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The Branford Festival 2017 Celebrates 33 Years - June 16th-18th

May 4, 2017


Ford of Branford looks forward to this year's Branford Festival. It's one of the best events in Branford. Check out the festival website and mark your calendars now for this wonderful celebration of the community spirit of our special town. 


The Branford Festival

2017 marks the 33rd year of the #BranfordFestival. Since 1985, Father's Day Weekend has become synonymous with The Branford Festival. During the weekend, the historic Town Green is transformed into a festival of crafts, activities, food, live music and so much more. Whatever your interests, there is something available for the entire family. 


If this is your first time to attend the festival, check out the photo gallery of past weekends, then check the schedule and make your plans for the weekend. If you are a festival veteran, check out what's new and make your plans for another fun-packed weekend. 


Fun Festival Fact:  Did you know that Arlo Guthrie was the main act back in 1985? Over 10,000 people showed up to hear him sing and many in the audience joined in as Guthrie launched into "Alice's Restaurant," his trademark 18-minute anti-draft song that had catapulted him to stardom in 1967.


A sampling of children's activities include Eileen Cimino from Funderful Face painting and rides by Rainbow Amusements Co. include swings, rockwall and inflatables. 


Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership

We are one of your premier Ford dealers CT and are located in the New Haven/Branford, CT area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, trucks and SUVs, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





2017 Focus Sedan or Hatchback Features Fuel-Efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine

May 3, 2017


The 2017 Ford Focus has an available fuel-efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that will save you on gas and is good for the environment. To give the Focus a test drive, come to our Ford of Branford dealership in Branford, CT. We also have the all the latest Ford models - cars, trucks and SUVs. Our sales team can help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs and budget. 


New for 2017

A new SEL package is available for 2017. This package adds unique 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, black headlight bezels and a power moonroof. White Gold, a new exterior color for the 2017 model year, is an option on all models.


Overview

The 2017 Focus is offered in three trim levels: base, Focus ST and Focus RS.


The base model is powered by either a 2.0-liter I-4 that delivers 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque or a 1.0-liter #EcoBoost I-3 that generates 123 hp and 125 lb-ft. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual (2.0-liter), a six-speed manual (1.0-liter) or a six-speed automatic. The 2.0-liter is EPA-rated 25-26/34-38/28-31 mpg city/highway/combined, while the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is EPA-rated 27-30/38-40/31-34 mpg depending on which transmission you choose. 


The high-performance Focus ST and Focus RS are powered by four-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engines. Power for the Focus ST comes from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 that delivers 252 hp and 270 lb-ft, paired with a six-speed manual transmission that powers the front wheels. The Focus RS is powered by 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 that generates 350 hp and 350 lb-ft. A six-speed manual and a new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring is standard. A new Drift mode is one of the Focus RS hatchback driving modes.


Safety

The Ford Focus received a five-star overall safety rating from the #NHTSA, earning a Good rating in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and seats tests.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive the 2017 Focus

We are one of your premier Ford dealers CT and are located in the New Haven/Branford, CT area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, trucks and SUVs, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





 

How to Keep Your Truck Running for Years

May 2, 2017


At Ford of Branford, know you love your truck and want to keep it running for as long as possible. It is possible to get over 150,000 miles on a pickup if you take good care of it. Our factory-trained Ford of Branford technicians can help, too. We look forward to a long partnership with you and your truck and invite you to bring your truck in for a checkup. Here's a simple list to keep your truck on the road for years to come.


1. Never Miss an Oil Change - This is easy to do and one of the most important things you can do to ensure a long life for your truck. If you have a 2008 model or newer, an oil change is recommended every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes first.  

2. Rotate Your Tires to ensure even wear. Tires wear unevenly according to the drivetrain of your truck. It's easy to remember if you get in the habit of rotating your tires each time you change your oil. 

3. Keep Your Tires Balanced - When you rotate your tires, it's also a good idea to have them balanced. 

4. Keep Tires Aligned- If you notice your truck pulling to one side or the other, it's probably time for a wheel alignment. Driving over rough roads with heavy loads can increase the likelihood of misalignment. 

5. Check Your Lights Monthly - It's a good idea to keep some spare fuses in your glove box.

6. Check Fluid Levels for your oil, engine coolant and windshield washer fluid. Change your transmission fluid once a year or as recommended in your owner's manual. When you check the fluid level, check the quality, as well.

7. Change Filters - Air and fuel filters need to be changed regularly.

8. Know Your Driving Conditions - One of the most important aspects of long term care is being aware of the type of wear and tear you're putting on your truck. Are you driving off road, carrying heavy loads, or making multiple short trips daily? How you use your truck determines the type of maintenance it needs. Talk to our Ford of Branford technicians about the best ways to care for your truck given the roads you're driving on each day.

9. Have an Inspection - Ford's multi-point #inspection is a doctor's check-up for your truck. Everything from your batteries to spark plugs to brake pads is analyzed. Our technicians can spot potential problem areas early, helping you avoid larger more costly repairs later on. We can help keep you safe and your truck running longer.

10. Read Up - Everything you need to know about keeping your truck running well is in the owner's manual. 


Bring Your Ford to Ford of Branford for Great Service

Come to Ford of Branford where our certified technicians can take care of all your maintenance needs. While you're here, you can also check out the latest models. We have a huge selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, SUVs and trucks, We are one of your premier Ford dealers CT and are located in the New Haven/Branford, CT area. Ask about our financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





ALL-NEW FORD ECOSPORT APPEARS IN MARVEL STUDIOS' 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2'

May 1, 2017


Wow! The Ford EcoSport, makes it to the big screen! The all-new EcoSport will appear in Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in theaters starting May 5. In addition, the EcoSport and Groot will be seen together in a TV commercial calling for customers to "Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy." Ford EcoSport, Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax and Rocket will also appear in a limited 500 print run comic book that will also be published digitally online for a short period. Ford of Branford looks forward to the arrival of the EcoSport early in 2018.


"EcoSport is our smallest SUV, designed for active customers who need a compact, connected vehicle that enables richer experiences with family and friends," said Chantel Lenard, executive director, Ford U.S. marketing. "Teaming up with Marvel is a perfect way to share how EcoSport turns every drive into a chance to live big, enabling our Earth-bound customers to experience as many adventures as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' offers."


EcoSport Joins Ford's Best-Selling SUV Lineup

Two engine choices are available on the 2018: the award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged #EcoBoost or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. SYNC 3, a floating 8-inch touch screen and Wi-Fi hotspot are available, as well as SYNC Connect. 


Personalize Your EcoSport

With 10 color choices, seven standard ambient lighting options and four trim offerings, EcoSport lets you personalize your vehicle. 


Win A Ford EcoSport!

When you enter the "Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy" sweepstakes at www.marvel.com/ecosport, you get a chance to win a Ford EcoSport, a hometown screening of the movie, one of 150 custom illustrations by a Marvel artist depicting the fan as a galactic hero and lots of swag.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership

We are one of your premier Ford dealers CT and are located in the New Haven/Branford, CT area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, trucks and SUVs, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target






 

Robin Hood Festival in North Haven Captures 12th Century England

April 27, 2017


Ford of Branford knows it's spring when the Robin Hood Springtime Festival returns to North Haven. It's entertaining, colorful and fun. The Faire runs from May 13 through the 29th and tickets can be purchased on their website. 


Faire Activities 

Faire activities and food give visitors a glimpse into what a spring festival in 12th century Nottingham England might have been like. Celebrate spring with the traditional Maypole dance. What could be more springy than to get wrapped up in ribbon with friends. Join a Princess Tea Party, a free event for children 12 and under. Try your hand at #archery. No Robin Hood adventure would be complete without it. Visit a knight encampment hosted by the Knights of Gore where you can learn combat moves with a sword, see armored combat demonstrations, join a quest and learn how knights lived long ago. The right honorable Mayor of Nottingham, Hector Magillicuddy, invites you to his favorite game of Nottingham bingo. It's Sherwood Forest's second most popular activity after armed robbery. You get to play a board filled with portraits of local landmarks and celebrities. Get five in a row and win novelty prizes! Bring a picnic or buy food at the faire. Meet the Author - get a season pass so you can meet a different fantasy author each and every day of our show.


Special Pet Weekend - May 13-14

Get Free Admission for your pet when you donate things pet shelters need. Some suggested donations include leashes, collars, harnesses, cat and dog toys, unopened treats, bags or cans of cat or dog food. All donated items will be donated to a local no kill shelter.

Pet Costume Contest Saturday. Dress your pet up in cool costumes: wizards, princesses, knights, dragons or fairies. Sunday, May 14 your pet can compete in a Pet Trick Contest.  Does your pet have a special trick? Are they able to do something that will impress the audience? If so, this is your pet's chance to shine and maybe win some prizes.


With Ford of Branford You Can Get Some New Wheels to Take to the Faire

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

The 2017 Ford F-150 Trim Levels Can Meet Your Needs

April 26, 2017


The updated 2017 Ford F-150 has redesigned the optional turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that's paired with a new 10-speed transmission. The new engine and transmission deliver better fuel economy and also deliver more horsepower and torque than before. The off-road-oriented Raptor model also gets a high-output version of the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine. A new STX Appearance package adds additional features to the XL. Ford of Branford invites you to come test drive these new improved F-150 models. 


Award-Winning Trucks

Ford F-150 and F-150 Raptor Win Awards from The Fast Lane Truck

The online truck enthusiast magazine recognized the Ford F-150 with the top Truck of the Year overall award. The F-150 and the F-150 Raptor also earned Gold Hitch awards for towing and off-road performance.


Features

The 2017 F-150 offers a high level of performance with a refined modern touch. Special features such as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist System, allow you to control the direction of your trailer with a simple dashboard mounted knob. You'll also get the F-150's impressively quick Sync 3 infotainment system, a quiet cabin and all the available luxury amenities you could ask for. Aluminum body panels and an aluminum bed instead of steel make the 2017 F-150 the lightest truck in its class, too. No wonder the F-150 is one of the most popular pickups on the road today. 


Comfort

The front and rear seats both provide appropriate support and all-day comfort, and the cabin environment is quiet and calm. The FX4 off-road package makes the ride a little stiffer, but it's never uncomfortable. It's a pleasant place to spend a full day on the road.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive the F-150  

Come test drive the award-winning #F-150 at Ford of Branford. We're proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our Ford vehicles all use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

Ford Protect Is More Than Just An Oil Change

April 25, 2017


We all know that a properly maintained vehicle lasts longer and runs more efficiently than one that isn't maintained. Ford's Premium Maintenance from Ford Protect not only covers your routine oil changes, it covers multi-point inspections, as well as preventive care and replacement of normal "wear and tear" items that require periodic attention. Our Ford of Branford factory-trained technicians are ready to help you keep your Ford vehicle running like new.


Benefits of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance ensures optimal operation, reliability and safety of your vehicle and can prevent unexpected failures. In addition, it helps maximize efficiency. It also improves the trade-in or resale values


Scheduled Maintenance

There's a lot that goes into regular maintenance, including inspect and rotate tires, inspect brake pads/ shoes/ rotors/drums, brake lines and parking brake system, inspect wheel ends for endplay and noise, inspect and lubricate the steering linkage, ball joints and suspension. Fluids that need regular changing are the oil, the engine coolant and transmission fluid. The oil filter, air filter and fuel filters should also be changed on a regular basis. Other specialized services also need to be performed. 


Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Coverage 

Coverage includes routine inspections as well as a multi-point inspection.  Preventive care and replacement of normal "wear and tear" items that require periodic attention, include engine oil and filter changes, multi-point inspections, tire rotations, brake pads and linings, shock absorbers/struts, spark plugs, clutch discs, engine belts, engine coolant hoses, clamps and o-ring seals and wiper blades. 


Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership for Regular Maintenance Services

Ford of Branford recommends the Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan to keep your Ford running its best. We are one of the top Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

Why Ford Is A Leader in Developing Self-Driving Vehicles

April 24, 2017


Believe it or not, self-driving cars are in our future. They represent a transformative shift in transportation that will change the world in which we live. Ford is a leader known for doing it right by putting our customers' safety first and enabling this technology to serve customer needs. Ford of Branford is proud to announce Ford has been recognized by Navigant Research in its Leaderboard Report for #AutomatedDriving, an independent research study published annually. Navigant ranked Ford Number 1 out of 18 automotive and technology companies around the world in its assessment of strategy and execution of automated driving systems. 


Ford's Developments

Ford has been making significant strides in the development of our hardware, known as the Autonomous Vehicle Platform, as well as our software known as the Virtual Driver System. Ford has also had a fleet of Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Development Vehicles testing on tracks and public roads around the country since 2013. There is still lots of work before self-driving cars make it to the market.


Ford Smart Mobility LLC 

This LLC will help build Ford's mobility commercialization strategy and capabilities, including how the vehicles will be managed and operated.


Engineering & Manufacturing Capability

Ford's engineering and manufacturing teams are well positioned to deliver the high-quality, reliable experience customers will demand in a self-driving vehicle. With autonomous vehicles expected to see high-mileage driving, quality will be especially important in helping autonomous vehicles withstand the demands of high-mileage driving. Ford is committed to delivering vehicles that will change the way the world moves and will make transportation accessible for millions of people around the world.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership

Ford of Branford is one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. The recent Navigant award is an acknowledgement of Ford's role as a leader in the latest technology. Ford uses the latest technology in all our vehicles. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





Yale University Art Gallery Oldest University Art Museum

April 20, 2017


Branford area residents are lucky to have the resources of the Yale University so nearby. The Yale University Art Gallery is one our local gems. It features art of many periods, with a focus on early Italian painting, African sculpture and modern art. Our Ford of Branford staff loves visiting for a morning or afternoon to check out the latest exhibits and view our old favorites. The museum is free and open to the public, so it's convenient to stop in when you just have a few hours.


About the Museum

The Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest university art museum in the western hemisphere. It was founded in 1832, when artist and patriot #JohnTrumbull, donated more than 100 paintings of the American Revolution to Yale College and designed the original Picture Gallery. The original building was razed and the main building, built in 1953, was designed by Louis Kahn, a professor of Architecture at Yale. A six year renovation was completed in 2012. The older Tuscan romanesque part of the gallery was built in 1928.


Current Exhibitions

Exhibits change throughout the year. Check the website for the latest information. Current exhibits include Modern Art from the Middle East; Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light; Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas; Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom and It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America.

Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership


While Ford of Branford is not the oldest dealership in the New Haven/Branford, CT area, we are one of your premier Ford dealers CT. Our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, trucks and SUVs, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





2017 Ford Mustang Features Exceptional Performance & Comfort

April 19, 2017


The popular sporty two-door coupe or convertible has been in production since 1964. Come to Ford of Branford to test drive this classic sports car. If you're looking for a really high-performance Mustang, try the GT350 or GT350R. The Mustang does not sacrifice comfort for performance.


New for 2017

New exterior colors are now offered: Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue and White Platinum which replace Kona Blue, Guard, Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange for the 2017 Ford Mustang's exterior color options. Ruby Red Metallic has been added to the GT350's exterior color palette.


All 2017 Mustang GT350s now come standard with the Track package, which adds an aluminum tower-to-tower brace, a high-downforce rear spoiler, coolers for the engine oil, transmission and differential and the MagneRide damping system. A new Electronics package for the GT350 adds navigation and a nine-speaker sound system. The Convenience package adds power-adjustable leather sports seats instead of the standard Recaro bucket seats. Sync 3 now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. 


Performance

You have a choice of pairing the base level #2017FordMustang engines with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The high-performance GT350 and GT350R are paired exclusively to a six-speed manual.


Safety

NHTSA gave the 2017 Mustang Fastback a five-star overall safety rating. The convertible received a five-star rollover rating (out of a possible five stars). 


Test Drive the 2017 Mustang at Ford of Branford 

Ford of Branford is one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





 

Why It's Important To Know The Age Of Your Tires

April 18, 2017


Did you know that tire age is even more important than tread depth? Our Ford of Branford dealership wants to make sure you keep track of your vehicle's tire age, including the spare. By keeping your tires in good shape, you could save a life since tires have the greatest effect on the way your vehicle handles and brakes. 


Why It's Not a Good Idea To Buy Used Tires

In February 2008, the owner of a 1998 Ford Explorer in Georgia bought a used tire for his SUV. Two weeks later, the tread separated unexpectedly from the tire causing the Explorer to go out of control, hitting a motorcycle and killing its rider. The used tire turned out to be nearly 10 years old when examined in a post-crash analysis.


Why Old Tires Are Dangerous

We've all been told that the depth of a tire's tread determines the condition of the tires. But did you know that the rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate with time, regardless of the condition of the tread? And an old tire poses a significant safety hazard. It's just like an old rubber band that eventually cracks and breaks. This is what happens to the rubber on the tires. Cracks develop on the surface and inside, as well causing the steel belts in the tread to separate from the rest of the tire. 

If you drive 12,000-15,000 miles annually, a tire's tread will wear out in three to four years, which is a long time before the rubber compound does. But if you only drive 6,000 miles a year, or have a specialized car you only drive on weekends, you could have aging tires that pose a safety hazard. The age warning also applies to spare tires and "new" tires that have never been used but are old.


How Long Does a Tire Last?

It's a good idea for tires to be inspected yearly after the fifth year. Many car manufacturers recommend replacing tires after five years. Climate has an effect, as well. If you live in a warm or coastal climate, your tires will age more quickly, according to the NHTSA. This includes the spare, which could be 'baked' in the trunk of your vehicle.  


Bring Your Vehicle for Regular Maintenance at Ford of Branford

Our factory-trained technicians can help with regular maintenance in order to keep your Ford performing its best and to keep you safe on the road. Ford of Branford is one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

2017 FORD F-150 WINS TRUCK OF THE YEAR FROM THE FAST LANE TRUCK

April 17, 2017


The 2017 Ford F-150 and F-150 Raptor won three of five #GoldHitch awards from the online truck enthusiast magazine, The Fast Lane Truck. The F-150 received the award for the top Truck of the Year overall. To top it off, the F-150 and the F-150 Raptor also earned Gold Hitch awards for towing and off-road performance. Ford of Branford invites you to test drive these award-winning trucks at our Branford, CT dealership.


Gold Hitch Awards

Gold Hitch awards are based on high-altitude towing and performance testing in Colorado and Utah. This testing is considered to be the "world's toughest towing contest". It includes midsize, half-ton, heavy-duty and off-road performance categories. The F-150 competed against the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2017 Nissan Titan. 


Ford F-150

"The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best towing half-ton truck this year," says Andre Smirnov, editor, TFLtruck.com. "The overall versatility, towing performance, and choice of available powertrains and technology features of the entire 2017 F-150 lineup elevated the F-150 above all others." Smirnov also noted that the "F-150 was the quickest mainstream pickup truck we have ever tested."

F-150's towing capabilities and technologies, along with its second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission allowed the truck to outperform the competition in high-altitude towing across the Ike Gauntlet. Ford's tow/haul mode and trailer braking aided in the descent.


Ford F-150 Raptor

The all-new F-150 Raptor outperformed four competitor trucks to win The Fast Lane Truck Gold Hitch award for off-road trucks. Raptor also bested the competition to take the 2017 Gold Hitch best off-road truck award.


Forty Years Tough

This recognition highlights Ford's yearlong celebration of the F-Series as best-selling truck in America for 40 consecutive years and the best-selling vehicle in America for 35 consecutive years. 


Get Tough at Ford of Branford 

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Our award-winning Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University Delights All Ages

April 13, 2017


Our staff at Ford of Branford love observing the night sky and learning more about the constellations, our solar system and so much more. There's no better place to pay a visit to outer space than at The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at 355 Prospect Street in New Haven. The planetarium is open to the general public on Tuesdays nights starting at 8 p.m. April - September and at 6:00 p.m. October - March. They are also open Sunday afternoons. Check the website for details. If the weather is good, make sure to stick around after the 35-40 minute shows, when you will be welcome to observe the night sky with telescopes.


About the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

The #LeitnerObservatory is part of the Yale Department of Astronomy. Their digital planetarium theater uses a Spitz SciDomeHD system to simulate the universe at any time from any place or to playback high-definition, fulldome videos. The observatory has two permanently mounted telescopes. The Mounted in the east dome is the 8-inch Reed refractor that was purchased by Yale in 1882 to study the transit of Venus across the face of the sun that occurred that year. The telescope was refurbished in 2004, and it is now used for visual observations of planets and stars. The west dome holds a mounted computer-controlled, 0.4 meter reflecting telescope. 

In addition to shows for the general public, the Leitner Planetarium is used to teach astronomy concepts in Yale's undergraduate classes, to present programs for school groups in the New Haven area and to support astronomy programs at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 


Ford of Branford Invites You to Visit Our Dealership

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. Like the Leitner, our Ford vehicles use the latest technology. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. While you're out and about, come see what we have to offer. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

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2017 Ford Fusion Offers New Sport & Platinum Trims

April 12, 2017


Ford has added the Sport and Platinum trims to the 2017 Fusion sedan lineup. They've also added new safety features, Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system and some styling updates. Come to Ford of Branford to test drive the 2017 Ford Fusion. We think you'll like its fun-to-drive character.


Vehicle Summary

The 2017 Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that's offered in six engine options and is available with both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. 


Exterior Upgrades

The 2017 Ford Fusion got a refreshed front fascia, including a new headlight design with optional LEDs. New features include a rotary transmission gear selector. Inside, you'll like the revised center console layout.


The Sport Trim

The new #2017FordFusionSport model is a performance sedan that gets power from a twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.  The Sport's torque output surpasses that of the new 2017 Audi S4 and BMW 340i xDrive. All-wheel drive is standard. You won't find any direct competitors with more than 300 hp in this midsize sedan segment. The 2017 Fusion Sport also features pothole detection with continuously controlled damping. 


The Ford Fusion Platinum

The Platinum's door trim panels and instrument panel are wrapped in Cocoa leather with a hand-wrapped steering-wheel in Venetian leather. The Platinum model has a unique grille finish in Magnetic paint. Its powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost and standard all-wheel drive. Fusion buyers can also select the Platinum with the hybrid or Energi plug-in hybrid models.


Safety

The 2017 Ford Fusion sedan has been awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation as well as a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. Safety features include emergency brake assist, and a post-collision safety system as well as a pedestrian detection system and hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking. Other driver assists include lane-keep assist and Ford's available Blind Spot Information System, featuring cross traffic alert and a standard rearview camera. Customers can also choose the adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake support.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive the 2017 Fusion

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Tire Age Is More Important Than Tread Depth!

April 11, 2017


Here's an important fun fact we bet you didn't know. Tire age is actually even more important than tread depth in determining a tire's health. Our Ford of Branford dealership wants you to stay safe. We encourage you to keep track of your vehicle's tire age, including the spare, since tires have the greatest effect on the way your vehicle handles and brakes. If the tire store recommends new tires at your five-year checkup, we recommend you don't put it off. You could save a life. 


Why Old Tires Are Dangerous

Traditionally people have relied on a tire's tread depth to determine the condition of the tires. However, the rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate with time, regardless of the condition of the tread? When this happens, an old tire poses a significant safety hazard.


President of Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. Sean Kane says, "If you take a rubber band that's been sitting around a long time and stretch it, you will start to see cracks in the rubber," says Kane. That's essentially what happens to a tire. Over time, cracks in the rubber develop on the surface and inside the tire as well. This cracking can eventually cause the steel belts in the tread to separate from the rest of the tire.


For most people who drive between 12,000-15,000 miles/year, old tires are not an issue since at this rate, a tire's tread will wear out in three to four years, well before the rubber compound does. On the other hand, if you only drive 6,000 miles a year, or have a specialized car you only drive on weekends, aging tires could be an issue. The age warning also applies to spare tires and "new" tires that have never been used but are old. Make sure to check your spare. If it's sitting in the trunk, it could have been 'baked to death' by the sun.


The Dangers of Buying Used Tires

The owner of a 1998 Ford Explorer in Georgia bought a used tire for his SUV in February of 2008. Two weeks later, the tread suddenly separated from the tire causing the Explorer to go out of control and hit a motorcycle, killing its rider. An post-crash analysis of the used tire showed that it was nearly 10 years old.


How Long Does a Tire Last?

It's important to inspect tires annually after the fifth year. But, if you live in a warm or coastal climate, your tires will age more quickly, according to the NHTSA. 


Bring Your Ford to Our Experts at Ford of Branford 

#FordofBranford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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2018 Ford Focus Electric Introduces Outrageous Green Metallic Tinted Paint Color

April 10, 2017


Ford's new Outrageous Green Metallic paint hue for the 2018 Ford Focus Electric was announced in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day and in line with Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, #Greenery. Our Ford of Branford dealership looks forward to bringing this unique new color to our lot. 


How Ford's Design Team Chooses Colors

For Ford's color and materials design team, inspiration is everywhere. In defining future vehicles, the design team thinks about the visual and tactile elements that will help define future vehicles. Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials design manager,and her team examine everyday experiences to predict future trends to deliver a vibrant and diverse pallet for customers.

"Designers are encouraged to experience a feeling, bring it to the team, then collectively brainstorm ways to bring it to life through a paint color or material for Ford vehicles," says Whalen. "Outrageous Green Metallic is a unique shade, symbolizing modern renewal and a reconnection with nature, then finished with a special tinted clear coat to give the color depth and vibrancy."


The Ford team predicts color trends two to three years into the future. Ford research shows that color choice is highly personal and that between 35-40% of customers will walk away from a brand or vehicle if they cannot get it in the color they want. 

The Ford color and materials team works to answer why a particular color is important, why it's important at this time and why this color as opposed to another. Many colors seen today were inspired from beautiful places in nature, with trends often predicted two to three years into the future. It's definitely more of an art than a science.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Look for Inspiration At Our Dealership

Our sales team is ready to help you find the vehicle that matches your thoughts and ideals. Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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The Grove Street Cemetery - First Chartered Burial Ground in U.S.

April 6, 2017


Grove Street is an urban cemetery. Its unique geometrical design echoes the nine squares of the city. The paths allow for easy access to horse-drawn vehicles and automobiles. In addition to trees, shrubs and flowers, extraordinarily varied markers from obelisks to sarcophagi to the simplest grave stone decorate the cemetery. Through the #GroveStreetCemetery, one can trace the history of New Haven. Our staff at Ford of Branford loves learning about the history of our area and the Grove Street Cemetery is one of our local gems.


The cemetery was incorporated by the State of Connecticut in 1797 as The New Burying Ground in New Haven. The pattern of the cemetery also unusual in that it was arranged in lots for families as opposed to random burials, which had been common in the past. The grounds were also divided into different areas: 1) for parishioners of the three churches on the Green, 2) for strangers who might die in New Haven, 3) for the indigent, 4) for persons of color and 5) one for Yale College. 


The cemetery was renovated in the 1840s and a chapel was built in 1872 so that services could be held in inclement weather. Its only decoration is a gilded bee symbolic of the soul's release from the body. This Victorian structure now serves as the office of the cemetery's superintendent and assistant superintendent. 


As the cemetery enters its third century the Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery was formed to share information about the cemetery's history and cultural significance in order to protect and restore the cemetery as an historic land area and a park-like place of reflection and repose for the community at large. The Grove Street Cemetery is one of only 60 National Historic Landmarks in Connecticut and is the ninth such landmark in New Haven.


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2017 Ford Flex Ideal For Daily Commute & Coast-to-Coast Travel

April 5, 2017


If you're looking for a 6-7 seater that has space and versatility, the 2017 Ford Flex could be the SUV for you.  The turbocharged engine option delivers power to spare. Our Ford of Branford sales team looks forward to setting you up for a test drive.


Features

The Ford Flex has remained popular since it was first introduced for the 2009 model year. The Flex cuts a distinctive figure on the road with its squared-off appearance. The Flex's optional 365-horsepower turbocharged V6 ensures that the Flex can maneuver easily on a freeway with a cabin full of passengers. 


