Monday, December 28, 2015

Get Zero Percent Financing Before it Disappears

The Ford Holiday Sales Event at Gresham Ford
There are a lot of reasons to love the holidays and now Ford, America's best-selling brand, is giving you more with low financing on cars, trucks, and SUVs, plus big holiday Bonus Cash on select vehicles at Gresham Ford.

You are probably skeptical about zero percent financing and wondering how finance companies can possible offer it.  Surprisingly 0% financing is one of the most popular incentives at Gresham Ford.  Like other incentives in the auto industry that are subsidized by Ford Motor Credit, zero percent financing is offered  on specific models and years.  With the Ford Holiday Sales Event you are provided the choice between cash rebates and 0% financing, when you qualify.  Not all who apply will qualify for zero percent financing.  Please contact any Finance Manager at Gresham Ford for complete qualifications and details regarding your specific situation and the Ford Holiday Sales Event.

Since the events on 9/11 and the downward economic trend many have enjoyed zero percent financing offered by Ford and Ford Motor Credit.  However with the economy doing better and employment rates increasing zero percent financing will not be around forever.

2016 Ford Escape SE EcoBoost 0% Financing for 60 monthsWhen you act before January 3rd 2016 you can take advantage of the additional holiday bonus cash provided by Ford Motor Company on Ford SUV's like the 2016 Ford Escape SE with EcoBoost technology.   With a towing capacity of 3500 lbs, it will pull all of your new Christmas toys to any playground.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Section 179 becomes permanent

Section 179 example deductions

GET A BIG IRS WRITE·OFF FOR YOUR BUSINESS WHEN YOU PURCHASE A NEW FORD TRUCK BY DECEMBER 31st.

Thanks to IRS Section 179 of the IRS tax code many small businesses that invest in new equipment will be able to write off up to 100% of these purchases on their 2015 IRS tax returns.  1  The qualifying vehicle must be purchased and placed into service between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
Tax Savings for Small Businesses - Section 179It must be used at least 50% for business, based on mileage, in the first year it is placed in service. So if you choose to use it for both personal and business use, the cost eligible for deduction would be the percentage used for business.  This analysis applies only to vehicles placed in service in the United States after December 31, 2014 and by December 31, 2015, with no written binding contract for acquisition in effect before January 1, 2015. The aggregate deduction of $25,000 under Internal Revenue Code Section 179 is most beneficial to small businesses that place in service less than $200,000 of “Section 179 property” during the year (vehicles and other business property). 
2IRC Section 280F(d)(7)(B) requires that the limitation under IRC Section 280F(a)(1) be adjusted annually, based on the CPI automobile component for 
2015 Tax Deduction for your Small BusinessOctober of the preceding year. The IRS officially announced the Section 280F depreciation limits in Revenue Procedure 2015-19. The passenger automobile limitation is $3,160; the trucks/vans under 6,000 lbs. limitation is $3,460. The expensing restrictions under Section 280F do not apply to vehicles that are considered to be “qualified nonpersonal use vehicles” (QNUVs). A QNUV is generally a vehicle that, by virtue of its nature or design, is not likely to be used more than a de minimis amount for personal purposes. For more information, see Income Tax Reg., Sec. 1.280F-6(c)(3)(iii), Income Tax Reg. Sec. 1.274-5T(k), and Revenue Ruling 86-97, and contact your tax advisor for details. Consult your tax advisor as to the proper tax treatment of all business-vehicle purchases.  

Generous Section 179 deduction rules made permanent
The Section 179 deduction allows the cost of qualifying new and used depreciable assets (including most software) to be fully written off in Year One. For assets placed in service in tax years beginning in 2015 and beyond, the new law maintains the maximum Section 179 deduction allowance at the generous figure of $500,000 (same as for the last few years). For post-2015 years, the $500,000 cap will be indexed for inflation.

For tax years beginning in 2015, Section 179 deductions can also be claimed for up to $250,000 of qualifying real property expenditures. For 2016 and beyond the $250,000 cap on real property expenditures is eliminated. However, deductions allowed for real property expenditures reduce the overall $500,000 Section 179 deduction cap.


50% first-year bonus depreciation extended through 2017
The new law allows 50% first-year bonus depreciation for qualifying new (not used) business assets that are placed in service in calendar years 2015-2017. This break combined with the Section 179 deduction can lead to big tax savings for small and medium-size businesses.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ford Holiday Sales Event Offers Fantastic Year End Deals on the Hybrid CMax

Final Days of the Ford Holiday Sales Event


The Ford C-Max has enjoyed early success in Oregon and around the United States.  The C-MAX Hybrid combines real-car performance and hybrid efficiency with cargo capacity and several technology features for a fun-to-drive experience.  Other economy hybrid vehicles can feel cheap and don't provide room for multiple people, dogs, groceries and life.  

