Take on Snow Like a Pro in the 2020 Ford Super Duty

Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall can make cold weather in New York rough for less capable pickups, but not the Ford F-Series Super Duty. With Ford’s recent introduction of the Snow Plow Prep Package, 2020 Ford Super Duty owners can tackle winter’s worst weather with ease.

The Super Duty’s Snow Plow Prep Package comes with mounting hardware, heady-duty springs, and a high-capacity alternator built to handle a high electrical load. Super Duty owners who opt for this package will enjoy a best-in-class maximum 1,400-pound snow plow rating on gas engines and a 1,290-pound rating on diesel engines.

The Super Duty’s chief engineer, Mike Pruitt, says of the new package, “With our new Snow Plow Prep Package, we’re really delivering for folks who clear the way after a big storm. Being able to safely hook up bigger plows means roads, driveways and parking lots are cleared quickly and drivers can move on to the next job.”

The available Snow Plow Prep isn’t the only feature the Super Duty offers to tackle inclement weather. F-Series trucks equipped with the available 10-speed TorqShift® transmission have the ability to switch to a Deep Snow drive mode for better traction in poor conditions. Cold-weather comfort features for Super Duty owners include heated steering wheels, a de-icing windshield wiper system, and heated leather seats.

Get a head start on next winter by visiting Kevin’s Royal Auto of Cooperstown to browse our inventory of 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Welcome Spring with These Routine Vehicle Maintenance Steps

Keeping up with routine vehicle maintenance is the No. 1 step you can take to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV drives safely and smoothly for years to come. With spring making its arrival, now is a great time to get started.

Get an oil change. Your vehicle needs an oil change roughly twice a year or every 5,000 miles. If you haven’t had an oil change since the fall, bring it in for one — and have your tires rotated as well. Good mechanics will perform thorough inspections of your entire vehicle, pinpoint potential issues, and keep you up to date on less common maintenance items.

Take care of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just limited to your house. Give your car a good wash and wax, and take this opportunity to clean out the inside as well. Throw away trash, vacuum the carpets, and dust all the air vents.

Ensure good visibility. Get ready for those spring showers by replacing your wiper blades if yours are leaving streaks. Now is a good time to inspect all exterior lights as well to ensure none are burnt out. Replace any as necessary.

This spring, be sure to take care of these car maintenance essentials — either at home or with a visit to our service department at Kevin’s Royal Auto.