What’s Included in Your Greenbrier Ford Winter Vehicle Check-Up

Winter Vehicle Check-Up in Lewisburg, WV

Winter is coming, which means it’s time for your annual winterizing appointment at Greenbrier Ford. If you are curious to know what boxes you should check, never fear. We know a thing or two about performing a winter vehicle check-up, so here’s an idea of what we’ll be looking at.

  1. Batteries: When your car, truck, or SUV pulls into the Greenbrier Ford service bay, our technicians will check out one of the most common areas of winter woes — the battery. We will check the charge on your battery to make sure it won’t leave you stranded, then we will clean up any corrosion around your batter terminals before tightening up the connection.
  2. Tires: Our highly trained technicians will make sure your tires are in tip-top shape to handle unpredictable winter road conditions. We will measure your tire tread depth and ensure your wheels are wearing evenly. We can even install snow tires for better traction in icy terrain.
  3. Visibility: One of the most important things our techs do during a winterizing appointment is ensure you will have maximum visibility. We check each of your vehicle’s lights and make recommendations for replacement. Additionally, we refill your washer fluid and check your wiper blades for wear and tear so you aren’t surprised in a white-out.

Getting your vehicle ready for colder weather requires a lot of steps, but the service pros at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia, have you covered. Bring your vehicle in for your annual winter check-up and we’ll help make sure you stay moving forward all season long.

Ford Explorer Delivers Award-Winning Safety for Your Family

2021 Ford Explorer in Lewisburg, WV

The 2020 Ford Explorer is one of the safest three-row SUVs you can buy for your family. In fact, it just won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest Top Safety Pick+ award for its driver-assist technologies and outstanding crash protection.

To win a Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle must pass six rigorous crash tests, offer above-average headlights, and be available with the latest advanced safety features. The Explorer met all these requirements with ease.

“Explorer is America’s all-time bestselling SUV and with that, our customers expect it to take their family on adventures everywhere—from school to our national parks,” said Lee Newcombe, Explorer marketing manager for Ford. “This honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reaffirms the obsession of our entire team who work tirelessly toward the goal of helping our customers arrive at these places and everywhere else in between.”

No matter which Explorer trim you choose, you’ll receive Ford Co-Pilot360™, a cutting-edge suite of safety technologies to give you peace of mind. This package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, a Lane-Keeping System, a Blind Spot Information System® with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Brake Assist. You’ll also get auto high-beam headlamps, a rearview camera, and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.

To learn more about the 2020 Explorer’s family-friendly safety features or to take it out for a test drive, come see us here at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Ford Plans to Deliver 10 Million Masks to At-Risk Communities

Project Apollo - Lewisburg, WV
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Ford Motor Company has manufactured and donated more than 75 million pieces of personal protective gear such as face shields, respirators, ventilators, and medical gowns to those on the front lines of the pandemic — first responders, healthcare workers, and COVID-19 positive patients. Now, citizens in at-risk communities across the U.S. will also benefit from the charitable direction of the automaker referred to as Project Apollo, as it shifts gears to donate 10 million masks.

“Protecting the health of students, families, workers and others at risk in our communities is the top priority as we continue to fight back against this unprecedented pandemic,” said Mary Culler, president, Motor Ford Company Fund. “We are proud to add these masks to our ongoing community support knowing we are at our best when we all come together to help.”

Groups earmarked for the first round of masks include small businesses in African American communities located in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Detroit, and Chicago; Disabled American Veterans, food banks, the American Red Cross, students studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and students at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Detroit’s Ford Resource and Engagement Centers will serve as a mask distribution hub, and the state of Michigan will receive 1.5 million masks. These masks will be handed out to health centers, homeless shelters, and COVID-19 testing sites across the state.

We at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia, are proud of the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Ford GPS Technology Works Even out of Cell Range

New Ford GPS in Lewisburg, WV
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Most GPS will stop working if you drive outside the range of cellular towers the GPS pulls positioning data from. But with the new Ford GPS, created in partnership with Telenav and available in the new 2021 Ford F-150 and Ford Bronco, your GPS will keep navigating for you even outside of cell range.

Telenav has created a hybrid navigation system that gives you multiple routing options. When you’re within cell range, the system uses connected navigation for faster updates, traffic information, and more. The system also stores maps of thousands of off-road cites out of cellular range and switches to offline GPS using these maps when you go outside of cell range.

