Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Myths Dealing With Child car Safety

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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Myths About Child car Safety

This week is the annual “Child Passenger Safety Week”. When you are driving with small children there are a lot of challenges that you have to deal with. Everything from making sure that you have enough snacks in the car to deciding whose turn it is to pick the music. However, by far the most important thing to keep in mind is the safety of your children while you are behind the wheel. Therefore, we have decided to take a little time to debunk a few widely believed myths about child safety. (more…)

New Ford Driving Skills for Life Program Promotes Teen Driving Safety

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Ford Safe Summer Driving Camp for Teens

One of the things that we love about the Ford brand is their commitment to safety. They develop by far the most advanced safety features and technology for the cars in their lineup. However, Ford’s commitment to safe driving extends far beyond that. For example, we recently learned about an all-new Ford Safe Summer Driving Camp for teens. This program is officially called Ford Driving Skills for Life, and it will be taking place this summer. We will be using this blog post to tell you all about this exciting new Ford program to promote safe teen driving. (more…)

Aluminum F-150 Earns Five-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 NHTSA Safety Ratings

Just about every area of the Ford F-150 has been under question since Ford announced that they would be making a switch to a body composed predominantly of aluminum, but the new lightweight pickup continues to prove itself and to silence all of its critics. Most recently, Ford was able to prove that the aluminum body is as capable as the steel body of providing some impressive safety. It was recently subjected to a range of tests, and the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 NHTSA safety ratings show just how capable it really is. (more…)

2015 Ford Mustang Earns Top Safety Rating from NHTSA

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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2015 Ford Mustang NHTSA Safety Rating

Seeing as the redesigned Mustang has been available for a while now, there wasn’t much that we didn’t know about its specs and features. We have had the skinny on the Mustang for quite some time, but one aspect that we were unclear on was exactly how safe it is. Well, the wait for that information is over, and not surprisingly, the results are impressive. Let’s look at the 2015 Ford Mustang NHTSA safety rating. (more…)

Fusion, Focus and C-Max Among Safest 2015 Ford Vehicles

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Safest Ford Vehicles of 2015

Every Ford vehicle in production is designed with safety at the forefront, and although just about every one of the Blue Oval offerings comes with a level of superior safety, there are a few that stand out from the rest. To make it easy for you to decide which of the vehicles is best for you, we thought it would be useful to take a look at the safest Ford vehicles of 2015. (more…)

IIHS Releases First Batch of Top Safety Pick Vehicles

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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2015 Ford IIHS Top Safety Pick Vehicles

If you are familiar with safety ratings, it’s likely you already know that every year, just about every vehicle on the market is subjected to a range of safety tests by both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings given out by these two companies are among the most highly regarded among consumers and now that we have heard the results from one of the administrations, we now know of the 2015 Ford IIHS Top Safety Pick vehicles. (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…)

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…)

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…)

Ford Set to Release New Driver Assist Safety Feature

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Ford Pedestrian Detection Pre-Collision Assist System

We have spent quite a bit of time discussing the safety of Ford vehicles here on the Matt Ford blog, and while each of the blue oval offerings are able to deliver protection for all passengers, Ford continues to look for ways of improving the systems that they have in place. Most of the features currently found in Ford vehicles protect if an accident occurs, but with the new Ford pedestrian detection pre-collision assist system, the vehicle is able to keep the seatbelts and airbags from ever having to work in the first place. (more…)