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
4.85
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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automotive service centres new westWhile New Westminster, B.C. is still experiencing single digit temperatures, the promise of Spring is just around the corner.

And, with Spring comes rain and with rain comes limited visibility while driving – a recipe for disaster if your windshield wipers require replacement.
 
But, how do you know if you are due for new blades?

Here are ten warning signs to watch out for:
 
• Chattering or squeaking
• Banding or streaking
• Beading of fine water droplets
• Haze or oily build up
• Cracked or split rubber
• Hard rubber
• Pitted, scarred or discoloured rubber
• Bent or damaged wiper frame
• Yellow wear indicator
• Six months or more since your last replacement
 
If you are experiencing one or more of these warning signs, it’s time to replace your windshield wipers as soon as possible. 
 
To select the best wiper blades for your Ford car or truck, we recommend that you stop into our Service Department to speak with an advisor. With a range of Motorcraft blades to choose from, we can recommend and install the right type of windshield wipers for your vehicle to ensure the best fit and performance.
automotive service centre for ford vehicles vancouver bcAfter the long, cold winter that we’ve had in New Westminster, B.C., you might find that your vehicle’s battery performance is weak or unreliable.

If that’s the case, you might be due for a battery replacement – and, you’ve come to the right place.
 
At Key West Ford, we carry a range of Motorcraft batteries, which are engineered with the latest technology and the same high standards as the Original Equipment battery that came with your vehicle. It’s also the battery brand of choice that we recommend to our customers and one that is endorsed by Ford Motor Company.
 
Two popular replacement batteries include:
 
Premium-quality battery designed specifically for your Ford 
Long-life design increases battery life
Excellent performance in high-heat conditions
100-month/Limited Warranty
 
Value-priced power
Heat-resistant construction increases battery life
Maximizes current flow and offers top cold-cranking performance
84-month/Limited Warranty
 
There’s also a range of specialty batteries and ones that are designed for commercial fleets as well.
 
Book Your Battery Inspection Today
If you have concerns about your battery, our Ford-trained Technicians can perform a quick test 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 appointment, please contact our Service Department today.
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.

Call us today!

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:
 
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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.