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If you're at all mechanically-inclined, keep a User's Manual for your used Ford car or truck in the trunk or glove compartment. They're remarkably easy to read, and a good safety measure in case you ever get stranded. Having a User's Manual also allows you to better understand what needs to be fixed on your vehicle rather than relying on the kindness of a strange mechanic.
You can download Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury User's Manuals for free at www.fleet.ford.com if you have a vehicle from 1996 to 2008. Earlier models' manuals can be located at www.helminc.com.