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  • Putting your baby down for a sleep isn’t always easy; however, some lucky families have found that taking their little one for a car ride will often do the trick. To the delight of parents the world over Ford has now made this old-school parenting tactic a whole lot faster, cheaper and easier, not to mention more eco-friendly, by designing a crib that captures the essence of being in a vehicle. If you have a little one who gets fussy at bed time you are going to love Ford’s state-of-the-art Motor Dreams crib. Here we take a closer look at ...

  • The Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award is one of the longest running and most highly anticipated auto industry awards of the year and for the seventh time Ford has taken home the crown, this time thanks to the Super Duty Truck. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Ford’s latest heavy duty truck its best yet. Power With up to 440 horsepower, 925 lb/ft. of torque, and a towing capacity of up to 14,741 kg at your disposal, your Super Duty will be ready, willing and able to handle any challenge you dare take on. Acceleration is ...

  • Just when you thought the F-150 couldn’t get any better, Ford have used the 2017 model to unveil a brand new remote tailgate feature that is guaranteed to make your life a whole lot easier. This ingenious system lets you open, close, lock and unlock the tailgate of your vehicle remotely by way of a tiny key fob (as well as via a switch inside of your vehicle) and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. Here we will look at some of the many benefits. Save time If you are like most truck owners you likely spend a ...

  • If you are in the market for a truck that is built to thrive in even the craziest of conditions you are going to love the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, because this beast of a vehicle can handle any mission you dare take on. Here we will look at what makes this highly anticipated Ford the clear front-runner for 2017 Truck of the Year honours. How much horsepower? While there has been much speculation regarding just how powerful the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor would be few expected it to reach such herculean levels, as this epic vehicle churns out a ...

  • If you are sick and tired of being let down by vehicles that overpromise and underperform take a deep breath and prepare to meet your new favourite ride. The 2018 Ford F-150 was designed and built to exceed your expectations at every turn and this is a brief look at what makes it such an unforgettable ride. Powerful choices You are sure to find an F-150 that suits your wants and needs perfectly, regardless of whether you are looking for maximum horsepower, epic levels of torque, or optimal fuel efficiency. For 2018, the standard offering will be a 3.3L Ti-VCT ...

  • Backing up a vehicle with a trailer attached has always been one of the most difficult tests for any driver, but not anymore, as Ford has gone and made this challenging task easy. Whether you tow a trailer regularly or only once or twice each year, Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist is designed to save you time and stress every time you do so. Let’s take a closer look at how this incredible system works. Embrace your natural sense of direction One of the hardest things about backing up a trailer is that it is counter-intuitive, because to make the ...

  • Sport utility vehicles have come a long way over the last few years, getting smaller, smarter and more powerful with every generation; however, Ford’s latest SUV has left many industry experts hailing the dawn of a brand new era. If you are looking for a vehicle that is well ahead of its time you’ll love the 2018 Eco Sport; here we take a brief look at some of those many impressive highlights. 1. A small car that lets you live large This compact SUV will be just as comfortable navigating city streets as it will be heading out of town ...

  • Modern vehicles come with more driver assisting technologies than ever before, making it easier to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable. None are more impressive than those offered by Ford and here we take a closer look at a few of those many fantastic features and functions. Wiper de-icer Canadian winters are hard enough without having your vision blocked by windshield wipers caked in ice, but thanks to Ford, you’ll never have this problem again. By incorporating a heating element in the glass underneath your wipers those crucial blades can now be free from light snow and ...

  • If you are a modern driver looking for the latest state-of-the-art technology, brace yourself, because the new FordPass app will connect you with your vehicle like never before. Here we will look at some of the many benefits you will get from Ford’s latest high tech offering. 1. Vehicle controls By communicating with a wireless modem that is built into your vehicle FordPass provides a range of real time data relating to your ride, such as where it is, how much fuel is in the tank and even how many kilometres are on the odometer. You can also lock and ...

  •   Ford’s new SYNC technology is essentially an onboard entertainment and communications system that makes it easier to stay connected and in command while you are on the go. Available in three great configurations – SYNC with MyFord, MyFord Touch and SYNC 3 – SYNC is one of Ford’s most impressive high tech upgrades in years, so if you are a modern driver that likes to stay up to date you are going to love this savvy system. Here we will look at a few of the many highlights you can expect from SYNC. Hands-free calling Making and receiving calls ...

  • Looking for a ride that doesn’t compromise on power, comfort, safety, or for that matter, anything else? If so, Ford has something special in store for you. Here we will look at what makes the 2017 Ford Expedition the perfect choice for Canadian drivers, coast to coast to coast. Power, efficiency and performance The heart of any vehicle always matters most and with a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost under the hood you will be good to go. This beast of an engine generates 365 horsepower, 420 lb/ft. of torque, and has a best in class towing capacity of 9,200 lbs, all ...

