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Peter Olson was a great person to deal with. He was very accommodating & always willing to help even after the sale was finalized. I've dealt with many sales personnel in my life but none as helpful as Peter Olson. Great job.
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Thanks to Key West Ford in having Jag Dhillion To assist me in purchasing the truck. Jag was so accommodating and professional thank you very much and I love my truck Regards Trevor Reid
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Key West Ford’s sales team ( my main contact Peter Olson) were a pleasure to deal with when I recently went looking to replace my 8 year old F150 pick up. Peter was very thorough in showing and explaining the dealerships new and pre owned vehicles as well as what new vehicles were available at other lower mainland dealers. I left the dealership to think about my options returning a few days later and purchased a great 1 year old ,well optioned pick up , exactly what I was looking for ! I’d like to thank Peter for answering all my questions on comparisons between different models,options,new or pre- owned, I’d also like to thank Michelle for making the “ paper work “ very easy to get through.
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We had a pleasure to work with the Key West Ford sales team, very professional approach and quick solution. Special thanks to Anson Song for a hard work and great deal !!!... Fully recommended
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Thank you For giving me a great deal on this used vehicle. In addition, all of the staff was very polite and well mannered. Dealership worth looking at!
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Jag answered for every question I asked, was polite and really helped in choosing the right options. Thanks to him and the rest of the staff of Key West Ford I can finally enjoy a new truck.
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Jag was extremely helpful and worked hard to get us the car we wanted for the budget we had. He was flexible and didn’t pressure us to buy. We had a great experience at the dealership and appreciated the honesty. Next time we need a car we will be back!
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Lino Corcuera is very helpful and kind. This is the second time Lino help us to find a car that suitable for my family. We always received an excellent sales customer service from Lino. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for Lino and Nicholas Terezakis is very accommodating and kind too.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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If I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would! Excellence all around. Informative, friendly and accommodating. Thank you Allan and the Key West team!
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Handy Car Maintenance Checklist – “LIFT BOW”

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(Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:29PM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service station vancouver bcWhen it comes to owning a vehicle, a little preventive maintenance goes a long way. In fact, it can save you precious time and money by circumventing unexpected repairs. But, with the busy lives we lead, it can be hard to know (and remember) what to keep a close eye on, right?
 
Well, not anymore! All you need to remember is this helpful acronym: LIFT BOW. Here’s what each letter stands for:
  
L is for Lights
When doing a walkaround your vehicle, make sure your headlamps, running lights and brake lights are working and clean. If a light is out, replace it right away to avoid an accident or ticket.
 
I is for Interior
Get into the habit of keeping your vehicle’s interior clean and vacuuming it regularly. This will help prevent any staining from spills and will ensure that the upholstery looks and smells fresh. 
 
F is for Fluids
There are many fluids throughout your vehicle – not just oil. Be sure to check that your coolant, power-steering, transmission, windshield washer and brake fluids are at their recommended levels, as outlined in your Owner’s Guide.
 
T is for Tires
There are a few things to watch out for with your tires – mainly, correct tire pressure and signs of wear. Checking the pressure is easy – all you need is an inexpensive tire gauge and your Owner’s Guide, which lists the recommended psi for your make and model. To check for signs of wear, pay close attention to the wear bars on the tires or look for any damage on the treads or sidewalls.
 
B is for Brakes
Brakes are an important safety component on your vehicle. Be sure to have them inspected immediately if you notice a difference in pedal feel, if your brakes are making unusual noises or if you sense a change in stopping ability.
 
O is for Oil
Most Ford vehicles are equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring (IOLM) System, which will notify you when your car or truck is due for an oil change. You can also check the dipstick on your vehicle to assess the level and quality of your oil.
 
W is for Windows
Your windows, especially your windshield, should always be free from cracks, pits and any debris that might impair your vision while driving. If you notice any damage, be sure to visit our Service Department for a repair. We can also recommend replacement wiper blades, which should be changed every six months. 
 
Remember: if you are too busy and don’t have a chance to regularly check these preventative maintenance items yourself, our Service Experts at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. can help. All you need to do is call us to book an appointment and we’ll handle the rest. 

