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Should I Buy a New or Used Car?

The question about buying a new or used car comes up a lot. It’s difficult to choose sometimes as you want to make the best decision for your family. We can definitely help you with understanding the differences between buying new or used.

Advantage of New Vehicles

  • Finding the vehicle with the options you want is usually easier.
  • Ford provides great finance and leasing incentives to give you a great flexible payment that fits your budget. Interest rates are usually lower when purchasing a new vehicle.
  • You get the very best technology with every new Ford vehicle you buy.
  • When buying a new vehicle, you don’t need to worry about scratches, dents, dings, accidents, or if something doesn’t work right. When you buy a new vehicle, you are the only owner the vehicle has ever had.

Advantage of Used Vehicles

  • You won’t take a huge hit on the depreciation of a used vehicle like new car buyers do.
  • Typically, premium features such as leather can be found on Pre-Owned vehicles for a lower cost.
  • You can typically get into a higher trim level for less money!
  • It’s easier than ever to see the history of a used vehicle now!

The question about buying a new or used car comes up a lot. It’s difficult to choose sometimes as you want to make the best decision for your family. We can definitely help you with understanding the differences between buying new or used.

Need to get an test drive? Book your appointment now online or call us at (519) 455-1800.

Staying Involved In Our Community

Staying a part of the London community is very important to us. Over the past year, we’ve been involved in multiple community events where we are giving back to those that need it most.

Highbury Ford has had a long-standing relationship with Fanshawe College and we are proud to be part of the donation of a 2020 Ford Mustang for increased student learning.
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Highbury Ford donated 3 cases of face shields to Earls Court Village & Kensington Village Long Term Care Home!

We wanted to give back to our community and those that need us the most. We are doing our part in flattening the curve, keeping our frontline workers safe and saving lives! We are standing with our community.
Our delivery of gifts we contributed during the Christmas season of 2020 to the residents of Earls Court Village. Each gift was selected by a resident at Earls Court Village.

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Do I Need an Oil Change?

Do I Need an Oil Change? This is a question most people ask us. Oil is an important part of your vehicle. It helps all parts of your engine run smoothly. Oil also keeps your engine clean, which helps your engine to run more efficiently and makes sure your engine lives longer.

The high temperature and the movement of the parts will break the oil down So to keep your engine running properly and live a longer life, it is important to get an oil change when it is needed.

When is an oil change needed?

Ford publishes recommended service intervals as a guide for you to know when to service your vehicle. Other ways you can identify the right time would be when you hear a clacking sound when starting the vehicle, see the “Change Engine Oil Soon” light burning or a low oil level on the oil dipstick? It is time for an oil change.

At Highbury Ford, we advise getting an oil change done every 8.000 kilometres or every six months, whichever comes first.

Get The Works Package. It is more than just an oil change.

The Works is a complete vehicle checkup that includes an oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, multi-point inspection, fluid top-off, battery test, filter check, plus belts and hoses check.

What happens to your used oil?

The used oil from your vehicle is something really dirty. But although the oil is really dirty, used oil can be cleaned of contaminants so it can be recycled again and again. There are actually many uses for recycled used oil. So at Highbury Ford, we make sure all dirty oil will be picked up and send to an oil-recycling center. So no used oil goes to waste or hurts the environment.

Need to get an oil change? Book your appointment now online or call us at (519) 455-1800.

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Ford Electrified Vehicles

Electrified vehicles are becoming more and more popular. From hybrid-electrics and plug-in hybrids to all-electrics, Ford has made quite the impression when it comes to electrified-vehicles.

Electrified vehicles, what’s the difference?

Ford offers 3 different types of electrified vehicles. The hybrid, the plug-in hybrid and the all-electric. Find out what the difference is between these 3 to see which one suits your lifestyle the best.

All-Electric

The all-electric vehicle is completely powered by a rechargeable battery. That means the vehicle does not require a drop of gas to hit the road, and it produces zero CO2 emissions.

The battery can be charged by a standard 120V or 240V home charging station and by regenerative braking. This means the battery will be charged when you are braking.

A Ford all-electric is great for shorter everyday trips. For example for every full charge you give the 2016 Ford Focus Electric, it has a Government of Canada-estimated range of 122 kilometres.

Plug-in Hybrid

A plug-in hybrid is similar to the hybrid-electric, but with the option to plug it in and charge the car.

Plug-in hybrids provide a third way to recharge the battery. In addition to regenerative braking and the gas engine, they can recharge the battery by being plugged in.

A Ford plug-in hybrid can run in electric-only mode for shorter trips; but if you’re going for a longer drive, then it’ll work just like a regular hybrid.

Hybrid

A hybrid-electric has both a gas engine and a battery-powered electric motor. The vehicle seamlessly switches between a gas engine, electric motor or a combination of both to deliver fuel efficiency and performance.

The gas engine and regenerative braking automatically recharge the battery pack. Regenerative braking is a technology that recharges the battery by braking.

This vehicle is perfect for longer trips. With gas in the tank, you will be good to go. And with the added power from the battery, you can use less gas.

Are you interested in a Ford Electric Vehicle, visit Highbury Ford or book a test drive online today!

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Should I Buy or Lease?

