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Discover the benefits of buying used

There are many expenses to consider before choosing a vehicle. Fuel, maintenance, and other costs are important things to think about. Insurance is another expense to consider, especially when considering a new vehicle purchase. Another way buying used will save you is by giving you some of the great features you get in a new car, but at a lower price.

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Reliable, Popular, and High-Power: the 2017 Ford Mustang

We know that drivers all over the world love a fast car with a flashy style, and the 2017 Ford Mustang definitely does not disappoint; in fact, the Mustang is the number one best-selling sports car in the world! Add to this the fact that 92% of all Mustang models sold in the last ten years are still out there driving around, so you can be sure that reliability is never in question. See it in the video below and discover how the Mustang beats the competition at every turn.


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100 Years of Awesome with Ford Trucks

Ford trucks have been around for a long time - 100 years, in fact! - and we here at Sam Leman Automotive Group absolutely love everything that the Ford F-150 has to offer drivers from all over Illinois. However, it's hard to really imagine what 100 years of trucking progress looks like so, to help out, the American automaker themselves have put together a quick video showing the changes of Ford trucks from July 2017 to the 2018 F-150. Check it out and enjoy the show:


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MotorWeek Puts 2017 Ford Explorer Through its Paces

If ever there were a full-size SUV that could render us here at Sam Leman Automotive Group straight-up speechless, Ford's -- the 2017 Explorer -- would have to be it.

Why's that, though?

Discover the need-to-know details from the good folks at MotorWeek; their evaluation of the Explorer is as follows:

It's darn-near impossible to quibble with an entry-level engine like the Explorer's, a 3.5-liter V6.

Matching with a six-speed automatic transmission, the base V6 produces a healthy 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It's served up standard with front-wheel drive, while an all- ...

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Check Out the All-New 2018 Ford Expedition

This is one redesign that has been a long time coming. The Ford Expedition launched into its third generation in 2007, and while minor changes were made every year to keep it current, underneath it's still that same ten-year-old platform.

The 2018 Expedition marks the start of the model's fourth generation, with some major new updates.

Taking after the Ford F-150, the upcoming 2018 Expedition will feature an aluminum body, saving weight even as it gains a longer wheelbase. It will also share the F-150's turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, producing astounding torque and improved...

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Planning for a Safe Road Trip

The time to plan for that road trip is today while your car is still safely parked in the driveway. before you start your journey, consider the following road trip safety tips.
  • Bring along a small emergency box with some road flares, duct tape, jumper cables, and plenty of tools to make repairs.
  • Check to see if the spare tire has enough air, and pack along some cans of tire inflator in case of multiple flat tires.
  • Take along a gallon of engine coolant in case the car overheats.
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Is There A Car Battery In The House?

From time to time your car battery will kick the bucket. In other words, your car battery will die. After a brief funeral service, it will be buried in the nearest scrap yard. It will join all of the other deceased car batteries. Yet, you should not wait before your car battery death until you replace it. In fact, your car battery should be replaced as soon as it gives the slightest indication of it being worn out. The moral of the story is to replace your car battery! The last thing you want to do is take a road…
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