Book Your Spring Fuel Saving Maintenance Appointment at Key West Ford

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(Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:52PM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service centre vancouver bcAs a Ford car or truck owner, one of the best things you can do for your vehicle is keeping up with its regular maintenance. Not only will your automotive run better and be more reliable, but it can also improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, which will lower your monthly fuel costs each time you visits the pumps.
 
Don’t believe us? Here are some stats from the U.S. Department of Energy, explaining just how much you can reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption through regular servicing:

Completing regular maintenance according to your manufacturer’s recommended schedule can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 4%
 
Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 40%
 
Keeping your tires properly inflated can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 3%
 
Using your manufacturer’s recommended oil can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 2%
 
It’s important to note that regular maintenance is not only good for your pocketbook, but the environment too, as it removes harmful exhaust emissions from the air we breathe. Something to keep in mind this Earth Day!
 
To learn more about the regular maintenance requirements of your Ford car or truck, or to book your next service appointment, give us a call at Key West Ford to speak with one of our knowledgeable Service Advisors. We look forward to chatting with you!

6 Car Care Tips to Extend the Life of Your Ford

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(Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service centre in vancouver bcYour vehicle works hard for you as it battles congested roads, extreme hot and cold conditions, wear and tear, and regular use. If you don’t keep up with its ongoing maintenance, your car or truck won’t be able to keep up with you when you need it most. 
 
Thankfully, there are some easy car care tips that you can follow to extend the life of your Ford. Here are six to start implementing today:
 
1. Follow your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule for regular engine oil and filter replacements. Your vehicle will run more efficiently if you keep up with these service items.
 
2. Replace your timing belt every 100,000 km or as outlined in your Owner’s Guide to avoid failure.
 
3. Rotate, balance and align your tires every 10,000 km to preserve their tread. If not, you’ll have to pay for expensive replacements more often, which can be avoided with proper care.
 
4. If you are typically a city driver in stop-and-go traffic, make time for an extended highway drive at least once a month. This will heat up your engine and burn off any built-up condensation, which can harm the oil and internal parts of your engine.
 
5. This goes without saying – by washing and waxing your vehicle on a regular basis, it will not only maintain the good looks of your car or truck, but it will also prevent rust from occurring. If you notice any paint chips or dings, have those repaired to keep your Ford looking great.
 
6. Even in the dead of winter or the high heat of summer, run your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating systems for about five minutes each month. This will keep your HVAC system well lubricated and can help prevent failure. 
 
Remember: Looking after your vehicle doesn’t just extend its life, but it can also help your resale or trade-in value too. To give your Ford the attention that it deserves, book your next maintenance appointment with our Service Department at Key West Ford. Our factory-trained Technicians have the knowledge, skills and quality parts to keep your vehicle in tip-top condition. 

Ford Service: 4 Signs Your Vehicle’s Wheel Alignment is Out of Whack

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(Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:14AM by Michelle Bogle)
ford service experts vancouver bcNo matter the age, make or model of the car or truck you drive, one thing is certain: if your vehicle’s wheel alignment is out of whack, you will never enjoy a smooth ride. Rather, you’ll be pulled to the left or the right of the road, always needing to course-correct as you go, and replace your tires more frequently due to premature wear.
 
Sounds like the pits, right? We have to agree – which is why you should have your Ford’s wheel alignment checked at regularly scheduled intervals, as outlined in your Owner's Guide. If not, you might experience these warning signs
 
Vehicle Pull
Usually, the first thing a driver notices when their wheel alignment is out of whack is steering pull. An easy way to test for this is to drive on a smooth, straight section of road. If the vehicle pulls to one side despite the flat surface, your alignment made need correcting.
 
Uneven Tire Wear
Another sign of an alignment issue is uneven tire wear, which leads to premature replacement. To check for uneven wear, simply crank your steering wheel so that you can easily view the tread faces of the front wheels. If they show more wear on one side versus the other, you should schedule an appointment for a wheel alignment. 
 
Crooked Steering Wheel
If you’re driving on a flat road surface, your steering wheel should sit close to centred and straight. The emblem should also appear level. If not, it’s time to have an alignment check.
 
Poor Drivability
If the steering in your car or truck feels loose or unstable, or is sloppy as you take corners, this can point to a dangerous alignment issue. This is not a warning sign to ignore, but one to deal with right away, as your safety could be in jeopardy.
 
