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Did You Know That Every State Has Slow Down & Move Over Laws?

Every state in America has a set of laws called the Slow Down & Move over laws that are designed to help offer space and safety for law enforcement officers, roadside workers such as city repair or tow truck operators and other emergency services workers.

According to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition, 200 roadside workers are struck and killed by automobiles each year, and a poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling & Research showed that 71% of Americans were unaware of any such laws in effect in their states.

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2017 Ford Explorer is (Still) One of the SUV-Segment's Best

If you're searching for a full-size SUV for your next daily driver, we here at Butler County Ford feel you should reserve a space on your short list for ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what, in our mind, makes this one a must-see?

The vehicular gurus at MotorWeek explain all in the clip below; have a look and listen right here:

If high-flying performance is the priority, look no further than the Explorer's top-tier engine, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.

Standard with the Sport and Platinum models, the turbo-V6 joins with a six-speed automatic transmission all-wheel drive. It…

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3 Reasons to Crate Your Dog in the Car

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​We all love adorable pictures of dogs hanging their heads out car windows, their ears standing on end, jowls flopping. He's clearly having a great time. The image is so pervasive, many owners in Butler think it's cruel to restrict their dog's freedom with a car crate.

If you think of your pup as a member of the family, however, you'll want to secure them in the car for the same reasons you buckle up your kids.

  • Unsecured dogs become projectiles in a crash. Just like a human passenger without a seatbelt, they can be thrown…
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Ford's "Quiet" Features Help Mustang Drivers Be Good Neighbors

We've all had that moment. You're driving through your neighborhood in your car, smiling to yourself as your engine growls like a hungry bear. What you don't notice are the annoyed glares of your neighbors who are counting the seconds until you finally drive away.

Overly loud engine noises are considered by many people to be among the most annoying and disruptive sounds around. Luckily, Ford's 2018 Mustang GT will have new "Quiet" features you can use to be the polite neighbor you want to be while still enjoying your car.

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Categories: States Case for Striking 2017 Ford Fusion

Are you seeking a midsize sedan for you and yours?  Well, if so, we here at Butler County Ford think you might like to have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 Fusion.

And why's that, exactly?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out.  Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

An entry-level trim that doesn't skimp on the good stuff, the Fusion…

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2017 Ford Focus RS is One High-Octane Hot Hatch

If ever there were a hot hatchback that could render us here at Butler County Ford straight-up speechless, our esteemed American automaker's -- the 2017 Focus RS -- would have to be it.

Wondering why it is we feel as we do?

Well, then, the clip below has your name on it. Ride out with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to learn of the Focus RS's finest features:

Simultaneously a beauty and a beast, the Focus RS's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is downright divine.

Served up standard with a quick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive…

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Pack Light to Avoid Stress

Going on a road trip can be a lot of fun, but it can quickly turn to chaos if you have packed too much. Your car will soon become a disorganized mess, and you will get stressed out because it is impossible to find anything. But that can all be avoiding by packing light. Just bring the essentials. Be sure that your passengers are limited to one bag each too, to keep a lid on the mess. Bring lots of snacks and bottled water. It's cheaper to make a grocery trip at the local store before you go rather…
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Completely Clean Your Car

Getting you car washed can't be stressed enough-it's very important. It will protect your paint job from all the outside elements like dirt and debris. It will protect against harmful UV rays that are not only damaging to your skin, but also your paint. So, whenever you take your car to the car wash or wash your car by hand, be sure to also get your vehicle waxed for a nice layer of protection. Don't skimp on that step, either, because it will save your paint job. If you ever want sell your vehicle in the future…
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Ford is Making a Buzz About Bees

Butler County is serious farm country, and every farmer knows that you can't grow vegetables without bees.

Well, that may not be entirely true. Many "staple" crops are self-pollinating, like corn, wheat, and soy. However, some of Pennsylvania's big cash-crops -- potato, tomato, beans, and cabbage -- are pollinated by bees.

In the midst of a 30-year decline in bee population, Ford has decided to raise some of its own bees. The Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn has two hives with 40,000 bees in each, cared for by product engineer, Mary Mason. These bees help pollinate the facility's…

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Clean Water on Tap... in Your Car?

Have you ever gone driving on a hot summer's day, and wished you could have a cold glass of water? What if you didn't have to stop at the store for a bottle? What if your car had water on tap?

It's not fiction -- Ford engineer Doug Martin has invented a system that collects condensation from a vehicle's air conditioner, and pumps it through a…

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