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2017 Ford Explorer Wins Praise from MotorWeek Pundits

Has your new-car search led you to the full-size SUV segment? Well, if so, we here at Bob Maxey Ford of Howell Inc. have a funny feeling you may well find your perfect fit in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out; here with more on all things Explorer are our friends at MotorWeek:

We've little doubt that the Explorer's entry-level engine -- a 3.5-liter V6 -- will quite capably meet the needs of most motorists.

Producing a peppy 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, the…

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Embrace the final weeks of summer with the Ford Escape

We're not ready to see summer go yet, which is why we here at Bob Maxey Ford of Howell plan to take full advantage of the next few weeks with the 2017 Ford Escape.


No matter where you go, the Intelligent 4WD in the #FordEscape will help you get there.

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If you're in the same line of thinking, then we highly suggest investing in the capable and accommodating 2017 Ford Escape to help

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Results from J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Place Ford Brand among the Top Contenders

Naturally, car buyers rely on reviews provided by reputable critics in order to make an informed decision on their automotive purchase. That is why the existence of companies like J.D. Power is necessary. In fact, this particular data analysis entity is renowned in the automotive industry for its Initial Quality Study. Through this study which utilizes statistics about...

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Ford Performance Takes to Fan Forums to Design Focus RS Limited Edition

Performance car enthusiasts know what they want in a vehicle. They might not always agree, but they have strong opinions. When planning the limited-edition release of the 2018 Focus RS—the last chance for drivers to get their hands on this generation of the hatchback—Ford went to the fans for inspiration.

Following Focus RS forums and blogs, Ford kept track of the most frequently requested features. Some fans even created their own designs. One Photoshop rendering of the Focus RS in red earned a hearty helping of praise on the forums, so Ford ran with it. The limited-edition will…

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How to Prepare for Any Length Road Trip

The last thing that you want to happen while you are on the road trip is the car breaking down and you not being in the position to take control of the situation. The following safety checklist is designed to prepare you for many of he common issues that happen to drivers on the highway.
1. Pack an empty gas can, if you run out of fuel this can really be a time-saver.
2. Put a set of jumper cables in the trunk just in case the car battery fails and you are miles from a service station.
3. Always…
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Ford Delivers Pony Car Perfection with 2017 Mustang

If you've yet to meet the 2017 Mustang, our esteemed American automaker's sports car, we here at Bob Maxey Ford of Howell Inc. hate to be the bearers of bad news, but:

You very likely are missing out.

Not to worry, though, as carwow reviewer Mat Watson is here today to help you play catch-up. Join him in the clip below for his critique of the Mustang:

Drivers desiring a no-nonsense feel from the Mustang are bound to get exactly that with the range-topping GT model.

Standard equipment on this trim includes the most muscular engine in the…

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AutoGuide.com Enjoys Trial of Fast, Furious 2017 Ford Focus RS

Hunting for a hot hatchback for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Bob Maxey Ford of Howell believe we possess the solution to your automotive quandary -- and you'll find it in the form of ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

Wondering why we feel as we do?

Then, check the clip below. Here now to highlight some of the Focus RS's top traits is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika:

No bones about it: the sole trim level of the Focus RS is one fantastic, fully loaded offering.

Standard features include a 350-horsepower turbo-four engine…

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When Life Happens On The Road

Life happens. That’s why it is always important to plan ahead and prepare for an emergency. Stocking your vehicle with a roadside emergency kit can literally save your life or the life of a loved one.

To assemble your kit begin by considering your life. Who is most likely to be in the automobile in question? What are their specific needs? What kind of vehicle will this kit service? Does the vehicle have special requirements? Make a list items to include.

It might look something like:
1. Granola bars and water
2. Coloring books and crayons
3. Phone charger…
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2017 Ford Escape: Find Your Escape

Work is getting on your nerves. The house is empty and the gym is closed. You need to take a load off. You need to drive. You hear the blacktop calling your name, and that curvy, scenic highway beckons to you. There’s one thing you need: an Escape. Not an escape from everyday life, but a 2017 Ford Escape. Fuel is no problem, on the highway you’ll get an incredible 30 miles per gallon. Style? Not an issue, with it’s smooth and sleek curves and colors. Comfort? In addition to the gentle, easy ride and superb handling…
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