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What BLIS With Cross Traffic Alerts Does To Help Keep Drivers Safer On The Road


Trying to stay safe when driving has always been a difficult task, particularly when each vehicle having its own unique set of blind spots to deal with. Merging into adjacent lanes of traffic during those peak travel hours or backing up from a tight space where visibility is limited can be hazardous.

Ford's Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alerts always works to keep drivers safer through a pair of sensors on the outside mirrors designed to detect motorized moving objects and signal the driver.

Indicator lights on the exterior mirrors provide the driver with...
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Technology, Ingenuity & Futuristic: The 2018 Ford Edge


There aren't too many vehicles that have an abundance of technological features, ingenuity and futuristic features. Our Ford Edge vehicles at Shottenkirk Ford in Indianola are loaded with many beneficial features starting with the (BLIS) Blind Spot Warning System, the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, and a front-facing 180-Degree Camera.

For the interior, the 2018 Ford Edge spared no expense. This SUV has a stylish interior that pays full-attention to fine detail. High-quality craftsmanship extends from the instrument panel all the way to the floor console....
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Pre-Road-Trip Checklist for Smoother Travel

There is no more efficient way to have a great vacation getaway than to make a pre-road trip checklist. If done carefully, these few tips can help a trip go smoother.

The first step is vehicle maintenance. This is not optional. You want to be sure everything is in good working order. Stop at Shottenkirk Ford and let the friendly people at our Indianola service department take care of your car.

Pack things you might use in a bag you can place in the car before you leave on the road. Nothing too intrusive, but manageable, hand wipes, games, snacks…
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Stay Connected with Ford & Sync 3

When driving a Ford, you know you’re getting a brand that puts its customers first and stays up to date with technology. Many times, when you buy a vehicle with smartphone capabilities, it usually is designed to work with either apple or google apps. Ford Sync 3 is capable of syncing with all 4G Apple and Google phones.

Both apps like Apple Link and Android Auto that allow for voice control, making calls, favorite apps, and voice repl

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Contact Shottenkirk Ford For The 2017 Ford F-150 Of Your Choice


For anyone in Indianola looking for a great truck, there is nothing better than buying the 2017 Ford F-150 because it has the seal of approval from one of the most important authorities on vehicle value around. This F-150 is the recipient of the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in the Pickup Truck category. Now that is impressive.

So, why did the 2017 Ford F-150 qualify for this award? It could be that it has a towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, or maybe it has something to do with the luxurious interior and the fact that it…
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Keep Quiet in the 2018 Ford Mustang

Cutting your grass and checking your mail in a timely manner aren’t the only two things that you can do to be a superstar in the eyes of your neighbors. Now you can also make mornings more peaceful when you drive home the 2018 Ford Mustang! What’s so great about the new Mustang, you ask? It’s simple! The Ford Mustang now offers Quiet Exhaust and Quiet Start, two features that help you enjoy peace and quiet before your first cup of coffee has time to do its thing. Let’s check out how these two systems work…

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2017 Ford Explorer Prompts Smiles from MotorWeek Pundits

If your new-vehicle search has led you to the full-size crossover class, we here at Shottenkirk Ford think you should make a point to meet ours, the 2017 Explorer.

"Why?" you wonder.

Get the need-to-know info from our friends at MotorWeek; their evaluation of the Explorer is as follows:

Sure to meet the needs of most shoppers with relative ease, the Explorer's Base model is a beaut.

Standard equipment on this trim includes 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split second-row seat, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat, a 4.2-inch display screen, voice-…

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AutoGuide.com Takes 2017 Ford Focus RS for Test Run

Are you in the market for a hot hatchback? Well, if so, we here at Shottenkirk Ford Indianola have a sneaking suspicion you may well flip your lid for ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And what makes us say that?

Check the clip below to find out. Here now to highlight some of the Focus RS's best qualities is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika:

We've some serious appreciation for the Focus RS's engine, a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. Teaming with a six-speed manual transmission and standard all-wheel drive, this four-banger produces a very potent 350…

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Remove Vinyl Racing Decals, Bumper Stickers, and Badging from Your Ford

Whether it's a racing decal you've grown tired of, an old bumper sticker that no longer speaks to you, or the Shottenkirk Ford logo, if there's a sticker on your vehicle you need gone, there are plenty of easy DIY options.

Remove stickers from glass:

  • Use a razor blade extension scraper
  • Lubricate surface with glass cleaner
  • Gently pry sticker off windshield, being careful not to slip
  • For interior rear glass with defroster lines, use a plastic razor or heat gun instead

Remove stickers from painted surface:

  • Warm sticker with heat gun or hair dryer
  • Keep hand in…
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Top Gear America Premiers with Review of 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

We're not sure if this Top Gear America clip counts as a review, or an ad. "Dreams only die if you let 'em, and right now I'm driving a live one," raves Top Gear's new celebrity host, William Fichtner. "The Ford F-150 Raptor—this is the American dream incarnate."

Well, he's got every right to be excited. The 2017 F-150 Raptor is built for off-road desert racing, meaning it can tackle rough…

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