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01 Feb 2018

February Test Drive

If you visit us to take a test drive this February then we’ll give you an extra £500 Customer Saving* on the price of a new Ford. It’s that simple.

So, whether you’re looking for a small car, like the multi‑award‑winning Fiesta, a larger family vehicle like the smart Kuga, or a hardworking and dependable Transit van, all you have to do is get behind the wheel and drive away with a great offer.
This is a limited time offer that’s only available between 1st and 28th February 2018, so make sure you visit us then so that we can help to find the perfect Ford for you.
To find out more or book your test drive, just contact us on 0146054331
17 Jan 2018

Ford Scrappage Scheme EXTENDED

 

If you trade in any Car or Commercial Vehicle that was registered up to and including 31st December 2010 you can receive between £2,000 and £4,950 (Inc. VAT) Scrappage saving off the Recommended On The Road Price of a New Ford Car. Offer available on All-New Fiesta (Excl. Style); B-MAX (excl.Zetec); Focus (Excl. ST & RS); C-MAX; Grand C-MAX and Kuga models only. New Ford cars must be contracted between 1st January and 31st March 2018 (the “Contract Date”) and registered between 1st January and 30th September 2018. Scrappage vehicle must have been registered to the customer for at least 90 days before the customer’s Contract Date. Customer savings of £2,000 and £4,950 (Inc. VAT) available dependent on model line. Offer not available in conjunction with any other customer saving programme. Available to retail customers only (Excl. Privilege and Ambassador).

 

06 Dec 2017

Christmas opening times

Christmas opening times

 

                                                           SALES                  SERVICE

Sunday 10th December                  CLOSED                      CLOSED

Sunday 17th December                  CLOSED                      CLOSED

Friday 22nd December                  9am – 6pm                   8am – 6pm

Saturday 23rd December              9am – 1pm                   CLOSED

Sunday 24th December                  CLOSED                      CLOSED

Monday 25th December                 CLOSED                       CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December                CLOSED                       CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December           9am – 6pm                   8am – 6pm

Thursday 28th December               9am – 6pm                   8am – 6pm

Friday 29th December                    9am – 6pm                   8am – 6pm

Saturday 30th December                9am – 5pm                   CLOSED

Sunday 31st December                     CLOSED                      CLOSED

Monday 1st January                        CLOSED                      CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January                      9am – 6pm                   8am – 6pm

                                  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

19 Oct 2017

The New Ford EcoSport … Coming soon

New Ford EcoSport SUV Enhances Quality, Technology and Capability to Deliver More Confidence and Comfort

 

  • New Ford EcoSport compact SUV debuts powerful, fuel-efficient all-new 1.5-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine; is more versatile and capable with Intelligent All Wheel Drive

 

  •  Rugged, stylish new EcoSport exterior offers more personalisation options including contrast extended roof colours; is available as sporty EcoSport ST-Line version for the first time

 

  •  Refined, ergonomic interior features floating central touchscreens up to 8-inches, heated steering wheel and premium B&O PLAY sound system

 

  •  Sophisticated technologies include SYNC 3 connectivity, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter, and Rear View Camera for more confident reversing

 

Powerful and efficient

The revolutionary 1.0-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine is a six times winner of the International Engine of the Year award. And no wonder. With a choice of 125 PS or 140 PS, you’ll enjoy all the exhilarating performance you’d expect from a conventional 1.6 engine, but also see around better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

Advanced diesel power

The 1.5-litre Ford EcoBlue is a brand-new diesel engine and New EcoSport is the first vehicle to be powered by it. Its four cylinder, turbocharged, fuel injected technology can generate a potent 125 PS. The engine’s quiet, refined and highly fuel efficient too.

Confidence in changeable conditions

An Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry or icy conditions and on varying terrain. The technology is able to send drive to the front or rear axle depending on requirements. And this ‘torque on demand’ system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency.

Extra control during hill starts

Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards (or forwards) when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2.5 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.

LED daytime running lights for style and visibility

Highly energy efficient, these advanced daytime running lights help get you noticed during the day and seen clearly at night

 

 

16 Oct 2017

Motability Open Days Event

 
 

Brakes Motor Company are hosting the Motability Open Doors Event between the 10th – 12th November. Over the weekend we’ll have experts on hand to offer all the help and advice you need. Whether you’re new to Motability or know all about the scheme already, we’d like to give you a few reasons to visit Brakes in November.

Ford offers a wider range of cars through Motability than anyone else, meaning that whatever your taste and budget, you’ll find a car to suit every need.

Come and chat to our Motability Specialists who are trained to support and advise you throughout each step of the scheme. Their expert knowledge will help you make the best choice for your individual needs.

Many of our models have no upfront cost and you don’t need to modify them to qualify for the scheme.

We look forward to meeting you between 10th – 12th November.

22 Aug 2017

Ford Scrappage Scheme

 

Ford Scrappage Scheme Drives Air Quality Improvement across UK

EXTENDED UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2018 AND NOW INCLUDING FORD RANGERS

  • Ford scrappage scheme enables most polluting vehicles to be permanently removed from UK roads
  • Incentives of up to £7,000 make new, cleaner vehicles more accessible
  • Open to owners of any vehicle registered up to and including 31st December 2010 against selection of latest generation Euro 6 petrol and diesel models, including Transit Custom
  • Replacing the UK’s population of old petrol and diesel cars alone could save 15 million tons of CO2 annually – and drastically reduce other pollutants
  • Unlike incentive schemes introduced by other manufacturers, the Ford scheme includes vans, and actually scraps all the trade-in vehicles

 

