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Tips for Limiting Data Usage on the Road

Tips For Limiting Data Usage on the Road | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you’re hitting the road this summer for work, play, or both, you’ll want to stay on top of how much data you’re using to avoid an unexpected bill. Limiting data usage on the road isn’t too tough if you follow some steps — and it’s even easier if you have a newer Ford with built-in connectivity.

Plan ahead

A great way to cut down on data is to download essentials before you leave the comfort of Wi-Fi. If you plan on listening to music, audiobooks, or podcasts, download them to your device rather than stream them. You can also minimize data by downloading maps to your phone and using them offline.

Tweak your phone’s settings

Your smartphone will use data even when you’re not using it depending on your settings. There are several things you can do to cut down on data usage, up to and including disabling background refreshing, turning off push notifications, and preventing apps that use a lot of data from downloading or uploading when not connected to Wi-Fi. 

Cover your bases with FordPass Connect™

Want reliable, consistent Wi-Fi on the go? Newer Ford vehicles feature a built-in modem as part of FordPass Connect™, which allows you to connect up to 10 devices to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Plans are available through AT&T, and you can use the FordPass™ App to easily monitor data usage as you go.

Need to prep your vehicle for a summer road trip? Be sure to schedule a service appointment at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, and we’ll get you moving.

2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition Honors 75 Years of F-Series

2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition Honors 75 Years of F-Series | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

The upcoming 2023 Ford F-150 lineup just got even cooler with the new Heritage Edition. Available for the XLT, the limited Heritage Edition package recalls a classic styling option with five two-tone paint schemes, inspired by trucks from the 1970s and 80s.

With the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition, you’ll have your pick from a handful of exclusive color options. Using an A-B-A paint scheme, these two-tone half-tons pay tribute to the Tu-Tone F-150s of yesteryear. There’ll be one color for the bumpers and lower body as well as the roof and pillars and a second color for the midsection of the vehicle.

Colorways for the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition all use an A-B-A pattern, with one color on the upper and lower elements and another in the middle. They include:

  • Antimatter Blue between Carbonized Gray
  • Area 51 between Agate Black
  • Atlas Blue between Agate Black
  • Avalanche between Agate Black
  • Race Red between Carbonized Gray

The 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition will be up for grabs later this month when Ford opens the order books for the next model year. To get your hands on a Heritage Edition, contact the team at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Customize Your Ford F-150 with These Genuine Accessories

Customize Your F-150 | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

When you’ve got a new Ford F-150, you’re already working with a truck that has a ton of style and personality. But thanks to the wide selection of Genuine Ford Accessories available for the F-150, you can add an extra layer of personalization that helps your truck stand out in Glendale, Arizona.

Lighted Ford Oval

You can make your new Ford F-150 a standout even when the sun goes down thanks to this cool LED Lighted Ford Oval for your grille. Currently available for the 2021 and 2022 Ford F-150, this replacement grille badge pulls double duty with eye-catching LED lighting and a built-in front camera.

Bed Divider

Got a couple different kinds of cargo you need to keep separated? No problem thanks to the available Ford F-150 bed divider. Compatible with F-150 pickups from the 2015 model year and up, this durable anodized aluminum divider attaches to the Bed Track and optional Cleat Cargo Management System to keep items safe and protected.

Thule Removable Roof Rack and Crossbar System

If you want to get even more out of your next big road trip the available Thule Removable Roof Rack and Crossbar System provides a reliable foundation for roof-mounted storage. This accessory is available for SuperCab and SuperCrew® models and works on the 2015-22 F-150, has been approved for use on the all-electric F-150 Lightning, and even fits 2017-22 Super Duty trucks.

You can pick up these and other great Ford F-150 accessories at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. Whether you already own an F-150 and want to customize it or want to build a new one from the ground up, we’ve got what you need.

Ford Joins First Movers Coalition in Sustainability Push

Ford Joins Movers Coalition | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford is committed to making tomorrow a safer place for our planet, and that involves taking action today. In May, Ford announced that it plans to join the First Movers Coalition, which supports clean energy tech and innovation. The coalition gathers 50 major companies from around the world with a combined market value of $8.5 trillion.

