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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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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
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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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Winter Car Care Tips from Your Ford Service Experts

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(Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:00PM by Michelle Bogle)
winter car care vancouver bcWinter is on its way! And, to get you prepared for the upcoming season, we’ve rounded up eight simple car care tips that will help you keep your vehicle looking and driving its best all winter long:
 
1. Install proper tires
While we may not get buried in snow each winter, we do deal with our fair share of precipitation in New Westminster, B.C. And, as the temperature drops, that 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. 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.
 
2. Inspect your battery
It’s a fact: colder temperatures will drain your car’s battery far more quickly. To help prevent an unnecessary breakdown, be sure to inspect that your battery is in good shape and watch out for signs of corrosion. If your battery is more than three years old, your headlights are dim or you hear a clicking or grinding sound when your car starts, it’s time for a replacement.
 
3. Align your headlamps
Thanks to Daylight Savings, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. To ensure your safety while driving in the dark, you’ll want to ensure that your headlights are properly aligned so that you can see clearly in all road conditions. 
 
4. Check and change your oil
Oil thickens in cold temperatures, making it more difficult for it to circulate through your engine, which can lead to a failure. To help ensure that you don’t get stuck, it’s important to check and change your oil regularly and use an oil designed for colder weather.
 
5. Fill your coolant
Coolant not only stops your engine from overheating in the summer, but it also keeps your engine’s fluid from freezing in the colder weather. Prior to the start of winter, be sure to check your coolant level and fill it up as needed. 
 
6. Make sure your heater is working
This is an obvious winter car care tip, but one that drivers often overlook. Don’t be left out in the cold – make sure to inspect your heater now so that it works properly on those chilly mornings.
 
7. Replace your wiper blades
When was the last time you replaced your wiper blades? If it was over six months to a year ago, it’s time for a new pair. And, while you are at it, be sure to top up your windshield washer fluid using a liquid with a suitable freeze protection level. 
 
8. Fill up regularly
In cold temperatures, it is advised that you keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid your gas line from freezing due to the condensation in your tank. And, before you drive away from the gas station, swing by the car wash to remove any corrosive road salt that might be lingering on your vehicle’s body.
 
Think your Ford car, truck or SUV might be due for a tune-up before Old Man Winter arrives? If so, contact our Service Department today to book your next maintenance appointment at Key West Ford.

How Do You Know You are Purchasing Winter Tires?

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(Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 05:48AM by Michelle Bogle)
winter tires in vancouver bcIf you are planning on equipping your Ford vehicle with winter tires, you should pay attention to the symbols on the sidewall of the tire. Here, you will find the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol, which is also referred to as the Alpine Symbol.
 
Transport Canada acknowledges that tires displaying this symbol meet the specific snow traction performance requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions.
 
But, 
it’s not just snow that you need winter tires for.

In fact, winter tires are designed to improve surface grip in every type of road condition once temperatures fall below 7°C. Better surface grip and traction 
translates to shortened stopping distances by as much as 25% when your vehicle is equipped with winter tires and can improve collision avoidance by 38%.
 
Take a bite of out winter and consider installing winter tires on your Ford car or truck. To learn more, please contact our Service Department today to book your next appointment.

winter vehicle maintenance ford vancouver bcIn a few short weeks, winter will be upon us in New Westminster, B.C. and with it will come cooler temperatures, increased precipitation and, if we’re lucky, maybe some flurries.

And, just like we prepare our bodies for winter by boosting our immune systems to ward off colds and the flu, our vehicles need some extra care too. After all, nothing is worse than waking up to a 5-degree morning and a car or truck that won’t start.
 
Here are some tips to keep in mind when winterizing your vehicle:
 
Winter Tires
If you spend most of your winter months driving in areas where the temperature falls below 7-degrees Celsius, then you should consider installing winter tires on your vehicle. Unlike all-season tires, the rubber compounds in winter tires are specially designed to offer better traction, braking and control as the temperature falls. Not sure what kind of winter tire to install? No worries – our Service Department can help you select the best winter tire to suit your vehicle and driving habits.
 
Oil 
The oil in your engine changes depending on how hot or cold the engine is running. And, since the outside temperatures will influence the internal temperature of your engine, you need to make sure you're using the proper oil for the conditions. During the winter months, if you live where temperatures get below freezing, you'll want to switch to a thinner, less viscous oil, like a 5W-30.
 
