What Should You Expect from a 2018 Ford Escape?

The Ford Escape is the perfect vehicle for the driver who wants the comfort of a car with the features typically found in SUVs. Visit us at Southgate Ford and check out what this vehicle has to offer. Technology at its finest is what you’ll find in the Ford Escape from the SYNC® 3, which offers a navigation system that includes voice-activated Wi-Fi hotspot, Apply and Android compatibility and an impressive touchscreen to help you find all your destinations quickly.

The radar-based BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert utilizes an indicator light to alert you of vehicles in your blind spot…

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The 2018 Ford Explorer is Eager to Conquer Southgate Roads

The new Ford Explorer continues the tradition of a quality vehicle that offers rugged good looks with dependability. The Explorer provides you with the ability to quickly adjust the four-wheel-drive (4WD) setting to match the terrain. Add to that the hill descent control, and you have a vehicle with the versatility to take you through most any road condition.

The Explorer’s Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System allows you the ability to quickly shift into one of the settings, so you can adapt to the changing terrain with ease. It allows you to maintain control of your vehicle...

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

You are either slowing down or stopping your car each time you press your foot on the brake pedal. The pressure from the pedal forces brakes fluid to travel through the brake system’s lines to each wheel. By the time it reaches the caliper, the caliper forces the brake pads and the rotor together. The friction of this action causes the vehicle to stop.

A great deal of energy is required to stop a moving vehicle. That’s accomplished by brake pads that are comprised of a combination of copper, iron, graphite, and steel. This mixture produces a product…

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Preserve Your Tires with Proper Rotation Service

Tires eventually wear out on a car. Would it not be best if the tires wore out evenly? Rotating the front tires to the rear and the rear to the front at recommended intervals supports even wear, which isn't a mere minor benefit. Even wear contributes to better traction and treads depth - two traits that enhance safer performance on the road.

Why don't tires wear out evenly? When a car comes with front wheel or rear wheel drive, two of the tires receive more power from the engine. The added power wears down the tires on the receiving…

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How to Compare Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive

There is always some confusion in regard to all-wheel-drive and four-wheel drive. Many people feel that the terminology here is just defining one thing and that is that power can be sent to all four wheels of a vehicle in order to improve traction.

That is essentially true, but there are different uses and thus the differing definitions. four-wheel drive uses a lower gear ratio and a split differential to achieve its purpose. It is mainly found in pickup trucks and larger off-road SUVs. It is most useful for off-road and rough terrain driving.

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Why You Should Always Keep Your Fuel Tank on Full Throughout This Winter

Some vehicle owners operate their rigs under the assumption that a fuel tank closer to empty will be the best way to go. A fuel tank that is mostly empty will weigh less and offer a bit of boost to the vehicle's fuel efficiency. The drawbacks of running your vehicle this way, however, can end up costing you far more than fill up at a gas station will.

The empty space is not empty and has water vapors within it that will group together on the inner walls of the fuel tank. If the tank is made of metal…

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The Future is Now with the 2018 Ford Fusion

The 2018 Ford Fusion is just the vehicle you've been looking for. Loaded with features both inside and out, this vehicle is designed to please even the toughest buyer. The 2018 Ford Fusion takes the sedan and pushes it to the highest level yet.


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Buying vs. Leasing

Are you looking for a new car and not sure if you should buy or lease? The choice whether to buy or to lease can be a difficult one to make if you're not well informed about what each option entails. To help you decide which choice makes the most financial sense for you let's explore the pros and cons of buying and leasing.


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