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  • Technology has revolutionised the auto industry in recent years, making vehicles smarter, safer and more enjoyable than ever before, and no automaker has made greater strides in this regard than Ford. Here we will look at some of the many high-tech highlights now found across Ford’s wide range of highly impressive vehicles. Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start   This brilliant system enables drivers to get in and going without taking their keys from their pocket, which is a particularly useful feature when you have your hands full with groceries, tools or kids. With a tiny key fob in your pocket ...

  • If you are one of the many Canadian drivers who have always dreamt of driving a Mustang consider this your cue to make a move, because the 2018 Ford Mustang GT 500 has taken everything you know and love about the Mustang and supercharged it. Here we will look at a few of the many great highlights of this highly anticipated vehicle, so take a deep breath and prepare to meet a ride unlike any other. Ready to roar This beast of a vehicle will be the first production turbocharged V8 Mustang ever made. It is expected to be powered ...

  • Ford has long been known for making high quality vehicles that Canadian families love and there is no better example than the 2017 Ford Fusion, which was recently named the Best Family Sedan by Motor Week at their annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. Here we will look at what this latest honour is all about as well as what makes the 2017 Fusion so special. Who is Motor Week? Motor Week describes itself as “Television’s Original Automotive Magazine” and is the longest running automotive series on North American television, having been on air since 1981. Considered an informative, entertaining and reliable ...

  • Winter is finally over for another year, which means that it is time to switch back over to your summer treads, but first, there are a few crucial pieces of information that you need to know about. For best results keep the following factors in mind. 1. The 7°C Rule Winter tires utilise soft rubber compounds that resist hardening when the temperatures drop, as this allows them to continue to grip the road even in freezing conditions; however, once the temperatures climb back above 7°C those softer compounds are no longer necessary. Switching back over to your summer tires at ...

  • Just when you thought that Ford vehicles couldn’t get any better, this innovative automaker has found a way to raise the bar yet again. Here we will take a closer look at Ford’s latest safety feature – ‘Return to Park’ – including what it is, how it works, and why modern drivers are guaranteed to love it. What is it? Ford’s ‘Return to Park’ feature is designed to automatically shift your vehicle into Park anytime it detects that you are preparing to exit the vehicle. How does it work? This brilliant feature utilises data from a network of sensors to ...

  • If you are planning on upgrading your vehicle this year keep your eyes firmly fixed upon the horizon, because the 2018 Ford Expedition is primed and ready to roll into view and it is a ride you won’t soon forget. This is a brief look at what you can expect. Power While Ford has made no secret of the fact that the 2018 Expedition will be their most powerful SUV ever, speculation is rampant that this beast of a vehicle could offer up to 400 horsepower and 480 lb/ft. of torque. While Ford has yet to confirm these numbers, they ...

  • The 2017 Ford Explorer is absolutely packed full of highlights, from its spacious cabin, ample safety features and next level comfort to its wide range of high tech functionality; however, one of the biggest highlights of this remarkable vehicle is its epic towing capabilities.   Whether you want to tow a trailer, a boat or anything else behind you, you can count on your Explorer to handle it with ease, every single time. Here we will take a closer look at what makes this highly impressive Ford such a beast when it comes to towing.   The power to move ...

  • The 2017 Ford Fusion has sure created plenty of buzz since it was unveiled recently with much of the talk surrounding its epic 325 horsepower engine option; however, the feature that many drivers will enjoy most is the inclusion of Ford’s state-of-the-art Sport Mode. If you love to drive and want to get the most out of your vehicle Sport Mode was made for people like you; here we will look at what the fuss is all about. 1. Better handling With Sport Mode activated drivers will enjoy dramatically improved handling, regardless of whether you are commuting through the city ...

  • Technology has been evolving at a breathtaking rate in recent years, with one of the most noticeable trends being the shift towards smarter, lighter and stronger materials. While this development has been most widely publicised in regards to mobile devices, the impact on the automotive industry has been massive to say the least and Ford is front and centre leading the charge. Here we will look at what this new approach is all about. The benefits of lightweight components Stronger, lighter components can benefit vehicles in a number of ways. Less weight means improved acceleration and handling, more responsive braking ...

  • Ford has long been famous for high tech advancements that impact everything from safety and performance to vehicle handling; now this future-focused company is redefining the very relationship between drivers and their vehicles. Their latest innovation – FordPass – was unveiled at this year’s Detroit International Auto Show and it has generated a huge amount of buzz; here we will look at a few of the major highlights. What is FordPass? Ford describes FordPass as “a one-stop mobility app” and this savvy new piece of technology is designed to create a stronger connection between drivers, their vehicles and any support ...

  •   While there are a lot of trucks on the market nowadays that look good and sound impressive, when it comes to taking on epic workloads, day in and day out, none can compare with a 2017 Ford Super Duty. Here we look at 4 of the many reasons why your next truck should be a Super Duty. 1. Built tough Ford’s all new Super Duty line-up has been built from military grade, high strength aluminum alloy steel. The fully boxed frame is 24 times stiffer than previous generation models – which means added protection for you and your loved ...

