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Used Car Red Flags

It’s often difficult to spot major differences when it comes to used cars that are in good shape. However, it goes without saying that there is a huge level of fluctuation amongst used cars. If you or someone you know is on the market for a used car, make sure you take note of the following red flags.
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Give Your Headlights the Attention They Deserve

Anyone who has ever driven understands that your headlights are one of the most important systems on your vehicle. It could be argued that they are the most important things to have to function properly. Not only do they allow you to see at night when you drive but they also allow you to be seen by other drivers. If they are malfunctioning then driving in low light conditions becomes...

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What Should I Know about My Timing Belt?

The timing belt enables the engine to run by connecting the crankshaft to the camshaft. This connection results in the synchronized timing needed to run an engine. If the belt becomes worn or cracked, it could snap and cause extensive damage to the vehicle's engine resulting in costly repairs and possibly replacing the engine.

Your vehicles owner’s manual will have information on when to replace the vehicles timing belt. The general replacement of a timing belt is from 60,0000 to 100,000 miles, but if you notice high-pitch noise from the engine stop and check the timing…

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It’s Important to Know How Your Transmission Works

The transmission is one of the more expensive parts of your vehicle. When you take care of your transmission by having any small issues repaired and make sure fluid levels are always optimal, your transmission will last as long as possible.

Your transmission is responsible for the smooth transition from gear to gear while driving your car. Whether you have a manual transmission and change the gears yourself, or you drive an automatic, the transmission allows your car to have the right power to each wheel at the right time. Fluid leaks can occur below your transmission...

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Drive in Style This Year with the 2018 Ford Ecosport

Do you see yourself driving one of the hottest things on wheels this year? If you do, the 2018 Ford Ecosport is your car. It gives you the comfort and efficiency of an SUV, together with the drivability and economy of a smaller car, all rolled into one stylish package.

Show the world that you have arrived with the 2018 Ford Ecosport's LED signature lighting and halogen projector headlamps. They enhance the look of the car's front end and make a stylish power statement. Even more importantly, they keep you safer because you can see better.

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Treat Yourself This New Year With A New Ford Vehicle

 

Do you need a new year’s resolution but can’t seem to come up with one? Are you still driving around an old car that barely gets you where you need to go? This year, treat yourself to the new Ford vehicle you’ve always wanted with help from your trusted St. Charles dealer. Whether you’re looking for a sedan, crossover, full size SUV, or a truck, Hawk Ford of St. Charles offers…

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Ford Blind Spot Information System


Ford Blind Spot Information System is a system that helps drivers feel more confident. We here at Hawk Ford of St. Charles know the importance safety is to our customers and we are excited to share Ford's Blind Spot Information System.

The system is set up to notify the driver when vehicles are within the blind spot area. The system activates a light that will light up on the side rear view mirror on the side the vehicle is approaching. With the use of this system and the driver using their visual check as well, the chance of accidents…
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Ford's SYNC 3 Makes Infotainment Safe


When cruising St. Charles, you want to enjoy everything a top of the line infotainment system has to offer, but you also want to be safe. This is why SYNC 3 from Ford comes with full voice activation. SYNC 3 is a top-tier system integrated system providing information and entertainment. You can search music, make calls, text, and navigate around the city with ease. You also do not have to take your eyes off the road. SYNC 3 has an enhanced voice recognition program that allows you to use it hands-free. You can even use AppLink to run your favorite…
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Buying VS. Leasing: What's The Difference?

When it comes to getting a new vehicle, is it better to buy or lease? This seems to be the question that many people struggle with when it comes to their new car. If you purchase a vehicle, your monthly financing payments will be higher but you will eventually own the car. If you decide to lease, you will pay less each month but the payments never end. It’s similar to buying a house and paying a mortgage vs. renting an apartment and paying rent. But what is the best option for you? 
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Headlight Maintenance: The lights that can Save Lives

The lights are on again, no, not the little lights you get from inspiration. The headlights in front of your dashboard. But, what do these lights mean? And, more importantly, what do they mean for you? Here are a few tips for deciphering those lit up messages.
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