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Getting The Most From Your Tires Hinges On Doing Regular Rotations

Your tires are some of the most critical pieces of equipment on your vehicle. They perform such a tough task that you will notice them wearing out faster than much of the other pieces of equipment on your vehicle. And since tires are not cheap to replace, it only makes sense that you would want to get as much use out of them as you possibly can before having to replace them.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to help this cause. One of the easiest and most important things to do in this…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire


​If you have a lug wrench and a spare tire, you have every reason to change that flat and avoid those long wait times from roadside assistance. Learning how to change a flat tire is a rite of passage. Once you know, it can save you a pinch if your tire ever blows out, especially if you are in a location where roadside assistance cannot reach you.

Changing a tire is a pretty simple step-by-step process. All you need is an inflated spare tire, lung wrench, car jack, and possibly your owner's manual if you want to have a…
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How to Prevent Hydroplaning with Szott Ford

Hydroplaning can be a scary event, especially if it happens on a busy road or at a high rate of speed. When water gets between your tires and the road, this is hydroplaning. It could cause you to lose braking, steering and traction.

Driving too fast on a wet road is a leading cause of hydroplaning. Slowing down by 5 to 10 miles per hour under the speed limit lowers your risk. Low tire tread also increases hydroplaning. Replacing worn-out tires with high-quality tires with a deep tread will also reduce hydroplaning.

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Roadside Emergency Tips That Will Keep You Safer


A roadside emergency could occur at any time, so it is always better to be prepared than to simply overreact at the scene. Consider these roadside emergency tips if your vehicle is ever disabled.

If a driver pulls over to offer assistance, stay in your locked car and crack the window to ask them to call for assistance.

Never place road flares or safety triangles too close to the disabled vehicle. Give other drivers enough time to react by placing the safety devices much further away than you might think.

In the event one of the tires has a blowout…
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Ways of Keeping Your Headlights Like New


As we run our day to day lives, we need to be aware that sometimes we can operate at night. Night driving will require sharp vision in the headlights. Car owners will therefore have a duty to keep the lights checked up often. At Szott Ford, we mend headlights so that they can function as if they are new and in case your lights are old you can get new ones at our dealership.

Here are some tips that can help you maintain the headlights in your car.
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1. Ensure that the lights are cleaned whenever they get dirty. At…
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Seasonal Maintenance Will Help Keep The Life Of Your Car Going


Seasonal maintenance is going to need to be performed on your car to make sure that it will run smoothly through all the seasons. If your car has not been checked out recently, you will want to schedule a service appointment to keep your car running smoothly and on the road.

Winter months are especially hard on vehicles as they provide a lot of wear and tear for a car. The vehicle could need to have.....
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How to Make Blind Spots Safer on the Road


If you're like most drivers, you've had to deal with restrictive blind spots when changing lanes on the road. Thankfully, Ford has developed a new piece of technology called the Blind Spot Information System. This new system that comes with newer Ford vehicles gives the driver added information while driving, and reduces the risk of collision while switching lanes.

The Blind Spot Information System, or "BLIS," warns drivers when they are in danger of a collision. By using advanced sensors that detect objects in your blind spots, you can rest assured that you will never...
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The 2018 Ford Fusion: Not Your Father's Sedan


If you are looking for a four door sedan that is loaded with features and world class style and comfort, then the all-new 2018 Ford Fusion is for you.

With twelve models to choose from including four hybrids, you are sure to find exactly the package that you are looking for in a style that is both modern and timeless at the same time.

And with features like Ford's EcoBoost engines, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, Auto Start-Stop, Electric Power-Assisted Steering, EcoSelect & EcoCruise, and Ford's SYNC 3 voice recognition system; this is one of the smartest sedans on the road…
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Pre-Road Trip Checklist


When it comes time to hit the road this holiday season, many headaches can come up because you are not fully prepared for a long road trip especially if you are traveling with children. To make sure you have everything you need make sure you create a list of everything you plan on packing. This is very important because no one likes to be traveling and then suddenly remember that they forget a key part…
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