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01 Jul 2020

M.O.T Update

** M.O.T update **
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Anything after due after 1st August will require an M.O.T as normal – Please call us on 01460 54331 to book 📞

06 Jun 2020

All New Kuga

 

 

All – New Kuga

Ford Reveals Sculpted, Electrified All-New Kuga SUV, the First Ford to Offer Mild-, Plug-In and Hybrid Powertrains

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Zetec

Titanium

ST Line X

Mild Hybrid

Plug – in Hybrid

 

Plug – Hybrid

Available from launch, the all-new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid delivers the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine alongside the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain. The power-split architecture combines a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, electric motor and generator, and 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 225PS. Ford’s first plug-in hybrid in Europe to deliver a pure-electric driving range in excess of 31 miles, the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid is anticipated to deliver from 1.2 l/100km fuel-efficiency and 29 g/km CO2 emissions.* The battery can be charged using a front fender-mounted charging port, and is automatically replenished on the move using regenerative charging technology that captures kinetic energy normally lost during braking. It is anticipated that to fully charge the battery from an external 230-volt electricity supply will take around 4 hours. Drivers can choose when and how to deploy battery power using EV Auto, EV Now, EV Later and EV Charge modes. When the battery reaches its lowest state-of-charge, the Kuga automatically reverts to EV Auto mode – supplementing petrol engine power with electric motor assistance using recaptured energy for optimised fuel-efficiency.

Mild Hybrid

The Kuga Hybrid uses a self-charging full-hybrid powertrain that enables pureelectric driving capability and combines a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine; electric motor; generator; lithium-ion battery; and a Ford-developed power-split automatic transmission. The Kuga Hybrid will be available later in 2020 with front-wheel drive and Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, delivering from an anticipated 130 g/km CO2 and 5.6 l/100km (anticipated 50mpg). All-new Kuga customers can also choose from an advanced range of Ford EcoBoost petrol and Ford EcoBlue diesel engines with optimised power and refinement, and meeting the latest stringent Euro 6 emissions standards calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Powertrains are supported by standard Auto Start-Stop for reduced running costs, and transmissions including a slick-shifting six-speed manual and new eight-speed automatic for effortless cruising.

Comfort, spaciousness and flexibility

Comfort, spaciousness and flexibility are key to the more refined Kuga occupant experience that delivers class leading second row roominess. The all-new Kuga is 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing model, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. Inside, that translates to 43mm more shoulder room and 5mm more hip room in the front seats than the outgoing model, while rear passengers benefit from 20mm more shoulder room and 36mm more hip room. Despite an overall height that is 20mm lower than the outgoing model, all-new Kuga also has 13mm more headroom for front seat occupants and 35mm more in the rear.

For rear seat passengers, heated outer seats are available for the first time, and the entire second row of seats can be moved backwards for best-in-class 1,035mm rear legroom, or forwards to increase boot space by 67-litres. A remote release function enables the second row to be folded flat with ease.

The boot also has a reversible luggage compartment mat with a high quality velour on one side for a premium look and feel, and a durable and robust rubber surface on the other side to prevent wet or muddy sports equipment from soiling the interior.

Spacious, practical and well connected – all-new Kuga interior introduces innovative engineering and advanced comfort and convenience technologies that help the vehicle seamlessly integrate into customers’ lives.

For the first time, Kuga is offered with FordPass Connect embedded modem technology that turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. In addition to helping drivers plan faster, less stressful journeys with Live Traffic updates for the navigation system and enabling occupants to stream entertainment on the move, FordPass Connect allows a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including:

  • Vehicle Locator, helping owners find their car in sprawling shopping mall car parks
  • Vehicle Status, for checking fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more
  • Door Lock Unlock, to remotely allow access to your Kuga
  • Remote Start, for Kuga models with eight-speed automatic transmission**
  • eCall functionality, which automatically dials emergency services in the event of a serious accident, and enables occupants to be directly connected to the emergency services by pushing an SOS button in the overhead console

Also helping drivers stay connected on the move and wave goodbye to a tangle of cables in the centre console, a new wireless charging pad beneath the instrument panel enables occupants to easily charge compatible smartphones. The pad automatically detects compatible devices to initiate charging.

Devices can remain connected via Bluetooth to Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system while using wireless charging, which is supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen that can be operated using pinch and swipe gestures. SYNC 3 allows drivers to control audio, navigation and climate functions plus connected smartphones using simple voice commands. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility is included free-of-charge.

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14 May 2020

Sales Department opening June 1st

The showroom will be open from June 1st.

