Last updated 21 days ago
Your Ford’s brakes are specially tuned to provide you with safe and accurate braking power under any road situation. It is important to be able to recognize the signs of common brake problems, before they get serious. Here is a closer look at some of the signs, symptoms, and dangers of worn out brakes:
A vehicle’s brakes are powered by a hydraulic system, which relies on brake fluid to pressurize your brake pads. As your brake pads wear down, brake fluid will drain from a reservoir in your engine and travel throughout your brake system. When your car is leaking brake fluid, your braking system will not be pressurized properly and will eventually fail to function. You many notice that your brake pedal feels soft or mushy when you attempt to brake.
Through the natural force of friction, your brake pads will wear down over time. Underneath the brake pad, there is a component called a brake wear indicator. Once your pads have worn down to a certain point, your brake wear indicator will be exposed. This will cause a loud screeching noise whenever your brake. Screeching or squealing brakes indicate that your pads are worn down and need replacement.
Your brake pads are connected to your wheels with a component called a rotor. If your rotors are not installed properly or are exposed to high temperatures, they can become damaged and warped. When your rotors are warped, you will feel a vibrating or shuddering sensation whenever you brake. To ensure that you will be able to brake accurately and safely, you should have your rotors resurfaced or replaced.
The parts and service department at Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie will be happy to help you repair and maintain your vehicle’s brakes. Our team of knowledgeable mechanics will provide you with the service you need to make sure that your vehicle can brake safely and efficiently. To make a service appointment, call our Twin Cities Ford dealership at (612) 424-3495.
Last updated 24 days ago
The 2013 Shelby GT500 is Ford’s ultimate performance model. This sports car is powered by a supercharged V8 engine and has the power, performance, and style to leave every other vehicle in the dust. Let’s step into the ultimate driving machine by taking a closer look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500:
The Shelby GT500 takes the legendary performance of the Ford Mustang to a whole other level. The Shelby GT500 is powered by the fastest production V8 in the world, making 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds. A 5.8-liter 32-valve aluminum block engine produces a jaw dropping 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. All of this power is paired with a TREMEC six-speed manual transmission, making the Shelby GT500 a driving enthusiast’s dream.
The unstoppable speed and power of the Shelby GT500 is paired with performance-ready features that are built to handle high speed intensity. For example, 15-inch Brembo vented rotor brakes provide the Shelby GT500 with precise braking ability. For added performance and maneuverability, the SVT Performance Package provides the Shelby GT500 with Bilstein adjustable dampers.
From first glance, it is apparent the Shelby GT500 is no ordinary Mustang. This high-performance model has been equipped with technologically advanced features and aggressive styling cues. The front end features a down force generating grill, splitter, and LED lighting system. At the back, this unique Mustang features quad exhaust tips and 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels. From behind the steering wheel, the cockpit provides you with a luxurious and performance-oriented driving experience.
To get behind the wheel of the ultimate driving machine, come to Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie. Our Twin Cities Ford dealership is proud to feature the Shelby GT500, as well as a fantastic lineup of other new and used Ford models. To schedule a test drive of the Shelby GT500, call us at (612) 424-3495.
Last updated 27 days ago
Since 2003, Ford’s remanufacturing and recycling centers have saved 140 million pounds of products from going to the landfill. Ford’s recycling program provides a streamlined and simplified process for auto part recycling. With their advanced recycling techniques, Ford is able to reuse or repurpose a wide variety of auto parts. For a look inside a Ford recycling facility, watch this video from Ford.
At Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie, we are proud to carry an extensive inventory of fuel-efficient, low emission Ford vehicles. Our talented sales staff has helped satisfied customers throughout the Twin Cities area find the perfect Ford model. To learn more about Ford recycling and sustainability efforts, give us a call at (612) 424-3495. You can also browse our inventory of new and used Ford models at our website.