The 2017 Ford Flex's boxy shape creates a spacious interior with room for comfortable seating for adults in all three rows. The infotainment system has been updated with the easy-to-use Sync 3 interface. Up to 20 cubic feet of cargo space is available behind the rear seatbacks and if you fold down the third row, you'll end up with a total of 43.2 cubic feet. If you fold down both rows, you'll have 83.2 cubic feet of storage! Properly equipped, the Flex can tow up to 4,500 pounds. 


Safety Features

Optional inflatable second-row seat belts are available for all Flex trims. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is standard on the Limited and available as an option on the SEL. The Limited's optional adaptive cruise control comes with a forward collision warning system that pre-charges the brakes for maximum responsiveness.


Trim Levels

The #2017FordFlex is a large crossover/wagon that can seat either six or seven passengers and comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. An Appearance package, available on SEL and Limited models, adds 20-inch wheels, black exterior and interior trim and upgraded leather upholstery.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The 2017 Flex

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Myths & Realities About Oil Changes

April 4, 2017


Do you know how often to change your vehicle's oil? Our Ford of Branford factory-trained service professionals can help you determine the best mileage between oil changes depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, as well as the type of driving you do. Here are some of the common myths and realities about oil changes.

Myth #1 - Change your oil every 3,000 miles or three months - whichever comes first. This was the norm years ago, however most modern vehicles only need an oil change approximately every 7,000 miles, depending on the climate, type of driving and other factors. Experts agree that the oil in today's cars needs to be changed at the intervals specified in the owner's manual or when the car's oil life monitor light appears. You'll be interested to know that the average interval between oil changes for 2010 cars is around 7,800 miles. One reason this interval has been expanded is due to improvements in oil chemistry and engine technology. 


Myth #2 - Once You Use Synthetic Oil, You Always Have To Use It 

This is absolutely not true! In fact, the line between synthetic oil and petroleum-based oil has been blurred because the two types of oil are often blended. As long as the oil meets the viscosity and service requirements in your owner's manual, you can switch back and forth as much as you want.  


Myth #3 - It's Necessary To Change Your Oil Before A Long Road Trip. There is some truth to this. While it's a good idea to have a mechanic look your car over before long drives, if the oil change interval is not scheduled to occur during the trip, it's not necessary to change it before the trip. However, if the oil change interval would occur during the trip, it's a good idea to change it before you leave. Our #FordofBranford service professionals recommend servicing your vehicle about a week before leaving on a big trip so you can make sure everything is working before you hit the road.


Come To Ford of Branford for Your Automotive Needs

Our Ford of Branford factory-trained service professionals look forward to taking great care of your Ford.  Our service technicians are always ready and willing to help Ford owners maintain their vehicles. We take pride in caring for our customers.  To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com. While you're here, check out our extensive inventory of new, certified pre-owned and used Ford models.  We are one of the top Ford dealerships in CT. 



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Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) Demonstrates Ford's Commitment to The Environment

April 3, 2017


Ford has enhanced its Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) program to reduce the environmental footprint of its supply chain by sharing its leading sustainability practices with its more than 40 suppliers in 40 countries. PACE now has the potential to impact nearly 1,100 supplier sites in more than 40 countries. Ultimately, sharing Ford's impact on environmental sustainability with suppliers has the potential to affect millions around the world. Ford of Branford applauds the efforts of PACE in promoting environmental sustainability worldwide. 

Ford's Best Practices

As part of PACE, Ford offers best practices and monitoring tools to help its suppliers track and achieve their own sustainability goals. The suppliers report their environmental progress and share their own best practices. Participating suppliers are on track to save an estimated 550 million gallons of water over the next five years. That's enough to fill 837 Olympic swimming pools, according to data collected in 2016.


About PACE

PACE, which originally focused on water and energy conservation, has been expanded to offer best practices for reducing waste, carbon dioxide and air emissions. Ford projects that carbon emissions could be reduced by nearly 500,000 metric tons globally in the next five years. Ford has also expanded the program to include tools that help suppliers help make water and energy consumption more efficient.


"As a company, it's important that we make quality products and minimize the impact on the environment by doing things the right way," said Mary Wroten, senior manager of Ford Supply Chain Sustainability. "Having suppliers that want to share that responsibility shows we can work together to reduce our collective environmental footprint, while still continuing to deliver great products."


Ford's commitment to supply chain sustainability has earned it a place on the Ethisphere Institute's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the eighth year in a row. 


Ford is also the first automaker to have joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition - a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their members' global supply chains. 


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The 2017 Fiesta

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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A Bookstore That Promotes Love of Reading

March 30, 2017


Just a 15-20 minute drive from Branford takes you to one of the best independent bookstores in the area. It's one of our Ford of Branford staff favorites. 


Why We Love R.J. Julia Booksellers

R.J. Julia Booksellers at 768 Boston Post Road in Madison has been around for two decades with a single-minded mission: to be a place where words matter and where readers can meet writers. R.J. Julia's hosts over 200 events a year! Authors come from all over the country to inspire, educate and entertain. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The shelf-talker tags they place on books help book lovers find just the right books for them. R. J. Julia's is open daily. 


A Brief History of R.J. Julia

Roxanne J. Coady (R.J.) had a twenty-year career as a partner in a New York City accounting firm and her husband, Kevin, was an accomplished real estate developer. When Roxanne and Kevin decided to live and work exclusively here in Connecticut, R.J. couldn't wait to start selling books. They've never looked back!  

The 1923 building has been lovingly restored. Next time you visit, take note of the beautiful tin ceiling that was recreated by replicating the tin tiles of the original manufacturer. The building is now a community place where books live and conversation take place. 


Ford of Branford Will Help You Find Just the Right Vehicle 

Just like the knowledgeable and friendly staff at #R.J.Julia'sBookstore, our staff at Ford of Branford knows how to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs. When you're in the market for a new set of wheels, we hope you'll come see our collection of Ford vehicles. We are one of the best Ford dealerships in CT. Our factory-trained service technicians are here for Ford owners and are committed to keeping your Ford in the best possible condition. To learn more about our dealership, inventory and services, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.

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2017 Ford Fiesta - A Zippy Little Car With Fantastic Fuel Economy

March 29, 2017


Looking for a fun car to drive? The 2017 Ford Fiesta sedan and four-door hatchback features lively handling and performance that will make even everyday errands enjoyable. The Fiesta ST performance-oriented model has even more pep, thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and 197-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The Fiesta's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine provides a zippy performance and gets outstanding fuel economy. Our Ford of Branford sales team invites you to try out the 2017 Fiesta on a test drive. We think you'll find it's one of the most affordable subcompacts out there.


Trims & Features

The 2017 Ford Fiesta subcompact sedan and four-door hatchback are available in S, SE and Titanium trim levels. The high-performance ST model is available only as a hatchback. Though the Fiesta is Ford's most affordable mode, its interior has an upscale feel with its high-quality materials and sophisticated good looks. Available amenities such as heated leather seats, the premium Sony audio system and multicolor ambient lighting add to its upscale vibe.


The entry-level S model comes with a generous list of standard features, including 15-inch steel wheels, variable intermittent wipers, power mirrors, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), remote keyless entry and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Technology features include Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, a 3.5-inch center display, a six-speaker sound system, USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack.


The Fiesta SE adds more features, including 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a front center console with armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, chrome interior door handles and MyKey parental controls for teen drivers. Additional features can be had on the SE Appearance option package. The Cold Weather package bundles heated outside mirrors, heated front seats and automatic climate control. Also available on the SE is the EcoBoost Fuel Economy package, which includes the turbocharged three-cylinder engine and manual transmission that gets 35 mpg combined (31 city/41 highway). 


The top level Titanium trim includes all features of the SE Appearance and Comfort packages, as well as leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. A sunroof and a navigation system are stand-alone options on the SE, Titanium and ST trims.


The Fiesta ST hatchback includes all the features in the SE Appearance package. It has a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Its sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and quicker steering and acceleration deliver a super fun drive. The ST Recaro package adds heated Recaro front sport seats, including height adjustments, leather and cloth upholster, and heated mirrors.


Safety

Every #2017FordFiesta comes standard with antilock brakes and traction and stability control. Standard Sync features include a 911 Assist function, which uses your programmed cell phone to connect automatically to a 911 operator in emergency situations. The MyKey system available on the SE allows parents to set electronic parameters for teen drivers. The Titanium model features rear parking sensors.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The 2017 Fiesta

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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The Importance of Keeping Your Vehicle Clean During Winter 

March 28, 2017


While spring is approaching, New England is recovering from those late Nor'easters that can dump several feet of snow. Our Ford of Branford dealership wants to remind you to keep your vehicle clean throughout the snowy season. It will prevent salt corrosion by the salt and road de-icing products that get kicked up into the undercarriage of your vehicle.


Salt Chemicals Cause Nearly $3 Billion Annually in Vehicle Rust Damage

According to a recent #AAAAutomotiveEngineering report, salt chemicals used to treat roads during winter storms cause up to $3 billion in vehicle rust damage every year. This report also states that 22 million U.S. drivers have had rust damage to their cars in the last five years because of salt and liquid de-icers. The average cost to repair these issues is nearly $500 per occurrence. Ford of Branford would like to prevent your vehicle from being part of these statistics.


Fran Makyo, spokesman for AAA Northeast says, "Many state and municipal transportation departments have shifted from using traditional rock salt to liquid de-icers because they have lower freezing points and melt ice faster. Unfortunately, these same chemical characteristics can damage vehicles because they remain liquefied longer and are likely to coat a car's underside components."


Corrosion Damages Brake Lines & Vehicle Frames

These liquid de-icers can cause corrosion of brake lines and the bottom frames of vehicles. A new brake line replacement can run from $200-$700, depending on how many lines need to be replaced.


Keep Your Vehicle Clean During Winter

Keeping your vehicle clean during winter weather will loosen, dissolve and neutralize road salts that are on your vehicle. When you take your vehicle to a carwash, make sure it's one that cleans the undercarriage. 


Come to Ford of Branford For An Inspection

As the winter wraps up, be sure that your car is clean and check for rust and corrosion on the bottom of your vehicle. It's not always easy to see the extent of any damage, so we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our service department at Ford of Branford. Our factory-trained technicians can inspect your vehicle for damage and make any necessary repairs. Our service technicians are always ready and willing to help Ford owners maintain their vehicles. We take pride in caring for our customers.  To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com. While you're here, check out our extensive inventory of new, certified pre-owned and used Ford models.  We are one of the top Ford dealerships in CT. 


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Ethisphere Institute Names Ford Motor Company One of World's Most Ethical Companies 

March 27, 2017


With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the eighth straight year,  more times than any other auto manufacturer. This honor recognizes Ford's role as a good corporate citizen as demonstrated by Ford's supply chain sustainability, responsible mineral sourcing and initiatives such as the Partnership for a Cleaner Environment. To learn more, come to Ford of Branford.


About the Ethisphere Institute Award

Each year, the #EthisphereInstitute recognizes the world's top companies that drive positive change by mandating ethical practices and promoting corporate citizenship as well as responsible governance and leadership. These companies consider their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders when determining actions, while their values and culture align with the decisions they make daily.


"Companies we've honored as World's Most Ethical take a novel response to the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations, and the geo-political climate," said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer. "We've seen how Ford responds to these challenges, while still investing in communities where they reside and embracing ethical strategies across the globe, as a sustainable business advantage."


Ford has been recognized by several third-party organizations, including:

2016 The Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens by Forbes

2016 America's Best Employer by Forbes

2016 Top Green Company by Newsweek

2016 World's Most Attractive Employer for Engineering and IT by Universum

2016 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.

For more information about Ethisphere Institute's methodology and to view the complete list of 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies, visit www.ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/


Come To Ford Of Branford For Great Service 

Ford of Branford, CT is one of the best Ford dealerships in CT. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We also have the latest in hybrid and electric vehicles. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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"Enlightened Princesses" Exhibit at Yale Center for British Art 

March 23, 2017


Our Ford of Branford staff loves exploring the many cultural resources in our area. We encourage you to pay a visit to the #YaleCenterforBritishArt at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  From now through April 30, 2017, you can see this unique exhibit, "Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World," featuring three remarkable German princesses who married into the British royal family in the 18th century. Their wide-ranging intellectual, social and political interests helped shape court culture and left a lasting legacy. They encouraged the greatest philosophers, scientists, artists and architects of the day; and they brought art, music, dance, enlightened conversation and experimentation into the palaces and royal gardens. They also supported industry, trade and imperial ambition. The exhibit features many important works of art and trade that belonged to these remarkable women. 


Collections

The Center's permanent collections include more than 2,000 paintings, 250 sculptures, 20,000 drawings and watercolors, 40,000 prints and 35,000 rare books and manuscripts. The Center's library holds more than 40,000 volumes supporting research in British art and related fields. Works on view include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner and John Constable, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain.


Programs and Resources

The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and programs open to the public. Check their website for details. 


Ford of Branford

When you're in the market for a new set of wheels, we hope you'll come see our collection of Ford vehicles. We are one of the best Ford dealerships in CT. Our factory-trained service technicians are here for Ford owners and are committed to keeping your Ford in the best possible condition. To learn more about our dealership, inventory and services, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Ford 2017 F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 Is Super Safe!

March 22, 2017


The #2017FordF-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 with smart engineering has earned the government's highest five-star rating. This makes the F-250 the safest Super Duty truck on the market! The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is the only heavy-duty pickup truck ever to earn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's highest safety rating. Come to Ford of Branford to test drive this super safe super duty truck.

The robust design, advanced materials and safety features of the 2017 model earned the F-250 a five-star overall vehicle score in the agency's New Car Assessment Program. 


Body and Frame Upgrades

The F-250 Super Duty's improved performance is due to the use of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body and box. This results in frame stiffness at strategic locations to help protect the truck's occupants. The all-new fully boxed frame is more than 95% high-strength steel and up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame. 


New Safety Technology

Ford also added a new level of technology not normally found in super duty trucks. The F-250 Super Duty includes options such as a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, lane-keeping alert and inflatable seat belts to give the driver more confidence and control while towing and hauling heavy loads from jobsite to jobsite. We're sure you'll agree that the F-250 will change the way you do your job!


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The F-250

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the premier Ford dealers CT in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing programs for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Are You Overlooking Basic Auto Care?  

March 21, 2017


Ford of Branford is proud of our factory-trained service technicians. They are always ready to keep your Ford running like new. We encourage you to make an appointment to schedule regular maintenance or have an inspection if it's been a while. 

We have found that fluids and lubricants rank among the most neglected items when it comes to basic auto care. The three fluids most likely to be low or contaminated are windshield washer fluid, followed by engine oil and coolant. Our Ford of Branford technicians can make sure your fluids are clean and at the proper level. 


Windshield Washer Fluid

Keeping this fluid clean and at the right level is an important safety item. Windshield washer fluid needs to be checked monthly. It's important to use a fluid that is specially formulated for our winter climate.


Engine Oil 

Engine oil keeps the moving parts of your vehicle's engine lubricated, helping keep the engine clean, preventing wear and overheating. Neglecting to change a vehicle's oil can lead to costly repairs, including engine replacement. Engine oil levels need to be checked frequently and changed regularly. Our Ford of Branford service technicians can help you determine an optimum schedule.


Coolant 

Coolant absorbs heat from the engine. The heat is then dissipated through the radiator and heat exchanger. Coolant breaks down over time, so neglecting it can lead to corrosion, rust and engine overheating. Flushing and replacing coolant every six to 12 months, depending upon climate, will help prevent costly repairs.


Let Ford of Branford Keep Your Ford Performing Its Best

While it's easy to put off checking fluids and lubricants, they are critical to your vehicle running properly and safely. It's easy and inexpensive to check and replace your Ford's fluids. You can do it yourself or bring it to #FordofBranford. Our service technicians are always ready and willing to help Ford owners maintain their vehicles.  By replacing fluids on a regular basis, you can make sure to avoid major repairs later on. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com. Come pay us a visit when you're in the market for a new set of wheels. We are one of your Ford dealerships in CT. 


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Ford Motor Company Teams With NBC's GIVE Program to Expand Support for Military Veterans

March 20, 2017


Ford Motor Company Fund is investing $25,000 in two non-profit organizations that are helping military veterans transition back to civilian life. Ford Fund has supported America's military veterans for more than 95 years with innovative programs that help improve the lives of veterans and their families. Ford of Branford is proud to be part of this effort.


Ford Motor Company Fund and NBC's GIVE Program Helping Veterans

Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, granted $15,000 to the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and $10,000 to Bunker Labs DC.

The two non-profits receiving the Ford Fund grants provide unique support to military veterans by helping military families reintegrate into their communities.   


Armed Services Arts Partnership

ASAP promotes skill-building,expression and camaraderie through classes in stand-up comedy, storytelling and creative writing, providing participants with life skills, a renewed sense of purpose and healing. 


Bunker Labs 

Founded by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to become leaders in innovation, Bunker Labs provides mentors, educational programming, events and local networks to help military veterans start and grow businesses.


Ford Fund 

The #FordFund has 67 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. Ford Fund supports programs and organizations that are innovative and making an impact in the lives of veterans through job training, medical transportation, scholarships and other transition services.


Ford Of Branford Is Proud to Support Our Veterans

Ford of Branford, CT is one of the best Ford dealerships in CT. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We also have the latest in hybrid and electric vehicles. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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It - The World's Largest Adventure Indoor Ropes Course - Fun For The Whole Family 

March 16, 2017


Are you ready for some adventure? Want a place where the kids can use up some pent up winter energy? Our Ford of Branford team suggests you take the whole family to It at Jordan Furniture in New Haven, CT where you can experience the world's largest adventure indoor ropes course. 


It Adventures Indoor Ropes Course 

At Its there's lots to explore on the four-level ropes course. With over 100 rope elements, there are a lot to choose from. Some of the ropes courses stand five stories high! You can choose your own path and go at your own pace through each level on both courses. At the end, you can soar down each of the Zip It zip lines for a self-guided zip experience over 48-feet in the air! If you're up for an extra daring challenge, you can ride the 180-foot-long zip line between the It ropes courses. Haven't had enough? You can also continue the adventure on four separate climbing activities.

Even smaller children under 48" tall, can get in on the action with a lower It attraction. 


Ropes Course Features

Two (2) 60' high ropes courses with over 100 activities such as zig zag swinging beams, crisscross angle rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges and plank-walking!

Liquid Fireworks

Jordan's very own water show using over 1,000 water nozzles choreographed to state of the art lights, sounds and music.


Zip It - Four 200' long zip lines, one of which zips over the water show at 45'. You'll get a soaking!


Jump It is a 50' high free fall jump off the tallest level of It. It's an exciting way to exit to ropes course.


A Double Cat Walk - over 200' long. The best way to experience IT.


Climb It - Four different climbing challenge activities: Leap of Faith (climb to the top of the pole and jump!), Astroball (stacked upon each other for a challenging climb), Stairway to Heaven (walk across higher and higher wobbly poles) and Twister (double sided, twisted structure to climb to the top).


Incredible Sound and Lighting featuring hundreds of lights and stereo by the designers for Radio City Music Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and the Michael Jackson Tour experiences.


Little It - A smaller version of the full-size ropes course for children under 48" tall, accompanied by the parents.  

Ford of Branford: Serving the New Haven Area


We hope you'll bring the family by on your way to or from the It course. Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We want to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Phone: (888) 314-0880

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2017 Ford Explorer SUV Trims Are Sure To Please

March 15, 2017


Our Ford of Branford sales team looks forward to showing you all the great new features of the #2017FordExplorer and Ford Explorer Sport. Edmund's reviews put it at the top of the three-row crossover segment. It's notable for its great handling, power, versatility, quiet ride and high quality cabin trimmings. It comes with plenty of features, as well as three different types of engines. Bring the whole family for a test drive and see for yourself!  


2017 Ford Explorer Is Versatile

You can get a basic configuration that keeps costs down or you can go all out on luxury. You can choose among three engine types and you can also configure the inside to suit your needs. Seating can include a second-row bench or two captain's chairs and you have the option of power-folding functionality with the second and/or third row seats. As you'd expect, there's lots of cargo space. The many high-tech features are very easy to use, including the new Sync 3 infotainment system that replaces the older MyFord Touch system.


Five Trim Levels

The 2017 Ford Explorer can seat six or seven, depending on configuration.  There are five trim levels include the: base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. Three engines are available and all models are come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sport and Platinum come only with all-wheel drive. The Base, XLT and Limited models are available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Base Explorers have the basics covered, but if you move up one notch to the XLT, you'll get a few more features and some desirable options. The Limited and Sport have similar features, while the Platinum top-of-the-line Explorer comes fully loaded. 


Performance

Thanks to its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, stiffer suspension tuning, quick braking and quicker more agile steering, the 2017 Explorer Sport lives up to its name. We think the choice of five trims and three engines makes it possible to get just what you're looking for in a SUV. 


Ford of Branford: Serving the New Haven Area

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We want to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Ford of Branford Wants You to Breathe Fresh Air During Your Commute

March 14, 2017


Did you know you could be breathing dirty air while you're inside the comfort of your own vehicle? That's because the air in your vehicle is only as clean as the cabin air filter. Outside air is brought into the cabin through the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The cabin air filter removes outside fumes, pollen, pollutants and irritants, dust and other airborne impurities, so it's important to make sure your cabin air filter is replaced on a regular basis. Ford of Branford recommends you bring your vehicle to our Service department and let us check your cabin air filter and replace it if necessary, to ensure you are always breathing the cleanest air possible. 


How Does The Cabin Air Filter Work?

The cabin air filter cleans or filters the intake of air before it enters your vehicle's cabin through the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. As you might imagine, the cabin air filter eventually gets dirty or clogged and can't do its job properly.


How Often Should The Cabin Air Filter Be Replaced?

Our #FordofBranford service technicians recommend changing your Ford's cabin air filter every 12-24 months. A lot depends on whether you're spending a lot of time in city and highway commuting traffic or in a more rural area. 


There are ways to tell when it's time to replace the filter. Pay attention to these signs that your cabin air filter isn't working properly. Is there a smell or a bad odor in your vehicle when you turn on the air? Or, did your fan suddenly start making a loud noise? If you notice either of these symptoms, we recommend making an appointment with our Service department as soon as possible.


Let Our Ford of Branford Service Professionals Keep Your Air Fresh

We want to keep you and your family healthy! Since the air filter is often in a hard-to-reach location, we're happy to replace your vehicle's cabin air filter for you. It's just not a good do-it-yourself maintenance task. That's why our factory-trained Service technicians at Ford of Branford are here to assist you.  Visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com to easily schedule an appointment with our Service department at your convenience.  


And, while you're here, we invite you to take a look at our inventory of new and Certified Preowned vehicles.  Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We want to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Ford Motor STEAM Council Programs Inspire Learning

March 13, 2017


For more than 30 years, Ford has been inspiring young people to acquire knowledge, be curious, solve problems and, like Henry Ford, make dreams of a better world come true. Ford's mission is to inspire the next generation of inventors, innovators and mobility makers. To that end, Ford has been spent the last three decades creativing exciting cutting-edge educational opportunities that change lives. Programs such as STEAM Academies and the Ford High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP) engage thousands of students who are inspired to go on to make a big impact in their STEAM careers. At Ford of Branford, we are proud to be part of these wonderful opportunities for future generations.


Bringing Opportunities to More Students

Ford is excited to have joined forces with some new organizations, such as FIRST®, #DestinationImagination (DI) and Girl Scout councils in New Jersey, Detroit, Miami and Dallas. Grants are available to FIRST® teams to kick-start their program. Kids who have never experienced the excitement of Destination Imagination can "Try Destination Imagination" for the first time. Girls from Brownies and older, will experience the thrill of building and racing small-scale track cars. 


STEM + "A" = STEAM

Inspiring creativity is behind the idea of adding the "A" for the arts that turns STEM to STEAM. At Ford, we believe that by firing up the artistic right brain and getting it to work with the logical left brain, gives kids a broader view that inspires even more inventive and innovative thinking. Ford believe this is the kind of problem-solving skills that lead young adults to success in STEAM careers. When it comes to helping kids expand their worlds, our goal is to keep all avenues open.


Want to Try Some Activities?

Check out the STEAM in Action page where you can watch videos and pick an activity to do at home or in the classroom. If you have an activity that needs funding, check the STEAM Council website for more information. 


Learn More at Ford of Branford

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We look forward to sharing information about the innovative programs sponsored by Ford. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com. 


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Dog Friendly Attractions in Branford, CT

March 9, 2017


Most of our Ford of Branford staff has a dog or two or three. We love the variety of places that welcome our canine companions. Did you know there are 43 dog friendly activities in Branford, CT?  Here are some of our favorites.  


Branford Dog Park 

Locals rave about this clean, well-maintained dog park. The park is fully fenced with grass and drinking water.


Young's Pond 

Your dog will really enjoy the chance to run and play off-leash in the fenced dog park at this beautiful Branford park.


Branford Trolley Trail 

The Branford Trolley Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to create a nationwide network of trails on the site of former rail lines and connecting corridors. This rail-trail used to be an abandoned railroad track. Now it's a great place to walk your dog in Branford! 


Branford Supply Pond

A refuge for hikers, strollers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, the Branford Supply Pond is comprised of over 350 acres.


Hammonasset Beach State Park

Dogs on leash are welcome in picnic areas, nature trails, ball fields and bike paths year-round at Hammonasset Beach State Park. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1 to the end of March. Visitors with pets will be fined if caught on the beach from April 1 to October 31.


Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail

Leashed dogs are welcome at this small family park. You can walk your dog along the paved walking trail around the park. The park also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail, a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles through many towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. Dogs are welcome on leash.


Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park

Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, picnic tables, benches, trails and trees for shade.


Bring Your Dog To Ford of Branford Serving the New Haven Area

When you come visit our Ford of Branford dealership, bring along your dog. We have many vehicles that are pet-friendly. #FordofBranford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We want to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Edmunds' Reviewers Give 2017 Ford Expedition Top Ranking 

March 8, 2017


Do you need more capacity and capability than a traditional SUV? The 2017 Ford Expedition is one of the top in its segment, with its eight-passenger capability, roomy cargo area and towing capability. At Ford of Branford we invite you to bring the family and take an Expedition out for a test drive. Highlights of its many features include a powerful and efficient turbocharged V6, roomy third-row seating and easy-folding rear seats that increase interior flexibility. In addition to all that, the Expedition tows more than similar-size crossovers. It also boasts a comfortable and stable ride, especially with the optional adaptive suspension. 


Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Every 2017 Ford Expedition is equipped with the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. If you're looking for off-road capability, consider the four-wheel drive option with low-range gears. When properly equipped, the Expedition can tow as much as 9,200 pounds. Even with its larger size, the Expedition is still one of the quickest vehicles in its class, with an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds.

EPA estimates for the standard-length Expedition with rear-wheel drive are 18 mpg combined or 17 mpg combined with 4WD. If you get the EL versions, the mileage numbers are just 1 mpg lower.


Trim Levels

The 2017 Expedition's many trim levels and options packages make it as modern and versatile as any family sedan. Ford's latest infotainment interface, Sync 3, makes the Expedition's touch screen easy to use. 


Safety

The Ford Expedition comes with antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control and stability and traction control. In the event of a collision, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags help protect vehicle occupants. Ford's programmable MyKey system is standard. MyKey lets owners set maximum speed limits and stereo volumes for teen drivers or valets. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are also standard for all trims. Front sensors and blind-spot monitoring are standard on the Limited and King Ranch and Platinum trims and are optional on the other trim levels. The Expedition received the highest five-star rating for overall protection in government crash tests.


Ford of Branford: Serving the New Haven Area

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. We want to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Our service technicians are some of the best and we also offer great financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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What Does It Mean When Your Check Engine Light Comes On?