Coolant
Your car's coolant system is not only intended to keep your engine from overheating, but it’s also responsible for protecting your engine against corrosion. In the winter months, it’s recommended to use a coolant with ethylene glycol to prevent freezing.
 
Battery
The heat of summer can put a great deal of strain on your car’s battery, causing it to fail when the temperature dips closer to zero. To ensure that you aren’t left stranded, be sure to do a thorough inspection of your battery, cables and terminals to make sure that your car is ready for the winter. If you notice any cracks or breaks, that could be a sign that you are due for a replacement. If so, our Service Department can help you select the best battery for your vehicle.
 
Belts and Hoses
Just like you inspect your battery for any cracks or signs of corrosion, you’ll also want to inspect the belts and hoses in your vehicle. As the temperature drops, these automotive parts can become brittle and hard, causing them to fail in the cooler weather.
 
For more information on how to get your car, truck or SUV ready for winter, be sure to call our Service Department to book your next maintenance appointment. Not only will we inspect every component and system on your Ford, but we’ll also recommend any services that need your immediate attention to keep you safe on the roads this upcoming winter. 
When was the last time you replaced the wiper blades on your car or truck? If the answer to this questions is “Never!” or “It’s been so long that I can’t remember!” or “Wiper blades need changing!?”, then you might want to pay our Service Department a visit.
 
Why? Well, it’s simple:
Wiper blades are an important maintenance item on your vehicle. 
 
Like your tires, they are made out of rubber, which can deteriorate over time, dry out or even create splits or cracks. If this happens, your wiper blades can’t function properly and keep your windshield clean, which means that your visibility and safety on the roads is compromised.
 
There are a number of different warning signs to watch out for, like chattering, banding and beading. Watch this helpful video to learn more:
 
 
Think you might be overdue for a set of replacement wipers? Our knowledgeable Service Advisors and Technicians can help.

Not only do we carry 
high quality Motorcraft replacement wiper blades, but we can also recommend and install the best set to fit your Ford. For more information, please contact our Service Department today.

How to Check Your Tread Depth Using a Toonie

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(Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 08:42AM by Michelle Bogle)
When your tires don’t have enough tread depth, you’re at risk for hydroplaning, punctures, reduced traction and, even worse, a collision. Fortunately, measuring your tire tread depth is a simple maintenance check that you can do on your own (right in your own driveway) to ensure your safety on the roads.
 
All you need is a coin – we recommend a toonie.
 
Simply place the toonie in between your tread blocks and see how it measures. If the tread reaches the bear’s paws, your tires have lots of life left. If the silver part of the toonie is covered by the tread block, your tires are about half worn. And, if the tread reaches only as far as the letters on the coin, your tires need to be replaced right away.
 
Want to see how it’s done? Here’s a quick tutorial from our friends at the Alberta Motor Association:
 
 
Your tires might also have built-in tread wear indicators as part of their construction. These are little, raised bars along the grooves of your tires that mark the minimum permitted tread depth. If these indicators are worn, then it’s time to replace your tires – and soon. 
 
Want to learn more? Please contact our Service Department at Key West Ford to book your next maintenance appointment. Our experts will ensure that all of your four tires are in great condition and we can even recommend and install replacement tires, should your car, truck or SUV require a new set.

Keep That New Car Feeling Alive with Ford Service

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(Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:48PM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service for ford vehicles in vancouver bcBuying a new or even preowned vehicle is an exciting time. It’s an unforgettable experience marked by the purr of your engine, that unforgettable new car smell and the rush that you feel as you take to the open road. It certainly is a thrilling time – one that you can preserve throughout your ownership experience by regularly maintaining your vehicle at our dealership.
 
At Key West Ford’s Service Department, you can expect the following: 
 
Expertise
Our Technicians are trained on Ford vehicles and receive ongoing education to keep up with the latest technology and parts improvements. 
 
Quality Parts
Only Ford and Motorcraft parts are tested on Ford vehicles in real driving conditions to meet the same safety standards as the original parts on your vehicle. Plus, they are backed by Ford and have competitive warranties, so you can enjoy worry-free driving. 
 
Consultative Approach
At every visit, your car, truck or SUV will receive a thorough inspection using our Vehicle Report Card, so you can easily see how your vehicle is operating, what critical maintenance is required and what can wait for the future. 
 
Keep that new car feeling alive by trusting the service experts at Key West Ford. To book your next maintenance appointment, please click here.
battery inspections in vancouver bcA properly functioning battery is absolutely key for the safe and reliable operation of your car or truck. That’s why it’s so important to complete regular battery maintenance and inspections to ensure you are never left stranded.
 
