A Record of Ford’s Craziest Record-Setting Vehicles

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Have you ever wondered how many watermelons you could drive through a car wash? Not many people have. Maybe you’ve speculated about how many frozen turkeys you could fit in your car. Whether you have tried to break these records, Ford owners everywhere are scrambling to make their mark.

If you’re sitting in your Ford F150, you may want to sit back, relax, strap yourself in and prepare for some amazing accomplishments. Many records have been set and broken by Ford over the years but some of these may surprise you.

Many people — from West Valley City, Utah to the Big Apple — who drive Ford will relate to these awesome records.

How Iconic The Ford Mustang Is

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 9:55 PM

Recently, the Ford family has celebrated the fact that the Ford Mustang has become the best-selling sports car globally with over 150,000 sales. Since it has been introduced in China, the car has been soaring in sales worldwide and it is expected to be on sale in 146 markets by the end of this year, including a market in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been the best seller in the United States for over half a century and Ford’s drive to take it global has been extremely successful.

History

The Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 and during its first day on the market, 22,000 cars were sold — this was just the beginning of a long and iconic history. It spread like wildfire across the U.S. from the west, to Salt Lake City, all the way to the East Coast.

When it was first released, it came with all the latest and greatest technologies including: power steering, power brakes and bucket seats. It had a body that blew people’s minds, an engine that revved like nothing anyone had ever heard before and it practically became synonymous with “muscle car.” The ‘Stang laid the foundation for generations of cars to come.

Infamous Appearances of the Mustang

Due to its fame and hype, the Mustang has been used throughout cinema. Bond, James Bond was often filmed driving around in a Mustang with his beautiful women and carefully crafted car chases. One of the top heroes of the 50s and 60s was Steve McQueen — he was an actor in the film Bullitt. Bullitt has one of the best car chase scenes in cinematic history and what was his character driving? You guessed it, a Mustang.

Rock N’ Roll legend Chuck Berry even wrote a song about the car entitled “Cherry Red Ford Mustang.”

The Ford Mustang is a part of America’s great history and if you’re looking to become part of that history, stop by a local Ford dealer in the Salt Lake City area today.

Customize Your Car

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:34 PM

When you look at a lot full of cars, what is it that differentiates each vehicle from one another? Is it the color? Is it the style? As wonderful as the new car look is, it often lacks unique qualities. That is exactly why customizing your ride is so incredibly important. Here at Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah, we never want you to feel underwhelmed as you drive off our lot in your new Ford Fusion, Ford F150 or other vehicle of your choosing — quality comes hand in hand with style here.

Cool Wheels

One of the easiest ways to pimp out your car is by opting for the more expensive, more elaborate wheel option — wheels come in a variety of styles and colors. So, whether you’re going for a matte black sport look or a sleek chrome style, consider changing the original wheels as a personal touch. After all, they are the foundation of your vehicle.

Seat Covers

You may be thinking ‘that is so 90s’ — you aren’t necessarily wrong. Adding some plush designed seat covers is a throwback favorite. There is nothing that personalizes a car better than opening the doors to hot red leather or monogrammed animal print.

Custom Paint Job

Almost everyone can recognize the famous pink Mary Kay Cadillac. The custom paint job stands out on the road and conveys a message to the public about the owner. You can do just that by visiting a Ford dealer and requesting a custom paint color — some examples include flames, stripes or metallic.

As a car dealer, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. If you are going to spend time in your car each day, it is important to have fun while driving it. So, think about some of your favorite car features and pimp them out with custom accessories.

How to Make a Car Last Longer

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 11:47 AM

While shopping around the different dealerships in Utah, it becomes apparent that cars are large purchases that lose value the moment you take them off the lot. For this very reason, it is necessary to put yourself in a position to get the most out of your Ford Focus. You don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a vehicle that will stop working three years from now due to carelessness. There are several things you can do that will lengthen the life of your vehicle.

Drive With Care

Being mindful of how you drive is one way to avoid putting your car in the shop before you need to. Avoiding reckless driving ensures a longer lifespan for your Ford vehicle; if you show your car some love and compassion while taking it out on the highways or dirt roads, it will show you that same love back.

Check Maintenance Regularly

Being constantly aware of when the last time you checked your oil, tire pressure and tire alignment is yet another easy way to keep your Ford Focus in good shape — a well maintained car is a long-lasting car. Staying on top of these details will help your car work more efficiently and will give you a smoother ride.

