Ford Creates the Bronco Wild Fund to Preserve the Environment

Bronco Wild Fund | Brownsville, TX

Ford has created the Bronco Wild Fund to lend a helping hand to the environment. With this fund, Ford will give $5 million to important environmental causes each year, beginning with Outward Bound USA and the National Forest Foundation. 

 

Ford will put a portion of the proceeds from both Bronco and Bronco Sport sales in the Bronco Wild Fund. This portion will not only be put towards the fund but also towards planting 1 million new trees by the end of 2021.

 

Outward Bound USA, which provides environmental education to young people, and the National Forest Foundation, which prioritizes reforestation in the U.S., are the first to get the $5 million donation. Future beneficiaries may focus on trail maintenance, restoration, forest health, or fire mitigation.

 

The Bronco plays such an integral role in the fund because it’s the ultimate off-roader and the best off-roading adventures typically involve nature. This is just one of the many reasons why Bronco drivers may want to help preserve nature through the fund.

 

Mark Grueber, Bronco brand marketing manager, said, “The Bronco Wild Fund will help Bronco owners and off-road enthusiasts connect with the outdoors on a deeper, more personal level — ultimately enabling them to become responsible stewards of our nation’s treasures.”

 

We at Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas, look forward to seeing all the good that the Bronco Wild Fund will do moving forward. If you’re looking to buy an off-roader or need any other assistance today, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

J.D. Power Confirms Ford Ranger is a High-Quality Truck

High Quality Truck | Brownsville, TX

When you spend your money on a new pickup truck, you want to make sure you’re getting a vehicle that earns its price tag. When you put that truck to the test with tough towing and off-roading around Brownsville, you don’t want to discover that you’ve purchased an inferior product.

That’s why Tipton Ford is excited to share the news that the Ford Ranger has earned high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study.

What does this mean for you? If you’re looking for a high-quality truck to drive in Brownsville, Texas, you can rest assured that objective industry experts like J.D. Power confirm that the Ford Ranger is a smart choice.

The organization determined the recipients of the 2020 IQS Awards by gathering data on the number of issues reported by owners of 2020 model-year vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The Ranger earned the highest ranking for the midsize pickup class. In addition, the 2020 Ford Mustang and 2020 Ford Super Duty also earned top marks.

With the knowledge that you’re buying a quality product here at Tipton Ford, we invite you to visit our dealership and test-drive one of these models yourself. You’ll certainly notice the difference when you drive a Ford.

Ford and Mobileye Partner Up for Tech-Improvement Collaboration

Ford and Mobileye partner up | Brownsville, TX

The Ford Motor Company recently announced that it would be pairing with Intel® to develop the next generation of driver-assist technologies. In particular, Intel’s® Mobileye® has developed EyeQ® technology, which combines computer-vision and deep-learning technologies to optimize existing safety tech like Lane-Keeping Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

What does this mean for Ford? Mobileye® will contribute the next wave of vehicle safety features offered on Ford models, including the upcoming Mustang Mach-E, and it will also help to develop autonomous driving. Intel’s® chips and software will improve computation time, cooling, and cost effectiveness, making driver-assist features more affordable, reliable, and efficient.

“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 of Mobileye®. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”

In the near future, upcoming Ford vehicles will be equipped with EyeQ3® and EyeQ4® technologies, possibly using Mobileye’s® innovative Roadbook™ technology. This uses data from cameras to create a high-definition roadmap, a feature required for hands-free systems. Not only will this improve safety, but it also paves the way for fully autonomous vehicle production.

We here at Tipton Ford can’t wait to see what these two companies develop next with this new partnership. Be sure to pay us a visit and take a look at the technology of our current Ford lineup.

Save Money, Earn Rewards with FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card

FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card | Brownsville, TX

If you’re already a FordPass™ Rewards member, you need to check out the all-new FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card. Launched earlier this summer, the new FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card gives you more opportunities to earn rewards on everyday purchases as well as your regular visits to Tipton Ford in Brownsville, Texas.

FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card customers earn back three percent in points on gas, auto insurance, parking, tolls, and dining, making it a must if you love to travel. You also earn one percent back in points on everyday purchases, which means you can accrue a ton of points if you use it on the regular for things like groceries and entertainment.

