Parts & Accessories

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Need a part? City Ford is the quickest way to get it!

We currently carry over one million dollars worth of Genuine Ford Parts. Because of our excellent service, 10 Ford dealers in Northern Alberta count on City Ford as their resource for specific Ford parts. You can have confidence that the City Ford parts department can take care of your parts requirements.
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City Auto Toys Accessory Shop doesn’t just carry Ford Accessories, we carry a wide variety of accessories that can add style, convenience, and comfort to your vehicle. If you want the best accessories for your car, truck or SUV, and you seek the confidence that properly designed, manufactured and installed accessories can give you, there is really only one choice.

 

City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
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Top 5 Brake Tips

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City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
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Summer Car Care Tips

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  • Keep your engine cool. Cooling systems protect engines from overheating and should be flushed periodically, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Between flushes, make sure the coolant is filled to the proper level by checking the overflow reservoir. If necessary, top off the reservoir with a 50/50 mix of water and the coolant type specified by the vehicle manufacturer. CAUTION! – Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot – boiling coolant under pressure could cause serious burns. Rubber cooling system components are susceptible to heat-related deterioration, so periodically inspect hoses and drive belts for cracking, soft spots or other signs of poor condition.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated. Driving on under-inflated tires can cause tires to overheat and increase the likelihood of a blowout, especially when road temperatures are extremely high. Check your car’s tire pressures (including the spare) at least once a month, because tires typically lose about one pound of pressure per month through normal seepage. For the most accurate reading, check tire pressures when the tires are cold. Always follow inflation pressure recommendations in your vehicle owner’s manual or on the tire information label located in the glove box or on the driver’s door jamb. Do not use the inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall, which may not be the correct pressure for your particular vehicle.
  • Make sure fluids are at appropriate levels. Most engine fluids lubricate and serve as coolants by helping carry heat away from critical components. When fluid levels are low, the cooling effect is reduced, which increases the possibility of overheating. Periodically check all vehicle fluids, including motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid, to ensure they are at appropriate levels. If any fluids need to be topped off, be sure to use the type of fluid specified in the owner’s manual.
  • Maintain a comfortable driving environment. During extreme summer heat, an air-conditioning system can be more than just a pleasant convenience. It can reduce fatigue, which plays an important part in driver alertness and vehicle safety. If a car’s air conditioning is not maintaining the interior temperature as well as it once did, it may mean the refrigerant level is low or there is another problem. Have the system checked by a certified technician. In addition, if your car has a cabin filter, it should be inspected and replaced as needed to ensure maximum airflow and cooling during the summer months.
  • Be prepared for summer breakdowns. Even with preventive maintenance, summer breakdowns can still occur, so AAA recommends drivers have a well-stocked emergency kit in their cars. The kit should include water, non-perishable food items, jumper cables, a flashlight with extra batteries, road flares or an emergency beacon, basic hand tools and a first aid kit.

City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
City Ford Sales

Wiper Blades 101

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Wiper blades play a key role in keeping you safe on the road. Reduced visibility can lead to slower reaction times and accidents when driving. That’s why healthy wiper blades are key to the maintenance of your windshield. For proper windshield maintenance let’s look at how to tell if your wiper blades are healthy, what affects their health and how to maintain them.

What Affects Wiper Blade Performance?

There are three main ingredients that reduce your windshield wiper blade’s performance:

  1. Sun – ultraviolet light from the sun can lead to deterioration of the rubber and plastic in your wiper blade, which puts a shelf life on the blades, especially if you drive a lot or park outside;
  2. Car Products – car waxes, exhaust, fuel, oil and tar from the road all contain rubber deteriorating oils; and,
  3. Debris – sand, mud and dust can all physically damage the blade, leading to a rough edge instead of a smooth edge and they can also get into the mechanical parts of the system.

These ingredients can combine to create the following issues:

  • Broken frames at joins;
  • Metal corrosion at joints and claws;
  • Cracks, tears and missing chunks of rubber edge; and,
  • Stiffness of rubber edge

How To Maintain Wiper Blades

Wiper blade maintenance should be done in a number of ways:

  1. Every time you fill your gas tank, clean your windshield completely, and gently wipe the rubber edge of the blade with a damp paper towel to remove dirt and oil;
  2. During the winter, pull your windshield wipers away from the windshield when you park so ice doesn’t build up on the rubber blade, and to prevent them from sticking to the glass;
  3. Regularly check the rubber blade for a rounded edge, stiffness, cracks and tears, which can prevent the blade from making good contact with the windshield glass;
  4. Regularly check the frame for corrosion and breaks, which can affect flexibility and performance of the blade; and,

Bonus:

  1. Never use your windshield wiper to de-ice your windshield, it degrades the rubber blades and can ruin the frame or mechanics of the wipers. Use an ice scraper instead.

Why Is Wiper Blade Care Important?

