Gina and her father Pat Trites have always precious a quiet, nation life. They adore being surrounded by nature, either on tip of a circuitously towering or on their eight-acre skill in Carval, Alberta.

Winter in Carval, Alberta.

Winters can be oppressive in Carval, Alberta.

But one of a things that proves severe when vital “off a beaten path” is winter driving. People vital in some-more remote areas in Alberta truly rest on their vehicles to assistance them arrive safely during their destinations. Gina, who used to possess a Mazda, fast satisfied that her car was not suitable for any season.

“I couldn’t unequivocally use it 90 per cent of a year,” Gina said. While she began experiencing problems travelling on a imperishable Alberta roads in her Mazda, her father was also carrying problems with his Dodge truck.


The Trites motionless to do a trade-in and went to Zender Ford, where a understanding was fast arranged. The 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat lorry primarily held Gina’s eye – with a singular Golden Bronze colour and special features, she and her father knew it was a ideal lorry for their family.

Gina and Pat were blown divided by how distant forward a F-150 was from a competition, during slightest in their eyes. “When we were looking around, we suspicion another lorry competence warn me, though nothing did,” Gina said.

Technology and aliens 

Gina enjoys joking about how she feels their family lorry is roughly “alien.” She can frequency trust a thespian advancements in record that are accessible in her truck.

“Before, we suspicion my plug-in GPS was cool, though when we saw this lorry had a retreat camera, a SYNC system, as good as digital lurch arrangement screen, we was blown away,” she said. “The interior only looks unequivocally cool. Ford has done leaps and end with their technology.”

Special Keys

When asked about her favourite facilities of a 2012 Ford F-150, Gina says, “I only adore a approach it looks, it has a good colour that people notice.” She also likes how a lorry automatically recognizes any motorist by their remote pivotal fob, and automatically adjusts a chair and pedals to their elite position. With Pat station about a feet taller than Gina, that underline is a contingency have to make removing into and out of a F-150 docile and pushing comfortable.

Fords in a family

This past summer Gina and Pat took their initial highway outing in a F-150. They visited friends on Vancouver Island and enjoyed a gentle float in a lorry – that happens to be their seventh Ford vehicle.

Gina continues to foster what she calls, “well built vehicles.” Her daughter recently bought a 2013 Ford Escape, and now, Gina is perplexing to remonstrate her son to buy a Ford as well.

Given a family history, one thinks it shouldn’t take prolonged to remonstrate him.

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