Archive for November, 2014

Subcompact Fiesta Delivers Impressive Level of Safety

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

2015 Ford Fiesta Safety Features

The Ford Fiesta is classified as a compact car, which essentially means that it is among the smallest cars on the market. When most of our customers come in and take a look at it, they are often surprised by its size, and typically turn away from it because of its size alone. For most, a smaller vehicle translates to a more dangerous one. That may be true in some cases, but we can assure you that it is not with the Fiesta. (more…)

Subcompact Fiesta Delivers Impressive Level of Safety

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

2015 Ford Fiesta Safety Features

The Ford Fiesta is classified as a compact car, which essentially means that it is among the smallest cars on the market. When most of our customers come in and take a look at it, they are often surprised by its size, and typically turn away from it because of its size alone. For most, a smaller vehicle translates to a more dangerous one. That may be true in some cases, but we can assure you that it is not with the Fiesta. (more…)

EcoBoost Engines Deliver Range of Advantages

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Benefits of Ford EcoBoost Engine Technology

For a number of years, Ford has been committed to finding ways of increasing the fuel economy of their vehicles, while at the same time preserving the superior performance that they are so well known for. One of the ways they have been able to achieve this balance is with their Ford EcoBoost technology, which is becoming more widely available in a number of their vehicles. (more…)

Ford Flex May Have Been Sent to the Chopping Block

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Was the Ford Flex Discontinued?

Although there have been quite a few changes for the 2015 models in the Ford lineup, it appears that one of the automaker’s SUVs hasn’t quite made the cut. Save for the 2015 Ford Edge, every vehicle from the newest 2015 model year has been released, but we have yet to see anything about the 2015 Ford Flex. As it stands now, it appears that 2014 may have been the last year for the boxy crossover. We have yet to hear about a replacement, so it appears that the SUV will join the list of the discontinued Ford models. (more…)

Superior Service Right Around the Corner for Blue Springs Residents

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Auto Service and Repair Blue Springs MO

Your vehicle is a big investment, and if you want to ensure that your investment is well-protected, bringing it to a certified dealership is the first logical step that you can take. Here at Matt Ford, we have a team of technicians who are certified to deal specifically with Ford vehicles, but they also have the ability to work on all other makes and models. Therefore, if you are looking for auto service and repair near Blue Springs MO, your search ends here. (more…)

Aluminum-Bodied Vehicles Offer An Array of Benefits

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Advantages of Aluminum vs Steel Vehicle Body Construction

By now, it’s likely that you know that the all-new Ford F-150 has been completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, and that it comes equipped with a one-of-a-kind aluminum body. Here at Matt Ford, we have been receiving a number of questions about the aluminum pickup, so we thought that it would be helpful to address them on our blog. Let’s look at the advantages of aluminum vs steel vehicle body construction. (more…)

Small Overlap Test Serves as Ultimate Examination of Safety

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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What is the IIHS Small Overlap Front Test?

For many years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has served as one of the go-to sources for vehicle safety ratings, and their Top Safety Pick ratings have become some of the most trusted in the industry. In the past, the non-profit organization funded by automotive insurers, subjected vehicles to a total of four safety tests, but recently, they added another test to the list: the small overlap front test. (more…)

2015 Ford Explorer Can Pull a Serious Amount of Weight

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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2015 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

Just about every one of the Ford vehicles on the market have names that accurately describe exactly what they are capable of. It’s a claim backed by taking a look at just about every one of the SUVs in the lineup. For example, there is the Escape, Flex, Expedition and of course the Explorer. The Explorer has become one of the most popular Ford models over the past few years, as it is not only able to deliver power and efficiency on city and highway roads, but on more unconventional off-road trails and paths as well.  (more…)

2015 Ford Explorer Can Pull a Serious Amount of Weight

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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2015 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

Just about every one of the Ford vehicles on the market have names that accurately describe exactly what they are capable of. It’s a claim backed by taking a look at just about every one of the SUVs in the lineup. For example, there is the Escape, Flex, Expedition and of course the Explorer. The Explorer has become one of the most popular Ford models over the past few years, as it is not only able to deliver power and efficiency on city and highway roads, but on more unconventional off-road trails and paths as well.  (more…)

Trading in Your Car Comes With Number of Benefits

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Trading in Your Car

When it comes time to get rid of your vehicle, you typically have two options. You can either decide to sell it on your own, or you can trade it in at a local dealership. There are benefits of both methods, but with a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of trading in your car, it’s clear to see that trading really is the top option. The decision is ultimately up to you, however, so let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both methods. That way, you can decide for yourself. (more…)