Autotrader Releases List of Summer 2017's Hottest Cars

Summer is the perfect time to climb into the driver's seat of a Ford F-150.


Because summer is all about the heat and Autotrader recently released a list of the top ten hottest cars of summer 2017 -- the most-researched vehicles on their site.

Guess which pickup truck made it to the top.

Of course, this news doesn't really surprise us here at Max Ford of Harrisonville. The stellar Ford F-Series has been hot for years, earning "best-selling truck in the United States" status every year for the past four decades.

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From the 1917 Model TT to the 2017 F-150, Ford's Truck Have Brought Capability & Class for 100 Years

The Model T is a nameplate recognized by school children all across America, even if they've never seen one in person. It earned its place in history classes by being not the first car ever built, but the first to use assembly-line techniques that made it affordable to the masses.

It was designed to be rugged, for a time when paved roads were few and far between, but less than ten years after it was introduced, customers were demanding something even more rugged…

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Leasing and Financing: What is the Difference?

​The purchasing process can seem like a daunting experience, especially if you have never been through it before. With all of the numbers, and the choices you have available to make, it can be a bit overwhelming at first. However, our team of experts are here to help you through the entire process, and to offer advice.

One of the choices we will help you decide is whether you should pursue financing or leasing.

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The 2017 Ford Explorer: Family Safety on the Go

Families all over the country and beyond trust the size and safety of crossover SUVs to take them and their loved ones from place to place; for the Sanchez family in the video below, the 2017 Ford Explorer is the one they've chosen. This full-size crossover SUV has a lot to offer; they can put all their strollers and other baby items in the back which can expand up to a maximum of 81.7 cubic feet, the SYNC infotainment system up front offers music and connectivity, and the gorgeous styling makes it easy for the Explorer to stand…

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Top Warning Signs Your Car Battery is Dying

If you wait until the car battery is dead to replace it, you could be stuck on a deserted road in the middle of the night and wished you had paid closer attention to the warning signs. These are some of the top warning signs that you car battery may need servicing.
  • Each time you try to crank over the engine, it takes longer and longer to get running.
  • The car battery has a very strange smell coming from that compartment.
  • Once the car is running, you notice that the headlights appear very dim.
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Are You Ready For That Road Trip?

Summer's just around the corner and for many of us, that means a road trip isn't far away. Road trips can be a blast and will give you and your family lots of stories and memories to remember for a long time, but you need to prepare beforehand. Just like most events and occasions, you need to pack a few things and prepare yourself. You should take a few minutes to jot down list of things that you need to do and to bring, as it can be very helpful in remembering the seemingly bazillion things you have…
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A Roadside Emergency Kit Could Be a Game-Changer

Many people think of a major cataclysmic event to be something such as a flood, or a zombie apocalypse. Some think of a hurricane, or a tornado. These are all major events. Any one of these events could be debilitating if you are on the roadway, especially in an area that is not widely traveled by you. Maybe you are on a long trip, and somewhere that you are not used to. Whatever the case, keeping a roadside emergency kit inside your vehicle could literally make or break you. A roadside emergency kit could be very simple, or it could…
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Get Better Gas Mileage With Little Effort

If you're wanting to get better fuel economy, then there are a few simple things that you can do. Try not to carry cargo on the outside of your vehicle-either on the roof or on the back-it creates drag and will cause you to use more fuel. You want o keep your vehicle streamlined. If you must, just make sure that you remove any containers after you are done hauling your stuff. Try to travel light-if you keep sandbags in your vehicle for the winter, take them out in the summer. Try to avoid letting your vehicle idle for…
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The Result Of Poor Tire Care

It’s a red light at an intersection and you’re at the stop line waiting for it to turn green. After a few minutes of you patiently waiting, you begin to drive. Unfortunately, a vehicle from the intersection's opposing traffic continued to go despite the red light indicating them to stop. You slam on the brake pedal, but you continue to slide and you collide with the incoming traffic.

It’s truly a scary situation that nobody wants to experience and unfortunately it happens far too often. Why does this happen? And why do cars sometimes slide when…
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