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Motorcraft Vehicle Battery Replacing Your Dead Battery with a 3-year warranty

Battery Load Tests, Replacements and Motorcraft 3-Year Warranty

Your vehicle’s heartbeat is its battery. Just like the human heart powers our bodies, the car battery ignites the engine and keeps it running. It’s easy to overlook this essential component until the day your car hesitates to start. We understand the significance of a healthy battery, and that’s why we’re shedding light on the … Continued

Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank Fundraiser

Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank Fundraiser

We are delighted to share an initiative that reflects our dedication to making a positive influence on our community. Throughout October and November, we have pledged to donate $100 to the Nanaimo Loaves & Fishes Food Bank with the purchase of every vehicle. At the core of our company values is a profound appreciation for … Continued

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How to Remove the Hardtop off a Ford Bronco Four Door

What could be more fun than a full size Ford Bronco with the top off? Learning how to remove the Ford Bronco hardtop with Kurt and Troy! The guys show you how to remove the hardtop off a four-door 2023 Ford Bronco Wildtrack. We have been wanting to do one of these for a while, … Continued

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The Benefits of Spray-On Bed Liner for Truck Owners

Having a truck is a great thing when it comes to driving on rough roads and terrains or hauling your holiday trailer and boat. The best part of a truck is the bed in which you can haul and move items. That’s why the truck bed is the part of the truck that often sees … Continued

Celine Dodd

Local Barrel Racer, Celine Dodd

Steve Marshall became a proud sponsor in 2023 Celine Dodd, who has been riding since she was six. At age 12 she started competing in Jumping but later quit at age 17 due to an injury after crashing face-first into a jump. Today she is a barrel racer and very active on the race circuit. … Continued

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Battery Electric Vehicle (EV) and Range

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, with more and more people making the switch to environmentally friendly vehicles. However, one of the biggest concerns that people have when it comes to EVs is range anxiety – the fear of running out of power and being … Continued

2022 Ford F-150

New Season, New Opportunities

A fresh new season brings new surprises and opportunities. 2022 F-150 Trucks Not only are the Ford F-150s a great looking truck, but Edmunds, an independent and highly respected source of car information, vehicle reviews, and many other resources for helping consumers buy vehicles, named the Ford F-150 as Edmunds Top Rated Truck for 2022. It’s … Continued

Vehicle Spring Check Up

Well, the winter months are behind us. While here on Vancouver Island we may not have as hard a winter as the rest of Canada, but it still takes a toll on your vehicle. Just like we do a little spring cleaning around the house here are a few things you can do to do … Continued

Clippers’ Billet Families

They are the ones who make sure they get to the game on time, to practice early in the morning, and who support the players throughout the season. They are the ones who are there for all the games. They are the ones who make the players feel like they are at home when they … Continued

Give & Go December 2, 2022

Give & Go 2022 | Thank You

Wow! We just wanted to say thanks to all those who helped make our annual Give & Go event in December 2022 a huge success. Our community is able to help so many Nanaimo families in need have a great Christmas by gathering over 5,000 dollars in monetary donations and 1,742 lbs of non-perishable food, … Continued

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Safety Features

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Safety Features

and your passengers while on the road. Some of the notable safety features on the Bronco Sport include: These are just a few of the many safety features available on the Bronco Sport. It’s always a good idea to review the specific safety features of a vehicle before purchasing to ensure that it meets your … Continued

Give & Go December 2, 2022

2022 Give & Go Fundraiser

#community #fundraiser There is a significant need in the community for assistance at Christmas time, the Give & Go team with Chek News and more encourages people to drive-thru and “Give & Go” on December 2, 2022 with non-perishable food, money and warm clothing like jackets, socks and toques. Thanks to the volunteers, donors and … Continued

Friendly well trained technicians

The Difference Between Service at a Dealership and a Quick Lube

Time and budget are a concern for most of us, so it is natural that we are going to look for the easiest deal, and that goes for everything from groceries to oil changes. But cheap and quick are not always the best, even when it seems like there should be no difference. While we … Continued

Ford Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report 2022

Electric vehicle rebates in British Columbia are at their highest!

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, accounting for a quarter of Canada’s total GHG emissions. Since almost half of these emissions come from cars and light trucks, one way to reduce the amount of GHG emissions is to put more zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road. Zero-Emission Vehicles … Continued

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Tire Top 10 Tricks and Tips

There is so much truth in that expression, “where the rubber meets the road.” It’s used where you want to say, this is what really matters and makes all the difference. When it comes to tires for your vehicle, there is nothing more that rings truer. Tires make all the difference in safety, wear and … Continued

Enter to Win $5,000 for our 25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary Celebration & Contest

It’s our 25th Anniversary and to celebrate we are giving away $5000 in our Facebook contest. Why? Well, it is another chance for us to give back to the community and say thanks for a great 25 years. Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln was founded here in Nanaimo in 1997, when Steve Marshall bought Meyers Holland … Continued

Every vehicle purchase added $100 to the donation for NUKO

NUKO Fundraiser and Donation

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization Do you feel that? That tugging sensation pulling on your heart strings? Don’t worry, that’s normal when reading about NUKO. NUKO stands for Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization. It’s an amazing non-for-profit registered Canadian charity located in Nanaimo that has changed the lives of children between the ages 2 1/2 to 19 … Continued

2020 Ford Escape

Maintenance Myths

Don’t waste money on outdated advice Implementing small changes, drivers could save up to $838 a year or $10,056 in the lifetime of their vehicle. In any economy, every penny counts. That’s why it’s important to get the facts. Escape Inventory Debunking a few of the most popular maintenance myths, including the following: MYTH: Cars need … Continued

1931 Ford Model A Coupe

Details: All Steel body and fenders Original Bumpers and body hardware Rear Luggage Carrier Chrome Radiator Shell Stock taillights and mirrors Fibreglass Firewall Stereo with a removable face Corvair Rack & Pinion steering GM brakes Painted Lincoln Pearlescent White History: 350 Chev Rebuilt Engine with a 4bl carburetor. The rebuilt engine has less that 3000 … Continued

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FordPass Smartphone App FAQ

Control Your Vehicle from Wherever You are with FordPass! Enjoy complimentary remote features within the FordPass Smartphone app. Lock and Unlock From virtually anywhere, you’ll have the ability to lock or unlock your Ford. Inventory Locate Your Vehicle Busy parking lots, long trips, forgotten where you parked? No problem. FordPass Smartphone app remembers your Ford’s … Continued

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Seasonal Tire Storage in Nanaimo

We know that not everyone has unused space in their dry basement or a hall closet specific for their seasonal tires, that’s why we provide storage for your tires in the off season! Easy Tire Storage in a Temperature Controlled Building Four tires take up a space of over 2 feet by 3 feet. That’s … Continued

