Restyled Ford for 2015

The 2015 Ford models are slowly coming to light as we brought you a peek at the 2015 Expedition last week. Over the past couple of years, Ford has been restyling and redesigning their models so that they all have a unified style. So far all of the new Ford models we have seen have been sporting a fresher look all with a unified grille design.

This week, Autoblog got a first look at the redesigned 2015 Ford Focus which is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Autoblog reports that the Focus will be sporting only some slight changes as the majority of the body lines remain the same. They did note a new rear bumper and taillights on the back of the car and a reshaped hood and new headlights on the front. Head on over to Autoblog to get a glimpse of the restyled Ford for 2015.

Restyled Ford for 2015

The 2014 Ford Focus will be getting a slight makeover for the 2015 model year!

At Friendly Ford we are excited to see the new models and trim levels for 2015. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for the latest on 2015 releases and updates!

A Peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition

A Peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition

2014 Ford Expedition

2015 may be almost a whole year away, but the 2015 models are starting to appear among automakers. One of the highly anticipated Ford models for 2015 is the Ford Expedition. If you happened to be at the Auto Show in Dallas on February 19th, you got a peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition.

New for the 2015 model year, the Expedition will be available with only one engine option. The 2015 fullsize SUV is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine replacing the 2014’s 5.4-liter V8. Ford wants to help drivers get better fuel economy and better low-end torque with the V6 swap.

The 2015 looks very similar to its 2014 counterpart. Ford has put a new three-bar grille on the front and has restyled the headlamps. The rear of the Expedition gets slightly revamped with a chrome tip exhaust and more accents on the hatch.

At Friendly Ford, we are excited to see what the new 2015 Expedition has in store! Be sure to swing by Autoblog to view pictures of the recently unveiled Expedition and be sure to stop by our dealership in Roselle, Illinois to check out the 2014 model.

2015 Ford F-150 Features an Aluminum Body

2015 Ford-150

2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 offers drivers a lighter, more refined body because it uses aluminum instead of the standard metals used before. The use of aluminum has saved the F-150 700 pounds and has thus increased efficiency and increased dent resistance.

Although the efficiencies and dent resistance will add value to the truck, consumers and dealerships are worried about the costs associated with fixing a largely aluminum truck. Ford says not to worry! They recently announced that they will be paying 20% of what shops will spend on training and gear to fix the 2015 F-150.

Ford Service & Repairs

Get Service and Repairs at Friendly Ford

Ford is hoping to move more of their vehicles toward the use of aluminum for added efficiencies. Their investment in repairs definitely shows how serious they are about moving in said direction. The F-150 continues to be Ford’s best-selling vehicle and Ford has made a commitment to continue that tradition with its all new F-150.

Ford dealers will be ready to help you with any repairs as soon as the trucks start being delivered during the second half of the year! If you are in need of any service or repairs, feel free to give Friendly Ford’s service department a call at: 866-928-7905.

Model T Driving Class

Model T Driving Class

1912 Ford Model T

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive a Ford Model T? The Gilmore Car Museum which is located about 3 hours away from our dealership will be offering driving classes to people of all ages during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons in 2014. The Gilmore Car Museum located in Hickory Corners, Michigan offers a whole day of vehicle exhibits.

The Ford Model T was assembled in Detroit on 1908. The Model T engine was placed in 15,000,000 automobiles within 19 years! The introduction of the assembly line in 1914 enabled Ford to produce more automobiles than any other company of that time. The Ford Model T remains an important part of American History.

The Model T Driving Class lasts for about two and a half hours and is limited to 18 students per class. Classes will be offered on May 3rd, June 22nd, July 22nd, August 23rd, and September 14th. The driving class is only $95 and it includes a tour of the museum. If you are interested in taking part in one of the classes, be sure to call and reserve your spot at 269-671-5089. You can also check out their website for additional information.

Just Revealed: The 2015 Ford Mustang!

The much anticipated release of the 2015 Ford Mustang is upon us! Ford recently released an article about the new styling and features for the all-new Mustang. We knew it would be a big year for this classic Ford model as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. For 2015, the Mustang features a completely redesigned exterior and a technologically advanced interior.

The Mustang offers your choice of 3 distinct engines: a fuel efficient 2.3-liter with Ecoboost, a 3.7-liter V6 or a powerful 5.0-liter V8. The exterior of the 2015 Mustang took into account the styling of the Mustang over the past 50 years. The 2015 is said to be a nice collaboration of all of the Mustangs through the years.

Technological advances for the Mustang include enhanced information, control and connectivity. New features include intelligent access, push button start, MyKey, SYNC, TrackApps, MyColor gauges, and a Shaker Pro Audio System.

Here at Friendly Ford, we are really looking forward to the newly revealed 2015 Ford Mustang! We can’t wait to see all of the new features in action when it arrives at our dealership this summer. What are you looking forward to the most in regards to the all-new 2015 Mustang? Let us know in the comment section below!

Car Show, Customer Appreciation Day, and Blood Drive at Friendly Ford

Summer is now in full swing and August it right around the corner. It’s an exciting month for those in the Roselle area. Bears preseason will be kicking that month, AND there are some big events going on at Friendly Ford as well.

