What Technologies are on the 2018 Ford EcoSport?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford EcoSport on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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2018 Ford EcoSport Interior Technologies

Swinging open the door to the next big thing, the 2018 Ford EcoSport is a vehicle that delivers endless possibilities! With an intelligent inside, packed full of amazing features and systems for you to enjoy, the new 2018 Ford EcoSport delivers great entertainment and connectivity for you to enjoy! Continue reading to learn more about what this exceptional vehicle has to offer!
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What Interior Features are on the 2019 Ford Edge

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Edge on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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2019 Ford Edge Interior Systems

Modern designs and modern sophistication define the 2019 Ford Edge, an SUV that presents a new front and rear styling experience and expression, guaranteed to turn heads. However, an excellent exterior styling is not all that this great SUV offers! It also features many great interior features and systems for you to enjoy, including entertainment and connectivity features!
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What Performance Features are on the 2019 Ford Ranger?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Ranger on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 2:00 AM
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2019 Ford Ranger Performance and Power Features

The 2019 Ford Ranger has returned to the market, and it, likely many exceptional Ford vehicles, delivers great power and performance for you to enjoy! This great truck is designed tough, capable of tackling work and play in equal measure without worry, and without pause! Continue reading below to learn more about what performance features you’ll enjoy!
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Know the Difference Between All-Weather and All-Season Tires

By abbeygwartzman | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 10:03 PM

Winter Tires

As if all the other aspects of purchasing new tires weren’t enough, there’s a relatively new option with which few Canadian drivers are familiar: All-Weather Tires. So when it comes to winter driving is some of the toughest conditions on Earth, drivers in Nova Scotia need to be informed as to how to make the right decision for their cold-weather driving needs.

Tires are a critical component to automotive safety. After all, the four patches on rubber on the ground, which are about the size of your hand, are all that connect your vehicle to the ground. All acceleration, braking, and steering forces can only be transmitted through the tires. This is why proper tire selection and maintenance are such critical elements in proper car care.

Here are the three major choices you have when it comes to selecting tires for winter travel:

All Season Tires

These are the traditional type of tires one most commonly thinks of. They tend to be narrower than tires typically fitted to today’s new cars. Most applications will either be for less expensive new cars and older cars. All Season Tires provide good ride comfort but don’t compare when it comes to winter traction to newer types.

Performance All-Season Tires

These tires are designed to provide sharp handling and high levels of grip while cornering. They typically carry a Speed Rating. While Speed Ratings were developed for Europe where cars are allowed by law to travel faster than in Canada, the speed rating has become an indication of the performance level of the tire for buyers here in this country. To best match the worn tires coming off your vehicle, purchase tire of the same speed rating. If you have any questions about this talk to your service advisor or review your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Ultra-High Performance Tires

Ultra-High Performance Tires are fitted to upscale sedans or sporty SUVs. These tires are designed to provide superior handling and responsive steering in wet and dry conditions. They are a key ingredient in how your car feels when you drive it. Non-All Season or Summer Ultra High Performance Tires are not intended for cold weather and won’t provide the grip needed in snowy or icy conditions. All-season versions may compromise some dry and wet grip to gain some winter traction, but in Nova Scotia, it’s most likely better to switch to dedicated winter tires.

Winter Tires

If you need to drive frequently on snow-covered or icy roads, then winter tires might make sense for you. They offer superior grip to go, stop, and corner. Be aware: winter tires will wear faster than all-season tires on dry roads because the tread is specifically designed to bite into snow and ice, and the rubber is formulated to stay pliable at freezing temperatures. So it’s best to change over your winter tire promptly when winter ends.

All Weather Tires

These tires carry a Mountain and Snowflake symbol on their sidewalls which indicates the tire meets required performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service-rated. Originally used as a designation for winter tires, the Mountain and Snowflake symbol is now featured on some all-season and all-terrain tires with snow performance that meets the Transport Canada testing criteria. All Weather Tires are an excellent compromise for drivers who don’t drive until the roads are cleared and don’t want to changeover their summer tires for winter tires each year.

It’s important to note that All Weather Tires cannot match the traction of dedicated winter tires in all winter weather conditions and should not be considered a replacement for where and when a dedicated winter tire is needed.

So whether it’s determining the best choice of tires for where and how you drive, or any other car maintenance or car service needs, turn to the factory-trained Ford experts and schedule service at Fairly & Stevens in Dartmouth.

Source:

https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/whats-the-difference-between-all-weather-and-all-season-tires

2019 Ford Edge Trim Levels

By abbeygwartzman | Posted in Ford Edge on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 10:00 PM

2019 Ford Edge Trims

There are a lot of midsize SUVs on the market – but only one Ford Edge. Spirited performance and extreme versatility put the crossover in a category of its own. And for 2019, the class-leader receives several upgrades that make it better than ever. Four distinct trim levels are also offered, so there’s a perfect fit for nearly everyone.

