Safe Towing Practices You Should Know

With warmer weather just around the corner, you might have decided you want to invest in a boat. There are some towing considerations that accompany that investment. One of them is verifying your vehicle’s towing capacity.

You want to check the owner’s manual to make sure that your vehicle can handle what you want it to. If not, you will need to either provide another towing vehicle or look for a lighter boat. 

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2018 Ford Fusion: A World Class Sedan

The all-new 2018 Ford Fusion is a great option for anyone who is in the market for an affordable and stylish 4-door sedan. The Fusion comes offered in 12 different models including four hybrids, and starts at just $22,120 with an EPA estimated 21 MPG in the city and 32 MPG out on the highway. The Fusion also has a long list of available options and features, including:

  • EcoBoost Engines
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Auto Start-Stop
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • EcoSelect & EcoCruise
  • Ford SYNC3 voice recognition system
  • Pre-Collision Assist 
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Keep Your Vehicle Driving Well With Regular Tire Rotations

If one of your tires is wearing out at a much faster rate than all of the rest, you could experience trouble when you are driving your vehicle. It is important for your tires to wear evenly if you would like to drive safely throughout Santa Monica, CA. Rotating your tires helps them all to wear in an even way.

You would like to know that your tires are going to move your vehicle about in a reliable and safe way. 

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Understanding the Real Difference Between All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive

At a casual glance, many people get confused as to the meaning of four-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive definitions because they assume that they are alluding to the same thing. In part that is true because they both cause all four wheels of a vehicle to engage and increase traction on the driving surface of the road. That, however, is where the similarity ends.

Four-wheel-drive operates by utilizing a lower gear level and with a split differential. It is found mainly in pickup trucks and oversized off-road SUVs. The primary use for these vehicles is off-road and in rugged terrain situations…

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Did You Know It's a Bad Idea to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

You have probably heard throughout your life that it's a good idea to take your car to the shop to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles. This might be something that your parents taught you, and you might have heard it from others along the way as well. What we think you should know here at Santa Monica Ford is that this is actually a myth.

With most modern cars, you can go much longer in-between oil changes. This is especially true if your vehicle uses synthetic oil. Of course, you should still keep up with oil…

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Ford Delivers a Doozy of an SUV with 2017 Explorer

Are you perusing the full-size crossover class for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Santa Monica Ford Lincoln have a sneaking suspicion you'll find your fit in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why, though?

Here now to provide some context on the matter are the pundits at MotorWeek; join them in the clip below:

A shining example of Ford's mechanical mastery, the Explorer's base engine -- a 3.5-liter V6 -- is flat-out fantastic.

Matching to a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is good for 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It receives front-…

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Pick a Used Car You Love

Picking through all of the cars that are for sale can be difficult to do if you are not sure what it is that you want. Those of us at Santa Monica Ford are here to help you find a used car option that will suit you; one that you will come to love.

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