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Hitting the Open Road

Woo Hoo! You are ready for a road trip. You have the destination all picked out, hotel is booked, meals planned, and an adventurous itinerary. You have worked hard for this trip, you need it, you have earned it. You ready for fun and relaxation. Now you can shop for the perfect clothing and pack it!

So, you think you are ready? Well slow down a bit. When was the last time you had your car checked out? Nothing worse than breaking down, having to put out vacation money for repairs. You need to set up an appointment at your…
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Signs You Need to Have Your Car Battery Inspected

The battery in your car is running a number of things you may not even be aware. From the stereo, navigation system, instrument panel, and charging stations, your battery gets a real workout each time you drive. To ensure it is working properly, look for these car battery warning signs:
  • The headlights appear dim when you first start the car in the morning and do not get brighter for some time when driving.
  • The car horn sounds much weaker than you remember it sounding.
  • On the instrument panel, the check-engine light is flashing or stays lit all the time.
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Life Is A Curve-Ball Just Waiting To Happen

Being over prepared could be looked at as being silly, or stupid. The people that make those statements or assumptions, however, may be the ones that wish they had actually prepared themselves. Life is a curve-ball just waiting to happen. You never actually know from day to day what will actually happen. The car that has always been good to you could actually have major mechanical trouble in the middle of nowhere! If this was to happen, you could essentially be out of luck, if you didn't have a roadside emergency kit! A roadside emergency kit could have the…
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Tips to boost your fuel economy

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to for gas, so to keep your costs as low as possible, you need to actively try to improve your car's fuel economy. Here are some tips that can help you do that.
  • Be a smooth driver. Accelerating and braking slowly rather than speeding up rapidly and waiting till the last minute to stop can help save gas.
  • Use your cruise. When you are on the highway, use your cruise control, which uses less gas.
  • Keep your car maintained. Getting scheduled oil changes and tuneups and keeping your tires properly inflated…
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2017 Ford Explorer Steals MotorWeek Staffers' Hearts

If you happen to be on the hunt for a full-size utility hauler, we here at McLarty Ford would be quick to point you in the direction of ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Wondering why we would?

Then, check the clip below. The fine folks over at MotorWeek are here to provide you with some context for our claim:

Quite possibly the most well-rounded option throughout the Explorer engine lineup, the mid-level 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is sure to be a popular pick.

Optional on the Base and XLT trims, this turbo-four makes a muscly 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of…

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The 2017 Ford Escape: Made to Inpress

If you want to have a vehicle with a little "punch" then you will love the all-new Ford Escape. With a powerful EcoBoost engine you can take on any roads-from highways to curves to steep hills without losing power. And to make your day a whole lot nicer, it comes with a foot-operated liftgate and auto-maneuver feature that actually gets you into and out of tight spots. Now you can get the best parking spot wherever you go without the headache of getting the best parking spot. The Ford Escape is also smart with its SYNC 3 technology that has…
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Swing Out Cargo Doors in the 2017 Ford Transit Connect are Ideal

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect provides the small businessperson with handy rear cargo doors or a lift-gate. In order to best accommodate your job specialty needs, Ford offers you the offering of an one-hundred, eighty degree, fifty-fifty swing-out type of rear door arrangement. This style comes with no glass, or a fixed-glass option or there is the option of a lift-gate. The 2017 Ford Transit Connect XL and XLT passenger wagon models provide the Ford consumer with one-hundred, eighty degree swing out rear doors with that of fixed glass or a lift-gate, located in...
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The 2017 Ford Fiesta Adds Style to your Daily Commute

 The all-new 2017 Ford Fiesta adds style to your daily commute. Bringing a unique exterior and beautifully crafted interior to you and your family, the Fiesta is an ideal vehicle for drivers craving style. This vehicle comes stocked with an assortment of different wheels. Ranging from aluminum to custom alloy, the flashy wheels of the Fiesta are sure to grab attention. Great detail was put into the body of this vehicle. The Fiesta offers an array of unique and edgy colors. Drivers can enjoy a fresh look while cruising in this one of a kind vehicle.  
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2017 Ford Explorer Great For Weekend Trips

Going away for the weekend? Need to pack a few extra things to bring back to mom's house that you borrowed? Wanna load up some new things from your sister's place to bring back to yours? Want to get those fishing poles out of your dad's garage? Please consider the 2017 Ford Explorer. This SUV will give you the space you need and get you where you need to go. You will get there quickly and be in style cruising along in your top of the line vehicle. Your ride on the inside will be as smooth…
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