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Ford Expedition Launches 4th Generation with More Power & Tech

This fall, the 2018 Ford Expedition will make its way to Shelby. After ten long years, this full-size SUV is getting a full redesign that will launch it into its fourth generation, which means lots of new features to explore.

The most significant changes for many drivers interested in a full-size body-on-frame SUV are to performance. After all, if you weren't looking for truck-like towing and off-roading...

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It's not only about aesthetics

Cleaning the exterior, and in some cases the interior, of our vehicles can fall fairly low on our list of priorities. The benefit, however, of a clean vehicle goes well beyond aesthetics. Our cars, simply by virtue of driving them, will accumulate dust, and not only does this dust become unsightly, it can be like applying sandpaper to your car’s finish. Over time, when mixed with rain, dust can begin to wear down the protective clear coat finish, and ultimately etch the paint right off of your car. In addition to transportation, our vehicles represent a significant investment. It…
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5 Effective Tips for Optimal Fuel Economy

Getting the best fuel mileage is something everyone wants in today’s economy. You have better things to do with your hard-earned money!

Here are a few great tips that can help you obtain optimal fuel use, starting today.

1. Use the highway as much as possible, for your daily commute. As you stop and go using local routes, your car uses more fuel.

2. Always keep your car light with loads. A heavy-loaded car causes more fuel use.

3. Change your schedule to a four-day work week. On a yearly average, that is 52 days of fuel saved round-trip…
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The 2017 Ford Escape: Making Life a Little Nicer One Ride at a Time

Like to be oohed and awed? You will, when you're spotted driving around the Ford Escape. It's nothing short of awesome-from its stylish body to it's lavish interior, it is a real head-turner. And it should be, with it's unique features like its hands-free, foot-operated lift gate to its advanced SYNC 3 technology. It even has an Enhanced Active Park Assist System for those of you who don't absolutely love to park in tight spots. Its Lane-Keeping System even keeps you from unintentionally drifting into your neighbor's lane, and its Auto Start-Stop feature saves…
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Teens should always practice safe driving

Safe driving is a natural habit for many adults, but not all. Teens, who are more novice drivers, need to practice safe driving habits each and every time they get behind the wheel and head out onto the streets.

They get excited when they first get behind the wheel, and parents start to panic and worry. Here are some things teens can do to keep themselves safe as they venture out:

1. Teens must turn off their cell phones. For teens, cell phones are the number one distraction as they drive. There's no time for them to text, which…
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UFOs and Ford Spotted in The X-Files

Well, we can’t say for sure that there was a UFO sighting, but we did catch a glimpse of a beautiful looking Ford Explorer Platinum in last night’s premiere of The X-Files. Did you catch it, too?

Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) has a new ride and we like the looks of it. Ford has a long-standing history with the show: if you remember the original series which started in 1993, you’ll likely remember seeing more than a few Ford Taurus cars.

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Ford Takes to the Campground

Is camping your “thing”? Here’s a pop quiz to know for sure:

Do you enjoy campfires more than streaming TV shows? Is your favorite dinner food frankfurters and potato salad followed by s’mores? Do you love the sound of crickets and the breeze rustling the tree leaves as you fall asleep?

If you answered “yes” to two or more of those questions, you’re an official camper.

Here at Donley Ford of Shelby, we thought of you recently when we heard this recent announcement from Ford.

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Kentucky to Gain 2,000 Ford Jobs

Ford Motor Company has a plan. Well, they have a few plans. But one of them is to increase the production of their larger vehicles in the US while also increasing the production of their smaller vehicles in countries where costs are less, like Mexico. "We need to have some flexibility to move some of our smaller products to other locations," states Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, in a Wall Street Journal article on the subject.

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Ford Educates Drivers On the Dangers of Drugged Driving

It's no secret that Ford is all about education -- especially when it comes to driving. Some drivers out there don't believe that drugged driving is as dangerous as drunk driving or distracted driving, but we at Donley Ford of Shelby are here to tell you that driving drugged can increase your chance of being involved in a severe crash by up to 30 percent. Ford is raising awareness for this concern through the creation of its innovative Drugged Driving Suit.

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