O'Daniel Ford Inc.

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Directions New Haven, IN 46774

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Blog Explores Winning Ways of 2017 Ford Focus RS

Are you seeking a vehicle that can help you amplify the awesome of your daily drives? Well, if so, we here at O'Daniel Ford Inc. think you may well meet your match in our beloved American brand's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS.

And how can we be so sure?

Allow Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to supply you with the necessary context; his appraisal of the Focus RS is as follows:

Brimming with creature comforts, the sole trim of the Focus RS is not one to disappoint.

Standard equipment includes front Recaro sport seats, a…

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Why 83% of Mechanics Use Synthetic Oil

Across the United States, nearly half of drivers think synthetic oil isn't worth the extra cost. A survey of repair facilities shows a synthetic oil change costs over $30 more than a conventional oil change on average, to a total of about $64 more per year.

While a large part of the general population snubs synthetic oil, there is one subset that uses it almost exclusively: Service professionals.


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Is Your Automotive Credit Score Different from the One You See?

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You're trying to be responsible while on the hunt for a new car. You're comparing prices, reading reviews, and checking up on your credit history.

But when you receive your credit report from a credit score company like FICO, are you seeing the same number a car dealership sees?

The truth is, you're not.

Automotive lenders use an industry-specific credit score to evaluate lease and loan applicants—an auto credit score. This is not the same as the general credit score shared with consumers requesting their own information. In fact, most auto credit scores are not available…

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What if Your Used Ford Could Have the Same Smartphone Integration as a New Ford?

The first time a car offered the technology to turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot, it was big news. Today, drivers have come to expect a certain level of connectivity in their vehicles.

The new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs you'll find at O'Daniel Ford Inc. are compatible with smartphone apps that allow the driver to:

  • Lock and unlock the vehicle remotely
  • Locate the vehicle on a map
  • Start the ignition
  • Receive vehicle health reports
  • Schedule service appointments


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Ford Tough: Bamboo Could be Part of Your Next Car

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Ford has already begun their sustainable journey using eco-friendly, beneficial products on their vehicles including recycled plastic and tires, cotton from post-consumers for padding within the vehicle’s interior, soy-based foams in your seat cushions, rice hulls to fortify the plastic, wheat straw to strengthen your storage receptacles, and other materials in order to create vehicles suitable for the environment.

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New Ford EcoSport Appears in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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By Josiah Zintsmaster

Groot is getting his hands on the all-new Ford EcoSport in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The Marvel Studios movie in theaters this May features the Ford EcoSport SUV. Not only will the sharp SUV be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but it is also featured in numerous commercials for the movie and a limited-edition comic book. The comic features appearances by Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Rocket.




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A Brand New Sport Package for the Edge

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By Cristhian Montero

In preparation for the hotter days of the year, Ford has introduced the new SEL Sports Appearance Package for the 2018 Ford Edge. Adding some practical and stylish details this new package features a powerfully dark-accented exterior aesthetic including unique 10-Spoke 19-inch painted wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear spoiler in a stunning Magnetic Metallic color.




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Optimized Functionality: Ford GT Introduces 5 Driving Modes

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By Cristhian Montero
Amongst the many supercars of recent years the new 2017 Ford GT has established itself as an everyday supercar, one that can mosey down the road on a rainy day back from the office or burn rubber on the asphalt of the famed Circuit de Monaco. With practicality and high performance in mind, the engineers at Ford have fashioned the new GT with five distinct driving modes, one for every weekday.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Mileage

Any driver knows that fuel economy is one of the most important parts of maintaining your vehicle. Everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to how much mileage they get per tank, but not everyone knows how—as such, we have compiled some tips to get the most out of your mileage.

• Ensure your Engine is Properly Tuned

Likely the most important thing to do is ensuring your engine is properly tuned. If your engine is not tuned, your car is more likely to suck up gas faster—as it is using more power…
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