Capital Ford Lincoln is home to Regina’s only ROUSH dealer!

What is a ROUSH Mustang?

2013 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition
2013 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition. The distinct paint colors from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes makes this car stand out in any crowd.

Power, handling and style…

If you hadn’t heard already, Capital Ford Lincoln is the home of all things  ROUSH in Regina, Saskatchewan!  What exactly is ROUSH?  This is the        right place to find out.

If you are a Mustang buff or brand new to the world of Mustang and you are dying to know more about how to make a Mustang run, the place to start is with ROUSH at Capital Ford Lincoln in Regina.  The Mustang at its most basic offers lots in the way of muscle & style but add ROUSH and you are suddenly in a whole new league of performance.  It seems that more often than not, performance and style aren’t easily combined but never fear, that is not so for the ROUSH Mustangs.

Using custom-crafted parts, with performance-enhancing numbers, a ROUSH Mustang is a thing of beauty; smart, sleek and stylish but with the power to really hit the road. If you have any doubts, you only have to see a ROUSH Mustang run to know that these Mustangs are seriously souped-up. Upgraded with ROUSH-designed aftermarket performance parts, the Mustang has the potential for three tiers of customization.  A quick rundown of some of the features you can expect from a ROUSH Mustang upgrade include:

Stage 1comes equipped with a standard 5.0 liter V8 engine, a body kit, stripes, wheels and interior modifications.

Stage 2offers a standard 5.0 liter V8 engine, body kit, stripes, wheels, and suspension and interior modifications.

Stage 3provides a body kit, stripes, wheels, suspension, interior, and exhaust modifications, with the addition of an Eaton-supplied TVS-2300 “roots-style” supercharger. The addition of the supercharger to the Ford-supplied 5.0 liter engine on the Stage 3 version results in a horsepower output of 565. (x)

Capital Ford Lincoln boasts not just the ONLY ROUSH dealer in Regina, but also a host of great, highly skilled technicians, product specialists, and service staff who are trained in all things ROUSH.   They are ready to help you get the most out of your Mustang.

If you are looking for the best way to make the neighbors drool with jealousy, A ROUSH Mustang is the key.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call or come in to Capital Ford Lincoln today!  Talk to our staff about ROUSH, have your questions answered, experience the very best that ROUSH performance has to offer.  Maybe even treat yourself to the car you’ve always dreamed about driving…

Regina’s best and only selection of ROUSH Mustangs! ROUSH trained technicians; professional sales experts – Capital Ford Lincoln, Regina’s home for Roush products. You want Roush? Capital Ford Lincoln Regina is the place to go!

Top 5 Reasons for a Vibrating Vehicle

downloadOne of the most common and most aggravating vehicle problems is vibration. There are many causes for vehicle vibration that can vary from common maintenance issues to costly repair bills. If you start to experience your vehicle shaking it is best to get your vehicle serviced immediately so that the problem doesn’t become worse, or become a safety issue.  Here are the top 5 most common causes of that irritating shake.

Tire Problems:

Tire problems are inevitable after owning a vehicle for a prolonged period of time. It is very important to check your tire pressure, tread, and alignment regularly.

Symptoms:

  • Car vibrates at certain speeds — requires tire balance
  • Tires have separated tread — requires tire replacement
  • Uneven tire wear — requires tire rotation
  • Tires are “out of round” and roll unevenly – requires tire replacement

 Brake Trouble:

Brakes should be serviced regularly to ensure your vehicle is performing at its best. You can refer to your Vehicle Guide to see when your vehicles breaks should be serviced. At the Quicklane department when you have your oil changed your brake pads, rotors, shoes, brake linings, hoses, and parking brake will also be inspected.

Symptoms:

  • Vibrations appear or intensify when you apply the brakes. If so, there’s a strong possibility that your vehicle has a warped brake rotor, or rotors.

Unbalanced  Wheels:

Shaky wheels are very common and can occur with increased Km, rough driving, off roading, lots of gravel road driving. Usually all that is needed is a wheel alignment.

Symptoms:

  • Car vibrating directly through your steering wheel
  • Vehicle pulling left or right

Engine Problems:

Sometimes a shake or shudder will emanate from the engine compartment, because the engine isn’t getting enough air, fuel or spark that it needs to run smoothly.

