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What Do The Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?


Every vehicle has dashboard warning lights from the oil or brake lights to indicating your door is open. Every model's dashboard lights vary, so it is suggested that if you aren't sure what it means, check your owner's manual.

Some of the most common warning lights and their meanings are:
  • Check Engine Light- this light indicates that the engine computer has a set diagnostic trouble code. When this light is on it usually requires a diagnosis from a professional scan tool.
  • ABS Light- usually indicates that the Anti-Lock brake computer has a set code and requires a…
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Schedule Your Tire Rotation Today


If you need a few reasons to get the tires to the local service center to be rotated, these should help give you an idea why this is something that should not be neglected.
1. The tires need to wear in an even pattern if they are going to be in a better position to be grabbing the road in slick conditions.
2. As the tires are wearing incorrectly because they were not rotated, what happens is you feel the car pulling more each day you leave the condition to persist.
3. One negative aspect of allowing the tires to…
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Staying comfortable on your road trips with pets

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​Keeping everyone comfortable on a long road trip is a difficult task. All your human passengers need to use the bathroom or take breaks at different times -- it can be a challenge to accommodate everyone while still making good time on the road. Unfortunately, our pets are the most often ignored on these long trips.

Here are a couple quick tips to make sure your furry friend is comfortable without soaking up too much time.
  • Cats and dogs were not designed to sit like humans were for long periods of time. Whenever one person in the car wants to take…
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Car Safety Starts With New Tires


Car safety can depend on the new tires you select. A new vehicle gets new factory tires. Those tires eventually wear out. You have a tough decision once they've finally worn down. It can be difficult weaving through the choices.

You'll have many questions on this important purchase. Which brand is the best? Which tire lasts the longest? How do I make sure my family is safe on the road? These are all important questions a vehicle owner asks when trying to make this decision.

It isn't easy. That's why our service team is an important…
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MotorWeek Cites Top Traits of 2017 Ford Explorer

Might you be in the market for a full-size crossover? Well, if so, we here at Cochran Ford think you'd be wise to give ours, the 2017 Explorer, a go.

And why is that, exactly?

The fine folks at MotorWeek are here with an explanation; link up with them in the clip below:

Easily one of our favorite members of the Explorer family, the mid-level Limited trim sure has a whole heck of a lot going for itself.

Standard features on this model include a 280-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone…

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Woman Blows Up Her Old Ford Focus with Aerosol & Cigarette

The compact Ford Focus has been popular in Europe since its introduction in 1998, so it's not surprising to see first-generation models still on the road. One Focus Mk1 in England is now off the road, however, after its windshield and all four doors were blown out in a small explosion caused by a lit cigarette.

The driver, Sharon Victoria Druitt, had just returned from the store with a Smoke Away aerosol air freshener—ironically, to reduce the impact of her smoking habit…

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Natrona Heights Learning the Love of SUVs

Car owners in the United States love SUVs. As reported by AutoNews.com, more than 66 percent of SUV owners, when shopping for new cars earlier this year, bought replacement SUVs. That's a higher loyalty rate than any other car type currently being sold in America.

It kind of makes you wonder what all those people love about SUVs, doesn't it? Let's take a look at the 2017 Ford Explorer for answers.

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Start Your 2018 Mustang GT Without Waking Up All of Natrona Heights with 'Good Neighbor Mode'

There's nothing more stressful day to day than having a bad relationship with your neighbors. Unfortunately, sometimes all it takes is one inconsiderate early-morning wake-up to turn amicable to sour.

According to an online poll, "The Worst Noises Your Neighbors Make," there is almost nothing more infuriating than a loud, revving engine. So, is the 2018 Mustang GT you're planning to buy going to ruin your reputation next door?

New features called Quiet Start, along with Quiet Exhaust, make up what the Mustang's engineers have dubbed "Good Neighbor Mode." They limit the volume of the...

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