March 7, 2017


Have you ever wondered exactly why the Check Engine light comes on? And more importantly, are you one of those people who thinks it's no big deal and that it will go off by itself? Our factory-trained service technicians at Ford of Branford want you to know what that warning light could mean. We encourage you to come to our #FordofBranford service department where diagnostic tests can let you know what's going on. To help you understand the purpose of the Check Engine Light warning, here are the top five reasons you might see that light come on. You'll see that there are a range of issues, some of which are minor and others are more major. In any event, that light is an indication you need to bring your vehicle to a technician as soon as possible. 


Oxygen Sensor

The Check Engine light may come on if the oxygen sensor is faulty. If this is the case, it's important that you replace a faulty oxygen sensor immediately or before it has a chance to damage your vehicle's catalytic converter. By immediately replacing your oxygen sensor, you can avoid the possibility of a costly repair. 


Mass Airflow Sensor

Another important reason the Check Engine light will come on is if your mass airflow sensor fails. This is more likely to happen if your air filter has not been replaced on a regular basis. If you continue to run your vehicle with a failing airflow sensor, you could be creating more problems. For example, you could see your gas mileage drop, your emission levels increase and your vehicle may even stall. Keep your vehicle healthy by bringing it to to the Service department at Ford of Branford for a check-up. 


Loose-Fitting Gas Cap

Among the more simple causes for the light to come is a loose-fitting gas cap. Sometimes a poor seal on your gas cap can cause the Check Engine light to come on. It's important to make sure the gas cap is tightly closed every time you gas up. However, even if you suspect the gas cap is the culprit, re-tightening the gas cap might not be enough to make the Check Engine light go off. It's easy to schedule an appointment with our Ford of Branford technicians to determine the cause of the Check Engine light.


Spark Plugs

Your Check Engine light can also come on if your vehicle's spark plugs aren't sparking properly. Did you know that spark plugs should be replaced approximately every 25,000 miles to prevent their eventual failure? A diagnostic test can determine if the spark plugs are the reason the Check Engine warning light has come on.

 

Catalytic Converter

Impending failure of your catalytic converter is the very worst case scenario you can encounter when the Check Engine light comes on. This can only be determined by running a diagnostic test.  If the catalytic converter needs replacing, the best place to have it done is at Ford of Branford.  We use genuine factory parts and will have your vehicle up and running in no time.


When Your Check Engine Light Comes On Come See Us

When your Check Engine light comes on, don't second-guess or procrastinate.  Make an appointment right away with our Service department at our #FordofBranford dealership. Our Service technicians will be glad to run diagnostics and tell you why your vehicle's Check Engine light is on.  If your vehicle needs to be serviced, you can rest assured it's in good hands.


Visit our Ford of Branford Dealership for All Your Automotive Needs

We hope you'll schedule regular Maintenance visits at Ford of Branford.

Our service professionals look forward to helping you get the most out of your Ford vehicle. We're happy to help you set up a regular maintenance schedule to keep your Ford vehicle running like new.  And when it's time to replace your vehicle, our sales team can help you find the perfect replacement. To learn more, go to our website at www.fordofbranford.com. We're proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford-New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. We also offer great financing for Ford owners.  


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F-150 Receives Dependability Award from J. D. Power Study

March 6, 2017


The Ford F-150 recently received J.D. Power's 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award in the competitive light duty pickup segment. Our Ford of Branford sales team invites you to come test drive this award-winning and versatile truck.


Built Ford Tough

"All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all," said Bennie Fowler, Ford group vice president for quality. "That's why Built Ford Tough is much more than a slogan. It's how we develop the F-150 and how we deliver on our promise to customers to continuously improve America's favorite pickup truck."


F-Series Has Been Top-Selling Truck In US for 40th Consecutive Year

Ford also celebrated a major milestone as the F-Series became the top-selling truck in the United States for the 40th consecutive year. It has also been the  best-selling vehicle for 35 years. Since January 1977, Ford has sold more than 26 million F-Series trucks!

Ford research shows F-150's dependability, along with its capability and toughness, is what makes the F-150 stand out over the competition. Truck shoppers say they prioritize a pickup truck's quality above all other attributes. 


Ford Ties For Most-Improved Brand

In addition to the F-150 ranking highest among large light duty pickups, Ford was also recognized with a second most-improved brand in a tie in the 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.


Visit our Ford of Branford Dealership for All Your Automotive Needs

Ford of Branford is proud to be one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford-New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. We also offer great financing for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.

Our factory-trained service technicians look forward to helping you keep your Ford vehicle running like new. We encourage you to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance visits. Even the most dependable vehicle needs regular check-ups to perform its best and last the longest. We look forward to becoming your Ford dealer.


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The Shore Line Trolley Museum 

March 2, 2017


At Ford of Branford, we're always interested in learning about local history, and even more so, if it relates to transportation. 


Branford Electric Railway Assocation

The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven has been an important part of the community since it was incorporated in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association. The Branford Electric Railway Association was founded to preserve the unique heritage of the trolley car which was close to becoming an endangered species. Today, the collection includes nearly 100 vintage vehicles, as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era.


The Shore Line Trolley Museum

At the museum you can experience a trolley ride first hand as it travels through scenic surroundings. A visit to the Museum is a multi-sensory voyage into the past, from the mournful growl of the motors, to the smell of the electric arc, to the feel of the rattan seats and varnished hardwood trim. The Shore Line Trolley Museum operates the Branford Electric Railway, which together with its collection of cars and the remaining mile and a half long segment of the railway, is a nationally-recognized Historic District. The railway is the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States.

The Museum operates through the dedication and support of its over 1,000 member/volunteers and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We hope you enjoy this little bit of local history.


Come to Ford of Branford For Your Automotive Transportation Needs

We hope you'll come to #FordofBranford for your automotive needs. We are proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used vehicles, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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The 2016 Ford C-Max Compact Hatchback Hybrid & Energi Electric

March 1, 2017


The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the C-Max Energi compact hatchbacks come with the new and improved Sync 3 voice command. Come to Ford of Branford to learn more about these fuel-efficient hatchbacks and go out for a test drive.


Power & Fuel Economy

The base hybrid has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors that generates 195 combined horsepower. The plug-in C-Max Energi model uses a 7.6 kilowatt-hour battery, compared to the 1.4 kWh in the standard hybrid. The Energi has an all-electric driving range of 19 miles at slow speeds. 

The Ford C-Max Hybrid is EPA-rated at 42/37 mpg city/highway, while the C-Max Energi is rated 38 mpg combined city and highway, using the 19 miles of electric. 


C-Max Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the C-Max a Top Safety Pick rating and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)gave it four stars for frontal crash and roof strength, and five stars for side impact. 


Trims

The #2016FordC-Max SE comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with USB and auxiliary input jacks, dual-zone climate control and rear heat. Available options include power liftgate, MyFord Touch and parking assist. A rearview camera and seven airbags are standard. 

Interior 

The upscale sporty cabin features soft-touch materials. Ample insulation and active noise cancellation give it a refined feel. The instrumentation is easy to use and the C-Max color displays can be programmed to show the information you want. 

The C-Max can comfortably seat four adults with good headroom and legroom in the rear. There is plenty of cargo space in the C-Max Hybrid with a little less in the C-Max Energi. 


Ford Of Branford Invites You To Come Test Drive the C-Max 

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned as well as used cars. We also offer dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Regular Maintenance Saves Money & Keeps Your Vehicle Performing Its Best 

February 28, 2017


Our #FordofBranford vehicles all come with a great warranty and are known for their dependability. Yet, even the best vehicles need regular maintenance to perform their best. Regular maintenance also lengthens the life of your vehicle and saves you money in the short term as well.  Our factory-trained service professionals have put together some information about regular maintenance tasks that will ensure you keep your vehicle in top shape. Please give us a call  to schedule a check-up for your vehicle with our factory-trained professional service technicians. You can also make an appointment on our website: www.fordofbranford.com


1) Change Filters Regularly

Just like the fluids in your vehicle, filters need to be as clean as possible to work well.  Did you know your vehicle has filters for the fuel, engine and air systems?  Clean filters keep dirt particles and other contaminants from entering these important systems. Dirty filters can cause all sorts of issues ranging from poor gas mileage, shortening the life of system components or making your engine seize. A dirty air filter can endanger you and your passengers by causing you to breathe in contaminants while driving. Have your filters changed as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. Our Ford of Branford service team can work with you to determine a maintenance schedule for your vehicle.


2) Inspecting the Brakes 

Have you tried to convince yourself that the squealing noise coming from your brakes is coming from another car or that you can wait until later to check on the problem? However, the brakes are one of the most important parts of your car!  If they are worn down or not working properly, your vehicle will be unsafe for you and your passengers as well as others on the road. If you hear a squealing or grinding noise when you brake, please make an appointment to have your brake system checked as soon as possible.


3) Rotate & Align Tires on a Regular Basis

This is another simple thing that's easy to overlook because you can drive for quite a while without getting an alignment or rotating your tires. But, having misaligned wheels can result in some significant problems and can cause uneven wear and tear on your tires. The only way to be positive that your tires are properly aligned is to have your vehicle's alignment checked. As for tire rotation, most manufacturers recommend that tires be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. You can verify this with your owner's manual.


Schedule Regular Maintenance Visits at #FordofBranford.

Our service professionals look forward to helping you get the most out of your Ford vehicle. We're happy to help you set up a regular maintenance schedule to keep your Ford vehicle running like new.  And when it's time to replace your vehicle, our sales team can help you find the perfect replacement. To learn more, go to our website at CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford-New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. We also offer great financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com. 


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Ford's New Wind Tunnel Will Keep Ford A Leader in Developing High Performance Fuel Efficient Vehicles 

February 27, 2017


Ford is investing $200 million in a new wind tunnel complex that will aid in the development of improved product technology and design to meet the increasing consumer demand for more fuel efficient high performing vehicles.  #FordofBranford is proud of Ford's commitment to meeting consumer demand for more environmentally responsible vehicles. We invite you to come see Ford's already impressive inventory of hybrid and electric vehicles.


About the $200 Million Aerodynamic Testing Complex

This new $200 million aerodynamic testing complex will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new facility will come complete with testing advancements to meet the demands of new technological development in both production vehicles and racing vehicles. Ford's new wind tunnel complex will make it possible for engineers to conduct testing that proves out advancements in vehicle design. For example, the new five-belt conveyor system replicates real-world drag through a rolling road aerodynamic tunnel that means Ford can bring the road to the vehicle, rather than the vehicle to the road. The tunnel will even accommodate large-frame vehicles, including Super Duty trucks, with "super-size" wind tunnel chambers. 


"This investment in new world-class test facilities underpins Ford's ongoing commitment to advance our capabilities to continue to provide our customers with high-quality vehicles," said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer.


The new wind tunnel complex will be located next to Ford's current Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan. The complex will house new innovative technology that delivers state-of-the-art real-world driving simulations to advance improvements in fuel economy. Construction starts this year.


Come See Our Inventory at Ford Of Branford 

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We also have the latest in hybrid and electric vehicles. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Where Our Ford of Branford Staff Goes to Rejuvenate

February 23, 2017


Our favorite spa in the Branford area is Aura Day Spa where you can relax with a variety of wellness treatments for both men and women, as well as couples. Their goal is to help you rekindle your aura, that distinctive atmosphere or quality that surrounds and is generated by a person, place or thing.   


Aura Day Spa

Aura Day Spa specializes in spa treatments, wellness, massage and total skin care that will relax you and restore your internal energy.  We love Aura's atmosphere with its blend of earthy colors and images that creates a calming, quaint and relaxing space.


Aura's Treatment Packages

Aura's array of wonderful treatments is more than you can experience in one day. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff invites you to return as often as you like to keep your aura at full strength. 


Why not share the experience with others by giving an Aura gift certificate or participating in one of their unique packages. Bring a friend or your partner,  so you can enjoy the treatments together.


Their packages are inspired by the quaint beaches of Branford. Treatments include the Quick Fix mini facial or 30-minute massage and spa manicure; the Fisher "Mens" Package with a sea salt back scrub followed by a 1 hour massage and hard-worked hand treatment; The Short Beach facial with scalp massage and 30-minutes of happy feet and The Stony Creeker hour long hot stone massage, spa pedicure with sea salt scrub and warm stone massage topped off by a spa manicure.  The Indian Neck hydrating body wrap is followed by a 1 hour massage and an aromatherapy facial with scalp massage. The top-of-the-line Thimble Islands package features a 1 hour body massage, signature facial with scalp massage, spa manicure and pedicure  with paraffin, served with lunch. If you have a special occasion coming up, consider The Mermaid, featuring an eyelash extension sampler, brightening mini-facial or 30-minute massage, a French shellac manicure and a spa pedicure.  


At Ford of Branford, we hope just reading these descriptions makes you feel relaxed and that you'll head to Aura Day Spa for one or more treatments. Check out their specials and monthly discounts on their website. They also offer a military discount.


We Invite You to Our Ford of Branford Dealership For Your Automotive Needs

We hope you'll go to Aura Day Spa to relax and refresh. Then, come to #FordofBranford for your automotive needs. We are proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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2017 Ford Escape - A Great Small Crossover SUV

February 22, 2017


With so many small crossovers on the market today, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you and your family. Our Ford of Branford sales team is here to help. We encourage you to look at our inventory of new, preowned and used Fords on our website and then come to our dealership to talk with our knowledgeable sales team and take a test drive.


We're impressed with the upgrades Ford has made to the #2017Escape. Its new sophisticated styling, power upgrades and agile handling make it a great choice. It also has improved storage for small items, as well as updated technology. It offers optional all-wheel drive, good fuel economy, lots of space for cargo and an optional hands-free power liftgate. (We think the hands-free power liftgate is one of the most convenient features on any vehicle!)  

The Escape can be outfitted from comfortable casual to rugged luxury with the wide variety of trim options. Many luxury features are now standard on lower trim levels, so you'll get more value for your money. Safety features now include lane departure prevention, a drowsy driver warning system and adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert. With three trim levels (S, SE, Titanium) and various options, you can tailor the Escape to meet your needs. 

The Escape SE - Good Value For The Price

If you're looking for a bargain, we recommend the Escape SE with the optional 2.0-liter engine. It delivers strong acceleration and reasonable fuel economy for under $30K. You can also get a variety of stand-alone options so you can pick and choose your favorite features without having to select a large package that includes things you don't need.  The SE also has an optional Cold Weather package including heated front seats and mirrors and a windshield de-icer.  The SE Leather Comfort package adds an eight-way power passenger seat that has a two-way power lumbar adjustment and leather upholstery. Also available are a hands-free power liftgate (requires the SE Technology package), 18-inch wheels and remote engine start.


Towing Capability

The 2017 Ford Escape is rated to tow 1,500 pounds (base-model S) to up to 3,500 pounds with the 2.0-liter engine and the optional Class II trailer tow package. The new 1.5-liter engine models are rated at 2,000 pounds.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The 2017 Ford Escape

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.

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Keep Your Fuel System Clean For Best Engine Performance 

February 21, 2017


If your Ford vehicle has lost its pep, it could mean it's time to have your fuel system cleaned. Our factory-trained Ford service team at Ford of Branford can evaluate your system, give it a good cleaning and get it back in top performance. We encourage you to schedule regular maintenance check-ups with our service team. They can help you determine the best routine maintenance schedule to keep your Ford performing its best.


How to Tell If Your Fuel System Needs Cleaning

Your vehicle's fuel system is made up of three different parts: the fuel filter, fuel pump and fuel injectors. Over time dirt and other debris builds up in your fuel system. Just like clogged arteries, a fuel system that is clogged keeps the fuel from flowing adequately to power the engine, so you may notice that your engine is not performing up to speed.  If you notice that your vehicle is running sluggishly, losing power or acting like it's out of gas, contact our Service department to schedule a fuel system evaluation and cleaning. Maintaining your fuel system improves engine performance as well as fuel economy. It can also prevent damage to the engine and will extend the life of your vehicle.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The F-250

Our service technicians at #FordofBranford can answer any questions you may have and will also assist you in setting up a regular maintenance schedule for your vehicle. Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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2017 Ford Fiesta & 2017 Ford Fusion Receive Recognition

February 20, 2017


Our Ford of Branford dealership is excited to share two recent awards for the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST and the 2017 Ford Fusion. Come to our Branford, CT dealership to learn more about these award-winning cars. Our sales team is happy to answer your questions and set you up for a test drive. 


2017 Ford Fiesta ST Receives Kelley Blue Book 2017 Five-Year Cost To Own Award

The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST received a Kelley Blue Book 2017 Five-Year Cost to Own Award for sporty compact cars. The Fiesta won based on its low purchase price combined with its low maintenance costs. The Fiesta ST's excellent EPA fuel economy rating of 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg also contributed to its win. The #2017FiestaST is powered by a 1.6-liter 16-valve Ti-VCT turbocharged direct-injection EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission.


About the Kelley Blue Book Award

Every year, Kelley Blue Book recognizes new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs over the first five years in various segments. In selecting the winners, Kelley Blue Book judges take into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs and state fees.


2017 Ford Fusion Named Best Family Sedan in 2017 Motorweek Drivers' Choice Awards

Our other award-winning vehicle-the Fusion-won on the basis of its driver-assisted technologies. Not only is the #2017Fusion the smartest, most technology-packed Fusion, it is the first Ford vehicle in the U.S. to offer adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, as well as 18 other driver-assist technologies. These 20 driver-assist technologies are available across the Fusion lineup, including Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi and Fusion Sport models.

Fusion Sport features a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine paired with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and continuously controlled damping for an exceptionally fun-to-drive experience.


About MotorWeek's Award

Every year, MotorWeek assesses new cars, trucks and SUVs, judging vehicles from a buyer's point of view and taking into account such factors as trends, innovation, value and reliability.


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive These Award-Winning Vehicles

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Three Great Local Breweries in Branford, CT

February 16, 2017


Branford, Connecticut is home to some great craft beers. Our Ford of Branford team is pleased to share our favorite local breweries with you.


Stony Creek Brewery makes progressive craft beers that are familiar and surprising. Their modern brewery has an entrepreneurial spirit and is designed for growth. You'll enjoy the stunning taproom where you can get close to the action and share in their passion.   


Thimble Island Brewing Company was founded in 2010 by two guys with a dream and no formal brew training. It is now the largest self-distributing micro-brewery in Connecticut. They offer four staple products in draft and bottles as well as numerous seasonal and specialty products. Its 30 BBL Brew House and tasting room is housed in a 30,000 sq ft production facility.  

 

Thimble Island Brewing Company offers scheduled tours of the facility, a private event space and a tasting room, which offers 16 rotating tap lines, as well as specialty casks and bottle-only releases. 


DuVig Brewing Company was born during the Blizzard of 2013. They produce quality seasonal beers that are brewed to style. Their beer is full of flavor without the high alcohol content.  DuVig beers can be enjoyed anytime and at any occasion. They often offer beer and cheese pairings, such as the upcoming collaboration with Caseus Cheese. You'll get to experience a mouth-watering selection of unique cheeses paired with some equally tasty DuVig brews. A selection of jams and chocolates will also be on the menu.

Come to Ford of Branford for Your Automotive Needs

Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. And we hope you'll shop #FordofBranford for your next vehicle as well. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you as your Connecticut Ford dealers. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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2017 Ford Edge  - Roomy & Fuel Efficient 

February 16, 2017


The #2017FordEdge midsize crossover two-row SUV can easily fit a family of five with room to spare. It's wide enough for three adults to sit side by side in the back without feeling cramped and it's compact enough to easily fit into your garage. It also has ample storage space. The 2017 Edge also boasts a smooth ride and many fuel-efficient engine options, as well as all the latest technology and luxury features. Bring the family to Ford of Branford, your Connecticut Ford dealers, to take the 2017 Ford Edge for a test drive.


Edge Can Be Easily Customized 

The Edge's many features are available on multiple trim levels, so you can really customize the Edge just the way you want it. For instance, most models can include both blind-spot monitoring and the Sync 3 infotainment interface. 


Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

The 2017 Ford Edge has three engine choices, all of which come with a six-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque is standard on every trim but the Sport. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available at an extra cost. Front-wheel-drive models make use of an automatic engine stop-start function to help save fuel.


EPA fuel economy estimates are expected to be similar to last year's model. The 2016 Edge 2.0T is estimated at 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) with FWD and 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway) with AWD.


SEL and Titanium buyers can opt for a non-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The Sport comes only with AWD and a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine. This engine is nearly as fuel-efficient as the regular V6, with an estimated 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway).


Safety

In government crash tests, the 2017 Edge earned a perfect five-star overall rating, with five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. 


Ford of Branford Invites You For a Test Drive

Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. And we hope you'll shop Ford of Branford for your next vehicle, as well. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Ford of Branford's Zee Guaranty

February 15, 2017


At Ford of Branford, we want you to love your Ford vehicle, so we offer an extensive Rewards & Service Benefits program. Here are a few program details. You'll get a 24 month or 24,000 mile guarantee on all parts installed at #FordofBranford. And after every scheduled service you'll drive off with a clean car, courtesy of our complimentary car wash service. We'll also guarantee an additional $500 if you trade-in any previously purchased Ford of Branford vehicle. This means you'll get an additional $500 over Kelly Blue Book value.  In case your vehicle ever needs towing, we offer lifetime towing to Ford of Branford anywhere within a 30-mile radius. And, of course, we provide a complimentary loaner during any maintenance service performed at Ford of Branford. 


These program benefits are available to customers who purchase a vehicle from Ford of Branford. 


Additional guarantees include:

- 30-Day Exchange policy that is valid on any pre-owned vehicle purchased at Ford of Branford

- Complimentary first service check and oil change. This also includes up to 5 quarts of regular oil and filter.

- $100 Gift Card: helps you prepare for the unescapable dings.

- Business Center: Ford of Branford offers complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee while your vehicle is in for service. We also have free iPads you can use while you wait.

- Invitations: enjoy free invitations to our quarterly service clinics, as well as future sales events.

- Free Flat Tire Repair: enjoy free flat tire repairs for the life of your vehicle

- Free Snow Tire Changeover


Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. And we hope you'll shop Ford of Branford for your next vehicle, as well. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com

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Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 - Safest Super Duty Ever!

February 14, 2017


The #2017FordF-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 with smart engineering has earned the government's highest five-star rating, making the F-250 the safest Super Duty truck ever! The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is the only heavy-duty pickup truck to earn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's highest safety rating. Come to Ford of Branford to test drive this remarkable truck.

The robust design, advanced materials and safety features of the 2017 model earned the F-250 a five-star overall vehicle score in the agency's New Car Assessment Program. It also received a five-star rating for frontal driver crash tests. Side crash ratings for front and rear remain five stars.


Body and Frame Upgrades

The F-250 Super Duty's improved performance is a result of a weight loss of up to 350 pounds through the use of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body and box. This results in local frame stiffness at strategic locations to help protect the truck's occupants. The weight savings has been reinvested into an all-new fully boxed frame that is more than 95% high-strength steel and up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame.


New Safety Technology

Ford also brought a new level of technology not normally found in this segment. It includes options such as 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, lane-keeping alert and inflatable seat belts to give the driver more confidence and control while towing and hauling heavy loads from jobsite to jobsite. The F-250 will change the way you do your job!


Ford of Branford Invites You to Test Drive The F-250

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.



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Drive Route 146 For Water Views & Old New England Charm

February 9, 2017


Our team at Ford of Branford, CT recommends taking your new car out for a spin on historic and scenic Route 146 from Branford to Guilford. It's a nice alternative to US 1. This enjoyable ride is a real treat and the Branford-Guilford coastline is just beautiful. You'll enjoy its old New England charm.  It is definitely the 'road less traveled.' We know you'll enjoy the water views and putting your car through its paces on the curves. Route 146 takes you past farms, antique shops and through many cute little towns off the beaten path, many which have old established restaurants and even a brewery where you can stop for some food and drink. We especially recommend Bud's Clam Deli that features spicy crab. You can also pick up some fish to take home. 


Route 146 is a state-designated scenic road. The section in Branford is also designated the Edward Ramos Memorial Highway in honor of a Branford firefighter who died in the line of duty. The road and adjacent properties from Flat Rock Road in Branford to the West River in Guilford are known as the Route 146 Historic District on the list of historic registry.

Ford Dealership: Serving the Greater Branford, CT Area.


Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. If you're in the market for a new Ford, want to browse used cars for sale, are in need of auto service and repair, or need auto financing options, Ford of Branford is ready to serve you! We offer a great selection of new Ford and used car inventory, as well exceptional auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordatbranford.com. 


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2017 Ford Expedition Gets Top Recommendation from Edmunds' Reviewers

February 8, 2017


Do you need the heavier-duty capability and capacity of a traditional SUV? The 2017 Ford Expedition is one of the top in this segment, thanks to its eight-passengers capability, cargo space and towing capability. At Ford of Branford you can bring the family and take an Expedition out for a test drive. Highlights of its many features include its roomy third-row seat, powerful and efficient turbocharged V6, easy-folding rear seats that increase interior flexibility and on top of all that, it tows more than crossovers the same size. It also boasts a comfortable and stable ride, especially with the optional adaptive suspension. 


Trim Levels

The 2017 Expedition's many trim levels and options packages make it as modern and adaptable as any family sedan. Ford's latest infotainment interface, Sync 3, makes the Expedition's touch screen easy to use. 


Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Every 2017 Ford Expedition's turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 delivers 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive with low-range gears is an available option. When properly equipped, the Expedition has a maximum tow rating of 9,200 pounds. Despite its size, the Expedition is still one of the quickest vehicles in its class, with an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds.


EPA estimates for the standard-length Expedition are 18 mpg combined (15 mpg city/22 mpg highway) with rear-wheel drive, or 17 mpg combined (15 city/20 highway) with 4WD. If you get the EL versions, the mileage numbers drop by about 1 mpg. 


Safety

The Ford Expedition comes with antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Ford's programmable MyKey system is standard. It allows owners to set maximum speed limits and stereo volumes for secondary drivers (teenagers or valets, for instance). Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are also standard for all trims, and the Limited and King Ranch also have front sensors. A blind-spot monitoring system is standard on the King Ranch and Platinum trim levels and optional for the others. The Expedition received a top five-star rating for overall protection in government crash tests.


Ford of Branford: Serving the New Haven Area

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Are You Ready For Your Next Road Trip?

February 7, 2017


Now matter what the season, there's nothing more exciting than heading off on a new adventure. And nothing is worse than having your vehicle break down leaving you stranded in the middle of your trip.  At #FordofBranford, we want to make sure your trip is safe from beginning to end.  Here are a few tips to ensure your vacation is a great one.


Before Your Leave Check the Following:

Change oil and filter, including your air filter

Change spark plugs

Check tire pressure and tread. Look for signs of strain, bulges or other damage

Check your spare tire & make certain your tire iron and jack are in the car

Check wipers and wiper fluid

Check coolant

Flush the radiator if you haven't done so in a while

What to Bring Along 

A fire extinguisher

Cloth towels for cleaning dirty windshields, spills, etc.

Make sure you have a spare key for your car and keep it on you

Bring a plastic funnel to add water or other fluids  

Bring a water bucket in case you need to get water from a river or lake

Pack A Car Survival Kit With These Items:

A chain or thick towing rope

Flashlight

Screwdrivers and wrenches of different sizes, pliers and a hammer

Bungee cords

Tips For A Safe and Successful Drive:

Know your limits.  Don't try to drive farther if you're tired.

Stay at a steady speed to see more and get better gas mileage.

Leave the Red Bull and coffee at home. If you get tired, pull over and rest

Stay away from trucks. Never tailgate. Pay full attention to the road.

Always fill your gas tank when it is half full. Don't chance locating a gas station in a remote area.


