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Ford Escape: Convenience Features Galore

Who doesn't love tons of horsepower, impressive handling, a bunch of cargo and passenger space on top of elegant looks? Ford Escape meets and exceeds all requirements in these categories with convenience features to excite even the most selective members of our Truck Town team.

Perfect Personal Parking Assistance

Ditch the days of precarious parking, backing up slowly while scrutinizing your rearview. Escape's Active Park Assist 2.0 accelerates, brakes, shifts and steers you like a pro into any detected parallel or perpendicular parking spot. 

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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

It’s about time to get into a new car, but you’ve been seeing different options for performance, such as front-wheel and rear-wheel drivetrains. Front-wheel drive (FWD) means that the car is pulled forward. Power is sent to the front wheels via the transmission. In a rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration, it’s the opposite. Power is sent to the back wheels or rear differential via the driveshaft through the transmission. The design is more complicated for rear-wheel drive, but it delivers more horsepower overall.

 

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Car Washing Is Good Maintenance

Washing your car might not sound like an investment, but it can be a great way to preserve your vehicle. As you drive, debris, bugs, salt, and mud became attached to your car. Over time, if you do not wash them off, they can damage the paint on your car. This will eventually lead to rust.

When there is rust on the exterior of the car, there is a good chance that it is beginning to develop on the vital parts, too. The damage is accumulative and can eventually lead to failure of the drive train, wheel components, and even…

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Will Backup Cameras Make You a Better Driver?

Backup cameras are new pieces of technology that will change the way you drive. These devices are the newest safety feature that are required for installation in new vehicles under 10,000 pounds. At Truck Town, we're very excited about the improved safety that backup cameras guarantee.

If you're unsure about what exactly backup cameras are, it's all in the name. When you put your car into reverse, backup cameras will turn on and show you an image of what's behind your car. This includes objects that may be obscured by your trunk, or items hidden…

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What is a Blind Spot Monitor in a Car?

Blind spot monitor is a car sensory device that detects other vehicles on the driver’s wing and behind. A blind spot monitor may send warning alerts in different varying forms, including vibration or audible sound.

How do Blind Spot Monitor Works?

The driver assistance technology senses the car coming from behind or alongside you, and if your signal is turned on, it alerts you not to change the lane.

Blind Spot Detection Vs. Parking Sonar

The two technology aids by protecting your car from the side and rear. However, the two differs in the following ways:

 
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Take Extra Care This Winter on Icy Roads

Here at Truck Town we see many drivers who have suffered accidents on icy roads. As the winter months settle in you should know the proper way to handle icy driving conditions and what to do when you begin to slide.

Handling a skid successfully is more about what you shouldn't do. You should never hit the brakes. This is often a driver's first reaction in times of trouble, but in the case of icy roads it is the wrong move. Instead you should lightly tap the brakes as you steer in the direction of the slide. In…

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Getting the Best Price on Your Next Vehicle

Buying a new or used vehicle can be an exciting process. What can really add to the excitement is knowing you’re getting the best possible price. At Truck Town, we want you to be armed with the most possible insight on how to get the best price on your next vehicle.

It’s important to know the value of the vehicle or vehicles you want. Don’t set your heart on just one vehicle. Pick out a couple. Make an offer that’s lower than the price so you have some negotiating room. Be prepared to walk away if…
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Accident Readiness Tips

Traffic Accidents occur every day in our city. Accidents are unexpected and often happen at the most inconvenient times. Preparation is the best way to lessen the impact of an accident in our lives. Truck Town wants to share a few tips to help you prepare for the unfortunate time you are involved in an accident. Here are some tips that can help save you time and stress if you are in an accident.
  • Have your current proof of insurance and registration readily available in your glove box.
  • If you are sore or injured, be sure to have it documented…
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