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Spring break is just around the corner, and that means that it’s time for a spring break vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip from West Valley City, Utah to the Pacific Northwest or you’re just going camping, you’re going to need a vehicle that can hold all your spring break necessities as well as fit your friends and family.
Your local Ford dealer has just the vehicle for you. If you’re looking for room, comfort, reliability and style, look no further than the Ford Edge. This modern-era SUV has seating for five and comes packed with incredible features to make sure you arrive at your destination safely and in style.
Featuring Sync 3
The Edge comes ready with Sync 3, a new technology that lets you interact with your smart phone via voice control. You can use the Sync 3 to control your music playlists, make phone calls and pull up maps for navigation. Your trip just got a whole lot better, and a whole lot safer.
FordPass Makes Your Journey Easier
Another perk that comes with a Ford Edge is the FordPass app. This application lets you reserve parking ahead of time, saving you the time and struggle that comes with trying to find an empty spot. You can also compare gas prices at various gas stations along the way during your trip. This helps you save money on gas by letting you know how much it would cost to fill up at specific locations.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
The Edge also comes equipped with smart, all-wheel drive; it uses sensors to monitor traction and balance between the front and rear wheels, enhancing traction and handling. The best part is that this is a standard in sport Edge models and available on all other models.
Look no further than the Ford Edge for the perfect vehicle to take you into spring break. Head over to your local ford dealer to check one out for yourself and see why this is the perfect vehicle to take on the road this spring.
Have you been wanting to get into a new vehicle, but haven’t had the financial freedom to do so? Henry Day Ford is offering employee pricing on several 2017 Ford models; the time to get into a reliable, quality vehicle has never been better. Here are some of the models that are being offered at employee prices at Ford dealers in Salt Lake City.
2017 Ford Focus
The first car that you’ll find on the lot at your local Ford dealer for a great price is the Ford Focus. This does exclude the RS model, but you’ll still find a quality vehicle in the standard 2017 Focus. This is the perfect vehicle for those who want great gas mileage and for those who want a four-wheel drive without sacrificing sports performance.
2017 Ford Explorer
If you’re looking for a powerful, sleek SUV, look no further than the Ford Explorer. This vehicle provides plenty of room for those with a larger family or for those who need the extra room for road trips. The Platinum and Sport Edition both offer all-wheel drive, which also makes them perfect for rainy and snowy conditions. If you’re looking for a reliable, all-season vehicle for the best price on the market, the Explorer is the perfect match for you.
2017 Ford Mustang
While not available on the GT 350, you’ll find employee pricing on many of the 2017 models of the Ford Mustang at your local Henry Day Ford dealer. The Mustang comes packed with several features and offers drivers a six-speed automatic transition. If you’re looking for power, speed and style, the Ford Mustang is ready to take you on some of the best journey’s you’ll ever experience.
Head over to your local Ford dealer to check out our vehicles with the special employee pricing. We have several models to choose from, and you may even find yourself driving off the lot in your dream car for a low price– happy wallet, happy you.
It is vital for drivers to remain alert without getting distracted. Here are a few simple ways to stay entertained, but focused while driving.
You are the most important safety feature. By this, we mean that the driver should be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times. However, there are tons of different safety features that can assist us and help keep us and other occupants in the car safe—as well as other drivers. Here is a list of some safety features that every car should have.
Today, all vehicles are equipped with airbags, whether you drive a Ford F150 or the Ford Fusion. Since 1998, airbags have been standard. According to the Institute for Highway Safety, the most effective airbags are those that protect the head and the chest, as well as the driver’s knees.
Airbags work by using sensors that detect sudden deceleration which, in turn, signals the car’s airbag computer. The airbag’s electronic control unit then evaluates the vehicles acceleration and pressure sensors to determine whether or not the airbags should be deployed.
