Get Free FordPass™ Connect Services for Your Vehicle

If you’ve been enjoying your free trial of FordPass™ Connect services, you’ll be happy to know that Ford has decided to make these services complimentary. It is ending its subscription program and will be the first full-line automaker to offer these remote services for free.

“This approach truly sets us apart in the industry,” says Jason Sprawka, director, customer experience manager. “We know that keeping our customers connected and engaged is key to building a deeper relationship with them.”

FordPass™ Connect gives you access to certain features on your Ford vehicle, no matter where you are. You can start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, and even locate your vehicle on a map. These newly free services should be a big bonus for customers and may even draw in shoppers from competing brands. Other brands offer similar services for as much as $14.99 a month.

One especially beneficial safety feature that comes with FordPass™ Connect is 911 Assist. With 911 Assist, your Ford vehicle will use its SYNC® technology to automatically notify emergency responders if you are involved in an accident, connecting through your phone and sending out your GPS coordinates if your airbags deploy.

FordPass™ was first introduced in 2016 and has grown in popularity each year. Currently, more than 1.5 million owners use the service. Visit us here at Midwest Ford to learn more about this convenient and practical technology.

2020 Super Duty Gets Tremor Off-Road Package

The all-new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has impressive capabilities and durability. Off-road enthusiasts will also be happy to know that the truck is now offering the Tremor off-road package.

The Tremor package is available for XLT trims and higher that have a 6.75-foot box and are 4×4 single-rear-wheel SuperCrew trucks. The package comes with larger shocks, an improved suspension, and 1.7-inch piston twin-tube dampers.

A new Dana limited-slip front differential is included along with a locking rear differential for better stability. The truck can even drive through up to 33 inches of water and has 10.8 inches of ground clearance.

Completing the truck’s rugged appearance are 18-inch matte-finish black wheels. With these and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangle Duratrac maximum-traction all-terrain tires, it’s easier for the Super Duty to drive on a variety of terrains

For the first time, Trail Control™ is offered on the Super Duty to help maintain stability off-road. In addition, the Tremor package’s rock-crawl mode can assist your truck while it’s climbing over rocks.

We at Midwest Ford believe the Tremor off-road package can enhance your off-roading adventures. We encourage you to visit our dealership to find out about the other powerful features that the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has to offer. 

What Is FordPass?

In 2016, Ford debuted its very own mobile app, known as FordPass. With this tool, you can access features for your Ford vehicle that will enhance your lifestyle and make everyday driving easier. A membership to FordPass is now free and available to anyone. Here’s some of what you can expect from this innovative system.

Remote Control

When you download FordPass and connect it to your Ford vehicle with SYNC® Connect, you can use the app to maintain and monitor your Ford. FordPass with SYNC® Connect offers remote start and stop functions, as well as remote locking and unlocking. You can even schedule when your Ford vehicle will start so it’s ready to go when you need it.

Vehicle Information

In addition to controlling a connected Ford vehicle with FordPass, you can also use it to access relevant information, including tire pressure, fuel and fluid levels, and even the vehicle’s service history.

Fuel Finder

It’s often tempting to drive around looking for the lowest gas prices. With FordPass, you can skip this step and use your phone to search for gas by brand or grade and compare prices at stations near you.

FordPay

The FordPay feature lets you make payments virtually from within your FordPass app, adding extra convenience to your daily routine.

For more information on FordPass and how you can stay connected with you Ford, contact us at Midwest Ford!

Best Driving Apps That Will Save your Daily Drive

best driving apps

 

Let’s face it; our daily drive can become a tedious task. That doesn’t have to be the case though. There are plenty of awesome smartphone apps that can take the hassle and boredom out of your commute. If you feel like your drive could use a breath of fresh air, check out our list of best driving apps.

 

GasBuddy

 

GasBuddy is a must-have for pretty much every driver. Whether you’re en route to work or taking a trip with the whole family across the country, this app will help you find the best gas prices near you. GasBuddy updates in real-time and can be filtered by location, brand, and amenities so that you never have to pay extra for gas again!

 

MileIQ

 

For busy professionals, keeping track of work-related miles driven can be a total pain. MileIQ completely solves the problem, though, by automatically tracking start and stop times of each drive and recording total miles driven. If you’ve ever forgotten to accurately record work-related driving, this one’s for you.

 

Headspace

 

While Headspace isn’t necessarily a driving app, it is the perfect companion for those times when you’re stressed out behind the wheel. This app offers free guided meditations that just might keep you from falling deeper into road rage when you’re cut off in busy traffic.

 

To upgrade your daily commute to a new set of wheels, visit Midwest Ford.