On Saturday August 10th, Friendly Ford will be hosting our Car Show & Customer Appreciation Day. The show is designed to accommodate Ford, Lincoln, Mercury & all other makes and models too. Rods Customs vintage classic bikes will be there too. There is no fee, compliments of Friendly Ford. This is just our way of showing our customers our appreciation. There will be food service on site and 50 awards will be given out. The registration is from 9:00 AM to 12 PM with the awards given out at 3:30 PM.

Also going on at the same time same place is the Friendly Ford Blood Drive on Saturday August 10th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM right here at our dealership. To schedule your appointment go to www.heardlandbc.org and click in the box “Warm Hearts Clube” or contact Jenny Yockey at 630-924-8686. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are still welcome. Please eat a healthy meal prior to donating and remember to bring your photo ID.

Mark your calendar and be sure to come out to Friendly Ford on August 10th! We hope to see you there!

Ford Motor Company Climbs to Number 2 on Green Brands List

Ford Motor Company is known for a lot of things. Producing excellent vehicles, generous donations to charity, a rich American history…  just to name a few.  It’s also known for being one of the most environmentally friendly brands. Well it’s now recognized as being even more green than ever before.

Ford just climbed 13 spots in the new report ranking companies mainly based on what the public’s perception of the brand’s sustainable or green practices. Ford has now rose all the way up to number 2 on list of 2013 Best Global Green Brands report by the consulting firm Interbrand.

The popularity of all Ford’s Hybrid cars and products such as it’s popular EcoBoost engine was enough to bolster Ford all the way up to number 2.  “In 2012, Ford (#2) moved sustainability from the periphery to the center of its business strategy,” according the the report.

Friendly Ford offers vehicles such as green vehicles such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi, C-Max Hybrid, and C-Max Energi that helped the Ford Motor Company climb all the way up to number 2 on the list. Stop by Friendly Ford today to check out these green and very fuel efficient hybrid cars.

8 Simple Car Care Tips

April came and went with the blink of eye, and with it, so did National Car Care Month.  This month just serves as a reminder of how important it is to keep your car in good health so that you not only extend the life of your vehicle but save yourself money in repair costs. Here are 8 simple and inexpensive ways to keep your car looking and running as good as new.

  1. Check and change your oil. This one is a biggie, nothing hurts an engine more than having old, dirty oil.
  2. Make sure to keep all your moving parts nice and greasy so that they run together smooth and efficiently.
  3. Get a coolant flush at least one time a year. To prevent corrosion, the mix between coolant and distilled water should be 50/50.
  4. Replace your break fluids at least once a year to also prevent corrosion, due to the build-up of moisture.
  5. Change out transmission and different oils. These should be changed according to service intervals.
  6. Wash your car frequently so the winter salt and other grime from the roads don’t eat away at the exterior.
  7. Use a protective wax coating to keep your paint shiny and protected.
  8. When possible, try parking in the shade instead of the sun. Also, apply protective coating to the vinyl and plastic of the interior to keep it looking shiny and new.

If you keep your car happy and healthy in the early years, it will return the favor in the later years by living a long life. Friendly Ford offers great service specials so stop in today and give us a try. You and your car will both be glad you did.

KBB Ranks Two Fords on Best Green Car List

Once again Kelley Blue Book is honoring Ford with some pretty high praise. Recently, the trusted automotive website listed the 10 Best Green Cars for 2013. The rankings were determined based on how environmentally friendly the vehicles are, taking into account mileage statistics.

Coming in at number 6 on the list is the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi. KBB.com is calling it the “most affordable plug-in hybrid on the road.” Also saying it “is vying for the hearts and minds of eco-conscious enthusiasts who suffer from severe range anxiety.” It can go 21 miles all-electric and offers an outstanding 100 MPGe combined.

Also on the list at number 3 is the 2013 Ford Focus Electric. The new Focus can get up to 110 mpge city, 99 highway and 105 combined, with a range of 76 miles. Kelley Blue Book points out its cool features as well as its advanced powertrain that pairs a 107 kW electric motor with a liquid cooled Lithium-Ion battery. KBB.com calls it a “fun, practical runabout for green-leaners.”

Both vehicles feature the SmartGauge with EcoGuide to help provide owners information to help them optimize hybrid performance and get a more connected, fuel-efficient drive.

Ford’s incredible fuel efficient vehicles are available at Friendly Ford, located in Roselle, IL.

Friendly Ford Offers Zero Percent Financing

Right now at Friendly Ford we’re offering some bonus cash back and 0% financing on the purchase of many of your favorite Ford vehicles. These deals going on right now are simply too good to pass up.

Now when you purchase the powerful, new 2013 Ford Escape, receive $500 cash back and 0% financing for up to 60 months.  The same deal goes for the stylish and fuel efficient, new 2013 Ford Fiesta. Also, get $500 cash back and 0% financing when purchasing the world’s best-selling car, the Ford Focus.

We’re also offering $1,750 cash back on the purchase of a new 2013 Ford Taurus. The classic and dependable Ford Taurus has been around for quite some time but still continues to improve every year.

Get 0% finance offers for up to 60 months are also good for the spacious 2013 Ford Explorer. America’s favorite pickup truck, the Ford F-150 is also available with 0% financing for up to 60 months. The same offer applies to the vehicle that has been racking up award after award, the new 2013 Ford Fusion.

Be sure to come out to Friendly Ford and take advantage of these amazing 0% financing offers while they still last.