Ford Releases New Smartphone App for New Mustang Owners

Ford, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang AppMustang enthusiasts… Start your smartphones! Ford and Tweddle have launched a new, interactive smartphone app for owners and of the all-new Ford Mustang.
The Mustang Owner app will now available for both Android and iOS platforms. It provides Mustang owners with detailed information about the car’s features and capabilities. When Mustang owners checkout the augmented reality app feature, users will be able to scan various interior and exterior shots of the new Mustang and learn more about the function of components and oFord, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang Appther details.

Content within the application can be searched through to make relevant information easy to access. There is also trivia, wallpapers and ringtones, as well as links for accessories, apparel and social media.

“When it comes to new technology on Mustang, we focus on providing features the driver wants, and improving the driver’s experience behind the wheel,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Making key pieces of owner’s guide information available through the app is just one more great feature we’ve delivered to our customers.”

Now all you need is the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Our team at the Reed Factor can help you with that. Shop online anytime at www.ReedHasIt.com.

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Ford Offers New Cargo Management System on F-150

f150-box-link-05When you stop to think about what could make your F-150 cargo space better, what comes to mind. One thing we heard from customers in the Reed Factor family of dealerships was the addition of more tie downs.

Guess what? Ford listened. They are now introducing the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, class-exclusive BoxLink™ cargo management system that includes lockable, die-cast zinc tie-down cleats, and provides a unique interface to the pickup bed for improved flexibility and organization, as well as additional locations for tie-downs It is available segment-first cargo ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles or mowers.

The new F-150 offers the first LED box lights on a Ford, plus the availability of two segment-first features – power locking remote tailgate release and cargo ramps. The ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers.

To take an award-winning Ford for a test drive for yourself, we invite you to visit one of the Reed Factor family of dealerships in the Dallas or Houston areas. Shop online for great savings anytime at www.ReedHasIt.com!

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Reed Factor Dealerships Host Employee Fundraiser

IMG_7619At Reed Factor and our family of dealership, we care deeply about the well-being of our dealership family. When we learned that Sondra Lunsford in our Accounting Department at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford and Volkswagen of McKinney was facing some hefty medical expenses, our dealership families pulled together to created a FUNdraiser. Due to an infection her husband, Kerry, (formerly of Service) had part of his left leg amputated. The Reed family and our dealerships had a goal to raise $5,000 for a prosthetic leg for Kerry.

Take a look at the fundraising event here!

Employees, dealership partners, vendors and even the local fire department came together to help. For each $5 donation people received an In-N-Out® burger, chips and a drink. In-N-Out® was actually on site with their huge trailer cooking burgers fresh! Plus, we held a raffle. With every $1 raffle ticket you are entered to win our great raffle items from Jimmy John’s, Cha-Cha’s Pizza, Cantina Laredo, Nothing Bundt Cakes, CBS Radio (Rangers Tickets) and others!

Big thank you to all who helped our amazing team member. To learn more about the Reed Factor and our family of dealerships, yo can visit our website at www.ReedHasIt.com!

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2015 F-150 Consumer Torture Test

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 4.18.31 PMAt The Reed Factor, we love the Ford F-150, so it comes as no surprise that we are super excited about the all-new 2015 model with an aluminum body, among other changes.

If you’re wondering how well it will hold up, you can rest assured. Using this new material is a game changer, in a great way. Ford has been putting this vehicle to the test with torturous conditions in labs and real life.

In fact, Ford even sought out people in real life to help torture the Ford F-150. Thousands applied and Ford narrowed it down to four people. Meet the first tester, Brian Schober. He works as a test engineer for military vehicles. Watch how the all-new F-150 performs on his desert course.

Talk about tough. With lighter aluminum body and sturdy steel framing, the 2015 F-150 delivers efficiency and toughness in one elegant package. Stay tuned to Reed Factor in for more info on the 2015 F-150, or visit us online at www.ReedHasIt.com for a look at our current inventory!

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Meet the First Mustang Owner

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 9.32.10 AMOn April 15, 1964, Gail Brown, a teacher fresh out of college was looking for her first new car. Little did she realize that by the end of that day, she would become the first retail customer to buy a new Ford Mustang. She had one before it was even unveiled at the World Fair.

