Seasonal Car Care: Six Fluids to Check for Holiday Travel!

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Did you know? Your car uses six primary fluids: coolant, motor oil, brakes fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid. Seasonal changes affect the performance of these fluids, so regular fluids checks are essential. Take the time to check your fluids and avoid the hassle and unnecessary expenses that result from car failure. Here is a rundown of the six fluids that help your engine hum. Continue reading

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The ABCs of Car Care

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A – Always follow a preventative vehicle maintenance plan.

B – Be sure to have your car inspected when you suspect there is a problem.

C – Correct the problem to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down on the road.

Understanding the basics of car care before taking the wheel will help keep drivers safer on the road! StateWide Ford wants every drive to remember the below preventative vehicle maintenance tips: Continue reading

Common Car Warning Lights

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Your vehicle is an incredibly complex contraption that functions using a number of liquids, circuits, and moving parts. Pinpointing problems for auto repair can be difficult – even for a professional mechanic. Fortunately, your car is equipped to help find many problems that arise through its system of warning lights. Here are some of the lights most likely to come on and the types of problems they indicate: Continue reading

Fall Car Care Tips from StateWide Ford!

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It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end, parents have sent their children back to school and although you may not live in a part of the country where the temperatures drop below 50 degrees, you may be traveling to a part of the country where they do! The start of Fall is the perfect time of year to prepare your vehicle for colder temperatures and traveling for the upcoming holidays. StateWide Ford would like to offer the following car maintenance tips to get vehicles ready for the damp, cold road ahead! Continue reading

Get Your Car Back-to-School Ready at StateWide Ford!

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It seems like only yesterday we were cheering for the last days of the school year and the lazy summer days to come. Unfortunately, time flies when you are having fun and the back-to-school season has somehow arrived! We know you are busy checking school supply lists and shopping all the back-to-school sales for great deals on the trendy must-haves for your little ones, but have you considered what you need to do to get your vehicle ready for the daily commute? At StateWide Ford, we want to help you mark that item off your list! Continue reading

StateWide Ford: Summer Car Care Tips

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Summer is finally here, and you will want to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for all your summer travel plans. It takes very little time and money to make sure your car runs properly during the summer months, and although breakdowns happen, you can help minimize them by taking a few extra preventive maintenance steps. Continue reading

StateWide Ford: Rain Car Care

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The saying is true “April showers bring May flowers,” as we have seen several parts of the country receive significant amounts of rain this spring season. While we all know the damage large amounts of rain can do to our homes, have you stopped to think about what rain can do to your vehicle? If you’ve ever been on the road in the middle of a downpour, it can be a highly stressful situation, but you may also not realize that the rain you’re driving through could also be hurting your vehicle. How should you take care of your car in the case of a sudden downpour or heavy rain? Special care is necessary, as a car is more likely to break down during heavy rain and a car’s lifetime is highly dependent on car maintenance. Here are some tips for easy maintenance and the safe use of a car during heavy rain.

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StateWide Ford Lincoln: Van Wert’s Ford and Lincoln Parts Headquarters!

PartsHeadquartersStateWide Ford Lincoln is Van Wert’s Ford and Lincoln Parts Headquarters. Genuine Ford and Lincoln Parts are manufactured specifically for your model year Ford or Lincoln. They’re just like the parts your vehicle was built with, so they’re the best choice in terms of fit, performance, and overall quality. Continue reading

Superior Collision Service and Repair Technicians are Ford Trained to Better Serve your 2015 F-150!

F150Every Service and Repair Technician at Superior Collision has completed Ford training courses on how to perform collision repairs on the all-new 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup.

The training courses were comprised of instructors from I-CAR (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), a nonprofit organization in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, that trains and certifies repair technicians. Jason Bartanen, I-CAR director of industry technical relations, calls it one of the biggest technical training programs of its kind ever!

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Winterize Your Vehicle at StateWide Ford!

Dirt covered SUV on a muddy roadIt may be Fall, but we’re already feeling the affects of the cold weather with the onset of the feared “polar vortex.” Whether you live in an area that gets hit hard by cold temperatures, or you’re traveling to one of those areas, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for winter weather. Sleet, snow, ice and subzero temps are all enemies of your vehicle and can do a lot of damage. Fluids are the lifeblood of your car, and f it’s liquid and is carried between your fenders, it needs attention- especially during the cold weather months. We’ve put together a list of three very important parts of your vehicle to prepare for the winter months and upcoming Holiday travel. Continue reading