How to Turn Off Auto Start Stop On A Ford F-150 In 3 Easy Steps
- Newer Ford F-150 trucks are coming standard with auto stop technology with no way to permanently disable it.
- The auto stop technology does not provide much gas savings for the Ford F-150 and it will wear down your ignition components faster.
- Autostop Eliminator makes an auto stop device for the Ford F-150 which will permanently disable the auto stop technology, if desired.
Some would argue that the Ford F-150 is hands down the best truck on the market–and the sale numbers prove it. However, that’s not to say that the F-150 doesn’t have its downfalls. For example, most Ford F-150s come equipped with the once highly sought after Auto Start Stop Tech. If you have, or know someone who has Auto Start Stop technology on their vehicle, then you probably also know that it is not as great as they make it seem. Yeah, it was once marketed as the best way for fuel efficiency and to improve the fuel economy, but let’s face it. They suck! Although there isn’t a way to completely remove this technology, lucky for you, here at Autostop Eliminator, our products are specially designed to eliminate the hassle of auto start stop regardless of the make and model of your vehicle.
Why Should You Disable Your F-150 Auto Start Stop?
Auto Stop Start Technology is only available on a select few Ford F-150 trucks, but the damage it can cause is detrimental. This technology automatically cuts the engine’s power while idling. For example, this tech will turn off your car’s engine while at a stop light, stop sign, drive-thru, etc. If you’ve never experienced riding or driving in a Ford F-150 that has auto start stop, then we’ll give you a quick rundown of what it would be like: When coming to a stop light the engine clunks to a hard stop and then uncontrollably shakes when it tries to start up again just as fast. Power steering will not work at a stop and you have to basically floor it when turning after you are stopped. Sometimes the radio noise also seems to adjust itself, getting louder as a way to hide the damage this tech is causing.
Ford, like many other auto brands, didn’t think about the downside of creating technology that doesn’t allow the consumer the option to permanently turn off this feature. Although there isn’t a way to permanently disable your auto start stop on your F-150, it is fairly easy to turn it off temporarily.
Disable Auto Stop Start F-150 in 3 Easy Steps
So you wanna know how to disable auto start stop on your F-150? Don’t feel bad for turning off your auto start stop technology which you probably got just to try and save money. Chances are, this technology is doing more harm than good on the life of your vehicle. This is an easy guide of how to disable auto stop start for your F-150 in just 3 steps.
1. Locating the Auto Start Stop Button
2. Click the Button
It’s as easy as a click of the button to turn off your auto start stop technology, until you remove the key from the ignition and get out of your truck.
3. Repeat Steps #1 and #2 Every Single Time
It’s important to note that this is not an end to auto start stops on your F-150. You have to manually turn off this feature every time you start your truck.
Now there are a multitude of ways to remind yourself to do these steps before pulling out of your driveway or parking spot. For example, you could set yourself an alarm on your phone every morning to turn off your auto start stop Ford F-150 technology. You could also put a sticky note on your steering wheel or attach it to your keys to remind yourself not to damage your car with the auto start stop tech. But let’s be real for a minute. We’re sure that you have much more important things to worry about than if you’re doing everything you can to prevent your auto start stop technology from turning on. We’ve added our own 4th step to this “how to”
4. Contact Autostop Eliminator
Disable the Ford F-150 Auto Start Stop Tech with Autostop Eliminator
So now that you know why you should consider turning off your Ford F-150 Auto Start Stop Technology and how to temporarily eliminate this feature, think you’re ready to fully commit to ridding yourself of avoidable hassle every time you drive your truck? Then check out our website to find our auto stop disable products for newer Ford F-150 models & older Ford F-150 models as well as other Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Subaru, Kia, Lincoln, and GM vehicles. If you need more help or information choosing the right product for you and your vehicle, feel free to contact us with any questions and a professional will get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out our FAQs page and/or our other blogs! We hope to hear from you soon!