Create Your Survival Kit in Style

No matter how prepared you think you are, accidents always happen. You might find yourself in a situation where you have to survive outdoors or during the winter months when temperatures are below freezing. If this is the case, it's important to have a survival kit on hand that will keep you warm and gives you enough food for days! Below are five items that should be included in your survival kit:

1) Blanket - It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just something that can cover your body from head to toe. A wool blanket will do…

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Safely Correcting a Slide on Iced Roadways

In winter months, the road ways in many areas become exponentially more dangerous as snow and sleet or hail fall onto the pavement. Ice forms on the roads and often causes drivers to slide on the pavement with little to no control, but an abundance of fear and panic. There are safe ways to regain control of your vehicle and correct the slide caused by the ice. Let's look into how it's done.

The main thing to keep in mind if your vehicle begins to slide on icy roads is this: Do not hit your brakes!

It will…

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Are Backup Cameras Useful?

When you're looking to own a new car, you may find that a lot of the models in the auto industry include a backup camera, which comes standard and is convenient to use. Backup cameras are excellent to rely on while driving because they help you to get a better view of your surroundings to reduce the risk of collisions. They turn on the moment you start to put the car in reverse and back up without having to turn it on each time.

The backup camera is placed on the rear of the vehicle, whether you choose to…

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Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the most important aspects of your personal finance. It affects how much you pay for loans, mortgages, and even cell phone plans. This blog post will discuss three simple steps that will help you improve your credit score quickly and easily.

1) Three C's of Credit – Carry a Balance

In general, you should carry a credit card balance from time to time. If you don't carry a balance from time to time, this could actually negatively affect your credit score.

2) Address Outstanding Debt
 

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Ford Super Duty Productivity Features

The Ford Motor Company is one of America's oldest and most popular car manufacturers. The company was founded in 1903, but didn't start producing cars until 1908 with their first model, "the Model T." Since then, the company has been a leader in innovation and design for nearly 100 years. In addition to being a leading manufacturer of automobiles, trucks and other automotive products, they also produce small engines like those found on lawn mowers or outboard motors for boats. One vehicle that exemplifies this innovation is the new Ford Superduty F-250 truck which offers an array

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What Tech Features Does the Ford EcoSport Deliver?

A subcompact SUV provides significant cargo and passenger space in a sleeker design. The Ford EcoSport offers these benefits, along with other features. The technological features appear impressive, and Ford made sure the EcoSport came packed with new innovations intended to boost safety and convenience.

Who says only the driver needs to tap the touchscreen to access the advanced technology perks? Ford delivers a voice-engagement option, thanks to the SYNC 3 setup. Drivers or passengers may take advantage of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and link their smartphones, as well.

 

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The Ford Edge Acceleration and Power

Ford has an eye for design and styling. The Ford Edge is another crossover SUV from Ford that combines style and performance in a neatly packed luxury style. The Ede features a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost Engine on the base trim. While the higher ST trim features an even more powerful 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine for extra Horsepower.

With the standard engine, Ford Edge offers greater towing capacity and excellent balance of power and fuel-efficiency. The sport-tuned ST trim comes packed with extra power and stellar handling compared to the base trim. 

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Dodge Challenger Performance Features

The Dodge Challenger maintains its spot on the charts of the best SUVs with its unique engine capability. It is designed for performance and power, doing what many others wouldn't dare.

It comes with a base engine: 3.6-liter V6 with 303 horsepower and a capability to handle 268-pound torque. It also has a standard rear-drive and four-wheel drive available. Its transmission is quite impressive with a standard automatic eight-speed transmission and an available six-speed manual. The Dodge Challenger is fuel economy contrary to its fantastic engine. It has a fuel consumption rate of 19 mpg 

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Ford Escape: Textbook Capability Features

Above average capability should be the norm for all SUVs, but it isn't. Luckily, there's the Ford Escape, a personal favorite of the enthusiasts on our team at Lakewood Happy Motors. This SUV redefines capability, putting no less than four powerful engines at the disposal of drivers.

The Ford Escape Engine Lineup

The Ford Escape engine lineup consists of two EcoBoost engines and two four-cylinder engines. The EcoBoost engines have displacements of 1.5 liters and 2.0 liters. They pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission that results in at least 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.

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Ford Transit Connect Safety Features

The Ford Transit is standard equipped with the Ford CoPilot360 safety system. This system offers Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and a wonderful blind spot warning and monitoring system. BLIS, as the blind spot monitoring system is called, offers a wide array of cameras over the exterior of the vehicle to prevent collisions due to blind spots. Not only will you enjoy rear view and back up cameras, but you'll have cameras at any potential blind spot.

Another neat feature of the Ford CoPilot360 system is the Lane Departure Warning system and Lane Keeping Assist 

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