There can be some tough decisions that need to be made when getting a new vehicle. One of them might be the question “Should I buy or lease my new vehicle?”. At Highbury Ford, we know that the answer to this question can be different for everyone. But to help you make the decision a little bit easier let us explain to you the difference between buying or leasing.

The difference between buying and leasing.

Buying

When you buy a vehicle you own it. You can drive it as much as you want, as far as you want and as long as you want. And you can also customize your vehicle as much as you want. When you buy a vehicle you are probably going to have your vehicle for a while even after the warranty is done.

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Leasing

When you decide to lease your vehicle, you don’t really own the vehicle. You choose how long you want it and how many kilometres you want to drive. The best thing about leasing is that when the lease is finished you can get a brand new vehicle. And with shorter terms, your repairs are likely under warranty, which means unexpected maintenance is usually covered. Your job is to keep your car in good condition and avoid anything out of normal wear and use. In addition to wearing and use, if you go over the mileage limit or end the lease early it can cost you more money.

Buying Vs Leasing

So now we know what the difference is let’s find out what is best for you. There is not a correct answer to the question if you should buy or if you should lease. But is if you are easy on your cars, like to switch cars often and like to have the latest technologies, you might want to consider leasing instead of buying.
Do you like to drive a lot of kilometres, like to customize your vehicle and like the idea of owning your own vehicle, buying might be the better option.
We hope with this information we made the decision whether you should buy or lease a bit easier. If you have any questions, our staff at Highbury Ford is more than happy to help you out in finding the best options and vehicle for you.

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First Time Car Buyer?

We understand that buying your first vehicle can be an exciting thing in your life. At Highbury Ford, we are more than happy to help you with your big purchase.

First Time Buyer Program

We are pleased to offer the First Time Buyer Program through Ford Credit, for you as a first-time car buyer. This program makes it easy for first-time buyers to get into a new Ford.

With the First Time Buyer Program, a cash incentive will be provided matching the eligible customer’s vehicle down payment (up to a maximum of $500). This offer is only for the first-time purchase, lease or factory-order of a new vehicle.

Through the Ford First Time Car Buyers Program, we hope to make each step in buying your first Ford vehicle a little easier.

Note: Some restrictions may apply, please contact us and ask us about our First Time Buyer Program.

Highbury Ford COVID-19 Response

**IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM HIGHBURY FORD**

Highbury Ford has been servicing the London area for over 45 years. We appreciate your business and we thank you for being one of our customers! For this reason, we are pleased to be able to continue to service our customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Sales showroom will be closed but we will be available 24/7 online for sales inquires. Our Service, Parts & Body Shop will remain open at this time with some adjusted hours. We also want to assure you that we are taking all precautions necessary to limit our staff and customers from being exposed to COVID-19. These include, but are not limited to the education and training of our staff on internal protocols related to COVID-19 and the implementation of processes and practices to support these initiatives. We have posted signage throughout the dealership indicating some of these changes to create customer awareness. These are extraordinary times and we ask for your patience while our staff attempts to service you in an efficient manner while practicing COVID-19 safety precautions. Booking appointments can be done by phone and on our website.

We are open Online 24/7 For Virtual Sales Inquiries

Purchase a vehicle safely and from the comfort of your own home.

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Email Sales: sales@highburyford.com

For Any Ford Credit Inquiries Please Contact: 1-877-636-7346

 Sales Information:

If you are looking to shop for a vehicle, we will be offering the following measures to practice social distancing.

• We will provide you walkaround videos and pictures directly to your email of the vehicle you desire.

• We will deliver your vehicle directly to your home to give you peace of mind.

• You can communicate with our sales representatives directly by phone, email, live chat and Facebook Messenger. Our Showroom is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak to better protect our employees and our customers.

• Email our sales team at sales@highburyford.com

Bodyshop/Service/Parts Information:

These are some of the practices we are implementing:

• Disinfection of vehicles as recommended by Ford Motor Company of Canada (Wipe Down Disinfectant Protocols)

• Vehicle Arrival:

    • Advisor to use disinfectant solution provided to wipe down:

    • Touchpoints on areas accessed by staff as suggested by Ford Motor Company.

• At Vehicle Return:

    • Last technician working on vehicle to use disinfectant solution provided to wipe down:     

    • Touchpoints on areas accessed by staff as suggested by Ford Motor Company.

• Pick Up & Delivery:

    • For those that are cannot get their vehicle in for service or who prefer to limit their exposure to others, we are now offering pick-up and delivery services for a temporary period of time. o Payment can be arranged over the phone by credit card.

• Service Lounge:

    • We are limiting the number of customers that can wait. Our lounge has been reconfigured to have some chairs off-limits, to help with social distancing. We are wiping down chairs with disinfectant cloths after every use.

• Service DropBox:

   • You can use our dropbox on the west side of the building to drop off your vehicle at any time. Just provide us with current contact information.

• Additional Information:

    • We are offering our full array of services during these hours.

    • We are practicing a number of “social distancing” best practices, including limiting the number of customers in the drive-thru at one time.

    • We have posted COVID-19 information for our customers.

    • We have developed and continue to update our internal COVIC-19 protocols so that all staff is following safety guidelines for daily activities.

We want to make it clear that we are fully operational during these reduced hours. We are making a commitment to our staff and customers that we are taking every precaution. We are monitoring this situation very closely and keeping the health of our customers and staff at top priority.

Sincerely,

Highbury Ford Team