Oak Hills Athletic Boosters “Highlander Fest”: Win A Ford Focus

July 29, 2010

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Transit Connect: Purpose-Built

July 28, 2010

The Ford Transit Connect has quickly gained a reputation for its flexible balance of capacity and fuel efficiency. Transit Connect has already proven itself in Europe and redefined the market for light-duty cargo vans there. Since its introduction in Europe in 2003, it’s won numerous awards and was named International Van of the Year. Now Transit Connect has done the same here in the U.S. over the last year. No other vehicle in the American market delivers the combination of capability and fuel economy offered by Transit Connect. That is why it was named 2010 North American Truck of the Year at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With the exit of the Chevy Astro, GMC Safari and the Freestar Cargo Van from the market, Transit Connect is the only light-duty commercial Van in the country. There is NO competition! Choose Transit Connect Wagon if your business requires all hands on board, with room for 4 in XL trim, or 5 in XLT. Both models feature flip-and-fold second-row seats for ultimate versatility. Transit Connect is your opportunity to grow your business. These are just a few of the types of businesses that Transit Connect can help serve: caterer, baker, florist, cable provider, dry cleaner, light construction, courier, home appliance repair, computer repair, security systems, parcel delivery, pest control, janitorial service and taxi (see story on Transit Connect Taxi).

WHAT IS PURPOSE-BUILT?

Purpose-built means Transit Connect is designed to meet the needs of small business owners who take pride in what they do and want to express that pride and their business image through their vehicles. Purpose-built means Transit Connect is right-sized, customizable, efficient, dependable and professional. This vehicle is designed to be customized for a wide variety of vocations with virtually endless upfitter possibilities!

TRANSIT CONNECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 39 ft. (curb to curb) turning diameter
  • Low 6 ft. 8 in. roof clearance (lower than a full-size van)
  • Dual sliding side doors
  • Dual swing-open rear cargo doors open to a wide 180 degrees
  • Optional 255 degree rear door hinges
  • Maximum cargo space (Van: 135.3 cu. ft. / Wagon: 78.1 cu. ft. behind second-row seat, 118.7 cu. ft. with second-row seat folded forward)
  • 6 ft. loadfloor length behind the front seat for long items
  • More than 4.5 ft. of cargo area height and width for tall and/or wide items
  • Low 23.1 in. load height for convenient loading and unloading
  • 1600 lbs maximum payload capacity
  • Large exterior panels provide advertising space for owners to display graphics
  • 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Best-in-class EPA-estimated 22mpg city/25mpg highway
  • Duratec 2.0 I-4 engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 136 horsepower@6300 rpm; 128 lb.-ft. of torque@4750 rpm
  • Timing chain instead of a belt helps improve engine durability

 

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the Transit Connect! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati.  Check out our entire Transit Connect inventory at http://www.fullerisford.com/transit-connect.aspx.


2009 E350 Dual Rear Wheel Starcraft Bus Body 15 Passenger Van

July 26, 2010

This bus is the perfect vehicle for your church, school, hotel shuttle, airport shuttle, corporate shuttle, parking shuttle, retirement community, assisted living facility, etc. This unit has a 5.4L V8 gas engine, auto transmission, aerodynamic design, 15 passenger seating with center aisle, easy entry, low overall height, 71” interior height, vinyl floor for easy cleaning, and an electric entrance door for easy entry. With a 21’ length, this bus is extremely easy to drive and maneuver. This bus has only 981 miles. We currently have two in stock. Call us at (513) 352-5800 x 51 or email us at fullerford@fuse.net for more details.

 

2009 E350 DUAL REAR WHEEL BUS SPECIFICATIONS

  • Starcraft 15 Passenger Bus Conversion Package
  • 11,500 GVW Package
  • 5.4 Liter V8 Gas Engine
  • 5 Speed Automatic Transmission With Overdrive
  • Power Window / Power Locks
  • Tilt Wheel / Cruise
  • AM/FM CD
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Auxiliary Heater Package
  • Heavy Duty Battery / 155 Amp Alternator
  • Trans/Air Climate Control System
  • 40 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • White Exterior with Gray Cloth Interior
  • Heavy Duty Vinyl Flooring

 

Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Fuller Ford can help you with all your commercial truck needs! Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com


Kentucky Farm Bureau Members Eligible for $500 Bonus Cash

July 23, 2010

 

Ford Motor Company is pleased to provide you this exclusive offer through the Farm Bureau Rewards Program. This offer provides Farm Bureau in the states of Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Tennessee with the opportunity to receive a $500 Bonus Cash Offer good toward the purchase or lease of any eligible new 2010/2011-Model Ford Car, Truck and SUV through       F-550 (Excluding Mustang Shelby GT, Shelby GT 500, Edge SE AWD, F-150 Raptor and Taurus SE). With this valuable offer, you can enjoy savings on the vehicle of your choice from our exciting new lineup of hard-working and technologically-advanced cars and trucks.

