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Blog 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 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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Is the Ford Fiesta Doomed in Indianola?

We'll be the first to admit, we don't sell as many Ford Fiesta subcompacts as we do larger models, like the Ford Escape SUV, or the F-150. For young professionals starting out on a tight budget, and in times when gas prices have skyrocketed, however, the Fiesta has been a steadfast solution, offering technology and fun driving dynamics beyond its price point.

According to some sources, the upcoming 2018 Fiesta might not be…

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Ford Has a Winner in the 2017 Fusion

Are you searching the midsize sedan segment for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Shottenkirk Ford think you'd be wise to save a space on your short list for ours, the 2017 Fusion.

How come? Managing Editor Jodi Lai is here to provide some insight; join her in the clip below:

Prioritizing high-octane performance above all else is the Fusion's top-tier V6 Sport trim.

Equipped with a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, this model musters a monstrous 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Standard fare also includes a snappy, six-speed automatic transmission…

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The Power of a Truck with the Practicality of an SUV: 2018 Expedition

There's an odd situation in Ford sales numbers, seemingly a contradiction. The Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle in America—not just the best-selling truck, the best-selling vehicle. Meanwhile, the Ford Expedition is so overlooked, it's been waiting ten years for a major redesign.

This is strange because they are essentially the same model, only one of them is an SUV with three rows of seating so spacious and accommodating a truck could only dream of it.

Now that the Expedition is being redesigned from the ground up for 2018, its resemblance to the F-150 is even…

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Have a Successful Trip with These Tips

Summer is coming around the corner and it is time for your trip. So, what exactly do you need for a fun and successful trip? Being an automotive service provider, we have the perfect tips for you:
Travel insurance is something you must never drive without. Insurance could cover many other factors, other than your car, such as doctor fees, and even hotel accommodations. Find out what type coverage you need for roadside assistance, since you never know what could happen on the road.

Navigational tools
Navigational tools are extremely important due to the fact that you need to…
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Learn how to tell if your car battery is failing

Car batteries are obviously very essential in having a reliable and functional vehicle. To keep ahead of the game, it is essential to know when you need to have your car battery replaced. Here are some tips and tricks to stay ahead of the game.

1. Slow Engine Crank
When you try to start the car, the cranking of the engine is slow and is a longer process to start.

2. Low Battery Fluid Level
Batteries usually have a portion of the battery clear so you can check the battery fluid level. So you can check your vehicle's battery…

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Save Money And Rotate Your Tires

A good way to save money is to rotate your tires on your car on a regular basis. Tire rotation saves wear and mileage on your vehicle, so it saves you money every time you drive your car.

Tires wear unevenly due to their position on your car. Front tires turn to change direction, and the rear tires follow, thereby wearing unevenly. When tires are rotated, every tire gets a chance to be in each position, and this evens out the wear on your tires, and while they are rotate, the tires will be checked also. Properly inflated tires save…
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Fuel Economy Tips

People always want to know how many miles per gallon they can get from their car. That is what fuel economy is about. It is especially important when gasoline prices are high.

You can make a difference in the efficiency of your car. Make sure it is properly tuned up. For instance, if your car could fail an emissions test, get it tuned up and you might get as much as 4% more miles per gallon. Mechanics who find an oxygen sensor not working properly are really happy to tell you to fix it. That could improve your mileage by…
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