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Ford Focus Style to Suit Your Needs

With the Ford Focus, you have many options and design choices available to you. You can choose anything from the high-end luxury limited-edition RS to the most stylish compact electric car on the market. Each of Ford’s unique models features recognizable exterior features that set it apart on the road.

Ford gives you many choices when it comes to exterior design. The ST and RS are the sportiest models. 

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Bad Gas Mileage: Bad Gas Pump

Car owners know and understand that fuel is an important component of the functionality of their car, but sometimes they overlook the fuel system itself. Below are two signs that your car’s fuel system may need to be serviced:

  • Gas Mileage- If you notice that you are not getting the same amount of fuel mileage you have in the past leading you to have to fill up your gas tank more often, this is an indication that your fuel system needs to be serviced. 
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The 2018 Ford C-Max Stands Alone Among Hybrids

No one likes to spend a pretty penny at the gas pump. That is why many people are turning to compact hybrid vehicles. That is also why our team at Jim Schmidt Ford Inc. of Hicksville, OH is so excited about the new 2018 Ford C-Max.

This compact hybrid is very unique in that it can reach a top speed of 85 miles per hour when it is in solely electric mode. 

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Important Battery Service Tips

Your battery is a very important part of your vehicle. It’s safe to say that without the battery, your car really wouldn’t do much. The battery provides power and energy to the ignition, starter, fuel system and almost every electrical component. Stop at Jim Schmidt Ford Inc. and let our technicians check your battery or offer maintenance tips.

Even if the battery appears to be giving you problems, it could still be good. 

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Common Causes of Engine Overheating

Your car's engine is important because it's the main source of power. If the engine overheats, it can cause damage to the part. Some signs that the engine is overheating are steam pouring out of the hood of your car, an unusual smell, and the temperature gauge needle going beyond the normal limit. If your engine is overheating, there are several possible reasons.

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Decoding Differences in Motor Oil

Buying oil can be confusing. Do you purchase a traditional oil change or a synthetic oil change? What exactly is the difference? We here at Jim Schmidt Ford Inc. in Hicksville, OH are here to give you the basics on the differences in the two types of motor oil.

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Your Engines Cooling System Hoses

Car engines generate a lot of heat. The combustion chamber is the home of fire. The engine consists of metal—a major conductor of heat. Without a method of dissipating the heat generated through combustion, the engine would absorb more and more of the heat and eventually seize. The answer to the problem is a fluid cooling system to carry heat away from the engine.

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Enjoy Professional Traction in Ford Edge

Because the Ford Edge has advanced mechanical parts and modern tech under the hood, you can reach destinations on soaked roads and rainy paths easier while driving this automobile. The main feature that increases handling and safety in these environments is the all-wheel drive system.

When the Ford Edge is driven on the risky roads and paths, advanced sensors implement strategic procedures to frequently monitor various traction levels. If needed, the sensors will interact with the all-wheel drive hardware when adjustments need to be made to boost traction. 

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Ford EcoSport: Small Car, Big Features

If you are in the market for a compact car with great features, then look no further than the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport has many great features including:

  • MyKey - MyKey is a great feature that helps your teen drivers navigate safely by allowing parents to set audio volume, limit how fast they can drive, and increase the use of safety belts.
  • SYNC Connect - With SYNC Connect and FordPass EcoSport owners can check the fuel level of their automobile, start your car, schedule maintenance or roadside assistance, and even locate your car all from their Smartphone.
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It's Important to Follow Move-Over Laws

It's not just a good idea to move over if you see an emergency vehicle, it's the law. All 50 states have move-over laws that apply not only to emergency vehicles but also to other situations. Here are some tips to follow.

You should move over anytime there is any sort of activity going on on the side of the road. That could be a disabled vehicle, road work or a police officer conducting a traffic stop. You should put on your blinker and move over at least one lane to avoid any of these situations. If you…

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