SYNC® 3

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With SYNC 3, you can enjoy all of the great SYNC features, plus our next generation of voice-activated technology.27

  • Smart hardware meets smart software with an easy-to-read color touchscreen
  • Experience quick reactions to your commands
  • Capacitive touchscreen features impressive responsiveness such as the convenient swipe feature
  • Talk with real-world voice commands
  • Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the optional navigation
  • Bring the power of Siri® Eyes Free and your iPhone® into your vehicle48

 

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Full-size SUV capability along with NHTSA’s highest Government 5-Star Safety Rating

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You’d expect the flagship of Ford SUVs to be top-rated in safety. And it is. The 2017 Expedition was awarded the highest overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).* Expedition comes with dual-stage front airbags and side-impact airbags, as well as three-point safety belts for all eight seating positions. Standard also is the Safety Canopy® System with three-row side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor. And Expedition features AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) and Trailer Sway Control to help you avoid an accident in the first place.

Cargo Space

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The full-size Ford Expedition offers exceptional cargo space when you need it. With regular- and extended-length (EL) models, Expedition offers the cargo-carrying capability that’s right for you, up to a best-in-class* maximum 130.8 cu. ft. in EL. And with 4×2 and 4×4 configurations, you can take whatever you’re carrying just about anywhere.

DIY: How to Change Windshield Wiper Blades

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Windshield wipers are an often overlooked part of your car’s safety system. If your windshield wipers are not working properly, it can be difficult to see when it rains or snows. Faulty windshield wiper blades can smear your windshield, creating visibility hazards. So, it’s important to make sure your wiper blades are in good shape.

What Needs To Be Done:

Windshield wiper blades need to be inspected and replaced, if needed, on a regular basis.

Why Do It?

  • Windshield wiper blades are made out of rubber, which can wear even with limited use.
  • By being certain that your windshield wiper blades are in optimum condition, you are ensuring the safety of your vehicle and its passengers.
  • If you are driving your car in pouring rain, snow or sleet, worn-out wiper blades can impede the wipers’ ability to clean the windshield, which can limit your visibility.
  • Making sure your windshield wipers are newly inspected and replaced, if necessary, can help ensure safety.

How Often?

The frequency at which your windshield wiper blades need replacement depends, in part, on the conditions where you live and drive.Some general information is listed below, but always defer to your car owner’s manual and the information that comes with your wiper blades for advice on maintenance.

Check? Replacement?
Sunny, Hot Climate At least every six months At least once yearly
Even if you use your wipers very little, the hot sun can damage the rubber on your wiper blades, making the wipers unusable,according to Autos.yahoo.com.
Cold Climate At least every six months At least once yearly
According to Autos.com, the grit and salt used in cold climates can wear out the rubber wiper blades quickly.
Dusty And Sandy Regions Every several months Every six months to a year
If you regularly drive in dusty or sandy areas, even if you don’t use your wipers often, grit and sand can accumulate around and on the wiper blade, resulting in fast wear.

How to Do It:

Changing your wiper blades is simple. If you’re unsure about your wiper blade-changing abilities, it’s always a good idea to leave it to the professionals. This is something that is often done when you take your car in for an oil change, so ask your car dealership or quick-lube shop about it the next time you go in. But, if you want to do it yourself, you can follow these steps:

Step 1. Remove the old wiper.

How to check your wiper blades.

Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield, depress the small tab and slide the blade off the arm.

Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and depress the small tab on the underside of the wiper where it meets the wiper arm. When the tab is depressed, slide the wiper blade off the arm by pulling the center toward the bottom of the arm.

Step 2. Line up the new wiper blade with the arm.

Move the hook on the arm over the plastic clip on the new wiper blade.

Step 3. Pull it tight.

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Attach the new wiper blade, making sure it clicks into place.

Pull the wiper blade tight onto the arm. You will hear a clicking sound when it clicks into place. Now, simply lower the arm slowly back onto the windshield and repeat this process on the other wiper arm.


All-new F-150 Raptor wins Cars.com Best Pickup Truck 2017

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The all-new F-150 Raptor, building off the success of its predecessor, pushes the envelope more with performance gains and new technology offerings. With more power and torque, a first-in-class 10-speed transmission, a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that saves 500 pounds over the previous model, unique BFGoodrich tires and improved Fox Racing shocks, the 2017 F-150 Raptor stands alone in the high-performance off-road truck segment.

The redesigned, reengineered 2017 Super Duty also vied for the overall award. Boasting 20 class-exclusive features and a host of best-in-class claims, including most towing capability, payload and torque, the all-new F-Series Super Duty is the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Cab

The latest generation F-150 offers all the performance you need along with a refined modern touch. It has some features such as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, which allows you to control the direction of your trailer with a simple dashboard mounted knob. There’s also the F-150’s impressively quick Sync 3 infotainment system, a quiet cabin, and all the available luxury amenities you could ask for. Aluminum body panels and an aluminum bed (rather than traditional steel) help make the 2017 F-150 the lightest truck in its class, too. Put it all together and you’ve got one of our favorite trucks on the road.