2015 Ford CMaxUnlike many other hybrid cars the Ford C-Max uses power-split architecture that allows the electric motor and gas-powered engine to work together or separately to maximize efficiency.  It's incredibly zippy and capable of getting you to 85 mph in full electric battery mode.  You won't slow down traffic on hills, you will be leading the pack with the instant torque provided by the electric power.  
The Toyota Prius line has a slightly revised exterior for 2015. However, the updates don’t do much to change things that really count.  C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi come standard with SmartGauge® with EcoGuide, which allows you to tailor the vehicle information display to fit your needs.  The Prius and Prius Plug-in have a somewhat similar feature but the CMax SmartGauge shares more detail and allows for more tailoring of information.

The Ford C-Max hybrid has been designed specifically to operate at peak fuel efficiency.  Utilizing a “5-stroke” combustion process that is more efficient than a conventional 4-stroke gasoline engine.  The 4-valve-per-cylinder design slightly delays intake valve closing, significantly increasing the gasoline engine’s energy conversion efficiency, producing more mileage out of each gallon of gasoline you will notice.  Unlike other hybrid vehicles the CMax shuts off when it is not needed to help reduce both emissions and fuel consumption.  The oxygen sensor analyzes the air/fuel ratio and adjusts the fuel delivery to help minimize emissions as well.  

We think you will agree once you drive the Ford CMax and appreciate the real world comfort and fuel economy it provides without compromising performance.  Stop by Gresham Ford for more information or to test drive one for yourself.  

2015 Ford C-Max Year End Special at Gresham Ford




Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Why the 2016 F-150 is a perfect work truck for Oregon

2016 Ford F-150 now available at Gresham Ford
The F-150 is a revolutionary work truck that has permeated Oregon.  This truck was designed and purpose built from the ground up to be reliable and durable whether you are transporting your Christmas tree on yards of rock.  The all new 2016 half ton truck delivers an impressive combination of efficiency and power.  This light duty truck is the smartest Ford has produced yet.  

The high-strength military grade aluminum alloy body has reduced the vehicle weight helping with MPG as well as providing additional strength.  This is just one example of why the Ford F-150 is still Built Tough.  In fact the F-150 is the first truck in its class to have an aluminum body and bed.  

The new 2016 F-150 has six trim options available at Gresham Ford including: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the all new Limited.  The F-150 is the best selling truck again and maybe it's because of all it's first in class available options like the 8" productivity screen in the instrument cluster and the 360 degree camera with split view display so that you can see everything behind your truck before you travel in reverse.  The active park assist is very helpful when parking in the city.  This tool helps you parallel park with ease.  The Pro Trailer park assist also helps when backing a trailer.  Once you have access to these new technologies you will never know how you got along with out them.  

2016 F-150 driving thru a creekThe 2016 F150 also has many class exclusive features like the military grade aluminum body and bed that everyone has heard touted.  There are many more exclusive features that you may not have heard about like the full flat load floor on the SuperCab and SuperCrew Cabs.  The 2016 F-150 is the only half-ton truck pickup with the ability to run on compressed natural gas or propane.  The twin turbo charged direct injection EcoBoost gas engine technology is powerful.  If you haven't driven one, you need to experience the responsive power for yourself before you dismiss it.  

The F-150 now is offering four engine choices with enhanced performance from previous years.  The Auto Start-Stop feature is designed to help actively manage fuel consumption and help you get the most out of your truck.  The new 2.7L EcoBoost engine has a compacted graphite iron (CGI)/aluminum block saves weight while providing strength and is the same material used in the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine. Ford chose aluminum cylinder heads that are water-cooled and integrated with the exhaust manifolds.  
2016 F-150 has the most towing 12,200lbs


The F-150 was made for Towing and provides drivers with trailer connection status, lighting and trailer battery alerts/warnings.  The alerts/warnings are displayed in the message center or either the 4.2" or 8" productivity screen (if equipped) and is included in all towing packages.  The Pro Trailer Assist provides added driver convenience and awareness when backing a hitched conventional trailer by allowing the driver to “steer the trailer” instead of steering the truck.

Gresham Ford is a Oregon Ford Dealership offering the full line of Ford trucks, cars and SUVs.  A no pressure hassle free car buying experience awaits you.  










 

Ten Reasons to Buy Your Ford at Gresham Ford this Christmas

Santa Visits Gresham FordWhile not someone who stays up late, I always enjoyed reviewing David Letterman’s top ten reasons why……so as everyone has a Year-End Holiday Sale – these are my top ten reasons to buy a Ford….

1. An Iconic History – Ford Motor Company is a true success story – yes ups and downs but has always represented the best of what is American – ingenuity and self-reliance (remember we took no taxpayer money).