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All Season Tires

Tires are a vehicle’s most important safety feature The engine and brakes of a vehicle work directly through the tires. Even the most advanced traction and stability control systems are limited by the tire’s ability to hold the road. If a consumer has all season tires that are worn, under inflated, or not suited to … Continued

Maintenance on your vehicle is important to prevent larger problems in the future

Your Vehicle’s New Year Resolutions

Poof! Just like that, another year is over… To help you get motivated for the New Year, here are some easy resolutions for you AND your vehicle. Maintain Your Maintenance We know keeping up with car maintenance can be a pain, but if neglected, bigger problems can arise! Beyond keeping you safe, regular maintenances can … Continued

Price Match Promise

Ford Winter Tire and Wheel Packages

The Ford Winter Tire Performance Package will have your vehicle ready to take on the slush, ice, and snow this season. Winter Tire Price List.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist

Whether you’re a towing novice or a seasoned pro, available Pro Trailer Backup Assist ™ complements your skills, and simplifies backing up a trailer with the turn of a knob. Simply rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go, and let the knob return to centre to straighten … Continued

2022 Ford Maverick and the Possibilities of the FLEXBED

The 4.5-foot bed on the 2022 Ford Maverick can fit your gardening supplies, band equipment or even an ATV. Plus, with tie-downs, available in-bed outlet, FLEXBED™ solutions and a multi-position tailgate that extends the load floor to 6 feet, the Maverick sets you up with all the tools you need to make your vision a reality. … Continued

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11 Genius Things to Always Keep in your Vehicle

With these 11 things in your vehicle, you’ll be equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse. Well maybe not quite… but it will sure protect you and any passengers from any unexpected situations! Keep these 11 affordable and multiuse products stocked in your vehicle throughout the year to be prepared during your travels. 1. First Aid … Continued

2022 FORD MAVERICK TRUCK

All-new 2022 Ford Maverick | Standard Hybrid | Seats Five

2022 Ford Maverick Ford is delivering a new kind of pickup – compact but mighty, built for makers and doers, stunningly fuel-efficient*, and packed with clever technology and features. The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick is the truck for people who never knew they wanted a truck. Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with … Continued

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Commercial Vehicle Usage

Beyond Just Transport, Provide Power on the Worksite with the Ford F-150 from our Commercial Vehicle Centre. Who wants to buy and haul around a generator? No thanks… Need some power on your worksite? Of course, you do! Power tools and laptop computers are just a few worksite tools that need power, but the days … Continued

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Commercial Vehicles Are Often White, Why?

Ever notice, that whether a company has one or more commercial vehicles that they are pretty much always white? Well, this is not a coincidence and there are many reasons why fleet vehicles are white. 1) White makes objects appear larger, making it more visible to other motorists and pedestrians.  2) White reflects light and … Continued

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Sell Your Vehicle: Top Ten Tips

Well, the time has come to sell your vehicle, maybe you have already bought a new vehicle, want to get a new one, or you have one too many. Whatever the reason, you have decided that you are going to sell your vehicle privately. Why not? There are many platforms out there, like Facebook Marketplace, … Continued

Take your time, this is a big decision, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase

TEST DRIVE: GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME

So, you’ve done the mental work of building your dream vehicle inside your head, but now, it’s time to get behind the wheel to see how your wish list correlates with the real deal. With so many things to consider, it’s important to see how the vehicle suites you and your lifestyle. That being said, … Continued

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How does a Multi-Point Inspection work?

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your Ford was serviced by Ford-Trained Technicians at Ford Service. Ask to be walked through the Vehicle Report Card after every service to see the results of your 83-point inspection to help give you a better idea of your vehicle’s health. A Ford-trained Expert will take … Continued

performing maintenance and repairs after a service appointment was booked.

Have YOU Ever Had a Bad Experience Booking a Service Appointment?

Have you ever been trapped in a nauseating game of phone tag? Yup, us too…2020 has been in total disarray but 2021 is getting better. Much about last year led to major disappointment and confusion. We currently book the majority of vehicle service appointments over the phone, as we do not have public access to … Continued

Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford F-150 Lightning, All Electric for 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a powerhouse! The all-new, all-electric, F-150 Lightning delivers a targeted 563 horsepower and 775 lb – ft of torque, more than any F-150 ever! The Lightning will have an amazing array of smart and connected features, plus the ability to power your home in case of a power failure. It … Continued

Ford Original Accessories – Floor Mats

  WHY FORD ACCESSORIES ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS: Stay fit – flexible, heavy-duty mats perfectly match the contours of the floor plan unique to each model. Stay clean – deep grooves and raised ridges and a high surrounding lip of these heavy-duty mats catch and hold dirt, mud, snow, slush and salt – as well as … Continued

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Batman drove a Ford, Rather a Lincoln Concept

When you are a billionaire crime fighter you are going to ride around in style. So make it Ford or Lincoln. Bill Scmidt and John Najjar were Ford’s leading stylists who designed the Lincoln Futura concept car in 1955. It was an ahead of its time car with a double, clear-plastic canopy top, exaggerated hooded … Continued

Give and Go 2020

GIVE & GO FUNDRAISER 2020

Details for 2021 Give & Go HERE! Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln is hosting our 5th Annual Give & Go Fundraiser on December 11th, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 3851 Shenton Road. Give & Go makes it easy to drive-through and drop off at the dealership food, clothing items, or monetary donations that will go … Continued

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FORD EDGE ST AND ST-LINE – GREAT VALUE AND INSPIRED PERFORMANCE!

The Ford Edge is a popular mid-size five-seater crossover with modern and dynamic looks that was first introduced for model year 2007. Built in Oakville, Ontario this vehicle boasts comfort,space and a characteristic silhouette which make it different and allow it to stand out within an increasingly competitive niche. While a solid seller, fans of … Continued

Graduate Rebate Program

Help you gear up for the next chapter of your life, with the Graduate Rebate Program. You’ve just completed your studies and are now ready to start your career. You need a vehicle to make it happen? Even if you have no previous vehicle buying experience, our Graduate Rebate Program can give you the opportunity … Continued

Give & Go Fundraiser 2019

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln is hosting our 4th Annual Give and Go Fundraiser on December 6th, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 3851 Shenton Road. Give & Go is a charity event that makes it easy to pay it forward during the holiday season. We encourage community members to drop by the dealership with … Continued

Open Car Show June 9

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Tonneau Cover by REV

The sleek “no profile” tonneau cover design mounts flush with the side of the truck bed, providing full access to stake pockets and works with tie-downs, bed rails, extenders and liners. No wonder the Hard Folding Tonneau by REV is a favourite with guests. Made from rigid, heavy-duty ¾” thick panels strong enough to hold … Continued

2019 Ranger, Best in Class fuel economy without giving anything up

?When the first Model Ts rolled off the assembly line Henry Ford said “You can get it in any colour you want as long as it is black.”  Many years later as the new 2019 Ford Ranger lands on lots you here a similar thing said. “You can have any engine you want as long … Continued

