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Sheehy 8000’s Road to Heart Health

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At Sheehy Ford of Ashland, we are very excited for this year’s Sheehy 8000 Sales Race! Not only are we excited to sell 8,000 vehicles in 50 days, we are also thrilled to be partnering with the American Heart Association again. Throughout this partnership we have helped the American Heart Association with their annual National Walking Day event at Springfield Town Center and have donated over $200,000 during each year’s Sheehy 8000. This year’s fundraising efforts will bring us over $1 million dollars raised for the American Heart Association! If you would like to help…
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The All New Ford Mustang Has a Refreshed Design

Drivers are loving the latest design from Ford for the new Mustang. As always, Ford has updated the design and delivered something different for the latest model. While many of the previous Mustang models have stuck to a classic yet modern formula, the new design feels more like a sleek race car. There are a lot of new aerodynamic changes to the body, as well as a body kit, hood updates, and new headlamp design.

The interior of the new Ford Mustang is also roomier with a lot of new technology features. This includes SYNC and SYNC 3 infotainment systems…

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Ford Escape - When Capability is What You Seek

The new Ford Escape is a popular compact SUV that gives you a great ride and more room than you ever thought possible in a compact SUV. Stop at Sheehy Ford of Ashland and see what the Ford Escape is all about. Our techs can answer any questions you may have.

When capability is what you’re after, the Ford Escape is a perfect choice. The Escape’s AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ will slow you down and help you maintain control and prevent rollovers, regardless of the road conditions, if it detects a problem. 

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Impressive Power In The 2018 Ford Explorer

The bold Ford Explorer, one of the most popular models of three-row SUVs, is back and more powerful than ever. Consumers have come to expect an impressive combination of power, performance, and safety from the Ford Explorer, while also enjoying an excellent value overall. This year's models are certainly delivering on the promise of power, with two different 3.5L V6 engines available for some trims.

First is the 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT engine. Producing an impressive 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, you will be able to tow most standard consumer loads with ease. 

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Ford EcoSport Capability Features

The 2018 Ford EcoSport provides you and your passengers with plenty of seating room. This subcompact crossover SUV seats five adults comfortably and can carry the cargo you need for your next outing. The engineers at Ford have provided a sense of luxury in a compact space.

The EcoSport comes standard with the Cargo Management System, which provides both an adjustable cargo floor and shelf. Its Cargo Management Package is available as an option if you want to include the net and organizers. 

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Style Meets Comfort in the New Ford Explorer

The style and design features that are available on the all new 2018 Ford Explorer showcase just a few of the many reasons why Ford has been a leader on the cutting edge of automotive design for generations. It encompasses many aspects of what drivers demand out of their vehicles today and deliver it all in one attractive package.

Drivers of the all new Explorer from Ford will enjoy many style and design features for 2018, including:

  • A redesigned exterior for 2018
  • A comfortable yet refined interior design scheme
  • Explorer Platinum package 
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Front-Wheel Drive VS. Rear-Wheel Drive? Choosing the Best Option

One of the most important decisions to make when choosing a car is what kind of drive options your ultimate vehicle will sport. There are pros and cons to both front-wheel and rear-wheel options.

A rear-wheel drive vehicle will offer better stability, balance, and handling. Due to the design, this type of car can also sustain more abuse and be less expensive to repair. A front-wheel design is less expensive to produce, and these cost savings will be passed on to the buyer.  

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Can Temperature Affect Battery Life?

The winter is long and difficult for most people, and when it comes to your vehicle, the winter can cause even more chaos when it comes to the internal components. The first thing your vehicle will use when you go to start it in the morning on your way to work is the battery. If you find that your vehicle is having some issues getting started, this is likely because of the cold temperatures affecting your battery.

 

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Keep Your Car Running Cool with Periodic Coolant System Maintenance

Your engine runs at red-hot temperatures. That is why it has its own cooling system built into your vehicle. Because of the beating that this cooling system takes, it requires its own set of maintenance procedures and time frame.

A coolant flush is the best way to help keep your engine cooling system in tip-top shape and doing its job effectively for years to come. A coolant flush involves draining the entire system, attaching a hose to either end of the system and power flushing it with water. A new coolant mixture will then be added and put through the…

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Why is a Differential Important?

When you’re operating a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, a differential is a part that synchronizes the speed and movement of the two rear wheels. They are the force that pushes the car forward, but without the differential, your car would skid and slide around corners.

When you make a turn, the two wheels operate at different speeds. In a left turn, for example, the wheels closest to the turn are the inside wheels. Those on the right of the car are considered the outside. The inside wheels don’t have as far to travel as the outside, so their rate…

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