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Safely Tow and Safely Shift - Ford Explorer

In the market for a new SUV that has enough room for your family and also has the power to tow? Look no further than the Ford Explorer from North Central Ford. The Ford Explorer with three-row seating is one of the most popular in its class and below is two reasons why:

  • Trailer Sway Control - The 2018 Explorer was built with towing in mind and comes with an available trailer sway control function that has the ability to adjust engine power and apply brakes to make sure you maintain trailer control. This feature makes towing easier and safer for…
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Ford F-150 Raptor Takes You From Work to Play

If you're looking for a new truck that can easily transition from work to play, then look no further than the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor from the North Central Ford dealership. Below are two features that make the F-150 Raptor one of the best in its class:

 

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  • Raptor Extreme All-Terrain Handling - The 2018 Raptor comes with available all-terrain handling features like a Torque-On-Demand transfer case, FOX Racing Shox, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and large front skid plate. 
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Discover Ford Fiesta ST Performance Features

There’s substance under the sporty and modern styling of the 2018 Fiesta ST from North Central Ford. The Ford design team has, in fact, delivered on a complete package of beauty and brawn. The 1.6L Ti-VCT turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost l-4 engine powers up with 197 horsepower and 202 foot-pounds of torque.

When you combine that impressive powerhouse with the Fiesta ST model’s 6-speed manual transmission, you will feel the confidence that this package can deliver you to your destination. 

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Side Tanks and Their Link to Your Transmission

Your radiator is a central part of your engine cooling system, and it is made of many other parts put together. Two pieces of the radiator that often get little attention are called the side tanks. Also known as the inlet and outlet tanks, these components help your system to regulate coolant flow.

In addition to providing routing services, some side tanks actually contain small radiators known as transmission fluid coolers. 

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Don't Forget the Small Things When Servicing Your Ford

When it comes to your auto maintenance, it is just as important to pay attention to the little things as it is the big ones. A seemingly small item like a belt or hose can create a big headache for you if it fails due to a lack of maintenance.

Your belts and hoses do not really require much in the way of actual maintenance. Rather, a good visual inspection is done in order to keep an eye out for potential upcoming failures. Under a good light, take a look under your hood at your belts and hoses. 

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Compare the Ford Expedition to the Competition

The Ford Expedition is a leader in comfort and styling. It offers a best-in-class quiet cabin design; it is less noisy than GMC Yukon or other full-sized SUVs. The quiet cabin feature helps you focus on safe driving and enjoying conversation other occupants.

Exterior style is an exciting addition to the Ford Expedition. Its smooth design cuts through the winds, and it has a better balance of form and function than GMC Yukon and other SUVs on the market. It fits into an urban lifestyle just as easily as it handles a winding country road. The Expedition offers great views…

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Why the 2018 Ford Edge Needs to be in Your Driveway

You go for an SUV because you know you're guaranteed a lot of cargo space, plus comfortable seating for multiple people. Whether you're transporting the kids to soccer practice or bringing back a load of groceries from the store, the 2018 Ford Edge meets your needs with ease.

The all-wheel-drive transmission allows you to maneuver through light snow and rain without an issue, and the built-in sensors tell the vehicle to adjust the torque during certain road conditions to ensure maximum traction and to reduce wheel slip to prevent accidents. 

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Drive Carefully With Food

Traveling with food for the holidays doesn't have to be stressful. Just be sure to pack food items carefully so they don't spill. Use food containers with tight-fitting lids and put them in insulated containers to keep them at the right temperature. Make sure to take corners slow and to secure food properly in your vehicle so that food doesn't topple over and make a big mess.

We want to wish you a cheery holiday season form all of us here at North Central Ford in Richardson, TX and to remind you to drive carefully this time…

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A Blind Spot Information System Can Protect You

If you've almost had an accident as a result of your automobile's blind spot, then you know the advantage of technology designed to increase safety. The Ford lineup's life-saving Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) can do exactly this. Using sensors on your car, BLIS can notice hazardous cars almost a dozen feet behind your vehicle's bumper and instantly switch on warning lights.

BLIS is also especially useful if you will need to back out of a tight parking space or your home driveway where young children or animals are often playing. 

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Be Prepared for Your Holiday Road Trip

When traveling this holiday season be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. You never want to be rushed when you are traveling. You should also expect delays and heavier traffic on the roads. You may also run into bad weather so the more time you leave yourself, the better.

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