Give & Go 2018 Thank You to the Community

Our event team is grateful for the community’s support to create a successful 2018 Give & Go at 3851 Shenton Road in Nanaimo. We were humbled by the sheer amount of volunteers, generous sponsors and the community donations. On December 5th the community donated 1,605kg of food with is more than double last year’s event … Continued

John Barsby Community School’s Angel Fund

For the full month of December Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln will be donating, $100 from every vehicle sold, to the John Barsby Community School’s Angel Fund. The Angel Fund is a community charitable program that assists students and families to have the basics to allow for student success. Please join Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln in … Continued

Give and Go 2018

Give & Go December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3851 Shenton Road. There is a significant need in the community for assistance at Christmas time, the Give & Go team encourages people to drive-thru and “Give & Go” on December 5 with non-perishable food, money and warm clothing like jackets, socks and toques. … Continued

A History of the Ford Ranger

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The Works Fuel Economy Package

There’s more to Ford service, because there’s more to your Ford.   You can help keep your Ford running in peak condition by trusting it to Ford-Trained Technicians. When you get The Works, our Service Advisors will take you through your vehicle report card They’ll let you know what may need repair now, what can … Continued

3M 1080 Black Carbon Fibre Hood Wrap on 2018 Ford F-150

How do you make a great looking 2018 F-150 look better? You add a 3M 1080 Black Carbon fibre hood wrap and custom rocker panels.  See how Geoff Coutou with Autosmile expertly applies these items in this time lapse video.  For all your custom wraps, Expel protection and other auto detail work contact Autosmile at … Continued

Tough Guy Art Show Support the VI Raiders

SEE the Incredible Tough Guy Art by Attending this Fun & Unique Show – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 29 – 31 at STEVE MARSHALL FORD LINCOLN at 3851 Shenton Road with the two artists available from 4pm-7pm daily. Bob Mueller is presenting, for the first time in Canada, Bob Mueller Art NFL Hall of … Continued

2018 Ford F-150

2018 F-150 Pickup Is Tougher, Smarter, More Capable

Even tougher: Featuring bolder Built Ford Tough style and segment-first high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body Even smarter: Available class-exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can automatically apply F-150 brakes to help prevent a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian, plus available WiFi hotspot can help you stay connected Even more capable: F-150 features the best towing ever – … Continued

How to Unlock the Mustang with a Dead Battery or Non-Working Key Fob [VIDEO included]

We’ll be focusing on how to access your Ford Mustang when your key fob is not working or the vehicle battery is dead.

FX4 Off Road Package now available on 2018 Explorer

If you are an off-road enthusiast then you probably know about the FX4 package for the F150 trucks. This package adds extra goodies like skid plates, off road tuned shocks, electronic locking rear axle and HillDescent Control. While this is great for the truck enthusiast those with SUVs can sometimes feel a little left behind when … Continued

More Room for Hope

An expansion to Samaritan House is desperately needed. Let’s be there to help! For over twenty-eight years, Island Crisis Care society has provided care and shelter to Nanaimo’s most vulnerable women through Samaritan House. Unfortunately, the number of women experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo is increasing. They have to regularly turn away women in need of … Continued

Give & Go 2017

Give & Go in Nanaimo is to be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3851 Shenton Road. This is the second year for this event at a NEW LOCATION! Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, donators and community members we achieved success during our 1st-annual Give & Go helping … Continued

Nightmare Package on 2017 F150 XLT SPORT

Back by popular Request! The Nightmare Package is now available on this 2017 F150 XLT.  The Nightmare is a Special Package put together by our Parts and Service Team here at Steve Marshall Ford. Designed for good looks and performance the Team uses a Pro-Comp lift which performs unlike any other lift kit, not sacrificing … Continued

Truck Safety, how does the 2016 Ford F-150 measure up

How does your 2016 Ford F-150 truck measure up for safety?

Naturally, safety including truck safety is something that is important to all of us as we drive in our vehicles. We put ourselves, our family and friends in them and in a worst case scenario we want to know that we are safe.   This is why in 1959 the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety … Continued

Lincoln Driven to Give with VIREB

Nanaimo Crime Stoppers and Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services receive a $7,500 cheque from Lincoln Canada Driven To Give. The money was raised at Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s #DrivenToGive event on June 8 with our Lincoln team. Great job realtors!

2015 Ford F-150 XLT Nightmare Package

The Nightmare Package includes Pro-Comp 6″ lift kit (Comes with 5 year 100,000 km warranty), XD Series MONSTER Alloy wheels, Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires and Bushwacker Pocket Style Flares complete kit installed!

2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium TRON TRIBUTE

While you may have disliked the remake or be too young to remember the amazing original TRON movie, you HAVE to give this 2017 Mustang, and our pin-striping genius Geoff, credit for turning out an amazing TRON Mustang Tribute! This car looks even better in person! Give our team a call at (250) 758-7311 to … Continued

OUR EXPERTS SEE WHAT OTHERS MIGHT MISS.

With The Works, Ford-Trained Technicians help keep your Ford running smoothly. You’ll get: An up to 83-point inspection of your vehicle, with every hose, belt and fluid checked. A comprehensive Vehicle Report Card: a checklist of important details on the state of your vehicle in terms of service and repair, explained to you by a … Continued

Just for Fun “The Toolbox vs Truck Bed” Best Method

Adam Iverson started with the good ol Michael Jordan method of putting your toolbox in the truck bed, but there’s more! Good times with the Sales Team joking around!

Nanaimo Family Business Stories

Join Ann Marie Clark for an intriguing evening when four outstanding individuals take you on a journey while sharing their family business stories. How did they start? How were family relationships affected? What do they appreciate the most about being in a family business? What were their successes and challenges? What family business tips will … Continued

Ford Confirms 7 of 13 New Global Electrified Vehicles Coming in Next 5 Years

Ford confirms seven of 13 new global electrified vehicles coming in the next five years, including F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and Transit Custom plug-in hybrid Ford to launch fully electric SUV with an estimated range of at least 300 miles and two new electrified police vehicles The automaker is investing $700 million and adding 700 … Continued

Give & Go 2016 Thank You to the Community!

Ann Marie Clark and the event team are grateful for the community’s support to create a successful inaugural 2016 Nanaimo Give & Go at 3851 Shenton Road. We were humbled by the sheer amount of volunteers, generous sponsors and the community donations. On December 7th the community donated 1634 kg of food valued at $8,987 … Continued

Give & Go has Started

We were in the paper! Look at all these faces including Chantal from Nanaimo Bulletin, Peter from Loaves and Fishes, Dawne from The Salvation Army and singer Jayden Holman. Staff from Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln, Loaves and Fishes community food bank and the Salvation Army are loading up a truckload of Christmas cheer for this … Continued

Give & Go 2016

Give & Go in Nanaimo is to be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3851 Shenton Road. This is the inaugural year for this event at a NEW LOCATION with new organizers but they believe the hundreds of volunteers, donators and other community members will be working hard towards … Continued

We Scare Hunger 2016

This year we were paired with Randerson Ridge Elementary School. We raised an astonishing 600lbs (270kgs) of non-perishable food items for Loaves & Fishes here in Nanaimo.

Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist on the 2017 Ford F-150

Whether you’re a towing novice or a seasoned pro, available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™10 complements your skills, and simplifies backing up a trailer with the turn of a knob. Simply rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go, and let the knob return to centre to straighten the … Continued

Bed Meets Rock | 2015 Ford F-150 Truck

What happens when stonemason John Swanson challenges the all-new Ford F-150 to move enough rocks to do his job for four months in one day? Watch to see how the new aluminum truck bed stands up to the challenge, holding 51 loads and over 100,000 pounds of rocks. Ford engineers put the new 2015 F-150 … Continued

2015 F-150 Real World Truck Testing Video

Ford Motor Company has released a video of it testing out the first aluminum-bodied #F-150 trucks at ‘Bald Mountain’ gold mine in Elko, Nevada. The new F-150 endured more than 19 million kilometres of testing before the first truck rolled off the line. F-150’s high-strength, military grade, aluminum alloy cargo box offers the best combination … Continued

Safest F-150 Ever: Ford F-150s Earn 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick

Safest F-150 Ever: Ford F-150 SuperCrew and SuperCab Only Full-Size Pickups to Earn 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup its Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations – the only large pickup to earn this recognition Superb crash test performance of new Ford F-150 … Continued

Ford tests vehicles on the world’s worst roads

To ensure vehicle designs are at their best, Ford believes in testing on roads at their worst. That is why – inspired by horror stories like Canada’s Worst Roads – Ford tests vehicles on its own homemade highway from hell.

Autonomy to Snowtonomy: Navigating Winter with Ford Self-Driving Cars

Driving in snow can be a slippery challenge, with the potential for one blizzardy gust to white-out your field of view – a situation faced by the majority of people in the United States. So if self-driving cars are to become a reality – and they almost certainly will – they must be able to … Continued

Ford Only Automaker on Ethisphere Institute’s List of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere® names Ford to 2016 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies®; Ford is the only automaker to receive the distinction Ethisphere annually recognizes the world’s top companies for mandating ethical practices, promoting corporate citizenship as well as governance and leadership Consumers placing increasing importance on ethics in business; recent report shows majority in North America … Continued

Ken Block showing off the new Focus RS in Spain

Watch Ken Block show off the new Drift and Launch Control Modes on the 2016 Focus RS at a press event in Valencia, Spain.

ICBC Glass and Windshield Repair Claim

Congratulations to our service and repair department, they are officially an ICBC Glass Express Shop! This means that you can visit our service department directly to have your glass or windshield repaired or replaced without ever having to do the Windshield Dial a Claim with ICBC. It’s so easy! If you have Comprehensive coverage, you … Continued

Happy Birthday Harold Gosling!

Happy Birthday Harold. Sonya got Harold a ‘timely’ sign for his service bay! For everyone else the signs say nice things like “Al Moran” “Since 2002”. We are glad you’re still hanging around here, but aren’t you missing some fishing or stamp collecting or other retiree type things? Thanks for being a great part of … Continued

ICBC Glass Express Claims Repairs or Replacements

Our service and repair department is an ICBC Glass Express Shop in Nanaimo! This means that you can visit our service department directly to have your glass or windshield repaired or replaced without ever having to do the Windshield Dial a Claim with ICBC. It’s so easy! If you have Comprehensive coverage, you can just … Continued

F-150 vs. Tundra: Just the facts

Came across this great article at The Globe and Mail, the exchange between Jeremy Cato and Michael Vaughan is hilarious, but really illustrates some great points: You can’t go wrong with the purchase of an F-150, especially after 31 years running as the best selling truck in North America! Can I go wrong buying a … Continued

THE P-51 AUTOMATIC WATCH by REC – Recycling Horsepower!

Watches made from recycled Mustangs, powered by an automatic mechanical engine, and a tribute to an American icon. Introducing the P-51 watches – made from recycled 1960s Mustangs. A bold and innovative blend of radical design, handcrafted materials, and high quality components. Join the Kickstarter!

VIREB Helps Raise $10,000 for Nanaimo’s Haven Society with “Driven to Give” Event

Excitement ran high on November 6, 2015, as people gathered to watch the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) and Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln present a cheque for $10,000 to Nanaimo’s Haven Society. The money was raised at a “Driven to Give” test-drive event held on September 24 in Nanaimo. Recognizing that charitable organizations and … Continued

The Thrill of Driving the Focus ST

The Focus ST keeps you on track, even when it’s not at the track, with Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control.

What’s a PowerShift 6-Speed automatic transmission?

There’s nothing like driving a standard vehicle and feeling the immediate responsiveness based on switching gears. Available on the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta, the PowerShift 6-Speed automatic transmission allows for the best of both world with the performance feel of a manual and the convenience of the automatic transmission.

Ford’s Durability Testing: 30 Tough Tests in 90 Seconds

How tough are Ford vehicles? From the hottest hot to the coldest cold, watch as our car faces some of the most challenging tests – all under 90 seconds.

Street Hockey with the Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Teams

While the Mustang Spring Spectacular was happening at the dealership our teams were out playing some serious street hockey. Tag away!! Posted by Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln on Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy Halloween 2015

It was a great turn out this year, so many costumes. We ended up with a three way tie for third and Chris Ireland was knocked out of first place this year by a rival Chris. Thanks team!!

Just Like my Dad Ford Tattoo

For my 16th birthday my dad and I got matching tattoos. Being ford fans all of our lives we designed a Ford tattoo. We both are mechanics. He attended wyotech in 1983 and I am currently attending wyotech.

Nanaimo and Google 3D Buildings

With a Sterling Award from the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce already under her company’s belt, Judith Chinn of JAC GeoDesign is fierce about creating 3D buildings on Google Earth! What an amazing local talent, the first Google Certified Geo 3D Develper. Check out the JAC GeoDesign website for more information. Press Release:

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An Amazing Fundraising Effort for An Amazing Group

It was a blast to have everyone here for the big cheque shots! We also had some fun on the stairs…picture Ann Marie and Peter singing Bruno Mars. 🙂 Thank you to our guests for making this partnership with the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch a success! https://stevemarshallfordnanaimo.com/blog/thank-you-bc-spca-nanaimo-branch-donations/

Built Ford Tough Event

Built Ford Tough Event up to $8,500 in Manufacturer Rebates on most new 2013 trucks plus $1,000 towards Ford custom accessories on most new 2012/2013 trucks. “With best-in-class power, payload & towing F-150 is always the answer.”

