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Failing Transmission Signs

While you're driving, you might wonder about whether the transmission will continue to shift the gears in the vehicle. There are a few signs that you will usually notice if there is an issue with the transmission.

A clear sign is slippage. This means that the vehicle will slip into another gear without you changing it and for no reason. The transmission might start to whine, especially if you put the vehicle in reverse. Sometimes, there will be a hard shift when you put the vehicle in reverse or in drive. A delayed engagement of the gears is also…

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Tire Pressure And Tread Should Never Be Overlooked


​Car owners should never overlook their tire tread or pressure when traveling. That is why we here at Honolulu Ford want to make sure you know the basics.

Your tire pressure should always be set to what is stated in the owner's manual. If they are under-inflated the car will have to work harder and if they are over inflated the tires will wear too quickly. The rule of thumb to test the tread of your tire is to place a penny in your tire tread and if the tread covers Lincoln's head you should be okay to…
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Get The Best Out Of Your Horsepower Today

Most drivers associate horsepower with the amount of velocity that is in their engine. If you're looking for increased speed, there is a specific amount of horsepower you're looking for. You can select from a specific engine type including a V-6 and V-8 engine at your discretion. The theory is, the more horsepower, then the more kick behind the acceleration. Muscle cars, trucks, and sports car are often chosen because of their horsepower. Do you know where the term horsepower comes from? Visit your local authorized automobile dealer for more details on more details on horsepower and...
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Drive farther with the new generation of engine oil


Newer cars and trucks that are on the market today many thousands of miles on their engine before they need their oil changed. This is due to the fact that oil has changed significantly since it was used decades ago. In the 1970s and 1980s it was very common for a vehicle to need its oil changed every 3000 miles because the manufacturer wanted to make sure to prevent significant engine damage.

​Now that there are technological advancements in engine oil, such as synthetic oils, the 3000-mile rule is just a fallacy. No longer will these oils gunk up engines…
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Fantastic Futuristic Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment System


Picture yourself cruising down the freeway to get to your destination. The traffic is jammed, and you need to call up your spouse to tell them you will be late for dinner. Instead of fumbling for your Bluetooth device, the new Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment System takes care of that for you and much more.

The SYNC 3 has a handful of features that are offered. It can be paired with any driver's smartphone, including Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and enhanced voice recognition, all at the touch of one button on the steering wheel…
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Ford Blind Spot Information System


Some of the newer Ford vehicles offer a useful tool for drivers called Blind Spot Information System. This feature essentially notifies drivers when there is an object in their path that may not be visible to them. On each side view mirror, there is a light that illuminates. The light comes on when the car is moving, and when an object is in your blind spot -- such as a car passing you on the highway. This feature comes in handy when changing lanes or when overtaking other vehicles on the road. By looking at the mirror and seeing whether or…
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Are You Guilty of These Bad Driving Habits?

We are all guilty of bad driving habits, but some are not only dangerous, they may get you in trouble with the law. Below are a few driving habits to quit if you don't want a ticket.

  • Driving over the speed limit. Speeding is something we're all probably guilty of at some point. If you're running late we think it'll help us get there faster. 
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AutoGuide.com Tries 2017 Ford Fusion on for Size

Might you be in the market for a midsize sedan? Well, if so, we here at Honolulu Ford believe you'll find a great deal to appreciate about ours, the 2017 Fusion.

"Like what?" you wonder.

Receive the need-to-know info from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her critique of the Fusion is as follows:

While every Fusion engine option has its appeal, we're admittedly very impressed by the mid-level iteration, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Offered with the SE -- and standard on the Titanium and Platinum -- the four-cylinder couples with a six-speed automatic transmission to ...

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