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Tips for Summer and Spring Weather
The ice is finally beginning to melt as we move into the first day of spring, and that means that it’s time to prepare your vehicle to tackle post-winter! This includes spring-cleaning, tire changes, checking key systems and features, and more! To help with this we at Heritage Ford are here to help give you five tips on what you can do! Continue reading to learn more!
Winter Vehicle Preparation This Year!
Winter is just around the corner, and for many drivers across the nation, that also means that tough weather conditions for vehicles are coming too! This means icy roads, heavy snowfalls, freezing temperatures, and more! So, with that said here are some tips to keeping your vehicle running in the colder temperatures!
Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall Weather
Fall and cold weather are just around the table, which means that it’s time to prepare your vehicle! Hazardous road conditions, poor vehicle repair, poor maintenance and more can all negatively impact your vehicle. Continue reading to learn what you can do to keep your vehicle running on the road without fail as the weather cools!
Does the 2018 Ford Fusion handle well in snow?
One of the reasons Ford is one of the most popular automakers on the planet is the company’s commitment to safety. Naturally, people will think about crash test scores first when they think of vehicle safety. But Ford takes this idea a step further by engineering its vehicles to actively work to prevent accidents before they happen. With winter in full, if not official, swing, our product experts get a lot of questions like, ‘Does the 2018 Ford Fusion handle well in snow?’ We can confidently say, yes, it does. Heritage Ford customers can have front- or all-wheel-drive if they choose the 2018 Fusion. Let’s take a closer look. (more…)
Receiving a jump start is something that just about everyone experiences from time to time. While you may be an expert when it comes to jumping a traditional vehicle, the idea of jumping a hybrid like the Ford C-Max can be a bit more daunting. Don’t worry, though, as we’ve put together a list of steps so that you can easily jump start a Ford C-Max! (more…)
If you’re buying a newer version of something you already have, it goes without saying that you want it to be better. When you’re getting a new phone, this might mean a larger screen or faster processor. New home? You might be interested in added room. With a truck, assuming you plan on making it work at least as hard as the old one, you’re looking for more power. Are you wondering if the 2018 Ford F-150 is able to tow more than the 2017 model? Take a look below to learn more! (more…)
If you have a 2016 model year Ford vehicle with SYNC 3 it’s time to update. Ford recently launched SYNC 3 version 2.2 which can be downloaded now. Owners have three options for downloading including visting owner.ford.com and downloading to a USB stick, visiting a local Ford dealership, or through a Wi-Fi connection. Since this is the first time Ford has released an update via Wi-Fi, I’m sure a lot of Ford owners are wondering the same thing. How do I update Ford SYNC 3 with Wi-Fi? We provided instructions below to help get you up and running smoothly. Keep reading. (more…)
What is the Ford MyKey System?
Picking out a car for a new driver is fun but then they need to learn to use it. Teaching new drivers the rules of the road can be a frustrating experience to say the least. Ford has made it easier to create safe driving habits with its MyKey system. What is the Ford MyKey system? It’s a system of programmable smart keys that when enabled allows the Admin Key holder to restrict certain vehicle features for drivers using the programmed MyKeys. Some features that can be controlled include a reminder chime and non-functional audio system until a seat belt is inserted, speed controls, early low fuel warnings, and audio volume control. These features can help new drivers to create long-lasting safe driving practices even when parents are not in the vehicle. (more…)
Many of us carry around smartphones everywhere we go and love staying connected as much as possible. This fact has lead to one of our favorite automotive features as of recent, which is the ability to hook your smartphone up to an infotainment system like Ford SYNC 3. Want to learn how to hook a smartphone up to Ford SYNC 3 as well as use things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Take a look below for quick guides on each! (more…)
DIY Roadside Emergency Kit
Be prepared for whatever could happen while on the road. Now is a great time to get together your DIY roadside emergency kit because soon the snow and frigid cold will arrive. With cell phones and vehicles capable of roadside assistance calls, it may seem silly to have a roadside emergency kit but really it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for that time that your phone won’t work or you have to wait a period of time before help arrives. Here are some helpful tips on how to create your very own DIY roadside emergency kit. (more…)