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Have You Checked Out the 2018 Ford Escape?

The Ford Escape is one of Ford's most popular vehicles. As a crossover, it offers plenty of space as well as great handling in any type of weather. This vehicle also has fantastic safety features, including the adaptive cruise control for ease of highway driving.

One of the biggest challenges that people who are new to SUVs have is figuring out how to park it. The Ford Escape has the technology for that, too. Its enhanced active park assist software shows you what to do when parallel parking or when you need to back out of a parking space…

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Is Your Transmission in Trouble?

The transmission on your car smooths the transition between changing gears. When it becomes hard to change gears, this is usually a problem with your transmission. Jerking motions when you are driving, or a delayed engagement when you put your car into gear can mean that your transmission needs work.

If you are driving and notice that your car is more difficult to drive than normal, it's time to bring your car to Porterville Ford and have our service center take a look. Problems with your transmission will get worse over time, and you can end up destroying your…

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How Your Differential System Helps You Turn

When you are driving perfectly straight it makes sense that your car's tires would all be turning at the exact same speed. Obviously, if they weren’t you would notice all sorts of screeching and excessive wear. But have you ever thought if this were the case while turning? In fact, it isn’t, when your vehicle turns it needs the wheels to turn at different speeds. We can help repair and service your car’s differential system at Porterville Ford if you start to notice this isn’t happening.

The amount of torque or power your car generates…

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Is Your Brake Fluid Discolored?

Brake fluid is often overlooked by car owners because it doesn't need their attention as often as a vehicle's coolant or motor oil. However, old brake fluid can cause problems when it begins to break down. It will become discolored when this happens.

Degraded brake fluid can become a safety issue if ignored. It can weaken your vehicle's brakes or even cause them to fail. Brake fluid is important because it provides the power needed to stop your car quickly. If the brakes are weakened, you'll notice that it takes longer to stop and the brake…

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Holiday Pre-Road Trip Checklist

It is the Christmas season again, and everyone is putting up their nativities, filling their stockings, and getting ready for seasonal trips. Before you join the hustle-and-bustle of holiday traffic, make sure you have made your pre-road trip checklist. Here are some tips to help you start in the Porterville, CA area.

For more advice before your road trip, stop in and learn from our staff at 701 N. Main Street!

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All-Wheel Drive Versus Four-Wheel Drive - What Do I Need?

Are you confused about whether you need all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive? The answer comes from the way you use the vehicle. If you are an avid outdoors dweller, or if you live or work on dirt roads, the best solution for you is to use four-wheel drive. Here is why many trucks and sports utility vehicles are built with four-wheel drive:

Both all-wheel and four-wheel drive is beneficial for acceleration on slippery surfaces. The next time you’re in Porterville, CA, come by our showroom at Porterville Fordand test drive the vehicle that suits your needs!

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The New Ford SYNC 3

The New voice-activated SYNC 3 contains an optional, simplified navigational system that provides high-performance connectivity. For safety, some of the features may be locked when the vehicle is in gear. Also, some message and data rates may be applicable. This system is highly advanced, and it provides consumers with automatic safety features. Its home-screen is easy-to-read, and it displays phone and audio features. Its new navigational screen provides convenient swipe-to-pinch zoom features. Smartphones contain similar features to the SYNC 3.

 

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Ford F-150: The Big Truck For Everyone Who Has Big Tasks

When you want to do big things on the road such as hauling boats, pulling RVs and trailers, or just about any other heavy lifting, the Ford F-150 is the truck you'll love. Ford has constantly updated its vehicles for both performance and appearance, so when you buy an F-150 in Porterville, CA, you'll have quite an attractive vehicle to drive. But what makes the F-150 even more special?

 

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