Welcome Our New Service Director, Brian Hunter

Brian Hunter joined the Academy Ford family in mid December last year.  He has been hard at work for the past few months, so we thought it was well overdue to formally introduce to you our new Service Director.  Welcome Brian Hunter. Brian has been working in the automotive industry for 30 years.  He began … Continue reading

10 Step Guide to Storing Your Car

With all the chatter about extended Spring Break vacays around the dealership.  We thought we should share with you some tips on storing your ride while you are away, especially if it will be long-term.  You may think that simply parking your car in a garage or using a car cover will be sufficient.  However, … Continue reading

Maintaining Your Car Engine

Last week, we discussed the importance of Maintaining Your Car Battery.  This week, we are focusing on how to keep your car’s engine running smoothly for years to come.  Here are some tips to follow: If you let your car idle for an extended period of time, the engine doesn’t operate at its peak temperature, resulting in … Continue reading

Brake Fluid. Do you need to replace it?

Why is it important to replace my brake fluid?  Most brake lines are made of something called Bundy tube or Bundy pipe, which are steel pipes lined with copper.  The copper corrodes over time, which can damage your brake system.  Copper corrodes when dissolved oxygen and acid reacts with the metal.  Brake fluid is acidic … Continue reading

Maintaining Your Car Battery

It is important to take care of your car’s battery to ensure that it has the longest life possible.  This is especially true during the winter season, when extreme temperatures put extra stress on your car battery. Cold temperatures make the battery work harder and, because the engine oil in your car is thicker, it … Continue reading

How to Stop Winter from Killing Your Ride

The winter season can really take a toll on your car.  Here are some tips for the wintertime to ensure that your car stays in top condition. Don’t plan on driving one of your cars over the winter season?  If you plan on storing your car for more than a month, there are certain steps … 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

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

Do You Believe the Mayans?

We are not here to say that we know what is going to happen on 12/21/12.  But, if you would rather be on the cautious side why not get your vehicle prepared for what could be…. either absolute chaos or the holiday travel season.  Call us today to schedule your service appointment at (301) 419-2700 … Continue reading

KEVIN CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH ACADEMY FORD

Kevin has been a part of the Academy Ford family for 5 years today.  He started his career in the automotive industry selling cars, but made the switch to service at Academy Ford.  He has been working here for 5 years as a Service Advisor.  He enjoys working at Academy Ford because of the people. … Continue reading