What Sets the 2017 Ford Explorer Apart from Other Utility Vehicles?

We here at Wickstrom Ford have to hand it to our beloved American brand: its full-size crossover -- the 2017 Explorer. -- is, by all accounts, a must see.

What makes us say that, you wonder?

Join the car critics at MotorWeek to get the inside scoop; their appraisal of the Explorer is as follows:

A model that in many ways goes well beyond its entry-level designation, the Base Explorer is excellent.

Standard amenities on this iteration include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, a 60/40-split second-row seat, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat ...

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Schedule a routine oil change for your vehicle today

Cars heavily depend on motor oil to run smoothly under various demanding conditions. There are many diverse factors that determine the intervals at which this important fluid should be changed. That's why it's important to know what your vehicle needs and when it needs it.

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Professional automotive technicians are trained to choose the most appropriate grade of the fluid depending on your car's specifi

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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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