The Best Accessories for Your Ford Explorer in Longview, TX

The Best Accessories for Your Ford Explorer | Longview, TX

The Ford Explorer is a great, family-friendly SUV. It’s perfect for summertime fun or just running errands around town. No matter what you do, there are many accessories available that will make it even more fun and versatile. Here are some of the best Ford Explorer accessories to consider.

  • Vehicle safe: This safe gives you a secure location to put your valuables when you leave your Explorer. It fits into the center console and is made with 12 gauge cold rolled plate steel. It also uses a 3-point locking system that resists prying.
  • Rear bumper protector: When loading cargo into your Explorer, you will inevitably add a few scratches to the rear bumper. This bumper protector helps prevent those unsightly scratches.
  • All-weather floor mats: Over time, you bring in a lot of dirt, debris, and other junk from your shoes into your Explorer. A set of all-weather floor mats can help protect your Explorer from all that mess. When the mats get too dirty, you can easily remove them and spray them down with a hose.
  • Dashcam: Capture all your driving action with a mounted dashcam. The camera features motion detection and an impact sensor that will trigger a recording. When this happens, the camera will give you an alert to let you know.

These are just some of the ways you can customize your Ford Explorer. If you want to order any parts or just need a tune-up for your vehicle, stop by and see us at Pegues Hurst Ford.

Tips for Preparing Your Car for Summer Driving

Summer is here, so it’s a good idea to give your vehicle a warm-weather check-up. Here are some tips on what you can do to be sure your car is ready for the heat.

Clean the inside and outside

The first thing to do before setting out on vacation is to clean the car. You feel more confident when your vehicle looks good, so it’s best to start fresh. Some common cleaning tips are to wash and wax the car, vacuum the inside, and wash the windows — inside and out.

Check the tire pressure

Be sure to check the pressure of all vehicle tires before any long drive to make sure you will get the best gas mileage and help avoid issues. Look for worn or weak spots, bulges, or cracks and get the tires replaced if necessary.

Inspect the wiper blades

Make sure the windshield wipers are in good working order for those summer rainstorms. If the blades don’t clear the water properly, they should be replaced. This can be done as part of a standard summer inspection.

Check the fluids

Check that all of the fluids in your vehicle are at the proper level before leaving. The radiator and brake fluid, as well as engine oil, are easy to check, but transmission and power steering fluids are a bit more complicated. A technician can do this during a service visit.

Check the alignment and suspension

You really can’t check the alignment and suspension yourself because it takes special equipment. This should be part of a pre-vacation checkup by a service technician.

These are just some of the tips to consider to keep your vehicle in top shape this summer. Feel free to stop by Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, if you need to schedule maintenance.

The 2022 Super Duty at Pegues Hurst Ford Will Have SYNC 4

If you’re interested in driving a cutting-edge pickup truck in Longview, Texas, Pegues Hurst Ford will soon have the truck for you. The 2022 Ford Super Duty will soon be coming to our dealership, and its most notable change for the new model year is the addition of SYNC® 4 availability.

Why is having SYNC® 4 on the 2022 Ford Super Duty a big deal? This version isn’t just a mild improvement over the previous one. It boasts twice the processing power, more widely configurable screen operations, and instant cloud connectivity. Plus, it adjusts to the screen size with ease and has intuitive touch controls.

Keep in mind that not every 2022 Ford Super Duty we sell will have SYNC® 4. Trim levels below the Lariat will still offer the old SYNC® 3 system, but the Lariat itself and every version above it will include SYNC® 4. So if you’re interested in having this cutting-edge infotainment system at your fingertips, make sure you opt for the King Ranch® or Platinum rather than the entry-level XL or XLT.

Another highlight of the 2022 Super Duty: awesome new color options like Atlas Blue and style upgrades like the introduction of the Sport Appearance Package!

Contact Pegues Hurst Ford if you’d like to reserve the newest Super Duty pickup truck when it arrives at our dealership. We’ll gladly arrange your reservation so you’re the first person in Longview to drive the 2022 Super Duty truck.