This technology is especially useful for drivers who do a lot of off-roading in remote forest and mountain locations, where cell signal is limited. Which is why Ford has chosen to equip the Ford F-150 truck and the Bronco SUV with the new system first, as these are two of the brand’s most popular off-roaders.

This navigation software also includes special options for when you have a trailer attached or you’re on an off-road trail. The system will take the dimensions of your trailer into account and help you safely navigate tight corners and other tricky scenarios you might encounter while towing.

Thanks to Ford, you’ll never get lost again — even when you lose cell reception. Check out the 2021 Ford F-150 and Ford Bronco equipped with the new Ford GPS technology at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV!

The Best Ford Vehicles for Camping

2020 Ford F-150 in Lewisburg, WV

When you live in The Mountain State, exploring is just something that comes naturally. Heading out with the family for a camping trip is a pastime folks in Lewisburg take seriously, so we know that you need a serious vehicle for the job. There’s no brand that does getaway-ready rides better than Ford, which offers some of the very best vehicles for camping. 

Ford F-150

The rugged and capable Ford F-150 is just as tailored to your adventure needs as it is getting hard work done on the jobsite. With available 4×4, off-road capable packages and options, and a roomy and comfortable interior with plenty of intelligent tech, the new F-150 has everything you need to take your family camping. And with available camping accessories like Sportz Truck Camping Tents, it offers even more than you might expect.

Ford Escape

What could be a more appropriately named SUV for an adventure? The new Ford Escape is definitely city-savvy with its sleek style and ample tech, but it’s also adept enough to tackle the trail. The new Escape is available with All-Wheel Drive Disconnect, an intelligent AWD system that helps it adapt to whatever you throw its way. Offering plenty of cargo capacity and space for passengers, making your escape is easy in the new Ford Escape.

Ford Explorer

This legendary SUV is an American favorite when it comes to getting back to nature, and the all-new Ford Explorer is the most impressive version to hit the road (and off-road) yet. The new Explorer delivers impressive towing capability, making it ideal for bringing along a camper or boat, and the available Terrain Management System™ lets you conquer treacherous terrain with relative ease.

Ford is no stranger to making impressive vehicles that best serve your camping needs. Whether it’s the Ford F-150, Escape, Explorer, or the upcoming Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport (which you can reserve today for a $100 refundable deposit), you’ll find what you’re looking for at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Sneak Peek at the 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor
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The Ford Super Duty lineup is getting an off-roading upgrade with the Tremor package. The first-ever offering transforms the already highly-capable Ford F-250 and Ford F-350 trucks into an unparalleled machine that knows no bounds, on and off-road.

Tremor power

You have two engine option both paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission to power your Super Duty Tremor model. The Ford 7.3-liter Godzilla engine, a new powerhouse from the automaker, generates 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. For an exceptionally responsive performance, check out the 6.7-liter Power Stroke Scorpion diesel engine that boasts ratings of 1,050 lb-ft of torque and 475 horsepower.

Tremor features

The Tremor package overflows with features designed to conquer any road, starting with black 18-inch wheels. The front-end lift measures two inches and the rear-end lift is close to that height. Body motion is controlled with custom 1.7-inch piston twin-tube dampers, and passengers enjoy a less bumpy ride thanks to a rear stabilizer bar specifically engineered for a lower spring rate.

All trim levels minus the base XL on both Super Duty Crew Cab models equipped with 6 ¾-inch box and single rear wheel configuration can showcase the Tremor package. It will cost you $3,975.

Take your Ford Super Duty model on new adventures with the all-new Tremor package. Contact Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia, to learn more.

The Coolest Car Gadgets to Buy for Dad

Car Gadgets for Dad - Lewisburg, WV

Whether you’re shopping for Father’s Day, a birthday, or another special occasion, check out these cool car gadgets for dads. Even if your dad is hard to shop for or already has it all, there’s nothing like a new tool or toy to put a smile on his face.

Jump starter kit

Give your dad a jump starter kit so he’ll never have to rely on passers-by for a jump again if his car battery dies. Better yet, he’ll be equipped to save the day if someone else’s vehicle won’t start.

