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Ensure Smooth Transfers between Drive Modes

Have you noticed your vehicle struggling to get into 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive mode? It could be an issue with your transfer case. Regularly replacing your transfer case fluid is an easy way to keep your 4WD/AWD vehicle running smoothly.

In 4WD vehicles, engine power is spread between the front and rear axles. In AWD, power is distributed to wheels that have the most traction. In both types of vehicles, a gearbox called the transfer case is responsible for distributing the power. The transfer case requires lubricating fluid to function correctly.

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Your Differential Is the Gearing That Sends Power to Your Axles

Once your engine generates power for your vehicle, it goes through a complex system of gears in order to transfer it into forward motion. One of the most important pieces of this process is your differential.

Your differential is powered by your transmission via the driveline. Your driveline runs down your vehicle and turns the gears in your differential, which sends power to the axles. Your differential is geared so that it can deliver different amounts of torque to each wheel. This allows one wheel to turn slower than the other when you are going through a turn.

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Why are Genuine Replacement Parts More Reliable?

If you have ever brought your vehicle in for service at an independent service center offering incredibly low pricing, then you know how inferior parts require your car to be back on the lift soon after. Here are a few reasons to buy your parts from our team at Barber Ford:

Our dealership stocks OEM auto parts, these are created to match the parts of your vehicle perfectly. When the parts fit correctly, there is less chance they will cause damage or wear out quickly. Part of the trouble with getting inferior parts is they don't last very long…

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The New and Improved 2018 Ford Fusion

You have been driving sedans since you can remember, but sometimes you wish that they had a little bit more to offer in terms of features and luxuriousness . The 2018 Ford Fusion has what you're looking for in the Holland, MI area!

Not only does this sedan have quite a bit of space, but it also has 6 different powertrains to choose from, including hybrids. Not only does it come with the standard options, such as a rearview camera, but it also has many options that you can choose to add-on, such as all-wheel drive. It also has many…

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SYNC 3 – Packed With Features

For many drivers, having the latest in technology is a big deal. For such drivers, the SYNC 3 is a must have for their future vehicles. Ford's new infotainment system is packed with a variety of features that make the driving experience incredible. Let’s explore several of those excellent features today!

The SYNC 3 includes simple music search, an intuitive touchscreen, hands-free voice recognition, and even climate control. SYNC 3 allows you to stay safe on the road by using your voice to activate many of these features.

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AutoGuide.com Fawns Over Outstanding 2017 Ford Fusion

If you're seeking a midsize sedan for your next automotive purchase, we here at Barber Ford think you should make a point to give ours, the 2017 Fusion, a go.

How come?

Get the inside scoop from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her evaluation of the Fusion is as follows:

If you want an entry-level trim that doesn't skimp on the good stuff, the Fusion S is sure to satisfy.

Standard features on this model include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillamps, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, voice-command functionality, the SYNC infotainment ...

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Could the 2017 Ford Explorer be the Crossover for You and Yours?

Might you be on the hunt for a full-size SUV? Well, if so, we here at Barber Ford feel you may well flip your wig for ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out; here now with more on the Explorer's most salient qualities are the car critics at MotorWeek:

The Explorer's mid-level engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- provides fun and frugality simultaneously.

Optional on the Base and XLT trims, the turbo-four matches with a six-speed automatic transmission to turn out a hearty 280 horsepower and…

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How to make traveling with pets less stressful

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​Traveling with pets can be stressful and hard at times, but we are here to help with some great tips to help make your trip go smoothly!

Be sure to always keep collars and ID tags on your pet at all times while traveling, that way if they happen to escape from you or your vehicle they can be located easier. You should also travel with proof of vaccines just in case an incident should arise.

Also, it is important to never leave your pet unattended in the car. They can overheat quickly even if the car does not feel…

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Ford Innovation Sees the Future

Ford and HoloLens Meshing Reality with the Future

Ford has adopted and expanded its testing of mixed reality technology using Microsoft HoloLens to visualize the future of their vehicles. The technology allows for designers and their teams to overlay current production models with future style improvements to gain speed in the design process. This integration makes the design process better for being able to see what designs will physically look like without having to create a model and not to mention the cost and time savings of moving the whole process to the digital realm.

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Recall on Select 2017 Ford Focus Vehicles is in Effect

If you own or lease a 2017 Ford Focus, it may be under recall. Ford is aware of a problem having to do with the welding of the second-row seatback on the left-hand side of the vehicle. Approximately 700 vehicles in the U.S. may have inadequate weld penetration, which could result in reduced strength, creating a higher risk of injury in a crash.

To date, Ford isn't aware of any injuries associated with the issue—in other words, this…

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