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Signs You Need Service on Your Ignition

There are a number of primary signs that you need to bring your car into Park Rapids Ford to have your ignition checked and services. The primary sign that an ignition is in need of service is when the ignition doesn't start the car immediately. In other words, you have to turn the ignition multiple times before the car "fires up."

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It's Time for a Timing Belt Inspection

Inside your engine, a rubber belt called the timing belt is synchronizing the motion of your crankshaft and camshaft, keeping your engine running smoothly. If the timing belt breaks or fails, your engine will stop working and can become severely damaged. It’s important to have your timing belt regularly inspected and replaced.

Each vehicle has a recommended timing belt replacement mileage from the manufacturer, which can be found in your vehicle’s manual.

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Avoiding Blowouts Saves Time, Money, and Reduces Risk

Safety is priority one when you are traveling in a car. Blowouts are not only dangerous but also inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive.

The leading cause of blowouts is underinflated tires. It is crucial you are aware of your tire pressure. Most vehicles show you your tire's psi levels on a digital dashboard display. 

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Ford Escape Technology Features

The 2018 Ford Escape is everything that you need to thrive on the road. Not only does this small SUV offer durability that is great for road trips, but it also gives you the technology that you crave.

Ford SYNC 3 is the premiere feature that comes standard with the new Escape. This system is the ultimate infotainment center with navigation and various options for music enjoyment available at the driver’s fingertips. 

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What Are Viscosity Numbers?

Internal combustion engines require a thin coat of oil on its working parts to limit damage to moving parts and to reduce heat causing friction. Without the oil to lubricate and protect the moving parts, the engine will seize, and your car will not run.

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Brake fluid, or hydraulic fluid, is set in motion each time you step on the brake pedal. It is contained within the lines of the brake system and pushed through to each wheel. By the time it reaches the caliper, it creates a force that pushes the pads and rotor together. The energy from these two parts coming together results in stopping your car.

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Prepare for a Feast and Keep Your Car Protected

As you work on preparing your favorite dish to bring to a holiday party, it's important to consider how you are going to transport the dish from your home to your destination. At Park Rapids Ford, we know you love your car and that you want to keep it clean. Here are some ideas to help keep your car safe from food spills this holiday season.

Put your food into a cardboard box and wrap the food in a towel if it needs to stay warm. Towels can serve several other purposes as well. Towels will protect your car…

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The Importance of Using Windshield Wiper Fluid

When it comes to your vehicle, you want to make sure everything is running smoothly. Anything that can carry you down a road at great speeds should be taken care of so it keeps you safe. If your windshield is dirty, you may be putting yourself at risk of getting into an accident because you can't see as well. So how do you make sure that your windshield always stays clean?

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