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What Does My Transfer Case Do?

A transfer case is the difference between a two-wheel and four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle. Located behind the transmission, it allows you to adjust the gear ratio from two-wheel to 4WD. The transfer case gears work with the help of the driveshaft to transfer power from the transmission to the front and rear axles.

By creating that balance of power between the axles, the 4WD is set in motion, the wheels’ rotational speed is reduced, and they are synchronized to turn at the same speed. This provides the traction needed to get through rugged terrain.

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Do You Need to Check Your Car's Differential?

If you have been going to the dealership for regular tune-ups and oil changes, then you probably think everything is good with your car. However, are you checking your car's differential? Ever car's front or rear axle has a differential, which must be lubricated. The differential helps turn the wheels with your engine so that your car can move properly.

However, if your differential is not lubricated properly, then your car might start running roughly or be unable to move forward in extreme cases. This is because a differential has gears which help turn your wheels as fast…

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Check Your Brake Fluid

Here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc., we have qualified service technicians who can check your fluids and take care of any maintenance that your vehicle may need. Brake fluid is one of the fluids that should be monitored periodically.

What does brake fluid do for your car? Automotive brakes are designed to stop your vehicle at a moment's notice, so you and your passengers stay safe. The amount of force required to do this is more than what you use to step on the brake pedal. Your brakes use brake fluid to pneumatically clamp a brake pad against each…

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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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Professional Service You Can Rely On at Pat Milliken Ford Inc.

When your beloved vehicle is in need of repairs or maintenance, do you rely on the local mechanic with no particular expertise or do you trust a factory-certified Ford technician with years and years of experience on Ford vehicles? Well, we here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. think the latter is a much better option and we know that drivers from all over the Redford, MI areas agree! Our professionally-trained technicians can take care of anything that's wrong with your Ford model, so come out to our Ford service center and get the automotive satisfaction you deserve.

 

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What Kind Of Oil Is The Most Suitable For Your Vehicle?

We all know, or at the very least, we should know, how important engine oil is to the safety and durability of your vehicle. Quite simply, without engine oil, your car's engine would overheat, and go up in flames. The engine oil also clears impurities from your motor that may hamper operations and cause oxidation to your engine parts.

How do you know which engine oil is best for you? Synthetic oil is generally superior to conventional or natural oil. It provides better protection and lubrication to your motor. However...
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An Oil Change is Essential for Your Car!

Do you watch what you put into your car as much as what you put into your body? Your car's oil is the life blood of your car to keep all the parts moving and the engine running smoothly by its natural design. You should change your oil every 3,000 miles up to 10,000 miles for some type of cars or trucks.

Your dealership can do a oil change and more for you if you take it in to them now. The oil in your car and the filter are designed to trap harmful debris and keep…
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