2. Affordable and Reliable – yes there are better vehicles out there but not in the price range we offer…Alan Mullaly was serious when he said we will make the best vehicles with all the features of vehicles costing twice or three times as much.

3. Full Line Up - We have a vehicle for everyone from our fully electric Focus to our hardworking Super Duty Trucks

4. Newest Technologies - We have the Classics (Mustang) and we always have something new like the EV CMax  that easily gets 80-100 miles per gallon based on your driving.

5. American Strong - When you purchase from an American based company (and there are fewer everyday) you provide for more American Jobs!

6. Gresham Ford is the “Dealership With a Heart for Our Community” so if you buy a Ford or any Pre-Owned Vehicle from us you will be assured that you are paying it forward in your community.

7. Reputation - When we say the purchasing experience is pleasant and no pressure we mean it…our online reviews are one of the highest in the Country-yes the whole country!

8. And for a limited time, you can get 0% APR for 60 months on select models with Ford Financing.*
The Ford Holiday Sales Event now at Gresham Ford

9. Plus, up to $1,000 Holiday Bonus Cash and $1,500 cash back!*

10. And then there’s no payments for 90 days!*

*On Select Models, on approved credit with FMCC. Not all customers will qualify.  So you see, there are so many fantastic reasons to buy a Ford!! Come on in to Gresham Ford and we’ll fill you in on all the details!  Happy Holidays and may this New Year be the Best Ever!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

All New Ford Explorer Available at Gresham Ford

2016 Ford Explorer available at Gresham FordGresham, OR, - Building on 73 years of innovation and sales leadership, Gresham Ford is excited to offer a new Ford Explorer with even more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and a new Platinum series.

The Ford Explorer is a wonderful SUV for customers who enjoy the outdoor adventures offered by the outdoors Oregon has to offer.  The selectable 4WD technology assists whether you are in the Sand, Snow or Mud that Oregon offers.  
More innovation equals greater performance, more fun
Even more smart technology – that’s what customers will get with the new Ford Explorer. It offers more technologies than previous models, features that enhance the driving experience. New technologies available for 2016 include:
  • Front and rear cameras with washers
  • Enhanced active park assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking
  • Smart-charging USB ports
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Industry-exclusive Sony® Audio System with Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™ technologies (Platinum series)
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Auto high-beams
  • Inflatable rear safety belts
Capability – that’s what customers will get even more of with the new Explorer, thanks to an available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine rated at 280 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm on premium fuel. Compared to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder it replaces, the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers an additional 40 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. of torque – an increase of 17 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
Explorer’s intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye – providing precise handling and traction.
Rugged – that’s the word that inspired the designers creating the look of the new Ford Explorer.  The 2016 Explorer, including the new Platinum series, is now on sale at Gresham Ford located at 1999 East Powell Blvd, Gresham Oregon.  
2016 Ford Explorer Rear Controls

The following features, while not new for Explorer, are also available on the 2016 model:
New EcoBoost engine
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost’s notable improvement in horsepower and torque comes with no significant reduction in fuel economy. The front-wheel-drive Explorer retains its EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg highway, which is best-in-class. For the first time, customers choosing a four-cylinder Explorer can opt for four-wheel drive and trailer towing capability. 
Intelligent four-wheel drive: Ready for any adventure
Intelligent four-wheel drive continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle to determine vehicle conditions and driver intent. The system then determines the optimal amount of front and rear torque for the given conditions to prevent slip from even occurring, which helps keep the vehicle sure-footed on virtually any terrain. In sand, grass or gravel mode, the antilock braking system changes its pulse rate, which allows material to build up in front of the wheels, acting as a doorstop of sorts to help slow momentum. 
2016 Ford Explorer with Smart 4WD

New look
Exterior styling updates – such as positioning the grille and LED headlamps even higher, adding a new closed-off lower roof rack with channels that cascade rainwater off the vehicle and a new rear spoiler – also improve aerodynamics.
The 2016 Explorer features more robust headlamps, with available LED signature lighting, standard LED low-beams and available LED fog lamps.
Interior design changes reflect desires customers expressed through Ford consumer research, which shows one in five Explorer Sport customers previously owned a luxury vehicle. Changes include a higher-mounted, wrapped and stitched door armrest, real buttons to replace touch-sense buttons on the infotainment system and more refined detailing throughout.
New Platinum series
From new multi-contour front seats wrapped in Nirvana leather with micro-perforation, to special quilted stitching used throughout, advanced standard technologies and the powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, Platinum elevates Explorer in ways customers can see and feel.
The all-new 500-watt Sony Audio System for Explorer Platinum features Live Acoustics technology that re-creates the sound dynamics of some of the world’s greatest concert halls for more enveloping, more realistic sound.