2019 Ford Edge trim levels

The five-passenger 2019 Ford Edge debuts a list of ‘firsts’, including a revised exterior and an all-new high-performance ST model. There’s also a new transmission and more standard equipment.

Four exclusive trim levels are available: SE, SEL, Titanium and ST. Except for the specialized ST model, all are powered by an EcoBoost turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine (250 hp, 275 lb.-ft.). The engine uses Auto Start-Stop for improved fuel economy.

An 8-speed automatic transmission is used across the board. Front-wheel drive comes standard; optional all-wheel drive is available. Also, all models get a new-for-2019 rotary e-Shifter for selecting gears.

SE

Even though the SE is considered the base model, it’s extremely well equipped. Standard features include amenities such as automatic headlights, the SYNC infotainment system with 4.2-inch touchscreen display, automatic wipers and onboard Wi-Fi.

Advanced driver assistance features are packaged together in the Ford CoPilot 360 Assist suite. The bundle includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Braking. A rearview camera and auto high-beams are also included.

Outside, the SE draws attention with 18-inch Sparkle Silver wheels and dual bright exhaust tips.  Bi-LED headlamps are also standard fare, as are LED taillights.

SEL

The SEL builds on the SE by including a reverse sensing system and dual-zone climate control. Plus, there’s standard power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an upgraded SYNC infotainment system. LED fog lamps and silver roof rack side rails give the crossover a sporty look.

Titanium

By far, the most luxurious Edge is the Titanium. The top-tier SUV comes with everything found on the SEL plus goodies like leather seats, a hands-free power liftgate, a wireless charging pad and ambient interior lighting. Noise-reducing front windows keep road sounds out, while a premium B&O audio system provides the tunes. Standard 19-inch wheels add to the high-class feel.

ST

The ST, which differs significantly from the rest of the Edge lineup, is the first SUV from the Ford Performance Team. As such, it flaunts sporty exterior design cues such as a black mesh grille and prominent ST logos. The cabin also gets upgraded with leather-trimmed sports seats with suede inserts.

Under the hood, lurks an exclusive EcoBoost turbocharged 2.7L V6 engine (335 hp, 380 lb.-ft.). All-wheel drive (with disconnect) comes standard as does a specially-tuned suspension. Together, the performance upgrades help the SUV drive like a sports sedan.

Find the Edge that’s right for you at Fairley & Stevens

The 2019 Ford Edge is available now, at Fairley & Stevens, Dartmouth’s premier dealership. Stop by to take a test drive and determine which exclusive trim level is right for you.

Resources:

https://www.ford.ca/suvs-crossovers/edge/models/

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/products/crossovers—suvs/edge/2019-edge.html

https://www.edmunds.com/ford/edge/

3 Tips for First-Time Vehicle Buyers

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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3 First-Time Car Buyer Tips

Whether you’re a recent graduate with your first job, or someone that’s been relying on public transportation and wants to get wheels of your own, buying your first car can be an interesting experience! Sometimes it can be an uncertain one, too, bringing with it a lot of unknowns for you to experience. Thankfully, we at Fairley & Stevens Ford understand this and have prepared a few tips for you!
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What Performance Features are on the 2019 Ford Fusion?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Fusion on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 9:22 PM
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2019 Ford Fusion Performance Systems

If you’re looking for a sedan that doesn’t hold back on giving you the respect you deserve and commands the respect of everyone else on the road, then the 2019 Ford Fusion is for you! With several excellent engines, from a powerful V6 to a hybrid option, the new Ford Fusion offers many ways to exceed your driving needs! Continue reading to learn more about this amazing vehicle and what it has to offer!
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What Performance Systems are on the 2019 Ford Edge?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Edge on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 9:08 PM
2019 Ford Edge parked outside

2019 Ford Edge Engine Specs

Power, style, technology, and a ton of innovation, the new 2019 Ford Edge has them all and more! This SUV takes performance to the next level and beyond, offering an experience unlike any other! When you get behind the wheel of the new 2019 Ford Edge, you’re guaranteed to take command of the road! Continue reading to learn more about what performance features you can enjoy!
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What Safety Systems are on the 2019 Ford Mustang?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Mustang on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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2019 Ford Mustang Safety Features

For over five decades, the Ford Mustang has taken the lead when it comes to performance and technology, being a performance vehicle that delivers a legendary experience to all that go behind the wheel! However, what many do not know is that the Ford Mustang is also a vehicle that takes safety seriously, and the 2019 Ford Mustang model showcases that clearly! Continue reading to learn more!
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What Interior Features are on the 2019 Ford Mustang?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Mustang on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 7:07 PM
2019 Ford Mustang side view while driving

2019 Ford Mustang Interior Systems

When it comes to performance and technology, the 2019 Ford Mustang offers a ton for everyone to enjoy! Backed by decades of Ford engineering and innovation, the new Ford Mustang’s interior is fitted with both infotainment and entertainment technologies in abundance! Continue reading to learn more about what this exceptional vehicle has to offer you in terms of technology!
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