Ford F-150 Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your Questions About the Ford F-150 Answered

Interested in a powerful truck like the Ford F-150 to drive in the New Bedford area, but still have some lingering questions? We've compiled a list of some of the most common inquiries to assure Dartmouth shoppers that choosing to drive a Ford F-150 is the right decision. Check out what's true of our new inventory of this midsize Ford truck.

What can a Ford F-150 tow?

At its base level, the Ford F-150 can tow up to 5,000-pounds. At its maximum, choose the Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and rear-wheel drive configuration to get an impressive 13,200-pound towing capacity.

How much does a Ford F-150 weigh?

Expect a curb weight of anywhere from 6,100-pounds to 7,050 pounds dependent on the packages and trim levels you outfit your model with.

What is a SuperCab Ford F-150?

If you choose the Ford F-150 XLT or the Ford F-150 Lariat trim levels, you'll have the option to upgrade to a SuperCab model. These options still have four doors but experience an increased payload of 3,020-pounds and an increased towing capacity of up to 12,100-pounds, perfect for the Acushnet roads.

What is EcoBoost®?

The Ford F-150 offers three different EcoBoost® enabled engines that deliver a range of power and torque. Choose the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with a 10-speed transmission that delivers 375-horsepower and 470-pound-feet of torque.

Models equipped to handle challenging terrain will enjoy the High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine fitted on models like the Ford F-150 Raptor. As a nod to the fan-favorite Turbo Diesel engine, the 2.7-liter Turbocharged EcoBoost® engine is yet another option that will earn you 325-horsepower and 400-pound-feet of torque and is made of the same compacted graphite iron as other engine models in the Ford lineup.

What kind of oil does a Ford F-150 take?

The Ford brand generally recommends using Standard American Engine 5W-30 oil in your Ford F-150. If you have further maintenance questions, please refer to our service center.

Where is the jack and service kit in a Ford F-150?

To access the service kit, you'll be able to find your jack and basic service equipment behind the second row of seats in your Ford F-150. This kit includes all the tools you need to change a tire and refill your gas tank in an emergency. There will also be a key in this kit that you can utilize to gain access to the spare tire, which can be found under the bed of the truck.

Why are Ford F-150 models so popular?

With six engine options and seven diverse trim levels, there's truly a Ford F-150 for every driver. It's no wonder it's so popular. The Ford brand is also a reliable and trusted option for many drivers, delivering an array of best-in-class awards for their powertrain and safety features, not to mention a fantastic suite of cutting-edge technology and entertainment to keep the whole vehicle happy.

Where is the oil pump located on a Ford F-150?

When you raise the front end of your Ford-150, you'll find the oil pump on the left with six bolts screwed into it. However, conducting a repair or replacement of your oil pump is a high-level repair and is best treated by one of our expert technicians at our service center.

Test Drive Your Ford F-150 Today

Is it time to make this diverse and capable truck your own? Stop by our finance center to learn about your loaning and leasing options after you've had a test drive to experience the excellence for yourself. Here at Empire Ford, we pride ourselves on being conveniently located to best serve our Fairhaven, MA community. Find directions to our showroom today.

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