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Tips for Tailgating: Getting Ready for Game Day

Tips for Tailgating: Getting Ready for Game Day

The American Tradition. Tailgating is an American tradition, whether you’re cheering for the local high school or at the nearest professional game. At Olathe Ford, you can shop for a number of vehicles that are perfect for tailgating, like the Ford F-150 and SUVs like the Escape. Invite family and friends, prepare classic dishes, and have fun. Here are a few tips for tailgating! According to the Huffington Post, one of the best tips for tailgating is to prepare as…

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Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

As the school year begins, you and your kids may feel excited for the new year. However, as the excitement wears off, school can become a challenge for some families. With a few of these back to school tips, you can stay on top of things and keep the excitement for the entire year. Make a homework space Make sure your kids have a place where they can do their homework. Whether this is a spot at the dining room…

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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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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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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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DIY Christmas Decorations to Spruce Up Your Holidays

DIY Christmas Decorations to Spruce Up Your Holidays

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy if your home looks like it belongs in a winter wonderland. Christmas decorations can be expensive, though. If you really want a festive home, you should consider creating some DIY Christmas decorations. Whether you are throwing a holiday party or merely want an eye-catching—and delicious—centerpiece, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some Christmas decorations ideas for your home.   Create your own yarn tree. If you don’t have a…

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Tips for the Best Trick-or-Treat Night

Tips for the Best Trick-or-Treat Night

It’s almost that long awaited fall evening that graces us with its spooky presence each year. Halloween is a favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love of dressing up. Before you and the little monsters, ghosts or princesses head out for the evening, follow these tips for the best trick-or-treat night ever.   Plan Ahead   Deciding which route you will take ahead of time will save you time and keep you on track. Pick a walk…

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Traffic Safety Tips: Learning to Drive Responsibly

Traffic Safety Tips: Learning to Drive Responsibly

Driving is one of the leading causes of fatalities and injuries for most young people. That’s why it’s important to teach traffic safety tips to children and young adults, and it’s also a good idea to remind yourself of the basics as an adult. Read on to see some traffic safety tips everyone should follow. For young children, try teaching the basics of pedestrian safety. Children should understand that traffic can hurt them, that it is very dangerous (try not…

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