Top 3 Fords for Daily Commuters

Top view of a busy highway in the city at night | Chesterton, INAnyone with a long daily commute knows that having the right car is essential to happiness. The car needs to have great efficiency numbers and enough performance capabilities for anything rush hour throws your way. Lastly, outstanding entertainment features are key to surviving long stretches of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Here are some of the top Ford models for daily commuters.

  1. Ford Escape

If you’re looking for a bit more height to see the road ahead, along with the other key components that make a great commuter car, the Ford Escape might be for you. In regard to performance, there are three exciting engine options. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder rig with a variable intake. The second is a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. You can also opt for a slightly larger 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with an output of 245 horsepower. Available all-wheel drive makes tackling tough winter driving conditions a breeze.

There are plenty of great entertainment and safety features as well. Features such as blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision detection all make every drive a little safer for everyone. Entertainment features include the FordPass Connect system, which allows you to turn your Escape into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. With Ford plus Alexa, you have the power of Amazon at the sound of your voice.

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How to Keep Your Ford Smelling Like New

Dog sticking its head outside car window | Lake Shore FordHaving a new car is an exciting feeling. It boosts all of our happy thoughts; even its scent is something we want to cherish forever. However, its pre-purchase condition eventually fades in time. Drink and food spills, plus poor maintenance, may lead to your car acquiring an awful odor. In addition, if your vehicle smells a little different, it may indicate that it needs to undergo repairs soon.

We can never get that particular fresh-from-the-market fragrance back into our cars. In spite of that, there are plenty of ways to get it smelling almost like new again. Though these tips may not guarantee that same scent your car gave off when you purchased it, you will still be able to avoid foul odors and keep your vehicle smelling great longer.

Clean Your Car

This one is a giveaway. Cleaning your car is not only important when you want to create a good impression, but it is also something you should do frequently no matter what. Regular and extensive cleaning helps prevent stinky odors from spreading inside your car. Cleaning involves removing trash and wiping up any spills.

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What Ford’s Discontinued Car Announcement Means for You

Recently, Ford announced that it will no longer be making most of its traditional sedans. This news shocked both consumers and the automobile industry. Learn more about why Ford is making this big move, which models will be discontinued, and what this means for you.

2018 White Ford Fusion | Lake Shore Ford

While not all sedans are being eliminated, this move does cut five key models from the Ford lineup, including the Ford Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, Focus, and C-MAX. The iconic Mustang, which is technically not a sedan but a high-performance pony car, will stick around. Additionally, Ford says it will introduce the Focus Active. However, with a ground clearance that’s higher than the current Ford Focus, this vehicle will actually be closer to a crossover hatchback than a sedan.

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What’s Included in Ford’s Towing Package

2018 White Ford F150 towing a boat | Lake Shore FordThe Ford lineup of trucks delivers a massive amount of power, including the ability to tow up to 13,200 pounds in the 2018 F-150. To enjoy this feature, however, the truck has to be properly equipped. Ford’s Tailor Tow Package, which includes the following features, is key to maximizing the power and utility in your new vehicle. This system comes standard on the F-150 Raptor and is available as an option on the XL trim.

Class IV Trailer Hitch

A Class IV trailer hitch is rated to haul a trailer with a maximum gross weight of 14,000 pounds. This addition, which is essential to towing a large load, ups the capacity to 6,000 pounds on the 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V-6 model and up to 7,000 pounds on a 2018 F-150 equipped with either a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine or a 5.0-liter V-8. This hitch adds a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness, the hitch receiver, and a Smart Trailer Tow Connector as well.

A Class IV trailer hitch is a standard feature on the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims. It’s available as an option on the XL and XLT.

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