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Ford invests in automated vehicle technology

As technology advances, Ford Motor Company has pledged $5 million to aid in the development of automated vehicle technology.

Ford will donate the funds to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to aid their effort to develop a 500-acre testing site to develop self-driving technology. The non-profit site is expected to open its first phase in December 2017.

 

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Say Hello to Ford's Superb Family Sedan, the 2017 Fusion

Are you seeking a midsize sedan for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Friendly Ford of Crosby feel you might like to have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 Fusion.

Why, though?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out; here to reveal the choicest qualities of the Fusion is AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

We have to hand it to Ford: the Fusion's entry-level engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, is downright divine.

Served up standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the base four-cylinder generates a healthy 175…

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It's the Right Time to Buy a 2017 Ford F-150!

Whether you're looking to play hard or work hard - or maybe a bit of both - there's a full-size pickup truck sure to keep you grinning every single time you grab the wheel: the 2017 Ford F-150. Beyond its ruggedly handsome exterior, the F-150 offers a choice of four powerful engines, comes standard with a 4.2-inch touchscreen SYNC infotainment system, and can tow up to 12,200 lbs. when properly equipped! Check it out in the video below to see it in action and learn more:

 

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Do You Fasten Your Seatbelt When Taking a Cab in Houston?

We all want to reach our destinations safely—that's why we always buckle up when we drive. However, according to a new IIHS study, that concern seems to go out the window when we hail a taxi.

While 91 percent of survey respondents say they always wear a seatbelt in the front seat of a car, only 72 percent say the same when they ride in back. The statistic gets even worse when riding in vehicles-for-hire, like a Houston Yellow Cab or Lyft. Only 57 percent say they use safety belts in a taxi, meaning nearly half of riders…

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Model-Specific Accessory With a Purpose

You want to be sure that your vehicle benefits as much as it can from protection without having to sacrifice the style that makes your model unique. Luckily, Ford has introduced splash guards that are designed specifically for their models so that they can offer the utmost protection, while still letting your vehicle maintain its unique identity.

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Creating a Budget That Works for You

One of the most important parts of the purchasing process begins before you even arrive at our dealership. That is creating your budget – finding out what your price range is, and what kinds of vehicles you can reasonably afford.

This helpful video both explains the importance of a budget, and helps outline how you can create a budget that works for you, and incorporate your other financial responsibilities, like rent, utilities, loans, and beyond.

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