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Safety Tips While Jump-Starting a Car

Knowing how to jump-start a car is an invaluable skill that all drivers should learn at some point. Even though this process is relatively safe, an injury can happen in the blink of an eye if you aren’t careful.

The first thing to remember is that both of the keys should be out of the ignitions before hooking up the cables. 

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Car Brake Fluid: When to Check It

Coolant and brake fluid levels need to be checked about twice per year according to most mechanics. If you have an issue with your brake fluid such as leaks, you may need to replace the brake fluid reservoir or at least have your mechanic check it to repair.

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What Does the Alternator Do on My Car?

You may have heard about the alternator on your car but have no idea why it is so important. The alternator has to do with the power system that keeps your car running. Without an alternator, your battery will die fast. The alternator is responsible for rejuvenating your battery when you are driving your car, and your battery can't recharge if the alternator is broken.

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Compare Features of the 2018 Ford Expedition

There is more to buying a new vehicle than simply shopping according to price. While the overall cost of the purchase does make a difference in whether you can afford one verses another, unless your selection fits your needs, you could end up disappointed and dissatisfied. Comparing features and performance is the best way to determine which vehicle you should buy.

To help you compare the differences between the 2018 Ford Expedition and the leading competition, why not stop by Doherty Ford in Forest Grove, OR and visit with our professionals. 

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What Makes the 2018 Ford Focus SEL so Powerful?

There is a good reason why drivers are coming out in droves to test drive the 2018 Ford Focus SEL sedan. This model is sure to deliver on value and performance in ways that Ford lovers have come to appreciate about this American brand.

The SEL option is even more premium because it comes with daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone climate control, HD radio and interior ambient lighting. You will still enjoy great gas mileage at 34 mpg on highways and a powerful 2.0-liter I-4 engine. 

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Do You Need to Get Your Oil Changed Every 3,000 Miles?

If you purchased your car years ago, you may have been advised to get the oil changed every 3,000 miles. However, if you're looking for a new vehicle, you may not need to follow this rule anymore. There are some vehicles that can go about 5,000 miles before an oil change is necessary, and some cars allow you to get the oil changed every 7,500 miles!

Due to the quality of materials and the technology used to manufacture vehicles, you won't have to visit the mechanic as often to get your oil changed. You also…

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The 2018 Ford Edge Is a Cut Above the Competition

One of the best things anyone can say about the 2018 Ford Edge is that is nothing like a sedan. Neither can it be said that it is the same as its larger relatives that burn more fuel and take up more space. There is more to this vehicle than meets the eye.

While the Ford Edge does claim a place in the mid-size SUV realm, it is a cut above the rest. It is fun to drive and has seating for five passengers. Buyers can select from four trims and if they want can include the Sync 3 infotainment…

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Ford SYNC 3; Drive in Style

The Ford SYNC 3 is a must have, the car is tech-savvy, highly impressive because you can connect your phone and with just a push of a button command it will dial anyone you ask it to dial.

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