5 Tips for Improving Visibility During Winter

The winter weather that we have been experiencing lately brings dangerous driving conditions along with it.   A lot of accidents that happen during this dangerous driving season can be attributed to poor visibility.  Hence the 3 tips for improving visibility during winter. 1. Windshield wipers We rely on our windshield wipers to clear windows of … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Consider Buying an Electric or Hybrid Car

Hybrids are most beneficial to those who live in urban areas with a lot of slow driving because it uses its electric motor when you drive slowly or come to a stop.  The electric motors found in electric and hybrid cars are quieter than gasoline engines. Service and maintenance costs are less expensive for electric … Continue reading

Top 4 Tips for De-icing Your Car

When it comes to driving safely in icy conditions and snowy weather, having a clear windshield is a top priority.  Follow these tips for de-icing your windows: Start your engine and turn on your heat to the highest setting possible.  Turn on your front and rear defrosters, which will push the airflow up out of … Continue reading

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

As we look back and remember Martin Luther King, Jr. today, we commemorate what would have been his 84th birthday this year.  As most of you may know Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence throughout his life.   One of the the first stands he made against racial inequality that garnished … Continue reading

Ford Electrified Vehicle Lineup

Ford offers five different electric vehicles.  Both the C-MAX and Fusion come in hybrid and plug-in hybrid varieties, and the Focus Electric is an all-electric vehicle.  You can read more about these vehicles here. All-Electric An electric car is great for the environment, because it produces almost no pollution.  It can also go very fast.  … Continue reading

How to Organize Your Car

The beginning of the year is always a good time to get your life in order.  Organizing your home can make your life much less stressful, but don’t forget about your car!  Keeping your car in order is actually more important because of the safety risks that clutter poses in your vehicle.  You might even … Continue reading

Protect Your Car from Road Salt

The salt used on roads during the wintertime is corrosive and can damage your vehicle’s finish, increase rust, and even reduce efficiency of pipes and motors, therefore diminishing driving performance.  Doors, fenders, hoods and tailgates are most vulnerable to rust because they retain a lot of moisture.  Here are some ways to prevent damage to … Continue reading

You May Need to Abandon Your Vehicle in the Snow

There are ONLY two circumstances in which you should leave the vehicle. 1) If you are VERY familiar with the surroundings and are certain it would be easy to walk to safety. 2) If you see it as last resort in which you believe you have absolutely no chance of surviving unless you try to … Continue reading

Happy 5 Year Anniversary Gina!

Gina has been a part of the Academy Ford family for 5 years today.  She has been answering the phones and helping our customers as the operator at Academy Ford.  She has stayed loyal to Academy Ford because of the atmosphere saying, “the people are just so nice here.” Gina was born in Nuremberg, Germany. … Continue reading

10 Factors That Can Affect Your Vehicle’s MPG

Does your vehicle seem to have a lower fuel economy than it is reported to have?  You may be surprised by how many factors can affect the MPG of your vehicle.  Some fuels contain less energy than others.  Oxygenated fuels, reformulated gasoline (RFG), and gasoline with ethanol in it can all decrease MPG.  Also, your … Continue reading