September 21, 2018
Ready to bring about a major revolution to the future of the automotive world, Ford has announced it will bring an entirely fresh lineup of incredible cars, trucks and SUV models to its customers in 2020. A news release states that Ford will replace more than 75 percent of its current vehicle portfolio and add new four trucks and SUV models. One major component of Ford’s decision will be to offer hybrid-electric versions of the Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, Ford Escape and the all-new Ford Bronco that will have even more capabilities and features for Ford lovers to enjoy. Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we are very excited by this news because it means Ford will be leading the charge in providing vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art technology and performance statistics that will be sure to blow the competition away.
The news release also states that all new Ford vehicles will have 4G LTE connectivity by the end of 2019. That means you and your passengers will be able to stay connected to the outside world, no matter where you go. The Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite containing standard technology that works to assist the driver and keep you safe, also will be available for all Ford models so that you can have complete peace of mind while you are out on the road. Customers can expect several completely new vehicles, such as an unnamed off-road small utility SUV model. Our team at the Preston Automotive Group cannot wait to learn more about Ford’s astonishing fresh lineup and look forward to learning more as time goes on. Be sure to contact us so that you stay in the loop about this ground-breaking news!
September 21, 2018
“Dodge already leads the police pursuit sedan business with the proven Charger Pursuit,” explained Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge//SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, FCA in North America, “…and we believe the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit SUV will expand our appeal to an even broader audience and take our game to the next level in terms of performance.”
The 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit recently debuted at the National Sheriffs’ Association Show in New Orleans, changing the landscape of first responder SUV models. This vehicle will be available this summer and is sure to enhance the way law enforcement agencies get around. The new Dodge Durango Pursuit features a completely revamped front fascia complete with integrated brake-cooling air ducts in order to bring you improved durability and braking.
This Durango Pursuit boosts both your stability and control via the load-leveling, performance-tuned suspension. Forces will be able to pick between the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, getting 293 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, getting you a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Durango Pursuit comes outfitted with a two-speed transfer case for low-range off-roading capability and larger anti-brakes that are more heavy duty. This lets these brakes have a 60-0 MPH stopping distance of just 134 feet. Additional features include the ParkView rear backup camera featuring ParkSense, 800 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery for the V8 engine only, as well as the 13.8-inch front and 13-inch rear pursuit-rated braking package. The V8 version of this model is also equipped with the most technologically advanced AWD system in the segment, along with a segment-exclusive active transfer case in order to enhance the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. The 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit is sure to change the world of law enforcement transportation forever and our team at Millsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a proud member of the Preston Automotive Group, is happy to a part of that innovation.
August 24, 2018
Last year saw the launch of the Talbot Goes Purple campaign, a focused effort to inspire our local communities to stand up and fight back against substance abuse. Our team at the Preston Automotive Group is proud to support the efforts of this initiative and to say that that the second annual Talbot Goes Purple campaign will kick off September 1st. Running for the entire month, there will be “purple clubs” in our local high schools that feature information and resources about how harmful abusing drugs or alcohol can be, how to help someone you know who suffers from addiction and more. These clubs will help show our youth that they do not need drugs or alcohol in their lives. You can also expect to see other events, and plenty of purple lights, all throughout the county. Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we are beyond excited to do our part in encouraging this important initiative, and we urge our customers to wear purple, decorate their businesses in purple and show other signs of support for this amazing initiative.
However, it is not just Talbot County that will be going purple for the month of September this year. Dorchester, Caroline, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties are all joining in to promote conversations on the epidemic of substance abuse — especially opioid and prescription painkiller abuse — that is sweeping through the Eastern Shore and what actions can be taken to stop it. Sussex County in Delaware will be joining in this effort as well. These other counties are using the Talbot Goes Purple campaign as an inspiration for their own initiatives and will be holding their own events such as walks, movie showings, talks and much more. It is definitely past time for all of us to see what we can do to prevent more overdoses or the selling of illegal substances in our towns, and Going Purple is a great way to display that. Want to help your friends at the Preston Automotive Group support the second annual Talbot Goes Purple campaign? Then make sure you visit the campaign’s website or find it on Facebook to see how you can volunteer. We are excited to go purple with you and show our solidarity against the dangers of heroin and other substance abuse.
August 21, 2018
With so many Ford dealerships under our umbrella, the Preston Automotive Group is always thrilled to hear the latest innovations from the Ford Motor Company. Ford recently introduced two brand new fuel-efficient taxi models. They have introduced both a hybrid and a diesel taxi model that are sure to forever change the landscape of taxi production. The all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi was built specifically for this purpose and includes parts such as the suspension and brakes that were designed for the hard-working, strenuous life of the 2019 Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. You can also count on the standard rearview camera to make parking easier and a mounting plate so that you can quickly attach and secure your taxi meter or any other equipment you need. The Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi is projected to get an astonishing EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 38 MPG.