  • Every Ford is designed for maximum style, comfort and value, and you won’t find a better example of this award-winning automaker’s efforts than the 2016 Taurus. This remarkable ride has fast become one of Ford’s most popular vehicles; here we will look at a few of the many reasons why. Looks matter Expect to be turning heads everywhere you go in a 2016 Taurus. Its wide stance, athletic build and signature grille demand a second look; elegant lines and aerodynamic sculpting seem to capture the feeling of movement, while its unique spoiler design and LED taillights will leave mouths open ...

  • If you are in the market for a quality vehicle this year, save yourself some time, money and hassle by turning your attention to Ford’s flagship mid-size sedan. Not only has the Fusion been Canada’s best-selling vehicle in its class four of the past six years (and finished a close second the other two), but the 2017 model is far and away the best version yet. Here we will take a closer look at why the latest Ford Fusion more than lives up to the hype. Handles like a dream In a 2017 Fusion you can count on enjoying a ...

  • If you are sick and tired of making multiple trips to get all your people and things where they need to go, there is finally a solution. Ford’s 2016 Transit Connect Van and Wagon models provide all of the space and comfort you could ever want and need, with a serious dose of style, safety and technology thrown in for good measure as well. Here we will look at a few of the many benefits of Ford’s highly impressive Transit Connect models. Built for serious missions This versatile vehicle is perfect for those who need to move a lot of ...

  • If you are an adventurer at heart and like to take off any chance you get you need a fearless and capable vehicle behind you and none are more equipped for something epic than the 2017 Ford Escape. Here we will look at a few of the many features and highlights that have made this incredible vehicle Canada’s top-selling SUV. Power The 2017 Escape has more than enough power for any adventure you have in mind and comes with three great engine options to choose from. All three are paired with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and below is a ...

  •   If you are looking for a ride that is stylish, smart, safe and built to accommodate a small crowd, stop your search and meet the 2016 Ford Flex. Here we will look at what makes Ford’s latest creation such a highly impressive vehicle. Serious muscle, savvy performance The Flex is available in two impressive engine options, each of which offers a fantastic mix of power and efficiency. The 3.5L Ti-VCT engine comes standard, generating 287 horsepower and 254 lb/ft. of torque at a fuel economy rating of just 10.2L/100km (highway). While those looking for a little extra muscle can ...

  • Carstairs Ford welcomes community to All Makes Car Show in celebration of Carstairs Beef & Barley Days   Join Carstairs Ford for an All Makes Car Show and see which car steals the show! CARSTAIRS, AB, July 12, 2016 – On Saturday, July 16, Carstairs Ford will host an All Makes Car Show in celebration of Carstairs Beef & Barley Days. Last year’s event saw over 100 classic cars showcased. Join us this year to see which cars take home prizes and most importantly, bragging rights. Much like the Carstairs Beef & Barley Days, Carstairs Ford is rooted in tradition ...

  • If you have been dreaming of a road trip this summer the sooner you start your preparations the better, because it takes far more than just a good idea to bring an amazing road trip to life. For best results, keep the following road trip tips in mind. Book ahead You can be sure that you aren’t the only person dreaming of a road trip this summer, so if there are any elements of your trip that require booking, such as accommodation, tours or rentals, make your bookings early. However, be sure to check the details of those cancellation policies ...

  • Automotive news has been dominated in recent months by talk of the ever-widening Takata airbag recall, a recall so huge it is now the largest ever in US history. However, it isn’t just the number of vehicles involved that have made this historic failure so shocking, rather it has been the horrifying details relating to the problem itself which have dominated the headlines. The following brief guide will get you up to speed on all you need to know. Why has the recall been issued? The problem is with the frontal airbags on the driver’s and/or passenger’s side, more specifically ...

  • Ever since Ford first opened its doors 113 years ago it has prided itself on being built around morals and ethics, something which many experts have credited as being the driving force behind the company’s success. Not surprisingly, Ford has taken home plenty of awards over the years for its strong commitment to ethics as well, the latest being from the Ethisphere Institute who have named the automaker to their Ethical Companies List for 2016. Let’s take a closer look at this highly regarded award along with Ford’s undeniable track record of ethics and success. The Ethisphere Institute The Ethisphere ...

  • Mobile app development has taken the world by storm in recent years and no one has benefitted more than modern drivers. Whether you want to know more about your vehicle’s performance, are looking for a way to weave through heavy traffic or just want to find the best deal on fuel, there are now plenty of user-friendly apps that will do so. Here we will look at some of the best driver apps for 2016. Waze This handy navigation tool was made for those who’d rather not waste their life stuck in traffic. It works by having more than 50 ...

