Taking care of your car is pertinent if you intend on driving it for years to come. Without proper service, the car will suffer and face problems that could leave to expensive repairs. If you aren’t sure when your car is in need of service, have no fear! Here at Bob Sight Ford, we know how to tell if you’re due for car service before you end up on the side of the road.
As a general rule, you should be taking your car in for service at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whatever comes first. While that’s just a guideline, there are other signs that you need to take your car in for service more often than once a year.
Drivers who want to take the best possible care of their vehicle should start with the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer. In it, you’ll find manufacturer recommendations on when to take care of common maintenance items, like changing the oil, spark plugs, and fluids.
Your dashboard is your friend. If a warning light pops up on the dashboard, stop into the dealership as soon as possible, especially if you don’t know what the problem could be.
If you hear any strange sounds, the car rides rough, or there’s a sudden change in how the car feels or acts, stop into a dealership service departmentright away.
So What Does Torque Mean, Exactly? We’re Happy to Answer
There are so many different terms and abilities associated with the automotive industry that sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Even if you consider yourself well-versed in cars, there is one term that many of us struggle with: torque.
What does torque mean, and what does it do?
Torque loosely refers to the car’s turning power, which causes your car to accelerate. And when you are look at a vehicle’s specifications and it tells you the maximum amount of torque, it is referring to the maximum torque of the internal combustion engine.
To put it even simpler, torque should be important to you because it refers to how quickly your car can drive really, really fast. If a vehicle can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about four seconds, then it has amazing torque abilities.
Lastly, torque is not the same thing as horsepower. In fact, horsepower is a combination of torque and engine ability, letting you know in one simple number just how generally powerful a vehicle is. For many, this number is easier to keep in mind than torque.
Still confused? For more information on torque–or to check out our many available vehicles with exceptional torque–contact us or visit us at Bob Sight Ford.
Industry-First Gorilla Glass Launched on 2017 Ford GT Supercar
According to the automaker, the windshield—which was developed in partnership with Corning Inc.—is about 12 pounds (or 30%) lighter than traditional glass.
Despite being 25%-50% thinner than conventional glass panels, it’s also much tougher, and even scratch-resistant. It’ll be used on the Ford GT’s windshield, rear engine cover, and bulkhead. Eventually, Ford hopes to add the glass to mainstream vehicles like those you can find at Bob Sight Ford, which will help improve fuel economy, reduce break-ins, and mitigate damage in accidents.
Gorilla Glass has been used for years in smartphones, but the Ford GT features an industry-first three-layered hybrid version that has undergone four months of grueling rollover and impact tests. It won’t break when shot at close range with a golf ball-sized hail at 55 mph, unlike traditional glass.
While it’s less likely to break in an accident, rescue teams will still be able to get into a car equipped with Gorilla Glass if needed.