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How Tire Tread Plays a Major Part in Keeping Your Vehicle on the Road


When driving on wet roads, one of the most dangerous times is during the first 10 minutes of rain. This is when all the oils on the road begin to rise to the top of the water. Having good tire tread will increase your safety on wet roads during this time.

How Your Tires Keep Traction On Wet Roads

Your tires work to keep traction on the road by channeling water from underneath the tire and away from your vehicle. Without sufficient tire tread, the water that normally is channeled away becomes trapped. When this happens, a slippery layer builds…
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Stay Connected With SYNC From Ford

Driving used to be where you counted mile markers, 20 questions or I spy until your parents got to the destination. So instead of hearing your kids say, “Are We There Yet?" a million times, you can use Ford Sync 3 to pass the time and keep your sanity.

While you have access to phone, messages, and navigation on your front console; there is also access for media

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Your Vehicle's Maintenance Schedule Is Made To Help You

Knowing how to maintain your car is a definite must when you own one. You will be able to do this by looking in your vehicle maintenance schedule. This can be found in the owner’s manual for your vehicle, making it easy to explore your model's service needs at any point. When you look at the vehicle maintenance schedule, it will tell you what work that needs to be done and when to have it completed. You will want to take your car to see us at Sexton Ford - the top choice for service in the local Moline…

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2017 Ford Fusion: A Family Sedan that Ticks All the Boxes

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Sexton Ford straight-up speechless, our esteemed American automaker's -- the 2017 Fusion -- would most definitely be it.

And what makes it so?

Check the clip below; here to synopsize the Fusion's best qualities is AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Beneath the hood of the S and SE trims, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine holds court with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rated at a respectable 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, the base engine is available with front-wheel drive only.

We'd also note the…

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Debunk the Myths with Sexton Ford and Cars.com

There are a car myths out there and sometimes it's hard to know which ones are real and which ones are fake. Does putting nitrogen in your tires really increase fuel economy? Do red cars really get more speeding tickets? Well, if you're not sure, check out the Cars.com video below and learn the truth behind five common car myths. Give it a watch, learn along with us, and have a couple new facts to shoot to your friends the next time the topic of cars comes up.

 

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Maximize the Comfort Zone for your Growing Family with the 2017 Ford Expedition

 

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For the Illinois families who are growing in size as well as in numbers, optimize your comfort zone with the spacious interior of the 2017 Ford Expedition. If you want a stronger stance on the roadways and more power and versatility, that you may not find prevalent in traditional minivans, the Expedition provides you and the kids with everything you could ask for in a Sports Utility Vehicle.

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Today Marks the 100-Year Anniversary for Ford Pickup Trucks

 

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It was a hundred years ago today on July 27th, 1917 that the first Ford Model TT truck hit the American streets. Designed initially to assist agricultural workers with their everyday payload and transportation needs, the Model TT inherently replaced the horse and buggy and increased productivity across the board.

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MotorWeek Tries 2017 Ford Explorer on for Size

Might you be in the market for a full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Sexton Ford have a sneaking suspicion that you'd match up rather well with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that?

Receive that answer from the automotive mavens of MotorWeek; their analysis of the Explorer is as follows:

The standard equipment roster of the Explorer's base model is sure to make it one of the more popular picks.

Such features include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat, SYNC voice-command connectivity, a 4.2-inch display…

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