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According to a survey done by Cox Automotive, 55% of people test drive only one vehicle and that is the one they end up buying. Why is it that we typically try on several pairs of jeans or shoes but only test out one vehicle? It is okay to have in mind what you want, but it never hurts to check out all your options. You may come in to look at an Explorer but…

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Ford Super Duty Productivity Features

The power of the Super Duty makes the pickup one of the most popular heavy-duty trucks available. The interior design easily transforms the vehicle into a work truck. The crew and super cab models feature a flat loading floor in the rear, which makes it easier to insert larger items. The rear doors are also hinged and open wider for quicker loading ability. You can also opt for the under the seat lockbox for storing tools or hiding valuables.

The Super Duty is also smarter. When a vehicle ventures into your blind spot, the side mirrors caution you by emitting…

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EcoBoost Engine

 

So why do so many people rave about Ford’s EcoBoost Engine? Many of you have probably heard of the Ford engine technology but wonder what the engine actually does.

 

One of the reasons the F-150 EcoBoost engine is popular is because the 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost engines are comparable in power and torque to a V8 engine, but consume less fuel, and therefore save you from pouring so much money into your…

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What kind of seating is available in the Ford Explorer Limited trim?

As you move up in the trim levels of the Ford Explorer, you find slight improvements in seat quality until you reach the Limited trim where luxury begins to take hold. However, it is in the seating where the difference begins to shine.

In both the Base and XLT trims the Ford Explorer comes with cloth upholstery. In the Limited trim, the upholstery is a rich leather on both the front and rear rows of seating. Whereas the Base level had a 2-way power seat...

 
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Boy Scouts from Troop 999 Receive Car Maintenance Training at Andy Shaw Ford


 

On the last two Mondays in April, the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 999 of Sylva, received hands on automotive maintenance training at the Andy Shaw Ford Service Department in Sylva, NC. The young men are working towards an Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge and will be tested on the knowledge that they have learned in order to earn their badges.


Service Manager, David Rogers, Parts Manager, Tony Walls, and President/GM, Larry Hinton, and other…

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Read About These Superior Performance Features Included With 2018 Ford C-Max

If you are in the market for a compact hybrid, you should consider the 2018 Ford C-Max for several reasons. Not only does the compact hybrid come with an interior that offers the most room in its class, it also provides you with numerous performance features that make it a dependable and capable hybrid. Here are a few performance features included with the new model.

Active Grille Shutters come equipped with the hybrid. These shutters are housed between the radiator and grille and successfully help the engine maintain proper temperature levels. When the engine is functioning at a cool...

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The Abundance of Technological Features in the Ford F-150

The dashboard features an eight-inch LCD productivity screen that offers a wealth of information. Keep track of fuel consumption and economy along with towing data. A menu enables you to customize options. Menu choices include Trip/Fuel, My View, Truck Info, Off-Road, Settings and Towing. The features come standard in the King Ranch, Lariat, Limited and Platinum models. On some models, potential owners also have the chance to get the vehicle equipped with SYNC Connect, which links with FordPass to track vehicle location, monitor fuel level, start, lock and unlock the vehicle...

 

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Day Trips With Your Dog


With the weather beginning to warm up both you and your pooch are probably ready to get out and enjoy the fresh air! We are fortunate to live in a pet friendly region of the state, with Asheville being named one of the top cities in the country to take your pets. (https://www.travelchannel.com/interests/pets/articles/top-5-pet-friendly-towns. When it comes to activities in the area there are a variety of options for…

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The 2018 Ford Mustang Is In A League Of Its Own

Sports cars have been an American favorite for decades. Their unique look and unmatched power make them one of the most desirable sets of wheels on the road. That is why our team here at Andy Shaw Ford is so excited about the arrival of the 2018 Ford Mustang.

The 2018 Mustang features a revamped design. Engineers have pulled more from the classic design in its newest iteration which is sure to please classic car enthusiasts. It also features a diverse lineup of wheel styles. This means that no matter what your preference, this sports car will have exactly what…

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Why Should You Buy Local?


 1)  Local Economy. By purchasing majority of your goods and services in the community, it helps build the local economy. Buying local keeps the money flowing through the community, and a community that keeps the money circulating within itself can stay strong even during recessions.

 

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