Key West Ford Sales Ltd.

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Fantastic deal and service on purchasing used vehicle
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I was looking for good quality used car for my daughter who is attending University. Found car that she liked in excellent condition at Key West Ford dealership in New Westminster. Received fantastic deal from Jag who followed through with a minor servicing item before delivery. Jag was courteous to our family and pleasure to deal with. We appreciated keeping us apprised of detail and items through follow up. Great and friendly dealership of which I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a car to purchase.
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No pessure!
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Was a nice day a good deal and will go back in the near for another good deal! Had a nice follow up and much liked. Murray and Judy foley
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Helpful and Courteous
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Informative and helpful, no hassle with being able to test drive various vehicles and get a feel for differences, etc. Accommodating to help make sure we got everything we were looking for in a vehicle
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Great experience
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I couldn't be happier with my experience at Key West. Ivan and Allan answered all my questions and were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Love my new truck and the great service I received. Thanks Ralph
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Awesome team of people...!!
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Every single person of this dealership is so outstanding in his work. Thanks jag for getting me my dream car...!!#Mustang 2018 Fastest dealing ever!!!:)
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Great experience
55
I just purchased a new truck from Key West. Robert Vanoverschot and Ivan Matulik actually made the process a pleasure. They listened to what I wanted, showed me some options across various price points, and then worked to get the perfect vehicle for me. No pressure, no up-sale, honest and I walked out knowing I got a good deal.
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Nothing less than awesome!
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Allan helped me out so much and went way out of his way to make sure that by the time I got to the dealership everything was ready to go after choosing my car, I couldn't be happier with the service and the product! Thank you so much for everything I'll be recommending you to everyone I know trying to get into a vehicle!
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Ecosport Purchase
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Allan helped us with getting the Ecosport and both my wife and I had a great experience with Allan he is easy to talk to and helpful. Luis
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first car buy
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helpful and understanding, willing to do what it takes to get you out the door happy. Made our offer work, insurance guy was harder to talk with but overall experience was very good
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Snow, ice, freezing temperatures – these are just a few words to describe the weather across the Lower Mainland this winter. Which begs the question: have you installed winter tires on your Ford car or truck? If your answer is ‘no’, then you might want to consider purchasing a set for your vehicle. After all, winter tires offer a number of benefits beyond just the safety of you and your automotive.
 
Here are four reasons why you should consider installing winter tires on your vehicle:
 
Increased performance at 7 degrees Celsius
As the temperature drops, this can lead to poor traction and control on the roads, especially below 7 degrees Celsius. This is also the temperature where winter tires really kick into performance, thanks to the special rubber compounds that are designed to improve surface grip in every type of road condition, including ice and snow.
 
Shortened stopping distances
Better surface grip and traction translates to shortened stopping distances by as much as 25% when your vehicle is equipped with winter tires and they can improve collision avoidance by 38%. Watch here for more:
 
 
Fuel savings
According to a report by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), installing winter tires on your vehicle during the colder season will save you as much as 5% in fuel costs. 
 
Peace of mind
Having winter tires installed on your vehicle will provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that you are doing your part in keeping our roads safe. Plus, you'll have the confidence you need to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
 
If you think you might benefit from installing winter tires on your Ford car or truck, our Service Advisors can help you select the best set to suit your driving habits and budget. To book an appointment with our Service Department, contact us at Key West Ford today.

Monthly Checks to Keep Your Vehicle in Tip Top Shape

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(Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 04:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
ford service centre vancouver bcThere’s nothing like the sound of a new engine purr or the feeling you get when you brake and corner around sharp turns without effort. After all, driving should be an enjoyable experience – one that you look forward to each time you get behind the wheel.
 
To keep that new car feeling alive, our Ford Service Experts recommend that you perform basic maintenance checks and inspections at certain intervals throughout the course of your ownership experience. You can either perform these tasks yourself or leave them to us at your next regularly scheduled service appointment. The goal is to ensure that your Ford car or truck is operating in optimum shape, just like the day that you drove it off our lot.
 
Here’s a simple checklist that you can follow:
 
Every Month 
• Check engine oil level and quality; replace or top up as needed
• Inspect the function of interior and exterior lights; replace as needed
• Check for tire wear and proper pressure, including the spare 
• Check windshield washer fluid levels; top up as needed
• Look for worn or cracked windshield wipers; replace as needed 
 
Every Six Months 
• Inspect battery connections; clean if required 
• Check body and door drain holes for obstructions; clean if required  
• Check cooling system fluid level and coolant strength; top up as needed
• Check door weatherstripping for wear/tears; lubricate as needed
• Check hinges/latches/locks for proper operation; lubricate as needed 
 
Want to learn more? At Key West Ford, our factory-trained Technicians and Service Advisors will give your vehicle the attention it deserves. Call us today to book your next maintenance appointment. We hope to see you soon!
filter change service vancouver bcThe cabin air filter plays an important role in the interior of your vehicle by cleaning the air that comes through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne materials that can make riding in a car unpleasant, particularly if you have allergies or respiratory issues.
 
