12/31/21

Happy New Year - 2022!

 


Happy New Year - 2022!

12/30/21

GMC Introduces Its Most Luxurious, Advanced and Capable Sierra 1500 Lineup


Introducing the New GMC Sierra, the most advanced and luxurious Sierra ever. The lineup includes the New Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class* and the First Ever Sierra AT4X — the new peak of premium off-road with serious capability and uncompromising refinements.
*Class is half-ton gasoline and diesel pickups. https://s.gmc.com/njdfzj

12/28/21

Diesel Engine Exhaust Braking | Ford How-To | Ford


Learn about available diesel engine exhaust braking* and how to use it in your Super Duty® truck. *Available on Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

12/25/21

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


Wishing You a Peaceful and Joyous Holiday from Vaca Valley Truck and SUV!

12/23/21

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Tires

 By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist

You probably know tires are made of rubber — but how much more do you know? Here’s a run-through of some important tire-related terminology:

1) Aspect ratio

This technical-sounding term refers to the relationship between the width of a tire and the height of the tire’s sidewall. High-performance “low profile” tires have “low aspect ratios” — meaning their sidewalls are short relative to their width. This provides extra stiffness and thus better high-speed handling and grip — but also tends to result in a firmer (and sometimes, harsh) ride. “Taller” tires tend to provide a smoother ride and better traction in snow.

2) Contact Patch

As your tires rotate, only a portion of the total tread is actually in contact with the ground at any given moment.  This is known as the contact patch.  Think of it as your tire’s “footprint.” Sport/performance-type tires are characterized by their wider footprint — more tread is in contact with the ground — which provides extra grip, especially during hard acceleration on dry pavement and during high-speed cornering.

3) Treadwear indicators

These are narrow bands built into the tread during manufacturing that begin to show when only 1/16 of the tire’s tread remains. Also called wear bars, treadwear indicators are there to provide an obvious visual warning that it’s time to shop for new tires.

4) Speed ratings

An alpha-numeric symbol you’ll find on your tire’s sidewall that tells you the maximum sustained speed the tire is capable of safely handling. An H-rated tire, for example, is built to be safe for continuous operation at speeds up to 130 mph. Most current model year family-type cars have S (112 mph) or T (118 mph) speed ratings. High performance cars often have tires with a V (149 mph) or  ZR (in excess of 149 mph) speed rating. A few ultra-performance cars have W (168 mph) and even Y (186 mph) speed-rated tires.

5) Maximum cold inflation load limit

This refers to the maximum load that can be carried in a given vehicle with a given type of tires — and the maximum air pressure needed to support that load. In your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you should be able to find the recommended cold inflation load limit. It’s important not to exceed the load limit (or over or under-inflate the tires) as this can lead to stability/handling problems and even tire failure. Always check tire pressure “cold.” Driving creates friction which creates heat; as the tires warm up, the air inside expands, increasing the pressure. Measuring air pressure after driving can give a false reading; you may actually be driving around on under-inflated tires.

6) Load index

This number corresponds to the load carrying capacity of the tire. The higher the number, the higher the load it can safely handle. As an example, a tire with a load index of 89 can safely handle 1,279 pounds — while a tire with a load rating of 100 can safely handle as much as 1,764 pounds. It’s important to stick with tires that have at least the same load rating as the tires that came originally with the vehicle — especially if it’s a truck used to haul heavy loads or pull a trailer. It’s ok to go with a tire that has a higher load rating than the original tires; just be careful to avoid tires with a lower load rating than specified for your vehicle, even if they are less expensive. Saving a few bucks on tires is not worth risking an accident caused by tire failure.

7) Radial vs. bias-ply tire

Bias-ply tires have their underlying plies laid at alternate angles less than 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread; radials have their plies laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. That’s the technical difference. The reason radial tires are dominant today is that they help improve fuel efficiency and handling; they also tend to dissipate heat better than bias-ply tires. No modern passenger cars come with bias-ply tires these days and their use is generally not recommended. (Exceptions might include older/antique vehicles that originally came equipped with bias-ply tires. Some RVs also used bias-ply tires, etc.) It is very important never to mix radial and bias-ply tires; dangerously erratic handling may result.

