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Burn Rubber at the Track and Still Be a Good Neighbor with 2018 Mustang GT's 'Quiet Start' Mode

The 2018 Ford Mustang makes it really easy to burn rubber with electric line-lock. But just because you can make a cacophony with your roaring engine and smoking tires, doesn't mean you hate your neighbors.

If you're about to take your 2018 Mustang GT out for an early-morning drive, you don't have to worry about the uproar of the ignition or the loud exhaust waking up every sleeping baby and sending every dog into a barking frenzy for a block. Quiet Start and Quiet Exhaust modes cut the volume to about the decibel level of a dishwasher…

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Standard Electronic Line-Lock Puts Race Car Feature in Every 2018 Mustang

Do you know how to do a burnout? In a new video for Ford, pro Formula Drift driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. teaches a few amateur drivers how to pull off the maneuver in a 2018 Mustang.

It's easy. All you do is search through the menu screen to activate Line Lock. It holds pressure on the front brakes for 15 seconds, while you let rip on the throttle to kick up smoke from the back tires.

Usually, convincing your rear tires to give up traction and spin while the front wheels hold firm in place is a tricky maneuver…

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Summer Time in Charlevoix Calls for Some Summer Maintenance

 

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The sun is shining and the weather is warm! It's time to enjoy the summer drive in Charlevoix. How do you make sure your Ford is ready to roll? With summer maintenance from Fox Charlevoix Ford! Consider having the following done:

  • Oil and filter change: Give your engine a clean start to the summer and get an oil and filter change. Routine oil changes clear dirt and debris from your engine, and helps it run more efficiently.
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Ford Goes After Light-Duty Diesel Competition with 2018 F-150

 

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The upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 combines brains with brawn, introducing more advanced technology, and upgrading its engine selection.

A new 3.3-liter V6 engine steps in to replace the entry-level 3.5-liter V6 of this year's model, increasing horsepower to 290, and torque to 265 pound-feet. On the higher end, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is getting 25 pound-feet more torque for a total of 400, and the 5.0-liter V8 sees some improvement as well.

But those conventional gasoline engines can hardly steal…

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Consequences of a Dirty Car

Need a little dirt on why it is important to wash your car? One reason is to protect the paint. Paint color is an expression of your personality and who you are, so it is important to keep it looking its best.

Dirt is like sandpaper. It can break down the paint and weaken it. The dirt can cause the paint to come off if it mixes with rain or pollutants. Elements such as sap will ruin the paint even faster. Even if you are not concerned with the quality of your car's paint, you should take car of…
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Plan to Un-Plan

Road trips are meant to be super fun and that is why you need to be careful not to over plan your trip. You want to have things to do and attractions that you are planning to visit, but don't make it so that you barely have enough time to do it all. It's ok to lave some "free time" to just relax and maybe take a hike or a scenic route. If you have too much to do, you will feel stressed an it will take away form your trip. The whole point was to get away…
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I Have A Chip In My Windshield. Is That Dangerous?

A chip in your windshield could be just as dangerous as a crack. A chip has made a weakened structure out of your windshield, and though the shatterproof glass will prevent catastrophic failure, changing temperatures and flying road debris could cause a small chip to spiderweb out. A chip will only get worse, never better. It can impair the vision of the driver or be a distracting element as well.

But there is no need to drive with a chip in your windshield. Call our service department, and we can patch the chip, or we will replace your chipped windshield…
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Tire Rotation and Tire Pressure

Each one of those spinning rubber masses on your vehicle, known as tires, have special wear characteristics that need to be understood. Many people simply replace each tire when they are told to do so. You can actually extend the life of your tires doing several simple tasks. One is making sure you have the proper specified tire pressure in each tire. The manufactures specified tire pressure can usually be found on your driver's door sill, or in your vehicle's service manual. Also keep in mind that because your car's tires will wear differently, they must be…
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The 2017 Ford Fusion Will Blow Your Mind

The 2017 Ford Fusion is anything but average. In fact, the new Fusion obliterates the word 'average' singlehandedly. Just look at all that it can do as far as driving performance, safety, comfort, and efficiency. Once you get past the newly crafted design, you can uncover the many layers of excellence that went into making the all new Ford Fusion. Relax in style with such features as available Perpendicular Parking Assist, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Cross Traffic Alert, and even Inflatable Rear Safety Belts. Yes, you read that correctly. The 2017 Ford Fusion is...
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