This program is eligible through January 3, 2011. To take advantage of this special $500 offer today, simply visit https://www.fordspecialoffer.com/login/default.asp. You will need your zip code and Kentucky Farm Bureau Member ID in order to login to the website. Then simply print out your emailed certificate. Rush to Fuller Ford today and present your Program Certificate to receive this great savings! Please note: You must bring a printed copy of this emailed certificate with you in order to be eligible. Call us at (513) 352-5800 x51 or stop in Fuller Ford for additional questions or information.

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati and just minutes from Kentucky. Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

*Terms and Condition: Program 33246: $500.00 Bonus Cash offer exclusively for active Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee Farm Bureau members who are residents of the United States. Offer is valid through January 3, 2011 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicle (excludes Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT). You must show proof of membership. Limit one $500.00 Bonus Cash offer per vehicle purchase or lease. Limit of five new eligible vehicle purchases or leases per Association member during program period. AXZD-Plans are not eligible.


Google Maps Teams Up With Ford SYNC

July 21, 2010

 

Have you heard the big news?  Drivers no longer have to print paper directions. Now they can simply send Google Maps directly to their Ford SYNC with the “Send-To-Car” feature which started on July 14, 2010. Google states that it’s safer than reading directions from a piece of paper — and better for the environment. “Instead of going online to calculate a route and print it out, which looking at can be a distraction in the car, that address is simply sent to your car and you download the directions to it once you jump in your car to leave on the trip,” Ford spokesman Alan Hall said in an e-mail to The Detroit News. “This isn’t a replacement for our navigation system. It’s an enhancement.” This feature previously worked only with BMW and Audi, but now Ford Lincoln Mercury 2010MY vehicles have this capability too. 
How Does It Work?
It’s so simple…just go to Google Maps…type in your directions from point A to B….click the “Send” button in top right…click “Send to Car”…then enter vehicle brand (Ford, Lincoln or Mercury) and enter Customer MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (that is ACTIVATED).  See attached PDF file printed from the Google Maps website today on details related to “Send to my Ford SYNC”.

Ford_Sync_-_Google_Maps

What are the Requirements?
The service ONLY works when SYNC is ACTIVATED in the vehicle!  The vehicle has to have an ACTIVE SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) subscription for non-navigation vehicles.  Note — 2011MY vehicles with navigation and active TDI accounts will also be able to receive the service. 

Fuller Ford’s friendly sales and service staff can help you with all of your Ford SYNC and Google Maps questions. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Check us out on the web at www.fullerisford.com.


Understanding Trailer Towing Systems

July 19, 2010

The all-new 2011 F-Series Super Duty Pickups and Chassis Cabs are all about capability – capability to get the job done with confidence. It is no small wonder that the majority of Super Duty owners use their trucks for towing, especially when you consider these impressive Super Duty bragging rights:

  • Best-in-class maximum conventional towing – 16,000 lbs. (Pickups and Chassis Cabs)
  • Best-in-class maximum 5th-wheel towing capacity – 24,400 lbs. (Pickups), 26,400 lbs. (Chassis Cabs)
  • Best-in-class maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 13,050 lbs. (Pickups)
  • Best-in-class maximum Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) – 33,000 lbs. (Pickups), 35,000 lbs. (Chassis Cabs)

The two key components of Super Duty’s towing capabilities are standard Trailer Sway Control and available factory-installed, fully integrated Trailer Brake Controller (TBC).

TRAILER SWAY CONTROL

Trailer Sway Control and AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) are standard on all Super Duty Pickup and single-rear-wheel (SRW) Super Duty Chassis Cab models. Trailer Sway Control is provided as a function of a module within the AdvanceTrac software that monitors the motions of the truck to detect sway while towing. When motion is detected, the system works to apply selected brakes and/or reduce engine power to help the driver regain control.

Dual-Rear-Wheel Trailer Sway Control

Dual-rear-wheel pickups, while not equipped with AdvanceTrac, provide Trailer Sway Control function in the following way:

  • A yaw motion sensor, very similar to that used in single-rear-wheel models, is incorporated into the braking system of dual-rear-wheel models.
  • This sensor monitors for trailer sway
  • When trailer sway is detected, the system responds by applying brake pressure selectively to the front brakes or reduces engine power to help the driver regain control

TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER

The available Super Duty Trailer Brake Controller (TBC) is factory-installed and fully integrated into the instrument panel and the truck’s onboard computer. The TBC ensures smooth and effective trailer braking by powering the trailer’s electric brakes with an output proportional to the towing vehicle’s electric brakes with an output proportional to the towing vehicle’s brake pressure.

TBC Compatibility

The Ford TBC has verified compatibility with trailers (one to four axles) utilizing electrically actuated drum brakes and certain Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) actuated drum or disc brake systems. A trailer that features a surge brake system can be used with Super Duty; however, trailer surge brakes are not integrated into the TBC.

