Jump Starting Your Car: The Proper Technique

Jump Starting Your Car: The Proper Technique

Jump starting your car is one thing you hope you never have to do, but it’s important to learn the proper technique. Not only should you understand proper procedures to stay safe, but it will also prevent you from getting stranded with a dead battery. Here are the basics to using jumper cables on a dead battery. First, according to Popular Mechanics, make sure it’s a dead battery—there’s no use messing around with cables if it’s not. If you have…

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Second Annual Ford Musician Awards Celebrate Culture and Community

Second Annual Ford Musician Awards Celebrate Culture and Community

Ford constantly strives to give back to the communities to which it belongs—one reason we’re happy to be a part of the Ford family. Recently, the company sponsored a week of music and celebration for revitalizing downtown Detroit, an area devastated by economic decline over the past decades. This week of music included the second annual Ford Musician Awards. According to Ford, the week of music included a lineup of singers such as Aretha Franklin and Mitch Ryder, as well…

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Tips for Road Trips with Pets

Tips for Road Trips with Pets

No one wants to leave their dogs and cats behind when they go on a vacation, and a lot of the time, you might want to bring your furry friends along for the ride. But, taking road trips with pets isn’t as simple as sticking them in the backseat and hitting the road, so here are some easy tips that will make you and your pets safer. One of the most neglected parts of pet travel is making sure the…

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Transfer Case Enables Cutting-Edge Terrain Management

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Transfer Case Enables Cutting-Edge Terrain Management

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will come with one of the most innovative transfer cases ever, a system that merges all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive that can handle any terrain situation, from icy conditions on the road to off-road desert driving. The 4WD/AWD transfer case is controlled automatically by the F-150 Raptor’s all-new Terrain Management System, but it can also be controlled with a 4×4 shift to switch manually back and forth between 4WD and AWD. The specially designed transfer…

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New Ford Police Responder Hybrid is First of Its Kind

New Ford Police Responder Hybrid is First of Its Kind

Ford is revolutionizing the industry with its alternative-energy vehicles, including the latest lineup of electric vehicles. Additionally, Ford has also provided police with cruisers for decades. Now, Ford has become the first brand to offer a pursuit-rated hybrid police car. These cars will first be introduced in New York and Los Angeles. According to Ford, the company is spending more than $4.5 billion on 13 new hybrid-electric vehicles to be released over the new few years. These include an F-150,…

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Improving Fuel Economy

Improving Fuel Economy

Improving fuel economy is not only great for the environment, but it can also save you money in the long run. That’s why we at Olathe Ford have compiled a list of the best ways to increase gas mileage, from changing your driving habits to regular service and maintenance. Read on to learn more about how you can up fuel efficiency. According to How Stuff Works, one of the best things to do is slow down. Speeding can significantly decrease…

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Tips for Driving on Sand

Tips for Driving on Sand

Driving on loose sand is one of the hardest terrains for 4×4 vehicles because it’s so easy to sink into the sand if you don’t do it right. Beach sand is easy—it’s wet and beaten down by hundreds of feet every day. Desert sand is more difficult, but it’s doable if you follow these easy tips for driving on sand. First of all, you need to put your car in low gear and let some air out of your tires….

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2017 Ford Driving Skills for Life Tour Kicks Off

2017 Ford Driving Skills for Life Tour Kicks Off

The 2017 Ford Driving Skills for Life tour kicked off this month, starting its 14th year helping new drivers improve their skills and learn safety techniques through expert instruction. The tour started at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 4th, and will continue throughout early spring on March 4th-5th in Arcadia, California, and April 22nd-23rd in Houston, Texas, as well as additional dates that haven’t been announced yet. Ford Driving Skills for Life focuses on handling, recognizing…

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2017 Ford Mustang Named the Women’s Performance Car of the Year

2017 Ford Mustang Named the Women’s Performance Car of the Year

The Ford Mustang recently won the prestigious Women’s Performance Car of the Year 2016, beating a whopping 294 competitors. This award is determined by 17 judges from 14 countries, making it an extensive and difficult title to achieve. From looks to performance, everything about the Mustang is appealing to many women worldwide. According to Ford, the Women’s Performance Car of the Year award was developed due to the rise of women drivers worldwide. In fact, this is the fastest growing…

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Celebrating MLK Jr. Day: How Will You Commemorate Dr. King?

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day: How Will You Commemorate Dr. King?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is right around the corner on January 16th. This day commemorates the famous civil rights activist, and it was first established in 1986 as a national holiday. In addition to marches and demonstrations, there are several ways to celebrate MLK Jr. Day. Read on to learn about some traditions from around the country, many of which may prompt you to celebrate the day in a new way. According to NBC, there are several church services…

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