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

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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.

2015 Ford Fusion S

Stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2015 Ford Fusion S and to learn more about this economical sedan’s convenience, safety, entertainment and security features. This sedan can seat up to five people and has a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Ford Fusion S features a 2.5-liter engine backed by a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This combination gets 22 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway. The engine runs on regular unleaded fuel and makes 175 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 175 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm.

Interior Features

Interior features include a height adjustable driver’s seat, a split folding rear seat, rear ventilation ducts, remote keyless power door locks, one-touch power windows in the front and rear, cruise control, front and rear cup holders and door pockets, an overhead console with storage, additional storage on the front seat backs, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, a rear view camera and driver and front passenger illuminating vanity mirrors.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include four speakers, speed sensitive volume control, a mast antenna, AM/FM stereo, radio data system, auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control, Bluetooth and a USB connection.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, four-wheel ABS brakes, emergency braking assist, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, daytime running lights, auto delay off headlights, dusk-sensing headlights, ventilated front brake rotors, read door child safety locks, stability control, traction control, post-collision safety system and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Stop by Richmond Ford

For more information on the 2015 Ford Fusion S, stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. Ask your salesperson for a full list of security, safety, entertainment and convenience features. Also ask about any specials we may be running on the 2015 Ford Fusion.

Complete Your Christmas List at Richmond Ford

If you are stuck figuring out what to get someone on your Christmas list and that person owns a Ford, your troubles are over. Stop by Richmond Ford to pick up some nifty accessories for the Ford owner. Whether he or she drives a Mustang or an F-250, you’re sure to find something for his or her Ford.

Ideas for the Interior

Choose from all-weather floor mats, illuminated or non-illuminated door sills, cargo protectors, cargo nets, a console safe or cargo locks. Cargo locks hook onto the carpet with Velcro and can be moved around to accommodate the size of the item or items you want to hold in place. Additional ideas include an ash/coin cup, gear shift knobs and sport pedals.

Ideas for the Exterior

You’ll find many ideas for the exterior of your recipient’s Ford including covers, protectors, body kits, deflectors, deck lid panels, exhaust tips, door handles, locking fuel plugs, aluminum fuel doors, racks, mirrors, carriers, grilles, graphics, trim kits, stripes, scoops, louvres, running boards, splash guards, sliding rear windows, Sportz Tents, spoilers, step bars and trailer towing accessories.


You can add features to a Ford if it did not come with those features. This includes auto-dimming rearview mirrors and keyless entry. In addition, Ford also carries audio accessories, DVD systems, lights, parking assist systems, phone products, speed control, remote start, security systems, alarms, perimeter security systems and remote access.

Bed Accessories

For the friend or relative on your Christmas list who has a truck, add truck bed accessories to your list of possible gifts. Bed rails, covers, tool boxes, extenders, dividers, liners, hooks, mats and side steps are all available through Ford.

And, If You Really Love Someone…

If you still can’t come up with a great Christmas gift, then just buy your loved one a new Ford! Whether you choose the Mustang, F-150, Expedition or Focus, you can’t go wrong. Stop by Richmond Ford today to finish your Christmas shopping or to test drive a new Ford today.

2015 Mustang at Richmond

If you are in the market for a Mustang, why not go all the way and grab the Kona Blue 2015 GT 50 Years Limited Edition now available at Richmond Ford? There are a limited number of these that have been released and we have only one in stock.

The Exterior

This version was created to honor 50 years of Mustang heritage and only 1,964 have been built. The 50 Years Limited Edition is based on the 2015 Mustang GT fastback with the Performance Package, plus it has the 50 Year Limited Edition package. The limited edition gives customers only two options: the exterior color – Kona Blue or Wimbledon White; and a choice of s six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The unit we have on the lot features the manual transmission and is Kona Blue.

The limited edition features some “discreet highlights” in the form of chrome for the side glass, grille and tri-bar taillights. The chrome bezels that surround the base of each of the three taillight blades is borrowed from the 1962 design. The original design features three individual lights on each side, but they were combined into three lights in one bar for each side for the limited edition.

The limited edition is the only Mustang that features the large faux gas cap on the rear fascia. “50 Years” has been added to the GT insignia on the cap. Also unique to the limited edition is the louvered rear quarter windows.

The Interior

The interior features an aluminum trim panel that is the length of the double-brow instrument panel. The trim panel features an axel spin finish that won’t be seen in any other Mustang. Plus, the limited edition features a 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side.

The steering wheel is wrapped with cashmere-stitched leather. The same stitching is used on the shifter boot, instrument panel, door inserts, center armrest and the seats. The seats are two-tone cashmere and black leather; and they feature the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

Loop carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding is also unique to the 50 Year Limited Edition.

Technical Features

The 50 Years Limited Edition features a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that makes over 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. This model also features the performance pack that includes 19-inch alloy wheels and a Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers.

Stop by Richmond Ford

To learn more about the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Year Limited Edition, visit Richmond Ford today for a test drive.

December Specials at Richmond Ford

Whether you are looking for a Ford for yourself or you want to surprise someone with a Christmas car, Richmond Ford has several vehicles lined up for December specials. Stop by to test drive one or more of our specially priced vehicles today so you can bring it home before Christmas.

