2019 Ford Mustang Engine and Performance Features?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Mustang on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 7:13 PM
2019 Ford Mustang driving on road

2019 Ford Mustang Engine Details

For over five decades now the Ford Mustang has offered a driving experience that can’t be beaten, especially in terms of performance and power! This exceptional vehicle has always had great engine power for drivers to enjoy, and the 2019 Ford Mustang certainly doesn’t slack! The new generation of the Ford Mustang is packed with systems that’ll let you tackle the road by storm! Continue reading to learn more about what this great vehicle has to offer!
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Safety Technologies Available for the 2018 Ford Mustang

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Mustang on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:11 PM
2018 Ford Mustang driving down road

2018 Ford Mustang Interior Technologies

When it comes to legendary power and performance, combined with exceptional technology and entertainment systems, the 2018 Ford Mustang can’t be beaten! This great performance vehicle is packed full of amazing entertainment and technological features for you to enjoy! Continue reading to learn more about what this vehicle has to offer!
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2019 Ford Super Duty Comparisons: F-350 XLT vs. F-350 Platinum vs. F-350 Limited

By abbeygwartzman | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Many shoppers come to Fairley & Stevens unsure if they should get the 2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 XLT, 2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 Platinum, or the 2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 Limited. Now, these pickup trucks have many similarities, but there are enough differences you should know about. We’ll guide you through them, so you can make an informed decision.

Keep our dealership in mind as you seek to find Ford F-350 trucks, because we have a wide selection to choose from.


You get plenty of capability with the Ford F-350 XLT, Ford F-350 Platinum, or Ford F-350 Limited. However, there’s a key difference you need to know about.

2019 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab magnetic color

A 6.2-litre Flex Fuel V-8 engine can be hard on the XLT and Platinum models, but not the Limited. Standard on the Limited and available for the other two is a 6.7-litre Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine.

While the turbo diesel engine provides more torque, you can outfit the 6.2-litre engine to run on compressed natural gas or propane autogas.


Trucks are all about getting a job done, and you certainly enjoy that with the Ford Super Duty line. While these three models come with utilitarian features, you’ll find some key differences.

The Ford F-350 XLT can be outfitted with optional running boards. As for the other two models, they come with power deployable running boards standard. That’s a nice convenience for getting in and out of the cab, but the running boards stay safely tucked up as you drive, reducing the likelihood they’ll be damaged by obstacles.

The XLT comes with Quad Dual beam halogen headlights, while the other two models use LED headlights which are more durable and provide more even illumination. Fog lamps come standard on the Platinum and Limited models but are optional on the XLT. They’re especially helpful in fog, snow, or heavy rain, helping you to see ahead more clearly.

LED box lighting is standard on the Ford F-350 Platinum and Limited but is an optional feature for the XLT.

2019 F-350 XLT

Trailer tow mirrors come on all three models, something which helps tremendously for seeing properly while pulling a trailer, boat, etc. On the Platinum and Limited models these mirrors extend out with the press of a button. This option is available for the XLT, otherwise you need to manually extend the mirrors on both sides.

Getting into and out of the box is simpler with the Tailgate Step and Tailgate Assist, which is a deployable handle. This feature comes standard on the Platinum and Limited, but it’s an option for the XLT.


Some of the biggest differences emerge when you look at the interior of these three truck models.

While the Ford F-350 XLT has air conditioning and manual temperature control, the other two feature dual-zone automatic temperature control. Another convenience, power-adjustable pedals with memory settings, is standard on the Platinum and Limited, but optional for the XLT.

All three models come with black vinyl covering for the floor. The Platinum and Limited use a premium vinyl material. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather upholstery come on the Platinum and Limited but not the XLT.

An 8-inch productivity screen is included on the Platinum and Limited models, versus a 4.2-inch screen in the XLT.

See these differences today by visiting Fairley & Stevens.



2019 Mustang GT Premium vs. 2019 Mustang Ecoboost

By abbeygwartzman | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 4:25 PM

As you’re shopping for a Ford Mustang, you might be wondering if the 2019 Mustang GT premium or 2019 Mustang EcoBoost is better. We offer both at Fairley & Stevens and understand the differences. This comparison will help you assess which version of the car is best for your preferences and needs.

We have a nice selection of either version of the Ford Mustang, so no matter what you pick we can help. For example, you can check out our select Mustang EcoBoost inventory right here on the website.


While both versions of the Ford Mustang have been designed to thrill you, how they accomplish that goal differs greatly.

Under the hood of the Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine with direct injection. While small, this engine packs a serious 35

2019 Ford Mustang ecoboost premium fastback race red

0 lb.-ft. of torque. Its design conserves fuel, making it perfect for anyone wanting to spend less at the pump and reduce pollution.

With the Ford Mustang GT Premium, you benefit from the legendary 5.0-litre V-8. It puts 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at your command. Needless to say, the result is incredible. With 0-60 mph acceleration time in under four seconds, you can get up to highway speeds in a hurry.

To keep the 5.0-litre engine running smoothly, the Ford Mustang GT Premium features an engine oil cooler. The car also has selectable drive modes, something you don’t get with the Ford Mustang EcoBoost. Different settings change handling and response, so you get ideal performance for a situation.

Both cars have a six-speed manual transmission, which helps you feel more connected to the machine. With the Ford Mustang GT Premium, the manual transmission also has rev matching for smoother transitions. A 10-speed automatic can be paired with either engine.


While not many, there are a few key differences when it comes to safety equipment for these two versions of the Ford Mustang. Both have been designed to keep you safe in a crash and help you avoid dangers on the road.

You can add a blind spot information system to the Ford Mustang GT Premium. The system warns if another car is out of sight in the next lane, while cross-traffic alert tells you if another car is approaching from either side while you’re reversing.

