Winter Road Trip Destinations


If you are planning on a road trip in the winter, where you go depends on what kind of weather you want to visit. If you want warm weather and are considering Florida, be sure to watch the weather channel as it can get pretty cold if your destination is middle Florida or north Florida. While it can get cold in the south Florida and the Keys, you have a better chance of beach weather in those destinations. Be sure to visit Richmond Ford before you leave on long road trips to have your vehicle checked and serviced if necessary.

Norman Rockwell Country

If you prefer to stay in the colder climates, take a road trip to Ellicottville off I-80 in New York. Ellicottville is home of HoliMont, a private ski resort – the largest one in North America. From there, ride south on U.S. 219 along the Allegany State Park to go ice skating, sledding or cross-country skiing at Relais & Chateau Lodge at Glendorn. You can also go ice fishing for walleye then warm up in front of one of 43 fireplaces in the Lodge.

Vermont and New Hampshire

Visit Jackson, New Hampshire in the White Mountains for some great pictures of red covered bridges and over 154,000 cross-country ski trails. Stop in Burlington, Vermont for some great coffee at the Maglianero Cafe, then head up to Montpelier through the White Mountain National Forest. Visit Bretton Woods for some downhill skiing and be sure to stop at the Christmas Farm Inn and Spa for some great relaxation and more cross-country skiing.

Minnesota and Wisconsin

If you have a ton of time or don’t mind flying to take a road trip, head out to Duluth to start a 240-mile loop. Start out on state route 13, making sure you stop at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to see the ice caves, spend the night at the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, and then head out on U.S. 63 for some Nordic skiing in Hayward at the American Birkebeiner trail system. Head back to Duluth to catch your flight home – or drive that long distance back to Virginia.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Before you head out, whether you are heading north, south or west, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Richmond Ford – especially if you are heading north or west into the cold.

Top Deals at Richmond Ford

Whether you are looking for a sedan, SUV or pickup truck, Richmond Ford has some deals for you. You can pick up these brand new models for under $200 per month. The 2015 Fusion SE is available for as low as $179 per month; the 2015 Escape for as low as $179 per month and the 2014 F-150 for as low as $199 per month.

2015 Ford Fusion SE

This 2015 Ford Fusion SE features a 2.5-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

2015 Ford Escape

The 2015 Ford Escape features an intercooled turbo 1.6-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This model runs on regular unleaded fuel.

2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 F-150 features a 3.7-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

Convenience Features

Convenience features common to all three vehicles may include one-touch windows, cup holders, door bins/pockets, illuminated entry, center console with storage, intermittent wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals and keyless entry.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features may include an AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM radio, a CD player, MP3 player and at least four speakers.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features may include front impact airbags, side impact airbags, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, disc brakes, ABS brakes, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, an overhead airbag, a panic alarm and security system, engine immobilizer and a rearview camera.

Visit Richmond Ford

To learn more about any of these featured vehicles, stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. Ask your salesperson for a complete list of features for the vehicle you are interested in. Also, ask about qualifying for these special prices. Credit history is a factor; and special pricing does not include tax, title, registration, insurance or any other fees.

2015 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid

If you are in the market for a sedan with excellent fuel economy, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2015 Ford Fusion SE hybrid model. The hybrid features a 2.0-liter gas engine and electric motors backed by a one-speed continuously variable transmission. This setup gets 44 mpg* in the city and 41 mpg* on the highway. The engine makes 188 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 129 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm so you have plenty of power.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power front passenger’s seat, adjustable lumbar for the driver’s seat, a split folding rear seat back, rear ventilation ducts, digital keypad power door locks, four one-touch windows and front seat back storage.

Additional features include front and rear cup holders and door pockets, electric power steering, a remote trunk release, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a rearview camera, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, interior air filtration, dual zone climate controls, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and turn signals integrated in the door mirrors.

Entertainment and Telematic Features

Entertainment and telematic features include an AM/FM stereo, six speakers, satellite radio, speed sensitive volume control, a radio data system, mast antenna, a USB connection, 6 months of free satellite radio and Bluetooth. SYNC is also available through a subscription-based service.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, 17-inch alloy wheels, a tire repair kit and all-season tires.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, emergency brake assist, a remote anti-theft alarm system, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, a passenger airbag occupant sensing system, daytime running lights, auto delay off headlights, dusk sensing headlights, an engine immobilizer and a post-collision safety system.

