Drive Safely in Winter in a Ford
Spring may be around the corner, but March is still a cold month that sees a lot of snow and ice on the road. Just like you need to be extra careful driving when the sun is setting and the streets become dark, don’t get complacent about safe driving at the end of winter.
Thankfully, Ford has many advanced safety features which make driving more comfortable, more pleasant, and less stressful. Let’s check out some of Ford’s best safety features in the Ford Co-Pilot360 and beyond.
Know Your Surroundings
In a nutshell, the suite of advanced safety technology known as Ford Co-Pilot360 ensures drivers know where they are on the road and where other vehicles are in relation to them. Without changing their approach to driving, sensors alert them to hazards with time to sidestep them or minimize the damage when doing so is impossible.
The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert sends an auditory beep and a flashing light in the corresponding side-view mirror if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot when you’re about to change lanes. Such a feature is invaluable in any weather, whether you’re in stop-start downtown traffic in the city core or changing lanes on the highway.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is another crucial feature that warns drivers if there’s a risk of a collision ahead. Ordinarily, there is, and the driver will avoid the hazard and continue onwards.
When a collision is unavoidable, the vehicle will mitigate the impact by readying it to come to a complete stop, even applying the brakes itself if the driver takes no corrective action. You’ll find these and other advanced safety technology in the 2021 Ford Bronco adventure SUV, well as Ford Crossover SUVs and even pickup trucks.
Available Features for Safe, Simple Driving
Ford has an extra tier of advanced features you can opt for to make driving safer and more straightforward, and they’re truly impressive. Active Park Assist 2.0 makes parallel parking no sweat — just apply the brake, shift into neutral, and press the Active Park Assist button.
This feature even locates the parking spot for you. The vehicle can recognize parking spots it knows it can squeeze into that you may find too small if you were trying to park manually. Other available safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Head-Up Display, All-Wheel-Drive Disconnect, and more.
Used Vehicles Have Smart Features, Too
Ford refines their advanced technology annually, but vehicles from recent years also have impressive safety features that you can drive away with for a great price. Check out Ford’s Certified Pre-Owned program for used Ford cars that have some of the safety technology described above and modern infotainment systems too.
Contact your local Ford dealership in Brampton to arrange to see these vehicles in person and take a test drive. Reading about a safety feature is one thing, but when you’re behind the wheel, and it prevents an accident from occurring, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for Ford’s safety technology.