Ford-Tested EOH TBC Compatibility

Brand              Series              EOH Model Number

Dexter             DX                    E/H 1000 (Drum)

                                                E/H 1600 (Disc)

BrakeRite        EHB                 4822500 (Drum)

                                                4813100 (Disc)

ActiBrake        AB-1                AB-1-8 (Drum)

                                                AB-1-14 (Disc)

                                                AB-1-16 (Heavy Duty)

HydraStar        HBA                 HBA10 (Drum)

                                                HBA12 (Disc)

                                                HBA16 (Heavy Duty)

TowBrake        HD                   HD3000

ELECTRIC-OVER-HYDRAULIC (EOH) TRAILER BRAKE FACTS

 

What Are EOH Brakes?

  • Electric-Over-Hydraulic trailer brakes, more commonly known as EOH, differ from the more common electric trailer brakes
  • EOH brakes are operated by an electrically powered pump that pressurizes a hydraulic fluid reservoir built into the trailer’s brake system
  • The fluid reservoir pressurizes either a wheel cylinder (drum brakes) or a caliper (disc brakes) in much the same way a vehicle master cylinder applies pressure to the braking system
  • EOH trailer brakes offer certain benefits over electric trailer brakes, such as:

                Smoother operation

                More responsive/predictable braking

                 Better adaptability in wet environments (such as boat trailers) than conventional electric trailer brakes

  • The factory-installed TBC is already compatible with certain EOH systems in the trailer marketplace

 

CONVENTIONAL TOWING SPECIFICATIONS

(more information on the Super Duty’s 5th Wheel Towing Specifications and the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitch Prep Package)

The all new 2011 Super Duty trucks are now here at Fuller Ford. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the entire Super Duty line-up! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Fuller Ford can help you with all your Super Duty towing questions and needs! Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com.


Ford Fiesta “Unwraps” Itself With Unique New Interactive Owner Delivery Experience

July 15, 2010

When 2011 Ford Fiesta owners pick up their new car, they’ll enjoy learning about it in a whole new way through the use of an interactive USB. Ford created the new delivery program for the Fiesta to make the initial owner experience as unique as the owners themselves, and is the first automaker to create such a program.

As part of the Ford Retail Movement, a dealer-readiness program, Ford has been working with targeted dealers, focusing on three key areas – preparing the sales force, engaging the customer, and creating a distinct new car delivery experience. The Fiesta delivery is designed to be particularly unique, since the approach is different than anything Ford has ever done before.

“Everything about the launch of the Fiesta has been different and the delivery experience is redefining how customers become acquainted with their new product,” said Paul Anderson, Ford small car marketing manager. “The Fiesta movement started the engagement with consumers and the delivery process continues the dialogue. This makes owners a part of something special.”

The Fiesta “unpackaging” experience is a new way for Ford and its dealers to interact with customers, and shows that Ford is trending towards a customer experience that does more than deliver a car – it brings the vehicle to life.

The experience kicks off with a short video featuring Fiesta Movement agents that is viewed on a kiosk located on the showroom floor. Following the video, consumers have their picture taken with their new ride, which is then uploaded to the Fiesta Community site.

On their way home, the owner plugs the preloaded USB into the Fiesta that “unwraps” the car and helps owners explore all the cool features in their new car, all in nineteen minutes of infotainment-type audio. Topics ranging from push button start, to the sound-deadening windshield glass are covered.

Once they get home, the USB goes into their home computer and downloads a Fiesta Community app, which is a place they can continue to engage with Ford, their dealer and other Fiesta enthusiasts.

Features of the Fiesta Community app include:

  • Fiestapedia: Serves as an online wiki, where owners can get tips from other owners and contribute their own ideas, with more than fifteen categories to choose from.
  • Photoshop: Users can retrieve their photo taken when they received their car, and Photoshop in a background, with more than fifty to choose from. After the photo is completed, it can easily be shared through social media channels like Facebook.
  • Online Community: Connects owners through collaboration with Fiesta Faction, an existing enthusiast club.
  • Dealer Store: Ties owners in with their dealer, so they can check out their Facebook page or website, and keep up-to-date with events.
  • Podcasts: Offers a dozen podcasts with greater detail about the features on Fiesta, such as safety and SYNC.
  • Fiesta News: Provides updated news on the world of Fiesta
  • Ford Connections: Makes it easy to connect with Ford, through www.fordvehicles.com, www.syncmyride.com and www.flmowner.com.

“The Fiesta Movement has taught us that consumers want to continue the dialogue with Ford Motor Company and other Fiesta owners,” said Anderson. “Fiesta continues to push the boundaries of how we launch products and how we interact with our customers.”

The all-new Fiesta is on sale now and featuring an expressive design, class-leading technologies and best-in-class highway fuel economy of 40 mpg. Fiesta brings efficiency and convenience together in one package.

Fuller Ford is expecting the all new 2011 Ford Fiesta to arrive any day. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the Ford Fiesta! Fuller Ford offers free shuttle service to all Service and Body Shop customers. The shuttle will pick-up or drop-off anywhere in the Downtown Cincinnati, Covington, or Newport areas. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Order your Fiesta today at http://www.fullerisford.com/2011-fiesta.aspx.

For additional information on the 2011 Fiesta, check out these past stories:

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