Additional features include stability control, traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation and brake support, active park assist with forward sensing system and a reverse sensing system.

Stop by Richmond Ford

To learn more about the 2015 Ford Fusion SE hybrid, stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of the features this model has to offer and about any additional available options.

Join the Members Only Club

When you purchase a vehicle at Richmond Ford, you already have access to great customer service, excellent service and technicians to care for your vehicle. You also have access to a huge parts warehouse and reminders for scheduled maintenance.

Take it One Step Further

Take all of that awesomeness one step further and join the Richmond Ford Lincoln Members Only Club. As part of the club, you will have access to perks only available to members. If you qualify, simply fill out the online form to apply for membership.

Qualifications to Become a Member of the Members Only Club

To become a member of Richmond Ford Lincoln’s Members Only Club, you must live within 100 miles of Richmond Ford Lincoln and have an active email address for Members Only News. And, you must be ready to be treated like a member with special Members Only special offers and coupons.

Members Only Club Perks

When you join the Members Only Club, you will receive many perks including exclusive select members only parts and service discounts and coupons that will save you money on service, scheduled maintenance and parts. You will also receive a special invitation to all of our dealership events, an additional trade-in bonus and advance notice of dealer incentives and discounts.

These are just a few of the benefits and perks you will receive as a member. Sign up now by visiting our Members Only Club web page to learn of additional perks and benefits you will receive as a member.

The Biggest Membership Benefit

The cost of owning a vehicle only increases over the years. From the price of the vehicle whether you are leasing or buying right through to the last time you put gas in the vehicle is all part of the cost of ownership. This includes all scheduled maintenance and repairs required to keep the vehicle running. The Members Only Club allows you to significantly reduce the cost of ownership with discounts and bonuses and may even give you the option of upgrading a trim level or two on your next lease or purchase.

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Visit us at Richmond Ford or on our web page for more information about the Members Only Club and to apply for these great benefits.

Reasons to Buy From Richmond Ford

When leasing a new vehicle or buying a new or pre-owned vehicle, one of the decisions you have to make is where to get that vehicle. You can choose from many dealerships, used car dealerships that are not associated with a branded dealership or even an individual. However, you are taking chances when you choose anything but a branded dealership.

Choosing a Dealership

Once you chose a branded dealership, you have to choose which brand. If you want a Ford, no one knows more about Ford vehicles than a Ford dealership, especially a hometown favorite such as Richmond Ford.

And, if you are in the market for a used vehicle, our dealership provides the same knowledge, customer commitment and outstanding customer service to customers buying pre-owned that it provides to customers buying or leasing brand new vehicles.

What We Give Back

Richmond Ford is not just a place to get a vehicle and then be forgotten once you drive off the lot. First, you’ll pay less for your vehicle, plus you get our outstanding customer service and our commitment. But once you walk out the door, you’ll also have two years of maintenance, $500 in service coupons, Virginia state inspections for life, an owner rewards program and a monthly owner’s seminar. Plus, we have two convenient locations to serve you.

Top-Notch Service

Since all vehicles need maintenance and service, we have a top-notch service center. You can either call or email to set up an appointment or you can call or email with any questions and/or concerns you may have about your vehicle and its maintenance. We make it easy for you to contact us and for you to have your vehicle maintained so that it will have more value when you are ready to trade it in or upgrade.

Our certified technicians are ready to answer your questions and are here to provide trusted vehicle maintenance and service for the new or pre-owned vehicle you purchased at Richmond Ford – even if the vehicle is not a Ford.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Stop by Richmond Ford today to get to know us, to test drive a new vehicle or to visit our service center before you bring your vehicle in for service.

Top Places to Travel in Virginia in 2015

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Once you have your vehicle serviced at Richmond Ford – or you pick up a new vehicle if you want to upgrade – you’re ready to start planning trips throughout the state. Whether you decide to take a weekend trip or head out on your vacation, visit some of these top places to travel in Virginia in 2015.

