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Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, Service, Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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Explaining the Importance of Rotating Your Tires

When you own a car, truck or SUV, there’s a long list of things you need to do to make sure your vehicle lasts as long as you need it to. One of those tasks is making sure you rotate your tires regularly. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires at the same time you get your oil changed, which means killing two vehicle maintenance birds with one service appointment stone. But even when it’s as easy as pairing these to regular maintenance tasks together, people still get annoyed about having to do it. Especially when they don’t know why they need to rotate their tires. That’s why we decided to take some time and explain the importance of rotating your tires. Read the rest of this entry »

See All of the 2017 Ford Mustang’s Exterior Color Options in All Their Glory

By blogsadmin | Posted in Exterior Colors, Ford Mustang on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford Mustang Exterior Color Options

What’s the most important part of picking out your 2017 Ford Mustang? Honestly, it’s probably deciding which trim level you want and which engine you’re going to want under the hood. But after all that, you need to decide which exterior color option you’re going to go with on your new Ford Mustang. That means you have to decide which color best matches your style, your personality and your driving style. And with 10 2017 Ford Mustang exterior color options to choose from, you know you’ll find one that perfectly suites you. Read the rest of this entry »

What New Safety and Tech Features Come With the 2017 Ford Fiesta?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford Fiesta, Safety, Technology on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford Fiesta New Safety and Technology Features

As one of Ford’s most affordable and fuel efficient models, the 2017 Fiesta is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a fun-to-drive sedan or hatchback. But sometimes, the 2017 Ford Fiesta’s low, low price tag throws people off, as they think they’re not going to get the advanced new features found in more expensive cars. But nothing could be further from the truth. That’s because, like all new Ford models, the new Fiesta comes with an extensive list of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. It’s the first two we’ll be focusing on here as we take a closer look at the 2017 Ford Fiesta’s new safety and technology features. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s New Terrain Management System?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford F-150, Technology on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor New Terrain Management System Features

There is a lot to love about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, as is evidenced by the numerous awards it has already won. Many will think all of those awards are thanks to the new F-150 Raptor’s engine options, or maybe its advanced new safety features, and they’ll be right. But they’ll also be forgetting one of the most impressive and most exciting features of the 2017 F-150 Raptor – its all-new Terrain Management System. It’s because of this new system that the 2017 F-150 Raptor can so easily handle any and all road conditions, including those where the road is nowhere in sight. But what exactly is this new system? Let’s find out by taking a closer look at the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s new Terrain Management System features. Read the rest of this entry »

Fireworks and More: Celebrating the Fourth of July 2017 in Tampa FL

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just For Fun on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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4th of July 2017 Events in Tampa, FL

A lot of cities around the country like to tout their patriotism, but everyone who’s ever lived or visited us here in Tampa, FL, knows no one and nowhere does the 4th of July quite like us. While many places will offer a fireworks show and maybe a little festival, here in Tampa, we offer all of that and more. There’s so much going on in Tampa on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in fact, that we figured we’d better put together this little guide to let everyone know some of the best 4th of July events going on in Tampa. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Continues to Delight Drivers and Award-Givers Alike

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards, Ford F-150 on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Named Best Pickup at NWAPA Mudfest

Everyone here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, knew Ford was on to something when they unveiled the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Thanks to its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission offering 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, along with its six-mode Terrain Management System, the new Ford F-150 Raptor gives a whole new meaning to the idea of off-road performance. And not only have drivers all around the country flocked to the 2017 F-150 Raptor, those giving out the annual awards have, too. That’s evidenced by the numerous awards already won by the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, including it being named the Best Pickup at the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Mudfest put on by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). Read the rest of this entry »

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Potholes and the Damage They Do

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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The Best Ways to Avoid Potholes with Your Ford

Summer is in full swing here in Tampa, FL, and that unfortunately also means it’s pothole season. Yes, even in warmer climates like ours, the change from winter to spring to summer leads to potholes, which in turn can lead to serious damage to your Ford car, truck or SUV. Sometimes, especially on an unusually rough road, it can seem like there’s nothing you can do to avoid these menaces. And sometimes there’s not. But other times there are things you can do, which we’ve outlined here in our guide on the best ways to avoid potholes with your Ford. Read the rest of this entry »

Stay on Top of Your Oil Changes with the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa FL

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealer Information, Service, Tips and Tricks on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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Why Are Regular Oil Changes Important?

It’s the bane of a car owner’s existence, even though it’s really not that bad, doesn’t take that much time, doesn’t cost much and does a lot to keep your car in tip-top shape and out on the road. It’s the regular oil change. Here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, we understand it can be a hassle, and we know it’s something pretty much everyone hates, but regular oil changes really do help keep your engine and your vehicle running smoothly and reliably. Though not everyone knows exactly what regular oil changes do to keep their engine healthy, and we think that’s why people hate them so much. So, why are regular oil changes so important? Read on to find out. Read the rest of this entry »

How the 2018 Ford F-150 Lives Up to the Built Ford Tough Promise

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford F-150, Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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2018 Ford F-150 New Built Ford Tough Design

On top of everything else that’s new on the 2018 Ford F-150 – including new engine options, new safety and technology features and new towing and hauling capabilities – perhaps the most exciting update is its new Built Ford Tough design that takes the Built Ford Tough promise to new levels never before reached by a Ford truck. Now, the Ford F-150, along with the entire Ford F-Series lineup, has always been the focal point of the Built Ford Tough promise, but thanks to an all-new design and new features, the 2018 F-150 is tougher than ever. And it looks better than ever, too. Read the rest of this entry »

How the Ford GT Supercar is Helping Create the Technologies of Tomorrow

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford, Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford GT, Ford Mustang on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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Ford GT Helping Test New Technologies

The Ford GT supercar is something many of us, if not all of us, will never have a chance to drive. But that doesn’t mean we’ll never get to experience parts of the new Ford GT. What we mean is that Ford is using the GT to help test new technologies that then become part of the everyday Ford model lineup. New engine and performance features, new aerodynamic technologies and new body styles and materials found on models like the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Ford F-Series lineup have all come from the Ford GT. To see what we mean, let’s take a closer look at all of the ways the Ford GT supercar is helping create the technologies of tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »