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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 engine. Leaking Coolant Your car’s been parked in the same spot for two hours, and it hasn’t rained. So what’s the puddle of liquid under your car? If the coolant has pooled under your car,there’s a leak somewhere in your cooling system. This means your engine is not being properly cooled, leaving it prone to overheating. Noises... 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
Keep It Clean: Floor Mats

Keep It Clean: Floor Mats

It might seem counterintuitive to put something on the floor of your car, but floor mats are crucial to protecting your car’s interior. Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership, can help you find the right... View More Details
Pump Up Your Tires

Pump Up Your Tires

You might not think about tire pressure very often. Your tire isn’t flat, and your car seems to be doing just fine. But your tire can lose up to 1 PSI, or pound per square inch, each month. An incorrect PSI can... View More Details
Crash Test Ratings 101

Crash Test Ratings 101

You want the vehicle with the best crash test ratings, but do you know why they are so important? Crash test ratings help make sure that cars sold in the United States meet the minimum safety requirements; they also... View More Details
No Barking Allowed: Traveling With Dogs

No Barking Allowed: Traveling With Dogs

Warmer weather is finally here, and that means one thing — road trips! Whether it’s a day at the beach or a trip to a state park, there’s no reason to leave your four legged friends behind. Bartow Ford, your Winter... View More Details
What’s That Sound?

What’s That Sound?

Squeak! Knock! Bang! Your car is making a brand new (and kind of scary) noise. Bartow Ford, your Lakeland area Ford dealership, can help you identify what noise your car is making — and what it means. Squealing If... View More Details
Emergency Rules of the Road

Emergency Rules of the Road

When you hear a siren, your first instinct might be to slam the brakes. But what’s actually the protocol? Bartow Ford, your Winter Haven area Ford dealership, wants to make sure you know the emergency rules of the... View More Details