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California Law Does Its Part to Convince Rear Passengers to Buckle Up, But Automakers Must Help Too

Did you know that California is one of only 20 states where you can be pulled over if your backseat passengers are not buckled up? Yeah, we're just cool like that.

It may sound strict, but a recent IIHS study on back-seat buckling suggests that a majority of people who don't currently wear seat belts when riding in back would comply with the law. The IIHS encourages states with looser regulations and enforcement to tighten up, because it could save thousands of lives—over half of victims killed in traffic collisions every year were not wearing seat belts…

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The Luxury of a Ford Explorer

When you think of luxury vehicle, Ford might not be the first brand to come to mind, but the 2017 Ford Explorer is changing that. It offers a sporty look, which the performance matches. A Ford requires less-costly maintenance than luxury brands do, meaning you can get the luxury feel, but not have to pay the luxury pricing.

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Ford Offers the Most for Protection and Style

When an accessory looks good and performs well, it catches the attention of many drivers. Ford is doing everything that it can to create accessories that customers are excited to put on their vehicle. The splash guards that Ford is creating are custom designed for specific models, this will allow each model to have a perfect fit, maximizing style and protection.

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The Secret to a Great Budget

Creating a budget is the best way to enhance your confidence, and ensure a quality purchase, when you arrive at our dealership. Our team is here to help you every step of the way, but if you already know what you can afford, we can help you hone in on a vehicle that meets your budget parameters, and complements your driving needs, and your lifestyle.

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Check Out What Nathanial Thinks of His Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is incredibly popular, both at our dealership and around the country. It is easy to see why, what with its power, versatility, safety features, and modern cabin. However, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, you probably want to hear what a current owner has to say about their vehicle.

Nathanial owns a 2017 Ford F-150 Lariat, and he loves it! He cites some of the entertainment features that are integrated into the vehicle as a source of comfort for him, and his family, whenever he drives.

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Don't Be Too Structured

If you are thinking of going on a road trip, then you should plan to do at least a little planning. You don't want to go crazy and plan everything down to the last second, but it can be really helpful when you are trying to budget your trip to know what you will be doing, where you will be staying and at least a couple of the places you may want to eat. Other than that, you want to be a bit spontaneous and have some freedom. The whole pint of a road trip is to get away…
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Keep Your Investment at its Value

It's a good idea to wash your car regularly but how often, exactly? A good rule of thumb to go by is to get it cleaned every two weeks or so, but it really all depends on how quickly your ride gets dirty. If it gets dirty sooner, then you will need to get it washed sooner. The trick is to just not let dirt sit on your vehicle for long periods of time, because if you give it the chance, dirt will actually damage your car's paint job. You should always get your car waxed, as well…
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When Was the Last Time You Really Looked at Your Tires?

Do you know what your tires look like? I mean, really know? When was the last time you checked? When you inspect your tires more thoroughly, you need to look for things like the condition of the tread, where the tread is worn, and if they are properly inflated. If you're not sure when to replace your tires, there's a handy penny test that you can try. Simply take a penny and insert it into your tread-head first. If you can see Lincoln's head, then it's time for new tires. You never want to wait until…
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2 Reasons You Should Not Wait For Windshield Repair

If you can't see out your windshield, your reaction time is going to turn dangerous fast. A cracked windshield can cause frustration, and just a small speck could cause light to refract in the day, and blind you slightly. Just one flare and you're going to be risking your life. Windshield repair should not be put off, and there are some serious reasons for this.

Passenger Safety

You may not concern yourself with your daily drive, but what if you have a passenger? You don't want to risk their lives.

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MotorWeek Marvels at Terrific 2017 Ford Explorer

Might you be in the market for a new full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Fritts Ford would be quick to recommend a test run in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And why's that?

It is at this point we'd like to turn things over to our friends at MotorWeek. Join them in the clip below to hear their thoughts on the latest Explorer:

Quite possibly our favorite drivetrain throughout the Explorer range, the mid-level turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder is flat-out fantastic.

Optional on the Base and XLT trims, this turbo-four makes a muscly 280 horsepower and…

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