Gresham Ford 1999 East Powell Blvd Gresham OR 97080

This holiday is the best time to buy a 2015 Ford Focus

The Ford Holiday Sales Event

Recently Ford Motor Company announced another strong rebate to help bring a Ford to every driveway in America this December.  There is now an additional $750 retail Trade Assistance rebate on 2015 Ford Focus Cars available with 0% for 60 months plus $1000 in rebates thru January 4th 2016. And just because we are sure that Santa drives a Super Duty truck the rest of the year, Ford is also offering 90 days deferred payment to those who qualify. Click Here for more details.  With 10+ eligible Ford Focus cars available you have lots of choices.  Don't see what you want?  That's okay because we can professionally locate any Focus you want.  Visit Gresham Ford today to take advantage of the Ford Holiday Sales Event.  
2015 Ford Focus - Available at Gresham Ford

Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Year End Savings Potential for Business Owners and Operators

Year End Tax Savings Specials from Gresham Ford
Gresham Ford Fleet works hard to provide our customers with resources and tools to reduce their overall automotive expenses as much as possible.  

If you own or operate a business you need to speak with your Tax professional about Section 179 of the Tax Code and if you qualify for year end tax savings.  

Many of the Gresham Ford Fleet customers qualify and use the opportunity to purchase new Ford Commercial Vehicles to make their business run even better.  

You are probably asking "What is Section 179?"

Well Section 179 of the American Tax Code provides businesses an opportunity to deduct the full purchase price of equipment, like a new Ford Commercial Vehicle. The equipment purchased, financed or leased must be within the specified dollar limits of Section 179, and the equipment must be placed into service in the same tax year that the deduction is being taken.  Time is running out so call your tax professional today!  

Section 179 Eligible Commercial Ford Vehicles



Important Facts About Section 179





Please Note: This information is provided by your local Ford Dealership as a public service to you. It should not be construed in any way as tax advice or a promise of potential tax savings or reduced tax liability. Individual tax situations may vary. Federal rules and tax guidelines are subject to change. For more information about the Section 179 tax code and tax deductions, please contact your tax professional for complete rules applicable to your transactions and visit the Internal Revenue Service website at www.irs.gov.
This analysis applies only to vehicles placed in service in the United States after December 31, 2014, and by December 31,12015. See your tax professional for more details.On the purchase of a new vehicle, the maximum $25,000 tax deduction available under Section 179 contributes to the $200,000 total aggregate deduction limitation. SUVs over 6,000 lbs. GVWR will have a limit of $25,000 under the capital expenditures limit of Section 179, followed by normal depreciation under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) method on the remaining basis, if any.

IRC Section 280F(d)(7)(B) requires that the limitation under IRC Section 280F(a)(1) be adjusted annually, based on the CPI 3automobile component for October of the preceding year. The IRS officially announced the Section 280F depreciation limits in Revenue Procedure 2015-19. The passenger automobile limitation is $3,160. The trucks/vans under 6,000 lbs. limitation is $3,460. The current maximum deduction available under Section 179 for passenger automobiles and for trucks/vans under 6,000 lbs. GVWR respectively, is $11,060. The expensing restrictions under Section 280F do not apply to vehicles that are considered to be “qualified non-personal use vehicles” (QNUVs). A QNUV is generally a vehicle that, by virtue of its nature or design, is not likely to be used more than a de minimis amount for personal purposes. For more information, see Income Tax Reg. Sec. 1.280F-6(c)(3)(iii), Income Tax Reg. Sec. 1.274-5T(k) and Revenue Ruling 86-97, and contact your tax advisor for details. Consult your tax advisor as to the proper tax treatment of all business-vehicle purchases.

When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. EPA-estimated rating of 22 city/30 hwy/25 combined mpg, available 1.6L EcoBoost® I-4. Actual mileage will vary.5Class is Small Vans.6EPA-estimated ratings of 20 city/28 hwy/23 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

7Vehicles are for representation purposes only. Vehicles shown may have optional equipment not included in payment. See dealer for complete details.Please Note: This information is provided by your local Ford Dealership as a public service to you. It should not be construed in any way as tax advice or a promise of potential tax savings or reduced tax liability. Individual tax situations may vary. Federal rules and tax guidelines are subject to change. For more information about the Section 179 tax code and tax deductions, please contact your tax professional for complete rules applicable to your transactions and visit the Internal Revenue Service website at www.irs.gov. This analysis applies only to vehicles placed in service in the United States after December 31, 2014, and by December 31,12015. See your tax professional for more details.On the purchase of a new vehicle, the maximum $25,000 tax deduction available under Section 179 contributes to the 2$200,000 total aggregate deduction limitation. SUVs over 6,000 lbs. GVWR will have a limit of $25,000 under the capital expenditures limit of Section 179, followed by normal depreciation under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) method on the remaining basis, if any.

