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What New Car Features Do Buyers Want?

60-40 Split Seat Feature

Consumers today know what they want in a new vehicle. They customize a vehicle in their mind before they even step on a dealer’s lot. Vehicle manufacturers are always looking to beat their competition. One of the best ways to do this is to keep coming with features that attract consumers. The following list is some of the new car features that consumer look for when considering a new vehicle purchase.

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How to Tell when it's Time to Change Power Steering Fluid

Knowing When To Change Your Power Steering Fluid

Chances are, you haven’t thought much about the need for changing your power steering fluid. Oil changes and tire rotations are all things people think about. Power steering fluid is often neglected. This is largely due to misinformation regarding how often power steering fluid should be changed. You should also consider the fact that certain products last longer than others. If you haven’t thought about servicing your power steering fluid until now, let’s take a closer look at some things you can look for which indicate it is time to change your power steering fluid.

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Ford Expedition Gets Top Spot From Crash Test Ratings

2018 Ford Expedition

The Expedition chief program engineer - Andrew Kernahan - is a father of four who knew what the stakes were when he took over. He's been a long-time Expedition owner and knows exactly what customers like him expect from the vehicle. Suffice it to say that the new Ford Expedition takes safety advances to whole new levels and sets the standard for future full-size SUV safety features. Kernahan explains that, "We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”

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Join the Race at Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta

Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta Houston

When:
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Where:
Starting line at 7700 San Felipe

If you’re a canoe or kayak enthusiast, now’s your chance to see if you can blow the competition out of the water! One of the Houston area’s most popular outdoor events, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, is making a splash as it returns for its 45th year.

Come race day, the excitement will kick off at 7:30 a.m., when participants begin collecting their packages and newcomers can sign up for day-of registration. Please note that if you want to take part in the…

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'Petextrian' Detection Debuts on Ford Fusion

What is a petextrian? It’s a pedestrian who texts while walking.

The number of petextrians has grown over the years, and unfortunately, it’s lead to an increase in accidents, as people unknowingly wander where they shouldn’t while immersed in their smartphones.

For example, a city in Germany experienced problems with petextrians walking over tram tracks, so blinking red lights were installed in the ground to warn those with their heads down not…

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How to Shift Transmission Gears With Ford SelectShift

What Is the SelectShift Transmission? 
Ford’s six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission gives drivers the option to manually shift gears without having to use a clutch. With Ford SelectShift, you can seamlessly transition from automatic shifting to a semi-automatic manual shifting. To get started, you first need to move your shift knob to Sport Mode (S) and then follow these steps:

Ford SelectShift controls

How to Use Ford SelectShift 
On Ford models that feature SelectShift controls on the steering wheel, simply pull the right paddle to upshift and the left paddle to downshift. On models that feature SelectShift controls on the shift knob, upshift…

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