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    A Brief History of the Ford Motor Company

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Ford has a storied and interesting history dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. Founded by Henry Ford in 1905, the Ford company is responsible for countless automotive innovations. Let’s take a look back at their interesting story from the beginning.

    The Early Years

    Henry Ford began making automobiles at the turn of the twentieth century but it wasn’t until 1908, with the production of the Model T, that his cars became a worldwide sensation. Because of the way the Model T was built, it was possible to make the automobile affordable for the average consumer. Ford was the first automobile manufacturer to utilize mass production to increase efficiency and the speed at which a car could be assembled. With a full running assembly line, the Ford Motors Company was able to produce over fifteen million Model Ts by 1927.

    The Golden Era

    After becoming one of the most dominant companies in the automotive world, Ford began making military vehicles for the American government. During the 1950’s, Ford produced trucks and jeeps for troops overseas in Korea. Innovation didn’t come to a halt at home, however, and during the 1960s, some of the most popular Ford models of all time were developed, like the Mustang and the F-series pickup truck.

    The Modern Era

    In the twenty-first century, Ford continues to innovate in order to stay at the front of the pack. With new amenities like Ford Sync technology and safety features like side-curtain airbags, the newest Fords are the best generation yet.

    At Mac Haik Ford, we have a variety of new Fords ready for the road today. Stop by, call us at (888) 472-1543, or visit our website for additional information.

    2013 Ford Mustang GT500 Spy Video

    Last updated 3 years ago

    The Mustang is one of America’s favorite cars, and the newest GT edition, the 2013 GT500, is set to unleash its power on the automotive world later in 2012. In this video from Edmunds.com, you can see the GT500 drive around the Nurbugring in Germany. The GT500 differs from previous models because of a lower ride height and increased down force. An upgraded brake package also makes this car a stellar performer on the track and on the motorway.

    Mac Haik Ford will have the GT500 as soon as it becomes available, so stop by, call us at (888) 472-1543, or visit us online for more information.

    What to Look for When Evaluating a Used Car at a New Ford Dealership

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Purchasing a new car is an exciting and fun experience. Test driving a vehicle before you make a final decision is a great way to get a feel for how it performs. Let’s take a closer look at some of the aspects of a car you should pay close attention to during a test drive.

    Vehicle Comfort

    Considering that Americans spend an average of 500 hours a year behind the wheel, the comfort of a vehicle is an essential aspect to examine during a test drive. Make sure that when you sit behind the wheel, you feel comfortable and everything fits you how think it should. Additionally, try out the comfort amenities like the air conditioning and heater to ensure that you buy a vehicle you’ll enjoy driving on a daily basis.

    Driving Performance

    Be sure to ask the sales associate where the nearest on-ramp is located and log some highway miles before purchasing a vehicle. If you don’t plan on using a vehicle for extensive highway driving, then find a curvy stretch of road that simulates your day to day driving experience.

    Entertainment Features

    During a test drive, you should always examine and test all of the entertainment features like XM radio and stereo systems in the cabin of a car or truck. It shouldn’t be the first concern you have when walking on to a lot, but if you find yourself stuck between two choices, then entertainment features are a great way to tip the balance in favor of one car over another.

    Mac Haik Ford has an excellent selection of Fords that are ready for a test drive today. Stop by, call us at (888) 472-1543 or visit our website for more information.

     

    Four Reasons to Return to Your Ford Dealer for Your Ford's Scheduled Maintenance

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Car owners have a few choices when a car breaks down. They can visit private auto body shops, or they can return to the dealers who sold them the cars in the first place. Here are four reasons why it’s better to go to the dealership:

    Expertise and Specialization

    The mechanics who work for a dealership are specialists who see the same cars on a routine basis. Hiring a mechanic who specializes in a specific kind of maintenance or service ensures that the work is of top quality.

    Affordable Repair

    Keeping money in your pocket is important, which means that when it’s time to have a Ford serviced, working through a dealership mechanic is the best option. A dealership that services only the vehicles that it sells generally has parts readily available and will work directly through the manufacturer to keep costs down.

    Efficient Service

    Working through a dealership when a car needs maintenance also saves the consumer time. Since the dealership mechanics specialize in particular makes, they are efficient and get the job done quicker than most general mechanics. It is not uncommon for a dealership service center to have a car’s repairs or maintenance finished in the same day.

    All-In-One Maintenance

    At dealership service centers, it doesn’t matter if there is a problem with a car’s suspension or engine; the mechanics can work on anything a car needs in one convenient location.

     

    At Mac Haik Ford in Desoto, we know what you value most in an auto dealership. We’re the authority on Fords in the Dallas area. Stop in today, give us a call at (972) 646-7310, or visit us online for more information concerning our inventory of new and pre-owned Fords. 

     

    Cars.com Knowledge Lab Videos: Preparing to Visit the Dealership

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Buying a car in the digital age doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the advent of websites like Cars.com, car buying is intuitive. In this short video, you will see how Cars.com can make your next trip to the dealership a success.

    When walking onto a car lot, you have to know what you’re looking for and have goals in mind. Determining which car is best is easy with online resources that can give you ratings, information, and specifications on models for every manufacturer.

    If it’s time to buy a new Ford and you live in the Dallas area, then give the expert team at Mac Haik Ford a call at (972) 646-7310 or visit us online.

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