Ford Reworks Repair Network

Ford Collision Center Repair Shop

With the recent changeover from the Ford National Body Shop Network to the Ford Certified Collision Network in the United States, several auto body shops and mechanics must reapply for certification in order to take advantage of the new program. Luckily, with several local, certified shops in the vicinity, drivers can get exactly what they need from quality, trusted Ford-certified mechanics.

For example: If your prized F-150 is involved in a\ fender bender on the interstate and you are in desperate need of an original equipment manufacturer, you can call your nearest Ford-certified expert and be on your way in no time with repairs you can trust.

According to the official press release, The Ford Certified Collision Network offers repair instructions, what you need to know about vehicle inspections, and certification. Other features include “performance metrics and proper repair verification.” Another exciting feature of the Ford Certified Collision Network is a collision repair hotline available to certified shops in the network. There are additional certification options for mechanics and auto pros who are looking for something more as you can choose to level up on advanced driver assistance systems and electric vehicles.

Ford Certified Collision Network shops and additional resources can be found at collision.ford.com. Ford is currently accepting applications for certification. Here at Westland Ford, we are ready to align our service department with these new guidelines to provide the best service to our customers.

2020 Ford Explorer Introduces New Hybrid Trim

New Ford Explorer
2019 Ford Explorer Pictured

The 2020 Ford Explorer was revealed in early January at the Ford Field in Detroit, where Ford announced two exciting new options for its seven-passenger mid-size SUV: the performance-driven ST, and a powerfully efficient Hybrid.

The 2020 Explorer has been fully redesigned for the new decade, and the updates go much deeper than the surface. The Explorer ST will come with a new 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, which Ford has claimed produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

The ST will reportedly be able to go up to 143 mph, and paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with standard four-wheel drive and selectable traction control, this SUV is designed to deliver more driving fun than any other vehicle in its class.

The Explorer Hybrid is another exciting addition to Ford’s lineup. This efficiency-focused model produces all the power you need in an SUV at 318 horsepower, and though towing and hauling figures haven’t been announced yet, electrified vehicles historically have exceptional torque.

The Hybrid model will let you travel an incredible 500 miles between stops at the pump, so you can stay on the road longer and spend less money on gas. While many hybrids and other electric cars have bulky batteries taking up cargo space, the Explorer’s battery is located under the second-row seat, so your cargo space is unaffected.

Here at Westland Ford, we can’t wait for the arrival of this new iteration of the Ford Explorer.

Indoor Winter Activities for Kids

Family Winter Activites

Kids love playing in the snow in the winter, but when the temperature is below zero, you have to bring them in from the cold sometime. When you do, having a range of indoor winter activities for kids will keep them busy and let you stay in where it’s warm!

Crafts they’ll have fun putting together

Kids love making crafts, so get your supplies out and get started on some winter-themed crafts. Toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and foam cups make great materials for cardboard polar bears and penguins, printable winter wonderland scenes, snowmen, and more.

Treats and snacks they can help make

It’s a great learning experience for kids to help out in the kitchen, and they’ll have even more fun when they’re making candy or a favorite snack.

Experiment with icy blue rock candy, stir up some hot chocolate with whipped cream made into snowflake shapes, or cut a tortilla into a snowflake and dust it with cinnamon and sugar. You can even just add decorations to premade snacks like string cheese.

Homemade toys they’ll play with for hours

These crafts might make a mess, but is there anything more kids love than messes? From homemade slime to play-based clay, there are tons of squishy substances you can easily make at home.

One of these is play snow, perfect for when there’s no snow on the ground and your kids still want to build a snowman. Baking soda and shampoo or shaving cream will form fake snow that kids will be putting their hands in for hours.

Of course, you can always chart a course to a nearby indoor destination when you purchase a new Ford vehicle from Westland Ford.

Winter Fun near Ogden, Utah

Winter Fun near Ogden

People from all over the world come to Utah for amazing outdoor adventures. While southern Utah may get the attention when the weather is warm, northern Utah is the place to go in the winter. There is a lot of winter fun near Ogden to keep you busy all season long.

Snowbasin Resort

Located just a short drive from Ogden in Huntsville is the breathtaking Snowbasin Resort. The resort currently has its opening day scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st, so you can hit the slopes after you enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast.

Club Rec North

Get some high-speed winter thrills by going Snowmoboling with Club Rec. They have on-site rentals in nearby Eden and in Huntsville at the Pineview Resevoir. They also offer rentals for both cross country skis and snow shoes.

Nordic Valley

The beautiful Nordic Valley Ski Resort has its opening day scheduled for December 8th. Get a spectacular view of Eden while you ski down the well-manicured slopes.

Weber State Outdoor Programs

If you want to learn more about popular outdoor activities like desert backpacking skiing, or even rock climbing, Weber State, located here in Ogden, offers a variety of Adventure Program trips and events. These can help you learn better safety practices and what to do if you need help.

For a vehicle that can store all of your winter equipment come check out our lineup of SUVs and trucks at Westland Ford.

