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    Tips for Choosing Wheels and Tires for Your Ford

    Last updated 4 days ago

    When you drive your brand new Ford car or truck home from the dealership, your vehicle will be equipped with a gorgeous new set of wheels and tires. As you travel down the road, your tires and wheels will experience natural wear and tear from the pavement. Eventually, you may find that it is time to equip your Ford with a brand new set of wheels and tires. To assist you with this significant auto part purchase, here are some tips for choosing wheels and tires for your Ford.

    Consider Tread Life

    Tread life is an important factor to consider when you are shopping for new tires and wheels. When you visit the tire shop, be sure to investigate the tread wear rating of each tire that you are considering purchasing. A tire with a high tread wear rating is likely to provide you with a longer lifespan on the road.

    Factor In Weather

    When you are shopping for new wheels and tires, it is important to factor in wet or inclement weather. During a heavy rainstorm, you may want to have four season tires on your vehicle. By choosing wheels and tires that are equipped to handle all sorts of weather, you will ensure that you are able to drive with confidence.

    Evaluate Size

    During your wheel and tire shopping experience, it is important to evaluate the size of your new equipment. Wheels and tires that are too small or large for your vehicle may cause performance or safety issues. Your tire care technician can help you select the right set for your Ford.

    When you purchase a new or used Ford from A.C. Collins Ford, our parts and service department will help you keep your vehicle in perfect driving shape. We are thrilled to provide our dealership customers with a complete range of certified Ford services. To learn more about the benefits of purchasing a vehicle from our Houston dealership, call us at (832) 239-8078. 

    The Ford C-MAX Hybrid: A Top Safety Pick

    Last updated 9 days ago

    The 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is already recognized as being one of the most fuel-efficient cars in America, and now it’s being recognized as one of the safest. That’s because the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 C-MAX Hybrid performed well in numerous crash tests, and its impressive list of standard safety equipment also helped its distinction as a Top Safety Pick. Standard safety equipment includes AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, SOS Post Crash Alert System™, and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags.

    Come to A.C. Collins Ford to learn more about the safety features of the C-MAX Hybrid. We are proud to be one of the leading Ford dealerships in Houston, and our inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles proves it. To schedule a test drive, contact us online or call us at (281) 604-3649.

    The Debut of the 2015 Ford Edge

    Last updated 12 days ago

    The Edge was the original crossover utility from Ford, which means Ford has had a lot of time to listen to reviews and feedback from drivers and critics. The result is the 2015 Edge, which is loaded with more technology, higher levels of craftsmanship, and greatly improved vehicle dynamics. In other words, the 2015 Ford Edge is better than previous models by every measure. Watch this short video clip to see the debut of the new Ford Edge.

    Look for the new Edge at your local Houston Ford dealership in Spring 2015. For additional vehicle information, contact A.C. Collins Ford. We are your source for new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs in Houston. Contact us online or call us at (281) 604-3649 if you have any questions about the 2015 Edge or any other new Ford vehicle.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Ford for Your Family

    Last updated 16 days ago

    If you like variety, you’ll love shopping for a new vehicle at your local Houston Ford dealership. Ford offers one of the most impressive and diverse new vehicle lineups, with everything from fuel-efficiency hybrids to heavy-duty pickups. However, not every Ford model is right for you and your family. Here are some factors to consider when shopping for a new vehicle at your local Ford dealership.

    Family Size

    More than anything, the current and expected size of your family will have a big impact on the type of Ford vehicle you choose. For example, while sedans and hatchbacks are spacious enough for families of four, a family of seven or eight will fit more comfortably in a large crossover or full-size SUV. Bring your children with you to the dealership once you’ve identified a few models you like to see how everyone fits inside.

    Children’s Age

    The age of your children will also impact your decision. If you have young children who have trouble sitting quietly during long road trips, a crossover or SUV with a rear-entertainment system will come in handy. If you have multiple babies or toddlers, make sure the vehicle you choose offers enough room for all of the car seats. And if you have teenagers who will be sharing the car with you, make safety your top priority.

    Come to A.C. Collins Ford to find the perfect Ford car, truck, or SUV for your family. Not only do we offer a huge selection of new and pre-owned Ford models, but our friendly and courteous staff will answer any questions you have to help you find the right model. Visit our website to browse our inventory or call our Houston-area Ford dealership at (281) 604-3649 to set up a test drive.

    Interior Maintenance Tips for Your New Ford

    Last updated 19 days ago

    Nothing beats the feeling of driving home in a brand-new Ford. From the way the carpet feels underfoot to that classic new car smell, there’s no denying the sensory experience to be had from driving a brand-new vehicle. Unfortunately, the new car smell eventually goes away and people slowly start neglecting the inside of their cars. But if you’re the type of car owner that takes pride in maintaining your ride, the following interior maintenance tips will help keep the inside of your Ford looking and feeling like new for years to come.

    Vacuum Regularly

    One of the easiest ways to keep the interior of your Ford looking like new is to vacuum the inside once or twice a week. If you have a vacuum at home, attach the soft brush attachment and work your way down from the dash to the carpet. If your vehicle has floor mats, take them out and vacuum them on the ground with the carpet-comb attachment.

    Clean Up Spills Quickly

    Food and drinks are hard to consume inside a vehicle, which is why spills should be expected anytime you or one of your passengers attempts to eat a meal on-the-go. Fortunately, stains can be avoided by cleaning up spills immediately. Keep a car cleaning kit in your trunk or beneath the seat to address food and drink spills when they happen instead of waiting until you get home.

    Clean Windows in the Shade

    When cleaning your windows, its best to do so in the shade, as the sun can heat up the windows and cause the cleaning solution to leave streaks. Spray your desired window cleaning solution on the window to be cleaned and wipe with a clean terry towel. If your windows are tinted, avoid ammonia-based cleaning products.

    If you take care of the way your Ford looks, A.C. Collins Ford will take care of the way it runs. Our Ford dealership in Houston offers the highest quality automotive service and repair. Visit our website to learn more about our maintenance and repair services, or call us at (281) 604-3649 to schedule a service appointment for your Ford today. And if your car is beyond repair, we have a huge inventory of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from.

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