Tire pressure tools

Help your dad keep his tires properly inflated by buying him an easy-to-use digital tire pressure gauge. For a more high-tech gift, consider a tire pressure sensor kit, which will allow him to monitor the status of each tire via his smartphone (or an in-car display) and a Bluetooth® connection.

Key tracker

Does your dad have a hard time keeping track of his car keys? Get him a Bluetooth® key tracker. Once this handy gadget is clipped to his keychain and connected wirelessly to his phone, he’ll never have to worry about misplaced keys again.

Smartphone mount

If your dad relies on his smartphone for in-car music and navigation, buy him a phone mount to help him keep his eyes on the road. Most mounts attach to the windshield or dash, using a magnet or a tension arm to hold the phone at eye level.

Need more car gadget suggestions for Dad — or help installing the ones you’ve purchased? Give our helpful service staff a call here at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Ford Makes 50,000 COVID-19 Ventilators with GE Healthcare

COVID-19 ventilators
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Ford is providing its manufacturing expertise in the fight against COVID-19. With a partnership with GE Healthcare, they announced that they will produce up to 50,000 COVID-19 ventilators. Their goal is 1,500 ventilators by the end of April, 12,000 by the end of May, and 50,000 by the fourth of July. This goes in tandem with the goal of the government to get 100,000 ventilators made in 100 days.

GE Healthcare used the ventilator design by Airon Corp. Airon Corp. specializes in pneumatic life support products. The design is useful because it doesn’t run on electricity. Instead, it uses air pressure to run, making it easy to set up and run anywhere. And it addresses the needs that severe COVID-19 patients are having.

Initially, Ford went down to Florida to collaborate with Airon’s factories and boost production. Now, they have started using the Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan to quickly churn out the ventilators on a grand scale. Airon usually produces three ventilators a day in their normal manufacturing. With Ford, they are making up to 7,200 a week. The production is around the clock, with 500 volunteers working three shifts.

“Just as Ford in the last century moved its manufacturing might seamlessly from auto to tank production during World War II, the Ford team is working with GE Healthcare to use its awesome engineering and manufacturing capabilities to voluntarily help this nation solve one of its most pressing problems,” said Peter Navarro, the White House Defense Production Act Coordinator .

Normally, we’d encourage you to visit the dealership to check out some of Ford’s top-notch vehicles. However, safety is more important. Stay home if you can and visit Greenbrier Ford after the COVID-19 crisis has passed!

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Preview: Everything We Know So Far

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in Lewisburg, WV

Ford is making big changes to its lineup next year. In addition to the much-awaited return of the Ford Bronco small pickup truck and exciting redesigns to the Explorer and Escape SUVs, Ford is introducing a new member to the family: the Mustang Mach-E.

Based on the Ford Mustang Mach-E previews we’ve been given thus far, here’s what we can expect.

Taking the name and similar styling as the legendary pony car, this brand-new all-electric crossover SUV will blend thrilling performance with cutting-edge eco-friendly engineering. Named after the long-running Mach 1 performance package once offered on the Mustang, the Mustang Mach-E will offer performance-oriented options like dual engines, all-wheel drive, and extended range batteries.

According to Ford, the Mustang Mach-E can generate 255 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque while simultaneously achieving up to 230 miles of driving range. The available GT version will crank that performance even higher, soaring to 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the instant torque that an electric powertrain provides, the crossover will be able to blast from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. The Mustang Mach-E proves that “electric” doesn’t mean “less fun to drive.” 

Check out the Ford website for more information on the Mach-E. In the meantime, contact Greenbrier Ford if you’re interested in ordering your own Mustang Mach-E.

About Greenbrier Ford

Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV

Greenbrier Ford is a premier Ford dealership serving the Lewisburg, West Virginia area. It offers top customer service with the Greenbrier Guarantee.

Greenbrier Ford is a premier dealership located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, with a top-notch inventory of new and used Ford vehicles. Our customer service is second to none thanks to our friendly and competent staff, our high-tech service department and our famous Greenbrier Automotive Guarantee. When you buy a new vehicle at Greenbrier Ford, it automatically comes with a 10-year limited warranty as well as three free oil changes and three free tire rotations. We’re conveniently located just off Seneca Trail, so whether you’re purchasing, financing or servicing a new or pre-owned Ford, it’s easy to come to the right place.