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Ford rolls out free service app

The Ford service app, available to download for free on Apple iOS and Google Android devices, provides the user with local information and useful tips, including an ability to locate the nearest petrol station or Ford dealer.

A number of safety provisions are also available to the user. Using GPS, the app can identify the location of an accident anywhere in Europe and connect to the emergency services through the Ford Helpline. The app also provides first aid tips, including how to rescue someone from a vehicle and correctly place them in the recovery position, and safety instructions for what to do at the scene of an accident.

And the app can also create a ‘damage report’, which can generate a PDF report at the scene of an accident.

Other handy features include the ability to locate the nearest Ford dealer within the UK, providing an address, contact number and option to book a vehicle service and identify international traffic signs and rules when driving abroad, and the function of vehicle warning lamps on the instrument panel. It also includes a Ford Technology guide with videos explaining Ford vehicle technologies.

Users can also access the ‘Park Me’ feature, which logs the location of where a vehicle is parked, and tracks the time elapsed since a parking ticket was issued.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.