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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

It’s easy to neglect vehicular hygiene during the winter months, even here in Phoenix where the winter months don’t always feel very wintery. If your vehicle is due for a bit of tender loving care this season, these spring cleaning tips for your vehicle will help tidy things up

  • Remove trash and clutter from the interior.
  • Using a microfiber cloth, dust the dashboard, center console, and other firm surfaces. Add a gentle cleansing spritz if your screens need a little extra attention.
  • Vacuum the seats and floor mats, and don’t skip vacuuming underneath the floor mats.
  • Wash the interior windows with glass cleaner and a fresh, soft cloth.
  • Start cleaning the exterior by scrubbing down your tires with a strong cleanser and tough brush.
  • Wash your car from hood to wheels using an automotive-specific wash. Make sure you’re changing out the water regularly.
  • Hose out the underbody to knock away debris.
  • Only use a soft towel for drying.
  • Finish up by waxing your paint job. Wax may seem superfluous after a good washing, but staying in the waxing habit is a great way to keep your ride looking spiffy for years to come.

If your vehicle needs service or maintenance this spring, look no further than Sanderson Ford.

 

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is The Most Powerful Street Legal Ford Ever

Ford Mustang

Ford is always striving to make sure the iconic Mustang is the best it can possibly be — and the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is proof of that. Arriving this fall with 700+ horsepower to its name, the Shelby GT500 will be the most powerful street-legal Ford ever created.

“A takedown artist, the new Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine, and visceral swagger,” said Jim Farley, Ford president, global markets.

This new pony car will come equipped with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine paired with a first-in-class TREMEC® seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This pairing will produce more than 700 horsepower, which is an impressive number by itself. Add the fact that it will also have the quickest street-legal acceleration and more performance-oriented technology than any other Mustang before, and you have one vehicle that’s ready to hit the open road.

The Mustang’s aerodynamic design is enhanced by its custom Michelin tires and the largest front brake rotors to be used on an American sports coupe. Inside its cockpit, you will find high-quality materials and unique touches that help it stand out, including new Dark Slate Miko® suede door panel inserts with accent stitching and available Recaro® racing seats. It will also have a 12-inch full-color LCD instrument cluster and a 12-speaker B&O® Play premium audio system.

We can’t wait to show you the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 when it arrives at Sanderson Ford later in 2019!

 

Resolve to Be a Better Driver in the New Year

Ford Speedometer

Noticing the faults of other drivers seems easy enough to do, whether it’s a slowpoke in the fast-lane or someone tailgating you during rush hour. But have you assessed your driving skills and habits lately? You may actually have some bad habits of your own, including things that you see other drivers doing frequently. If you want to be a better driver in the New Year, consider these easy steps.

 

Stop speeding

Speeding is a temptation if you’re in a hurry, but it’s a risky and potentially costly habit. Depending on where you drive and how fast you’re going, you could receive a ticket worth hundreds of dollars if you’re caught not obeying the speed limit. Instead of going faster, why not try heading out earlier? Giving yourself an extra 10 minutes or so to get where you need to be should help reduce your sense of urgency at the wheel.

 

Put down your phone

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous habits of modern driving. Put your phone in the center compartment, your bag, or another place where it is out of sight while you’re operating your vehicle. A smarter car can also help you to be a better driver; consider updating your ride to a new Ford with seamless device integration from Sanderson Ford so you can stay safe and connected while on the road.

 

There’s plenty you can do to be a better driver in 2019 even if you’ve been at it for a long time. If you are committed to becoming a better driver, why not reward yourself with a stylish new ride from Sanderson Ford?

 

Production Starts for 2019 Ford Ranger

2019 Ford Ranger

The 2019 Ford Ranger is almost ready to make its valiant return to the showroom at Sanderson Ford, and we couldn’t be more excited. Production on the all-new Ford Ranger kicked off in October at the Michigan Assembly Plant, putting the best-in-class-capable pickup truck that much closer to its official release date.

