Archive | April, 2011

Ford is building one of the first digital child crash dummies in the world. If only real kids behaved as well in the car.

DEARBORN, Mich., March 31, 2011 – Ford is beginning research into one of the world’s first digital human child body models that could someday serve as a digital dummy for computer crash testing with a goal of enhancing research of future safety technologies.

 “We study injury trends in the field, and we know that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people from age 1 to 34,” said Dr. Steve Rouhana, Senior Technical Leader for Safety, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. “We want to better understand how injuries to younger occupants may be different.”

To buff-out or re-paint: Answers to paint patch repair.

You carefully roll your vehicle into the garage and then hear an odd, scratching sound. A garden tool has scraped across the right front fender, leaving a scrape with missing paint.

What now?

The all-in-one solution for car audio systems is right here!

The latest vehicle audio systems are merging technologies into an integrated entertainment system for active drivers. At the center of the revolution is the smart phone, the ubiquitous device that has turned vehicles into mobile communication center.

“Smart phones and vehicle sound systems are delivering a wide variety of applications relevant to driving,” said Jacob Hardin, national product supervisor for JVC Electronics.”

Keep the spark alive: Tips for maintaining plugs and wires. Sparks are important for a lot of reasons!

Simple parts make a big different in the way your vehicle performs and the kind of gas mileage it gets. For instance, something as mundane as a spark plug can dramatically affect engine performance.

“Spark plugs can misfire at some engine speeds and may be the culprit if your vehicle’s fuel economy drops suddenly,” said Tony Molla, vice president of communications for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. “Usually, spark plugs don’t need a lot of maintenance.”

2012 Focus delivers up to 40 MPG in sporty package. Read here how the blend was made.

Ford engineers have blended the latest technology with head-turning style into the 2012 Ford Focus, a completely redesigned vehicle with models that deliver up to 40 MPH.

“Our customers tell us that fuel economy is the top reason for purchasing a Focus,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “The all-new Focus meets that demand with great fuel economy, class-leading technologies and features, exceptional standards of craftsmanship and driving dynamics typically reserved for larger, more expensive vehicles.”

Need new tires? Save $100 through May 31. Come here to find out more.

Should old tires be replaced?

Not necessarily, according to Dan Zielinski of the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association. The problems are wear and damage not age. Until May 31, Future Ford customers can save $100 on a set four premium tires (click “Print & Save coupon savings” for offers).

Tire and Brake Super Sale Brings Customers Back To Future Ford of Sacramento

Everyone knows Future Ford has excellent service and an excellent, 5 star rated service department. Now you can add excellent prices on tires and brakes when talking about Future Ford of Sacramento, on Madison Ave at I80 near Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom Lake and Fairfield and Right now when you buy 4 Yokohama, Hankook, Continental, Pirelli, Goodyear or Dunlop tires and replace your front or rear brake pads Future Ford will give $140 back in cash and rebates.

Did you know that the UC Davis Medical Center is ranked #1 in the Sacramento area? Good to know when you need it.

 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis Medical Center ranks as the top hospital in Sacramento with nine high-performing medical specialties, according to the new “Best Hospitals metro area rankings” published today by U.S. News & World Report.

 Of all 19 hospitals in the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes Arden-Arcade and Roseville, U.S. News ranked the medical center and three other hospitals in the capital region for their high-performing specialties. The publication recognized UC Davis Medical Center in the following nine areas: cancer; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonary; rehabilitation; and urology.

Ford Hybrids are rated highest for payback and fuel cost savings compared to competitors. Thanks Ford!

Dearborn, Mich., March 31, 2011 – With gas prices on the rise, the interest around fuel efficiency and hybrid vehicle options is top of mind for potential car buyers. But are all hybrids created equal? Recent industry studies show that certain hybrid models provide car buyers with much more bang for their buck, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Escape Hybrid are at the top of those lists, demonstrating the best return on investment compared to competitors. lists the Ford Escape Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid as class leaders for best monthly fuel cost in the publication’s annual best and worst monthly fuel cost estimates analysis. The hybrid versions of both vehicles led the pack for best monthly fuel costs, with consumers paying over $100 less for fuel per month, compared to competing vehicles.

Ever have a car that will not turn over in the snow? With the liquid heated Ford Focus Electric, it will never happen again!

Cold temperatures and consistent snowfall can slow things down in the winter, but not the Ford Focus Electric. Thanks to the use of an advanced active liquid-heating system, the battery provides additional power, longer range and is preconditioned after charging – all in cold temperatures.