In summary, incorrect wheel alignment can create a host of drivability and premature wear problems, so it’s best to get your vehicle inspected as soon as any warning signs show themselves. Oftentimes, the cost of the alignment pays for itself by avoiding expensive tire replacements from uneven wear. 
 
To learn more about this important maintenance service, please contact us at Key West Ford to book an appointment with one of our highly skilled Technicians. 

Book Your Spring Vehicle Inspection Today!

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(Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
automotive service for ford vehicles in vancouver bcThe birds are chirping, the tulips are blooming and your schedule is filling up with fun springtime adventures with your friends and family. Don’t you think it’s time to give your Ford the attention it deserves with a spring vehicle inspection? We do!
 
Our service experts here at Key West Ford will complete a comprehensive, multi-point inspection of your car, truck or SUV to ensure it’s ready for the busy spring season. And, after the winter that we just had, we know that your Ford could use a little pampering.
 
Here is a closer look at some of the automotive services that we offer:
 
• Oil and filter change
• Scheduled maintenance
• Tire replacement and service
• Brake pad and shoe replacement
• Air conditioning service
• Engine service
• Multi-point inspection
• All-wheel drive and 4x4 
• Automatic transmission
• Engine cooling and cabin heating
• Steering and suspension
• Charge, start or battery service
• Wheel alignment
• Anti-Lock Brake System
• Factory-Authorized Systems Check
• And, so much more!
 
Did you know that we also have on on-site Detailing Department? We do! 

But, don’t just take our word for it. Call us today to book your vehicle’s spring inspection appointment and to learn more about the benefits of servicing your Ford at our dealership. After all, we know your Ford best – allow us to take care of your car or truck.
tire inspections in vancouver bcSpring is officially here in New Westminster, B.C. If you have winter tires installed on your vehicle, you might be wondering: “Is it time to switch to my all-season or summer tires?”
 
Great question.
 
There are a few things to consider before booking your appointment at our Service Department for a tire changeover. Here are three factors that can influence your timing:
 
Winter tire laws
In B.C., drivers must obey winter tire and chain signs throughout the province from October 1 to March 31. If you plan to drive in any areas where these signs are posted, you’ll want to book your spring tire changeover April 1st or later. 
 
Weather conditions
It's safe to remove your winter tires once the average daily high is above 7 degrees Celsius, and the risk of snow or frost has passed. Keep an eye on the averages in your area and look at the long-range forecast before switching. 
 
Proper storage
Before you book your changeover appointment, be sure that you have a proper place to store your tires so that they don’t get damaged or stolen. If you don’t have space to store your tires at home, ask your Service Advisor about our tire storage options. Or, if you do have space in your garage or basement, always stack your tires no more than four high and never hang them – that will damage the bead. You’ll also want to store them in a cool, dry place and in proper storage bags to protect the rubber.
 
Remember: Winter tires are supposed to last several seasons. But, prolonged use in warm conditions (above 7 degrees Celsius) will cause premature wear, which means that you’ll need to replace your winter tires sooner. If you are within the legal requirements of the province, expecting decent weather conditions and have a proper place to store your tires, then it’s best to make the switch to your all-season or summer tires.
 
Are you ready for a change? If so, contact Key West Ford today to book your spring tire changeover appointment.
automotive service centre vancouver bcAfter this year’s long and drawn out winter, your Ford car or truck is likely in need of some TLC. If so, you’ve come to the right place! At Key West Ford, we can get your vehicle in shape for spring with these car care tips:
 
Remove winter tires
If your vehicle is equipped with winter tires, call our Service Department to book a spring tire changeover appointment. If you don’t have winter tires, it’s still a good idea to have your tires rotated or replaced.
 
Check your brakes 
If you notice your brakes are squealing or screeching, or if your stopping distances are longer than usual, your vehicle might be due for a brake service. Our Ford-trained Technicians can inspect, repair and/or replace any worn brake parts so that you are safe on the road this spring.
 
Change the oil and top up fluids
When you are having your vehicle in for a tire changeover or rotation, have an oil change completed as well. This will ensure that your vehicle is operating in tip-top condition for the spring and summer months. Don’t forget to also top up your fluids, like windshield washer fluid, anti-freeze, power steering and transmission fluids.
 
Check your belts and hoses 
To ensure that your vehicle’s systems are working as they should, you’ll want to inspect the belts and hoses for any damage or leaks. A slipped belt or leaky hose could affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and braking system of your car or truck.
 
