What Safety Technologies are on the 2020 Ford Explorer?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 1:36 AM
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2020 Ford Explorer Safety Features

When it comes to vehicles that offer safety and toughness, the new 2020 Ford Explorer is one that certainly doesn’t hold back! It has a ton of amazing passive and active safety systems, allowing you to be secure no matter where you might find yourself on the road, or off it! Continue reading below to learn more about this great SUV and what safety technologies it offers!
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Paint Color Options on the 2019 Ford Edge

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Edge on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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2019 Ford Edge Color Options

When it comes to vehicles that deliver great innovation and customization, look no further than the 2019 Ford Edge! This great vehicle delivers a ton of amazing performance features, as well as many great interior features, giving you a truly customizable driving experience! However, its insides aren’t all you can customize! The new 2019 Ford Edge also features many great exterior color options for you to enjoy! Continue reading below to learn more about what colors you’ll have access to!
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What Trim Options are on the 2019 Ford F-150?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150 on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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2019 Ford F-150 Trim Options

If you’re looking for a truck that’s guaranteed to tackle the world and all it tosses in your path without fail, look no further than the 2019 Ford F-150! This great vehicle is designed to please, offering a driving experience that is unlike any other! It does this through its many excellent trim levels, all of which deliver great features and systems. Continue reading to learn more about what these trims offer!
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What Trim Options are on the 2019 Ford Escape

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Escape on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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2019 Ford Escape Trim Comparison

The new 2019 Ford Escape is one of the best SUVs on the market, delivering exceptional performance as well as great technology features, inside and out! It does this across its many trim levels, which provide a large number of customization options for you to enjoy! Continue reading to learn more about these trim options and what they have to offer you!
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What Performance Features are on the 2019 Ford EcoSport?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford EcoSport on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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2019 Ford EcoSport Engine Details

When it comes to amazing performance on the road, no matter what the world might throw at you, there are few automakers on the market quite like Ford! They offer a wide variety of excellent vehicles for you to enjoy, ranging from sedans to trucks! This includes an excellent compact SUV like the new 2019 Ford EcoSport! Continue reading to learn more about this great vehicle!
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What Engines Does the 2019 Ford F-150 Have?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150 on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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2019 Ford F-150 Performance Features

If you’re looking for a truck that’s built tough, there’s no tough like Ford tough, and the new 2019 Ford F-150 is the king of Ford trucks. It’s more than just a truck, it’s a work machine that can tackle anything the world throws at it, and its engineered for the long haul. Packed full of amazing engines and excellent performance features, the new 2019 Ford F-150 can handle anything you throw at it. Continue reading to learn more about this iconic truck!
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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