New 2017 Ford F-450 Offers Incredible Performance Capabilities


Although all Ford pickup trucks provide impressive capability and power, it’s the Ford F-450 that really gets down to business. If you need a hard working Super Duty truck to increase productivity and profits, then the 2017 F-450 is the best option for your business. The 2017 model year is even more exciting than last year’s because of its exciting performance specifications. With the 2017 Ford F-450, you’ll have more capabilities than ever before.

The new Ford F-450 can now tow up to 32,500 lbs. when equipped with gooseneck towing, and a jaw-dropping maximum 21,000 lbs. with conventional towing. Burns Harbor, IN area drivers who need their truck for hauling will get a generous maximum payload weight of 7,630 lbs. These impressive numbers are possible because of the military-grade aluminum alloy body, which shed 350 lbs. of body weight.

Wonder if anything has changed about the F-450’s engine configuration? A 6.7L V8 engine is now standard on all Super Duty diesel trucks and gets 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft. of torque. The F-450 is also available with a 6.8L V8 gasoline engine that gets 385 HP and 430 lb.-ft. of torque.

To learn more about the new 2017 Ford F-450 and other Super Duty trucks, visit our Ford Super Duty Truck Center. You can also check out our new vehicle inventory for Super Duty trim package availability. For more information, contact us online or call 219-787-8067 to speak with a product specialist directly.

Ford Announces Pricing for the Brand New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor | Burns Harbor, IN


The announcement of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has drivers in and around the Burns Harbor, IN area excited for more information. Recently, Ford has announced pricing details on the long-awaited pickup truck. Starting at $49,520 MSRP for the SuperCab trim package, and $52,505 MSRP for the SuperCrew, the Ford F-150 Raptor is an affordable way to drive a strong and reliable pickup truck for your every need..

With engineering based around the aluminum-bodied F-150, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor features the first ten-speed automatic transmission in the light duty pickup truck segment. The transmission was designed to provide seamless shifting and confident driving on Burns Harbor, IN roads. Even though power and torque numbers haven’t been released as of yet, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will come with a 3.5L V6 engine that offers more horsepower than the previous model’s 6.2L V8 engine.

The list of standard equipment has not yet been made available. However, we are privy to some of the trim packages that will be available with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. For an additional $3,158, the currently unnamed mid-level trim package comes complete with 10-way power heated leather seats, power adjustable acceleration and brake pedals, and next-generation SYNC® 3 infotainment technology for you to enjoy. The available luxury trim package costs $9,345 and includes everything that comes with the mid-level package with the addition of cooled seats with memory, a 360-degree camera, a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, five years of SYNC Connect Telematics, and an automatic reverse steering system for trailers.

Too excited about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to wait? That won’t be a problem at Lake Shore Ford! We have a full range of high-quality pickup trucks models at our Ford dealership in Burns Harbor, IN. For more information on how you can schedule a test-drive appointment, we encourage you to contact us using our online form or by calling our team of product experts at 219-787-8600.

Top Features on the 2016 Ford Fusion | Burns Harbor, IN

2016 Ford Fusion

What’s so great about the 2016 Ford Fusion? As it turns out, a lot! There are dozens of features that will interest drivers available with the new Ford Fusion, but there are five in particular that make the latest mid-sized sedan from Ford a winner. Once you’ve learned more about the 2016 Ford Fusion, head to the new vehicle inventory at our Ford dealership in Burns Harbor, IN to explore trim packages, colors, and pricing options that suit your lifestyle.

  1. Powertrain Options: There is truly a Ford Fusion model for everyone. Choices range from an athletic 2.5L four-cylinder paired with a SelectShift® six-speed automatic transmission to the 1.5L EcoBoost® with available Auto Start-Stop, a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine with a six-speed automatic engine and paddle shifters, or several hybrid options.
  2. SYNC® with MyFord: This available technology allows you to control audio, calling, and apps with your voice, so you can keep your hands on the wheel where they belong.
  3. Standard Rear View Camera: When you put your Ford Fusion in reverse, the rear view camera will show you exactly what’s behind your vehicle so you can maintain awareness and safety when you’re backing up.
  4. Comfortable Seating: In a commitment to sustainability, Ford uses fabric made with REPREVE® recyclable fibers to repurpose materials otherwise destined for the landfill. Drivers can also opt for leather-trimmed seating in certain trim packages.
  5. Advanced Suspension System: A MacPherson strut-type front suspension with stabilizer and multilink independent rear suspension ensures a smooth, relaxed ride complete with agile cornering.