IRC Section 280F(d)(7)(B) requires that the limitation under IRC Section 280F(a)(1) be adjusted annually, based on the CPI 3automobile component for October of the preceding year. The IRS officially announced the Section 280F depreciation limits in Revenue Procedure 2015-19. The passenger automobile limitation is $3,160. The trucks/vans under 6,000 lbs. limitation is $3,460. The current maximum deduction available under Section 179 for passenger automobiles and for trucks/vans under 6,000 lbs. GVWR respectively, is $11,060. The expensing restrictions under Section 280F do not apply to vehicles that are considered to be “qualified non-personal use vehicles” (QNUVs). A QNUV is generally a vehicle that, by virtue of its nature or design, is not likely to be used more than a de minimis amount for personal purposes. For more information, see Income Tax Reg. Sec. 1.280F-6(c)(3)(iii), Income Tax Reg. Sec. 1.274-5T(k) and Revenue Ruling 86-97, and contact your tax advisor for details. Consult your tax advisor as to the proper tax treatment of all business-vehicle purchases.When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.EPA-estimated rating of 22 city/30 hwy/25 combined mpg, available 1.6L EcoBoost® I-4. Actual mileage will vary.5Class is Small Vans.6EPA-estimated ratings of 20 city/28 hwy/23 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.7Vehicles are for representation purposes only. Vehicles shown may have optional equipment not included in payment. See dealer for complete details.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is your vehicle ready for Fall in Oregon?

Ford Explorer on Lift at the Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford
The sunny warm days are starting to slip away.  It's darker longer when we wake and darker earlier before bed.  Yes, fall in Oregon is upon us and the question is - "Is your vehicle ready for another Fall in Oregon?"  Before you know it the roads will be slippery and driving safely will be at the front of your mind.  

Below are a few aspects that you may want to consider as we are all thrown into another Fall in Oregon.  

Brakes and Tires.  Fall weather brings inclement weather road conditions.  These conditions require good stopping power and navigation in order to keep your family safe. If you haven't inspected your own tires lately, don't worry because you are not alone.  The Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford helps by providing a vehicle Report Card at EVERY visit so that you aren't surprised with the need for vehicle maintenance.  You will see that your vehicle is in the yellow zone and our Quick Lane Service Advisers will let you know that new tires will need to be part of the plan by your next oil change.   

Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford Vehicle Report Card

That means we all need good brakes and tires, below are a few links to coupons for both brake repair and replacement as well as a number of tire specials for your consideration. 
Checking the tire pressure is also a quick thing that you can do between oil changes in order to expend the life of your tires.  Tire pressure drops when the outside temperatures plummet. Keeping the pressure at levels recommended by the vehicle manufacturer can help to extend the life of your tires and help you get better fuel economy as well.  You can find the recommended tire pressure of your vehicle on the door or door jam of your vehicle or in your owners guide.  

Lights - 

  This is another check that the team at the Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford provides during every oil change.  If you haven't been to the Quick Lane, you should turn your headlights on and then get out to check that they are working properly.  The same should also be done with turn signals and brights and so on.  

Replace Wiper Blades - 

The purpose of wiper blades is to completely clear the windshield. Cracked or worn blades won’t do an adequate job. Check the blade’s rubber to ensure it's flexibility.  If you have lived in the Portland area for any amount of time you know how important wiper blades can be in a torrential downpour.  

Car Battery - 

Having a fully charged car battery can make the difference between getting home and waiting two hours for AAA.  The QuickLane inside Gresham Ford is happy to provide complimentary battery checks to help ensure that you get home in time for dinner.  

Change Your Oil

Dirty Oil and Air Filters can hinder proper operation of your vehicle this fall, so it's a good idea to get an oil change and inspect the air filter at the same time.  If you visit the Quick Lane at Gresham Ford they will also take this opportunity to check all your fluid levels including your cooling system.  No one wants to loose their heater core in the middle of the cold rainy system in Oregon.  Maintenance of your vehicle can help to reduce auto repair surprises greatly.   
Half Off Your First Oil Change at Quick Lane at Gresham Ford

If you have any questions about getting your specific vehicle ready for Fall in Oregon, feel free to contact the Quick Lane inside Gresham Ford for more information.  For your convenience Auto Service and Maintenance is available until MIDNIGHT weekdays at the QuickLane in Gresham and you never need an appointment.  Call 503-665-0101 for more information. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

2017 Ford Super Duty now better and strongest than ever

2016 Ford Super Duty Truck available at Gresham Ford


Gresham Ford has sold trucks since 1942 but none of them has been quite like the new 2017 Ford Super Duty Work Truck.  This is the TOUGHEST Work Truck that Ford has ever built.  With an all new high strength steel frame and a military grade aluminum alloy body the structure of the Ford Work Truck is already a segment first but Ford didn't stop there.  The axles, springs and suspension are also stronger providing even more strength to those who depend upon their commercial vehicles to make a living.  Built Ford Tough is not just a saying at Ford - it's a strategy from the ground up to ensure that we help keep America Strong.  

