Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

How to Set Up Vehicle Health Alerts and Reports on Your Ford Vehicle

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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FordPass: Setting Up Vehicle Health Alerts and Reports

When life gets hectic, keeping tabs on your vehicle’s major components can be difficult. Vehicle Health Alerts and Vehicle Health Reports keep you updated on your vehicle’s wellbeing in everything from general wear and tear to serious issues. Keep reading to learn how to get started setting up Vehicle Health Alerts and Reports through FordPass on your SYNC 3-equipped vehicle. (more…)

Learn the Ins and Outs of Your Ford’s Dashboard Warning Lights with this Helpful Guide

Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Listing the Dashboard Warning Lights in Your New Ford

No matter what anyone tells you, automotive maintenance isn’t easy. In fact, it can be downright confusing at times, especially when your dashboard starts lighting up with a ton of notifications that you don’t understand. That’s why we decided to list the dashboard warning lights that can pop up while driving your new Ford, so that you know what they mean and what you need to do when you see them. And, as always, if you have any questions at all about what the dashboard warning lights mean or what you need to do when you see one light up, please contact the certified technicians in our Akins Ford Service Department. (more…)

2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results are In: 3 Ford Models Earn Top Honors While Company as a Whole Earns Best Overall Score in 32 Years

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Awards 3 Ford Models Top Honors

It’s an exciting time here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, because the results of the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study were released and, spoiler alert, Ford won big. More specifically, three new Ford models were awarded top honors in their respective categories while Ford as a whole was awarded its best overall score in 32 years – all of which combined to make Ford the second-best company in the study for the second consecutive year. With that in mind, let’s take an in-depth look at why the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study awarded three Ford models top honors while also taking a look at how Ford did as a whole. (more…)

Find All You Need to Know About How You Can Upgrade the Technology Features of Your Old Ford Model with the FordPass SmartLink System from Akins Ford near Atlanta GA

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Upgrade Your Older Ford Model with FordPass SmartLink

It’s a conundrum many Ford customers face each and every model year – do you stick with the older Ford model you’ve come to know and love, or do you trade it in for a new Ford model that’s been fully updated, upgraded, improved and enhanced? Honestly, there’s never really been a good answer to that question. That’s because Ford models are built to last, yet the advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features of new Ford models can prove to be too enticing to pass up. But what if you could have the best of both worlds? What if you could upgrade your older Ford model so that it features the new systems new Ford models boast? Now you can thanks to the FordPass SmartLink system. (more…)

All-New Ford Co-Pilot360 Safety System Promises to be the Most Comprehensive Suite of Standard Driver Assistance Features and It’ll be Found on the 2019 Ford Model Lineup

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Listing the Standard Features of the Ford Co-Pilot360 Safety System

With the advent of driver assistance safety systems, automotive safety features have become an even bigger selling point for those looking to purchase a new vehicle. And if you’re looking for the safest car, truck or SUV in its class, you’ll want to look no further than the upcoming 2019 Ford model lineup. That’s because 2019 Ford cars, trucks and SUVs will feature the all-new Ford Co-Pilot360 Safety System, which is the most comprehensive suite of standard driver assistance and safety features ever created. And that’s exactly why we decided now is the perfect time to list the standard features of the all-new Ford Co-Pilot360 Safety System. (more…)

2020 Will Be a Year Full of All-New Ford Models

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
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Ford to Release Multiple All-New Models by 2020

Thanks to models like the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport, the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition, the all-new 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel, and the all-new 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Ford model lineup here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, was the most impressive we’ve ever gotten to show off. And that streak of all-new models continues with the upcoming all-new 2019 Ford Edge. But Ford isn’t stopping there when it comes to all-new models, as they’ve promised to release multiple additional all-new models by 2020, which is what we’re going to check out here. (more…)

Celebrating 100 Year of Ford Trucks: From the Model TT to the F-150 and Everything In Between

Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Ford Celebrating 100 Years of Pickup Truck Greatness

Ford has been a leader in innovation in the automotive industry since the very beginning, and one of their most impressive innovations took place on July 27, 1917 – the day the Ford Model TT was introduced and changed the automotive world forever. And after 100 years, Ford is still setting the bar when it comes to pickup trucks. Now, instead of the Model TT, it’s the rugged, powerful and dependable F-Series lineup leading the way, including the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ford F-150. So, with all that in mind, let’s take a moment to celebrate 100 years of Ford’s pickup truck supremacy. (more…)

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Coming to SYNC 3-Equipped 2016 Ford Model Lineup

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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2016 Ford Models Now Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Anyone with a 2016 Ford model equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system is about to get really excited. See, Ford announced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software support is now available on all 2016 Ford models equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system. So, if you have the SYNC 3 system equipped in your 2016 Ford, you simpley need to update it to the new SYNC 3 version 2.2 by downloading it with a USB drive by following the instructions at, downloading it through a Wi-Fi connection or by visiting a dealership like ours here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA. (more…)

Ford Mustang Becomes Best-Selling Sports Car on the Planet

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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How the Ford Mustang is Conquering the Planet

The Ford Mustang has held the distinction of being the best-selling sports car in America for over 50 years. And now, thanks to recent expansions, the unveiling of an upcoming hybrid Ford Mustang and the reveal of the 2018 Mustang, it’s not just the American market the Mustang has conquered. The Ford Mustang has conquered the entire world as it is now the best-selling sports car on the planet. Now available in 140 countries around the world, with six more countries being added this year, the Ford Mustang is the sports car everyone around the globe wants. So let’s take a closer look and find out just how the Ford Mustang conquered the planet. (more…)

Fresh Drinking Water Could be Coming Soon to New Ford Models

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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What is Ford’s New On-the-Go H2O Feature?

It’s the ultimate road trip killer – forgetting something refreshing to drink on your long ride. You then have a choice: either stop off somewhere to get something to drink, or carry on thirsty while cursing your bad memory. But soon, thanks to genius Ford engineers, that will no longer be a problem. See, Ford engineers are developing an exciting new feature called On-the-Go H2O that will allow new Ford models to provide fresh water. So, what exactly is Ford’s new On-the-Go H2O feature? Let’s take a closer look and find out. (more…)