Monday, January 12, 2015

Quick Lane at Gresham Ford

“Quick” is defined as moving fast or doing something in a short amount of time. It’s also described as learning or understanding a given situation promptly. Now, it seems to me that Google had just accurately described our Quicklane at Gresham Ford and the people who work in it. Need an oil change? You’ll be in and out in forty-five minutes or less. Need a tire swap or a complete new set? We’ll have it done in under two hours. That’s just how we get it done. We wouldn’t be so efficient without our team though.
Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford

Justin has been with us for a tad more than two years, coming to us from Firestone. He’s skilled at tires and flushes but his niche lies with breaks. Of course work isn’t everyone’s life, though. Outside of the workweek, Justin enjoys bowling with his wife and friends. He’s also a very talented artist, as I’ve come to known since having not one, but two of his own paintings adorning the walls of my home.
Quick Lane Inside Gresham Ford Coupon

Then there’s Fernando. He previously worked at Oil Can Henry’s, entering our doors in late August of 2012. Not only is he a quick hand, but he’s also a yes man. He’s down to do any job thrown his way and is always accepting of a challenge. He spends his days off with his wife, Deidra, and four kids: Noah, Isabella, Andrea and baby Audrianna whom was welcomed into this world on July 11 of this year.

Jacob is yet another valuable player on our team, previously working the bays at Midas and stepping up to the plate that is Quicklane just over two years ago. Jacob is known for doing Alignments. Is your vehicle pulling to the left? Swaying to the right? Jacob’s your guy. Aside from being a technician, Jacobs spends his time off with his life, Valerie, and working as a landscaper/carpenter.

Kris was added to our team just before our big move in August of 2012. He worked for Murray Mazda and we just couldn’t let him go. He’s a great worker, locking down most services that we provide, but he also does windshield chip repair, with results that are nearly seamless. Kris is our “class clown”, brightening everyone’s day. Outside from making us laugh at work, Kris likes to spend time with his daughter, Zoie. (Who is absolutely adorable, I might add)

Scott, our Quicklane Manager/Advisor, and Lindsey, the advisor, complete our Quicklane Team.

Lindsey came to us two years ago from a part time job at Walgreens starting out as our receptionist. Wanting to do more, she wiggled her way into being an advisor and loves that she can be more of help to the community around her. Outside of work, she enjoys anything “natural and DIY” and loves spending time with her boyfriend and their two cats and rabbit.

Scott makes out team. He’s our Quicklane manager, our dispatcher and our problem solver. I mean, really, what would we do without this guy? He’s been with us for nearly ten years, joining us from Gladstone Ford. He’s worked in a shop before, he knows how it’s done, and he makes sure that it gets done! When he’s not working from open to close, Scott enjoys the time he gets with his wife, Dawn, and their two kids and grandchild.

We’re lucky to have this team. They all share the same belief on providing great and fast service. Who needs to wait two hours for an oil change when you have the Quicklane right down the road?

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.