Arlington National Cemetery

This historic landmark sees three million visitors every year. Many of them have family members buried in the cemetery. You can visit too, just to remember those who fought for your freedom. The cemetery has a Welcome Center close to the entrance gate so you can pick up maps, learn more about the cemetery, view exhibits and visit the bookstore. For more information, visit

Colonial Williamsburg

If you are a history buff, you’ll love Colonial Williamsburg. This living history museum/city has tons of historic attractions and art museums. And, if you’re in the mood for a round of golf, play the golf course. For those who love shopping and dining, you won’t be disappointed.

The Natural Bridge

This National Historic Landmark is one of the best places to catch pictures. It’s located in the Shenandoah Valley and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay at the family-friendly Historic Hotel and take a week to explore the area and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information, visit

Busch Gardens

For those who prefer tons of excitement or need something to do to keep the kids occupied on a long weekend, visit Busch Gardens, located about 3 miles east of Williamsburg. In addition to water rides, roller coasters, simulators and other fun rides, you’ll have plenty of places for shopping and dining.

Manassas National Battlefield Park

If you want to walk tons of trails and learn about the Civil War, visit the 5000-acre Manassas National Battlefield Park. Be sure to stop by the Henry Hills Visitor Center for an orientation film, and the museum to see some of the artifacts, uniforms and weapons of the Civil War. For more information, visit

Stop by Richmond Ford

Before you head out on vacation or a long weekend, visit Richmond Ford to have your vehicle serviced or to upgrade to a newer vehicle. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may be running.

2015 Ford Edge

When you stop by Richmond Ford to test drive a vehicle or three, be sure the 2015 Ford Edge is on your list of test drives. This SUV model has tons of room in the rear including over 40 inches of headroom and legroom, and over 57 inches of hip room. With all of the seats in place, you still have over 39 cubic feet of cargo room.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Ford Edge features a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with a double overhead cam and 16 valves. The engine is backed by a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

Interior Features

Interior features include a driver’s seat with manual adjustable lumbar support, front bucket seats, a split folding rear seat, reclining rear seats, remote keyless entry, one-touch front windows, cruise control, front and rear cup holders and door pockets, an overhead console with storage, additional storage in the front seat backs, a tilt and telescopic steering column, electric power steering, cruise, audio and transmission controls mounted on the steering wheel, a rear view camera, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and interior air filtration.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM radio, radio data system, a mast antenna, speed sensitive volume, auxiliary audio input, USB input, six speakers and a memory card slot. Telematics include Bluetooth; and SYNC is available.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include privacy glass, a rear defroster, intermittent rear wipers, variably intermittent wipers, a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels with all-season tires and a rear lift gate door.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, emergency braking assist, an engine immobilizer, dual front side mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, dusk sensing headlights, daytime running lights and auto delay off headlights.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2015 Ford Edge and to learn more about this vehicle’s convenience, security, entrainment and safety features. Be sure to ask your salesperson whether we are running any specials for leasing or purchasing the 2015 Ford Edge.


Top New Year’s Resolutions

Top New Year’s resolutions often involve money, health and fitness; however, if you want to do something different, you might want to upgrade your vehicle, learn something new, get organized or even spend more time with nature.

Upgrading Your Vehicle

You can upgrade your vehicle and still keep a resolution about saving money. Stop by Richmond Ford to pick out a new or pre-owned vehicle that is an upgrade to your current model – or choose a completely different model. Depending on what you get, especially if you choose something that is pre-owned, you can still get a new or new-to-you vehicle and save money. Head over to our showroom before the year ends to take advantage of our year-end specials.

Get Rid of That Clutter!

Deciding to be better organized is a large task to take on and this is a New Year’s resolution that could easily become one that you drop like a hot potato. Make it easy on yourself and start off with one room at a time. Promise yourself that you’ll do one room per month – and if you finish early you can feel the satisfaction of moving on to the next room early.

If thinking about doing one room still gives you a migraine, break the room up. Do the closet, then the dressers or cabinets, entertainment centers – then do the rest of the room. You’ll see how fast it comes together if you break large tasks into small tasks.

Learning Something New

You don’t have to go to college to learn something new – you can teach yourself whether it’s a new craft, how to landscape, play an instrument or cook different meals. You can even look for inexpensive individual courses taught by colleges or by retailers.

Helping Others

Choosing to help others helps you feel better about yourself, but more importantly, it might get someone else out of a bind. Whether you choose to tutor/mentor a child, help a nonprofit with a large project or donate things you no longer use or need to a needy cause, you’ll have kept your New Year’s resolution.

