Key West Ford Sales Ltd.

Key West Ford


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Very friendly
Awesome very detailed and helpful .good luck in your business. Thanks for your time and input. I had good experience with you and Ford ford.
Great Guy
Allan was awesome guy got me the best deal on F 150. I recommend him to anyone and the whole team is good people. Thanks guys !
Professional service
I bought my Jeep from there. It was the smoothest purchase i ever made. Tom was delightful. He wasn’t pushy as some sales people you might encounter. I’ve had a few sales people I dealt with a few dealership prior to buying my car and I made my decision with Ford because of this experience( I have to mention Hamid at Subaru Dealership at Boundary is also great.). Tom is very informative and helpful. I can’t say enough good things about Tom and how professional him and his management team was. Go with these guys if you want to have a piece of mind.
Pleasant experiance in purchasing my new vehicle.
The total experience of purchasing my new vehicle from Allan was enjoyable. Allan was very informative explaining thing and did not push for a sale allowing me to come to the decision that the car I wanted was the right vehicle for me. Every one else I dealt with at Key West Ford was also very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a pleasant experience and I would definitely do it again when the time comes.
Very pleasant car purchase experience with Peter
Found a car online, called in and scheduled an appointment with Peter. He got the car prepared before we arrived and got us a great deal. Highly recommend!
great team
great guys. Rob set me up with a great truck, at a good price. when we were finishing, Ian came out and helped get the truck ready with paper work licence plates etc... Wes was a down to earth manager. I was impressed how these guys and everyone else in the sales department worked as a team. my truck was detailed perfectly. I would recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle. I have certainly found the dealership that I would do business with in the future.
Great crew
Alan was great to deal with quick to get the deal done the whole crew got me in and out in record time with no hassle
Great service
Jag answered all of our questions and was helpful in working with us to negotiate a price that was within our budget on a new vehicle.
amazing team
this guys in keywest ford knows how to go above and beyond in terms of customer satisfaction. we purchased a vehicle last week and all within 3 hours everything was done. the guys are really time efficient. robert was there all theway from the start to explain everything we need to know about the vehicle. he was very friendly. michelle was the best in getting us approved for the loan as well as finding the best rates for us. you will just notice the entire office staff working closely in a very happy environment.
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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

(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?

(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.

Winter Car Care Tips from Your Ford Service Experts

(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?

(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.