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Driver fatigue puts thousands of Canadians at risk day after day on roads across the country. People are driving drowsy without enough sleep, and they simply don’t have the same response time as a person who is alert. Transport Canada estimates that 20% of the fatal collisions on our roads are due to driver fatigue in one way or another.

 State-Of-The-Art Lane-Keeping System

Ford has addressed this problem by integrating a lane-keeping system into its newer vehicles. It is programmed to notify the driver if the vehicle drifts from the lane. If a car, truck or SUV starts to sway too close to the line markers, the steering wheel will begin to vibrate. The simulated feeling of driving on a rumble strip instantly alerts the driver. This lane-keeping tool also gives a short torque to the steering wheel to help guide the vehicle back into the centre of the lane.

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Being prepared for all conditions during winter driving is the key to being safe behind the wheel. In order to stay safe this winter, your local Ford dealer Mississauga Whiteoak Ford brings you 3 important driving tips that can help you stay safe on the roads this winter:

Install Winter Tires

If you haven’t replaced your all-season tires with winter ones, it’s not too late to do so. Winter tires should be installed when the temperature outside dips below 7°C. They contain compounds that keep them supple and soft in cold weather, which allows them to grip snow and ice to give you the traction you need. The tread patterns are specially designed with sipes, small slits that reduce snow build-up for optimal performance. If you haven’t used winter tires before, you’ll be amazed at the difference they make in your winter driving and how much more control you’ll have at the wheel.

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We could all use a little bit of stress-relief during those long traffic-filled commutes. Luckily, Ford has developed assistive driving technologies for an added element of safety when navigating busy roads. The semi-autonomous features like accident avoidance, adaptive cruise control, and stop-and-go technologies provide convenient backup for drivers. New Ford models have available assistive technology features. Come in to Whiteoak Ford, your local Ford dealer in Mississauga, to test these features for yourself! During your test drive, you can try out technologies like:

Active Park Assist

This feature can help you parallel park like a pro. When activated, and once you shift your car into reverse, a series of sophisticated sensors analyze the space. You simply take your hands off of the steering wheel, and with control of the accelerator and brakes, the park assist technology guides your vehicle into the parallel parking space autonomously.

Adaptive Cruise Control

This semi-autonomous feature is useful when stuck [...]

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Winter can bring treacherous driving conditions. That’s why it’s important to get your vehicle properly prepared for the impending winter weather. Safety is the number one priority when driving, so to make sure you are following the best practices for winter maintenance. Bring your Ford into your local Ford Dealer in Mississauga– Whiteoak Ford. Our winter safety package will winterize your vehicle, so you can drive with confidence in all winter conditions. The best time to get your winter safety package is now!

The Whiteoak Ford winter safety package consists of 4 winter tires, tire pressure sensors, and winter rims- with your choice of steel or aluminum. Having the proper tires is integral for winterizing your vehicle. Sufficient traction on the road is essential for safe winter driving.

Winter tires are different than all-season tires because of the rubber compounds they are made from. The rubber compounds in winter tires better retain their elasticity, meaning [...]

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As a parent, watching your teen get behind the wheel for the first time can evoke feelings of pride and panic. Your newly liberated teen is out on the open road and you want to make sure your child is safe. You may not be able to surveil your teen 24/7, but with Ford MyKey, you can rest assured that certain safety measures are in place when your teen takes the wheel. Whiteoak Ford, your Ford dealer for Mississauga & Etobicoke, has outlined some of the features that MyKey offers which enable parents to set safety parameters for new drivers.

Seatbelt Safety
Ford MyKey enables parents to activate safety features that allow the Belt Minder technology to sound a chime until driver & passenger seatbelts have been buckled. Even better, however, is that MyKey also has the function of muting the audio system until seatbelts have been fastened, ensuring safety comes first for your [...]

Ford makes some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your fuel economy.

Empty Your Trunk

Carrying a heavy load in your trunk forces your vehicle to work harder and use more gas. Empty your trunk and any items you have in your back seats.

Remove the Top Carrier

Make sure to put the top carrier away when it is not in use to reduce wind resistance. The more resistance, the less optimized your fuel is.

Automated Cruise Control

If your Ford comes with cruise control, try it on the highway. Since the highway is a level road with cars usually driving at a consistent speed, cruise control will steady your speed and conserve your fuel.

Avoid over-accelerating and braking

Avoid accelerating too fast and braking hard when possible, because it requires more engine power and can [...]

Whiteoak Ford’s Guide to the All-New FordPass

Whiteoak Ford’s Guide to the All-New FordPass

For most car owners, one of the most unpleasant experiences is locking your keys inside the vehicle. It’s a helpless situation, and usually a locksmith or auto service has to come to your rescue. With FordPass, these stressful situations are a thing of the past as we look forward to a future where reliable technology and vehicles combine seamlessly. At your Ford dealer in Mississauga, Whiteoak Ford’s 2017 vehicles such as the Escape, Fusion, and F-150, all have Fordpass as an available option.

FordPass Technology

FordPass connects with available SYNC technology in Ford models, and seamlessly transfers signals through a 4G cellular signal. When Ford owners download the FordPass app on an Apple or Android device, they are able to send wireless commands to their vehicle in real-time. You can lock and unlock your doors, start the vehicle, and even check your fuel level, all with the simple use of the app!

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The newest model of Ford Escape is sure to be a crowd pleaser- with powerful EcoBoost™ engine technology available and the modern convenience of technological capabilities, like Park Assist and SYNC® 3. From the adventurous off-road traveller to the city dwelling family, the 2017 Ford Escape has something for everyone, and is sure to continue to be a popular choice of SUV in 2016. Whiteoak Ford has compiled a short list of the many features the 2017 Ford Escape offers:

Available Auto Start-Stop Technology
One thing that sets the 2017 Ford Escape apart from the crowd is this latest innovative feature. During city driving, Auto Start-Stop Technology helps to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. When the vehicle is stopped, the engine automatically shuts off, and when your foot leaves the brake pedal or the vehicle begins to accelerate, the engine restarts seamlessly. This reduction of emissions contributes to a more environmentally friendly way [...]

With the evolving technological landscape, it is no surprise that vehicles are being outfitted with the latest technologies– advanced navigation systems, a variety of sensors, and the list goes on. But Ford has been developing new engine technologies for decades, with the hallmark being Ford EcoBoost™. Debuting in 2009, Ford has been crafting this technology to fit modern vehicles with the most fuel-efficient engines– saving you money at the pumps, and helping to reduce emissions for a more eco-friendly vehicle. Here, Whiteoak Ford has outlined the basics of EcoBoost™ engine technology:

What is EcoBoost™ engine technology?

EcoBoost™ engine technology consists of two components: turbocharging and direct fuel injection. Ford EcoBoost™ engines are turbocharged, meaning a special device, the turbocharger, supplies the engine with more air than that of a non-Ecoboost. This extra air produces more power while improving gas mileage, and without increasing the size of the engine.

The second component of EcoBoost™ engine technology [...]

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start planning that summer road trip. Taking a vacation by yourself, with a friend, or with your family is a great way to take in the scenery and spend quality time with one another. The most important thing to consider before leaving for a road trip is the vehicle you will be taking for the ride. Whiteoak Ford carries many models that make hitting the road a dream; here is a list of some of the best vehicles for road trips:

Convertible

If you are looking for the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, a convertible is a classic choice. A convertible like the Ford Mustang has the head-turning looks and powerful engine that will make the drive a delight. Driving with the top down will make your trip one to remember!

Hatchback

A hatchback, like the Ford Focus, is a [...]

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