Do I Need a Block Heater? Q&A

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by Justin Reves, Marketing Manager and Bill Cawsey, Technician Team Leader I (Justin) was eavesdropping on a conversation between Bill and a reporter from a local news station who was here asking all about block heaters and plugging in your vehicle. Bill has worked at our Bennett Dunlop Ford dealership for 28 years and currently… Read more »

Lots of New Videos Added

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We’ve added a bunch of new technology videos from Ford related to lots of features that you can check out under the Vehicle Features Tips section. Here’s a few samplings. Check them all out at the Vehicle Features Tips page. If there’s something you’re looking for and not finding, drop us a comment. How to… Read more »

Why Doesn’t My Car Get The Fuel Mileage It’s Rated For?

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By Justin Reves, Marketing Manager I can’t get the fuel economy that was on the window sticker of my vehicle. What gives? This is major point of frustration for people. You buy a vehicle that’s rated at 40MPG or 7l/100km, but now that you’re driving it, you’re not getting anywhere close to that. What is… Read more »

SYNC Tips: Playing Music With Your Mouth

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By Justin Reves, Marketing Manager When I say, “Playing Music With Your Mouth”, I don’t mean making kazoo sounds with your lips. I’m talking about using voice commands to play specific artists, albums, songs, or playlists stored on your iPod, USB stick, or other music-player that you connected to a SYNC-equipped system. Whatever this device… Read more »

SYNC Tips: Managing and Updating Your Phonebook in Your Car

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By Justin Reves, Marketing Manager No, this is not about where to find the latest pocket-sized phone book to store under your seats. It’s about how to keep the contacts stored on your SYNC system up-to-date.┬áThis question came up recently and it’s a bit complicated so it’s worthy of a blog post. Someone had spelled… Read more »

SYNC Tips: How to Speak to SYNC – Like Don Cherry

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By Justin Reves, Marketing Manager Are you finding that SYNC has trouble understanding you? Give it the Don Cherry treatment. What? For those of you that are not familiar with our beloved Hockey Night in Canada host, he has an apparent inability to pronounce anything but simple English words. He especially struggles with last names…. Read more »

All About Winter Tires

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Ok, I know, I know, I know – way too early to mention the “W” word. However, we want you to start prepping for this now because if you’re like most of us, you don’t have hundreds of dollars laying around. You gotta start thinking about it now. Chew on this for a bit. If… Read more »