Why to Wash Road Salt off Your Ford Truck after Winter in Utah

2020 Ford F-150 | Roosevelt, UT

Utah winters involve a lot of beautiful snow, but that also means the roads are always covered with salt. This is great for clearing the roads, but it also leads to salt building up on your Ford pickup truck. It’s important to clean the salt off of your Ford F-150 or Ford Ranger to avoid the rust caused by corrosive road salt.

Now that the weather is finally warming up, it’s important to wash road salt off your ford truck. Here’s why.

When salt builds up on the body or undercarriage of your truck, it can lead to early rusting, and that’s a hard problem to fix once it’s started. Once rust begins forming, it spreads quickly, so it’s best to take precautions and stop it before it starts by washing salt off all metal surfaces before it can oxidize.

When you drive a pickup truck from L&L Motor, you’re working it harder than you would any other kind of vehicle. Trucks haul large trailers and carry heavy loads. Thus, to get the most out of your truck’s capabilities, maintaining the integrity of its construction is crucial.

Now that spring is here and the cold weather is mostly behind us, it’s time to give your truck a thorough wash. It’s also a good idea to bring your truck in for a post-winter maintenance checkup, so contact the L&L Motor service center, and we’ll ensure your truck is in great shape.

Ford Wins 2021 American Truck & Utility of the Year

2021 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry, and Ford has just nabbed two out of the three accolades for 2021.

Truck Of The Year

The Ford F-150 was named Truck of the Year, while the new Mustang Mach-E was named Utility of the Year, once more highlighting the exceptional quality and performance of these Ford models.

It’s hard enough to win a single NACTOY award, let alone two. The last time an automaker managed to win multiple awards in the same year was 2014, but there was no real doubt that Ford would manage the feat in 2021.

Ford F-150 and Mach-E Awards

After all, the Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are no strangers to earning awards together. They were also named the Top Rated Truck and Top Rated Luxury EV of 2021 by Edmunds, and the 2021 Green Truck of the Year and Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal.

That’s on top of a number of other individual awards amassed by the two Ford vehicles. In January alone, the F-150 was named the winner of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Award while the Mustang Mach-E was named the Best Car to Buy 2021 by The Car Connection and Green Car Reports.

Visit L&L Motors in Vernal, Utah, to get a closer look at the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E to see what the buzz is about!

Should You Get Your Ford Truck Lifted? Advice from the Experts

2021 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

Are you considering a lift for your Ford pickup? It’s a big decision, and the L&L Motors team is here to help you decide the pros and cons of lifting your Ranger, F-150, or Super Duty truck if you live near Roosevelt, Utah.

First, think about why you want to get your truck lifted. Do you just want to make it look good and stand out on the road? A lift will definitely achieve that for you, and it will give you better visibility as well due to your raised ride height.

For Off-Roading

If you like to travel off-road or need to conquer snowy conditions and dirt roads, a lift will greatly improve ground clearance. Here in the Uintah Basin, great off-roading destinations are just a few hours away. With a lift, you’ll have even more fun tackling the terrain in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Ashley National Forest, and the area around Dinosaur National Monument.

Drawbacks To Consider

Lifting your truck does come with some drawbacks, and it’s important to be aware of these. A lift will raise your truck’s center of gravity, making it a bit harder to maneuver. Plus, that lowers fuel economy — especially if you’re just driving on normal roads and highways.

You Have Options!

If you do decide to get your truck lifted, you’ll have a couple of different options. A suspension lift requires a lot of specialized changes and new components, while a body lift is more straightforward and less complicated.

Whatever you end up doing with your truck, the service department at L&L Motors is ready to provide the expertise you need. Give us a call or see us at our location in Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford F-150 & Mustang Awarded as Most Eco-Friendly Models

Every year, Green Car Journal bestows awards to what it considers the most eco-friendly car and truck of the year. For 2021, the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was named the Green Car of the Year, while the 2021 Ford F-150 received the award for Green Truck of the Year. Both are models you can order from L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Vernal, UT

Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang Mach-E beat out the competition thanks to its sharp, modern styling and high performance. Its driving capability is matched by its noteworthy efficiency. Some versions have a targeted 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds, while also offering an estimated 300 miles of electric driving range.