Let Ford of Branford Help You Prepare For Your Trip

Our factory-trained service technicians would be more than happy to check our your vehicle before you take it on a long trip. Whether you are looking for regularly scheduled maintenance or service due to other complications, we are here to help. Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford/New Haven area. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





 

New Ford Mustang Convertible - Now Better Than Ever!

February 6, 2017


The newest Mustang recently made its debut and is Ford's most advanced ever.  The world's best-selling sports coupe now boasts new technology and design changes that give owners more ways than ever to customize the car. There are three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster. More powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology provide even better performance. The new Mustang will be available at our Ford of Branford dealership in the Fall of 2017.

Sleeker design

The Mustang now features a new front and rear end design that gives it a leaner, meaner look and refined aerodynamics.

More advanced technology

New technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that can be customized. MyMode with memory function is a unique feature that remembers your driving preferences so they can be set for the next time you drive. Driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection provide greater confidence behind the wheel.

Improved performance

The engine has been improved with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and 5.0-liter V8 upgrades, along with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission that means even better performance. The optional MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling and an optional active valve exhaust lets the engine roar, or not, depending on your preference. 

Ford of Branford: serving the New Haven area

Ford of Branford, CT is proud to be one of the premier Connecticut Ford dealers in the Branford and New Haven area. Our goal is to make your experience with Ford of Branford a great one for the entire life of your vehicle. We offer a large selection of new, preowned and used cars, as well dependable auto service and financing options for Ford owners. We look forward to serving you! To learn more, visit our website at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

The Food Of The Gods … Pizza In Branford, Connecticut

February 2, 2017


Few foods speak comfort and delight like pizza.  It may just be the perfect food.  And of course, there is always the great pizza debate of thin vs. thick crust, folding it to consume it or getting out a knife and fork to devour it. We've been known to grab a slice or two here at Ford of Branford.  Here are a few options to consider next time you are craving this food of the gods!


Marco Pizzeria, 313 E Main St in Branford is always a great choice.  It's family friendly and just off of the highway. The pizza is excellent, as well as the other items on their menu.  It gets busy especially on the weekends, so plan accordingly.


Also on Main street, LoMonaco's Ristorante, 990 W Main, may become your next go-to place for pizza and seafood. The fried calamari is superb!  All of the dishes are made with fresh ingredients and their staff goes out of their way to make sure you are delighted!  


Stony Creek Market, 178 Thimble Island Rd, is the perfect mix of ambiance and incredible food. Especially in summer, it doesn't get better than this! Watch the sunset over the islands as you sip on your own wine and dine.  The crust is delicious and toppings are always fresh and local. 


Indian Neck Pizza, 202 S Montowese St, makes a thin crust pizza New Haven style. They make great sandwiches and breads, too. The staff will make you feel like one of the family.


Stop By And See Us At Ford Of Branford

Connecticut Ford dealers might be a little envious of our preferred dealer status with Ford owners.  We have an incredible selection of cars and trucks, both new and used, at #FordofBranford.  On your way to grab some pizza, stop in a take a test drive or visit us online at www.fordofbranford.com.  


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

The 2017 Ford Focus Is A Standout

February 1, 2017


The 2017 Ford Focus is a standout in its class. At Ford of Branford, it's been a standout for many years.  Mature yet still very relevant and exciting to drive, the Focus is fresh, innovative, sporty and safe to drive. It's a comfortable ride that handles like a sports car.  Small but mighty, it's a great choice in automobiles.


Keeping things real and practical is no problem with the Focus.  It gets an excellent 31 mpg combined (27 city/39 highway) with the automatic transmission. Need to carry cargo along with your friends?  Then the Ford Focus hatchback is the perfect choice.  The sedan is a comfortable ride that will seat four adults just fine. The cabin is quiet, thanks to Ford's use of good-quality materials that absorb road noise.


The Focus is an extremely safe vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the #FordFocus a top score of Good in its moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact and roof strength tests. With an overall rating of five stars out of five, for both total front-impact protection and total side-impact protection, the Focus is one safe auto.  The Ford Sync system has an emergency crash notification feature that will automatically dial 911 when paired with a compatible cellphone.


The high tech interior and offerings are attractive.  A great example is the Focus' Sync3 infotainment touchscreen interface. It's packed with features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Drive the Focus and you will be impressed. It takes turns like a champ while remaining calm and quiet as you cruise down the highway.  


We Have A Great Reputation At Ford Of Branford

Ford owners tell us we are their number one choice in auto dealerships.  At #FordofBranford, we are more than proud of our reputation. We have a great selection of new and used Fords from which to choose.  Stop in today or check us out online at www.fordofbranford.com   


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

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Are You Really Ready To Hit The Road?

January 31, 2017


You've been plotting your course for your upcoming road trip.  You are thrilled to be hitting the open road to explore New England.  At Ford of Branford, we would hate to see your trip compromised due to car trouble along the way.  With that, consider these tips and add these items to your road trip checklist.


Tips For A Safe and Successful Drive:

Know your limits.  If driving 300 miles in a day is it, plan accordingly.

Stay at a steady speed to see more scenery and use fuel efficiently.

Forget the Red Bull and coffee.  If you get tired, pull over and rest. 

Never tailgate.  Stay away from trucks. Pay full attention to the road.


Pack A Car Survival Kit With These Items:

A chain or think towing rope

Flashlight

Screwdrivers and wrenches of different sizes, pliers and a hammer

Bungee cords


Check/Do The Following:

Change oil and filter, as well as your air filter.

Change spark plugs.

Check tire pressure and tread.  Look for signs of strain, bulges or other damage.

Make certain your tire iron and jack are in the car.

Check your spare tire.

Pack a fire extinguisher.

Bring towels for cleaning dirty windshields, spills, etc.

Get a spare key for your car and keep it on you.

Bring a plastic funnel to add water or other fluids  

Bring a water bucket in case you need to get water from a river or lake.

Always fill your gas tank when it is half full. Don't wait too long.

Check coolant, wipers and wiper fluid. 

Flush radiator, if you haven't done recently.


Ford Of Branford Can Help You Prepare For Your Trip

Of all of the Connecticut Ford dealers, #FordofBranford is the choice of Ford owners to check their vehicle out before their big trip.  We want you to drive confidently down the road and get to your destination and back to safely. Come see us or check us out online at www.fordofbranford.com.  


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target



 

A New Look For A Classic At Ford of Branford

January 30, 2017


The classic Ford Mustang will show the world the results of its facelift in fall of 2017.  You can see the Mustang's new look at Ford of Branford. The 2018 Mustang, just like all that have come before, will turn heads and excite drivers. 


The 2018 Mustang will sport a lower nose, a new 10-speed automatic transmission and new LED lights.  From the windshield forward, even the sheet metal used in the Mustang will be new.  Look for new fenders and a lower hood with new vents. Both the front and rear bumpers will be new. To resemble the chevron front signature lights, the tri-bar taillights will be reshaped. 

Thanks to the addition of port fuel injection to complement the direct injection already in Mustangs, the Mustang GT's 5-liter V-8 will have more power.  The same technology will increase torque in the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. 


The 2018 Mustang interior will also be in on the facelift.  The center console will get a new vinyl wrapping, customizable display for gauges, a metal start button and an optional heated steering wheel.


Ford marketing manager Mark Schaller stated, "Fast, fun and affordable is in the Mustang's DNA. This is one of the biggest midcycle changes ever for the Mustang."  You may wonder what midcycle change means?  By definition, in the eyes of the auto industry, a midcycle change or update to a vehicle means the changes were made midway between its introduction and the arrival of an all new model. 


Ford of Branford Can't Wait To Show Off The 2018 Mustang 

Ford owners, who tell us that we are their favorite Ford Connecticut dealer, are welcome to go to our website, www.fordofbranford.com, to let us know to alert you when the new Mustang arrives. Until then, come see us at #FordofBranford.  We have a great selection of new and used Ford cars and trucks.  


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

Design Your Own Ford GT With a Kit 

January 26, 2017


Those in the market for the all-new Ford GT now have the privilege to customize their ride with a kit they get from Ford Performance.  Remember how inspired you were after building a car from a model kit?  You wished that you could get behind the wheel, rev it up and go!  Well, now your imagination can be put into action.


Once your application is approved, Ford send you a kit that lets you physically piece together every aspect of your all-new Ford GT supercar with paint colors, wheel options, caliper colors, interior material samples and racing stripes that appeal most to you.


Each order kit has eight exterior color samples and removable stripes that can be played with to help buyers envision options.  You also get scaled-down replica wheels with different colored calipers among the choices for the exterior.


Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance, says, "The Ford GT ordering kit is a critical piece in the purchase process. This high-quality kit is a hands-on tool for Ford GT customers to enhance their ordering experience. Authentic colors, finishes and materials will provide them an intimate, tactile way to discern the multitude of choices to configure their ideal supercar."


While we may not yet have a kit for you to build the Ford of your dreams, we do have a great selection of new and pre-owned Fords from which to choose.  Current Ford owners keep coming back to see us at #FordofBranford because we are the Ford Connecticut dealer of choice.  Stop in to see us or visit us online at www.fordofbranford.com  We would love to help you find the car of your dreams today!


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

The Dashboard Of The Future Is Here Today 

January 25, 2017


Ford engineers have created the dashboard of the future!  It's a dashboard that gives you the freedom of customizing a state-of-the-art 10-inch wide digital gauge cluster to your personal specifications.  A dashboard that allows you to tailor information for every drive mode then gather and deliver data needed to make critical decisions behind the wheel in an efficient way.  

The new 10-inch wide digital instrument display, currently available only on the Ford GT, is so different from the original Ford GT. Then, the cockpit was a fixed set of analog gauges with buttons and knobs across the dashboard that had to be used dependent on different situations.


Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance stated, "Driver focus and attention are key with such high performance. We've designed the GT with a sleek digital instrument display that changes depending on driving mode in ways that are important and usable to the driver."


The future is all around us.  And the Ford GT is the perfect example of future endeavors beginning now at Ford.  With innovation at the forefront, the dashboards and displays of old will soon be obsolete.  In-car data and how it is viewed and utilized will continue to be an important design aspect for all vehicles going forward.  Whether on the racetrack or the freeway, we are expecting an instrument cluster that is connected and that connects with us.  


Ford owners have come to expect the best from #FordofBranford, the Ford Connecticut dealer of choice.  Our selection, sales staff and service department are second to none in the area.  Stop in or visit us online at www.fordofbranford.com and let us demonstrate how we've earned our stellar reputation!


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

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Ford Is Getting Nostalgic

January 24, 2017


Ford is betting on a wave of American nostalgia that has taken hold in our country, as well as the increased focus on keeping jobs in the U.S.A., by reintroducing the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger.  The vehicles will be built at an assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan preserving 3,600 jobs.


If you've never heard of either of these Ford models, you'll be impressed when you see them on the road again.  If you are of a certain age, mention a Ford Bronco, and your memory takes you back to 1994 to a California highway as you watched the now infamous O.J. Simpson chase made in a white Ford Bronco.  In 1996, Bronco production came to a halt and the Bronco was replaced with the Ford Expedition.  


The Ford Bronco was first introduced in 1966 as an off-road vehicle. Ford announced plans to revive both the Bronco sport-utility vehicle and Ranger mid-size pickup truck.  The Ranger's reintroduction is aimed at capturing a piece of the exploding market for mid-size pickup trucks.  The Bronco's revival is betting on enthusiasts who never lost passion for the SUV and among new customers asking for bigger vehicles given low gas prices.  Mark Fields, Ford CEO said, "The bottom line is we have these two iconic nameplates in two segments that are growing."  The Ranger will be in U.S. showrooms in 2019. The Bronco will return to dealerships in 2020.  


At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, we are excited to see these two Ford vehicles back in our showroom.  Until then, let us make you a Ford owner.  Come see why we are the people's choice in Connecticut Ford dealers.  


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target 





 

Performance And Smarts.  The 2017 Ford Flex 

January 23, 2017


In a field of look-a-like cars and trucks, the 2017 Ford Flex has a style all of its own.  You'll find it hard not to stare and admire its signature style and stance. Its presence is undeniable and function enviable.  


The Flex offers performance and smarts.  Need to haul a heavy load or the little league team?  The available 3.5L EcoBoost delivers enough power to haul and carry your stuff and passenger load.  AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control™) keep you steady, safe and in control on the pavement. 


With Intelligent all-wheel drive, navigating a snow or rain covered road ismuch easier by continuously monitoring wheel speed, throttle position and steering angle.  With a rear view camera that is standard and the available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, you'll never be surprised with what is behind or ahead of you.  


On the outside, the #Flex has a unique grille that comes in chrome with a satin-aluminum finish and bright dual exhaust tips.  Features like silver lower grille stripes, 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, Flex hood letters and, if selected, a two-tone paint job, ensure that Flex stands out for all of the right reasons.  


To ensure every trip has a soundtrack all its own, crank up the available 390-watt Audio System from Sony. Tap into all that SYNC3 offers like the easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. You will be impressed by the system's quick reactions to your voice commands. Locate that fab new restaurant with simple destination entry via the optional navigation. 


Come see us at #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com to shop our impressive selection of Ford cars and trucks.  Ford owners consider us the best of Connecticut Ford dealers thanks to our impeccable sales and service staff.


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

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Apple CarPlay And Your 2017 Ford 

December 19, 2017


#Ford has a long standing reputation for being in the forefront of connected-car technology. The SYNC infotainment system, which initially was in partnership with Microsoft, was a pioneering effort that was made available long before most drivers and associated technology was truly ready to understand and utilize it to it's potential.  Of course, that has all changed and here is why.


In 2016, Ford made a big commitment to Apple CarPlay announcing that all 2017 models would be equipped with its SYNC 3 infotainment system that will have the ability to run Apple's phone-to-car interface.  So, if you have an iPhone 5 or later, with CarPlay enabled, you can connect your phone to your dashboard for displaying directions, using phone functions, listening to music or accessing Siri.  It will all have the same look and feel as your phone.  Don't forget to check heck out Apple Music's New and For You sections as well as Maps' Nearby feature. 


Android users, you have not been forgotten so don't feel left out if you don't have an Apple iPhone.  Ford has Android users covered with Android Auto compatibility on their vehicles with each and every 2017 consumer-grade vehicle rolled out with SYNC 3 as standard. Technology in new Fords is impressive and at your fingertips, regardless of the type of phone you own.  It's all good! 


#FordOfBrandford, www.fordofbranford.com, among Connecticut Ford dealers and Ford owners, is number one in the area.  Thanks to our informed and service oriented sales staff that will assist you with your new or pre-owned Ford car or truck selection. Stop by and take a test drive. Don't forget your iPhone so you can try it out in any of our 2017 vehicles.


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





 

Take Your Next Adventure In A 2017 Ford Explorer

December 18, 2017


The 2017 Ford Explorer is the perfect vehicle for you if you have an active lifestyle. If you have a propensity for taking off on a moment's notice on a camping trip, you have a crew of kids, a dog or are in charge of carrying the team's sports equipment-these are all great reasons to consider the Ford Explorer. 


If you want get-up-and-go power, with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine that combines turbocharging and direct injection, you'll find it. And it also generates an impressive best-in-class 365 V6 horsepower plus 350 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition, you can tow up to 5,000 lbs. with the Class III Trailer Tow Package that includes an engine oil cooler, wiring harness and tow hitch.


The Explorer is a stylish, powerful machine that is practical, comfortable and designed with today's driver top of mind.  Take a look at a few of the interior features you'll enjoy in the #2017FordExplorer:


• 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar standard on XLT

• Heated steering wheel standard on Limited and Platinum

• Illuminated front scuff plates standard on Sport and Platinum

• Heated and cooled front-row seats standard on Limited and Platinum

• Available second-row inflatable outboard safety belts

• Leather-wrapped steering wheel standard on XLT


Drive safely with available BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) that uses radar to identify a vehicle entering your blind spot. Cross-traffic alert uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you're backing out of your driveway or a parking space, so you'll always be aware of what's going on behind you.


#FordOfBrandford, www.fordofbranford.com, among Connecticut Ford dealers and Ford owners, is the dealer of choice in the area.  Thanks to our informed and service oriented sales staff that will assist you with your new or pre-owned Ford car or truck selection. Stop by and take a test drive. 


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com




 

The 2017 Ford F-150 Is Still The Best!

December 17, 2017


For 39 years, the Ford F-150 has been on the "A" list of pickup trucks. And the 2017 F-150 represents the F-Series well as America's top-selling truck brand. Engineered Ford Tough to meet the challenges of performance, dependability and flexibility, the 2017 F-150 is a no brainer.  It has it all!


The F-150 has endured over 10 million miles of cumulative torture-testing to earn its Built Ford Tough® badge. Toughness begins with a military-grade, high strength aluminum-alloy body engineered to be safer than ever before. The F-150 has received the NHTSA's overall rating of 5 Stars which is the highest score possible.  


By combining greater strength with less weight, the #F-150 achieves a best in class payload rating of 3,270-lb.  The F-150 has a pickup bed with available features such as a the configurable class-exclusive BoxLink system, LED box lights, stowable loading ramps, integrated tailgate step with lift assist, remote tailgate release and deployable box side steps. 


New in the 2017 F-150 is a 10-speed transmission with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.  It delivers excellent acceleration and performance compared with six-speed automatic transmissions.  Three overdrive gears and a wider ratio span improve fuel efficiency at highway speeds without compromising F-150's impressive towing ability.


BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage is a must on your F-150 for added assurance of seeing everything in your blind spot when you are towing a trailer.  


When it comes to getting the job done you can count on the F-150. And if you want to work with the best of the Connecticut Ford dealers, to become a new or one of our repeat Ford owners, trust our reputation as the best at #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com.  Come see us!


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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com





 

Busting The Red Car Myth

December 16, 2017


Red cars get ticketed the most and therefore have higher auto insurance premiums.  Seems likely since red cars are more easily spotted by the cops and often come in the form of a sports car with a driver behind the wheel who wants to put their four wheeled ego to the speed test. Makes sense that insurance companies would raise red car premiums.  Not true!


Color psychologists, officially known as Chromotherapists, would say that color has an effect on behavior, mood and health. And they may also say that certain car colors are more conspicuous.  But at the end of the day, your sporty new shiny red car is not a factor in determining what you pay in auto insurance premiums.


These stats may be of interest.  White cars have the lowest crash risk while cars with colors low on the visibility index like black, blue, gray, green, red and silver have been associated with a higher accident risk.  The truth is,  light conditions and vehicle type have more of a direct impact on crash risk than car color.


Now that you know your selection of car color has no bearing on what you pay for your car insurance, you might want to understand what they do pay attention to.  Premiums are determined based on your driving history, claims history, credit history (in some states), how often and where you drive and the make, model, and year of your car.


Among Connecticut Ford dealers and Ford owners, #FordOfBrandford, www.fordofbranford.com, is the dealer of choice.  Our informed and service oriented sales staff can assist you with your new or pre-owned Ford car or truck selection. Stop by and take a test drive.


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com




 

Ford Revenue Rising Thanks To Europe

January 11, 2017


Europe is one of the most important markets for Ford. And sales are on on the rise. Ford, as an American based company, of course is excited about the desire for their products globally. Besides profits and driving an attractive stock price, jobs and economic health is at stake. 


So why the notable rise for Ford in Europe?  Demographics coupled with an upward trend in motorization in Europe has inspired Ford to introduce more SUVs, increase production of the Ford focus hatchback and offer more performance cars in the region. 


These key growth segments in which Ford has focused should ensure their ongoing stronghold on their 8% market share in Europe. Based on the growth of the European market paired with Ford's consistent market share, revenue could rise to $40 billion in 2021.


In 2016, European #Ford sales accounted for about 19% of total sales globally. That percentage equates to the sale of 1.3 million vehicles. This strong growth shows no sign of slowing in 2017 and beyond.  This projected substantial and sustainable growth signals Europe's continued contribution to Ford's health and wealth. 


At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford, current Ford owners will tell you that our consistency in sales, service and customer satisfaction has kept them loyal to us over the years. Let us show you why we are the dealer of choice in Connecticut.  Stop by today. 



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301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

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 The Future Begins Now At Ford

January 10, 2017


#Ford is looking ahead to 2020.  You might wonder why, given we just entered 2017. To ensure continued success, relevance in the marketplace and with consumers, Ford is making future plans now.  

 

Performance models sell! Ford's performance vehicles are successful so they plan to add 12 new performance models by the year 2020.  Ford plans to electrify even more going forward with 13 new electrified models planned for introduction by 2020. 


The F-150 pickup is the best selling truck in the U.S. so Ford will continue to add trucks and vans to its lineup. Globally, over the next few years, they intend to produce more SUVs and crossovers, adding four new utility models to its global portfolio by 2020. 


Too much of a good thing isn't always best for business.  Ford will be scaling back their "bells and whistles" options. In addition, they will be shifting small car production to Mexico. These changes will allow them to retool their car-manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to meet the consumer's continued appetite for utility vehicles and trucks. Doing so will deliver greater profit potential.

A new strategy for cars is on the drawing board at Ford. Over the years, consumers have waned in their desire to purchase a car choosing more often to buy an SUV or truck.  Seeing the trend, Ford's car division will be getting a major overhaul to capitalize on the trend while adjusting to consumer demand.  


Connecticut Ford dealers are ready to make you Ford owners in 2017.  At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, we welcome the opportunity to show you why we are the best Ford dealer in the Connecticut area.  Let our fabulous sales staff help you find a great new ride. 


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target




 

Ford Always Puts Safety First

January 9, 2017


#Ford puts a massive amount of thought and effort into keeping Ford owners safe on the road in their vehicles. Here is a sampling of safety features they offer.


Forward Collision Warning gives you a heads up to warn you that a collision is possible.  As part of the adaptive cruise control system, with brake support, your brakes will pre-charge should you not react in time to increase their sensitivity.


The Lane Keeping System monitors your position in relation to road obstacles should you veer out of your lane.  The system will vibrate the steering wheel to alert you that you've done so.


BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert uses radar to detect a vehicle present in your blind-spot and sends you an alert in your side mirror so you won't change lanes or veer into an unseen oncoming vehicle.


Air Bags are everywhere!  Front, side, rear and available rear passenger knee airbags deploy on collision to keep you from contact with hard surfaces, like the windshield, in milliseconds.


Electronic Stability Control keeps you stable if you've had to swerve to avoid an obstacle.  It measures steering wheel angle, traction and body roll by applying braking adjustments and wheel power to keep all wheels firmly on the road and the body from sliding.


Four Wheel ABS avoids your wheels from locking up to keep you from skidding and losing control. Wheels continue rotating which means the vehicle will respond to your steering command to keep you in control.


At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, we are the Ford Connecticut dealer most trusted and sought after.  Join our family of satisfied customers. Come take a test drive today.  


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Ford of Branford

301 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (888) 314-0880

Website: http://www.fordofbranford.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target





 

Ford's SYNC 3 Continues To Evolve

January 4, 2017


In 2008, the ability to press a button and ask your car to call anyone on your contact list or tell it to play a specific song or artist stored on your phone was revolutionary, right?  That was Sync then.  My how times have changed!

Today Ford cars and trucks offer #Sync3, as it is now known, and it's referred to as an infotainment system that combines navigation, stereo, phone and a graphical app platform called AppLink.  All of this in a clean interface with fast response.  


The light blue-on-blue color scheme of Sync 3 complements the clean and simple graphics making information easy to read in every type of lighting conditions. For functionaliy, sliders and buttons can be found throughout the interface.  It's super easy to use and allows the driver to navigate the system safely while driving.


Ford maintains a consistent layout in Sync 3 to minimize driver distraction.  As an  example, whether listening The satellite radio screen does add a few buttons for additional features.


Navigation is part of Sync 3's repertoire, but some may prefer their smartphone's navigation.  Not a problem. Sync 3 now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Just plug either an iPhone 5 or later model, with updated iOS, or an Android phone running Android 5.0 or later, into the car's USB port. and Sync 3 gives way to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. 


Ford owners have told us that out of all the Connecticut Ford dealers, #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, is who they trust the most. We are proud of our reputation and would love an opportunity to earn and keep your business.  Stop by to see us soon.


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Future Farmers And Ford

January 3, 2017


In 1948, Ford Motor Company began to sponsor the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization.  Since 1997, Ford has committed $9.2 million to the organization with Built Ford Tough scholarships for tomorrow's farmers. 


Building on this most productive relationship, Ford collaborated with the FFA Organization and Discovery Education to give 54,000 students around the United States an inside look at how the company designs and engineers trucks to meet future needs of America's future farmers and agricultural leaders.


The 45-minute virtual field trip was streamed live to more than 1,000 classrooms, allowing students to meet Ford truck designers, program engineers and product durability engineers. Throughout the session, students had the ability to email and tweet questions live to speakers.


Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, shared,  "We were excited to undertake this new opportunity with FFA and Discovery Education. What better way to demonstrate the power and capability of F-Series trucks and the customer leadership Ford owns, than through the hands and eyes of our future toughest employees and customers."

The Ford F-SERIES lineup of trucks are preferred by America's agriculture and livestock industries with 40 percent of farmworkers driving the #F-150 and 36 percent using Super Duty trucks to get the job done!


Today's farmers enjoy more comfortable, connected and fuel-efficient #F-Series trucks.  With features like like adaptive steering, Trailer Reverse Guidance and BLIS with trailer tow technology, the job just got easier. 


Ford owners in Connecticut keep coming back to us at #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com.  Out of all Connecticut Ford dealers, they've proven they like us best. Come see why. 


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Ford Responds To The Winter Chill

January 2, 2017


If you live in Connecticut, you remember the winter of 2013-14.  It was beyond cold with snow piled high all around.  It even prompted the addition of a new word to our vocabulary:  Polar vortex.  After this historical winter, customers told Ford they wanted cold weather features available on their vehicles. Ford listened.


Ford assembled an extreme climate team that met with market-specific customers not only in North America but around the globe to better understand what drivers in harsh weather conditions need and expect.  


A customer clinic was conducted by the extreme climate team in Edmonton, Alberta to hear what drivers had to say about winter driving challenges they faced. Nicole Mazur, product development quality supervisor for Ford Canada and export markets shared their findings saying, "What our customers in Canada told us is simple - heat everything!  They wanted better access to some of the cold weather features Ford was already offering on its higher-series vehicles."


Customer feedback revealed that drivers wanted a heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, seats and windshield wiper de-icer as standard equipment.  From there, #Ford got to work to incorporate winter features into their cars and trucks to satisfy their customers.  One example is SYNC Connect on the 2017 Ford Escape that provides drivers with an even better remote start and vehicle pre-conditioning capabilities.


Mazur and Melissa DeLuka, her job share partner, spearheaded North American input into Ford's extreme climate team saying "Sometimes, it's about comfort, but other times it's more than that.  What much of the United States experienced with the polar vortex is what northern Canada gets every year."


Connecticut Ford dealers know it's cold outside.  At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, let us show you why  Ford owners trust us to get you to your final destination in safely, in style and with a warm glow!  Come see us to test drive a new or used Ford car or truck.


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Ford Fights In Pink

December 28, 2016

In 1993, Ford Motor Company got active in the fight against breast cancer.  Since then they have intensified their efforts in the fight with Ford Warriors in Pink. "What more can we do?" has become the group's battle cry.  Their mission is to help those touched by breast cancer by empowering patients, survivors and co-survivors throughout their cancer journey.  Ford owners be proud!

Each year through targeted programs, events, sponsorships and partnerships, Warriors in Pink take action to support patients, survivors and co-survivors.   To date, $130 million has been raised and donated to the cause to create over 60,000 "good day" experiences. 

#FordWarriorsInPink support four different breast cancer charities; Susan G. Komen, Dr. Susan Love, The Pink Fund and the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).  Each offers  their own unique strength in research, resources and financial aid to help the breast cancer community.  

