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Your Alternator Provides Your Battery with a Much-Needed Charge

Your car, truck, or SUV has a complex electrical system in it. At the heart of this system is your car battery. But how does your car battery, even as big as it is, continue to work for years on end.

That process is done by way of your alternator. Your alternator is basically a small generator under the hood of your vehicle.

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What Do You Know About Horsepower?

What is horsepower? Certainly most of us understand that it has something to do with the power produced by a vehicle’s engine, but is that all there is to it? Hardly! There is more to horsepower than the amount of power available when you depress the accelerator. Of course, that is a large part of it, but the story of horsepower has other elements as well.

Horsepower was first described back in the 18th century when James Watt was searching for a way to impress potential customers with the effectiveness of his steam engine design. 

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A Variety of Elements to Gain Traction

All of us at Ashley Ford Sales here in New Bedford, MA understand it can be difficult to achieve proper traction during the winter. Salt, kitty litter and sand can all be used, but there are important differences between them. Let us explain.

Kitty litter is made of clay and will not melt ice. When spread over slush, snow or ice, it will provide traction. When it absorbs a lot of water, it will become slippery and mushy. Kitty litter works well for gaining traction when placed beneath the car’s tires. 

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Pre-Road Trip Checklist Essentials

Bring along the following safety items, and you make trouble on the roadway less eventful. The more of these items you can pack in your vehicle before the road trip, the better chance you have of getting to the destination safely.

Come visit Ashley Ford Sales so our crew has the opportunity to give the vehicle a full inspection before you go!

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Be Impressed with the 2018 Ford Fusion

Cars get better and better every year. Newer models have newer technology and more advanced features to give you a great driving experience. Our staff at Ashley Ford Sales want to match you with a new car that we know you will enjoy driving every day. After taking the 2018 Ford Fusion for a test drive, we know you will fall in love with it.

Whether you want a powerful twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 or a hybrid option, the 2018 Ford Fusion will suit your needs. The interior of the Fusion appears very luxurious and offers a very comfortable ride…

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The Ford F-150 is the truck that works as hard as you do


We here at Ashley Ford Sales are proud to announce the new 2017 Ford F-150! Featuring a wide array of engines, cabs, bed lengths and trims, you are sure to find the perfect truck for work and play.

Thanks to its military grade aluminum body, the award-winning 2017 F-150 weighs in up to 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation, giving you superior handling, acceleration, and fuel efficiency when you're cruising around the streets of New Bedford.

The F-150's all-new ten-speed transmission has the power and durability...
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Is The 2018 Ford Explorer The Best SUV?


There are a number of SUVs on the market, but the Ford Explorer has always been a staple in this sector of business. For 2018, the Explorer will come available with a ton of technologically advanced features such as Pandora, Sony Premium Audio, USB outlets, SiriusXM Radio, and Enhanced Active Park Assist technology.

Dynamic features are what this SUV is all about, and it comes with three upgraded engines. This includes the 3.5L EcoBoost engine that produces 365 horsepower, the 2.3L EcoBoost engine that delivers 280 horsepower and the 3.5L Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine that gives you 290…
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fFind the Right Used Car with Our Help


When you are trying to get into a vehicle that is new to you, you will find that used cars are a great option. You can get a car that you love without spending a ton by purchasing that car used through those of us at Ashley Ford Sales.

We have a lot full of cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs, and we will help you figure out which vehicle is right for you. We will direct you to a used car that will give you everything that you are looking for and provide you with a great experience. If you…
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carwow Marvels at Mean, Muscular 2017 Ford Mustang

If you're searching for a sports car that's every bit as easy on the eyes as it is fun to drive, we here at Ashley Ford Sales think you'll discover precisely that in the form of ours, the 2017 Mustang.

And why is it we feel as we do?

Then, click "play" on the clip below; here now to highlight the Mustang's top traits is carwow critic Mat Watson:

Climb the Mustang trim ladder to its top rung and it's there you'll find the attractive and athletic GT.

Standard amenities on this iteration include…

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