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Where’s the Spark?

Where’s the Spark?

Without a spark, your car won’t start. Your car’s engine runs on a combination of fuel and air that’s injected into the ignition chamber through the fuel nozzle. These materials then combust, causing a chain reaction; this chain reaction is what powers your car. However, that first ignition needs a source to combust, and that source is the spark plug. Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership, can help you take care of this crucial part of your car. Maintenance Spark plugs are one of the more low-maintenance parts of your car; they can... View More Details

Your Guide to Truck Travel

Your Guide to Truck Travel

“Oh no, I left my phone charger!” “Can we turn around? I don’t know where my hairbrush is.” Staying organized on the road is the key to a smooth road trip. Bartow Ford, your Winter Haven Ford dealership, has your... View More Details
College Car Basics

College Car Basics

Having a car on campus gives you freedom in college. It makes it easy to get home from those late night study sessions and doesn’t limit you to the food on campus. However, taking your car to college means taking care... View More Details
Bugging Out

Bugging Out

In Florida, it seems like it’s always bug season. Between lovebugs, mosquitos, and gnats, a road trip can turn your car into a serious mess. Bartow Ford, your Winter Haven Ford dealership, has advice for how to deal... View More Details
Is Your Check Engine Light On?

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

You’re pulling into your driveway after a long day. As you reach to turn off your car, you notice your check engine light is on, and you panic. When are you going to take your car to a mechanic? What happens if you... View More Details
Change Your Air Filter

Change Your Air Filter

Did you know that your car has an air filter? And like most filters, it needs to be changed. Your air filter extracts dirt from the air that enters your car’s engine, meaning it gets pretty dirty. Think of it as your... View More Details
No Junk In The Trunk

No Junk In The Trunk

Do you have empty Chick-fil-A cups taking up cup holder space? A bag of old clothes that never made it to Goodwill? Do you find yourself panicking if someone asks you for a ride? If so, it might be time to establish a... View More Details
The Seat Battle: Leather Versus Cloth

The Seat Battle: Leather Versus Cloth

When it’s time to buy a new car, you’re not just choosing the model, color, and year — you’re choosing cloth or leather seats. The way you use and care for these two options vary greatly, and there are advantages and... View More Details
What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

Have you noticed a strange smell coming from your car? While most warning signs of malfunctioning equipment come from the engine or an odd sound, unexpected odors are worthy of your attention; they signal that... View More Details
Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

You know that it’s important to get your oil changed so your car lasts longer, but there’s actually more you can do to get the most out of your car. Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership has your schedule... View More Details