Academy Ford Blog

Benefits of truck ownership

Friday, 20 July , 2018 Academy Ford

Keep on truckin'

Why trucks are the most popular vehicle on the road

Have you ever noticed that there are about a million pick-up trucks on the road?

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Categories: new cars, new trucks

Benefits of demo and loaner cars

Thursday, 28 June , 2018 Academy Ford

What is a demo, anyway?

A primer on the car industry’s best-kept secret

The biggest choice you have to make when you’re getting a new car is likely the first one you’ll make: do you want a new car, or a pre-owned?

I’ve got a secret for you: you can have the best of both worlds by purchasing a demo.

Mike showing car

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Categories: new cars, pre-owned cars

5 Reasons to Test Drive in the Rain

Friday, 18 May , 2018 Academy Ford

Why test drive in the rain?

5 Reasons to Come in This Weekend 

If you’re in Maryland, you’ll know what I’m talking about: we’re going to need an ark pretty soon. It’s the fourth straight day of rain, and we’re supposed to get a few more before we see the sun.

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File this picture under "wishful thinking."

The showroom has been quiet this week, because a lot of people don’t prefer to drive in the rain. But we’d like to tell you that you are missing an opportunity!

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Categories: new cars, pre-owned cars

Ford's big car announcement

Thursday, 10 May , 2018 Academy Ford

Ford to stop production on sedans

An FAQ for our customers

Late last month, Ford made a big announcement: we’re getting out of the car business.

Starting in 2020, Ford will no longer make the Fiesta, traditional Focus, Fusion, and Taurus. We’ll keep the Mustang, but that’ll be the only traditional car in our lineup.

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Categories: new cars

What to do when your car is totaled

Thursday, 12 April , 2018 Academy Ford

My car was totaled … now what?

How to get behind the wheel of a new car without making a hasty decision

If we knew an accident was coming, it wouldn’t be called an accident.

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Categories: new cars, pre-owned cars

Reasons to buy a new car

Friday, 30 March , 2018 Academy Ford

Why should I buy a new car?

Top 6 reasons to take the plunge

If your car is approaching its retirement, you have a big decision: do I want to buy new, or pre-owned?

EcoSport rear door

In a previous post, we extolled the virtues of a pre-owned car. Today, it’s all about the brand-new car. From the smell to the features, the single-digit odometer to the shiny, ding-free paint job, there’s a lot to like about buying new.

Here are the top 6 reasons to buy a new car, truck, or SUV!

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Categories: new cars

Benefits of buying a pre-owned car

Wednesday, 28 March , 2018 Academy Ford

Why should you buy a used car?

There’s nothing in the world like the smell of a new car. Take a big whiff and it smells like opportunity, undiscovered adventures, and miles of memories.

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What's in an oil change

Monday, 19 March , 2018 Academy Ford

Ask an expert:

What actually happens to my car during an oil change?

We all know that oil changes are important, but they’re one of life’s annoyances for many people. Like going to the dentist, many people put off getting their oil changed for far too long.

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Categories: Insider, oil change, service

What you need to know before buying your first car

Tuesday, 13 March , 2018 Academy Ford

So you’re going to buy a car

9 things all first-time car buyers should do before heading to the dealership

You did it: you passed the written test, sweated your way through parallel parking, and now you have your long-awaited license.

Congratulations! Many consider the ability to drive solo as a major life milestone.

Now that you have that plastic golden ticket in hand, you may want to jump in the car and get to a dealership to buy your new ride.

Not so fast.

Before you jump into your first car purchase, there are some things you need to do to get ready. Here are 9 steps to take before walking into a dealership for the first time.

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Finance office secrets

Tuesday, 06 March , 2018 Academy Ford

Don’t get surprised at the finance office

9 things to know before you get to “the box”

When you’re shopping for a new car, you focus on a lot of things: the features, the trim line, the color. What you might not think about is the financing that will come along with your choice.

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