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 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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Do Your Tires Need to Be Replaced?



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Is it time to put your tires out to pasture?

Driving on spent tires can be detrimental to both your vehicle's safety and fuel efficiency, so if it's time to let go... let go.

How do I know if my tires need to be replaced?

Check to make sure your tire has adequate tread.

You can do this yourself with an ordinary penny; just slip it head-first into your tire's tread.

If you can see the top of Lincoln's head…

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Servicing Your Vehicle Helps You in the Long Run

Your Ford vehicle has many moving parts built into it. While these parts have been designed to endure the tribulations of the road, they will eventually need to be replaced. Additionally, you will always need to other services performed, like oil changes, so your vehicle stays in top shape.

These services are vital to ensuring that your Ford vehicle is always ready for the road, is safe, and has the tools necessary to last a long time.

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Road Trips Can Be Budget Friendly

Budgeting your money for your road trip is important. But if you aren't sure how to do that, try looking up the places you want to visit so that you can get a general idea on what it cost to go there. Amusement parks, restaurants, and tours all cost money. And if you don't allot for those items then you can find yourself in a mess when it comes to getting back home. So a little bit of research goes a long way when it comes to your road trip.

If you are still unsure about the prices…
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Recognizing the Time to Change Your Car Battery

If you can recognize that the time has come to change the car battery, then you will be able to avoid winding up on the road stuck with a car that won't start. Here are a few warning signs that you car battery is about to fail.

1. Check to see if the casing that is holding the battery is swollen.
2. The car check-engine light was flickering but now it remains on when the car is running.
3. The interior lights are either dim or they are starting to flicker.
4. Your car suddenly needs to be jump…
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Always be prepared: keep a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle

Having a roadside emergency kit is very helpful in a time of need, no matter if its a breakdown or whatever the situation is. It will help keep you safe until help arrives. Here are some of the essentials that needs to be in the kit:
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Multi tool
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