3 Reasons to go to the Acorn Antique Vintage Show

Fall Festivals

Autumn is the most wonderful time of the year in Ogden! There’s never been a better time to attend the Acorn Antique Vintage Show, with over 30 years in expert antique finds, so let’s explore three excellent reasons to go.

Variety

The Acorn Antique Vintage Show proudly features items from over 60 different vendors from the Midwest to the Pacific coast. This means you’ll be able to find elegant statement pieces for your home that no one else has or find the perfect DIY project to challenge you on the weekends.

Holiday Season

Start a new tradition this November and shop small! The Acorn Antique Vintage Show has all the special items to cross off Santa’s list for the holiday season. Tackle three full days of shopping specialty items artists brought to Ogden.

Family Fun

Load up the whole family in your Ford and you’ll have plenty of room for your treasures from the Weber County Fairgrounds. Children and parents will find something new through stories with vendors as they tell their tale about their finds and there will even be room for what you didn’t on purchasing. So whether you brought a Ford F-150 or Expedition to the Acorn Antique Vintage Show, you know you’ll have plenty of space for the family and the finds!

Of course, if you first need a vehicle to get you there, then come check out our collection of cars here at Westland Ford.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine Comes Standard on Limited Trim

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Pictured

Getting the perfect combination of power and luxury has never been easier in a Ford pickup truck. The American automaker recently announced that the F-150 Raptor’s popular powertrain will now come standard on the premium Limited trim level.

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor engine is a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 model that will give the Limited model the ability to produce 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Along with this powerful powertrain, the Limited will also be the only Ford F-150 to boast a dual-exhaust system. With this engine, there’s no doubt that the 2019 F-150 Limited model will be able to complete nearly any task with ease.

Along with the Raptor engine, the Limited trim will also come with a variety of innovative features. An integrated trailer brake controller comes standard, along with a 360-degree camera with a split-view display that helps you hook up your trailer. You will also have the option of adding Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

Inside the Limited, you will have access to the FordPass Connect 4G LTE modem, which allows up to 10 devices to access the truck’s Wi-Fi hotspot with ease. You can also opt for a new Camel Back two-tone color combination that also gives you heated, ventilated, and massaging leather front seats, plus genuine ash swirl wood trim and aluminum-wrapped bezels.

Pricing for the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited has yet to be announced, so make sure you check back with Westland Ford in the future to learn more.

Ford Mustang Milestone: Famed Sports Car Hits 10 Million

This amazing Ford Mustang Milestone is no surprise to us at Westland Ford!

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t know about the Ford Mustang. The nameplate was an overnight sensation when it debuted, and it quickly became an icon of the era of muscle cars. Even still today, the Ford Mustang is a household name, and its seamless combination of distinctive, nostalgic design and modern innovation keep it going strong even as it becomes entrenched in an increasingly competitive auto industry. This perseverance has brought a new Ford Mustang milestone to fruition – the 10 million mark.

Ford has officially produced over 10 million Mustang vehicles in the past 54 years, making it the best-selling sports car in the world. To celebrate this milestone, Ford unveiled the new Nascar Mustang, which will be taking the place of the custom Ford Fusion sedan, a vehicle that is phasing out of the brand’s lineup.

What’s the secret to the Ford Mustang’s continual success? The Mustang offers a diverse lineup that appeals to a variety of price points and lifestyles, as well as being a household name. Ford has stuck to the original concept behind the Mustang for years – creating a sports car that is powerful, attractive, and affordable for the everyday driver.

Hitting the latest Ford Mustang milestone was a point of pride for Ford CEO Jim Hacket. He called the Mustang “the soul of the company,” praising the Ford Mustang’s role as one of Ford’s signature vehicles.

Come find a Ford Mustang of your own when you stop into Westland Ford.

Day Trips from Ogden, UT

There's plenty to do around our lovely city of Ogden!

As summertime winds down, it’s time to make some last-minute summer memories. Located just a short trip away from Ogden, UT are various destinations for you to visit and soak in the last rays of summer sun. Here are a couple day trips from Ogden, UT – which you can stretch to weekend trips, if you’d like – that we recommend.

Heber Valley, Utah

The wonderous Heber Valley is located only an hour and 15 minutes away from Ogden, making it the perfect day trip, and sits next to the Wasatch Mountain State Park. While visiting, you can take a scenic ride on the Heber Valley Historic Railroad Line, take a dip in the hot spring Homestead Crater, and round out the day by grabbing some food at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. If you want to extend your trip, you can explore nearby Deer Creek State Park and Jordanelle State Park.

Bear Lake, Garden City, Utah

Bear Lake State Park is located a mere two hours from Ogden and is well worth the trip. Colloquially known as the Caribbean of the Rockies, Bear Lake boasts beautiful blue waters because of the lake’s limestone deposits. In the park, you can camp, spend some time on the water, explore the numerous hiking trails, or even do some cave exploring.

If you need a vehicle to reach these exciting summer destinations, we here at Westland Ford are happy to provide you with your new means of transportation.