Breast cancer is relentless and the Warriors in Pink are relentless too in their dedication to lifting the spirits and lives of those impacted by the disease.  They do so by offering tips, tools and resources to breast cancer patients through More Good Days programs, providing support for survivors from survivors with the Models of Courage program, commissioning studies to evaluate breast health topics and creating media events to generate awareness and prompt action.

At #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, we are proud to join the many Connecticut Ford dealers, to support the Ford Warriors in Pink program by continuously looking for new ways to fight the battle against breast cancer.  Join us and let's find a cure!  


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Ford's Innovation Legacy

December 27, 2016

Ford tops the list when it comes to an innovator that changed the world!  #Ford Motor Company recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line.  When asked about the impact of the assembly line legacy, Bob Casey, former curator of transportation at The Henry Ford and author of The Model T: A Centennial History, said, "Ford's new approach spread rapidly, not only to other automakers but also to manufacturers of phonographs, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and other consumer goods. The assembly line became the characteristic American mode of production."

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford shared, "One hundred years ago, my great-grandfather had a vision to build safe and efficient transportation for everyone.  I am proud he was able to bring the freedom of mobility to millions by making cars affordable to families and that his vision of serving people still drives everything we do today."


Today, Ford continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities and introducing technologies that could revolutionize mass production for decades to come.  As an example, in 2017, Ford plans to increase its global manufacturing in a way that will significantly increase production flexibility. Four different vehicle models will able to be produced at each plant around the world.  This manufacturing agility will enable greater adaptability to meet ever changing needs of Ford customers around the globe.

Connecticut Ford dealers are united in their quest to help you travel the open road to see the country.  Let #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com, the preferred Ford Connecticut dealer, help you find the perfect Ford car or truck so you too can hit the open road with style and confidence.


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Discover The Latest Technology In Your Next Ford

December 26, 2016

From high tech safety features to integration with your smartphone, #Ford offers more innovative new technologies in their cars and trucks than many of their competitors.  Here are a few now available in new Ford cars and trucks.

Drivers and passengers alike will be very safe on the road given the multitude of safety features on a their new Ford.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration feels the same way.  They've given every Ford model either a four-star or five-star safety rating. 

Safety technology includes features like Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring and Adaptive High Beam Headlights.  

Sync 3 technology will enable you to connect to the entertainment, music and contacts on your smartphone. Most all types of smartphones connect to the Sync 3 system, that offers voice-activated music control and navigation, hands-free calling and 911 assist in case of emergency. 


The EcoBoost Engine that uses Ford's own patented and highly secretive technology, gets an engine with smaller displacement to perform like a larger engine.  And the bonus, it gives you 20 percent better fuel economy and a 15 percent reduction of greenhouse gases.


Truck owners, you've not been overlooked when it comes to tech.  Trailer Backup Assist will prove invaluable in helping you navigate the tricky matter of backing into a tight parking spot. It is definitely a technology you won't be able to live without!.

At #FordofBranford,www.fordofbranford.com, one of the preferred Connecticut Ford dealers, you'll find all of the great new technologies our Ford cars and trucks have to offer.  Come see us and find out why Ford owners in Connecticut trust us for all of their automotive needs.  


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Not Your Dad's Transit Van, The 2016 Ford Transit 

December 21, 2016

Forget the trucklike transit vehicles of old that your dad drove and check out the new all-around champ in the van segment, the 2016 Ford Transit.  If you need a full-size cargo van or wagon that is versatile that comes in a wide variety of configurations, look no further than the 2016 Ford Transit.  Whether you need to haul the team or some timber, this feature laden ride will be get your stuff and passengers there.

American vans of yesteryear were bare bones and somewhat primitive in their styling but no more!  The Transit cockpit is open, sight lines are superb, seats are comfortable and supportive and technology is definitely present with a rearview camera with tow-hitch assist and the Sync 3 infotainment system.   Dual sliding side doors and auxiliary fuse panels and a single absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery are now available.  Perfect for van upfitters.

The Cargo version of the #FordTransit has almost 129 cubic feet of rear storage with a starting price of around $23,000.  It's the perfect choice if you need to haul large or bulky items.  If you need to transport human cargo, think about the Wagon version.  It seats up to seven passengers comfortably and has a starting price of $26,000.

You won't break the bank on fuel costs in the Transit.  Select from two four cylinder engines that are focused on fuel efficiency and power that have EPA ratings of 28-30 combined city/highway mpg.   Drivability is refined yet easygoing in both the cargo van or wagon version of the Ford Transit. 

Come see our selection of the Transit as well as our incredible array of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles at your Ford Connecticut dealer, Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com . Let us make you another one of our many satisfied Ford owners.


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The 2017 Ford Transit Connect.  Reliable And Capable

December 20, 2016


It's easy to transport passengers in the Transit Connect passenger wagon that offers the best seating flexibility in its class.  Carry cargo with ease in the Transit Van with a payload rating up to 1,610 lbs.  If you need to pull a trailer or recreational vehicle, you can count on the Transit Connect for that, too.  People and cargo moving businesses rely on capable and reliable transport to succeed. The #2017FordTransitConnect, built to deliver such capability, is a wise choice.  Bottomline, the Transit Connect measures up! 

The compact size and maneuverability of the Transit Connect Cargo Van makes it perfect for working in the urban landscape of the city.  Precisely match your needs with a large array of vocational upfits. The Transit Passenger Wagon is ideal for commercial-use commuter applications. 

Fleet managers will come to rely on Ford Telematics to monitor vehicle operations with real time alerts and reports. Vehicle data collected is presented visually and maintenance reminders enable proactive service to manage costs and downtime.

The Ford Transit Connect has been designed to stringent Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards to ensure Ford Toughness and reliability.  Tested in numerous ways over 150,000 customer-equivalent miles, the Transit has proven it's ready for anything!

Come see our selection of Transit Connects, as well as our incredible array of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles at your Ford Connecticut dealer, Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com . Let us make you another one of our many satisfied Ford owners.


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Prep Your Car For The Winter Months Ahead

December 19, 2016


You love living in Connecticut except maybe in the winter months when life for you and your vehicle can present challenges.  You pile on more clothes and get warm by the fire. Your ride, on the other hand, sits in the cold garage until you decide to take it for a drive through the cold and snow.  Be sure it's prepared to get you there safely.  Here are some tips for winterizing your car.

Watch your tires!  Low pressure and worn tires are extremely dangerous on wet or slick roads when traction is compromised. Your owner's manual will tell you the recommended PSI.  If you live in an area with a lot of snowfall, consider snow tires. 


Oil, your car's "blood", should be thinner when you live where temperatures drop below freezing. Your best bet is to keep reading that owner's manual or talk to your mechanic.

Wiper fluid is essential when rain and snow start falling.  Don't overlook this winter switchover.  You'll need freeze-resistant wiper fluid to keep your windshield clean and your vision clear.

Check your coolant to make sure you have the correct antifreeze/water mixture to prevent fluid from freezing in your radiator. Again, read your vehicle's owner's manual for information on this mixture. Be sure the fluid is filled to the maximum line.

Keep a safety kit in your car year round, but in winter it is imperative.  The list should include road flares, a jack, a lug wrench and a first aid kit.  Additionally, throw in a flashlight, blanket, leather gloves and hat, kitty litter or sand, ice scraper and shovel.


Come see us at #FordofBranford, www.fordofbranford.com to see why Ford owners trust our service staff to keep their cars running safely.  When you think of  Connecticut Ford dealers, think of Brewster Ford!


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The 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Is One Tough Truck

December 14, 2016

The 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew is one tough yet modern truck!  Gone are the days when driving a pickup truck meant driving a bare bones, rough riding bland vehicle.  Today's truck owners expect a tough vehicle that can get the job done.  They also expect comfort, modern tech and fuel economy, too.  The F-150 has it all.

The 2017 F-150 has been redesigned with a top-of-the-line turbocharged 3.5-liter engine that's connected to a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission. 10 may sound like overkill but it actually improves fuel economy and enables the ideal gear ratio for most any towing scenario. And with a wider and significantly more powerful upgraded suspension and heavy-duty skid plates, driving will be elevated to a whole new level!

The #FordF150SuperCrew is a performer!  You'll be impressed with the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that enables you to control the direction of your trailer with a dashboard mounted knob. How about some luxury with ventilated seats and power deployable running boards.  And with the Sync 3 infotainment system and a quiet cabin, you can talk on the phone, crank up your tunes and find your way with no problem.  And the F-150 is the lightest truck in its class, with aluminum body panels and an aluminum bed.

We don't mean to brag but Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, one of the top Connecticut Ford dealers and preferred dealer of current Ford owners, has an impressive line-up of Ford trucks both new and pre-owned.  If the 2017 Ford F-150 is at the top of your wishlist, we can definitely answer all of your questions and make you a fair deal on one.  Come test drive one today.


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A Modern Classic. The 2016 Ford Taurus

December 13, 2016


Seeking a classic American sedan?  Then look no further than the #2016FordTaurus. Its fuel efficient, turbo charged and loaded with Ford's latest technology offerings. With all wheel drive and a huge trunk, the Taurus is the car to get you to your destination in style and safely.


The Taurus comes with three engine options: the 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost, 3.5L Ti-VCT or the 2.0L EcoBoost engine.  All are engineered for optimal performance and driving excitement. The available 2.0L EcoBoost  engine is EPA-rated at 29 highway mpg.  The standard six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission lets you override automatic operation and experience the sporty feel of a manual with total control over gear selection.  The multilink designed rear suspension increases dynamic control and ride quality.


The technology in the Taurus is impressive with SYNC® 3, Ford's next generation of voice-activated technology, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and available adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with brake support.  


Taurus is a roomy, stylish and competent sedan that will meet all of your needs.  It's designed with a sophisticated and refined look inside and out with an aerodynamic shape that conveys motion even while parked.  The Taurus attracts attention wherever it goes.


Come see the 2016 Ford Taurus at THE Ford connecticut dealer, Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com.  Let our expert sales and service staff show you why we are one of the best Connecticut Ford dealers in the state.  Stop by to take a test drive today!  


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A Car Dealership Can Be Your Best Friend

December 12, 2016


You are ready financially and emotionally and armed with tons of info from the internet.  You are ready to buy a car!  Now what?  The best advice is to go directly to a dealership like Ford of Branford.  It's a smart choice and here's why. 


Customer service before and after the sale is why going to a reputable dealership is so important.  They can help you find a great car, help you find financing, put 10-day tags on your new car and send you off with a full tank of gas.  After the sale they have a vested interest in your satisfaction because their reputation depends on it!  Most dealerships will go the extra mile to make sure you are a happy and returning customer.

Dealers can be a one stop shop physically and virtually with a variety of vehicles to choose from both new and used. You can wander a dealership's lot in person or on the Web to find cars they have available and how much they cost. You can find any current sales or lease specials that are being promoted throughout the dealership.

Dealerships can offer personalized financing options, keeping in mind your particular financial situation.  They also tend to provide a vehicle warranty on both new and used cars.  in addition, most cars typically get a thorough point-by-point inspection.

Dealerships have fully equipped service departments and certified car service professionals to help you maintain your car and complete any necessary fixes prior to or after they sell you a car for years to come.

We have an incredible array of pre-owned as well as new Ford cars and trucks at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com.   Ford owners consider Ford of Branford best in class of Connecticut Ford dealers.  Come see us and see why!


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Ford Has An Eye On The Future Commute

December 7, 2016

Looking ahead, many are hoping for a greener, car-free future.  Ford plans to continue developing more and more environmentally friendly vehicles but is still betting on America's love of cars and a tendency to commute alone. 

#Ford Motor Company recently unveiled a number of technological ideas, such as driver-assist features that give your car an additional pair of eyes on the road and alerts that tell you that you are driving in the wrong direction.  Even a feature that will help you steer clear from an obstacle even if it's too late to apply the brakes. In the coming few years these ideas will probably be a reality.

Technological ideas are being expressed amongst Ford employees via the in-house Last Mile Mobility Challenge where employees think of ways to get drivers from point A to point B in a practical way.  How about a self-loading wheelchair for drivers or folding electric tricycle that morphs into a shopping cart?

Ford is keeping their eyes on the future by rethinking a daily commute that may not always take place in your personal car.  As an example, Ford has partnered with Bridj, a company focused on autonomous infrastructure for cities, to explore on-demand public transit in Kansas City, Missouri. 

If you too have an eye on what's next, at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, we have a 2017 just for you!  We also have a great selection of 2016 cars and trucks we would love to send you home in at a great year end price. Come see us!


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 Iconic. The Shelby Mustang 

December 6, 2016

Through the years the Shelby Mustang has remained ionic. Each year's models have been different enough from one another to consider each its own legend.  Many enthusiasts believe the Shelby Mustang gets better every year, while others believe it has strayed from the greatness of the original.  Either way, most would agree on the Shelby Mustang's status as a legend.  And the legend continues today!

In 1965 the Shelby Mustang GT350 hit the streets. This first model of the Shelby Mustang featured the Cobra emblem that legend says appeared to Carroll Shelby, it's namesake, in a dream.  It is said that Shelby reported "I woke up and jotted the name down on a pad which I kept by my bedside - a sort of ideas pad - and went back to sleep.  Next morning when I looked at the name 'Cobra,' I knew it was right."  

The Shelby Mustang wasn't designed to be family-friendly or even comfortable. In its infancy, it was built with racecar specs and it went from there. The #ShelbyMustang refused to become just another sensible car and instead become a street legal racecar.

If you talk to a car enthusiast about the Shelby Mustang, you'll likely hear a statement made that the Shelby is an American legend. It's a car people dream about owning and seeing in person.

At Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, we think all of our Ford cars and trucks are legendary.  Let our knowledgeable staff help you find a legendary ride for you.  Come see us and take a test drive.

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Power And Driving Finesse.  The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

December 5, 2016 

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport has been unleashed, adding more power and driving finesse.  Refreshed for 2017, the #FordFusionSport is a muscle car in a family sedan wrapper. Ford heard you and you got it-more performance! 

The driving dynamics of the Ford Fusion Sport are confident and assertive. With the sports car growl of the engine when it's revved up to full acceleration, you'll get the sporty vibe and will want to take those corners a little faster than you normally would.

The interior has been remodeled to address concerns from previous years.  The tech is user friendly, the materials have been upgraded and there are far more storage cubbies.  

The unique design of the Fusion Sport impresses and sets it apart from the rest of the Fusion. 19-inch wheels, a more aggressive front end, bigger rear spoiler and a blacked-out mesh grille give the Fusion Sport a look all its own.  You will trade out a bit of fuel efficiency for the extra power, but power is the point! 

The Fusion Sport starts off at $33,395 and comes well-equipped with standard features like pothole detection, active noise cancellation, aluminum sport pedals, 10-way power driver seat with memory, heated seats, reverse camera and more. 

A Ford Fusion Sport would look so fine parked in the driveway with a bow on it.  The best Christmas gift ever!  Let our qualified staff at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, wrap one up for you!

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Don't Overlook the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

November 30, 2016


If you're seeking a green car with excellent fuel economy, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid deserves strong consideration. Sleek styling, impressive interior and enviable driving dynamics leave little reason not buy this perfect hybrid.  The Ford C-Max Hybrid may not be as well known as its competitors but when it comes to style, comfort, features and overall driving enjoyment, the C-Max leaves most in the dust. 


Ford's 2015 C-Max Hybrid offers a lower starting price than most in the hybrid category.  You can squeeze more miles from each gallon and negotiate winding roads with ease while enjoying a smooth ride in a quiet cabin. And don't miss the view, thanks to C-Max's tall roof and expansive side glass coupled with its raised seats.  


The 5-door 2015 C-Max Hybrid has room for four passengers with space in back for all of their gear. When you flip down the folding rear seats, the C-Max's cargo area rivals compact SUVs. The #C-Max is built on the same platform as the Ford Focus.  That fact accounts for a quieter and more premium-feeling interior, engaging driving experience and sexier styling compared to other hybrids.


So if you thought you couldn't afford a hybrid or were unsure of any trade-offs in ownership, think again.  Ford's 2015 C-Max Hybrid is the perfect choice.  Come see us at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, to explore and discover our impressive selection of pre-owned and new Ford hybrid vehicles. 

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BlackBerry Partners With Ford 

November 29, 2016

Ford Motor Company and BlackBerry seem unlikely partners but read on to understand how a deal between the two will expand Ford's use of BlackBerry software in future vehicles.  Your first question might be, why Blackberry?  

BlackBerry may have lost its top position in the phone field, but that's not what #Ford has an interest in.  BlackBerry owns a subsidiary, called QNX, that makes an in-car operating system (QNX Neutrino).  QNX has developed an excellent reputation for reliability while another BlackBerry subsidiary, Certicom, offers a lineup of advanced data security products. The deal is focused on these two subsidiaries. 

Raj Nair, Ford's product chief and chief technical officer, shared, "With the success of our SYNC 3 system globally, which is based on the BlackBerry QNX operating system, we understand the importance of the connected car experience to our customers.  Growing our expertise, experience and use of the BlackBerry QNX embedded software platforms will help ensure we deliver the high-quality, highly secure experience that our customers expect."

Ford's heralded Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system already uses QNX as its foundation giving it stability and reliability.  No doubt, Ford is interested in expanding its vehicles' connectivity capabilities and improving in-car data security. 

If a new or pre-owned Ford car or truck is part of your future, come see us at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, to explore your transportation possibilities.  We've got just the right vehicle for you!

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SEMA And Ford In Las Vegas

November 28, 2016


SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), took place in early November in Las Vegas and Ford was well represented. The world's largest aftermarket parts show for light trucks and cars, draws a diverse crowd that consists of thousands of auto enthusiasts, industry professionals and retailers. 

Automakers participate at SEMA to show off a variety of new designs and technologies. Ford's F-Series unveiled their F-150 Raptor truck that will compete in the grueling SCORE Baja 1000 race in Mexico this year.  Showing serious muscle and mojo, the #FordF150Raptor is a vehicle built for endurance with a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, racing shocks, beadlock wheels and a roll cage.

Ford made a huge impression at SEMA with their F-350 XL Matchbox Police Crew Cab, a toy truck turned into a life-sized, fully-functional tactical police unit. You can even store gear in the TruckVault in the bed.  Additionally, Ford featured its F-250 Super Duty XLT Widebody, with lightweight Forgiato wheels, Lexani tires, customized Atlas Springs suspension, full leather Katzkin interior and painted trim pieces.  The off-road F-250 4x4 Shockzilla grabbed attention with a custom paint job by Haynie Designs and 20-inch Moto Metal wheels, Nitto tires and a Fabtech 8-inch suspension system with coilovers.

At Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, we would love an opportunity find help you find the perfect Ford car or truck, new or pre-owned, just right for you.  Our knowledgeable sales and service staff ready is ready to help.  Come see us today. 

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Transport The Team In The 2016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

November 23, 2016

Not a minivan fan?  Consider the 2016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. In traffic, it's a breeze to maneuver, easy to park and has loads of interior space.  It handles like a taller, longer Ford Focus. Firm yet easy brake feel and direct response steering make it surprisingly agile in any condition and on any road.

The proportions of the Transit Connect Wagon are unique. The huge windshield dominates the front view to provide expansive visibility. Thanks to middle- and rear-row headrests that can be folded down out of the way when not in use. The rear view visibility is excellent, as well.  Add the optional panoramic sunroof and you can see the earth and sky-no problem!

Shuttle the basketball team with ease in the #FordTransitConnectWagon.  There's more than enough headroom to transport them in comfort.  The floor is low which equates to a large flat-bottomed cargo hold that can handle 104 cubic feet of stuff!

Offered in standard and long-wheelbase options, a choice of a rear liftgate or dual cargo doors, dual sliding side doors and seating for up to seven passengers, the Transit Connect Wagon is significantly larger than the original minivans.

And of course, all of today's technology can be found on the Transit Connect Wagon like MyFord Touch with Sync, navigation, satellite radio, a CD player, and rearview camera remote start, parking sensors and blind-spot warning with cross-traffic alert. Shuttle the basketball team with ease in the #FordTransitWagon.  There's more than enough headroom to transport them in comfort.  The floor is low which equates to a large flat-bottomed cargo hold that can handle 104 cubic feet of stuff!

With most of the bells and whistles, expect to pay about $35,000 plus for a Transit Connect Wagon.

Come see us at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, in Branford, Connecticut o test drive one of our many Ford autos, trucks and, of course, Transit Wagons.  Our knowledgeable staff can make sure you find just the right vehicle to meet your needs.


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Ford And The NFL Tailgating Together

November 22, 2016


Ford Trucks and the NFL will be "tailgating" together in a three-year sponsorship deal.  #FordTrucks will now be the official truck of the NFL linking the strength, performance and durability of its trucks with the NFL's top offensive lines. The "Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Week" selections will culminate in an Offensive Line of the Year that will be awarded during Super Bowl week. Anthony Munoz, pro football hall of famer, will be the spokesperson for the program. Chicago Bears G Kyle Long has been signed as part of the program for next year.

 

The deal includes Ford's F-150 and the Super Duty, along with its top-selling commercial vans. With 16 NFL team sponsorships of various sizes, #Ford and the NFL are strongly linked.  As an example, Ford recently added a 10-year title sponsorship of the Cowboys' new training facility in Frisco, Texas.

 

Ford VP/U.S. Marketing, Sales & Service Mark LaNeve said, "We think it's a great brand fit for us, and the NFL is more popular than ever. This just allows us to take better advantage of our promotional and media resources across all platforms. The NFL also is one of the few places we could really get scale across all of our key demos. Our core truck buyers are clearly huge fans, but the NFL is also one of the few places that also delivers scale across key demos, including multicultural, women. It works across the country, and as some of the last appointment television left, viewers are much more likely to watch the commercials."

 

We are in a league of our own at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, with championship sales and service that can't be beat.  Come see our line-up of new and pre-owned autos and trucks.

 

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Sales On Fire For 2016 Ford Trucks

November 21, 2016

Sales are up 59 percent over last year and at the highest level since 1997.  #FordTruck sales with over 10,000 sold so far this year are on fire!  Ford's investment of $168 million in an Ohio plant and a production shift from Mexico to Ohio is paying big dividends.  

Kevin Koester, Ford medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager, states, "We're seeing growing interest in the new tractor from beverage and hauling fleets. Giving our customers the choice of two exclusive powertrains, available across all body styles and designed specifically for the unique needs of the vocational truck market, has really helped drive sales of our new trucks. Our diesel customers are praising the quietness of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine. Not only is it up to 45 percent quieter in the cabin at idle than the outgoing model, it's so quiet that customers have told us that there have been times when they've approached the truck in front of the grille and didn't even realize it was running."

Ford is the only automaker to offer a gas-powered engine in the medium-duty truck sector. The 6.8-liter V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the heavy-duty, You get Ford-built TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. And if you need to convert to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas, a 6.8-liter engine can be factory-prepped to do so.

Work-ready and tough as nails, of course Ford trucks are the go-to brand for folks. And Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com, is the go-to Ford dealership in Branford, Connecticut and surrounding areas for the best selection of new and pre-owned Ford autos and trucks.  Come see us today!

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Crossover To A 2017 Ford Edge SUV

November 16, 2016


The #2017FordEdge has a smoother ride than most of its competitors and with its performance-oriented, fuel-efficient engine, you'll pass by the gas station more often and in style! With room for a family of five, space galore and the latest technology, the 2017 Ford Edge is a great choice.  Many crossover SUVs are of the two-row subcompact or larger three-row large SUV variety. The Edge, however, is wide enough to accommodate three adults sitting in the back side by side very comfortably.  

Standard features and options available for the Edge include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, an acoustic windshield, dual exhaust tips, active grille shutter, rear privacy glass, remote locking and unlocking, air-conditioning, 60/40-split folding, reclining rear seatbacks and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with shift paddles. You also get LED tailights, cruise control, a 4.2-inch central display screen, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB and auxiliary inputs. Ford's Sync system, which features voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 911 Assist, and the ability to use apps such as Spotify and Pandora with voice commands is an incredible offering on the Edge.

A fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder or beefy twin-turbo V6 engine can be had with the 2017 Edge.  Customize the Edge with the many available trims.  Most models can be equipped with advanced safety and entertainment equipment like blind-spot monitoring and the Sync 3 infotainment interface.

In the midsize crossover category, the 2017 Edge is one of the best all-around vehicles on the market and is worth a serious look.  We have a wide selection of Edges from which to choose as well as plenty of new and pre-owned Fords to see at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com. Come see us!


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Never Wait at a Red Light Again

November 15, 2016


#Ford is working on technology that would allow us to drive in an ever green light world! They are currently testing a system in the UK that calculates the optimum speed to drive to maintain to pass through traffic lights on green instead of having to stop on red.

Imagine a world where every red light changes to green as you approach. Christian Ress, supervisor, Driver Assist Technologies, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering wonderfully sums up why red lights turning green would be a dream come true.  "There's not much worse after a long day than to hit one red light after another on the drive home, and be forced to stop and start again at every junction." 

As cars become more connected to each other and the infrastructure around them and are more communicative, traffic jams and congestion could be a thing of the past. Real-time updates will assist drivers with their driving and route to plan ahead and see around corners to avoid congestion and collisions.

Who knew that red light slow downs and stops increase stress, transit time, fuel consumption and emissions?  According to Ford's data, drivers can spend about two days a year waiting at red lights!  

Ress stated, "Enabling drivers to 'ride the green wave' also means a smoother, continuous journey that helps to improve the flow of traffic and provide significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption." 

As wonderful as this all sounds, this idea may take years to become a reality. Both autos and infrastructure will need to be be fully integrated to make it happen.

We may not yet be able to help you miss all of the red lights, but we can give you the green light to test drive a new or pre-owned Ford.  Come see us at Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranford.com.


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You Might Be Driving A Recycled Vehicle

November 14, 2016


The car you are driving or thinking of buying might be built with items you've thrown away.  #Ford has been utilizing recycled materials in their vehicles, which in turn keeps industrial and consumer waste from landfills, reduces the use of natural resources and lowers energy costs and consumption. 


Ford is upcycling materials transforming post-consumer laundry detergent containers and milk bottles into blow-molded components. Many plastic parts are being created from recycled waste like nylon, beverage bottles, battery casings and tires. Fifty seat fabrics made from at least 25 percent recycled materials can be found in 12 Ford vehicles. Ford is the first automaker to use REPREVE®, a hybrid fiber produced from 100 percent recycled plastic water bottles and post-industrial waste. Use of REPREVE in seat fabric in the Ford F-150 diverted over 5 million plastic bottles from landfill in 2015. 


Imagine fabric rear-wheel liners. Containing 40 percent recycled content, they are half the weight of plastic wheel liners and reduce the need for sprays and foams used for sound-deadening insulators.


Ford uses a process known as "closed-loop recycling" to recycle materials from autos back into new autos.  As an example, they work with suppliers to recycle aluminum scraps from the production of the 2015 Ford F-150 to make more vehicles. Another supplier uses remaining material from the production of seat fabrics to create new fabrics. So next time you take the trash out, consider where it might end up and the positive impact it may have on our environment.


At Ford of Branford, www.fordofbranord.com, we recycle happy satisfied customers that keep coming back for more great choices, service and expertise as they trust us to guide their ride! Come see us!

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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid Equals Performance

November 9, 2016


Performance comes to mind when thinking of the Ford C-MAX Hybrid. Being a hybrid, you would assume it has impressive fuel efficiency. What you might not expect, but in fact get with the C-MAX, is a roomy interior, smart technology and an incredible driving experience.  

Consider the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid as a "hybrid plus" that features a state-of-the-art, lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with a gasoline engine.  The #FordC-MAXEnergi is a dynamic performer with Next-generation SmartGauge®with EcoGuide.  With this feature you can monitor your driving to maximize your fuel efficiency.  What if you had a Brake Coach and brake tutorials?  Pretty cool, huh?  You get that with the C-MAX.

