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Why 4WD Enthusiasts Should Know About Transfer Cases

If you are off-roading in your SUV or climbing junk cars in your monster truck, you probably have all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. If this is the case, then chances are good you have a transfer case. So, why is it important to know about transfer cases? Easy, a transfer case distributes power from your transmission to your front and rear axles.

There are several different types of transfer cases on the market today. You can find chain driven or gear-driven versions with some versions that are independent of the transmission while others are bolted directly to the transmission. 

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Problems with Car Performance Can Mean Exhaust System Issues


Your car needs proper air flow in order to run properly. When you have a hole in your exhaust system, this makes it hard for your car to run efficiently. Pressing on the gas, your car can have trouble picking up speed when there's a hole.

If you smell fumes in your vehicle, there is a hole in your exhaust system that is flowing bad air into your car. Don't drive a car when you can smell fumes, and get your car to Blake Fulenwider Ford for service.

If your car gets really loud all of a sudden…
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When Is It Time to Take Your Car In for An Oil Change?


Older cars often function well if the oil is changed every 3,000 miles or so. However, this may not be necessary for newer vehicles. These days, you can go almost double the miles before it's time for an oil change. Some models even allow you to get your oil changed about every 7,500 miles. There are also some vehicles that require an oil change every 5,000 miles. When you don't have to make sure that you get your car into the shop every 3,000 miles, you can save money and time, and your vehicle…
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Finding the best AWD or 4WD fit for you


There has been a fierce debate as to which platform, AWD or 4WD, is the best drivetrain. This is not an easy question to answer because it all depends on the user's needs.

If a person is interested in a passenger car with enhanced steering and traction, then they would want to explore the AWD options that are out there, since most car companies do not make four-wheel drive variations of a model of passenger car. If that same person is looking for a full-sized pickup truck with a towing package that has enhanced traction, then they would be…
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Benefits of Using SYNC 3 Entertainment System

Its enhanced voice recognition system and the touch screens will astonish you. The Ford SYNC 3 technology uses voice recognition, giving the driver the ability to control everything in his vicinity. On a touch of a button on the screen, you will be able to enjoy the sheer strength of the SYNC 3. Just a simple music search will lead to you feeling these effects.

The new system comes with a few upgrades from the previous system. It has that smartphone kind of touch; I felt this when I came across these user-friendly capabilities and some gestures in it. I…

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Stay Safe with Ford’s Blind Spot Information System


Blind spots can be tricky, no matter how careful you are—we all dread missing a car hiding in the blind spot.

But Ford’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is meant to help you with that. With sensors located on the rear bumper, BLIS is able to detect moving vehicles in the blind zone on either side, covering the space from the exterior mirrors to all the way 10 feet behind the bumper. As long as your transmission is in drive or neutral mode, and speed above 3 mph, BLIS will inform you of any moving vehicles in your…
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Check Out the New 2017 Ford Fiesta

The 2017 Ford Fiesta is a small sedan in Ford's lineup. It's great for someone with a small family who wants a practical car. The vehicle comes in a sedan and hatchback version, so you have an option on which style you prefer.

 
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2018 Ford Fusion: A Sedan Lover's Choice

The market is ripe for drivers looking to buy a new car. Whether you have a family, or you are looking for something to cruise around in, a new sedan is always a great choice. It’s perfect for those who want a fresh start with space and fuel economy.

The 2018 Ford Fusion is the first choice for many people searching for a new sedan. The many options make it an absolute favorite. It’s a mid-size sedan that offers a rearview camera and lane keep assistance for safety, also, it comes in an optional hybrid option for those…

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Fall is Here! Get Your Car Ready with Seasonal Maintenance


Just as it was a good idea to get your car ready for summer driving a few months ago, now it's time to get ready for fall and winter. With the changing of the leaves, comes the opportunity to get a full vehicle check-up and perform routine maintenance that can help keep your car running and driving at its best. A few basics such as a tune-up, an oil change, a tire service, and a brake service will go…
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3 Reasons Your Next Car Should be an SUV


Whether you live in an area with rough weather, have a growing family, or just need more space, an SUV provides a significant upgrade to the standard sedan.

As families grow larger in the United States, more families are choosing to trade in their car for an SUV. For the average family, this means better control on the road and more space for family and belongings. Here are three great reasons many consider making the switch to an SUV:
1. SUVs provide more space for passengers. Having more space makes SUVs far more comfortable than their smaller counterparts. Passengers enjoy…
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