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Why Buy the 2018 Mustang? Performance, Design, and Tech

2018 Ford Mustang

 

The Mustang is a classic pony car, offering raw power, bold design, and quality engineering. The new 2018 Ford Mustang carries on the long legacy of impressive performance and styling, and it also adds a few features that set it apart from the competition. That’s why we at Sanderson Ford have written a blog about why you should buy the 2018 Mustang.

If you’re looking for a truly thrilling ride that won’t break the bank, the Mustang may be the answer. When equipped with an available V8 engine that gets up to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the new Mustang can go from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. You can also select from two other engine options if you want better fuel economy. In fact, the four-liter base engine achieves up to 32 mpg on the highway.*

The Mustang is also comfortable to maneuver, with impressive handling and driving dynamics that should please the pickiest of drivers. There’s a wide range of performance upgrades to improve driving, such as the GT Performance Package that comes with larger wheels, Brembo® braking, and a Torsen limited-slip differential. You can even opt for a customizable digital instrument cluster to ensure you always get important info behind the wheel.

Fresh technology and a comfortable cabin are additional benefits that you can own when you drive home this beast. Unlike previous versions, the 2018 Mustang has smartphone connectivity, an optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and driver assist safety technology. You can also select chrome trim and premium materials for the seats. For more reasons to love the new Mustang, stop by Sanderson Ford for a test drive today.

*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. Use for comparison only.

Ford Fund Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico Totals $1.2 Million

Ford

 

At Sanderson Ford, we’re proud to be associated with one of the top brands in the industry. Not only does Ford craft some of the finest cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market, but the company also invests in local communities. In fact, Ford recently expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico by investing more than $1.2 million in food and community aid.

Even though it’s already 2018, many Puerto Ricans are still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, which happened late last year. According to Ford, a large portion of the $1.2 million it has invested in aid will go to mobile community centers across the island to provide easier access to food, resources, and services. The company is also donating money to fund educational grants, Transit Connect cargo vans, an F-150, water filters, and over 10,000 new books to replace those ruined by water damage.

“This effort is at the heart of Ford Fund’s mission to provide opportunities and access for people in need,” said Jim Vella, president of the Ford Motor Company Fund. “[It] allows us to expand our ongoing efforts to help rebuild the lives of thousands of Puerto Ricans following Hurricane Maria.”

Considering that Hurricane Maria was the worst natural disaster that Puerto Rico has on record, Ford’s generous initiative for early 2018 will provide the island significant relief as it rebuilds.

Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Many people find themselves making steadfast promises to themselves in January only to falter on them come February. Arm yourself with these tips to help you stick to your ambitions all year long.

 

Start Small

 

While it’s good to set high standards for yourself, if you make goals that are too far-fetched you’ll be hard-pressed to reach them. Instead, start with small goals and add more each month.

 

Talk About It

 

An effective way of staying on track with your goals is to talk about your progress regularly with friends and/or family members. You can also keep a journal or online blog that records your experience, while holding you accountable to your resolutions.

 

Don’t Give Up

 

Sometimes people go into New Year’s resolutions with an all-or-nothing attitude. But you have to give yourself some wiggle room and plenty of forgiveness to succeed in the long-run. Remind yourself that a perfect record is not what a resolution is about. If you slip up, start again the next day. There’s no need to give up and wait until the next New Year to start making positive life changes.

 

Happy New Year from all of us here at Sanderson Ford! And good luck on your goals for 2018.

Auto Loan Terms: Words to Know Before Purchasing Your Next Vehicle

Auto Loan Terms

Financing a vehicle can be a confusing, and sometimes stressful, experience. At Sanderson Ford, we want you to feel confident every step of the way. Feel free to call us with any of your financing questions. Here are some common auto loan terms that will help familiarize you with the financing process.

 

Base Price

 

This is the cost of a vehicle at its most basic level, before you add on any extra options.

 

Dealer Incentives

 

These are programs designed by the manufacturer to encourage dealers to promote slow-selling vehicles.

 

Extended Warranty

 

Once the manufacturer’s warranty expires, an extended warranty will kick in to cover the cost of any maintenance or repairs on a vehicle. Extended warranties can be purchased throughout the first year of ownership.

 

Rebate

 

Like the dealer incentive, a rebate is put forth by the manufacturer to encourage the sales of a specific vehicle. It often involves a price reduction in the form of a money back program.

 

Trade-In Value

 

When buying a new car, you have the option to trade in your old car as part of the payment for a new one. The amount of money that the dealer will take off of the new vehicle’s price in exchange for your old car is called the trade-in value.

 

Still have questions about these terms or other financing situations? Call us here at Sanderson Ford; we’ll be glad to assist.

Making a New Year’s Resolution for Your Car

New Year’s resolution for your car

 

It’s never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. In fact, if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, why not make goals for your car?

Schedule regular service appointments

The key to having a long-lasting car is keeping up with preventative maintenance. Scheduling regular check-ups for your vehicle to nip potential problems in the bud before they pose a hazard to your car’s functionality and your safety.

