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Learning the Differences Between Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive Options

It is important for you to know if your next vehicle should be a front-wheel drive one or a rear-wheel drive one. You need to know the differences between the two to make an informed purchasing decision.

If you are looking for a tough vehicle that can go over a curb without causing damage, you may want to consider choosing a vehicle with rear-wheel drive. If you are looking for a vehicle that is going to offer you more for the price that you pay, then you might want to go with an economical front-wheel drive option. There are benefits…

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The Tech Features in The All-New Ford Taurus Help Keep It at The Head of The Pack

The Ford Taurus is a car that has a long-standing tradition of excellence in the automotive world. For decades it has led its class in style, quality, comfort, safety, and reliability. These trends hold true for the 2018 model year as well.

Drivers of the all-new Taurus are also going to benefit from all of the cutting-edge technology features for 2018 as well that include things like:

To see all of these features in person along with everything else that the all-new 2018 Ford Taurus has to offer come on into our sales center here at Mike Molstead Motors in…

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The Chrysler 300 Will Keep You Safe

As you are searching for a full-size sedan, do not overlook the popular Chrysler 300. This is the kind of luxury sedan that is going to not only help you travel in comfort, but it will also keep you safe as you drive about.

The Chrysler 300 gives you the option to be set up with a Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking System. This is something that will help you stay safe on the road. The Chrysler 300 also sets you up with the option for a Blind Spot Monitoring System.

If you are looking for a full-size…

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Cargo Size Compact Car: 2018 Ford C-Max


In the market for a new compact hybrid car but don’t want to sacrifice cargo volume or storage, then the all-new 2018 Ford C-Max is a great option. Below are two features that make the Ford C-Max one of the most popular in its class:
  • Cargo Volume- The 2018 Ford C-Max is a compact car that does not sacrifice cargo volume. The C-Max comes with 60/40 split fold second-row seat giving the driver more space to carry the items they need 
  • Class-Exclusive Second-Row In-Floor Storage Compartments- The 2018 Ford C-Max comes with available in floor...
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How Is Your Vehicle's Cooling System Working?

Most people don't realize how hot their engine can get if the to cooling system ever failed while their vehicle continued to run. The truth is it could get hot enough to warp components, such as the engine heads and cause irreparable damage. Because of these types of consequences, it is important for you to make sure your vehicle's cooling system is working at all times.

The cooling system is comprised of various parts. The water pump pushes engine coolant throughout the system. The thermostat sets and regulates engine temperature. The radiator hoses serve as pathways to transport…

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Make Sure You're Driving Straight

Your alignment doesn't only keep you pointed in the right direction, but it can also give you better handling, improve the lifespan of your tires, and increase your gas mileage.

It only takes a minor incident to throw off your alignment. Bumping into a curb while parking, driving over a rough road, or hitting a pothole the wrong way can knock things off balance. As a result, your tires might pull to one side, or your steering wheel might vibrate while driving. Plus, your tires can wear down unevenly, which could lead to handling issues.

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Don't Get Delayed Because of a Frozen Gas Tank

Does your car sits outside for 12 hours after bringing it home after work. It's 15 degrees outside and guess what? Your gas tank is empty or maybe just contains a fraction of a tank of gas. Now, if you aren’t aware of leaving your gas tank empty in freezing temperatures, you may not think twice about this scenario, but for those who know the possibilities, you are a bit concerned.

Now, it is commonly known that an empty gas tank in freezing temperature freezes the gas tank. The moisture that develops inside of a gas tank freezes…

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What to Know About Slow Down & Move Over Laws

One of the least known laws across America is the 'Slow Down & Move Over Laws' that have been put into action starting around 2007, depending on the state. According to polls done by Mason Dixon Polling & Research as well as the National Safety Commission, 71% of Americans are unaware of these laws.

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Significance of Winter Wiper Blades over Standard Wiper Blades

Any driver driving in Charles City, IA through a snowing or icing road, during winter, will realize that the wipers are essential. There are others who have experienced instances of the wiper blades functioning poorly by leaving streaks or blind spots on the windshield thus contributing to invisibility.

Regular wiper blades may get weak in cleaning heavy ice or snow on the wind windshield hence may bend or malfunction. The rubber may get stiff due to cold temperatures and tear while functioning. The general structure may again get clogged with snow and may operate in a straining manner.

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Learn About the Costs that Go Along with Vehicle Ownership

If you are looking into buying a car, you have to know what costs all go with vehicle ownership. You need to understand what it takes to keep a vehicle and take care of it in the local Charles City, IA area.

If you are looking into buying a car, you have to know if you can afford the one that you really want to get. Consider all of the costs of owning a vehicle so that you know how much you can pay to get one. Our staff members at Mike Molstead Motors are here to guide you in…

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