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Here’s Why Engine Maintenance is Essential

Picture this: you're about to head out on a road trip, but as soon as you start your car you notice smoke rising from the hood. You check your dashboard and see that your engine temperature is suddenly very high. This is a sign your engine is too hot and it should be taken very seriously.

Overheating typically results from the infrastructure protecting your engine being broken. Though your car is designed to keep its temperature in check by using coolant, sometimes the engine becomes way too hot when the system fails to apply coolant. 

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Understanding Tread and Pressure

There are plenty of maintenance tasks you can do that will help to not only improve the way your car functions, but can also save you from big expenses in the future. Monitoring your tire pressure and tread depth occasionally could save you the cost and inconvenience of repairing a blowout and can also keep you from damaging your rims.

To ascertain proper tread depth, use a Lincoln penny and insert it in the groove between two treads headfirst. If the top of Lincoln's head is exposed, your tread is low.  

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Follow the Ford Ranger Model into the Wilderness

The Ford Ranger deserves to be praised for its efficient powertrain and great off-road design. Barnes Crossing Auto Group sells this mid-size pickup truck with a single or full cabin. Seating configurations in this American model are designed for four or five people.

Before you take a road trip in the Ranger model, fill the fuel tank with up to 18.0 gallons of gasoline. This fuel is burned by a 2.3L engine block that adopts the latest version of the EcoBoost technology.  

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The Ford EcoSport Amenities at a Glance

At Barnes Crossing Auto Group, the Ford EcoSport is a preferred compact crossover among our consumers because it was engineered with a plethora of cutting-edge features and amenities. Are you intrigued to find out more? Let's explore the EcoSport's amenities.

The inside of the EcoSport offers two USB charging ports and two 12-volt power outlets. There is also an optional 110-volt outlet for fast charging offered with the EcoSport. You can also enjoy an available 8-inch display screen, a leather shift knob, and eight cup holders inside the EcoSport. 

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Enjoy Better Fuel Economy

Today's vehicles are designed with more efficient engines that require less fuel to function. Many new vehicles come in different model options that enable owners to select the level of fuel economy they prefer. However, driving habits also play a role in fuel consumption. A few tips may save drivers more money.

Cold weather may reduce fuel efficiency by up to 22 percent. The external environment combined with vehicle fluids and the necessity of various features put added stress on the engine.  

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Hate Glare While Driving? Try These Tips

A lot of people are driving their after-work commute around sunset. This can be a dangerous time if you don't have a few techniques to help you see. Glare is dangerous, and at Barnes Crossing Auto Group, we want you to have some techniques to stay safe during this time, so here are a couple of tips.

One of the first things that you should invest in is polarized sunglasses. Have a pair that you specifically keep in the car. Also, make sure that the place that you choose is the same every time and easy to reach while…

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Explore Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology

Ford's legacy of innovation continues with its integration of a new driver-assist technology suite in all of its 2019 models. Enjoy safety features that will alert you to danger and driver-assist features that eliminate the boredom of repetitive tasks.

Reduce driver fatigue with adaptive cruise control that accelerates and brakes automatically when it senses other traffic is nearby. Ford Co-Pilot360 will also keep the vehicle in the center of the lane and automatically raises or lowers the high beams in response to oncoming traffic. 

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Power Under the Hood of the Ford EcoSport

Don't let the size of the new Ford EcoSport fool you. This popular compact SUV is available with two peppy engine options that are designed to provide you with plenty of power and flexibility on the road. We here at Barnes Crossing Auto Group are eager to show drivers what the EcoSport is all about.

The standard engine is a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The turbocharged engine serves the SUV very well in a variety of driving conditions. Whether you need an extra boost of speed to pass someone or you require agility for winding rural roads, this engine…

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Ford Ranger Pickup Truck: Ready to Survive Harsh Conditions

Designed to accommodate drivers and passengers seeking adventurous trips, the 2019 Ford Ranger has a lineup of three models. Our team at Barnes Crossing Auto Group invites you to check out this mid-size pickup truck that's ready to roll on the streets and trails.

This robust American car has class-exclusive suspension systems that are engineered to handle tough conditions. For example, the parabolic-shaped leaf springs in the rear suspension system provide extra support on rough surfaces. 

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Ford Escape Amenities Overview

The Ford Escape is a popular compact SUV that offers the features and amenities drivers have come to expect from much more expensive vehicles. This compact SUV drives like a champ and offers more room than you’d ever imagine. Stop at Barnes Crossing Auto Group and talk to our sales staff and get the goods on this fantastic SUV.

One popular amenity is the motor-based parking brake, which allows you to activate the parking brake with a simple switch rather than the conventional lever.  

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