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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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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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All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Completes Baja 1000, Drives Home

All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Completes Baja 1000, Drives Home

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor model is one of the most off-road capable pickup trucks in the industry. Because of this, it’s no surprise that a fully street-legal stock model easily completed the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 famed desert race, coming in third place overall. The Baja 1000, which takes place in Baja California, consists of 850 miles of rocks, potholes, sand, and dust. Taking the F-150 Raptor through this rough terrain was a Foutz Motorsports team, led by Greg…

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Ford F-150’s Fuel Economy Improves

Ford F-150’s Fuel Economy Improves

The Ford F-150 has always proved to be the toughest, most durable pickup on the market but it always fell short when it came to fuel economy. The 2017 model brings new improves and features that change all of that. For the next model year, the F-150 will boast a new transmission and engine that increase fuel economy to a more competitive level. The Ford F-150’s fuel economy gets a bump thanks to the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and…

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Top 3 Things to Do in Olathe

Top 3 Things to Do in Olathe

Planning a trip to the Sunflower State or just looking to check out the hidden gems in your local city? Whether you’re visitor or resident, make sure you leave no stone unturned with this list of the best three things to do in Olathe.   Ernie Miller Nature Center   The Ernie Miller Nature Center offers 116 acres of nature for lovers of the outdoors to explore. Miles of trails will keep you busy hiking and birdwatching. Look to the…

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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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Advancing Ford Smart Mobility: New Shuttle and Bike-Sharing Services

Advancing Ford Smart Mobility: New Shuttle and Bike-Sharing Services

Working with a San Francisco-based shuttle service company, Ford recently developed an integrated transportation solution. One of the major issues drivers face today in urban environments is traffic congestion. In order to combat this, Ford Smart Mobility is expanding its services to provide bike-sharing and shuttle systems. Certainly, Ford’s focus is the automotive industry; however, the brand is seeking to reduce congestion and pollution in densely populated areas. That’s why the brand has developed the Ford GoBike network, as well…

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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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New Ford Focus RS Mountune Performance Kit

New Ford Focus RS Mountune Performance Kit

The 2016 Ford Focus RS is already one of the hottest cars on the road, balancing excellent fuel-efficiency with powerful performance. But now, Ford is making the model an even more attractive option – by offering the Focus RS Mountune performance kit.   The Mountune performance kit makes the Focus RS even more powerful, made possible thanks to a high-flow induction kit as well as an upgraded blow-off valve. The Ford Focus RS can already get up to 350 horsepower,…

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