GAP Insurance Is There For You

When you finance a new vehicle, you will want to have GAP insurance. It is like extra protection in case you need to replace the vehicle after an accident. GAP means Guaranteed Asset Protection, and you will be glad that you have it when you need it.

The GAP will be there in case your insurance on pays the market value of your car, leaving you with part of your loan amount yet to be covered. This can leave you in financial troubles. When…
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Warning Signs of a Car Battery that Could Be Failing

The battery in your car is responsible for powering more than you may even realize. When the battery fails, you lose the ability to use those items, and more often than not you wind up stranded on the side of the road needing help.

Here are some failing battery signs that will allow you to get the battery inspected and replaced before you are stuck.
- The headlights of your vehicle are getting dim when the car is first started each day.
- The engine appears to be taking longer than usual to crank over each day.
- The car horn does not…
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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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2018 Ford Mustang Goes Retro

Ford goes retro with the 2018 Ford Mustang Pony Package. Limited to Mustangs fitted with the 2.3-liter inline-four EcoBoost engine, the Pony package brings back the iconic corral grille with options that add a number of throwback touches to the current Mustang.

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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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Time to Consider Getting a New Car Battery

The battery in your car is responsible for giving you all those luxuries that you may be taking for granted. Without the battery, the stereo, the interior lights, the headlights, the navigation system, and charging stations, all would stop working.

Consider these signs of a failing battery:
  • Each time you start the car, the headlights appear to be dimmer than the time before.
  • The car horn sounds weaker than you remember it sounding.
  • When you turn over the car in the morning, the engine cranks very slowly.
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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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