Top Features in the All-New Ford F-150

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The 2015 Ford F-150 XLT has been completely remodeled for its 13th generation; however, you won’t know it by looking at it. The new truck, now available at Richmond Ford, has a restyled grille and new headlights. The rest of the remodel is pretty much hidden from view. Changes include lightweight aluminum in the body panels and hood. This made the truck about 700 pounds lighter. The aluminum is military grade and in many cases, tougher than steel. The underpinning is made from high-strength steel and is a full ladder-reinforced frame.

Combine the “diet” with a 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine, and you have excellent fuel economy and the ability to handle more payload. The new Ford truck gets 22 mpg* combined. It will tow up to 12,200 pounds if you opt for the 3.5-liter turbo V-6 engine.

For also added new technology including a trailer hitch assist, video cameras and a top-down 360-degree camera view system for help with parking. Another new piece of technology is the 8-inch productivity screen, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

Trim Levels and Body Styles

You have several options to choose from. Choose a regular cab, extended cab or a crew cab. You also have a choice of three different bed sizes: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet. And trim levels include the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

While the XL is pretty bare by itself, you can add Equipment Group 101A. Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a 40/20/40 split front bench sat, a 60/40 split rear seat, cloth upholstery, manual windows, locks and mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system. The Equipment Group 101A adds daytime running lights, automatic headlights, power door locks and tailgate locks, keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, a 4.2-inch information display, Ford Sync, Bluetooth and cruise control.

Stand-alone options include running boards, skid plates, appearance packages, a power sliding rear window, CD player, rear parking sensors, box side steps, integrated trailer brake controller, spray-in bedliner, towing packages and different axle ratios.

Visit Richmond Ford Today

Stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the Ford F-150 and to choose the best trim level, bed size and cab size for your needs.

Ford’s New GT Revealed at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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If you want to really impress your friends, then keep your eye out for the appearance of the 2016 Ford GT supercar expected to be at dealerships including Richmond Ford at some point in 2016. The new GT, just revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, is stunning, to say the least. And, you won’t see a watered-down version of a concept car for this model when it does finally come out. The vehicle that was at the auto show is a preview of the very vehicle that will be in showrooms this coming year.

Engine and Transmission

This rear-wheel drive model features a mid-mounted engine, an aerodynamic body, an EcoBoost V-6 engine and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine sports two turbochargers and is expected to make over 600 horses. The engine has updated valve train features and an updated direct-injection system for better performance.

Chassis Features

The chassis features a lot of aluminum and carbon fiber to make it lightweight – and to help with fuel economy. The ultra-aerodynamic body and the superb power-to-weight ratio was created by using carbon fiber for the passenger cell and body panels and aluminum front and rear sub-frames. Add active aerodynamics including a deployable rear spoiler and you have a vehicle that is quite fuel efficient.

Cabin Features

The cabin features a narrow profile canopy, doors that swing up, seats that are integrated in the carbon fiber passenger cell and adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate the fixed seating. You’ll be able to configure the instrument cluster for different driving modes and environments.

Visit Richmond Ford

Keep your eye on this space or visit Richmond Ford for more information about the 2016 Ford GT supercar as it becomes available, including updated numbers, pricing and features.

2015 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A 4WD

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If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive the 2015 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A with four-wheel drive. While this luxury vehicle isn’t something you’d take on a hunting trail, the four-wheel drive comes in handy during snow storms or should you accidentally get off the road.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with twin turbos and an engine oil cooler. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. The transmission also features a driver selectable mode and an oil cooler. This combination gets 15 mpg* in the city and 20 mpg* on the highway.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include Equipment Group 100A Select, a power moon roof, aluminum wheels with performance tires in the front and rear, a conventional spare tire, tow hooks, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, power retractable running boards/side steps, a luggage rack and leather seats.

Additional features include audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, power front seats, mirror, pedal and seat memory, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, leather steering wheel, keyless start, keyless entry, cruise control, a universal garage door opener, multi-zone air conditioning, rear air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors,

Security and Safety Features

Security and safety features include four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent rain-sensing wipers, daytime running lights, automatic HID headlights, a security system, engine immobilizer, rear parking aid, traction and stability control, blind spot monitor, cross traffic alert and a tire pressure monitor.

