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What is the Difference in All-Weather Floor Mats and Carpeting

Our crew at Rountree-Moore Ford wanted to pass along some information for local drivers on why they should choose all-weather floor mats or carpeting.

The reason drivers love the all-weather floor mats is because it makes cleaning the interior of the vehicle easier. Regardless if you track in mud or spill coffee on the flooring, a quick hose down with water and they look like new seconds later. 

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Drive Off in A Ford Taurus Today

Chance are, you've heard of the Ford Taurus before. The popular full-size sedan has been on the road since 1986 and has quite the fan following. Even loyal Taurus buyers are impressed with the amount of technology packed into the newest models.

The Ford Taurus features a well-designed Lane-Keeping System. This system uses alerts and applies steering torque if you unintentionally drift from your lane. 

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There's a Lot of Towing Ability with the Ford Explorer

The ability to tow is what a lot of SUV owners are looking for. Many people like to go on trips or haul equipment, and that's one of the reasons that the Ford Explorer is such a popular SUV.

The side roof rails let you carry large equipment on the top of your vehicle, and other features let you tow behind you or even just in the back section of the vehicle. The third row of seats folds down to reveal extra space for all of your gear.

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Having Trouble Seeing in Rain Storms?

If you've noticed that your windshield isn't getting wiped completely when it rains or during winter when roads are salty, it may be time for new wiper blades.

Exposure to the elements causes the rubber that wiper blades are made from to become dry and cracked. When this happens, they stop making good contact with your windshield when you turn them on. 

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What to Know About a Car's Battery

A vehicle's battery is what allows it to start up in the morning before school or when you are ready to leave work. After providing an initial bolt of energy, the alternator provides power to the electrical components within the vehicle. The battery is also recharged while the car is running by the alternator.

Generally, a car battery can last for up to five years before it needs to be replaced. 

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Maintaining Safety While Towing Loads

If your vehicle has towing capacity, then it allows you to move large and heavy load with relative ease. That said, this advantage can become a disadvantage if you violate any one of a number of important towing safety rules. If you adhere to these rules, you can enjoy trouble-free trips. If, however, you don't stick to these rules, the results can be devastating and even potentially dangerous.

Towing Safety Involves Practicing Due Diligence
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Why Alternator Maintenance is Key

All car owners need to understand the importance of the alternator. Although your battery starts your vehicle it is the alternator that is the true power house of the car. Alternators generate all the electricity to keep your vehicle up and running on the road. They also serve an important purpose in charging your battery.

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