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How to Know When You Need Power Steering Fluid

Knowing When To Change Your Power Steering Fluid

There's a lot of magic inside your vehicle, and very few folks who drive ever take the time to understand the science or systems behind it. And that's fine. You don't have to know all about power steering systems to recognize when your power steering fluid is getting low. All you need to know is that the things that make up your hydraulic power steering system are able to work so smoothly because of a fluid that is in there. It's the fluid that makes your wheel easy to turn and adjust as you need to…

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Car

If you care about your car and want to ensure it stays in good health for years to come, there are some things you should never do to it. See our list of the five worst things a driver can do to their car.

Driving When a Car Overheats
When you see a slight increase in the temperature gauge, you can do small things like turn off the AC to try and prevent it from rising any further. However, if temperatures continue to increase, or if the gauge is rising quickly, you should get off the road as fast as…

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My Car Was Flooded – What Do I Do?

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Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Atlanta area, not only leaving many people with severely damaged homes but also with flooded cars. If you have questions about what to do after your car has been flooded and how to dry out a wet car, see tips and information below that will answer your questions.

1 Thing You Should Never Do if Your Car Was Flooded
If your engine has been flooded, DO NOT try…

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Lease Wear & Tear Protection - What It Includes & If It's Worth It for You

Lease Wear Coverage - Wear & Tear Protection

Excess wear and tear charges are a common concern among lessees. If you’re worried about paying a penalty at the end of your lease, MPP offers Lease Wear Coverage that provides up to $5,000 in protection.

Am I a good candidate for lease wear coverage?
This really depends on several factors, but if you reply yes to the majority of the statements below, it may be worth considering.

  • I plan on getting a…
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How to Get the Most Money Back for My Used Car

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If you want to make sure you get the most money back for your used car when trading it in, you must take in mind some preventative measures. The fact is that if you keep your car in the best condition possible, you’ll get more money back for it.

In addition, there are a few steps you can take when purchasing your car in the first place and when preparing to have it appraised…

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Shop With a Consumers' Choice Award Winner

Gwinnett Place Ford is the proud recipient of a 2014 Consumers' Choice Award! Through the CCA program, consumers nominate their favorite local businesses, then the CCA commission conducts 12-month independent surveys and ethics reviews to narrow down award winners.

The Consumers' Choice Awards recognize businesses that demonstrate superior customer service, professionalism and integrity, but more importantly they reflect strong customer satisfaction. The CCA program has existed for over 25 years now and its awards are…

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Ford's New Free Brake Pad Offer Announced

Purchase a set of Motorcraft brake pads at Gwinnett Place Ford and we'll replace them at no cost for as long as you own the vehicle (labor fees not included). Ford Motor Company recently launched a new point-of-sale program that offers customers free replacement of brake pads purchased on or after July 1, 2014, so Ford drivers will not only have an enhanced ownership experience, but also a great opportunity to get the right…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning & What to Do if It Happens

The word hydroplane refers to the sliding of a vehicle's tires on a wet road or highway. When this happens, it's easy to lose control of the car and wind up in an accident. So with rainy weather here in Duluth, Georgia, it's a good time to learn what you can do to avoid hydroplaning, as well as what to do in a hydroplaning situation.

When weather conditions are poor there's…

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Best All-Weather Tires for Your Ford Car or SUV

Locals may find themselves in some rough driving conditions now that winter's hit Duluth, but unfortunately most of us can't stay inside and hide from the rain all together. Tires play a big role in driving safety, so it's a good time to start thinking about upgrading to all-season tires if your old stock tires are ready to be replaced. From Goodyear to Michelin and Bridgestone, we've got details about what…

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How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your Vehicle?

Have you been changing your vehicle's oil too frequently? Maybe your parents instructed you to change it every 3,000 miles, and that might have been accurate at the time. However, that time was back when engines were not as efficient and the oil not as advanced as it is today.

It's difficult to go against what you were taught, but doing so now can save time and money. That is beneficial to all of us. Average vehicles today can go as much as 7.500 miles before the next oil change. Of course, it is always recommended…

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