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A Ford Love Story

This is a Ford love story, in pictures and captions. It all started at Leif Johnson Ford. An explorer and travel lover needs and adventurous and spacious ride, and the Ford Transit fits the bill.A.Litsa fell in love and purchased this beauty, and the adventures began right away. Biking, camping and endless exploring! San Angelo Park was amongst the first of adventures, and A. learned that she could fit, amongst other things, three bikes in the back of her Transit. She also brought her boyfriend along for the excursion. She even built a platform in the back as a sleeping surface for the two of them! And when your buddies are having car trouble? Transit to the rescue. It’s good to have friends in high places….Or #Ford places. A was able to load ALL of her friends’ belongings into her Transit. And they all lived happily ever after. If that isn’t a love story, we don’t know what is.

Employee Highlight: Thomas Ledford

Team Member Thomas Ledford has been a part of our Ford family for TEN years now. We are so grateful for his hard work, dedication and the positivity he brings to our dealership. As our team is the backbone and heart of our business, we wanted to do a quick interview so you could get to know Mr. Thomas a little bit more!   What is your favorite thing about working here: – All the different people. I also love all of the different challenges that come with each day. What you have learned working with us for ten years? – I’ve learned both aspects – from service to parts. I’ve learned about different trends and different vehicles, and all the cool things that come with our new cars. What do you like to do when you’re not at work?: I enjoy sports, going to my freshmen son’s football games in Hutto. And taking our boat out on the lake , dragging the tube around. An travelling! As Thomas was being interviewed, he barely sat still for …

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 …

Tribute to Glenn Seibert

  Glenn Seibert, our beloved Part’s manager for 45 years, passed away last week. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. Scott, our current manager in our Part’s department, worked with Glenn for years and recounts some of his best memories from time spent with him. ‘Glenn was known for saying, ”Sometimes we all must eat a slice of humble pie”.  He was known by coworkers for being both a humble and gentle man. There were so many admirable things about Glenn.  One thing that comes to mind is that for the past 10 years, he has taken his children and grandchildren on a cruise each summer. Glenn was instrumental in seeing many reach their potential.’ Dale, another coworker and great friend of Glenn’s, shares more treasured memories. “I started at Leif Johnson in 1982, I have known him since 76 when I first came to Austin. I met him at the Central Texas Parts and Service Club meetings before I came to work at Leif Johnson Ford. I have watched his sons grow up and turn into very …

Customer Highlight: Phillip White

Phillip White has just purchased a 2015 Ford F-150, his fourth truck buy from Leif Johnson Ford. It’s not hard to see how satisfied he is with his new beauty. “The design is completely different than the 2014, it’s laid out better, it’s wider. I love the design.”He also loves his dealership of choice. When asked about his experiences at Leif Johnson Ford, he tells us, “They’ve always treated me right. Always. They’ve always worked with me.” Phillip is always a pleasure to work with, and we are honored to have had the chance to get to know him over the years.  He’s been buying from us since 2003, and we couldn’t be happier to have him as one of our longtime, valued customers. Mr. White is a retired veteran, and tells us he has had the chance to travel everywhere. In his spare time, he absolutely loves to bowl. And drive around in that shiny new F-150, of course.

2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Ford Explorer has just arrived at Leif Johnson Ford, and she’s a beauty. Here’s what we’ve loving about our newest addition: The new body style: The sharper angles are sexier than ever. The 180 degree camera is a convenience not afforded to previous Explorers. This includes front and rear wide-angle lens cameras that have their own built in washers. Fancy, eh? An active grille closes on the freeway to reduce drag and opens at lower speeds, thus offering more air. Smart charging USB ports charge smart devices up to two times faster than conventional ports The Sony sound system is back, but better than before. Live Acoustics and Clear Phase are made to bring realistic concert-quality audio on the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum trim. Also noteworthy: This is the first time high-end Sony home audio technology has been used inside a vehicle!  The premium version boasts acoustic glass, brushed-aluminum and satin-finished ash wood trim pieces, plus a heated wood and steering wheel wrapped in leather, just to name a few things about the snazziest of interiors. Parallel/perpendicular Parking Assist always comes …

Throwback Thursday: Let’s travel to 1959.

Top 5 Best Things about 1959. 5. The prices of well…everything. The price of gasoline was about .25 – .30 cents a gallon and they had guys in cute little uniforms come out and do a full service check.   4. The TV. 3 Words: I Love Lucy.   3. The styles.Women in the 50’s always looked impeccable and classy with their updoes and modest attire. 2. The music. Johnny Cash dominated the air waves and Elvis was on his way up. Listen to Folsum Prison Blues just once and try not to get it stuck in your head.   1. The cars. The vehicles from 1959 were like fine art on wheels. Let’s agree that the men who created Ford vehicles back in the day were true artists.   Now we can’t bring Johnny back to life or let you pay 25 cents a gallon for gasoline but we can still sell you this beauty: The 1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible Coupe (Sunliner) with a beautiful red and colonial white coat.     Check this classic car out on …