Finding a Vehicle at the End of the Year Can Sometimes be a Challenge

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    You did not imagine that you would have to be paying attention to a certified warranty for a used car less than two weeks before Christmas. The fact that your oldest daughter got into a three car accident on the last day of November, though, means that instead of comparing the warranties on a new camera for your husband, you are instead spending your time understanding the items that re included in a certified warranty for a vehicle.
    Buying another car this close to the holidays is no one’s idea of fun, but the fact that your daughter has to have a car to get to and from practice for her college gymnastics team means that you really do not have an option. The fact that the accident was ruled a no f Continue Reading

    Why Not Commute to Work Riding a Honda Motorcycle or Scooter?

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    Motorcycles and scooters are both popular vehicles in the United States. In 2015, for example, over 500,000 motorcycles were sold. It’s important to note that this reflected a 3.55% increase over the previous year’s sales. While many consumers have purchased multiple motorcycles over the years, 22% of the people that recently purchased a motorcycle for sale were first-time buyers. Furthermore, more Baby Boomers than Millennials own motorcycles, and recent figures indicate that this is at a four-to-one ratio.

    On average, motorcyclists will go riding a minimum of 100 days every year. This includes commuting to work and for recreational and other purposes. In addition to enjoying the feel of rid Continue Reading

    Three Reasons to Install Backup Cameras

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    One of the crucial parts of driving is going in reverse. It’s not like in the movies where the drivers seamlessly maneuver in reverse for miles, going the wrong way on a one-way street. In real life, reverse is used in parking, connecting to trailers or equipment, and trying to pull into or out of the flow of traffic. Most people, thankfully, will never need the crazy driving skills of professionals and will never use reverse for any considerable distance. That doesn’t mean accidents can’t happen. In fact, accidents happen all the time while people are going in reverse, even just for short distances. Installing a trailer backup camera or wireless rear view camera can help decrease the number of accidents. Here are the top three reasons to install a trailer backup camera.

    1. People are injured or even ki Continue Reading

    Looking for RV Storage Centers 4 Tips to Help you Choose

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    Almost any house that you buy nowadays has a garage, that is used for either storage or cars. In fact, according to Quora, roughly 66% of U.S. homes have one, but that doesn’t mean they are free of clutter, household goods, vehicles or other necessities. The use of a garage has become increasingly popular meaning outside storage methods are becoming more necessary. There are approximately five times more storage facilities in the U.S. then there are Starbucks facilities, with the number averaging over 50,000. Numerous facilities make it hard to determine the best place to store seasonal vehicles like your RV. RVs tend to get used more during the spring and summer months, meaning the winter and fall months they are stored away. Properly winterizing your RV and choosing the correct RV storage center can keep Continue Reading

    Ford F150: Common Issues Owners Should Watch Out For

    ford f150As of 2017, Ford’s F-series has been the nation’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years. But even though the Ford F150 is extremely popular, every vehicle has its issues. While these issues shouldn’t keep you from buying Ford trucks, it’s often helpful to know what to expect going in. That way, when you look at the used trucks for sale available at your local auto dealership, you’ll be as informed as possible. To that end, here are a few of the most common issues that Ford F150 owners experience.

    Ignition Coil Failure
    The check engine light isn’t such a rare sight in any vehicle, but with this particular truck, it could be for a certain reason. In many F150s, excessive spark plug gaps often lead to ignition coil failure. This gap can also cause the engine to sputter or misfire. You’ll likely need to replace the spark plugs, failed ignition coils, and coil boots if this occurs. These repairs aren’t exactly cheap, so you may want to factor this in to your overall budget for your truck.

    Brake Pad Wear
    When breaking, you shouldn’t hear squeaking, squealing, or grinding. If you do, you’ll probably require brake pad replacement. Your auto technicians should also check the rotors during replacement. If you need to replace both the brake pads and rotors, you could be looking at anywhere from $300 to $700 in repair costs. So to preserve your current brake pads, be sure to brake lightly whenever possible.

    Spark Plug Ejection
    Particularly with the V8 F150, the spark plug might be ejected from the cylinder head. This can damage the spark plug hole threads. This is actually such a widespread problem that Ford released a technical service bulletin about it. Fortunately, that means that you’ll be eligible for a cylinder replacement if your truck is still under warranty. This repair could normally cost up into the thousands. If your warranty has run out, Ford can offer a thread insert repair.

