ESCAPE ROUTES, EPISODE 4: Destination Sexy Miami

This week’s Escape Routes Episode was in Miami, FL.  They teams in their 2013 Ford Escapes pull up to a gorgeous huge Miami style modern home right on the water.  Rossi pulls up in a boat to the dock and welcomes all of the teams to their new home for the week. Urban Challenge Starts the morning after … Continue reading

What is the Right Down Payment for You?

We are here to guide you to figure out what the best long term plan is for your car ownership.  A down payment can play a considerable role in avoiding getting turned upside down or owing more on your car than its worth on your auto loan.  While, you may be able to put 0 down it … Continue reading


We are just catching up with last week’s Escape Routes episode recap.  Atlanta was a great city to host this week’s challenges. Urban Challenge This week’s urban challenge was particularly unique.  They were asked to work with local artist to design and create a giant 22×10 mural.  The teams get to select their artist based on an … Continue reading

Earth Day Tips that Will Save the Environment and Save You Some $

We are all too familiar of the theory that using less gas also helps reduce smog and emissions that contribute to global warming, so in honor of Earth Day follow these tips to save money and energy. Most of these tips echo the sentiment of our, How to Save $ at the Pump series, click on the … Continue reading

Bored while waiting for your oil change to be finished? Not anymore…

Check out this list for the top 10 things to do to escape boredom: 1. Academy Ford offers free Wi-Fi, so bring your iPad, tablet, smart phone and enjoy some time to catch up on your favorite blogs (obviously including ) , pin your heart out on ,  stalk someone on Facebook (“Like” … Continue reading

Our First Look: 2013 Ford Explorer

There are a few changes to the Ford Explorer for 2013, but the most exciting is the addition of the new Ford Explorer Sport model*.  It is something that our customers have been asking for and we are happy that Ford has delivered.  This new model has a lot of unprecedented updates that we are happy to share … Continue reading

Does a Convenient, Stress Free Car Buying Experience Exist?

We as a society have all become increasingly busy and time is at the utmost premium. So, there is even more pressure to be able to effectively use every minute of the day.  But, alas take solace in knowing that at Academy Ford a convienent and stress free car buying experience does exist. Don’t believe us? See what … Continue reading


Ford has been mailing out everyone’s MyFord Touch Updates and if you have a navigation-equipped vehicle you will receive a new SD card as well.  Once you have replaced the SD card I am sure some of you are wondering what to do with the old one. . . RECYCLE IT FOR CHARITY! Not only … Continue reading

How To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s Sinking

On April 15th 1912 the RMS Titanic had its infamous collision with a large iceberg.  Over 1,500 died & the “unsinkable” ship sank. If the 1998 film hysteria around the epic disaster wasn’t enough to feed America’s fascination or you could even go so far as to say obsession with the Titanic, the 100th Anniversary … Continue reading

The Top 10 Car First Aid Kit Items You Need to Have

We highly recommend taking a first aid and CPR class through a local organization like the Red Cross, considering what you gain from them they are actually relatively inexpensive. Here is a list of upcoming First Aid classes in the area and CPR classes in the area. It’s always a good idea to be prepared … Continue reading