If you’ve got a Ford or Lincoln built between 2010 and 2016, you don’t have to be left out of the automotive technology revolution. Owners of these cars can head to the dealership this summer to get upgraded to Ford’s SmartLink service.
It’s easy-peasy. Dealerships have devices that plug into the OBD II port under the steering wheel. It’s the same port that insurance devices plug into. Ford engineers have tested the system to make sure that the upgrade will work with models back to 2010.
Lemme Upgrade Ya
So what can you do with your fancy new SmartLink in your kind-of-old car? Check out these futuristic moves:
- Lock, unlock, and even start your car from a smartphone app
- Connect up to eight devices to the wifi hotspot
- Get alerts on your vehicle’s status and security
- Find your car when you lose it with location assistance
Once you’ve got the dongle plugged in, you’re good to go. Cars at this age aren’t that old, and you might not even have many miles on the odometer. This way, you can upgrade the tech without replacing a car that’s not otherwise ready to be traded in.