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Ford Explorer Performance Review for 2018

The Ford Explorer gets an all-new look in 2018, but it really is the performance that has been upgraded. There is a comfort and smooth handling to the drive that is only equal to the space and technology of the interior. It truly is a dream to drive for Taylorville, IL families.

One of the reasons drivers like the Ford Explorer is because it has several different engines, including a powerful and efficient EcoBoost V6 engine. There is also the 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 horsepower. The 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine is a 4-cylinder that does a…

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Changing a Flat Tire is Easy With the Right Tools

A flat tire is a quick way to derail your day. It is even worse if you haven't ever had to deal with such a situation before. If you haven't ever had to deal with changing out a flat tire, then follow the steps below:

  • Use your lug wrench to break the lug nuts loose
  • Use your jack to raise the vehicle off of the ground
  • Remove the lug nuts completely
  • Remove the flat tire by sliding it off 
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Maintain Your Exhaust for Miles of Adventure

You think about plenty of things to keep your vehicle safe. You think about your air bags and your brakes, but did you know that there is a way that your exhaust system can be dangerous to your health as well? A leaking exhaust system can allow toxic fumes to enter the cabin of your vehicle, exposing you and your passengers to a poison that could be fatal. Thankfully, there are a few tell-tale signs that you can watch for, in case you have an exhaust system leak.

If you feel a vibration in the steering wheel, foot pedals, or…

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Discover the Purpose of Your Suspension System

Your vehicle's suspension does many important things. It helps take the weight of the vehicle to reduce wear on your tire and other parts, it improves handling by counteracting the sideways forces of a turn, it assists in braking by being responsive but stiff, and it will keep you in comfort. But what exactly does your suspension system consist of? At Bob Ridings Taylorville, we will explain that it is far more than the just the giant springs you may be thinking of.

 

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Know Your Car's Timing Belt Requirements

The timing belt has the job of providing power to the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will stop running and so will your vehicle. Hopefully, your engine doesn’t get damaged in the process. Having our techs at Bob Ridings Taylorville inspect and replace your timing belt can prevent these catastrophic events from happening.

Despite the fact that your timing belt is designed to go for many miles, it will eventually wear out. 

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How to Know When Your Tires are Bald

Our service centers and employees at Bob Ridings Taylorville are happy to help customers like you to determine if it is time to replace the tires on your vehicle. Knowing a little about tire tread can help you know when to come and see us. Signs of wearing tires include cracks, wear marks, and bulging. When a tire hits this point they will need to be replaced.

To determine if a tire is worn out and ready for a change, try the penny test. 

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Move Over Laws Keep us Safe

Move over laws are in effect in every U.S. state, but you may not be aware of the particulars when it comes to these regulations. Observing the move over laws can help to keep you safe while driving on the streets of Taylorville, IL and beyond, and also protect drivers who have been in accidents or need emergency assistance. Following these rules can also keep you from striking ambulance workers or law enforcement officers who are providing assistance to those who have been in an accident. 

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Transport Your Holiday Food – Without a Spill!

Transporting holiday food can be difficult with a car full of people and time constraints. If you are attending a potluck, family dinner or holiday event, you may need to transport food and getting it there safely is a main priority. Let the Bob Ridings Taylorville team help!

  • Your food should be snug. A box and blankets or newspapers around the containers will help keep spills from happening.
  • Consider your containers. Airtight is best, but if you don't want to worry about taking them back home, reuse containers from previous purchases, such as glass or plastic and wrap them…
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What Makes Winter Wiper Blades Important for Taylorville Drivers?

Winter wiper blades are designed to make driving in freezing weather easier on your eyes. These wipers have the ability to keep your field of vision clear while driving in inclement winter weather. Unlike when your normal wiper blades leave a glare from oncoming headlights, the winter blades eliminate those streaks and give you crystal clear line of vision. What else makes these special seasonal wiper blades an asset to Taylorville, IL commuters?

The winter wiper blades are encased in a rubber shell that protects the moving parts from freezing conditions. 

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The Ford Fiesta & How It Is Right For You

Here at Bob Ridings Taylorville, we have the perfect vehicle for handling your everyday needs. The Ford Fiesta is the vehicle, and it is back with a vengeance. This is one of our smallest passenger cars to date. If you're in need of a car that has charm, the latest features, and style, then the Fiesta should be a strong contender in your purchasing process.

 
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