Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

Are you celebrating Halloween at home this year? You can still have a lot of scary fun. Check out these suggestions for family-friendly Halloween activities!

Make a haunted fort

Making a haunted fort right at home is a favorite among kids. You can start with a regular blanket fort and add spooky elements, like fake cobwebs and LED candles, or build something more elaborate if you’re feeling ambitious.

Make a Halloween scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are always fun, and they’re even more fun when Halloween-themed. Better yet, all you need is a pen, paper and Halloween decoration you can reference.

Throw a face painting party

Kids love to paint. Buy a face-painting kit and let them go crazy trying to turn themselves — or you — into a spooky Halloween monster. Just make sure to have makeup remover at hand.

Host Halloween game night

Halloween game night can be as simple as playing a normal board game with a Halloween theme, like Halloween bingo. There are many, many variations of classic games you can find online. Good Housekeeping has a nice list to get you started.

Tell a spooky story

No Halloween is complete without a good, scary story. Sit around a backyard campfire and spook your children with a sinister (but family-friendly) tale. If you don’t have an outdoor area, an indoor fireplace works too.

When Halloween comes around, try a few different activities. Then, next year, you can do the most popular ones again with variations or more embellishment. It can become a family tradition!

It’s probably not a good idea to trunk or treat this year, but if you still need a new ride for a scary good price, make sure to check out Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. And also, happy Halloween!

Ford Reveals 2021 Bronco Adventure Concepts

2021 Ford Bronco Adventure Concepts | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ

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To celebrate the Bronco’s 55th birthday, Ford launched five 2021 Bronco adventure concepts that show off just how easy it is to accessorize the Bronco to your liking.

The concepts use hundreds of the Bronco’s factory-backed accessories, making personalization just as big a part of the Bronco experience as extreme off-road capability.

One of the most notable concept is the Trail Rig, offered on both the four-door Bronco Sport and the two-door Bronco. Designed for the most serious off roaders, it includes 31-inch BFGoodrichMud-Terrain tires and a one-inch lift kit on the Bronco Sport, as well as a 40-inch light bar and a winch on the Bronco. You’ll need it to help out the people who made the mistake of not getting a Bronco before going off into the wilds.

When your active lifestyle require you to bring a lot of gear, that’s where the Bronco Sport TOW RZR comes in. Based on the Badlands series, it adds crossbars, a medium cargo basket and the Class II Trailer Tow Package to boost the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport’s towing capacity to 2,200 pounds, enough for an ATV.

And if you just enjoy fishing, Ford thought of you too. Based on the Outer Banks series, it uses fender-mounted trail sights to fit a custom-made fishing pole and seat perch so you can comfortably wait for the perfect catch. There’s also a slide-out tailgate, a useful platform for stringing up lures or repairing fishing rods when you need it.

These concepts only show off the hundreds of possible ways the 2021 Bronco is customizable. Learn more about the 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Listen to the New ‘Bring Back Bronco’ Podcast

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The Bronco enthusiasts here at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, have been eagerly counting the says until the beloved off-road icon would return to our lot. If you’re curious about the history of the Bronco, from its origin to its temporary hibernation to its triumphant return, then you need to check out the new podcast Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story.

The Bring Back Bronco podcast is an eight-episode journey through the untold history of the Built Wild™ Bronco’s birth, death, and resurrection at the hands of several die-hard Bronco fans among the ranks at Ford Motor Company.

The podcast, hosted by former NPR correspondent Sonari Glinton, also takes a look at the significant role the Bronco played in American history. According to Glinton, “I think you can really tell the story of America when you dig deep and tell the story of a product, and I have always wanted to do that.”

You can listen to Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story while commuting using your vehicle’s SYNC® smartphone connectivity system. You can find the podcast at the Bring Back Bronco website, which includes cool historical supplements, or wherever you get your podcasts.

The 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport are coming to Sanderson Ford. If you want to be a part of history, call or email to learn more about making your reservation and being one of the first on your block with a brand-new Bronco.

Introducing the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Phoenix, AZ | Sanderson Ford

After a quarter-century of lying dormant, the Ford Bronco is back — and this time, it’s bringing powerful friends. Starting with the 2021 resurrection of the capable 4×4 SUV, Ford has made a play to expand its beloved Bronco outdoor brand with the all-new 2021 Bronco Sport. The Sanderson Ford family has compiled some of the Bronco Sport’s most game-changing new features below.