8) LT and MS tires

These designations indicate “Light Truck” and “Mud/Snow” — and are commonly found on tires fitted to SUVs and pick-ups. LT-rated tires are more general purpose, built primarily for on-road use — while MS-rated tires typically have more aggressive “knobby” tread patterns designed for better off-road traction.

9) Temporary Use Only

Many modern cars come with so-called “space-saver” tires which are smaller and lighter than a standard or full-size spare tire. They are designed to leave more room in the trunk and be easier for the average person to handle when a roadside tire change becomes necessary. However, they are not designed to be used for extended (or high-speed) driving. Your car will probably not handle (or stop) as well while the Space Saver tire is on – and you should keep your speed under 55 mph and avoid driving on the tire beyond what’s absolutely necessary to find a tire repair shop where you can have your damaged tire repaired or replaced.

10) Treadwear, Traction and Temperature ratings

Each tire has three separate ratings for Treadwear, Traction and Temperature.

Traction ratings run from AA to A to B and C — with C being the lowest on the scale. The ratings represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement under controlled testing conducted by the government. C-rated tires are marginal and should be avoided. Never buy a tire with a Traction rating that isn’t at least equal to the minimum rating specified by the manufacturer of your vehicle.

Temperature ratings from A to B to C — with C being the minimum allowable for any passenger car tire. The ratings correspond to a given tire’s ability to dissipate heat under load; tires with lower ratings are more prone to heat-induced failure, especially if driven at high speeds (or when overloaded). As with Traction ratings, never buy a tire with a Temperature rating that’s less than specified for your vehicle.

Treadwear ratings differ from Traction and Temperature ratings in that they aren’t a measure of a tire’s built-in safety margin. Instead, these ratings — represented by a three digit number — give you an idea of the expected useful life of the tire according to government testing. A tire with a Treadwear rating of 150, for example, can be expected to last about 1.5 times as long as a tire with a Treadwear rating of 100. These are just guides, however. Your tires may last longer (or not) depending on such factors as how you drive, whether you maintain proper inflation pressure and rotate the tires per recommendations — and so on.

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12/20/21

Strike Anywhere | F-150 Lightning | Ford



Explore the all-new all-electric F-150 Lightning™ in immersive AR / 3D.


Check out the the immersive AR / 3D experience here: https://ford.to/3BTNaJC
Discover more All-Electric F-150 Lightning videos here: https://ford.to/3bMuukg

12/16/21

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies. Visit www.tommygate.com/TKL for more information.

12/13/21

Beginning as a Cardboard Prototype, the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pickup’s Mega Power Frunk Now Boasts the Largest Front Trunk in the Truck Industry



• Ford truck and fleet owners and customers guided decision-making for the innovative design of the F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk, leading to multiple power sources and enough space to house two golf bags

• Ford user experience team uncovered important customer wants with cardboard prototype made in a few hours with scissors, a razor blade and a hot glue gun

• Mega Power Frunk design and engineering teams faced lofty challenges, including an asymmetrical frunk, drainable floor and waterfall hood design to meet customer expectations

DEARBORN, Mich.– A cardboard box found a new lease on life after being recruited by Ford to help develop a new feature known as the Mega Power Frunk. The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup’s new front trunk or, as it’s known in industry speak “frunk” is the largest in the truck industry – with 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet) of cargo space and  maximum payload capacity of 400 pound

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers. It’s sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!” said Linda Zhang, F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer.

What many don’t know is this spacious and dynamic space began life as a simple cardboard box with a cutout front door and a liftable hood.

Understanding the Customer’s Needs

It began back in February 2018 with Team Edison – Ford’s dedicated battery electric vehicles incubator that incorporates close collaboration between different teams to find solutions to customer needs. A small group of young user experience designers set out to California, where they sat down with actual Ford truck and fleet customers to talk about how they might use such a feature. The prototype, made of cardboard for simplicity and cost and built in about a day using scissors and hot glue, was brought to every meeting to help customers visualize the opportunity.

In the studio, Greg Ardisana, design strategy director, passenger vehicles, and other Team Edison research members worked as consultants alongside engineering and design whenever they had customer use questions, which led to a close-knit collaboration between groups.

