Blog

Important Towing Safety Tips

We know that many of our customers at Scarsdale Ford in Scarsdale, NY like the convenience of being able to use their vehicle for towing boats and trailers. There are several suggestions we'd like to pass along to ensure that you, your vehicle and the object being towed remain safe throughout the towing process.

First, reference your owner’s manual to check the towing capacity of your vehicle and install a trailer hitch matching your vehicle's size. 

read more
Categories:

A Dead Battery May Mean a Dead Alternator

It is the dead of winter and really cold, you go to start your car and nothing. You pop your hood and grab your cables and chalk it up to a dead battery. But depending on other signs, it may not be your battery at all, but the alternator. The alternator is exactly like a small generator that is driven by the gas engine and recharges the battery while driving.

read more
Categories:

When Was Your Timing Belt Last Checked?

The timing belt is one of the most important components of your car. Its purpose is to keep the camshaft and crankshaft turning at the correct rate. If the timing belt fails your car could suddenly stop running while you are driving.

The importance of the timing belt cannot be over emphasized and it is a part that is expected to wear out occasionally. 

read more
Categories:

Find Out What Makes the 2018 Ford Edge so Special

If you're looking for a roomy vehicle that looks sharp, an SUV is probably on your list of cars you're considering. The 2018 Ford Edge not only provides plenty of storage room, but it also offers a variety of innovative features that help you get your day-to-day tasks accomplished more easily and safely.

read more
Categories:

The Importance of Tire Tread


Driving a vehicle with worn tires is very dangerous and sometimes illegal. The tread design generally does not matter as much as the depth of the tread and tire location. The actual location can vary among car manufacturers when it comes time to replace old tires. Some vehicle manufacturers recommend putting tires on the front when only two are purchased at a time, while other manufacturers say the rear axle is best. One thing all car makers agree on is that "mix and match" tires are very dangerous, as are tires with minimal tread.

There are a few rules associated…
read more
Categories:

2017 Ford Fusion Prompts Smiles from AutoGuide.com Staffers

If you're shopping the midsize sedan class for your next automotive purchase, we here at Scarsdale Ford think you may match up rather nicely with ours, the 2017 Fusion.

What makes us say that, though?

AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai is here to explain; check out her review of the Fusion in the clip below:

Without question one of the most attractive offerings throughout the Fusion lineup, the mid-level Titanium is sure to command some serious attention.

Standard equipment on this trim includes a 240-horsepower turbo-four engine, 18-inch wheels, upgraded taillights, a rear ...

read more
Categories: , ,

Simple tips help ease the challenge of traveling with pets

Traveling with pets can present challenges not only for you and your pet but also your vehicle.

Remember dogs can overheat quickly because the air doesn't always blow directly on them. Adjust your car’s air conditioning vents towards your dog. It’s also a good idea to bring a spill-resistant bowl of water for your dog to drink.

 
read more
Categories: , ,
Info
AdChoices
;