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2017 F-250 Super Duty Packs the Power to Get the Job Done

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is what Car and Driver calls "a trucker's truck." It packs a huge amount of power for when you have a big job to get done, and while it does have modern upgrades to make the cabin livable, it is relatively Spartan, making it more of a work truck than a personal vehicle.

The Super Duty is available in several trim levels and two engine options…

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The Ford Explorer can't stop, won't stop

Even superheroes need a little backup sometimes. The 2017 Ford Explorer compliments an unstoppable driver swimmingly and we're proud to offer it to drivers around the Martinsville area here at Nelson Ford.

 

You don’t stop, so we don’t stop. No matter what time it is. Always Unstoppable. #FordExplorer

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The Ford Explorer boasts extreme versatility, rugged durability and a level of comfort that can't be topped. This SUV delivers a smooth, steady ri

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Avoid car trouble during your fun summer road trips: service your vehicle today

Nelson Ford takes pride in satisfying our customers and drivers throughout the Martinsville area in any way we can. Aside from great new and used vehicles we also offer the exceptional skill of our onsite service and repair center, staffed with technicians who will always work their hardest to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape.

 

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If you're planning to do a lot of traveling this summer, then scheduling a service appointment for your vehicle is a very wise idea. Our team…

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2017 Ford Focus RS is One Incredible, High-Flying Hatch

No matter how you slice it, there sure is an awful lot to appreciate about our esteemed American automaker's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS. It is, far and away, one of the most impressive vehicles we here at Nelson Ford have ever encountered.

Yet, what makes it so?

Here with an explanation is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika; check out his review of the Focus RS in the clip below:

We could sing the praises of the Focus RS's engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- for days on end.

Coupling with a six-speed manual transmission…

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Understanding Ford's Latest Eco-Friendly Materials

Do Ford's recent choices about plant-based vehicle materials have you feeling... bamboozled? Worry not, the experts at Nelson Ford are here to demystify it for you!

In the past decade, Ford Motor Company has begun replacing synthetic materials (plastics and petroleum-based foams) with sustainable ones. The idea, in a nutshell, is that the Earth has only a limited amount of petroleum oil, which takes millions of years to produce, but has an unlimited amount of plants, which grow and replace themselves quickly. Ford's first plant-based product was soy foam, which is now used in all...

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5 Things You Should be Doing to Avoid a Summer Roadside Emergency

We all love summertime. It's when the chill of winter finally leaves, and we can run around barefoot in the grass. It's a time of swimming, hiking, biking, and taking road trips. It's also the season for cars to break down.

While cold weather can cause a battery to stop working, hot weather drains a battery's life away. In fact, few parts of…

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Can the Best-Selling Truck in America Beat Its Past Self in a Ford F-150 Face Off?

It's a blast from the past when a 1995 Ford F-150 XLT squares off against the brand new 2017 Ford F-150. But which will win?

It's easy to guess that in 20 years, Ford Motor Company has made significant advances in power and performance. The 1995 F-150 had 230 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, while the new model leaps over its predecessor with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque.

However, which is better may not be such a cut-and-dry question, but a matter of preference.

The owner of the 1995 F-150 has lovingly maintained it, outfitting it…

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Fuel Saving Tips for Your Car!

Have you ever wished for gas prices to go down for good? Do you ever drive your car all the way to empty before trying to fill up your tank? Well you are not alone, my friend, in trying to save money on gas for your car. But whether your car takes regular unleaded or premium, there are ways that you can save money on gas everyday if you use your head!

First, when driving, avoid sudden acceleration from stop lights. By slowly raising your engine you are not burning as much fuel as if you were full speed ahead…
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MotorWeek Highlights Choicest Qualities of 2017 Ford Explorer

Are you shopping the full-size crossover class for your next daily driver? Well, if so, please allow your friends here at Nelson Ford to offer a word of advice:

Ours -- the 2017 Explorer -- is, by all accounts, a must-see machine.

And you're sure to understand just what we mean after scoping the clip below, a video review of the Explorer from the good folks at MotorWeek. Have at it right here:

Swanky and sophisticated, the Explorer's range-topping trim -- the Platinum -- delivers the goods in just about every manner imaginable.

Standard features on this model include a punchy, 365-horsepower…

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