Where the FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card really pays off is when you use it at Tipton Ford. Every purchase you make at Tipton Ford earns you five percent pack in points, and you’ll get 10 percent back in points for every service. If you have a bill of more than $499, using your card gets you low-interest financing for six billing cycles.

Now’s a great time to enroll as you can maximize your money even more. If you spend $6,000 in 12 consecutive billing cycles after opening your account, you’ll earn a $200 statement credit. Spending $3,000 within the first three billing cycles earns you a $100 statement credit.*

If you’re interested, you can apply for your FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card today. Want to learn more about this great card or the many benefits of joining FordPass™ Rewards? Tipton Ford in Brownsville is here to help.

* See the FordPass Rewards Visa Terms and Conditions in the Summary of Credit Terms provided at time of application. Points are not redeemable for cash. Please see the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards.

Ford Teases the 2021 Mustang Mach 1

2021 Mustang Mach 1 | Brownsville, TX

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe is gearing up for a 2021 release after a 17-year absence, generating excitement among fans of high-performance, high-speed, and high-thrill sports cars around the globe. The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will offer the signature muscle, speed, and power of the model in a bold and stylish exterior.

The power of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 comes from its uniquely-calibrated 5.0-liter V8 engine, which is projected to produce 480 horsepower at 7,000 RPM along with 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 RPM.

Drivers can choose between two transmission options. The 2021 Mach 1 comes standard with a Tremec™ 3160 6-speed manual transmission taken from the Shelby GT350. If you want a wider range of gears to play with, opt for the 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission, which utilizes a second air-to-oil cooler to raise cooling capacity by 75 percent.

The revamped styling of the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 upgrades its aesthetics as well as its aerodynamics and cooling. The new front fascia and grille elevate the look of the Mustang while making for less wind resistance and improving the cooling function.

The 2021 Mach 1’s 50-year heritage is celebrated in its new styling, which sports low-gloss accents in both magnetic and black to go along with reflective stripes across the hood and side-body.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be unleashed at Tipton Ford early next year. They won’t last long, so be sure to reserve yours today!

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Ford Fights Back Against COVID-19

Ford Fights Back | Brownsville, TX

The Ford Motor Company has always given back to the communities it supports. This proud tradition continues as the auto manufacturer gears up to give back during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

In early April, Ford revealed that it would be temporarily converting its Windsor Engine Plant in Canada into a face shield production line. By the end of the first week of April, nearly 4,000 face shields had been produced and distributed to nearby organizations in need. Donations of face shields were made to support police officers, seniors in local nursing homes, and front-line healthcare workers.

Dean Stoneley, Ford of Canada’s CEO, explained that the automaker converted its productions facilities to “help protect the lives of our heroic healthcare professionals and first responders as they continue to treat the most vulnerable among us.”

Stateside, Ford has donated over $500,000 to organizations dedicated to staving off hunger in vulnerable populations within communities local to its Detroit, Michigan, headquarters. Ford has also provided funding for food-insecure children no longer able to regularly obtain hot lunches due to school closings. Additionally, Ford is supporting efforts to assist low-income students at historically black colleges and universities, allowing them to come home following the decision for most institutions to transition to online classes.

All of us at Tipton Ford hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this time. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

The Ford Explorer ST and Sport Appearance Package

Ford Explorer ST and Sport Appearance Package | Brownsville, TX

The Ford Explorer ST performance SUV has seen explosive success, making up 21 percent of Explorer sales and inspiring luxury car owners to trade in for a more affordable – but just as high-quality – model. The ST performance trim debuted with the redesign of the Explorer for the 2020 model year, and drivers have been liking what they’re seeing.

Ford has upgraded the Explorer’s performance and on- and off-road handling, as well as the styling, towing capacity, and the power of available engines. This includes a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and a trailer tow package for maximum towing power. The Explorer ST puts out 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque for thrilling performance, and can seat up to six passengers or turn into 87.8 cubic feet of max cargo space.

Ford will also introduce the new Sport Appearance Package on the 2021 Explorer that releases this summer. The Sport Appearance Package, available only on the XLT trim, adds styling cues inside and out for a more athletic look, including Carbonized Gray accents, dual chrome exhaust tips, and two-tone seats with accent stitching.

