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While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

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The 2015 Lincoln MKC doesn’t overwhelm as far as overall performance goes, but it does offer comfortable ride quality.

Of all the auto companies with headquarters in the United States, only Ford managed to weather the great recession without seeking outside aid.

DMV warns residents of phone scam seeking personal info

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is warning residents of a recent phone scam that involves callers attempting to steal personal information by pretending to be DMV employees offering to reschedule appointments.

The callers ask for Social Security numbers, birthdates, home addresses and driver license numbers. The DMV reminds customers to never give their personal information to anyone who contacts them by phone or email claiming to be a DMV employee.

Navigator offers ample space, power

courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator has plenty of towing power.

We understand that some people are willing to take the helm of an extra-large prairie schooner like the 2015 Lincoln Navigator 4x4, despite underwhelming fuel efficiency and challenging size.

While some consumers probably choose these high-profile behemoths for sheer status, we acknowledge that there are families in our area who actually need a Navigator or similarly sized SUV.

Solving the mystery of the starter that won't start

One of my longtime customers recently dropped off his BMW X3 after-hours, with a note that read: “Car will not start.”

Deciphering the irksome sounds cars often make

Ahh – the troublesome, telltale auto noise. It’s that squeak, screech, squeal, groan, grind, hum, hiss, rattle, knock, clicking or ticking that drives drivers crazy.

Even with all the technology in modern cars, the sounds our cars make tell us more than any computer. When something mechanical starts to break, we usually hear it before we see it on a display.

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