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Fun Summer Road Trips Near Glendale, AZ

Summer Road Trips | Glendale, AZ

If you’re feeling the need to get away this summer, you’ll find plenty of great options within easy driving distance of Glendale, Arizona. Here at Sanderson Ford, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite road-trip destinations around the Southwest — from outdoor adventures to urban discoveries.

Flagstaff

When the summer heat gets too intense, head up Interstate 17 and experience high-altitude relief in Flagstaff, Arizona. While you’re here, stroll the downtown area to find art galleries, performances, breweries and local dining. Or head to the surrounding mountains and forests for camping, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. You’re also just a short drive away from the beauty of the Grand Canyon!

Las Vegas

One of the world’s most notorious vacation destinations, Las Vegas offers something for everyone. Hit the Las Vegas Strip for glamorous nightlife, luxurious hotels, dazzling entertainment, unforgettable sights, and, of course, 24-hour-a-day casino action. Moving beyond the glitz, you can enjoy a more laid-back time in the city’s growing Arts District, marvel at the architectural achievement of the massive Hoover Dam, or hike at nearby Mount Charleston.

San Diego

In San Diego, the weather is always gorgeous, the beach is always nearby, and the attractions are always plentiful. If relaxation is your goal, head to one of the city’s many lovely beaches for the perfect mix of sand and sun. If you’re visiting with the family, be sure to check out top draws like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld. And if you’re in an adventurous mood, get out and enjoy the great local hiking, discover a new favorite dish in the city’s booming restaurant scene, or spend some time exploring Balboa Park’s exciting mix of museums, performances, and natural beauty.

If all you’re missing for your next road trip is a stylish new vehicle to take it in, visit Sanderson Ford and we’ll get you on the road.

Ford Mustang is World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Fourth Year

Ford Mustang | Glendale, AZCar enthusiasts around the globe agree: For exhilarating performance and iconic style, there’s nothing like the Ford Mustang. And to prove it, they helped make the Mustang the world’s best-selling sports coupe for a fourth year in a row.

With 113,066 units sold in nearly 150 countries, the Mustang was the world’s preferred sports coupe in 2018. The news was even better in the U.S., where the Mustang led all sports cars with sales of 75,842. Since 2015, Ford has sold more than 500,000 Mustangs.

“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair, and the joy of driving like a Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”

Here at Sanderson Ford, the Mustangs in our showroom include convertibles and fastbacks, EcoBoost® models, the high-performance Shelby GT350®, and the throwback Mustang BULLITT Fastback. If you’ve always wanted to experience the thrill of driving a Mustang, or if you’d like to test the latest version, stop in for a visit and we’ll get you behind the wheel of your favorite model.

Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package Shows Off Dark Side

Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package

 

If you’re looking to make your Ford Ranger look even more aggressive, never fear — the Black Appearance Package is here. The Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package gives Ford truck drivers the opportunity to change up their truck’s look, helping the drivers match their unique style.

 

Currently, more than two-thirds of Ranger pickup trucks are leaving the dealership with the truckmaker’s current appearance packages — the Sport Appearance Package or the Chrome Appearance Package — added to their looks. The Black Appearance package just gives the consumers another option.

 

“Like the rest of their gear, Ranger customers are choosing the option that best first their adventures,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Having the right gear matters and so does the right look. The Black Appearance Package adds aggressive style to the adventures our customers embark on.”

 

With this package, you can opt for any Ranger body color. The package creates an intimidating look with the following standard features:

 

  • Black-painted grille
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black running boards
  • Black spray-in bed liner
  • Black mirrors,
  • High-gloss, black-painted, 18-inch aluminum wheels with black center caps
  • Black fender vent surround
  • Black sill plate
  • Black bash plate
  • Black lower valance

 

This option is available for $1,995 (excluding tax) and can be ordered at Sanderson Ford now.

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!

Best Places to Off-Road Near Glendale, Arizona

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Arizona is full of unpaved roads just waiting to be explored in a capable, off-road vehicle. And what vehicle is better equipped than the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor? This beast of a truck is built specifically to handle any terrain that comes its way. Give your F-150 Raptor a true performance test by visiting one of these off-road sites.

 

Desoto Mine

Why not start with a difficult trail? The 2017 F-150 Raptor can handle it. At Desoto Mine, you’ll traverse some of the most remote backcountry in Arizona, with plenty of steep grades, twisting paths, and creek beds to challenge you. You’ll find this 12-mile trail about two hours north of Sanderson Ford, near Prescott National Forest.

 

New River Canyon

You will love taking on this moderate, rocky, washed-out terrain in your 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The New River Canyon trail passes through parts of Sonoran Desert and Tonto National Forest, and is located just 45 minutes north of Glendale.

