Ford Vehicles In Grandville, Michigan

Switching to C-MAX

May 23rd, 2013

C-MAX and LyleLyle Dennis is a huge supporter of the Chevy Volt: he founded a website dedicated to the Volt, owned the eighth unit off the production line and drove it for 14,000 miles. So why did he recently make the switch from the Volt to the Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid?

“It all started really when my wife decided she wanted a Nissan Leaf to replace her SUV,” he said. “Since the Leaf could only go 75 miles, and we have three kids, I needed a car that could operate on electricity for my short commute but also have the capability for long drives with the whole family.”

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This Is Why You Aren’t Allergic to Your Steering Wheel

May 23rd, 2013

Steering Wheels at Ford“We test any component that people commonly touch for more than 30 seconds.” Those are the words of Linda Schmalz, and she’s talking about the interior of your Ford. Linda, the Supervisor of Ford Core Material Engineering, works with a team of engineers to test steering wheels, seats, armrests and shifters for allergens. Those are the parts of the interior we touch the most. If you’re lucky enough not to be familiar with the term allergens, know they are usually associated with seasonal weather and rash-inducing materials.

However, Ford rigorously tests its vehicles and also installs cabin air filters that prevent airborne particles such as dust, spores, fungus and pollen from entering the vehicle. These filters also capture soot, smog and tobacco smoke. You may not even know you have one; the filter is accessed through the glove box. Ford dealers change the filters as part of the recommended maintenance for all vehicles.

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