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Bamboo is Ford's Response to Environmental Sustainability

What could be a better example of a renewable resource than bamboo? This tropical plant, the largest member of the grass family, grows up to three feet per day in the right conditions. While trees may take decades upon decades to reach full harvest size, bamboo is typically full-grown in five years—sometimes less! Some species of bamboo are so fast-growing, they are considered invasive weeds.

For centuries people have used bamboo's fast-growing properties to their advantage in landscaping, construction, and crafting. Now, bamboo may be exactly the renewable material Ford needs to manufacture cleaner, greener cars.

The American…

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KBB.com Reviews the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

If there's one thing Utah is famous for, it's its breathtaking deserts and natural rock formations. It attracts National Parks tourists from around the world, rock climbers, and particularly off-road enthusiasts.

There are plenty of opportunities for rock crawling and desert running near Vernal... but first you need a capable vehicle like the F-150 Raptor to get you out there!

KBB.com editors Micah Muzio and Zach Vlasuk took a 2017 F-150 Raptor out for a spin—and by a "spin" we mean over 100 miles through California and Nevada without ever touching pavement. They wanted to demonstrate…

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Yes, your mud truck needs a tire alignment too

If you've got a mud truck, then it probably has got some nasty tread. Mud tires tend to be made of softer rubber, so they wear out quickly. They're also expensive. Let's look at a simple, inexpensive way to keep you in the mud.

A tire rotation is one of the easiest, most inexpensive maintenance items you can do to save money on your car. Your mud tires are going to wear out terrifically fast, especially when mud trucks are notorious for being knocked out of alignment. You've also got to deal with rocky, sharp protrusions…
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Signs That You Should Get Your Car Battery Replaced

The car battery is something that is often overlooked by motorists. It is easy to forget about the battery and assume everything in the car is fueled solely by gas. However, your car cannot function without a battery. In fact, it won't even start! So, it is important to understand and be able to identify the telltale signs that your vehicle is in need of a battery replacement.

One of the most prevalent signs that your battery is beginning to die is when you notice your headlights begin to lose strength or dim. As with every other electrical system…
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Get The Bang For Your Buck With The 2017 Ford Focus

Everyone wants to believe that they are getting the most for their money when they make a purchase. There is nothing more rewarding than feeling like you got a great deal on a product that you also enjoy. People have personal relationships with their cars and go through a tremendous amount of anxiety when it is time to purchase a new one. The 2017 Ford Focus is highly appealing to those who are looking for a vehicle that is built to perform and not tax the pocketbook. The car gets splendid gas mileage while displaying a high level of handling…
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Save Money By Owning The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE

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If you are a young professional you are probably looking for a vehicle not only looks great but will save you money in the long run. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE can do just that. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE is a rechargeable vehicle that starts at $27,120. Since The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE is a rechargeable vehicle, you will save you money because you will not need to purchase fuel for your vehicle. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE takes seven hours to charge with 120 volts of power and two and a…
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Enjoy Next-Level Fun, Frugality with 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

When it comes to the 2017 Fusion Hybrid, the American automaker's eco-conscious midsize sedan, is there anything that we here at Showalter Ford don't like?

Admittedly ... no. It is readily apparent even at first blush that Ford scored a real slam-dunk with this one.

Check the clip below to see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Here now to highlight some of the Fusion Hybrid's best qualities is Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones:

The marquee event of this midsizer is without question its hybrid drivetrain. Pairing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor…

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Why Does My Engine Leak More After Using Synthetic Oil?

Many car enthusiasts are singing the praises of synthetic oils. But, behind-the-scenes you might also hear this common gripe: "increased oil leaks." Why does my engine leak more after using synthetic oil?

This question can lead to people doubting the benefits of synthetic oil. The answer to this question is a bit complicated because "synthetic oil does not cause leaks." Have you ever poured honey on your pancakes? Honey is very thick and takes a long time to pour. Thus, you might think it will take forever. The same is true for old conventional oil. It becomes gunky, goopy and…
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Oil Changes Improve Car Performance

Perhaps, you've noticed that your vehicle is not performing as well as it did a few months ago. Well, one of the reasons that your car is turning in a poor performance, might be due to the oil. Car experts state that a vehicle needs to follow a regular oil change schedule to maintain a high performance on the road. The fact is that dirty engine oil that is filled with all kinds of debris will lead to costly repair bills down the road.

Why Vehicles Require Fresh Oil

Cars require fresh oil to keep the parts of the…
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Ford Transit Connect: Not Your Mother's Van

If you're looking for something a little unconventional then the 2017 Ford Transit Connect might just be what the doctor ordered. Part soccer mom, part contractor and part mini-bus, the Transit Connect fits all the needs of today's untypical family. With a cargo load up to 149 cubic feet and seating for up to seven, you can use this for a cargo van during the week and a family and friends hauler on Saturday and Sunday.

Need to haul a couple kids and all their football gear? Not a problem with the Transit's seating flexibility. Easily put…
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