Awesome very detailed and helpful .good luck in your business. Thanks for your time and input. I had good experience with you and Ford ford.
Allan was awesome guy got me the best deal on F 150. I recommend him to anyone and the whole team is good people. Thanks guys !
I bought my Jeep from there. It was the smoothest purchase i ever made. Tom was delightful. He wasn’t pushy as some sales people you might encounter. I’ve had a few sales people I dealt with a few dealership prior to buying my car and I made my decision with Ford because of this experience( I have to mention Hamid at Subaru Dealership at Boundary is also great.). Tom is very informative and helpful. I can’t say enough good things about Tom and how professional him
and his management team was. Go with these guys if you want to have a piece of mind.
Pleasant experiance in purchasing my new vehicle.
The total experience of purchasing my new vehicle from Allan was enjoyable. Allan was very informative explaining thing and did not push for a sale allowing me to come to the decision that the car I wanted was the right vehicle for me. Every one else I dealt with at Key West Ford was also very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a pleasant experience and I would definitely do it again when the time comes.
Very pleasant car purchase experience with Peter
Found a car online, called in and scheduled an appointment with Peter. He got the car prepared before we arrived and got us a great deal. Highly recommend!
great guys. Rob set me up with a great truck, at a good price. when we were finishing, Ian came out and helped get the truck ready with paper work licence plates etc... Wes was a down to earth manager. I was impressed how these guys and everyone else in the sales department worked as a team. my truck was detailed perfectly. I would recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle. I have certainly found the dealership that I would do business with in the future.
Alan was great to deal with quick to get the deal done the whole crew got me in and out in record time with no hassle
Jag answered all of our questions and was helpful in working with us to negotiate a price that was within our budget on a new vehicle.
this guys in keywest ford knows how to go above and beyond in terms of customer satisfaction. we purchased a vehicle last week and all within 3 hours everything was done. the guys are really time efficient. robert was there all theway from the start to explain everything we need to know about the vehicle. he was very friendly. michelle was the best in getting us approved for the loan as well as finding the best rates for us. you will just notice the entire office staff working closely in a very happy environment.
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(Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 07:48AM by Michelle Bogle)
The automotive term "ABS" stands for anti-lock braking system. If the ABS light is illuminated on your Ford's dash, that means that the system has become deactivated due to a malfunction.
Your regular brakes will still work as promised, but the anti-lock feature that prevents your wheels from locking while stopping will not function. And, if your Ford is equipped with stability control or traction control, these systems will also be disabled since they rely on the same wheel-speed sensors as the anti-lock system.
That's a lot of key safety features that you won't be able to rely on in the event of a hard-stop. As such, it's important to have all ABS issues resolved, so your Ford can perform in optional condition.
A malfunctioning ABS can be caused by a number of scenarios, but it's usually a result of five things:
- A blown fuse for the system
-A wheel-speed sensor that is damaged or covered with dirt
-A broken wire between the sensors and the ABS controller
-A controller that has stopped working
-A faulty brake fluid pump or valve
The best way to diagnose the problem is to bring your Ford car or truck to our Service Department for an inspection. Our factory-trained Technicians will complete a thorough examination of your vehicle and address the issue with the appropriate repair or replacement part. After all, we know your Ford best - allow us to give it the trusted treatment it deserves.
To book your service appointment, contact our dealership in New Westminster, B.C.
(Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 07:58AM by Michelle Bogle)
You're cruising down the highway at a nice clip when, all of a sudden, a sea of red lights appears in front of you. As you desperately try to brake, your senses are awakened by the sounds of screeching and grinding; your foot starts to vibrate as you apply pressure to the pedal. You pull off on to the shoulder absolutely shaken. That was a close call.
Scary, right? Well, take it from us: if your brakes are trying to tell you something, you need to pay attention. Screeching, grinding and vibration are warning signs that your braking system needs to be inspected. Or if you notice your Ford is pulling or grabbing when slowing, or you need to apply extreme pressure before the system engages, your vehicle is definitely due for a service.
And keep in mind, even the most expertly engineered automobiles will need to have their brakes replaced because they are a normal wear item that deteriorates with use. Factors that can influence brake wear include your driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. You also want to be sure that you avoid letting your brakes get to the "metal-on-metal" point, as this could lead to expensive rotor or drum replacements down the road.
At Key West Ford, we make staying on top of your maintenance easy. Our factory-trained Technicians use precise diagnostic equipment to ensure that your brakes are responsive and ready to stop when you need them to. We'll also record measurements of your brake pads and shoes, so you can plan for any upcoming repairs. If you do require a replacement, we'll recommend the right parts for your vehicle so it can be fixed right the first time. That's our promise to you.
