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Service your vehicle before your last summer road trip

The summer is on its way out, so why not send it off properly with a fantastic road trip you'll remember all winter? Before you hit the road, however, don't forget to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle so you don't run into any bumps in the road.

 

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You can count on our team of experts here at Keith Hawthorne Ford to check up on your vehicle and show it all the

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Ford's 2017 Escape. Rated Perfect for Car Seats

You're buying a new car and know that one of the things you're looking for is a vehicle that's good with car seats. It's not an obvious desire, and definitely not one that all cars cater to well. Cramped interiors, hard to reach latches and tether anchors; many cars almost seem to treat car seats like an afterthought.

The 2017 Ford Escape isn't one of those cars.

A five-seat SUV with a five-star safety rating, the Escape performs so well with car seats that Cars.com gave it an "A" rating for car seat compatibility…

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Here's How Technology Features in the 2017 F-150 Can Make Towing Easier


North Carolina truck drivers want their pickups to be well-rounded. From hauling cargo in the bed to charging through difficult terrain in four-wheel drive, they expect their trucks to be up to any challenge. Ford's 2017 F-150 is one such well-rounded truck. It uses modern technology to enhance its capabilities for one of the most common tasks in the world or trucks: towing.

Aside from four powerful engine options, the 2017 is full of available towing features. Each one makes a step in the towing process that much easier:

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS):When you're towing, it…

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What Is It Like To Own a Ford Mustang?

The Ford Mustang is one of the most recognizable, and distinct, vehicles on the road. Thanks to its gorgeous design, its powerful performance, and its impeccable interior artisanship, this Ford vehicle stands out wherever it goes.

What is it like to own one, though? Why should you consider buying it? Chrissy answers these questions in this helpful video, where she explains exactly what she loves about her 2017 Ford Mustang coupe.

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An Overview of Different Tire Types


In the world of tires, not all rubber is equal. Tires can vary significantly in size, construction, and capability. On top of that, different vehicle segments often require different kinds of tires. Tires are a big enough subject to write a book on, so how do you know which kind to get for your Ford model?

While tire types can vary considerably, most fall in one of four basic categories: all-season, summer, winter, and off-road.

All-season tires are the bread and butter of the auto industry. Most vehicles roll off the line with a set of all-season tires because of…

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Road Trip Food

Do you enjoy stopping at restaurants during your road trips? Would you rather eat at several nice restaurants on your trip? You can budget your meals to make the most of road trip food. You can opt out of fast food to get more quality meals at nicer establishments.

The best way to do this is by packing extra meals. You can provide your family with cold cut sandwiches. All you need is a cooler, lunch meat and bread. Bottled water bought at the grocery store is also much cheaper than gas station prices. You can also place this in…
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Winter Car Wash Is Essential

Why is getting your car washed in the winter so essential? The snow comes and goes. Sometimes it can very frustrating to get your car washed only to see it snow again. The dirt from the snow adds up quickly. It leaves those nasty smears of mud and ice on your vehicle. It's not what you like to see. The snow can also create some damage on your vehicle through the course of time. If your car isn't stored inside, snow could stick to your car. The biggest burden for your vehicle is traveling on messy roads. Those…
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Make Your Roadside Emergency Kit Your Own

You can't always avoid getting into a bad situation, like having a breakdown or having car trouble, but you can be prepared for when it happens. You want to be able to handle any situation and have the tools you need to survive. Your vehicle should always have a roadside emergency kit in it and it should be well-stocked.
 
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