How do I change the oil in my car or truck at home?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 11:50 AM
oil being poured into engine

Is it almost time for an oil change on your vehicle? It might be time for you to consider taking care of the oil change yourself to save some money and give you the confidence that the job is done right! Although some people believe that this is a job that can only be done by a mechanic, changing your oil can be done in just a few simple steps! Watch the step by step video below to learn how to correctly change the oil in your car or truck! Read the rest of this entry »

Things to Consider When Leaving Your Pup in the Car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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Dogs are very lovable animals who will be your best friend and always enjoy your company if you give them love and attention. Because they are so easy to get attached to, it’s no surprise that it’s hard for some people to leave their furry friend at home when they leave the house. Although your pup may enjoy car rides, it is not always the best idea, especially if it is hot outside. Keep reading below to learn why you shouldn’t leave your dog in the car! Read the rest of this entry »

Bicycle Safety Tips to Follow This Summer

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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Now that the weather is warming up and summer is in full swing, many people enjoy riding their bike when they can. Of course, going for a bike ride is a great way to get outside and is good exercise, but both bicyclists and vehicle drivers need to stay alert to avoid any possible collisions or accidents. Keep reading below for a few things to keep in mind these next couple of months when bicyclists are out and about! Read the rest of this entry »

What are the 2020 Ford Super Duty engine options?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Super Duty, Performance, Technology on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 1:53 PM
Red 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty parked in a snowy wood.

Engine Choices on the 2020 Ford Super Duty

In addition to its new look and new options, the 2020 Ford Super Duty boasts an all-new available engine. On top of this, its old engines are getting refined and revitalized to bring back even higher numbers than the already ridiculous stats they boasted for 2019. Let’s look at what we know about the 2020 Ford Super Duty engine options. Read the rest of this entry »

How much is a new Ford F-150?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150, Ford Trucks on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 4:24 PM
Red 2019 Ford F-150 hauls a boat up a leafy road.

How much does a new 2019 Ford F-150 cost?

As the best-selling vehicle in America, pretty much everyone has heard of the Ford F-150. The stalwart, seemingly immortal pick-up gets better with each passing year. But along with the added features, improved capabilities, and performance optimizations, another element that changes with each new model is the price.

Lots of factors play into the price of a new Ford F-150. It can be easy to find out the starting, baseline MSRP, but few people actually purchase the barebones model. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to pay for a new 2019 Ford F-150. Read the rest of this entry »

What will the 2020 Ford Escape look like?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Escape on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 9:13 AM
A blue 2020 Ford Escape parked at the top of a driveway of a modern house as an attractive young couple walks out to get inside.

2020 Ford Escape Style and Appearance

The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape is slated to kick off the fourth-generation of the beloved model, and we can hardly wait. Estimates predict the new crossover SUV will go on sale in fall 2019. In the meantime, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with any information we can get our hands on.

One thing you may be wondering is: what will the 2020 Ford Escape look like? Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best Father’s Day 2019 activities near Brainerd, MN?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community & Events, Seasonal on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 9:37 AM
A man holds a young child as they stand before a striking mountain backdrop accentuated with rolling mist. The man is presumably the boy's father.

Top Father’s Day 2019 Events in Brainerd, MN

Father’s Day 2019 is fast approaching, and it can be hard to think of a good way to spend it. If you’re looking for something to do with dad that day, feel free to check over our list of picks for the best Father’s Day 2019 activities near Brainerd.

If all goes well, you’ll come away with a great Father’s Day plan! Read the rest of this entry »

Which is better: the 2020 Ford Escape or Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Escape on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 2:39 PM
A red 2020 Ford Escape rolls down a highway with a stunning snow-covered mountain backdrop. Exterior rear/side angled view.

2020 Ford Escape vs Kia Sportage

The 2020 Ford Escape takes big steps forward with a new platform, styling, and powertrain options. This could be a gamechanger in the compact SUV segment. As the first vehicle on the new modular architecture from Ford to come to the U.S., the 2020 Escape promises better efficiency, space, comfort, and handling.

How does the 2020 Kia Sportage compare? Is it doing enough to compete with what Ford is bringing to the American table? Let’s pit the two vehicles against each other and see.

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What are the best diesel trucks?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Trucks, Industry Information on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:40 AM
Red 2019 Ford F-150 towing a speedboat.

The Best Diesel Trucks of 2019

There are a lot of great diesel trucks on the market these days. Every year, truck-makers make strides in designing more advanced and efficient diesel powerhouses. Let’s check out some of the best diesel offerings on the market in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

Will the 2020 Ford Explorer be rear-wheel drive?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer, Performance on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 7:01 AM
Black 2020 Ford Explorer sits outdoors. Exterior front/side angled view. There are snow-covered mountain peaks and pine trees in the background.

Drivetrain Configuration on the 2020 Ford Explorer

Exciting news has hit for Ford Explorer fans- the trailblazing crossover SUV will be fully-redesigned for the 2020 model year. Originally launching in 1991 based on the body of the Ford Ranger pick-up, the Ford Explorer switched over to a car chassis framework in 2011. Sine then, it’s been consistently performing as the best-selling midsize SUV every year.

What changes can we expect when the 2020 iteration hits dealer lots in June or July this year? We know that, as usual, it will have more power, more space, and better technology. But what about drivetrain- will the 2020 Ford Explorer be rear-wheel drive? Read the rest of this entry »