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Road Trip: Planned or Spontaneous?

People may wonder if taking a spontaneous or planned road trip is better. Both can be adventurous and fun. A spontaneous day trip might cure whatever ills you have. A planned trip might also be the most relaxing way to spend a few days. Both are great ideas just to get out of the house and see different areas. You can visit mountains, parks, waterfalls and other nature related areas. You might go for a long drive just to see the views. You might visit a different city.

It's all good fun on a beautiful day. The only hitch…
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Practical Fuel Economy Tips

Whether your car is brand new or you've had it for a few years, there's a good chance you're trying to figure out how to save on fuel. Luckily, there are a few things you can do every day to make sure that you don't use unnecessary fuel.

One of the first things you can do is to reduce your speed while driving. When you drive too fast too often, you can burn the fuel in your car too quickly. It's also a good idea not to slam on the gas or brakes, since this…
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Roadside Emergency Kit

What would you do if you broke down far from help? Are you prepared to help yourself out of that situation? It is important to carry a roadside emergency kit whether road tripping, commuting, or just out for a lazy Sunday drive. With a little planning and a few simple items you can get yourself out of any situation with comfort. Some key items to have in case of an emergency are as follows.
 
- Cellphone and a charger
- Flashlight
- Cash
- Jumper cables
- Roadside flares or signs
- Water
- Non perishable snacks
- A coat, gloves, and a hat
- A change of clothing…
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Driving is More Fun When You're Safe!

We all know just how fun driving your new can be and is. You need to remember that being safe makes having fun more enjoyable. Just as you learned when you first got your license, make sure everything is in place, such as your mirrors and seat positioning, etc. And before you start the ignition always have your seat belt on. Know your surroundings, your destination and be ready for what type of traffic you are heading into. Such as if it is rush hour or not. Always obey all the traffic laws. Expect that a lot of other drivers…
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Food delivery is easy with the Ford Transit Connect

Food delivery is a breeze with the 2017 Ford Transit Connect due to the gas mileage attained, ease of driving it, and the high tech features that come standard. Running a downtown diner comes with having to deliver throughout the area, yet you will find that the Transit Connect van will top out at 30 miles per gallon. This efficiency permits you to deliver food orders further out versus prior vans used that got much worse gasoline mileage.

Your drivers will find that the Transit Connect is easy to drive and the smaller size makes it simple to park even…
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When Going the Max is OK - Ford C-MAX

Whether you have a family you need to drive around to activities or you need a daily commuter car, the new 2017 Ford C-MAX has you covered! With seating for up to five and an amazing average miles per gallon, you won't need to upgrade for a while! Take more weekend trips and do more driving with the average miles per gallon of 42 in the city and 38 on the highway! Put your bikes on the top of the car for a weekend mountain biking trip or fold down the back row seats to make room for your…
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Vehicle Maintenance Can Help Your Car’s Overall Longevity

When you buy a car, you want to make sure it is something that is going to last. At Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford we pride ourselves on taking the right approach with our customers. Over the years, Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford has helped a lot of people get a great deal on a new car. After the purchase, it is important to still care about their customers and how their vehicle is working for them. Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford is happy to assist you in any way that we can, and that is why…

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The 2017 Ford Focus Can Be Your Future Vehicle

Personal transportation is a something can be a tough decision making process. Being able to safely commute from one place to another at leisure, reliably, is something many of us want to experience. Many appreciate the reliability of a strong and productive vehicle and this vehicle possesses those qualities. The 2017 Ford Focus is a perfect option for those who are getting a new vehicle or are looking at their first car. It is a small-sized sedan with an economical design. The engine was created to get great gas mileage while also being formidable on the road...

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A New Year and New Beginnings with a Pre-Owned Ford

Auld acquaintance may be forgotten, even never again brought to mind, but that doesn’t have to mean the value of a pre-owned vehicle must go out with bygone days. Whether you’re welcoming a new year with a car or truck, our inspected, pre-owned Ford inventory adds novel charm to new adventures.

Business trips or day gigs, on- and off-grid treks, or just cruising down the boulevard, there’s a sleek sedan, a roomy, go-to SUV, a Ford-tough truck or other vehicle to suit your travel needs. Vehicle enthusiasts who want to make the most of a pre-owned ride…

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Have Fun in the 2017 Ford Fiesta

 

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The morning drive just got a lot more fun with the stylish 2017 Ford Fiesta. Its nimble handling and additional power let you forget you are driving an economic subcompact sedan or hatchback. Starting at just $13,660, the Ford Fiesta has advanced upgrades to help you stay connected, such as SYNC 327 connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The Fiesta offers exceptional fuel economy (31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway) so that you can budget for available advanced features, such as push-button…
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