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What Are Ford Super Duty Trucks Made Of?

Going back to the first F-150s and F-250s, Ford truck cabs, beds, fenders, and hoods consisted of heavy steel. To meet government mileage standards, Ford gradually thinned the steel on all these surfaces. Then, in 2017, Ford lightened the load further by changing the upper body of the Ford F-series of trucks to a military grade aluminum that was stronger and lighter.

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The 2018 Ford Escape Suits Both Business with Pleasure

Whether you're looking to show business clients around town, tote your kids around to soccer practice, or just make your morning commute, the Ford Escape has you covered. This crossover is built for multitasking, and its eco-friendly stop-start option and ability to get 30 highway MPG standard means you won't have to feel guilty using it for all of your daily activities.

Comfort is the name of the game with the Ford Escape, and it's a comfort afforded to both driver and passengers. The former will love the ergonomic steering wheel available with heating components...

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Review the Technologies Offered by the Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport is the latest from Ford. An affordable vehicle for any driver, the EcoSport is packed with technology and efficiency. While some of the trims have a lot of room, this vehicle was made to save gas and take you around the city without ever having to disconnect from Wi-Fi. That's because EcoSport comes with Sync Connect, which is a Wi-Fi hotspot for your car.

There are several different trims that have different features. At standard pricing, the EcoSport still has a lot of technology packed in with SYNC. You can upgrade to get SYNC 3 and an…

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Tire Sipes Make a Difference

Your tire treads are responsible for keeping your car on the road. In order to create traction on treads, tire makers include elements known as sipes.

Sipes are thin grooves that are cut into the lugs, which are the thick parts of the tread. Sipes and lugs work together to create more surface area and grip.

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Extreme Temperatures Dangerous to Car Battery

If you have a dead car battery, you aren't driving anywhere. While car batteries are resilient, and typically have a lifespan of about three years, they are capable of failing. Batteries fail quicker when compromised and during extreme periods of cold or hot weather.

When first learning to drive, you were probably taught that it is crucial to drive your car for a few minutes on both very hot or freezing days, even if you don't need to go anywhere. 

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Tips on Avoiding a Tire Blowout

There is no good time to have a flat tire, but a complete tire blowout can put you at serious risk on the road. Although you can't control everything, there are some easy steps you can take to make sure that you are as prepared as possible to avoid a tire blowout.

Checking your tire pressure is key. It is important to check the pressure of each tire when the car is totally cool.

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Headlight Restoration You Can Do Yourself

Your headlights are an important part of your vehicle because they help you see what's ahead of you. Faded, dull and dirty headlights can be a hazard on the road. We at Tom Peck Ford offer headlight cleaning and restoration services and also carry a full line of supplies on hand.

If you're interested in cleaning or restoring your headlights yourself, there are a few different paths from which to choose.

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Know the Difference Between a Full-Size Tire and a Spare

When it comes to spare tires, there are only a few options out there. Most full-size vehicles have a full-size spare, while smaller vehicles will usually have a compact temporary tire. Other vehicles can even be equipped with run-flat tires or a small air compressor instead of having a spare on hand. The two most common options are the full-size spare and the compact temporary.

The full-size spare is a tire that exactly matches the other four tires on your vehicle. If you have one of these and have to use it, you can drive on it for basically as…

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Trust Our Team With Your Suspension Needs

Choosing to have the suspension on your vehicle fixed is an important decision. You might be tempted to ignore the issues that you know are taking place, but that is not a good idea. Tom Peck Ford in Huntley, IL can help you deal with your issues head-on.

If your suspension is causing your vehicle to jerk around or making it unable to handle bumps on the road's surface, it should be repaired. We can figure out what the issue is and repair the suspension for you. 

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Is all-wheel or four-wheel drive the vehicle for you?


Are you caught between the choice of all-wheel drive versus four-wheel drive? We at Tom Peck Ford are here for you. Our staff set out to explain briefly the differences between the two systems to help you assess which of the two would be the best fit for you.

Consider the terrain that you’ll mostly use your car on. Rocky trails or smooth tarmac? If you plan on using your car on rough terrain, then a four-wheel drive system would better suit your needs. This is because the four-wheel drive system incorporates techniques that enable the car to grip…
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