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How Do You Jump Start A Car?

We've all been there, you go out to your car after work and it won't start. You suspect it's a dead battery. So how do you get back on the road? That is why our team here at Suntrup Ford want to be sure you know exactly how to jump-start a car.

First, have a friend pull their car up next to yours. Then, connect jumper cables from their car battery to your car battery, ensuring that the positive end is connected to the positive end and the negative end is connected to the negative end. Your…

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Flat Tire? No Problem

Most people make a big deal out of having to replace a flat tire. The reality is that it’s a simple process as long as you know what to do. You can get a spare on to your vehicle in no time at all.

Many vehicle manufacturers equip cars with spare tires, lug wrenches, and jacks. This means that you likely have everything you need in order to take care of a flat tire. There are instructions in your owner’s manual to tell you how to put on the spare. Be sure to follow the directions, including loosening…

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3 Signs That Your Car Tires Need to be Replaced


Most drivers that lose control of their vehicles discover too late that their tires could have prevented such an incident. Identifying the signs tires need to replaced will help to maintain a safer driving environment.
  1. Look at the sidewalls of the tire for any splits or cracks. Defective tires can explode anytime, and should be replaced rather than taking any chances.
  2. Place a penny in the tread of the tires and look at the head of Lincoln. The more of his face you see, the less tread that is on the tires.
  3. One of the ways you can tell that…
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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Regular tire inspection and maintenance is the best way to prevent unpleasant road hazards and added expense. When your car is running well, it’s common to get in it and go without performing standard checks. That’s precisely the time to take just a few minutes to make sure that it remains in top-running condition.

Tires that are over or underinflated can put you in a dangerous situation. Running with incorrect air pressure will end up costing you financially as well. When they’re overinflated, tires lose their ability to create traction with the road’s surface. As a…

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Ownership's Total Cost


The total cost of owning a vehicle – whether it’s a car or truck, it doesn’t really matter – is the purchase price plus every other expense associated with owning, financing, or leasing a vehicle. Tons of people tend to think that the costliest thing about buying a car is the price you paid to buy it. While this is entirely true for the more expensive vehicles on the modern market, cars that aren’t super expensive generally won’t fit this mold.

You should calculate the cost of the total cost of ownership prior to buying, leasing, or financing…
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The Fusion Has All The Style And Technology That You Want In Your Next Car At The Price You Can Afford


It is always nice to have a car that makes a statement. On the flip side of that, it also nice to not have to break the bank to do that. That is why the all-new 2018 Ford Fusion is the perfect blend of style and affordability.

Starting at just $22,120 with an EPA estimated MPG rating of 21 city miles and 32 on the highway, the Fusion can fit both within your budget and your style requirements. And with 12 different models to choose from including 4 hybrids, you are sure to find one that suits your needs…
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The Ford Fiesta: Versatile and Beyond Compare


We all have our personal tastes in our ideal vehicle. Some want a car with a big loud engine, while others prefer something compact and get the job done. If your ideal vehicle is something agile and efficient, the Ford Fiesta is the car for you.

Fun and nimble, the Ford Fiesta seats four in its sleek hatchback design. Packed with an efficient 1.6L EcoBoost Engine, the Fiesta offers a pleasant ride and delivers exemplary fuel economy that will save you money at the gas pump.

The Ford Fiesta is no slump in features. Some features the Fiesta offers…
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Ford Blind Spot Information System - Ideal for Running High Pressured Errands


Not so fast there! Yes, the party is tonight and you have failed to purchase all of the necessities. Ok, yes it is hard to slow down when your guests will be present shortly to fill your home with appreciation and you're running late. Hopping in your car, shooting over to the market, with a racing mind is extremely dangerous.

The Ford Blind Spot Information System is a safety support component that drivers need during the time of racing thoughts while driving. An additional action to look over our shoulder at our blind spot may not be considered, leading…
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