Your life just got even simpler thanks to the FordPass app that allows you to start your Ford vehicle with your phone remotely. It only takes minutes to set the app up on your phone, and you can prepare your interior before you slide in behind the wheel. If it's a warm summer day, have the air conditioning flowing before you arrive. On colder days, get rid of that chill by having the heat on. You can also use the FordPass app to control your locks if you forgot to secure your vehicle before leaving it. You can manage all of your routine vehicle maintenance as well.

Driver starting car with FordPass app

Starting Your Ford Remotely

The app store allows you to download the FordPass app for free. You pair your vehicle using your VIN, and you assign a name to your Ford model, so you know what car you're remotely starting. Once everything is set up, it will take you only seconds to select your vehicle and hit the remote start function. The car will run for about 15 minutes before it shuts off for safety purposes. Ensure that you have your thermostat controls preset to where you want them to be when your vehicle starts later in the day. This isn't yet something that Ford allows you to control with the app. We're sure this is just around the corner, though!

If you are in the market for a new vehicle and would like to look at the well-equipped Ford lineup that we have available at Surprise Ford, stop down to our Surprise location the next time you're in the area. We'd be more than happy to give you some more information about the FordPass app.

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