Additional features include a backup camera, child safety locks, a proximity key for the doors and ignition and several airbags.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a CD player, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, a navigation system, MP3 player, rear seat audio controls, HD radio, hard disc drive media storage, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, WiFi HotSpot and a premium sound system.

More Features

The 2015 Navigator has tons more features including a blind spot sensor, hill hold control and several airbags. Stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive a new 2015 Lincoln Navigator and to learn more about this model’s features.

Reasons to Buy from Richmond Ford

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When it’s time to buy a new vehicle, one of the decisions you need to make after you decide you want a new Ford or Lincoln is which dealership to choose. Many people choose Richmond Ford for many reasons, whether they have previously purchased or leased a vehicle from us or they were recommended by a friend or relative. In addition to a reference or a great review, there are several other reasons why you should buy from Richmond Ford.

Maintenance Program

When you purchase a new vehicle from Richmond Ford, you get two years of maintenance for your vehicle. Since maintenance is required to keep your vehicle in great condition and to minimize breakdowns, the two-year maintenance plan is a huge convenience. On top of that, we keep track of everything that has been done to your vehicle at Richmond Ford.

Service Coupons

When you buy a new car, truck or SUV from us, you get $500 in service coupons. Additionally, you’ll find that we often run specials on service and maintenance that save you money, thus decreasing the yearly cost to own of your vehicle.

VA State Inspections for Life

Since Virginia makes you get inspections, you might as well get free inspections for the life of your vehicle.

Owner Rewards Program

We also have an owner rewards program that gives you rewards whenever you spend money at Richmond Ford for select services and parts.

Additional Reasons

We also feature a monthly owner’s seminar, we have two convenient locations to make it easier for you to have your vehicle serviced, we have been recognized for outstanding customer service, and the biggest reason of all: We are Richmond’s Hometown Favorite.

Stop by Richmond Ford Today

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive one or seven vehicles so you can make an informed decision on the perfect car, truck or SUV for your family. Be sure to ask your salesperson to show you vehicles with the features you are interested in, including collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, rearview cameras, parking sensors, heated seats and more. Also ask about any finance or lease specials we may be running on certain models; or about service specials and the owner rewards program.

Ford Debuts Big Changes at NADA

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Since Ford lost some of its market share last year, the company is working to recoup that share this year. This means Ford needed to change its strategy so its dealerships would sell more cars and trucks. This means dealers will have bigger inventories of new and updated models that are coming out. Since many of the updated products were not released until the end of 2014, they have not reached full production. The newly redesigned F-150, now available at Richmond Ford, is expected to reach full production in April according to Autonews.com.

In an interview with Autonews, Stephen Odell stated that the F-series is the “big driver of volume growth” for 2015. Some of the big changes expected from Ford include more of the F-150 models, and newly updated Edge, Focus and Escape models.

2015 F-150

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The 2015 F-150 XLT with a crew cab features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with twin turbos. Although the engine is turbocharged, it runs on regular unleaded fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission; and the truck is four-wheel drive.

The new models feature a high-strength aluminum alloy body and a steel frame to make the truck lighter and more economical. The aluminum is the same 5,000/6,000-series grade that is used in commercial transportation and aerospace. The benefits of using aluminum include reduced weight and more strength – it is less likely to dent and corrode.

The new frame is made from high-strength steel and features eight crossmembers. Although the frame is more rigid and stronger than the frame on last year’s model, it is 60 pounds lighter. The entire truck is about 700 pounds lighter, giving the F-150 more towing and hauling capacity, faster acceleration and improved power-to-weight ratio.

Visit Richmond Ford

To see any of the new vehicles that were at NADA San Francisco – those that have been shipped to dealerships – stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. If you are considering a truck but didn’t have the Ford F-150 on your list, be sure you add it to your “must test drive” list – you’ll see how much extra power the truck has, how much stronger the body is, and how much more economical it is because of the aluminum body.

Ron Kody Receives Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford!

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Ron Kody, the owner of Richmond Ford, received Ford’s Salute to Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford for the time and effort he, his wife and his staff have put into not only his dealership, but the community as well.

