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Ford Escape – Check Out the Interior in El Campo!

If you’re a driver who’s all about interior features and convenience, check you the Ford Escape. Stop at VonDerAu Ford and speak to one of our staff members. They’ll answer any questions you may have and show you this popular compact SUV known as the Escape.

The Ford Escape is everything you want in an SUV. Just check out the interior features for starters. You’ll find the following and more.

Whether you’re just browsing or are ready to take the shopping plunge, visit us in El Campo before you make a decision. Let us put…

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2018 Ford EcoSport Charts a Course for the Future

Given how much time the average commuter spends in their car, it makes sense that cars should come equipped with the same suite of features drivers can get from their smartphones. Ford has built the 2018 EcoSport with this philosophy in mind, creating just another reason why this stylish and efficient crossover is a great deal of the urban or suburban explorer.

All models of the EcoSport can be upgraded with SiriusXM satellite radio. That gives you access to over 150 channels of music, sports, and news without any commercials. You can more effectively navigate highways and byways through...

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An Easy Guide to Replacing a Flat Tire

When you experience a flat tire on the side of the road, it is an easier fix than you might realize. Most of the tools should be in your car to get the job done, too.

Pull safely to the side of the road. Then, get all of the equipment out of your vehicle, including a Jack, wrench, flashlight, and the spare tire. 

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Safely Jump Starting Another Car

Nothing is more frustrating than to discover your vehicle has a dead battery. Fortunately, if you have a set of jumper cables, you can quickly get back on the road. Use the following steps to jump your vehicle's battery.

  • Place the vehicles in a nose to nose position.
  • Turn off both vehicles and set the parking brakes.
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Tire Markings on Popular Wheels are Important

Major tire manufacturing companies place information on the outer housing to simplify safety routines for motorists. If many things are posted on the side of a wheel, this means that the tire has suitable safety specs that suit key requirements that were developed by the United States Department of Transportation.

On a typical tire, you'll find a letter and numbers; these indicators give consumers practical information about how a product should be used on the road. 

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Automotive Service | Transmissions

Transmission service is a key part of keeping your vehicle on the road. The transmission controls gear changes and delivering power to the wheels. The transmission must run smoothly, and it is an essential part of your driving experience. You can reduce transmission problems by regular maintenance, checking and replacing fluids, and following the manufacturer's recommendations for service.

In the El Campo area, drivers understand that transmissions require regular care and to get expert assistance at the first signs of noises, poor performance, or shifting problems. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

Once your vehicle’s battery does the job of getting everything started, the alternator takes over to keep it all charged and running. It is also responsible for recharging the battery as you’re driving. A belt attaches the alternator to the engine.

An alternator can last up to twelve years without servicing, but once it goes, you will experience difficulty with keeping your car running. Your car’s warning light should come on at that point with either a battery or alternator symbol. 

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Don't Let Dirt and Oil Wear Out Your Timing Belt Too Soon

All vehicles come with specific mileage recommendations around when you should bring your car in for a timing belt replacement. This can run from anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. However, certain driving conditions may accelerate the rate at which your timing belt wears down and needs to be replaced. If you drive in some of the following conditions, you may want to bring your car in for a timing belt inspection at VonDerAu Ford right away.

If you frequently drive in dusty or otherwise dirty environments, it is a good idea to check your timing belt more…

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