Once the frunk is open, customers can fill it with ice and drinks to “frunkgate” it, since it’s water-resistant, cleanable and has a drainable floor.

Steve McInally, frunk feature supervisor, said the team explored every detail as an opportunity. “We put the customer first in every decision we made and were able to deliver on a Mega Power Frunk,” he said. “And it’s going to blow people’s minds.” The 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup will be available starting Spring 2022.

# # #

1 - Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2 - FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.  Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:  Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.  The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 184,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.


12/10/21

Compare the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado With the 2021 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


If you're looking for the right truck to take on challenges of the day-to-day, check out the Ford F-150. The F-150 has a higher available towing capacity than Chevy Silverado.* It has available technology Chevy Silverado doesn't have to help you know where you're going.** Now, for the first time ever, you can get a hybrid version of the F-150 that doubles as an available 7.2 kW mobile generator. Let's see Silverado do that. *Max towing on F-150 SuperCab 8' box and SuperCrew® 4x2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost,® Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number or passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. ** Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See owner's manual for details and limitations. Learn more about the 2021 Ford F-150 here: https://ford.to/3reJwEJ

12/07/21

New GMC Sierra | "The Most Advanced and Luxurious Sierra" | GMC


Introducing the New GMC Sierra, the most advanced and luxurious Sierra ever. The lineup includes the New Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class* and the First Ever Sierra AT4X — the new peak of premium off-road with serious capability and uncompromising refinements. *Class is half-ton gasoline and diesel pickups.

12/05/21

GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP | Validating Ultium | GMC


Powering a revolutionary supertruck takes revolutionary technology. See how the groundbreaking Ultium battery system powering the GMC HUMMER EV was tested and validated --in the lab and on the track.

12/02/21

Keeping Your Car (and Truck) Sensors Clean | Consumer Reports


Today's cars come with cutting edge technology designed to help keep you safe. Consumer Reports' expert explains how these revolutionary innovations can stop working with one simple thing: dirt.

11/28/21

Rooftop Cargo Carriers - Thule Force XT


Thule Force is a stylish yet functional, easy-to-use roof box for all your needs.

Features
- Durable and aerodynamic AeroSkin lid helps cut through the air
- Tool-Free Quick-Grip mounting system attaches box to rack in less than 5 minutes
- DualSide opening for convenient mounting, loading, and unloading
- SecureLock system provides maximum safety, with an easy-to-turn knob that helps protect the Thule Comfort Key from damage

11/26/21

Ford Transit AWD Overland Review


We test the Ford Transit AWD on our test track, including steep climbs and descents, cross-axle terrain, and embedded rock. This vehicle relies heavily on the traction control system for forward progress. While not an off-roader, it is certainly ready for vanlife travel around the world!

11/25/21

Happy Thanksgiving!


An attitude of gratitude brings great things. 
-Yogi Bhajan

11/23/21

Ford F-150: Rocket League Edition | Ford


Ford teamed up with Rocket League to create a unique vehicle* for their collaboration. Watch to see how the process of creating a real-life F-150 Rocket League Edition** happens. *The driving in this video game reflects fantasy. May not be realistic and is potentially dangerous in real life. Do not attempt these maneuvers while driving. **Concept vehicle shown. Not for sale. Learn more about the 2021 F-150 here: https://ford.to/2UaKtn0

11/20/21

A.R.E. Evolve - Vaca Valley Truck & SUV



Our customer service is second to none. We choose the best suppliers in the industry to offer the best, most reliable products to our customers, then we stand behind them like it was for us alone. Personal, friendly, knowledgeable service is our mainstay. Give us a call or drop by and see for yourself.

11/16/21

GM teases Silverado EV with Glass Roof!


GM reveals a quick sneak peek of its all-new Silverado EV truck with a glass roof. The company announced it will offer more details at CES 2022.

