Let’s say, for argument’s sake, you bought a Ford truck because you’ve got a big ol’ trailer to tow. Now, let’s say you’re towing said trailer through some of that weather Alberta is famous for (what, you thought people only knew about the beef?) and visibility is low. I mean really low. But Mama didn’t raise a quitter, did she? You’re going to keep on truckin’, and make it to where you need to be, because that’s who Mama raised. No shame in taking a little help to get the job done. That’s where Ford’s BLIS ® with extended Trailer Coverage and Cross-Traffic Alert comes in. Ford’s been coming up with new ways to make your life easier while building the toughest trucks on the market. So strap in, and find out a bit more about Ford’s newest innovation, and how it will make your next drive smoother than the last.
BLIS ®, or Blind Spot Information System (with Trailer Coverage and Cross-Traffic Alert), is a feature that alerts you in your outside mirror when a vehicle is in a blind spot — for your truck or the trailer* you’re towing, not to mention vehicles passing behind you as you’re backing up. While not meant to replace actually checking your mirrors and signalling (you know, that thing that courteous drivers do), it’s yet another added feature meant to make your drive safer. Also, when towing a giant trailer, an extra set of eyes never hurts. Speaking of eyes, if you’re more of a visual learner, here’s a link to a video from the fine folks at Ford explaining how exactly BLIS ® works.
Now, no one is saying you need extra help. But if someone is willing to offer a helping hand, it’d be foolhardy to not accept it. Ford is constantly trying to come up with new innovations that make your drive safer and more comfortable. That’s one of the many reasons, along with that built in Ford toughness, that has made Ford F-series trucks the top selling truck in North America for 40 consecutive years since its initial launch. So if you are interested in your first truck, or just ready to upgrade to something with BLIS ® to make those long trips towing that much easier, come by Team Ford and talk to our friendly sales staff, today.
* Always check your owner’s manual, or consult with a member of the Team Ford sales staff to make sure that your truck is capable of towing your trailer. Some trailers may not be compatible with the BLIS ® system.