Anti-lock Brakes and Auto Emergency Braking
Most vehicles—including the Ford Mustang and the Ford Expedition—have anti-lock brakes, otherwise referred to as ABS brakes, which became standard in the 1990s. ABS brakes keep your brakes from locking up when you stop quickly or when you apply a great deal of pressure to the brake pedal. This helps you to stop more quickly in addition to helping you avoid rear-ending the car in front of you.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) allows you to set your speed; however, it will automatically reduce your speed if you begin approaching a slower moving vehicle. Although you should be paying attention to the vehicles in front of you and to the speed they’re going, this feature helps you by monitoring any obstacles in front of your vehicle.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Sensors assist drivers by alerting them to any cars that are driving alongside them and by providing a warning light, located on the side mirrors, if the sensors detect a car in your blind spot. This system is a failsafe that keeps you from changing lanes and accidentally hitting another vehicle when they’re in your blind spot.
Rear Cameras and Rear-cross Traffic Alert
Finally, rear cameras and rear-cross traffic alert safety features help keep you and other vehicle occupants safe. Rear cameras help you see behind your vehicle and prevent you from hitting anything when you’re reversing by scanning what’s behind you and alerting you when they detect something. Rear-cross traffic alert systems, specifically, scan the objects passing behind your vehicle and alert you to any vehicles passing behind you.
Here at Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah, we have tons of cars to choose from that offer many—if not all—of these safety features. If you’re in the market for a new car, stop by and check out some of our models, like the Ford F150 or the Ford Fusion, today.
What’s a road trip without the essentials? If your spring break involves a road trip, you’re going to want to pack these necessities!
Technology transforms the world and evolves at a faster pace than many people can keep up with. For those in West Valley City, Utah, you have the same access to new car technologies at your Ford dealer as anyone else in different cities around the United States. So, when you go to buy your new car, look for some of these cool new features.
Many cars in the past have had Bluetooth as well as other forms of mobile connection, but now there are apps that are used for your car. Some of these apps allow you to lock and unlock your car from your phone as well as start your car. Other ones actually keep you informed on your tire pressure and gas levels. These are very helpful in keeping you informed on your vehicle’s status. Talk to your Ford dealer about the options available to you.
Some cars will even allow for your phone to be accessed through the screen on the car, of course not while you’re driving, but it allows for easy access to your phone. Cars are also now including Alexa, so that you are able to communicate and do other hands-free things while driving.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control is not a new feature for cars to possess. It comes in handy while driving on the freeway or on long trips. However, one annoying feature of the cruise control is that when you break, you lose the cruise control and you have to then attempt to change the set speed. With adaptive cruise control, your vehicle will slow down for you and change your speed automatically to match others around you.
The 360-degree camera is a feature of the Ford F150 and allows for you to see all sides of your vehicle. This feature creates more safety as you back up or park. The camera allows for you to avoid hazards as you drive.
More and more people are beginning to buy trucks or SUVs. For you in West Valley, Utah, this means there are many reasons to consider buying your very own Ford F150. Reasons include safety, room, efficiency and the versatility. So, before you make any decisions about what kind of car to buy, perhaps a truck is the right fit for you and your needs.
Trucks are built to be durable. They can transport heavy things and are able to effectively go over rough terrain. As a result of this, trucks are made to be safe. Often the highest safety ratings go to trucks. Therefore, if you are looking for something safe for you and your family, consider the truck.
The Ford F150 is very comfortable and has plenty of room. One of the common complaints for cars is that there is not enough room to feel as though you are able to move around without feeling restrained. Trucks allow for space for all the passengers. It also has a large truck bed for you to have space to move things around and haul cargo.
Who doesn’t look for efficiency when shopping for a new vehicle? Trucks have a larger gas tank capacity and get a pretty good MPG. You also won’t have a problem driving over different kinds of terrain, not to mention that you are able to maintain your speed as well. You can get from place to place and even hitch a trailer if needed.
On top of all the other reasons, your Ford F150 also has versatility. You can use it for just driving around town or you could go for a road trip or even for a fun trip along dirt roads. You can use it as an everyday vehicle or for work¾the possibilities are endless.
