Securing Your Four-Legged Friend on a Car Trip

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​Pet owners love their pets. This has never been debated. But, one of the most common practices among pet owners is also one of the most dangerous for pets: riding in the car.

That's right; everyone has done it: allowing your pet to ride in the vehicle unrestrained and vulnerable. It doesn't seem like a big deal—that is until a collision changes your perspective.

Fret not. There is a way to safely ride with your furry companion without endangering them. Yes, pets hate being caged, but they would hate broken bones and other injuries even more.

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Schedule a routine oil change for your car today

If you're looking to keep your car running smoothly for a long time, then it will need to be serviced regularly. Regular maintenance of your vehicle allows you to get the most efficiency possible, saving you money in the process. While there are many ways to service your vehicle and many types of maintenance, the most common, and most necessary to be performed regularly is changing out the oil.

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Fresh oil is extremely important for your car because it provides lubrication for the engine's moving parts. When your engine is r

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No Humdrum Hatch: Meet the Astonishingly Athletic 2017 Ford Focus RS

Without question one of the most fascinating vehicles throughout the lineup, we here at Babbitt Ford have nothing but love for our esteemed American automaker's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS.

And why's that, you ask?

The clip below should help clarify. Team up with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he tries the Focus RS on for size.

Brilliant and brawny, the Focus RS's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is altogether in a lane of its own. Good for a gargantuan 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, this turbo-four couples with a six-speed…

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Make the Ford Flex Your Go-To Family Vehicle

There are a lot of crossovers out there to choose from but, when it comes to truly unique style paired with affordable luxury, there's nothing quite like the 2017 Ford Flex! This wagon-inspired full-size crossover offers three rows of seating for up to seven passengers and, when you fold down the rear two rows, you can expand the cargo area up to a maximum of 83.2 cubic feet! Add on a sleek and eye-catching style along with safety tech like the Blind Spot Information System and Adaptive Cruise Control, and you'll wonder why you ever drove anything…

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Control Your Mustang's Roar With Ford's Quiet Start Mode

You get up early. You have places to be today and getting there on time means leaving before everyone else in the house and the neighborhood has woken up. Since you don't want to be the rude person who woke everyone, you switch on Quiet Start when you get in your car. You switch on your 2018 Ford Mustang and are met by the gentle rumble of its muted engine.

A new feature option announced by Ford for the 2018 Mustang GT, Quiet Start gives you the ability to close your engine valves when you start your car, minimizing…

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MotorWeek Goes Gaga Over Gorgeous 2017 Ford Explorer

It's good to be king -- just ask the 2017 Ford Explorer.

A veritable living legend of the American automaker, the Explorer is also one of the most popular vehicles across the entire full-size SUV segment.

Yet, what -- specifically -- makes it so?

The good folks at MotorWeek are here to provide the need-to-know details; ride out with them in the clip below:

No bones about it -- Ford delivered a doozy with the Explorer's entry-level engine, a 3.5-liter V6.

Making a hearty 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, the base V6 pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel…

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What Makes the 2017 Ford Fusion Such a Fine Four-Door?

Has the midsize sedan class been calling your name? Well, if so, we here at Babbitt Ford suggest you heed its cries -- and then direct your attention to ours, the 2017 Fusion.

Might you fall for it as fast as we did?

Check the clip below to make that determination. Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Shoppers seeking the very best the Fusion has to offer will receive precisely that with the top-of-the-line V6 Sport trim.

Standard features on this model include a feisty, 325-horsepower turbo-V6 engine, all-wheel drive, a distinctive grille…

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Keeping a Clean Car is Much More than Showboating!

If you have ever shopped around for a new paint job, you know that a showroom finish is worth half the value of a brand new car. You also may find out that even the best paint job falls short of the standard factory finish (a finish, cohesively baked onto the metal). It is thus of paramount importance that you wash your car regularly, and keep it safe by maintaining a coat of Carnauba hard wax. Even small airplanes are waxed with a high quality Carnauba wax; for aerodynamics, and protecting the paint and soft aluminum from the wear and…
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