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Potholes Lead to Misalignment

Have you had the experience of driving along, thinking that everything is fine with your vehicle, that is until you hit a pothole hard. In the coming days and weeks, you begin to notice that you are constantly correcting your steering because your wheels keep veering, causing you to drift to the left or to the right.

The problem is your alignment, and jarring from potholes can cause problems with your alignment. It's also more than just an annoying drifting that you have to correct. Misaligned wheels can cause uneven wearing on your tires, which means that you have…

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What Does Brake Fluid Do for Your Car's Brakes?

You may often hear about checking your car's fluid levels, and brake fluid is one of them, but what does brake fluid do for its brakes?

Auto brakes are powered pneumatically. When you step on the brake pedal, brake fluid is pumped into cylinders that actuate calipers. The calipers hold brake pads that clamp down on the rotors on your car's wheels. The friction this creates slows your vehicle to a stop. It wouldn't be possible to use the amount of force required to quickly stop an automobile without a brake system that used brake fluid.

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What is a Differential?

If your vehicle is rear-wheel drive (RWD), then it has a rear differential. RWD means that the two rear wheels are pushing your car forward. They move at different speeds, though, so a differential is designed to synchronize their movements.

When you turn a corner, for instance, force and direction of the turn require different wheel motion. If you’re turning left, then the left wheels will be the inside wheels. They have a shorter distance to travel to make the turn than the outside wheels. They also move slower. The wheels on the right, or the outside, in this…

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Has Your Car Been Inspected Recently?

If you own a car, or intend to purchase one, you probably know how important it is to service it across seasons. This is because each season comes with different car requirements. One of the places to start with is the tires. At Mtn. View Ford Lincoln, when you bring your vehicle for service, we will analyze them and see if they need a replacement.

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Take heed of your check engine light

We all get that bad feeling in our stomach when we notice that the check engine light on the dash is lit up. As a car owner, it is important to not ignore this! Occasionally they will go away and you won't have an issue but for the majority of the time, this is a warning that something is going to need service or something needs immediate attention.


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With the technology available now, the warning lights located on your vehicle's instrument panel can be diagn

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Get Your Car To Run Better With An Oil Change

If you want your car to run better one of the best things you can do for it is to have an oil change. Many people underestimate the importance the engine oil plays in the vehicle. The engine oil is responsible for lubricating the engine and keeping it running smoothly. Without it the engine would not be able to perform. The engine oil is also responsible for regulating the temperature of the vehicle which can keep it from overheating. It is important to keep up with the general maintenance of having your oil changed because it does begin to wear…
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Don't settle for salvaged, get Genuine Ford parts here at Mountain View Ford!

Folks, let's take a second to have a reality check here. It's a given fact that we don't eat food from the trash. We don't get our clothes from the garbage. So why is it that when many of us need automotive repairs, whether its routine maintenance or recovery from an unfortunate fender bender, people willingly accept salvaged parts? It makes no sense to us here at Mountain View Ford, and we believe our customers shouldn't accept it either, which is why we only use Genuine Ford parts in our service center.

 

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Let our Ford Specialists tune your vehicle up for the holidays

The holidays are in full swing and we here at Mtn. View Ford Lincoln know how important a reliable vehicle is when you hit the road to travel to loved ones' celebrations. No one wants to be left out in the cold with unexpected car trouble and that's why regular service and routine maintenance are always a great idea when you're taking a road trip.

 

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5 Simple car hacks everyone should know

We often get so caught up in our daily, busy lives that we forget to give our cars a little tender love and care. Whether that means letting our gym bags sit too long in the backseat causing, well, maybe not the most pleasant odor, or just letting our inside windshield get a little too dirtied up, we're all guilty of something. In the video below, Ford shows us a few helpful car hacks that can greatly improve upon our driving experiences! Have a look. We sure hadn't thought of some of those tri
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