May 15, 2018
With spring well underway and summer just around the corner, our team at Preston Ford, your Annapolis Ford dealer, wants to encourage our customers to begin preparing their Ford for the warm weather. We believe you should have your vehicle periodically inspected to ensure that it operates at full capacity, regardless of what the current season is. You also can secure the safety of yourself and your passengers by getting your Ford all the proper maintenance and repairs.
It always is a great idea to take your Ford to the service department at Preston Ford, your local Ford dealer in Maryland, for all of its seasonal work. There also are various measures you can take on your own at your home to maintain how your Ford operates. One practice you can do is inspecting the fluids of your Ford car, truck or SUV by taking out the dipstick and looking at where the fill line is placed. If you have problems with checking your fluid levels, consult the manual of your vehicle. It could be that your windshield wiper fluid ran totally dry this winter, so you will want to check that, and check the wipers too, in case the blades are run down.
When you look under the hood of your Ford, our staff at Preston Ford, your local Ford dealer, recommends making sure there is no deterioration or fraying on your belts or hoses. If you do see issues, then be sure to take your Ford to the service department at Preston Ford, your Annapolis Ford dealer, so that they can be replaced. First, try tugging on your belts a couple of times to ensure they are tight enough to properly function. If you discover that they are loose, then bring your Ford F-150 or Ford Escape to the Preston Ford service department. You also will want to check out your radiator hose and your tires — definitely your tires — since the harsh weather this winter may have had a negative impact on their performance.
Here at Preston Ford, your local Ford dealer in Maryland, we also suggest looking at the spark plugs of your Ford because their quality can be related to your gas mileage. If they are worn-out, your Ford could be using more gas than normal. It nevers hurt to replace your spark plugs and ensure you are getting the very best fuel economy. You should also look over your Ford thoroughly to guarantee there is no rust. Our team at Preston Ford, your Annapolis Ford dealer, always wants your Ford to be like it was when you first drove it off the sales lot. Be sure to schedule your service today!
April 20, 2018
A recent announcement stated that Ford will be releasing its Ford Co-Pilot360™ feature this fall. Ford Co-Pilot™ is a wide array of standard driver-assist technologies intended to make all of your travels much safer and a whole lot more fun. The 2019 Ford Edge will be the first model to have Ford Co-Pilot™ pre-installed in it, with other car, SUV or truck models following soon after. Your friends at the Preston Automotive Group are very excited about this announcement because this revolutionary system will only be available as a whole, not as part of any optional package. will provide you with all the confidence you will ever need to take on a highly congested highway or navigating a foreign city. You will be able to do all of this while having peace of mind knowing that you are protected while you head to your destination.The components in the Ford Co-Pilot360™ work in tandem to make driving your Ford efficient, enjoyable and stress-free. The Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection will assist you with locating pedestrians that might be in your blind spots and to avoid collisions with nearby vehicles by alerting you visually and audibly. If it senses that you will not be able to respond to an accident in time, this system will automatically engage your brakes to minimize any possible damage. The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert uses radar to identify any vehicles approaching your blind zone and notifies you with signals on your side mirrors, so you always know what is around you. Thanks to the lane keeping system, you will never have to worry about unintentionally drifting out of your current lane. When evening begins to fall and turn into night, you definitely will enjoy the quick response from the auto high beams. The reverse camera is there to provide you with all the information you need about what is right behind you when you put your Ford in reverse, eliminating any worries about parallel parking or backing out of the driveway. When put together, the features of the Ford Co-Pilot360™ deliver control, precision and relaxation whenever you need them and enhances the overall quality of the journeys you take.Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we cannot wait for the Ford Co-Pilot360™ to roll out this fall and to see how well it operates in the 2019 Ford Edge. We guarantee that you will love having this system with you and be glad it has your back while you are out on the road. For more information on the Ford Co-Pilot360™, check out the Ford website.
