All posts filed under: 2015

Giving Back with LJF and Ford

At Leif Johnson Ford, we are committed to making a difference and bettering our community. We are always looking for new ways to give back to different local causes, and are truly passionate about helping those in Austin and beyond. Currently, we are partnering with Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer, and local elementary schools with Earning by Learning. Whether it be raising funds for cancer research or helping kids learn to love reading, we are honored to do whatever we can to be a resource for others. Ford Motor Company is also passionate about helping their community. Each year, Ford Volunteer Corps performs more than 112,000 hours of work on community service projects around the world, and Ford Driving Skills for Life is a driving program that helps teens develop necessary driving skills. Ford also values sustainability, and creates vehicles that will better our environment. They are working hard to reduce vehicle emissions in the vehicle product lineup, and believe in finding suppliers who share that same goal. From a global …

Vehicle Flushing Tips

This week we took a few minutes to talk to our service tech expert Barry Beard at our Truck City Ford location. He’s the best at quick but handy tips, and this week he gave our viewers some advice on vehicle flushing! This pro makes working under the hood look like a breeze. Take a look, y’all! What to flush: Transmission Flush – Recommended every 30,000 miles. This is to keep the fluid clean and to keep all the detergents/oil. 2.    Brake Fluid- Brake fluid breaks down every two years, and/or 30,000 miles. It begins to naturally take on water. Brake fluid does attract moisture, so it’s very important to make sure you’re keeping it clean. 3. Coolant– Coolant breaks down, especially when you have a vehicle that tows often. You’ll also want to flush your coolant system roughly every 30,000 miles. There are some higher-grade coolants that will claim to work for over 100k miles, but this is not recommended by Ford. 4. Fuel injection service– You can’t see it as easily as the rest, but it is there! This …

How to: Drive in Heavy Rain

As most of us are well aware, Texas weather can be a bit moody. One day it’s 75 degrees and sunny, the next day it’s 30 degrees and cloudy. It can go from a sunshiny day in one moment to pouring cats and dogs in the next. When those heavy rains sneak up on us while driving, it can be a little scary. But don’t worry, friends. Leif Johnson Ford is here to give you tips on safe ways to drive in such a downpour. It may seem obvious, but slow down. This will give you more time to react to slippery roads and limited visibility. The start of the storm can actually be the most dangerous at moisture mixes with oil on the road and makes everything more slippery and dangerous. Be wary of hydroplaning.  Heavy rains eventually wash the oils away, but that’s really when you have to worry about hydroplaning, where your car loses control of the road and almost feels as if it’s floating. If you find that this is happening, try to keep …

Customer Highlight: The Head Family

This week our Riata Ford  location had the chance to be a part of the beginning of a legacy! The Head family is starting their floor restoration company, and we are honored to sell them the first truck that will help to kick-start this business. Kimberly Head was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about their buying experience, and we were so thrilled to hear about her “Absolutely AWESOME” time spent with us. Check out the interview below, y’all!   1.) How was your truck buying experience? Absolutely AWESOME.  Here are some key points. Josh was absolutely the best car/truck salesman we have ever dealt with.  He did everything we asked.  He made sure we were comfortable.  What I liked the most, is instead of feeding us bad information, he was honest if he didn’t know a specific, went and asked and got back to us ASAP.  I felt like I was taken care of instead of just a pay check.  I actually told him while I was there that he was the best I …

Employee Highlight: Keith Anders

Keith Anders has been a service advisor with Leif Johnson Ford for two years now. We are so thankful to have him on our service squad. In honor of his time spent with us, we wanted to take a moment to ask him a few questions. Read on to get to know the one and only (okay maybe not one and only, but our one and only!) Mr. Anders a little better! What is your favorite thing about working at Leif? : My favorite thing is the other employees. They make my day go by a little faster and put a smile on my face. What have you learned working with us? :  Patience! (Laughs) I’ve learned about the different dynamics of people. About different backgrounds, and about how to talk to people and communicate efficiently. What do you like to do when you’re not at work? : I like to spend time with my family. I have an eleven month old daughter and another one on the way. I’ve been married five years. We actually just …

What We’re Thankful For

This Thanksgiving we at Leif Johnson Ford are thankful for so many things. We’re thankful for our families, both our biological ones and the ones we’ve made ourselves out of amazing team members and customers. We’re thankful for food, and especially for the epic potlucks that our employees outdo themselves with each and every year. We’re also so thankful for the opportunity to give back to our fellow Austinities. One of our favorite ways to get back is by participating in Earning by Learning. Each year, our Ford team goes to different elementary schools to listen to kids talk about the books they’ve read. At the end of the year, the kids are rewarded with money for the amount of books completed. It’s such a fun way to inspire kids to read, and we have such an amazing time taking part in this and many other community activities. Last but not least? We’re thankful for YOU! Being your Austin Ford specialist is the greatest honor. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Race For The Cure with Leif Johnson Ford

Race For the Cure is known for fighting breast cancer both globally and locally. Whether it’s  education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy or research, Susan G. Komen is attacking this disease. Since 1999, Komen Austin has invested nearly $11 million into breast health services and educational efforts in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Globally, almost $5 million has been raised to fund research studies in search for a cure. Ford is a proud sponsor of Race For The Cure, and our team here at Leif Johnson Ford loves having the chance to take part in this race. This is just one of the ways our LJF family is able to give back to our amazing Austin community; We couldn’t be more thankful for these opportunities to  that allow us to give back to strong and inspiring fellow Austinites!