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All-New F-150 is the TAWA Truck of Texas

October 15, 2014

The All-new Ford F-150 was recently named the Truck of Texas!  You can check out the full press release below.

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 13, 2014 – Ford trucks earned top honors at the 2014 Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 being named Truck of Texas – the most prestigious award.

“TAWA members represent the voice of truck buyers in Texas, America’s largest truck market,” said Mike Marrs, president of TAWA. “After exhaustively testing 75 vehicles from 18 brands, the all-new Ford F-150 is our clear choice for Truck of Texas.”

Including this win, 9 of the last twelve Truck of Texas honorees have been Ford F-Series Trucks.

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Ford Announces New Finance Incentives

October 15, 2014

Ford announced some great new finance incentives for new car buyers just in the last few days.  Buyers of several vehicles lines including the 2014 Fusion, 2014 Mustang, 2014 Explorer, 2014 Edge, 2014 Expedition, and more have the opportunity to qualify for 0% APR for up to 72 months.  This program is set to expire on October 31, 2014.  This is not a very common program for Ford to run as they generally cap the 0% offers to 60 months, but right now they’ve elected to extend all the way to 72 months allowing qualified buyers to get that lower payment all while paying no interest.

To get pre-approved through our secure online credit application click here.

San Antonio’s Number One Ford Dealer

December 1, 2009

Northside Ford was the number one Ford dealer in the greater San Antonio area for the month of November in 2009, and this makes nine out of the eleven months for the year.

We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for your continued show of support and satisfaction with our dealership, staff, and the Ford product. 

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We Challenge YOU To Drive The Ford Difference

November 24, 2009

Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX is American Owned, Not Owned By America.  At Northside Ford we are proud!  Proud to represent an American company that is succeeding in a tough economic environment, proud that Ford did NOT take our tax dollars to remain in business, proud that we sell a product whose quality is second to none. 

The Ford Year End Event is in full swing, and we challenge you to stop by Northside Ford and Drive the Ford Difference.

Read more here.

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Ford’s Inflatable Seat Belts In Action

November 6, 2009

FORD INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST INFLATABLE SEAT BELTS

November 6, 2009

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 5, 2009 – Ford Motor Company is bringing to market the world’s first automotive inflatable seat belts, combining attributes of traditional seat belts and air bags to provide an added level of crash safety protection for rear seat occupants.

The advanced restraint system is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries.

Ford will introduce inflatable rear seat belts on the next-generation Ford Explorer, which goes into production next year for the North American market. Over time, Ford plans to offer the technology in vehicles globally.

“Ford’s rear inflatable seat belt technology will enhance safety for rear-seat passengers of all ages, especially for young children who are more vulnerable in crashes,” said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of Sustainability, Environmental and Safety Engineering. “This is another unique family technology that builds on our safety leadership, including the most top safety ratings of any automaker.”

Safer and more comfortable

Advances in air bag inflation and seat belt construction methods have enabled Ford and its suppliers to develop inflatable seat belts that are designed to deploy over a vehicle occupant’s torso and shoulder in 40 milliseconds in the event of a crash.

In everyday use, the inflatable belts operate like conventional seat belts and are safe and compatible with infant and children safety car and booster seats. In Ford’s research, more than 90 percent of those who tested the inflatable seat belts found them to be similar to or more comfortable than a conventional belt because they feel padded and softer. That comfort factor could help improve the 61 percent rear belt usage rate in the U.S., which compares to 82 percent usage by front seat passengers, according National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

“Ford is pioneering inflatable seat belt technology to help enhance crash safety protection, while encouraging more people to buckle up with a more comfortable belt,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford vice president, Engineering, Global Product Development.

In the event of a frontal or side crash, the inflatable belt’s increased diameter more effectively holds the occupant in the appropriate seating position, helping to reduce the risk of injury.

Vehicle safety sensors determine the severity of the collision in the blink of an eye and deploy the inflatable belts’ air bags. Each belt’s tubular air bag inflates with cold compressed gas, which flows through a specially designed buckle from a cylinder housed below the seat.

The inflatable belt’s accordion-folded bag breaks through the belt fabric as it fills with air, expanding sideways across the occupant’s body in about the same amount of time it takes a car traveling at highway speed to cover a yard of distance.

The use of cold compressed gas instead of a heat-generating chemical reaction – which is typical of traditional air bag systems – means the inflated belts feel no warmer on the wearer’s body than the ambient temperature. The inflatable belts also fill at a lower pressure and a slower rate than traditional air bags, because the device does not need to close a gap between the belt and the occupant.

“It’s a very simple and logical system, but it required extensive trial and error and testing over several years to prove out the technology and ensure precise reliable performance in a crash situation,” said Srini Sundararajan, safety technical leader for Ford research and advance engineering.

The inflated belt helps distribute crash force energy across five times more of the occupant’s torso than a traditional belt, which expands its range of protection and reduces risk of injury by diffusing crash pressure over a larger area, while providing additional support to the head and neck. After deployment, the belt remains inflated for several seconds before dispersing its air through the pores of the air bag.

Ford’s safety leadership record continues to grow

The inflatable seat belt debuting on the next-generation Ford Explorer continues Ford’s record of safety innovation. Ford today has more 5-star U.S. government ratings and “Top Safety Picks” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety than any other automaker.

Ford was the first automaker to introduce seat belts in 1955 and led the way in making driver and front-passenger air bags standard in most vehicles by 1993.

This year, Ford introduced radar-enabled Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning with Brake Support and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA). These technologies – introduced on the new 2010 Ford Taurus and Fusion – help drivers avoid potential dangerous crash situations using radar to detect the relative position of other vehicles and warn the driver with a combination of visual and audio alerts.

Ford’s other recent seat belt and air bag innovations include the industry-first BeltMinder system in 2000, which the U.S. government credited with increasing front belt usage by 5 percent in Ford vehicles. On the 2002 Explorer, Ford launched the industry’s first rollover-activated side curtain air bags – called Safety Canopy – as well as Roll Stability Control technology that goes a step beyond traditional stability control systems by helping measure and prevent side-to-side skidding and dangerous situations that could lead to rollovers.

Ford also introduced on the 2009 F-150 and 2010 Taurus some of the industry’s first pressure-based air bag technologies that help deploy side air bags up to 30 percent faster.

Information obtained from Ford Motor Company.

2010 Harley Davidson F-150 In-Stock

October 19, 2009

We have received our first 2010 Harley Davidson F-150 Super Crew.  This is by far the best looking Harley Davidson F-150 that Ford has put out.  Stop by Northside Ford today and check it out or for more information call us now at 210.477.3443.


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2010 Ford Flex Eco-Boost in San Antonio

October 17, 2009

We have a 2010 Ford Flex limited in-stock with the all-new 355 horse-power Eco-Boost V6.  Call us now for more information at 210.477.3443.






 
 
 
 

2010 Taurus SHO in San Antonio

October 17, 2009

Check out this 2010 Ford Taurus SHO in-stock now and ready for delivery.  Call us now for more information at 210.477.3443.





 
 
 

Ford, A Better Idea

September 26, 2009

Ford Motor Company is the only American auto manufacturer that did NOT take any government bailout money or file bankruptcy.  Ford also has the newest product line with the all-new 2010 Taurus, 2010 Fusion & Fusion Hybrid, 2010 Mustang, and several other new vehicle launches to come including the 2011 Ford Fiesta and 2011 Superduty.  CBS News' Sunday Morning has made Ford their cover story for Sunday September 27, 2009.

Check out the preview article online here.

 

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