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The Importance of the Fluids Under Your Hood

The importance of keeping the fluids in your car filled to an appropriate level is often forgot. Below is a list of the most common fluids and why they are important to properly maintain.

  • Oil - This fluid keeps your engine and moving components properly lubricated and ensures that anything that rotates or moves is able to move freely without unnecessary friction.
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Specific Season Tire or All-Season Tires?

So are you going to go for all-season tires, do you want the summertime tires, or is it that winter is around the corner and you feel that winter tires will do a good job? Don’t worry. You are not the only one unable to decide on this significant issue, and it is for this reason that at Charles Gabus Ford we offer you the best information on all tire products to guide you in decision making.

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The Difference Between Original Equipment Manufacturer and Aftermarket Parts


It is important you choose genuine replacement parts from the dealership. We at Charles Gabus Ford in Des Moines offer advice make special orders and help locate the right fit part of your car. Genuine replacement parts are not prone to damage and maintain high performance, and because they are designed specifically for your car model, they fit better and easily operating perfectly for the first time.

Aftermarket parts have no direct source from the manufacturer, are less expensive, available in more variety, and are easily available. However, aftermarket parts may not have a warranty...
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Online Financing Applications Cut Wait Time at the Dealership


If you are in need of a new car or simply want to purchase a new, used car, the use of online financing applications can help make your life easier. The option to fill the online financing application out online is going to help to save you time at the dealer. The amount of time that you spend at the dealer is longer when the application has not been filled out because they will have to go over all information pertaining to the financing. By filling out the application online, your information can be reviewed prior to arriving at the…
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We Can Provide You With The Right Tires


Sure, tires are not difficult to purchase, but you need to choose the right ones. Our professionals in the parts department here at Charles Gabus Ford Inc. know just what your vehicle needs. The wrong tire will hinder your car’s performance and ability to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Weather and road conditions certainly play a part in making the right tire decisions. For instance, winter tires can handle icy and snowy roads due to their tremendous traction, yet this very feature will quickly wear down in warmer driving conditions....
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Get your vehicle ready for winter with these maintenance tasks


Fall may have just started, but winter will be here sooner than you think. One of the important ways to prepare for winter is to make sure to have seasonal maintenance done on your vehicle. Here are some things that need to be done.

You should have your tires checked and have any maintenance done that is necessary. This may include a tire rotation or having one or more tires replaced if the tread is wearing thin.

Have your...
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Schedule a routine oil change today

You may not give your oil a second thought since it is out of sight and out of mind, but it is an important part of your car. You need to make sure that your oil is clean and able to flow through all the moving parts of your car if you want to reap the benefits of great gas mileage and a smooth running car. You should take it to us here at Charles Gabus Ford for oil changes on a regular basis.

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You may have to take it in sooner than that if your oil looks black or…

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2017 Ford Fusion is One Fun, Feature-Rich Sedan

If you've kept pace with our blog page here at Charles Gabus Ford Inc, then you may well recall a post from just a few months back, in which we profiled Ford's sedan-segment standout, the 2017 Fusion.

That said, we hope you saved room for seconds, as that's exactly what we're serving up today!

This time, however, we'll have you pair up with Kelley Blue Book Managing Video Editor Micah Muzio. Hear his take on this Fusion in the clip below:

The level of standard appointment offered by the Fusion's mid-level model -- the Titanium…

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No Hands Needed When Opening the Liftgate on Many New Ford Models


Still looking for reasons to buy a new Ford SUV? Here's one: with the optional hands free liftgate, you won't have to deal with the headache of loading up your vehicle by yourself. Whether you're loading groceries or packing for a trip, the hands free lift gate makes it easier.

It's a simple process. Just move your foot under the rear bumper. After a brief pause so you can move out of the way, your Ford's rear hatch will automatically lift, giving you access to the rear storage area. You won't have to set…

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Stay Connected with the Ford's Sync 3 in the 2017 Focus


Staying connected isn't always easy while you're on the road. If your car isn't equipped properly, your apps and entertainment remain constrained to your smartphone. Trying to use a smartphone while driving can be dangerous for yourself and others.

Ford's new Sync 3 system in the 2017 Focus lets drivers both focus on the road and stay connected. The newly redesigned interface emphasizes ease of use and simplicity, improving the user experience over previous Sync generations.

Sync 3 operates much like a smartphone. If you need to access apps, simply choose the app interface and select…

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