Who Wants to Make Out?

Never trust a magician. Zigster tricks these unsuspecting ladies into making him look like a stud. Oh the humanity, think of the children. All joking aside, it was a fun and delightful evening, we had over 80 lovely ladies here learning about everything from our experts. Highlights of the evening included Earls wonderful food, Aurora … Continued

No Comparison No Compromise

Test Toyota’s Benchmark Sedan Against the All-New 2013 Ford Fusion

Test drive the all-new Ford Fusion and a Toyota Camry – both from our Dealer lot – during the 2013 Ford Fusion Experience, happening May 27th to May 31st. Bring your family and friends to check it out too, or share the event on Facebook and Twitter. For more on the all-new Fusion, visit experiencefusion.ca. … Continued

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National Brand Name Tires in Stock

Have you seen this? Amazing, right! Nanaimo, we have hundreds of National Brand Name Tires in stock. As Chris, Kevin and Ken say: We Will Not Be Undersold! Call 250-758-7742 for a quote, or ask for one online!

Swap Your Ride Event 2013

Swap Your Ride Event with the Ecoboost Challenge.

Salesperson of the Year | 10 Years Running

The management and staff would like to congratulate Rob Willoughby for achieving Salesperson of the Year honours 10 years in a row. Rob would like to invite anyone looking for a new vehicle to experience the difference at Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln. Whether you’re looking for a car, truck or SUV find out why Ford … Continued

2013 Ford Focus ST by Owner

Joseph took a couple minutes to tell us more about the Focus ST that he owns, he’s added a few customizations and you can really hear just how much he likes his car! The best kind of owner 🙂

Official “Unofficial” Greeter for the CHBA

Shawn Hildebrandt earned the Official “Unofficial” Greeter Award with the CHBA. A valued contributor to the CHBA this year, Chris was kinda speechless. LOL!

Google+ Review for Steve

Congratulations to Robert, Winner of $1,000 VIP Grand Prize

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10 Reasons | Service at Your Ford Dealer

Protection The average new car costs more than $21,000 so consumers can’t afford to rely on anyone other than a top professional to maintain their investment. New car dealerships offer the highest level of technical training, state of the art equipment and factory specific parts. Training Dealers and manufacturers spend considerable money and time on … Continued

Just for Laughs Gags & Ford

Difference between Fx4 and the Fx4 appearance package

The differences between Fx4 and the Fx4 appearance package with Shawn Hildebrandt.

Ford Fusion, Focus and Escape | And is better than Or

Hilarious new videos from Ford of Canada! Ford Fusion – Style and Substance Ford Escape – Beauty and Brains Ford Focus – Hide and Seek

F-Series: 47 years (and counting) of leadership

Ford F-Series has been Canada’s best-selling truck line 47 years running. Why? Check it out.

Fire Drift | All the Mustang Drifting, Explosions, and Jumping You Have Dreamed Of

How to Check Your Tires with Mike Rowe

Who doesn’t want to learn from Mike Rowe?

Go! Island on SHAW TV | Nanaimo SPCA Donation

We were extremely grateful that Kelly Robinson of Go! Island on SHAW TV was able to come over and speak with Ryan, Sales Leader of Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln, and Leon Davis, Branch Manager of BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch, about our successful fundraiser. Our goal was $10,000 towards the protection and support of … Continued

55¢ Tires

Click here to order tires today! Call 250-758-7742 if you have questions

Swap Your Ride Event 2012

Swap Your Ride Event. Which Ford will you fall in love with?Swap your ride now and get 0% Purchase Financing for up to 72 Months on most new 2013 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Escape and Edge.

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Ford GT “The One” During Super Bowl XXXVIII

Super Bowl commercials are flying around like hot cakes. Do you remember Super Bowl XXXVIII “The One” commercial? Ford proclaimed the GT as the flagship for Ford. We’ve come a long way towards the One Ford goal. Side note: 2004 was also the year that Beyonce sang the national anthem for the Super Bowl ~ … Continued

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Thank You! BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch Donation Totaled $14,000 from Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln!

Donation of $13,750 $14,000 Was Raised During Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Ltd.‘s Partnership with the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch UPDATED – February, 18, 2013 (NANAIMO, BC) February 13, 2013– STEVE MARSHALL FORD LINCOLN LTD.’s partnership with the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch to raise donations toward the prevention of cruelty to animals has been … Continued

What Can $250 Do for the Animals at the BC SPCA in Nanaimo

Christmas Donations from Our Staff and Family

Getting our team into the giving spirit is easy during the holidays, it’s an easy donation for entry to our staff Christmas Party (which we hosted at Simon Holt this year) our generous family came through with close to $1,500 for our three chosen charities!! With Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln’s help we topped it off … Continued

BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Fundraiser Made it on the CTV News

Ryan Saunders may not have made it as the headliner, but Leon from the Nanaimo Branch of BC SPCA is always excellent infront of the camera. We are glad the message came across nice and simple. Cheers to raising over $10,000 in donation for the Nanaimo Branch!! Story starts at 9:19.

The Ford Simple Sales Event

Ford’s Simple Sales Event. Is completed! Any vehicle purchased, new or used, during January 2013 equals a $250 donation to the Nanaimo Branch BC SPCA. Help raise over $10,000 for this great charity to kick off the new year.

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Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Ltd Partners with BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch and Pledges to Raise Over $10,000 to Prevent Animal Cruelty in Nanaimo

Looking for a vehicle for yourself, or know someone that is looking to purchase? Help kick start the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch Fundraising for 2013 by choosing to purchase a vehicle, new or used, from Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln in January 2013. For every vehicle purchased we are donating $250 to our local … Continued

Zombie Escape | 2013 Escape

Zombies are the hottest monsters on the block. So the Ford Blog team decided to feature the walking dead in a video with the 2013 Escape. Via Ford Blue: Love them or hate them, zombies are the hottest monsters on the block right now. From red-hot TV series The Walking Dead, to children’s movie ParaNorman … Continued

2013 Ford Fusion plus Hybrid and Design Performance

With the available active grille shutters, located between the grille opening and the radiator, the active grille shutter automatically opens and closes to maintain the ideal engine operating temperature and helps improve fuel efficiency by maximizing the aerodynamic efficiency of the grille opening and the engine cooling system, and automatic start-stop system, the all-new Fusion … Continued

The Salvation Army and Loaves & Fishes 3rd Annual Bottle, Food & Clothing Drive

The Cruiser Team was working the BBQ to raise money for the Salvation Army and Loaves & Fishes!People came to enjoy a burger and brought bottles, non perishable food items and lightly used clothing to the new bottle depot at 2375 Hayes Rd to help support these great charities!!

How big is the trunk of a 2013 Escape?

