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The First CNG-Capable Ford F-150 is Here

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November 25, 2013

When trying to improve fuel economy across America and reduce harmful emissions, you have to look at what people are driving. And with the Ford F-150 holding the title of best-selling truck for the last half decade, you don’t have to look very far. This is why it was such a big deal when Ford announced it was making a CNG-capable F-150, a truck that can run on cleaner-burning, cheap compressed natural gas.

And now, it’s finally here. The first-ever CNG-capable 2014 Ford F-150 has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City and thousands more are coming. Ford expects to offer eight more CNG-capable models by next summer and aims to sell more than 15,000 this year.

When equipped with a bi-fuel CNG/LPG engine package, the 3.7-liter V6 F-150 can achieve more than 750 miles on combined tanks of gasoline and CNG, with an EPA-estimated rating of 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.

Get your hands on one of the first at Hassett Automotive.

Ford F-150 CNG

The Ford F-150 will now be available with a Compressed Natural Gas alternative.

Do You Own A New Lincoln?

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August 29, 2013

If you answered “yes”, then this blog is for you!

Lincoln has been developing a new Youtube Channel called ‘Lincoln Owners” that is especially for owners of new Lincolns (hence the name) who might have some lingering questions about their car. For example, you may have just recently purchased a 2013 Lincoln MKZ, but you’re not 100% sure how to control the ambient lighting. Or maybe you’re not sure how to control the retractable panoramic roof. Whatever the issue, there’s a good chance Lincoln has made a video answering your question.

Even if you have no questions and you feel like you have a good grasp on how to use every feature in your car, we still encourage everyone to at least check it out as you might learn something new.

Here’s an example of one of the videos:

Check out the Lincoln Owner YouTube channel for yourself to see all the videos! And remember – if you have any questions or concerns about you new Ford, Lincoln, or Subaru, Hassett is always here to help.

Summer Car Maintenance (Part 2)

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July 26, 2013

A couple weeks ago we did a blog with a few summer car maintenance tips. Just to recap, those tips were: Check your tires, Change your oil and oil filter, and de-winterize your car. But that’s just a few of the many things you can do to make sure your car is good-to-go for the summer months. Today we’d like to take a second and go over a few more things you can do to make sure your car keeps running strong during the hottest time of the year.

  • Check all the belts and hoses. The key to keeping your engine happy in the summer is keeping it cool. And just like you would want some nice cold water to keep you cool on a hot day, your car needs some coolant to keep it cool. So make sure all those hoses and belts under the hood are in good working order (AKA no cracks or leaks).
  • Your cars air filter can get clogged with sand and salt over the winter months, so to make sure your car can breathe, and is getting maximum MPG, change your air filter. The DOE even states that replacing a clogged filter can improve mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  • Summer’s are notorious for thunderstorms that pop-up out of nowhere. Make sure your ready to take on a torrential downpour with some fresh wiper blades. They’re not too expensive and you can get them at most department stores.

Keep checking our blog for the third and final installment of Summer Car Maintenance Tips which should be up sometime in the next couple weeks. And remember – Hassett Automotive is here for all your car care needs! If you need any help getting your car back in tip top shape, give us a call.

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Hassett Automotive is here for all your car care needs