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Why You Should Request Genuine OEM Parts for Your Repairs

At some point in the ownership of your vehicle, you will need to buy replacement parts. Whether it's due to regular wear-and-tear or an accident. You have a choice of purchasing aftermarket parts or OEM parts. Fortunately for you and local Kirkland drivers, our Parts Center is only stocked with high quality replacements to serve each of our Ford customers.

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Your Car Might Need A New Battery

Car batteries, unlike regular batteries, are usually built to last for a long time. Even they, however, eventually wear down and become unusable. If you're concerned that your battery is on its way out, there are signs that it's time to replace it.

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Ford Turns the Heat (Way) Up for its Hot Hatch, the 2017 Focus RS

When it comes to the wild world of hot hatchbacks, there's the 2017 Focus RS and then there's, well ... all others. No doubt one of the most spectacular in its segment, Ford really outdid itself with this one.

Wondering why we feel like we do?

Then, join AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika in the clip below; he's here to tally the top traits of the Focus RS:

The main event of the Focus RS is, without question, its turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine.

Coupling with a six-speed manual transmission and standard all-wheel drive, this four-banger…

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Ford Tests Signals for Self-Driving Cars to Communicate with Humans Sharing the Road

In theory, every decision we make in our car is dictated by traffic laws and right-of-way—always yield for pedestrians in crosswalks, traffic turning left yields to traffic going straight, etc.

In real life, we know it doesn't always works out so perfectly. Communication between drivers, and between drivers and pedestrians is often necessary. Nodding to a pedestrian lets them know you see them in the crosswalk and will yield. Waving to a driver lets them know you're letting them make a left in front of you, so they can get through the nightmarish congestion of city traffic…

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Details of the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Revealed

We've been looking forward to the upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor for quite some time now and, if you have been too, you can relate to our jealousy of the folks at The Fast Lane getting to take one out for a test drive. In the video below, you can watch for yourself and hear about some of the updates the 2018 Raptor is receiving. With new exterior color options, a new tailgate logo, and a new premium sound system from Bang & Olufsen, you can be sure that this will be the best Raptor yet.

 

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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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