Via Ford Blue Blog There is plenty of trunk room in the all-new Ford Escape — 971 litres, to be exact. And that’s a fact we at the Ford blog have gone great lengths to prove. To help you visualize how much space there is in the trunk of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape, we … Continued

Bluetooth Hands Free Instructions

Congratulations on getting an excellent Bluetooth product for your vehicle! We’re so glad you are committed to driving safely using hands free technology for your cell phone. Sherdan of Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln in Nanaimo has quickly shown us how to set up and use the Bluetooth. Have questions? Give Sherdan a call at 250-758-7311 … Continued

Happy Halloween 2012

Happy Halloween! Thanks to the Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Family for dressing up!!

Family Meeting Called, Just to Sing to Sonya!

Happy Birthday Sonya…maybe next year just find the hat yourself? 🙂

Check Your Tires Using Only a Penny!

We’ve found a use for that jar of pennies in your kitchen! Just joking… but a penny is a great consistent way to “just check” your tires for wear. Tread depth is typically measured in 1/32″ increments. Using a recent Canadian penny (the Queen is not wearing a crown) you can quickly and easily check … Continued

Happy Birthday to Steve Ward

Every birthday requires cake! Oh so good cake! Happy Birthday, Old Man Winter…. how old is that now? Hope you have a great one!

2012 Ford Employee Pricing Extended

Ford Employee Pricing has been extended. You can now enjoy Ford Employee Pricing until the end of September. Plus you can receive $1,000 bonus for being a Costco member.

How many pingpong balls fit into an all-new Ford Escape?

Approximately 56,778. Ford has a unique way of measuring interior storage spaces inside its vehicles and those of its competitors, and it’s not with a ruler; it’s with pingpong balls. “It probably doesn’t seem like it, but pingpong balls are more accurate than using a tape measure to get the volume of odd-shaped spaces like … Continued

Login To All Your Social Media Sites Instantly With Ford “Keyless” Technology

Car company Ford has come up with a brilliant new smartphone app that remembers all your passwords and instantly logs you in to all your favorite services via bluetooth when you come close to your Mac. As soon as you have finished your session and pick up your phone, it instantly logs you out, saving … Continued

The World’s Tiniest Police Chase Featuring the Ford GT

Speed of Light / aka / The World’s Tiniest Police Chase from The Theory on Vimeo. 100% projected and filmed FOR REAL without CGI trickery, Speed of Light features an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter! What do you think?

2013 Ford Escape in Nanaimo

It’s coming and it’s going to go further. The 2013 Ford Escape made it’s way here to our Nanaimo dealership on Wednesday. We got to snoop through, learn about all the new features and try out the hands free tailgate lift “kick”. Want to know when the all new 2013 Ford Escape is ready to … Continued

Informative Evening a Second Delivery at Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln

Our guests have said that buying a new vehicle can be an overwhelming experience. As such, we’re offering a complimentary and informative evening dedicated to new vehicle owners. Our competent team of mechanics, salespeople and finance leaders will be available to answer any questions you may have. State-of-the-art features offered by Ford and Lincoln will … Continued

Spring 99¢ Tire Sale is Back in Nanaimo

It’s baaaack!! Only until April 30th, 2012 The spring 99¢ tire sale is back and ready to help you save $$$ starting today and running through to April 30th. You can buy National name brand tires for only 99¢ over cost. To add to our 99¢ over cost tire sale, Ford has kicked in an … Continued

Travelling to our Nanaimo Ford Dealership to Buy Your Next Vehicle?

Sometimes it’s worth the extra time to go to a non local car dealership. We pride ourselves on offering top notch customer service, we know that our pricing is competitive, and we are positive you’ll have a great time while you are here. To make your choice to purchase from Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln instead … Continued

Eco Friendly and Sustainable Products and Processes

Ford’s imaginative use of sustainable materials: Award-winning soy-based polyurethane foams on the seat cushions and seat backs, now in production on the Ford Fiesta, Mustang, Expedition, F-150, Focus, Escape, Escape Hybrid and Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln MKS. which results in a reduction of petroleum oil usage by 1 million pounds annually. 100 percent post-industrial recycled … Continued

First Automaker to Earn Top Honours for Supporting Women

We always new it was true, especially from our dealership group! Ford has been honoured by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council for developing best practices that resulted in productive business partnerships with women entrepreneurs. Ford may not have set out to support women business owners, Ford did dedicate higher spending in 2011 to suppliers that … Continued

Get Prepared Today for Snow Tomorrow

While we all think we can drive better in the snow than the next guy, it may be time to pop in to the dealership and get prepared for the snow that’s on the way! Chains and snow tires will help (we have both in stock 250-758-7742). We also carry salt for your walk ways … Continued

Commercial Vehicle Center

Someone is Happy! Thanks for the Kind Words, Karen.

Fact: Karen Fehr is a fast walker, and she’s hilarious. We love her!Fact: Not everyone can pull off a wink, Karen sure can!Fact: Shawn Hildebrandt almost fell while running backwards in Phoenix Kitchens & Designs.Fact: Ryan Fife was great.Fact: Karen Ann laughed too much while watching the outtakes.Fact: Cheryl said, “It’s not THAT funny”.Fact: Karen … Continued

Vehicle Mobility Modifications and Equipment with the Ford Mobility Program

Increase Your Confidence. Living with a health condition or physical disability shouldn’t limit your mobility. The Ford Mobility program is designed to extend your abilities, allowing you to enhance your personal independence. Extend your Ability. At Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln and with Ford of Canada, we are committed to understanding and supporting individuals with unique … Continued

Sing it! We are Family!

What a great team we have here! Jon, Shaun, Rob and Brad stayed after shift just to make sure that the tire and tool room for the shop got all cleaned up. Amazing work guys. So glad you are part of our Family here at Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln. While they might moonlight as shop … Continued

2012 Best Car to Buy is the 2012 Ford Focus

From The Car Connection: The Focus’ win over vehicles like the Range Rover Evoque, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes M-Class and Chevy Sonic, comes down to personality. Even in a day where dull, droning econoboxes are the exception rather than the rule, the 2012 Focus grabs attention, both for the way it looks and for the way … Continued

Shhh, it’s a Private Event in Nanaimo

The Steve Marshall Ford Family wishes to invite you to our private sale, exclusive to you our Fans and Loyal customers. The purpose of the Private Sale is to thank you by offering exclusive pricing, not shared with the general public. While giving you presents, prizes and yummy healthy food! November 24, 25 & 26, … Continued

68% of Drivers are Concerned with Fuel Cost and Economy

BUT 38% of all vehicles have at least one Tire under inflated Consumers should remember that fuel economy is dependant on proper air pressure. Monitoring air pressure regularly, and using proper inflation pressures as directed by the vehicle owner’s manual, is the best route to ensure maximum fuel economy and maximum tire life. Remember, regardless … Continued

2013 Ford Escape and MyFord Touch Performance Upgrade

MyFord Touch is getting an upgrade. More icons, more intuitive navigation! The quadrants are still the same, just with better labeling! If you have a Ford with the SYNC software package in recent years, you will be able upgrade to the latest version which will be shipping in our 2013 models.