  • If you are looking for a vehicle that is stylish, reliable and 100% guilt-free you will love the 2016 Ford Focus Electric as it showcases all of Ford’s industry-leading capabilities while dramatically shrinking your carbon footprint as well. Here we will take a brief look at a few of the many highlights of this truly revolutionary ride. Endless efficiency Vehicles don’t get much more efficient than the Ford Focus Electric. It all starts with a dedicated 107kw electric motor that is quiet, responsive and 100% emission free; its single speed transmission is specially designed to handle high rpms, and it ...

  • There is no shortage of benefits to owning your own vehicle, from saving time and staying safe to having the freedom to come and go as you please; however, for the sake of the environment it is important that you are driving smart and green as well. If you are looking for ways to shrink your carbon footprint this year the following savvy tips will help. Stop idling Anytime you are stopped for more than a few seconds turn off your vehicle; otherwise, you will be wasting fuel and polluting the environment for no benefit whatsoever. As for those times ...

  • There is nothing quite like the arrival of spring after a long cold winter but the first thing you need to do when you emerge from hibernation is to give your beloved ride some much needed TLC. Spring cleaning your Ford will ensure that it is looking good, running well and ready for all those summer adventures ahead and the following check list will ensure that you have all the most important bases covered. Empty it out Remove everything from your vehicle that doesn’t need to be in there, for example, all that garbage that has accumulated over winter as ...

  • If you want your new Ford to be at its best for long you need to play a proactive role in protecting it and often it is the little things that will make the biggest difference. Here is a brief look at a few of the easiest ways to protect your new vehicle from day one. Seal the Paint In today's environment here are many enemies to your vehicle's paint.  These hazards to your vehicles finish can lead to oxidation and fading.  Our paint sealant is a permanent wax that acts as a protective seal on the paint to help ...

  • Your tires play an extremely important role in the safety and performance of your vehicle, which is why it is vital that you know when it is time to have them replaced. While your mechanic will be the best judge of whether your tires are in good shape or not, the following elements will give you a clear indication of the condition your tires are in. Age Tires are made from natural rubber and therefore won’t last forever, which is why most experts recommend that you should replace your tires every 6 years. While a lot depends on the conditions ...

  • If you have always dreamed of owning a Mustang there has never been a better time to finally take the plunge and do so, because the 2016 model has combined all of the best features of the Mustang you know and love and taken them to a whole new level. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this latest version so special. Got power? Oh yeah! Mustangs have long been famous for their power and the 2016 version will certainly not disappoint those looking for plenty of grunt under the hood. Not only are there four engine options to ...

  • For your next vehicle to be one that you can actually afford it is vital that you are budgeting for the overall cost of keeping it on the road rather than just its sale price. To prevent unexpected expenses from derailing your personal finances keep the following factors in mind when creating your vehicle budget. Establish clear priorities Avoid being tempted by fancy features you don’t need and can’t afford by creating a list of clear priorities before you even start your search. Focus on features that you will use every day and remember that you can always invest in ...

  • Staying safe on wet, icy or snow covered roads requires skill, patience and common sense, so make sure that you are doing all you can to steer clear of trouble this winter. Whether you are a winter roads veteran or this will be your first experience dealing with slick and treacherous conditions; the following tips will help keep you and your Ford safe. Maximise visibility The better you can see the road the easier it will be to stay safe out there, so before you even leave your place spend a few minutes clearing away any ice or snow that ...

  • If you are lucky enough to own a Ford life is pretty good already, but there is a lot you can do to make your new year even better for you and your beloved vehicle. While New Year’s resolutions are famous for being neglected, buck the trend this year and commit to doing more to make the most of your fantastic vehicle.     Take better care of your Ford Most of us could do a better job of looking after our vehicles, so make 2016 the year that you finally start doing right by your Ford. Whether you commit to keeping ...

  • Winter in Alberta is unlike any other part of Canada and no one knows how to make the most of it like we do. To add a few guaranteed highlights to your winter this year head to one of the following fantastic destinations. Fallentimber Meadery This family run operation has been in business for 45 years and produces some of the region’s finest honey and most delicious mead; it also happens to be located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains which are absolutely spectacular in winter. Take a free tour, get a taste of their famous products and spend ...

  • Vehicles have gotten a whole lot safer over the past few decades, with advancements in technology evolving to such an extent that many experts believe that our roads will one day be 100% accident free. Modern vehicles can do everything from warn us of potential dangers and cushion us in the case of impact to ensure maximum traction in almost any conditions. Here are just a few of the many examples of how technology is making us safer. Drunk/drowsy driver protection For those who can’t tell when they are too drunk or drowsy to drive, there are now high tech ...