • Pack a couple of cans of tire fix-a-flat in case one or more tires go flat.
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Easy fuel economy tips

Filling up your car is expensive; all the more reason to save money on those fill ups. One way to do this is to drive at a moderate speed. Keep in mind; the faster you drive the more gas it takes to power your car. In addition, drive smoothly; in other words, avoid hard acceleration and braking when you can. Also, don’t use premium fuel unless you need to. In addition, minimize driving with a cold engine. Engines run more efficiently when they are warm. Most importantly, keep your tires inflated at the right pressure. Check your car manual…
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Roadside Safety Items

With all of the crazy information all over the internet, how can you really be sure of what you need to put into your personal roadside emergency kit? What items can you be sure will help you out of a tough spot if absolutely necessary? Well, here are a few things that can make your stay on the side of the road a short, and safe one;

Tire sealant - A lot of automotive stores sell tire sealant, and thank goodness because tire sealant is perfect for patching up a flat until you can make it to your nearest mechanic or…
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The 2017 Ford Escape: Build the Driving Experience of Your Dreams

The 2017 Ford Escape gives you plenty of options to have the driving experience that you crave. You can choose the 6 Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission, and when in sport mode you can enjoy manual control of your ride. You don't have to miss out on that sporty feeling just because you decide on having a more fuel efficient engine. The all-new Escape with EcoBoost has race-inspired steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. This allows for you to shift gears with ease and swiftness. This feature proves that there is no compromising your cool when you choose any model 2017…
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