The legendary Ford Explorer celebrates its 30th birthday in 2020, having first debuted in 1990. This year also marks another major milestone for the model, as Ford sold its 8 millionth Explorer in January.

Celebrate this unmatched achievement by getting behind the wheel of a new Ford Explorer ST today! Visit your friends at Tipton Auto to schedule a look and a test drive.

Ford F-150 Raptor: Coil Spring Suspension

F-150 Raptor Coil Spring Suspension | Brownsville, TX

One of the oldest automotive designs still in use today is the leaf spring suspension. It is currently used on the Ford F-150 and is known for its simplicity and effectiveness. However, recently, a Ford F-150 Raptor prototype was spied using a coil spring suspension.

According to Automotive News, Ford will not confirm if F-150 Raptor coil spring suspension will be a thing in the future. Coil spring suspension systems are more complex than leaf spring suspensions and often offer superior off-road performance, which would be a great addition to the F-150 Raptor.

A coil spring suspension can help give a truck a smoother, less bouncy ride. It is often the preferred choice for high-performance trucks and is a newer addition to the automotive industry. It first appeared on pickup trucks during the 1960s.

Another benefit to coil spring suspension systems is that they lend themselves well to customization with additions like sway bars and stiffer springs. You will almost always see them on highly-modified off-road trucks.

As for the current leaf spring suspension system, it still delivers trusted performance that can withstand heavy loads and is less expensive to install and maintain than a coil spring suspension. Leaf spring suspensions are the preferred setup for normal, on-road driving.

Whether you like to drive on or off road, Tipton Ford has the perfect Ford truck for you.

Ultra High-Strength Steel in Ford Models Make Them as Strong as Military Tanks

High-Strength Steel in Ford Models | Brownsville, TX

Ford is famous for building the toughest vehicles to handle even the most difficult jobs. Now the automaker has taken strength to a new level, developing an ultra high-strength steel manufacturing process that creates materials that are literally stronger than railroad tracks and military tanks.

In creating the roof rails for the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford developed a new forming approach known as 3D Roll and Sweep. Basically, the process roll-forms the material into a tube and then bends it into a unique shape. The process is less costly than the former hydroforming process and more than twice as strong.

The high-strength steel in Ford models also allows for increased space inside the vehicle and an overall reduction in weight, enhancing comfort and performance.

Steel as strong as a military tank isn’t the only reasons why the new Ford vehicles are safer than before, though. New Ford models feature a huge array of advance safety technologies that let you drive with total confidence. Features like Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Blind Spot Information System, Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Evasive Steering Assist all work in tandem to keep you safe no matter the conditions on the road.

Find the strong 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Ford Explorer here at Tipton Ford.

1.2 Billion Plastic Bottles Used in Ford Vehicles Every Year

plastic bottles used in ford vehicles | Tipton Ford | Brownsville, TX

The consumption of single-use plastics such as water bottles has grown to around 526 billion bottles a year, or a million bottles a minute. The problem is that most of them end up in landfills, waterways, or fragile ecosystems like the Pacific Ocean.

The auto industry has increased its use of recycled plastics for vehicle parts exponentially, and Ford is one of the leaders in utilizing recycled materials. Currently, Ford uses 1.2 billion recycled plastic bottles a year for underbody shields, averaging around 250 bottles per vehicle.

Aerodynamic efficiency has become a large focus for current vehicle designs, creating the need for underbody shields. The use of a solid plastic to protect the underbody, engine bottom, and front and rear wheel wells would add too much weight to the vehicle. Recycled plastic bottles, shredded and melted into a fiber and then mixed with other textile fibers, creates a tough, lightweight material. It meets the robust specifications that Ford requires for durability and performance. And, it creates a quieter ride.

Overall, the use of recycled plastic bottles used in Ford vehicles not only makes sense economically and fits the needs of Ford vehicles technically, but has the added benefit of protecting the environment from further damage from plastic waste.

Tipton Ford is proud to carry many Ford models that utilize recycled plastic bottles in their components. To see the latest smartly designed Ford cars, visit Tipton Ford.