OUR FIRST LOOK: 2013 FORD ESCAPE

2012 Ford Escape Comparison to the 2013 Ford Escape

Drumroll please…. The much anticipated 2013 Ford Escape is here!! Let’s take a closer look at the many updates of this new model year. 2013 Ford Escape Updates There are obviously major cosmetic changes to the new model year.  The new body style reflects the change from, “a quintessentially American design in favor of a … Continue reading

Road Trip Ready: The Ride Home

So, the vacay is over and it’s back in the car for the ride home.  But, wait the ride home does not have to be the end of the trip!  With most vacations, the trip is over as soon as you get back home – with a road trip, you can stretch your vacation out for … Continue reading

Mitzi Celebrates 15 Years with Academy Ford

Mitzi, Academy Ford's Warranty Administrator

Mitzi has been a part of the Academy Ford family for 15 years today.  She started her career at Academy Ford as a part-time File Clerk with basic bookkeeping responsibilities transitioning into a full time position in 2002.  She began as an Accounts Receivables Specialist and is now working as our Warranty Administrator in the … Continue reading

Summer Vehicle Maintenance Hot Buttons

So, it’s summertime .  . . the kids are out of school, the days are getting longer, and it’s getting HOT, HOT, HOT! Believe or not the hot summer weather can do a number on your vehicle.  There are 2 summer vehicle maintenance hot buttons that we wanted to make sure that you’re checking up … Continue reading

ROAD TRIP READY: WHERE TO GO

2013 Ford Explorer

So, vacations haven’t been planned and summer is here.  What to do now?  Well, the open road doesn’t need any reservations so, hop in the car and let the fun begin! Whether you would like to go on a short day trip or a full-fledged road trip we have lots of options for you today.  … Continue reading

5 Ways to Raise Credit Score

5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

Today we have the repeat pleasure of sharing with you some insight into the role that your credit has to do with the purchase of a vehicle.  So, we have again combined efforts with Chris Bridges.  For those of you that missed the first post , “GUEST BLOG POST: CO-SIGNING – PROS AND CONS” we encourage … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day from Academy Ford!

Ford Mustang Father Son Project

On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” However, it was not until 1972 that the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. In the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. We … Continue reading

Road Trip Ready: Entertainment

Okay we’ve talked about some best practices for packing up the car and avoiding maintenance mayhem.  Now you’re about to set off on a long road trip. You are so excited and can’t wait to get to your perfect vacation destination, but wait you have got hours in a crowded car standing between you and your … Continue reading

Happy Flag Day!

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” -Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress, June 14, 1777 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 that established June 14 as Flag Day. … Continue reading

Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

Sunday is the big day and sometimes life gets busy and you keep meaning to pick something up for dear old Dad, but the time slips away.  Here we are only days away from the holiday and you haven’t bought a present yet.  No worries!! Just stop by Academy Ford for a great selection of … Continue reading