    Rough Engine Idling
    A full-sized truck should idle smoothly, but Ford F150 engines sometimes fail to do so. This is due to an exhaust gas recirculation (or EGR) sensor malfunction — this fault makes the EGR valve close incorrectly. You’ll need to have the EGR sensor and valve replaced to take care of the problem. This is one of the less expensive repairs you can make to your truck.

    Although the F150 has its issues, it’s still a wildly popular vehicle that can serve your needs. To determine whether it’s the right vehicle for you, you’ll need help from the best resource for Ford trucks Manhattan KS has to offer. Come visit our dealership or contact us today for more information.

    Four Advantages of Buying a New Car

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    Many car buyers are faced with the decision to purchase either a used vehicle or a brand new vehicle. There are pros and cons to both buying decisions. If you are currently considering the purchase of a new vehicle, you will find these advantages of buying a new car to be especially useful.

    You can purchase the exact vehicle you want

    When you shop for a used vehicle, you really can only choose from what is on the lot. One of the biggest advantages of buying a new car is that you get to design the exact vehicle that you want. You can choose the exterior of the car, the interior color and material, and even the individual features of the vehicle. You get to choose what is useful to you and your driving needs and you can cut costs on added features that you do not find useful. Thi Continue Reading

    Learn More About the Ford F-150 Series for 2017 and 2018

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    Have you been planning to purchase a Ford truck? Chances are that you’ve already conducted research online and are preparing to visit a local car dealership to learn more about what’s available. You may, for example, have your mind set on either the 2017 or 2018 Ford F-150.

    The 2017 Ford F-150

    Consumer Reports states that this pickup truck is a major seller. This model has an all-aluminum, rather than steel, body. Another plus is that you can choose between different types of engines:

    • 3.5-liter V6
    • 2.7-liter turbo V6
    • 3.5-liter turbo V6
    • 5.0-liter V8

    You may also be interested to know that there are other options available. The 3.5-liter turbo, for Continue Reading

    Family Cars Visit Your Local Dealership to Learn More

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    Have you been looking at new family cars? While there are advantages to buying new as well as used cars, you may be open to either. A recent survey showed that 48% of prospective car buyers spend about 1 to 3 months looking at cars before they make a final decision. It’s not unusual for buyers to discover what make or model they want once they’re at a dealership. This was the case for 52% of recent car sales.

    Were you aware that the United States’ automobile industry employs over 1.5 million Americans? This makes this industry one of the largest in the country. In addition to designing, engineering, manufacturing and supplying parts and components, these individu Continue Reading

    Reasons Why Hose Clamps are Important Devices for Home Repair Projects

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    Do you like to home maintenance and repair projects on your own rather than calling a professional? It can be rewarding to fix a car issue or a plumbing issue all on your own. However, you want to make sure you do enough research to that the task is completed the right way. There?s nothing worse than causing a bigger issue than previously when you do something incorrectly on a home maintenance project. If you do, it ends up costing you more money and taking longer to fix. With the right tools and the right knowledge, though, anyone can complete home maintenance projects in no time.

    Interested in learning more about home repairs like a plumbing issue or problem with your car? Keep reading for information about how to use the right tools and products, specifically hose clamps, when dealing with automo Continue Reading

    A Used Jeep Wrangler Gives You Quality at an Affordable Price

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    It’s the original all terrain vehicle, the model for SUVs, land rovers and humvees. The Jeep is a legend that’s been around for almost eighty years and is still one of the most popular brands around. It’s the ultimate fun vehicle, that can handle serious tasks and rough terrain. Among used car buyers and sellers too, the Jeep has a special place. Most Jeep owners have loved and cared for their vehicles, which means that you’ll be getting quality at a much lower price.

    The legend of the Jeep
    The Jeep made its debut in 1941, as an all terrain military vehicle. It quickly became a worldwide icon, standing for toughness and reliability. There are many versions of how it got its name, but our favorite is the one that traces it to the Popeye comics. Eugene the Jeep Continue Reading

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