That’s why it’s important to change your vehicle’s cabin air filter as part of your regular maintenance – about every 20,000 - 24,000 km, depending on your driving habits and what’s listed in your Owner’s Guide. And, it’s an easy maintenance item to complete in your own driveway – no service appointment required. 
 
Here’s how:
 
1. Check your Owner’s Guide to find out what type of air filter you need and its location (most are found in the glove box).
 
2. Buy the right filter for your car or truck.

Tip: Did you know that Motorcraft cabin air filters are designed specifically for your Ford and that they remove microscopic particles as small as three microns, which is less than a tenth of the size of a human 
hair?
 
3. Access the cabin air filter, then pop it out by depressing the inner plastic tabs.
 
4. Insert the new filter, following the directions on the packaging.
 
5. Dispose of the old filter. 
 
6. Note the date and odometer reading of the newly installed filter so you know when it needs to be changed in the future.
 
That’s it – super easy! 
 
But, of course, if you’d rather leave this job to the pros, that’s not a problem. Simply contact our Service Department at Key West Ford to book your next maintenance appointment and our Technicians will replace your cabin air filter for you using Motorcraft parts. 
 
You can also conveniently schedule your appointment online by clicking here.
ford service auto centre vancouver bcWhether your Ford is due for a regular oil change or an unexpected repair, there’s no better place to bring your vehicle for service than to Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C.
 
In fact, our factory-trained Technicians know your Ford best! They have the right tools to diagnose any problem and the right parts on hand to fix it right the first time. This includes Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts, which are designed especially for your vehicle for the best fit, durability and performance.
 
Here’s just a sampling of our services:
 
Oil and filter change
Scheduled maintenance
Tire replacement and tire service
Brake pad and brake shoe replacement
Air conditioning service
Engine service
Multi-point inspection
All-wheel drive and 4x4 service
Automatic transmission
Engine cooling and cabin heating
Steering and suspension
Battery service
Wheel alignment
Anti-lock brake system
Factory-authorized systems check
 
If you think your Ford car, truck or SUV is due for regular maintenance or needs a repair, then contact our Service Department today to book your next appointment. Our team will get your vehicle operating in optimum shape so you can enjoy better fuel economy, prevent unexpected failures and increase your driving enjoyment for the road ahead.
automotive service centre vancouver bcHave you ever pulled out of your driveway or a parking spot and found drops of fluid under your car? When this happens, it can be quite alarming, especially since it’s hard to know where the liquid is leaking from and whether or not you need to be concerned. 
 
Thankfully, there are a few ways to detect and diagnose a leak just by using your eyes and nose.

Here are seven tips to keep in mind:
 
1. Clear water dripping from your engine is typically caused from condensation accumulating on your AC condenser, especially on a hot day. This type of sweating is normal and nothing to be concerned about – the water will evaporate quickly, especially on hot pavement.
 
2. If you’ve just filled up your washer fluid reservoir, you may notice light blue liquid on the pavement. If that’s the case, it’s nothing to worry about since it’s just over-spill. If you haven't recently topped up the fluid, check the connections to the reservoir for leaks and make sure that the cap is on tight.
 
3. Pink or reddish liquid could be a sign of a steering or transmission fluid leak – both of which need to be addressed by a Technician. If it smells like burnt oil or the dipstick shows a low register of oil, it’s likely the power steering fluid. If the leak is further back or towards the centre of the car, it is likely the transmission fluid. This type of liquid usually has a rubbery or mildew type smell.
 
4. Anti-freeze is often bright yellow, green or orange and has a viscosity similar to water. If you take a whiff of it, you’ll notice a sweet smell, like syrup. This fluid is extremely toxic and should be cleaned up immediately. After that, call our Service Department to book an inspection, so that the issue can be addressed.
 
5. Brake fluid leaks are easy to detect since they're commonly found dripping on the inside of the rims, down the tire and on the ground near the brakes. This type of fluid ranges from clear in colour to amber and is extremely corrosive. Not only will low brake fluid reduce your stopping abilities, but the liquid can damage the finishes on your vehicle.
 
