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Ford Mustang Design Features to Look Out For

The latest Ford Mustang design is a contemporary twist on the classic 1970s design. The Shelby GT500 has never been more beautiful or powerful. The Coyote GT is a 5.0L engine that delivers all of the torque and horsepower that you want in a sports car. In fact, US News & World Report ranked the new Mustang as the top in its market at number one. There are also a variety of new technology options in the latest design. 

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What to Look for When Choosing A Spare Tire

Not all vehicles come with a spare tire when you purchase the car. This means that, in order to be safe, you will have to purchase one yourself. That is why we here at Scott Ford in Kingwood, WV want to be sure that you know the differences when buying one.

The two main types of spares are full-size spares and compact temporary spares, also known as a donut.

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All About Brake Pads

Anyone who has driven a vehicle knows and understands the importance of the brake system and understands that the brake system needs routine maintenance, but what are brake pads and how do they work? Below is an explanation of what brake pads are and how they work within the braking system:

  • Brake Pads- Brake pads are pads that make contact with the wheel when the braking system is activated. 
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Maintaining Your Car Battery Can Add Years to Its Life

If your car, truck, or SUV has been starting a little bit sluggishly lately then that could mean that your car battery is on its way out. The good news is that you may be able to do some maintenance on it and extend its life before you have to replace it altogether.

Start by cleaning the battery posts and cables with a wire brush. 

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Important Towing Safety Tips to Carefully Consider

The time to be taking care of towing safety issues is long before you hit the highway, not while you experience trouble on the road. Keep these towing safety tips in mind before you head out.

  • Find out exactly how strong the hitch on your vehicle is. If it is not rated for the load you are carrying, don't try to tempt fate, get a stronger hitch.
  • Make sure that you carefully distribute the weight evenly on the trailer now.
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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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