Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category
Akins Ford Welcomes New 2021 Model-Year 4WD SUVs
With the nation’s growing appetite for crossovers and SUVs, the market has become populated with flourishing niche markets. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for carlike handling or truck-grade capability. If your desires fall in the latter group, you’ll find a model that suits your lifestyle and budget in our selection of new Ford-brand 4WD crossovers and SUVs available here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.(more…)
Turning Your Ford Belt-Minder™ Seatbelt Alarm System ON/OFF
If you’ve bought a Ford F-150 anytime in recent years, it’s likely that your truck is equipped with a Belt-Minder™ seatbelt alarm system that sounds a tone to remind you and your front passenger to buckle up at speeds greater than 6 mph. If at any time you need to disable this feature, there is a way to do it. This guide walks through the procedure for disabling the Belt-Minder™ seatbelt alarm on the Ford F-150.(more…)
How Do I Get Ford Active Drive Assist?
Hot off the presses: Ford’s new Active Drive Assist feature will soon arrive as part of an over-the-air update to the 2021 Ford F-150 and the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E models. Here are some quick details on when the update will take place and which models will be affected.(more…)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Reset Procedure
If you’ve purchased a Ford vehicle recently, it’s pretty likely that your car is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that continually monitors psi readings in all four tires. The system works by using sophisticated sensors that are attached to the valve stem. If you’ve gotten a tire rotation done lately, you may notice your TPMS display has the tire positions all out of whack. Because the sensors are located inside each tire, you may have to reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and help it relearn the new positions of your tire sensors.(more…)
Where to Watch the Ford v Ferrari Movie Online
Inspired by true events, Ford v Ferrari tells the inspiring tale of Caroll Shelby and Ken Miles who built the legendary Ford GT40 race car that helped Ford Motor Company beat Ferrari in the famous Le Mans race in 1966. Will you find it on Netflix? Hulu? HBO? Disney+? Here’s everything you need to know about where you can (and can’t) stream Ford v Ferrari online.(more…)
Guide to Using Your Ford’s Head Up Display
Available on select Ford vehicles, the Head Up Display is designed to help you keep your eyes on the road while providing general driving information such as speed, navigation details, and some Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology features. In this guide, we’ll explore how to turn your Head Up Display ON/OFF as well as how to adjust you display’s position, brightness, and size settings.(more…)
Unlocking the Active Park Assist 2.0 Parallel Parking Feature
Available on select Ford vehicles, Active Park Assist 2.0 makes parking in even the tightest parallel or reverse perpendicular spots simple with step-by-step guidance and surgical precision. This guide from the team at Akins Ford will provide instructions on how to parallel park using the Ford Active Park Assist 2.0 feature.(more…)
Henry Ford and America’s First Pickup Truck
The USA has had its fair share of major achievements in the realm of motor vehicles, but few feel so soaked in Red, White, and Blue as the creation of the American pickup truck. But if you’re interested in finding where it all started, we’re going to have to dial it back a century. It was a time when President Calvin Coolidge was hunkered down in the White House, the Grand Ole Opry was celebrating its first year on the air, and sculptor Gutzon Borglum was planning up a “Shrine of Democracy” that would later be known as Mount Rushmore. That’s right, the market’s first pickup truck can be traced back as far as the Ford Model T Runabout made by Henry Ford in 1925.(more…)
What is the Fastest Police Car in America?
Backed by nearly 70 years of expertise working alongside law enforcement, the Ford Police Interceptor Utility is the fastest, most aggressive police car on U.S. streets. We absolutely don’t encourage leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. (Regardless of what’s under your hood, it will most certainly end badly.) But if you’re curious what it will take to lose the boys in blue, this is the automobile you need to beat. So, just how fast is the Ford Police Interceptor Utility? That’s the question we’re looking to answer!(more…)
What Are Ford Vehicles Known For?
Most of us know Ford as the company that revolutionized the world of manufacturing with the creation of the assembly line. Or maybe you think of Ford as the first automaker to design a vehicle suitable for the everyday consumer. There are endless stories highlighting the rich heritage of Ford as a brand, but what are Ford vehicles known for? Keep reading to explore the advantages you get when you shop Ford.(more…)