2 Key Performance Features of the Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a popular full-size SUV that features 10-speed automatic transmission and independent rear suspension. It provides a comfortable ride with great performance. Two key performance features of the Ford Expedition are continuously controlled damping (CCD) and electronic limited-slip differential.

Continuously controlled damping gives you greater control on the road. It uses electronic sensors to monitor 46 motions of your vehicle.

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Ford Escape Interior Features We Love

Have you seen the new Ford Escape? The 2018 models just started getting reviews from new drivers, and so far, all of the ratings have placed this compact SUV as one of the top picks for the new year. The new interior is completely re-designed to allow for a new dashboard, touch-screen entertainment system, and more leg room throughout the cabin.

There are also new driver assistance features built into the SYNC and SYNC 3 infotainment systems. Drivers now have a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, parking guides, sensors, automatic high beams, and a slew of other safety features to…

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What Makes the Ford EcoSport Exciting?

The wonders of Ford continue to expand as the manufacturer makes space for technological advances. FordPass is one of those revolutionary ideas that gives owners convenience on the road.

You can consider FordPass to be the app that takes your driving experience from ordinary to fabulous. This feature makes the trip more productive with the option of having roadside assistance at your fingertips. There is no need to try to find the number to a tow company when you are stalled on the side of the road. FordPass serves as your eyes and ears by signaling your location and summoning…

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DIY Headlight Restoration: Clean Headlights Quickly from Home

Have you noticed that your headlights are clouded, dirty, or yellow? You may need to clean these headlights to prevent yourself from being unable to see during the night time drive. Most yellow headlights tend to deteriorate over time, so it's better if you take care of the issue quickly.

To clean your headlights from home, you just need toothpaste or insect repellent, clean rag, and a polish. There are some headlight restoration kits that sell these items together along with an abrasive. You should be careful when using these kits or abrasives as sometimes you will scratch the…

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking?

An engine’s exhaust is an integral part of a vehicle because it removes gasoline fumes from the engine. When an exhaust becomes damaged, it can lead to a leak. Although you may not notice a small leak, it can result in serious problems as it progresses. There are some common signs that can let you know if your exhaust may be leaking.

The most common sign of a leak is noise coming from an engine that is running. When the leak is small, you may notice it is difficult to accelerate quickly. In addition, reduced gas mileage is also…

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Why Should You Service Your Ford at the Dealership?

Servicing at the dealership includes getting an excellent customer service experience. You will have access to individuals who are specialized in OEM-training and know how to work on vehicles. Windward Ford of Hawaii has knowledge of all types of new and old model vehicles, and can give you information pertaining to these.

A visit to our auto parts and service center gives you the option to sit in the waiting room or drop off your vehicle. 

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How to Prevent Your Tires from Blowing Out

Preventing a blowout on your car is all about being able to spot trouble before it can turn into a really serious situation. Consider these safety tips to minimize the chance of the tire blowing out.

Look closely at the tread of all the tires. It could be that the tread is coming loose from the tire or there are some bare patches - all could lead to a blowout. If you see anything stuck in the tire, do not try to remove it on your own. Have a tire technician remove it and study the tire for trouble moving forward…

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A Brief Transfer Case History

Transfer cases in four-wheel drives come in many forms today. The original transfer cases were gear operated only. These were powerful devices that divided the energy sent by the transmission equally to differentials on both the forward and the rear axles. The advantage of equal power transfer was countered by the transfer of road vibration through the gears to the car frame.

To counter the effects of discomfort generated by the gear transfer case, some manufacturers switched to a chain is driven transfer case. For a small reduction in power transfer capability...

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Why You Should Leave Timing Belt Replacement to the Experts

Your timing belt is a critical component in ensuring your car runs well and without damage. It is responsible for opening and closing the valves in the pistons by attaching the crankshaft to the camshaft. Each individual vehicle comes with its own specifically made timing belt that is calibrated to the engine's combustion. When a timing belt is replaced, it requires careful alignment of the pistons and valves as well, so you should trust a reputable shop like the one at Windward Ford of Hawaii here in Kailua, HI.

 

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