Summer Heat Tech Tips

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We all know how blistering hot it can get in Louisiana during the summer time, and getting into a hot car is no fun. You burn your legs on your hot leather seats, you feel like you need to wear oven mitts to touch your steering wheel and your dripping sweat before you even start your car! Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems. All Star Ford is here with some awesome summer tech tips to make sure your car is in perfect condition for the hot Louisiana weather.

Watch the seat buckles. Metal seat belt buckles can also get extremely hot in the sun. Use caution when buckling and try to avoid children handling the metal part of the buckles. Also, don’t be tempted to loosen car seat straps in the summer heat. Children need to be buckled up securely at all times to remain safe!

Use a sunshade. These windshield covers keep harmful rays out of your vehicle and while it will still be warm inside they do help keep the temperature down. In addition, sunshades will allow the car to cool faster reducing the time you need to use the air conditioning on high, which can save you some money in gas!

Tires need special care in warmer weather as high temperatures put added stress on them. To maximize tire life and safety, check the tire condition and inflation pressure monthly. It is also good to have the tires rotated every 5,000 – 6,000 miles. Summer heat will cause the pressure within a tire to rise, therefore, it’s important to check the pressure when tires are cold. You vehicle’s owner manual includes the recommended air pressure for your vehicle’s tires.

All Star Ford is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford, come by our Dealership at 2586 Range Park Drive in Denham Springs and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle – 2017 Ford Escape

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All Star Ford loves keeping our customers in the loop about anything and everything related to vehicles. Before you know it, all of the 2017 vehicle models will be coming out and we will be saying goodbye to the 2016s. Introducing the newly refreshed 2017 Ford Escape!

The 2017 Ford Escape brings is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, as well as a revised version of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost will be standard in the SE and Titanium trim levels, and although the numbers aren’t yet set in stone, it is projected to produce 180 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The optional twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost has received new pistons and a redesigned exhaust manifold for improved efficiency and refinement; it is rated at 245 horsepower and an impressive 275 lb-ft. Returning for duty basically unchanged is the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which will be available only in the base S trim. All three engines are mated to a six-speed automatic.

The 2017 Ford Escape has the latest generation of Ford’s Sync Connect technology, which makes its worldwide debut in the 2017 Escape. The new Sync Connect allows owners to communicate with their Escape via a smartphone app, performing remote start and locking/unlocking operations. The app also permits owners to remotely schedule future starting times and to check the amount of fuel left in the tank, as well as receive vehicle reports concerning future service appointments such as oil changes. Additionally, owners will have access to a vehicle-locator function to help if they seem to have misplaced their Escape. The Connect features are available in vehicles equipped with the new Sync 3 system, which has better voice recognition, a more intuitive graphic interface, and faster performance.

Auto stop-start is standard on EcoBoost-equipped 2017 Escapes. The stop-start feature improves fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic by four to six percent! The auto stop-start features brings with it a unique battery, a beefier starter motor, and an auxiliary climate-control pump to keep the cabin fresh during long stops.

Additional technology making its first appearance in an Escape includes adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake pre-conditioning; lane-assist alert and active lane aid, which makes steering corrections; and enhanced parking assist, which now performs in parallel and perpendicular parking situations.

Additional features in the 2017 Ford Escape are

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Hill-start assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Vaunted foot-activated tailgate.

View our current 2017 Ford Escape inventory here!

All Star Ford is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford, come by our Dealership at 2586 Range Park Drive in Denham Springs and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford to receive All-Star service!

Featured Used Vehicle: 2015 Ford Edge SE

2016-03-21 ASFThis 2015 Ford Edge SE is the perfect vehicle for the everyday commute to work or carpooling the kids to school! With only 726 miles on this 2015 Ford Edge, this SUV is a steal! With an additional inch of rear legroom, everyone is sure to be comfortable in this roomy SUV. The Ford Edge is also wide enough to make three-across second-row seating making seating capacity at five people. The Ford Edge also has great gas mileage at 30 MPG Highway. This SUV is also equipped with a 4 cylinder engine with 245 horsepower at 5,500 RPM.

Key features on the 2015 Ford Edge SE include:

  • Back-up camera
  • Onbaord Communications System
  • Keyless entry
  • 60-40 folding split-bench
  • Bluetooth
  • Proximity key for push button start
  • Steering wheel controls

Safety features on the 2015 Ford Edge SE include:

  • MyKey System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

View more details on this 2015 Ford Edge SE here.

All Star Ford is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford, come by our Dealership at 2586 Range Park Drive in Denham Springs and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Ford Mustang

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The Ford Mustang has always been about power and the 2016 model continues in that tradition. Mustang lovers cannot steer away from the 2016 model as it delivers more than its previous editions. When you discuss the Mustang, you have to start with the heart of the beast. And yes, that would be the engine. Each engine that is offered in the Mustang delivers at least 300 horsepower. When it comes to choosing which engine you would like in your own 2016 model, there are 4 to choose from.

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  • The 3.7L V6 offers up 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on V6 Fastback model.
  • The 2.3L EcoBoost engine churns out 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. *Standard on EcoBoostand EcoBoost Premium models.
  • The 5.0L V8 kicks out 435 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. *Standard on GT and GT Premium models.
  • The 5.2L V8 delivers 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on the Shelby GT350.

There is nothing more impressive than those classic Mustang lines and curves that the 2016 offers. Some of the key features on this vehicle include signature HID headlamps and signature LED tri-bat tail lamps, leather trimmed steering wheel, as well as an impressive array of standard and available advanced technology features:

  • Push-Button Start
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Adaptable Cruise Control and Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • SYNC 3
  • Shaker Pro Audio System
  • Navigation System

There is no doubt that the 2016 Ford Mustang is sure to impress. These beauties are going fast so don’t hesitate to contact our sales staff to get you started in finding the perfect 2016 Mustang that is perfect for you. You can view our entire Mustang inventory here.

All Star Ford is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford, come by our Dealership at 2586 Range Park Drive in Denham Springs and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Ford Explorer

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Enjoying your driving experience with extraordinary comfort and capability will be easy in the in the 2016 Ford Explorer. It comes equipped with the power and the features you need to make any trip an amazing one. The redesigned front, rear, roofline and wheels are just the start of what makes the 2016 Explorer a standout in its class and thanks to this attractive, high-tech, easy-to-read display, everything you want to know is staring you right in the face. Fresh new changes to the control interface and redesigned interior and exterior put this midsize SUV into a class of its own and makes it worthy of a prime spot in your driveway.

Key Features Include: Third Row Seats, iPod/MP3 Input, Aluminum Wheels, Rear Air, Flex Fuel, Back Up Camera, Rear Spoiler, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Air Conditioning, Power Door Locks, Front Center Armrest with Storage, Bucket Seats, Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity, Cruise Control,  LED Brakelights, Projector Beam LED Headlamps, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, AdvanceTrac with Roll and Electronic Stability Control, Analog Display, Illuminated Locking Glove Box,

View our 2016 Ford Explorer inventory here.

All Star Ford is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford, come by our Dealership at 2586 Range Park Drive in Denham Springs and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford help you out! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford to receive All-Star service!