If you have any questions about the 2016 Ford Fusion or the models in our inventory, call a Lake Shore Ford product specialist at 219-787-8067 or contact us through our website. Schedule a test drive of your favorite model today!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Ford Explorer with the New Platinum Edition

2017 Ford ExplorerHave you been a loyal fan of the Ford Explorer since its introduction in 1991? Enthusiasts in the Burns Harbor, IN area can experience the Ford Explorer in a whole new way with the 2016 Explorer Platinum Edition, brand new to the Ford Explorer lineup. Ford has introduced this new trim package to celebrate the vehicle’s 25th anniversary in production.

So, what’s included on the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Edition trim package? Burns Harbor, IN area drivers can enjoy the powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine paired with Intelligent 4WD and the Terrain Management System, perfect for when you’d like to travel off the beaten path. Other notable features include:

  • Towing capability of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Dual-pane moonroof
  • Satin chrome exterior accents
  • Nirvana Leather with perforated and quilted seats
  • 500-watt Sony audio system
  • Fully digital instrument cluster

To learn more about the 2016 Ford Explorer as a whole, take a look at our comprehensive model research page.

Are you ready to take the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Edition for a spin? Schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Burns Harbor, IN. Just for taking the Ford Explorer for a test drive, we’ll give you a $25 Visa gift card, regardless if you decide to purchase or not!

For more information on the 2016 Ford Explorer or this exclusive offer, give our team a call at 219-787-8067 or fill out our online contact form.

Kelley Blue Book Names 2016 Ford Fiesta One of the “Coolest” Cars for the Price

2016 Ford FiestaKelley Blue Book, one of the most respected automotive evaluators in the world, named the 2016 Ford Fiesta one of the coolest cars under $18,000 and the Fiesta ST edition one of the coolest cars under $25,000. Why should drivers in and around Burns Harbor, IN consider the new Fiesta? Here are a few reasons.

Unrivaled Driving Experience

Developed by Ford of Europe and adapted by Ford US, the 2016 Fiesta is quick, tight, and nimble. The 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine offers an ample 120 horsepower, which is a huge amount for the sub-compact Fiesta. The top of the line Ford Fiesta ST offers a whopping 197 horsepower on the same platform and still offers the “European driving feel” that Kelley Blue Book evaluators love so much from the base-model 2016 Fiesta.

Performance and Economy

While the 2016 Ford Fiesta is incredibly sporty, it still offers 28 MPG city and 37 MPG highway. Even though the performance oriented Fiesta ST has over 70 horsepower more than base-models, it’s still able to offer 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway due to Ford’s highly advanced EcoBoost system. The same EcoBoost system is available on nearly every single Ford model from Mustang to Taurus.

No matter which trim level of Ford Fiesta you are looking for—or any Ford for that matter—Lake Shore Ford is here to serve the Burns Harbor, IN area. Take a look at our wide range of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUV’s or come to our dealership to experience the fun and affordable 2016 Fiesta firsthand. Do you have any questions? Give us a call at (877) 834-5956 and we will be happy to help with any inquiries.

Lake Shore Ford Summer Tent Event

Lake Shore Motors Summer Tent Event

What’s the best way to save on a new Ford truck, car, or SUV this summer? The Summer Tent Event at Lake Shore Ford is the biggest Ford sales event in the Northwest Indiana area. Whether you’re looking for a sporty new Ford sedan or a brand-new F-150 pickup truck, drivers need to visit our dealership in Burns Harbor, IN to take advantage of our lowest prices of the season.

We have to make room for our incoming stock of 2017 models, so we’re offering our best deals on remaining 2016 and 2015 Ford models. Once we sell out, these offers won’t be coming back. The summer tent event at Lake Shore Ford is scheduled to run from June 8th to June 13th, and our dealership in Burns Harbor, IN is conveniently located on I-94 and US 20 on Melton Road.

With Your Way Pricing from Lake Shore Ford, our best price is clearly marked on all vehicles. There’s no pressure, and no negotiating necessary because you’ll be able to see our best offer up front. You can simply walk through the aisles and get the best deal available, but our team of Ford product specialists will be available to provide additional information and assist with test drives.

Do you have questions about the summer tent event at Lake Shore Ford in Burns Harbor, IN? Contact our team through our website or by phone at 888-366-9542 to get more details on the summer sales event at our Ford dealership and save on 2015 & 2016 cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Your Way Pricing at Lake Shore Ford

New Lake Shore Ford LogoPurchasing a new vehicle is exciting for everyone, especially first time buyers and those who’ve had their eye on a particular model. Unfortunately, a common fear car buyers have is haggling for a fair price on the car, truck, or SUV of their dreams. At Lake Shore Ford, bargaining for a new car is unheard of.

Our Ford dealership in Burns Harbor, IN offers what we call Your Way Pricing. With Your Way Pricing, the car-buying process is smooth, convenient, and stress-free. Our prices are clearly displayed on each vehicle and business transactions are always transparent.