  • Unless you have been travelling deep within the Amazon or living under a rock lately, you have likely heard some of the hype surrounding the new Ford F-150. The big question on everybody’s lips has been, surely it can’t live up to all those rave reviews and mountains of awards; can it? The answer is a resounding yes! Here we will look at just a few of the many reasons why your next truck should be an F-150. Earth-shattering performance Part of the secret to the new F-150’s incredible performance is that it is up to 317kg lighter than the ...

  • Whether you are a regular road-tripper, a weekend warrior or just like rounding up your crew any chance you get and heading deep into the wilderness, the Ford Explorer was made for people like you. Not only does the Explorer lead the industry in almost every category for quality and performance, last year it was awarded Vincentric’s coveted Best Value in Canada award. Let’s look at what makes this much talked about vehicle a once in a lifetime ride. Handle anything The Explorer has been designed to provide maximum control and optimal handling regardless of the conditions or the terrain. From its ...

  • If you are one of the many who have always dreamt of driving a Mustang there has never been a better time to take the plunge and do so, because Ford has taken all of those things you know and love about this iconic vehicle and made them even better. Here we will look at some of the many reasons why the 2017 Mustang is the best version yet. Breathtaking power You haven’t experienced true power until you have spent some time behind the wheel of a Mustang and the 2017 version comes in a range of epic engine options. ...

  • Looking for a vehicle that is stylish, safe and packed full of the latest technology? If so, you will love the 2016 Ford Edge as this award-winning vehicle is proof that you really can have it all. Here we will look at some of the many reasons why this highly impressive Ford is a once in a lifetime vehicle. Sophisticated, modern and edgy Expect to be turning heads everywhere you go in a new Ford Edge, as it has a look, feel and style unlike any other ride on the road. Boasting smooth lines, an athletic stance and aerodynamic sculpting, ...

  • Getting your mob from A to B in style, comfort and safety has never been easier thanks to Ford’s latest impressive offering – the 2016 Flex – so if your crew is a little larger than most your world is about to get a whole lot better. This is a brief look at what makes the 2016 Ford Flex such a special vehicle. Spacious and comfortable The all new Flex can comfortably accommodate up to 7 adults with plenty of leg, head and shoulder room for all on board. The 10-way power adjustable driver seat is ergonomically designed and will ...

  • Nothing compares to hitting the road on an adventure, especially when you have the backing of a quality vehicle, and none are better equipped for something epic than the 2017 Ford Escape. Just as comfortable in the city as it is on the highway or around the campground, it is little wonder that this is Canada’s top-selling SUV. Let’s take a look at what the fuss is all about. Built for adventure Ford understands that any great adventure needs to have all of the right people and things on board, which is why the 2017 Escape has been designed to ...

  • Ford recently extended one of the most remarkable streaks in automotive awards history when its 1.0L EcoBoost engine was named the World’s Best Small Engine for the fifth straight year. This incredible engine has now won this illustrious award every year since it first entered the competition in 2012 and in the process has become the posterchild for savvy downsizing in the auto industry. Here we will look at the history and significance of these widely respected awards along with Ford’s most amazing engine yet. A brief history of the awards First held in 1999, the International Engine of the ...

  • The 2016 AJAC EcoRun was recently held across Ontario, providing an up-close look at the latest in green vehicle technology. Everything from gas, diesel and hybrids to plug-in and fuel cell varieties were represented and, not surprisingly, there were plenty of highlights; however, few vehicles had more heads turning than Ford’s eye-catching contingent. Here we will take a closer look at what EcoRun is as well as at Ford’s impressive showing at this year’s event. What is EcoRun? This annual event is organised by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and is designed to put the industry’s latest eco-friendly ...

  • News in the auto industry has been dominated of late by the ever-increasing Takata airbag recall, a recall so huge that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has described it as “the largest and most complex safety recall in US history”. Understandably, the news of a widespread recall has left vehicle owners shocked and concerned, especially given some of the dramatic details that have emerged. The following brief guide will tell you all you need to know. What is the problem? The source of the problem is the airbag’s inflator system (which consists of a metal cartridge loaded with ...

  • Unfortunately, not every vehicle is as safe as it may seem, so if you are after a vehicle that you can count on to keep you and your loved ones safe you need to know which features and qualities to look for. For best results, ensure that the following features are at the top of your ‘must-have’ list, because no vehicle can be considered safe without them. Good tires Unless you have quality rubber beneath your vehicle you will struggle to keep your ride on the road; after all, high level traction and handling is impossible without decent tires. To ...

  • In order to service our customers even better, we are undergoing a renovation project here at Fourlane Ford.  We are expanding our showroom and service department to the south to increase their size (compare the artist rendering above to the current photo below).  We will remain open and committed to our top notch service during the process so don't be afraid to stop in and say hi!  We will always be easy to get to and easy to deal with.