Here are three tips to ensure better battery health for your Ford vehicle:
 
1. Inspect Your Battery
Over time, batteries can accumulate acid corrosion on the terminal, especially where the connection cables meet the battery. As such, it’s a good idea to inspect your battery regularly to look for signs of corrosion.
 
2. Clean Your Battery
If you do notice corrosion on your battery, our Ford Technicians can remove the build-up with a wire brush and battery cleaner. This will ensure that your connections remain effective, thus providing the longest battery life possible.
 
3. Test Your Battery
Age, extreme hot and cold temperatures will affect battery life – and, unfortunately, there’s no telling when your battery will fail unless you test it for cold cranking amperage. That’s why it’s always recommended to follow your Ford vehicle’s maintenance schedule, so our Technicians can inspect and test your battery to ensure proper function. 
 
If your battery does fail or it’s time for a new one, our Technicians can also recommend a suitable replacement battery. At Key West Ford, we carry a range of Motorcraft batteries, which are priced right and offer our service customers a great warranty.
 
Stay charged up! To book your battery inspection, please contact our Service Department today.

5 Reasons to Inspect Your Shocks and Struts This Fall

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(Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
suspension inspections vancouver bcAhhh, fall – it’s a beautiful time of year. It’s colourful, it’s vibrant and it has a lovely chill in the air. But, fall is also the gateway to winter and its harsher conditions. And, these harsher conditions can do a real number of your Ford vehicle’s suspension. 
 
That’s why at Key West Ford, we always recommend that our Service customers have their shocks and struts inspected in the fall to identify any warning signs of replacement.

Here are five reasons why worn suspension parts should be addressed right away:
 
1. Reduced Stopping Ability
When your shocks or struts become worn down, your vehicle bounces up and down, which makes braking difficult. If your vehicle is taking longer than usual to stop, or if it is nose-diving when you do, it’s time to book an inspection to see which suspension parts need replacing.
 
2. Decreased Cornering Control 
If you notice increased “body roll” when cornering, it could be a sign that your shocks or struts are damaged. “Body roll” can affect your ability to steer properly, so it’s advised that you have your vehicle's suspension system inspected if you notice this issue.
 
3. Rougher Ride
No passenger enjoys a rough car ride – especially an overly bouncy one. It can also affect your ability to safely control your vehicle as well. To see how your shocks and struts are functioning, we recommend the bounce test. If you push down firmly on the front or rear of your car and it moves up and down more than once or twice, this could be a sign that your suspension needs replacing.
 
4. Tire Wear
When struts or shocks are worn out, your tires will wear out faster too. If you notice rumbling or increased vibrations at higher speeds, look for “cupping” on your tires, which is a type of scalloped wear pattern. Cupping happens when your car bounces up and down, leaving indented scuff marks on the tires – a big red flag that your suspension needs repairing.
 
5. Hydroplaning
Worn shocks and struts can affect the way your wheels engage with the road, especially when roads are slick – and, we all know we have slick roads in the Lower Mainland. If your vehicle is sliding or hydroplaning frequently, get your suspension checked right away – especially before the fall/winter precipitation arrives!
 
If you are experiencing any of these five warning signs, it’s time to get your shocks and struts inspected. Don’t delay this any further – contact our Service Department at Key West Ford today in New Westminster, B.C. to book your appointment.
brake inspections in vancouver bcScreeching, 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.
fall service inspection centre vancouver bcFall is here and with its arrival means fewer daylight hours, rainy roads and poor visibility. As such, it’s wise to inspect all of your vehicle’s lighting systems to ensure that they are in proper working order. Not only will this help you see better, but it will also help your vehicle be more visible to other drivers as well.
 
Here are four lighting tips to help keep you safe:
 
1. Ensure that your headlights, tail lights and signal lights are kept clean. External dirt and debris can make it harder for other motorists to spot you.
 
2. Make sure that your headlights are properly aimed. Misaligned headlights can blind other drivers and reduce your ability to see the road.
 
3. When twilight hits, always turn your lights on. Failing to do so will decrease your visibility and make it tricky for motorists to see you.
 
4. If you notice that your lights are dim, blinking or non-functioning, replace them right away.
 
Most importantly, if you are having issues or require replacement bulbs for your Ford’s lighting systems, give our Service Department a call to book an appointment. We can quickly and efficiently swap out your worn bulbs with new ones, so you are back on the road in no time at all.