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The Fob and MyKey Features on the Ford Taurus Will Make You Rest Easier

The popular Ford Taurus, a full-size sedan, has continually become better each year. And with the 2018 technology features, you're sure to love it even more. Who doesn't want to make getting into the car and starting the engine easier? And if you have teens, then you'll feel much better about letting them borrow the car with the MyKey feature.

The Intelligent Access feature allows you to open the door by simply having the fob in your pocket or bag.

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College Students – Need Help Purchasing A Car?

College is a huge milestone in anyone's life. But from tuition costs, to books to room and board- college is expensive. That's why Ford developed the College Student Purchase Program AND the First-Time Buyer Program. Under the College Student Purchase Program, college students and recent grads are eligible for a credit incentive, plus great rates through Ford Credit when you purchase or lease a new vehicle. For first time buyers, we offer a program that realizes each applicants' unique situations and offers financing to customers with no prior auto credit.  

 

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Stay Connected with the Ford Transit

The Ford Transit Connect remains best-in-class and popular with families desiring a full-sized wagon or businesses needing a cargo van. Now, the technological features provide the ultimate connectivity experience. Passengers enjoy using the SYNC 3 system that quickly responds to vocal commands. Or, use the handy touchscreen. Find that store you were looking for, a popular restaurant or navigate your way through traffic to your final destination. 

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The Tech Features of the New Ford Fusion Energi

Along with fuel economy, the Fusion Energi hybrid remains popular for its spacious interior. You will also be impressed with the many technological features. The SmartGauge provides a wealth of information that enables you to drive more efficiently. Customize the screen to include the information you use frequently. There are separate gauges that display the power provided by the engine and the lithium-ion battery. 

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Brake Issues Should be Rectified Quickly

No one wants to be driving down the road and have the brakes not respond when pressed. A vehicle is a heavy machine and requires good braking systems at all times. If your brake feels "soft" or "spongy" when you press down on the pedal instead of feeling firm, then it is possible that one or more of your braking mechanisms may be the problem.

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Fun and Responsible Describes the 2018 Ford Focus

A car is more than a means of transportation just to get you to different destination points in East Hartford. The Focus represents a responsible driver and a driver who likes to have fun. That’s why the 2018 Ford Focus is such a popular compact car!

When driving a Ford Focus with superior standard features such as Torque Vectoring Control with electric power-assisted steering to grip the road for improved navigation, 

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Common Fuel Pump Warning Signs

Your fuel pump is responsible for moving fuel from your car's gas tank into the engine, so it stands to reason that it needs to be kept in good working order at all times. That means watching for the warning signs of a faulty fuel pump and having them fixed before it's too late.

A Sputtering Engine

The biggest indicator that your fuel pump needs to be fixed is an engine that sputters when you drive at high speeds. 

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Ford C-Max Power at An Affordable Price

It is the little things that count and Ford knew this when they created the Ford C-Max hybrid. They combined advanced technology features to create a compact hybrid that is best in its class. Let’s take a look at some of these features that make the Ford C-Max special.

The C-Max delivers more horsepower than any other hybrid when operating in the all-electric mode.

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Tire Replacement Needs

Don't ever commit the error of driving around with tires that are, simply put, past their expiration dates. This can often be a big recipe for disaster. Tires are just like most things in that regular replacement of them is critical. They don't last forever. If your vehicle tires could benefit from full replacement, you may pick up on a few key hints.

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Muffler Service

If you are suspecting there is a problem with your muffler or exhaust then one of the first things you will want to look for, or rather, listen for, is an increase in sound from your vehicle when it is running. Louder than normal engine sounds usually mean that your muffler is not doing its normal job of muffling noise.

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