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August Events in Suffolk

As our area enjoys the heat of late-summer, we hope you enjoy these events in and around Downtown Suffolk! If you are heading to any of them let us know, and if not we'd love to see you at our dealership on Main Street!
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How Often Should you Test a Battery?

Your car battery is vitally important to the daily function of your car. Not only does it power your navigation, radio, lights, and air conditioning systems; it also starts your car by turning the starter. Though battery problems are often associated with cold weather, Consumer Reports magazine says heat is a bigger enemy of car batteries and will take a bigger toll on performance and reserve capacity.

The magazine recommends that vehicle owners in hotter parts of the country have their car battery tested after two years of ownership and then every year after.

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Ford Creates New Pickup Truck Emoji

With billions of emoji sent daily and nearly every mode of transportation including cars, scooters, boats, spaceships and ski lifts among the 3,000 approved icons available to emoji users, truck fans noticed a glaring omission: There is no pickup truck. Ford decided it was time to do something about this and is celebrating World Emoji Day with the debut of the pickup truck emoji.
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Ford, Lincoln Rank Among Top Five Brands in J.D. Power 2019

Both Ford and Lincoln rank among the top five automotive brands in the United States for the first time in the latest J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study thanks to overall quality improvements that are outpacing the industry. Now in its 33rd year, the study measures vehicle quality by analyzing problems reported by owners in the first 90 days of ownership.
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What's That Part? - Break Pads

The moment that a service technician approaches and says "To pass your state inspection we'll need to replace your brake pads," can make anyone squirm and wish they hadn't come to get their inspection done. Brake pads are a key part to your car because they apply pressure and friction to a vehicle's brake rotors -- those flat, shiny discs that you can sometimes see just behind the wheels of some vehicles. This is what allows your vehicle to come to a complete stop at your local ice cream shop.

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Ford Motor Company Issues Two Recalls

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Safety recall for select 2019 Ranger trucks for transmission shift cable bracket fastener
Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2019 Ranger vehicles. On some affected vehicles, the two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing may not have been torqued to specification...

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What to do in the event of 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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Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor Breakdown

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor and is a part that is designed to inform the driver when any tire on a vehicle is below 25 percent of the recommended tire pressure. All 2008 model year and forward vehicles must be equipped with a TPMS sensors system by law.

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Maximize your MPG!

As we enter the travel season, gas prices begin to make a steady climb skyward and everyone is looking to pinch pennies at the pump. Luckily there are some fairly simple and inexpensive  solutions to improving your fuel economy and saving money. Don't leave home without these tips.

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Driving in Rain and Extreme Weather

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Extreme weather conditions like torrential springtime rain can happen when you’d least expect it, so here’s how to be prepared in the event of torrential rains.

Ideally, you should try to avoid driving in heavy rains. Know your local weather broadcast channel (pre-program it to your radio now), always listen to the forecast and pay attention to thunderstorm warnings issued by the National Weather Service before you head out on the road. But if it’s unavoidable, here are some tips for driving in heavy rain.

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