The advantages of Your Way pricing at Lake Shore Ford are as follows:

  • The best price upfront
  • Elimination of negotiating
  • Commission-free sales team
  • Candid trade-in valuation process
  • Money back guarantee within 48 hours
  • Five-day exchange policy

For additional details on our Ford dealership’s Your Way Pricing program, click here.

Now that you know purchasing a car, truck, or SUV from Lake Shore Ford is as simple as driving it home from our dealership, check out our new vehicle inventory or pre-owned vehicle inventory to find your next Ford model.

For more information, get in touch with a Lake Shore Ford Product specialist by phone or through our online contact form.


Dashboard Light FAQ

Having a light come on in the dashboard of your Ford truck, car, or SUV can be annoying or even scary. The team at our dealership gets questions about dashboard lights all the time, and we have the answers you’re looking for. If a dashboard light comes on and you have questions, feel free to contact us through our website or by phone, but we also have a convenient dashboard light FAQ below.

First of all, don’t panic. The solution is often much simpler than you first think it is, so stay calm.

What do the colors mean?

Yellow lights mean service may be necessary. Red lights mean urgent attention is required. Blue and green lights mean your vehicle is functioning normally and everything is fine.

Can I drive if the check engine light comes on?

The check engine light can have several meanings. It may be something as simple as a bad O2 sensor, or it may be more serious. It’s best to listen to your vehicle and see how it’s responding before you make a decision to drive or not, but in most cases your vehicle should still be drivable.

Which symbols are serious?

Anything symbol in red requires urgent attention. From the bold letters that read ‘BRAKE’ for the parking brake to a battery icon for the charging system, any red lights mean action is required. Most of the key symbols closely resemble the issue with your car, but solving the problem can be as simple as unlocking the parking brake or contacting roadside assistance.

What should you do when you see multiple lights at once?

The advanced systems included with your new Ford car, truck, or SUV means a few more dashboard lights, and occasionally more than one will flash. Traction control, stability control, ABS brakes, ECS, and hill assistance systems have their own lights and they can come on in certain situations. Multiple lights aren’t always a concern, and it could just be temporary.

Do you still have a concern about your dashboard lights? Contact our auto service center with any questions, and our factory-certified technicians will provide accurate answers. Get in touch with our Ford auto service center through our website or by phone at 877-834-5956 to have your questions answered.

Ford Introduces Pothole Detection Technology | Burns Harbor, IN

Ford Pothole Testing

Slated for the Ford Fusion V6 Sport, Ford plans on incorporating technology that can detect and avoid Burns Harbor, IN potholes. Seen rolling over a pothole filled with Ping-Pong balls, all of which survived unscathed in testing, Ford’s Pothole Detection Technology is an advanced system that smoothly glides over potholes with ease.

Starting with the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport model, Ford will be adding this one-of-a-kind technology to several additional models as well.

Using 12 high performance sensors, Pothole Detection Technology incorporates a high-tech suspension system that adjusts when approaching a pothole. The advanced sensor group detects potholes two milliseconds before reaching the edge. The computer then sends a signal immediately to state-of-the-art shock absorbers that adjust themselves to prevent the vehicle’s tire from falling in.

According to AAA, $3 billion a year is spent on pothole related repairs. Pothole Detection Technology will easily help to reduce the amount of money you spend on maintenance and will enhance the smoothness of your drive no matter what road you’re on.

For more information on Ford’s Pothole Detection Technology or any of the services we provide to drivers in and around the Burns Harbor, IN area, please don’t hesitate to contact Lake Shore Ford through our website or by calling us at 219-787-8600.

Ford Takes Next Step As Full Service Mobility Company!

FordPassFord aims to do for the auto industry what iTunes did for the music industry,” said Ford president and chief executive Mark Fields, speaking at the Mobile World Congress last month.

Fields was speaking about FordPass, the company’s next step in transitioning from solely an automobile manufacturer to a technology company. FordPass is a new mobile app that aims to improve the driver experience at every level. The app is described as a “one-stop mobility marketplace” where users can access a variety of services.

  • Find, reserve, and pay for parking spots
  • Find nearby fuel stations
  • Borrow and share vehicles when traveling
  • Get advice and help from mobility guides
  • Get loyalty program perks from partnered companies like McDonalds and 7-Eleven
  • Remotely access your Ford model to unlock, lock, set climate settings, start the engine, or check fuel levels
  • Schedule maintenance and service appointments

Ford is also building retail storefronts called FordHubs in major city centers worldwide where users can see the latest innovations from Ford, take part in exclusive events, and access other mobility services.

Anyone can sign up for FordPass for free, whether they drive a Ford car, truck, or SUV or not. FordPass is rolling out this spring, so look for it in the app store.