Why FordPass Matters
If you’re the owner of a Ford, you already know how integral the FordPass is. If you don’t currently own a Ford but are in the market for one, you must know about the FordPass. When you come down to test drive one of our Ford vehicles, the team at Watford Grogan Ford Lincoln can answer any question you have about the FordPass and why it matters.
What is the FordPass?
The FordPass is an app that allows you to connect to your vehicle from basically anywhere. It is compatible with both the iPhone and Android, and is available for download from both the Google Play Store and Apple store.
The FordPass app is designed to optimize your overall driving experience. With the FordPass app, drivers can:
- Remotely lock and unlock their doors
- Remotely start and stop their engine
- Check their current fuel levels, including the location of the nearest gas station. Drivers can also search gas stations by price and fuel type.
- Contact and obtain roadside assistance in the event of an emergency
- Access their vehicle health reports, including the ability to schedule an appointment at the dealership
- Obtain service reminders such as when to get an oil change, etc.
Drivers can also designate a schedule as to when their car turns on. So, if you leave work every day at 5:00 pm, you can have your car all toasty warm or cool (depending on the season) by the time you get in. Drivers also have the option to store their credit and/or debit card information and easily pay for parking meters, as well as any bills relating to vehicle maintenance and/or payments.
It’s important to remember that these features are only available if your Ford has SYNC Connect.
FordPass Gives You Peace of Mind
Ford vehicles come equipped with many safety features that are designed to give you peace of mind, but sometimes you need a little bit more comfort when the unexpected happens. Earlier we mentioned that the FordPass offers roadside assistance, but it includes features that can handle several situations such as:
- Dead batteries
- Flat tires
Technicians can even deliver you fuel if you run out during your drive. Furthermore, if you lock yourself out of the car, don’t worry – the technicians can help! While this feature comes in handy for all these reasons, it’s a lifesaver in the event of an accident or vehicle damage when you need help immediately.
The best part about this feature is that it is available 24/7, so whether you’re on your way home from working the late shift or get lost due to an alternate route, you can have peace of mind that help is available when you need it most.
FordPass Offers More Versatility Than Meets the Eye
As the world has changed, so have our vehicle options. Since 2016, electric vehicles have increased from 300,000 to over a million on the market. In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, Ford has announced plans for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.
Fortunately, the FordPass app can be used on all types of available vehicles – including electric ones! With the app, drivers can locate and access public electric charging stations and even monitor how their vehicle is charging at home.
How to Set Up FordPass
Setting up FordPass is easy. If your vehicle comes equipped with SYNC Connect, go ahead and download the app from your mobile phone. Click “create account” and enter your vehicle’s VIN. You can either scan this by taking a photo of the sticker on your window or entering it manually.
Once you’ve entered your info, click “get started.” During this process, you have the option to customize a nickname for your vehicle if you’d like. Click on “vehicle details” and then activate your vehicle. Continue following the prompts on the screen until you’re all set and ready to go.
Drive on Down to Grogan Ford Lincoln to Learn More About the FordPass Today
The FordPass makes driving your Ford vehicle so much more efficient. With advanced technology that allows you to locate charging stations and gas stations, you can easily map your route from the comfort of your own home.
At Watford Grogan Ford Lincoln, we have a number of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles on the lot. If you are interested in a Ford vehicle that offers FordPass, we can help. Our dealership is located at 5437 Nauvoo Rd. Watford, ON N0M 2S0. We open at 9:00 am Monday through Saturday.
Whatever your need is, our team can help. Stop by to test drive a Ford vehicle today and to learn about FordPass and why it can make all the difference in your vehicle purchase.