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Performance and Capability in the 2018 Ford Explorer

The durable and sporty Ford Explorer is a classic. The 2018 model improves on what the Explorer has always done best: It delivers power, comfort and convenience. This SUV harnesses the power of technology to offer you the very best for your Gaithersburg, MD commuting experience.

The options for the new Ford Explorer when it comes to performance and efficiency are impressive. The EcoBoost 3.5L engine delivers 365 V6 horsepower. The 2.3L version generates 280 horsepower. With these machines, you can haul cargo or haul kids. The customization is totally up to you. 

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Take Off-Road Performance to the Next Level: Ford Raptor

Pickup truck enthusiasts understand that the Ford F-150 Raptor is a special truck. Built off of the already proven F-150 platform, the Raptor package takes that already stout truck and turns it into a fortified off-road performance machine. Drivers of the all new 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor are going to enjoy a very long list of performance related features that include:

 

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  • Torque-On-Demand® transfer case
  • High-output, off-road FOX Racing Shox
  • Fully boxed frame
  • Hill Descent Control 
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2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Mixes Sporty Good Times With Efficiency

Detail-oriented engineering makes the Ford C-MAX a popular hybrid compact. The power-split hybrid technology manages the battery and gasoline engine for the maximum delivery of power with the least use of fuel. The system determines when to use the battery, gas engine, or combine their power to produce the necessary acceleration for any situation. The lithium-ion battery and 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine create 188 combined horsepower. Even in all-electric made, the C-MAX attains speeds over 80 mph.

 

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Do You Have Access to Headlight Cleaning Products?

Yellowish headlights can impact safety levels on the road during foggy conditions. If you try to illuminate an environment while your headlights are flawed, the beams will be dim because the yellowish coating reduces lighting intensity. The process of removing environmental elements that produce the yellowish effect on a headlight housing is simple. Because the particles can be removed with elbow grease, you can get rid of the flaws by wiping the surfaces strategically with a practical abrasive product. 

 

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How to Handle Various Situations During a Roadside Emergency

Being stuck in a roadside emergency is serious business, and the sooner you are safe, the better. Keep these tips from the Ford service experts at Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg in mind the next time your vehicle is disabled.

Never keep a disabled car on the road with a flat tire, simply drive it to that shoulder on the rim for a few feet, it will not cause serious damage and it will protect you and other drivers. Use safety flares or triangles several feet up the road to warn drivers the car is stuck on the side of the…

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Why Does My Car Need a Differential?

If you’re driving a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, the differential is the part that allows the two rear axles to operate effectively at two different speeds. Without the differential, you would experience skidding and slipping as the wheels attempt to negotiate a turn.

In a right turn, for example, the wheels on the right are referred to as the inside wheels, and those on the left are the outside. The inside wheels are closer to the turn, so they travel a shorter distance and at a slower speed than the outer. On the other hand, the outside wheels are required…

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Know Your Car's Radiator and Cooling System

Your car's cooling system is crucial to keep it running. Engines produce a lot of heat. If your radiator is not circulating water and coolant effectively, your vehicle can quickly overheat. Components of the cooling system include your car's grille and the radiator.

The radiator circulates antifreeze through its cores and dissipates heat through metal fins. This is a very important job because your engine can get up to temperatures of 200F. Always make a note of any issues with your radiator and have them checked out. If your engine is not cooling efficiently and effectively...

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Turbocharged Powertrain in the 2018 Ford Fusion

Ford has developed the patented EcoBoost technology that delivers superb performance. For 2018, the Fusion sedan offers three turbocharged engines that are based on this signature mechanism.

Featuring an automatic start/stop capability, the economical 1.5 L engine is capable of producing just more than 180 horsepower and about 185 lb-ft of torque.

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“Alexa, Start My Car”—Ford and Amazon Team Up


Ford and Amazon Alexa: Driving You Into the Future

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could start your car from inside your house? Or if you could create a shopping list while driving? How fantastic would it be if you could access and shop for your favorite Amazon books and music from inside your car? Now you no longer have to simply wonder how awesome it would be to have total access to Alexa…
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