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2017 Ford Fusion Struts its Stuff for

Should you find yourself seeking a midsize sedan for your next automotive purchase, we here at Bell Ford think you may well find your perfect fit in ours, the 2017 Fusion.

And what makes us say that, you wonder?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out; here to highlight the Fusion's best qualities is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

If fuel efficiency is a priority, then look no further than the Fusion's mid-level engine, a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder.

Joining with a six-speed automatic transmission, the turbo-four is rated at a respectable 181 horsepower and…

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Could Cars Damaged by Hurricane Harvey End Up Sold in Adrian?

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You don't want to buy a car with flood damage. Seriously.

Most experts agree that after a car has been sitting in more than a few feet of water, it's better off being sold for scrap. It can be painful junking these flood victims—they often look good as new on the outside. The problem is, there's no getting around the severe damage to all electrical systems, and no way to reverse the internal rusting once it has begun.

But that doesn't stop underhanded sellers from trying to pass off a damaged car as a sound…

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This Fighter-Jet Inspired Ford F-150 Raptor Sold at Auction for $300,000!

How much would you be willing to pay for the coolest Ford F-150 ever? One Las Vegas resident was willing to part with a whopping $300,000 for the right to own the only F-22 F-150 Raptor in existence.

Gary Ackerman, who serves as the Honorary Ambassador for the F-22 Squadron at Nellis U.S. Air Force Base in Nevada, won the fighter-jet-inspired off-road pickup at an auction to benefit the Young…

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Automatic Emergency Braking Explained by Adam Savage's Adam Savage appeared in a series of videos for the NHTSA, doing what he does best—explaining cool technology.

It turns out, cars these days are more technologically exciting than they used to be. While they were once mere feats of mechanical engineering, new cars have sensors, software, and even rudimentary AI. Automakers like Ford are leveraging this new tech to make their vehicles safer.

Several new Ford models are available with automatic emergency braking systems, including F-Series pickups and the Fusion. Equipped vehicles are able to detect obstacles in the road...

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How to Wash Your Car

How to wash your car seems simple enough. Get a bucket of soapy water, a hose, a soft cloth or sponge for cleaning and a soft cloth, like a chamois cloth, for drying. Dress for getting wet. Thoroughly rinse the entire car first. If you do not rinse first, you will be rubbing dirt in with the sponge. Start at the top and work your way down with the soapy water. Then rinse your car completely. Dry it completely to avoid streaks.

Remember, your tires. Tires get more dirt than you imagine and the wheel wells are terrible places to…
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Simple Safety Tips in Preparation for Your Next Road Trip

Before you embark on your next road trip, consider the following safety tips and you should have a much safer journey. Our service center has identified some of the more common things you should address before the trip.

These safety tips include:
  • Making sure the spare tire is fully inflated and has some tire tread.
  • Bringing along a gallon of engine coolant in the event the engine overheats.
  • Change the wipers and fill the fluid to the top.
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Autotrader Lists '5 Reasons to Buy' 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Talk about a midsize sedan with a whole heck of a lot going for itself -- we here at Bell Ford feel the 2017 Fusion Hybrid is exactly that.

Yet what, in our mind, makes it so?

Allow Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones to provide some context; his evaluation of the Fusion Hybrid is as follows:

Beneath the Fusion Hybrid's hood, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine holds court with a lithium-ion-powered electric motor. Producing a peppy 188 horsepower, the Fusion Hybrid then sends that juice to its front wheels via a continuously variable transmission.

It's in the realm of…

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2017 Ford Explorer Receives Rave Review from MotorWeek Team

Greetings and welcome to our blog page here at Bell Ford! Stick with us and we'll strive to keep you in-the-know about all the goings-on of our esteemed American automaker.

And, in the interest of getting things going with a bang, today we thought we'd feature our full-size SUV standout, the 2017 Explorer.

So, without further ado, we turn your attention to the clip below. Tag along with our friends over at MotorWeek to discover that which the Explorer has in store:

There are three unique engine options within the Explorer range, all of which are tied to…

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