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The Importance of Monitoring Your Tire Tread Depth

When your car has a problem with the engine or the brakes, you'll probably know because of the dashboard warning lights. But how do you know when your car has problems that aren't represented by the warning lights, such as the condition of your tires?

Although your car may let you know when the tires are low on air, it won't tell you when your tires are rotting or getting worn beyond a safe level.

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Road Trip Checklist for Traveling With Family

Whether you are heading out for the holidays to see family or simply driving to go on vacation, the days that you travel should go over without any struggles. Before you head out on your trip, there is something important that you should do.

Your vehicle will need to be serviced prior to heading out in order to avoid any car troubles while you’re gone.

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Which Type of Tire is Right for You?

Finding the right type of tire for your vehicle may seem like a daunting process. Here at LaFontaine Ford of Frankenmuth, we have many knowledgeable and experienced professionals on hand that can help you discover which tire would work best for your individual needs. Let's take a look at the three main types of tires and dive into what sets them apart from each other:

If you're ready to find the right set of tires for your sedan, SUV, or truck, then be sure to stop by our dealership at 11661 South Beyer Road to get started!

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What Makes a SUV Appealing to Local Drivers?

SUVs have become increasingly popular during the course of the last decade, particularly due to their four-wheel drive capabilities, versatility, and many more other qualities. If you’ve found yourself considering the decision to own or lease a SUV in Birch Run, MI, then our team at LaFontaine Ford of Frankenmuth has listed five advantages that you will encounter:

All weather capabilities

Four-wheel drive capability in an SUV offer improved handling, and the extra weight of the vehicle increases its stability and performance especially in the wet months.

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The Importance of Keeping up with Your Vehicle's Maintenance Schedule


It's very important to maintain your vehicle in general/top to bottom. Even when it seems like the car has just a minor issue, it can turn into a huge issue if and when you put it off.

Normally, car maintenance professionals will write up a service checklist to schedule when your vehicle will need various check-ups, replacements, and over services. They will do this after inspecting and servicing the car. At that time, they can inspect your brakes, suspension system, belts, plugs, and more to determine when the vehicle will need certain car maintenance. And keeping your maintenance…
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Enchanté, 2018 Ford Expedition

Just in case you don't know French, enchanté meets "delighted to meet you"; and delighted is the perfect word to use when describing what it feels like the first time you see the new 2018 Expedition. Looking meaner, cleaner, and all around more stylish than the outgoing model, the new Expedition and Expedition Max are ready to take the full-size SUV market by storm.

 

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An Untouchable Reputation: the 2017 Ford F-150

When you take the wheel of the 2017 Ford F-150, you're cruising inside the most recent addition of America's best-selling pickup, and it's sure to keep you grinning every time you hit the road. To help prove this point even further, the American automaker has made a video below comparing the F-150 to the Toyota Tundra; with best-in-class fuel economy and a best-in-class payload capacity, you'll quickly see how the F-150 leaves the Tundra choking on its dust every time. See it for yourself:

 

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Why Wearing Your Seatbelt as a Passenger Could Save the Driver's Life

Attitudes toward seatbelts have come a long way since the 70's, when the safety equipment was widely considered optional. The majority of Americans today always buckle up when they drive, or ride shotgun.

According to a new IIHS study, however, the attitude that the back seat is safe enough to ride without a belt still prevails.

No matter where you sit in the car, you will be safer while wearing a belt. Without one, your body can be slammed into hard surfaces and other passengers at full speed. In fact, wearing a seatbelt can save the driver's life…

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2017 Ford Mustang: Be A Winner

Just because you love performance, doesn't mean you can't stay in complete control. The new lets you let loose when you want to and use caution when it's necessary —making it one of the best editions of Ford's legendary classic yet.

 

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"Police Responder" Truck Transforms F-150 Into Law Enforcement Vehicle

Ford is the automaker behind a lot of America's police vehicles. Now, with the release of the 2018 Ford F-150 drawing closer by the day, Ford is hoping to entice police departments with a new police-centric take on the anticipated truck. The F-150 Police Responder will take the F-150 and deck it out with a bevy of must have features that will transform it into a law enforcement vehicle.

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