Richmond Ford traces its history back to 1917. Ron Kody bought the dealership in 2007 and added Lincoln because he wanted to be an entrepreneur and wanted to do something more exciting with his life. He decided on a dealership because he likes cars and he likes helping out in the community and saw the dealership as a way to do just that.

Mr. Kody supports the community’s health, safety and education. He mentors students at the Hermitage Tech Center’s automotive program. He also supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the organization’s Tie One On campaign because the organization stands for the safety of everyone on the roads.

Richmond Ford and its owners and staff also support the Susan G. Coleman Race for the Cure organization by providing a race packet pickup location. He has donated over $175,000 in cash and services to the organization and lets them use his building for the start of the race.

Another organization he provides services for is the St. Jude Radiothon – his building is taken over for two days by the event so Richmond Ford may not sell many cars on those days, but it is worth it to Mr. Kody as the Radiothon helps fund St. Jude’s so children can get the care they need.

Furthermore, Mr. Kody holds an annual teacher’s appreciation luncheon at Patrick Henry High School and hands out gift cards to the teachers.

Mr. Kody says he doesn’t do it all by himself and that he couldn’t do it without the support of his wife and staff. He is able to help keep Richmond safe, healthy and educated through his efforts and charity work.

Help Support Richmond Ford

Help support Richmond Ford by stopping by to say thank you or by stopping by during any of its charity events. And, don’t forget to think of your own safety while you are at it – be sure to call for an appointment to have your vehicle serviced and maintained because a well-maintained vehicle is safer for everyone on the road, not just you and your family.

Commercial Vehicles at Richmond Ford

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If you are in the market for one or more commercial vehicles for your business, stop by Richmond Ford to test drive one or more – and to set up a fleet of vehicles for your business. You can choose from several different types and body styles.

2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW XL with a crew cab chassis cab is an Oxford White truck with an intercooled turbo diesel 6.7-liter V-8 engine backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

2015 Ford Super Duty F-550 DRW XL with a crew cab chassis cab is also in Oxford White and features a 6.7-liter intercooled turbo diesel V-8 engine. This engine is also backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. You can also choose this truck with an extended cab chassis cab.

Bed Styles

Choose from several styles including tall sides with cabinets, short sides with cabinets, a dump bed with high sides, a short-sided dump bed, a dump bed with rails instead of closed sides, or a flatbed.

Available Options

Depending on the year and models, options may include four-wheel drive, a trailer tow package, a high capacity tow package, power equipment, a snow plow prep package, trailer brake controller, or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior Features

Exterior features may include black door handles, a fixed rear window, variably intermittent wipers, a black grille, light tinted glass, black window trim, fully galvanized steel panels, folding side mirrors, aero-composite halogen headlights, reverse-opening rear doors, double tow hooks on the front bumper, trailer style mirrors, 19.5 Argent painted steel wheels and cab clearance lights.

Interior Features

Interior features may include a tilt and telescopic steering column, cup holders, front map lights, a systems monitor, day/night rearview mirror, 12-volt DC power outlets, front center armrest with storage, adjustable front head restrained and fixed rear head restraints, vented rear windows, dashboard storage, bench front seat, overhead console with storage, fade-to-off interior lighting, and an outside temperature gauge.

To learn more about the commercial vehicles we have at Richmond Ford, stop by today and let us help you put together your fleet of vehicles or help us find you that perfect truck for your single-person business.

New vs. Used Vehicles

Before you head out to a dealership for a new vehicle, you should have two things in mind other than the type of vehicle you want: Buying new or used, and if new, leasing or purchasing. While you may start out looking at used vehicles at Richmond Ford, you may change your mind and choose a new vehicle. Likewise with leasing vs. purchasing – you might think you want to purchase, but you can always change your mind.

Benefits of Buying a New Vehicle

When you buy a new vehicle, you have the most up to date technology and you get to have that new car smell! You also have the manufacturer’s warranty should anything go bad. You can also choose from various trim levels to get what you want for features, and you can add additional options if you choose. You also get to choose which color you want – for the interior and exterior.

Cons of Buying a New Vehicle

Most of the downsides of buying new are pretty obvious, but they include the cost of the vehicle and the cost of insurance. You may be able to afford something new, though it’s not what you really want. When you add the cost of insurance on certain models, that could put the new vehicle out of reach. You have two options – you can look at the cost of leasing, which is not for everyone, or you can buy used.