Ford Motor Company has worked hard to provide not just bells and whistles but tools that enable Business Owners to maximize the time they spend in their vehicles.  The 2017 Ford Super Duty provides sixteen class-exclusive new features that include up to 7 cameras that help make towing and maneuvering easier and safer than ever.  The adaptive steering technology separates the Ford work truck from others like the Dodge Ram or the Chevy Silverado.  You can feel the difference when you take one for a drive.  There is a reason that more than half of the commercial work trucks across America are Ford Super Duty trucks and vans.  Ford is also different because they have built these vehicles from the ground up.  Both the gasoline and diesel engines and transmissions of the 2016 Ford Super Duty Work Truck are produced directly by Ford Motor Company.  You will also find that the Ford Super Duty tows and hauls more than ever before in addition to all of the other advantages over other work trucks.  

2017 Ford Super Duty Tailgate Step available at Gresham FordFord shared this week, during it's unveiling of the all new 2017 F-Series Super Duty, that even 
though the Super Duty is America's best selling heavy duty commercial work truck - they don't take it for granted.   Ford has continued to increase the benchmarks for capability, performance and efficiency as they developed smart technology to better serve those who depend upon their work trucks to make a living.  
2017 Ford Super Duty Rear Seat Storage available at Gresham Ford

Ford Motor Company has worked hard to improve on a truck that many commercial truck owners already love.  One of the reasons is a fully boxed frame that is stronger and holds up better than many other work trucks.  This high strength steel frame is now up to 24 times stiffer than on previous Super Duty Ford trucks and helps to add to the increased towing and hauling abilities previously mentioned.  If you need a four-wheel drive work vehicle, you will also be pleased to know that the 2017 Ford Super Duty provides even heavier duty driveline, axles and towing hardware to better serve our commercial customers.  

2017 Ford Super Duty pulling Horse Trailer available at Gresham Ford
Following the lead of the Ford F-150, the Super Duty starting with the 2017 model year will include the military grade aluminum alloy.  Ford has upgraded to the aluminum because it is far more dent resistant than the previous steel body and lighter too.  We don't experience it a lot in the Gresham Portland area but the aluminum is also resistant to corrosion from red rust.  Everyone is benefiting from the weight loss of the upgraded alloy.  The weight reduction of just over 350 lbs provides an increased towing and hauling capacity as well as fuel savings.   

To find out more about the Ford Super Duty Work Truck:





Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gresham Ford Fleet offers a wider selection of Commercial Work Trucks

The Gresham Ford Fleet Team is excited to share new information about the Ford Medium Duty F650 & F750 Work Trucks that Ford is producing.  These commercial trucks are built by Ford in Ohio, the manufacturing heartland of America, the all-new Super Duty Chassis Cabs F‑650/​F‑750 are designed to provide exceptional value and ease of upfit - like frame holes where you want them.  
Ford Work Trucks with Custom Frame Hole Piercing & Length ModificationsFord is also offering a wider selection of models — including dedicated F‑650/​F‑750 Tractors — covering a broad spectrum of Class 6 and 7 vocations.  The new frame and suspension have cleaner cab-to-axle choices for easy, cost-efficient upfitting compared to the 2015 model.  There is also a new exterior design — including an all-new mesh grille framed by hallmark Ford nostrils — commands attention on the road with “Built Ford Tough” looks.  Not only do the new Ford Medium Duty Work Trucks look good but they provide power to get the job done with 6.8L V10 gasoline engine provides great power and performance.  The TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission is Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built and comes standard.  The diesel option for the new for Ford F‑650/​F‑750 is the proven Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine offering 3 levels of horsepower and torque.  

When Ford talks about durability, it speaks from experience. Proof of this is the B10 design life on the Power Stroke® 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel. B10 life is the measure of life expectancy a component is designed to meet. Ford engineers designed and tested the Power Stroke® 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel to over 500,000 simulated F-650/F-750 customer miles, giving the diesel engine a B10 design life of more than 500,000 miles.  The Ford diesel engine is designed to have a 90% probability of working for over a half-million miles without requiring the removal of the cylinder heads or dropping of the oil pan. Now that’s Built Ford Tough!

Ford Medium Duty Power TakeOff Provision at Gresham Ford
Being tough is just one reason that over half of Business Owners turn to Ford.  A strong second reason is the variety of applications that Ford enables you to customize your vehicle from the factory.