April 18, 2018
Your friends at Preston Ford, your Easton Ford dealer, want to thank everyone who came out and participated in our Spring Drive 4 UR School event held Saturday, April 14th at our dealership. Drive 4 UR School is an initiative created by the Ford Motor Company to help support local schools. For every Ford model that was taken out for a test drive, $20 was donated to North Caroline High School this year. Our team at Preston Ford, your Annapolis Ford dealer, always wants to do our part for our local schools. That is why we are proud to hold different events, such as our latest Drive 4 UR School event, and give back however we can.
Thanks to the efforts of everyone who took a Ford out for a spin, North Caroline High School can now use that money for whatever it needs, like new athletic equipment for its sports teams or books for the school library. Since beginning the Drive 4 UR School initiative in 2007, Ford has managed to donate an amazing $35 million. That is all because of people coming together for a great cause and showing wonderful dedication to their schools. Here at Preston Ford, your Easton Ford dealer, we cannot express how grateful we are to those who took the time out of their day to help us raise funds for North Caroline High School. Thank you again and we cannot wait to see you next year!
April 6, 2018
Saturday, April 7th marks the 71st anniversary of the death of Henry Ford. This great American industrialist is best known for the behemoth motor company that still bears his name, along with his ingenious conception of the assembly line that allowed him to provide affordable vehicles to the average consumer. This feat would be the envy of the world, and launch a society-changing industry. Ford also increased the minimum daily wage of his time, sparking a paradigm shift that would help forge the American middle class. There are many lessons to be learned from Mr. Ford. That is why — on the anniversary of his leaving this world — our team at Preston Ford would like to reflect not only on his accomplishments, but on the wisdom he shared with us.The Ford Motor Company, as we know it today, was actually Henry Ford’s third attempt at establishing a successful automobile company. The motivation to perfect his assembly lines to make his vehicles more affordable was what finally put the Ford product over the top. When he started selling the Model T in 1908, it cost a whopping $850. Over the next eight years, he was able to reduce that price to just $350. Ford’s ambition was not only to seek fortune and success for his company, but to have a significant impact on society and change the lives of his fellow Americans for the better. Seventy one years after his death, the values and innovative spirit of Henry Ford live on in the company he left behind. The Ford Motor Company has stood tall through a great depression, two world wars, an energy crisis and an auto industry bailout. Not only was Ford able to turn down the government bailout money, but they used the opportunity to lead the way to producing more efficient vehicles and cleaner manufacturing processes. This included the development of all-electric vehicles; a desperately needed shift in the industry to rely on more than just a single technology for powering automobiles.
Henry Ford would truly be proud of the moral standards and tireless ingenuity being practiced in his name. Here at Preston Ford, we strive to honor the altruistic spirit of Ford by giving back to the communities we serve. We are equally proud to bring Ford trucks, cars and SUVs to the people of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. The future is as unpredictable now as it was at the end of Henry Ford’s life in 1947, but we believe the mindset of the Ford Motor Company and its associates will remain adamant for innovation and the good of all mankind. Together, we can overcome any obstacle that is laid in our path, especially with military grade aluminum alloy and intelligent all-wheel drive.
March 16, 2018
Get ready to see a lot of pink, as your friends at Preston Automotive Group gear up to kick off the seventh annual “Driven To Inspire” initiative. What is “Driven To Inspire?” It is where we wrap one of our Ford models in pink, a 2018 Ford F-150 Crew Cab XLT in this case, and let people can sign their name or little messages. This pink behemoth will be traveling all around the Eastern Shore all year long, spreading breast cancer awareness in full support of the efforts of Susan G. Komen and the Preston Automotive Group. The best part is that you do not have to wait to see our pink F-150, because it will be making its 2018 debut at the always-fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Easton tomorrow March 17th at 5pm. So be sure to cheer as it drives by and feel free to put your name or a happy message on a door or its tailgate when it stops. We love meeting new people and reading what they write. This pink truck is a messenger of hope and every signature or directive only reinforces our mission at the Preston Automotive Group.
Worried that you’ll miss out on seeing PAG’s pink F-150 because you can’t come to tomorrow’s parade? Don’t worry about it because it will be present at a whole bunch of different community events on the Shore, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to leave your mark on it. One such event will be the annual March of Dimes March for Babies, set for Sunday, May 6 at the Preston Autoplex. We cannot wait to get our pink F-150 on the road and make new friends, so check your schedule and get ready to rock some pink!
March 14, 2018
Our team at Millsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is elated to announce that the official grand opening of our new headquarters will be in April. Though we have been operating out of our new headquarters for several months, we decided to have a ribbon cutting for this achievement because the occasion deserves it. For more than two years, we have been the premier destination for those who have been looking for a new or used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram in the Millsboro area. We soon realized that we were close to outgrowing our original location — the Millsboro Auto Mart on Dupont Boulevard — and we wanted a space that would fully reflect our deep commitment to giving our customers exemplary service. That is why we built a whole new building right next to the Millsboro Auto Mart, in order to give everyone who visits the same superb service and small-town hospitality that all of our guests have come to expect from Millsboro CDJR.
When you walk into the new Millsboro CDJR headquarters, you will find a refreshing and modern atmosphere waiting for you.The new headquarters houses our new inventory and our expansive state-of-the-art showroom features a variety of the latest Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models. Our experienced staff is standing by to walk you through our inventory, answer all of your questions and help you find the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram model of your dreams. We also will be glad to point out several of our financial plans and help you decide which one fits your unique budget. Are you looking to service your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram? Our updated service department sports all-new service bays equipped with the most current equipment. We gladly service all makes and models and look forward to your visit. The Millsboro Auto Mart now houses our used inventory in a museum type atmosphere filled with antiques and memorabilia that relate to the history of the car industry.
Here at Millsboro CDJR, we want to thank our amazing team for their hard work and commitment during the transition period. We also are very grateful to all of our customers for their patience and understanding as we made the move to our new headquarters. Everyone is invited to come visit us, take in the marvel of our new space and find the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram of your dreams. We cannot wait to cut the ribbon on this and hope to see you in April!
March 8, 2018
Here at Preston Ford, we are beyond excited that we are among the recipients of the Ford Motor Company’s 2017 President’s Award. Created in 1998, this annual award spotlights Ford dealerships across the country that had exemplary sales performance and the highest level of customer service. To win the President’s Award, a dealer and its staff has to be 100 percent committed to the cause, constantly strive to exceed expectations and be absolutely dedicated to making sure everyone who visits has all of their questions answered, finds exactly which Ford model they have been looking for and leaves with a smile on their face. That criteria exactly describes the attitude that our team at Preston Ford has every single day. It especially shows in our ranking as 52nd of the top-ranking Ford dealerships in the United States for 2017. We are extremely excited about our success and definitely are working hard to keep our momentum going strong.
Naturally, we want to thank our incredible staff at Preston Ford for their hard work in achieving the 2017 President’s Award. Our amazing progress could not have been possible without their help. They are the ones who chat with our guests, find out what brings them to our dealership and take them on a detailed tour of our extensive Ford inventory like a 2018 Ford F-150 or a 2018 Ford Focus. They also sit down with our customers, schedule a test drive of the Ford model they are interested in and go over which of our financial programs is the best fit for their unique budget. When you run into issues with your new or used Ford, our service department is standing by to fix all of your problems and do so quickly and correctly. Our staff at Preston Ford accomplishes all of that while being friendly, efficient and receptive to what the customers need. That is why all of our team deserves a heartfelt and hearty “Thank you!”, and we encourage them to keep up the great work they are doing. We must also say a huge thank you to all of our loyal customers near and far that helped us reach this prestigious award – we could not do it without you!Here at Preston Ford, we invite everyone to come in and find out what we are talking about for yourself. We are honored to receive the 2017 President’s Award and cannot wait to do so again this year!