6. Oil is the most common leak and is characterized by a thick, greasy fluid that ranges from amber to dark brown, depending on its age. Check your dipstick to match the colour and smell. If you think it's the culprit, it’s time to pay our Service Department a visit. 
 
7. Gas or fuel leaks are the most concerning and require immediate attention. You're likely to smell the leak before you see it because fuel is known to evaporate very quickly. To determine if you are dealing with a gas leak, look under the carriage for long rusted lines running from the gas tank to the front of the car. If you spot these, be sure to call our dealership right away to book an inspection.
 
Remember, regular maintenance is a smart way to avoid or detect fluid leaks before they do harm to the key components of your vehicle. To book your next appointment, please click here or call our Service Department to speak with an advisor.
automotive service centre ford vancouver bcBuying a car or truck is a big investment and, for most drivers, a vehicle is something that they want to keep in prime condition for as long as possible. But, sometimes, bad habits can unknowingly cause damage to a vehicle. 
 
Which ones are you guilty of? Here’s a list of the top ten most common issues:
 
Bad Habit #1: Not using the parking brake
Possible Damage: Not engaging the parking brake puts the entire weight of your vehicle on a little piece of metal in the transmission called the parking pawl. It's only about as big as your finger, so it can wear out or break from holding all that weight. 
 
Bad Habit #2: Driving on empty
Possible Damage: Many fuel pumps keep cool by staying submerged in the gas tank. If you're regularly running at a quarter full or less, you risk speeding up the need for a fuel pump replacement. 
 
Bad Habit #3: Suddenly shifting from reverse to drive
Possible Damage: Rapid direction changes, like shifting from reverse to drive, can damage your drivetrain, including the engine, transmission or axles, and lead to a costly repair.
 
Bad Habit #4: Revving before the engine is warm
Possible Damage: Cold revving causes abrupt temperature changes that create stress between the engine's tight-fitting components. Many drivers think that revving the engine will warm it up faster, but the opposite is true.
 
Bad Habit #5: Flooring it, then slamming on the brakes
Possible Damage: Hard acceleration burns a lot of fuel and places a heavy load on drivetrain components. When you pair that with a full-force stop, you also cause rapid wear to the brake pads and rotors, which can lead to a costly repair.
 
Bad Habit #6: Using the shifter as a hand rest
Possible Damage: While it may feel comfortable in the moment, leaving your hand on your vehicle’s shifter puts a strain on the transmission's bushings and synchronizers, which can lead to premature wear. 
 
Bad Habit #7: Abusing the clutch
Possible Damage: Unnecessary overuse of the clutch, such as keeping it engaged at a red light, can cause it to wear out permanently or lead to possible failure. It can also cause damage to the release bearing, release arm and pressure plate.
 
Bad Habit #8: Carrying too much weight
Possible Damage: The more a vehicle weighs, the more stress it places on its drivetrain, suspension and brakes. Plus, your vehicle will require more fuel, which adds up very quickly with each visit to the pumps.
 
Bad Habit #9: Riding the brakes downhill
Possible Damage: Sometimes you've got to brake when going downhill. But, this causes heat to build up in the brake pads and rotors, causing wear and increasing the risk of overheating or warping. 
 
Bad Habit #10: Ignoring warning signs
Possible Damage: We get it – nobody likes having to bring their vehicle in for service because it requires an invest of cost and time. But, if you ignore certain warning signs, like strange vibrations, intermittent squeaks, occasional knocks or other unusual symptoms, this can lead to an even bigger issue down the road.
 
Don't let your bad habits wreak havoc on your beloved Ford car or truck! Contact our Service Department today to book your next maintenance appointment at Key West Ford.
Almost all vehicle owners know that engines require oil to work properly. That’s why oil changes are a key maintenance item on today’s cars and trucks. After all, engine oil plays an important role in a vehicle. It cools the motor, lubricates metal-on-metal contacts and removes any foreign particles and contaminants from your engine. 
 
But, what many vehicle owners don’t know is how oil actually goes about doing these important jobs. Well, thankfully, there’s folks like Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, who can break down the entire process in impressive detail. 
 
Watch and learn:
 
 
To summarize, the engine oil starts in the engine sump (also known as an oil pan), where it is sucked up through the pickup tube to the oil pump, which then sends the oil through the filter. From there, it travels to the various engine systems, including the crankshaft, pistons and valvetrain. Next, it channels to oil return passages, where it begins the cycle again after dumping into the oil pan. 
 