As part of its contribution to the First Movers Coalition, Ford has committed to purchasing 10% near-zero carbon steel and aluminum by 2030. This aligns with the automaker’s science-based targets for emissions reductions by 2035 and the larger goal of being 100% carbon neutral by 2050.

“By joining the First Movers Coalition, Ford is signaling to the market that we want to work with our suppliers to achieve commercially viable green steel and aluminum,” said Sue Slaughter, Ford’s director of supply chain sustainability. “The intent and significance of our commitment today has the potential to help build the net-zero economy.”

Ford is also investing in products, committing more than $50 billion to the development and production of new electric vehicles through 2026. This investment is already paying dividends with the popular Ford Mustang Mach-E — available now at Sanderson Ford — and the red-hot F-150 Lightning.

There are a lot of big, exciting changes coming to Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, thanks to the ever-expanding electrified Ford lineup. If you’re ready to make the leap with a new vehicle, check out our selection online or place a custom order today.

Tips For Driving in the Desert with Your Ford

Driving In The Desert | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

When you’ve got a vehicle like the Ford Explorer, Bronco, or F-150, you feel the call of the weekend. With desert driving so easy to do from Glendale, Arizona, these tips help ensure you always get the most out of your weekend plans.

Make sure your vehicle is ready for the job

You don’t want to try and go out on a desert run in a vehicle that’s not meant to handle the elements. Be sure that your vehicle has four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the proper tires, and a suspension capable of handling lots of bumps.

Be prepared

Even if it’s your 10th time out, make sure you’ve got all the essentials with you before setting out. A tool kit, emergency kit, water, and spare fuel are all crucial for safe off-roading.

Check the tires

The last thing you want to do is go out desert running and pull a flat because you were running on bad tires. Give your rubbers a visual once over before your trip and make sure they’re in good shape. Need new all-terrain tires? Contact the experts at Sanderson Ford and check out our AZ Custom Shop.

Ready for a desert adventure? Schedule a check-up at Sanderson Ford first to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

Tips For Camping Out in Your Ford

Tips For Camping Out | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ah, the great outdoors. Experiencing Glendale, Arizona, under the summer sky is magic you have to feel to believe. If a camping trip is in order this summer, follow these tips before you head out in your Ford.

Pack appropriately

Camping is all about preparedness. Be sure you have everything you need, including bug spray, cooking accessories, lighting, extra chargers, and a first aid kid. And don’t forget the tent.

Accessorize

Speaking of the tent, today’s Ford lineup is available with a huge range of helpful accessories perfect for camping. The Ford Explorer has its own lineup of Outfitters Packages with skyboxes and handy tools for all your toys. Several models, including the Ford Bronco, are available with bed- or roof-mounted tents that can sleep two and really ramp up your experience.

Cover your bases

While camping is a lot of fun, there’s still a potential for danger if the unexpected occurs. Before you set out, make sure that people know where you’re going and when you plan to be back. And if you have a Ford vehicle with FordPass Connect™, check in every now and then using the robust Wi-Fi.

Another tip to consider before camping out: Making sure your Ford is as ready as you are. Schedule your next service visit at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Save Space with These Summer Road Trip Packing Tips

Road Trips | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Thinking about heading out of Glendale and hitting the road this summer? Packing is maybe one of the least enjoyable things about road-tripping but doesn’t have to be too complicated. With a few handy packing tips, your summer road trip can be a breeze.

Follow the right rules

When you’re packing, you can abide by a few basic rules to save time, space, and stress. REI recommends the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule for packing clothes.

  • One hat
  • Two pairs of shoes (including flip flops or sandals)
  • Three bottoms
  • Four tops
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Six pairs of underwear

Stick with the essentials

Want to minimize your packing list? Start by making an actual list. When you write down what you want to bring, it’s easier to see what you won’t actually need for your trip. Not planning on doing any work or watching TV? Then there’s no reason to bring your laptop. Don’t think you’ll have time to do a lot of reading? Bring just one book or an e-reader.