To learn more, please contact our team to speak with an advisor or to book your next service appointment.
(Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 05:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
Grinding, shrieking, squealing, grabbing – if you are experiencing any of these warning signs when you apply pressure on your brakes, it’s time to bring your car or truck in for service. After all, you want your vehicle’s braking system to be in top condition to handle the wet, slick road conditions this fall.
And when it comes to your Ford’s brakes, don’t just trust any mechanic; leave your maintenance and repairs to our service experts at Key West Ford.
Our factory-trained Technicians use precise diagnostic equipment and premium Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts to ensure that your brakes are responsive and ready to stop when you need them to.
With each inspection, we’ll assess your brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, lines, hoses, calipers and backing plates to ensure that your vehicle is in top working order. We’ll also record measurements of your brake pads and shoes, so you can plan for any upcoming repairs.
If you do require a replacement, we’ll recommend the right parts for your vehicle so it can be fixed right the first time. It’s our promise to you.
To learn more about our brake services and inspections, please contact Key West Ford to speak with an advisor. Fall appointments are booking up fast, so don’t delay!
(Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:18AM by Michelle Bogle)
Don’t wait until you hear squealing, squeaking or grinding to inspect your brakes.
By the time these sounds make themselves known, the damage has been done, likely to the rotors, which are a key component of your braking system.
Rather, make it a point to have your brakes inspected at regularly scheduled intervals, like when you are having your oil changed. This process won’t add a lot of time to your already planned maintenance visit. Instead, a quick inspection can help detect any issues with your brakes, which can be addressed proactively before any real damage can set in.
Your Technician will look for things like brake pad wear, cracked rotors, contaminated brake linings, leaks in the brake system, air in the lines, calipers in need of servicing, and other issues like warping or pitted rotors. If you do require replacement brake parts, our Ford Service experts can recommend the right parts for your vehicle, including our Genuine Ford or Motorcraft brake parts. Both brands are designed with your Ford vehicle in mind for the best fit, performance and longevity.
To learn more about the importance of regular brake inspections, please contact our Service Department today to speak with an advisor. If you are overdue for your next maintenance appointment, call us at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to book your next visit.
(Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 02:34PM by Michelle Bogle)
Brake fluid is an important part of a vehicle’s braking system and needs to be replaced according to your Owner’s Guide.
It is contained within a sealed system and can survive years untouched, but moisture from the surrounding air can seep through hoses and other parts of the brake system. Over time, this moisture can lower the boiling point of the fluid, thus diminishing a vehicle’s stopping ability. Moisture can also cause internal corrosion in the brake lines, calipers, the master cylinder and other components.
And, while there is a cost associated with flushing and replacing brake fluid, one thing is certain: replacing rusted brake lines and other parts is far more expensive. By keeping up with your Ford’s scheduled maintenance, you can potentially avoid a costly repair down the road.
As a rule of thumb, it's wise to have the brake fluid inspected every few years. If it’s been longer than that, your vehicle is clearly overdue for this important maintenance items.
Rather than risk your stopping ability, contact us today to book an appointment in our Service Department. Our team of Ford-trained Technicians will ensure that your braking system is functioning at its best for your safety and peace of mind.
(Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 07:59AM by Michelle Bogle)
Brakes are one of the most critical components on your Ford vehicle. To ensure that you achieve optimal stopping abilities and long lasting wear, it’s important that you take care of your brakes – not just with regularly scheduled maintenance, but also by being aware of your driving habits.
Here are five ways to help extend the lifespan of your brakes:
1. Slow down
Slamming on your brakes while driving at high speeds puts a great deal of stress on your braking system. To reduce unnecessary wear, consider driving slower and coasting to a stop when possible.
2. Be aware
Always look ahead to be aware of upcoming stop signs, red lights, obstacles or a slow down in traffic. This will help you gradually slow to a stop and avoid braking too hard or fast.
3. Avoid unnecessary braking
Unnecessary braking not only wears down your brake parts, but it's also a safety concern for the vehicles behind you. Instead, be sure to follow with a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. If that driver happens to brake quickly or unnecessarily, you want to ensure that you have enough space to react in a safe manner that’s gentle on your brakes.
4. Flush brake fluid regularly
Flushing your car or truck’s brake fluid on a regular basis helps to ensure that its components last longer and work more efficiently. Your Owner’s Guide will outline the appropriate interval for your Ford vehicle.
5. Invest in quality brakes
Always choose to have Original Equipment brake parts installed on your vehicle, as opposed to aftermarket varieties. Remember: only Genuine Ford and Motorcraft brake parts are designed by Ford engineers for a precise fit on your vehicle. Unlike aftermarket options, our brake parts offer the best quality and performance, plus they are backed by a powerful warranty.
