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The Correct Way to Test Your Car's Battery

In order to quickly and safely test the battery in your car, you'll need a voltmeter, safely glasses, a wire brush, and work gloves. Turn off the vehicle engine, open the car hood, inspect the car battery terminals for corrosion. If corrosion appears on the terminals, use the wire brush to clear the contact points.

Attach the red clamp of the voltmeter to the positive battery terminal. Attach the black clamp to the negative battery terminal. Load test the battery, a reading in the 12.4 range is ideal. 

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Signs Your Ignition Needs Service

Ignition switch problems can cause all types of issues for your vehicle. In some cases, if your car is starting but then suddenly stops, you could have an ignition problem that fails to power the fuel, which results in the vehicle stalling as it is turned to the on position. You could also have issues powering some of the accessories such as AC or radio although you have the key in the idle position.

If your car is stopping suddenly or not starting, your switch may not be the only cause. It could be the key has worn out or…

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Why Should You Arrange Ford Service at the Dealership?

What makes service at W & W Ford so incredible? The special ingredient is always our customer service! It's the way we treat people. Our expert Ford service technicians are efficient at finding issues within your vehicle. They are experts at monitoring fluids, batteries and brakes for problem areas. They also excel in just treating people well.

We want every customer who walks in to feel special, and we take the time to get to know you and your vehicle. We also want to answer your questions. Many service departments or mechanics are nuts and bolts. 

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Tips to Help You Avoid a Tire Blowout

Taking a proactive approach to the health of your car tires can go a long way in possibly avoiding a blowout. Consider these tips from the W & W Ford service team to identify potential issues with your current set of tires.

If you do a visual inspection of the tires each day, it could help to spot potential trouble. Look at the side walls for any cracks or bulges; it might be signs the tire could fail. Look at the tread for uneven wear or if the tread is separating from the rest of the tire. 

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Is Your Transmission Causing Performance Issues?

While your transmission usually doesn't need much care, it's important to know if your transmission is making your car run terribly. A leak in your transmission can cause a major fluid leak, causing issues with how your transmission runs no matter how old it is.

If find a puddle beneath your car that you can't identify, it's time to head to W & W Ford to have the issue investigated further.

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Buying Tires - Read the Writing on the Wall

Buying tires is a relatively simple process much like buying yourself a pair of shoes. When you buy shoes, all you need to know is your shoe size, and when you buy tires you just need to know the tire size, right?

Yes and no.

You do need to know what size tires your car needs but it’s a little more complex than that. When you buy tires from W & W Ford, you can be assured that you’re getting the size recommended for your vehicle.

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Know Your Car’s Coolant Better

There are various fluids in your car that play different roles in the smooth operation of your vehicle. Some of the fluids include; engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant.

Driving in a hot car can be quite risky besides being very uncomfortable. The working of the engine produces a lot of heat. If this heat is left unattended, then I bet you will prefer walking to driving. The coolant also known as antifreeze works to ensure the engine is cooled and your car environment is friendly.

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Make Sure Your Car Is Ready For The Trip Ahead

You've had your hotel booked for months and have taken paid-time-off from work. Everyone knows that you have been planning this vacation for over a year. And instead of taking a plane, train, or bus to arrive at your destination? You've chosen to make it there in your vehicle instead.

 
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