Get Your Holiday Treats to Their Destination Safely

The holidays are one of the best times to share food with family and friends. If you'll be traveling to the homes of loved ones this year, here are some tips for making sure your contribution to the potluck arrives safely. 

Make sure that the bottom of your car is covered with a large cloth or piece of plastic. This will prevent stains and spills from ruining the interior of your car. You can even put your dishes in a sleeping bag to keep the dishes warm during your trip. You can also line bowls and dishes with plastic…
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Kitty Litter, Sand, or Snow In Your Winter Kit?

If you're a driver, you should probably have some sort of emergency kit. This kit should include food, jumper cables, and maybe some blankets. During the winter, you will also want something to help you get free if your car gets stuck in ice or snow. You've heard that you can use salt, sand, and kitty litter. But what is the difference?

Salt is the only one out of these three that melts the ice. This can give you more traction. Kitty litter works to give you more traction by absorbing the water and drying the area around…
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Windshield Wiper Fluid is Better Than Water

When you drive your car, windshield wiper fluid can clean the dust and debris, which your windshield accumulates while you're driving.  Some might think water can do the same job just as well. They'd be wrong, though.
How does windshield wiper fluid benefit motorists more than water does?
    Windshield wiper fluid will lubricate the wiper system and pumps to allow for the smooth spraying of the cleaning liquid on the glass shield.
    The wiper fluid behaves precisely like oil because it can prevent rusting and the rapid degradation of the wiper system
    Windshield washer fluid has a lower…
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What Will You Do When Your Vehicle Lease Ends?

You leased a car and loved it. Now, however, your lease is coming to a close, and you're not sure what to do next.

An inherent part of leasing is that you agree to return the leased vehicle at the end of your lease term. When your lease does end, you'll have a range of options available that can inform where you go next.

When your lease ends, you might:

    Swap the vehicle you’ve got leased now for another make or model. Doing so is often cheaper than leasing another vehicle from square one.
  • If there is…
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The 2018 Subaru Outback: What's Your Family Driving?

When you head out onto the road with your family, you want to give them a positive experience. When you drive a Subaru Outback, you get the best of many worlds. With two powertrains and four trims available, the Outback possess some strong through lines. The Outback's interior Is nice and roomy, with seating for five. It also offers plenty of cargo space, making sure you have room for the groceries.

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2017 Ford Focus RS is a Hatchback for the Performance-Minded Motorist

Here at Jensen Dealerships, we have half a mind to pronounce Ford's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS, one of the very best we've ever encountered.

However, it's not typically our tack to play favorites. So, rather than ramble on about it, we thought we'd share the following video.

Ride out with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he explains what makes the Focus RS so special:

No doubt its finest feature, the Focus RS is propelled by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pairing with a six-speed manual transmission and standard all-wheel drive…

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Ford F-150 Continues to Impress After 40 Years

Happy 40th birthday to the Ford F-150!

Just in time for this momentous occasion, Autotrader put together a list of the hottest cars of summer 2017 (the top ten vehicles on the site with the most search activity).

Any guesses for what the top vehicle on this list might be?

It's the Ford F-150, which seems to be doing an excellent job of continuing a long history of popularity that started when it was born.

Since the pickup truck's inception in 1977, it has garnered the affection of countless drivers, earning awards and accolades aplenty over the years…

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Finding Your Budget

The beginning of the journey to a new vehicle should start with setting a budget. You need to take your monthly income, and subtract your monthly expenses from it. This will leave you your maximum possible monthly payment for a vehicle. It's ok to be under this number, that will leave more money for other monthly expenses that could come up, but going over it means you will end up owing more than you make.

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