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.

Ford Focus: The Best-Selling Car in the World

According to the latest Polk data that was recently released, the Ford Focus is officially the best-selling vehicle in the entire world. It actually topped the one million mark in 2012 as 1,020,410 cars were sold world-wide.

The Ford Fiesta also turned out to be the best-selling sub-compact car in the world and sixth overall in sales for 2012.

“Focus and Fiesta represent the culmination of our One Ford global product strategy,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. “Our global products are resonating with consumers – especially in the best-selling, most competitive segments – with their unique combination of fuel efficiency, high quality, rich content and fun-to-drive personalities. Through One Ford, we’re able to bring economies of scale and fantastic value to customers all around the world.”

Ford Focus sales really picked up in Europe last year as it was the first Ford to be offered with the new innovative 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, which actually won an award for engine of the year.

Sales for the Ford Focus continued to grow in China over the past year. It is now ranked as the best-selling passenger car for 2012 in China for the first time ever.

Friendly Ford is proud to say they offer “the best-selling car in the world.” Come in to Friendly Ford today and see for yourself why so many around the world are picking the Focus.