Want to learn more? Contact our Service Department at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to book your next maintenance appointment. We will inspect key components and systems on your vehicle, including your brakes, to ensure your Ford car or truck is performing at its best.
(Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 04:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
By the time you hear squealing, squeaking or grinding, brake damage has already occurred on your vehicle. This is usually caused by rotor damage, which is a key component of your braking system, including the calipers, pads and shoes. All parts work together to stop your vehicle when you put pressure on the brake – if one part is not functioning at its optimal level, your entire braking system is compromised.
To avoid this problem, it’s always recommended to have your brakes inspected at each oil change. Your Technician will ensure that your brake pads have enough material on them to ensure that your rotors don’t become damaged. Remember, as your brake pads wear, they get thinner. The front pads also wear faster than the rear brake pads by a ratio of about 2:1 since there is more load placed on the front when stopping.
During your inspection, if your Technician notices that any brake parts require replacement, they can recommend the right parts for your vehicle, including our Genuine Ford or Motorcraft brake parts. Both brands are designed with your Ford vehicle in mind for the best fit, performance and longevity. Sure, there are aftermarket parts available, but these often have a one-size-fits-all approach, which doesn’t lend itself to a long-lasting, quality part.
To learn more about the importance of regular brake inspections, as well as our extensive line-up of Genuine Ford or Motorcraft parts, please contact our Service Department today to speak with an advisor. If you are due for your next regularly scheduled maintenance appointment, please click here to book online.
(Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 05:37AM by Michelle Bogle)
Screeching, grinding, squeaking – if you are hearing these sounds on your Ford car, truck or SUV, you’ll want to bring your vehicle into Key West Ford’s Service Department for an inspection. These sounds are like an alarm system of sorts, notifying you that damage has likely occurred on your brakes.
If you aren’t hearing these noises, then that’s great! But, think back and ask yourself when was the last time you had your brakes inspected? You want to inspect them regularly so that rotor damage (the cause of any screeching, grinding or squeaking sounds) doesn’t become an issue. A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes inspected every time you have your oil changed.
During the inspection, your Technician will ensure that you have enough material remaining on your brake pads, which protect the rotors. As your brake pads wear, they get thinner – and, the fronts wear considerably faster than the rear brake pads since there is more load placed on the front when stopping.
If you do require replacement brake parts, we carry Genuine Ford and Motorcraft, which are designed especially for Ford vehicles. Our brake parts are also tested as part of the braking system to ensure they meet or exceed federal motor vehicle safety standards. Plus, we also test our parts in on-road conditions (and not in a lab) to ensure the best performance, accuracy and peace of mind.
To have your brakes inspected, call our Service Department today to book your next maintenance appointment.
(Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:46PM by Michelle Bogle)
When it comes to your Ford’s braking system, you don’t want to mess around. That’s why you should always leave your brake maintenance and repairs to our service experts at Key West Ford.
Our factory-trained Technicians use precise diagnostic equipment and premium Genuine Ford and Motorcraft brake parts to ensure that your brakes are responsive and ready to stop when you need them to.
Want to see what we mean? Watch this video to learn more about the importance of having your brakes serviced regularly and what our Technician's look for during an inspection:
When was the last time you had your brakes examined? For optimum safety, they should be inspected regularly.
Trust Our Ford Experts
To book your next maintenance appointment, contact our Service Department at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. We will inspect key components and systems on your vehicle, including your brakes, to ensure your car or truck is performing at its best.
(Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:23AM by Michelle Bogle)
You made a wise purchase decision when you bought your Ford car or truck. To keep your vehicle operating in top condition, choose only Ford or Motorcraft brake friction parts.
Designed especially for your vehicle, our brake parts are tested as part of the braking system to ensure they meet or exceed federal motor vehicle safety standards. Plus, our parts are tested in on-road conditions (and not in a lab!) to ensure the best performance and accuracy.
Here's how a Ford braking system works:
At Key West Ford, we offer:
Genuine Ford Brake Pads and Shoes: These are Original Equipment (also known as "OE") pads and shoes designed with the exact fit and formulation for your Ford.
Motorcraft Brake Pads and Shoes: These are high-quality pads and shoes also designed for your Ford, but at a more affordable price.
Motorcraft Super Duty Brake Pads and Shoes: These parts are engineered specifically for vehicles that are frequently exposed to severe heat and wear conditions - great for fleet trucks!
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Rotors and Drums: These parts are engineered to help provide consistent hardness and strength for long-term durability and even wear.
When was the last time you had your brakes inspected? For optimum safety and performance, they should be inspected regularly!
Contact our Service Department at Key West Ford today to book your next maintenance appointment. We will inspect key components and systems on your vehicle, including your brakes, to ensure that your car or truck is performing at its best.