Ford F-150 nominated for Best Pickup Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 was nominated for cars.com's truck of the year award this week.

The 2015 Ford F-150 was nominated for cars.com’s truck of the year award this week.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is nominated for cars.com Best Pickup Truck award.

The website has chosen this vehicle for its big redesign, new technology and use of high-strength aluminum. It will be competing against five other vehicles and the winner will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January, 2015.

Cars.com says, “the big news about this redesign is that it is the first mass-produced pickup to use high strength aluminum for all the body panels and bed construction.”

With the new material there is a significant change in overall weight of the vehicle but it also drives and sounds different. A reduction in weight has allowed Ford to create an EcoBoost engine that has better fuel economy while still keeping towing and payload standards.

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2015 Ford F-150 For Sale Now at Waikem Ford

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

The first 2015 Ford F-150 has arrived for sale at George Waikem Ford.

This is perhaps the most important truck in the history of the Ford Motor Co. It was completely redesigned inside and out — it’s an entirely different truck from previous models.

We’ve covered the changes in great detail already, but with so many new features available on this year’s model, there’s nothing like this all-new model.

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Ford Transit Connect Wins Best Resale Value Award

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect has been award the Best Resale Value Award.

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect has been award the Best Resale Value Award.

The Ford Transit Connect has won ALG’s Best Resale Value Award in the Midsized Commercial Van segment. Judging all the vehicles built to get the job done, ALG says the Ford Transit Connect will be worth the most when it’s time to trade it in.

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Ford Debuts Mustang Shelby GT350

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The Ford Motor Co. announced the return of the legendary Mustang Shelby GT350 Monday. This is the performance lover’s dream come true, and this might be the ultimate test of American muscle.

Ford says the new GT350 transforms “a great every-day car into a dominant road racer.”

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuted in October 2014, totally transformed and redesigned from what we knew before. Driving enthusiasts behind the wheel of a Shelby GT350 can expect to be treated to most balanced, nimble and exhilarating production Mustang yet.

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Service Tip of the Week: Synthetic Oil FAQ

Waikem Auto Family Fixed Ops Director David Sams

Waikem Auto Family Fixed Ops Director David Sams

Editor’s Note: Each week, Waikem Fixed Ops Director David Sams gives you his service tips of the week. This week David teaches you about Synthetic Oils. Visit our service department to learn more about the Waikem Auto Family. 

 

Service Tip of the Week: Synthetic Oil FAQ

I hear a lot about synthetic oil. Is it what I should use? Is it worth the extra expense?

Synthetic oil has several applications. Those include high heat and high load conditions. Several categories of oil configurations exist.

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‘American Pickers’ team up with Ford

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The hit TV Show American Pickers may have just made it’s best find ever. Mike and Frank are upgrading to a 2015 Ford Transit van for the all-new season of American Pickers, starting April 30th at 9 p.m. on the History Channel. 

“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. “There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.”

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Ford Recreating Empire State Building Promotion

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.

 

In 1964, Ford celebrated the debut of the Ford Mustang by placing one atop the Empire State Building. As they celebrate the grand debut of the 50th Anniversary model, Ford is recreating the promotion.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will place the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible atop the Empire State Building in the New York Skyline. The all-new convertible model will sit atop the New York City skyline for 54 hours starting on April 16.

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Ford Focus Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

The 2013 Ford Focus has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2013 Ford Focus has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Ford Focus has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating, making it one of the best of the best for a car’s safety.

The Focus is just one of 6 small cars to earn this designation. Ford has some of the best vehicle technology today, but they use that technology for more than just entertainment. It’s no wonder the Focus has earned IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating.

“Ford is committed to designing vehicles that help keep people safe,” said Steve Kenner, global director of Ford’s Automotive Safety Office. “We are constantly seeking innovative ways to help drivers avoid accidents and keep occupants safe when an incident does occur.”

Here’s How Ford Did:

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2014 Ford Focus Among Best Daily Drivers

The 2014 Ford Focus has been voted one of the best cars for the daily commute, according to MSN Autos.

We know the morning commute isn’t always fun. There’s potholes, snow, boring radio, traffic, and fights with your smartphone. Not to mention the gas prices that have you cursing every time to visit the pump.

Well many of these problems will be solved in the Focus.

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2014 Ford F-150 with Available CNG Option

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The 2014 Ford F-150 will be the first pickup truck with the CNG option.

Ford will be the first manufacturer to offer a Compressed Natural Gas option for a half-ton pickup truck.

As announced this week, the 2014 Ford F-150 will have an option for a compressed natural gas powered model. Natural gas has become an increasingly popular choice as an alternative to traditional gas. There is an abundance of Natural Gas in this area, and it’s also a lot cheaper than traditional petroleum. According to a

release from Ford, CNG sells for an average of $2.11 per gallon of gasoline equivalent, and is as low as $1 in some parts of the country. The natural average for unleaded regular fuel on July 31, 2013 is $3.66 per gallon.

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