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See What the Ford Taurus Has to Offer in Terms of Technology

The Ford Taurus has been an industry leader in its class since its introduction in the mid-1980's. It has long set the standard for the competition when it comes to styling, safety, comfort, quality, and reliability.

And while all of those factors remain true for 2018, drivers of the all-new Taurus are also going to benefit greatly from all of the cutting-edge technology features that are available, including:

If you would like to see all of these impressive tech features in person then head on over to our showroom here at Pat Milliken Ford Inc. and test drive the…

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Regular Tire Rotations Are Key to Getting the Most Out of Them

Your vehicle's tires are of critical importance to its overall performance and safety, so it is important to keep them fresh and in good condition. They are not a cheap thing to have to replace, either so you will want to try and get as many miles out of a set before you have to replace them.

The good news is that there are steps that you can take to make sure that you do get as much out of them as possible. For starters, make sure that they are running at the recommended PSI level. An over or…

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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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Stay out of Harm's Way with the 2018 Ford Escape

Drifting puts a crossover in the path of other cars. Still, it happens more often than Redford, MI drivers would like. To help, the Ford Escape offers a multi-faceted lane keeping system.

The Ford system uses cameras to watch lane lines. You can choose how you want the system to respond. If the Escape drifts out of its marked path, the steering wheel vibrates to warn the driver to straighten the crossover's trajectory. To assist, the system may apply torque to the appropriate wheels, giving the vehicle a gentle push back into its lane.

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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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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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