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Electrifying Battery Tips

Your car battery is vitally the to the daily function of your car. Not only does it power your navigation, radio, lights, and air conditioning systems; it also starts your car by turning the starter. Though battery problems are often associated with cold weather, Consumer Reports magazine says heat is a bigger enemy of car batteries and will take a bigger toll on performance and reserve capacity.

The magazine recommends that vehicle owners in hotter parts of the country have their car battery tested after two years of ownership and then every year after...

 

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Total Tire Care

Your tires are literally where the rubber meets the road, and keeping them maintained should be a top priority for any Ford owner. The consequences for not maintaining your tires can be as mild as poor fuel economy or as severe as a roadside blow-out that can leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

For optimum performance, tires must have the correct air pressure, tread depth, balance and the wheels of the vehicle must be properly aligned. If all of these variables line up properly, you have a great foundation for safer driving.
 
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Carpool Tips for Back to School

Don’t look now, but summer vacation ended a few weeks ago! If your kids are in school, it won’t be long until mornings revert to a whirlwind of activity. Getting your kids up and ready for school is hard enough, but then you actually have to get them there.

With the school year just starting, now is the perfect time to organize a local carpool. Carpools are a great way to save you time, money and hassle this year. Plus, by cutting down on the number of duplicate trips to and from school, you’re also helping the…

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What's that part? - TPMS

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor and is a part that is designed to inform the driver when any tire on a vehicle is below 25 percent of the recommended tire pressure. All 2008 model year and forward vehicles must be equipped with a TPMS sensors system by law.

And while the system is a great safety feature, the tire pressure monitoring system is not a substitute for manually checking your tire pressure. For more precise measurements, use a tire gauge to check your tire pressure at least once a month. 

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Preparation for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to impact our area later this week, and while we would like everyone to stay off of the road for maximum safety, we understand that there may be situations where you need to run to get gas, food, water, or family members. We have gathered a few tips for driving in a natural disaster so that you may stay safe in the weekend ahead! Be sure to #KnowYourZone if you live in the Hampton Roads area and evacuate if necessary.

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Maximize your MPG

As we enter the scenic-road-trip season, gas prices begin to make a steady climb skyward and everyone is looking to pinch pennies at the pump. Luckily there are some small solutions to improving your fuel economy and save big money. Don't leave home without these tips.

  1. Bad Habits = Bad MPG. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. So the first step to better fuel economy is to take a look in the mirror and really understand your driving habits. In the…
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Three Reasons to Replace your Wiper Blades

With Fall quickly approaching and winter not too far behind it, it's time to start thinking of preparing your car for the change in seasons. One minor change you can execute today is replacing your windshield wiper blades. Every car has them, but be sure to check your owners manual for the correct size on all of the blades, be mindful that there are sometimes multiple sizes! (Check your rear-window for one as well!) And if you have any trouble changing blades at all be sure to visit Beach Ford of Virginia Beach today!

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GEAR UP FOR FALL DRIVING

We're just around the corner from Fall weather, so here is a comprehensive guide to maintenance during the cooler months! Be sure to schedule a service appointment ahead of the change in weather to be prepared and avoid costly damage or injury. Outlined in this post we have tips relating to tire pressure, wiper blades, ice scrappers, emergency blankets, and more! 

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10,000,000 Mustangs


10 Millionth Mustang formation at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang – America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The first serialized Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same color and model with a three-speed automatic transmission and…

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Top 6 Summer Destinations in Virginia

It's July and that means that the heat is on and there are plenty of places to enjoy the summer sun! Have you seen all of the natural beauty that our great state has to offer? Whether you're in a high-tech Ford Fusion or an off-road-equipped Ford F-150, we know there are plenty of places to visit in the state made for Lovers!

  1. The Oceanfront - Of course, we'd start close to home and mention our great Virginia Beach Oceanfront! You'll love the first warm-water beach on the East Coast as it offers warm sands, stunning views…
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