11/13/21

Lane Keeping System: Programming │Ford How-To | Ford


This video will assist you in programming the Lane-Keep System on your 2013 Ford vehicle. Learn more about being a Ford Owner here: http://ford.to/FordOwner Discover more Ford How-To videos here: http://ford.to/2jrAGSj SUBSCRIBE: http://ford.to/SubscribeFordMotorCompany #Ford Connect with Ford: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompany Facebook: http://ford.to/FordCarsFB Twitter: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanyTW Instagram: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanyIG Ford Social: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanySocial About Ford: The official YouTube channel for Ford Motor Company. Subscribe for weekly videos showcasing our vehicles, innovation and stories that inspire you to go further. Our videos are here for your entertainment, and you are welcome to use the share and embed links for all our videos, but the videos themselves are property of Ford Motor Company. You are not permitted to download any video and re-upload under any circumstances without written consent from Ford Motor Company. Lane Keeping System: Programming │Ford How-To | Ford https://www.youtube.com/user/Ford

11/10/21

When to Replace Your Tires | Consumer Reports


The lifespan of a tire can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The experts at CR show you how to check your tires so you’ll know exactly when to replace them. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org
for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Compare the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado With the 2021 Ford F-150 | Head to Head | Ford


If you're looking for the right truck to take on challenges of the day-to-day, check out the Ford F-150. The F-150 has a higher available towing capacity than Chevy Silverado.* It has available technology Chevy Silverado doesn't have to help you know where you're going.** Now, for the first time ever, you can get a hybrid version of the F-150 that doubles as an available 7.2 kW mobile generator. Let's see Silverado do that. *Max towing on F-150 SuperCab 8' box and SuperCrew® 4x2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost,® Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number or passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. ** Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See owner's manual for details and limitations. Learn more about the 2021 Ford F-150 here: https://ford.to/3reJwEJ

11/08/21

New GMC Sierra | “We Will Rock You” Full-Length | GMC


Introducing the New #GMCSierra, offering hands-free Super Cruise driver-assistance technology and the New Sierra #Denali Ultimate—the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class. Reserve yours now at https://s.gmc.com/njdfzj
. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a handheld device. Visit https://www.gmc.com/connectivity-tech...
for compatible roads and full details.

11/05/21

How Cars Communicate With One Another | Consumer Reports


Technology is allowing more and more vehicles to communicate with each other on the roadways. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what V2X is and how it works.

11/02/21

11/01/21

How 4WD (4x4 - Four Wheel Drive) Works - 2H, 4H, 4L, LSD, Centre Diff, Diff Locks, Traction Control.


A complete and thorough video on how four wheel drive (4WD) 4x4 systems work. This video will look into depth on how part time and full time four wheel drive systems work, operate, what to expect and when to use it. It will cover in depth the following: - Drivetrain Fundamentals - Part Time 4x4 - Full Time 4x4 - Open Differentials - Locked Differentials - Torque Distribution - Torque Multiplication - High Range - Low Range - Transfer Case - Crawl Ratio - Limited Slip Differentials - Brake Traction Control - Wind-Up Phenomenon - Diagonal Wheels Phenomenon - Free Wheeling Hubs

10/30/21

Tire Blow Out Reaction Tips


Tires are the most important part of your vehicle and unexpected blows outs happen almost everyday! Watch this video to find out the two key steps to keep you safe in the event of a tire blow out.

10/27/21

A.R.E. DoubleCover - Unique Truck Bed Cover That Lifts And Retracts - Quick Overview


The A.R.E. DoubleCover truck bed cover. The Industry's first and only truck bed cover that lifts up for quick access and retracts for full bed access. Learn more at: https://www.4are.com/#

10/24/21

How to use SYNC® Radio | Ford How-To | Ford



This informative video explains how to use the available SYNC® radio in your vehicle for entertainment on every drive. Learn more about being a Ford owner here:
http://ford.to/FordOwner

10/21/21

Leading The Electric Revolution and Sustainability | Ford


We’re leaping off the line in the race to bring dependable and affordable electric vehicles to every American – and building a better future for American workers, American manufacturing, and the world we leave to our children.

10/17/21

WARN VR EVO Winches


We take a closer look at the complete lineup of WARN VR EVO winches, the new standard in standard-duty.

• Available in 8,000, 10,000, and 12,000 lb. capacities with synthetic or steel rope.
• IP68 waterproof.
• Two-in-one wired/wireless controller. Best-in-class performance.
• Limited lifetime (mechanical), 7 year (electrical) warranty (North America)

10/15/21

The Hellwig Products Difference - Slalom Testing Before and After Hellwig Installation


We took Chevy Silverado and ran it through a slalom course, under various loads. Then, we equipped the truck with our front and rear sway bar, and added our Air Springs and did the same exact slalom run with the same exact loads.

