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Changing Seasons, Changing Emergency Kits

For those of you who live where there are four distinct seasons, your roadside emergency kit should reflect the needs of the season.

In general, your roadside emergency kit should have two seasons: warm and cold. This means packing two separate kits depending on the weather. For the warm season having lighter weight clothing, and perhaps some sunscreen and a hat, For your cold season kit including layers for warmth, and a wool blanket or sleeping bag. In winter, making sure you have a water source that can't freeze is important. Finally, traction assistance items like kitty litter or…
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Are Your Driving Habits Draining Your Mileage?

There is a lot of talk on how to boost your fuel economy. Most tips to boost your fuel economy are focused on the drivers daily driving habits. Changing your driving habits could help to save you some gas and money.

Removing unnecessary weight from your car is a good way to boost fuel economy. Removing excess weight from your car means that your car will use less fuel when moving forward. So if you're driving around some extra cargo try removing it to save some money.

Change your driving times to avoid traffic. Doing this will decrease the…
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Ford Transit Connect: When Is the Next Stop?

The Ford Transit Connect is not only the perfect vehicle for hauling utility, its the perfect vehicle for any hauling needs period. This vehicle has the best technology available to date. It's perfect for those looking to start a new business and want a company vehicle. Entrepreneurs who are having success with their business and are considering to add utility vehicles to not only carry the work supplies in but sponsor the company should consider the Transit. The best part about this vehicle is that it doesn't go through a lot of gas quickly...
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2017 Ford C-Max As Your Family Car

The 2017 Ford C-Max could be your next family car if you are looking for a vehicle with specific safety features.

Children and/or pets can be a bit distracting at times, like when you are trying to parallel park. The Active Park Assist can help with this. This great add-on feature can help with finding a spot to parallel park too.

The 2017 Ford C-Max does come with the Reverse Sensing System. This is great so you don't accidentally back into that trash can or into a grocery cart at the store.

Another great add-on feature is the…
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The Bold Exterior Of The Ford Edge

The all-new 2017 Ford Edge offers a sleeker and bolder exterior than ever before. Offered models include dual exhaust tips in brushed stainless steel, body color exterior mirror caps, body-color door handles as well as a bright grille. Options of the Ford Edge also offer intermittent speed sensitive front windshield wipers as well as a rear window defroster. The exterior of the Ford Edge also offers LED tail lamps, LED signature lighting, halogen projector style headlamps as well as an autolamp with wiper activated headlamps...

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2017 Ford Explorer: Adventure With Style

If you like to go on adventures without giving up the luxuries in life, look no further than our new line up of 2017 Ford Explorers. The Explorer has many features that allow for a comfortable ride. The roof rack better allows drivers and passengers to go on the road or off the road with more convenient storage. Also considered in the design of the Ford Explorer is the interior comfort with its offered heated steering wheel and heated front seats, allowing some comfort in any kind of weather and terrain...

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Where Will You Escape to in Your Escape SUV?



The Ford Escape is one of those new models that has a name that accurately captures the spirit of the vehicle. With its modern exterior design, you can escape the monotony of nondescript SUVs and stand out from the crowd. With its advanced infotainment features, you can escape the moment as you indulge in your favorite music as you wirelessly stream it from your smartphone. You can also physically escape in this SUV, however. In Raytown, your Ford Escape can help you

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Fiesta on the Go

 

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The word Fiesta itself can make you think of a busy situation, probably because the word itself actually means celebration. At its core the Fiesta is a car for a busy person, so reward yourself with a car that fits your busy personality. Not only is the Fiesta itself made with the everyday person in mind, with its large cargo space and abundant seating, but after you drive it you won't be able to help but celebrate.

The car itself comes in three…
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2017 Ford Focus: Cool Car for Tech-Savvy Drivers


The 2017 Ford Focus has sophisticated technology that can enhance your drive in many ways. You should begin your trip by turning on the signature SYNC 3 infotainment system, which comes with an 8-inch touch screen. Connected to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, the built-in GPS navigation system provides reliable guidance to any destination. You can also use external applications by turning on Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. As you hit the highway, pay attention to the cues from the Blind Spot Information System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and...
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See our Ford Escape Inventory in Raytown!



Drivers in our area have come to expect from Dick Smith Ford a great selection of vehicle models priced affordably. As one of the premier automakers, Ford has a variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from, and we work hard to keep them all in stock for you to buy or lease. However, we also focus on those Ford models that are most useful for Missouri drivers, one of which is the Ford Escape. 

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