The American Optometric Association reports that 90% of all driving decisions are based solely on visual cues. If your windshield is obscured with dirt, streaks, water or ice, you may be making decisions based on incomplete or false information, which can lead to a greater chance of accidents happening.

City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
City Ford Sales

Our Services

Mechanic

City Ford’s service team is proud to have been ranked the #1 Ford Service Department in the greater Edmonton area. We are a “one-stop” service centre. From air conditioning to windshields, no job is too big or too small. City Ford Service means convenience for our customers. We offer drive-in service, extended hours, free shuttle service, complimentary coffee and of course – the best team in the business!

We offer the following Same Day Services:

  • Lube, oil, filter
  • Tire replacement and/or balancing/repair
  • Sheduled maintenance services
  • Cooling System Service
  • Belts and hose replacement
  • Batteries
  • Wiper Blades & arms
  • Brakes
  • Shocks/Struts
  • Transmission Service
  • Air/Fuel Filter replacement

 

Quality Care Maintenance

With Quality Care, your vehicle gets the treatment it needs from the people who know it best. Only Technicians and Service Advisors at your Ford dealer have the training, the equipment and the parts needed to keep your car or truck running in top condition. Quality Care Maintenance is fast, accurate and competitively priced. It’s the best way to protect your investment, maintain your warranty, and ensure that you get top dollar at re-sale. Don’t take chances by taking your vehicle anywhere else. Get the “expert touch” with Quality Care Maintenance.

City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
City Ford Sales

Extend the Life of Your Tires

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Follow these good driving habits to help you get the most mileage between brake service:

1. Plan Ahead

Instead of stomping on the brakes just before the stop sign, traffic light or turn, slow down well before the stop. Then the engine does some of the work, reducing wear and tear on your brakes. On the highway, lift your foot off the gas pedal as soon as you see brake lights ahead.

2. Use the Right Braking Method in the Mountains

If headed downhill or over the pass on dry pavement, drive in lower gears. Here’s how: Put your vehicle in the gear that allows you to travel at the safe speed when you start down the incline. Then apply the brakes intermittently with light pressure for about five seconds if your car speeds up, so you maintain the right speed. As in #1, this will let the engine do some of the work.

Note: This only slightly increases wear and tear on your engine. In normal driving, the “front face” of the gears and transmission wear down. With this kind of engine braking, the “back face” of the transmission does the work. You rarely engage the back face, so it’s a good trade between transmission and brake wear.

By balancing engine braking and pumping your brakes, you allow your brake system to cool. Riding the brakes down a long hill generates friction (which creates the stopping power you need). It also creates heat as your brake pads are in constant contact with the rotor. The longer the hill, the more friction and heat you generate, and the greater the wear on all brake system components—pads, shoes, fluid, brake calipers, rotors or drums and hoses.

It’s also a safety issue: Too much heat can also heat brake fluid, causing brake pedal fade, right when you need your brakes most.

Don’t use this technique when you are driving downhill in icy or slick conditions. Start at the top of the hill as slowly as possible and double the distance you’d normally give between you and the driver ahead. Assuming you’re driving a passenger vehicle (not a big rig), leave your auto in normal drive gear and use light, steady pressure on the brake pedal to maintain the right speed.

This allows your antilock braking system (ABS) to kick in instantly if you lose traction. When you use your engine for braking by downshifting, only your drive tires slow the car. (Your drive tires are the front two in a front-wheel drive auto, back tires in a rear-wheel drive, and all tires if you’re driving an AWD or 4WD vehicle). If the drive tires lose traction and your car starts to slide, the ABS won’t engage and you can lose control.

If you use the brakes instead, the ABS is ready to engage. ABS maintains traction by making sure all four tires slow at the same rate when you apply the brakes. You’ll minimize fishtailing and be able to steer in the proper direction.

3. Follow the Three-Second Rule

Pick a stationary object even with the car in front of you–a sign, a building, or a side road all work well. Then count to three. If you pass that object before you get to three, you need to back off and leave more space.

Remember driver’s ed? It was all about defensive driving and safe following distance. This style of driving is not only safest; it’s the easiest on your brake system. Stop-and-go traffic puts high demands on your brakes and decreases brake pad life. You can reduce the wear on your brakes by leaving enough space between you and the car ahead so you don’t have to tap the brakes as often.

Save Your Brakes: Drive Smart

Brake pads, shoes, drums and brake rotors will eventually need service for regular wear and tear. Be sure to follow your owner’s manual guidelines. If you think something’s wrong with your brakes, or one of your dashboard brake indicators is lit up, don’t wait to get your brakes checked.

Bottom line: Drive defensively, drive smart, and you’ll extend the life of your brakes.

Originally from: lesschwab.com

City Ford Sales
14750 Mark Messier Trail,
Edmonton, AB T6V 1H5, Canada
780-454-2000
City Ford Sales