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2017 Ford Explorer Struts its Stuff for MotorWeek

If you're searching for a full-size SUV for your next daily driver, we here at Apple Ford of Lynchburg Inc. would be eager to pair you up with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And why's that, exactly?

Check the clip below to find out. Here now with more on all things Explorer are the industry experts at MotorWeek:

No doubt one of our favorite offerings across the Explorer range, the mid-level 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is flat-out fantastic.

Optional on the Base and XLT trims, this turbo-four matches with a six-speed automatic transmission to make a hearty 280…

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Top Gear America Calls Ford F-150 Raptor 'A Fighter Jet on Four Wheels.' They Don't Know How Right They Are

In the first episode of Top Gear America, a newly-recast version of the classic BBC car-review series, celebrity host William Fichtner calls the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor he is test driving "a fighter jet on four wheels." He's almost right.

Ford Performance recently designed a one-of-a-kind F-150 Raptor based on the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet. Apparently Fichtner was not the first...

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The 2018 Ford Mustang: A Powerful and Polite Car

The 2018 Ford Mustang will pack a lot of power under its hood. How much, exactly? The car will come with a 5.0-liter V8 engine. Just starting this car will be enough to cause a roar that will turn your neighbors head. Unfortunately, that kind of attention isn't always a good thing. If your Mustang starts growling at the wrong time of the day, those looks of admiration can easily turn to anger. Thankfully, Ford has given the Mustang a tool to help you maintain friendly relations while still enjoying your car.

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Compare the 2017 Ford Fusion to the Hyundai Elantra and See the Ford Difference

We here at Apple Ford of Lynchburg Inc. absolutely love the selection of models in our lineup and, when it comes to compact sedans, the 2017 Ford Focus should be at the top of everyone's must-drive list! Of course, we know you need more details than that, so we welcome one and all to take a look at the video below and see how the Focus compares to a main rival: the Hyundai Elantra. With 93% of all Focus models sold still driving on the road today, you'll quickly see the benefits a Ford model affords you.

 

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NHTSA & Adam Savage Talk Active Safety Features

Automotive safety has come a long way in a short amount of time. Though you won't find a car without them today, the three-point safety belt wasn't even invented until 1959, and vehicles weren't mandated to be equipped with them until 1968.

In the past decade, automakers have begun implementing a new approach to safety. Not only do they have passive features like seatbelts and airbags to help occupants survive a crash—they have active safety features to help avoid the crash altogether.

In a recent video series by the NHTSA, Explaining Crash Avoidance Technology, Tested.com…

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3 Signs of a Failing Battery

Being able to identify when your battery is failing will allow you to keep enjoying all the luxuries that come with driving vehicles. The battery is powering the instrument panel, stereo, charging stations, GPS system, and all the lighting, so keep an eye out for the following signs.

1. Pay close attention to the battery itself. If you pop the hood you might notice a strange smell coming from the battery compartment or the casing that holds the battery is swollen to the point it appears the battery could burst.

2. Once you get the car to start, you might…
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Avoid Body Panel Damage

When dirt and dust are allowed to stay on the surface of a vehicle, they reflect ultraviolet rays in a manner that maximizes the damage that these always constant conditions present to a vehicle that is free of this pollution. Additionally, when precipitation mixes with these elements, they have an almost acidic effect on the clear coat of the car’s complex paint job. When this layer is damaged, it is not only unsightly, but the degradation of the body of the car has begun in earnest at this point.

In the winter, many roads have certain chemicals and salts…
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Important Tips for Preparing for Your Next Road Trip

Don't make the mistake of heading out on that road trip unprepared and winding up broken down in the worst possible place. Our service center has come up with the best tips for preparing for a safe road trip with your vehicle.

Consider these safety tips before you head out on that next road trip:
  • Replace wiper blades.
  • Fill wiper fluid.
  • Make sure all tires have correct air pressure.
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Save Time And Reduce Stress If Your Car Breaks Down

Most people are completely dependent on their vehicles. So when a breakdown occurs, it can be detrimental to daily life, especially if it occurs in a situation where you find yourself stranded. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare for such scenarios to make them easier to deal with. One simple, highly effective step is preparing an emergency roadside kit.

These kits are basically a combination of various items or tools that you keep in your car at all times. In the event of a problem, such as being stranded on the side of the road, you can…
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