 

“Ford truck fans demanded a midsize pickup that’s ‘Built Ford Tough,’ and we’re delivering with our all-new Ranger that’s specially designed and engineered for American truck customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of global operations. “At the same time, we’re revitalizing our Michigan Assembly Plant and securing good-paying jobs for our hourly employees here in the U.S.”

 

The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is powered by a mighty 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. With this combination, the new Ranger will deliver best-in-class payload, gas towing, and gas torque, surpassing even V6 engine offerings in the midsize pickup segment. With advanced features like Terrain Management System™ and Trail Control™, both offered with the available FX4 Off-Road Package, the Ranger promises to be a real treat for off-road enthusiasts.

 

It’s just a matter of days before the 2019 Ford Ranger makes its glorious debut at Sanderson Ford. Stop into our showroom at the turn of the New Year and learn when you can expect to be among the first on your block with this incredibly fun-to-drive pickup in your driveway.

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Safety Features Benefit Drivers

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Safety

Automakers around the world are adding more safety systems to their vehicles, but Ford is beating them to the punch. The Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite features an impressive number of advanced technologies. Best of all, the safety suite will come standard on all models, starting with the 2019 Ford Edge and Fusion.

“Though our vehicles today are safer than ever, drivers tell us they are still stressed about getting in a potential accident,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of Global Markets. “That’s one reason why we’re making these must-have technologies accessible to millions of customers each year.”

Ford Co-Pilot360 will arrive as a standard feature on the all-new 2019 Ford Edge, including on the high-performance Edge ST variant. It is expected to roll out to every vehicle in the Ford passenger vehicle lineup over time, and Ford expects to make it part of its full commercial vehicle lineup by 2020.

The Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite includes innovative technologies like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Rear Backup Camera, and Auto High Beam Lights. By making these advanced technologies standard on most models, Ford continues to raise the bar for the industry and maintains its standing as a leader.

To see more of what Ford has to offer in terms of cutting-edge technologies, stop into Sanderson Ford.

 

What to Do in Phoenix for Halloween

Halloween

Though it never quite reaches a state of being autumnal in Phoenix, there’s no reason not to celebrate the spookiest time of the year: Halloween. If you love decorating your home with skeletons, ghosts, bats, and jack-o-lanterns, then you’ll want to make time to get out to these Halloween-flavored events and happenings.

Salt River Fields Spooktacular

One of the most unique seasonal celebrations in the country is the Salt River Fields Spooktacular, which sees more than 20 hot air balloons out on display and passing out candy to the kiddies. In addition to live music and plenty to eat and drink, there will be fireworks, tethered balloon rides, and a haunted trail.

13th Floor Haunted House

Speaking of haunted attractions, they don’t get much cooler than 13th Floor Haunted House, the premier haunt in all of Phoenix. This year’s event consists of two unique attractions: “The Possession,” which follows the thread of the blockbuster film by putting you face-to-face with a terrifying nun, and “In the Shadows,” where you will visit the aftermath of the PL4-GU3 virus and come into contact with those infected by it. If you have a young one, you may want to leave them at home — children under the age of 12 are not advised to attend.

These are just a couple of examples of the fun goings-on to experience in Phoenix this Halloween. For a reliable ride to get you to it all, stop into Sanderson Ford.

 

New Compact Ford Pickup May Be Coming by 2022

Coming Soon

There are lots of people who like the idea of driving a truck but do not need the ability to tow tens of thousands of pounds. While the upcoming midsize Ford Ranger may prove to be a better option for some, a new, even smaller compact Ford pickup may be released by 2022 to appeal to those who want to go even smaller.

According to Automobile magazine, Ford is considering reintroducing a compact unibody pickup to the American market sometime within the next five years. The last time Ford offered a small pickup was the Courier, which ended production in the early 1980s to make way for the Ranger and has been off the international market since 2013.

