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2015 Ford Mustang
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Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Peter Olson, Wes Upton & Nicholas Terezakis were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
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My New Favourite Dealership!
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My boyfriend and I were on the hunt for a new SUV, and we ended up being helped by Rob Vanoverschot. I was nervous about going to a dealership as I'd never purchased off of a lot before - and Rob made the process a breeze! He answered all of our questions and never made us feel pressured at all! We test drove about 6 different makes and models and fell in love with a 2019 Ford Escape. I would highly recommend Rob and Key West Ford, even the financing department and insurance department made this process enjoyable! Not to mention they had the best prices around - and we came all the way out from Abbotsford!
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Great Kai and jag were awesome
55
Great. Worked with my schedual, very helpful. Got back to me fast about all my questions. And even went out a got a keepsake i forgot in my grade in.
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The most seamless car buying experience with Peter Olson!
55
It was an awesome experience from the time we walked on the dealer lot to the time we drove home our car. Super friendly Ivan, super helpful Gurj and super salesman Peter!
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Ford Edge
45
Erick was very friendly and personable and it was a pleasure to do business with him. I would recommend him and Key West if you’re looking for a vehicle.
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Patient and Kind
45
I was extremely happy with most of the folks I spoke with during my time at Key West. It took me 3 days of visiting the dealership to make sure I was making the right decision on the vehicle for my needs and my budget. All staff but one understood that this purchase wasn't an easy one to make within my budget. Peter Olsen, Michael Nokes and Robert Klaus really understood why I needed to take my time and research all my options. I appreciated their kindness and patience and didn't feel at all pressured into the sale.
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Good dealers
4.85
Helpful and honest dealers. Car was well inspected and in advertised good condition. Overall the service was good and the sale was fair. Dean was great!
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F350 truck
4.255
I saw an ad for a F350 at the lot. The truck was not on the lot due to construction. It took a day to get the truck so I could see it. I made a deal and drove it away that afternoon. Happy with the vehicle. Sales person was new to Key West and lacked knowledge of all the options on the truck.
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Over and above
55
They were great. They did everything in their power to help us. They really know there stuff. They took the time to explain everything and answer all if our questions. They really want to make that we got everything we needed and more.
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Key West Ford Urges Drivers To Choose Winter Tires

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(Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:01AM by Lee Byard)

winter tires new westminster bcThere is perhaps no date more important than March 20th. On that day spring will arrive, signaling the end of wet roads and ever-spiraling temperatures. It will be a time to celebrate... and a time for the Key West team to shed their winter coats and slip into something sporty (like a Mustang, Fusion or Fiesta).

A month separates us and the rest of New Westminster from March 20th, however - and that means that winter tires are still essential.

Key West Ford strongly urges our customers to continue using their winter tires. Don’t let the promise of spring undermine the importance of proper traction - and, if your treads seem too thin, hurry to our Service Department to choose replacements.

Studded

Studded winter tires deliver superior traction, utilizing thick sipes to grip the ground and break through the snow. They’re meant for rugged terrains and unplowed backroads, ensuring safe treks through even the most extreme temperatures.

Non-Studded

Due to their strong grips, studded tires are sometimes banned in neighborhoods (there is a persistent worry of road damage). Non-studded options, therefore, will prove necessary. These feature slimmer sipes, allowing them to move more freely across the asphalt. They’re well-balanced and offer effective gripping.

All-Weather

All-weather tires are often touted as the ultimate compromises, sparing drivers the need for seasonal rotations while still providing protection. Key West Ford does not recommend these options for our customers, however. Their compounds aren’t intended for freezing temperatures, and their looser treads won’t adapt to anything more than slush.

Let us choose the right tires for your car and your environment. Contact our Service Department today to schedule a comprehensive tread check!

new westminster bc winter car repairThere's one date marked on Key West Ford’s calendar: March 19th. It’s circled in red and surrounded by exclamation points. It’s underlined, bolded and littered with little notes of encouragement.

Why?

Because it's the final day of winter and we can’t wait for it to arrive. We want to experience spring heat and open roads! We want fast speeds and good times!

Until then, however, we must face the cold and keep our vehicles maintained - and so should you.

Have you scheduled your multi-point inspection yet? Key West Ford reminds all drivers to have their cars thoroughly examined by our Service team. Winter can easily undermine any engine, causing false-starts and last-minute sputters. Ensure reliable performance through:

Oil and filter changes
Brake alignments
Cooling and heating repair
Battery service
Transmission repair
... and much more!

We’ll optimize your vehicle, helping you battle the seasonal deluge of sleet, snow and sludge.