  • Minimising your impact on the environment is something everybody needs to be concerned about, especially when it comes to driving, and some of the most effective ways to do so are fast, cheap and easy. So be sure that you and your ride are driving as green as possible this year by keeping the following tips in mind. 1. Go steady Keeping your speed as steady as possible will mean you use less fuel, so make an effort to speed up and slow down a little more gradually. If your ride has cruise control use it anytime you can as ...

  • Even a small problem with one of your tires can quickly turn into a nightmare situation if it isn’t dealt with promptly, which is why every driver needs to know how to tell if all is well with their vehicle’s rubber. While the signs of trouble are often rather obvious you need to be paying attention and taking action as soon as you spot something, so for safety’s sake, inspect your tires regularly and keep the following tips firmly in mind. Age matters Rubber is an organic substance that will naturally degrade over time; therefore, even top quality tires will ...

  •   If you are looking for a vehicle that is stylish, reliable and affordable you will love the 2016 Ford Focus, because this ultra-modern ride won’t just turn heads everywhere you go, it will exceed your expectations at every turn. Built to keep up with your busy lifestyle, packed full of personality and showcasing Ford’s famous durability, this is the perfect vehicle for drivers who want it all. Let’s look at some of the many reasons why savvy drivers are falling head over heels for the new Focus. The power you want and need The 2016 Focus continues Ford’s long ...

  • There are plenty of great ways to pay for your next vehicle and the right choice for you will depend upon your unique needs and circumstances; however, if you are looking to get into a quality vehicle fast two of the more popular ways to do so are leasing and dealership financing. Here we will take a closer look at the pros and cons of each approach. Leasing (Pros) Keep it current If you are a fan of driving the latest model vehicles leasing is a fantastic option, because it allows you to do so for a small monthly fee. ...

  • The best way to get a sense of whether a vehicle is right for you is by taking it for a spin, but to make the most of that test drive you need to know what to look for. To ensure that your next vehicle is exactly what you want and need keep the following test drive check list in mind. Accessibility How easy is it to get in and out of the vehicle? Consider this from the perspective of every seat in the vehicle. Power How responsive is the acceleration? Try this out from a standing start as well ...

  • If you have been considering investing in an environmentally friendly vehicle you are going to love the C-MAX Hybrid, as this savvy vehicle makes it easy to do your part for the planet without sacrificing performance. From its head turning looks and Ford famous reliability through to its high tech connectivity and efficiency, this is a vehicle you will feel good about driving regardless of where you are heading. Here is a brief look at just a few of the many highlights. Safety Safety should always be your number one concern when choosing your next vehicle and in a 2016 ...

  • The only thing better than driving a Ford is being behind the wheel of one with a few awesome upgrades, so if you’d like to take your driving experience to a whole new level this year invest in a few extra capabilities for your ride. There is certainly no shortage of incredible Ford upgrades available nowadays and here we will take a quick look at a few of the best.   Interior protection Protecting your Ford’s interior from dirt, mud and moisture will prevent mold, mildew, staining and other damage from undermining your vehicle’s value; it will also make every ride ...

  • Trading in your vehicle is a savvy way to save on upgrading to something better; however, if you want to boost your trade in value you need to take care of a few basics. To get a great return on your trade in here at Fourlane Ford keep the following tips in mind. Keep good records Having comprehensive records regarding your vehicle’s repair and maintenance history is essential, as this will give a clear indication of not just the history of your vehicle but also the current state it is in. If you have misplaced records talk to your mechanic ...

  • Ford has been making high quality vehicles for over a century and continues to be an industry leader in everything from style and safety to performance, so if you are thinking about investing in a new or used vehicle in 2016 you’d be wise to consider a Ford. However, with so many great Fords available it can be tough to choose just one, but if you keep the following key factors in mind your decision will be easy. Price Your perfect Ford needs to be one that you can actually afford; otherwise, you will struggle to keep it on the ...

  • The Ford Fusion has been turning heads and impressing drivers now for a decade and the 2016 version is sure to be the most popular yet. Everything from the styling and the transmission to the use of technology has seen significant improvements, carrying on Ford’s long and proud history of creating truly exceptional vehicles. If you are looking for a reliable vehicle that looks great and has a wealth of creature comforts, you’d be wise to take a good long look at the 2016 Ford Fusion. Here are just a few of the many highlights.  Plenty of power The 2016 ...

  • The cost of owning a vehicle is always far more than the price of the vehicle itself, so before you get too excited about that sweet ride you can barely afford find out how much it will actually set you back. This brief guide examines the major factors to consider when calculating the true cost of ownership. Fuel As a general rule, the larger your vehicle is the more it will cost to run. Four wheel drive vehicles need more fuel than two-wheel drives, front wheel drives tend to be more fuel efficient than rear wheel drives, while hybrids trump ...