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Desert Driving Tips for Traveling in Surprise

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Driving in the desert can be a beautiful and exciting experience, with drivers usually encountering only mild weather and, during certain times of the year, comfortable temperatures. The desert presents itself with a few unique problems, however, from dust storms and heavy rains to extreme heat and hot roadways. To help you navigate some of the more hazardous areas of desert driving, we’ve put together a few driving tips below.

1) Make sure your AC is in perfect working order. During the summer months, Arizona highways become exceptionally hot, meaning that your air conditioner is going to get quite…

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'Second Sundays in the Park' Is a Fun Local Event in Surprise

Second Sundays in the Park

If you’ve been looking for some fun local events right here in Surprise, then be sure to mark your calendar for “Second Sundays in the Park.”

Featuring terrific musicians, as well as local vendors, this is the perfect opportunity to head out into the community to meet with your fellow neighbors and enjoy some truly excellent music. The event is taking place, as the name suggests, every second Sunday of each month. For their upcoming event on Feb. 12, 2017, guests will be able to listen to the rock-n-roll sounds of Rhythm Edition.

Other upcoming artists include Celtic music…

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2017 Ford Fusion Sport Tackles Potholes

The 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport makes pothole problems a thing of the past with its advanced computer-controlled shock absorber system. This ground-breaking technology reduces that uncomfortable jarring feel when your car’s wheels drive over potholes. Not only does it offer a smoother ride, but it also helps protect your vehicle from costly pothole damage.

“Our new pothole mitigation technology works by actually detecting potholes and ‘catching’ the car’s wheel before it has a chance to droop all the way into the pothole,” said Jason Michener, Ford Engineering Expert.

Here’s how Ford pothole technology works: When the…

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Sign Your Child up for Fall Youth Sports in Surprise

It’s that time of year again! The City of Surprise has formally announced the continuation of their Competitive Sports Program, which features opportunities for local children to participate in fun athletic teams this fall.

Whether you a have budding soccer star, volleyball hotshot or baseball hero, you’ll find more than one opportunity to let your child head out onto the field and succeed. There will even be Jr. Suns and Jr. Mercury basketball leagues, as well as several sports camps that kids as young as four can participate in!

According to the city, “The City of Surprise has…

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Coca-Cola Starts Cross-Country Road Trip in Customized 2017 Ford Escape

Ford has teamed up with Coca-Cola for a cross-country road trip. The customized 2017 Ford Escape left Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta recently to begin a 4,000-mile, 20-plus-stop trek across the U.S. The tour is slated to end in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Dressed in a Coca-Cola Red exterior and #JourneyXJourney social media hashtag, the brand-new Escape is being followed by a motorhome with some of the same branding features. During the 21-day journey, the 40-foot motorhome team will make posts to a variety of social channels, hoping to raise awareness about the brands’ innovative efforts.


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Ford Works to Encourage Girls to Pursue STEAM-Related Fields

Ford is partnering with several girls’ organizations, such as the Brownies and the Girl Scouts Councils, to help encourage young girls and women to pursue educations and careers in STEAM-related fields through their newest project: Girls’ Fast Track Races.

STEAM fields, a.k.a science, technology, engineering, arts and math, are areas that don’t always hold a large number of women. Ford recognizes the importance of getting women to participate more fully in these fields, especially technology and engineering.

Girls’ Fast Track Races provides a hands-on experience for young girls in both vehicle design and engineering, giving them an…

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KBB Once Again Chooses F-150 for 'Best Buy' Award

If you’ve been considering the 2017 Ford F-150 as your next new truck in the Phoenix area, then you’ll be happy to learn that the bestselling hauler has once again earned Kelley Blue Book’s prestigious “Best Buy” award for the truck segment.

Outperforming main competitors like the Nissan Titan and Chevy Silverado, the F-150 proved once again that it is truly the leading truck model in the U.S.

“The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards are designed to provide a significant service to American new-car buyers by identifying the cream of the crop of all available…

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NFL Chooses Ford F-Series as Official Truck

The Ford F-Series has just been chosen as the official truck of the National Football League. This is a very exciting honor that showcases exactly why Ford continues to be one of the most popular truck brands in America, bringing drivers a vehicle that is, like football, quintessentially American.

“Just like our fans and players, Ford trucks and the NFL are always working to reach the next level through hard work, grit and commitment, which makes this partnership a natural fit,” says Renie Anderson, NFL senior vice president, sponsorship and partnership management. “We’re proud to be partnering with such…

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2017 Fiesta ST Nabs Top Kelley Blue Book Award

2017 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST has won a big award from the car experts over at Kelley Blue Book: 2017 5-Year Cost to Own.

This award recognizes cars in several segments (sport compact cars in this case) that have shown the lowest projected cost of ownership over a period of five years. KBB takes into account various aspects of car ownership when awarding the prize, including maintenance and repair, finance and insurance fees, expected fuel costs and depreciation.

Overall, the 2017 Fiesta ST beat out its competitors in the sport compact car segment, with its excellent fuel economy, high resale…

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