To learn more about our inspection options contact us today! We’ll be happy to explain our multi-point process, as well as our protection packages and repair services.

Key West Ford Warns Drivers About 4x4 Overcompensation

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(Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:14AM by Lee Byard)

ford 4wd dealer new westminster bcWinter doesn’t frighten you. Frost, after all, can be conquered; snow can be shoved away; and black ice can be crushed beneath the tires of your 4x4 performer. There is no road too wild and no temperature too low. Your drivetrain can battle the elements with ease.

This is a nice thought.

It’s not, however, an accurate one.

Key West Ford offers a warning about the dangers of overcompensation. Those with 4WD tend to think their cars infallible. Roads are treated with less caution and bad weather is often ignored, with drivers assuming improved traction will power through any environment.

This assumption proves costly, though - because 4x4 cars are heavier than their 2x4 counterparts. This causes braking difficulties, with the weight of these models propelling them forward. Drivers quickly begin to drift... which can then result in crashes or collisions.

Don’t let this happen.

Exercise restraint while in your 4WD. Maintain steady speeds; apply even brake pressure; and always keep (at least) four feet between you and other drivers. Be sure to equip proper tires as well to ensure stronger gripping.

Use these tips to avoid overcompensating this winter and stay safe.

winter car tips for new westminster bcWinter is almost here. The temperature will soon drop and the snow will fall, turning New Westminster into a white-soaked wonderland.

Wonderlands often prove difficult to navigate, though, and even the most seasoned driver may find himself skidding off the road. Combating the slush and sleet requires a steady hand and a well-maintained car. Are you ready?

Key West Ford reminds drivers to prepare their cars for winter:

Inspect liquid levels (including fuel, antifreeze and wiper fluids).
Test headlight strength.
Check tire pressure and tread patterns.
Monitor battery voltage.
Replace wiper blades.
Test heating system.
Note the conditions of the engine block, exhaust pipes and other exposed elements.

Winter can undermine even the best sedans, trucks and SUVs. It’s important, therefore, to fight against it with proper car maintenance. Use this checklist to create a safe driving experience this season - and be sure to visit our Service Department for all inspection needs. Our staffers will provide thorough, multi-point examinations for every model and keep engines running smoothly.

To learn more about preparing for winter contact us today.

Key West Ford Recommends Monitoring Your Washer Reservoir This Winter

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(Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 02:04PM by Lee Byard)

windshield réservoir winter canadaA dirty windshield is a dangerous thing. Snow piles onto the glass, distorting angles and causing shadows. Drivers find themselves squinting in the dark, trying to see past the debris, trying to scrub it away with washer fluid.

That often works - unless fluid tanks are empty.

Key West Ford reminds our customers to monitor their windshield reservoirs this winter. As the weather worsens drivers often rely on wiper fluid, using it to push away the slush and sleet. Doing this daily, however, can easily drain reservoirs. The levels will drop quickly and there will be no solution left to use. This can cause many problems on the road, leaving windshields smudged and impacting visibility.

Keep track of reservoirs, therefore, and maintain proper amounts. Be aware of how much is used each day and always check the tank for cracks or creases (this is common during the winter, with brutal temperatures snapping the plastic and causing leaks). Consider also purchasing a digital sensor that will provide a complete - and accurate - calculation of fluid levels.

Driving in winter is a challenge. Empty windshield reservoirs, however, make it an impossibility. Always keep tanks full and use them as needed.

Contact Key West Ford's service department to learn more.

Key West Ford Suggests Maintaining Proper Antifreeze Levels This Winter

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(Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:52AM by Lee Byard)

antifreeze during winter canadaThe necessity of antifreeze is understood by every Ford driver. Maintaining coolant levels helps to ensure proper heat exchanges and eliminates corrosion. It’s a vital part of car care.

It’s never more vital, however, than in the winter.

As the temperatures drop, antifreeze levels tend to follow. Solutions become more susceptible to snow and ice, and it’s not uncommon to find frost in the tank.

Key West Ford recommends that drivers monitor their coolant ratios carefully, therefore. Keep them balanced, adding 50% water and 50% antifreeze (this measurement must be followed. Anything else will result in faster freezing points and ineffective heat transfers. Expect engine failure and spark plug disasters). Every 3000 miles should signal a total system flush.

Purchase a refractometer, a portable device that quickly measures antifreeze levels, and use it often during the winter. Also consider visiting Key West Ford’s service department to receive a thorough coolant inspection.

Maintain every vehicle with proper antifreeze levels this winter.