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 22 August, 2017 – Ford today announced a car and van scrappage scheme aimed at improving air quality by enabling customers, of any brand, to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new and affordable Ford cars and commercial vehicles, including the popular Fiesta and Transit Custom, with significantly lower emissions. Applicable to any pre-Euro 5 vehicle, registered before 31st December 2009, the scheme will enable eligible consumers to benefit from a scrappage incentive of between £2,000 and £7,000 on a variety of Ford models, including the new high-tech Fiesta and Transit Custom, Britain’s most popular car and van respectively. The Ford scrappage program will run to the end of the year and is effective for registrations from September 1st to March 31st 2018. “Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality”, said Andy Barratt, Chairman and MD of Ford of Britain. “Removing generations of the most polluting vehicles will have the most immediate positive effect on air quality, and this Ford scrappage scheme aims to do just that. “We don’t believe incentivising sales of new cars goes far enough and we will ensure that all trade-in vehicles are scrapped. Acting together we can take hundreds of thousands of the dirtiest cars off our roads and out of our cities.” All new Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel models meet the Euro 6 standard, the toughest vehicle emissions yet. Not only are they cleaner than ever before, but they are also the most efficient, meaning improvements in fuel economy too.

Latest Euro 6 standard and new vehicle technologies mean today’s cars produce far lower emissions than previous generations:

  • carbon monoxide (CO), petrol down 63%; diesel down 82% since 1993
  •  hydrocarbons (HC), petrol down 50% since 2001
  •  oxides of nitrogen (NOX) down 84% since 2001
  •  particulate matter (PM), diesel down 96% since 1993

 

Data from the SMMT shows that there are approximately 19.3 million pre-Euro 5 emission level passenger cars on the UK roads today and reducing that number, through scrappage programs, would have the effect of reducing CO2 by 15million tons per year, equivalent to the annual output of approximately three coal-fired power stations5. Medium to longer-term actions to improve air quality include a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit Custom, due to start trials later this year. The Transit PHEV is planned for commercial introduction in 2019 and is part of Ford’s total investment of $4.5 billion in electrified vehicles by 2020, which also includes a fully electric, long-range SUV.

 

 

Customer Eligibility

 

  • Incentives would apply to vehicles registered up to 31st December 2010
  • The traded-in vehicle must have been registered in the owner’s name for at least 90 days
  • The trade-in vehicle must be scrapped
18 Jul 2017

ALL – NEW Ford Fiesta Technology

The All – New Ford Fiesta brings you a whole new range of advanced features and systems so smart you’ll wonder how you drove without them. For example; Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Active Park Assist and Taffic Sign Recognition. Technology should always have a purpose.

Cruise control that can adapt automatically

With Adaptive Cruise Control technology, you choose the speed you want to drive at and the system will maintain it. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate to your chosen speed.

Stress-free parking and pulling out

Parking can be a real hassle. But not in your new Fiesta. That’s because Active Park Assist uses a combination of different technologies to do more than steer you into parking spots. With Park Out Assist it helps you pull out of them, too. The Parallel and Perpendicular Parking system can sense if there’s space for your car to fit, then reverse you in. And Side Parking Aid also warns you if there are any lateral obstructions.

Technology that sees what you can’t

A Blind Spot Information System uses RADAR sensors to scan the blind spots on either side of your Fiesta. And if they detect a vehicle you can’t see, an orange light that’s clearly displayed in the corresponding side door mirror illuminates to warn you. If you’re reversing out of a space, and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology also illuminates a light in the wing mirror: left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic.

An advanced system to help you stay in your lane

A Lane Keeping System uses a forward-looking camera to detect if you’re unintentionally drifting out of lane. Lane Keeping Alert then warns you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning. If you’re slow to react or don’t respond, Lane Keeping Aid can provide steering torque assistance to help guide you safely back into the right lane. The technology is designed for multi-lane roads (like motorways), so will automatically deactivate at speeds below 43mph (65 km/h) or can be turned off manually.

Seamless technology you can control with your voice

Ford SYNC 3 is a state-of-the-art system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system with intuitive voice commands, or an 8” colour touchscreen. It connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too, and with Applink, you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps, including Spotify. Live Traffic can also help you avoid the jams. And you can even call up a list of local restaurants just by saying “I’m hungry”, or access the Michelin Guide to help you choose and book places to eat.

Your favourite music, as it’s meant to be heard

Whatever your taste in music, it deserves to sound as the artist intended. And that’s exactly what you can expect in your new Fiesta. Why? Because it’s available with B&O PLAY. This premium level 675-watt audio system delivers a rich, powerful sound via a 10-speaker, woofer and subwoofer inclusive set-up. And this advanced technology has been specifically designed, developed and fine-tuned for the Fiesta by B&O PLAY’s specialist acousticians. So turn it up and enjoy your favourite bands and songs in the concert hall that is your car’s cabin.

 

16 Jun 2017

Brakes are hiring

 

Brakes Motor Company are looking for

  • Experienced Technicians to join our team, MOT tester is a preference but not essential – no Ford training required.
  • Service and Parts advisor – due to expansion we are looking for a Service and Parts advisor to join our team. Previous experience is preferable but not essential. Applicants should possess strong Customer Focus and People Skills are a must.

For more details call Dennis Gibbs or Dave Reed on 0146054331 or email us

17 May 2017

Coming soon… New generation Fiesta

 

THE ALL NEW FORD FIESTA RANGE… COMING SOON

FORD FIESTA ST LINE AND ST LINE X

 

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FORD FIESTA TITANIUM AND TITANIUM X 

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FORD FIESTA VIGNALE 

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FORD FIESTA ACTIVE 

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13 Apr 2017

Easter Weekend Opening Times

SALES

Good Friday: 11am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Easter Sunday: CLOSED

Easter Monday: 11am-4pm

Tuesday 18th: 9am-6pm

SERVICE

Good Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Easter Sunday: CLOSED

Easter Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday 18th: 8am-6pm

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