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Published on September 18th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair

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30 Extreme Tests Ford Vehicles Go Through Before Hitting the Road

When Ford drivers need to hit the world’s highest roads, wade through mud baths or endure frigid -40 degree Celsius weather, they can rest assured that their vehicles are able to withstand the journey. Durability testing is the process every Ford vehicle goes through to ensure it’s able to endure the world’s toughest driving conditions. Whether that’s the arid deserts of the Australian Outback or the sub-zero temperatures of northern China, vehicles are engineered to tackle various conditions without breaking a sweat. Running vehicles through this gauntlet of tests ensures they are well prepared to take on the kinds of conditions drivers might encounter across the world on the open road.

At Ford, durability testing is a full on, pedal-to-the-metal process. The vehicles are relentlessly subjected to test after test, each of which challenges a different aspect of the vehicle, from its ability to perform in extremely high altitudes with very low oxygen levels to the number of times a door can be slammed before showing signs of wear and tear.

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Vehicles are even driven on unimproved rocky roads to see how their paint stands up to gravel kicked up by the wheels. To test a vehicle’s ability to withstand rust, each Ford model spends three months in a corrosion chamber while being sprayed with salt water in conditions of up to 95 percent humidity, which simulates 10 years of wear and tear on the road.

For Ford drivers around the world, their vehicles open the door to a world of adventure and the exploration of the open road. Ford is committed to delivering vehicles that not only provide comfort but can tackle the toughest driving conditions in the world. The durability testing process is testament to this commitment that Ford makes to its consumers.




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