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Towing vs. Payload: What's the Difference?

Being an informed truck owner not only allows you to get the most out of your truck, but it also helps you mitigate the risk of damaging your truck. That is why our team wants to be sure that you know all about the difference between towing and payload. Many use the terms interchangeably when this simply isn't the case.

Payload is the amount the truck frame is able to support in the bed of the truck. Towing capacity, on the other hand, is the amount of weight the truck is able to pull. These two numbers can be…

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2018 Ford Edge: A True Multi-tasker

The 2018 Ford Edge has proven itself to be a popular option among customers looking for versatile SUVs. As a crossover utility vehicle, it offers durability as well as practicality.

You can take advantage of the 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the back if you have a lot to carry. If your hands are full, you can take advantage of the foot-activated liftgate for easier loading. Folding down the second row gives you a total of 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. 

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Learn About the 2018 Ford Escape's Capability Features

The Ford Escape is a popular compact SUV with various seating, cargo and engine combinations. The wide range of choices make it easy to personalize the vehicle to meet your needs.

Choose the Escape S trim level, which features a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower, or go with an SE or SEL trim that contains a more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost with Twin Scroll technology that produces 245 horsepower. If you need to tow items, ensure your Escape has an EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package, which lets you tow up to 3,500 pounds. 

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Ford EcoSport Capability Features in 2018

Have you seen the latest from Ford EcoSport? The refreshed design is turning heads. It's a sportier look for the subcompact SUV that has been getting rave reviews from people who want a good engine, fuel economy, lots of space, and advanced technology. The EcoSport has all of this and more. Ford really went into the design to build something that's spacious and gives car drivers something to enjoy on the road while they head to work or take the kids to practice.

For a subcompact SUV, the EcoSport is quite large. It scored well in safety, reliability…

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Sporty Performance From the Ford Taurus

For a number of years, drivers have chosen the Ford Taurus as a vehicle that they wanted to have in their driveways. The Taurus is a safe and reliable vehicle. It is a full-sized sedan that makes a great family vehicle.

The Ford Taurus offers a sports-tuned suspension on certain models. This suspension provides better stability and handling, and makes the ride as comfortable as possible. The 2018 Taurus also offers electric power-assisted steering. This system is designed to help even out steering on windy days or on roads that are bumpy and uneven. 

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Come Down and See the New Electric Focus

The Ford Focus is not necessarily the most loved automobile manufactured by Ford, but they have a vocal and loyal fanbase that has made this line of small sedans ubiquitous throughout the world. Far from being an American mainstay, this car is popular globally due to its small size and the ability to tune the motor for speedways. The electric version of the focus puts an interesting spin on the line of vehicles.

The technology package on the electric Focus is considerably more advanced than the standard vehicle. 

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How to Keep from Hydroplaning

There is a feeling of helplessness that ensues when you lose control of your car in the rain. Even though your first reaction might be to panic and tense up, this is the worst thing you can do. Do not slam on your brakes because your anti-lock brake system could cause the car to lock up permanently in the rain.

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Tire Damage Can Be Invisible

Many types of tire damage cannot be seen just by looking at them. Hidden damage can lead to a potentially dangerous blowout. It is recommended that you perform a close inspection of your tires a minimum of once a month

Tires take a lot of beating. As a result, they can develop damage including small punctures, splitting, or cracking that can only be seen upon close inspection. 

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Restore Your Headlights for Brighter Light

You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to get the same kind of light your headlights once provided on dark nights. If so, then we are here to give you information that you may find useful in this. Bear in mind, that if none of these solutions provides the illumination you need, you can always schedule an appointment with Tommie Vaughn Auto Country 

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