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How to Properly Prepare for a Potential Roadside Emergency

Having a better understanding about how to react during a roadside emergency will keep everyone involved safer. Keep these tips in mind in the event your vehicle becomes disabled on the highway.

  • Call for the police and wait with the car. Never wander away or look for help on foot, stay with the vehicle.
  • At night, be sure your emergency flashers are on so other drivers have the opportunity to slow down and avoid hitting the disabled car.
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The 2018 Ford Explorer Continues Its Legacy as An Industry Leader

The Ford Explorer is an iconic American vehicle. For decades now, it has been an industry leader in its class. With the 2018 model, Ford has extended that legacy even further. The Explorer is available in 5 different models that you can choose from and starts at $31,990. Drivers will also enjoy the EPA estimated 16 MPG in the city and 22 on the highway.

The Explorer features some of the best available options in its class including:

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The Reason Why You Need OEM Parts, Not Aftermarket Components


All vehicles need repairs at some point, even if they are maintained appropriately and on a regular basis.

Should you purchase aftermarket parts, or those provided by official dealerships? Let’s look at a few differences between the two.

Aftermarket parts are usually less expensive, though they are inconsistent in quality.

In considering dealership-provided parts, they’re consistently produced, it’s remarkably easy to select exactly what you need, and also comes with warranties.

Further, OEM parts come with assistance from mechanics...
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The Benefits That Applying For Financing Holds For You


Although most people would enjoy owning a new car or two, not everyone can afford a car or truck fresh off the manufacturer’s assembly line. They typically perform better than their used counterparts, require far fewer repairs in the initial years of ownership, are fun to drive around in – the list goes on, and on.

Unfortunately, not all of us are fortunate enough to afford new or lightly-used, late-model vehicles. While very few people can afford Lamborghinis, not much more can splurge on top-notch vehicles.

Because we at Marketplace Motors Inc. want to help...
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Ford and Virginia Tech Partner for Autonomous Vehicle Project

Last month, residents of northern Virginia were all abuzz about reports that a driverless Ford Transit Connect van that was seen driving throughout the area; the reports created so much attention that local news media went on the hunt to track the vehicle down. Well, it turns out that the vehicle was not actually operating in self-driving mode; there was a human behind the wheel, but he was disguised to look like an empty car seat

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Ford Gives Reviewers a Turn Behind the Wheel of the More Potent 2018 F-150

Although the changes made to the 2018 Ford F-150 pale in comparison to its adaptation of aluminum skin back in 2015, they still add up to a greatly improved pickup. While the jury awaits the specs of the turbodiesel V6 due next spring, the Blue Oval has left the petrol versions in the hands of reviewers. The verdict? A better looking, more efficient, and more powerful pickup.

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Punish the Pavement with the Ridiculously Athletic 2017 Ford Focus RS

We here at Marketplace Motors Inc. were wondering: have you had an opportunity to check out Ford's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS? Well, if you haven't, we hate to break it to you, but:

You more than likely are missing out.

Don't stress it, though, as AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika is here to get you up to speed. Tag along with him in the clip below:

A shining example of Ford's mechanical mastery, the Focus RS's turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is downright divine.

Good for a gargantuan 350 horsepower and…

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