3 Signs Your Car Needs Service

Your car is a sophisticated machine, but sometimes, when something is going wrong, it won’t activate the “check engine” or other dashboard warning lights. If your car sends you any of the following signs, it is time to make a car maintenance appointment at the service department at Tropical Ford.

Weird noises

Your vehicle produces a bevy of sounds. You know what noises are normal and what are not. If you hear strange, unfamiliar sounds such as banging, rattling, grinding, squealing or anything that does not fall into the “normal” spectrum of your car, including clicking, it’s time to head to the service bay at Tropical Ford where our technicians can discover the source of these troubling noises.

Unpleasant aromas

If you notice an unpleasant stench wafting from your vehicle, and you can’t blame it on the forgotten fast food sack in the back, something is wrong with your car. Your air conditioning system may be failing if you smell mildew. The catalytic converter is in serious decline if you smell rotten eggs, and your health and safety are at risk if your cabin smells like exhaust.

Troubled shifting

Your transmission needs attention if your car is lacking its regular get-up-and-go quality when you are shifting gears or if it is outright stalling.

For all your car maintenance needs, contact the service department at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Signs Your Car Needs Service | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Unleashes All-Electric F-150 Lightning Pickup

A new addition to the Ford lineup is about to revolutionize the full-size pickup segment. The 2022 F-150 Lightning is Ford’s first all-electric truck — and it boasts some seriously impressive features and capabilities.

The F-150 Lightning carries two electric motors and battery pack options with 230 miles of standard range or 300 miles of extended range. When connected to a fast charger, the Lightning can power up from 15 percent to 80 percent in about 40 minutes.

This truck’s mighty powertrain provides 563 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to accelerate 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds. You’ll also get standard 4×4, up to 10,000 pounds of towing capability, and a 2,000-pound payload rating.

Advanced battery power gives the F-150 Lightning some abilities you just can’t get in a regular truck. The lockable, drainable Mega Power Frunk takes up the space that would normally be reserved for a gas engine. It includes four electrical outlets, two USB ports, and room for 400 pounds of cargo.

You can also get up to 9.6 kilowatts of combined power on the go with enhanced Pro Power Onboard — perfect for running tools and appliances. Available Ford Intelligent Backup Power goes even farther, allowing the F-150 Lightning to supply your house with electricity if the power goes out.

With these features and so much more, the F-150 Lightning is sure to leave you amazed. It’ll arrive this spring, but if you want to learn more right away, give us a call here at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

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