Inspect the alternator 
Make sure that the charging system on your vehicle is working well by inspecting and testing the alternator.
 
Have your battery tested
Winter can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s battery. Be sure to have it tested and inspected to ensure that it is still holding a strong charge.
 
Give it an exterior cleaning
Nothing says spring like a freshly washed vehicle! This is a great way to wash away corrosive road salt and other debris, which can cause your car or truck to rust. Be sure to also pay attention to the underbody of your vehicle, as well as under the hood. 
 
Clean the interior
Road salt can also damage the inside of your vehicle, as it gets tracked inside from your boots. Give the interior of your vehicle a thorough vacuuming and wipe down any surfaces. This is also an ideal time to clean and store your winter mats and apply any protectant to the dashboard, steering wheel and seats to prevent sun damage or cracking of any vinyl or leather surfaces. 
 
Wiper Blades 
Last, but not least, are your wiper blades. These should be replaced every six months or if you notice streaking, banding, chattering or an oily haze on your windshield. 
 
Is your vehicle in need of some TLC this spring? If so, contact our Service Department today to book your maintenance appointment. Our Ford experts will get your car or truck in tip-top shape so you are ready to tackle whatever the spring season throws your way!

First Day of Spring: Change Your Wiper Blades

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(Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 08:59AM by Michelle Bogle)
ford automotive service centre vancouver bcLadies and gentlemen – the long awaited first day of spring is finally here! And, with this glorious milestone is a reminder to change the wiper blades on your Ford car or truck.
 
Just like tires, wiper blades are manufactured 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, which means that your visibility and safety on the roads is compromised. After the harsh winter that we just had, new wiper blades are essential.
 
Tip: Aside from the changing of the seasons, the best way to know if your wiper blades are due for replacement is to look and listen for these warning signs:
 
Chattering or squeaking
Banding or streaking
Beading of fine water droplets
Haze or oily build up
Cracked, pitted, scarred, discoloured or hard rubber
Bent or damaged wiper frame
Yellow wear indicator
 
If you are experiencing any of these issues, then it’s time for a swap.
 
Not sure what kind of wiper blades to install on your Ford car or truck? Then 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.

Spark Plugs: When Should I Have Them Replaced?

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(Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 06:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
ford automotive service centre vancouver bcEver wonder what spark plugs do – specifically, what their job is within your vehicle? You’re not alone. Many drivers are unaware of this small, but essential automotive part.
 
Simply put, a spark plug is a device in the engine that produces electric sparks to start the ignition. Over time, they can wear out and require replacement. If that’s the case, you may notice one or all of these warning signs:

Your car won’t start
If your spark plugs are unable to produce an electric spark to start the ignition, your car won’t be able to start – simple as that. So, if your battery is fine and you have a full tank of gas in your vehicle, you may want to have one of our Technicians inspect your spark plugs. It's an inexpensive fix.
 
Your engine misfires
If your vehicle’s engine misfires, it could mean that a spark plug wire or the tip of the spark plug that connects to the wire are damaged. This is characterized by intermittent stumbling or sputtering sounds from the engine. If the engine is left to misfire, exhaust emissions will increase, engine power will decrease and fuel efficiency will drop. Don’t ignore this problem – bring your Ford to our Service Department for an inspection.
 
Your car’s fuel economy has declined
Speaking of poor fuel efficiency, did you know that a faulty spark plug can cause your vehicle’s fuel economy to drop as much as 30 percent? That adds up to a lot of extra trips to the gas station. Stop the bleed by having the spark plugs replaced on your vehicle. Your wallet will thank you! 
 
Your car is slow to accelerate
A spark plug is made of materials that work together to produce a spark hot enough to ignite the air-fuel mixture. When those materials wear out, the effectiveness of the spark plug is reduced, which can significantly decrease the acceleration of your vehicle. If you notice that your car is running sluggishly or does not accelerate as quickly as it used to, it may be attributed to a spark plug that needs replacing.
 
Want to learn more? Book your next maintenance appointment with our Service Department at Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. Our team of Ford-trained Technicians will ensure that your vehicle is functioning at its best, so you aren’t left stranded.

How Often Should I Change My Brake Fluid?

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(Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 02:34PM by Michelle Bogle)
ford automotive service centre vancouver bcBrake 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.