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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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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?

AutoGuide.com 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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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:
 
Insurance
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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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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Keep Youself and Your Passengers Safe on the Road

A lot of drivers make simple mistakes when they drive. Even the most veteran drivers make these mistakes. But if you are aware of them, you can correct them before it is too late. One of these "mistakes" is not completely stopping at a stop sign or stop light. Many people get ticketed for this seemingly little driving blip. It is also important to obey all speed limits and signs and always wear your seat belt. It can save your life. Driving safely should begin even before you get into your car-check your car for leaks, make sure your fluids…
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