Please respect social distancing of our staff and other customers and use the sanitisation stations available.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please call 01460 54331 or email sales@brakesmotorcompany.co.uk for any sales enquiries

 

25 Mar 2020

NHS Staff members

**NHS Staff members / Emergency workers **
Please message our Facebook page for an emergency number should you require essential repairs on your on your vehicle, we can support you.

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25 Mar 2020

New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.

This will continue until confirmed otherwise.

This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle

24 Mar 2020

COVID – 19 REVISED SERVICES 24/03/2020

COVID -19

Brakes Motor Company – temporary closure 

Our upmost priority is the health and well-being of our customers, our staff and their families, following the government guidelines we have made the decision to close our Sales department and our Service department as of close of business today 24/03/2020 until it is deemed as safe to reopen.

 

We look forward to seeing you all very soon please stay at home and stay safe.

05 Mar 2020

New Ford Puma

 New Ford Puma

Technology to make driving a joy

The Ford Puma has a range of innovative features designed to improve your driving pleasure. Such as Selectable Drive Modes and Ford Co-Pilot360, an impressive set of assistance technologies working together to help manage acceleration, braking, and even steering. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist, and Evasive Steering Assist, all keeping a watchful eye on the road ahead, alerting you to potential hazards.

A step forward

A new age of cleaner hybrid electric vehicles is here, and Ford Puma embodies this new direction. Offering a choice of new forward-thinking, advanced EcoBoost hybrid petrol options, the Puma engines deliver outstanding performance, together with impressive fuel economy and noticeably lower CO2 emissions figures than other conventional, non-hybrid engines.

The perfect balance

Not only great to look at, but clever too. The Ford Puma cabin wraps you in stylish design and leather-trimmed refinement. Front seats include lumbar support and massage function for added levels of comfort. And bright-finish interior detailing elevates the feeling of sophisticated style. While a host of clever features and innovative technologies puts you in complete control. From the 12.3″ digital instrument display cluster, and advanced 8″ touchscreen display, to a host of additional services and features available through your SYNC 3 infotainment system and FordPass Connect embedded modem – every element has been designed to make your drive as effortlessly enjoyable as possible.

There to protect you

From alerting you to potential collision hazards, to clever systems that help you to maintain traction and stability: your safety is our concern. That’s why the Ford Puma comes loaded with clever assistance technologies, all designed to help keep you, your family and other road users protected.

A clever use of space

Modern living often requires an inventive approach to how you occupy space. With best in class uncompromised rear load space capacity, the Ford Puma embraces this way of thinking.  Aside from stylish flair and commanding presence, Puma’s beautifully-sculpted exterior is balanced with thoughtful functionality. Delivering real versatility within the details of its design.

 

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01 Mar 2020

Ford Scrappage Scheme

You can save at least £4,250off a new Ford car  when you trade in your old vehicle for a new Ford vehicle with the New Ford Scrappage Scheme. You can have peace of mind that Ford will manage the scrappage of your old vehicle responsibly.

How you can save thousands on a new Ford

If your vehicle was registered before the 1st January 2013 and you have owned it for over 90 days, you could be eligible for our Scrappage Scheme savings towards the purchase of selected new Ford vehicles.

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Terms & Conditions ^

^Selected new Ford vehicles only (see below). For Ford Cars, £2,000 Scrappage Saving (inc. VAT) available off the Recommended On The Road Price. For Commercial Vehicles, £2000 Scrappage Saving (excl. VAT) available off the Recommended Retail Price. Contract and Register by 31st March 2020. You must also trade in a scrappage vehicle that was registered at the DVLA before January 1st 2013. You must have owned the scrappage vehicle for at least 90 days before your Contract Date. Scrappage Saving not available with any other Ford promotion. Retail customers only (excl. Privilege and Ambassador). At participating Ford dealers.Eligible Ford Cars: All-New Fiesta (Excl. Style & ST), B-MAX (Excl. Zetec), New EcoSport, Focus (Excl. ST, RS & All-New Focus), C-MAX, Grand C-MAX and Kuga only. Eligible Ford Commercial Vehicles: Ranger, Transit Courier, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, Tourneo Custom and Transit models only.

23 Jan 2020

February Test Drive

Get £500 customer saving if you purchase a new Ford from our range this February† .

What’s more, you could also combine this with 0% APR representative on 3 Year Ford Options^.

Is there a vehicle you have in mind? Get the full experience when you book a test drive.

View our Promotions to see our latest ones across the Ford range. Retail customers only.

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†£500 February Test Drive saving available on selected new Ford Cars which are contracted and registered between 1st February and 29th February. Not available with the Ford Scrappage scheme.

^Finance subject to status. Freepost Ford Credit. Excludes Fiesta ST and ST Performance, Focus Style, Focus ST, Mustang, All-New Ranger Raptor, New Puma and All-New Kuga.