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How to Plan for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Planning for a safe summer road trip is all about taking the time today to anticipate things that could go wrong on the highway. Today, we are going to help by providing you a checklist for packing the car before you leave for your trip.

Pack a set of jumper cables in the trunk. You never know where the car battery could die and you might be stranded for a long time without them available,

Put a gas can in the trunk, this speed up the process if you run out of fuel on the highway.

Keep a few flashlights…
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Rule the Great Outdoors With the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Every square-inch of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has been designed to bring the unstoppable performance of a regular model to the roughest of off-road trails. Utilizing the revolutionary new body of the Ford F-150 line and then taking it to new heights with specialized off-road engineering, the vehicle is made for those who never want to compromise capability

Military-Grade Body

The latest generation of Ford F-150 models evolved the full-size pickup beyond the competition…

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How Often Should You Change Your Engine’s Oil?

“How often should I have my oil changed?” It’s a question that the team here at Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas City hears from drivers all across Iosco County and beyond, and we’re always happy to provide oil change advice. Of course, it didn’t used to be such a concern. People were told that they needed to change their car’s engine oil every three months or 3,000 miles…

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Dirt on Vehicle can be Full of Bacteria

If you are like a lot of drivers, you do not frequently wash your vehicle. You may think that the buildup of dirt and bird droppings gives your car a bit of character and really is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. However, this buildup may be causing a health risk.

The dirt and grime that buildup on your vehicle can be full of harmful bacteria that can cause infections and disease. You may not realize that you are coming into contact with this harmful bacteria everyday when you open your car door. The…
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Why Rotating Your Tires is an Important Part of Vehicle Maintenance

You may not think about rotating your tires as much as you think about filling up your gas tank. However, rotating your tires is extremely important. The tread of your tires wears down on all four units at different rates. Generally, your front tires wear down quicker than the back, so it is important to rotate your tires at regular intervals to keep wear and tear to a minimum.

Rotating the tires of your vehicle means that a service technician will physically take the tires of your car and move them to different spots. This is part of a regular…
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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Named Pickup Truck of the Year by Popular Mechanics

Is anyone from Michigan to Texas to Montana at all surprised to see the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor named Pickup Truck of the Year by Popular Mechanics? Here at Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas, we’ve developed an intense appreciation for this unstoppable lightweight truck, and we’ve watched numerous faces light up after even a short turn behind the wheel in Tawas City and Iosco County, MI.

The Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards


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Spare glasses, an often overlooked item for your roadside emergency kit

As anyone who wears glasses knows, accidents happen. Maybe a screw falls out of your frame. It's not that hard to crack one of your lenses or have your frame break in half. No amount of duck tape can save a broken pair of glasses. That's why your roadside emergency kit should include spare glasses.

Unless you like squinting and barely seeing the road, it's important to have a backup pair of glasses. Most car issues can be solved with either a simple roadside repair or a tow truck. Your vision, on the other hand, can't…
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