Frame Options include:
  • 9" frames are available in Kick-up and Straight configurations
  • There are several 10" configurations for the customer to choose from
  • There is also a 10" configuration with full C-section reinforcement
  • Chassis black-only paint is more durable and less subject to surface rust
  • Huck-bolting serviceable and non-serviceable pieces of the frame together enhances durability and reliability.  
Gresham Ford Fleet | 2173 East Powell Blvd. Gresham OR 97080Contact Gresham Ford Fleet for more information and to build your next work truck just the way you want it - enjoy the turnkey experience.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tips for staying cool with your vehicle this summer

Last year was the hottest summer on record, and heat and humidity are again bearing down across the United States. Heat waves on both coasts are contributing to shattered weather records already this year, with 31 cities and towns across the country posting the hottest June temperature ever recorded. While driving to and from the office, or with your family on the weekends, your vehicle’s air conditioning is a luxury many take for granted.

Tips to remember on your daily commute:

 When you first enter a hot vehicle, lower the windows completely for a few minutes to push out hot air.

 Use the max A/C button to quickly cool down the vehicle.

 If you get too cold, don’t switch the unit on and off; adjust the temperature or fan speed to help keep the temperature consistent.

 Too cold in the front, but still not cool enough in the back seat? Instead of shutting the A/C vents in the front, redirect them to the ceiling or sides of the vehicle to keep air flowing to the rear.

 Parking in the shade whenever possible or using a reflective windshield shade can dramatically reduce heat buildup in your parked vehicle. Cabin temperature at startup will be much lower, and temperature comfort will be achieved much sooner on your drive.

So, before you head off for that last trip as the kids go back to school, drop by Gresham Ford. We’d be happy to take a look to make sure everything is ship shape.  We service all makes and models and we’re open until Midnight (Monday-Friday).

Stay cool and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford wants to be your Tire Shop in Gresham

Quick Lane Service Advisers: Jordan, Lindsey & Scott
The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford knows that you have lots of choices when purchasing tires.  The Quicklane Service Advisers: Jordan, Lindsey and Scott are born and raised Oregonians who want to be your tire shop in Gresham. 


The Quicklane sells 13 major brands of tires including:

  • Michelin
  • Kelly Tires
  • Bridgestone
  • BF Goodrich
  • Continental
  • Firestone
  • Uniroyal
  • General Tire
  • Yokohama
  • Good Year
  • Hankook
  • Dunlop 
  • Pirelli
If there is a brand of tire we don't normally carry we are happy to locate it for you.  Our goal is provide a variety of price and warranty options for your consideration because not every tire is right every driver.  
Quicklane inside Gresham Ford sells 13 major brand of tires
The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford also offers a Low Price Tire Guarantee.  If any rebates, discounts or sales become available within 30 days of your tire purchase, we'll beat any competitor's advertised price on the same tire.  

We want to provide superior tires at the best prices that are right for your family and your car.  Most people in Gresham and the Portland area have all-season radial tires on their vehicles.  This is a good option for a commuter vehicle because it provides a smooth ride and low rolling resistance with additional siping that provides more wet grip than a non-all season tire.  

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford wants to be your Tire Shop

Radial tires are most likely the type of tires that came on your vehicle when it was new and fresh out of the factory.  Many people prefer radial tires because they offer real benefits.  In a radial tire, the cords - the basic building block of every tire - run in a radial or straight line across the tread from one bead (where the edge of the tire meets the rim) to the bead on the other side.  This tire structure provides the benefits of more stable contact with the road as well as a softer ride over bumps and around corners.  Radial tires also provide better fuel economy and an extended tire life.  

If you aren't sure what tires are the best value or choice for your vehicle - just ask!  We are happy to provide good, better and best options for your consideration.  

You can also use our tire selector tool that helps to narrow the field. No matter the tire size or application you can find information on the 13 major brand tires we well.  The tire selector tool is available at http://greshamford.com/Tires/

The Quicklane inside Gresham Ford is open 7am to midnight weekdays and 8 am to 4pm on Saturday to provide service.  503-489-1621.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

2016 Ford Escape is now available at Gresham Ford

2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford

The 2016 Ford Escape is the Smart Utility Vehicle that balances technology, design and engineering with intelligent, with intuitive controls.  The 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine provides V6-like performance - that saves you money on gas wherever your day takes you.  This compact SUV also provides the capability you have come to expect from Escape — from a large interior with plenty of storage to the 3500-lb. towing capacity and Intelligent 4WD, The Ford Escape 2016 model is as capable as it is smart.  
Interior View of the 2016 Ford Escape available at Gresham Ford

Many Gresham Ford customers enjoy the versatility of this compact SUV and find that the renewed "Kinetic” exterior design conveys a sense of athletic grace and motion, even when Escape is standing still.  Ford has even made available hands-free liftgate makes cargo loading and unloading even easier  - just use your foot.  Also available power panoramic Vista Roof provides a large opening and a nearly unobstructed view for second-row passengers.  
Download the 2016 Ford Escape Brochure Digitally


