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The Purpose of All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive

The difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive is all about the purpose for which the vehicle is intended to be used. People who are not knowledgeable about the subject think that both terms mean the same thing, but that is not really accurate, except that both cause all four wheels of a vehicle to be engaged to provide more traction at the driving surface.

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Reasons to Keep Your Gas Tank Full in Winter

When a car expert says you should keep your gas tank full in winter, your mind immediately thinks the auto professional probably does not want you to get stranded on the Orion, MI roads.

Not wanting to get stuck during the winter season travel may be a good reason to fill the gasoline tank always but topping up the gas tank prolongs the car engine's lifespan. Condensation of water occurs in the empty gas tank part during winter. The freezing temperatures can cause the air accumulating in the gas tank to form icy blockages in the vehicle fuel lines…

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Ford Delivers a Terrific Family Four-Door with 2017 Fusion

If your new-car search has led you to the midsize sedan class, we here at Skalnek Ford would be eager to match you up with ours, the 2017 Fusion.

Will this be the one for you?

Make that determination by watching the video below; here now with her analysis of the Fusion is AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

The Fusion's entry-level engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, is sure to be a popular selection.

Pairing with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the four-cylinder is rated at a respectable 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.

We're…

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2018 Ford Fiesta May Not be Sold in U.S. Markets

It's been a well-known trend in the auto industry for several years now, SUV and crossover sales are booming. The driving force has a lot to do with falling gas prices, and millennials reaching parenting age.

As gas prices fall, Americans lose interest in small, fuel-efficient cars, and start shopping for trucks and SUVs. Millennials—the largest demographic since the Baby Boomers—are starting to have kids, and growing...

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Compare Your Ford to Competitors

Deciding what brand to buy a vehicle from can be a hard decision. Before researching, it will seem like they are all the same; all of the advertising you have seen makes you think all types of vehicles do the same things and have the same purpose. Although this may seem the case, it is far from the truth. When you compare brands side-by-side, you will see the advantages that Ford offers.

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Ford Explorer Sets Sights on SUV Supremacy with Stunning 2017 Model

Nowadays, it's hard out there for a full-size crossover. As this class is one of the most consistently crowded -- and, as a result, competitive -- in all of autodom, it can be a real challenge for some utility vehicles to make a name for themselves.

Such is not the case, however, for ours -- the 2017 Ford Explorer. A certifiable staple of this segment, the Explorer's built quite a reputation over the course of its quarter-century career.

And it seems as though the 2017 model will strive to continue this trend in spectacular fashion. See it for yourself in the…

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The NFL Has Just Signed It's Best Player Yet, And Its Name Is Ford

Everyone here at the dealership is so excited to hear that Ford has been named as the official truck of the NFL. We think it's the perfect match and our customers totally agree. Football is all about tough and rugged fun, just like every Ford truck in our lineup. It's for people who don't mind some dirt on their clothes, and who look for the bumps in the road as a challenge, not an inconvenience. And there's no…

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Still Crazy (for the Ford Mustang) After All These Years

When it comes to muscle cars, we at Skalnek Ford have half a mind to tell you that ours -- the 2016 Ford Mustang -- is really the only one you need to know. In our estimation, it's downright indispensable.

Might the Mustang prompt a similar reaction from you? Couple up with Autotrader commentator, Jabari Jones, in the clip below to learn more:

Providing a performance-inspired look and feel is the Mustang's top-of-the-line model, the GT.

Standard equipment on this trim includes a monstrous, 435-horsepower V8 engine, upgraded brakes ...

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