Ford Super Duty Market Share in the Workplace

Press Release

Halloween 2011 at Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln in Nanaimo

Active Grille Shutters on the 2012 Ford Focus

These tiny little things stack up to huge improvements for the Ford Focus. The active grille shutters allow this 2012 Ford Focus attain dream gas mileage!! Correction! The 2012 Focus gets 50 MPG or 5.6L/100 km on the highway. This year it’s all about getting great gas mileage, and everything on the new 2012 Ford … Continued

Inspecting Tires? What to Look for! When to Rotate Tires.

What should you be looking for when inspecting tires? You’re looking for signs of uneven wear, both on the tread as well as the sidewall. You should complete visual inspections at least once a month to insure safety and drivability of tires. You should have your tread depth checked & tires that are under 3/32 … Continued

Tire Inflation and Air Pressure

How much air pressure do my tires need? Recommended tire pressure is clearly marked on the serial plate on the car or truck door; however, each vehicle is different.(i.e. 40psi) Why is proper tire inflation crucial? It provides efficiency and safety while driving Insures that there is no overheating of the tires On average the … Continued

Jay Leno on Skype in a Ford

Why not Skype, Ford has wifi right in it!!

2011 Ford Employee Pricing with Bryan in Nanaimo

Bryan says, “People that aren’t driving Ford are missing out, everyone should own one!” If you missed the Employee Pricing in July and August, you are certainly in luck. Ford has extended the Employee Pricing into September. So you now have until September 30th to take advantage of the pricing meant only for Family!

42% Say Fuel Economy is Key in Vehicle Purchase Decision

MPG Matters! In a 2011 Maritz Research study, 42% of all consumers say fuel economy is an extremely important new vehicle purchase consideration. Which is up 13.5% from 10 years ago. Generation Y (or Milennials) rank fuel economy even higher and rated it most often as having the greatest impact on their vehicle purchases. Ford … Continued

QR Codes on our New Ford Focus Outside!

We had been considering and researching QR Codes and their uses since February. We hit up our local Twitter followers for some feedback way back then, and the feedback was find the value for the consumer, then try it! So here we are a few months later giving it our “go”. Have you ever scanned … Continued

Where’s Waldo Word Record!

Where’s Waldo is a classic in every household, and when Dublin wanted to break the Guiness Record, the people Wally’s showed up! In case you are wanting to be a part of the world wide hunt for Waldo, watch for the next update on Google Earth in Nanaimo. Hopefully we’ll have a surprise for you!!

Raising Money for School with Drive One 4 UR School

Woodland Secondary School Basketball Team raised $1,820 with a total of 91 test drives taken in a number of New Ford and Lincoln products: Check out our Facebook Photo Album of the event! As seen in the Nanaimo Daily News: Nanaimo’s Steve Marshall Ford raised more than $1,800 for the Woodlands Secondary School’s senior girls … Continued

FREE Vancouver Canucks Jersey!! Get some Canucks fever!

Updated with new video, thank you Nanaimo. All 100 Jerseys are gone, and we have food and money for the Salvation Army piled up!! Updated with new video the morning of Thursday, April 28th. We wanted to show our incomparable support for the Canucks, find a way to help our local food bank, and have … Continued

Two Ford vehicles are top green cars, says kbb.com

With Earth Day approaching and soaring gas prices weighing heavily on the minds of consumers, it’s timely kbb.com has named two Ford vehicles to its 2011 Top 10 Green Car list – the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Ford Focus. Editors of kbb.com say Fusion Hybrid was an easy pick, because along with its … Continued

Fuel System Cleaning Service

When your vehicle rolls off of the assembly line, the fuel system is clean. The combustion chamber, plenum and throttle body are free from fuel deposits, and the result is a well running vehicle. It gets the fuel economy it was designed to get. It has the performance it’s supposed to have and the exhaust … Continued

Earth Hour Nanaimo | Saturday, March 26 | City of Nanaimo Press Release

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm, the world will turn off its lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show it’s possible to take action on climate change. Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to help make a difference and it sends a … Continued

Some Old Ford | A story about a man and his car.

Some Old Ford from Ben Pender-Cudlip on Vimeo. Via filmmaker Ben Pender-Cudlip

Borscht, Cause We All Need Some Comfort Food with this Weather

I may be the only one, but I’ve been feeling the need for some serious winter comfort food. It may have been the 6 hour power outage last night, or it may be quading in the drenching rain on Saturday. Either way: I’m cold, blah and all around yuck. You do need a fairly big … Continued

Impress Your Valentine with These Cool Date Night Features from Ford

Just about everyone remembers the car they rode in on their first date. Was it a convertible with a great sound system, or a boat on wheels with lots of space? Whatever it was, both men and women agree that cars can make or break that first and often memorable impression. “A person’s car is … Continued

2011 Ford Explorer | Possibly the Easiest Folding Rear Seats?

Via AutoBlog.com

It’s Time to Make Your Truck, YOUR TRUCK!

Start Your Search by Finding the Right truck on our lot: Click Here or Build your dream truck and then pick out accessories: Click Here.

Best Peel Out Ever of the Day

She’ll start playing at 6:38 so you can see the clear fan favorite in this peel-out competition. As seen on Daily Wh.at.

Operation Nanaimo-Gram! Success!

Operation Nanaimo-Gram (from the Heart of Nanaimo to our Heroes in Afghanistan) is sponsored by the Vancouver Island Military Museum and the City of Nanaimo. On June 1st, 2 flags and 7,000 greeting in 12 books left Nanaimo for the troops in Afghanistan. They were distributed to all the Canadian troop bases, including Forward Operation … Continued

2011 Ford F-150 Results that Matter

How does the 2011 stack up against it’s competition?   2011 Ford F-150 2011 GMC Silverado or Sierra 2010 Dodge Ram   3.7L TI-VCT V6 4.3L V6 3.7L V6 Horsepower 302 195 215 Torque (lb-ft) 278 260 235 4×2 Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy) 12.6/8.8 14.1/10.0 14.8/10.0 Max Trailer Tow (lbs) 6,100 5,400 3,800 5.0L … Continued

MyFord Touch

Ford introduced a smart, safe, simple system to connect drivers with in-car technologies and their digital lives today at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®). The available MyFord Touch,™ which will be branded as MyLincoln Touch™ and MyMercury Touch™ on respective Lincoln and Mercury brand products, redesigns the in-car interface, mirroring how consumers interact … Continued

Hands Free Liftgate from Ford Uses Gaming Technology!

