The 2019 Ford Edge is a great vehicle for families, having a spacious interior and innovative technologies. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also recently gave the SUV a 2019 Top Safety Pick award, so you can have peace of mind when driving your loved ones.
The Ford Edge had to perform well in
different tests to earn the prestigious award. Accordingly, the SUV earned a
“Superior” rating for collision prevention, as well as a “Good” rating for the
passenger-side small overlap front test.
Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology helped the
Edge earn these ratings. The Rear View Camera displays the area behind your
vehicle while you reverse out of a parking spot. Traction control keeps you
stable on different road conditions. Plus, BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System and Hill Start
Assist all come standard.
“We are really pleased the insurance
industry places such a high degree of trust in our 2019 Ford Edge,” said Angela
Cascaden, Ford Edge Marketing Manager. “It not only offers a number of
innovative safety features for passengers, it backs that all up with a host of
driver-assist technologies designed to help improve confidence behind the
Ford Performance and ARB 4×4 Accessories have teamed up to make Ford Ranger off-road parts. These new parts are great for drivers wanting to take the path less traveled.
The first part to come out of the
collaboration is a winch-capable front bumper, which is designed specifically
for the Ford Ranger. The bumper is made from welded sheet steel and attaches to
the truck’s existing chassis mounting points. It is also finished in an
Integrit® powder coat for extra style and durability.
Ford also ensured the new bumper
would not compromise the functionality of the truck’s features, such as the available
Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning and the Ford Co-Pilot
360™ driver-assist technologies. Compatible accessories for the new bumper
include LED lightbars, jacking points for off-road jacks, and antenna and sand
Ford and ARB will also make
additional vehicle recovery parts and off-road accessories for other Ford
trucks as well as SUVs. The upcoming components will help improve the off-road
capabilities of Ford models, give more options for vehicle customization and
increase your confidence while driving.
The Detroit Youth Choir recently gained popularity on the hit NBC show, “America’s Got Talent.” This talented group of young singers placed second on the reality competition, falling short of the $1 million grand prize. However, Ford wants to show support for the 52-member choir, which is why Ford Fund is giving scholarships to the members.
Each member of the choir is receiving a $1,000 scholarship
from Ford Fund. That amount of money can help pay for textbooks or other
necessary items for the choir members. Ford also gave the group a 15-passenger
Transit van, which will make traveling to events easier.
“We share the pride and excitement of Detroiters everywhere
in recognizing these remarkable and talented young people,” said Jim Vella,
president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We’re thrilled to be able to help them not
only with their transportation challenges, but also the next chapter of their
The Detroit Youth Choir has been a part of the Detroit
community since 1996. The choir teaches about music, theater arts, dance and
even life skills. It also has an impressive 98 percent graduation rate. Ford
has helped this choir as well as other members of Michigan communities with
about $177 million given to important causes.
This year, Ford and the Ford Fund created a new mobility
program called Strengthen Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation, or SHE-MOVES.
The SHE-MOVES mobility program was designed specifically to make a difference
in the lives of women and children in South Africa and Nigeria. SHE-MOVES is
built around the “Whole-Person Leadership” development, adhering to the UN’s
Sustainable Development Goals, which include Quality Education, Affordable and
Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Gender Equality, and Good Health and
Specifically, SHE-MOVES made a difference in Nigeria by
awarding a grant to Shuttlers, a female-owned app-based service that helps more
than 400 women move around in Lagos, which is seeing tremendous population
In South Africa, SHE-MOVES partnered with the Uhambo
Foundation of Cape Town to give children with special needs the mobility they
require; the grant to the foundation also empowers caretakers of these
children. In addition to the financial assistance, the SHE-MOVES mobility
program donated a Ford Tourneo Custom to the organization.
“We are extremely grateful to receive the SHE-MOVES grant and the donation of the Ford Tourneo Custom, both of which will assist us immensely in reaching out to more members of the community and help improve the lives of children affected by disabilities, particularly in the impoverished rural areas,” remarked Uhambo Foundation General Manager Sarah Driver-Jowitt.
Contact us at L&L Motor for more exciting news about Ford’s charitable partnerships, as well as its new 2020 model lineup.
The Ford Motor Company has built its legacy upon innovation.
That tradition shows no sign of stopping — at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s yearly
conference in Washington, D.C., the automaker unveiled the Ford Connected
showed off two innovations aimed at making the road a safer place for drivers
and pedestrians alike. These devices allow vehicles to communicate with other
vehicles and mobile devices through Bluetooth®, blockchain
encryption, and short-range communication technology.
first demonstration showed a roadside unit that allows vehicles to wirelessly
communicate with cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users. It allows
pedestrians to be notified of oncoming vehicles they might not notice.
second high-tech safety device aims to smooth out the issues inherent at
four-way stops. It gives drivers an easier way to determine right-of-way,
without the frustration of waving a hesitant driver on, while insisting,
“Please, you go first.” Instead, the vehicles will have a conversation,
ensuring smoother transitions and fewer miscommunications.
Connected Vehicle Platform and Product Executive Director Don Butler is excited
about the potential for these innovations. Aside from helping traffic run
smoothly, Butler is excited to gather more data about traffic, construction,
and emergency vehicles, so cities can strategically improve their infrastructure.
One of the newest innovations to come to the Ford lineup is
Key by Amazon. This enables delivery people to deliver packages from Amazon
inside of your car for safe keeping. Amazon’s goal for this service is to help
prevent packages from being stolen from your front porch. This feature is
available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
The best part? You don’t have to go out and buy a new Ford
to get this functionality. Instead, drivers of Fords from the 2017 model year
and more recent years can add the functionality via FordPass Connect (assuming
the Ford model has that feature enabled).
