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MotorWeek Explains What Makes the 2017 Ford Explorer So Special

If you fancy a full-size SUV for your next daily driver, we here at Rountree-Moore Ford think you'll find a whole heck of a lot to like about ours, the 2017 Explorer.

"Such as what?" you wonder.

Allow our pals at MotorWeek to provide some context; their critique of the Explorer is as follows:

Arguably one of the more attractive offerings across the Explorer range, its mid-level engine -- a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder -- is straight-up superb.

Available on the Base and XLT models, the turbo-four couples with a six-speed automatic transmission to make a muscly 280 horsepower and 310…

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Should Lake City Drivers Switch to Synthetic Oil?

In Florida, it gets a bit hotter than the rest of the country, and it stays hot for a good part of the year. That may be a benefit for snowbirds escaping the cold, but it can wreak havoc with your car.

As you know, the heat kills batteries, but did you know it's also hard on oil?

Engine oil must withstand high pressures and shear, maintaining a protective film that is the only thing standing…

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Should You Finance a Car or Pay Cash if Your Credit is Bad?

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You may have been given the following advice if you have bad credit: Buy a car in cash. That way you don't have any debt, and you don't have to worry about sky-high financing rates. But is this good advice?

That depends.

It's true that if your credit score is low, chances are you'll have to pay more in interest if you take out a car loan. Depending on the size of the loan you need, this can potentially add thousands of dollars to the total price you'll pay for the car.

On the other…

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Prevent Breakdowns with One Summer Safety Tip

AAA anticipates that in summer 2017, it will rescue about 7 million motorists from various roadside emergencies. Considering there are other roadside assistance services out there, that adds up to a veritable boatload of cars breaking down over the summer.

In the Lake City area, our biggest cause of mechanical trouble comes from the battery.

Batteries are not designed to last the...

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Neat Fuel Economy Tips

It's a story that happens every day of every year. How do I pay for gas when I need to buy some medicine, or food? No one should ever have to make that kind of hard decision. And face it, fuel prices aren't going to go back down to the days when it was easy to purchase gas on a tight budget. There are some things you can do to help yourself.

Drive your car at times of the day when the traffic is light. Rush hour is the time of day when most gas is used by…
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Keep Your Most Precious Cargo Safe in The 2017 Ford Fusion


If you have a small family you are probably looking for a vehicle that offers the latest safety features, if so then The 2017 Ford Fusion is for you. The 2017 Fusion has many different safety features designed to keep you and your children safe on the road. One safety feature is Pre-Collison Assist with Pedestrian Detection, with this feature you will be alerted of other vehicles or pedestrians that are in your path. The Pre-Collison Assist can also apply the brakes to help you avoid a possible collision. Another great safety feature in The 2017 Ford Fusion is…
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Find Out Why The 2017 Ford Escape is a Great Selection For You!

The Brilliance of the 2017 Ford Escape

Are you looking for something that is large, practical, and safe? The 2017 Ford Escape provides a long list of practicality in its offerings. With plenty of cargo space, a large towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs, and much more, the Escape is one of the most engaging SUV options on the market. Ford has gone out of their way to make sure that you are able to get through your daily life without any hassle. The Ford Escape is the perfect vehicle for drivers who need the assistance of a…
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The 2017 Ford Transit Connect: Making Your Workday a Little Smoother

You work hard at your job so shouldn't your vehicle? The Ford Transit Connect has the goods. With the most flexible seating in its class, you can seat up to seven passengers-easily. Or, use all the extra room to transport just about anything. The long wheelbase cargo van gives you up to 149 cu. ft. of storage and has a 1,610-lb. payload rating. The short wheelbase van is best-in-class for its maneuverability and has a maximum 124.3 cu.ft. of cargo space. It even has a 1,470-lb. payload rating. You can even fold down the passenger…
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