Key West Ford Sales Ltd.

Key West Ford

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301 Stewardson Way, New Westminster, BC V3M 2A5
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Promised great service and delivered.
55
Shopping a used sporty SUV for my wife met with Robert Klaus who did a great job on intro and test drive. Came back next day and completed the deal with Micheal and Michelle in finance. Peter Olson worked with Robert behind the scenes coordinating the whole adventure. Painless process, friendly low pressure easy to deal with folks. the whole team came out to see my wife off in her new car including all the management team and the owner himself, all stood there in the pouring rain to watch her drive away! Highly recommend Robert and Peter if youre out car shopping. old fashioned personal service gets it done.
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Great service and price
55
Jeff spent a long time with us and was very friendly and patient without being pushy. We purchased a used car, and on delivery he noticed a warning light in the dash. The dealership took care of it promptly. After driving for a few weeks we’re very happy with our car. Highly recommended!
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Friendly, honest and fast.
55
Sasha was great to deal with. He was informative, friendly and fun to deal with. He wasnt pushy at all. They were fair about pricing and the whole process was easy and quick. Nicholas who did my fianancing was a pleasure to deal with and I would have to say overall this was the best experience buying a new vehicle I have had.
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Outstanding Customer Service & Popcorn
55
From the second I pulled into the parking lot the experience started... I was greeted as soon as I exit my vehicle and was shown vehicles that I was interested in... Customer Service is key for me and when I didn't received it to my standards at another dealership which was closer to home, I decided to try Key West Ford... I am happy to say that I made a smart decision and needless to say I left with a new vehicle that I'm very happy with... If you are looking for a new vehicle I highly recommend Key West Ford...
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Organized and Quick
55
Second time buying a new truck with the guys at Key West Ford. I'm a busy person and they worked hard while I was unavailable to finalize my truck purchase. Peter Olson worked especially hard for me and I received what I asked for. Thank you!
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The salesman was nice
35
I was so pleased with my experience here. I had my kids with me and it could have been worse. Arash was lovely to deal with. I didn’t feel like the manager really got us.
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Great Better then before. Keep the good work up.
55
It was a great pleasure to have a sales person care about me as a client. The other workers at Keywest Ford were very present to deal with too. In the past the after care service was not good. Keywest has change for the the better. Sales people like Peter Olson are need in the car sales industry. Peter went above and beyond to make my experience to be a great one. I would recommend if you are look for a vehicle to go see Peter at Keywest ford. The team members At Keywest ford were very different to deal with compared to my last few experiences. The new team were great. Keep the good work up.
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Excellent customer service!
55
Highly recommend Peter Olsen for sales. Super helpful and very authentic. Definitely one of my best experiences thus far. Thank You, Peter! Sincerely Joeleen Toback
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very good service
55
I bought the truck by phone after finding it on line. Everyone there was very helpful once I got there. Robert Klaus is excellent and does great follow up to answer any questions.
Car Service and Maintenance Tips For Vancouver B.C. Drivers
ford automotive brake service centre vancouver bcBrakes 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.  

Automotive Maintenance Tip: Are You Due for a Coolant Flush?

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(Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive ford service centre vancouver bcYour Ford’s cooling system is one of the most important components in your vehicle, as its job is to regulate the temperature of your engine and radiator. If the cooling system is not functioning as it should, that could spell disaster for your vehicle.
 
But what is a coolant flush, you ask?
A coolant flush is the process of adding cleaner to the system to get rid of built-up sediment and rust. The system is then flushed completely and new antifreeze is added along with a conditioner to protect against corrosion.
 
In terms of frequency, your vehicle’s Owner’s Guide will outline the recommended service interval for a coolant flush. But, in general, most cars and trucks require one every three years. 
 
Which begs the question: when was the last time you had a coolant flush completed on your vehicle? If you can’t remember or it’s been more than three years, it’s a good idea to have this important maintenance service done.
 
