Monday, August 24, 2015

Tips for staying cool with your vehicle this summer

Last year was the hottest summer on record, and heat and humidity are again bearing down across the United States. Heat waves on both coasts are contributing to shattered weather records already this year, with 31 cities and towns across the country posting the hottest June temperature ever recorded. While driving to and from the office, or with your family on the weekends, your vehicle’s air conditioning is a luxury many take for granted.

Tips to remember on your daily commute:

 When you first enter a hot vehicle, lower the windows completely for a few minutes to push out hot air.

 Use the max A/C button to quickly cool down the vehicle.

 If you get too cold, don’t switch the unit on and off; adjust the temperature or fan speed to help keep the temperature consistent.

 Too cold in the front, but still not cool enough in the back seat? Instead of shutting the A/C vents in the front, redirect them to the ceiling or sides of the vehicle to keep air flowing to the rear.

 Parking in the shade whenever possible or using a reflective windshield shade can dramatically reduce heat buildup in your parked vehicle. Cabin temperature at startup will be much lower, and temperature comfort will be achieved much sooner on your drive.

So, before you head off for that last trip as the kids go back to school, drop by Gresham Ford. We’d be happy to take a look to make sure everything is ship shape.  We service all makes and models and we’re open until Midnight (Monday-Friday).

Stay cool and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford wants to be your Tire Shop in Gresham

Quick Lane Service Advisers: Jordan, Lindsey & Scott
The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford knows that you have lots of choices when purchasing tires.  The Quicklane Service Advisers: Jordan, Lindsey and Scott are born and raised Oregonians who want to be your tire shop in Gresham. 

The Quicklane sells 13 major brands of tires including:

  • Michelin
  • Kelly Tires
  • Bridgestone
  • BF Goodrich
  • Continental
  • Firestone
  • Uniroyal
  • General Tire
  • Yokohama
  • Good Year
  • Hankook
  • Dunlop 
  • Pirelli
If there is a brand of tire we don't normally carry we are happy to locate it for you.  Our goal is provide a variety of price and warranty options for your consideration because not every tire is right every driver.  
Quicklane inside Gresham Ford sells 13 major brand of tires
The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford also offers a Low Price Tire Guarantee.  If any rebates, discounts or sales become available within 30 days of your tire purchase, we'll beat any competitor's advertised price on the same tire.  

We want to provide superior tires at the best prices that are right for your family and your car.  Most people in Gresham and the Portland area have all-season radial tires on their vehicles.  This is a good option for a commuter vehicle because it provides a smooth ride and low rolling resistance with additional siping that provides more wet grip than a non-all season tire.  

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford wants to be your Tire Shop

Radial tires are most likely the type of tires that came on your vehicle when it was new and fresh out of the factory.  Many people prefer radial tires because they offer real benefits.  In a radial tire, the cords - the basic building block of every tire - run in a radial or straight line across the tread from one bead (where the edge of the tire meets the rim) to the bead on the other side.  This tire structure provides the benefits of more stable contact with the road as well as a softer ride over bumps and around corners.  Radial tires also provide better fuel economy and an extended tire life.  

If you aren't sure what tires are the best value or choice for your vehicle - just ask!  We are happy to provide good, better and best options for your consideration.  

You can also use our tire selector tool that helps to narrow the field. No matter the tire size or application you can find information on the 13 major brand tires we well.  The tire selector tool is available at http://greshamford.com/Tires/

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford is open 7am to midnight weekdays and 8 am to 4pm on Saturday to provide service.  503-489-1621.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

2016 Ford Escape is now available at Gresham Ford

2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford

The 2016 Ford Escape is the Smart Utility Vehicle that balances technology, design and engineering with intelligent, with intuitive controls.  The 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine provides V6-like performance - that saves you money on gas wherever your day takes you.  This compact SUV also provides the capability you have come to expect from Escape — from a large interior with plenty of storage to the 3500-lb. towing capacity and Intelligent 4WD, The Ford Escape 2016 model is as capable as it is smart.  
Interior View of the 2016 Ford Escape available at Gresham Ford

Many Gresham Ford customers enjoy the versatility of this compact SUV and find that the renewed "Kinetic” exterior design conveys a sense of athletic grace and motion, even when Escape is standing still.  Ford has even made available hands-free liftgate makes cargo loading and unloading even easier  - just use your foot.  Also available power panoramic Vista Roof provides a large opening and a nearly unobstructed view for second-row passengers.  
Download the 2016 Ford Escape Brochure Digitally

There are a few new things in the 2016 model that just weren't available in the 2015 version. In the Comfort/Convenience department you now have audio input jack deleted from standard audio
system on S trim model.  However Ford did add configurable daytime running lamps and enhancements made to SYNC.  There have also been revisions made to SE Cold Weather Package that so many in the Northwest enjoy and ordered.  You will also notice upgrades to the handsfree Bluetooth system Ford is calling SYNC 3.  
2016 Ford Escape S Available at Gresham Ford in Gresham Oregon

In the Quality/Reliability/Durability department for 2016 there is now acoustic-laminated front door side glass standard on SE trim version of the 2016 Ford Escape.  When examining the Design/Styling of the new 2016 Ford Escape you have a few new colors like : Electric Spice and Shadow Black.  However there are two Exterior colors that have been deleted: Karat Gold and Tuxedo Black.

Escape features adaptable airbag deployment that uses various sensors throughout the vehicle to measure a variety of inputs, including the size of the passengers and how fast the vehicle is decelerating, to determine how the airbags will deploy.  The Safety Canopy System combines with side-curtain airbags and a rollover sensor to help provide protection for outboard passengers during a side-impact collision.  The robust unibody construction of the 2016 Ford Escape is nearly one-third of the steel used in the body of the all-new Escape is composed of advanced, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel that add safety and improve weight efficiency.  The Personal Safety System of the 2016 Ford Escape tailors airbag usage to the severity of the crash, driver and passenger safety belt
use, driver’s seat position and passenger classification.  The System components include:
• Dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
• Electronic front crash severity sensor
• Driver seat position sensor
• Front outboard safety belt usage sensor
• Restraint control module
• Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
• Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
• Front-Passenger Sensing System

In addition to the chest, and incorporate new venting technology has also been included in the 2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford. The adaptive vent in the side airbag takes into account the size of the occupant and varies the pressure so a smaller occupant gets a lower pressure.  The adaptive vent is lined up with the shoulder area of the occupant. For larger passengers, the shoulder engages the vent and keeps it from venting so the gas stays inside the airbag. For smaller passengers, the effect is just the opposite: Because the shoulder is below the vent, the gas vents out of the bag.

Ford Personal Safety System

Gresham Ford knows that keeping your family safe is your ultimate priority and is happy to take the time to share all the upgraded safety technology included in the full line of Ford products like the 2016 Ford Escape.  The advancements in technology are truly remarkable and will help to make you feel good about trusting your family's safety to Ford.