Stop by Richmond Ford

When you consider which new vehicle you would like, take into consideration the things you plan on doing this year. If you pledge to help a nonprofit you may want a pickup truck to move larger items or to help with your landscaping project; or an SUV to help transport people. Stop by Richmond Ford with your resolutions in mind to pick out your next vehicle.

Top SUV at Richmond Ford

The best SUV you can pick out at Richmond Ford is the 2015 Ford Expedition EL Limited. This SUV features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and four-wheel drive. The engine features twin turbochargers, thus it has plenty of power yet it is economical when it comes to fuel mileage.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include front fog lights, a roof rack, running boards, chrome door handles and front grille, perimeter/approach lights, deep tinted glass, a power lift gate, fully automatic headlights with delay off, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, variably intermittent wipers with speed sensitivity and rain detectors, a rear wiper with heated wiper park, rear defroster and heated auto-dimming door mirrors.

Interior Features

The interior features a perimeter alarm, Securilock anti-theft ignition and engine immobilizer, power door locks with autolock feature, remote keyless entry with illuminated entry and a panic button, an illuminated glove box, steering wheel-mounted cruise controls and audio controls, systems monitor, front and rear cup holders, hidden storage in the cargo area, three 12-volt DC power outlets, a garage door transmitter and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Additional features include auxiliary rear heater and headliner/pillar ducts, under-seat HVAC ducts, rear HVAC with separate controls, a digital signal processor, power adjustable pedals, remote engine start, leather seats and gear shift knob, front dual zone automatic air conditioning, front headed and ventilated seats, power tilt and telescopic steering column, SYNC Communications and Entertainment System, Bluetooth, a USB port, eight-way power driver and front passenger seats and tons of storage.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include ABS and driveline traction control, a low tire pressure warning system, airbag occupancy sensor, side impact beams, MyKey System, Advancetrac with roll stability control electronic stability control, a rear camera, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, parking sensors for the front and rear and a safety canopy system with first, second and third row curtain airbags.

Visit Richmond Ford

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2015 Ford Expedition EL Limited and to learn more about all of this SUV model’s entertainment, convenience, safety and security features; and to take advantage of our year-end specials.

New Year’s Eve Events in Virginia

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Have you picked up your new Ford yet? If not, hurry down to Richmond Ford to get that new vehicle so you are ready to head out for some New Year’s Eve parties and fireworks. You’ll find many “First Nights” throughout the state – now you just have to choose which one you want to attend. With a brand new Ford, you can make a long weekend out of New Year’s Eve whether you choose something in Richmond or another Virginia city.

First Night Alexandria

The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Old Town Alexandria, located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Take your pick of over 100 performances at 22 indoor venues, dancing and children’s face painting and games. During the afternoon, the Sixth Annual Fun Hunt will be held, plus many new activities for families, including pets. You could also have a chance at winning some cash in the photo contest. And, don’t forget about the fireworks at midnight over the Potomac River. Admission is $20 for adults. Children under 12 and active military personnel are free.

High Noon Year’s Eve at the Virginia Living Museum

Visit the Virginia Living Museum at 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 23601from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to enjoy a western-themed New Year’s celebration. Come dressed as a cowpoke to make it even more fun. You’ll meet several animal friends from Teeny Tiny Farm, meet Bubbles the Clown, play carnival games, win prizes, get your face painted and enjoy many other activities. The New Year’s countdown is at noon. Some special activities require an additional fee on top of admission. Admission is $17 for adults and $13 for children. Buy a wristband for unlimited special activities for $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

First Night Williamsburg

If you want to party on New Year’s Eve, but prefer to attend a non-alcoholic party, then the 22nd Annual First Night Williamsburg is just the party for you. This family-oriented event is presented throughout the city of Williamsburg and on the College of William & Mary’s campus. Music, jugglers, storytellers, puppeteers, clowns, bands and more will be on hand to help you celebrate. The children’s show starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will go off at midnight. Order an admission button online or pick one up from one of 20 retailers in the area. If you order online, you can pick your button up at the Sadler Center on campus as it will not be shipped. Admission is $15. Order buttons at

Visit Richmond Ford

Visit Richmond Ford to pick up a new vehicle before you head out to the many New Year’s Eve parties throughout the area and the state.