Family-friendly: The Bronco Sport makes an excellent family SUV thanks to its spacious 65.2 cubic feet of available cargo space. The agile SUV also comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety technology that includes standard driver assistance features like Automatic Emergency Braking and the Lane-Keeping System for extra peace of mind.

Built Wild™: Like its bigger sibling, the Bronco Sport is Built Wild™ to take on any off-road adventure. The Bronco Sport’s two powerful engine options are coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission that has available SelectShift® paddle shifters exclusive to Badlands and now-sold-out First Edition trims.

Safari Roof: The Bronco Sport sports a flat Safari-Style roof that isn’t just stylish, it’s also functional. The roof comes with a long roof rail that makes transporting outdoor gear a cinch, while the best-in-class headroom afforded by the tall roof also leaves enough room to haul two standing bikes in the cargo hatch.

If you’re interested in the all-new 2021 Bronco Sport, visit Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona to reserve yours today.

The 2021 Ford Bronco is Coming with a Vengeance

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You’ve waited patiently for the return of the off-road ready Ford Bronco, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your patience. The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco is here, and it’s better than anyone could have possibly imagined.

For the first time in history, the iconic shape of the Ford Bronco will accommodate four doors, making it an even more family-friendly choice. Whether you opt for four doors or two, these Built Wild™ SUVs have several class-exclusive features including a seven-speed manual transmission, Terrain Management System with G.O.A.T. Modes, and available Trail Control. Whether you’re doing a Baja run through the Arizona desert or cruising around Phoenix, the Bronco looks sharp and performs like a beast.

Every 2021 Bronco is standard with 4×4 capability, and an available Advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement enables a best-in-class crawler gear ratio of 94.75:1 and a best-in-class automatic crawl ratio of 67.8:1.* The Bronco is also capable of best-in-class approach and breakover angles, best-in-class water fording, and offers best-in-class ground clearance.* Sensing a pattern?

For those looking for more, there are also special custom packages available. For example, you can drive the Big Bend™, Black Diamond™ and Outer Banks™, as well as the Wildtrak™ and Badlands™ models for extreme off-road driving. Built with the durability of the F-Series truck and the power of a Mustang, the Bronco will redefine your off-road experience.

If you’re as excited about the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco as we are, you can make a $100 refundable deposit now and secure yours. We’re excited to see the Bronco in Glendale at the Sanderson Ford showroom, but we’re even more excited to see it kicking up dust up close and in person.

*Class is Medium Traditional Utilities.

All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Aims for Best-in-Class Capabilities

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Ford has a reputation for making incredible trucks, and that’s why the F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 43 years and counting. Get ready to see that streak run even longer with the addition of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 — an even more advanced, powerful, and luxurious take on the iconic full-size pickup.

The F-150 is built for work. The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost® engine is slated to be at the top in its class when it comes to performance, offering projected best-in-class horsepower and torque.* On top of that, Ford projects that the segment-exclusive hybrid will give the all-new 2021 F-150 the power to tow at least 12,000 pounds and an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles.**

Apart from its revolutionary hybrid engine, Ford put a lot of effort into making the interior better than ever. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is more luxurious and smarter than ever, boasting standard SYNC® 4 connectivity and offering a unique Interior Work Station option. If you’re the sort who likes to grab a catnap on your break, the F-150 is available with a new Max Recline Seat that folds nearly flat so that you can relax more fully.

You can expect to see the 2021 Ford F-150 in the Sanderson Ford showroom later this year. If you want to be one of the first in Glendale, Arizona, behind the wheel of this groundbreaking truck, call or email and we’ll get you on the road to having your very own all-new F-150.

*With available 3.5L PowerBoost engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

**Targeted EPA-estimated range applies to an available trim. Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2020 calendar year.

The Mustang Mach 1 Returns

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If you are a Ford Mustang aficionado, then you should be excited to hear that the Mustang Mach 1 is making a comeback. This model is a modern take on the thrilling performance model that made its first appearance in the 1960s.

Now, after a 17-year break, the Mustang Mach 1 returns with impressive performance from its 5.0-liter V8 engine with a projected 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It will be the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever and will feature Ford Performance parts from the Mustang Shelby models. You can get even more performance with the available Handling Package.