The brand new Transit Connect Taxi can be outfitted with an available 1.5-liter EcoBlue® diesel engine, which is predicted to get an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 MPG. This vehicle brings you seating for up to five in the flexible, comfortable interior. You’ll be getting over 60 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the second row, which is more than the room found in the Nissan NV200 Taxi. This model also comes with first-row side curtain airbags, recessed second-row seating, an optional roof access hole for signage, and a taxi upfit wiring harness along with a reverse sensing system. Passengers can have easy access with the standard dual sliding side doors and the low vehicle floor. You can also use the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier program to make this model wheelchair accessible. With these two revolutionary taxi models, the Ford Motor Company should be your go-to taxi provider for years to come.
August 2, 2018
Our staff at the Preston Automotive Group knows that you are busy enjoying the dog days of summer with your loved ones. However, we want to remind our customers how crucial it is to keep your Ford maintained on a regular basis. Your Ford is one of the most important tools in your life and like all machines, it needs to be serviced so it can keep taking you on all of your adventures. You never want to encounter any issues while you are out cruising on the road, so be sure to make a service appointment at Preston Ford, Pittsville Ford, Rtown Ford, Boulevard Ford of Lewes, Boulevard Ford of Georgetown and Denton Ford before you leave on a summer road trip.
Our expert service departments at our Ford dealerships are standing by to thoroughly inspect your Ford. You will find our experienced and factory-trained service technicians waiting to fix whatever problems you have, take your Ford for a test drive to see how it is performing and ensure that nothing else will come up before returning your Ford F-150 or Ford Fusion to you. It is our goal to give our clients the complete peace of mind that they need to hit the road because we want them to enjoy every minute that they drive. You already are dealing with plenty in your busy life, so leave your Ford in the dedicated hands of the service department at our Ford dealerships.
If you are a do it yourself type and like to work on your vehicle then before you take your Ford to one of our Ford dealerships, there are different things you can do to keep your Ford running at peak performance. You should check that your fluid levels are good to go by looking over your dipstick and studying where the placement on the fill line is located. After lifting up the hood of your Ford Escape or Ford Explorer, be sure to see if your belts or hoses have deteriorated and how your engine is looking, along with how it is running. Due to the fact that your tires are one of the most used components of your Ford, do not forget to inspect their status. If you notice that the tread is worn down, it might be time to replace them. Look over your spark plugs carefully, because their condition is directly related to your fuel economy. You also want to make sure your battery is fully charged and ready to power your systems.
Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we are here to keep your Ford operating at its maximum capacity. You deserve to fully enjoy the rest of your summer, so schedule your maintenance appointment at one of our Ford dealerships today!
July 30, 2018
Despite the best preparations and your best-laid plans, anything can happen while you are out on the road and that includes accidents. Caused by any number of factors (like obstacles, animals or other drivers), an accident can be highly catastrophic and even very traumatic. Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we always hope our customers are as safe as they can be on their travels and that they avoid the dangers driving can bring. However, we also want everyone to know exactly what to do if they experience an accident and ensure they can handle the encounter. That is why our team has compiled a checklist for you to follow and help you retain the confidence, calm and focus you need to handle whatever an accident will bring. We recommend that you do the following after you get into a car accident:
- Immediately check yourself (and your passengers, if there are any inside your vehicle) for injuries and assess how serious they are.
- Call the local authorities — like a police department — and 911, no matter how minor your injuries or the damage to your vehicle. The police will be invaluable when it is time to make an insurance claim. Remember to get the responding police officer’s name, rank and badge number as well.
- If possible, move your car, truck or SUV off the road and onto the shoulder of the road. Shift into park, turn on your hazard lights and set up several flares (if you have any).
- Inspect the state of your vehicle and try to see what kind of damage it has sustained. If you can, we suggest making notes on everything that you see.
- If another driver is involved — After first seeing if he or she is alright, gather as much of their information as you can right away. This includes names of everyone present, information on all vehicles (models, makes, years, license numbers, etc), insurance carrier names and policy numbers, contact information and more. It also is a good idea to take several pictures of the scene, which can be used when you go to file your insurance claim.
- Wait for the proper authorities to arrive, and then seek medical treatment when necessary.
Your friends at the Preston Automotive Group hope that our customers find this checklist useful, but also that they never have to use it. We want everyone to stay safe while out on the road, so be sure to contact us for more information on what you can do avoid accidents happening to you and your loved ones.
