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Tips for Road Tripping With Your Family Pets

When you travel with your pet long distances, you should invest in a ventilated carrier. It should be comfortable and let your dog or cat stand, sit or lie down. Feed your pet a light meal before departing on the road and never feed them when traveling. Never leave your pet alone in a hot car in the winter or cold car in the summer. Makes sure your pet has identification a tag with an ID and your home address and phone on it; many pets have a microchip for identification. When traveling across state lines bring a record of…

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Trust Our Maintenance Team for Your Seasonal Needs

You think of your vehicle as you move into a new season and you want to tackle all of the maintenance work that you have neglected for too long. Those of us at NorthStar Ford would like to help you with that with our wide range of routine service advice!

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As you move into a new season, it is important for your tires to be prepared for that season. Whether you simply need your tires rotated or you would like…

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Ford's 2018 F-150: Toning Down the Gas Guzzler Tendencies

Trucks go through a lot of fuel. It's not hard to figure out why. Most frequently built for power, they just generally have thirstier engines than you'd find in something smaller. One improvement the 2018 Ford F-150 will be making over its predecessor are engine options that deliver better fuel economy for less pain at the pump.

For those interested in more efficiency, the 2018 F-150 will offer the 3.3-liter V6. Replacing the 2017 truck's 3.5-liter engine, it's been rated for 19/22/25 MPG. The new F-150 will also have a 2.7-liter…

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Ford's 2018 F-150: Toning Down the Gas Guzzler Tendencies

Trucks go through a lot of fuel. It's not hard to figure out why. Most frequently built for power, they just generally have thirstier engines than you'd find in something smaller. One improvement the 2018 Ford F-150 will be making over its predecessor are engine options that deliver better fuel economy for less pain at the pump.

For those interested in more efficiency, the 2018 F-150 will offer the 3.3-liter V6. Replacing the 2017 truck's 3.5-liter engine, it's been rated for 19/22/25 MPG. The new F-150 will also have a 2.7-liter…

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Is the Ford F-250 Super Duty Worthy of Being a Personal Vehicle?

Today, the F-150 is the most versatile of Ford's F-Series, offering cutting-edge innovations as a personal vehicle, as well as work-capable towing and hauling. The F-Series Super Duty designates models that skew more heavily toward the work side of things.

That doesn't stop many drivers from choosing the Super Duty as their personal truck, however.

Recently, Car and Driver rated the 2017 F-250, and found it...

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Be Alert On The Road To Save On Fuel

You need to be really alert on the road in order to save on fuel. Just look at what all is going on around you. This will allow you to anticipate how the traffic is going to play out. Pay attention to all the lights on your daily commute. You need to anticipate whether they will turn green as you get there. If not, you may have to slow down much earlier in order to avoid using your brakes.

In addition, always switch off the ignition in case the light will be red for a long time. But this also…

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How Stocked is Your Roadside Emergency Kit?

If you don't have an emergency roadside kit in your vehicle, then you need to get one put together ASAP.

You can grab a clear, plastic container, and put the items in so that they are somewhat organized and easy to find, and put an itemized list on the outside so that you can read what's inside. Be sure to replace any items that you use up. You should pack a First-Aid kit, bottled water, nonperishable food items, and multipurpose tool. Bring jumper cables, tow rope, flares or reflective triangles, and flashlight and batteries. Also be sure to…
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The 2017 Ford Edge Lets You Do More

Love to travel? Love technology even more? Then you'll love the Ford Edge. Not to brag or anything, but it is pretty cool, to say the least. And with All-Wheel Drive, you can take it anywhere. Anywhere. From city driving to deep in the woods, your Edge works hard to keep you and your passengers safe.

 
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2017 Ford F-150 to Offer V-8 Torque from an EcoBoost V-6 Engine

According to a recent press release from Ford Motor Company, the upcoming 2017 Ford F-150 will offer a V-6 EcoBoost engine with more torque than all diesel and gasoline competitors. The 3.5-liter power plant generates a segment-best 470 pound-feet of torque, more than V-8 engines with nearly twice the displacement...

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2017 Escape Wins Cars.com Compact SUV Challenge

Here at North Star Ford, when we first saw the all-new 2017 Ford Escape, we knew it was a winner. Today, in a press release from Ford, our intuition was confirmed. Escape earned the number one spot in the Cars.com annual Compact SUV Challenge, ranking as the best option for shoppers in the segment...

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