Summer is right around the corner and that means heatwaves are on the way. Now is the time to make sure your car is taken care of to run all summer long without a problem. Here at Jennings Anderson Ford we have some car care tips to help you beat the summer heat and keep everything in top shape. After all, the last thing you want to do is wait on a tow truck or change a tire on vacation!
- Tire Pressure – the summer heat is known for making things expand and the air in your tires is no exception. While winter will lower pressure, summer will make it rise. High tire pressure can cause blowouts at a moment’s notice or slightest bump. Check the pressure and let some air out if there’s too much. Keeping your tire pressure at optimum levels will also increase fuel economy so you can stop less often and save a bit of your hard earned cash.
- Coolant – most modern cars have a closed system for coolant so checking and adding more is easy. Consult your car manual for an exact location under the hood. Make sure the coolant level is between minimum and maximum for easy going and one less thing to worry about.
- Oil – Long distance road trips means more oil usage. Change your oil and filter as well as your air cleaner and fuel filters. Doing so will not only keep your engine running smoothly but you’ll be more comfortable and get better fuel economy as well.
The Ford Police Interceptor is certainly much more than just a Ford Explorer model with some extra bells and whistles tacked on. Otherwise, there wouldn’t have been as much excitement when we found out recently that the Boerne Police Department bought one of these special models from us. No, the Ford Interceptor SUV Police Cruiser much more than just an updated Explorer—it’s actually an incredibly powerful machine perfect for law enforcement.
The Interceptor Utility comes with standard all-wheel drive and can race from zero to sixty in just 5.55 seconds. In fact, it can rush from 0 to 100 in just 16.13 seconds, so the added power and performance elements of the Interceptor have obviously had their good effects. In other words, you really don’t want to find yourself in a chase with one of these bad boys.
Of course, you may not be able to purchase one of the Interceptor Utility vehicles for yourself, but you can come grab the Ford Explorer—which it is actually based on, after all. The Explorer seats seven passengers very comfortably, can get up to 28 mpg on the highway, and is available with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine which gets you 240 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque, and even the optional Intelligent 4WD.
Come see us here at Jennings Anderson Ford to learn what makes our inventory worth of even Boerne’s finest.
Ford is known for producing vehicle designs that appeal to markets all across the globe—especially when it comes to the design of the all-new Ford GT. To show off these global design abilities, the Ford GT designers have designed a variety of GT-inspired, non-automotive products to show off at Salone de Mobile in Milan, Italy. These products include a racing sailboat, guitar, foosball table, and more.
“We have an incredible amount of talent in our global design studios,” said Moray Callum, Ford Motor Company vice president for design. “Salone del Mobile is the perfect forum to share some of that creativity, while also offering our designers an opportunity to get exposure to new ideas that will inspire future Ford design.”
Each of these products reflect the GT’s interior design, showcasing the design philosophy that focuses on highlighting specific areas of function, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and keeping the driver—and passengers—connected. ]
The American carmaker is also collaborating with architect Attilio Stocchi to create a new experience at Salone del Mobile titled “FAVILLA, Every Light a Voice,” which examines the science of light and its influence on Ford design.
For more information on the all-new Ford GT and its design, contact Jennings Anderson Ford today.
The 2015 Ford F-150 is expanding its resume once again with another accolade. This time it is for the Best Overall Truck Brand. This award is for the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.
This is the second year in a row and the sixth time in seven years the F-150 has earned this award.
“The classic saying ‘perception is reality’ rings true with the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, as more than 12,000 in-market new-car shoppers have voiced their opinions about today’s automakers to determine this year’s award winners,” said Hwei-Lin Oetken, vice president of market intelligence for Kelley Blue Book, in a statement. “With strong product lineups and compelling marketing communications coming from auto manufacturers, along with the increased importance of peer reviews and ratings, consumers today are more influenced than ever to take interest in a brand, ultimately affecting their vehicle purchase decisions.”
Consumers and auto industry experts agree that the 2015 Ford F-150 is “the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.” Since its introduction, the new truck has been continually adding to its list of awards and accolades. In addition to the Brand Image Award, the F-150 has earned the 2015 North American Truck of the Year award, the 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck award, the Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year, and many more.
Want to see what makes the all-new F-150 so great? Stop by Jennings Anderson Ford today and we’ll show you why it will be the best truck you’ve ever owned.
Now that April is here, it’s just not just the start of spring. It’s also National Car Care Month – the perfect time to learn something new about your car and how to keep it working safely and smoothly.
Where better to start than with tires? Jennings Anderson Ford is known for being number one in tires, and we’ve come up with a short list of tire maintenance tips to get you going:
- Check your tire pressure monthly, even if they look okay. Tiny punctures can make a big difference without you noticing.
- Don’t forget about your spare tire; check its pressure regularly, too.
- Consult the vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended tire pressure, and avoid overinflating your tires.
- Evaluate your tires’ tread, which wears down over time. There are multiple ways to check, with the easiest being “the penny test.”
- Be sure to have a professional give your tires a once over every now and then, just in case you’ve missed anything.
