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Innovative Capability Features of the Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a popular SUV with a stylish interior and luxurious seats. It also has innovative capability features, such as intelligent 4WD and hill descent control.

Its intelligent 4WD system features terrain management. You can shift between four settings based on the terrain you're going through. Examples of terrain you can drive through include mud, sand, snow, grass, and gravel. You will have greater control thanks to the intelligent 4WD system. 

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The Ford Fusion Has a Design for Everyone

There has been a lot of buzz about a special vehicle that is virtually the right mix of style and economy. This year’s Ford Fusion has gained the attention of many customers and continues to win more with its design features.

Each Fusion model comes with standard and optional design packages. Drivers (and pedestrians) will enjoy its updated front end features, including a sleek grille that is precisely matched with finessed headlights. 

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A Quick Glance at the 2018 Ford C-Max Performance Features

If you have heard about the benefits of owning a compact hybrid, such as the 2018 Ford C-Max, then you may want to purchase one for your next vehicle. If so, the Ford C-Max provides drivers with numerous performance features that rank among the best in its class. To learn more, please read about a few of the hybrid’s performance capabilities.

Active Grille Shutters come equipped with the compact hybrid. 

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Be Aware of Timing Belt Issues

When you are driving down the highway, you don't want to have an issue with your timing belt. This belt is essential for your car's engine to work properly. It allows the crankshaft and the camshaft to work in synchrony. If a timing belt breaks, the engine will seize up.

Since a good timing belt is so important, you need to make sure that it is properly maintained. 

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Test Your Car's Battery Using the Voltmeter and Safety Gear

To get an accurate reading on the strength of your car battery, grab a volt meter, wire brush, safety goggles, and thick pair of work gloves. Once the car lights and engine are off, put on the glasses and gloves and grab the wire brush.

Clean the battery terminals to create a clean contact point for the voltmeter. To correctly attach the voltmeter to the car battery,

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Viscosity simply refers to the thickness of fluid. Oil that is too thin, or not viscous enough, isn’t able to properly coat the moving parts well. If it’s too thick, or too viscous, it creates more work for the parts to move and wears them out quicker.

When you look at a bottle of multi-grade oil, you’ll notice two numbers with a letter in between, for instance, 10W40. 

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Louder Than Normal Sounds

One part of your vehicle that you might not pay attention to as much as the electric and operational components is the exhaust. If you have a leak in your exhaust, it can often impact your gas mileage as well as how the car sounds while you're driving.

A sure sign that you have an exhaust leak is a noticeable change in how your vehicle sounds. 

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Alignment Services Support a Smooth, Safe Ride

Whether you are driving in and around Yuma for business or pleasure, we at the Bill Alexander Ford L-M Inc can provide vehicle alignment services that ensure you will enjoy a safe and smooth ride. Most drivers don't realize how much time and money that misaligned wheels can ultimately cost them by pulling your vehicle right or left when braking and causing annoying vibrations in the steering wheel.

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Smart Tips for Using Headlights Properly

Your vehicle's headlights are among the most essential safety features for driving in Yuma. You are legally required to use your headlights when driving at night, not only to illuminate what is in the roadway ahead of you, but also to make yourself more visible to other drivers. Headlights should be turned on at dusk as well as on dark rainy days when visibility is compromised.

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