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Maintaining Your Vehicle

Take time to learn a little about things like maintaining tire pressure and checking the wear and tear of your tire treads. You will save money on gas and have a safer drive overall.

Tire Pressure and Tread

A tire pressure gauge is a wise investment as pressure should be checked frequently, especially on long trips. Underinflated tires wear the edges quickly. 

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Car Battery Maintenance and Replacement

Car batteries provide energy to your starter, ignition, and headlights. Without a car battery, your car is not going anywhere. When your car will not start and is making a clicking sound, your battery may be dead. It is time get your battery tested right away. It may need to be replaced. Have your battery tested at least twice a year to keep your battery from dying unexpectedly.

Car battery terminals can become dirty over time, corrode, and malfunction. 

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2018 Ford Fusion: King of the Sedans

Most people prefer a mid-size sedan as their companion for running around town - and who can blame them? Unless you're hauling heavy equipment, why deal with a vehicle that is unwieldy and fuel inefficient for your daily adventures?

The 2018 Ford Fusion is an exceptional four-door sedan for motorists in the Wichita, KS region. With a powerful 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine, the Ford Fusion base model is already a solid choice. But with hybrid, sport, and turbocharged options also available, the Fusion can be quite the platform for customization too. 

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Mufflers Help Keep Your Noise Down

With the way that mufflers are made today, you may not have to replace your muffler for as long as you own your car. However, you may have corrosion with an older muffler, and objects from the road can strike a muffler and damage it. Foreign objects sometimes get jammed in the muffler, making it an issue for Wichita, KS drivers. Thankfully, the service team at Rusty Eck Ford Inc. can assist.

If your muffler corrodes or is damaged in some way, you will notice it right away. Your muffler keeps the noise level down in your vehicle. 

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Don't Change Your Oil Too Often

It used to be that you needed to get your oil changed about every 3,000 miles but these days you can go a lot longer without having to change your oil again. You can actually get away with going about 7,500 miles between you oil changes thanks to better engines and synthetic motor oils.

If you are not sure how long you should have between oil changes you can consult with us here at Rusty Eck Ford Inc to find out what your car needs.

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Winter Weather Demands Tough Winter Wipers

Standard windshield wipers are made of a framework of several pieces that join at pivot points that allow the rubber blade to conform to the curved shape of your car’s windshield; they are fairly lightweight with thin blades most likely made of natural rubber. These blades are also referred to as summer blades because they are unable to stand up to harsh winter weather, especially snow and ice.

Winter windshield wiper blades are built to stand up to harsher winter weather with a solid, sturdy metal frame with no joints to clog with ice or snow; in addition, these…

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