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Travel Smarter for The Upcoming Holidays

Every year, an estimated 104 million people in North America alone will be expected to travel by automobile on the week of Christmas all the way through New Years Day. At Muscatell Burns Ford, we hope to inform everyone dwelling in Hawley, MN some of the major ways to start your holidays off on a safer journey:

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Modern Driving Made Easy with SYNC 3 Infotainment

Modern driving has quickly evolved into an environment of distraction. We now have our mobile phones and traffic and children to be worried about. It can all be a bit much. Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system does the trick by simply taking the edge off, while also making life simpler. Check it out, and you also might discover life a bit more pleasant.

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The Main Advantages of SUVs in Hawley, MN

An SUV is often pictured as a youthful vehicle that can carry either a snow or surfboard and all the other things needed that help a happy life. The truth is, sport utility vehicles are even more versatile than that. There is an SUV for every family, worker, and business. There are few model lineups that can match the SUV capability of our new inventory at Muscatell Burns Ford, with their different sizes and performance standing out in the local area.

The list of features on SUVs that differ from cars is substantial. They include:

  • 4x4 power train
  • Greater clearance…
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Routine Seasonal Maintenance is Vital for Your Car

Most people drive their cars year round, which is why it's important to keep up on important seasonal vehicle maintenance items. As the local dealership for Hawley, MN drivers, our staff at Muscatell Burns Ford is focused on the longevity of your vehicle - which is why we stress the importance of a routine service schedule. Here are some of the things you should have done on your car as part of a seasonal maintenance routine:

Have your tires been rotated recently? Though this is based on mileage rather than a certain time of year, rotation keeps the tread on…

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2018 Ford Expedition is the F-150 for Families

You've had a Ford F-150 since you bought your first pickup. You're a loyal truck-guy, but now you have a growing family, and you need something with a little more room to grow.

Luckily, you don't have to give up your favorite truck to find an SUV with three rows of seating and a child-pacifying entertainment system in the back. Contact Muscatell Burns Ford to learn about the 2018 Expedition.

This full-size SUV shares much of its platform with the F-150, including its body-on-frame construction, aluminum body, powerful towing ability, and its drivetrains: standard rear-wheel drive...

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Your Roadside Emergency Kit Could Save Your Life

If you had a breakdown, would you be ready for it? Do you have a roadside emergency kit in your car at all times? If the answer to that is no, then you need to get one. It doesn't take very long to get one together, and it could even save your life one day. Your emergency roadside kit should include items like a First-Aid kit, bottled water, and nonperishable food items. It should also include the tools to change a spare tire, tow rope, jumper cables, and multipurpose tool. You should also have a flashlight and batteries, duct…
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A City Driving Safety Tip

A good habit to get into when driving in the city, is to always keep your eyes moving. There is movement all around you at all times, between other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Alternating your eyesight between what is in front of you, to your rear-view mirror that is on your windshield, to both rear-view mirrors on the sides every minute will keep you noticing everything.

This may seem a bit distracting at first, but once you get into the habit of doing it you will realize the benefits of doing it. Seeing who is turning and where, bicyclists or…
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MotorWeek Flips its Wig for 2017 Ford Explorer

Have you been shopping the full-size SUV segment for your next daily driver? Well, if so, please allow your pals here at Muscatell Burns Ford to throw you a bone:

Ours -- the 2017 Explorer -- is, by all accounts, a must-see machine.

Why, though?

Please allow the vehicular gurus over at MotorWeek to explain. Their assessment of the Explorer is as follows:

Though not quite as decked-out as some of the top-tier trims, the Explorer's Base iteration is nonetheless a beaut.

Standard features on this model include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat ...

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Ford and Toyota Team Up for SmartDeviceLink Consortium

Ford Motor Company and Toyota are coming together in the name of smartphone connectivity. The two auto giants will form the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit team aiming to manage an open source software program with the hope of giving patrons more choices on how they connect and use their smartphone apps behind the wheel.

“Encouraging innovation is at the center of Ford’s decision to create SmartDeviceLink, and this consortium is...
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The All New Mid-Sized Ford Fusion

The 2017 Ford Fusion is the perfect vehicle for any driver. Whether you are looking to travel the world or just have a small convenient vehicle for everyday life the Ford Fusion has something to offer for everyone. From tons of great safety features to plenty of bold Sleek designs each model of the Ford Fusion has something unique to offer.

 
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