Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

2020 Ford F-150 truck left idling

Is it bad for your engine to sit and idle for long periods of time?

Engine idling facts and myths 

There are a lot of myths when it comes to any vehicle component, from tire pressure to fuel economy. Today, we will be busting a common myth or two about idling your vehicle’s engine. Keep reading below to learn whether it is bad for your engine to sit and idle for long periods of time. 

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2020 Ford Super Duty F-350 camera system

How to use Pro Trailer Backup Assist with your Ford truck

How does Pro Trailer Backup Assist work?

Driving a vehicle is as natural as walking for many of us, but when you add in extra elements, sometimes it can get confusing. Backing up with a trailer attached can be a challenge, but luckily Ford has a solution for you. Select Ford vehicles, like the 2020 Ford Super Duty F-350, will be equipped with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which can help you get your trailer where you need it to go. Read and watch the video below to learn how to use Pro Trailer Backup Assist with your Ford truck.

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Front view of sports car parked in garage

How to properly store your Ford vehicle for winter

Our Sherwood Ford team is very excited to welcome the fall season; you can’t beat the falling leaves, sights and sounds of a cool pumpkin patch, or the festivities of Halloween. But autumn’s arrival means that winter is right around the corner, and with it comes dropping temperatures, snowfall, and harsh road conditions for any model.   Read the rest of this entry >>

Dog sticking face outside of car on hot summer day

How to keep your car cool during the summer months

Alberta’s temperature record was set in 1931, with thermometers in Bassano Dam giving readings of 43.3 Celcius– suffice it to say that our province can get quite toasty when the calendar shifts to summer, and our vehicles are often impacted the most. Getting into a hot car on a hot summer day is annoying, but it also poses great risks and hazards if you’re not careful. So, today our Sherwood Ford team wants to show you some helpful tips on how to keep your car cool during the summer months – be safe! Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2019 Ford Explorer parked in front of waterfall with people looking on

Summer Road Trip Checklist for your Ford Vehicle in 2019

The Celsius scale is finally beginning to climb back up, which can only mean one thing – it’s summer! With mountains, picturesque valleys, and plenty of camping available right in our backyard, Central Alberta is a hotbed for adventure. Before you head out, however, check out our summer road trip checklist for your Ford vehicle in 2019 – it’s always best to come prepared! Read the rest of this entry >>

Woman looking at sheet displaying credit score and report

How to fix your credit score for loan approval on a new Ford model

Especially because automobiles are sold as collateral assets, keeping your financial health a priority is a must when you sign on the dotted line. For one reason or another, your overall credit profile might not be where you want it to be, but our Sherwood Ford team is here to help. Today we’ll show you how to fix your credit score for loan approval on a new Ford model, as well as how you can keep yourself above water all the time!  Read the rest of this entry >>