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Towing Guide

When you’re ready to tow a trailer, there are a few precautions to consider before hitting the road. The first thing is to resolve any weight capacity questions. Establish your vehicle’s maximum allowable tow weight as recommended by the manufacturer. After you’ve made sure that your vehicle, the hitch, the trailer, and the tow weight are compatible, move on to other safety points.

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SYNC 3 Is A First-Class Infotainment System

There are some savvy drivers in New Bedford when it comes to automobile technology. Motorist today demand more and more out of their cars. There are also more distractions while on the road. People need a safe operating system to help them function while they are moving from place to place. The new Ford Sync 3 Infotainment system is equipped to give its driver and passengers the flexibility to access personal information, maneuver in comfort and be safe at the same time.

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Do Heavier Duty Brake Pads use Special Materials?

Brake pads form the last line of the defense in your vehicle's braking system. They need to continually absorb significant levels of pressure and heat, sometimes for long periods of time. As such, you need pads that can successfully stand the tests of time. That said, brake pads need to be carefully matched to the vehicles that they see use on. Practically speaking, this means that some pads are destined for light uses, and others for heavy-duty tasks.

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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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