2021 Ford F-150 | Roosevelt, UT

F-150

As for the F-150, it most impressed the judges with its newly available, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6. This gas-electric powertrain will deliver a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds, achieve exceptional performance ratings, and is expected to offer more than 700 miles of driving range.

“The 2021 F-150’s redesign keeps things fresh,” stated Green Car Journal’s representative in the announcement. “The addition of a full hybrid engine option is an important differentiator, as is this pickup’s available Pro Power Onboard output system with 120- and 240-volt outlets for tradesmen and construction sites.”

If you’re interested in a powerful yet fuel-efficient car or truck, check out the current inventory at L&L Motor Co. near Vernal, Utah.

2021 Ford F-150 Gets Hands-Free Driving Technology

2020 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

Ford will soon offer hands-free driving technology on the 2021 Ford F-150. The top-of-the-line Limited trim will sport Active Drive Assist as a standard element of the Ford Co-Pilot360™, the automaker’s suite of advanced safety and driver assist features. Though, you can also get Active Drive Assist as an available add-on if you go with a Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim.

Active Drive Assist

Active Drive Assist will enable you to remove your hands from the steering wheel while on the highway. The system uses camera and radar technologies to keep the 2021 F-150 squarely in the center of the lane while traveling at a driver-selected speed.

Active Drive Assist has already been announced as part of the all-new electric Mustang Mach-E. Ford mapped more than 100,000 miles of American highways when fine-tuning the new technology.

Granted, drivers are still required to keep their eyes on the road at all times. A driver-facing camera will monitor your head position and eye movement to ensure that you are staying awake and alert behind the wheel.

3-Year Service

Active Drive Assist is available for a 3-year service period with automatic updates to keep the technology current. After this period, updates will come only if you continue the subscription by paying a monthly service cost.

Find out more about Ford’s hands-free technology on the 2021 F-150 when you call L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford is Partnering With Mobileye to Improve Driver Safety

2021 Ford F-150 Dashboard | Roosevelt, UT

Ford is partnering with Mobileye to help improve its lineup of advanced driver safety aids. The automaker will leverage Mobileye’s EyeQ software and computer chips to make Ford’s Co-Pilot360™ technology even better.

“It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”

Active Drive Assist

One of the first new technologies that Mobileye is helping Ford develop is the new Active Drive Assist. This will be Ford’s first venture into hands-free driving technology. This feature will initially appear in the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 and the new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle.

Mobileye Partnership

The partnership with Mobileye is a long-term commitment that is expected to last through the next generation of new Ford vehicles. As the Ford lineup continues to get new technology, you will begin to see the Mobileye logo incorporated into the SYNC® touch-screen displays. Ford will continue to work with Mobileye to development future autonomous driving technology.

Celebrate Ford’s exciting new partnership when you stop by L&L Motor to experience Ford tech firsthand.

Ford SYNC® 4 Infotainment System Has INRIX Technology

2021 Ford Mustang MachE | Roosevelt, UT

The all-new Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system has INRIX technology, which makes your daily drive easier with tons of valuable driving data. INRIX makes it a breeze to access real-time information on available parking spaces, the lowest local gas prices, the nearest EV charging stations, and the latest traffic updates.

INRIX

INRIX keeps its information up-to-date by gathering billions of data points from anonymous sources every single day. This data comes from sources as varied as connected vehicles, state DOTs, social media, news reports, and road weather reports. For instance, its vast dataset lets it display the latest prices from over 380,000 gas stations around the world.

“Customers want connected vehicle technologies to work more like smartphones with real-time, personalized services – and that is exactly what SYNC® 4 offers, including INRIX’s parking and fuel price innovations,” explained Gary Jablonski, the manager of Ford Connected Vehicle Infotainment Systems. INRIX technology can even benefit entrepreneurs and contractors. Using the example of hard-working F-150 customers, Jablonski demonstrated that INRIX technology would take the stress and guesswork out of locating job sites.

