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2017 Ford Explorer Causes a Stir Amongst MotorWeek Staffers

If ever there were a full-size crossover that could make us here at Randy Wise Ford flat-out flip our lid, ours -- the 2017 Explorer -- would have to be it.

And what makes it so, exactly?

Our pals over at MotorWeek are here to provide the necessary context; tag along with them in the video below:

The bad boy of the Explorer's powertrain portfolio, the available turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine is not for the faint of heart.

Offered exclusively with the Sport and Platinum trims, the turbo-V6 couples with a six-speed automatic transmission to churn out a colossal 365…

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Ford Grows Its Renewable Future in Bamboo

Why is bamboo the new poster child (poster plant?) of renewable resources? Because it epitomizes the concept of "renewable."

Technically speaking, wood is a renewable resource. Trees grow, and land can become forested in less than half a century. Compared with fossil fuels, which take millions of years to regenerate, that's pretty good.

But bamboo? Bamboo reaches maturity in less than five years.

It can grow up to three feet every day, and it's harder than certain metals. That's because bamboo isn't "wood," even though it may resemble wood. It's actually the largest member of…

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What Went into the Creation of the Incredible 2017 Ford Fusion?

Has your new-car search led you to the midsize sedan segment? Well, if so, we here at Randy Wise Ford Inc. suggest you do yourself a favor and try ours -- the 2017 Fusion -- on for size.

And, as such a statement likely requires some context, we now invite you to scope the clip below.

Join AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai, as she takes the Fusion for a test run:

Exquisitely appointed both inside and out, the Fusion's entry-level trim, the S, is sure to make a compelling bid for your business.

Standard features on this model include 16-inch…

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Ford to Create 800 Jobs in Michigan by 2019

Just an hour south of here, Ford will be making a new $350 million investment in its Livonia Transmission Plant. This is just the latest in investments Ford has made in Michigan in the last four months, to a sum of $2.25 billion.

This could be good news for Ortonville workers willing to commute. The update to the transmission plant will include adding (or protecting) 800 jobs starting this year, with the majority of positions to be added…

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Tire Rotation Helps Safeguard Your Car

Rotating tires is a part of owning a car. You already know that rotating them is a good idea for the longevity of their life and stability on the road, but did you know that it also helps safeguard your car? It's true. Your car has a structure system that is jostled every time you go over a pot hole. There are also road issues that change with weather conditions. All of those can adversely affect your car's support structure. Rotating the tires allows them to be balanced to better support your car and extend the life of…
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Helpful Fuel Economy Tips

No matter how old your vehicle is, you'll likely want to do all you can to save on gas. There are some practical things you can do to make sure you're not spending too much at the pump, even if your vehicle is one that is known for its fuel economy.

One of the best things to do in order to save gas is to obey the speed limit. When you speed often, your gas mileage increases, and you can use between 15 and 30 percent more of your gasoline than you should. Try to avoid stop and…
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The 2017 Ford Transit Connect is in the Business of Making You Feel Great

Getting to your destination in time to satisfy a customer order, or just in time to pick up much needed equipment or supplies for the office feels great. Getting there in the all new 2017 Ford Transit Connect feels even better. Using Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) reducing engineering, you'll have a much quieter, smoother ride than ever before. Handling business will be more of a breeze with standard features such as dual sliding doors on the side. This makes for easier unloading and reloading of passengers and cargo. Whether you want a liftgate or rear swing cargo doors…
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The 2017 Ford Fiesta: Safety for the Modern Driver

The 2017 Ford Fiesta isn't just here to make you look good on the road, with it's newly designed interior and exterior. The new Fiesta is here to make you look good and stay safe on the road. The Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) helps you to navigate the road more smoothly once the sensors detect unintentional steering slips and road conditions that may be causing the wheel to pull to one side. The new Fiesta even has Torque Vectoring Control that will adjust the speed when you're traveling at an unsafe speed around corners.
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Oil Changes Are Important

Oil changes are a part of vehicle maintenance that should be performed on a regular basis. The oil lubricates the moving parts in the car. The oil also provides a protective shield for moving parts. The fact is that those moving parts cause internal friction. The friction builds up heat. The oil acts to cool down the heat and keep the vehicle running smoothly without overheating. After a time, the oil starts to lose its effectiveness, and should be changed before damage occurs to the vehicle.

What Type Of Oil Should You Use

We suggest that you never just go…
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