July 18, 2018
by Website Manager
Driving to and from work every day can become a little monotonous, especially if your job is far away from home. Listening to podcasts and other audio formats are great ways to change up your mood, because they not only provide audio stimulation, but also interesting facts and information. Our team at the Preston Automotive Group especially enjoys listening to different automotive podcasts as ways to stay updated in our field and to better help our customers find the Ford in Preston they always have wanted. Check out several of our recommendations and be sure to let us know if these podcasts make your daily commute more interesting:
- Under The Hood Automotive Talk Show — A car repair and advice radio show, Under The Hood features three friends who like giving different advice about the best way to take care of your car, truck or SUV. It also has various repair tips, interviews with everyday people and so much more. This show definitely will be useful for those who want to keep their Ford in Preston in its best shape.
- Futurismo: An Automotive News Podcast — This podcast is all about discussing the future of the automotive world, specifically the next quarter-century of the industry. Each season, the hosts look at a specific trend or technology that exists in some shape today and touch on how it will evolve to help shape the not-too-distant future of transportation and cars.
- CarCast — A weekly podcast all about cars, this is hosted by celebrity Adam Carolla, Bill Goldberg and Matt “The Motorator” D’Andria. They talk about all aspects of the automotive industry, from performance, specifications, new models and so much more. You are guaranteed to learn plenty about your Ford in Preston or any others you have been interested in.
Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we hope that our customers enjoy our podcast recommendations. Feel free to contact us with your choices on what to listen to and visit one of our dealerships today!
July 17, 2018
by Website Manager
Rtown Ford, a proud member of the Preston Automotive Group, is happy to be a part of the Ford Foundation. An independent organization that is the steward of a $16 billion endowment, the Ford Foundation gives $500 million in grants to other organizations every year. Since its conception in 1936, the Ford Foundation uses its money toward scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all intended for the benefit of the public welfare. Our team at Rtown Ford, your Baltimore Ford dealer, always does our part to donate and promote the amazing efforts of this foundation.
The Ford Foundation began in 1936, when Edsel Ford — Henry Ford’s son — gave an initial gift of $25,000. As the years went on, this initiative became the largest philanthropic program in the world and its works have been focused on reducing poverty, while at the same time encouraging human welfare, democratic values, peace and educational opportunities. Today, the Ford Foundation is led by President Darren Walker and a board of trustees with members who hail from different countries. Here at Rtown Ford, your Baltimore Ford dealer, we are happy to be involved with this amazing foundation and are constantly looking for new ways we can help it. Be sure to visit or contact us about how you can contribute to the Ford Foundation!
July 16, 2018
by Website Manager
After announcing that it will slowly move away from making cars, the Ford Motor Company also revealed it will become involved in the practice of engineering battery-powered electric vehicles. An article by Engadget states that this shift means that Ford’s trucks and SUV models are expected to have more battery space, a reduction in fuel usage/dependency and an increase in technological features. Here at the Preston Automotive Group, we know that Preston Ford, Pittsville Ford, Denton Ford, Rtown Ford, Boulevard Ford of Lewes and Boulevard Ford of Georgetown, your Milford Ford dealer, all are excited by this news because it signifies that Ford is looking to the future and is dedicated to elevating the experiences people will have while driving a Ford in Georgetown and beyond.
In Engadget’s article, Ford’s Global Director Of Battery Electric Vehicles Ted Cannis said this decision is based on the needs of Ford’s consumers and the desire to adjust to the ever-evolving automotive industry. Regarding adding a battery to a Ford, Cannis said “Let’s make them awesome. Let’s amplify what’s best about that for that user group and really make awesome vehicles.” That means Ford’s horizon will have electric crossovers, SUV models and even a hybrid F-Series that are meant to be sold on the power of their features instead of their gas mileage. Here at Boulevard Ford of Georgetown, your Georgetown Ford dealer, we cannot wait to learn more about this bold decision. Be sure to check in with us to get more information and to see how you can make the switch to Ford’s future electric rides.
July 5, 2018
Preston Automotive Group wants to extend a very warm welcome to Rtown Ford, the newest member of our family. Based out of Randallstown, Rtown Ford joined us last month and we could not be more excited. It prides itself on being “Baltimore’s Destination Dealership” and it definitely backs up that claim. When you visit Rtown Ford, you are sure to find the same excellent service and vast inventory of Ford cars, trucks and SUV models that you can expect from any PAG Ford dealer.
The experienced staff at Rtown Ford is ready to listen to your driving needs, show you different Ford models, set up test drives of whichever models interest you the most and help you find the best financial option for your lifestyle. Just like all of our PAG dealerships, the mission at Rtown Ford is “to provide a superior workplace for our associates so that as a team we can provide our guests with a superior consumer experience. We will express our love for every guest daily, and create an experience that will result in our guests choosing the Preston Automotive Group for all the services we provide.” Here at PAG, we encourage everyone in Baltimore and the surrounding areas to visit Rtown Ford and discover the Ford of your dreams today!