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Great Escapes: National Treasures Located Within Easy Reach

Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon typically get all the love when we think about National Parks.

But the National Park Service tends to a whole variety of landmarks, historic sites and recreation areas as well. Rediscover some of these gems that are worth the drive.

Spring Brakes Feeling Spongy? Time For Check-Up

Months can pass without us giving our brakes a second thought. Then, one evening commute, you calmly press on the pedal.

Instead of slowing down, you suddenly notice a sea of red taillights rapidly approaching your windshield.

Wash Mitts Not Just For Car Care All-Stars

There's something about a mitt that feels comfortable, especially as little leaguers and major leaguers everywhere dust off their hats and bats for spring training.

The same is true for car washing. Mitt or sponge? See why wash mitts are becoming the fielder's choice for car care.

Banish Performance-Robbing Crud From Your Engine

Whether it’s a flashy sports car or an older vehicle that’s seen better days, the engine is vulnerable to carbon buildup.

Learn how carbon deposits invade your engine, how they can diminish your fuel economy and what you can do about it.

All Dressed Up: Get Your Tires Jet-Black

Something about shiny, jet black tires just makes a vehicle visually pop. The only real question is how glossy do you want your tires? There’s a few ways to get the look, here’s what to know.

Next Gen Wiper Blades Improve Visibility

Manufacturers continue making subtle improvements to the humble windshield wiper blade. Upgraded blades swap out the traditional rubber for silicone, and a few premium blades even come pre-coated with rain repellent, a subtle touch that enhances visibility in a downpour.

Hitting The Road For Decadent Chocolate

What’s not to like about chocolate? It’s aphrodisiac, a late-night indulgence and (this time of year) a symbol of affection.

Here's where can you find the best of the dark stuff.

Spin To Win At Elk Grove Ford

Every Saturday afternoon customers at our Quick Lane service center have a chance to spin and win. Get discounts on service or other prizes on Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m.