Saving You From Potholes One Fusion At A Time

February 22nd, 2016 by


Since I could drive I’ve learned how to avoid a pothole like a professional stunt driver. Coming from a small town that was on Saskatchewan’s “Top 10 Worst Roads” for two out of the four roads that lead out of town multiple years in a row, you really learn to hate potholes quickly. Flat tires, wrecked shocks, suspension and undercarriage damage are nothing new to Manitoba drivers when it comes to hitting some nasty potholes. Luckily for us, Ford has been in the works to help our vehicles with this issue. Though a vehicle will never fully be able to avoid a pothole, Ford has come pretty close with its new technology. The all-new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport will have what Ford is calling, Advanced Computer-Controlled Shock Absorber System. This cool new development will not only substantially reduce the harsh impact when hitting a pothole but with a new suspension system, it will save your car and your wallet.

“Onboard computers analyze multiple signals collected from 12 high-resolution sensors – adjusting the dampers every two milliseconds for the best vehicle response in every situation. When the edge of a pothole is detected, the car’s computer adjusts the dampers faster than the blink of an eye to their stiffest settings so the wheel doesn’t fall as far into the pothole. Because the tire and wheel don’t drop as far, they don’t strike the opposite side of the pothole as harshly. The rear suspension can respond even faster, with a signal from the front wheel providing a pre-warning to the rear wheel well before it reaches the pothole.” – Ford Media

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure they made this because they drove on our prairie roads. This is going to be such a great feature for the popular Ford Fusion and potentially other future Ford models. Not only will this help save tires and your car in general, but it will keep some money in your bank account. Check out this really cool video that will show you what I’m talking about!

Capital Ford Lincoln is having a Pothole special as a part of the Beat the Snow Service Sale! This is your last chance to get a half-price wheel alignment for your vehicle. Visit our service site now to make your appointment, or just pop in and say hello!

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