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When Do You Need to Change Power Steering Fluid?

Knowing When To Change Your Power Steering Fluid

Power steering fluid is vital for the components that control your vehicle’s power steering. This is a specialized fluid that is formulated in a different way than the other fluids in your vehicle, so you must buy the right type of power steering fluid to fill the dispenser or to change the fluid completely. In the past, older vehicles had manual steering, which made steering much harder. While power steering technology makes it easier to steer, the mechanisms in the power steering wheel system require lubrication.

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Why You Shouldn't Drive Around With A Chipped Windshield

Ocean Windshield Waves

Driving with a chipped windshield may not seem particularly dangerous at first, but the truth is that a damaged windshield might be weakened and thus provide less protection in the case of an accident. The other issue is, depending on where the crack is located, potentially reduced visibility. Read on about why fixing a chipped windshield can benefit you.

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Should I Buy a Ford Protect Extended Service Plan?

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If you've been thinking about investing in an extended service plan, there are a few things you need to know. A Ford Protect Extended Service Plan offers you additional protection and coverage for your vehicle. Each plan is 100% backed by The Ford Motor Company to ensure you get the care and the service you deserve.

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Informative Off-Roading Tips for Beginners

Although you might be eager to take your vehicle to the most challenging off-road locations, you may want to reconsider and follow these informative beginner off-roading tips first.

The best thing you can do as you start your journey to off-roading is to connect with others who have more experience. Join a local off-road club, and hit the trails with them to gain experience. One huge benefit of being in the woods with your fellow club members is you always have someone close enough to help pull you out of trouble or help with injuries you may have sustained. 

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Are Towing Capacity And Maximum Payload The Same Thing?

One of the most important parts about being a truck owner is being informed about both the way it works as well as the terminology surrounding it. If either are misunderstood, you risk causing serious damage to a major investment. That is why our team here at Camelback Ford want to be sure you understand the difference between the maximum towing capacity and the maximum payload of your truck.

The towing capacity has to do with the amount of weight any truck can pull. This weight of course changes, depending on the slope the truck drives up or down. 

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Tire Maintenance Tips: Save Money & Enhance Your Safety

If you do not properly maintain your tires, they will only last a fraction of the time that they should. Keeping them in shape is easier than you might think and will also help enhance your safety on the road. Read more to check out some must-know maintenance guidelines for tires.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Having low tire pressure can affect your vehicle's performance, fuel economy and overall safety. Tires with low pressure are more likely to blow out and are a significant contributor to accidents, so it is important to make sure that they are properly inflated. Checking…

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What Are the Benefits of Filling Tires With Nitrogen?

If you’re not particularly into science, don’t worry. We won’t bog you down with anything too technical here. But when discussing the differences between filling tires with nitrogen versus oxygen, one does have to discuss molecule composition. There’s a difference between nitrogen and oxygen molecules that can have an effect on your tires and you can read about those differences below.

Tire Pressure Stability
When compared to the compressed air from your local gas station (which is composed of oxygen and a small percent of water vapor), nitrogen is composed of larger molecules. What does this…

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What's the Most Common Check Engine Light Repair?


When this part isn't working properly, it can lead to a significant 40 percent decrease in fuel economy. And we all know that less mpg means one has to spend more money at the gas station. Plus, when this part is faulty it may cause engine damage and bothersome performance problems. What part is it exactly?

The oxygen sensor.

If your check engine light is on and you notice that your car is having performance issues, like hesitation when you try to accelerate, rough idling or even stalling, a bad O2 sensor may be to blame. Along with this…

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