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Can an Electric Vehicle Get Me Around?

At Sam Leman Ford Bloomington, we believe that many peoples' driving habits lend themselves perfectly to an electric vehicle. The 2018 Ford Focus Electric is a compact vehicle with a highly efficient engine and the ability to comfortably fit up to five people.

The Focus is set up to deliver a smooth ride. It has electric power-assisted steering and electronic brake assist to make it drive like a dream. The Control Blade independent rear suspension with a stabilizer bar will allow for easy cornering, and the torque vector control further enhances the ride. 

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Stay in Control with the Ford Flex

The Ford Flex carries up to seven members of your family in a style that is both distinctive and eye-catching. Complementing an available two-tone exterior are wheels ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches in such painted finishes as Sparkle Silver, Luster Nickel, and Ebony Black.

Through the use of gyroscopic sensors to track vehicle role in turning rates, Roll Stability Control, which is a component of AdvanceTrac®, reduces engine power and applies the brakes, so you always retain control. This feature also works with available Trailer Sway Control to prevent whatever you’re towing...

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Prepared for Anything: The Ford F-150 Raptor

When you want a truck that combines exceptional handling with comfort, don't look further than the Ford F-150 Raptor. Powered by a 450 horsepower 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, this pickup truck chassis is full of features to make driving an enjoyable experience.

There's nothing like being warm on a cold day, so the Raptor is equipped with optional heated and vented seats. Models can come with dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control to ensure you're comfortable in all environments. Cruise control, an auxiliary audio input jack, and a fully flat load floor come standard.

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Explore the Ford Fusion Energi’s Technology Features

There are a few electric car hybrids out there that are changing driver's minds about electric. One of those is the near-luxury sedan from Ford. The Fusion Energi is the premier, energy efficient trim from Ford. There are a lot of advanced technology features built into this trim, including SmartGauge with EcoGuide. This allows you to monitor more than just your electric efficiency. You can also check out your brakes and other components.

If you want more features for entertainment, then Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system is the right choice. This lets you connect any smartphone to use…

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Easing the Drive in the Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect has the versatility to meet all your business needs. Its passenger interior can accommodate up to seven passengers with third-row seats in the long wheelbase that can slide backward and forward to adjust room. Cargo models max out with 149 cu. ft. of storage and 1,610 lbs. of payload.

Even when the morning is icy, and frost is caked on the windshield, the Electric Windshield Defroster helps you see more clearly more quickly. Pull out of your warehouse more quickly with the Rear-View Camera that shows live video of the area behind your bumper.

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Is Tire Pressure Important?

Making sure that your tires maintain your vehicle's recommended pressure is important. Properly inflated tires provide benefits such as increased fuel efficiency and a smoother ride. However, if your tires aren't inflated to the recommended level, they can reduce your mileage, damage your wheels, or even blowout.

Having your tire pressure checked is important when you have your vehicle serviced. Making sure that your tires are always inflated properly can go a long way towards preserving them and keeping your car on the road for years to come.

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A Couple of Design Features Offered By the 2018 Ford Mustang

If you are shopping for a new muscle car, then the 2018 Ford Mustang is among one of the most popular muscle cars on the market. To help you learn more about the 2018 Mustang, here are a few of the car's notable design features.

The new model comes with a new optional black accent wheel design. This provides the exterior with a crisp, contemporary appeal. The Black Accent Package features 19-inch Ebony Black wheels. You also have a wide range of exterior color options with the new model. The 2018 Mustang is offered in 11 exterior colors, which…

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Once you understand a few basic points, and with some practice, you can jump start another vehicle. The first thing to realize is that each end of the jumper cables has a positive and a negative charge. The positive is indicated in red and the negative charge is in black. Be aware that once you begin connecting the cables to one of the batteries, you should use care not to touch the others to a metal surface.

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Know This Vital Piece of Your Vehicle: Your Brake Pads

Cars are complex pieces of machinery with many moving parts, and there's a lot to learn about them. That's why it's common for people to scratch their heads and tell the mechanic to fix whatever is wrong with the vehicle, without a full explanation. But there's an automotive piece on your braking system that is worth understanding. It's your brake pads.

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Ford Escape is What Technology Was Meant to Be

Ford Escape will amaze with all its technology, which is probably why it’s such a popular crossover. It offers the comfort of a car and the power and technology of an SUV. Visit us today at Sam Leman Ford Bloomington and check out the latest models and technology features.

The Enhanced Active Park Assist will help you park in even the hardest spots with minimal effort on your part. It scans for the right spot, signals when ready and even helps you steer out of the spot. The Side Sensing System alerts you if you’re too close to…

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