10 Great Reasons to Buy Your Used Ford F150 Pickup Parts from PartsHotlines
Our auto salvage yards make sure during the recycling process that tires, batteries and gas tanks are also removed and handled properly. Our recyclers use a combination of best practices to ensure that your part is carefully tested to meet their high quality standards. There is no easier way for you to shop than on PartsHotlines. With one search, you can look in the inventories of hundreds of top auto salvage yards near you. PartsHotlines can provide you quality recycled replacement parts at affordable prices. Did you know when you buy from our recyclers you are really helping the environment? The owners of PartsHotlines have been in the auto recycling industry for over 30 years! We've been providing parts locating services longer than any other company on the Internet. An auto salvage yard safely reclaims toxic oils and fluids equal to eight Exxon Valdez disasters each year recycling parts like yours! Most people don't realize that an automobile is recycled more than any other product manufactured! Using cruise control on the highway helps your vehicle maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas. Doing this along with buying used parts from PartsHotlines is just smart. By choosing one of our quality parts, you will be helping a modern world wide recycling effort which recycles more than 12 million cars and trucks in North America each year.
The Ford F-Series, which includes the Ford F-150, has been offered by Ford Motor Company since 1948. The F-150 was designed with the concept of versatility in mind. The first generation F-series trucks were manufactured from 1948 to 1952 and offered eight models, ranging from the F-1 to the F-8. The names currently used today, the F-100, Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350, were introduced in 1953 with the second generation of the Ford F-Series.
The Ford F-150 was first introduced in 1975, referred to by some as the “Heavy ½ ton” because the ½ ton F-100 was still in production at that time. Upon introduction in 1975, more than one-third of the F-Series sales were Ford F-150’s. In 1984, the Ford F-150 replaced the F-100 as the base model F-series truck.
The body of the Ford F-150 has been redesigned numerous times over the years, including its most recent redesign in 1997. The corners of the Ford F-150 trucks were smoothed out, moving away from the long-standing boxy appearance. This was the first serious redesign for the Ford F-150 since 1980. As Ford anticipated that the new design of the F-150 would not be well-received at first, the previous model design was produced alongside the new model for a couple of months after its redesign. A year later in 1998, Ford added the Super Duty series which in addition to the Ford F-150 included the F-250 and F-350. The standard F-250 offered the body panels of the Ford F-150, with more capable axles and suspension. The Super Duty line consisting of the F-250HD and F-350 was reclassified and became known as the 7700 series for the F-150 line shortly thereafter in 1999.
Currently, the Ford F-150 is offered in 11 models with three cab sizes and three cab lengths, including the following: XL, STX, XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, SVT Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, Lariat Limited and Harley-Davidson. In 2011, the Ford F-150 introduced a new engine for the line, increasing the power to a 360-hp 5.0-liter V8, a 365-hp twin-turbo “EcoBoost” V6 or a 411-hp 6.2 liter V8, depending on model. The Ford F-150 offers the traditional Ford features including Sync (a voice-control system for mobile phones and the audio system), a navigation system and a back up camera. Several Ford F-150 models include a leather interior option.
The Ford F-Series has been offered for over 60 years, with the F-150 being consistently ranked as the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 24 years and best-selling truck for 34 years. The Ford F-150 has also ranked as Best Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s frontal offset test and has received 5 Star ratings from the NHSTA. Even with the decline in truck and sports utility vehicle sales, the Ford F-150 remains the best selling truck in America.