The Return of the Ranger

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It’s official – at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced the return of the Ranger pickup truck in 2019, and we say it’s about darn time! Ford's Joe Hinrichs revealed at the Detroit Auto Show that the European-market Ford Ranger (shown here) would act as the basis for the U.S. Ranger. According to Hinrichs, the mid-size truck will be built in Ford's Michigan ... Read More

Got Gas? Prove It by Saving It!

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Gasoline -- we all buy it, but do you know how to save it? Take this quiz to see how "up to speed" you are on gas-saving driving techniques. TRUE OR FALSE Q – Do properly inflated tires improve gas mileage? A – True: when tires are not properly inflated, fuel costs can be as much as three to five cents higher per gallon. Tire pressure should be checked at least monthly, including the spare. ... Read More

Show Your Car Some Love

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Your car doesn't want flowers, balloons, or even candy this Valentine's Day -- it just wants a little love in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service. There's no debating the value of preventive maintenance to keep your car running well -- not to mention getting you safely to your hot Valentine's Day date. This Valentine's Day, treat your car to a service visit and take the following ... Read More

Save Money by Driving Smart

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While gasoline prices have come down from the days of hovering near $4.00 a gallon, it's still an expensive commodity and a necessity for most vehicles on the road. If you'd like to save some green, modifying your driving habits and properly maintaining your vehicle will get you more miles per gallon and more money left in your wallet. Follow these tips to drive smart and save gas ... Read More

Be “Green” with Your Gasoline

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According to the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by incorporating a few good practices. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go "green" -- both for the environment and one's own wallet. Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ... Read More

See and Be Seen

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With it's during the dark days of winter or the rainstorms of summer, it's important to make sure your vehicle can be seen by others and that your visibility is not compromised. To stay safe on the road, take a few minutes to inspect your vehicle's headlights and wiper blades. Lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be ... Read More

The Check Engine Light — Your New Best Friend!

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One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. When the check engine light comes on, it means that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears to be running normally. You ... Read More

When it Comes to Car Trouble, Trust Your Nose

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Most vehicles start out with a "new car smell," but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown. Here are six odoriferous warning signs you should never ignore: The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced ... Read More

Protect Your Lungs While Driving

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Anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies knows there's no telling when and where those triggers can set off a fit of sneezing or coughing and wheezing in adults and children. Whether it's inside your home or your car, asthma and allergy triggers are everywhere. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), "No city is free from asthma triggers and some cities are more ... Read More

Help Your Car Breathe

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We play the odds with practically everything we do in life, whether it's something as mundane as turning on the tap for hot water or driving through a nasty thunderstorm at night. For example, the chance of dying from contact with hot tap water is 1 in approximately 5 million, and the chance of being killed by lightning is about 1 in 2.3 million! On the more positive side, the odds of finding out ... Read More

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