The 2019 Ford Ranger is a revived off-road-capable mid-size pickup truck that is redefining the segment — and not just in terms of off-road prowess. The Ford Ranger is also a high-quality family truck, with innovative safety features, including the industry’s first Belt Monitor system for trucks.
This new system alerts the driver if at any point during the drive, a rear seat passenger undoes their seatbelt. Not only that — but it specifies which passenger seat it was. Other systems alert drivers when a vehicle is parked and when it initially pulls away, but the Ford Ranger’s Belt Monitor system works at all times — in parking lots, on highways, and even off the beaten path.
The Belt Monitor first appeared on two 2018 SUV models, the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator (Lincoln is Ford’s luxury arm). The Ranger is the first of Ford’s trucks to get this technology. According to Ford, it will be a standard feature across all trim levels.
Certain 2019 Ford Ranger models also come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™ active safety technologies, including the Lane-Keeping System and the class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Other available driver-assist safety features include the reverse sensing system and adaptive cruise control.
Experience the Ranger model’s new Belt Monitor system firsthand when you stop by Westland Ford for a test drive.
Winter is over and it’s time to get ready for summer. The Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Center at Westland Ford provides thorough inspection and maintenance to keep you safe and prepared for all those summer trips. No appointment is required, just stop on by when most convenient to get your car summer ready.
Tires can wear down and sometimes wear unevenly. A tire rotation can ensure even wear and extend your tires’ lifetimes. Your car may only need some simple maintenance tips, but if you do need new tires, Quick Lane® offers 13 brand-name tire choices like Goodyear and Michelin.
Regular oil changes can improve gas mileage and extend the life of your car. An oil change ensures a healthy engine, and Quick Lane® provides three different packages that can include tire rotations and battery tests.
Brakes are vital to a safe drive for both you and those around you. Winter snow and salt can take their toll, so have your brakes tested for peak performance. If you hear squealing, it’s time to come in.
Warm weather can do a number on an already hot engine. Have the experts at Quick Lane® look over the cooling system and hoses so that your engine stays cool during the hot months ahead.
Often overlooked, a worn-down pair of wipers can seriously impair driving when the weather is dangerous. Replace your wipers to make sure no storm can block your view.
For assistance in preparing you car for the summer season, feel free to reach out to our service team at Westland Ford.
Last year, Ford created a transportation service called GoRide Health that utilizes Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans for non-emergency medical transport for public use. After a year perfecting the system in the southeast Michigan area, Ford now plans to expand its services nationwide. They are currently operating in Toledo, Ohio, and plan to move services into Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus.
Many people, especially those with disabilities or in wheelchairs, need reliable transportation for regular medical visits. The GoRide service has been gaining attention from large-managed care organizations for its usefulness, safety, and 95% on-time rate.
Minyang Jiang, CEO of GoRide Health said, “By the end of the year we expect to have over 130 vans. By the end of next year over 200.” The plans are to launch in Miami and other Florida cities in 2019 and North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and California in 2020.
As of yet, urban markets have been the focus, but the service is looking to provide medical transport in rural areas that lack public transit. GoRide has been using data analytics to help identify transportation gaps so that they can better target where services are most needed, to better assist their connected medical organizations.
Here at Westland Ford, we are always happy to hear about another way to Ford is working to better the community.
The 2019 Ford Ranger reached dealerships just a few months
back, but already this off-road ready pickup is dominating in sales.
Previously, the Ranger had been offered with two package options—the Sport
Appearance Package and the Chrome Appearance Package. The former offers
Magnetic Gray-painted accents and distinct wheels while the latter adds chrome
body accents and wheels.
These two packages have been incredibly popular. According to Ford, more than 67% of all new Ford Rangers have been purchased with one of these two packages. Building on this success, Ford is throwing a third package option into the mix: the Black Appearance Package.
The Black Appearance Package is available on any Ford Ranger
color and adds body-color bumpers and a number of black details to the
exterior. This includes a black bash plate on the FX4 Off-Road Package, black
running boards, black mirrors, a black lower valence, a black sill plate, a
black fender vent surround, a black spray-in bed liner, a black-painted grille,
and high-gloss black-painted 18-inch aluminum wheels with—you guessed it—black
“Like the rest of their gear, Ranger customers are choosing
the option that best fits their adventures,” remarked Todd Eckert, Ford truck
group marketing manager. “Having the right gear matters and so does the right
look. The Black Appearance Package adds aggressive style to the adventures our
customers embark on.”