It was a salesman who changed her fate. She wanted a convertible. The salesperson said he didn’t have any but told her to come to another room. When he removed the cover from the vehicle, there it was. A baby blue convertible. She was sold. And you won’t believe what she paid for it.

Just take a look at her story…

As you can see, 50 years later, Gail Wise and her husband Tom still own that baby blue Mustang convertible. Ready to own your own dream ride? Come take a test drive at any of the Reed Family of dealerships, or check us out online at ReedHasIt.com!

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Improved Aerodynamics with 2015 F-150

15F150-Windtunnel_0164The Ford team has been hard at work building on past success of the F-150, and their efforts are apparent in the all-new 2015 F-150. Not only does this new model maintain the rugged, tough exterior of past F-150s, but it has also seen drastic increases in aerodynamic efficiency.

Engineers and designs of the F-150 had quite the daunting task ahead of them; it’s difficult to make improvements to the world’s most popular pickup truck. Nevertheless, they buckled down to create an aerodynamic, fuel-efficient design without sacrificing the rugged idiosyncrasies of Ford trucks. With bold contours and squared paneling, the all-new 2015 is built to last while reducing your trips to the pump.

“The truck’s sharp, boxy shape gives it a tough appearance, but actually the key to the design is aerodynamic efficiency – getting the most out of the shape,” said Brad Richards, Ford F-150 exterior design manager. “We made F-150 look tough and capable, while also reducing wind resistance.”F150_Aero_Graphic

According to Ford, testing clay models allowed designers to see exactly where they could improve, including:

  • Flush-mounted windshield eliminates need for molding that would disrupt smooth airflow
  • Tailgate top is designed to act as a spoiler, giving air that flows off the roof a place to land before smoothly trailing off, reducing turbulence behind the truck
  • Cargo box is narrower than the cab, with no reduction in box volume, which enhances airflow, while a trim piece prevents air from getting trapped between cab and box
  • Rear corners including taillamps are precisely angled so air breaks off cleanly, reducing turbulence behind the truck
  • The duct under the headlamp channels air through to the wheel housing and reduces the wake generated from the wheel.

2015 Ford F-150: Toughest and Most AerodynamicWith dropped beltline styling around the headlamps and taillamps, the beveled angles and edges pop even more. “The shapes, lines, angles and motifs are much stronger on the all-new F-150, and the chiseled edges convey toughness,” said Richards. “The hallmark beltline along the outside mirrors is the strongest piece of Built Ford Tough DNA. That’s inspired by heavy equipment such as cranes and bulldozers. It looks good, but it also improves driver visibility.”

Our team can’t wait to get a hold of these awesome new trucks! Stay tuned to our blog for the latest updates on the 2015 F-150 and other Ford models. Visit us online at www.ReedHasIt.com!

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C-MAX Hybrid Earns Safety Accolades from IIHS

2013 Ford C-Max HybridYet again, the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Following in the footsteps of the 2013 Ford Hybrid, the 2024 C-MAX earned a rating of “good” in moderate overlap front, side, head restraint and seating tests, according to Ford Motor Co.

“Ford takes the safety of our customers very seriously,” Steve Kenner, global director, Ford Automotive Safety Office said. “We are proud C-MAX Hybrid has achieved a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”

Check out what Motor Trend has to say about the C-MAX and why they like it better than the Toyota Prius.

Some of the standard safety equipment includes MyKey, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and an SOS Post Crash Alert System.  C-MAX also comes with a ton of airbags, a safety canopy system, reverse sensing system and rain-sensing wipers.

With these kind of safety features, it’s easy to see why the C-MAX was award Top Safety Pick. Check out www.ReedHasIt.com to shop online for your next Ford!

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2015 Mustang Serves Up Sweet Sounds

There are so many reasons I can’t wait to see the new 2015 Ford Mustang. One is the sweet sounds. Ford has worked hard to create a vehicle that any audiophile is sure to love! With improved structure and better aerodynamics, interior acoustics provide the perfect environment for high-quality music listening.

The 2015 Mustang will have 3 available audio options, allowing driver’s to select one that best suits their audio needs. The standard audio system features a six-speaker configuration. This set-up contains separate high-frequency tweeters mounted in the A-pillars. The Ford team has even angled the tweeters appropriately to produce optimal sound for both driver and passenger.