Don’t Avoid the Check Engine Light

If the check engine light comes on, don’t avoid it hoping it will just go away — it won’t. Immediately take your car to the local Ford dealership or auto care center and have it checked out. The auto mechanics can check to see if your car has any issues that need to be addressed.

Store It With Care

Just like people, cars exist best in safe and dry environments. Providing your car with a good home will help it last; it is not supposed to be able to sustain itself through intense weather conditions. Keeping your Ford Focus in a garage or under a covered area will increase the lifespan and safety of your vehicle — make sure you have a home for your car before you purchase one.

Are Oil Changes Necessary?

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 11:52 AM

You have that sticker on the top left of your windshield politely reminding you when you need to change your oil. It’s common knowledge that oil is necessary for a vehicle to work efficiently, but can you push your limits? According to most auto manufacturer’s, you should change your oil every 10,000 miles. However, recently that number has been increasing. So, what do you trust?

If you’re driving in your Ford Fusion from Salt Lake City to Sin City, can you risk not changing your oil and just go for it? From road trips to just your daily commute to work, getting your oil changed can be a hassle that you don’t want to deal with, and do you even have to?

Depends on Operating Conditions

Recently, people have said that you should change your oil, regardless if you’re in your Ford Fusion or another vehicle, every 10,000 miles in optimal operating conditions and 5,000 miles in extreme operating conditions. If you live in the City of Angels you might think you’re in the clear to have your oil changed every 10,000 miles because you would consider that optimal operating conditions, right?

However, if you do a lot of stop-and-go driving in city or rush-hour traffic, you would be considered driving in extreme operating conditions. This causes the engine to heat up and cool in burst periods, which can lead to damaging effects, resulting in an emergency oil change.

What if You Don’t Change Your oil?

What happens if you accidentally overlook the number of miles you’ve driven recently and forgot to change your oil? Can it really be that bad? Sadly, yes. If you want to keep your Ford Fusion engine running smoothly, oil it up frequently and on time. If not, the engine components can warp and wear out. This causes the lubrication between the engine parts to break and the entire engine can shut down and may need to be replaced, which can be a very pricey fix.

If you want to save your Ford Fusion wear and tear, avoid having your car break down and needing a new engine, just get your oil changed. It’s worth your time and can save you money down the road.

Sources

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/your-money/11shortcuts.html

http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/car-repair/how-often-you-should-change-your-oil/

 

Ford Announces New Special-Edition 2018 Ford RS

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Ford has announced that, because of the redesign of the Ford Focus in 2019, they will be release a limited edition 2018 Ford Focus RS. It will come with a Quaife limited-slip differential, which limits the engine torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction on the road service, and adds that torque to the wheel with more traction. This allows corners to be taken faster and more speed to be retained.

Jamal Hameedi, who is the Ford Performance chief engineer said, “Improving on the thrilling driving dynamic of the Ford Focus RS is no small task — but our Ford engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of winging every drop of performance from the engine.”

Additional Features

Other features that are being included are Ford’s Performance All-Wheel Drive, Dynamic Torque Vectoring and Torque Vectoring Control. The Performance All-Wheel Drive allows variance in the front-to-rear torque distribution to adapt to different driving situations by monitoring inputs from the different sensors 100 times per second. Dynamic Torque Vectoring allows the Ford Focus RS to use electronically controlled clutch packs on the rear axle to send variable amounts of torque to either rear wheel, and it can switch the torque from one side to the other in 0.06 seconds. Torque Vectoring Control automatically applies small amounts of brake force to limit front axle wheel spin.

The Ford Focus RS will come in either Race Red or the signature Nitrous Blue, but both color options will have a gloss black roof and mirror caps. The car will also come with premium painted forged alloy wheels with blue RS center caps.

Only 1,500 of these limited special-edition Ford Focus RS will be made, with 1,000 going to the U.S. and 500 to Canada. We will see if we can be lucky enough to get one in West Valley City, Utah. These cars are going to go fast.

 

Links:

https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2018-ford-focus-rs-special-edition-unveiled/2100004246/

http://www.autospies.com/news/Limited-Edition-2018-Focus-RS-Gets-LSD-Up-Front-Race-Red-Color-93122/

Where to charge your hybrid, part two!

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Henry Day Ford offers models of hybrid cars including the Ford Fusion, C-Max Energi, and C-Max Hybrid. When you don’t have a way to charge your hybrid, you can rely on the backup of your engine, but too much use would defeat the purpose of having a hybrid in the first place.