Symptoms:

  •  Jerking occurs during acceleration
  • Feels like a highway “rumble strip”
  • Car starts and drives fine for a while, but later begins to shake

Axle Problems:

Axles can commonly get bent for many different reasons such as, pot holes, hitting a curb, rock, railroad track, or any other mishap.

Symptoms:

  • With this problem, the vibrating often picks up in intensity the faster you drive.

If you are experiencing any vibrations it is important to have your vehicle diagnosed as soon as possible by a trained technician before major vehicle damage occurs. Huge thank you to http://auto.howstuffworks.com for the great information. Good Luck!

What does your VIN number mean

vinPlate10There is a mixture of 17 numbers and letters in our VIN numbers; did you know that these all have meaning? Crazy hey, I’ve always assumed that someone made a random assortment of numbers and letters that no other vehicle had so that they could trace that vehicle, little did I know these numbers are decoding information.

1. The first three letters and numbers of the VIN are the World Manufacturer Identifier.

  • The very first letter or number of the VIN tells you in what region of the world your vehicle was made.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are made in Africa
J, K, L, M, N, P, and R are made Asia
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z are made in Europe
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are made in North America
6 and 7 are made in Oceania
8 and 9 are made in South America

  • The second letter or number, in combination with the first letter or number in the VIN, tells you in what country the car or truck was made.
  • The third number or letter is used by the vehicle manufacturer to identify what kind of vehicle it is. Every manufacturer uses different codes. Go here to find out what the third number in your VIN means.

2. Letters and numbers in positions 4 through 9 is the Vehicle Descriptor Section. This section will tell you detailed information about your vehicle.

  • Numbers 4 to 8 will tell you information such as Line, Series, Body Type, and Engine Type. This information varies depending on your manufacturer. Specific Information for your vehicle.
  • The 9th number can be ignored as it tells you no information.

5. Numbers 10 through 17 is the vehicle Descriptor Section. This section tells you information such as when the vehicle was made and its options.

  • The 10th letter tells you the year of your vehicle. Match the tenth letter to this chart bellow.
A = 1980
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
K = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
8 = 2008
9 = 2009
A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
J = 2018
K = 2019
L = 2020
M = 2021
N = 2022
P = 2023
R = 2024
S = 2025
T = 2026
V = 2027
W = 2028
X = 2029
Y = 2030
1 = 2031
2 = 2032
3 = 2033
4 = 2034
5 = 2035
6 = 2036
7 = 2037
8 = 2038
9 = 2039

6. Numbers 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 is where the auto manufacturers enter unique information about the particular vehicle the VIN belongs to. Find information specific to your vehicle here.

Now that you know that your VIN number isn’t just a mixture of random numbers you can figure out exactly what it means. Your VIN number also has many different uses such as finding how many previous owners the vehicle has had, when its last inspection was, any previous accidents, and to make sure it isn’t a stolen vehicle. Who knew that 17 numbers could be so important and have so many uses. Let us know what you use your VIN number for.

Current Offers at Capital Ford Lincoln

Every month here at Capital Ford Lincoln there are a variety of specials and promotions that happen. Today we thought we would feature some of our current offers – SAVE BIG BUCK$ ON TRUCKS & EMPLOYEE PRICING.

 

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  • 0% financing available on select models.
  • Over $15,000 in savings on select models.
  • We offer Canada’s Biggest Selection – over 2,500 new and used vehicles to choose from!

 

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  • You Pay What We Pay – It’s that simple!
  • It’s our Biggest offer of the year!
  • Come visit us at 1201 Pasqua Street N. and speak to one of our knowledgeable salesman!

Quick Lane

Quick Lane

Today we thought we would give some insight on our Quick Lane centre. This department is unique to Capital Ford Lincoln because it allows clients to enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages while they wait in our lounge for their vehicles to be serviced. No appointment required!

Services offered through our Quick Lane:

-Air Conditioning

-Air Filters

-Alternators & Electrical

-Auto Glass

-Battery

-Brakes

-Flush Services

-Tire Storage

-Tire Wear Patterns

-Transmission

-Wheel Alignment

Our Quick Lane offers several maintenance packages that range from $79.99-$189.95. Visit www.quicklaneregina.com to choose the package right for you! Or call (306) 543-5410 and ask to speak to an Advisor!

