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‘Truck Weekend in America’

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Beginning Saturday, November 10, the HISTORY® channel and Ford F-Series are launching “Truck Weekend in America” – a six-hour prime-time programming event that puts the automaker at the center of original storytelling throughout the weekend. This first-of-its-kind collaboration highlights Ford’s truck legacy of toughness, heritage and performance.
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Ford Helps Pediatric Cancer Foundation Build Dreams

In summer 2006, Dr. Jim Osborn and his wife Amy Jo welcomed their newborn son, Austin Hatcher, into the world. Within weeks, their bright, cuddly baby boy began to show signs of an illness, and days later, they would learn he had inoperable brain cancer. Just two weeks later, young “Hatch” died in his father’s arms. Devastated, the couple decided to honor their son by helping other parents of children stricken with cancer – and through their loss, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer was born.

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Production Start of All-New 2019 Ranger


When many of Michigan Assembly Plant’s 3,000 workers gather today at the plant, they will be celebrating a rebirth in more ways than one.

The festivities mark a renaissance for a plant just outside of Detroit that has experienced the highs and lows of the American auto industry for the past six decades. The occasion also signals the rebirth of Ford Ranger, the mid-size pickup that will return to American roads early next year after an eight-year hiatus, fully modernized for today’s truck buyer.

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All Treats and No Tricks at Barton Ford

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It's all treats and no tricks at Barton Ford this Halloween! Get to our dealership for month-end savings on cars, trucks, SUV's and more!

You could leave our dealership with an F-150 for hauling all your Halloween candy, and it can haul a LOT! With a payload capacity of 1,621 to 2,329 lbs, we dare say you can leave the pillowcase at home.

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Restrain Your Road Rage

Aggressive driving tactics are dangerous to the driver and other motorists on any roadway, as it puts everyone at higher risk for collision and injury as well as property damage. And while there is no clearly defined law against aggressive driving, people experiencing road rage and engaging in aggressive driving often break traffic laws by speeding, not using their blinker, running stoplights, or not giving other motorists right of way. This kind of driving poses a huge risk to others on the average commute.

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Fighting Frosted Windows

Winter temperatures mean frosted windows in the morning during this time of year! Frosted windows aren't just inconvenient either, they can be dangerous if you don't fully defrost your car before leaving for work or school. Luckily, there are some tried and true ways to fight frost before your commute. Here are some things you can do to help defrost your car in a hurry:

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What to do in an Auto Accident

In 2014 more than 120,000 traffic accidents were reported in Virginia, and 6,000 of those crashes were in Norfolk alone. Whenever you sit behind the wheel of a car, you take the risk of getting into an accident. Check out this information to familiarize yourself with what to do in case you are in a car accident, and then print this post and place it in your car’s glove box. That way, you’ll have it at your fingertips in the unfortunate event that you need it.

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Preparation for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to impact our area later this week, and while we would like everyone to stay off of the road for maximum safety, we understand that there may be situations where you need to run to get gas, food, water, or family members. We have gathered a few tips for driving in a natural disaster so that you may stay safe in the weekend ahead! Be sure to #KnowYourZone if you live in the Hampton Roads area and evacuate if necessary.

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6 Stealthy Troublemakers of Car Care

It’s no secret that vehicle service and maintenance seldom make the list of top driving pleasures. So the last thing you want to happen is to get dragged into the garage over things you can avoid. Here are simple preventive care tips in dealing with six stealthy troublemakers so you can save time, money and grief.

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How often should you change your oil?

For decades dads have been telling their sons to change the oil in their car every 3,000 miles. And this standard has persisted throughout the auto industry despite technical advances in engine technology and oil chemistry.

Today's off-the-shelf oil brands have greatly improved overall viscosity, oxidation resistance, and self-cleaning agents on the molecular level. And standards have changed to accommodate for this (outside of service stations).

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