Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

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Ford's 2018 F-150: Edging Toward Efficiency

When you think of the Ford F-150, what comes to mind? Power? Utility? Off-roading capability?

How about fuel efficiency? Probably not. Trucks are great at a lot of things, but efficiency isn't generally one of them. The 2018 Ford F-150 won’t be as efficient as some of the smaller cars and sedans on the market, but it will have engine options that improve on its gas guzzling tendencies.

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Good Tires Make For Safer Adventures



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Summer is the perfect time of year to go on all sorts of driving adventures.

That said, it's also a good time to take a good look at your tires to see how they're holding up.

The Importance of Adequate Tread

Your car's ability to gain traction on the road, particularly in inclement weather, is directly related to the tread on your tires.

If your tires are too worn down, you could find yourself slipping around a lot more. You might…

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Ford Has One Heck of a Thrilling Thoroughbred in the 2017 Focus RS

Has the hunt for your next daily driver brought you to the hot hatchback segment? Well, if so, we here at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg feel you should make a point to meet ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And what is it -- specifically -- that makes this one a must-see?

Allow Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to explain; his critique of the Focus RS is as follows:

In our estimation, the Focus RS's engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- is alone worth the price of admission.

Syncing with a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine makes a monstrous…

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Stay Safe and Stylish in the 2017 Ford Explorer

Families, carpoolers, and people with a ton of friends have been turning to the 2017 Ford Explorer full-size crossover SUV for all of its comforts, conveniences, and spaciousness. In the video below, the Sanchez family have picked it out for those reasons exactly and they have nothing but great things to report! From the 81.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space for their strollers, the SYNC touchscreen for music and connectivity, the gorgeous styling, to the safety tech like a lane-keeping system and rearview camera, it's one you won't want to pass up.


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Nothing Like It: Comparing the 2017 Ford Focus to the Hyundai Elantra

There's no denying that the 2017 Ford Focus has a lot of competition; the compact sedan segment is an incredibly competitive one! So, to show you just how the Focus leaves its rivals in the dust, we'd like to show you how it compares head to head against the Hyundai Elantra. First off, the Focus offers available Active Park Assist features to make parallel parking all the easier, while the Elantra simply doesn't. Even better, the Focus earned itself the NHTSA's coveted 5-Star Overall Safety Rating; the Elantra can't say the same! See it in…

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Don't Forget to Work That Safety Checklist for Your Road Trip

It doesn't matter how well you prepared for your upcoming road trip, you have to set aside some time to plan for a safe trip or you could wind up on the side of the highway stranded.

Here are some road trip safety tips for your consideration.
  1. Keep some jumper cables in the car in case your battery goes dead on the trip.
  2. Bring a gallon of engine coolant to take care of an overheating engine.
  3. Pack some flashlights and spare batteries in case you are stuck in the dark.
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No Hassle Car Battery Replacement

How can car battery replacement be a hassle? It's not fun to see your car battery life fading. It seems like something you can just recharge and go about your day. You can ask your neighbor to jump your car. That will probably work out a few times. Eventually your car battery will die completely. The jumper cables won't work any more.

Each battery has a unique life span. Eventually they all go into the car battery graveyard.

You could see symptoms early on. Your car might not start as well. Your headlights might not reveal anything in…
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Save Gas With a Few Tweaks

Everybody wants good or at least better fuel economy. But how do you get it? You don't need to go out and get a newer model of car-you can simply tweak the one you have to get better fuel efficiency. If you observe the speed limit you will be saving yourself at least $0.17 per gallon of gas, then if you went over it by 5 mpg. It's also much safer and you will not get a ticket if you obey the law-so just do it. You don't want to be hauling cargo on your roof…
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