Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

2021 Ford F-150 front view

What is PowerBoost on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150?

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost features and functions 

PowerBoost is a class-exclusive, hybrid power-train that is available on the 2021 Ford F-150. As a hybrid power-train, it gains you more efficiency with a better fuel economy. That doesn’t mean it compromises on power though. PowerBoost is ready to deliver the kind of power that truck owners need. Keep reading below to learn more about the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost features and functions. 

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2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 front view

How does engine horsepower affect the Ford vehicle towing capability?

Ford truck and SUV towing capacities and horsepower ratings 

There is a positive correlation between horsepower rating and towing capacity in vehicles. We don’t have the exact formula, but we do have the horsepower and towing ratings of Ford vehicles available for you. Keep reading below to learn how engine horsepower affects Ford vehicle towing capability. 

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man checking a car battery

How to choose the correct battery for your Ford vehicle

Five ways to make sure you get the best battery for your Ford vehicle 

You can’t just grab any old battery off the shelf and expect it to work in your Ford vehicle. Every vehicle is different, and there are different types of vehicle batteries to match different vehicles. Below, we have five tips for how to choose the correct battery for your Ford vehicle. 

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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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Sherwood Ford Winter Service Centre feature

How to winterize your Ford vehicle

Recommended services to get your Ford vehicle ready for winter weather 

Like it or not, cold and snow are fast approaching us here in Edmonton, and with that comes the need to get your model in good shape to combat the changing of the seasons. Our Sherwood Ford service centre is proud to offer the best services possible to get you ready for the drop in Celsius, so join us today as we show you our recommended services to get your Ford vehicle ready for winter weather. With these taken care of, you’ll be ready to tackle any elements!  Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>