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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

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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List of 2017 Super Duty Features Expands to 17 Options

The well established 2017 Super Duty features are expanding to include an array of driver assist technologies, new lighting, premium infotainment, and more. In total, this new pickup will come with 17 exclusive features, making it truly one of a kind. 2017 @Ford Super Duty’s adaptive cruise control can handle a 31,500-pound trailer https://t.co/pe58r3ESfP pic.twitter.com/OqlwjzjrRN — Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) July 8, 2016 According to Ford, one of the most complex systems in its new truck is the Adaptive Cruise Control. Using sensors to keep you at a safe following distance, this driver assist technology has been specially adapted for towing and hauling. Now, the model is capable of maintaining a

19 Jul 2016
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road trip tunes

A Playlist of Road Trip Tunes for Every Occasion

Turns out, there’s a song for every situation you might run into on a road trip, so prepare  yourself…. Eddie Rabbit – “Driving My Life Away” If you happen to be on a particularly long road trip, and it seems like it’s never going to end, put this song on. Eddie Rabbit feels your pain. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell” Indulging a little too much on your road trip? Too many energy drinks, candy bars and cheap, ceramic statues of wolves purchased at truck stops? You know where you’re going. Just put this song on and accept your fate. Fastball – “The Way” Play this one when you’re lost. This

15 Jun 2016
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