The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a tremendous choice for the full-size SUV segment, with its smooth ride, spacious and refined interior, advanced technologies, and an endless list of premium amenities. Another strength of the Navigator is its high-level safety, which was recently confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which gave the luxurious SUV a five-star Overall Vehicle Score for their annual crash tests. Read the rest of this entry
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What NHTSA safety rating did the 2018 Ford Expedition get?
The 2018 Ford Expedition is a wonderful vehicle choice for families, with its smooth ride, an abundance of space, and advanced connectivity technologies. Another strength of the 2018 Expedition is its high level of safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently gave the 2018 Expedition a five-star Overall Vehicle Score. This is the highest NHTSA rating that a vehicle can achieve, and the Expedition is the only SUV in its segment to earn this honor. Read the rest of this entry
Ford Driving Skills for Life Provides Free Driver Training for New Drivers
Ford aims to improve vehicle safety not only through the development of advanced safety technologies, but also through driver training programs. This includes the Driving Skills for Life program, which offers free, hands-on driving courses that pair newly licensed drivers with professional driving instructors, focusing on the issues and obstacles drivers face that cause crashes. Read the rest of this entry
How Ford Evasive Steering Assist Works
Ford is at the forefront of vehicle safety for the automotive industry, and a new feature on some of their models is Evasive Steering Assist, which provides steering support to enable drivers to avoid a vehicle if a collision is imminent. Watch this video to see how the system works. Read the rest of this entry
How 2017 Ford F-150 Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection Works
The 2017 Ford F-150 is a highly-capable truck, with impressive performance, towing prowess and off-road abilities. The new F-150 is also a very safe truck, especially with features like its state-of-the-art Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection System. To see how it works, read more. Read the rest of this entry
Which 2017 Toyota vehicles earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating?
Toyota places a high priority on the safety of their vehicles, and this has been further affirmed with the recent announcement of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 awards. Toyota once again topped the with the most IIHS awards for all automotive manufacturers, with 14 awards overall (9 Toyota and 5 Lexus) and 12 (8 Toyota and 4 Lexus) receiving its highest award, the Top Safety Pick+ rating. Read the rest of this entry
How To: Drive in a Hail Storm
If you’ve ever gotten caught driving in a dangerous storm, then you know firsthand just how scary it can be. One way to decrease fear is to always be prepared, which is why our team here at Western Slope Auto is going to share a video sharing tips on what to do if you’re ever caught driving in a hail storm. Although it doesn’t happen too often here in Grand Junction, hail can come at any time regardless of where you are. Let’s highlight some ways to increase safety in the event of a hail storm. Read the rest of this entry
Which Driver Assistance Features Are Available on New Ford Models?
Ford Driver Assistance Systems and Technologies
Auto manufacturers are taking vehicle safety to a whole new level with driver assistance system and technologies. These systems were developed to help reduce driver error on the road and decrease the number of accidents on the roadways. Nearly every major vehicle manufacturer has some sort of driver assistance system installed on higher trims of new models, and Ford—a shining example in vehicle innovation and safety—is certainly no exception. The Ford Driver Assistance Systems and Technologies that are available on new U.S. models are listed below.