Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

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…)

Programming a New Key Fob in Your Ford Only Takes A Minute

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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How to Program a Ford Key Fob

Here at Matt Ford we know that losing your keys can be quite a hassle, and while we are able to cut new keys and program a new key fob for you, we know that doing so can be a bit time consuming—especially for those who live well outside of the Kansas City area. For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with step-by-step instructions of how to program a Ford key fob so you can do it on your own. (more…)

Get Your Ford HomeLink or Car2U Systems Programmed

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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How to Program Ford HomeLink and Car2U Garage Door Openers

When you purchase a brand-new Ford, just about every system can be operated without any additional work, but there are a few different systems that simply cannot be setup at the factory or here at the dealership. Two such systems are HomeLink and Car2U, which allow you to get rid of the clunky garage door opener that weighs down your visor and never seems to stay up where you want it. Since these are features that cannot be done by us, we get a lot of questions from customers about how to program Ford HomeLink and Car2U garage door openers. For that reason we thought it would be helpful to put the steps right on the blog. (more…)

Get Your Ford HomeLink or Car2U Systems Programmed

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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How to Program Ford HomeLink and Car2U Garage Door Openers

When you purchase a brand-new Ford, just about every system can be operated without any additional work, but there are a few different systems that simply cannot be setup at the factory or here at the dealership. Two such systems are HomeLink and Car2U, which allow you to get rid of the clunky garage door opener that weighs down your visor and never seems to stay up where you want it. Since these are features that cannot be done by us, we get a lot of questions from customers about how to program Ford HomeLink and Car2U garage door openers. For that reason we thought it would be helpful to put the steps right on the blog. (more…)

Get Your Car Ready For Winter at Matt Ford

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

Now that summer is coming to a close, there is no better time to start preparing your vehicle for the impending winter months. Here at Matt Ford our service team has already begun to assist residents in the Kansas City area with getting their vehicles set for the cold, snow and ice, and if you are wondering how to prepare your car for winter driving, we have all that you need to know to make sure that your car is able to stay on the road and out of the ditch. (more…)

Get Your Car Ready For Winter at Matt Ford

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

Now that summer is coming to a close, there is no better time to start preparing your vehicle for the impending winter months. Here at Matt Ford our service team has already begun to assist residents in the Kansas City area with getting their vehicles set for the cold, snow and ice, and if you are wondering how to prepare your car for winter driving, we have all that you need to know to make sure that your car is able to stay on the road and out of the ditch. (more…)

Get the Most Out of Your Hybrid With These Helpful Tips

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Tips to Help Maximize Hybrid Efficiency

It’s common knowledge that hybrid vehicles are extremely fuel efficient, but some are unaware of the fact that the impressive fuel economy ratings that most hybrids boast are just estimates. Depending on the way that the vehicle is driven, the actual efficiency ratings that are returned could be lower and they could be higher. Again, it all depends on the way that you drive. To assist you in getting the most out of your hybrid, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a few different tips to help maximize hybrid efficiency. (more…)

Get the Most Out of Your Hybrid With These Helpful Tips

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Tips to Help Maximize Hybrid Efficiency

It’s common knowledge that hybrid vehicles are extremely fuel efficient, but some are unaware of the fact that the impressive fuel economy ratings that most hybrids boast are just estimates. Depending on the way that the vehicle is driven, the actual efficiency ratings that are returned could be lower and they could be higher. Again, it all depends on the way that you drive. To assist you in getting the most out of your hybrid, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a few different tips to help maximize hybrid efficiency. (more…)

Ford Website Offers Number of Gifts for Ford-Loving Fathers

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Ford Gifts and Merchandise for Father’s Day

This year, Father’s Day will be taking place on Sunday, June 15, and if you’re looking to get the Ford-loving father in your life somethings special, we suggest that you check out the wide selection of Ford gifts and merchandise for Father’s Day on the Ford website. There are plenty of items available that are perfect for any Ford enthusiast out there. (more…)

Diesel Engines Provide Number of Beneficial Advantages

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Advantages and Benefits of Diesel vs Gas Engines

As of right now, there aren’t many Ford models that offer diesel engines, but as we told you with our recent look at the Ford F-150 V6 diesel engine, the automaker may be offering more diesel engines under the hoods of their vehicles as the demand for the highly sought-after engines only continues to rise. In preparation for the day that more diesel engines make their way into Ford vehicles, we’ve decided to take a look at the advantages and benefits of diesel vs gas engines. (more…)