Benefits of Buying a Used Vehicle

The biggest benefit of buying a used vehicle is that the cost is much lower. You may even find something newer with low miles on it so that you can have many of the newer technologies. Furthermore, when you buy used, the insurance cost is usually lower, and is definitely lower if you can pay cash for a used vehicle. You can also afford the vehicle you want if the price was out of reach on a brand new model.

Cons of Buying a Used Vehicle

The biggest downside to buying a used vehicle is that you most likely don’t have a warranty. However, when you buy a used vehicle from Richmond Ford, you can rest assured that we check out every vehicle on our used car lot. If it needs repairs before we put it on the lot, those repairs are done. You can buy an extended warranty to cover anything that might happen. Extended warranties vary in what they will cover and their length of coverage.

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive your next new or used vehicle. While you may have one type in mind, you might surprise yourself with the opposite!

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, but prefer something that is “green,” stop by Richmond Ford to test drive the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury model. The Fusion features a 2.0-liter Atkinson inline four-cylinder engine and an electric motor backed by a E-CVT automatic transmission. The maintenance-free engine battery features run-down protection.

The hybrid battery is a lithium-ion battery with a 3.3 kW onboard charger. The battery takes about 7 hours to charge at 110 volts and about 2.5 hours to charge at 220 volts.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include regenerative four-wheel ABS disc brakes, brake assist, electric parking brake, brake-actuated limited slip differential, reverse sensing system, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, driveline traction control, Mykey System, rear child safety locks, low tire pressure warning system and side impact beams.

The Mykey system includes a top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, and an early low fuel warning system. Airbags include dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, first and second row curtain airbags, knee airbags for the driver and passenger, perimeter/approach lights, engine immobilizer, spare tire inflator and an occupancy sensor for the airbags.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a moon roof, universal garage door opener, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, rear defroster and wiper, variable speed intermittent wipers, fully automatic headlights, fog lights, adjustable steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, leather seats, adjustable lumbar for the front driver and passenger seats, seat memory, and a pass-through rear seat.

Additional features include illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, keyless entry, remote trunk release, multi-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, CD player, MP3 player, Bluetooth and auxiliary audio input.

Additional features include six speakers, a 6-month pre-paid subscription to Sirius radio, seek/scan function for the MP3 player, wireless streaming, SYNC with MyFordTouch, and an 8-inch LCD touch screen.

For a complete list of convenience, entertainment, security and safety features and to take a test drive, stop by Richmond Ford today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials that we may be running on the 2014 Ford Fusion hybrid.

Service Center at Richmond Ford

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Servicing your vehicle is the key to making it last seemingly forever. You can get hundreds of thousands of miles out of a properly serviced and cared-for vehicle. If you are the type to drive a vehicle until it goes no more, then you should be taking advantage of the service center at Richmond Ford.

ASE Certified Techs

All of our technicians are certified and are trained specifically to work on vehicles, whether you need an oil change, suspension work, tune up, transmission work or even an engine rebuild. You can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is in good hands when you leave it for service with us.

The Importance of Service

Besides the fact that you could void your warranty by not maintaining your vehicle pursuant to the manufacturer’s recommendation, your vehicle could die a slow, painful death if you don’t keep up with the maintenance. A vehicle that is properly maintained can get a few hundred thousand miles on it. This means regular oil changes and tune ups; and repairing things as they break or before they break.

If you let an oil leak go, you could run out of oil and freeze the engine. Even if the engine does not lock up, the metal rubbing against metal puts some serious wear on the engine. Don’t forget that on a vehicle if something goes bad, it will affect something else. For example, if the brake pads are low and you don’t change them, they will damage the rotors and could damage the calipers.

About Our Service Center

You can call or email us to set up a service appointment for your new or pre-owned vehicle. We are located at 4600 West Broad Street in Richmond. To email us for an appointment or to ask any questions about the service on your vehicle, visit our webpage and click on the email link. You can also schedule an appointment on the same page.

If you prefer the phone, call our service department at (877) 709-7947 or (877) 709-7948 for questions or scheduling. Our hours also make it convenient for you to get your vehicle serviced at Richmond Ford. Our service hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We are closed on Sunday.