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Pre-Road Trip Checklist to Help You Before Heading on Vacation

When the time comes that you are ready to take a vacation, planning on your destination can be difficult if you want to drive to where you are going. If you are traveling a good distance from home, you will want to check the following items at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. before you leave for your trip.

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Pre-Qualify Your Auto Financing and Take the Unknown Out of The Equation

You can gain a real advantage by pre-qualifying your auto financing affairs and come out on top when it comes to buying a new or used car. Just go to the finance center here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. and fill out the form online. You will have a reply in a very short time, and then you will be set to know your boundary for a new car deal.

Once you know that your financing is intact, your buying activity takes on a brand-new approach. Now you will not be nervous or anxious, and you can concentrate on the…

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Buy Used Over New

Buying your car used from our team here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. has so many benefits and makes total sense. Not only will buying used be easier on the budget, but you will not be losing out due to the same depreciation rates as a new car. Used cars also provide quality transportation at a more affordable rate. Plus, used cars are priced lower than new ones.

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Keeping Your Oil Fresh Keeps Your Vehicle Strong

Routine maintenance gives you the peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle is running at its best, while also knowing that you will catch anything that might go wrong down the line. Oil changes are something that no driver should neglect because doing so may interrupt your car's regular performance, cause it to overheat or any other issue that could damage your vehicle. This may result in more costly repairs.

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2017 Ford Mustang Flexes for carwow Critics

If you're searching the sports car segment for your next automotive purchase, chances are that the 2017 Mustang is already on your list.

And, if it isn't, well ... it most certainly should be. And we here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. would like to take a moment today to explain just why that is.

Here to help us kick things off is carwow personality Mat Watson; check out his critique of the Mustang in the clip below:

Ford definitely delivered a doozy with the Mustang's base model, the superbly appointed V6.

Standard equipment on this trim includes…

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Ford Police Responders Upgrade to Hybrid Models

The Ford Motor Company has a long history of supplying police departments with reliable, speedy, and hard-working cars. In fact, Ford has been offering some really remarkable cars to police departments since the early 1950s. Who could forget the Ford Mainline, the Crown Victoria, and later still, the Ford Galaxie? Now, the auto manufacturer is unveiling a new type of Ford car for police: a hybrid.


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Ford to Create or Retain 800 Local Jobs at Livonia Transmission Plant

Those shopping for new Ford vehicles in Redford are in a unique position. We are so close to Ford Motor Company's Dearborn headquarters, many of our vehicles don't have to travel far to make it to the dealership lot! Many of our customers have worked for Ford, or know someone who works for Ford.

Some good news came out last week for local job-seekers: Ford is investing $350 million in the Livonia Transmission Plant.

This investment will…

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Things You Can Put in a DIY Roadside Emergency Kit

You should never go throughout life without a roadside emergency kit for your car. Accidents happen spontaneously, and people are not as willing to pull over and help as they used to be years ago. What you will need to do is get a huge box and then load it up with the most important elements like:
  • A flashlight
  • An extra cell phone battery
  • A car jack
  • Jumper cables
  • Gloves
  • Gallons of water
  • A toolset
  • Snacks
  • Blankets and a change of clothing
There are no rules that you have to follow when you set up your emergency kit. Just gather…
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