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Navigate life more easily with the Ford Escape

Our days seem to fly by, what with our long list of "to-dos," which is why driving a vehicle that is outfitted with helpful, accommodating features is smart and stress-relieving. That's exactly what the 2017 Ford Escape delivers, and you can find it right here at Rountree-Moore Ford.

 

You have a lot on your hands. We have just the trick to make you feel unstoppable. #FordEscape

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Lake City Drivers Love SUVs

What pops into your head when you think of your perfect car? For many Americans, it's an SUV. In fact, as of 2017, SUV drivers have solidified themselves as the most loyal in the auto world. An analysis of consumer data from earlier this year found that 66 percent of SUV drivers shopping for new cars purchased an SUV. We're willing to bet that more than a few of them were buying a 2017 Ford Explorer.

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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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