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2017 Ford Focus RS Makes Great First Impression with AutoGuide.com Team

Do you have the hot hatchback class on the brain? Well, if so, we here at Marshal Mize Ford Inc. have a sneaking suspicion you'll find a great deal to appreciate about ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

"Like what?" you wonder.

Here now with his thoughts on the matter is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika; link up with him in the clip below:

Chock-full of outstanding creature comforts, the sole trim level of the Focus RS leaves very little (if anything) to be desired.

Standard features include a rearview camera, front Recaro sport seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping…

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Ford's Lane Keeping System Fits IIHS Description for User-Friendliness

Do you know anyone who uses their vehicle's lane-departure warning technology? If the feature was included in their car, there's about a 50-50 chance they turned it off, according to a new IIHS study.

Out of 983 vehicles observed, barely more than half had their lane-maintenance systems turned on.

The reason, IIHS suspects, is because these systems are easy to turn off. Many front-crash prevention systems automatically default to on whenever the car is started, but most...

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Do Your Tires Have Adequate Tread?

 

 

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If your tires are still attached to your vehicle and rolling, it may seem like they're doing just fine, but you should check them periodically to make sure.

In order to do their job well, your tires need adequate tread. This is what helps them grip the road.

How do I check to make sure my tires have adequate tread?

The penny test is an easy do-it-yourself way to see how your tires are faring.

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Ford Trucks Turn 100 This Month!

Here in Hixson, we have a great appreciation for our trucks—especially when they're Built Ford Tough. That slogan, the F-Series brand promise to customers, was originally penned in 1977, the same year the F-Series pulled ahead of the competition in sales and remained ahead to this day.

The history of Ford trucks is even deeper than that, however. This month celebrates the centennial anniversary of Ford's truck lineup.

On July 27, 1917, Ford created the first Model TT.

 

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Certified Pre-Owned Fords & The Benefits

For those drivers in the Hixson, Texas area who are searching for a quality pre-owned car, truck or SUV stop spending hours online going through listings and come down to Marshall Mize Ford to browse our inventory of certified pre-owned Fords. Not sure what makes a certified pre-owned Ford stand out from other pre-owned vehicles? We are going to tell you what makes a certified pre-owned Ford such a great buy!

 

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A Plethora of Used Ford Vehicles Available

Many of the drivers who arrive at our dealership are looking for a driving option that will fit their budget. This can be hard for some customers, who may have a strict budget, or who may be looking to save money on their vehicle purchase.

That is why we pride ourselves on our wide selection of used vehicles. These automotive options are held to high quality levels, while remaining extremely affordable. This means that you can save money on an incredible vehicle, and still be sure of its performance abilities, safety features, and longevity on the road.

If you would…

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Get a Car Battery Replacement Sooner Than Later

Timing is a big factor on replacing car batteries. Each battery has a unique life span. It can be unpredictable. Nobody can tell you when it will completely fail. The best way to catch signals of the impending failure is by keeping a close eye on your electronics.

You might notice dimmer headlights. You might see weaker interior lights. Your car might not turn over or start quickly. Your horn might sound horrible. You might need to get a jump from your neighbor every other morning.

These are all symptoms of a weakened battery.

You will want to replace your…
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Time To Hit The Road For A Road Trip

Its getting to be warmer weather and that means time to vacation. Whether its driving across the states or heading to your favorite destination, being prepared will cut down on having to slow down. The best way to start your road trip is by remembering some key items before you head out. Getting your car serviced should be number one. That gives you the peace of mind that your belts are good, the oil is changed, transmission fluid is good to go, and the tires are in good condition. If the mechanic suggest to have any of these items serviced…
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Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

There are many ways that you can increase you gas mileage. They are really just small ways that you can to pretty much effortlessly save on gas. Following the speed limit and not driving aggressively is one of them. When people drive angry, they tend to speed, brake and accelerate more often, and that all wastes gas. Just going 5 mph over the speed limit can cost you about .17 cents more for every gallon of gas. Other ways you can save money on gas are if you keep your vehicle streamlined. If you haul cargo on your roof or…
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What Should I Put In My Emergency Kit In My Car?

You want to invest in a roadside emergency kit. To have one is a great idea. There is no way of knowing when an emergency will arise.
  • The first thing to put in your kit would be for traffic illumination. That would be a good flashlight, road flares, and possibly reflectors.
  • A cell phone charger and extra battery and a portable radio and extra battery would be for communication.
  • Jumper cables and an all-purpose tool (one that has many uses) will be for helping start your car or another car.
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