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How to Maximize Your Car’s Air Conditioning

How to Maximize Your Car’s Air Conditioning

We are in the full heat of summer now, which means air conditioning is a necessity wherever you go. If you are tired of sweltering car rides with an air conditioner that isn’t doing its job, it might be time for a check-up. Otherwise, here are a few tips on how to maximize your car’s air conditioning. Don’t Start It Early. Many people try to cool down their car faster by starting it up a few minutes early. Unfortunately, this…

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The Best Kansas Road Trips to Check Out This Summer

The Best Kansas Road Trips to Check Out This Summer

What better time for a road trip with your closest friends or family than summertime? If you’re looking to discover the best drives in Kansas, you’re in luck. Check out our favorite Kansas road trip routes and get ready to fall in love with the open road. Small Towns Route There are so many picturesque small towns throughout Kansas that it would be hard to find a route that takes you through them all. This road trip route navigates through…

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Best Driving Apps That Will Improve Your Daily Commute

Best Driving Apps That Will Improve Your Daily Commute

Let’s face it: even if you absolutely love driving, undertaking the same commute every day can become a chore. Fortunately, there are some awesome apps that can quickly breathe some fresh air into your daily drive. Check out our picks for best driving apps that are sure to revitalize your commute. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay These apps share a spot on our list because they essentially do the same thing: they pair your smartphone with your vehicle for simplified…

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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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