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Ford to Sponsor Expansion of the Motown Museum

One of the most important institutions for both the modern music world and the city of Detroit is Motown Records. With legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye under the label, Motown has helped to shape the music industry into what it is today. It has also added a rich layer of culture to the city of Detroit. Ford is a company that appreciates the Motor City and loves to celebrate its numerous accomplishments. Ford recently announced an exciting way that they plan to do just that. According to a recent press release from Ford, Ford will help sponsor an expansion of the Motown Museum. Ford and UAW-Ford will

15 Dec 2016
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prepare your car for winter

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Winter can be a rough time for a lot of people. The cold, the early sunsets … and guess what? Cars don’t much care for it either. It’s important to go through a checklist and do what you can to prepare your car for winter. Here’s what you should do.   Check Your Battery   Have your battery tested to see that it’s still going strong. An older battery may run fine in the warmer weather, but come winter it will be a different story. Cold weather and older car batteries are not friends. And the last thing you want is to be looking for a jump in the middle

29 Nov 2016
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early Christmas shopping

Early Christmas Shopping: Good or Bad?

It feels good to be on top of your to-do list. That’s why early Christmas shopping is so satisfying—you can get ahead of the rush and have less to worry about when the actual holiday approaches. Is there anything about it that isn’t a winning situation? There’s just one small precaution to keep in mind. Here are the pluses and minuses of early Christmas shopping.   The Good If you start early, you have more time to get the perfect gift for each person. Think through your friends and family carefully and decide on your own what would be great for them. Don’t let a store’s display rack decide for

28 Nov 2016
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Winterize Your Car

Winterize Your Car Eearly – Longview, TX

Well it’s getting to that time again there folks: the chill in the air is settling in. While snow is a ways off, or not showing up at all- that doesn’t mean travel isn’t happening. So why not take the precedent and prepare for a winter travel ride early on! Let’s break down what you can do to prepare: 1. Make sure to get the right tires. You need to make sure they’re properly inflated and have a healthy level of tread! If they’re looking down, you don’t want to be caught on icy roads with less grip. Oh and make sure to get snow tires-they’re made for inclement weather

21 Oct 2016
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Ford’s Australia Production Ends

Ford’s Australia Production kicked off way back in 1925, nearly a century ago, but now it’s coming to an end. In 2013, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors all announced they would be leaving the country in coming years if things didn’t change. That prediction is coming to fruition with Ford closing the doors of its Broadmeadows plant this year. Though the final #FordFalcon rolled off the production line today, its legacy will live on in our ongoing R&D investment. pic.twitter.com/Gl6l1uOawo — Ford Australia (@FordAustralia) October 7, 2016 The final Ford Falcon XR6 rolled off the production line and will find its home in Ford’s Australia museum. It’s the final V6 Falcon

20 Oct 2016
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top teams in Texas college football

Top Teams in Texas College Football

College football is back and some teams have already made impressive starts across the nation. Over in the Big Ten Conference, teams like Michigan and Ohio State dominated their opponents in the first week.   Here at Pegues Hurst Ford, we are focused on the teams representing the great state of Texas. We’ve put together a short list of our top teams in Texas college football, in no particular order.   University of Texas – Austin (Longhorns) – Big 12   In quite possibly one of the biggest upsets in Week 1 of college football, the Longhorns beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to show that Texas football is back

20 Sep 2016
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10-speed F-150

The Ford 10-Speed F-150 Arrives at Dealerships Soon

Ford previously unveiled details about a new 10-speed F-150 with a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine that will enhance acceleration and increase overall performance in the popular pickup. With the updated F-150 making its way to dealerships next month, we thought we’d remind you of some of the incredible details that will have you wishing it was already October.   Quite possibly the most exciting feature of the new F-150 is the vertical tachometer on the dashboard that provides drivers with what Ford is calling a “launch countdown.” Nothing gets adrenaline pumping like counting down from ten and getting your pickup in full power mode. Ford’s commitment to delivering a powerful

14 Sep 2016
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MIT and Ford LiDAR Shuttle Services that Can Learn

Ford is teaming up with MIT to measure pedestrian traffic using LiDAR (Light Imaging, Detection, and Radar) and cameras in order to predict demand for on-demand electric shuttle services. The project will use the data from the cameras and LiDAR to send electric shuttle cars to areas of high demand. The program will start with a small group of teachers and students who will be able to request a shuttle through a mobile app and tell it where to go, and the shuttle will decide the most efficient route to get there. Because the shuttles are equipped with LiDAR sensing technology, which is much more accurate than GPS, they have

15 Aug 2016
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Bicycle Safety Tips for Summer Riders

If you don’t ride your bike often besides during the summer, you may not be aware of some of the most important steps you can take to keep yourself safe. Just follow these easy bicycle safety tips! First, always wear a helmet. Duh. Make sure your bike is in good condition. Check that the wheels are inflated, the brakes work, and your seat is comfortable. All this will keep you from getting distracted and crashing. If you’re riding at night, it’s important to have a light on your helmet or bike that alerts oncoming cars. It’s also good to wear reflective clothing. Being less than visible at night is a

03 Aug 2016
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Truly Strange and Bizarre Traffic Laws in the US

Understanding local traffic regulations is especially important if you are driving outside of your state or region. However, there are some truly bizarre traffic laws that are almost unbelievable. Read on to see a list of some of the weirdest regulations in the US. In Connecticut, according to the DMV, it is illegal to go hunting from your car. Believe it or not, individuals have been caught slinging guns from their cars, shooting at deer and other animals as they drive by. Rockville, Maryland, has very strict censorship laws. In fact, you are not allowed to swear from your vehicle when driving in this city—a serious misdemeanor crime. Just try

26 Jul 2016
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