Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Keeping Safe this Winter on the Road

The wet rainy and sometimes icy northwest weather has fallen upon the Portland Metro area.  Whether that means black ice and school closures or just torrential downpours and a nasty wind we all need to guard against the weather when driving.  The suggestions below is one way to help keep you and your family safe this holiday season.  
Quick Lane Inside Gresham Ford OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT

The first and foremost concern is to make sure that your car, truck or SUV is running smoothly.  Gresham Ford knows that you are busy especially during the holiday season.  Remember that our Service Department is Open 7am to midnight weekdays and Saturday 8am to 4pm for your convenience.  Gresham Ford may be a Ford Dealership but we service ALL Makes and ALL Models - that means your vehicle too!  Because we service all makes and and models our technicians are more trained and certified than almost any other shop in town.  Diesel, gas or electric engines are our speciality with our Senior Master Certified Technicians on staff and ready to make your car, truck or SUV ready for winter.  

Gresham Ford Sells Studded Tires
Unfortunately even if your vehicle is in fabulous shape, you should be prepared - just in case something happens in your travels.  Below is a list of tips and items you should keep in your vehicle - just in case.  Some of the items seem obvious but they are all worth mentioning.  

  • Don't allow your gas tank to get below a half a tank of fuel.  If you are stranded on the highway you want to have more than enough gas to keep you nice and toasty.  This will also help to avoid gas line freeze ups.  
  • Keep a first aid kit, shovel, broom and ice scraper, sand or kitty litter to provide traction, jumper cables, warning devices (like flares or triangles), a cell phone with charger, blankets, and enough food and water for everyone who’s travelling. Any medicine should be brought along as well.  Just imagine what you would need if you had to send 6 to 10 hours in your vehicle, then you will always be over-prepared.  
  • Avoid driving when you are fatigued.  
  • Check to ensure your tires are properly inflated.  
  • DO NOT use cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces
  • Make Sure Your Battery is Up to Snuff and Charged  (Gresham Ford offers Battery Testing Free of Charge)
  • As Oregonians we all know this but keep your windshield wipers in good working order.  If you hate installing them, no problem, Gresham Ford will install them for you at no extra charge.  
If you ever have any questions about getting ready for a road trip feel free to come in and ask.  Gresham Ford is OPEN 7am to midnight Monday thru Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturday.  Stay warm and safe this holiday season.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

0% Financing on the 2014 Ford Edge has arrived!

Gresham Ford is excited to share that 0% financing has returned to the Portland area and the 2014 Ford Edge.  The Edge offers a four-model lineup, including Sport, which features standard 22" polished aluminum wheels with black spoke accents as shown below.  The 2014 Edge Sport also features a 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine with 280 lb.-ft. of torque.  

This Ford Edge showcases the zippy and fun to drive 3.7L Ti-VCT V6.  The zippy fun drive is no surprise when you take into account the 305 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm.  Don't worry Ford Motor Company does love the planet and has made many advances in fuel economy and exhaust limiting technology.  The aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO) helps maximize fuel efficiency.  The twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) provides power when and where you need it and adds to the driving experience in the Edge Sport.  The smart charging alternator and electronic throttle control (ETC) help to make the Edge even more efficient in operation.  But let's just say something goes wrong with you vehicle and you are stranded in the middle of the desert - Ford thought of that too.  The fail-safe engine cooling system ensures that you can limp along to the next mechanic and not get stranded in the desert.

The strong, yet lightweight die-cast aluminum block adds to the quality and efficiency of the Edge Sport.  The lightweight aluminum cylinder heads with 4 valves per cylinder and forged-steel, fully counterweighted crankshaft ensure that this car will outlast many others.  The engine has been paired with the 6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission with paddle operation.  Again I can't stress enough how fun this car is to drive.

To schedule your own test drive visit Gresham Ford at 1999 East Powell Blvd in Gresham or call 503-665-0101 or visit us online at www.GreshamFord.com.

Monday, September 22, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang is Hungry for Fun, not fuel

The all-new 2015 Mustang introduces a thoroughly contemporary look that is immediately recognizable
as a Mustang and America loves it's ponies.  Designed to appeal to current enthusiasts as well as a new generation of drivers through its all-new sophisticated exterior design, state-of-the-art technology and impressive fuel economy.  The affordable V6 and classic V8 power are joined by an all-new high-output 2.3L EcoBoost engine that produces all new benefits.  The Mustang is the smartest Pony yet, with available launch control, SYNC with MyFord Touch and adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support it may also be the safest Mustang to reach the streets.

The model line up for the 2015 production year includes: Mustang V6 Fastback or Convertible, the Mustang EcoBoost Fastback, Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback or Convertible, Mustang GT Fastback, Mustang GT Premium Fastback or Convertible and the much anticipated Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition Fastback.

It's not just a pretty pony either, performance and handling are also a large part of the upgrades on the 2015 Ford Mustang.  The 2015 Mustang offers a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.  The 15" front brake rotors (GT Performance Pack) and the active grille shutter system help to make the EcoBoost Performance Package and the GT Track Pack both fun and safe to drive.  The High-output 2.3L EcoBoost engine is new for the 2015 model year and promises even better fuel economy as well.  Ford also adorned this anniversary year with all new front and independent rear suspension.  If you choose the GT you also are given the choice of launch control (track use only) and line-lock (track use only) with selectable driving modes.  Early reviews all seem to agree that the new Ford Mustang for 2015 will be a year to remember.  For your up close and personal meeting with a Mustang of your own call 503.665.0101 or spot by the dealership at 1999 East Powell Blvd in Gresham.