It’s April at long last, which means you’ve made it through another harsh winter and need to start thinking about how to get your vehicle ready for summer. Here are a few tips to get you started:
car: Road salt does not wash off with rain. If you haven’t washed your car,
truck, or SUV all winter, wash it now to prevent rusting. Keeping it clean and
waxing it regularly will also help you retain value.
oil change: Never put off an oil change, as it is essential for your
vehicle’s engine health. If you’re cutting it close, schedule an appointment
now at Westland Ford. Have your vehicle’s tires rotated while you’re here.
your AC: Before the summer heat takes over, make sure your air conditioning
system is working properly. If something seems to be amiss, have our
technicians find and fix the problem before the heat becomes unbearable.
your wiper blades: Even the best wiper blades don’t last forever. After a
wet winter and an already wet spring, prioritize replacing your wiper blades
for perfect visibility during summer driving.
your lights: Speaking of visibility, walk around the exterior of your
vehicle to ensure all of the lights are working. Summer days are longer, which
means we stay out longer and will likely be doing more night driving. Replace
any bulbs that have burnt out.
For more extensive summer repairs, bring your vehicle into Westland Ford for service.
Getting a flat tire is never convenient. That is why Ford
has partnered with Michelin® to equip the all-new Ford Explorer with available
Selfseal® tires. These proprietary tires will come with a unique rubber sealant
that will be able to fill about 90% of tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in
These tires will come standard on the Explorer Platinum and
Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models and will be available on
Explorer Limited two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models.
“The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free,” said Craig Patterson, Explorer marketing manager. “The availability of these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires is another great example of that.”
With these tires, they slow the loss of air pressure with a puncture to less than 15 pounds per square inch per week. This could give you time to finish your family vacation or at least make it to your preferred tire store to buy a replacement. For even more security, all Explorer models come standard with a spare tire.
The sealant inside the Selfseal® tires surrounds any
puncturing object to seal the hole. If the object falls out, the sealant should
fill the tread puncture to slow air loss.
No matter the season, there are always sporting events to
watch and cheer for. A great way to do this is by hosting a game-watching
party. This lets you cheer on your favorite teams with your best friends all
while eating some delicious food. If you need some snack inspiration, check out
this list of mouth-watering temptations.
One of the great things about nachos is they don’t require any dipping. Pile all your favorite toppings on beforehand and let everyone enjoy the perfect topping-to-chip ratio. For a new idea, try Guy Fieri’s Italian-inspired recipe.
Pigs in a Blanket
Hot dogs wrapped in flaky pastry will always be delicious. Add a tangy dipping sauce alongside the standard ketchup for some variety.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
For something sweet and delicious try whipping up these homemade ice cream sandwiches. Roll the sandwiches in mini M&M’s or chocolate chips to finish them off.
You can never go wrong with chicken wings while watching sports. Make plenty so they don’t all disappear before halftime. Try recipes like this honey mustard version of even chicken parmesan.
Relive your college days while cheering on your alma mater
with a delicious pizza. Make the dough ahead of time and then let everyone
choose their own ingredients.
Here at Westland Ford, we hope you and your entire crew enjoy cheering for your favorite team.
The skiing on offer in the state of Utah is some of best in the U.S.A. and it’s only natural that many amazing resorts have sprung up around the state to accommodate the locals and visitors alike who come from across the country to enjoy the fresh Utah powder. Some of the best areas, however, can be a bit remote so having a full-size Ford truck can really come in handy when you just have to hit the slopes.
Powder Mountain has made a name for itself
through exclusivity. The resort only allows 1,500 ticket sales per day ensuring
that there is never a crowd where you want to put down your tracks. Due to this
exclusivity, Powder Mountain requires a bit of pre-planning. During that
pre-planning you may want to consider packing an extra cooler in the truck bed
as dining options in the immediate area are somewhat limited.
Park City is the largest ski resort in the
country and gathers crowds to match. Skiing Park City is almost considered a
rite of passage for Utah snow sport enthusiasts. Park City is well situated to
benefit from all the lake-effect snow that makes Utah such a skier’s paradise.
The Park City town at the base is itself a quaint attraction and worth some
time to explore. Home to the world-famous Sundance film festival, this location
has plenty to see and do but the town is large enough it could be worth driving
from destination to destination in a Ford with heated seats when the
temperatures get low.
Snow Basin is a lesser-known spot that
still has a lot to offer. With a number of amenities and food options built for
the Olympics, there’s plenty to do on the mountain even between skiing the
numerous slopes and terrain types. The only downside is that there is no slope-side
accommodation, but with a Ford truck the short 10-minute drive over shouldn’t
be much of an issue.
If you need a vehicle that can get you to the slopes, check out our lineup at Westland Ford.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.