2021 Ford F-150 Named Freep Truck of the Year

The Detroit Free Press (FREEP) has named the 2021 Ford F-150 as its 2021 Truck of the Year, giving the light-duty pickup truck its second major award of the young year. The F-150 also recently won the North American Truck of the Year award against competitors like the Ram 1500 TRX and the Jeep® Gladiator Mojave.

A best-in-class towing capacity of 14,000 pounds is one factor that helped the 2021 F-150 clean up in early 2021. The PowerBoost™ Full-Hybrid V6 scored points for its efficiency and power, and the Max Recline Seats earned praise for their innovative ability to fold nearly flat for supreme relaxation during a tiring day on the jobsite or a long family road trip.

Segment-exclusive over-the-air update capabilities help you always stay connected in your 2021 Ford F-150. An available Interior Work Surface makes it so paperwork doesn’t have to be done on the hood of your truck. The upcoming Active Drive Assist hands-free system is a futuristic addition that’s sure to catch many eyes.

Small details like the built-in measuring stick, cell phone holder, c-clamp receivers on the tailgate, and the longer-than-normal extended running boards also helped the 2021 Ford F-150 stand out to the judges behind the awards.

You can experience the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150 for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, today.

KBB names 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Coolest Car Under $30K

Ford fans have known for a long time that the Bronco was cool, but Kelly Blue Book has now made it official. The all-new Ford Bronco Sport came out on top of the KBB.com list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000 for 2021.

The cool factor

What makes a vehicle like the 2021 Bronco Sport cool? According to KBB.com, the Bronco Sport is made for people who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle, and designed with classic styling plus the safari-style roof, multiple vibrant color options, and available accessories like a bottle opener in the cargo area. The off-road 4×4 capability is definitely a plus, too. The Bronco Sport is also smaller than the Bronco, making it easier for daily driving.

The Mustang makes the grade

Ford has a long history of producing cool cars, with the Ford Mustang leading the way. KBB placed the 2021 Mustang at number 4 on list, making Ford the only brand with two of the coolest cars under $30,000. The Mustang made the list because of its level of technology, great powertrains, and independent rear suspension. Other cars with long-standing cool reputations like the Dodge Challenger, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Chevrolet Camaro, and MINI Cooper were also on the list.

You can test drive the certified-cool 2021 Ford Bronco Sport today when you visit Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas.

Ford Ranger Wins 2020 J.D. Power IQS Award

2020 Ford Ranger | Longview, TX

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study surveys new vehicle owners after their first 90 days of ownership in an attempt to find the most reliable vehicles during their first few months. The 2020 Ford Ranger topped the midsize pickup truck class to take home the prestigious award.

The 2020 Ranger beat out both the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline for the award. The hard-working truck joined two other Ford models that stood atop their respective classes: the 2020 Ford Mustang and 2020 Ford Super Duty. The 2020 Ford Fusion received second place in its class and the F-150 ranked third in the large light-duty pickup segment.

The 2020 Ford Ranger also won a silver ranking in the J.D. Power Plant Assembly Line Quality Awards, reflecting Ford’s dedication to safe and pleasurable working conditions.

The 2020 Ranger offers up to 7,500 pounds of towing capacity to go along with a best-in-class 1,860-pound payload rating. Its 2.3-liter EcoBoost® generates more gas torque than any other midsize truck at 310 lb-ft. The class-exclusive 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission provides you with smooth and easy control over the raw power.

Adventure is waiting thanks to technology like the electronic-shift-on-the-fly system, which enables you to switch between 4×4 high, 4×4 low, and 2WD.

Experience the power of the 2020 Ford Ranger for yourself when you schedule a test drive here at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas, today.

Ford Partners with Mobileye to Improve Safety Tech

Ford is leading the way for standard safety with its innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology suite. To improve the effectiveness of its driver-assistive safety features in the future, Ford is expanding its partnership with Mobileye to leverage the company’s advanced devices and software.

Mobileye, an Intel company, produces the EyeQ® family of devices. Next-generation Ford vehicles will exclusively use EyeQ® computer chips and software to improve camera-based features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control. Mobileye innovation will also power Active Drive Assist, the hands-free driving technology that debuts in 2021 on the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150.

“It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is standard for several new vehicles available at Pegues Hurst Ford, including the powerful and imposing Expedition and the rough and rugged Explorer. Ford plans to make its suite of features standard across its entire lineup over the next several years and will continue to expand offerings with even more advanced safety-focused features.

