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Signs You Need New Tires

Need New Tires

 

Keeping your tires in good condition is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to get the most out of your vehicle. When tires are damaged or low on tread, this impacts your vehicle’s traction. This is especially true when traversing on dry, rough Arizona roads. Tires need to be in excellent shape to perform safely and efficiently.

 

So how do you know if you need new tires? There are several warning signs that will tell you whether it’s time to bring your vehicle into Sanderson Ford for some new tires. Repeat blowouts are one sure sign that you should replace your tires. This problem indicates that wheels should be replaced or repaired, since a bent wheel is likely causing the damage to the tire that triggers it to blow out.

 

Another sign that your tires are worn enough to replace is a change in the smoothness of your vehicle’s performance. Have you begun to notice constant vibrating when you’re on the road? Vibration related to the tires typically worsens at higher speeds. This may be a sign that you have a bent rim, which will eventually cause a flat tire if not replaced. Slight vibrations can also be a sign that a tire has worn down unevenly or has bumps or other damage, which would mean that the tire itself is ready to be replaced.

 

Learn to watch for these warning signs and keep your tires in good shape so you can easily tackle the challenging Arizona terrain.

 

 

 

Sources:

https://drivingtests101.com/articles/do-i-need-new-tires

Phoenix Trips, Local Style

Phoenix Trips

Arizona Canal: By Cygnusloop99 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Are you heading towards Sanderson Ford for a visit to Phoenix, Arizona? Don’t get caught in the tourist traps. Check out these Phoenix trips that are popular to locals. Be sure to travel in the area’s favorite truck, the Ford F-150, to blend in even better.

 

Roosevelt Row Arts District

 

A day in the Arts District is sure to get your creative blood flowing. Take your time walking down the street and through alleyways where you’ll find all sorts of colorful, photogenic murals. There are plenty of art galleries and boutiques where you can stop in and buy a piece of Phoenix art to take home with you, too.

 

South Mountain Park and Preserve

 

As one of the country’s largest municipal parks, South Mountain Park offers some gorgeous desert hiking. Bring plenty of snacks and water so that you can make it to the highest point, Dobbins Lookout, where you’ll see an unbelievable view of the city and beyond.

 

Arizona Canal

 

The Arizona Canal is located in the Arcadia neighborhood. It’s the perfect place for a walk and some people watching, but you’ll also find some natural wonders like a waterfall and a cave. The walk will surely work up an appetite, so end your evening with dinner at the O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nanobrewery.

Just ask us at Sanderson Ford if you want to hear about more amazing local trips!

Fall in Phoenix: Fun Local Festivals for You To Visit

Fall in Phoenix

At Sanderson Ford, we love living so close to Phoenix. There’s always a ton to do, and since the weather is perfect in September and October, fall in Phoenix is one of our favorite times of the year. Here are some events this October that you won’t want to miss.

 

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

 

From October 13-15, 2017, head to Tempe Beach Park for the best in German beers, foods, and festivities. Four Peaks Brewery will be serving up some of its German brews, while live music from Whiskey’s Quicker, Jared and the Mill, Lil Jon, and more keep you entertained all weekend long.

 

Arizona Taco Festival

 

That same weekend, don’t miss the Arizona Taco Festival from October 14-15, 2017. Take a break from the German grub and head to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to taste more types of tacos than you knew existed.

 

Lost Lake Festival

 

The next weekend is an exciting one for music fans, as the Lost Lake Festival runs from October 20-22, 2017 at Steele Indian School Park. Tickets are $165-$225 for a three-day general admission, but it’s worth the cost as you’ll have the chance to see performers like Chance the Rapper, The Killers, The Pixies, Haim, Ludacris, and more.

 

If you want any more local fun recommendations, just ask us at Sanderson Ford!

 

Best Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Phoenix

While Phoenix doesn’t experience the typical winter weather much of the rest of the United States sees, it is still a hub of holiday spirit. There are many events to help you celebrate Christmas in Phoenix. Here are some of the best ways to do so.

Las Noches de las Luminarias. Every December, over 7,000 luminaries turn the Desert Botanical Gardens into a softly lit wonderland during Las Noches de las Luminarias. This event draws sell-out crowds. Throughout the evening, visitors are regaled with musical performance and have the the opportunity to enjoy gourmet food. This makes it one of the most unique holiday celebrations in the Phoenix area. Adult tickets for non-members are $30 and children from ages 3 to 12 are $12.50. Children under three get in free.

Holidays at the Heard. Combine the spirit of the holidays with local native cultures at Holidays at the Heard, which takes place at the Heard Museum. This event is held on December 10th, 16th, and 17th from 6:30pm to 9pm , allowing visitors to enjoy authentic American Indian culture, such as live music and dance. There are a number of exhibit galleries and hands-on craft activities for people of all ages to enjoy as well. Tickets cost $9 for adults, $6 for children from the ages of 3 to 12, and free for children two and under.

Arizona Fall Events: Enjoy the Autumn Months

Fall is the perfect time of year to get out and explore your state. The cooler temperatures make outdoor activities a little more endurable, and a range of exciting events provides opportunities for everyone. You won’t want to miss some of these Arizona fall events and activities.

According to AZ Central, one of the most popular events this fall will be the Arizona State Fair. This event takes place from October 7 to 30 at the Veterans Coliseum in central Phoenix. You can stop by for some genuine fair food, games, activities, and shows. You won’t want to leave the state fair—plus, there are plenty of opportunities to visit.

The ArtFest of Scottsdale is also a very popular event. This takes place on November 19 and 20 in downtown Scottsdale. You can see over 150 artists from across the country, as well as local artists. You will be able to shop among fine arts collections or you can simply browse. Everyone is welcome at this event. Plus, there is free parking.

