Top 5 Ways to Get the Best Value for Your Trade In

best value for your trade

  Getting the best value for your trade is a process that starts on your first day of ownership and doesn’t end until you take it to the lot to trade it in.  If you take these few extra steps, you can really cash in with the value of your trade. Here’s How:  Clean Accident … Continue reading


Simmy has been a part of the Academy Ford family for 28 years today. He started his career at Academy Ford as a painter in the body shop.  When an unexpected medical leave came up for the then manager he was asked to step up and take over.  Within that time he had a self-taught … Continue reading

40 Mile High Club

In the automotive industry 40 is the new 30.  With the U.S. government setting a lofty goal for MPGs to 35.5 by 2015, Ford has taken this challenge and made concerted efforts to go above and beyond that goal.  Let’s take a look at the Ford model line up that will give you 40 MPGs or better … Continue reading

Car Seats Continue to Confuse Parents

In a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study researchers found that overall the guidelines for child passenger safety are not being met.  The study found that: Few children are in rear facing car seats after the age of 1 Fewer than 2% of children use a booster seat after the age of 7 Many children … Continue reading

An Insider’s Guide to Buying a Used Car

Used Cars

Buying a used car can be quite overwhelming, especially if you are new to the game.  But, we have been in the business for some time so, we have a few tips to share to help make it easier for you.  Here goes… Before you even go to see the car, do your homework: Determine … Continue reading

Get Your Car Ready for Back to School

So, the school supplies have been purchased, new fall clothes are overflowing the kids’ closets, and the carpooling schedule has been finalized. (If not check out this post)  You are ready for the school year to begin, right? Not so fast…you have to get the car ready too!  Don’t worry there aren’t too many things … Continue reading

Top 5 Test Drive Tips

Top 5 Test Drive Tips

You have done all the research you can handle online and you are beyond excited to finally get your hands on the NEW car of your dreams!  A test drive is imperative when buying a car, you want to make sure that this fine crafted piece of machinery will fit into your daily life perfectly … Continue reading

Car Accessories When You Need a Truck

Cargo Box

Life has a way of serving us things that we may not always be prepared for . . . for example, no matter who you are, there are times when you have a job to do that is really ideal for a truck. However, not everyone has the budget to own a truck. So, what are … Continue reading

Need a Carpool Game Plan?

We got you covered.  Whether you are a new parent to the school scene or you have gone back to work recently and can’t be everywhere at once, carpooling can really help out a busy parent.  But, you can’t just add your name to the carpool list and call it a day.  There has to … Continue reading

It’s National S’mores Day!

S'mores Pie

If you haven’t noticed we like to celebrate any national holiday especially when it’s food related i.e. here, here, and then there is today! National S’mores Day! What a classic American summer treat?! There aren’t too many camping trips or summer BBQs that are complete without a delicious s’mores treat to round out the experience. … Continue reading