Hours

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Monday

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Tuesday

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Wednesday

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Thursday

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Saturday

CLOSED | Sunday

Pairing Your Phone with Ford SYNC®

One of the most common requests Ford customers have for us here at our dealership is “How can I pair my iPhone with the SYNC® system?” Ask no further, Ford gives you the seven simple steps that will allow you to connect on your own.

  1. Make sure your mobile device is turned on!
  2. Go into your Settings and click Bluetooth. Flip the button to “on.”
  3. ford_sync_logoSYNC® will search for the same number from your phone.
  4. Press the Phone button to access the Menu. Press OK. “Add a Device” will appear, press OK.
  5. SYNC® will prompt, “Press OK to begin pairing device.” Press OK.
  6. SYNC® prompts, “Search for SYNC® on your device and enter the PIN provided by SYNC®.” Press OK. A six-digit number displays on the screen for three minutes, during this time type the number displayed by SYNC® on your key pad. Upon successful pairing, a message displays confirming the phone is connected.
  7. Exit the phone pairing process by pressing Arrows to select the Exit message and press OK to leave the phone menu.

 

Come see us at 1201 Pasqua Street N. or to check out our inventory online visit www.capitalfordlincoln.com

Into the Storm

Due to last night’s unfolding events, it seemed appropriate that we offer helpful tips on what to do if you happen to encounter what looks like Hurricane Sasky.

If you encounter heavy lightening, The National -Lightening Safety Institute suggests pulling over to the side of the road asask_stormnd shutting off the engine. They suggest refraining from touching your steering wheel, door and window handles and gear shifts. Riding mowers and golf carts are NOT safe to drive during these times.

If you should encounter tornado winds, the Weather Channel suggests leaving your vehicle and finding immediate shelter within a building. If finding indoor shelter is not an option, you are to get out of your vehicle and lie in a ditch (providing it is dry) or low area away from the vehicle.

Flash floods are common here within Saskatchewan, if you come upon heavy flooded areas DO NOT attempt to drive through. According to the Weather Network, one foot of water can float most vehicles. In the event that your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher grounds. If there is no alternative route, park your vehicle and get to higher ground if possible, and wait for the waters to decrease.

If you are experiencing heavy winds while driving, slow down and focus on your steering. Be aware of larger vehicles around you (E.g. Trucks towing trailers, buses, etc.) and try not to pass them until the weather subsides.

Always make sure to keep a vehicle safety kit in case of an emergency!

Simple steps for Finance office comfort

downloadOnce you have found a vehicle you love it is time for the finance office. It is important to understand terms used in this department. The finance managers are here to help you create a payment plan that will work for you in order to have the vehicle of your dreams. However before signing any papers you should understand the terms the finance managers are using and don’t sign anything you don’t understand. Ask tons of questions the finance managers are here to create a stress free and informative environment. They are here to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible and have you leave in the vehicle of your dreams without breaking the bank!

Here are a few of the common vehicle terms to get you started;

Credit Score

  • This is a number which is based on a level analysis of a person’s credit files. This number represents ones credit worthiness. Dealerships use credit scores to determine who qualifies for a loan, at what interest rate, and what credit limits.
  • For example if someone has a low Credit Score they won’t be able to get a loan for a top of the line vehicle if they even qualify for a loan at all.

Credit Insurance

  • Optional insurance that pays the scheduled unpaid balance if you are to pass away or have the monthly payments covered if you are unable to pay due to an accident, health, or critical illness.

Finance Provider

  • This is the bank or credit company that you get your loan through.
  • This is who you would contact if you have any questions regarding your loan such as how much you have left owing on the vehicle after a couple years.

Additional Products or Services

  • Products or services that the dealer may offer in a sale.
  • Examples include extended warranty, credit insurance, protection package, and accessories such as command starts. These products and services are optional.

Amount Financed

  • The dollar amount of the credit provided to you.

Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

  • The interest rate for a whole year, rather than just a monthly fee/rate.
  • Factors that influence your APR: Your credit history, current finance rates, competition, market conditions, and special offers.

