SYNC Secrets, Volume 3

We have another SYNC Secret for you.  Well today’s isn’t so much a secret as it is just not well known.  Let’s set the scene for you: You are cruising home from a day at the office and traffic is getting more and more backed up.  All the while you can’t find any good music … Continue reading

SYNC Secrets, Volume 2

Planning a quick trip and need directions.  Let SYNC do the work for you.  It is just a quick flick of the mobile app and your off.  Here’s how: Step 1 Download the SYNC DESTINATIONS App Step 2 Login with your SYNC Services account info. Step 3 Select the search option from the home screen … Continue reading


We here at Academy Ford are well aware of the fact that a vehicle is the second biggest purchase a person can make. So, we are committed to helping our customers find the vehicle that meets their needs, budget, family, business, etc.   We believe that because of this commitment we are blessed with customers that remain loyal to us, some … Continue reading

SYNC Secrets, Volume 1

Microsoft SYNC Secrets

Welcome to our new blog series for October, SYNC SECRETS.  We are just going to do a quick little blog post each Sunday for the rest of the month with a quick tip on something about the Microsoft SYNC system that you may not be aware of and while we are at it you can submit any … Continue reading

Celebrating 50 Years: Employee Appreciation

Academy Ford, Celebrating 50 Years

When you are in business for 50 years in the automotive industry you employee a considerable amount of people.  Generally, our staff stays at a little under 100 employees.  While we value each and every one of our employees there are a few faces that have been here for quite some time and their commitment … Continue reading

Test Drive a Ford, Help a High School

Drive 4 UR School

Just test-drive a Ford at the Drive 4 UR School event at St. Vincent Pallotti High School this weekend and you can help your local high school raise funds! The Drive 4 UR School program is not a new concept – it’s actually a five-year-old initiative that has already raised more than $10 million through … Continue reading


We are back at it again with our 5 simple Fall Auto DIY projects.  (Fall Auto DIY Project #1 is here, #2 is here, #3 part 1 is here, #3 part 2 is here, #3 part 3 is here, and #4 is here in case you missed them) Today we are at the end of the series with Fall Auto DIY Project #5, … Continue reading

Celebrating 50 Years: In the Community

Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief's Vehicle

There is a great spirit of giving at Academy Ford.  From all levels of employees: including the owners, the general manager, the part time receptionists, and everyone in between.  If you check out our community page here you can see some of the highlighted organizations that we continually support. But, that goes without mentioning the … Continue reading

Best New Cars for Teens

2012 Ford Fusion

Back-to-school shopping doesn’t always stop at pencils and pens it can also include test drives. To help give parents a leg up we have put together a list of affordable standouts for teens. In the perfect world you want to select the safest car that you can afford that performs well and is economical to own. … Continue reading

Join Us for the Escape Hunger Drive

Ford and Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, have kicked off the 2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive in various cities around the United States.  Guests at each Hunger Drive event will have the opportunity to experience smart features on the all-new Ford Escape, including its hands-free liftgate, EcoBoost® engine, active park assist and Blind … Continue reading