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Car Safety Tips for Tweens

September 17 to 23 is Child Passenger Safety Week all across the country, including here in North Aurora. When we talk about children riding in cars, it's important to remember that we're talking about older children up to age 13, too.

"Tweens" are one of the most challenging groups, because they're at the age when they want to be treated like adults. They start to get embarrassed about "kid stuff," which may include…

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The 2017 Ford Flex is an Unexpected Family Delight

With the look of a wagon but the designation and capability of a crossover, the 2017 Ford Flex is a truly exceptional vehicle that just might be perfect for you and your loved ones. Its boxy-chic design keeps you in the spotlight and standing out from the crowd, three rows of seating allows for up to seven passengers to sit comfortably, and an available 365 horsepower engine gives you the kick you need to leave your rivals in the rearview. Check it out below and get a closer look:

 

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2 Things to Laser-Focus on When Your Car Needs to Be Clean Now

If you need to have a car that will impress a date, or be immune to your parent's criticism, and you sort of—what's the word? Completely forgot to clean it until the last minute. Then you need to focus down on the most important parts of your vehicle to get it clean fast.

Go from dusty to shining paint in minutes.

Your car's paint job is what makes the biggest first impression, so…

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The Ford HBCU Community Challenge Helps Students Tackle Real World Problems

The Ford HBCU Community Challenge challenges teams of students from historically black colleges and universities students to design a project that focuses on solving critical needs in their community. Teams then partner with a local non-profit agency to develop a proposal that advances the project.

 

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Have You Taken a Look at Our Featured Vehicles Lately?

 

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Ford vehicles are already known in North Aurora for their popularity, affordability, and quality. So how does it get better? Well, let's make our most popular items even more affordable! That's exactly what we do with the Featured New Vehicles and Featured Used Vehicles here at Fox Valley Ford. Have you taken a look at our featured vehicles lately?

If not, you should. Because we regularly put popular Ford models that are competitively priced right at the forefront.

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MotorWeek Weighs in on World-Class 2017 Ford Explorer

Fancy a full-size SUV for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Fox Valley Ford think you may well fall head-over-heels for ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us so sure?

The clip below should provide you with the necessary context; link up with our friends at MotorWeek to hear all about the latest Explorer:

Prioritizing high-octane performance above all else is the Explorer's turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 available engine upgrade.

Offered exclusively with the Sport and Platinum trims, this turbo-V6 pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a very potent 365 ...

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Make Sure You Don't Lose Your Mind

What's better than a fun-filled road trip? Not much! But a somewhat planned road trip is far better than a frazzled and rushed one. Be sure to plan at least a little bit, so you know what you are wanting to do and see, and don't pack everything but the kitchen sink. You want to enjoy your trip and not be smashed into your vehicle because you decided to bring your entire wardrobe. Pack smart and if worst comes to worst and you needed something you left behind, you can always pick it up later. But chances are…
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The 2017 Ford Escape Goes Head to Head with its Jeep Competition

When it comes to shopping for a new SUV, there's no better vehicle you could choose than the 2017 Ford Escape. As handsome as it is versatile, this competitively priced SUV aims to please in far more ways than one. As for taking on the competition? Well, this year's new Ford Escape can't help but to surpass everything that the 2017 Jeep Cherokee has to offer. Take a look:

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Don't Drive If You're Not Prepared to Breakdown

If your vehicle doesn't have an emergency roadside kit, then it's about time you got one. You need to have one in the event that you have some car trouble or your car breaks down. You should never allow yourself to be at a disadvantage if you can help it. Although you may not be able to avoid a breakdown, you can be prepared for one. Your emergency kit should include things like bottled water, nonperishable food items, and warm blankets. It should also have a First-Aid kit, cell phone and charger, tow rope, flashlight and batteries, and…
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Maintain Your Car to Increase Fuel Economy

There are several steps that you can take to increase your fuel economy. Consider these suggestions before you head out on your next adventure.

If your first stop is the gas station, then take a second to peek in the owner’s manual to see what level octane is recommended by the manufacturer. Using gas with a higher octane level can cause your vehicle to not burn gas efficiently. Many vehicles do great on lower octane gas.

Do not leave the gas station without checking your tire pressure with a reliable tire gauge. Driving on tires that are not properly…
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