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Benefits of Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Being able to connect your smartphone to your vehicle is an amazing convenience that makes driving safer and smarter. New Ford vehicles with SYNC® 4 and SYNC® 4A go even further with built-in wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.

With the wired version of this technology, you’d need to plug your phone in via a cable to pair it with the vehicle’s SYNC® system. But with SYNC® 4 and SYNC® 4A, you need only add a phone via the home screen, make sure Bluetooth® is enabled, match the PINs, and confirm the information. It’s that simple, and it lets you access apps and features via the touch screen instantly.

Without a cable being necessary, you can easily store your smartphone out of sight, eliminating distractions. Or if you pair this with a wireless charger, you’ll have a space that’s uncluttered and cable-free, letting you and your passengers better appreciate the details of Ford design.

Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are just two of the perks of SYNC® 4 and SYNC® 4A. Pair advanced smartphone connectivity with features like Ford Power-Up over-the-air updates, cloud-based connectivity, intelligent voice control, and built-in Amazon Alexa capabilities, and this generation is the most advanced version of SYNC® by a wide margin.

Learn more about what SYNC® 4 and SYNC® 4A can do at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. We offer the latest vehicles from Ford, including the F-150, Edge, and Bronco — all standard with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Ford Reveals Heritage Edition Models for 2023 Bronco, Bronco Sport

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Ford is throwing it back to the past for the 2023 Bronco and Bronco Sport with new Heritage edition models. Both SUVs will be available with vintage-styled two-tone color schemes and retro badging, giving drivers tons of stand-out style in Glendale, Arizona.

The 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport will both be offered as a Heritage or Heritage Limited model. Each version features a contrast Oxford White roof, Oxford White grille with BRONCO lettering in Race Red, and other throwback details. This makes the SUVs’ unique color options — including beautiful Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic, and Peak Blue — pop even more.

“With these new Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, we’re paying respect to Bronco’s roots with nods to some of the signature design cues from the first-generation vehicle, while continuing to build the Bronco Brand with more special editions that our customers want,” says Ford Bronco Marketing Manager Mark Grueber.

While looks are a big part of the draw with the 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, performance and capability are what make them all true inheritors of the Bronco legacy. Every Bronco and Bronco Sport features 4×4 capabilities and a Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™, making these SUVs as off-road-ready as they are handsome.

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited SUVs are available to order now, and the Bronco versions will go on sale later this year. If you’d like to get your hands on one before they’re all gone, reach out to the sales team at Sanderson Ford in Glendale.

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Coming Soon to Glendale, AZ

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor | Sanderson Ford | Glendale, AZ

Are you interested in the award-winning Maverick but wanted to wait and see what Ford had up its sleeve for 2023? Your patience is about to pay off — especially if you were holding out for a more off-road-capable model. The new 2023 Ford Maverick will be available with the popular Tremor Off-Road Package, bolstering its rugged capabilities even more.

The Tremor package will be optional for the XLT and Lariat and include several upgrades that toughen up the fun-to-drive Maverick. For starters, it gets a more advanced all-wheel drive system with four-wheel drive lock and a new front and rear suspension that’s better for tackling trails and tough terrain.

Speaking of, the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor will sit a full 1 inch higher off the ground, meaning better clearance for going over rocks and rough road. Tech-wise, the Ford Maverick Tremor also gets a big boost with Trail Control, a feature that acts like cruise control for off-road driving situations.

And the Tremor package will include its own unique style elements including blackout logos, Tremor Orange tow hooks, and a revamped grille. What’s not to love?

The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor is available to order this month through Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona. Contact us to learn more, and get ready to have a whole bunch of fun.

Reasons to Buy a Dash Cam for Your Ford | Glendale, AZ

Dash Cam | Sanderson Ford |Glendale, AZ

Dash cams are more affordable and available than ever, and they can be a great asset for drivers. If you’re thinking about picking up a new dash cam for the brand-new Ford you’re planning to purchase from Sanderson Ford, there are a few reasons that make it worth considering.

Protection in the event of an accident

The main reason to buy a dash cam is that it safely and reliably records what happens as you drive. That means that if you’re struck by another driver and they misrepresent the nature of the collision, you can turn in your dash cam footage to contest their account. This can help you fight for your rights and save money out of pocket on insurance claims.

Protection from theft

Even with advanced security features, cars can get broken into. With a dash cam, you may be able to collect evidence of a crime after it’s been committed, which can be used to recover stolen goods and hold criminals responsible.

Relive the drive

Ever found yourself wanting to relieve the scenery after a beautiful drive through Arizona? Your dash cam lets you watch it back and take it all in again. What’s more, if you get a Ford Mustang and take it out to the track, you can use your dash cam to study how you drove and make tweaks that will help you reach your personal best lap.

Curious about what the best accessories are for your Ford? The experts at Sanderson Ford can help. Visit us in Glendale, Arizona, and we’ll make sure your Ford is always ready for the road.

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.


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.

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