The Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary on the Empire State Building

Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary

It has been quite the process for the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary to be on top of the Empire State Building for the celebration, but it will all be worth it Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th!

The original Ford Mustang came about on April 17th, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair and it is still going strong 50 years later! Since then, Ford has sold over 9 million Mustangs!

From 8am until 2am you can check out the new Ford Mustang on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York! It will be a celebration you won’t want to miss!

But, if you can’t make it to New York like us here at Jennings Anderson Ford, you can always take part in a different way! Sign the 50th Anniversary E-Card and help Ford set the Guinness World Record for the most e-card signatures.

We also found Ford’s Fun quiz for you to take about the Ford Mustang and the Empire State Building as well as this video on the road to the Empire State Building:

Potholes, Problems and How to Overcome Them

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It’s that time of year again, folks! No, we’re not just talking about the premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones, we’re talking about spring. At times, it seemed like this past winter would never end, but we made it through to the other side where the grass is (or at least will eventually become) greener. One of the drawbacks of thawing out (yes, we know it sounds silly, but there are indeed a few), is the inevitability of potholes.

Potholes will come in all shapes and sizes, and in some cases, they will be almost entirely unavoidable. So what should you do when you see one of these angry maws approaching on the road ahead of you? We here at Jennings Anderson Ford have some tips to help keep you going.

-          Leave yourself plenty of room to see the road ahead. If there is a car too close in front of you, it will be difficult for you to see when a pothole is coming up. What’s worse, if the driver ahead of you reacts too suddenly, it may result in far more damage than that which even the biggest pothole could inflict.

-           When the road is wet, consider puddles as good as potholes. Rainwater might make potholes easier to spot, but if you keep your eyes up for any areas where water may be collecting in large puddles, you will better be able to avoid costly damage.

-          That old idea that suggests zooming over potholes lessens the potential for damage? Nope. Not true. Speeding up over potholes, if it makes any kind of difference, will likely increase the potential for damage to your car.

-          But don’t brake either. Braking over a pothole is the best way to cause considerable (and considerably expensive) damage to your vehicle.

In the instances where you can’t avoid a pothole and drive over it, you will find yourself wondering what damage may have been done. WiseGeek provides some tips for checking out your vehicle on your own, and Allstate provides a handy list of tell-tale signs of pothole damage.

Our advice: bring your ride into Jennings Anderson’s service department for an alignment and a comprehensive inspection to ensure that you stay on the road well through the spring, past summer, and into the foreseeable future.

Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary

The Ford Mustang Celebration Continues…

Ford Mustang Celebration

As we all know by now, the Ford Mustang turns 50 this year and the Ford Mustang Celebration continues! The actual anniversary of the Ford Mustang is April 17th and to bring in the anniversary, the iconic pony car will be on top of the Empire State Building!

On April 16th-17th from 8am to 2am the all new Ford Mustang convertible will be on the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory, allowing Mustang fans to join in on the festivities. The Ford Mustang display will also be replicating the same feat from 50 years ago- unveiling a Mustang on the world’s most famous attraction.

“New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it’s the place where the Ford Mustang story began 50 years ago,” said Mark Fields, Ford chief operating officer.

It isn’t easy getting the Mustang up 86 floors (as I’m sure you can imagine) and the new 2015 Mustang is almost 7 inches longer and 4 inches wider than the one that was unveiled 50 years ago, making the move even harder. Ford technicians have figured out a way to carefully make cuts to be able to take it up the elevators. Once all the parts make it to the top of the Empire State Building, the technicians will have 6 hours to reassemble the Mustang.

We here at Jennings Anderson Ford are very excited for the Ford Mustang Celebration and to see it up on top of the Empire State Building! What about you?

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Spring Has Sprung in Texas!

Happy Spring FLowersNow, winter is not as severe here in Texas as it is in the rest of the country. But we had our fair share of ice and cold this summer. Well, we are happy to inform you that Spring is officially here, putting even more distance between the slippery roads of winter. Check out these tips to get your car ready for spring, and let us know at the Jennings Anderson Ford Service Department if you need help!

  • Check your fluid levels! Before it gets warm outside, it’s important to make sure that important fluids, like oil, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid so your car is ready for all situations.
  • Replace your filters! The air filters in your car need to be ready for the pollen of spring! You can ask technicians if you have any questions.
  • Check to make sure your windshield wiper blades are ready to clear spring rains away from the glass so you can see.
  • Check your wiring to make sure that the cold weather hasn’t stressed any connections. It’s also a good time to make sure all of your light bulbs are working.
  • Get a car wash! Any salt or grit on your car from the ice is not good for the finish and metal of your car. Get a wash as part of your spring cleaning!
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The Ford Mustang is a Star in Need for Speed

Need for SPeed Ford MustangYou may have heard of the recently-released film, Need for Speed, and its star, Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad. The star that shines brightest, however, is the Ford Mustang. It doesn’t pull a Herbie and develop a mind of its own, and it doesn’t sport eyes like the models in Cars. This custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT500, and in the story it was built from a project left unfinished when legendary Carroll Shelby died in 2012.

This beautiful Mustang is a key part of the movie’s action, being built by Aaron Paul’s character’s team and then raced to the West Coast to make an entry deadline. Obviously there is much more to that story, but we don’t want to spoil everything! Check out the cool trailer below for more spoiler-free fun:

Another good reason to go buy your movie tickets today: Movie viewers get to see the 2015 Ford Mustang in motion! We won’t tell you when the car appears or much about it for the sake of the film. But trust us, it shows up in style.

