Back in 2010, Ford set a lofty CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction goal for itself: It aimed to reduce its global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its manufacturing operations by a whopping 30% in 15 years. As of last month, Ford hit that goal a full eight years ahead of schedule, more than twice as fast as expected. In total, Ford has reduced global manufacturing CO2 emissions by more than 3.4 million metric tons since 2010. How? A number of initiatives brought Ford success, including updates to paint operations, the introduction of Minimum Quantity Lubrication, and the installation of more than 100,000 LED light fixtures. “We are proud of the work
Fall is the time to start getting your car ready for winter, and one of the most important things you can do is make sure your tires are in top shape. Good tires are vital in winter, when it’s most difficult to maintain traction. Here are some signs you need new tires—if you think you do, get them replaced before winter hits! One sign that your tires are bad is bulging or cracking. Cracks and bulging are signs of air leaks or low tire pressure, so if you notice either of these, go to your dealership or mechanic and see if they need to be replaced or can be repaired.
Potholes are a pain, both figuratively and literally depending on how big the pothole is. It’s no secret potholes are everywhere and sometimes it isn’t possible to fix them all. That’s why Ford stepped in. Previously available on the Lincoln luxury brand and Ford Expedition SUV, pothole detection technology is expanding. The latest model on Ford’s lineup to receive the technology is the 2017 Ford Fusion V-6 Sport. Hitting showrooms and lots this summer, the Fusion V-6 Sport is powered by a 2.7-liter twin turbo EcoBoost V6 engine capable of pumping out 325 hp. Potholes cause about $3 billion in damages every year, according to AAA. Ford’s pothole detection technology
Hitting the road in winter is a necessary risk for most people. Work, school, and traveling are unavoidable in people’s daily lives. Whether you’re old, young, or somewhere in between, knowing how to drive in winter is an important part of keeping yourself and others safe. Here at Gurley Motor Company, we have some winter driving tips to keep you out of the ditch this year. Brake Early. It takes longer to stop during winter than it does in any other type of weather. Ice and snow provide less traction than dry or even wet roads. Braking early is the best way to ensure you avoid accidents and have to
So you’ve taken a trip to the pumpkin patch, chosen your favorite squash, and now it’s time to carve the perfect jack-o-lantern. This year, carve with peace of mind, by following these pumpkin carving safety tips: First and foremost – never let a child carve a pumpkin without adult supervision. Be sure that you are using carving tools designed specifically for your purpose, as opposed to kitchen knives or power tools. Consider purchasing some high-quality carving tools, which – though they may be more expensive – are more likely to cause less hazardous resistance. Never cut towards the hand holding the pumpkin. If you can, never hold your hand
There may be perfect drivers out there. But for the rest of us, we’re known to make a mistake from time to time. There’s always room for improvement! In the spirit of self-improvement, we’ve compiled some tips for becoming a better drive. Don’t get tunnel vision! Keep your eyes open and try to get the lay of the land. If you only focus on what’s right in front of you, particularly the car in front of you, you’re seriously reducing your reaction time. Parents.com recommends looking five vehicles ahead. Check your mirrors regularly, too. Don’t panic. As difficult as it is to remain calm, it’s important to keep your head
Ford makes the toughest cars and trucks on the road, sure, but it also wants to make the safest cars and trucks on the road. Innovative new Ford technology is going a long way to making that goal a reality. The innovative new Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection aims to keep both drivers and pedestrians safer. The new safety technology, which warns drivers of upcoming collisions and even applies the brakes automatically if necessary, will first appear on the Mondeo, a Ford Europe vehicle. “This technology adds to the already impressive list of driver-assist technologies Ford customers benefit from today,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid a Top Safety Pick for the second consecutive year. It received a good rating in the moderate overlap front, side, head restraint and seating tests. Coming with standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, driver and passenger airbags, safety canopy system, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, MyKey, and SOS Post Crash Alert System, the 2014 Ford C-MAX protects your precious cargo. It also has features such as integrated blind spot mirrors, SmartGauge with EcoGuide, Active Grille Shutters, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. You can also get leather-trimmed seats or a
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put together a list of the safest used cars for teenage drivers and there are several Ford vehicles on this list. This list was created because most teenage drivers are getting behind the wheel of vehicles that aren’t the safest for them to be in and parents have a hard time buying top ranked safety vehicles on a budget. Making it easier on parents to satisfy both needs, the IIHS has created two lists, one for safe vehicles under $20,000 and one for under $10,000. It gives you the model and the years that are safest and what the price should be per
More and more we see vehicles on the road boasting the stick figure family, proudly displaying all of the members of their family and usually with something that signifies their job or sport they play. Did you ever stop to think that these could be putting those that you love so much at risk? Police are trying to warn people that you may be giving away information you don’t intend to criminals that could use it to their advantage. Does your stick family include a mom or dad in a military uniform? Criminals could see that as that person being away making your family an easy target. Picture of