 Down Payment

  • The amount of money you pay to reduce the total amount you finance.

Extended Warranty

  • Optional protection on specified components of the vehicle that may be available. There are many different packages when it comes to warranty, be sure to ask about your options.

 Finance Charge

  • The cost of credit in a dollar amount.

 Monthly Payment Amount

  • The dollar amount due each month on the loan.

Negative Equity

  • The amount owed on a vehicle above its market value.
  • For example, if your credit payoff is $20,000 and your vehicle’s market value is $17,000, you have negative equity of $3,000.

Negotiated Price of the Vehicle

  • The price of the vehicle that has been negotiated between you and the seller. The price should reflect any rebates, discounts, or special offers that you get at the dealership.

Total of Payments

  • The total dollar amount you will have paid after you have made all the payments as scheduled.

TDS(Total Debt Servicing)

  • The percentage of your income that you are spending on credit cards, rent/mortgage, loans, etc
  • Example if you make 40,000 a year your 40 percent TDS would be approximately 16 thousand which would give you 1, 333 per month to spend on credit cards, rent/mortgage, loans, etc

Credit Report

  • A document that includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you have been sued, or have filed for bankruptcy.
  • Nationwide consumer reporting agencies such as Equifax sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home.

Now that you know all of these terms you will hear in the business office you can feel more comfortable when you are ready to buy a vehicle. Remember purchasing a vehicle is a huge decision and it’s important to feel comfortable and understand what you are signing and agreeing to at all times. Take the time to know and understand the terms, conditions, and costs to finance a vehicle before you sign a contract. Buying a vehicle isn’t as simple as purchasing a new pair of shoes. Although, it’s one of the most amazing feelings leaving a dealership in a brand new shinning vehicle. Tell us about your dealership experiences and how you prepared before entering the building.

Do it yourself Coffee Stain Remover

imagesIf your office is anything like ours then I bet you do multiple coffee runs a day. Isn’t it the worst when you open your filled to the brim coffee to cool off, then you hit a bump and the coffee spills all over your seat, floors and counsel… Ya, we all know exactly how you feel, and how expensive cleaning products are.  Here is a simple recipe to get that spill cleaned up on a budget!

Recipe;

  1. Soak up any residue of coffee by blotting with paper towels.

  2. Mix a solution of;

    1. 4 cups water

    2. 1 tbsp white vinegar

    3. 1/2 tsp. detergent (such as dish washing soap.)

  3. Apply to stain with a sponge or towel and let sit for 15 minutes.

  4. Wipe away with warm water.

  5. For more difficult stains increase the concentration of white vinegar and reapply if stains persist.

  6. Let dry thoroughly.

The next time you spill coffee in your vehicle don’t let it ruin your day. With this handy little trick tough stains will come right out in no time. Keep a bottle ready at the office and at home, your coworkers will thank you. Let us know how it works and any other do it yourself recipes you use, Enjoy!

Escape to some of Saskatchewan’s Beautiful Attractions

The long awaited summer months have finally arrived and it’s time to pack up the Escape and head on a vacation. The Escape is a great option to get you and our whole family where you need to go with a standard six-speed SelectShift® transmission and available EcoBoost® technology with great fuel economy.  The Ford Escape has tons of great options that are ideal when it comes to a road trip;

  • Steering wheel with cruise, audio controls, manual tilt, telescoping
  • Hands free lift gate
  • Rear Wipers
  • 4.2 inch rear view camera system
  • Panoramic sun roof
  • SYNC with MyFord Touch with voice activated control over your climate, navigation, entertainment, and phone
  • Provides cargo storage up to 1,920 L
  • Intelligent 4WD system

And that’s only the start of it; this vehicle could not be more perfect to head out on a long road trip.

Now here is the big question on our mind, where should we go?? Did you know that Saskatchewan is filled with tons of beautiful parks and attractions? That’s right I said Saskatchewan, It’s not all just flat fields and beautiful sky. Although, for the most part it is rather flat….

“Escape” to some of Saskatchewan’s most beautiful places;

Prince Albert National Park

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

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Duck Mountain Provincial Park

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Lac La Ronge Provincial Park

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Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

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And hey those flat fields aren’t so bad to look at along the way either!

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Let us know where you escaped to this summer!