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Preparing Your Vehicle for the Fall/Winter Season

Fall means changing leaves, apple cider, and colder weather. But as a driver, it’s time to start prepping your car against the coming cold. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your vehicle, so it’s important to take steps so your car will stay in proper working order. And to ensure that it does, we’ve provided a small list that may help.

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Why Shouldn’t You Drive When Your Windshield Is Chipped?

Few things are more frustrating than getting a chip in your windshield. However, getting your windshield fixed as soon as possible, even if it’s only a small crack. Why isn’t it safe to drive around New Haven, IN when your windshield is chipped?

Firstly, a chipped windshield can obstruct your view of the road, making it unsafe for you to drive. While a chip may be a small blemish on your windshield, if it’s in the right spot it can actually reduce your visibility.

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How Often Should You Change Power Steering Fluid Near New Haven, IN?

Your Ford vehicle is built to handle the road with tough confidence. However, even the most durable and powerful vehicles need to be serviced routinely to ensure their continued success on the road. That is why we have a service team at our dealership available to assist you with all of your vehicle-related needs – whether you need a tire rotation or something more extensive.

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What to Do if Your Car Overheats

It's a situation that can happen to anyone: you are driving around Hicksville, OH, when your vehicle's engine begins to overheat. There are plenty of potential causes for this problem, all of which can be repaired at the Jim Schmidt Ford Inc. Service Center. Here are some potential causes for your vehicle's overheating problem.

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Car Battery Boosting 101 at Jim Schmidt Ford


During the coming winter months, its essential to understand how to boost your vehicle battery if need be.

And considering colder temperatures place an enormous amount of stress on vehicle batteries, a weakened battery may immobilize your Ford Edge – full stop. Therefore, having jumper cables at the ready and the knowledge to utilize this all-important tool do much to allay any seasonal concerns. Being prepared is a first step towards safety via Jim Schmidt Ford.

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Five Engine Noises You Should Not Ignore

Sometimes when your vehicle needs service, it will let you know. When you are driving around Hicksville, OH, and hear a sound coming from your engine, there is a good chance that there is an issue with your vehicle that needs repair. When that happens, you should bring your vehicle to Jim Schmidt Ford, where our expert technicians can make the repairs you need. Here are five engine sounds you should not ignore.

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How Often Should I Get My Car Serviced?

You can get pretty busy in your life. Between work, home, and all the events you have to take your kids to, who has time to take care of your car? Like it or not, your Ford requires regular service to make sure it operates the way it should. So, just how frequently do you need to bring your Ford to the service team at Jim Schmidt Ford? Let's take a look at some of the major milestones your Ford needs to ensure you get the most out of your travels.

15,000 Mile Service

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How to Prepare Your Car for the Winter

You may not have noticed it yet, but before you know it, the temperatures will start to drop, and the weather will start to change in Hicksville, OH. There is no better time to make sure your car is ready for the change in seasons. The service team at Jim Schmidt Ford wants to help you prepare your car for the transition. We have compiled a list of things your car must do before Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose.

Test Your Car Battery

There are few worse feelings than getting stranded in the middle of nowhere because your…

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