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The Need of Getting Your Auto Fluids Changed

Remember that you ought to get your car oil changed semi-yearly. The oil in your engine can get bogged down with debris in the long run and turn sludgy and this can negatively affect your engine.

You ought to change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles. When checking your liquid levels and you see particles or get a burnt fluid odor, the time has come to change it.

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Keep These Tips In Mind For Your Road Trip

You should keep several things in mind for your road trip. You might want to construct a pre-road trip checklist. You don't have to. That's what our service team does to help. We can make sure your vehicle is running well before you ever venture off for your next destination.

 
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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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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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2017 Ford Fusion Earns Respect of AutoGuide.com 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?

AutoGuide.com 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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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.
  • Pack a gallon of engine coolant or antifreeze in case the car overheats.
  • Change the wipers and replace…
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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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