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The Value of Regular Service on Belts and Hoses

Your car houses several different belts and hoses that are critical to the performance of your vehicle. Unfortunately, many car owners ignore their importance and do not consider them an integral part of their vehicle's routine maintenance. Here are some of the consequences drivers face when they fail to maintain essential belts and hoses.

Your car is equipped with a timing belt. This belt turns your car's crankshaft, which then turns your car's camshaft. Your camshaft opens your engine's valves in sync with the pistons. 

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Ever Wonder What Brake Fluid Does?

Every vehicle has a number of fluids that need to be checked periodically, and brake fluid is one of them. You might have wondered what brake fluid actually does. It's used by your vehicle's brakes, but how?

Your vehicle's brakes work by clamping brake pads down onto the wheels' rotors. The friction this creates slows the car to a stop. The amount of force needed to do this quickly is many times greater than what a driver can provide by stepping on the brake pedal. It's the brake fluid pumping into cylinders that magnifies that force…

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Make Sure You Keep Your Vehicle's Fuel Tank Topped Off This Winter

Many of us try and cut corners where we can to make it by these days, one of the more popular ways to shave a few bucks off expenses is to run your vehicle with a mostly empty fuel tank. A lighter vehicle means better fuel efficiency and fuel can be heavy.

There are some serious drawbacks and potential hazards to driving with a nearly empty fuel tank, especially in the winter. Putting aside the dreaded risk of running out of fuel in the winter, leaving you stranded and cold, the empty space inside of a fuel tank is not…

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Making the Transition to a Pair of Winter Wiper Blades

With the weather getting colder in Kingwood, WV, it is more important than ever to keep your windshield clean. There are more road accidents in the winter than any other time of year, which makes it that much more important to maintain good visibility when you are driving. This is not possible when your current windshield wiper blades are leaving streaks on the glass.

The solution, thankfully, won't take up much time or money. Simply take your wiper blades off of your vehicle and replace them with a pair of winter wiper blades, which are built to handle the…

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The Most Important Car Safety Feature


Backup cameras, forward-warning radar, and blind-spot monitors are the latest high-tech safety features in automobiles. Yet, your car's most important safety feature is its tire tread. One tire engineer said, "...there's no component that can improve performance as much as a set of tires."

Tire tread is important for many reasons. First, tire tread affects cornering. New tire tread is 10/32 of an inch thick. Research shows that tread worn to 4/32nds reduces a car's cornering ability in wet conditions.

Second, tire tread influences braking distance. A vehicle with new tires can stop...
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Nothing Tops Ford's Sync Infotainment System

Ford has introduced SYNC, a hands free smart infotainment center for your vehicle. Coupled with SiriusXM, SYNC allows for browsing over 150 channels including news, sports, and a variety of listening entertainment. Listen to music using voice commands without lifting a finger and "like" songs to listen to them more often. Simply say "Bluetooth audio" to stream favorite songs from your phone.

SYNC 3 allows for climate control using only your voice so all of your focus can stay on the road. Once your phone is

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3 Ways To Get Your Dog Ready to Travel

When you have a four-legged friend, it's hard to leave them behind when you hit the open road. There's nothing like having your dog along to enjoy the ride, but there are some important ways dog owners can get them ready to travel:

 
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Why a Vehicle Maintenance Schedule Makes Sense

The purchase of a vehicle is a big decision. You probably weighed out the pros and cons of purchasing it until you've made your buying decision. You knew you were taking on a responsibility when you bought it, and you need to take care of it now. Fortunately, our team at Scott Ford is here to simplify the ownership experience.

You can utilize your vehicle maintenance schedule to know when you have to have certain things serviced for your car. The schedule will let you know when these need to be performed. Make sure that you consult it in…

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A Reliable Ride in the 2017 Ford Focus

Did you know that 93% of all Ford Focus models sold in the last 10 years are still driving today? It's true! We absolutely love the 2017 Focus but, with all the competition it has, it's worth taking a look at how it puts its rivals to shame. Take a look at the video below to see it compared to the Nissan Sentra and see how the Focus wins thanks to a standard rearview camera, a 5-star overall crash safety rating, and much more:

 

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