Clever storage makes this smaller auto seem big.  With plenty of room for five passengers, the C-MAX claims best-in-class passenger volume accolades.  And check this out, in the second row there are in-floor storage compartments in the footwells behind the front seats perfect for stashing things like laptops or tablets.


Technology is apparent in the C-MAX. SYNC gives you voice control to make a call, listen to music, control select apps and much more. The C-MAX Hybrid can move too.  It delivers best-in-class* 188 combined horsepower.  And if you need more get up and go, in all-electric mode, it is capable of a speeds of up to 85 mph. With power-split hybrid architecture, the battery and gasoline-powered engine work together using the motor and generator.


The C-MAX can be configured to meet your driving needs.  Prices range from $21,000 - $31,000.  Drive a C-MAX and you will drive in style, save on fuel and help the environment.


Come visit us at Ford of Branford to see our large selection of new and pre-owned Fords.  You can also visit our website and view our entire inventory of new or pre-owned vehicles at www.fordofbranford.com.


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Automakers Producing More Pickups And SUVs

November 8, 2016

 

Automakers are making big plans and pledging billions of dollars for pickup truck and sport-utility vehicle production over the course of the next three years.  The market may appear to have peaked but that is not deterring anyone. 


#FordMotorCompany plans to heavily invest in their production of existing pickup and SUV models, as well as make room for new ones.  Ford is trimming some pickup production, but plan to reintroduce a midsize pickup and add new SUVs to its lineup by 2019.  As an example, Ford is gearing up to begin building a new version of the Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup in Michigan starting in 2018.


Current full-size pickup capacity is expected to grow 5% which equates to 206,000 vehicles.  According to WardsAuto.com, by 2019 large SUV capacity could grow to about 16%.  A reluctance to add capacity following years of costly plant closings is understandable. 


Analysts are concerned the market will cool down by the time the new inventory hits dealer lots. While there seems little risk now with cheap fuel and a good economy, heavier vehicles suffer when gasoline prices spike or the housing and jobs markets soften.  But being too cautious can limit profits.  Large SUVs and pickups account for about 67% of domestic automaker's profit and near 16% of total U.S. vehicle sales according to data provider Autodata.


Come visit us at Ford of Branford to see our large selection of new and pre-owned Fords.  You can also see our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles on our website at www.fordofbranford.com.

 

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The First Of Its Kind, The Ford Ranchero

November 7, 2016


Let's take a look back in history at a most unique vehicle that was the first of its kind, a car with a truck bed. If you are of a certain age, you remember the Ford Ranchero.  If not, read and learn!  The Ford Motor Company produced the Ford Ranchero from 1957 through 1979.  #Ford produced 508,355 units over the Ranchero's 23 years in production.  It was an immediate success and the original "car-truck".


The Ranchero car line changed body styles numerous times throughout its history because it was patterned after various Ford models.  For instance, from 1957 through 1959 the Ranchero was patterned after the full size Fairlane.  


The Ranchero first took on the Falcon body style and became a compact pickup in the Sixties.  These trucks made good sense for the ranch or around town. The 1965 deluxe Rancheros came with the very rare two-tone paint scheme now highly sought after by collectors.  


Ford decided to make the Ranchero into a Fairlane body style in 1967-1968.  The sporty stacked dual headlights featured on the Fairlanes were a hit and are among the most popular among Ford collectors. Then came the Torino design for the new age of high performance. Available from the factory floor with a 335 horsepower 428 cobra jet motor and ram air induction systems, this was THE truck that everyone wanted.


By the Seventies, the Ford Ranchero had become the ultimate in truck luxury with the Thunderbird/LTD body style and features like power seats and windows, power steering, power disc brakes, and tow packages. The last year of the Ranchero a limited edition, 1979 ½ Ranchero, rolled off of the line.  The number produced is unpublished.  The mystery continues!


Come visit us at Ford of Branford to see our large selection of new and pre-owned Fords.  You can check out our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles online at www.fordofbranford.com.


 

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Sustainability at Ford Has Gone to the Bees

November 2, 2016

 

Honey Bees, that is. At the Ford Rouge Plant in Detroit, Mary Mason is Queen to a population of approximately 80,000 honey making bees. Yep, she cares for them right outside the factory that employs thousands of Ford Motor Company assembly workers.

 

As a part of Ford's wildlife habitat strategy that has in the past 15 years brought nature back to a dark and dismal facility through the Heritage 2000 program, the bees are thriving. The program was part of an environmental initiative that brought in a sustainability engineer and architect to bring "green" back to the Rouge complex.

 

It was noted when crabapple trees were brought onto the site that bees were needed to pollinate them. "Bees are relatively easy to manage, so they were a perfect fit," said Roger Gaudette, director, Dearborn campus transformation. "We installed the hives in 2003, and even distributed the honey to company board members for the first few years."

 

Mason is a Safety investigation engineer for Ford. She brought in some of her own bees and has been caring for the Rouge bees for three years now. "I think it is wonderful...that officials are interested in how the company affects the community," says Mason. "I just love that they are letting me keep the bees here. It's important that they are protected."

 

A lot of things could be impacted by the huge decline in the bee population. In Michigan alone, the die off rate is 60-70 percent. Mason says, "...primarily due to pesticides and pollutants." Honey bees add around $15 billion to U.S. agriculture by increasing the yields.

 

The bees are like Mason's pets. She checks on them during her breaks and on weekends. "Bees are important for the crops, they're important for nature," says Mason. They are crying out for help, and it's up to us to help them and help the environment. It's critical."

 

When you're ready to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle, we hope you'll come see us at Ford of Branford. You can also check out our entire inventory online at www.fordofbranford.com.

 

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Taking it to the Streets

November 1, 2016

 

Ford didn't want just any engine in the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport. Ford wanted something more. Ford engineered up a premium engine and dropped it into the Fusion Sport. Now it's time to ride!

 

No other sedan on the street delivers as much horsepower than the #2017FordFusionSport. The engine delivers 325 ponies and can still have a smooth takeoff from a full stop. It's nice to know that your unsecured bottle of expensive wine on the passenger seat won't be jostled at acceleration. The genius of Ford Engineering at work.

 

Sadly, said no one at all, AWD had to be put on the Ford Fusion Sport so that power would go to all four wheels so that the sedan would not pull to one side during acceleration. And, in order to handle the extra power to the engine, a 6-speed transmission was amped to handle the extra torque. Then, a new suspension system had to be designed with dampers electronically controlled so that the Fusion Sport could support the weight of the new engine and not have the bottom of the car hit the road when it went over a bump. What an amazing chain of events.

 

The dampers in the new suspension system operate continuously. They adjust every two milliseconds. Can anyone conceptualize a millisecond? Ford engineers can. The dampers allow the Fusion Sport to sit as low to the ground as a sports car should.

 

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport lets you drive and make nice during the week and take it into sport territory on the weekends. Come on in to Ford of Branford and give the new Ford Fusion Sport for 2017 a test-drive. We think you want to be a driver that wants is all and that the Ford Fusion is for you. Also check out the Ford Fusion Sport on our website, www.fordofbranford.com.

 

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Putting the Tough in the Ford F-150

October 31, 2016


The official truck of the NFL and highly popular Ford F-150 for 2017 is now tougher than ever. The #2017FordF-150, doesn't just talk tough, it has proven itself to be tough. Ford Tough.

 

High-strength steel and military-grade aluminum alloy-no strangers to the aerospace, trucking and energy industries-make up the body and frame of the Ford F-150. No other pickup truck in its class can claim the same. Almost 80% of the box frame is made of this high-strength steel, yet it weighs in sixty-pounds lighter than its predecessor.

 

Ten million cumulative miles of torture testing went into redefining the bar on what it means to be Ford Tough to take you through the many years of driving and working you have in front of you. These trucks were tested on proving grounds, in the high altitudes of mountains and through desert valleys in extreme temperatures, all while towing and hauling extreme loads. Ford Tough is not just lip service.  It is a promise.

 

The 2017 Ford F-150 has earned the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's highest Five-Star Safety Rating. Additionally, the F-150 is a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So, not only is the F-150 Ford Tough, it is the safest F-150 to-date when loaded with the available Forward Collision Warning system.

 

The power to generate Ford Tough on the F-150 is one of four engine choices which deliver what you require in your pickup. New to the F-150 is a 10-speed transmission. The 2017 Ford F-150 can take you over roads, up mountains and across your farms smoothly and efficiently.

 

Ford of Branford invites you to come on over and test-drive the new F-150 Ford Tough pickup. You will be amazed how smart and strong it really is. You can also find out more on the new Ford F-150 on our website, www.fordofbranford.com.

 

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Ford Unveils Plans For More High Performance Cars

October 26, 2016

 

Performance vehicles exist in a class of their own. While they may not share the same design type or build, most companies group performance cars into their own category. This is because they share the same level of detailed customization that propels them above other cars. And though this may come with a price increase over their mainstream counterparts, performance cars are built to bring out their absolute best. Ford recently announced they are making a big push into releasing more high performance models to complement an already strong lineup.

 

Ford fans already love the massively popular Mustang, as well as other performance cars like the F-150 Raptor, Focus RS and the GT. Many companies, including Ford, have already announced a heavy investment into future technology such as self-driving and electric cars. However, Ford also understands the need to keep supporting the models that customers already appreciate. Performance package cars are notable because they include the best features at a reduced cost to the customer, and as such are perfect for those looking to get the most out of their driving experience.

 

So what can you look forward to in the coming years? The company has promised at least 12 new performance vehicles by 2020. These include variations on the Mustang and likely a Ford Sport performance option. Ford's purchasing chief also mentioned the possibility of a performance electric car, a blend of quality driving and energy efficiency.

 

To test drive any of Ford's existing performance cars, come visit our wonderful team at Ford of Branford. Also be sure to keep your eye on www.fordofbranford.com for the latest updates on Ford's new releases.

 

 

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Ford Tackles The Modeling Process With A Time Tested Approach

October 25, 2016

 

The process of car design has evolved rapidly within the last 20 years. New software such as AutoCAD combined with much more advanced computer systems allow an engineer to shape a car with the push of a button. But in its simplest form, car design is an art, and Ford has always kept this in mind when creating revolutionary cars such as the #Mustang.

 

Rapid prototyping software and advanced tools may make modeling a car easier, but Ford has also kept an old tradition that allows for a more personal approach. Each year the company uses more than 200,000 pounds of clay to carefully handcraft full-sized models. While working on a computer is more of a solo adventure, a clay model can be examined by multiple engineers. This makes the process much more collaborative and brings together different perspectives. Every Ford car goes through this step at some point, and emerges a better product.

 

Almost 20,000 hours of work are put into each full-size model that Ford makes, but it's this painstaking process that keeps the company at the pinnacle of modern design. The Mustang has powerful lines and a flowing body that is much better appreciated in a physical representation than up on a computer screen. Trucks like the F-250 can be better examined for bed sizing and cabin area, while sedans such as the Ford Fusion may require tweaks to the front grille and headlights.

 

You too can appreciate the beauty and style that has been perfected through this clay modeling by test driving any of our fine cars at Ford of Branford. You can also find us online at www.fordofbranford.com.

 

 

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Ford Heads Into The Future With A New Motto

October 24, 2016

 

Companies must always be looking to the future. Without the constant research and development that goes on behind the scenes, automakers like Ford would be unable implement the latest technology into new cars. This also means that evolution is necessary to keep up with consumer trends, and in this day and age that means investing into electric cars. Ford CEO Mark Fields recently spoke about the future of electric and self-driving cars, and discussed the company's goals for the next few years.

 

Ford's previous motto was #OneFord, referencing the heavy focus on the development of just personal cars. This was primarily due to the economic trouble that plagued many car manufacturers in previous years, but Ford is shifting to a new motto of "Two Fords." This is a two pronged approach that consists of further developing personal cars as well as transitioning into a transportation services provider. "One Ford" was simply the foundation, and the company has already started new partnerships to design electric cars, self-driving cars and ride-sharing services.

 

All these new ventures are organized under a new brand, called Ford Smart Mobility. Already this division has merged with a bike sharing firm and a van shuttle service, as Ford hopes to give people more options when deciding how to get around town. This doesn't mean they are forgetting about the other half of "Two Fords" though. Partnerships with tech companies and design experts will provide better integration of more advanced features and enhance each customer's driving experience.

 

To see how Ford is constantly adapting to what you are seeking in a motor vehicle, visit us at Ford of Branford for a tour or test drive. You can also find us on the web at www.fordofbranford.com.

 

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Sound Matters

October 20, 2016

 

Buying a car isn't just about sporting about town or cross-country. It turns out that consumers also give a sizeable amount of consideration to the sound package in their vehicles and will weigh the stereo system brand in their buying decision. They want to have the best audio system they can afford in their new vehicles.

 

Ford Motor Company has decided to capitalize on this trend, and has parted ways with long time audio system provider Sony.  In Sony's place is Bang and Olufsen. B&O's parent, Harman International, signed an agreement to have all Ford vehicles to eventually carry B&O Play sound systems. Only a select group of vehicles will have the #newFordsoundsystemfromB&O to start out with.

 

Ford and Harman are going to develop a customized sound system for each of Ford's vehicles in their lineup. The goal is to have each passenger experience the music in the same way, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle. This will be accomplished through the calibration and placement of the speakers. Designing the audio experience will entail taking every inch of the vehicle into consideration, including the layout and shape of the vehicle.  A spokesman for Harman explained it this way-"...we are going to take sound and wrap it around you like a warm blanket."

 

At Ford of Branford, we love our stereo loud when driving, no matter what type of music each of us prefer. To have sound customized to resonate in the best possible way throughout a vehicle is an outstanding way to let customers know-we heard you, we care about what you want in your vehicles, and we are going to deliver beyond your expectations.  Please stay tuned to our website at www.fordofbranford.com for further updates on the new Ford B&O Play audio systems from Harman as they happen. In the meantime, you can check out our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles online.  We want to be your dealership!

 

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2017 Ford Transit Connect Connects!

October 19, 2016

 

The new Ford Transit Connect for 2017 has new features and plenty that were carried over from 2016. The Transit Connect is a vehicle for tradesmen, commercial fleets and small business. It's perfect for customers needing a versatile, sturdy and efficient business vehicle in a compact unit.

 

New for 2017 is an updated Sync 3 infotainment navigation system and touch screen which are available for the XLT trim. The Sync 3 system provides high-speed connectivity, improved voice recognition and a new interface to help Transit Connect riders connect.

 

Fleet customers can look forward to requesting Transit Connect with available Ford Telematics. The system allows a centralized logistics leader to monitor several vehicles in real-time at the same time for speed, location, idle time and more. The Telematics system is all about tracking productivity and efficiency and making improvements in real time.

 

Maneuverability is a breeze in the #FordTransitConnect. It has a short-wheelbase and a 36.1 foot turning diameter allowing it to park in tight conditions and turn on a dime while still offering an impressive 128.6 cubic feet of interior storage. The Transit Connect can carry a 1600-pound payload and with the right available equipment, the Transit Connect can tow 2,000 pounds.

 

The Transit Connect has a standard 2.5 liter Duratec engine producing 169 horsepower. It gets a super 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The engine together with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission makes around-town driving a snap.

 

If you or your business are looking for a work vehicle with great features that can turn any corner and do tech connect on demand-come into Ford of Branford and talk to our extremely experienced and knowledgeable fleet team to evaluate the Ford Transit Connect for your team. Also, we encourage you to go online to our website, at www.fordofbranford.com to check out our inventory of Transit Connect vehicles so when you are ready to test-drive, you know which specific vehicles are right for your business.  You will be glad you did.

 

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Let's Escape!

October 17, 2016

 

No matter what life throws at you, you need the one thing that will take you away, let you be yourself, play your music real loud and bang your head on something that won't hurt. The all new for 2017, Ford's aptly named, Escape, is for you.

 

It seats five people quite comfortably and zips around quite quickly with one of three engines. A 2.5 liter with iVCT (independent variable cam design) is standard. The available EcoBoost iVCT (the most fuel efficient) engine with an EPA-estimated rating of 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Or, also available is the 2-liter EcoBoost with a twin-scroll turbocharger (the most powerful) engine which can set you up to tow 3,500 pounds. No matter which engine is right for you, the #2017FordEscape will take you where you want to go.

 

The Sync Connect infotainment system can keep you connected on the road and an upgrade to the innovative Sync3 will keep you connected and cleverly set up your car to start remotely. You can also make a phone call with touch points on your steering wheel or through voice command.  The voice command feature is very advanced, letting you call out your music selection or radio station. If you want to blast your favorite music, available is SiriusXM satellite radio. It sports 150 channels and with just a little base adjustment to the sound system, you won't ever get tired of riding in your Ford Escape. 

 

The Sport Appearance package on the SE or Titanium gives you the total ability, on those days when you just do not understand life's little curveballs, to bang your head on the soft leather wrapped steering wheel without a scratch-to you or the leather on the steering wheel.

 

There isn't anything on the Ford Escape that escaped the gi-normous creative ability of Ford Engineering.  Come on into Ford of Branford and see the totally redesigned Ford Escape for 2017. Or, visit our webpage, www.fordofbranford.com, to find more specs and info on this incredible vehicle from Ford.

 

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Creating the Future Today

October 13, 2016

 

It's transition time for automakers. You have to make the cars that will sell not only today, but develop the vehicles for the future.

 

Recently, at a meeting of investors, Ford laid out its plan to focus on the company's five pillars of profit. These pillars establish the strategy Ford will embark upon to fund three specific areas of investment which will, in turn,  fund the bottom line of the future, not just for Ford but for humanity.

 

The first pillar in the strategy is to keep making and selling those big and beefy Ford trucks and commercial vans. Ford has a huge leg up in this category with the high selling vehicles such as the F-Series and Ranger pickup trucks and Transit vans. The #FordRanger midsize pickup just came back onto the market and since its release, has had success around the globe.

 

Ford CEO Mark Fields believes another pillar to profit is to bring relationships with its customers and potential customers to a new level. Ford wants to understand its customers and what they want in their vehicles and driving experiences. Knowing what their audience wants, Ford can begin delivering those products to increase profitability.

 

Also in its strategy, Ford wants to bring players to the table of the automotive manufacturing business that haven't been contributors before, but have technical expertise that will broaden the offerings and features of Ford.

 

Most significantly, Ford wants to be the company that changes the way people get around, again, like Ford's Founder, Henry Ford, did bringing us from the horse and buggy to the horseless carriage.

 

Ford of Branford is looking forward to the advances in mobility and connectivity our parent company is pursuing with its engineers and investments. We invite you to Ford of Branford take a look at our incredible pickup trucks and commercial vans. Another way to connect with Branford Ford is through our website, www.fordofbranford.com. Check us out.

 

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Two Decades and Still Going Strong

October 12, 2016

 

For nearly 20 years, the Ford Expedition has been the SUV of choice for the long-haul drive, as well as the city street. Now updated for your driving pleasure and assured strength, the #FordExpedition is still going strong.

 

Standard features abound on the Platinum trim of the Ford Expedition. An infotainment center, Sync 3, sports an advanced voice-activated touch screen with tools such as navigation to get you where you are going. Wipers that sense moisture on your windshield engage to keep your eyes steadily on the road and not looking for knobs. Blind-spot monitoring and cross traffic alert keep you safe when changing lanes. And, there is a damping system that is continuously controlled to eradicate bumps on the road. You can't go wrong with the Platinum trim on the Ford Expedition.

 

Also standard on the Expedition is EcoBoost technology on the engine. Direct injection gets you the most power from every drop of fuel. Turbochargers deliver on-demand power. Vehicle stability and control is enhanced for any kind of road condition. Since the Ford Expedition is beefy enough to haul or tow, Trailer Sway Control and AdvanceTrac technologies keep you safe one the road.

 

Cargo space is plentiful on the new Expedition. The seats fold into two configurations. For freezing cold winter days, bump on those warming seats, and in the heat and humidity of summer, blast seat cooling. With two bench units for the second and third row, the Expedition will seat eight and with optional Captain's chairs for the second row, the Expedition will seat seven.

 

Ford of Branford has the Ford Expedition you are looking for and can put you in it today. Come on in, or check out our inventory on our website at www.fordofbranford.com. Test-drive a Ford Expedition and prepared to be surprised, even after all these years.

 

 

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A Marvel to Drive by Anyone's Standards

October 10, 2016

 

It's time for the 2017 parade of new model cars to begin. First on Ford of Branford's list is the Ford Fusion. It is a beauty to behold. On the inside, technology so advanced, it makes the Fusion a marvel to drive.

 

The Fusion for 2017 seats five. In the Titanium trim, leather seats heat and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather to steady the grip. Twelve speakers produce sound like you are at your favorite concert venue.

 

Twelve trims. That's how many trims are offered with the Ford Fusion. S, SE, Titanium, Sport, Hybrids, Platinum - there is a trim for every kind of driver on the road.

 

The Ford Fusion has been awarded top safety kudos from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Features like Pre-Collision Assist that when sensors detect a pedestrian in front of you, it sets off an alarm and brakes automatically if the driver doesn't take action to avoid the pedestrian.

 

Count 'em, there are three engines to choose from. A 1.5-, 2.0 and 2.7 liter engine that utilizes Turbocharging, direct-injection and TI-VCT, Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing, technology to bolster performance. The 2.7 liter EcoBoost V-6, available on the Sport trim is new for 2017 on the Fuson. It deliver a very brawny 325 horsepower mated with a six-speed automatic transmission which operates with a twist of a knob on the console. Without the obtrusive gear changer on the console, great big cups of your favorite drink fit in the great big cubbies.

 

In the market for a powerful and stylish sedan with a driving mode for every driving mood? Come on into Ford of Branford and take the all-new #2017FordFusion.  Want to do your homework before arriving on the lot? Go to www.fordofbranford.com, and check out our fabulous inventory of new and certified pre-owned vehicles.

 

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Ford Reinvented

October 6, 2016

 

We hear Ford talk a lot about "Smart Mobility," but, what does that really  mean? Is it a marketing spiel? No, actually, Ford Motor Company doesn't want to just be about making cars any longer-they want to be the premier builder of human progress.

 

According to Ford, there are five pillars to Smart Mobility. The first is keeping people connected. Not just through a mobile phone, but able to find a post office or hospital in unfamiliar territory. It's about using voice commands to find your favorite music station on satellite radio. And, yes, it's about calling your bestie on the phone to say "Happy Birthday."

 

Smart Mobility is about finding better ways to get around. Maybe owning a personal car won't be relevant in the future. New ways of transportation, such as autonomous cars that, like Uber, are available on demand may be the future. Solutions that make getting around convenient and provide sustainability for the future are what Ford wants its focus to be about.

 

It's about changing the way the world moves-again. Just like its founder, Henry Ford, did to impact the way people get from place-to-place, Ford wants to be the innovator of new ways to move now and into the future.

 

Smart Mobility is about using technology and collaboration with entities outside of automotive manufacturing to anticipate what consumers want and need so that Ford is able to create those products and solutions.

 

Finally, Smart Mobility encompasses the act of redefining the relationship between Ford and the consumers of its products and services. FordPass is a new app that, whether you own a Ford or not, enables you to find parking, ridesharing, any array of transportation required to get you where you need to go or a dealership to troubleshoot solutions for your vehicle.

 

It's a whole lot to take in at first pass, but Ford of Branford thinks it can best be summed up in this way: Ford and its partners, such as Ford of Branford, want to 'help people explore the roads of their life, try to make the world feel a little smaller, a little smarter-and a lot easier for everyone to GoFurther.'

 

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Ford's Pony Ride for 2016

October 5, 2016

 

In 2015, Ford redesigned the Mustang entirely. Hard to imagine they would be able to improve upon that baby, but Ford most certainly did.

 

While it is inconceivable anyone could get excited about a four cylinder engine, Ford engineers put in the Mustang a new turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 32 miles per gallon. In a Mustang! You heard right. The 2016 Mustang also sports a long-awaited independent rear suspension system that smooths out a bumpy road and turns it into a feather on air. The suspension also restrains body roll and tightens the steering.

 

Both the coupe and convertible Mustangs come in four trims. A V-6, 3.7 liter engine with 300-horsepower comes standard on all trims. The EcoBoost Premium and EcoBoost GT both move up to a 2.3 liter, four-cylinder (in a Mustang!) delivering 310 horsepower. The GT Premium trim has a booming V-8, 5.0 liter engine with 435 horses. All of these fabulous engines come with a six-speed manual transmission standard. An automatic six-speed transmission is also available. 

 

The interior of the 2016 Ford Mustang sports a bit of a retro look that pairs well with an optional exterior package of retro lines and wheels. A command center with Sync 3 technology is an easy reach for the driver of the Mustang.  Sync 3 features a quick touchscreen, Apple Siri integration, high-quality voice recognition and navigation that makes it easy to input your destination.

 

It's a fabulous pony car, the Ford Mustang for 2016. It is from where all other muscle cars were conceived. No matter what model of Mustang you dream of driving, from the V-6 to the Mustang Shelby GT350-Ford of Branford has one available for you. Come in and test-drive one or all of the new trims and engines on the new 2016 Ford Mustang and let us help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

 

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Give Me the EDGE!

October 3, 2016

 

It grabs your attention at first sight. It has a choice of three powerful engines. And, behind the wheel, you are the master of state-of-the-art automotive technology to take you down the road to anywhere you want to go. It's the 2016 Ford Edge.

 

Technology is what gives the Ford Edge for 2016 its edge. Adaptive Steering, standard on the sport trim of the Edge, continuously adjusts the steering for a tight turn at any speed. Getting into a parking spot is now easier than ever with Adaptive Steering and the Ford Edge has it.

 

Two choices give you maximum connectivity and entertainment in the Ford Edge. Sync gives you hands-free calling, 911-call assist and music search. The next generation of voice command technology is Sync 3. It provides fast performance, top-notch ability to recognize and translate your voice command and easy entry for Navigation directions. Apple's app, Siri, has been integrated into Sync 3.

 

Safety on the Ford Edge is also built on Ford tech. A blind-spot monitor alerts you when a vehicle is coming up on your side as you are changing lanes. Adaptive cruise control keeps you at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you on the highway. And, an alarm gets your attention if the Edge senses a crash is imminent. Safety features available on the Ford Edge secured an Overall Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety.

 

The engine on the Ford Edge is a twin-scroll, 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine. It delivers power like a V-6 engine. The twin-scroll is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. In total, this all equates to 30 miles per gallon on the highway and the power to both cruise and tow.

 

Ford of Branford knows that the Ford Edge can deliver on everything you want and need in a vehicle. We invite you to come in and test-drive the spirited Edge. You won't be able to resist the pull to the Edge.

 

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Ford Secret Hardly a Secret Anymore

September 29, 2016

 

It's been floating around out there for quite a while that Ford would put a diesel engine into an F-150. But, which diesel engine and when were other matters. The full-size Ford Transit van uses a five-cylinder turbo diesel, which was a first guess by many because they share two gasoline engines already.

 

Spy photos recently put on the web seem to suggest the engine will be a 3.0 liter, V-6, turbo-diesel currently used by Land Rover. The engine could put out 250 horsepower.

 

One of the spy photo photographers reported that as engineers were dealing with what appeared to be a wiring issue on one of the prototypes, they were forced to prop open the hood which left the engine exposed. Also, the photographer noted that the test group had a Range Rover Sport with them-further suggesting it was the Range Rover engine going in the F-150.

 

Photos that were taken of the interior on the prototype showed a placard taped on the dash that said, "Diesel Fuel Only" while another read "stop-start." Also, a shot of the green topped fuel cap further indicates a diesel engine onboard the prototypes.