Those wishing for a little more “umph” in their sound can upgrade to the 9-speaker system with 8-inch console touchscreen. Finally, those who demand top-notch listening experiences can opt for a a 12-speaker configuration featuring ShakerPro with trunk-mounted subwoofer.

Now, both of these upgraded systems (the 9-speaker and 12-speaker configs)  have a front center speaker that has been mounted on top of the instrument panel. Both also feature higher quality speakers and an 8+1 channel amplifier. However, the 12-speaker system earns its keepby introducing 12 polymer cone speakers,rear coaxial tweeters in the rear, plus a hefty-yet-compact subwoofer in the trunk. Talk about serious sound!

Stay tuned in to The Reed Factor for more info as we inch closer to the debut of the 2015 Mustang!

 

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2015 F-150 Seamless Sliding Rear Window

Always an automotive game changer, Ford reveals more innovative ideas! One of the finer details I am looking forward to seeing in action on the new 2015 F-150 is the seamless sliding rear window. Sleek and stylish, the seamless rear window pane makes the beautiful 2015 F-150 look even better.

Developed by Canadian firm Magna International, the new seamless pane will be offered on XL and XLT models as a $300 option for the SuperCrew and SuperCab. This new technology will eliminate many issues caused by the traditional three-panel pane system, such as imperfect sealing and quality concerns over the supporting frames of the pane.

While this option will not be available on Regular Cab models, it will be available for Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum renditions of the 2015 F-150. In addition to being a light-weight, tight-seal window pane, the sliding window is also easier to install and replace that previous 3-pane versions.

Be on the lookout for the release of the 2015 F-150 at any of The Reed Factor family of dealerships. Visit ReedHasIt.come for more information!

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Pony Power Unleashed with 2015 Mustang

15FordMustang_01_HREven after over half a century of continuous production, the Ford Mustang continues to make its name as an American muscle car icon. Decade after decade, the Ford engineering team has been hard at work making improvements to the Pony, always striving to create a more powerful vehicle that always provides the best ride possible. The all-new 2015 Mustang from Ford is no different, this year making drastic improvements to the car’s transmission as well as power-to-weight ratios. With these kind of improvements, this may be one of the best Mustangs yet.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new 2015 Mustang, you’ll first have to ask yourself which engine you prefer. The smallest of the engines, the 2.3L EcoBoost V6, brings turbocharging and direct-injection fuel system to the Mustang while boasting the best-ever power density from a Ford engine. This powerful yet fuel-efficient engine packs quite a bit a power, clocking in at 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. If you want to stick with a V6 but aren’t interested in the EcoBoost, you also have the option of a larger 3.7L V6 engine. This standard engine delivers 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, slightly less than it’s eco-friendly companion.

Check out what CNET.com on Cars has to say about the new engine & other changes for the 2015 Mustang. 

Last but not least, the 2015 Mustang will also be available with the almighty 5.0L V8 15FordMustang_17_HRengine that serves up a heart 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford team has been hard at work on their new-generation V8 engine, focusing on making improvements that were evident after the development of the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302. Such developments include: larger intake valves, larger exhaust valves, revised intake & exhaust camshafts, stiffer valve springs, sinter forged connecting rods, redesigned piston tops and more. Talk about upgrades! Regardless of which of the three sizes you choose, the Mustang will undoubtedly deliver the top-notch power and performance you’ve come to expect from the American classic.

The engine is not the only thing that Ford has been working hard to improve. Like many muscle car fanatics, Mustang owners have developed an affinity for shifting for themselves. With full manual or updated automatic transmission options, Mustang drivers will be able to select the transmission system that best suits their preference. The revised manual transmission contains a new shift linkage design for simpler engagement and increased precision. Redesign in shift lever position has also allowed for an easier shifting experience.

15FordMustang_26_HRIf a manual transmission doesn’t fit your lifestyle, Ford has created a proprietary automatic shifting system that allows the driver to occasionally control shifting via wheel-mounted paddle-shifters. The SelectShift six-speed automatic transmission features a redesigned case that helps reduce weight and optimized clutches for reduced friction.

Updated engines and transmissions make this one unforgettable Mustang. Though it wont be released until later this year, you can pre-order your very own 2015 Ford Mustang at www.ReedHasIt.com. You can also visit any of our family dealerships for the best Ford customer service around. See you soon!

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