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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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The 2018 Ford Edge is Capable of Meeting All Your Needs

Are you looking for a vehicle to meet all the needs that come with daily life? The 2018 Ford Edge is the vehicle equipped to do the job. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and the Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate are just two of the multi-tasking capabilities of Fords original crossover utility vehicle.

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Take Care of your Tires so they Take Care of You


You probably already know the importance of having a good amount of tread on your tires. Having fresh tires can prevent blowouts and will have good traction when driving on wet roads.

You have probably heard of the penny trick: hold a penny upside down and stick it into your tread. If the top of Lincoln's head is showing, it is time for new tires. While this is true, it is much wiser to get new tires before the top of Lincoln's head is showing. Instead of using a penny, try using a quarter. The distance from the…
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Stay Connected with Ford and SYNC

In today’s world we do a lot of multi-tasking and Ford has designed SYNC 3 to give you hands-free access to calls, texts, entertainment, an information system and navigation. This allows you to get from one place to the next safely.

On your home screen, you will have access to information like the time, the weather outside and also the temperature o

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2017 Ford Focus RS is a Winner in the Eyes of AutoGuide.com

If we here at Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg had the time -- and requisite digital real estate -- we'd sing the praises of our hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS, till we're blue in the face.

Rather than take this tack, though, we thought we'd share the following video.

Link up with AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he lists some of the Focus RS's best qualities.

Rife with refinement, the sole trim level of the Focus RS is altogether uncompromising.

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension settings, automatic xenon…

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2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Honda Accord


Check out the 2017 Ford Fusion and see why it’s the best car on the road!

Not only is the 2017 Ford Fusion incredibly stylish with its sleek sporty exterior, it is also one of the safest sedans out there! It tested the highest out of any vehicle in its class and won the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Part of what makes the 2017 Ford Fusion so safe is its Pre-Collision Assist…
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