Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

SmartLink Retroactive Connectivity for Ford and Lincoln

Monday, March 27th, 2017

SmartLink Retroactive Connectivity

In recent years, Ford has stayed ahead of the competition when it comes to connectivity, but this wasn’t always the case. Older Ford models, specifically those between 2010 and 2016, lacked several common features, but the automaker is taking steps to rectify the problem. A new SmartLink retroactive connectivity system will soon be available for older Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

The new SmartLink system will provide owners with a range of new features that are available on current models, but weren’t offered at the time their vehicle was purchased. New features include remote engine start, maintenance notifications, and more.

“Offering [SmartLink] through our dealerships is another way to keep us connected with our customers and earn their loyalty,” said Stephen Odell, Ford’s executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service.

Notably, Ford is upping the ante with its closest competitors by offering a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capable of connecting to up to eight devices. The connection will be supported through partnerships with Verizon and Delphi.

The tech-savvy move makes Ford the first in the industry to offer retroactive connectivity to customers. Users will be able to schedule service through SmartLink as well.

SmartLink retroactive connectivity will officially launch this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced.

We here at Hassett Pre-Owned are happy to see older Ford and Lincoln models becoming better than ever!

Saddle up! The newly designed 2015 Mustang GT Convertible is still the hottest thoroughbred in the sporty class.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Mustang. The name says it all— unbridled power… quick as the wind… and incredibly nimble on any terrain. This latest edition, from a long line of pedigree winners, is leaner and meaner… and, as expected, is decked out with the hottest technology trappings and creature comforts— many as standard features. Unmistakably, this pony is sleeker than the last stable of Mustangs, with a wider track on chassis that’s primed for the type of powerful, spirited driving that makes you want to hit the open road and never back off on the accelerator. The new Mustang GT Convertible is comfortably cool, versatile to drive, and designed with a fresh look and style that will definitely turn heads. You’ve got to check it out in person.

(more…)

Mobile Climate and Road Simulators Minimize On-Road Noise

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Climate and Road SimulatorsFord is always looking for new ways to improve their vehicles. One of their goals is to ensure you have a safe and comfortable driving experience, and a quiet ride is part of this! Noises on the road can not only be annoying, but make us worry! Thankfully, Ford’s mobile climate and road simulators minimize on-road noise in the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty.

The Super Duty series is Ford’s toughest series yet. This equipment puts vehicles through the most extreme conditions imaginable to test for squeaks and rattles. The simulators are called Transportable Environmental Four Posters. This references the 18-wheeler portability and four-point road simulators that are under each wheel in the chamber. Ford is the only brand to use this.

“Mobile climate and road simulators are absolutely key to finding unwanted noises in the early stages of vehicle development,” said Craig Schmatz, chief engineer of Ford F-Series Super Duty. Extreme environments can bring out problems, and finding these before production are key.

Ford puts vehicles through 20 degrees below and 120 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure they can handle it. So when you’re behind the wheel of a F-Series Super Duty, you know you’ll be safe.

Interesting Facts about Ford

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Interesting facts about FordFord has a very rich history as one of the oldest car manufacturers. You probably know a great deal about the manufacturer, but here are some interesting facts about Ford you might not know:

  1. Ford is the second largest family owned company in the world.
  2. The very first Ford was sold in 1903 for $850. It could got a maximum speed of 30 mph.
  3. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were lifelong friends.
  4. Henry Ford wanted his workers to have a “life” not just a “living” and expanded the middle class and fair wages movement by creating the “$5-a-day” salary (equivalent to an impressive “$118-a-day in 2016.)
  5. Jim Morrison, legendary Door singer, only ever owned a 1967 Shelby GT 500.
  6. Ford’s signature logo didn’t come about until 4 years after the company was already in production.
  7. Ironically, Chevrolet used a Ford SuperDuty to set up their Chevy Truck display at the Texas State Fair in 2012.
  8. In 1965, a Ford Mustang was brought to the observation deck of the Empire State Building in four separate pieces through using elevators.

