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Recognizing When Your Car Battery Is Going Bad Before It Fails


A battery is among the most vital components of any vehicle, whether giving the engine a proper start and keeping it running smoothly on the road, or simply keeping your windshield wipers moving in the rain. Unfortunately, like any other battery, a car battery can be prone to failure over extended periods of use, and will likely go out eventually, requiring replacement.

Luckily, there are a few red flags and warning signs you can keep an eye out for to help you determine when a car's battery may be starting to go bad, giving you time to have it…
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The Importance of Keeping Brakes Inspected and Repaired

Every one of us knows the risks of faulty vehicle brakes and the risks associated with their failure. If we do not take care of the brakes, we can end up paying a high price. On the other hand, if we are attentive enough, we can avoid many complications and risks from our life.

When you notice the brake dashboard light glows in amber or red, it is a potential warning that the braking system of your vehicle is not properly functioning. Also, if you found your brake pedal slow or spongy, or hear any squealing or grinding sound while…

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AutoGuide.com Has Lots of Love for 2017 Ford Fusion

Are you perusing the midsize sedan segment for your next automotive purchase? Well, if so, we here at Belk Ford Inc. feel that ours, the 2017 Fusion, is one that most certainly belongs on your short list.

How come?

Get the inside scoop from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her appraisal of the Fusion is as follows:

Ford definitely delivered the goods with the Fusion's entry-level engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder.

Standard on the S and SE trims, the base four-banger joins with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a peppy 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque…

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Used-Car Shoppers in Oxford: Be On the Lookout for Flood Damage After Hurricane Harvey

A few years ago, Cars.com discovered Mississippi has more title-washed used cars than any other state, and by a wide margin! As many as 1 out of every 45 used cars here has been title-washed.

Title washing is a dishonest tactic where someone takes a car with a salvage title (or in this case, a flood title), and sends it to another state to be issued a new title that doesn't mention the prior damage. It looks like a clean-titled car, but it is hiding severe problems.

After Hurricane Harvey shook up the coast of Texas, we can…

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Don't ignore your warning indicator lights

Often times, when a warning indicator light comes on in our vehicles we tend to let out a sigh. Belk Ford knows that warning indicator lights are sometimes a hassle, but they're also there for a specific reason: to keep you safe and to keep your vehicle functioning at its best.

 

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Whether your warning indicator light is something to worry about or something simple, like a reminder for an oil change, you can put you

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How Ford Performance Raises Money for Youth Programs & Looks Good Doing It

Who said charity can't be electrifying? To raise funds for the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth-education program, Young Eagles, Ford Performance designed a breathtakingly fierce F-150 Raptor inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

The regular F-150 Raptor has a sizzling 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet torque under the hood, and a slew of features engineered...

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Powerful New Looks Coming with the 2018 Ford F-150

If you've been thinking about getting behind the wheel of a full-size pickup that's as powerful as it is handsome and rugged, then the upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 will surpass your expectations and then some! Offering a new look on all trim levels, you'll find new headlights that wrap directly around the sides of the new grille styles, new wheels on the sides, new tailgate styles around back, and more. Take a look at the video below to get a glimpse at some of these styles and prepare to drive the most stylish pickup truck in the…

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Service Specials and Professional Maintenance at Belk Ford Inc.

Have you been considering the service work that your vehicle needs this summer? You likely are seeking out a professional service center of reliable professionals to take on these respective tasks at hand, while securing value in the work that you pay for. And here at Belk Ford Inc., you will find both of these qualities in our Ford service center and with our available service specials!

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