Blog

What Can You Expect from Your Warranty?

A warranty can be an effective tool that helps to protect the investment made in your vehicle. Powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties are the two most common protection plans on the market. If you buy a new car, you typically get the entire terms of any warranty that it comes with.

If you buy a used car, it is possible to buy an extended warranty to give you peace of mind over the next several months or years. Bumper-to-bumper warranties include the electrical systems, suspension and the powertrain itself. Therefore, it is the warranty that you will want to have whether…

read more
Categories: ,

New Design Features of the 2018 Ford Mustang

If you are thinking about buying a muscle car, you should consider the 2018 Ford Mustang. The new model comes with several new design features that make the exterior even more appealing than previous models. Here are a few design features that are included with the 2018 Ford Mustang.

The new model now comes with LED lights. These are available on the high and low beams, fog lights, and turn signals. The LED lights are an innovative design feature because they reduce power consumption by up to 30% more than traditional lamps.

read more
Categories: ,

Why Does Your Vehicle Need Gaskets?

Your vehicle has several different gases and fluids flowing at all times. If the chemicals accidentally mix, the outcome can be disastrous. Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets. Gaskets control the order of circulation.

Gaskets are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and a variety of substances. A gasket can be made of steel, copper or rubber. If the gasket has a mechanical problem, you might notice oil in the coolant or white smoke in the tailpipe. The engine overheating is another sign of a failing gasket. Normal wear and tear will lead to deterioration and costly repairs.

read more

When Was the Last Time Your Car Battery in Holland, MI Was Tested?

Car batteries provide the electrical power that your car's engine needs in order to get started. It powers the fuel pump, lights, wipers and more. Too low of a battery level means that your car will not start.

Testing your car's battery requires just one tool and a few minutes of your time. To start, open your car's hood. Use a multimeter and turn it to a low voltage detection setting. Connect the black probe to the battery's negative terminal and the red probe to the battery's positive terminal. Voltage below 12.6 is too…

read more
Categories: ,

Ensure Smooth Transfers between Drive Modes

Have you noticed your vehicle struggling to get into 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive mode? It could be an issue with your transfer case. Regularly replacing your transfer case fluid is an easy way to keep your 4WD/AWD vehicle running smoothly.

In 4WD vehicles, engine power is spread between the front and rear axles. In AWD, power is distributed to wheels that have the most traction. In both types of vehicles, a gearbox called the transfer case is responsible for distributing the power. The transfer case requires lubricating fluid to function correctly.

read more
Categories: , ,

Your Differential Is the Gearing That Sends Power to Your Axles

Once your engine generates power for your vehicle, it goes through a complex system of gears in order to transfer it into forward motion. One of the most important pieces of this process is your differential.

Your differential is powered by your transmission via the driveline. Your driveline runs down your vehicle and turns the gears in your differential, which sends power to the axles. Your differential is geared so that it can deliver different amounts of torque to each wheel. This allows one wheel to turn slower than the other when you are going through a turn.

read more
Categories: ,

Why are Genuine Replacement Parts More Reliable?

If you have ever brought your vehicle in for service at an independent service center offering incredibly low pricing, then you know how inferior parts require your car to be back on the lift soon after. Here are a few reasons to buy your parts from our team at Barber Ford:

Our dealership stocks OEM auto parts, these are created to match the parts of your vehicle perfectly. When the parts fit correctly, there is less chance they will cause damage or wear out quickly. Part of the trouble with getting inferior parts is they don't last very long…

read more
Categories: , ,

The New and Improved 2018 Ford Fusion

You have been driving sedans since you can remember, but sometimes you wish that they had a little bit more to offer in terms of features and luxuriousness . The 2018 Ford Fusion has what you're looking for in the Holland, MI area!

Not only does this sedan have quite a bit of space, but it also has 6 different powertrains to choose from, including hybrids. Not only does it come with the standard options, such as a rearview camera, but it also has many options that you can choose to add-on, such as all-wheel drive. It also has many…

read more
Categories: , ,

SYNC 3 – Packed With Features

For many drivers, having the latest in technology is a big deal. For such drivers, the SYNC 3 is a must have for their future vehicles. Ford's new infotainment system is packed with a variety of features that make the driving experience incredible. Let’s explore several of those excellent features today!

The SYNC 3 includes simple music search, an intuitive touchscreen, hands-free voice recognition, and even climate control. SYNC 3 allows you to stay safe on the road by using your voice to activate many of these features.

read more
Categories:

AutoGuide.com Fawns Over Outstanding 2017 Ford Fusion

If you're seeking a midsize sedan for your next automotive purchase, we here at Barber Ford think you should make a point to give ours, the 2017 Fusion, a go.

How come?

Get the inside scoop from AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai; her evaluation of the Fusion is as follows:

If you want an entry-level trim that doesn't skimp on the good stuff, the Fusion S is sure to satisfy.

Standard features on this model include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillamps, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, voice-command functionality, the SYNC infotainment ...

read more
Categories: , ,
Info
AdChoices
;