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Scenic Views in Austin, Texas

Austin is known for its great music, nightlife and unique weirdness, to name just a few things. Another thing this great city offers us is an array of scenic views and beautiful views. We’ve compiled a quick list of some of our favorite places to drive to in our Fords. Enjoy, fellow Austinites!   Mt. Bonnell Photo Credit The highest point in Austin City Limits offers some astounding views of Lake Austin. It has been an ATX landmark since the 1850’s and is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with loved ones! 2.  Hamilton Pool (Photo Credit) Located just slightly out of Austin, Hamilton Pool is a quick road-trip to a gorgeous destination. A natural pool complete with breathtaking waterfalls is sure to make for a perfect summer day. Note: Reserve at least two weeks in advance for this one! Spots go fast. Zip Lake Travis Take a drive out to Lake Travis to zip through nature at Lake Travis Zipline adventures. Fun for the family and adventure lovers alike –  This is the longest zipline in Texas …

Employee Highlight: Jamie Reaser

Leif Johnson Ford is honored to not only be able to partner with Susan G. Komen, but to also have an employee featured on their blog this week.  But we are even more honored to have Jamie Reaser as an employee at our Riata Ford location. When Jamie was diagnosed with breast cancer, he couldn’t believe it. “I’m a 65 year old male. I can’t have breast cancer. I’m a man with breast cancer? This just can’t be.” . Although about only one percent of breast cancer occurs in men in the US, it is a possibility. With the support of his partner Glenn and his friends at Riata Ford, Jamie prepared to fight. And after rounds of chemo and surgery, Jamie was announced cancer free. We are so grateful that Jamie is a cancer survivor, and incredibly thankful to have this strong and courageous man as part of our Ford family. “I wouldn’t have made it through all of this if it were not for my partner of 40 years, Glenn, and all of my coworkers in the …

Earning By Learning Volunteer Breakfast

Our Truck City Ford crew was recently invited to a breakfast for volunteers at Camino Reale Elementary School. We are honored to be longtime volunteers for Earning by Learning, a program that helps kids learn to love reading. By asking a series of questions, our team learns how much the students have read, and from there they are able to earn money for their knowledge. A story shared at the volunteer breakfast about one of these students brought tears to the whole room.   A grandmother of one of the students told us that her granddaughter loved Earning by Learning so much that she has started to emulating the experience at home. This awesome young lady began collecting books and putting them in a wagon. She has started a neighborhood library of sorts, where she lets other children borrow her books. When they return, she asks the questions about the book just as our volunteers do at Earning by Learning. If they answer these questions correctly, she let’s them pick from a collection of toys and candies …

“Too Good to Be Blue” Ford Edge

A couple of us Leif Johnson Ford gals recently took a ride in the new 2016 Ford Edge- In the Too Good to be Blue color, to be more specific. We had such a blast driving around the Austin area, stopping for a quick bite to eat and feeling fancy about it in our sleek ride for the hour. We also made a quick stop at a guitar store for a photo-op and, uh, maybe belted out a few 90’s jams while safely parked, of course. The 2016 Ford Edge just inspires spontaneity and excitement like that, y’all. Fun, smart features such as rearview camera, remote keyless entry system and intelligent access with push-button start made us feel safe and well, cool, just driving around Austin. With the snazzy Sync 3 System and ultra-stylish interior, it’s almost impossible to NOT dance and sing with joy in one of these beauties. So we didn’t fight it. We danced and sang our hearts out. It was an afternoon almost too good to be blue. Er, true.

Customer Highlights

Alvin Canaday is a happy man, and a busy one too. His new Ford Explorer Sport is the fourth vehicle he’s purchased from LJF, and he’s looking forward to all of the family adventures he’ll get to take in his new ride. Two of Canaday’s boys are in college at Texas State.Alvin proudly wears one of his son’s football championship ring. Pictured above is Canady with a few of the family members he adores so much: His son, his wife and his grandson. An amazing father and grandfather, Alvin can’t wait to start making new family memories in that shiny and spacious Ford Explorer of his. Natalie Jenkins is another recent, satisfied customer of ours. A shiny new Mustang is the perfect addition for a savvy businesswoman such as Natalie. Miss Jenkins travels all over Central Texas as an account rep for Seton hospitals and is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree. We admire her motivation and drive! We’re, of course, also admiring that new ‘Stang she’s driving. Leif Johnson Ford is so proud to serve a variety of AMAZING Austinites and …

How To: Keep Your Car Looking And Smelling New

You know that delightful scent of stepping into a brand new car? Or the feel of gazing at your Ford after its had a detailed car wash? What if we told you that you could keep that new car smell and look with just a few simple steps? Read on, Fordies! Washing the outside: Make sure you are using a proper car soap, not regular soap. Get two buckets. Fill one with soapy water and the other will regular H20. Start by dipping the sponge in soapy water and begin cleaning your car. Alternate to the regular water, removing any debris you may have collected from the car. Rinse and repeat over the entirety of your vehicle. Make sure to dry off your car after soaping. If you don’t, you might end up with unwanted spots. Tip: Try using a microfiber cloth. They work really well! When you move on to cleaning your wheels and tires, make sure to use a product that is water based and noncorrosive. Clean the glass last (Windex works great!) , as …