If you want to learn more about Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology and how it can make your driving experience safer and easier, check out the wide selection of intelligent vehicles available at Pegues Hurst Ford in Longview, Texas. We’ll be happy to fix you up with a test drive and demonstrate what Ford Co-Pilot360™ can do for you.

Ford Launches New FordPass™ Rewards Visa Card

Ford Rewards | Longview, TX

Ford customers looking to get the most out of their money are bound to be excited over the announcement that Ford Motor Company and the First National Bank of Omaha are teaming up to offer the FordPass™ Rewards Visa Card. This new credit card will let you save on Ford products and accumulate high points when you do so.

David Loffin, the manager of Customer Experience at Ford, had this to say in a recent statement: “Not only does this card match the features of other major players in the credit card space, it offers customers a means to reduce the cost of ownership by redeeming Points to purchase, lease, or service their vehicle.”

No annual fee is attached to the FordPass™ Rewards Visa Card. Spend more than $499 at a Ford dealership like Pegues Hurst to qualify for zero-percent introductory APR for your first six billing cycles from the purchase.

Earn 10 percent back in points when you service your Ford, five percent back for other products at Ford dealerships, and three percent back for auto insurance, parking, gas, dining, and tolls. All other purchases receive one-percent cash back. Spend $3,000 within the first three billing cycles to receive a $100 statement credit and spend $6,000 in your first 12 straight billing cycles for a $200 annual statement credit.

For more information on how to save with this new Visa, pay us a visit at Pegues Hurst Ford today.

2020 Ford Escape Takes Home Wards and J.D. Power Awards

2020 Ford Escape | Longview, TX

The 2020 Ford Escape has landed top spots on two major industry award lists. With the all-new generation of the Escape garnering acclaim from drivers, it’s easy to see why it took the top position for its segment on the J.D. Power 2020 APEAL Study, as well as being on the Wards 10 Best User Experiences list.

The APEAL study, or Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study uses 40 different factors over 10 situations to evaluate a customer’s emotional attachment to their vehicle. It tied for first with the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for compact SUVs. The Escape’s appeal, along with the Ford Mustang’s strong performance, gained Ford fourth place as a top-ranking brand among mass-market automakers, one spot higher than 2019’s placing.

The Escape’s position on the 10 Best User Experiences list from Wards is further proof of its status as one of the best SUVs for drivers and families. Thanks to its rich details and lack of glare, the Escape’s 12.3-inch digital cluster display earned the adoration of the judges. They also lauded its responsive smartphone pairing, voice command, human-like Lane-Keeping System, and other details like its blue ambient backlighting.

But the standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies really clinched it. Not only is it an innovative feature at such an affordable price, but it helped make the 2020 Ford Escape a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Experience the award-winning 2020 Ford Escape for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Pegues Hurst Ford today.

Tips for Caring for your Idle Ford Vehicle

Tips For Caring For Your Ford | Longview, TX

Leaving your vehicle idle for a long period of time may save you gas money, but it could cost you more down the line. Cars are supposed to be driven, and letting them sit for too long causes serious maintenance problems. Consider these tips to keep your stationary car in the best shape possible.

Watch the tires

In as little as 30 days of inactivity, your tires can develop flat spots. This is as easy to prevent as rolling the car forward or backward so that it sits in a different position, or just driving it for a short while. Older tires can develop cracks or bulges, so always check your tires before taking it out of storage.

Check the battery

If you run your vehicle regularly, batteries usually don’t need extra maintenance. But if you’re planning on storing the car for a long period of time, consider a trickle charger. It provides a small amount of electricity to keep the battery topped off and prevents it from dying.

Measure the oil

Water condensation can build up in your engine oil over time. Instead of using a mileage-based oil change schedule, switch to a time-based one. Change the oil every six months or drive the car around every week or so to get it up to temperature. That will burn off the extra water condensation.

Get a car cover

Purchase a car cover if your vehicle is sitting outside. This will protect the interior, the paint job, and the tires from harsh UV light.

For more information on caring for your idle car, contact us at Pegues Hurst Ford today.