Forty percent of Americans are concerned about how far their vehicle can go on a full tank of gas or battery charge, according to a new survey, and Ford has a new car that can help alleviate that worry. Ford, America’s best-selling plug-in hybrid brand, now offers a plug-in hybrid that can go further than … Continue reading

Performance Features of the Focus- What They Really Mean?

We totally get it! After listening to some car commercials you can be left scratching your head as to what any of the features they were toting actually mean.  So today we are tackling some of the performance features to give you a better understanding of the value of these benefits… Ok so here goes: … Continue reading

2015 is Here and so is a Fantastic Ford Line Up

THE FUTURE OF TOUGH®. ALL-NEW F-150. The future of tough is here, so you can own work now like never before. High-strength, military grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame for less weight yet greater strength Best-in-class towing and payload* Improved power-to-weight ratio across the entire 4-engine lineup for greater performance Better fuel efficiency by … Continue reading

Introducing the all-new 2014 Ford Flex

The brand new 2014 Flex has ample room for up to seven and is perfect for families on the go. Ford announced that this Flex would come with an efficient 3.5L V6 as the standard engine and would allow the 3.5L EcoBoost with the best in class V6 horsepower. The Ecoboost V6 brags a 365 … Continue reading

Hybrid or Electric F150s? Maybe, just not yet.

The new Atlas Concept that Ford Motor Co. unveiled at Detroit revealed several interesting technologies that altogether could save fuel: active grille shutters, active wheel shutters, a drop-down air dam, and power running boards.  Then Raj Nair Group Vice President, Global Product Development of Ford Motor Company stated that that Ford expects “an increase in electrification across segments,” … Continue reading

Meet A New Member of the Team: Anastacio Martinez

We would like to introduce to you one of the newest product specialist here at Academy Ford, Anastacio Martinez. Martinez is new to the Academy Ford family and has over 5 years of working in customer relations. He believes that his customer service skills along with being fluent in Spanish will come in very handy … Continue reading

How does your car’s fuel gauge work?

First let’s begin with the anatomy of a fuel gauge to see how it works.  There are two main parts: 1. Sender, which measures the level of fuel in the tank. 2. Gauge, which displays that level to the driver.  The sender, located in the fuel tank of the car, consists of a float, usually … Continue reading

Lock it, Park it, Etch it: to Make your Tailgate Less Attractive to Thieves

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), tailgate theft is on the rise. They have noted that the thefts have been increasing since 2009, with an 18 percent increase projected from 2011 to 2012. The model that has been the number 1 target is the Ford F-series truck, most frequently the 2008 Ford F-250.  With a … 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

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