Ford introduces an industry-first hands-free liftgate that allows customers to quickly and easily unlock and open the rear hatch even when their hands are full With the key fob in the owner’s possession, a gentle leg motion below the center of the rear bumper activates sensors that cue the system to unlock and raise the … Continued

BC Colleges Support Students Success at Secondary School

A great story from Village 900 Radio’s Blog. The Ace-It program is one of the ways that BC’s colleges support students is through transition or dual credit programs created through partnerships with local school districts. These programs help to prepare secondary students for post-secondary education by offering relevant programming that moves students in to the … Continued

Steve Marshall Ford “Best Crew” as Seen in The Nanaimo Daily News

The words “Best Crew” mark the personalized license plate of Ann Marie Ebdrup, Dealer Principal at Steve Marshall Ford in Nanaimo. That catchy phrase, which looks like it might belong to a Nascar race team, is just a small testament to her adored staff who run this day-today operations at this well-respected dealership in our … Continued

Ford CMO Jim Farley Speaks of Social Media Saving via MackCollier.com

While the comments after the article are really where the Social Media awareness and how it relates to the consumer is exciting, the article and video themselves bring about the invitation to discuss! Be sure to read the comments after the article! Excerpt from MackCollier.com The Question was: Are there any areas that Ford can … Continued

Ford Fiesta Earns Top 2010 Safety Pick

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is the first mini-car to earn a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) since the introduction of a new roof strength test. The award applies to vehicles built after July 2010. The Fiesta is the eighth Ford Motor Company vehicle to earn the Institute’s top designation … Continued

It’s not Everyday there’s a Helicopter in your Back Yard!

Still no guess why it was here. But it was AWESOME. Thanks to Courtney for snapping us some pictures that were not from a cell phone. Click to enlarge any of the photos. (Can you spot all the cell’s our staff are taking pictures with?)

Rare Reptile Found on Loading Dock at Ford Plant

Surprise shipment finds it’s way to the Detroit Zoo! ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 25, 2010 – A rare reptile, believed to be a stowaway in a shipment of auto parts from Mexico, has found a new home at the Detroit Zoo. A Yucatan spiny-tailed iguana was spotted scurrying across the loading dock at the Ford … Continued

Iv Adeal Shows You How Buying a Car Used to Be!

We also know him as Rob Willoughby, what a fun guy. Remember when he dressed up as the Random Celebrity Guy? How about when he sold his 1,000th car here at little ol’ Steve Marshall Ford? Now we have a new memory of Rob… Ima deal!! Mustacheod 70s at it’s best!

Nanaimo Ford Dealership with Tire Repair on a Nissan!

I’ve only ever seen someone do the plug repair on a vehicle tire, which is simple: pull out what’s in your tire, shove a plug covered with glue of some kind and then you dirve away. That was all I was hoping to capture when getting my leaky tire on my Nissan Frontier fixed; take … Continued

Tire Rotation and Brake Checks

Tire rotation and brake checks are supposed to happen every 10,000 km, and while every vehicle is unique, I’ll share what happened to my vehicle (please excuse the dirt, I had just come from camping). My tire rotation was spontaneous because I need my tires repaired, normally while you have your regular maintenance completed the … Continued

Ford Focus RS Being Built – In Germany!

Hot Wheels Colour Changer Life Size Mustang

Hot Wheels is unveiling its first-ever life-size colour-shifting Ford Mustang to Canadians from coast-to-coast this summer. Hot Wheels Colour Shifters cars use thermochromatic paint – a revolutionary colour memory technology that creates multi-coloured changes with icy cold or warm water – adding a new element of excitement and surprise to the classic Hot Wheels car. … Continued

Ford’s Curve Control

Imagine a car that responds before you even know something is wrong! Curve Control senses when a driver is taking a curve too quickly and rapidly reduces engine torque and can apply four-wheel braking, slowing the vehicle by up to 10 mph in about one second! From Ford: A New Curve for Safety Technology Ford … Continued

Doug Scott of Ford Talks about Ford Trucks

As Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager, Doug Scott is always ready to talk trucks. Below are some snips from his live chat from today. Ben: I was just wondering why you guys were the first to put a fully boxed frame in a 8500. Doug Scott: We were the first to use a fully boxed … Continued

2011 ford fiesta

10 Coolest Cars under $18,000 | Ford Fiesta is #1

The new 2011 Ford Fiesta is one of this year’s Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000, according to editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, who describe Ford’s new small car as “better looking, nicer inside and even more fun” than the Honda Fit – one of Fiesta’s main competitors. Cars making the 2010 list … Continued

Wendy Gets $100!!

The easiest way to win $100 is to fill out a Steve Marshall Ford Survey as Wendy Leeson found out. Who will be the next to win??

Net Book Winner Patrick

Patrick Perry wins a net book from our Lease Renewal event! Congrats!

2011 Ford Fiesta vs Hyundai and Nissan Versa

Michael Melenchuk of Steve Marshall Ford tried video taping some big moments during the comparison drives, thanks to him we have these tidbits about the Fiesta’s competition that include “I thought the front end was going to fall out” and “this is bad, what are we in”. My big impression on the new Ford Fiesta … Continued

The Little Car with a Huge Future

Ford Fiesta Review Snippets While we aren’t able to link to the article about the Ford Fiesta on The Province (as we are without a subscription), we’d love to lay out some quotes that Bob McHugh made a point of listing as “Surprises”. It was definitely nice to read great things about our little car! … Continued

5 Things you didn’t know about MyFord Touch

MyFord Touch is pretty much the coolest thing to arrive in a car since Ford Sync was first introduced… maybe the most driver friendly technology since automatic transmissions? With all the tech we’ve got in our home, office and even our pocket, it’s somewhat surprising our vehicles are lacking the latest in technological innovations — … Continued

Tips on Buying a Vehicle Privately, 6 Steps to Take

The British Columbia Vehicles Sales Authority estimates that in ‘just’ the Lower Mainland “curbers” represent as much as half the vehicles currently being advertised privately in the newspapers, in trade magazines and through various used classifieds website. In March of 2010 multiple agencies concerned with illegalities surrounding misrepresented “private” sales of motor vehicles by those … Continued

Operation Nanaimo-GRAM

(Pictured above: Brodie Sand, Toured September 2009 and May 2010; Elizabeth Sand, Toured October 2009 and May 2010. Second picture: Will Frankling, Chair Operation Nanaimo-GRAM; Brodie, Elizabeth, and Shawn Hildebradt, Public Relations at Steve Marshall Ford in Nanaimo.) We always love helping the community, and helping Operation Nanaimo-Gram has been fun!! Haven’t heard of it … Continued

Ford Sync in Plain English by the Folks at Common Craft

Recycle Your RideFord of Canada to Help Eliminate 83 Tons of Emissions per Year

Recycle your ride is back at Ford, with even more vehicles qualifying. Now you can Retire your vehicle if it’s a 2003 Model Year or older, previously you could only retire 1995 and older. A great way to help both the environment and receive $3,000 towards the purchase of your next vehicle!!   Ford of … Continued