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Ford Aims for a More Sustainable Future with Bamboo

As an established automaker in the industry, the Ford Motor Company often finds itself at the forefront of automotive ingenuity. Such is true even now. Amid rising concerns about limited natural resources, Ford engineers are hard at work, developing innovations that will tackle what some people consider the greatest challenge to modern society. In doing so, it hopes to be a part of the solution that ushers in a more sustainable future.

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Plan Your Budget for an Automotive Purchase or Lease

Here at Hopkins Ford, we want to make sure our friends and neighbors from Elgin and surrounding areas know what to expect when they commit to a vehicle purchase or lease. That is why we update our blog regularly not only with the latest Ford news but with useful information, such as factors to consider as you plan your budget. Below, we have included a video on this very topic.

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2017 Ford Focus RS Receives Great Marks from AutoGuide.com Team

We here at Hopkins Ford of Elgin have to hand it to our esteemed American automaker: it served up an absolute stunner of a hot hatchback with its feisty, five-door offering, the 2017 Focus RS.

What do we mean, exactly?

AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika is here to deliver the need-to-know details; join him in the clip below:

The level of standard appointment offered by the Focus RS's sole trim is enough to make one's head spin.

Such features include a thrilling, 350-horsepower turbo-four engine, 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension ...

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Some Tips to Get You Through Your Next Roadtrip

Planning a road trip is always fun but can be a little scary. Here are my top road trip tips for you to take with you while you embark on your journey.

#1: Forget Planning
Don't plan too much. A road trip is meant to be fun and spontaneous. Allow yourself the flexibility to stop at different places along your route without stressing about having enough time to get to your next destination.

#2: Be Prepared for An Emergency
I know I said don't plan, but still, have an emergency plan in order. Being on the road can…
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MotorWeek Critics Charmed by 2017 Ford Explorer

Are you in the market for a full-size SUV for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Hopkins Ford of Elgin have a sneaking suspicion you'll find a whole heck of a lot to enjoy about ours, the 2017 Explorer.

"Such as what?" you wonder.

Glean some insight from the clip below. Here now with more on all things Explorer are the good folks at MotorWeek:

An engine that in many way defies its entry-level designation, the Explorer's 3.5-liter V6 is an absolute delight.

Teaming with a six-speed automatic transmission, the base six-banger dishes…

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Safe Driving for Teens

Most of us as teens dreamed of the day that we could drive for the very first time. We could only imagine how teens feel about getting behind the wheel now. The problem is that teens and young adults have become increasingly reckless, making driving even more dangerous than usual.

There are plenty of ways to maintain safety while driving. Of course, common sense is to always wear your seatbelt, but that's only part of it. One of the most important ways to maintain safety while driving is to PAY ATTENTION. Avoid looking away from the road as much…
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The 2017 Ford Edge Has Got Your Back

Want to feel like a kid on Christmas morning? You will, every time you gaze upon the Ford Edge. It is nothing short of impressive. It has impressive features like Enhanced Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System, and a front 180-degree camera. It even has Adaptive Steering and BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert for good measure. Not in the driver's seat? So? That won't stop you from scheduling your next maintenance, calling up Roadside Assistance, or reserving parking way in advance, because you can do it all from your phone. Convenient, right?
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