All posts tagged: 2015

Under the Hood with Barry Beard

As the winter season approaches, it is a good idea to check your vehicle out before it gets too chilly. Our friend and expert service advisor Barry Beard recently gave us some quick but handy tips for what to check under the hood, and we couldn’t wait to share with our Ford family and friends! Everything should be easily marked underneath the hood. There are handles for your transmission fluid; It’s important to remember to always check your transmission fluid while your engine is running, while the car is in neutral and parking brake set. Your oil is also easily marked. You will be able to read the hash marks to check for minimum and max fill. Revert to your owner’s manual for the specific amount of oil your vehicle takes. You’ll also want to make sure your coolant reservoir is always full, or at least in between the lines. From there, top of your windshield wiper fluid. We all know what a pain those pesky Texas bugs can be on your windshield. Last but …

Customer Highlights: Transit Families

The Ford Transit is a great choice for those needing lots of space for a slew of passengers. This means the Transit makes for a pretty perfect family vehicle. Plenty of room is a definite perk, but let’s not forget added bonuses like the Ford Sync system–to keep the family entertained– and the rearview backup camera– to keep your clan safe. The 2015 Transit even offers advanced features like, Quickclear™, which allows you to rapidly remove ice, snow and mist from the windshield with a simple push of a button.  It’s convenience with a bit of luxury thrown in too. That’s why these families couldn’t have made a better choice than the Ford Transit. Meet Candace– Mama, Realtor at Kevin Williams, Dog-owner and in general, ONE BUSY LADY. What’s the ideal vehicle for hauling clients, kids and pups? The Ford Transit, obviously. Next we have Todd and Christi. Picture above is one of their FIVE little ones. That’s right. Five. That’s a lot of car seats, y’all. These parents have their hands full, and they need a vehicle …

Wesley’s Top Five: 2015 F-150

Salesman Wesley first started as part of our Leif Johnson Ford team back in 1995. We love having his fun, knowledgeable and Ford-loving personality as part of our team. He was recently recognized by Ford as a Level 4 Achiever for Employee Excellence, and we couldn’t be more proud of him for this achievement. When asked what his favorite vehicle is, he said it was definitely the 2015 Ford F-150. We’d love to share with you Wesley’s F-150 Top 5. (Complete with commentary!) 1. Twin panel moonroof. It’s huge—like a swimming pool! 2.  Adaptive cruise control. Takes stress out of driving and paces your driving. Let’s you just chill out while you drive! 3. Power deployable running boards. They come down really low, making it very easy to get in! Great for grandma, but it goes right back into the truck, making for better fuel efficiency. 4. Multi-contour seats. Massaging, air conditioned AND adjustable. Promotes circulation and when you get to wherever you’re going you feel refreshed. 5. The power! Great mileage and even greater performance! …

2015 Ford Expedition At Leif Johnson Ford

The 2015 Ford Expedition has arrived at Leif Johnson Ford! Here are a few facts about this beauty to get you better acquainted:  The 2015 Expedition has 55 more horse power than the 2014 version (365 total) Oh. And 55 more pounds of torque. (420 total) Needless to say,3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is more powerful than the 2014 You also get a redesigned instrument cluster and a new steering wheel. Other new features include but are not limited to: A 10-speaker Sony audio system, interior LED lighting and keyless access. The technology is also much snazzier this time around. For example, an upgraded MyFord Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display and a blind spot monitoring system with cross traffic alert are also available. The fuel economy is estimated to be much improved from the 2014 Expedition. Did we mention that the system monitors the Expedition’s body motions and steering and braking inputs and can adjust damping in milliseconds?! That too, y’all. Our salesman Leo, who had a chance to test drive this Expedition for himself had …

Ford F-150: Seamless Windows

So you’ve heard all about the lighter, aluminum body of the 2015 Ford F-150. You know it’s going to be our most fuel efficient F-150 yet. You probably know it’s built even more Ford tough than before. But have you heard about the sliding rear window yet? It may sound like a smaller addition, but sometimes big things come in smaller packages. Read on, friends. Yes, the rear window is seamless. This brilliant design was created by Ford Motor Company and Magna International. Not only does it hide window seams, but it also reduces overall component parts. You can have your window completely open, and still this two-piece design will allow the window area to completely defrost, just as it would closed. Pretty neat, eh? The typical sliding rear window consists of three pieces of glass held together by a support structure with additional working components. With the touch of a button, your new seamless window will open. Not only is this convenient, but it looks pretty cool too.  More than just looking awesome, the new design of the …