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Trick-or-Treat History

Trick-Or-Treat History 

The team at McMullen Ford loves to go trick-or-treating with their families. Believe it or not, trick-or-treating was not always a Halloween tradition! In fact, America’s trick-or-treating has its roots in many different cultures. Here’s a little bit on trick-or-treat history.

The tradition of trick-or-treating began as far back as the middle ages. Children and adults alike would dress up either as demons or ghouls, performing tricks or other forms of entertainment to…

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Choose Our Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance Services

You want to hold on to the weather that you are experiencing right now, but that is quickly evaporating. Your vehicle should be looked over as you move into a new season in the greater Council Bluffs, IA area to make sure that it is ready for all that is to come.

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At McMullen Ford, we will look over your car to help you maintain it as you enter a new season, and we will be sure to handle any…

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Keep Your Pet Happy on the Road

The staff members here at McMullen Ford understands that road trips are not always fun, especially for the pet who has to travel with you. If you are heading off on a long drive with a dog or cat, there are ways that you can keep your pet from growing bored as you travel. Keep these tips in mind during your next trip, and you'll likely have a more positive experience!

  • Bring plenty of your pet's toys with you.
  • Purchase new toys just for the trip.
  • Stop often and allow your pet to play outside your vehicle.
  • Bring…
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GAP Insurance: The Difference Between Walking and Riding

If your car accident leaves your vehicle with a lien totaled and you can’t pay it off, you may wind up with no vehicle and no way to afford one right away.

What happens when insurance declares your car as a total loss? Depending on whose fault the accident is, either your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company will pay you, less the deductible in the case of your insurance, the current value of the car. If you owe more…
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Check Engine Light Maintenance


Of course, your check engine light never comes on at a convenient time like when you are already pulling into the dealer lot for routine maintenance on your vehicle. When you least expect it, your vehicle will chime and alert you that something is malfunctioning with your vehicle. You can choose to ignore it and put off any repairs until it is convenient, but the best option is to quickly have the issue addressed. What might be a very simple issue right now can quickly turn into a major problem that will be much more costly later on.

Dealerships and…
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Kick Off Some Fun with These Tailgate Party Recipes

We are in the midst of football season. That means we get to spend weekend with our friends and family cheering on our favorite teams, and a big part of that tradition is the tailgate party. You don’t have to be at the big game to have one; you can throw a great tailgate party right in your living room. To get you started, here are some great tailgate party recipes.

  • Chili. Nothing warms…
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Ford Has a Superb Sedan in the 2017 Fusion

Has the midsize sedan class been calling your name? Well, if so, we here at McMullen Ford suggest you heed its cries -- and then turn your attention to ours, the 2017 Fusion.

How come?

Receive the necessary info from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her appraisal of the Fusion can be found in the clip below:

Though we've appreciation for every one of the Fusion's engine options, we might argue that the mid-level iteration -- a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- is the best of the bunch.

Available on the SE model -- and standard with the Titanium and Platinum…

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Ford Sponsors 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise

Few auto events are quite as celebrated as the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, and with the show coming up fast, the automakers of Detroit are preparing to participate. Ford seems to be the frontrunner this year, nabbing a 1-year deal with the event as the main sponsor, and it has plans to make the most of it.

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Ford's 2018 F-150: Efficient Engine Options

The Ford F-150 will deliver a lot of great features. Mixed in among them will be options for fuel efficient engines. While you'll never quite get the mileage you'd find in a smaller sedan, the 2018 F-150 has options that can help reduce the pain you feel at the gas pump.

 

 

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Retain Peace of Mind in the 2017 Ford Fusion

Learning to drive is likely one of those things that makes your teenagers' hearts race with excitement. As a parent, your heart probably races too, but perhaps due to anxiety over your kids taking the wheel more than anything else.

That's why we encourage you to take a look at the 2017 Ford Fusion, especially as a new school year creeps ever closer.

This sleek midsize family sedan is brimming with available safety features and driver-assist functions to help the whole family stay secure on the road.

Available features include:

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