The difference is undeniable and the video will show you just how effective it is!

10/12/21

Hellwig Suspension - How Helper Springs Work


How Helper Springs Work - Dealers for more info and to order, log on to priceguidepro.com or contact your sales rep today! 800.772.2678

10/09/21

Pro Power Onboard | Ford How-To | Ford


This easy-to-follow video will show you how to use Pro Power Onboard,* which you may have on your Ford vehicle, to provide electrical power to certain power tools and electronic devices. *See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions. Learn more about being a Ford owner here: https://ford.to/3juU0Q8

10/06/21

F-150 Lightning: At the Work Site | F-150 | Ford


The F-150 Lightning*—with features like Pro Power Onboard, available Tailgate Work Surface, available enhanced 360-degree Zone Lighting and targeted maximum available towing of 10,000 pounds,

** plus 400 pounds of payload in a secure, lockable, 400-liter, washable, drainable Mega Power Frunk,†—is a zero-emissions tool to help you get the job done. 

*Pre-production vehicle with available features shown. Available starting spring 2022. 
**Max towing on XLT and LARIAT models with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. †Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 

 Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3wgnSD9

10/03/21

The New 2022 Ford E-Transit World Debut | Ford


We’re electrifying the future for business. The zero-emission 2022 E-Transit is joining our EV lineup, leading the charge for commercial customers into an electrified, more sustainable future. *Preproduction vehicle shown. Available late 2021. Learn more about the 2022 Ford E-Transit here: https://ford.to/3lnXodE

9/30/21

BEDBIN by BEDSLIDE


Take a closer look at the BEDSLIDE accessories. See how the BEDBINS work with everyday items and why they are a great addition to your BEDSLIDE.

9/27/21

Bronco™ HOSS System | Bronco | Ford


Every Bronco™ is Built Wild™ with a HOSS system: High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability Suspension system. It’s designed and tuned for desert running, performance at speed, bumpy back roads and boulders.* *Professional drivers. Ford Sponsored drivers. Closed course. Always consult the owner’s manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty and use appropriate safety gear. Bronco Sport Badlands shown with optional equipment, available Ford accessories and custom vinyl wrap not available for sale. Bronco Sport Badlands, limited availability. See dealer for available inventory stock. Learn more about the 2021 Ford Bronco here:
https://ford.to/3zQYd5U

9/23/21

What To Keep In Your Truck or Car


Mickey shares his Truck EDC setup. Includes a medical kit from D-Dey Response Group, security best, battery jumper, proper vehicle jack, outdoor boots, snacks and much more... F150 Truck Cover by Diamondback.

by: Carry Trainer




9/21/21

Electric Cars 101 | Consumer Reports


Electric cars are bringing some of the biggest changes the auto industry has seen in years. Consumer Reports’ expert explains why these vehicles might not be as new-fangled as you think.

9/18/21

The New 2022 Ford E-Transit World Debut | Ford


We’re electrifying the future for business. The zero-emission 2022 E-Transit is joining our EV lineup, leading the charge for commercial customers into an electrified, more sustainable future. *Preproduction vehicle shown. Available late 2021. Learn more about the 2022 Ford E-Transit here: https://ford.to/3lnXodE

9/15/21

CURT Roof Rack Kayak Holders | Features & Benefits


This video shows the features and benefits of CURT roof rack kayak holders. The CURT kayak roof rack is highly adjustable, easy to install, corrosion-resistant and universal to fit most roof rack crossbars.

This kayak carrier is comprised of two roof kayak holders, each with fully rotating arms that incrementally adjust to fit virtually any size kayak or paddleboard. The arms can be precisely positioned to ensure a snug fit against the kayak, and they can just as easily be adjusted, using the quick-release, rotating levers.

For full security, each of the kayak carriers comes with an auxiliary strap to fasten down the kayak or paddleboard during travel. The rotating arms are equipped with foam pads to protect the kayak from scratches and scrapes.

