What's the Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Oil?

We've all been there; you're pulling up to the garage to get an oil change, and the mechanics ask you whether you want conventional or synthetic oil. If you’re like most drivers, your mind likely draws a blank. Many people don't know the difference between these two types of oil.

For drivers of more modern cars, synthetic oil is a great option. Not only does synthetic oil tend to last longer before getting dirty, but it can also usually withstand more mileage than its conventional counterpart. Many vehicles will see improved performance with synthetic oil.

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You'll Love the Utility of a Used Pickup Truck

Instead of shelling out tons of money for a new car, many drivers nowadays are turning to used vehicles instead. At Preferred Preowned North, that's our specialty. At our dealership, you will likely be able to find plenty of used pickup truck models to take back to your driveway.

Why finance a used pickup truck? There are a number of reasons why taking home a used pickup truck is a great way to invest in your future. Whether you already have a car or not, adding a pickup truck to your garage provides you with many benefits.

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Preventing Salt Corrosion on Your Vehicle

Salt is great for removing snow and ice from public roads, but salt is not great for the paint and metal that cars are constructed with. While you cannot eliminate salt from the public roads, you can prevent your car from being damaged by it.

Wax On & Wax Off

You will need to be proactive when you are trying to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion. Wax the surface of your vehicle, prior to driving on roads that have salt on them, in order to equip your vehicle with a protective layer. There are a variety of different products that…

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Winter Tires Vs. All Season Tires

Winter tires are made for temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They have a deep tread pattern, which is designed to flush out the excess slush. They also provide you with superior traction. The rubber will also provide you with more grip on an icy road. Even if you don't live in a place with a lot of snow, it is still a good idea for you to use winter tires if the temperature frequently drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

All-season tires can handle a variety of weather conditions, including light snow. They last longer than winter tires.

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Our Preferred Preowned North Teams Favorite Ford Flex Comfort Features

Staying comfortable while stuck in traffic or while zipping to the game is a major consideration. We're happy to report that the Ford Flex puts comfort, safety and on-trend tech above all things. Take a look at our favorite Ford Flex comfort features.

An Enormous Cabin

Built like a vintage station wagon, the Ford Flex seats seven. It gives each occupant plenty of room, with split-folding second and third rows that expand the cargo space to a whopping 82.3 cubic feet. A low clearance of 5.9 inches makes 

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Brawn Behind the Brains: Ford Super Duty Durability Features

Built for serious commercial and industrial applications, Ford Super Duty trucks are some of the most durable on the market. What actually makes them Built Ford Tough? Our Preferred Preowned North assembled a few features to answer that question.

Lightweight Yet Heavy-Duty

Ford Super Duty's durability begins with a military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. The body meshes with a high-strength stainless steel frame for a truck that's about 350 pounds lighter than previous generations and

  • Exceptionally crashworthy
  • Resistant to dings
  • Resistant to flexing and bending

 

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Buy Used for Many Reasons

Getting a used car that's reliable and that you can be proud of should be simple, and at Preferred Preowned North in Colorado Springs, CO, we're always looking for ways to aid our customers in finding the best vehicle options for them. If you're in the market for a car, you might wonder why you should get a used one, if you haven't already made the decision. Let us tell you more about it.

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Traveling with Pets: How to Keep them Safe and Occupied

"Are we there yet?" Parents with children have often heard that familiar refrain from the back seat. But you won't hear that from your pets while traveling. For them, the drive itself is an exciting adventure. And that excitement might make them prone to squirm or even leap around the vehicle. That's not safe for your pet. And it's not safe for you or your human passengers.

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