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What Does MotorWeek Enjoy about the 2017 Ford Explorer?

Here at Ford of Kirkland, we love it when one of our own receives praise from the automotive media. For us, it's an experience that truly never gets old.

And, fortunately, it's one we were able to once again enjoy, as the fine folks at MotorWeek recently reviewed our full-size SUV standout, the 2017 Explorer.

Wondering what they liked best? Then, check the clip below:

Those who value fuel economy will likely want to consider the Explorer's mid-level engine, a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. Optional on the Base and XLT trims, this turbo-four boasts a beefy 280…

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Ford Unveils F-150 Police Responder, a Fast Pickup for Police Pursuit

"How different from one another can police vehicles be?" you may ask. Here's a new one: a 375-horsepower pickup rated for high-speed pursuit. It's called the F-150 Police Responder, and it's ready to go get the bad guys.

 

 

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Ford Shows Support of Woodward Dream Cruise Through Sponsorship

 

The Woodward Dream Cruise is a Michigan tradition, and has been since it was first held in 1995. A lot has changed since then for the automotive industry in general, and Ford, specifically. What has not changed, however is the spirit of the cruise – it is the largest single-day classic car event in the world, helping support the Michigan economy and celebrating car-culture. It is a day when car-enthusiasts can come together for coffee, conversation, and a good time.

 

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Tires Beware: Electronic Line-Lock is Standard on All 2018 Mustang Models

What is electronic line-lock? It's a mechanism that allows you to engage the front brakes of your car while leaving the rear brakes unfettered. One guess why anyone would want that.

Line-lock systems allow the driver to spin the tires of a rear-wheel-drive car while keeping the vehicle safely stationary, for a glorious burnout. Drag racers do it to get their racing slicks warmed up and free of contaminants before launch. Now, anyone with a 2018 Ford Mustang can do it, too!

"We introduced line-lock on EcoBoost Mustangs because we didn’t want those customers to miss out," said…

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How to Ensure the Safest Possible Road Trip

The planning that goes into a road trip must include car safety tips or one bit of trouble on the road could derail the entire vacation. These are a few of the things to consider before leaving on your trip.

Be sure to carefully inspect the spare tire has enough air and tread. pack a few cans of fix-a-flat to make certain you can get to a service station instead of being stranded.

Bring along an emergency box that contains road flares, assorted tools, a roll of duct tape, and some bottles of water.

Keep at least one phone fully…
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Don't Skip On Washing Your Car

Many car owners think that the main reason you should wash your car is to keep it looking its best for your personal pride. However, there are many reasons that regular car washing should be a part of your ongoing car maintenance routine.

The main reason is that regular car washing protects your resale value. Cars are exposed to a wide range of environmental contaminants ranging from bird droppings to dirt. If allowed to stay in contact with your car's paint, these contaminants can erode the paint and lead to peeling, fading, and other unsightly issues.

Another known issue…
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Drive Safe, Even When You Are Stopped

Have you ever been at a red light or were stopped at a railroad crossing? Of course you have, we all have. We also know how easy it is to start texting or straightening things up in our vehicle while we are stopped in traffic like that. This is not a very safe habit to get into because, even when you are stopped, your attention needs to be on the road and on your vehicle that is, after all, still running.

That light might change before you think it will, or that train might end sooner than you thought. If…
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Ford Powers the World’s Heaviest Parade Float

The world’s longest and heaviest parade float comes out to 125 feet long and more than 137,000 pounds. The Lucy Pet Products 2017 Rose Parade float is powered by Ford’s legendary 6.8-liter V10 engine and heavyweight TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission found in the American car company’s F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks. It features eight dogs riding the waves produced by a one-of-a-kind mobile wave machine in a 5,000-gallon water tank.

“When we set out to break the longest and heaviest single-chassis parade float GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title...
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The 2017 Fusion is Designed to Protect You From Almost Anything!

There are a few situations that make you nervous while driving. Rush-hour traffic, when everyone is at their most aggressive and sleep-deprived. Night driving, especially in the rain. Traveling at highway speeds on a windy day.

While most of us can't avoid driving, being a little on edge is rational. Those situations can be hazardous. Fortunately, there are vehicles going above and beyond to keep you protected in any circumstance.

 

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One Company's Trash is Another Company's Green Manufacturing Solution

Jose Cuervo® started out as a small family business when it was founded in 1795. Today, it is still family owned and operated, but it has grown to be the largest tequila-distributor in the world. Its farms grow millions of agave plants every year.

With so much agave being produced, huge amounts of agave fiber -- the leftovers -- is also created.

Rather than throwing this organic matter away, Jose

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