Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

How to Disable Auto Start-Stop on the Ford F-150

Thursday, November 5th, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 in field

Turning Off the F-150’s Engine Automatic Start-Stop Feature

If you own a Ford F-150 truck, your vehicle might come equipped with a feature that’s designed to cut down on emissions and lower fuel costs throughout the life of your vehicle. Available on select F-150 trucks, the Auto Start-Stop system automatically cuts power to the engine while idling, such as at a red light or while in line at the drive-thru. If you’re not in the mood to save money, the Auto Start-Stop on the Ford F-150 can be disabled without much hassle at all.


What Will The 2021 Ford Edge Look Like?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
2021 Ford Edge in parking lot

2021 Ford Edge First Look Image Gallery

Earlier this week Ford gave us the very first glimpse at what changes are in store for the 2021 Ford Edge, and among the updates owners will be rewarded with a new largest-in-class 12-inch touchscreen backed by SYNC® 4A software. This image gallery offers a quick glimpse into what the 2021 Ford Edge will look like as well as the new features that are in store.


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.


How to Create a New Profile on your Ford SYNC® 4 Touchscreen

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Ford SYNC 4 system in 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

How to Set Up Multiple Ford SYNC® 4 Profiles

Did you know the Ford SYNC® 4 touchscreen has the ability to learn the preferences and habits of multiple drivers. When you create a new profile, your SYNC® 4 system can remember things like your preferred temperature, radio settings, ambient lighting, seat positions, and so much more! This guide and video tutorial will walk you through the basics of how to create a new profile on your Ford SYNC® 4 touchscreen so you can start using the system’s capabilities to the fullest.


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.


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.