2015 Ford Fiesta S

The MSRP on the 2015 Ford Fiesta S is $14,690, but you can take it home for less than $13,500. This model comes in Ingot silver metallic and features a 1.6-liter engine backed by a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive. It runs on regular unleaded fuel – this economical car will definitely cut fuel costs.

2015 Ford Escape S

This model’s MSRP is $23,505 but you can take it home today for just over $20,500. This sunset-colored Escape features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It runs on regular unleaded fuel and makes a great vehicle for commuting and taking economical road trips.

2014 Ford Fusion SE

Save nearly $4,000 on this model. The ruby red metallic 2014 Ford Fusion SE features an intercooled turbocharged engine backed by a six-speed automatic with overdrive. You can get to places fast yet economically.

2014 Ford Escape SE

The 2014 Ford Escape SE has an MSRP of $27, 945, but you can take it home for just under $24,000. This tuxedo black Escape features an intercooled turbo engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Stop by to test drive it and learn about all of the convenience, safety, entertainment and security features this model offers.

2015 Ford Explorer

If you need something with a bit more size to it, stop by to test drive the 2015 Ford Explorer. This model has an MSRP of $32,085 but you can take it home for just over $29,000. This Ingot silver metallic model features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

2014 Ford F-150 Lariat with Crew Cab

When nothing but a truck will do for you, that is what you should test drive. The 2014 Ford F-150 Lariat with crew cab will fill all of your needs: hauling supplies, taking the family on a road trip, and commuting back and forth to work. This model has an MSRP of over $49,000, but you can take it home today for just over $40,500. The F-150 Lariat features a 5.0-liter V-8 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

Visit Richmond Ford Today

Regardless of what you need, you’re sure to find a great deal at Richmond Ford so stop by and test drive one or more of our December specials today.

2015 Ford Escape SE

If you are in the market for an SUV with excellent fuel economy and something that looks great on you, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2015 Ford Escape SE. While not the lowest trim level, it is still affordable; and gives you tons of features.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, a locking/limited slip differential, brake assist, variable speed intermittent wipers, rear defrost, automatic headlights, fog lights, an engine immobilizer, stability control, traction control, front side airbag, driver airbag, passenger airbag, front and rear head airbags, a passenger airbag sensor, a knee airbag and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience and entertainment features include power steering, power mirrors, privacy glass, a rear spoiler, power door locks, an AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, MP3 player, CD player, an auxiliary audio input port, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, adjustable lumbar for the driver, adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, illuminated vanity mirrors and a backup camera.

Miscellaneous Features

Additional features include active grille shutters, aluminum wheels, performance tires for the front and rear, a pass-through rear bench seat, cruise control, floor mats and child safety locks.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Ford Escape SE features a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine backed by a six speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. The engine is turbo-charged and features several economical systems to reduce fuel mileage.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2015 Ford Escape SE and to learn more about its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features. Be sure to ask your salesperson for a complete list of features; and for a list of additional available options. Before you make a deal on the Escape, ask about any specials we may be running when you come in.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready

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Before you head out on a road trip, you should always make sure your vehicle is road-worthy, no matter how new it might be. This means keeping up with the manufacturer’s recommended service and performing equipment checks at the appropriate times – and sometimes more often.

Equipment Check

Richmond Ford will check your vehicle for potential issues before you head out on a road trip. Even though you may have just checked your tires and other equipment on your vehicle a couple of months ago, it’s always a good idea to do it just before a long road trip. Too many things could happen between the time you last checked your vehicle over and the day you leave on your road trip.


Have the service department check your tires for uneven wear, low tread and proper air pressure. If you notice a vibration in the steering wheel, the tires may need balancing or you could have a separated tire. Take note of what speed you feel the vibration and when it goes away – that will help tell the service techs whether they should be looking at a balancing issue or a separated tire.

If you feel any pulling, have the techs check the alignment. Your vehicle should go straight down the road without constantly pulling to one side or the other.


Even if you haven’t heard your brakes squeaking, have them checked. You don’t want to get 1,500 miles away and have them start squeaking as you’d have to replace them on the road. It’s better to replace the brakes at your trusted dealership rather than take a chance on an unknown shop or unknown dealership.

Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses don’t seem like a lot since they are rather inexpensive to replace. However, they can and will leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere if they break. And, if the water pump belt breaks, it could further damage your engine by overheating it – the same as a broken hose would.

Furthermore, the belt or belts, if you have more than one, often run more than one accessory. If the belt that runs the power steering breaks, your arms are not going to be happy. And if the belt that runs the air compressor breaks and it’s 90 degrees out, you’re going to hear about that from the family.

Stop by Richmond Ford

Stop by Richmond Ford to have your vehicle thoroughly checked by our service department before you head out on a road trip, even if it’s a short 200-mile trip.

Specials at Richmond Ford

Since November is a good time to service your vehicle for the upcoming winter, you’ll be looking for service specials. Richmond Ford has several service and parts specials running, in addition to special financing if you are trading in your current vehicle.