Do you have any other great tips for tire maintenance? What about Car Care Month? Let us know in the comments.
The Detroit Free Press shares a very important fact: “The average commute is 25 minutes a day.” What does that mean for automakers? It means that they need to ensure that the driver feels comfortable inside the automobile.
In an enthusiastic attempt to know exactly how a driver might respond to the design of an automobile’s interior, Ford has been compiling data on brain waves and eye movements. From there, Ford’s design engineers can focus their resources and energy on what the data indicates would be the most important design features.
According to Ford Vice President Moray Callum, a veteran with the company, the cutting-edge research hasn’t created any “big surprises.” He sees Ford’s new design technology as a means to train young engineers and a way to “prioritize resources.”
For those of you worried that Ford might one day see the cup holder as archaic and eliminable, there’s good news. Brain waves analyzed so far suggest that we are just as much focused on the cup holder as ever. For now, it’s here to stay. Cheers!
Ford Police Interceptor
It’s the one thing we dread seeing in our rearview mirror : those blue and red flashing lights that can mean only one thing. BUSTED. Though we prefer to avoid seeing cops tailing us, we do recommend checking out what Ford has up its sleeve for the updated Ford Police Interceptor SUV.
Revealed by Keegan the police dog at the Chicago Auto Show, the Ford Interceptor promises to be high-tech, powerful, and intimidating. Everything a police car should be, right? Based on the Ford Explorer, the Interceptor adds plenty of equipment – from lights to safety features – that make it the ideal police car.
Keegan and the Ford Police Interceptor
According to USA Today, Ford currently offers two versions of its Interceptor: one based off of the popular Explorer SUV, and one based off of the Taurus sedan. The automaker has maintained a long-time relationship with this country’s police force, and hopes that the new Interceptor’s improvements will encourage police agencies nationwide to continue to invest in their vehicles.
Here at Jennings Anderson Ford, we hope you’ll check the new Interceptor out for yourself a the Chicago Auto Show.
We cannot wait to drive the all-new Ford GT on the open road.
Ford’s been up to something, something huge, and they made their reveal at the Detroit Auto Show not long ago. Not a single photo leaked. 14 months. Six designers. 600 horsepower. One enormous secret.
“A lot of people probably knew something was going on, but no one actually knew,” Moray Callum, Ford’s global design chief, said. “This was probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get to do a vehicle like this. I’m still pinching myself that we’re actually doing it.”
Coming 2016: the all-new Ford GT.
Project Phoenix was worked on in complete and total secrecy by a team of six designers in a basement. Few people in the company knew about it and only those six had access to it. Security was done the old-fashioned, and probably more secure, way: metal keys. There was no concept car, no public planning, no company-wide input.
The Ford GT returns in 2016. The supercar shocked the Detroit Auto Show, easily taking the EyesOn Design Award for best production vehicle and Autoweek’s Best in Show, for which there wasn’t a single other competitor in the running.
The Ford GT returns just in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1966 24 Hours LeMans race where the GT beat Ferrari. After 10 years in the garage, well, basement, Ford is coming out of the gate burning rubber. Welcome back, Ford GT. It’s been a while.
Learn more by coming in to visit us today at Jennings Anderson Ford of San Antonio, TX today!
The Ford Motor Company is concerned with much more than selling vehicles—it’s concerned with creating the future. Of course, our vehicles are a big part of that future, but the real future is the next generation of people to hit the workforce. The Ford Fund and North Texas Ford Dealers, therefore, have launched some huge education initiatives to support these future workers and leaders.
The collaboration between the Ford Fund and the dealerships will give over $800,000, in the form of education and awareness programs , all the money poured into the local community to create a stronger and brighter future. “We are very excited to continue this program in North Texas,” said Sam Pack, chairman of the North Texas Ford Dealers. “Education is a top priority for Ford and its dealers and we believe this is an excellent opportunity to support student achievement in our communities.”
If this generation has been able to create things like an aluminum-bodied pickup truck, a supercar with a carbon fiber structure, park-assist and self-driving technologies, and much more, all for Ford, imagine what the next generation can create, if properly equipped. Come see us here at Jennings Anderson Ford to learn more today.
2015 Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang
One lucky Mustang-lover is now the proud owner of the first-ever retail production Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang. Earlier this month, Ford announced it had given a Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang Donation—with VIN#001—to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Now, the most track-ready and most powerful Mustang to ever roll off the line has been sold, with all proceeds going towards charity.
“The Shelby GT 350R is a world-class car, the best performing Mustang that we have ever built,” said Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President of Global Product Development. “We are thrilled to donate the first retail production Shelby GT 350R to JDRF for auction. When this car crosses the auction block, it should raise a tremendous amount of money for a great charity.”
The proceeds from the VIN#001 Shelby GT 350R auction, which totaled $1 million, are going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the country’s leading organization for funding type 1 diabetes research. This Mustang can come in any color of the winner’s choosing, along with any packages they want.
To get your own hands on the Shelby GT 350R Mustang—or the brand-new 2015 Mustang—stop in to Jennings Anderson Ford today!