According to Automobile’s sources, the new truck would be larger than the previous Courier model but smaller than the current Ranger. Because of its small size, its towing and hauling capabilities likely would stay relatively low, but it would prove a versatile option for customers who may want to drive a truck but simply don’t need all that truck.

In speaking with Car and Driver, Ford spokesperson Dawn McKenzie said that Ford will be “significantly expanding our North America lineup with all-new vehicles and entering new segments with fresh designs and white-space silhouettes that will position us for even more growth.” While that’s not a definite yes, it certainly doesn’t sound like a no to us.

To see the new 2019 Ford Ranger, stop into Sanderson Ford’s showroom later this year and make sure you’re one of the first to take it for a test drive.

 

2018 Ford Expedition Safety Features Earn 5-Star Rating from NHTSA

2018 Ford Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition is a family-friendly SUV with plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. The Expedition is now even more appealing to families after earning a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is one of the leading automotive safety organizations, and the 2018 Ford Expedition safety features proved especially crucial in earning it the highest honor for safety available

According to The News Wheel, the Expedition earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by getting nearly perfect scores in the New Car Assessment Program’s crash tests. Features that helped it to earn such a rating include high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body; a fully-boxed steel frame; and driver-assist technologies aimed at providing confidence behind the wheel. These high-tech safety features include Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Forward Collision Warning, and auto high-beam headlamps.

“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”

The 2018 Ford Expedition is big in more ways than one. It’s imposing in size and a great value, perfect for your family needs or making first impressions. To test-drive the Expedition and experience its award-winning safety in person, stop into Sanderson Ford.

 

The Best July Events in Phoenix You Shouldn’t Miss

Phoenix, AZ

Photo By Jerry Ferguson

Whether you’re a full-time resident or just planning a trip through the city, there is no shortage of exciting events in Phoenix this summer. We put together a list of some of the best July events in Phoenix that everyone is sure to love.

 

Meet Me Downtown

 

Meet Me Downtown is an evening get together that takes place every Monday in July in downtown Phoenix. A social run/walk, this three- to five-mile route offers a chance to socialize, check out local businesses, and wind prizes all while getting some exercise. Participants will also get special discounts at some local restaurants, so bring the whole family!

 

Fourth of July Freedom Fest

 

One of the most spectacular Independence Day celebrations if the Fourth of July Freedom Fest, which takes place annually at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This festival will feature live music, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show, and of course awesome fireworks.

 

Real, Wild, and Woody Beer Festival

 

On July 28, visit the Phoenix Convention Center to check out the Real, Wild, and Woody Beer Festival. This event will feature dozens of local craft brewers and vendors so you can sample some of the best food and drink in the entire city.

 

At Sanderson Ford, we are proud to serve the Phoenix area. Have a safe and fun holiday!

 

Ford F-150 Earns Spot in the Consumer Reports 200,000-Mile Survey

2018 Ford F-150

Consumer Reports recently released its annual list of vehicle most likely to still be on the road at 200,000 miles, and the Ford F-150 was the only pickup truck included.

Durability is a hugely important factor for car buyers, who are looking for more than a car that can take them from place to place; they’re looking for a solid investment. When considering which car to buy, this Consumer Reports survey offers helpful insights.

Judges examined used vehicles at higher mileage ranges, and the cars that made it to 200,000 miles or more without significant repairs made the list. 200,000 miles is an average of 16.67 years, or 16 years and eight months, at an average of 12,000 miles per year.

The Consumer Reports 200,000-mile survey looked at cars from the early and mid-2000s. The Ford F-150 has just gotten stronger and more durable with each model year. Other trucks may make it to 200,000 miles, but they require a lot more maintenance work than the F-150.

Consumer Reports writer Jeff S. Bartlet pointed out that “any car can make it to 200,000 miles if you’re willing to put enough money into it,” but that it makes more sense to buy a vehicle that lasts a long time on its own, with standard maintenance and minimal repairs needed.

For more information about the durable and reliable 2018 Ford F-150, America’s best-selling vehicle, visit us at Sanderson Ford.

 

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