To book your appointment, simply contact our Service Department at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. Our helpful and knowledge staff are happy to answer any questions that you may have as it relates to the regular maintenance of your Ford car or truck.

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Oil Change Advice: Are You an Extreme Driver?

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(Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service centre new west bcHave you ever wondered what the term “extreme driver” means? Does it make you think of stunt car drivers or race track enthusiasts with a need for speed?

While that may be true, the term extreme driver actually refers to someone who drives in punishing conditions, like high-dust areas or sizzling climates. Both can do a number on your vehicle and, as a result, increase the need for more frequent oil changes.
 
Here are four classic extreme driver profiles – can you relate to any?
 
The Stop-and-Go Commuter
Does your daily drive involve a series of stop signs, traffic lights or bumper-to-bumper traffic? If so, you are considered an extreme driver. In this type of condition, your engine may not have enough time to warm up, which can lead to unburned gasoline that mixes with your oil, thus reducing your engine’s protection. 
 
The High Temperature Highway Driver
While driving at higher speeds on the highway can actually help warm and lubricate the engine, blazing hot temperatures can cause your vehicle’s oil to thin, lose additives and oxidize prematurely, thus lessening its strength.
 
The Dusty Road Warrior
If you live near dirt roads, in polluted environments, frequent dusty construction sites or haven’t replaced your air filter in a while, you may need more frequent oil changes. When motor oil combines with dust, it can turn into an abrasive compound that erodes metals from your system. The resulting sludge can be very damaging to your vehicle’s engine.
 
The Heavy Hauler
Carrying or towing heavy loads can make your engine run hotter than normal. This can lead to eroded metals, thinner oil viscosity and premature oxidation, thus lessening the performance of your oil.
 
If you fall into one (or even more) of the profiles listed above or have fallen behind in your vehicle’s regularly scheduled maintenance, contact our Service Department at Key West Ford today to book your next oil change. 
automotive service centre vancouver bcIt doesn’t take much to knock a car or truck out of alignment – with each pothole, curb jump and uneven patch of pavement, the suspension system and steering components on your vehicle take a real hit. And, before you know it, that new ride feel that you loved so much is long gone and replaced with a drive that feels and performs very differently. 
 
But, there’s no need to despair – fixing a vehicle’s alignment is an easy repair, especially when it's left to our automotive service experts at Key West Ford.
 
Here are five common warning signs to watch out for:
 
1. Your steering wheel is off-centered
When you are driving down a flat and level road, the emblem on your steering wheel should appear level as well. If it is skewed to the left or right (even just ever-so-slightly) that is a sure sign that your alignment is out of whack. 
 
2. Your steering wheel doesn’t return to centre
If after a turn, you find that your steering wheel doesn’t return to centre naturally on its own, then it’s a good indication that your alignment is off.
 
3. Your vehicle pulls to one side or the other
If you notice your vehicle pulling to the left or right while driving on a flat road surface, it’s time to have your alignment checked and corrected. Not only will this stop your vehicle from pulling from side to side, but it will also make for a more enjoyable ride.
 
4. You tires show abnormal wear 
Improper vehicle alignment is one of the biggest causes of abnormal tire wear and it shows itself in various ways. For example, wear on only the inside or outside edges of the tires can indicate a problem with the camber adjustment, while feathering or scalloping can indicate a problem with the toe adjustment. Either way, if your tires are showing signs of abnormal wear, it’s time to have your alignment checked.
 
5. Poor handling
If the steering in your car feels unstable, improper wheel alignment is likely the culprit. In most cases, this feels like your vehicle is wandering across the road or is sloppy around corners. This kind of handling is not normal and should be addressed by a professional.
 
Want to learn more? If your vehicle is experiencing any of the warning signs listed above, then it’s time to bring your vehicle into Key West Ford for an alignment. Our Ford-trained Technicians will perform precise computerized diagnostics to ensure that your wheels are parallel, sitting flush on the road and that your steering wheel is straight and centred.
 