Paying homage to the original Mach 1, the new model comes with a shark-nosed section with a 3D mesh along with faux lamp features. Completing the look are Satin Black side and hood stripes. You can choose from eight exterior color options including the Mach 1 exclusive Fighter Jet gray, Grabber Yellow, Twister Orange, and Shadow Black.

“Bold styling, great acceleration and speed – Mach 1 says it all,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer. “This is one of those special Mustangs that truly brings a smile to the faces of our owners, enthusiasts and fans – including me – so there’s never been a better time to bring back Mach 1 and have it go global too.”

Make sure to stay tuned to Sanderson Ford for the latest information about the Mach 1 and other awesome Ford developments!

Mustang Mach-E Charging Time is Impressive

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in Phoenix, AZ at Sanderson Ford

When electric cars first started entering the automotive market, some of their biggest downfalls were short ranges, long charging times, and a lack of charging locations. Now, the all-new Mustang Mach-E can conquer all those problems with a long range, quick charging times, and access to the largest electric vehicle charging network.

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is available with both standard and extended range battery options. When equipped with rear-wheel drive and the extended range battery, the Mustang Mach-E offers an EPA-estimated driving range of 300 miles*, which is more than enough for a week’s worth of driving for many families.

When you do need to charge up, you can use a DC fast charging station to get an estimated 61 miles of range in 10 minutes, on the extended range models. The standard-range battery adds about 46 miles of range with 10 minutes of charging.

When you drive the Mustang Mach-E, you have access to the FordPass™ Charging Network. This includes 13,500 charging stations and nearly 40,000 plugs across North America. With such a wide charging infrastructure and quick charging times, the Mach-E is the ideal choice for travelling cross country in an electric vehicle.

Mark Kaufman, Ford global director, electrification, said, “We’ve made it a priority to make it faster to recharge their Mustang Mach-E, and we’re continuing to work with providers to ensure even more charge points are available through FordPass to make it easier to recharge.”

At Sanderson Ford, we’re impressed with the Mustang Mach-E charging time. Give us a call to learn more about this next-generation SUV and order your own!

*Targeted Range, select models. Based on a full charge when configured with optional extended range battery and rear wheel drive. Actual range varies with conditions, such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.

How to Store Your EV When You’re Not Using It

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During this global pandemic, most of us are driving our vehicles a lot less often than we used to. If you bought an electric vehicle for your commute, but now your commute is only a walk to your dining room, there are a few things you need to do to store your EV. These tips come from Bob Taenaka, senior technical leader for Battery and Cell System Development at Ford.

Keep your 12-volt battery charged

If you drive your hybrid or electric vehicle at least once a month, this should keep your 12-volt battery charged. If you are not driving it, plug it in for at least 8 hours total each month.

Charge the high-voltage battery

In addition to the 12-volt battery, you also need to make sure your high-voltage battery has a charge. Taenaka recommends storing your vehicle with a charge between 10 and 80%. If it is at less than 10%, you run the risk of the battery becoming completely depleted.

Store your vehicle (when isolating 30 days or more)

If you do not plan on driving your Ford hybrid for more than a month, you should disconnect the negative terminal from your 12-volt battery. Or, if your vehicle is a plug-in hybrid or EV, you can leave it plugged in. A final option is to connect your 12-volt battery to a 12-volt battery charger.

If you plan on storing your EV for an extended period of time, make sure it’s in good shape beforehand. Visit Sanderson Ford’s service department and we’ll give your EV the care it needs.

Ford Mustang is Best-Selling Sports Car in the World

2020 Ford Mustang

You probably know that the Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck, but did you know Ford also has another best-selling vehicle? The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world and holds the title for the world’s best-selling sports coupe for five years in a row.

In 2015, Ford started shipping the sixth-generation Mustang around the world. Since then, Ford has sold more than 633,000 Mustangs in 146 countries. The current Ford lineup includes 12 Mustang variants including the Mustang EcoBoost®, GT, BULLITT, Shelby® GT350, GT350R, GT500, and a range of performance packages and upgrades.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting.”

For the most impressive, track-ready performance, choose the 2020 Mustang Shelby® GT500®. It comes standard with a 5.2-liter supercharged cross plane crank V8 that delivers 760 horsepower at 7,300 RPM. This Mustang model also comes with Launch Control, Selectable Drive Modes, and a 12-inch LCD Digital Instrument Cluster.

Visit Sanderson Ford for a closer look at the best-selling sports car in the world!

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