Keep your car clean

Did you know that if you have too much junk in your car, it can impact your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy? Make an effort to clean your car out regularly in the new year.

Check tires and wheels regularly

Any slight wobble or vibration usually indicates an issue with your tires and/or wheels. Keep your tires properly inflated, check to see if your tread is worn down, and make sure your wheels are properly aligned.

Replace fluids

Fluids are critical to the life of a car—brake fluid, oil, coolant, and even windshield wiper fluid each play a crucial role in your auto’s performance. Make sure to replace or change your vehicle’s fluids regularly.

Set New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle by picking one of the above goals that will keep your car running smoothly while also protecting you on new excursions. If you need any help, stop in to Sanderson Ford and we’ll lend a helping hand!

Local Winter Events Near Glendale, AZ

Glendale Glitters

 

If you’re expecting a white Christmas, Glendale isn’t exactly the place to be. However, there are still some great local winter events that can help you get into a festive mood this holiday.

 

Winter Wonderland 2017

Arizona doesn’t usually get much in the way of ice and snow – so Glendale’s Winter Wonderland brings artificial snow and frozen water right to you. Head to Murphy Park for ice skating and  making snow angels, two rare pastimes to experience right in the heart of Glendale, Arizona.

 

Glendale Glitters

What are the holidays without some festive light shows to attend? Head to this award-winning light show for some family fun in Historic Downtown Glendale. Featuring 1.5 million LED bulbs, this attraction starts November 24th and continues through December.

 

Winter Jam

On November 10th, you can head to Gila River Arena for a great music festival full of family-friendly music at Winter Jam. It’s only $15 to get in, and military and veterans gain free admission in honor of Veterans Day weekend. Artists like Family Force 5, Mac Powell, and more will be performing live.

 

Check out these local winter events in Glendale, Arizona for a fun and engaging Christmas season to suit the whole family. Stop by Sanderson Ford and let us know how it was!

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

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief: Texas is Family

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief

 

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Texas was left with catastrophic damage. Many of its residents have faced extraordinary damage to their homes and possessions. However, the state has seen overwhelming support from many groups and individuals from across the country, including Ford Motor Company.

 

Ford Motor Company and its Texas dealers have organized a number of different ways to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. To begin with, Ford has donated $500,000 to groups such as The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities. Additionally, the Texas Ford dealerships organized a Cowboys-Texans telethon which allowed them to raise $200,000 in donations as of September 1st. These dealerships plan to raise another $1 million, which Ford will match.

 

Not only is Ford aiding the victims of Hurricane Harvey via financial relief, but the company has also created a “Texas is Family” program, offering special deals for families and employees impacted by the hurricane. Those who qualify will receive family and employee prices, low lease rates, and the benefit of zero payments until 2018. Ford hopes that this program helps families meet their immediate transportation needs in the wake of Harvey’s destruction.

 

To learn more about Ford’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and how you can help, stop by Sanderson Ford.

Giving Back this Holiday Season in Glendale, AZ

giving back this holiday season

With holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can end this year on a generous note. Here at Sanderson Ford, we’ve gathered a few suggestions for how you can give back to the community this holiday season.

Kick off your seasonal altruism by attending the 2017 We Believe Gala on October 28th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, hosted by the Horse Rhythm Foundation. This is the largest fundraising event for the organization, and it will feature guest speakers such as war veteran and former POW Colonel Thomas H. Kirk. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the gala’s website.

Next, on November 10th, spend a night out on the town with the 2017 Annual House of Refuge Gala. Held from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the theme for this year’s event will be “New York State of Mind.” The event will feature foods inspired by the Big Apple. Guests can enjoy games and live music while helping improve the lives of homeless individuals and domestic abuse victims.

Finally, on December 9th, join the 25th Anniversary Gala for the Phoenix Deaf Women Organization. Held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the MonOrchid, this event will educate the public about deaf culture, advocacy, and empowerment. Special guest Missy Keast, entrepreneur with ASL Inside, will be the featured speaker along with other noteworthy guests.

These are just some of the many ways you can give back to the local community this holiday season.

New 2018 F-150 Diesel is the First of Its Kind

2018 F-150 Diesel

The 2018 F-150 Diesel is causing quite a stir in the auto industry, offering a Power Stroke V6 Diesel engine that works to optimize power while using less gas. Although the 2018 F-150 has several updates, this new diesel engine option is perhaps the most significant.

According to Car and Driver, the diesel engine is turbocharged and mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, to yield optimum performance. You may be wondering, “Why should I buy a diesel engine?” While old diesel engines produced dark black smoke and guzzled fuel, modern engines are quieter and typically require less maintenance and fuel.

Previously, diesel engines were only offered in Europe, but we’re seeing some changes in the industry. Diesel engines have low-end power because they don’t need to be revved for better acceleration. They also have better towing due to increased torque. Because they don’t need spark plugs or other components, many people see them as more reliable than traditional gasoline engines.

Thinking about buying a diesel? Stop by Sanderson Ford to learn more about the 2018 Ford F-150. You can test the truck in person, and our expert staff will tell you more about the array of features on the F-150.

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