Service Specials

When you use your Ford Service credit card to buy four select tires, you can get up to $140 off via mail in rebate. Tire brands include Good Year, Continental, Dunlop, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Hancock and Yokohama.

Get The Works vehicle checkup for just $29.95 after a $10 mail-in rebate The Works includes a synthetic blend oil change, brake inspection, tire rotation and pressure check, multi-point inspection, air filter check and belts and hoses check.

If you hear your brakes squealing or grinding, it’s just in time for you to take advantage of our complete brake service special. For $179.95 for most cars and light trucks, we’ll replace the pads or shoes, inspect the brake lines and other brake components, and we will turn the drums or rotors if needed.

Parts Specials

Save 10 percent on all Motorcraft diesel fuel additives: Cetane Booster and Cetane Booster plus anti-gel. This coupon cannot be combined with other offers, and it is on in-stock items only. Print the coupon from our webpage.

Save 10 percent on all Motorcraft belts and hoses. If you notice that your belts are dry rotted, cracked or are coming apart – you’ll see threads pulling loose – now is the time to change them before they break and leave you stranded.

Check all hoses, including the heater hoses. They should not be soft and mushy to the touch and should have some resistance when you squeeze them. Our service techs can check all of your hoses by pressure testing the cooling system. Catch that bad hose before it lets you down.

Black Friday Pricing

Stop by Richmond Ford today to get Black Friday pricing plus no payments until February – and get up to $1,000 on an Amazon pre-paid gift card. Stop by to test drive that vehicle you have been eyeing for some time now, whether it’s a sedan, coupe, SUV or pickup truck. You’ll also get two years of maintenance included with your purchase.

2015 Ford Fiesta S

If you are in the market for something that is comfortable and good on gas, yet is highly affordable, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2015 Ford Fiesta S. This compact sedan has tons of features to keep you safe and to keep you entertained whether you are commuting or taking a road trip.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience features on the 2015 Ford Fiesta S include all-season tires, power mirrors, pass-through rear bench seat, adjustable steering wheel, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, light tinted glass, front and rear cup holders, illuminated glove box, day/night rearview mirror, cargo space lights, door bins and power door locks with autolock feature.

Entertainment features include AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3 player, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, an auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, six speakers, speed-compensated volume control, automatic equalizer, radio data system, integrated roof antenna, digital signal processor, SYNC communications and entertainment system and a 12-volt power outlet.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Ford Fiesta S features a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine backed by a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features standard equipment on the Fiesta S include ABS, front disc brakes, rear defrost, variable speed intermittent wipers, aero-composite halogen daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, tire pressure monitor, child safety locks, 911 Assist VHR, Securilock anti-theft ignition, speed sensing steering, hill hold control and low tire pressure warning system.

Additional safety features include front side airbag, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear head airbags, a passenger airbag sensor, knee airbag, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags and side impact beams.

Stop by Richmond Ford Today

To learn more about the 2015 Ford Fiesta S, stop by Richmond Ford today to take a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about additional available options and whether we are running any finance or lease specials on the Fiesta S.

You can see this model online to get pricing and more information, including manager’s best price and a payment calculator. You can also get pre-approved and make an offer on the 2015 Ford Fiesta S.

Great Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

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Whether you drive your Richmond Ford vehicle to a friend’s or relative’s house or your friends and relatives come to your house, you want Thanksgiving Dinner to be perfect. If you travel, you’ll probably bring something with you and if you entertain in your home, you’ll make most of the meal. Getting the perfect dish is part talent and part “good recipe.”

Kick up the Green Beans

Instead of making plain green beans, add some flavor by sautéing four slices of slab bacon in a sauté pan. When the bacon is translucent, add a half clove of finely diced garlic. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the green beans. Season lightly with pepper – you may not want salt as they should get plenty from the bacon. Cook until warmed through. The green beans should be crunchy if you are using fresh or frozen.

Turkey Rub

Make a turkey rub to add some kick to the turkey. After stuffing the turkey, sprinkle it liberally with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, poultry seasoning and Badia Redfish Seasoning. Bake the turkey as you normally would, but keep it covered until the last hour.

Perfect Cornbread

You’ll need two boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix, the ingredients listed on the box and ½ cup sugar. Grease a cast iron pan with bacon fat. Mix both boxes of cornbread mix, the ingredients on the box and the ½ cup sugar. Pour into the cast iron pan. Bake as directed.

Cheese Sauce for Veggies

You’ll need two tablespoons butter, about ¼ cup milk, two thick slices of jalapeno pepper cheese, cayenne pepper and 4 one-inch slices of Velveeta Sharp Cheddar.

Add the butter and milk to a saucepan. Cook on medium low until the butter melts. Add the cheese. Melt the cheese, stirring constantly. Add cayenne pepper to taste. Pour over hot vegetables – a mix of cauliflower, broccoli and carrots is great for this sauce.

Stop by Richmond Ford

If you are visiting, be sure you stop by Richmond Ford to have your vehicle checked or serviced for a road trip. If you have been thinking about getting a new car or truck, stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive the vehicle you are interested in.