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Shift on the Fly

Shift on the Fly

Ford’s Shift on the Fly, available on the Ranger, F-150, F-250, and Super Duty (up to 550) can help you easily shift between 2H, 4H, and automatic at any speed or a standstill. Learn more about how this feature can help your car from Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership. What is Shift on the Fly? Shift on the fly is made up of automatic hubs that automatically lock and disengage. The electrical mechanical motor works with a vacuum line to cause it to go in and out of gear. It’s important to note that if the vacuum line is blocked,... View More Details

Fuel 101

Fuel 101

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the types of fuel at the pump? Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership, can help you make sure that you’re fueling up properly. Types of Gas Gas stations... View More Details
Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

It’s finally happening! The car is packed and everyone has a distraction in hand for the family road trip that has been in the works for months. You’re about an hour into the drive, some lights turn on, the car slows... View More Details
What To Know When Buying A Used Car

What To Know When Buying A Used Car

Think about the last time you planned a trip: you did research about the destination, made a list of everything you needed to bring, and double checked the entire itinerary before you left — just to ensure you had... View More Details
Understanding Shop Talk

Understanding Shop Talk

Ah, yes. Your radiator is messing up the timing of your belt which is in turn affecting your flux capacitor. Wait… that can’t be right. If you’re a novice, taking your car into the shop can be overwhelming. Between... View More Details
Engine Overheating

Engine Overheating

Cars can overheat at any time, but living in Florida, our engines are even more susceptible to extreme temperatures. Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership, can help you recognize the signs of an overheating... View More Details
Dings, Nicks, and Dents

Dings, Nicks, and Dents

It’s not just you. That light pole really did jump up out of nowhere. Luckily, you only tapped it and your car is fi- has chipped paint. It’s inevitable; small scratches, dings, nicks, and dents happen. Bartow Ford,... View More Details
Tracking Your MPG

Tracking Your MPG

It’s safe to say that no one wants to spend half of their paycheck on gas. Bartow Ford, your Winter Haven area Ford dealership, can help you calculate your miles per gallon so that you can know if you’re getting your... View More Details
Car Labels 101

Car Labels 101

Have you ever gone to check your tire pressure only to spend 20 minutes sorting through Google results? Luckily, your car gives you all of the information you need — no Google search required. White stickers placed... View More Details