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The All New Taurus From Ford Impresses With Its Technology Features


Quality, reliability, safety, and elegance are all things that may come to mind when you think of the Ford Taurus. After all, these are all things that have kept it so popular and at the head of its class for years.

And drivers of the all-new 2018 Taurus will now enjoy a long list of cutting edge technology features as well that include:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Ford's SYNC® 3 voice recognition system
  • MyKey®
  • ...
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It Doesn't Get Much More Versatile And Capable Than The Ford Transit Connect


If you have cargo that you need to move for your business then you should look into the all-new 2018 Ford Transit Connect. This is an extremely versatile van that is perfect for businesses both small and large alike.

The Transit Connect also has a long list of capability related features for 2018 as well that include:
  • Up to 128.6 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Maximum payload rating of 1,610 lbs
  • A towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. when equipped with the Trailer Tow Prep Package
  • 2.5L iVCT engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • AdvanceTrac® with…
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The 2018 Ford Explorer Design Features


The Ford Explorer is one of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Its popularity is due in part to its reliability. The Explorer also is a roomy vehicle. With three rows of seating, there's enough room for family and friends to ride in comfort.

For 2018, the Ford Explorer has some exciting design features that are sure to capture your attention. All 2018 Ford Explorers have the Signature Lighting system. These are LED lights located on both the front and rear of the vehicle. LED provides superior illumination of road surfaces. The 2018 Ford Explorer also has…
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SYNC 3 Technology Is Changing The Automobile


Some of the most amazing new technologies are surfacing in the automobile industry today, and none could be more so the case than the SYNC 3 technology. Enabling a whole new level of interfacing with your vehicle through the use of an enhanced voice recognition system.

Use your voice to control various portions of your vehicle as well as using SYNC Connect and FordPass to gain an even further level of interfacing with your vehicle. Remote starting, scheduled remote starting, fuel levels, locking and unlocking as well as parking space searches and lowest fuel pricing are all...
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Checking Your Differential Oil: What is It and How To Do It


There are a lot of components to a car engine, and if you do not properly change the oil, you are going to be in trouble. However, a car's differential is actually not in the engine at all. It is located on your wheel axis and helps turns your wheels. As you drive, the differential moves your axis to help go around street corners and take sharp turns.

Without proper lubrication, a car's differential will not work properly. In some cases, rear wheel drive differentials are housed in their own casing and need a thick pool to make…
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Negative Consequences of a Poor Suspension

While you may not spend a lot of time thinking about your vehicle's suspension system, it is a key component of a safe car or truck. When it is not working properly, you and your passengers may experience a bumpy ride. You may also experience issues when attempting to steer your vehicle.

Not being able to keep your vehicle going in a straight line may increase the odds of getting into an accident. Handling may become an even bigger issue if the roads are slippery or wet. This is because your braking distance may be longer than it would…

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Don't pay a tow truck: Use kitty litter, sand, or salt instead


Have you ever got your car stuck on ice or snow? It can be very frustrating, and we here at Donley Ford of Shelby know that the last thing that you want to have happen when trekking out in bad weather is being stuck and having to be late to work while you are waiting for a tow truck to pull you out. You may be able to free your car by using salt, sand, or kitty litter.

?Kitty litter can be bought at most grocery stores and can be spread over the trouble area that you are stuck on…
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Making the right choice: All-wheel drive or four-wheel drive?


Have you ever thought that maybe it is time to upgrade to a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, but you didn't know the benefits that come from each platform? Well, there is a hint in the name for each drivetrain. An All-wheel drive drivetrain is just that: all-wheel drive. All four wheels are powered by the car, and this makes acceleration, takeoff power, and traction while accelerating increased. Many drivers that have driven an all-wheel drive passenger car simply cannot see themselves going back to a front wheel drive model. Likewise, a four-wheel...
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Driving Essentials: Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment System


When you get in your car, the first thing you do is reach through your pockets to see if you've got your "must have's" for when you're on the road. Your license, registration, a cell phone for emergencies and maybe you bring your bottle of water along - just in case.

Ford's SYNC 3 Infotainment System is sure to be added to that list of on the road essentials. The best part about it, is that it's always there. The system is fully equipped and can do just about everything your cell phone can, but in…
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What Is the Purpose of the Ford Blind Spot Information System and How Does it Work


One of the more dangerous points that threatens any driver is dealing with the proverbial blind spot. The blind spot is that area to the rear and to each side of your vehicle that is usually not seen in your side mirrors. If you are not aware that there is a vehicle there and you start to change lanes or make a turn, you could be in an accident very quickly.

The Ford Blind Spot Information System detects such vehicles with sensors so you can rely on the system and not make that lane change until the coast is clear…
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