Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

New 4WD Crossovers/SUVs near Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer with scenic mountain background

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.


How to Disable the Seatbelt Alarm on the Ford F-150

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 interior front seats

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.


When Will Ford’s Active Drive Assist Over-the-Air Update Occur?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
Active Drive Assist in Mustang Mach-E

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.


How to Reset the Tire Pressure Sensors on Your Ford Vehicle

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Ford Tire Pressure Monitoring System Display

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.


Where Can You Stream the Ford v Ferrari Movie?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Ford GT40 Winning 1966 Le Mans

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.


How to Turn On and Adjust Your Ford Head Up Display

Monday, August 31st, 2020
Ford Head Up Display in the 2020 Ford Escape

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.


How to Parallel Park Using Ford Active Park Assist 2.0

Monday, August 31st, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer Active Park Assist 2.0

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.


Ford Heritage: Who Made the First Pickup Truck?

Friday, August 14th, 2020
1925 Ford Model T Runabout truck on street

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.


Ford Police Interceptor Utility Claims Fastest American Police Car

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
All-New 2020 Ford® Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid SUV

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! 


Advantages of Buying a New Ford Vehicle at Akins Ford

Friday, May 15th, 2020
2020 Ford lineup

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.