Friday, August 7, 2015

New Ford Spider Screen Keeps 8-Legged Freaks Out of Your Car

New Ford Spider Screen keeps 8-legged Freaks out of Your Car

PEKIN, Ill. –– Don't scream, but the itsy-bitsy spider isn't only climbing up the water spout. The little 8-legged things you fear more than your great aunt's meatloaf have found a point of infiltration into your vehicle's fuel vapor lines, and it's worse than you think.

You’re probably familiar with the creepy crawlers that Ford has discovered to be weaving webs in fuel vapor lines of vehicles. They’re called yellow sac spiders and they frequent the nooks and crannies of homes across North America. What makes yellow sac spiders so hazardous has nothing to do with their bites –– although they do hold an unofficial record for most human bites –– but has everything to do with the way they build their webs. In fact, these yellow buggers don’t weave a web at all but instead construct dense cocoon-like structures.

The uncanny spider cocoons are thick enough to block fuel vapor lines, which can lead to engine damage and waning vehicle performance. This got Ford’s Spidey-senses tingling and prompted them to develop a spider screen that keeps 8-legged freaks from reaching one of your car’s most vital components.

The screen is placed inside your vehicle’s fuel vapor line to prevent spiders from entering. This keeps the line clear and allows air and vapor circulation for a vehicle’s carbon canister to flow freely without any creepy obstructions.

The new Ford spider screen that keeps 8-legged freaks out of your car will debut with the 2016 Ford Focus RS before eventual implementation into the entire Ford vehicle lineup. Until then, keep a can of Raid in your cup holder. And remember, spiders aren’t the only potential cause of damage to your vehicle. It’s important to get your oil changed on a regular basis, as well as any other necessary car repair, to maintain your vehicle’s quality. We can’t exterminate spiders for you, but we can handle your more traditional auto service needs at our Washington, Ill., area used car dealer.

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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