So how does it work? You will receive a notification when
the delivery is about to occur and when it is complete. The delivery person
will only have access to your vehicle during that delivery period and must
verify that the vehicle has been locked after delivery. You also have the
ability to reroute the delivery (like if you unexpectedly move your car) or
reschedule (like if you will be driving your car all day).
Expect more innovations like this from Ford in the coming
years. For example, Ford is already considering a similar perk: mobile car
washes. This entails exactly what you’d imagine. While you sit in the office or
just enjoy a day at home, car washers will come to your Ford and wash it for you.
Contact us at L&L Motor for more information on Key by Amazon, or to set up a test-drive of your favorite Ford model.
Well-maintained tires are an important part of safe driving.
Here’s what you need to know about maintaining your vehicle’s tires.
Properly inflated tires are critical to your vehicle’s ride,
handling, and fuel economy. Check your tire pressure monthly, and before long
road trips. Always check the tire pressure when the tires are cold — heated
tires may show a falsely-elevated pressure reading.
Tire treads help your vehicle
maintain traction, even in slippery conditions. Therefore, it’s important to
monitor your vehicle’s tire tread depth.
To check the tread depth, flip
over a penny and place it into several tread grooves.
If part of Lincoln’s head is
always covered by the tread, the tires are still safe to drive on.
To get the most out of your tires, have them rotated every
5,000-7,000 miles. This ensures a proper wearing pattern. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for the correct rotational pattern, or bring it to our service
department at L&L Motor.
A wheel alignment prevents excessive, uneven tire wear,
improves your gas mileage, and gives you a smoother ride. If your vehicle pulls
to one side, has a shaky steering wheel, or your vehicle has uneven tire wear,
it’s time for a wheel alignment. Also, you should have this service performed
whenever you purchase new tires or suspension parts. Otherwise, have your
vehicle’s wheels aligned every 12-18 months.
If you have questions or need help maintaining your tires, bring your vehicle to our service department at L&L Motor.
Looking to have some fun in and around Vernal? From
neighborhood markets and marathons to rodeo shows and educational expeditions,
here are just a few of the fun summer events coming up in our local community.
At the Ashley Valley Farmer’s Market, you’ll find more than fresh, locally grown food. You’ll also find handmade soaps, artisan crafts, and plenty of live entertainment. The market runs on Saturdays, from July 6 to Sept. 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on 225 East Main St.
Uintah Half Marathon
Get ready to run though Uintah County’s gorgeous red-rock landscape. This 13.1-mile downhill course cuts through the scenic Dry Fork Canyon. Even in the desert heat, you won’t go thirsty — the marathon offers aid stations every other mile. The race begins on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 a.m. in Vernal.
USTRC Dally for Dinosaurs
While the event might be called “Dally for Dinosaurs,” this rodeo puts bulls, broncs, and cowboys in the spotlight. This team roping championship features authentic Western thrills and plenty of fun for the whole family. Witness the action from Aug. 2-3 at the Uintah County Fairgrounds in Vernal.
The Canyon Visitor Center in Dinosaur National Monument offers daily, guided hikes from May 24 to Sept. On these 1.2-mile educational walks, you’ll learn about the area’s fascinating fossils and scenic rock formations. Although the event doesn’t require registration, it’s a good idea to bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and a comfortable pair of shoes for the hike. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Quarry Exhibit Hall and ends at the Quarry Visitor Center.
Whether you’re looking for family fun or a memorable day out
with your friends, you’ll find plenty to do in our neighborhood. Come join us —
L&L Motor is proud to celebrate summer with the community of Vernal.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we at L&L Motor have been talking about what we are thankful for. One of the big things? Advances in vehicle safety. Here are five vehicles features we are grateful for this year:
When the roads get wet from rain or snow, we are happy to rely on our vehicles’ all-wheel drive systems, which provide or traction. But all-wheel drive is only half the battle — you also need tires that provide adequate grip.
Rearview cameras are now an industry standard — and thank goodness for that. Rearview cameras make it much easier to see when reversing and keep pedestrians in parking lots and on sidewalks much safer.
Forward Collision Warning
This modern safety feature alerts you if you are approaching a frontal barrier, like another car, too quickly. Some cars even have systems that will apply brakes for you if you do not react quickly enough.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Blind spots have long been the biggest pain about driving, but with blind spot monitoring/warnings, you have a better idea of what is around you.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control is great until the car in front of you inexplicably slows down. Adaptive cruise control maintains a consistent distance from the traffic ahead of you.
Stop by L&L Motor to test-drive one of our new Ford models equipped with some of these safety features.
Big things are coming from the Blue Oval. In fact, just last month, Ford announced that it will reduce platforms for its vehicles. Instead of the nine platforms that currently underpin its vehicles, Ford will soon have just five. At the same time, Ford will add nine new nameplates to its lineup by 2023. That will bring its total vehicle count to 23, which is three more than it currently offers.
So what are the five platforms that will remain? According to The News Wheel, they are the unibody for FWD and AWD, unibody for RWD and AWD, unibody for battery-electric vehicles, unibody for commercial vans, and body-on-frame for RWD and AWD. This decision will help evolve the One Ford Concept that former CEO Alan Mulally originally developed. More importantly, this will save Ford $7 billion and will get new Ford models into dealerships faster.
Though Ford plans to add nine new vehicles within the next five years, it will also be retiring the Fusion, Taurus, C-MAX, Flex, and Fiesta. In doing so, Ford will drop the average age of vehicles in its lineup from 5.7 years to 3.3 years.
“It’s like selling fish and vegetables,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s head of product development and purchasing. “The fresher it is, the better they do.”
For more updates from Ford, contact us at L&L Motor. We can also set you up with a test drive of your favorite Ford model.