The CURT kayak roof rack is fast and easy to install as needed on the vehicle rooftop without any tools required. It features simple T-nuts that easily tighten the kayak carriers into place, and the mounting brackets are designed to be universal, allowing them to fit onto most roof rack base rails.

The brackets comprising the CURT kayak carrier are constructed from lightweight, rust-free aluminum. The aluminum is powder-coated for maximum corrosion resistance, and the tubular profile supplies the kayak rack with ample strength while remaining lightweight. This kayak roof rack is rated to hold 75 pounds.

9/12/21

First Ever AT4 Lineup | “Made to Be Used" | GMC


If you think that premium can’t be capable, think again. Introducing the premium and capable First Ever AT4 lineup from GMC. 

9/09/21

A.R.E. Evolve - Vaca Valley Truck & SUV



Our customer service is second to none. We choose the best suppliers in the industry to offer the best, most reliable products to our customers, then we stand behind them like it was for us alone. Personal, friendly, knowledgeable service is our mainstay. Give us a call or drop by and see for yourself.

9/06/21

The All-Electric F-150 Lightning: Turning Electric Into Lightning | Ford


More thrilling, more connected, and smarter than ever. Take a closer look at the highly innovative, fully electric F-150 Lightning. Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3fA48n0 Discover more All-Electric F-150 Lightning videos here: https://ford.to/2SbKfuM

9/03/21

When to Replace Your Tires | Consumer Reports


The lifespan of a tire can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The experts at CR show you how to check your tires so you’ll know exactly when to replace them.

8/30/21

Stuck Accelerator!


                                                Driving Emergency - Stuck Accelerator

8/28/21

4 Technologies That Could Prevent Your Next Car Crash


Every year about 37,000 people die in vehicle crashes on America’s roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants that number to be zero. You know what? I want that number to be zero as well. 

In this video we’ll discuss four driver assistance technologies that can help make cars safer! We’ll cover rear automatic braking, blind spot intervention, lane keeping assistance, and automatic high beams. Important to note, the goal here isn’t to take the driver completely out of the equation, but to provide assistance in ways that continue to reduce the number of fatal crashes and injuries.

Engine Fluids: General Tips


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8/24/21

Steel or Aluminum Truck Bed? BedRug Bedliners Protect Them All


No matter what your truck bed is made of (steel or aluminum) the BedRug truck bedliner will help protect it from impact.

8/22/21

Make it Revolutionary | Built for America | Ford



This is how icons stay iconic: by going fully electric. Meet Ford’s all-electric #F150Lightning, #MustangMachE and #ETransit. Learn more: https://ford.to/3zfHbOi

8/18/21

Curt BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale Smartphone Ready


This video is about the BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale – a Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-compatible device that plugs into any OBD-II port and weighs the vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain.

Equipped with TowSense™ technology, BetterWeigh™ provides real-time, live measurements to take the guesswork out of towing and hauling. With it, you can know exactly how much weight you’re towing, and whether it’s safe to tow with your vehicle.

It has virtually no installation requirements. BetterWeigh™ simply plugs into the OBD-II vehicle diagnostic port below the steering wheel, wirelessly links with your smartphone and comes with a free, downloadable app.

Unlike physical towing scales and tongue weight scales, BetterWeigh™ gives you a digital readout, sent right to your smartphone -- no more walking to the back of the vehicle to check the weight.

BetterWeigh™ also makes brake controller setup fast, easy and accurate by calculating the exact trailer brake gain needed for your particular load size.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale is compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS. The downloadable app is intuitive, easy to use and completely free.

BetterWeigh™ Features & Benefits

  • Measures real-time vehicle-trailer weights for safer, easier towing and hauling
  • Bluetooth connection provides active readouts on the driver’s smartphone
  • No-install, plug-and-play setup into vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) below the dash
  • Weighs vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue and pin weight and weight distribution
  • Provides easy brake controller setup by measuring exact trailer brake gain needed
  • Wireless, compact, portable design
  • Downloadable app available for Apple iOS and Android OS
  • Limited lifetime warranty

8/16/21

CURT's culture is built on change - CURT Towing Products


"CURT's culture is built on change. Our motto is: the only constant is change. This allows for continuous innovation and continuous improvement in our products and services. That's what makes this company different."