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Let Our Mechanics Take on Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance Work

We are moving into another season, and time continues to speed along. You should keep your car up to date, and we will help you with that at McCafferty Ford of Mechanicsnburg Inc.. From oil changes and brake service, to part or accessory replacements, there are a lot of tasks to consider completing before the winter arrives.

Seasonal Maintenance Milestones For Your Vehicle

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Keeping Your Pets Comfortable when Behind the Wheel

Traveling with your pets can be a fun experience for everyone involved, but only if you know how to handle it. If you're looking to be more prepared in the Mechanicsburg, PA area, the first thing to do is pay close attention to for the journey. Our team at McCafferty Ford of Mechanicsburg Inc. has a list of tips can help you prepare for your next trip:


Some people think they simply cannot travel with cats, when in reality they are just pickier passengers.

  • Take a travel potty box.
  • Take litter on the trip.
  • Make sure the cat…
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Ford testing Microsoft HoloLens to aid the design process

The days of building design models out of clay or steel have been traded in by Ford for virtual reality technology. Ford has been testing Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality technology which gains them speed in designing more stylish vehicles.

Ford designers have been working for over a year with the Microsoft HoloLens technology which allows them to see virtual design elements as if they were part of the physical vehicle. Elements like side mirrors, grilles, vehicle interiors can been quickly looked at and changed in just seconds.

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Controlling the Beast: 'Quiet Mode' on the 2018 Ford Mustang

Fast, powerful, and extremely fun to drive; the 2018 Ford Mustang is a new take on a vehicle that has been turning heads and capturing attention on the roads for generations. Muscle cars are renowned for the impression that they make. On your eyes as they race by and glint in the sun, and on your ears as the Mustang blows by, leaving no sign it was ever there but the ringing in your ears. In situations where you want to make an entrance, the Ford Mustang is sure to turn heads. Thanks to Ford's new "Quiet Mode' technology…

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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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