Bronco, Mustang, and F-150

The SYNC® 4 infotainment system will be available on Bronco models, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. When those models arrive, you’ll be able to find all of those innovative vehicles right here at L&L Motor, serving Roosevelt, Utah.

Ford Offers Improved Navigation Technologies for Bronco and F-150

2020 Ford F-150 Navigation |  Roosevelt, UT

Adventure awaits, and the all-new Ford Bronco and F-150 are more equipped than ever to take you off the beaten path. To ensure that you are free to explore with confidence, Ford is working with Telenav® to provide improved navigation technologies that will keep functioning, even outside of the cellular range.

Hybrid Navigation Software

Ford and Telenav® have come together to add available hybrid navigation software to Ford models that can store maps and provide directions, no matter where the journey takes you. This new connective technology is part of the SYNC® 4 system, which is available in the new Ford Bronco and F-150. With this navigation tool in place, you can confidently explore the outdoors find your way back to Vernal, Utah, with ease.

Enhancing The Towing Experience

The new navigation solution not only enhances the off-roading experience but also the towing experience. It’s built with specialized routing options if you are towing a trailer or if you are off-roading. This allows you to travel along routes that are suited for your trailer’s size, so you can avoid running into narrow passes or sharp turns. You can also get directions for lots of the 4×4 trails in North America, and more trail maps will be added in the future.

If you’re looking to get your hands on an off-road-ready or trailer-capable Ford model, give us a call at L&L Motor, and our staff would be happy to walk you through the different technologies and capabilities of Ford models.

Ford Sustainability Report Promises Carbon Neutrality by 2050

2020 Ford Models | Roosevelt, UT

In its 21st annual Sustainability Report, Ford announced plans to become entirely carbon neutral by 2050. To do so, Ford will focus its efforts on its facilities, supply base, and vehicle use, which currently create about 95 percent of its emissions today.

The Changes Ford Plans To Make

Ford is developing goals aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which divides emissions into three groups. Scope 1 emissions stem from sources that Ford controls or owns. Scope 2 emissions include indirect emissions that cooling, heating and electricity consumption generates. Lastly, Scope 3 emissions are made by the Ford supply base and vehicles.

In Accordance to the Paris Climate Agreement

The automaker intends to act in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. As such, Ford is adhering to California’s emissions standards rather than the federal standards. Through 2022, Ford is investing an astounding $11.5 billion in its all-new electric vehicles, which is why the Mustang Mach-E and the all-electric Transit are hitting the market.

Single-Use Plastics

In addition to reaching full carbon neutrality by 2050, Ford has reiterated its goal originally declared in the 2019 Ford Sustainability Report to stop using single-use plastics by 2030. Ford manufacturing plants will also utilize renewable energy by 2035.

We at L&L Motor are proud to offer Ford vehicles in Vernal, Utah. Give us a call to learn about the upcoming models headed to our dealership.

Trucks Outsold Cars for First Time Ever in the US

Ford Super Duty | Trucks Outsold Cars In US | Roosevelt, UT

Over recent years, sales of passenger cars have been decreasing, while sales of trucks and SUVs have been on the rise. In April of 2020, the Autodata Corporation found that pickup trucks outsold passenger cars in the United States for the first time in history.

According to Bloomberg, pickups sold 17,000 more units than passenger cars during the month of April alone. This is a major change from just five years ago when passenger cars sold about 500,000 units more than pickup trucks in a single month.

Lower gas prices and great financing offers of late may have contributed to the uptick in pickup sales. With lower gas prices, in particular, trucks that value power over efficiency may be more sought after than they were previously.  

Nevertheless, some trucks, like the 2020 Ford F-150, nicely balance power and efficiency, making them fantastic options even when gas prices increase. The F-150 offers six engine options, including the 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel and the 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost®, which reaches a best-in-class 450 horsepower.

If you’re interested in purchasing a new truck, check out the Ford models available at L&L Motor in Vernal, Utah, by browsing our online inventory. While doing so, don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to know more about a certain model.