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Ford Focus Touchscreen Supplies Helpful Map Apps

When shoppers in Washougal, WA choose the Ford Focus, they are often pleasantly surprised to learn that they can have inexpensive navigation tools with the standard touchscreen. This is made possible by Apple CarPlay which brings you Apple Maps and Android Auto which brings you Google Maps. You can put down your phone because the images will be on your touchscreen.

Having navigation on a large screen is a plus for any vehicle. It helps you find the quickest route, the best detour, or the most scenic byway. With the right information, drivers can avoid traffic jams and construction snafus…

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All New Ford Flex: Technology to Match Your Lifestyle

The all new 2018 Ford Flex is a vehicle that is loaded with all of the technology that today's drivers require. Ford has long been an innovator in this category so it makes sense that they would shine again with their all new Flex outing. Drivers of the Flex are going to be enamored with such technology features as:

  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC®
  • Available SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay ™ and Android Auto ™
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert 
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Safety First With the Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is one of the most advanced high-performance midsize sedans on the market. Not only does it have the most advanced comfort, suspension, and eco-friendly technology, it also has some of the most advanced safety features. You can feel safe driving a Ford Fusion.

The Ford Fusion uses a series of cameras and sensors to provide more safety systems than most other cars on the market. One example of this technology is the Lane-Keeping system that will alert you if you are about to drift out of your lane. 

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Is Your Vehicle in Washougal, WA Ready to Tow a Load?

Towing a load with your vehicle requires a great deal of attention to safety. To begin, you need to use the right hitch. You will also need trailer lights to synchronize with the signals and brake lights on your vehicle.

Stop in to see us in our service center at Westlie Ford to get your vehicle set up with a hitch for towing. If you need towing mirrors or lights for your trailer, we'll get you set up. Our associates are also ready to answer your questions about towing safety.

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Bumper to Bumper Vs. Powertrain Warranties: What You Need to Know

It is helpful to know the difference between a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty when you are car shopping. The powertrain warranty covers the parts that make the auto move, and the bumper-to-bumper includes most all the rest of the car.

The powertrain warranty covers things like the drivetrain, transmission, and engine. The warranty will repair or replace covered components in a specified period. Warranties are stated in miles and time. For example, a warranty may be five years of 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Handling a Faulty Fuel Injector

The car engine operates as the muscle of the car. As such, if the engine does not receive enough fuel supply then the car will not move. One of the reasons this could happen is when your car has a faulty fuel injector.

There are a number of signs that could point to this as the problem, including pollution, starting issues, increased fuel consumption, smoke from the tailpipe and rough engine performance. Cars that are facing these problems need the fuel injector replaced. Otherwise, it’s going to be an everyday activity to jumpstart the car, getting messy with authorities…

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Your Transfer Case Is What Sends Power to All Four Wheels

If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle then you have a transfer case as part of your powertrain. These components are not included in a 2-wheel drive or even an all-wheel-drive vehicle. They are exclusive to a true 4-wheel drive vehicle and is commonly present with trucks and larger SUV's.

A transfer case is what is used to send power to both the front and rear differentials when it is engaged in 4-wheel drive. Normally power goes solely to the rear when operating in 2WD. But if the driver goes into 4WD, the transmission will engage the transfer case…

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Stay Safe With a Full Tank of Gas

Keeping your gas tank filled with fuel in the winter is a wise practice to follow for drivers here in Washougal, Washington and beyond. Not only will a full gas tank allow the driver needed fuel to get to their destination, but the added weight of the fuel will aid in vehicle stability in snowy conditions.

A vehicle that has a gas tank that is topped off is also equipped with potentially life-saving fuel if stranded in inclement weather. In order to run a vehicle's heating system, the engine has to be running. 

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What’s Your Best Option for Adding Traction?

There can be nothing worse than getting stuck in the snow and ice during the winter in your car. However, the great news is there are some really good ways to get a car out of these situations with a little preparedness. The Westlie Ford service team can help you choose your ideal traction-adding compound.

When trying to decipher whether sand, salt or kitty litter is best to help get a car out of being stuck in the snow, there are a few factors that are applicable to each that should be considered when deciding which is best to use…

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