Meet Ford's Do-it-All Daily Driver, the 2017 Explorer

Might you be in the market for a full-size crossover? Well, if so, we here at Garlitch Ford feel you may well discover your ideal fit in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that, you wonder?

The vehicular gurus at MotorWeek are here to offer an explanation; join them in the clip below:

The Explorer's mid-level engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- is arguably one of the most impressive throughout the model range.

Optional with the Base and XLT trims, this turbo-four couples with a six-speed automatic transmission to push out a peppy 280 horsepower and…

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3 Driving Modes Yield 3 Track Times for 2016 Ford Focus RS

While officially the Focus RS has a 0-to-60 time of 4.6 seconds, we know most real-world drivers won't be going about their daily lives with the hatchback configured for maximum drag-strip performance. So what kind of acceleration can the average Focus RS owner expect on a daily basis?

A recent upload by Edmunds attempts to answer this question.

Test 1: Base configuration

If you don't mess with any of the Focus RS's many settings, and drive it in its most tame configuration possible, you can still achieve a 0-to-60 of 5.9 seconds, and finish the…

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North Vernon's SUV Owners Are Loyal to Their Cars

SUV drivers are growing in number every year. More importantly though, they're growing in loyalty. At the beginning of 2017, for instance, 66 percent of SUV drivers shopping for new cars purchased a replacement SUV. People aren't just buying SUVs, they're buying them again and again and again.

When you look at SUVs like the 2017 Ford Explorer, it's not hard to see why.

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Ford's 2018 F-150 Joins the Police

If there's one thing that most everyone can agree on, it's that police departments deserve the best when it comes to the equipment they use and the vehicles they drive. That's why Ford has long been proud of its status as one of the largest suppliers of police vehicles in the United States. Now, with the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder, Ford is looking to expand that role even further.

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Modern Efficiency Meets Contemporary Versatility

Drivers nowadays are looking for a vehicle that can offer them high levels of efficiency and versatile power, while also sporting a modern aesthetic. Here at Garlitch Ford, we have an excellent solution for your contemporary vehicle needs: the Ford Fusion.

You don’t need to take our word for it, either. Just ask Travis, who currently drives a 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport, and has fallen in love with it because of its incredible features, performance, and design.

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Versatility Meets Advanced Technology in the Ford Focus


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Our team is here to help you find a vehicle that complements your needs on the road, your budget, and your personality. One of the factors that is important to consider when it comes to your purchasing decision, is your vehicle’s versatility, and abilities on the road.

As this video explains, the Ford Focus provides you with renowned versatility, and cutting-edge features that are sure to keep you comfortable, and safe, on the road. Whether you are heading to your corner drug store, or you are embarking on an extensive road trip, the Ford Focus will complement your needs…

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Tips on washing your car

Your car is just like your body -- it's needs regular washes to remove dirt and grime and improve its health. How often should you wash your car and can you do it yourself. Those are some of the questions this post looks to answer.

Automotive experts generally recommend that you wash your car every week. On a daily basis, your car is exposed to a number of harmful substances. Dirt, bird droppings, tree sap and chemicals all can dull your paint job or even eat away at paint, leaving noticeable spots. If you live in a winter climate, road…
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Road Trip Safety Tips Before Leaving on Your Vacation

You certainly want your road trip to go perfectly, but missing out on planning for unexpected issues could leave your car stranded on the side of the highway. Here are some of the things you should consider before leaving for the road trip.

Be sure that you have a big and powerful flashlight packed with brand new batteries so you can easily flag down help if needed.

Don't assume the spare tire is in working order, check the pressure and fill it up if needed before you leave for your trip.

Change the windshield wipers and top off the…
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Snow tires and tire rotations

If you live in a part of the country that necessitates snow tires, then a tire rotation will help keep you safe this winter.

Your snow tires need to have serious treads to keep you safe. A balding tire is a grave danger in the snow. Being that most snow tires are unidirectional, a tire rotation is going to look a bit different than it usually does. Because of the tread pattern on a unidirectional tire, a tire rotation involves moving the front tires to the back and vice-versa. There's some debate about which tires should have more tread…
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The 2017 Ford Escape: More Bang for Your Buck


Think you can't get good gas mileage with and SUV? Think again. The Ford Escape has an estimated rating of 23/city/30 hwy/26 combined miles to the gallon. It also has a powerful EcoBoost engine that is not only fuel-efficient, but is also emissions-conscious thanks to its Auto Start-Stop Technology. It even has an Enhanced Active Park Assist System that gets you in and out of a tight spot-every time, so you can always get the best parking spot. And with its Lane-Keeping System, you and your passengers will be safe. It even has Adaptive Cruise Control…
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