Here at Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah we have a selection of hybrid vehicles including the Ford Fusion and Ford Focus hybrids. Hybrids combine the benefits of a conventional engine and an electric motor, resulting in better fuel efficiency than conventional vehicles. Hybrid vehicles like the Ford Focus or Fusion also help the environment by releasing fewer emissions which contribute to climate change.
What Is a Hybrid Car?
Conventional vehicles power their internal combustion system using either gasoline or diesel. Hybrids also have an internal combustion system. The difference, however, is that they have an electric motor and battery in addition to their internal combustion engine. Hybrids, like the Ford Fusion, have the capacity to be powered either partially or entirely by electricity.
Basically, a hybrid car uses two forms of energy to power itself and achieve propulsion. Commonly confused with electric vehicles, hybrids are generally gasoline-burning machines that utilize their electric motors and batteries in order to reuse energy that would normally go to waste in a conventional vehicle. Electric cars, on the other hand, run entirely on electricity.
How Does It Work?
Hybrid cars are designed to use their electric engine when their gasoline-powered engine is least efficient. Furthermore, in instances where you are idling, parking or driving slowly, the electric engine in your Ford Focus hybrid will kick in. The electric engine works by pulling electricity from the battery and into a spinning turbine through a controller, thus creating power.
How Do Hybrids Help You Save Energy?
Hybrid vehicles have a multitude of energy and fuel saving features. In addition to their electric engines, they also offer regenerative braking which takes a portion of the energy used to brake, captures it, turns it into electricity and then stores it in the battery.
Here at Henry Day Ford, we have both new and used hybrid vehicles to choose from. Hybrid vehicles are great if you drive in traffic frequently and have the added benefit of helping the environment all while saving you money. Visit us in West Valley City, Utah to check out some of our hybrid models today!
Trucks, like the Ford F150, are the most popular vehicle in America. They outsell sedans and crossovers by a large margin because of their versatility; they can haul cargo and tow just about anything. Before you can pick out what truck you want, you need to ask yourself what purpose the truck is going to serve and what you can afford. Will you be using the truck for every day driving or just occasional use? Chances are there’s a truck that’s just right for you.
New or Used
Here at Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah we sell both new and used models of the Ford F150. It may be tempting to purchase a new truck, but buying used can save you a lot of money. If you choose to buy a used Ford F150, pull the vehicle history report and have one of our Quick Lane specialists do an inspection. We want to make sure that you are satisfied with the vehicle before you purchase it.
Ford F150 cabs are referred to as regular, extended or crew. If you plan on hauling lots of people, you may want to invest in a crew cab. However, if you plan on hauling cargo or towing a piece of equipment, you may want to spend your money on a longer bed¾ maybe you want both; be sure to do your research to find out what fits your needs best.
If you’re using your Ford F150 mainly to commute, a Ford F150 with a V6 engine will serve you well and provide great fuel efficiency. On the other hand, if you require payload and towing capacity, look at the V8 and turbodiesel engines. Remember, larger engines consume more fuel, add weight and come with a more complex drivetrain—meaning higher maintenance costs over time.
Two-wheel Drive or Four-wheel drive
This decision is based on what your driving habits are. If your vehicle is mainly for commuting and you live in a moderate climate that doesn’t receive much rain or snow, two-wheel drive will work just fine for towing and hauling. However, if you want to take your truck off-road or if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain and snow, choose a four-wheel drive truck. The four-wheel drive will provide better handling and security for off-road and bad weather conditions.
Manual or Automatic
Most trucks have automatic transmissions which are great for every day commuting, towing, hauling and off-road use. If you will be driving in lots of traffic, you probably won’t want to be constantly shifting so automatic is the way to go. Manual transmissions just aren’t very common any more but they can still be found in some models. Manual transmissions, although fun to drive, simply aren’t as effective when it comes to towing and sitting in traffic.