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Don't Leave Pets Unattended in Car

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​There are times when you are traveling with your pet and have to go out of the car to fetch something or pass by the store. In any case, it is better if you take your pet with you or leave it at home.

Leaving the pet in the car is not a very good idea. On warm days, the temperature inside the car can easily reach 120F. In this temperature, and with lack of air, your pet may suffocate or suffer heat stroke.

In the case of heat stress watch out for symptoms including heavy panting, glazed eyes, fast…
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Categories: Lauds the Striking, Speedy 2017 Ford Focus RS

Have you been perusing the hot hatchback segment for your next automotive purchase? Well, if so, we here at Candy Ford think you'd be wise to try ours, the 2017 Focus RS, on for size.

Why, though?

The clip below should shed some light on the issue. Link up with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he takes the Focus RS for a spin:

It's admittedly quite a challenge to even imagine a standard equipment roster more impressive than the Focus RS's.

Such features include 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension settings…

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How to Improve Your Dog's Safety by Using a Car Crate

We all love to see a happy dog with its head out the window of a passing car, but devoted pet-parents in Charlotte know that what their dog likes isn't always what's best for them. My dog would eat chocolate donuts until she exploded.

Your best friend will be more protected in the event of a crash when secured in a crate. Crates prevent dogs from being thrown from the vehicle, into the back of a seat, or worst—into another passenger.

Crating in the car doesn't have to come at the expense of your dog's…

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People Are Realizing Just How Great Ford SUVs Can Be

SUVs are great vehicles, something that drivers in the United States are realizing more and more. Their popularity has been on the rise for years and consumer data now suggests that the people who drive them are sticking with them for the long haul.

When you look at cars like the 2017 Ford Explorer, it's not hard to see where this burgeoning love comes from.


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2017 Ford Fusion is Coming for the Sedan-Segment Crown

If you're seeking a midsize sedan for your next daily driver, we here at Candy Ford would be eager to match you up with ours, the 2017 Fusion.

And why's that, you wonder?

Receive the necessary context from Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her appraisal of the Fusion is as follows:

The Fusion's base model -- the superbly appointed S -- is not one to disappoint.

Standard equipment on this trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillamps, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats, the SYNC infotainment platform ...

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Ford to Add 800 Manufacturing Jobs in Michigan

Perhaps what inspires so many Charlotte drivers to choose Ford is the automaker's long history with our state. Ford remains one of the largest employers for manufacturing jobs in the United States, especially in Michigan.

Starting later this year, Ford will begin adding jobs to support production of a new, efficient transmission at the Livonia Transmission Plant. By 2019, Ford plans to create or maintain 800 hourly positions at that facility.


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MotorWeek Critiques the Incredible 2017 Ford Explorer

Might you be in the market for a full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Candy Ford would be downright delighted to introduce you to ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Will it be a match made in vehicular heaven?

Figure that out for yourself by watching the clip below. Here now with more on all things Explorer are the fine folks at MotorWeek:

Though every Explorer engine has its appeal, we feel that the mid-level iteration -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- may well be the best of the bunch.

Optional on the Base and XLT models, this turbo-four makes a…

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15 Things You Need in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Being stuck on the side of the road is no fun. Nobody wants to be involved in an accident, have their vehicle breakdown, or experience some other type of emergency on the road. But roadside emergencies can and do happen, and when they do, you need to be prepared.

Check out this list of 15 important things you need to have in your roadside emergency kit. Keep these and any other items you consider necessary easily accessible in your vehicle at all times.

1. Cell phone charger that will work in your car
2. An accurate, up-to-date roadmap
3. Emergency…
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Can You Improve Your Gas Mileage?

There are plenty ways to relieve some stress from your daily life. One way is to cut back on costs. One cost saving habit is to improve your driving to maximize fuel economy. Here are some ways that you can accomplish that.

Pay attention to the speed limit. For most cars, gas mileage decreases once the car goes above 50 miles. So try to avoid going faster than that when possible. Avoid speeding as well. These tips will not only save you money on gas but they can also save you from getting into any speed related accidents.

Removing excess…
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