Very scientific, right? And, whether or not you grasp the concept of how the engine oil system works, one fact remains – you rely on your Ford vehicle day-in-and-day-out. To keep it operating at optimum performance, be sure to follow your car or truck’s regular oil change schedules.
 
To learn more, give our Service Department a call to speak with an advisor or book your next maintenance appointment by clicking here. We hope to see you and your Ford soon!

Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Ford Vehicle’s Heating System

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(Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 09:00PM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service centre ford vancouver bcWith winter about to descend upon New Westminster, B.C., you’ll want to be sure that your car’s heater is in tip top shape, otherwise, you might run the risk of catching an uncomfortable chill on your next holiday road trip.

To keep you nice and toasty warm this winter, here are some simple car maintenance tips related to your Ford’s heating system:
 
Check your blower motor 
If you find that your car isn’t generating or blowing warm air, check the blower motor and fan first. The fan is what controls the speed at which the warm air comes out and if the flow of air isn’t strong enough or the air isn’t warm enough, it might be time to book a service appointment at Key West Ford.
 
Replace the cabin air filter
Another culprit of heater issues is the cabin air filter. If your vehicle is equipped with one and it becomes clogged with dirt, dust, debris or bugs, you’ll experience a decrease in airflow through the vents. You may be able to replace this filter yourself or you can have it inspected and replaced by our Technicians at Key West Ford.
 
Clear the air intake
Your heater can be affected when leaves, snow, ice and other debris block the air intake, which is the vented area between the hood and windshield on the outside of your vehicle. If you find this area is clogged with obstructions, be sure to remove them to see if that improves the heating situation in your car or truck.
 
Check your vents for vacuum system leaks
Your vehicle’s vacuum system pulls or moves air to the feet, vents or defroster. It also mixes hot and cold air to give you the desired cabin air temperature. Check each of the vents to make sure air comes out as intended. If not, you may have a vacuum system leak, which will require a service visit.
 
Check your coolant system
If your heater isn’t working and the coolant level in your vehicle is unusually low, then your coolant system may have a leak. The best way to find out is to have the system inspected by a Ford-trained Technician, who can diagnose and fix the issue for you. 
 
Have questions or concerns about your Ford’s heating system? Then contact our Service Department today to book your next maintenance appointment at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. 

When was the Last Time You Changed Your Ford’s Oil?

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(Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 09:00PM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service centre ford vancouver bcMost drivers are well aware that getting the oil changed in their Ford car, truck or utility vehicle is part of the ownership experience. But, what many drivers don’t know is that an oil change is also the easiest and most affordable way to extend the life of their auto. After all, the engine is like the heart and soul of a vehicle – if you maintain it regularly, it will pay you back in dividends by running strong and with minimal issues for years to come.
 
But, there are still many drivers who go too long between oil changes due to some misconceptions. If you happen to be one of these drivers, allow us to clear up any confusion for you with these three commonly asked questions:
 
1. When do I really need to change my oil? 
It's always best to refer to your owner's manual, which will tell you exactly when your vehicle is recommended for basic services. Better yet, if your Ford car or truck is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM), your vehicle will alert you when it is due for service. How’s that for simple?
 
2. Can my driving habits change my service intervals? 
The answer is yes. While newer engine oils are fairly durable, short-distance driving, stop-and-go traffic, heavy towing, dusty conditions and very hot or cold temperatures can cause your oil to wear down much faster. If this happens, you’ll find that your vehicle’s service intervals are shorter and closer together.
 
3. How much do oil changes cost? 
The cost of an oil change varies depending on the type of vehicle you drive, its engine, the type of oil it requires and other factors. Our Service Department will happily quote a price for you over the phone – simply give us a call to speak with a Service Advisor.
 
If have any additional questions or you think it’s time for an engine oil change, please contact us at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to book your next maintenance appointment.
Whether your Ford is brand new or well-loved, no one ever wants to get into a collision or need replacement parts for their vehicle. However, if you do find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being in an accident, be sure to bring your car or truck to our Service Department at Key West Ford.
 
Not only will our Ford-trained Technicians repair your vehicle right the first time, but we’ll also use Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts to keep your Ford, well, a Ford! 
 
Sounds kind of funny right? Well, don’t be fooled. 
 
Many other automotive service centres use aftermarket parts or even salvaged parts that aren’t designed with your Ford vehicle in mind – meaning you won’t get the same great fit, finish, design, durability and warranty as our parts. So, if you are ever in need of replacement parts, speak up about the kind of parts that you want in your Ford.

Here's how:

 
 
Or, better yet, come and see us at our Service Department where you can trust our expertise, quality service, Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts.
 
To book your appointment, please contact us here.