Archive for the ‘Guides & How Tos’ Category

What is the difference between getting tires rotated and balancing tires?

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
mechanic tuning aligner for wheels

How often should you get your tires rotated?

Which is the one part of your vehicle that gets affected the most by wear and tear? It is the tires. The tires come in direct contact with the road and hence face the most wear and tear damage and hence need to be replaced often. But tire replacement can be very expensive, so it is important to keep a check on our tires and make sure we maximize their life. How to do that you ask? Well, read ahead to find out! What is tire rotation and balancing? How often should you get your tires rotated? You can get your tires rotated here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA!

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Can I unlock my Ford vehicle without a key or remote?

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Ford SecuriCode invisible keypad

How to use the SecuriCode Invisible Keypad?

Did you know that you can unlock your Ford vehicle without a key or remote? If you did not, don’t worry because we are here to tell you exactly how to do it. This feature is very useful for people who do not like to carry their car keys on their person. Or for those like us who tend to forget them. The Ford SecuriCode invisible keypad is mounted on the driver-side door frame, and you can punch in your five-digit code to unlock your Ford vehicle. Continue reading this blog by Akins Ford in Winder, GA to learn how!

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Can I use SiriusXM® in my Ford vehicle?

Monday, July 26th, 2021
Ford SiriusXM® with SYNC® 3 digital display

How to use SiriusXM® with SYNC® 3

Generally, all Ford vehicles are by default equipped with SiriusXM® that gives you over a hundred and fifty different channels of ad-free music to choose from. It also has news, comedy, sports, and entertainment options. But how to use SiriusXM® with SYNC® 3? Read this blog by Akins Ford to learn everything you need to know about how to use SiriusXM® in your Ford vehicle. You can get SiriusXM® equipped Ford vehicles here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA!

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How to know my Ford vehicle needs an oil change?

Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Mechanic changing engine oil.

Get your oil changed at Akins Ford, Winder, GA

Every Ford owner and driver knows that vehicles need their oil changed often. But exactly how often? How to know that your Ford vehicle needs an oil change? What time intervals should be getting your oil changed? If you have similar questions, read this blog by Akins Ford to find out. People living in or around Winder, GA can get their Ford vehicle’s oil changed here at Akins Ford!

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Can I give voice commands to my Ford vehicle?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen display

Ford SYNC® 3 voice command features

Ford SYNC® 3 is a voice-activated technology that helps connect your smartphone to your vehicle, thereby allowing you to communicate, navigate and entertain yourself while on the go. If you just got a new Ford vehicle and are wondering whether or not you can give voice commands to your Ford vehicle, we have got all of it covered for you here today. Read this post by Akins Ford in Winder, GA to learn all the Ford SYNC® 3 voice command features.

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What is All-Wheel Drive and how does it work?

Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Red 2021 Ford F-150 off-roading

All-wheel drive vs Front-wheel drive

If you are planning on buying a new vehicle, you would have come across the different drivetrain options during your research. But what exactly is AWD or FWD? How does it work? All-wheel drive vs Front-wheel drive- which one is better? Continue reading this blog by Akins Ford in Winder, GA to find out answers to all of these questions and more.

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Why does my Ford car battery keep dying?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Mechanic working on the car engine.

Top 5 ways to avoid a dead car battery

Considering the lockdown situation over the past year, most of us have not been driving our vehicles as often as we used to. This might lead you to a dead car battery the next time you try to start it. If you have had a dead car battery recently or are wondering why that happens, you are on the right page. Continue reading this post by Akins Ford in Winder, GA to learn the top 5 ways to avoid a dead car battery.

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How to Set Up Trailer Theft Alerts on the 2021 Ford F-150

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 towing a boat out of water

2021 Ford F-150 Trailer Theft Alert Instructions

New this year, the Trailer Theft Alert feature on the redesigned Ford F-150 can alert owners to potential trailer theft through their smartphones as part of the truck’s security system. This guide covers how to set up your 2021 Ford F-150 to send Trailer Theft Alerts to your smartphone via the FordPass™ app.

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How to Check Trailer Lights Using the FordPass™ App

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 hauling a camper

2021 Ford F-150 Trailer Light Check Instructions

New for 2021, select Ford F-150 trucks will come equipped with a Trailer Light Check feature that lets you check your trailer light operation all from your smartphone. This step-by-step guide covers how to check your trailer lights using the new F-150 Trailer Light Check function on your FordPass™ App.

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Guide to using BLIS® with Trailer Coverage and Cross-Traffic Alert

Sunday, June 20th, 2021
Ford BLIS® with Trailer Coverage.

How to use Ford BLIS® with Trailer Coverage?

Every new Ford vehicle comes equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot 360 ™ which provides the driver a bunch of safety assist features. One of them is the BLIS® or the Blind Spot Information System. But how exactly does BLIS ® work? What is BLIS ® with Cross-Traffic alert and how to use it? How to use BLIS ® with trailer coverage? Read this blog by Akins Ford, Winder, Georgia to learn everything you need to know about the Ford BLIS ® safety assist feature.

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