Colony Ford Product Info
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Need to know the details on features found in new Fords? Here you will find the answers and videos to help give you visuals.
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My-Key is an intelligent way of adjusting the vehicle settings (such as top-speed or radio volume limit) by programming it to a specific key to the car.
Flex Fuel, found on many new Ford and Lincoln vehicles, means that the vehicle is configured mechanically and electronically to run on 85% Ethanol and 15% Gasoline if need be, this is known as E85. Of course the vehicle can be powered by straight gasoline like always, but the future of powering vehicles is headed towards using Ethanol since it is a renewable resource and produces less polution to the atmosphere. These vehicles will also have a yellow fuel cap.
Ecoboost is the term used to describe any Ford or Lincoln gasoline fueled motor that is equipped with one or two turbochargers. These Ecoboost motors come in a configuration of four-cylinders with a single turbocharger, or V6 configuration with two turbochargers (twin turbo). Ecoboost motors are an option in just about every Ford/Lincoln model platform. It has become very popular in the F150s since a mass-produced full-size pick-up has not been in production from any brand in many years. Ecoboost vehicles typically provide better fuel efficiency when cruising and power available when accelerating or towing.
MyFord Touch System
There are many different options and ways of doing things in the new touch screen Sync systems found in Ford vehicles. The important thing to figure out is what YOU need out of it. By knowing this, it's easier and less confusing on learning how to use the system.
Sync Your Phone
If you have not SYNC a phone before, you click on the Phone screen and "Add Phone". It will then take you through the steps of entering the given PIN number on your and will prompt you to download your phone book. If for some reason you have trouble syncing or re-syncing your phone, deleting all phones in the system and also restarting the system (turn the vehicle off, open the door, this will reboot the screen) typically does the trick.
This function is to allow the vehicle's engine to shut off (say at a red light) to save on fuel and to reduce emissions. The engine will then restart when you are ready to accelerate.
Electric Parking Brake
New Ford vehicles are equipped with an Electronic Parking Brake actuation, where as older versions had a parking brake lever that was attached with cables. The Electronic Parking Brake eliminates the function of a lever and cable, instead an easy to use button is in it's place.
Drive vs. Sport Mode
The new automatic transmissions allow the option to manually shift through the gears with the push of a button. This is possible by shifting the lever to "Sport" mode.
If the vehicle is equipped with a remote starter, there also ways of entering the vehicle and starting it without removing your key fob from your pocket. See the video for details.
Active Park Assist
If your Ford is equipped with this, it really can park itself with only the inputs of the brake and gas. See the video below on how this works.
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor
Your vehicle has an intelligent way of getting the most out of your oil between oil changes. It will alert you when the oil is ready to change.
Allows you to open/close your windows or sunroof with your remote key fob! Found on most newer Ford and Lincoln Models
SecuriCode Invisible Keypad
Open/close your trunk or lift-gate, as well as locking/unlocking your doors without needing your key. Found on most Ford and Lincoln Models
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise Control that allows the vehicle to automatically adjust it's speed and gap setting depending on the distance of the vehicle in front.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
This system constantly measures the tire pressures of all four wheels. It will alert you if any of your tire pressures have dropped below the factory recommended spec.
Torque Vectoring Control
Uses the braking system of the vehicle that will help assist cornering ability if the tires begin to slip.
Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Enhances steering control with less traditional moving components. Also adds features such as automatic parking, or drift lane control.
6-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission
Allows the driver to manually shift gears if desired, from their automatic transmission.
Intelligent 3-blink turn signal
Feature on most newer Ford vehicles where the turn signal will automatically turn off after 3 blinks during a lane change.
Hill Start Assist
Prevents your vehicle from rolling back when accelerating forward on a slope. This applies the brakes when you're at a hill and applying the gas pedal to move forward.
Driver Alert System
Measures driver alertness based on driving behavior. Cameras on the front of the vehicle read and measure lane distances. If the vehicle notices that it is drifting off to the side, it will indicate a light and chime on the instrument cluster to keep you alert.
Collision Warning with Brake Support
Sensors on the front of the vehicle will measure and alert you if a an object is approaching quickly and will pre-load the brakes. Along with giving you a warning.
BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
Radar sensors which alert you through a light on your side view mirrors if a vehicle is in your blind spot.
For vehicles equipped with the Memory Seats, it allows different drivers to have saved settings of the seat and mirrors so that you are ready to drive in seconds.
Head Restraint Adjustment
Head Restraints (or head-rests) are all adjustable in Ford & Lincolns, but sometimes they are not straight forward on how to use. Here's a link to show you how
Roof Rack Adjustment and Removal
If you have Roof Racks equipped on your Ford or Lincoln product, there is ways to adjust or remove it. This video will show you how.
LED Lock Indicator
The power door locks on new Fords and Lincolns are quite easy to use, yet sometimes not exactly straight forward as to how they work. This video will explain how they work and what the LED indicator means.