February 5, 2018
Here at Preston Hyundai, we are very excited to say that the 2018 Hyundai Kona is coming to our sales lot this spring. Those who watched Super Bowl LII last night most likely saw the hilarious “Ref to the Rescue” advertisement that aired and it only served to fuel our eagerness for this amazing crossover SUV. This vehicle is the first of its kind and is a crossover that contains the most cutting-edge technology for both safety and entertainment. It is the ideal family car because it is not only extremely comfortable, it also will be right at home either heading down a back road for a weekend getaway or — thanks to its compact size — navigating the narrow streets or parking spots in a city. The 2018 Hyundai Kona has standard features like a 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, a seven-inch LCD touchscreen display compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, a remote keyless entry with alarm and much more. It also can be outfitted with available all-wheel-drive, so that you can take on all of your off-road adventures with confidence. The 2018 Hyundai Kona comes in four impressive trim levels: the 2018 Hyundai Kona SE, the 2018 Hyundai Kona SEL, the 2018 Hyundai Kona Limited and the 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate. Our experienced team at Preston Hyundai cannot wait to show you everything the 2018 Hyundai Kona offers and how it will make your driving life so much easier. For more information about the 2018 Hyundai Kona, visit here or watch the “Ref to the Rescue” advertisement below.
January 31, 2018
Here at Preston Automotive Group, we are excited to announce several promotions of our personnel. The changes are all across our dealerships and not only represent how much we are growing, but also how dedicated we are to making sure our clients are served in the best way possible. That is why the 16 individuals named below are in new positions, so they can continue their good work of promoting and providing excellent vehicles to our customers:
- David Wilson Jr. — Vice President/COO of Preston Automotive Group
- Bill Snyder — Vice President/CFO of Preston Automotive Group
- HG Wilson — Sales Trainer and Recruiter of Preston Automotive Group
- Mary Jane Evans — General Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
- Chris Marks — Vice Director of Operations
- John Lee — General Sales Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
- Howard Dixon — Sales Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
- Andrew Buckingham — Used Car Manager of Preston Ford (effective Feb. 1)
- Damien Addison — Finance Manager of Preston Ford
- Chad Todd — General Sales Manager of Boulevard Ford of Georgetown
- Chris Schaffner — Wholesale Manager of all PAG Delaware dealership
- Stephen Biggar — General Manager of Preston Mazda and Preston Nissan
- Billy Andrews — Finance Manager of Preston Nissan
- Lisa Schmitt — Sales Manager of Preston Mazda
- Danny Rahe — General Manager of Preston Hyundai
- Ryan McCormick — Sales Manager of Preston Hyundai
Congratulations to these 16 members of our team! We could not be prouder of all their service to Preston Automotive Group and our customers. We wish them all success in their new positions and cannot wait to see how well they do in taking Preston Automotive Group to new heights. Stop by any of our dealerships and come see them today.
January 24, 2018
Preston Hyundai is excited to congratulate Danny Rahe on his promotion to general manager. Danny has been a valuable member of the Preston Automotive Group for more than 13 years. He has worked at many locations within the group, including Pittsville, Denton and Preston. Before becoming our new general manager, Danny was a finance manager with Preston Ford. Danny has a reputation as a great team player and was instrumental in helping Preston Ford become the 54th top-selling Ford dealer in the nation and 8th top-selling commercial division in 2017. We are excited for Danny and are confident that the leadership, experience and dedication he brings with him will benefit Preston Hyundai and our loyal customers.
Danny is particularly excited to represent Hyundai within the Preston Automotive Group. He loves that Hyundai offers America’s Best Warranty! Under Hyundai’s unique warranty, your vehicle’s powertrain is covered for up to 10 years and up to 100,000 miles, no matter what the road might throw at you. In Danny’s experience, it is the most effective warranty available and a truly amazing product that we are proud to offer to our customers. We invite everyone to come visit us at Preston Hyundai today, meet Danny Rahe and learn more about America’s Best Warranty.