The Salt Lake City area has numerous reserved parking stalls for charging your hybrid. These public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations usually have two-to-four hour time limits and come with a small fee to begin charging your vehicle.

We published Part One, and we had to give your Part Two to make sure you can charge your car anywhere in Salt Lake County!

Ford’s GoBike Sharing Service

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 12:02 PM

If you are driving in West Valley City, Utah and you see a Ford logo, odds are you’ll think of the Ford F150, the Ford Mustang or the Ford Fusion. You probably won’t start thinking about bicycles. But, if you live in San Francisco, you might start associating Ford with bicycles soon.

Ford, last September, unveiled plans to create a bicycle sharing service called GoBike. It also announced at that same time that they had acquired Chariot, a crowdfunded commute-sharing service. Ford has created a separate company — Ford Smart Mobility — that is becoming a leader in “connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics.”

This bike sharing service is a step that is aimed at reducing traffic and providing quick transportation. It is currently finishing its tests on the pilot program. This pilot program has 700 bikes and was centered in San Francisco. The final plan is to have 7,000 bikes over the Bay area by the end of 2018. They also plan to use the information gathered from bike usage to determine times that congestion is worse and what routes are the most popular. This data will also be used to build an interconnected mobility platform that will help you plan your commute based on congestion, weather and bicycle availability.

A membership will cost you $149 per year, but if you act soon, you can get a founding membership. This founding membership is restricted to the first 1,000 people and is $25 cheaper than the regular pass. It will also come with a unique Ford GoBike-branded Clipper card.

The Future

As Ford and others diversify themselves from simply making automobiles, it will be interesting to see what developments these massive companies can come up with. Will they start making the Ford Mustang bicycle? One thing is for certain, this expansion won’t be stopping any time soon.

 

Links:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2016/09/09/ford-partnering-with-global-cities-on-new-transportation–chario.html

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/09/ford-mobility-solutions-acquires-chariot/

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/01/fords-gobike-bike-sharing-service-to-launch-across-the-bay-area-on-june-28/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gGXLK2kp0c

Where to charge your hybrid

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Henry Day Ford offers models of hybrid cars including the Ford Fusion, C-Max Energi, and C-Max Hybrid. When you don’t have a way to charge your hybrid, you can rely on the backup of your engine, but too much use would defeat the purpose of having a hybrid in the first place.

The Salt Lake City area has numerous reserved parking stalls for charging your hybrid. These public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations usually have two-to-four hour time limits and come with a small fee to begin charging your vehicle.

Tailgating Done Right

By brian360 | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

These days, everyone knows how to tailgate. A good tailgate requires a grilling station, beats that make you want to get up and a refreshing brew in your flashiest koozie. To set yourself aside from the amateurs, your tailgate needs to be a little more superb. To have the best tailgate, you should be thinking “Ford-ward.”

To be a “Ford-ward” thinker, you may need to consider upgrading your wheels. Here at Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah, a Ford F150 is your best option. With a Ford F150, your tailgate will be the one everyone wants to be at.

The Ford F150 has features like a step ladder, flashy LED lights and an electrical outlet. With these features, you and your friends will be able to ride in style without the worry of the music dying mid chorus.

Besides all the bells and whistles, this truck has a fuel economy rating of four stars. We squeezed in more power and torque, while improving fuel economy by downsizing our 6-cylinder engine, adding twin turbos and adding a 10-speed transmission. The EPA averaged our gas mileage to 18 mpg in the city and 22 mpg highway. With this, you could tailgate at one school in the afternoon and drive to another at night without breaking the bank on filling up.

Having this truck can even act as a bed for those who are seriously committed to having the best tailgate spot. Some find themselves setting up camp the night before the big game to have the best view. If you find that this is you, your truck bed can dupe as an area to catch some Z’s. With different options of bed sizes, there will always be a bed that will help you get a good night’s sleep.

It takes detail and work to plan the best tailgate. Although there’s always the feud over burgers or brats, it should be a no brainer when it comes to picking the perfect tailgate truck.

http://fox40.com/2017/02/02/the-perfect-trucks-for-your-next-tailgate-party/

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-ford-f-150-in-depth-model-review-2017-ford-f-150-fuel-economy-review-car-and-driver-page-3

http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/car-buyers-guides/5-fast-facts-2016-ford-f-150