Check out Fandango to fins showtimes closest to you. If you feel the itch to try a Mustang for yourself, our team at Jennings Anderson Ford will be happy to find the perfect one for you!

Teachers of the Year Recognized!

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Here at Jennings Anderson Ford, we were proud to help the Boerne Independent School District recognize their teachers of the year! Nine teachers were chosen to represent the amazing faculty of each BISD school, and we helped to reward their hard work with designated parking spaces and free oil changes!

The winners of the awards this year are as follows:

Dawn Adamek of Curington Elementary, who directs choir and teaches music, as well as being a Student Council sponsor.

Debbie Bloom of Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary, a first grade teacher for 27 years in the Boerne ISD and recipient of many national teaching awards.

Chris Brantner of Fabra Elementary is a fifth grade teacher who focuses on reading, language arts, and social studies.

Sarah Czar from Middle School North teaches reading and English and also serves as the sponsor for National Junior Honor Society.

Wanetta Hill teaches music and directs choir at Champion High School, and also teaches at Middle School South.

Jerry Kasprzak of Middle School South coaches Football, basketball and track and teaches eighth grade science.

Vanessa Ploetz of  Kendall Elementary is the Life Skills teacher and is an active volunteer in the community.

Amy Ruede of Boerne High School is the head coach of the girls basketball team and teaches social studies.

Kellie Williams of Cibolo Creek Elementary teaches second grade and serves the school district as Destination Imagination coordinator and on the Boerne ISD Strategic Planning Committee.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Tips for Improving Fuel Economy!

Fuel Saving TipsIf you’ve found that you’re not quite happy with your vehicle’s fuel economy performance, check out the tips we’ve got for you below! As some of you may already know, your car’s mileage isn’t entirely dependent on its EPA-estimated ratings. In fact, it has more to do with the way you drive than anything else!

For example, if you avoid speeding whenever driving at above 50 mph, you can potentially improve your fuel efficiency by 25 percent. Couple that with softer, earlier braking and smoother acceleration and you can increase your mpg ratings by more than 50 percent! That’s an improvement that normally takes years of engineering innovation to achieve.

If driving differently isn’t of interest to you, there are other ways. Turning off the AC at lower speeds and closing the windows at higher speeds can also help improve your mileage by about 15 percent. Cleaning the exterior, removing unnecessary weight, and doing the regular oil and tire maintenance also have an impact.

Stop by Jennings Anderson Ford and let us know how much fuel you saved today!

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Drive 4 UR Community to Support Los Reyes Elementary School!

CommunityWhat are you doing this Saturday, March 1? How will you like to help raise money for Los Reyes Elementary School? All you have to do is drive a brand new Ford! 

This weekend, Jennings Anderson Ford will present Drive 4 UR Community to benefit the local school at their Spring Carnival. From 10am-3:30pm, licensed drivers over 18 can take a new Ford for a test drive and complete a short survey. Once both steps are completed, Ford will donate $20 per driver to Los Reyes Elementary School, up to $6,000!

Helotes is home to Los Reyes Elementary School, and the school has existed in some incarnation since 1871. We’re proud to support our local schools, and we hope you’ll stick around and enjoy the rest of the carnival!

The school is located at 10785 Triana Pkwy, Helotes, TX 78023. Will we see you at Drive 4 UR Community?

2015 Ford Expedition

2015 Ford Expedition Debuts at Dallas Auto Show

The new 2015 Ford Expedition has made its first public debut at the 2014 Dallas/Fort Worth Auto Show. On the exterior, the Expedition is more or less the same car—after all, why fix what isn’t broken? Other than a switch to a three-bar setup instead of four bars for the front grille, the big American SUV looks as good as ever.

On the other hand, the interior has received ample changes. Under the hood, the Expedition now sports a lighter and turbocharged 3.6-liter EcoBoost V6, delivering upward of 370 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. It’s more powerful than the V8 in the current model and a lot easier on your wallet, too.

Ford has also amped up the Expedition’s technology. Blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, push-button start, and a rearview camera are now all part of a new suite of convenience and safety features, many of which consumers will be able to navigate using the two new 4.2-inch LCD screens between the central speedometer.

Production for the 2015 Expedition will begin later this year at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. Find it at Jennings Anderson Ford when it arrives or check out the 2014 Ford Expeditions now!

2015 Ford Expedition

2014 Ford Expedition

Toy Truck for Grown Ups: Tonka F-150

Ford Tonka F-150

Did you love Tonka trucks as a child? Maybe you passed that love on to your own children. Imagine the look on their faces if they saw you driving into the driveway in a Ford Tonka F-150.

This truck was on display at the Chicago Auto Show and gathered lots of attention. But, with its bright yellow paint job, who could miss it?

The best part about this truck is that it is headed for production. It is the product of a collaboration between Ford and Tuscany Motor Co.

In addition to the Tonka yellow paint job, the truck features Tonka logos both inside and out and has a six-inch Pro-Comp lift and chunky new bumpers, step bars, fender vents, and a large ram-air hood. All together making this one heck of a big truck.

There is one downside, however. Tuscany will only be making 500 of these bad boys and they are expected to go fast. In fact, each dealership is limited to only one!

So, if you want to make your childhood dreams come true, give us a call at Jennings Anderson Ford and find out how to get a hold of the Ford Tonka F-150.