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Discover How to Jump Start Another Car Safely with Jumper Cables

To safely get a car jump-started, you will need a wire brush, jumper cables, and safety gloves and glasses. Move the cars in position nose-to-nose, then turn off the engine and the car lights will need to be off. Open the car hoods, look to see if any corrosion is on the terminals. Put on glasses and gloves, use the wire brush to remove the corrosion to create clean contact points.

Take the red clamps from the jumper cables, red to good battery positive terminal, red to bad battery positive terminal. Take black clamps, first the negative on the good…

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Hot Weather Weakens Your Battery

Your car battery plays a key role in the operation of your vehicle. The battery provides the voltage needed to crank the engine, and it supplies electricity to many functions in the vehicle like lights, entertainment systems. Cold temperatures and hot days can take a toll on your battery.

Kansas City-area drivers know they need smooth and powerful starts in all weather conditions. In cold weather, the engine needs a strong boost from the battery to get the oil and parts moving. The cold can expose a weak battery, and frequently batteries fail in winter. The cause may be the…

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Keep a clear view: clean your vehicle's headlights


Your vehicle's headlights can make difference between a safe trip and a dimly lit wreck. You can keep your headlights clean and clear by putting a little elbow grease into the act and utilizing one of the methods below.

Bug repellent

Some people swear by using bug repellent to clean their headlights. If you choose to use this method, be sure to spray the repellent directly on to your cleaning cloth. Bug repellents containing DEET can damage your vehicle's paint, and possibly the headlight itself, when sprayed directly on to your vehicle's surface.

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You Can Easily Avoid A Tire Blowout


A tire blowout can be very traumatic for a driver no matter how experienced they are. Losing control of your vehicle while going at high speeds can leave drivers feeling helpless. That is why we here at Victory Ford of Kansas City are here to help you avoid this situation altogether.

Tire alignments are one of the most surefire ways to avoid tire blowouts. As your wheels come out of alignment, they begin to wear unevenly because they are no longer rolling in a perfect circle. By regularly having your wheels aligned you can greatly reduce your risk of having…
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Get Your Car into Gear with Transmission Service

If your car is having trouble changing speeds and your ride is anything but smooth, it's time to head to Victory Ford to see what's wrong. While the issue could be as simple as a leak in your transmission and the need for new fluid, it could also mean your transmission is beginning to fail.

Waiting to get your transmission fixed is only asking for trouble. At our Kansas City, KS service center, we will look your car over carefully and take it for a test drive if you tell us the ride is no longer smooth. If…

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Is It Time to Service Your Transfer Case?

Transfer cases disperse power between axles in four-wheel and all-wheel drive (AWD)vehicles. They move power from axle to axel in AWD vehicles to maximize traction. They require lubricating fluid to operate properly. This fluid must be replaced on a regular basis.

It's often a signal your transfer case fluid needs changing if your vehicle begins to have trouble shifting into the four-wheel-drive mode. The lubricating fluid in your transfer case could be contaminated. The fluid could also simply have aged and have begun the perfectly normal process of breaking down. 

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2018 Ford Explorer: A Vehicle for the Adventure Seeker

The 2018 Ford Explorer is one of the newest vehicles in the Ford lineup. The SUV has a nice exterior, and it has a multitude of features that can be enjoyed by the owners.

The 2018 Ford Explorer is specially designed for those who are looking for a thrilling road trip, and owners would enjoy driving the vehicle because of its high fuel economy that would save the owner hundreds of bucks. The 2018 Ford Explorer is also installed with the latest navigation technology, as well as available 4G modem that would allow online connectivity, which would mean more entertainment…

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Ford Blind Spot Information System - The Sweet Relief That Safety Can Bring


Getting to a better understanding of our lane status is what we need as drivers. The traditional blind-spot-viewing way of looking into our external and internal mirrors and turning our head nearly 180 degrees are not the best methods to use, especially turning your head and taking your eyes off the road. With that being said, The Ford Blind Spot Information System provides a better and safer lane-status understanding that makes driving more convenient and stress-free.

With the Ford Blind Spot Information System, you are easily and sufficiently notified of upcoming vehicles...
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Taking You To New Places, Ford's SYNC 3

In today's more technologically geared age, it is becoming more and more common to see new technologies spring up in some both unexpected as well as necessary areas of everyday life. One area that is seeing huge advancements is the automobile arena. While many of these advancements are going on under the hood, there are also great strides getting made in other areas.

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