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!
July 2, 2018
Everyone loves enjoying fireworks when the Fourth of July comes around. You can celebrate our nation’s independence safely right here in Sussex County by checking out one or more of these firework displays. You could also pay a visit to a local Sussex County Ford dealership like Boulevard Ford of Lewes and see what we have in stock before you check out these fireworks. Our staff can’t wait to enjoy these fireworks and we hope to see you there to celebrate our great country.
Millsboro – Saturday, June 30th – Cupola Park, fireworks at dusk
Cape May-Lewes Ferry – Sunday, July 1st – Rehoboth Fireworks Cruise, departs Lewes Terminal at 7:15 p.m., returns to Lewes at 11:00 p.m. and the fireworks can be viewed over the Delaware Bay around dusk
Rehoboth Beach – Sunday, July 1st – Fireworks will be set off from the beach at sometime after 8:00 p.m. and will be visible from the boardwalk as well as up and down the beach.
Bethany Beach – Wednesday, July 4th – Fireworks at dusk, best viewed from the beach or boardwalk
Dewey Beach – Wednesday, July 4th – Fireworks will be set off from the beach and will be visible from the shoreline as well as the boardwalk
Laurel – Wednesday, July 4th – Fireworks at dusk, rain date scheduled for July 5th
Lewes – Wednesday, July 4th – Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
June 29, 2018
The brand new and much-improved Dover Bridge opened up on Tuesday, June 12. This bridge is a huge part of getting to southern Caroline County from northern Talbot County and vice versa. Preston Ford, your Easton Ford and Annapolis Ford destination, is thrilled by this news because it allows for easier traveling between a few of our locations. The construction of this bridge has been delayed by numerous issues including weather challenges like an extremely cold winter and a rainy springtime. This project was first started in October of 2014, almost 20 years after American Corner’s George Jackson and former state Senator Richard Colburn began lobbying for a new Dover Bridge.
This new bridge spans a 2,000-foot gap and has a 50-foot clearance bridging over the Choptank River. The new bridge also features shoulders that are 8 feet wide, as opposed to the old bridge that had no shoulders at all. The addition of this new bridge is great news for the staff at Preston Ford, your Easton Ford and Annapolis Ford destination, as many of our staff take this bridge to and from work every single day. Not only that, but many of our clients utilize this bridge to get to our dealerships in Preston as well as to get to Denton Ford. You’ll never again have to worry about waiting for a boat to pass underneath or waiting until you get to the other side of the bridge to pull over when you take a trip across the new and improved Dover Bridge
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!