To learn more, contact our Service Department today to book your next maintenance appointment.
automotive service centre ford vancouver bcBy 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.
automotive service centre vancouver bcWhen choosing the right winter tire for your vehicle, you’ll need to consider the road conditions on your typical route, your driving habits, your budget and the type of car or truck that you drive. But, just like when you purchase other parts for your vehicle, you’ll want to also choose a brand name winter tire with a solid reputation and warranty. After all, winter tires are an investment – one that you want to get the most use out of for the next number of years.
 
To help you in your search for the best winter tire for your Ford car, truck or SUV, we’ve compiled a list of the recommended brands to watch out for.
 
Top winter tires for cars:
 
Michelin X-Ice Xi3
Barum Polaris 3
Glislaved Nord Frost 100
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Pirelli Ice Zero FR
 
Top winter tires for SUVs and trucks:
 
Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
Firestone Winterforce
General Tire AltiMAX Arctic
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Continental WinterContact SI
 
Remember, each of these winter tire options comes with their own list of pros and cons, as well as specifications and price points. 
 
To ensure that you select the right winter tire brand and make for your vehicle (and in the appropriate size), be sure to contact our Service Department at Key West Ford to speak with one of our tire experts. We’ll help you find the best set to suit your driving habits and budget. 

Get Your Battery Inspected at Key West Ford

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(Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 09:00PM by Michelle Bogle)
We’ve got a question for you – when was the last time you had your vehicle’s battery inspected and/or replaced? If you can’t remember when, then you might want to continue reading on.
 
Battery Basics
A properly functioning battery is 100% necessary for the safe operation of your car or truck. Not only does it supply power to the starter and ignition, but it also provides extra power when your vehicle’s load requirements exceed the supply from the charging system. Your battery is also a voltage stabilizer for the electrical system of your vehicle. Put simply, it is a very, very important component of your Ford.
 
Battery Life Span & Warning Signs
Generally, batteries begin to fail around the three-year point. And, when that does happen, you’ll know, thanks to these key warning signs:
 
• Hard starting, slow cranking
• Rotten eggs smell 
• History of charging or electrical system concerns
• Battery cables in poor condition
• Bulging or deformed battery container
• Loose battery terminals
• Leaking battery fluid
 
Watch this video for more tips:
 
 
Book Your Battery Inspection Today
At Key West Ford, our Ford-trained Technicians will test your vehicle’s battery at your next service appointment and record the findings to ensure that you don’t experience a failure when you least expect it. We’ll also perform a visual inspection of the battery and its connections to look for signs of wear. If you do require a replacement, we can recommend the right battery for your vehicle.
 
To book your maintenance appointment, contact our Service Department today.
Nothing is more unnerving than driving along the highway and noticing a yellow light illuminate on the dash, telling you to check your engine. And, for most vehicle owners, many have little idea as to what this notification means – is it a simple problem like a loose gas cap or something more serious, like a misfiring engine? For the average person with general automotive knowledge, we can understand the confusion.
 
To know if you need to pull over or call for a tow, there are some signs to keep in mind when assessing why your vehicle’s check engine light might be on. Signs like the absence of smoke or strange smells likely point to a non-urgent issue, while others, such as the car not starting or a severe loss in power, can be signs of immediate problems.
 
Here’s a handy infographic from our friends over at Be Car Care Aware with the warning indicators to look for when your car or truck’s check engine light comes on:
 
automotive service for vehicles vancouver bc
 
As a rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to bring your vehicle in for service when the check engine light comes on. If you ignore the warning, you risk damaging expensive components on your vehicle or suffering from other issues, like poor fuel economy.

Keeping up with your Ford's regular scheduled maintenance is another way to avoid engine troubles. Your Owner's Guide contains complete details, including recommended intervals for key maintenance and inspection items.
 
To learn more, please call our Service Department at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to speak with an advisor. You can also book your appointment online by clicking here.
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!