Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Technology Highlights of the 2020 Ford Expedition SUV

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
2020 Ford Expedition on city street

2020 Ford Expedition Technology Features

Ford Motor Company has been selling cars for well over 100 years, but the incoming wave of tech-savvy features available on today’s Ford lineup makes it clear that this isn’t an automaker that’s stuck in the past. The 2020 Ford Expedition keeps you connected and confident with a myriad standard and available technology features to choose from, and you can see it all here.


Adding Smartphone Apps to Your SYNC®3 Infotainment System

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Ford SYNC®3 with AppLink® display

How to Add Apps to SYNC®3 with AppLink® 

If you own a Ford vehicle equipped with a SYNC®3 infotainment system, staying connected from the open road has never been easier. AppLink® is a feature that lets you control some of your favorite smartphone apps right from your vehicle’s display. This article will explain how to add apps to your SYNC®3 infotainment system using AppLink® and what apps are available for you to take advantage of. 


What Are the Advantages of an EcoBoost® Engine?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Ford EcoBoost Engine

What Does the Term EcoBoost® Mean?

The name EcoBoost® has become an integral part of Ford engineering over the past decade or so. In a nutshell, EcoBoost® is a blend of technologies combined to optimize engine performance for Ford customers. Seems simple enough, but there’s a lot that goes into that title. Keep reading to learn what the term EcoBoost® means in the realm of engines and performance.


Ford Vehicles with Multicontour Seats with Active Motion®

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Ford Multicontour Seats with Active Motion® touchscreen settings

What 2020 Ford Vehicles Have Massaging Seats?  

Researchers have found that backaches are among the most frequent causes of pain for Americans, but Ford has come up with a solution that could put your pricey chiropractor sessions on the chopping block. Multicontour Seats with Active Motion® help you go the distance with massaging technology that’s designed to help reduce muscle fatigue in your legs and lower back as you drive. Discover how Active Motion® is making a difference and what 2020 Ford vehicles have massaging seats here! 


Discover Ford’s New Active Park Assist 2.0 System

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
2021 Mustang Mach-E Active Park Assist 2.0 system

What is Active Park Assist 2.0?

With the 2020 debut of Ford’s latest parking-assistance technology, the Blue Oval now offers a collection of three systems to help take the anxiety out of everyday parking — Active Park Assist, Enhanced Active Park Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0. As you move up the line, each provides a more advanced set of functions for drivers to enjoy. Here you can learn about what Active Park Assist 2.0 can do and what sets it apart from the first-gen Active Park Assist and Enhanced Active Park Assist systems. (more…)

Find an SUV with Ford Intelligent AWD / 4WD at Akins Ford

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
2020 Ford Escape SUV on winter road

Ford SUVs with Intelligent AWD / 4WD near Atlanta, GA 

Whether you’re taking the road less traveled or tackling less-than-ideal road conditions on your everyday commute, the Ford lineup keeps you moving forward with an advanced line of drive systems that adjust your vehicle’s performance in real-time. Keep reading to discover our Ford SUVs with Intelligent AWD / 4WD near Atlanta, GA and how these systems help drivers confidently maneuver over a variety of challenging road conditions. 


Go Electric with These Hybrid 2020 Vehicles at Akins Ford

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid on field with family

What 2020 Ford Vehicles Are Hybrid? 

As the pressure mounts on automakers for more hybrid options, the Blue Oval steps up to the challenge this model year with new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of your favorite for SUVs. There’s never been a better time for Atlanta-area drivers to upgrade their daily driver to something with the latest advanced fuel-saving technology. To get started, check out our list of 2020 Ford vehicles with hybrid capabilities.


Ford Remote Tailgate Release Instructions

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
2020 Ford F-150 rear tailgate

How to Use Remote Tailgate Release on Your Ford Truck

When you browse our selection of Ford trucks at Akins Ford, you may notice a nifty Remote Tailgate Release function on select models. Remote Tailgate Release is a convinient feature which allows you to lock, unlock and lower your vehicle’s tailgate using your key fob.  Join us for some quick instructions on how to use the Remote Tailgate Release feature on your Ford truck.

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How to Use Remote Tailgate Release

STEP 1: Hold your key fob within 3 feet of the rear of your vehicle.

STEP 2: Press the Tailgate Release button once. This will unlock the tailgate.

STEP 3: Press the Tailgate Release button two times to lower the tailgate.

Note: You will need to manually lift the tailgate to close it. To lock the tailgate, just press the LOCK button on your key fob.

Guide to Using Your Ford Adaptive Headlamps

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Ford Adaptive Headlamps viewed from above

How to Turn Your Ford Adaptive Headlights On and Off

New to the Ford lineup for 2020, Adaptive Headlamps can be found on several new vehicles on the Akins Ford lot. This new feature provides better visability during nighttime driving by pivoting your headlights to illuminate past curves in the road. You can learn how this feature works and how to turn your Ford Adaptive Headlamps on and off by following our guide. (more…)

Clear Your Cargo Floor with Ford PowerFold® Seats

Sunday, January 5th, 2020
2019 Ford Explorer interior seats

How to Use Your Ford’s PowerFold® Seats

When you browse from the hundreds of SUVs on the Akins Ford lot, you’ll notice that many come equipped with something called PowerFold® seating. The available PowerFold® function allows you to transform your vehicle into a impromptu cargo van on the fly. This guide explains how you can use your Ford’s PowerFold® seats to clear the cabin of your vehicle in a matter of seconds. (more…)