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Is Your Check Engine Light On?

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

Uh-Oh: The Check Engine Light Is On When your car’s “Check Engine” light comes on, it’s usually accompanied by a sick feeling in your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. First Make Sure It’s Really the Check Engine Light Many drivers confuse the “service required” light on the gauge cluster for the Check Engine light, but these warning lights are unrelated. The service required light just means the car is due for an oil change or other routine... View More Details

See More Clearly

See More Clearly

See More Clearly: The Importance of Good Windshield Wipers When you live in Florida, you know a thunderstorm could pop up at any time, whether the meteorologist warned you or not. Unfortunately, though, your... View More Details
Top 5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Ford in 2017

Top 5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Ford in 2017

We’re already well into 2017, which means there is limited time to get your resolutions into check! If your resolution was to find ways to better take care of your Bartow Ford used car or truck, then you’re in luck.... View More Details
Shocks & Struts

Shocks & Struts

Less Wear, More Control: The Value of Shocks & Struts Because the words “shocks and struts” are most often said in the sentence, or sometimes even used interchangeably, many people are unaware of the difference in the... View More Details
3 Ways Bartow Ford is Different

3 Ways Bartow Ford is Different

Everyone knows that when you need a new or used Ford car or truck, you come to Bartow Ford. For 70 years, our dealership has offered the city of Bartow and surrounding areas everything the other dealerships can’t:... View More Details
Belts and Hoses

Belts and Hoses

Checking for Problems with Belts and Hoses Before They Become Costly Among all the equipment in your vehicle, belts and hoses have the shortest lifespan. Despite this, they control important functions in your vehicle.... View More Details
How Do I Know I Need New Brakes?

How Do I Know I Need New Brakes?

How Do I Know I Need New Brakes? Driving is fun. So much fun that when you’re driving on the Polk Parkway, windows down, radio volume up, the last thing on your mind is that you're in a massive chunk of steel and... View More Details
Aftermarket Oil Filters Can Cost You

Aftermarket Oil Filters Can Cost You

Aftermarket Oil Filters Can Cost You In an effort to save money, some drivers have opted to use an aftermarket oil filter. Unfortunately, though, that can cost you more in the long run. The Job of the Oil Filter The... View More Details
What is CarPlay

What is CarPlay

Siri in Your Car: Apple CarPlay It drives great. It’s beautiful. But darn close to the top of the “What I love the most about the 2017 Fusion” is Apple CarPlay. Everything You Need to Know About iOS in the Car Through... View More Details
If You Drive a Diesel, This Is a Must Read!

If You Drive a Diesel, This Is a Must Read!

The $12,000 Mistake: If You Drive a Diesel, This Is a Must Read Most new diesel trucks are equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems that use diesel exhaust fuel (DEF) to meet EPA emission standards.... View More Details