There are a few new things in the 2016 model that just weren't available in the 2015 version. In the Comfort/Convenience department you now have audio input jack deleted from standard audio
system on S trim model.  However Ford did add configurable daytime running lamps and enhancements made to SYNC.  There have also been revisions made to SE Cold Weather Package that so many in the Northwest enjoy and ordered.  You will also notice upgrades to the handsfree Bluetooth system Ford is calling SYNC 3.  
2016 Ford Escape S Available at Gresham Ford in Gresham Oregon

In the Quality/Reliability/Durability department for 2016 there is now acoustic-laminated front door side glass standard on SE trim version of the 2016 Ford Escape.  When examining the Design/Styling of the new 2016 Ford Escape you have a few new colors like : Electric Spice and Shadow Black.  However there are two Exterior colors that have been deleted: Karat Gold and Tuxedo Black.

Escape features adaptable airbag deployment that uses various sensors throughout the vehicle to measure a variety of inputs, including the size of the passengers and how fast the vehicle is decelerating, to determine how the airbags will deploy.  The Safety Canopy System combines with side-curtain airbags and a rollover sensor to help provide protection for outboard passengers during a side-impact collision.  The robust unibody construction of the 2016 Ford Escape is nearly one-third of the steel used in the body of the all-new Escape is composed of advanced, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel that add safety and improve weight efficiency.  The Personal Safety System of the 2016 Ford Escape tailors airbag usage to the severity of the crash, driver and passenger safety belt
use, driver’s seat position and passenger classification.  The System components include:
• Dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
• Electronic front crash severity sensor
• Driver seat position sensor
• Front outboard safety belt usage sensor
• Restraint control module
• Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
• Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
• Front-Passenger Sensing System

In addition to the chest, and incorporate new venting technology has also been included in the 2016 Ford Escape now available at Gresham Ford. The adaptive vent in the side airbag takes into account the size of the occupant and varies the pressure so a smaller occupant gets a lower pressure.  The adaptive vent is lined up with the shoulder area of the occupant. For larger passengers, the shoulder engages the vent and keeps it from venting so the gas stays inside the airbag. For smaller passengers, the effect is just the opposite: Because the shoulder is below the vent, the gas vents out of the bag.

Ford Personal Safety System

Gresham Ford knows that keeping your family safe is your ultimate priority and is happy to take the time to share all the upgraded safety technology included in the full line of Ford products like the 2016 Ford Escape.  The advancements in technology are truly remarkable and will help to make you feel good about trusting your family's safety to Ford.  


Friday, July 3, 2015

2016 F-650 & 2016 F-750 Trucks available thru Gresham Ford Fleet

Gresham Ford - Your Business Preferred Network Oregon Ford Dealership

When you use your truck for work it becomes clear that  there is no one-size-fits-all solution. With the introduction of the MY-2016 Ford F-650/F-750, Ford Motor Company is recognizing that fact by giving fleets a menu of options.  The new model-year, the F-650/F-750 is now a 100-percent Ford truck.  The trucks produced prior were a joint venture between the Ford Motor Co. and Navistar. The 2016 model-year will be designed and manufactured completely by Ford, and all the components are 100-percent Ford. In the past, the vehicles were assembled in a joint venture with Navistar, and, for the engines, we used a Cummins engine and an Allison transmission. 
2016 F-650 and F-750 now available from Gresham Ford Fleet

"Having a truck that is head to toe Ford has it's advantages" explains Gresham Ford Fleet Manager, Paul Blankenship.  "The entire truck is being held to the standards of the Ford Motor Co., so in other words, the same quality processes that we use to build our F-150s, our Super Duties, and even our passenger cars have been applied to this truck,” Blankenship said. The 2016 F-650/F-750 have been designed to provide commercial customers with exceptional value and ease of upfit to serve their individual needs.  With a wider selection of models now including dedicated F-650/F-750 Tractors Ford is covering a broad spectrum of 6 and 7 vocations.  
The new 2016 all Ford F650 and F750 also has a new frame and suspension with cleaner cab-to-axle choices for easy, cost-efficient upfitting compared to the 2015 models.  Gresham Ford Fleet is also confident that those who depend upon their work trucks will appreciate the proven Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine offering 3 levels of horsepower and torque.  However the 6.8L V10 gasoline engine provides great power and performance and has been the most popular choice so far. The standard TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission is Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built tough.  
You may also notice the new exterior design — including an all-new mesh grille framed by hallmark Ford nostrils — commands attention on the road with “Built Ford Tough” looks.  
Work Vehicles for Every Business are available from Gresham Ford Fleet
For more information contact Gresham Ford Fleet at 503-665-0101 or Fleet@GreshamFord.com