 

Belmont Mountain

If you’re planning to off-road near Glendale for the first time, this easy trail is perfect for you. The setting isn’t too remote, so help is nearby if needed, but you’ll still get to experience some steep, sandy, and rocky terrains at Belmont Mountain. While you’re there, you can even take a break at Vulture Mine, a ghost town with a preserved gold mine for a glimpse into the Arizona days that existed long before off-roading.

Top Three Podcasts of 2017…So Far

Ford Infotainment System - Glendale, AZ

Ford’s high tech infotainment centers give plenty of options to play your favorite Podcasts during those long drives.

We’re not even halfway through the year and the best of the best creative minds are already showing their true colors. Here are the top three podcasts of 2017 so far.

 

Serial

Serial spends an entire season dissecting a mysterious crime. The result is dramatic, suspenseful, and engaging. Undoubtedly the best podcast of 2016, Serial is now into its second season and doing just as well. No worries if you missed the first season; it’s still available for listening!

The Tim Ferris Show

“Life hacks” is a concept that most of us are familiar with. But The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris was arguably the first collection of that ilk. With his follow-up The Four Hour Body and now The Tim Ferris Show, it’s clear this guy has a knack for making your life easier, better, and definitely more interesting.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Ever heard those old-timey radio adventure shows, complete with real-time sound effects largely performed by the voice actors? The Thrilling Adventure Hour recreates all of the fun and absurdity of those original programs. Recent show titles prove it: Marshal on Mars and Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flyer.

 

Of course, the best place to listen to these awesome podcasts is in the car. Need a new one? Visit us today at Sanderson Ford to take your next dream car for a test drive.

The Return of the Ford Bronco

This year’s North American International Auto Show will go down as historic amongst fans of a certain iconic 4×4 SUV. After all, it was there, in Detroit, that Ford announced the return of the Ford Bronco.

The Ford Bronco debuted over five decades ago in 1966. The year it first arrived, the Bronco was marketed as an off-road vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of the Jeeps and Scouts of its time. Many of the components on the original Bronco were borrowed from the Ford F-150. Though conceived as a compact SUV, the Bronco evolved quickly into a full-size SUV. Ford managed to tame the Bronco for a good 30 years until the automaker set it free in 1996.

Now the Bronco has been wrangled once again. According to Ford, the iconic 4×4 SUV is set to be revived for 2020. Details are scant on the new design, which is understandable, as the debut is still three years away. Judging from Ford’s presentation at the Detroit Auto Show, the classic Bronco emblem of a bucking bronco’s silhouette will return.

This time around, the Bronco will fall into the mid-size SUV range. It will be manufactured in the United States at Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan, meaningful as this is same plant where the original Bronco was manufactured.

For more details about classic Ford vehicles, contact us right here at Sanderson Ford.

Sanderson Ford’s 61st Anniversary

It’s not every day you turn 61, but here at Sanderson Ford, that’s exactly what we just did! Sanderson Ford’s 61st anniversary was a milestone for our staff and technicians. Through our long years in the Phoenix community, we’ve made leaps and bounds and have the awards to show for it. Customer satisfaction has been our top priority since our founding and with this latest anniversary, we’re looking to offer specials that prove it.

The Phoenix community is important to us, and we have a reputation to uphold for excellent service. We’ve won both corporate and community awards for decades, including the coveted “President’s Award.” Not only have we won the prestigious award consistently, we’ve often been the only dealership in the Phoenix Metro area to receive it.

Originally founded on May 1, 1955, by Don Sanderson Ford in Glendale as Glendale Motors, we’ve grown to offer and service every model in the Ford lineup. We also offer a selection of used cars for first-time or cost-conscious drivers.

A premiere Ford dealership, we offer every service possible. From Ford parts to routine maintenance to repairs, and more, we here at Sanderson Ford are all about going above and beyond customer expectations.

Let us here at Sanderson Ford demonstrate our commitment and show you why we’ve won many prestigious awards year after year.

Sanderson Ford’s 61st Anniversary

What to Do in Glendale, AZ This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re still floundering looking for a fun event for you and your significant other, have no fear! There are plenty of fun and romantic events right here in Glendale to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

What to do in Glendale this Valentine’s Day…

  • Take a romantic couple’s trail ride through the desert with Cave Creek Trail Rides. On Valentine’s, you’ll get an hour- or 90-minute-long ride, ending with a rose presented to the woman. Talk about romance!
  • On the 12th, check out the Phantasmagorical Spectacular at Alwun House, a sexy cabaret that douses the senses with fantastical lights, art, and dance.

If you want a little learning alongside the loving this Valentine’s Day, check out the Language of Flowers Exhibit and Chocolate Tasting at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, featuring treats from Cerrata Candy Co. Stroll through the aromatic gardens and learn about the ancient meanings and symbolism of different flowers, plants, and arrangements. Don’t just give flowers this year, know flowers this year!

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