 

At Ford of Branford, the excitement is crisp as we anxiously await further news on the possibility of a diesel-powered F-150. Until that news arrives, we invite you to stop in and test-drive an F-150 in our current inventory of new and certified pre-owned vehicles. You will love being behind the wheel of a Built Ford Tough F-150 from Ford.

 

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Ford Flex: Style and Features That Are Sure to Please

September 28, 2016

 

If you are in the market for a crossover unlike the rest of the pack, then the Ford Flex is for you.

 

The 2016 Ford Flex has standard dual exhaust tips, distinctive side-body grooves, a chrome grille with integrated headlamps and Flex lettering on the hood. The Flex has six wheel choices and contrasting color combos available to pick from. To accent the standard styling points, the Appearance Package provides both interior and exterior accents. These accents include Shadow Black-painted or monochromatic-body color roof, exterior mirror caps and grille center bar painted Shadow-Black, leather trimmed seats and coordinating leather wrapped steering wheel and 20-inch wheels painted High-Gloss black.

 

The Limited Edition Ford Flex trim is amazing. The interior of the Limited Edition Ford Flex has available power-folding third-row seating-complete with a tailgate seat feature for when the vehicle is parked at your favorite stadium. The Limited Edition has a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6 engine available with turbocharging and direct injection technology, which delivers a very powerful 365 horsepower.

 

Two infotainment options, SYNC with MyFord or Sync 3, helps you stay connected with your eyes on the road.  Sync 3, with a new easy-to-use design, brings to the table high-speed performance, enhanced voice-recognition and an available navigation feature. Apple users will be thrilled to see the newly integrated Siri feature.

 

Safety features are everywhere on the Ford Flex, giving driver and passengers peace-of-mind on the road. A front passenger sensing system knows exactly where your passengers are to deploy airbags in a collision. The safety structure is manufactured with high-strength steel. Tire pressure is continuously monitored. Side-curtain airbags deploy in the event of a rollover. Virtually nothing is left to chance with the Ford Flex.

 

Ford of Branford's experienced teams of Sales and Finance professionals are ready to put you into the versatile and stylish Ford Flex today. Come on down to Ford of Branford for a test drive. We know you will love the Ford Flex for 2016.

 

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2016 Ford Taurus Sedan-Comfort and Control

September 26, 2016

 

Driving a Ford Taurus is an extraordinarily comfortable and enjoyable ride. The interior envelops you like a silk cocoon and the ride is incredibly responsive. The exterior has an aerodynamic design lending to the comfy ride along with a look of distinction.

 

The interior is full of soft, top-of-the line materials. On the road, the

Ford Taurus is blissfully void of outside noise because of the insulation surrounding the engine and cabin. The leather wrapped steering wheel exudes class while hiding the utility of a firm grip on the wheel.  There are five trims, including SE, SEL, Limited and the top-of the-line SHO on the Taurus.

 

Standard in all Taurus Vehicles is a 3.5 liter V-6 that gives a nice 288 horsepower and provides 27 mpg on the highway. Available are two EcoBoost engines on either side of 288 horses.

 

Also mated with the 2016 Taurus are two amazing control features that no matter how many horses you prefer, gives the Taurus strong performance capability. The Torque Vectoring Control feature tosses power to the wheels having the strongest grip on the road. TVC uses the brakes to adjust the speed on the front wheels to better accelerate and hug the inside through corners and turns. Curve Control automatically slows the vehicle down if the sensors compute you are moving too fast through a curve.

 

The 2016 Ford Taurus enjoys an overall Five-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Taurus also enjoys an overall Good rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

 

Ford of Branford loves the Ford Taurus for 2016 with all of its stellar standards and features that make this a magnificent vehicle to own and drive. Come on in for a test-drive of the 2016 Ford Taurus Sedan. You won't be able to resist driving home this phenomenal vehicle.

 

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Guess What's Back For Another Round

September 22, 2016

 

It has been a very long time since the Ford Bronco has been part of the automobile landscape. The Bronco was taken off the Market by Ford in 1996. At the time it was speculated that Ford wanted to put more of its time and engineering to bring the Ford Explorer further into the marketplace.

 

It was also speculation in recent months that Ford was bringing its Bronco back. It is speculation no more. Word has leaked that the UAW has entered into an agreement with Ford Motor Company to produce both the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger left the market in 2011. The contract states the Union will produce the two vehicles at the Ford Michigan Plant for a 2020 rollout. Before the manufacture of the Bronco and Ranger can begin, the contract also states that Ford will invest $700 million into updating the plant.

 

Specs on the vehicles are still a mystery, but the contract is signed. The rest will come later.

 

Ford of Branford remembers the Bronco and Ranger vehicles very well and are extremely excited about this news. The Bronco and Ranger were great vehicles then and will be great vehicles again. Until 2020 gets here, come on down to Ford of Branford and visit our inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Test-drive a few of them and let one of our Finance team members make it possible for you to drive off in a new car or truck today.

 

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Let the Party Begin

September 21, 2016

 

The 2016 Fiesta is a subcompact from Ford that is fun to drive about town and quite affordable. It has excellent standard features at each of its trim levels. You can't help but love this car on so many levels.

 

A manual transmission is standard on the Ford Fiesta. An automatic is a bump up but the bump is also a dual-clutch automatic mostly found in high performance cars, giving the Fiesta drive more smoothness and more efficiency.  The engine is a 1.6 liter with four cylinders and 120 horses under the hood. The steering is quite tight and responsive on the Fiesta. It gets 33 mpg combined in tests by Edmunds. The turbocharged engine gets a few more miles per gallon. There was only minimal difference between the manual and automatic transmission in fuel efficiency.

 

Every Fiesta model and trim comes with anti-lock brakes standard. Traction and stability control and side curtain airbags are also standard, as is a very nice side blind spot mirror. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Fiesta high marks for its whiplash protection if there is a rear-end collision. The National Traffic Safety Administration gave the Fiesta an overall four rating.

 

The Fiesta come in two body styles: a hatchback and a sedan. Both have three primary trims but the Hatchback also has a more sporty top-tier trim called Titanium. Each trim comes with great standard features with each trim building on the features on the trim before it. The SE trim, the middle trim, includes power locks, A/C, tilt-steering, and Bluetooth from the base S trim and adds nice cloth upholstery, cruise control and a center console. The highest trim on the Hatchback comes with more sporty standards, including Recaro seats, but is only available with a manual transmission.

 

If the ride you are looking for is practical but fun, the 2016 Ford Fiesta is a great opportunity. It is very affordable and with many features standard. Let Ford of Branford put you in a Ford Fiesta today. Come on down and test-drive the Fiesta with one of our professional Sales team members and our Finance Team can do the rest. At Ford of Branford, we look forward to seeing you.

 

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Pony Car on Steroids

September 19, 2016

 

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R may be the most impressive muscle car to come along in a very long while, or ever. "A pony car on steroids," is what Car and Driver calls it. This simple statement should definitely have the attention of any muscle car enthusiast.

 

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is not for the faint of heart muscle car or performance car driver. The Shelby GT350R has been stripped of anything deemed unnecessary to the task at hand-and that is improving performance.  Got rear seats-out they go. Got stereo-it's outta there. You know how to backup-what's that rear camera for? If you think you need those things, it's kind of a slap on the wrist. Ford will put them all back for three thousand bucks. But, if it's a performance car you are after, the Mustang Shelby GT350R is for you to give serious consideration.

 

What makes the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R so amazing is the engine. Not because it comes with a 5.2 liter, V-8 with 526 ponies under the hood, but because that engine is a natural aspirated engine. That means those 526 ponies are not created with forced induction turbocharging or super-turbocharging, but the old fashioned way. A plain 'ol internal combustion engine that depends on the presence of air and vacuum. The benefit to a natural aspirated engine is that it is simple and reliable. The drawback-it likes and uses lots of fuel. (If we could just get an exemption for muscle cars appointed to the EPA…) Turbos are more complicated in their build and processing energy, but they are more energy efficient. They are also less reliable because they are such intricate machinery. 

 

The debate rolls on but we love the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and however it produces that many ponies, so be it! The 2016 GT350R hustles from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds. The new GT350R for 2017 being lighter and having more performance tools should put your eyeballs behind your brain. Worth repeating-this car is not for the faint of heart.

 

This is a true-and-true muscle car for the ages. Yes, the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is shiny and looks like newer performance cars and not the original road-master muscle cars we still love to this day. But, here is the result of years of muscle car tinkerers whose sons and daughters grew up to be engineers who love muscle cars.

 

The GR350R for 2017 will probably not top 50 rolling off the line. If you want this fabulous part of machinery and possibly history, come on in to Ford of Branford and let's find out if there is still opportunity to put you in a 2016 or 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. If not, spy pics are on the internet of a 2018 GT500.

 

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Learn and Curve

September 16, 2016

 

Car enthusiasts have waited a good while for the Ford Focus RS to come to market. Now it's here with the highly anticipated Drift Mode, but it turns out it isn't as easy to drive as we imagined.

 

Well, Ford imagined it just right. Right in Grantsville, Utah: home of the RS Adrenaline Academy. Grantsville, covering just under 20 square miles, with a population of slightly more that 9,000, is host to a 4.5-mile track with 23-turns and four configurations. It is where NASCAR, Le Mans and Grand-Am races run.

 

The RS Adrenaline Academy is founded by Ford and instruction is based on the Ford Performance Racing School Format. The program is free to current Ford Focus RS owners and combines classroom with instruction for driving the Focus RS on a real track. Owners learn to use all of the driving modes on the Ford Focus RS. But most importantly, they learn to use Drift Mode safely, as well as for fun.

 

If you are ready for riding through the winding country roads of the New York countryside, come into Ford of Branford and let our top-tier Sales and Finance teams get you into a Focus RS today. Unfortunately, you have to get yourself to Utah-only the Adrenaline Academy is free of charge. Worried about driving such a hot car? Well, don't be. The Focus RS looks like a sedan, even if it drives like a rebel. Besides, man or woman, you're never too old or young for having the ride of your life.

 

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Ford Explorer - Still Going Strong

September 14, 2016

 

The Ford Explorer has been part of our driving landscape since 1990. It was really the first SUV available and after 26 years on the road, it's still going strong.

 

The current round of of Ford Explorer comes in five trims - Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. Each addition comes with more standard features than the last-the Platinum being just about fully loaded out the door. No matter what trim, the 2016 Ford Explorer can seat six comfortably with its third row.

 

Updated for the 2016 model year, the Ford Explorer has three engine choices for your driving pleasure. The standard V-6 sports 290 horsepower. An EcoBoost four cylinder 2.3 liter carries 280 horsepower and can haul 3,000 pounds. But, the beast of them all is an AWD Ford Explorer with an EcoBoost V-6 and 365 horsepower that makes for a powerful but still smooth ride.

 

Safety features on the Ford Explorer give the SUV an overall 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Explorer has airbags all around and standard on all trims are stability control, traction control, trailer sway control and curve control, which can slow the vehicle down if going too fast into a curve. According to Edmonds.com, with all weather tires, the large SUV can come to a full stop in better than average time- from 60 mph in 118 feet.

 

All-in-all, the 2016 Ford Explorer is a dependable, sturdy and safe family vehicle. Ford of Branford invites you to come down and test-drive a new 2016 Ford Explorer today. See for yourself just exactly what has made the Ford Explorer popular for the past 26 years and into today.  At Ford of Branford the goal of our exceptional team from Sales to Finance is to get you into this fabulous vehicle. Come on in. Let Ford of Branford be your dealership of choice.

 

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Ford Focus RS

September 12, 2016

 

The buildup surrounding the Ford Focus created a great deal of excitement and anticipation. It's a sedan with the heart of a racecar.

 

By looking at it, you might think it is the mild-mannered Ford Focus we've become accustomed to, but the 2016 Ford Focus RS has a turbocharged 2.3 liter, 350 horsepower, four cylinder engine. Don't let that four cylinder make you turn your head away. It does 165 on the high end and a manual transmission is the only way it comes to market. That four cylinder puts out a whole bunch of power.

 

The Focus RS sports a new torque vectoring system. The system is designed to move power to the rear wheels and alternate that power between the two wheels. It's important on this ride because of a new feature available only on the Ford Focus RS: Drift Mode. Drift Mode helps you slide the back end of the vehicle from side to side as a race car would. So while having more power to the rear wheels can make a good smooth ride on a winding road, Drift Mode can make the ride just plain wild.

 

There are actually four modes of driving available on the RS. Normal is a gentle ride for the everyday driving about town. Sport Mode kicks it up a notch, engaging AWD and stronger steering response. Track Mode stiffens the car all around for the days you take her out on the track, and you won't be able to resist taking her out on the track. Last but not least is Drift Mode, which may also be something you want to save for the track until you learn exactly how it works. Rev her up, accelerate, and turn that steering wheel ever so much, the tail swings and the car slides- or, drifts to use the proper term. Not for the faint of heart by any means.

 

Pretty exciting stuff from Ford. We know that if you are a car enthusiast, you will want to head down here to Ford of Branford to find out more about this amazing vehicle. All 2016 models have sold out worldwide, but orders are being taken for the 2017 model year. Watch our website for information on exactly when this amazing car arrives - again. www.fordofbranford.com

 

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Model E for "Electric"

September 9, 2016

 When Henry Ford unleashed the Model T, Ford Motor Company ushered in a new era, leaving the horse and buggy far behind. Ford Motor Company wishes to do the same again-usher in a new era-with an all electric car, the Model E. The model E is predicted to be on the market in 2019 and have a 200-mile range.

 

Two other brands have beat Ford to market with all electric vehicles: Tesla and, later this year, Chevrolet will push out to market its new Bolt. The current Ford Focus electric car has about a 100-mile range but 200 miles is considered the optimal range for an electric car.

 

Ford has long been hot in growing its commitment to developing an all electric car. In December 2015, it announced that it was earmarking $4.5 billion to growing its lineup of electric cars. On Ford's recent second quarter earnings conference call, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, in response to a reporter's question, revealed that Ford is working towards being automobile leaders or in a leadership position in the electric car development. Tesla and Chevy may have a head start in the market, but Ford isn't going to market without product that will wow prospective buyers.

 

Come down and test-drive today's Ford lineup of hybrid vehicles at Ford of Branford. Ford of Branford is confident that seeing first hand our team of experts from Sales to service and maintenance working to be your dealer of choice, will leave a significant impression.

 

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Haul it to me, Baby!

September 7, 2016

 Towing in the U.S. isn't always for fun and games. Most of the time it is for plain tough work and hard hauling. When it comes to hauling, the 2017 Ford Super Duty truck is all you need.

 

The 2017 Ford Super Duty has two dynamic engines to choose from-a V-8, 6.2 liter gas engine or a powerful turbo-diesel with an electronic direct injection 6.7 liter, V-8 engine. Every manufacturer, especially Ford, does its part to create new fuel efficiencies and the 2017 Super Duty is no exception. The F-250 Super Duty hosts a brand new TorqShift-G transmission designed to improve fuel efficiency. Expect to see this new technology on future Ford vehicles as redesigns hit the showroom floors in the years ahead. Better fuel economy was also accomplished by shaving 700 pounds off the Super Duty using U.S. Military-spec aluminum-without compromising strength by using high-grade steel on the box frame. The engine and the redesign together make for a more powerful Super Duty with more capacity in the payload department than any Super Duty before it.

 

Features are abundant on the Super Duty that make towing more of a relaxing experience than the stress of second guessing every move when towing. Cameras make it a breeze to hook up and back up a trailer. With a long, heavy vehicle and the likelihood of the car in front of you making an earth squealing stomp on the brakes, adaptive cruise control automatically keeps a comfortable distance between the two of you. The blind spot info system automatically adapts for the long length of the Super Duty when changing lanes. And, adaptive steering keeps the steering wheel in sync with the tires as you and the load make the curves and the turns.

 

Come into Ford of Branford and see the new 2017 Ford Super Duty truck. When it comes to towing thousands of pounds or just a family in a sassy sedan, Ford of Branford wants to be your number one dealer when you think of for sales and service for a vehicle. Come in today and test-drive the all new 2017 Super Duty truck at Ford of Branford.

 

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Ford Fusion Platinum

September 5, 2016

 The Ford Fusion, with its warmth and performance, has been a midsize sedan of choice since it hit showroom floors in 2006. The love affair doesn't end with the new 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum, however-it is starting all over again.

 

Car and Driver says the 2017 Fusion Platinum is in the same class as the Lincoln MKZ. Which is not surprising since the MKZ shares its platform with the Fusion Platinum, making the ride and handling fluid. Opting for AWD only adds to the dynamics of the ride's comfort, stability and responsiveness. The Fusion Platinum, with a 4-cylinder, turbo, 2.0 liter engine with 240 horsepower and a 6-speed automatic transmission, lands a pretty good blow in the power department. The 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum gets 22 miles per gallon.

 

A luxurious interior is both cozy and sumptuous with seats that heat in the frigid New England winters and cool in the humid summers. The redesign makes access to all parts of the vehicle's console and dash very convenient. Amenities are plentiful, with few being optional. Acoustic glass and 12 speakers from Sony make for uninterrupted bliss from outside commotion. High-tech innovations such as voice navigation, a 110-volt outlet and usb ports up and down the console make the daily repetitive drives pleasurable with plenty of conveniences.

 

Adaptive cruise control to monitor and adjust for the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you is a comforting safety feature loaded into the Fusion Platinum. Likewise, are the lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert system and automatic high beam control for those dark nights driving in the Connecticut countryside.

 

Ford of Branford invites you to test-drive the new 2017 Ford Fusion Platform today. A visit to Ford of Branford is an opportunity to meet our team of expert individuals throughout the dealership who want you to think of us as your dealer of choice when you are considering a new vehicle or to check an engine light.

 

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Ford Motor Company Tops List of Most Ethical Companies

 September 2, 2016

Each year the Ethisphere Institute honors the world's top companies for their ethical practices. 2016 marks the seventh consecutive year Ford Motor Company has been included in this most prestigious and hard won list of honors.

 

The only automotive manufacturer to be so honored, Ford's executive Chairman Bill Ford said, "Ethics and corporate citizenship are the foundation of what drives us to make the people's lives better." The Institute seeks out those companies who achieve in five categories:

     A company's culture of ethics

     The corporate citizenship of a company

     The governance of a company

     Leadership and reputation of a company

     Ethics and compliance of a company

 

Mr. Ford went on to say, "This honor celebrates our employees who are committed to doing the right things and making the right choices."

 

Consumers value companies they consider to hold high business ethics. They want to do business with those companies who are reputable and are community leaders. We at Ford of Branford are proud to be a part of the Ford Motor Company family. We commit to our customers to deliver the world's best cars with transparency and integrity. We want Ford of Branford to be on your list of most ethical companies to partner with.

 

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Better than Ever-The 2017 Ford Escape

 August 31, 2016

Each year for the past 15 years, the Ford Escape evolved. You may think it's the same vehicle when you first see the 2017 Ford Escape, but you can be sure it is not. The 2017 Ford Escape is now better than ever.

 

The front of the vehicle from the windshield forward has been redesigned. Likewise, the tailgate and rear tail lights. These improvements, along with increasing the acoustic insulation and including acoustic glass make the ride of the 2017 Ford Escape quieter. You'll have a much more peaceful drive. The console of the 2017 Ford Escape has also been re-engineered to give you more elbow room and room for devices needing connectivity. 

 

The engine of the Titanium model of the 2017 Ford Escape can be upgraded to a 2.0 liter twin scroll turbocharged four cylinder engine with 245 horsepower. It gets the same mpg in the city as the base model engine and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. That could come in handy when your kids go off to college and you, the empty nester, put a travel trailer on the back end of your new Escape as Fall comes to Connecticut!

 

New technology features have been incorporated into just about every inch of the new 2017 Ford Escape. The reinvented SYNCⓇ 3 with new software is faster, performs more efficiently and has improved voice recognition for all your techno and navigation gear. Tired of trying to find that fob to power the liftgate? Just wave your foot beneath the bumper on a Titanium and voila! You can unload those arms full of groceries with no trouble at all.

 

The Ford Escape has been successful year after year. Come to Ford of Branford see for yourself why the new 2017 Ford Escape is a totally new and extraordinary driving experience.  You'll also appreciate a great experience  at Ford of Branford, from test drive to service on your vehicle. Test drive a 2017 Ford Escape today at Ford of Branford!

 

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2017 Ford F-150 - America's Best Loved Truck

August 29, 2016

What fuels America's love affair with Ford's F-150 truck? Because there is an F-150 for every budget, taste, pleasure driver and rough rider. It's the number one top selling vehicle in America, and one of Consumer Report'sⓇ Top Picks for 2016 for its lightness, fuel efficiency, and reliability. he 2017 Ford F-150 also packs a solid punch and you will definitely feel it when you are behind the wheel.

 

The base model 2017 F-150 is available with an "EcoBoost" (combines direct fuel injection and turbocharge) reengineered 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission has an over the top WOW!-factor. This new engine boasts 365-horsepower and a whopping 450 lb-ft of torque - a definite competitor to its brethren, the 5.0-liter V-8 in the F-150 line. If you want a truck with power and speed on those rocky and hilly terrains or New York freeways, the 2017 F-150 is your ride. Being lighter by 700-pounds despite more power, the new F-150 isn't shabby in the fuel economy department either,making your wallet all the more full.

 

These trucks are not just brawn, they are smart. Need to tow a boat but backing it up to the lake isn't your best move? Ford F-150's Pro Trailer Backup Assist shores up that move with something as simple as a knob on the dash and a rear-camera based system. Turn the knob and the truck does the work, managing the the gas and brake pedals along with the steering wheel.

 

Come into Ford of Branford today and test drive the Ford F-150. See for yourself why this truck and Ford of Branford are your top picks for road readiness.  Let our exceptionally-trained Sales and Service staff show you that from test-drive to regular maintenance to major repair, Ford of Branford is here to serve you so that we become your dealership.

 

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The Ford Escape Won the Challenge in July

August 26, 2016

 

 

'The Award Winning Ford Escape 2017'

Last month, Ford Escape 2017 was enrolled in an annual compact SUV challenge which was held by Cars.com. It was a great success for the car since it beat some major players of the market including the Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV-4, Honda CR-V, and Hyundai Tucson.

The Escape was ranked as the best SUV in its segment for the users. The car is packed with some of the most contemporary technological features that are present in the market right now. Major mentions include the SYNC 3 which is an optional feature for the buyer. In addition to that, the SUV comes packed with driver-assist technologies such as the collision warning and the adaptive cruise control. The Escape also comes with an enhanced Active Park Assist alongside the brake support.

According to the Editor in Chief-Patrick Olsen-of Cars.com, this year's small-sized SUV offers a lot more features for your money. He further went on to say that the built-in storage, quiet ride, and the comfort of Ford Escape 2017 really added points in its favor.

Escape 2017 comes in three power-trains this year: an EcoBoost 1.5 liter engine, and an EcoBoost Twin-Scroll 2 liter engine, and an iVCT 2.5 liter engine. The former two engines are offered in a front-wheel, and a four-wheel drive option. Furthermore, the combined mileage for each of these engines varies between 23 and 25 miles per gallon.

If you are interested in getting the award winning Ford Escape 2017, simply contact Ford of Branford. We are among the top-most dealers for this American carmaker and offer you the best Fords in Connecticut on great deals.

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New Updates on the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST200

August 24, 2016


 

Updated Features on the Ford Fiesta ST200 2016 That Make It a Brilliant Car

The Ford Fiesta ST200 2016 is one of the best cars in the market that Ford has to offer. It is a smart and stylish supermini car that is super fast and smooth when it comes to driving. It has an added layer of glitter which gives the car an a classier look. This small car now is now loaded with a 197bhp turbocharged engine.

The ST200 has some new features installed in it such as the small gearbox, some fixes with the steering, dampers and anti roll bars, and also as a new reprogrammed ESP system, it also has some extra kit and paint. the engine is super fast and manages to push the limit with its new over boost function. The torque of the car has also been improved to 290lb and if there is an over boost while driving, it goes up to 320lb. this car is great for moving through traffic jams and crumbled spaces, especially because it's small and feisty.

The car has a lot of grip on its wheels which allows the driver to push the car as fast as it can go. The car is also now more comfortable with its dampers retuned. It makes it easier to drive the car on rough and unsmooth roads. It's the perfect combination for a car. The car also now has leather sports seats and silver striped seat belts; it has illuminated tread plates, and also consists of an infotainment screen.

If you want more details about the Ford Fiesta ST200 2016 model, you can find out more by heading over to Ford of Branford and compare more Ford cars to each other to get a better idea of which one you would prefer.

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The 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 will output 810 horsepower!

August 22, 2016

 

 

"The 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 will be an Absolute Monster with 810HP!!"

The Ford Shelby GT500 is an iconic muscle car and one of the most famous Ford Mustang ever made. It has got a massive fan following, and the latest update on the car is that Ford is coming out with an all new and improved GT500. That news itself is enough to get car enthusiasts excited, but the great thing is that the new Ford Mustang will have enhanced performance features that will set this car a class apart in the industry.

When we say that it will be a class apart, we really mean it. The 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is going to have high performance tires, bigger front vents, a rear wing, and a whole lot of improvements. The aerodynamic elements of the new car will be unlike any that Ford has introduced with advanced braking systems as well. Ford plans to include a set of Brembo brakes along with a rear air diffuser, a modified exhaust, and bigger rims that will take its standard model to a whole new level.

Just looking at the 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 it is an absolute monster, and the car is definitely packing a massive V8 underneath its hood, and will be offering more power than any other car model around. There are rumors that Ford is opting for a supercharger to make this car the most powerful Mustang ever made! The top output of the car is estimated to be about 810 horsepower! That is an insane amount of power, and precisely why Ford Shelby fans are going mad with excitement.

The Ford Shelby GT500 is expected to be sold in USA and will not be available in Europe. If you are a fan of Ford Motors then drop by Ford of Branford for a test drive in a Ford Shelby Mustang today.

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Ford Makes Sure It Recycles As Much Aluminum As It Can

August 19, 2016

 

 

'Ford F-150 2015 at the 9th Annual Super Cruise-in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia'

Environmental stability has always been a priority for Ford. This is the reason why the most beloved truck-F-150-from this manufacturer, is also one of the greenest of all.

F-150 is easily one of the smartest, safest, and most capable trucks present in the American market. Its high-strength body with the military grade aluminum combines with the sheer power under the hood to provide users with an immaculate driving experience on and off the road.

The foremost reason why this truck is among the most environmental-friendly automobiles is that it comes with an Eco-Boost engine. Furthermore, the aluminum used in this car not just strengthens the body, but also allows recycling of the car. In fact, according to Ford, it recycles around a staggering twenty million pounds of aluminum every month at its Dearborn Michigan Stamping Plant. The stamped aluminum is then used to produce parts for the F-150 at the company's Kansas City Assembly and Dearborn Truck Plants.

Ford tends to use recycled aluminum as much as they can because it helps in avoiding around 95% of the greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the primary production of aluminum. The car-maker recycles enough aluminum each month to build around thirty thousand bodies of F-150. Moreover, the Oak Ridge National Lab also enforces the usage of this metal. It states that opting for aluminum in the construction of automobiles is a great way to reduce carbon emissions. In addition to that, it also helps in reducing the consumption of energy by a great margin.

If you are concerned about the environment, but are willing to buy a truck with power, Ford F-150 is by far your best bet. You can easily get this Ford in Connecticut by heading over to Ford of Branford. We rank among the best dealers for this American automaker in town.

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Ford F-150 Raptor Comes With the Best Shock Absorbers Ever

August 17, 2016

 

 

'The Immaculate Ford F-150 Raptor 2017'

"The Beast" as people tends to call it, has already become an exquisite performer whether it is on-road or off-road trailing. 

The Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 is specifically designed to take on rough terrains. Where most other vehicles fail, the F-150 Raptor performs. This is the reason why it comes with easily the best in-built shocks a truck has ever seen. Ford claims the truck to be the smartest and the toughest Raptor so far.

F-150 Raptor packs the new FOX shocks which is a product of a joint effort by FOX and Ford. The purpose, as Ford claims, behind building these abnormal shocks was to give Raptor the ability to become the best off-road pickup.

The three-inch FOX shocks assist the base valve piston which in turn lowers the pressure of gas to make the ride of this truck even more comfortable. The driving experience of this truck is further smoothed as the shock forces are managed through nine distinct zones of the internal bypass in both sets of the wheels. In addition to that, the extra-long suspensions on this truck give the driver more confidence to race through harsh grounds.

The FOX shocks on this year's Raptor have grown 0.5 inches in diameter, consequently offering an astounding 44% increase in volume to cater to its augmented performance. The overall suspension level has also been increased by fifteen percent on this year's release. In short, the Raptor F-150 2017 has the ability to absorb harder impacts while keeping the driver comfortable.

If you are a fan of the Ford Raptor F-150 like us, head over to Ford of Branford where you can get this truck on excellent deals.

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Ford Collaborates With MIT on A Futuristic Shuttle Project

August 15, 2016

 

 

'Ford and MIT Collaborate To Make an Electric Shuttle'

Ford has always been known around the world for its creativity and innovation. To add to their innovative mindset, the American manufacturer has decided to seek the young minds of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal is to develop a pattern of mobility of pedestrians and improve public transportation accordingly.

The research project is aimed at producing electric vehicle shuttles which will be available on demand. The electric vehicle shuttles will be able to maneuver both on the MIT campus as well as on roads. In addition to this, these shuttles will also help in the pedestrian detection technology which will revolutionize the entire on-road experience in the future and determine the demand for these shuttles in different areas.

Both the Ford and MIT plan on introducing this service in September. It will be open to certain faculty members and students who will be using an application to call this urban vehicle and be dropped off from one place to another on the campus.

A prototype of the vehicle has already been made, which shows that the actual vehicle will be small enough to navigate through the sidewalks of the campus while allowing space for on-foot pedestrians to walk easily. The good thing is that the students on the campus will not have to wait for long for the shuttle to pick them up. The researchers have made it clear that the shuttle will be a fast service and will not take long between being ordered via an application on your smart-phone, to reaching the pickup point.

All Ford vehicles are based on contemporary concepts. If you are reside anywhere in or near Connecticut, Ford vehicles are available on great deals at Ford of Branford.

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Ford Plans To Use The Olympics For Its Snapchat Account Launch

August 12, 2016

 

 

"Ford Motor Co. is getting Aggressive and savvy with their Marketing Campaigns by Targeting the Olympics"

The marketing dynamics of every major corporation has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, with social media proving to be one of the best avenues for them. Ford Motor Co. markets itself as a progressive company, and nothing screams progressive like marketing on all the major social media platforms out there. Ford plans to step-up their marketing game by releasing their official Snapchat account, but here is the kicker, they plan to use the Olympics to launch their campaign.

The only problem Ford will face is that they aren't an official Olympics sponsor, which basically means that the company can't use any Olympic images or phrases, which are all controlled by the United States Olympic Committee. However, Ford isn't going to let a small thing like that stop them from building their marketing campaign for the 2017 Ford Escape SUV.

The automaker plans to get creative and capture the Olympic spirit, while ensuring that they don't cross any trademark or copyright boundaries. Ford is planning to sponsor a Snapchat lens on August 13th to allow people to turn their selfies on Snapchat into red, white, and blue. Ford has already started making Snapchat ads, which number 30 in total.

They have made them into 10 second Snapchat stories that do provide references to the Olympic, since the main theme of their campaign is around "We are All Fans", which perfectly matches with the Ford Escape's tagline "We Are All", which was part of its "Unstoppable" marketing campaign. The one thing that Ford can't use in their campaign is the USOC protected phrases, such as "Road to Rio", "Team USA", "Let the Games Begin", "Go for the Gold", "Olympic". The rights for these phrases belong only to the official sponsors of the Olympics, which happen to be BMW right now.

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Damaged Cars Due To Potholes Is a Thing Of The Past Now

August 10, 2016

 

 

'Don't Worry About Potholes with a Ford'

Potholes are the worst obstacle that your car can encounter. They not only cause flat tires, but also result in bent wheels, and damaged suspensions - not to mention the costly repairs due to these issues. To get a better perspective of the damage potholes cause, figures released by the AAA state a yearly cost of about $3 billion USD with over four million vehicles reported to have pothole related damage.

However, with a Ford vehicle, this will be a case of the past. The American carmaker has recently introduced a ground-breaking technology called the Continuously Controlled Damping (CDD).

CDD is a brand new shock absorber that is controlled by a computer to ease the jarring effect of hitting a pothole while also keeping your vehicle safe from any damage. With the CDD, the computer is assisted by twelve high-res sensors that detect the presence of a pothole ahead. These sensors then immediately alert the computer which readjusts the dampers of your wheel, switching them to the stiffest setting, that too, in just a fraction of a second.

Although the setting is quick while working with the front wheels, the rear ones react better. This is simply because they get a warning in advance and have a tad bit more time to re-adjust themselves. All in all, Ford has tapped on an area that had clearly been costing the users a lot, with a vision to minimize damage to your car and keeping you safe from trouble.

Ford of Branford is one of the best places to get a vehicle from this manufacturer. We are among the best dealers of Ford in Connecticut, and offer a one-of-a-kind service to locals.

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Ford is investing in a Mapping Startup for Self-Driving Cars!

August 08, 2016

 

 

"Ford Invests Heavily in Startup that Makes Maps for Self-Driving Cars"

A lot of automakers today are looking to invest in self-driving cars, and Ford has no intention of getting left behind. The automobile giant recently invested $6.6 million in Civil Maps, a California startup that makes three-dimensional maps for self-driving cars.

The startup was established in 2014, and uses AI technology to convert the data coming from the sensors in the car into mapping information that can be used for guiding the car. The startup has been highly successful and managed to raise $3 million before Ford decided to invest in it.

Ford isn't the only company that has invested money into Civil Maps for product development, and other investors include the likes of AME Cloud Ventures, StartX Stanford, Wicklow Capital, and Motus Ventures. The CEO of Civil Maps stated that they create scalable map generation to allow self-driving vehicles to drive just like humans. The map will identify off-road and on-road features, even hidden, missing, or deteriorated features that may come along the car's route.

Alan Hall, who was the spokesperson for Ford revealed in an email, that this latest investment in Civil Maps is great for the automaker, since it help Ford to develop and create 3D high-resolution maps. Ford wants to lead the change for self-driving vehicles, and their latest venture looks all set to help them do that.

Ford is always looking to introduce innovative and cutting edge technology into their vehicles, which is why they are highly regarded in the automobile industry. if you are a Ford car enthusiast visit Ford of Branford, and test drive your own Ford today!

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Ford F-Series Super Duty Edges Out the Competition in the Pickup Towing Wars!

August 5, 2016

 

 

"Even Michael Bay May Consider the Ford F-450 for Transformers V"

The battle of towing capacity amongst pickup truck makers is never-ending, and each year truck drivers get excited at the next big thing. Well it seems that Ford may just drop the microphone on their competition as their latest 2017 F-450 Super Duty is going to be its brawniest pickup, and will offer the highest towing capacity of any pickup truck in the industry!

Ford are definitely not messing about, since the F-450 is reportedly will have the towing capacity to pull a 32,500 pound trailer! That is a 1,300 pound increase on the towing capacity offered by the current leader the Dodge Ram, which offers a towing capacity of 31,210 pound. Dodge Ram had famously edged ahead of Ford by a mere 10 pounds with the Ram 3500 but Ford have had enough and completely blown their competition out of the water!

The Ford F-450 will certainly be no slouch in terms of power as well, and has the biggest engine Ford has ever put in their pickup trucks. The Super Duty will have a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine with 440 hp and 925 lbs-ft of torque. It has also expanded its cargo capacity, which increases from 7,050 to 7,630 now.

Ford is able to offer such monstrous towing capacity in the F-450 due to a heavier driveline, and switching to an aluminum body for the truck. This helps them save 350 pounds, and by saving on weight they can invest in heavier drive components that offer higher towing capacity. The switch to an aluminum body is a bold one, and there is a fear that pickup truck drivers may not like that switch from Ford in the F-Series, which is the best-selling vehicle in the nation.

Ford isn't just beefing up towing capacity in the F-450; they are also increasing it on other Super Duty models such as the F-250 and F-350, which will also lead their rivals by offering 18,000 pounds in towing capacity! Come visit Ford of Branford this fall, and check out the new Ford F-450 Super Duty in our showrooms.

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Ford Transit 2017 Outshines Minivans

August 3, 2016

 

 

'A 2015 Model of Mid-Roof Ford Transit 250'

When it comes to vans, Ford has done the outstanding. It has beaten the minivans with its 'not-so-mini' van, Ford Transit. This van is available in different heights, engines, and lengths to fit whatever type of van you are looking for. Its two variants are separately designed for business and commercial uses.

The commercial wagon Ford Transit has already become more of a family wagon as an increasing number of large families are more attracted to it than a minivan. The figures say it all. The year on year figures from June only, show a staggering thirty percent increase in sales. In addition to that, Ford Transit line of vans had also outsold the entire category of vans in the United States. Unbelievably, the Transit also outclasses the sales of all minivans through the same period.

Moreover, the testimonial from its users explains why this wagon is preferred over minivans. Users mention the ability to stand upright while they buckle their children up as the highlight of this wagon. Furthermore, the ability to walk towards the back of the van through the center aisle, the vinyl floor, and the drive with a powerful V-6 3.7 liter engine, were some of the reasons why large families bought this year's Ford Transit.

Ford transit has already become America's best selling van in this year and things don't seem to be changing by the year's end. This is not a shocker for a van that is available in sixty four different configurations. If you are looking for a Ford in Connecticut, the best place to visit is Ford of Branford. We offer this immaculate Transit Wagon on great deals. In addition to that, you can also buy other Ford vehicles from us.

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You Now Get a Transformable Cup Holder with Your Ford Super Duty Pickup 2017

August 1, 2016

 

 

"A Ford F-150 2015 Model at Ford's Workshop"

Ford has been always been the center of attention with its immaculate line of commercial trucks. A special mention in this line is the famous Ford Super Duty Pickup. Just like every other year, the Ford Super Duty pickup 2017 also comes out with features that are actually useful to have in a vehicle. The great part is that it does all that without holding back on its most important characteristics, the power! 95% of this beast is made up of high strength steel which makes it twenty four times stiffer than the previous model.

In addition to sheer power, this car also comes with some simple, yet elegant features inside the cabin. With every new model, it tells the users that it listens to them, and that is why this year, it came out with a completely revamped cup holder between the two front seats. The holder was designed after an extensive global research on what consumers want from a cup holder.

The patented design is made up of two prime components, a storage bin and a combination cup holder. The panel above the storage bin slides from left to right, turning the two-cup holder into four. In addition to that, the panel can also been slid back for the driver to have some addition bin space. This model of Super Duty is primarily marketed as a work truck, but its comfort features and driving experience makes it great for families as well.

If you are looking forward to buy this truck, feel free to head over to Ford of Branford. We rank among the top dealers of this manufacturer, especially if you are looking for a Ford in Connecticut.

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Taking a Look at the 2016 Ford Focus 2.0L Automatic Hatchback

 

July 29, 2016


 

"The 2016 Ford Focus 2.0L is a Statement of Intent from Ford"

The all new Ford Focus promises to change the game for Ford Motors. The sleeping giant has finally woken up and delivered when it mattered most in the industry. There are very few cars today in the category of Ford Focus that can claim to be better than the car. This is testament to the hard work put in by Ford Motors, who have upped their game in recent times to ensure that they stay on top of the automobile market in the United States.

The Ford 2.0 is definitely a car that Ford is proud of, and the over-square 4-cylinder engine gives a respectable amount of power to drivers as well. The car offers 160 horsepower at 6500 rpm, which is much better than Honda Civic's 2.0 which offer 158, and Mazda 3's 2.0 that give 155. This definitely puts the Ford Focus 2.0 a step above the rest in terms of engine performance, but Ford knocks the ball out of the park, by offering a 6 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as well.

The transmission had come under criticism earlier, where it was referred to as clunky and harsh, but Ford definitely smoothed out all the flaws. Now Ford drivers won't be able to tell the difference between a Ford Focus and a traditional torque converter automatic vehicle. Automatic transmissions aren't considered as the best, but Ford Focus 2.0 definitely makes a difference. The EPA rating for the Focus starts at 26 mpg in the city, and around 38 mpg on the highway, which are both fantastic numbers.

If you really want to check out the Ford Focus, then head on over to Ford of Branford to get your hands on this beautiful vehicle.

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There won't be Any Side Airbags for the Ford Focus RS

July 27, 2016

  

"The All New Ford Focus RS Won't Have Any Side Airbags"

There is huge debate around the new Ford Focus RS, and its world-first drift mode has been getting rave reviews from everyone in the industry. However, the latest flagship from Ford is going to miss out on an important safety feature, which will have an impact on the car's ANCAP safety rating. The Ford Focus RS will not sport front-side airbags, which means that it won't be getting a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP.

Ford has already told ANCAP that it can't provide technical data to ANCAP about the front side crash testing, but the Ford RS is going to have side impact airbags. This is seen as Ford's way of ensuring that the car does get a 5-star safety rating from ANCAP. The main reason Ford was unable to provide front side airbags is due to the hard-shall Recaro sports seats in the front, which only left room for front and curtain airbags only.

While there are no doubts about the performance of the Ford Focus RS, there are some doubts about the safety standards and features of the car. However, the lack of front side airbags isn't expected to hinder Ford Focus RS sales in the United States. This is mostly because drivers are very excited about the launch of the latest flagship from Ford and are expecting great things from it in terms of performance. The fact that Ford still holds a commanding presence on the American automobile market is great news for automaker, especially with the highly competitive nature of the automobile industry.

The lack of front side airbags isn't a hindrance for drivers today, and if you are looking to get your hands on the latest Ford Focus RS, then you better head on over to Ford of Branford today.

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The New Robots from Ford Can Make Coffee Apart from Building Cars!

July 25, 2016

                                      

"These Helper Robots Are Changing the Way Assembly Lines Work"

Ford Motor Company recently announced that it would begin early testing of new assembly robots that are going to completely change the way assembly lines work. They plan to work with German robotics company KUKIA Roboter GmBH, with the sole aim of creating robots that will assist human line workers. Two of these three foot tall robots are currently in use at the Cologne, Germany factory, and they have been assisting human workers when it comes to installing shock absorbers on the Ford Fiestas.

The robots have made a massive difference, as without them the workers would have had to juggle all the tools and shocks before installing them. However, now they can get the robots to help them install and position these parts. The robots have got technology that can sense where a person really is and will then stay close to them to help them out. They can also sense whether a certain maneuver could injure a person in some way and step in to ensure that no harm comes to the human workers.

They are useful for heavy lifting as well, while Ford has also claimed that the robots can be programmed to make coffee as well as other tasks. These robots are going to change the way that vehicles are assembled, since they end up making the process easier for all the workers. The robots are currently only being used in the Cologne factory, but they are going to be available at other locations pretty soon, which will see Ford come out with better cars.

If you want to purchase the latest Ford vehicles, then head on over to Ford of Branford to check out the newest Ford models.

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Ford Spends a $100 Million Dollars on Community Service Annually!

July 22, 2016


"Ford Motors take Community Service Extremely Seriously"

Ford Motors is one of America's largest car manufacturers. Having an employee base of over two hundred thousand, in addition to the sixty seven plants, the company has gotten a lot from the community. Unsurprisingly, Ford realizes the fact and believes in giving back more than often.

Last year in 2015, Ford joined hands with its dealers and offered about a hundred million dollars to be used in community service. The huge donation itself spoke of how much the company is willing to give back to the society. 2016 marks the second consecutive year in which Ford is providing a hundred million in community service. The money is said to be used for nonprofit and local causes all around the United States.

Ford was not alone in this initiative. It partnered with several dealers like Ford of Branford in the United States that helped the company fulfill its corporate social responsibility. According to an estimate, over ninety one percent of the Ford dealers contributed some amount of money in Ford's initiative, pooling the hundred million dollars. In addition to this, eighty seven percent of the total dealers surveyed said that they are willing to make a positive difference in the society whereas over sixty percent told they already volunteer in some kind of a local cause. Ford is proud that over seven hundred thousand hours are dedicated for local causes by Ford and Lincoln dealers combined.

In Connecticut, Ford vehicles are one of the top used vehicles on road. If you want to take part in Ford's social initiative or look for a vehicle from this manufacturer, all you have to do is head over to Ford of Branford and let us take care of the rest.

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Ford introduces a top-of-the-line Driver Assist Technology

July 20, 2016


"Ford F-250 Super Duty 2017"

Ford ranks among America's top truck manufacturers. Driving a truck can be tricky sometimes. That is why Ford makes sure it is always on top with bringing innovating gadgets to the market. In places like Branford, Ford trucks are widely preferred among the truck drivers.  

Driving a truck may be exhausting, but with the right technology, those long tiring driving hours can turn into great and comfortable on-road experiences. Ford has recently launched a Driver Assist Technology program for its Super Duty pickup from the F-Series. The technology allows the driver to enjoy features like advanced adaptive steering and adaptive cruise control.

The reproduced and revamped Super Duty pickup model will be available this fall. A few of its exclusive features include:

·       With the new high-tech trucks, the drivers will be able to set a certain distance to be kept ahead while driving. The sensors will detect if a vehicle enters that specific premises set and the speed of the truck will automatically slow down so it could maintain the set distance ahead. This is a feature of the new adaptive cruise control and will also be available among some of the top-lined trucks from this manufacturer.

·       In case the adaptive cruise control is not set, and the truck is about to get into an accident, the sensors will detect the possibility of an accident and warn the driver of a possible collision.

·       A Blind Spot Information System is available in the truck. It warns the driver of a car entering its blind spot by showing a yellow indicator in the side view mirror.

If interested, you can get your desired Ford vehicle at Ford of Branford. This company offers some of the best deals on Ford in Connecticut.

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The Drunk Driving Suit Is Ford's Way of Teaching Drivers About Road Safety

July 18, 2016


"A View from the Eyes of an Intoxicated Driver"

We all know that driving while intoxicated or drugged is an extremely dangerous attempt, and against the law. However the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that around eighteen percent of the total road accidents involved people with some kind of a drug in their blood stream. Ford Motors realized that the reason for this negligence might be the fact that when people are sober, they don't comprehend how they act when they are under the influence.

Therefore, to make sure people understand these situations in a safer environment, the Ford Driving Skills for Life introduced a unique suit which was made with the collaboration of Meyer Hentschel Institute of Germany. What this innovative suit did was that it hindered the abilities of the driver, making them feel as if they are under a drug reaction. The Drunk Driving Suit - as it was named - reduced the mobility of these people, lowered the reaction time, decreased coordination skills, and distorted the vision, all of which happens while under drugs.

The suit was made up of ankle weights that slowed reaction time, knee bandages to impair movement, Tremor Generator to let hands tremor as they do under influence, neck and elbow bandages to restrict further movement, glasses that hampered vision and headphones that distracted the applicant.

It is things like these that had made Ford Driving Skills for Life the best educational program of its sort. This US initiated program has already trained over half a million people around the world, showing Ford's commitment to safer driving experiences for everyone. If you want to be a part of this manufacturer's large family, you can head over to Ford of Branford. This company offers the most top listed cars from Ford in Connecticut.

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Ford Driving Skills for Life 2016 is Underway

July 15, 2016


"Ford joins hands with FCCLA"

The thirteenth Ford Driving Skills for Life tour is underway at San Diego. The tour began over a decade ago with the objective of teaching the young, newly licensed drivers some of the most advanced safety precautions they should take while driving on the road. The tour is free of charge and is directed by some of the top professionals.

This year, Ford has joined hands with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in an attempt to allow more teenagers the opportunity to make the most out of Ford's effort. It is basically supporting an FCCLA conference being held at San Diego. The collaboration is looking a mighty success since around eight thousand teenagers are attending it.

The FCCLA executive director Sandy Spavone was extremely honored that the Ford Driving Skills for Life is promoting driver safety lessons for teenagers at their national convention. "Our teens are very excited to have the opportunity" she told. The aim of Ford's program is to make sure that the teen drivers are trained and aware of the dangers, consequences, and remedies while they are on the road. The lessons involve everything from hazard recognition, speed management, space management, and vehicle handing etc.

The aim of Driving Skills for Life is to mould the skills and abilities of these new drivers in order to lessen the future road mishaps. With this year's efforts, Ford and the national student organization can be seen to be heading in a positive direction. The event has already been a successful one halfway through it and both the student organization and Ford plan on continuing their combined efforts serving a greater future perspective.

Ford takes safety gravely and makes sure its vehicles are some of the safest ones out on the road. If you are interested in buying one, head over to Ford of Branford and get yourself the Ford of your choice.

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What do the Ford June Retail sales say?

June 13, 2016


"Ford's First Half Sales Break Company's Records"

Ford Motor Company launched its retail sales figures from the first half of 2016. The results show a staggering increase - the highest ever in the last 10 years. The reports revealed by the US car manufacturer showed a five percent increase in sales. The percentage equals to 1,353,048 vehicles which is the greatest number Ford has achieved in a decade. Only Lincoln from Ford showed a thirteen percent gain during the first six months of 2016.  Ford states that the immense achievement with Lincoln is due to its new hit SUVs of the year - the Lincoln MKX and the Lincoln MKC.

In addition to that, the company Ford also sold about 500000 trucks which lead the truck sales to a thirteen percent increase. Similarly, the sales of Ford Vans moved up by fourteen percent.

June marked another historic debut for a record for the manufacturer. The company hit record first half SUV sales with Ford edge going up by twelve percent, Ford Escape by six and Ford Explorer by three percent. As far as the monthly sales are concerned, the last month again brought delight to Ford. In June alone, there were 240,109 vehicles sold, marking an increase of six percent a month. 

Trucks remain the best aspect of the company's sales report. Ford states they had sold 531,500 pickups and vans, and 70,937 trucks in June. When asked, Mark LaNeve stated that it was the sheer demand of their customers that kept the company going and producing more vehicles. Keeping in view the growth of Ford SUVs, Mark promised an unmatched quality and experience with the upcoming generation of Ford SUVs.

You can join the Ford's famous SUV family by heading to Ford of Branford and getting your hands on the Ford of your choice.

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Find out Why Ford is Offering Incentives for the F-150!

July 11, 2016


"Ford is Reaping the Rewards by Offering Incentives on the F-150"

Ford Motor Co. is on the rise and they just reported a 29% year-over-year sales growth on their F-Series pickup trucks. The company managed to sell nearly 71,000 trucks in the month of June, which is up from their number of 67,412 in May. This year has been a great one for Ford, and has seen the sales of their F-Series up by nearly 11%. The month of June was a standout year for Ford and it saw the company rake in around 40% of its entire sales in trucks, while 30% of those comprised of the F-series pickup trucks.

The marketing vice-president of the company was understandably ecstatic at the brilliant numbers being posted by the F-Series, and stated that Ford had further widened the gap on their competitors in the industry this year. The main thing of concern to Ford's rivals would be how the company offered a Smart Bonus Cash Incentive of $1,000 with 0% financing for 60 months on a vehicle that is still selling like hotcakes! Ford has made use of consumer demand and the popularity of their F-Series trucks, and plans to reintroduce popular models like the F-150 Raptor to ensure that truck enthusiasts don't go anywhere else, and they are further enticing them with the carrot of Bonus Cash Incentives.

Ford doesn't want to admit it, but it is growing concerned about Chevy's recent attacks on their trucks, but their policy didn't work out as the Silverado fell by nearly 4% in terms of sales in June. Now Ford wants to keep the momentum and the pressure on Chevy through the #1,000 cash incentives, and currently it's working like a charm for them.

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Checkout the Throwback Ford GT Paint Job that is Absolutely Drop-Dead Gorgeous!

July 8, 2016 

"Ford giving a New Meaning to Classic with this Ford GT Throwback Paint Job"

 

Ford has certainly given a new meaning to the word classic, with an outstanding throwback paint job on the Ford GT. This is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most breath-taking cars that the company has ever made and they have just gone ahead and made it even better than it was!

The new version will be called the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition, and it is going to be available in a limited edition color scheme, for the latest Ford GT supercar. The paint job was inspired by the Number 2 Le Mans-winning GT40 back in 1966, and the newest GT certainly compares quite a lot with the old GT40. Ford recently repeated their victory in Le Mans, in the GTE Pro class, at the world renowned 24-hour race, which was held recently.

The best thing about the latest paint job given to the Ford GT is the black exterior of the vehicle, which is available in gloss or matte finish, and it has got silver stripes that have been exposed carbon fiber on them. There is also the #2 graphics that have printed on the doors and the hood, while it has a gold satin clearcoat 20-inch wheels with black lug nuts that finish the outside.

The interior of the car also has #2 graphics, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, with X-brace on the seats, as well as shift paddles, along with special blue bedding on the seat belts. The car will be made available in limited quantity starting with the 2017 model year for GTs only.

So if you're interested in purchasing one of the best supercars on the market, then head on over to Ford of Branford to check out the Ford GT, with is brand new, spectacular paint job.

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The Ford Edge 'A Car that took the USA by Storm'

 July 6, 2016


"The Beast Unleashed - Ford Edge"

 

The Ford marketing team aptly named the Ford Edge as a global car, and it has definitely lived up to the tag attached to it. The car made its entry into the automobile industry way back in 2007, and was the key for helping Ford jump into the crossover SUV market. It completely took the market by storm and allowed Ford to take a huge jump into the industry, dominating it due to its imposing on-road figure and bold styling. It's immense off-road capability offers a commanding view of the road, and which further enhanced its standing as one of the best crossover SUV in the automobile industry.

The Ford Edge took styling to a whole new level and had stylish LED daytime lamps, with a trapezoidal front grille, while the rear of the SUV sported LED tail lamps that ran throughout the back, creating a highly modern and premium look. The rear window was raked and there was even space for mounted spoilers with chrome exhaust tail pipes that enhanced its sporty look.

Ford didn't just take the market by storm it completely obliterated it. The performance of the Ford Edge was unlike any of its competitors, as it offered two different 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engines with 180 PS. It set the benchmark for sprints with a time of 9.9 seconds with 124 mph the top speed. The second power engine it offered was a 210 PS Bi-turbo version, which set a sprint time of 9.4 seconds with 131 mph the top speed. The two engine variants delivered 48.7 mpg, making it one of the most powerful and economical vehicles you can drive today.

If you're looking for an outstanding crossover SUV in the market today, the Ford Edge is definitely what you should be getting. Head over to Ford of Branford to acquire the majestic Ford Edge today.

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July 4, 2016

 Ford Motor CEO Expects Higher Car Sales with New Tech Changes


"Ford Motor CEO Mark Field's looking at New Ways to Connect with Customers!"

The automotive industry could be all set for a massive rise in demand for car sales in the United States, which is down to the huge tech changes that will shape the industry in the coming years, claims Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motor. Science and technology is developing at a frightening pace, and while the changes can be felt in every industry, it is influencing people in all walks of life as well. Bigger technology changes in the automobile industry will result in self-driving cars, which will not only be more reliable to drive but will also open new avenues for automobile manufacturers like Ford.

Ford CEO, Mark Fields certainly thinks that technology is going to play a massive role in the automobile industry in the coming decade, and this is going to result in higher car sales. He has already predicted that Ford will manufacture an electric car that will compete with Chevrolet and Tesla by the year 2020, and would offer around 200 miles per charge. Ford is also currently developing self-driving vehicles, and testing is already well