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New Ford Taurus Features Surprise Drivers

Many drivers were surprised by the features Ford announced for the newly redesigned Taurus sedan. People once perceived the Taurus as more of an economy car than anything, which is still reflected in the relatively good fuel mileage that the vehicle has to offer. The new design features are where it really shines, however, and these have been the subject of an awful lot of press lately.

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Important Tips Regarding Battery Care

Our car battery tends to be overlooked or forgotten until it longer works. When suddenly the car won’t start, we realize we may have a dead battery. Don’t wait until you reach this point, but reach out to us at Jerry’s Alexandria Ford instead. We can inspect your battery and advise you accordingly.

Although batteries generally last for several years, we’re seldom ready when the battery actually dies. 

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There's Plenty of Features to Enjoy In The 2018 Ford C-Max

Compact, hybrid vehicles offer drivers very economical and useful advantages to their driving experience. In the past, compact hybrids sacrificed performance, but that is no longer the case. Compact hybrid vehicles, such as the 2018 Ford C-Max, now offer performance features, as well as efficiency.

The Ford C-Max has a regenerative braking system which channels energy created through the braking process and cruising back to the battery for future use. 

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Know if Your Fuel Pump is Failing You

Knowing about various components of your vehicle and how you can tell if they are in need of care or not is important if you want to stay safe in your vehicle. You should know how to determine if your fuel pump is experiencing issues and about to fail you.

If the temperature of your vehicle is rising more than normal, that could be a sign of an issue of some kind, including a fuel pump issue. 

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Engine Overheating

A vehicle's engine is designed to function but stay cool at the same time so that nothing overheats or malfunctions. Just like with any other part of your vehicle, things can go wrong and your vehicle could have an issue that causes it to overheat. When this happens you'll notice your temperature gauge climbing, smoke coming from under the hood of your car and perhaps a foul odor as well.

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Learn about Synthetic Oil Now!

Today's drivers understand that there are varieties of motor oil, but you may feel unclear about synthetic oil and whether your car requires it. Our service team happily educates customers, and we are happy to explain synthetic oil to Alexandria drivers right now.

Synthetic oil sits at the opposite end of the motor oil spectrum from conventional oil.

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Belts & Hoses

Many do not know that a series of belts and pulleys run the automobile. Sure, the engine orchestrates the power needed to cause the car to move forward. It is the timing and accessory belts, however, that ensure that energy from the engine makes it to all facets of the vehicle.

Among the many things that belts and hoses affect is the water pump. This device, which serves to cool down the engine so it will not overheat, cannot operate properly without tubes that move the water from the pump to the engine.

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Get Problems Taken Care of Right Away

If you get a dashboard warning, you will need to get it taken care of right away. Luckily most dashboard indicator lights do not mean that there is something wrong. Many times an indicator light will tell you that there is something on such as your bright lights or that your door is ajar. 

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