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Checking Your Differential Oil: What is It and How To Do It


There are a lot of components to a car engine, and if you do not properly change the oil, you are going to be in trouble. However, a car's differential is actually not in the engine at all. It is located on your wheel axis and helps turns your wheels. As you drive, the differential moves your axis to help go around street corners and take sharp turns.

Without proper lubrication, a car's differential will not work properly. In some cases, rear wheel drive differentials are housed in their own casing and need a thick pool to make…
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Negative Consequences of a Poor Suspension

While you may not spend a lot of time thinking about your vehicle's suspension system, it is a key component of a safe car or truck. When it is not working properly, you and your passengers may experience a bumpy ride. You may also experience issues when attempting to steer your vehicle.

Not being able to keep your vehicle going in a straight line may increase the odds of getting into an accident. Handling may become an even bigger issue if the roads are slippery or wet. This is because your braking distance may be longer than it would…

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Don't pay a tow truck: Use kitty litter, sand, or salt instead


Have you ever got your car stuck on ice or snow? It can be very frustrating, and we here at Donley Ford of Shelby know that the last thing that you want to have happen when trekking out in bad weather is being stuck and having to be late to work while you are waiting for a tow truck to pull you out. You may be able to free your car by using salt, sand, or kitty litter.

?Kitty litter can be bought at most grocery stores and can be spread over the trouble area that you are stuck on…
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Making the right choice: All-wheel drive or four-wheel drive?


Have you ever thought that maybe it is time to upgrade to a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, but you didn't know the benefits that come from each platform? Well, there is a hint in the name for each drivetrain. An All-wheel drive drivetrain is just that: all-wheel drive. All four wheels are powered by the car, and this makes acceleration, takeoff power, and traction while accelerating increased. Many drivers that have driven an all-wheel drive passenger car simply cannot see themselves going back to a front wheel drive model. Likewise, a four-wheel...
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Driving Essentials: Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment System


When you get in your car, the first thing you do is reach through your pockets to see if you've got your "must have's" for when you're on the road. Your license, registration, a cell phone for emergencies and maybe you bring your bottle of water along - just in case.

Ford's SYNC 3 Infotainment System is sure to be added to that list of on the road essentials. The best part about it, is that it's always there. The system is fully equipped and can do just about everything your cell phone can, but in…
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What Is the Purpose of the Ford Blind Spot Information System and How Does it Work


One of the more dangerous points that threatens any driver is dealing with the proverbial blind spot. The blind spot is that area to the rear and to each side of your vehicle that is usually not seen in your side mirrors. If you are not aware that there is a vehicle there and you start to change lanes or make a turn, you could be in an accident very quickly.

The Ford Blind Spot Information System detects such vehicles with sensors so you can rely on the system and not make that lane change until the coast is clear…
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Why the New Ford Explorer is a Great Pick

Ford's new Explorer SUV range now has a new and more attractive appearance for the 2018 model year. The makeover includes a new front grille along with improved and redesigned fog lights. It also comes available in four different paint colors and with five different wheel options.

The 2018 Ford Explorer gets about 17 miles per gallon on city roads and 24 miles per gallon on highways. Both 2.3-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines are available.

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2018 Ford Fusion is a Popular Sedan for all the Right Reasons

When purchasing a new sedan, it is important to remember the reasons you wanted to buy it. You want a car with efficiency. More often than not, you want a car with a high rating in safety. You also deserve a car that can go to school and work and help you take care of a family. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a great sedan for those searching for something reliable and sporty.

The 2018 Fusion model range comes with excellent safety features like collision monitoring, all-wheel drive, and rearview camera with parking assist.

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Don't Lose Out: Buy GAP Insurance

When you consider purchasing a new car, it's important to think about the insurance you're buying to cover it. While you may not want to consider what would happen if you were in an accident that totals your car, having insufficient coverage can leave you with a hefty bill that can weigh you down for years.

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