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Exploring the Different Warranties Available

Drivers may know that they have a warranty when they buy a new car or a late model used car. However, there are some key differences between the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranty. Generally speaking, the powertrain warranty covers the engine and the mechanical components inside of it. These tend to be more expensive to repair if they break or are otherwise defective.

The bumper-to-bumper warranty covers any other part that isn't considered a wear item. This typically includes the radio, air conditioning or certain parts that make up the brakes.

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The Ford Mustang has Design Features You Will Love

If you are searching for a sports car with a design that will suit you and your tastes, consider the Ford Mustang. This vehicle is a popular choice for those who are looking for a sports car to drive around.

The Ford Mustang is available in a variety of color options so that you can find the car that will suit you the best. Stop by Anderson & Koch Ford Inc. to learn more about those color options. The Ford Mustang is also set up with a dual exhaust system that adds to the overall appearance of the vehicle for those…

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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

Your car’s battery might be a little slower at turning the engine over as winter nears its end. Extreme temperatures can be very hard on the battery. There are a couple of ways you can check its performance. It’s recommended to first check the cells’ fluid levels and top off with distilled water it needed. If levels are fine, then check the voltage.

Your voltmeter should register 12.6 volts on a fully-charged battery. If you’re testing voltage on a running vehicle, it should hold between 13.7 and 14.7. When you don’t have a…

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How Do I Replace a Leaking Exhaust Manifold Gasket?

Exhaust manifold gaskets are difficult to remove and replace. On older vehicles, the process is easier as the exhaust manifold is in plain sight and easy to access. Even with older vehicles, the bolts holding the exhaust manifold in place have experienced high heat and intense cooling causing them to seal to the metal. These bolts are difficult to remove and often require an air-wrench.

In modern vehicles, the exhaust manifold sits behind several layers of hoses, wires, and auxiliary parts. Removing and replacing an exhaust manifold gasket requires...

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Sorting Out the Noises in Your Car

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear whirring and rumbling noise in your car at speeds of 20 mph or above? Different cars have different rear differentials. Nonetheless, if your car has a C-clip, the differential will take turns when making the noise. So, how do you handle all these?

In most cases, worn out pinion bearings produce whirring noises. If you can hear clunking on top of that, it is probably because you may have a chipped or damaged ring gear and sometimes a broken pinion gear too. In the event your car is…

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What is Your Vehicle’s Transfer Case?

When you purchased your 4WD truck, you envisioned all the rough terrain you’d go through as well as how easy it would make it through the many feet of snow you see every winter. Now all of a sudden, the truck seems sluggish and not as powerful. Perhaps your transfer case needs to be inspected and/or repaired. Stop in at Anderson & Koch Ford Inc., and we’ll be happy to check it out.

The transfer case is a gearbox that provides the power evenly between the front and rear axles on your truck. If it’s low on…

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A Full Tank of Gas in Your Car Will Help with Winter Driving Conditions

When you make more trips to the gas station to top off your fuel each day, you will reduce the chances of bad things happening while you are driving on the roads this winter. Consider how a full tank of gas can help to make winter traveling a little safer this year.

Let the fuel run down in your car and then slide off the road on an ice patch; you could be stranded alone for hours. With hardly any fuel, the car will eventually shut off and so will the heat source in the car that you need to…

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Should the Ford Focus SEL Sedan Be Your Next Vehicle?

If you're in the market for a new car and want something that is roomy and affordable, you may want to consider the Ford Focus SEL sedan. The car gives great gas mileage, has practical yet elegant features like heated front seats, and includes the Ford SYNC 3 entertainment system. The system, which has voice recognition and touchscreen features, as well as USB ports and radio options, make it easy for you to enjoy your time on the road or commute to and from work.

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Obey the Move Over Laws in Minnesota

If you are not too familiar with the Move Over Laws, then it's about time you got acquainted. Basically, when you are driving on the highway, and someone is stranded the law states that you should move to the furthest lane. If it is not safe to do that due to traffic in that lane, then you should at least slow down about 15 mph.

Each year there are many people who are killed on the highway because of cars that are speeding by. Many of them are construction workers, and others are simply people who are stranded because…

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Check Your Tires Today

Every now and then, the subject of tires comes up in the conversation. No matter who you are, if you drive at all, you want to ensure yours and your family's safety on the road. That means checking the condition of your tires is an important responsibility of every driver.

The best way to determine whether new tires are needed is to check the tread. Cracks or bulges in the tread are a sure sign that it is time to replace your tires with new, more reliable ones. You can do this for yourself, but our dealership is a…

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