LED fog lamps come standard on the Ford Mustang GT Premium, but not the EcoBoost.


Another area where several differences emerge is the comforts and conveniences you get in the Ford Mustang GT Premium versus the Ford Mustang EcoBoost.

2019 Ford Mustang interior first row

While optional on the Ford Mustang EcoBoost, the Ford Mustang GT Premium comes with dual-zone automatic temperature control standard.

Some features only come on the Ford Mustang GT Premium, like ambient lighting with different colour settings, illuminated door-sill scuff plates, universal garage door opener, plus leather seats with heating and cooling for the front seats.

Now that you have a better understanding of how the 2019 Ford Mustang GT Premium and 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost differ, it’s time to decide. Contact us at Fairley & Stevens to arrange for a test drive and to see these cars in person.



2018 Ford EcoSport Engine and Performance Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford EcoSport on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 9:29 PM
2018 Ford EcoSport on the road

What Engine Features does the 2018 Ford EcoSport Have?

Swing into the next big thing when you get behind the wheel of the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport, a new SUV that is designed with endless possibilities at its core! This exceptional vehicle features two powerful engines and a list of exceptional performance systems! Continue reading to learn more about this exceptional vehicle and what features it has to offer!
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What Technology Systems are on the 2018 Ford Mustang?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Mustang on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 9:24 PM
2018 Ford Mustang driving down road

2018 Ford Mustang Infotainment Systems

Lean, mean, and built to please, the Ford Mustang is a legendary vehicle that offers a ton of power and performance, but also immense technology features. The 2018 Ford Mustang is a perfect example of that, a vehicle that features a ton of systems that are guaranteed to please any driver! Continue reading to learn more about this great vehicle and its many features!
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What Ford Vehicles Feature All-Wheel Drive?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 6:24 PM
2018 Ford Explorer parked with mountains in background

2018 Ford Vehicles Featuring All-Wheel Drive

Ford has many excellent performance modes and systems for you to enjoy, many of which work to keep your safer and more connected on the road! These modes include terrain selects and traction controls, offered on many vehicles, and a variety of excellent all-wheel-drive systems! These all-wheel-drive systems allow you to drive with confidence, no matter the terrain! Continue reading to learn more about what vehicles offer this excellent feature, and what types of all-wheel-drives are offered!
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What is the Fuel Economy of the 2018 Ford Explorer?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 7:19 PM
2018 Ford Explorer parked with mountains in background

2018 Ford Explorer Performance Details

Refined, confident, outgoing, and packed with a ton of amazing performance, the 2018 Ford Explorer is a vehicle that’s guaranteed to tackle the world without pause! The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV for the last 27 years, and for good reason! It’s a vehicle that’s made for adventure. Continue reading to learn what this amazing vehicle has to offer you!
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Spooktacular events in Dartmouth NS this Fall!

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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2018 Dartmouth NS Fall and Halloween Events

If you’re searching for family fun this fall, or just want to get out and enjoy a night on the town, then we at Fairley & Stevens Ford have great news! Dartmouth NS is packed full of amazing events this year, offering a ton of thrills and fright for you to enjoy! Continue reading to learn more about what great events are available for you!
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When Should a Ford Ranger Battery be Replaced

By abbeygwartzman | Posted in Ford Ranger on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Don’t Get Stranded – Know When to Change Your Ford Ranger’s Battery

You go to start your Ford Ranger and, guess what? It doesn’t crank. More often, than not, this is the sign of a bad battery.

When should you replace a Ford Ranger battery?

Batteries don’t last forever. Over time, the plates inside wear out and will no longer hold enough of a charge to start the engine.

So, how often should you replace the battery in your truck to avoid getting stranded? Generally, a lead-acid battery (the type found in a Ford Ranger) lasts between three and five years. Life expectancy is shortened if the vehicle is regularly exposed to extreme temperatures, or if it sits for a long time without being driven.


In other words, it’s not possible to know precisely when a battery will fail. To avoid getting stuck, look for signs the battery is wearing out. Also, get the starting system tested regularity (annually is a good rule of thumb).


How to tell if your battery needs to be replaced


If you’re lucky, you may get an indication the battery is bad before it fails completely. For example, the vehicle may crank slowly, have dim headlights, or require occasional jump starting. In other cases, there will be no symptoms at all, until one day, the truck won’t start or take a jump.


Because it isn’t always possible to tell when a battery is failing, the starting system should be checked on a regular basis. A professional, such as one from the Fairley and Stevens Ford Service Center, can do this for you.


These days, a vehicle’s entire starting system, including the battery, can be tested in a matter of minutes with a handheld device. You can have the procedure performed while your truck is in for an oil change or other regular service. It’s quick, easy and the results are incredibly accurate, so you know for sure if your battery needs to be replaced.


How to increase battery life


There isn’t a way to increase battery life, per se. A battery can only withstand so many charge/discharge cycles before it’s weakened and fails. But you can take precautionary measures to avoid cutting its life short.


To start, make sure it’s charged regularly. The alternator replenishes the battery while you’re driving, but if you plan on letting your truck sit for a while, you’ll want to hook up an alternate power source. A device called an automatic charger, or “battery minder”, can be used to maintain a battery in a vehicle that isn’t being driven.


Another tip is to make sure the battery cables are tight, clean and free of corrosion. Poor connections can allow stored battery voltage to find an alternate path to ground, reducing service life. Also, make sure a hold-down device secures the battery, so it doesn’t get damaged from bouncing around.


Car battery services at Fairley & Stevens Ford


If you’ve got any questions about the health of your truck’s battery, stop by Fairley & Stevens Ford and have your 2019 Ford Ranger checked out. The experts in our service center offer professional car battery replacement and testing.