Another key to making the most of your summer road trip packing is making sure you’ve got a vehicle with all the space you’ll need. Do a pre-pack and check your trunk or cargo space to make sure everything fits so you’re not scrambling at the last minute. And don’t forget your emergency kits and essentials like snacks and drinks just in case.

Need a vehicle with more cargo and passenger space? Check out the great selection of new and pre-owned Ford SUVs available now at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.

Check Out the New 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

If you’re thinking about getting a bold new pickup truck this fall, you’re in luck. Ford is striking again with the new 2023 F-150 Rattler, an entry-level option that gives you the off-road prowess of four-wheel drive for less.

“Our new F-150 Rattler offers aspiring adventurers an off-road option with expressive looks and capability in one package,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “This truck builds off the F-150 off-road legacy while allowing us to introduce new customers to the right blend of styling and value in the F-150 lineup.”

Take the already-capable Ford F-150 XL and add on equipment from the popular FX4 package. With skid plates, an electronic-locking rear differential, and retuned shocks, the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler comes prepared for adventure. And all that on top of standard 4WD, which makes it a great choice for adventuring around and beyond Glendale, Arizona.

And the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler doesn’t shed style, either. In addition to a powerful dual exhaust system, you get 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in meaty all-terrain tires and unique badging and graphics. Inside, you’ll find stylish Onyx seats with burnished bronze accents, enhancing the look and feel of the spacious cabin in a unique way.

Looking to ride with the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler? It’ll arrive at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, later this fall. Need something sooner? No problem — we’ve got a great selection of 2022 Ford F-150 pickup trucks in stock and ready to roll.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power Lets F-150 Lightning Power Your Home

Power Home With F-150 Lightning | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Breaking down everything that makes the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning awesome is quite a tall task, but there’s definitely one feature that has extra excited at Sanderson Ford. With Ford Intelligent Backup Power, you can turn the all-electric F-150 Lightning into a generator that powers your home in an outage.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power is available with the help of Sunrun, who makes the Home Integration System that works with the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro. Once installed, these components allow the F-150 Lightning to sense when there’s a power outage and reverse the flow of power.

When the power is out, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning offers enough output to power your home for up to three days.[1] With rationing — or with the power provided by Sunrun’s available solar energy system — you can power a home for up to 10 days.

Sunrun is the preferred installer of the components needed to take advantage of Ford Intelligent Backup Power. If you combine installation of the Ford Charge Station Pro, Home Integration System, and solar energy system, you may qualify for reduced costs and zero dollars down.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power is just one of the many awesome features of the all-new F-150 Lightning. To learn more about how this electric truck changes everything from here on in, contact the experts at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.  

[1] When home is properly equipped and home transfer switch disconnects home from the grid. Based on 30kWh use per day using the F-150 Lightning with the extended range battery. Your results may vary based on energy usage. Rationing power assumes limiting the number of devices and turning the truck off when not needed.

Meet the Incredible 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Glendale, Arizona, is a healthy distance away from Florida, but you wouldn’t know it if you drove the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades. The latest addition to the lineup for the 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™, the all-new Ford Bronco Everglades lets you take a piece of Florida with you wherever you go.

The most prominent feature of the new Ford Bronco Everglades is a unique snorkel accessory. Attached to the front passenger-side pillar, the snorkel pulls in clean, fresh air and feeds it to the engine to ensure consistent, confident performance.

Pair this Ford-developed and -designed snorkel with the robust features of the Sasquatch™ Package, and you’ve got a Bronco that can ford in up to 36.4 inches of water. The Bronco Everglades also gets a ZEON 10-S WARN® winch with up to 10,000 pounds of pulling power and a unique exterior complete with Everglades topography graphics and a Carbonized Gray grille with gloss black lettering.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a hot-ticket item that’s sure to be hard to come by. If you’re interested in getting one, contact the team at Sanderson Ford and we’ll let you know what you can do. Or if you have your eye on another Bronco trim, you can custom order yours today.

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