Ford & LEGO Team up to Make LEGO Ford Cars

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

LEGO Mustang

 

We all know and love LEGOs. And of course, we know that they model many of their toy sets after movies and television shows. But this time, they’re modeling after cars! Yes, LEGO Ford cars have arrived!

Ford and LEGO Speed Champions teamed up to introduce LEGO’s newest line that includes two of Ford’s most iconic vehicles at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. And LEGO is excited about it, too. Their vice president of licensing and entertainment, Jill Wilfert, said, “Each LEGO Ford car tells a story and has infinite play possibilities.”

The Mustang and F-150 Raptor LEGO Speed Champions sets will give honor to both infamous Ford vehicles. The Mustang kit comes with a time board and race driver. The larger F-150 kit includes a garage, trailer, a crew of Ford workers and a drag racing Christmas tree and Model A hot rod.

And remember, these sets don’t just have to be for kids! You can definitely get away with buying them if you’re a car lover. They’ll both be available for purchase on March 1st in LEGO and Toys ‘R Us stores.

Ford Smart Mobility Plan Moves into Phase Two

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

In January, Ford began researching ways to offer consumers the newest technology in connectivity, mobility, and autonomous vehicles, therefore creating the Ford Smart Mobility Plan. Now, the American carmaker has officially moved into phase two. In this stage, Ford will take the research gathered from phase one and begin applying it in two key areas.

Phase one started in January with 25 experiments being launched around the globe. Phase two is taking what they’ve learned thus far and applying it to two areas – flexible use and ownership, and other modes for urban travel.

Flexible Use and Ownership

Ford will introduce “Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing” to six U.S. cities and London. The program is a pilot program that will allow people to rent their Ford vehicles to other drivers for short-term use. All drivers will be prescreened the program will run on software from two different Web-based, mobile friendly companies.

Urban Mobility Solutions

A new electric bike and prototype smartphone app look to make using Ford’s bike even easier for those in urban communities. The new bike, MoDe:Flex is the third ebike. The bike will be able to connect with the rider’s smartphone for real-time information like weather, traffic congestion, parking costs, other modes of transportation and time. The app also has eyes-free navigation, route planning and healthy and fitness info capabilities.

The Ford Smart Mobility Plan is sure to continue making transportation easier for future generations. Do you agree? Share your thoughts with Hassett Pre-Owned below!

2015 FORD EDGE IS AT HASSETT

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The new 2015 Ford Edge is here at Hassett with a new appearance, interior and exterior, more features and new technology and a high level of quality & craftsmanship. Long Islanders always want it all and now the NEW Ford Edge delivers! When it comes to style-performance and price the Ford Edge has got it and more. Stop down and let us show you how an Ecoboost standard engine can deliver the power to deal with the LIE, yet cruise on Main Street with huge gas savings.

Then let us show you how high-tech the Crossover is with cool innovations like driver assist with sensors, radar and cameras galore to allow you to be more in control of the morning rush hour. Finally, let us show you how affordable all this craftsmanship is only at Hassett Ford. Long Islanders you can have it all and it begins with a simple visit to 3530 Sunrise Highway in Wantagh and test drive the NEW 2015 Ford Edge to see for yourself!

With its sculpted curves and athletic stance, the Edge has a clean modern exterior design, a driver focused interior and a long list of technological features to meet our customers expectation of quality and innovation. The new Aerodynamic design reduces noise & vibration harshness when driving on the highway or around town.

Lower fascia & rocker panels enhance the athletic stance of the car. The wide aggressive stance with a longer wheel base, new front fascia, headlamps and grill add to its dramatic look of the 2015 Edge.

The 2015 Edge has the technology that keeps you in control with features such as the Front 180° camera, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keeping system, adaptive cruise control, Ford Sync voice-activated technology and interactive screens and hands-free liftgate.

Check out the new standard features that come across all models:

  • Intelligent access
  • Push button start
  • Sync
  • Rear view camera
  • Drive/passenger knee airbags
  • Daytime running lights
  • Paddle shifters
  • Led tail lamps
  • Torque vectoring
  • Electric Power assisted Steering
  • Active Grille Shutters (Ecoboost models only) for maximizing Aerodynamic efficiency automatically open and close to maintain ideal engine temperature.

