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Original Manufactured Parts vs. Aftermarket Car Parts

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June 13, 2017

Most people don’t think about the importance of where you go to get your car repaired. Not only do you need to make sure you have professionals working on your vehicle, but the parts they use as well. Parts that are not manufactured for your specific vehicle have a greater chance of difficulties. Some drawbacks to choosing aftermarket products consist of lack of warranty, inconsistent quality, and an immense time researching and shopping.

Quality vehicles require quality parts. Hassett’s Ford service specialists depend on Ford manufactured parts because these are made for a specific model in mind. This helps lead to better performing and a more efficient vehicle that will last for many miles. We are committed to helping our customers by getting them the exact parts they need, exactly when they need them. Head to www.fordparts.com to shop the official Ford parts dealer network or fill out our request form on our website. We would be happy to see you at Hassett Ford located at 3530 Sunrise Hwy Wantagh, New York so we can further assist all your needs!

Interesting Facts about Ford

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March 3, 2016

Interesting facts about FordFord has a very rich history as one of the oldest car manufacturers. You probably know a great deal about the manufacturer, but here are some interesting facts about Ford you might not know:

  1. Ford is the second largest family owned company in the world.
  2. The very first Ford was sold in 1903 for $850. It could got a maximum speed of 30 mph.
  3. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were lifelong friends.
  4. Henry Ford wanted his workers to have a “life” not just a “living” and expanded the middle class and fair wages movement by creating the “$5-a-day” salary (equivalent to an impressive “$118-a-day in 2016.)
  5. Jim Morrison, legendary Door singer, only ever owned a 1967 Shelby GT 500.
  6. Ford’s signature logo didn’t come about until 4 years after the company was already in production.
  7. Ironically, Chevrolet used a Ford SuperDuty to set up their Chevy Truck display at the Texas State Fair in 2012.
  8. In 1965, a Ford Mustang was brought to the observation deck of the Empire State Building in four separate pieces through using elevators.

Great All-Wheel Drive Vehicles for the Winter

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January 11, 2016
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Is your car ready for the winter? All-wheel drive is an important feature to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. You may be wondering if it’s even necessary. But when winter comes along and hazardous conditions like slippery roads come your way, having a little extra traction and evenly-distributed power goes a long way.
The Ford Taurus is a great option for an All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

All-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels individually, so that if one wheel slips, the car still has three wheels to rely on – unlike front- or rear-wheel vehicles, which are unfortunately stuck if the only two moving tires get incapacitated. But there are a lot of cars on the market with all-wheel drive. What are some of the most recommended AWD vehicles?