Key West Ford Wants Drivers To Check Their Tire Pressures This Winter

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(Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:40AM by Lee Byard)

Poor pressure leads to poor driving.

winter tire pressure canadaTire pressure is the oft-forgotten - and oft-ignored - hero of the open road, maximizing mileage, maintaing proper wheel alignment and providing even treading. Keeping the numbers high ensures easy travel.

As the weather turns bitter, however, the pressure drops - drastically, quickly and dangerously.

Key West Ford recommends that all drivers monitor their tires with the utmost care.

Tires lose one pound of pressure for every 10 degree temperature loss. This causes many problems for vehicles. Engines consume more fuel to compensate for the poor performance. Winter tread patterns are weakened, unable to properly grip the snow and sleet. Overall wear is also affected, with tires cracking and tearing more easily.

Accidents are to be expected and wallets are to be emptied.

Be certain, therefore, to monitor tire pressure this winter. Follow manufacturer specifications to know how much is needed, and utilize a certified gauge to determine how much has been lost each morning. Always check tires before turning on an engine since warm air will cause them to expand, altering actual pressure levels.

Key West Ford’s service department will also provide pressure inspections. Contact us today to learn more.

Key West Ford Recommends Scheduling An Alignment Inspection This Winter

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(Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:30AM by Lee Byard)

wheel alignment inspection winter canadaEvery Ford vehicle is carefully aligned. Each wheel is centered to precise specifications, helping drivers achieve maximum speeds and efficiency.

Winter, however, can undo those specifications - which is why Key West Ford recommends alignment inspections to all of our customers.

Road conditions worsen as the weather turns cold. Sleet and slush cause cars to skid, altering wheel angles. Structural issues - like potholes or grates - are often hidden by snow, tricking drivers into rolling over them and changing camber positions. Black ice forces vehicles into ditches, damaging the frontal casters.

These are common issues and dangerous ones. As the wheels become misaligned, their performance suffers. Steering becomes difficult and vehicles are less responsive. This can lead to many worries - from simple stalls to collisions. Drivers will pay the price for snowy days.

It’s all too easy for wheel alignments to be out-of-sync during the winter. Key West Ford suggests that all drivers visit our service department, therefore, to keep every angle straight. We’ll thoroughly inspect every car, repairing any problems and replacing parts as needed. Expect exceptional care and exceptional maintenance.

Get fully aligned this season!


Key West Ford Recommends Checking Drive Belts This Winter

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(Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 09:40AM by Lee Byard)

drive belt inspection canadaA series of shocks and stress points defines every drive belt. Pulley systems consistently weaken fibers, causing them to fray over time. These options are often reduced to ribbons, and car-owners can easily find themselves without power - especially during the winter.

Key West Ford recommends that our customers pay attention to their drive belts this season.

These parts are naturally subject to high-tension situations. Their designs force them to bear endless friction and vibrations. As the temperatures fall, however, all problems intensify. Cold weather strips away micro-fibers. Exposure to sleet and snow causes misalignments, and belt slippage is common due to harsh road salts dissolving dressing solutions.

This sparks immediate - and potentially dangerous - issues for every driver, reducing the effectiveness of steering, water pumps and more.

Take advantage of Key West Ford’s service department, therefore, to combat any belt concerns. Have all items inspected thoroughly for tears. Choose centerline adjustments and dress coatings, and order replacement parts with ease. Our staff provides comprehensive winter support.

Maintaining drive belts is essential in any season. Be certain, however, to offer extra care to every car as the climate turns cold. 

car exhaust winter canadaDrivers have often been warned about exhaust fumes. These colorless, odorless gasses wreak havoc on the human body, causing disorientation, hallucinations and even death.

Vehicles produce exhaust fumes in staggering amounts, releasing steady streams of carbon monoxide, nitrogen and ammonia into the air. Over 60% of all poisoning cases stem from car exposure.

Much of that percentage occurs during the winter.

Cold temperatures cause a sharp rise in fumes. Engines require greater energy to function when the temperature drops. They struggle to power their systems, utilizing more fuel and generating more heat to complete each ignition cycle. This results in higher exhaustion rates, which can then slip into car interiors (especially those that have been worn or damaged).

Key West Ford urges all drivers to have their vehicles thoroughly inspected this winter. Have them checked for any cracks, holes or tears. Monitor the condition of pipes, and even consider adding battery-powered carbon monoxide detectors to older models (these cars are more likely to develop leaks).

Exhaust fumes are extremely dangerous. Understand how they increase during the winter and protect against them. Contact Key West Ford to learn more.

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