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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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Make the Affordable & Fun Ford Fiesta Your Student's Back-to-School Ride

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Starting at under $18,000, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is easy to squeeze into a tight budget when your student needs their own ride. Whether it's a commute to high school, or a move to college, this urban subcompact hatchback has got the verve to fit their vibrant personality.

The 2017 Fiesta is available in a rainbow of invigorating colors, including Blue Candy, and Bohai Bay Mint. It has more than just fun colors—reviewers agree, it's one of the most dynamic drives in its segment. It may not be able to compete with a Mustang on the…

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If You're Still Washing Your Car with Terry Towels, Here's What You Need to Know About Microfiber

You learned to wash your car from your father, who learned from his father before him. You were always assured it was the best way to do it—the right way.

Then microfiber came along.

Though it may sound like a space-age gimmick to many Des Moines car owners, microfiber is the best way to prevent those dreaded "swirl marks," or micro-marring, from appearing in your paint. Each fiber is about a hundredth the width of a human hair, which means a microfiber towel has hundreds of times the surface area of a traditional terrycloth towel.

What that means in…

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The Ford Raptor Satisfies Your Need for Speed in a Pickup Package

When Popular Mechanics rounded up the year's new pickup trucks to choose its 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year, only one came out on top: the new Ford Raptor.

"The new Ford Raptor is to the standard F-150 what The Incredible Hulk is to Bruce Banner," the review said, and it's easy to see how they came to that conclusion.



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Categories: , Tallies Best Traits of 2017 Ford Fusion

If you're in the market for a midsize sedan, we here at Charles Gabus Ford Inc. suggest you do yourself a solid and try ours -- the 2017 Fusion -- on for size.

Will it be a match made in automotive heaven?

Truth is, only time will tell. So, for now, we invite you to check the clip below. Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Is your need for speed especially voracious? Well, if so, look no further than the Fusion's range-topping model, the V6 Sport.

Standard equipment on this trim includes…

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Take Care of Your Car's Body

You put a lot of money into your car, whether it's car payments, paint jobs, repairs, accessories gas-it costs a lot to own a car. Not to mention all the fees for registration and insurance. So you want to protect your investment. Keeping your car clean can go a long way to preserving the value of your car. This is especially important if you want to sell your vehicle in the future. Dirt will eventually damage your paint job if you let it. Dirt is very abrasive and can actually wear away at the paint and over time, rust…
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Road Trip Agony Prevented Here

Your fun on a road trip is essential. It's what we all want. You want to get in your car and drive to the coolest place on earth. The only hitch is that your road trip could be interrupted. A mechanical part on your car could break. Your tires might not last for many more miles. There are tons of things that could potentially happen.

Do you want to prevent the road trip agony before it ever happens? Our service department can do a pre-road trip checkup before you ever hit the road. We will look over everything to…
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Get Better Gas Mileage Effortlessly

Like the idea of saving money on gas? Who doesn't?

When you drive on the highway, use your cruise control. Don't haul a bunch of extra stuff in your vehicle, either. If you can leave it at home, do it. Don't haul stuff on the roof of your vehicle either -- it causes extreme wind resistance and that cuts down on your fuel efficiency. You should also avoid idling. Idling can cost you up to half a gallon of gas in just one hour and that is a lot. Following the speed limit will also save you gas…
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