Come to Hassett today to see the bold new design and state-of-the art technology of the new 2015 Edge.

Visit Hassett Ford, LincolnTruck and Pre-Owned for your new vehicle! We are in Wantagh, NY in Nassau County near Suffolk County, NY. If you are looking to buy, lease, or finance your new Ford, Lincoln or Subaru at the right price, call 516-785-7800 today or visit http://www.HassettAutomotive.com. 14x consecutive winner of Ford’s prestigious Presidents Award for excellence in customer service and satisfaction. We serve Long Island, NY, Wantagh, NY and the surrounding areas. Come to 3530 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793.

Ford October Sales Were through the Roof

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Ford October Sales

The highly popular Ford Explorer contributed to Ford’s record sales in October

Ford October sales looked promising as the Fusion, Escape, Explorer, and Transit Connect all posted record sales for the month. Government and commercial sales were up 4% and 18% for Ford, respectively,. Thanks to the power of the MKC, Lincoln sales were also up 25% for the luxury brand’s best October since 2007.

With sales totaling 22,846 vehicles, up 5% over the same month last year, the Ford Fusion experienced its best-ever October sales performance and is on pace to break the 300,000-vehicle mark this year for the first time ever. The Fusion is one of the most sought-after vehicles here at Hassett Automotive.

The Escape managed to sell even more vehicles with 24,919 sold last month, marking a 12% increase and its best-ever October performance as well. The Escape is thriving in a market where the CUV and SUV segments are the fastest growing of all.

With 14,455 vehicles sold, Explorer sales were up 4% for the best October performance since 2004. A final best-ever record performance came from the Transit Connect—4,068 vehicles were sold, up 28%.

Ford Gives Big at the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The 12th annual Ford Neighborhood Awards were last weekend, August 8-10, in Atlanta. The awards seek to recognize people and businesses that make a difference in their community.

Award categories included Best High School Coach, Nail Salon, School Teacher, Car Wash/Detail Shop, Church Choir, Soul Food Place, Barber Shop, High School, Barbecue Place, Beauty Salon, Church, and Community Leader.

These people/businesses were nominated by their peers, and four finalists were selected in each category. Voting was then opened to the public to select the winner in each category.

A star-studded cast of celebrities presented the awards, and the event was hosted by Steve Harvey, comedian and host of the popular TV show Family Feud.

As the title sponsor of the awards, Ford gave the winner for Best Community Leader $30,000 to donate to his charity of choice. The winner was Stan Richards of Washington, DC.

“The Ford Neighborhood Awards continues to represent a mainstay within the African American community,” said Shawn Thompson, manager of Ford multicultural marketing. “Each year this show gets bigger, and Ford is excited to be able to present the Community Leader of the Year Award recipient with a check for $30,000 to ultimately give back to the local community.”

Hassett Automotive is proud to be a part of the Ford family. Come see us today!

Ford Offers Customers Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Lifetime Brake Pad GuaranteeFord is committed to helping customers enjoy their vehicles for years down the road. The automaker knows a key factor in keeping your vehicle running well is proper maintenance, so the company has decided to offer the Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee. Through this new policy, Ford and Lincoln owners using Motorcraft brake pads purchased after July 1 of this year are eligible to receive free brake pads for life. We know what you’re thinking; and no, this is not a joke.

“This program reflects our commitment to providing customers with an excellent ownership experience regardless of the age of their vehicle,” said Frederiek Toney, Ford Motor Company VP and president of Ford Customer Service.

“Plus, when you purchase Motorcraft parts at a Ford or Lincoln dealer, or a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, you know you’re getting the right parts installed by the right people. Motorcraft parts are the officially recommended parts for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, and these technicians are factory-trained and certified to service our products.”

Customers are responsible for the cost of labor and any additional products that may be necessary.

When your brakes pads have worn down to three millimeters or less, be sure to bring your repair order or VIN to Hassett Autos and  get a set of new brake pads on us. Let us keep your vehicle on the road for years to come.