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Discover the Ford Fusion Energi’s Technology Features

Many drivers are finding the latest electric plugin hybrid from Ford to be amazingly efficient, advanced, and modern. The Ford Fusion Energi has received some of the highest marks for its safety features. These include advanced technology such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure assist, parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

However, that's not all. The Energi comes with several features to help you monitor energy levels and control multiple parts of the car without ever having to look at your phone.

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What will you do with the Transit Connect?

When you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Transit Connect, you have the power you need in front of you, and the cargo capacity to get the job done behind you.

This popular cargo van features a 2.5L iVCT engine that provides up to 169 horsepower and up to 171 lb-ft of torque at your disposal.

What makes this engine different from others is that the cam timing is controlled by the computer so that you have the power and fuel efficiency to match the driving condition.

You have two other fuel options available as well in the…

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Is Front-Wheel or Rear-Wheel Drive Best for Your Needs?

Today's cars are made much differently than those earlier models. Back then, Rear-wheel drive was the only way that manufacturers built drivetrains, but it's completely changed now. RWD is actually used more for power, so vehicles that have a need for turbo speed such as American muscle cars will tend to have RWD.

Front-wheel drive developed out of a need for fuel-efficient commuter vehicles, which is why most sedans and compact cars have FWD. In some cases, they may have AWD, which is better for power and dealing with icy road conditions.

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The Ford Taurus Excels in The Technology Department

The Ford Taurus has a long-standing tradition of excellence that has kept it at the head of the pack for decades. Always on the cutting edge of style, safety, and reliability; the Taurus is also a leader in the technology department as well.

Drivers of the all-new Taurus are going to enjoy such technology features as:

So if these are features that are must-haves for you on your next car and would like to check them out in person then head on down to our showroom here at Orchid Isle Auto Center and take the all-new 2018 Ford Taurus out…

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Ford Fusion Advanced Braking System Saves Power

The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has high-performance features that go beyond the ability to use combined gas and electric power. It has many electricity saving features that will help you get even more from this model. Let’s explore some of them.

On a full charge, the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets approximately 610 miles on a single tank of gas. It also has advanced features to help you get the most out of your battery life too. Its regenerative braking and brake coach help save the energy that is lost due to friction on the brake pads…

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Let The All New Ford Super Duty Help You Maximize Your Productivity


Ford has been outfitting drivers who need a highly capable pickup truck for work and play for years with the industry favorite Super Duty. This is a truck that can easily perform just about any task that you need it to with ease.

And for the 2018 model year, drivers of the dependable and highly capable truck will also benefit from all of the productivity related features that Ford has incorporated in it that include:
  • 7 available cameras
  • Rear seat storage
  • Flat load floor
  • 6 upfitter switches in the overhead console
  • 110V/400W AC inverter outlet
  • BLIS® with cross traffic…
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Higher Cold Cranking Amps May Protect You from a Dead Battery

If you’re stopping by Orchid Isle Auto Center for a new battery in the fall or early winter, you may want to pay special attention to a new battery’s cold cranking amps rating. This rating illustrates how many amps a new battery can cope with in extremely cold temperatures.

Why is this important? When Jack Frost comes calling in the dead of winter, it means that your car is in for some extra heavy-duty work. As the temperature drops so does a battery’s overall capacity, and at the same time, the amps required for a starter motor…

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Your Vehicle's Alignment Is Critical to The Well Being of Your Tires

Your tires are one of the most important and most expensive to replace pieces of equipment on your vehicle. So it is only natural to want to get the most out of them when you buy a set. That is what makes your vehicle's alignment so critical.

If your vehicle is out of alignment, then you will certainly notice faster and more uneven wear on your tire tread. This will be most prevalent on the front tires since that is where the alignment is done. Another sign of your vehicle being out of alignment is if you have to…

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Choosing the Best Oil for Your Motor

At your next oil change appointment at Orchid Isle Auto Center, you might want to think carefully about the kind of oil you are using in your vehicle's motor. With both conventional and synthetic oils available, it helps to understand the difference so you can choose the very best oil to keep your motor in top condition.

Basically, conventional oil is regular, naturally occurring oil. It comes from the earth, and it is suitable for most older motors and for driving in easy conditions. Motor oil that is formulated by scientists from specially chosen chemicals is called synthetic oil…

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Replacing Your Brake Fluid

Your brakes are something that you rely on every time you get behind the wheel to keep you safe on the road. Unless something goes wrong, it can be difficult to remember the importance of replacing your brake fluid about once a year. If you notice something off about your brakes, then you should have your brake fluid checked immediately.

Brake fluid is what allows all of the moving parts in the brake system of your vehicle to operate in sync. When you press down on a brake pedal, the brake fluid flows to the part that connects to your…

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