Finally, near the end of the fall season is the ZooLights event at the Phoenix Zoo. This event occurs at the end of November through the winter. It starts at 5:30pm and goes to 10:30pm, and it includes stunning displays. You will have an opportunity to see millions of lights in actions, and some animals will also be out as well.

Arizona fall events

Sanderson Ford’s 61st Anniversary

It’s not every day you turn 61, but here at Sanderson Ford, that’s exactly what we just did! Sanderson Ford’s 61st anniversary was a milestone for our staff and technicians. Through our long years in the Phoenix community, we’ve made leaps and bounds and have the awards to show for it. Customer satisfaction has been our top priority since our founding and with this latest anniversary, we’re looking to offer specials that prove it.

The Phoenix community is important to us, and we have a reputation to uphold for excellent service. We’ve won both corporate and community awards for decades, including the coveted “President’s Award.” Not only have we won the prestigious award consistently, we’ve often been the only dealership in the Phoenix Metro area to receive it.

Originally founded on May 1, 1955, by Don Sanderson Ford in Glendale as Glendale Motors, we’ve grown to offer and service every model in the Ford lineup. We also offer a selection of used cars for first-time or cost-conscious drivers.

A premiere Ford dealership, we offer every service possible. From Ford parts to routine maintenance to repairs, and more, we here at Sanderson Ford are all about going above and beyond customer expectations.

Let us here at Sanderson Ford demonstrate our commitment and show you why we’ve won many prestigious awards year after year.

Sanderson Ford’s 61st Anniversary

What to Do in Glendale, AZ This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re still floundering looking for a fun event for you and your significant other, have no fear! There are plenty of fun and romantic events right here in Glendale to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

What to do in Glendale this Valentine’s Day…

  • Take a romantic couple’s trail ride through the desert with Cave Creek Trail Rides. On Valentine’s, you’ll get an hour- or 90-minute-long ride, ending with a rose presented to the woman. Talk about romance!
  • On the 12th, check out the Phantasmagorical Spectacular at Alwun House, a sexy cabaret that douses the senses with fantastical lights, art, and dance.

If you want a little learning alongside the loving this Valentine’s Day, check out the Language of Flowers Exhibit and Chocolate Tasting at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, featuring treats from Cerrata Candy Co. Stroll through the aromatic gardens and learn about the ancient meanings and symbolism of different flowers, plants, and arrangements. Don’t just give flowers this year, know flowers this year!

what to do in Glendale

Remember These Baby Safety Tips While Driving During Baby Safety Month

This month marks Baby Safety Month, and though you baby’s safety is clearly a number one priority year-round, we’d like to take this time to remind you of some basic baby safety tips while driving.

  • Booster seats absolutely save lives, with children properly stationed in booster seats 45 percent less likely to be injured in a crash.
  • Be sure to choose a federally approved car safety seat, and follow the instructions carefully.
  • Never carry an infant in your lap while driving, and never place a car seat in the front passenger seat.
  • Always take your baby out of the car with you, never leaving it behind. Especially in warm weather, vehicles can heat up to a deadly temperature very quickly.
  • Whenever possible, drive with an additional passenger who can keep their eye on the baby in the backseat.

Do you have any other baby safety tips while driving? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.

baby safety tips while driving

Third Ford EcoBoost Challenge Launches in March

When you get behind the wheel, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when passive car shoppers turn into passionate vehicle owners. Sure, the facts and figures play a role in choosing your next vehicle, but when it just feels right to be in the driver’s seat, that’s often the moment that sells the car. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the third Ford EcoBoost Challenge next month.

The Challenge will provide current Ford owners and potential consumers with the opportunity to test drive some of the most popular models in the automaker’s lineup. Participants can register for a time slot to experience the all-new Ford Edge and Expedition as well as the Escape, Fusion Hybrid, and Transit Connect Wagon. Even the famed all-new F-150 and Mustang models will be on hand for attendees to take for a spin.

In addition, participants can sign up for lessons in driving a manual vehicle when they register. Among those registered to attend the event, one winner will be chosen to receive a brand new Ford Edge.

“With EcoBoost engines now available across 100 percent of our U.S. light-duty lineup, the EcoBoost Challenge lets consumers experience this innovative technology that helps Ford deliver better fuel economy with a more engaging driving experience than the competition,” said Michele Bartlett, group marketing manager for Ford’s large cars and SUVs. “Not only is the EcoBoost Challenge a lot of fun, but getting people in the driver’s seat is the best way for them to experience the craftsmanship, innovation and performance of the Ford lineup.”

The Challenge will tour 17 cities across the United States, beginning in Miami on March 7th and ending at Phoenix’s WestWorld on May 2nd.

If you don’t want to wait until May, we would love to take you for a drive here at Sanderson Ford.

Third Ford EcoBoost Challenge

Get the Family Together for Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

This time of year, it can be particularly difficult to get outside, given the dreary weather. But don’t let the chilly air get you down, there are plenty of great Phoenix December events for the whole family. One festive show that everyone will surely enjoy is seeing “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!,” based on the popular children’s novel series.

“The stage version of JBBS delights both old or new fans,” according to the show’s promotional materials. “Mr. Scary’s classroom comes to life in charming detail, and Junie’s dilemma — what to do when she draws her arch-enemy’s name for Secret Santa — is fleshed out with flashbacks and complications.”

A bit of silliness can definitely bring a family together this holiday, so why not check it out? The tickets can be had for as low as just $12. For more information on the show, go here. And if you’re still looking for the perfect holiday gift, head on down to Sanderson Ford to see what we have available.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

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