Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2018 Ford EcoSport Walkaround & Review
Brighton Ford has over forty 2018 Ford EcoSports in at our dealership near Novi and wanted to share our first thoughts with you! The all new EcoSport is a compact crossover SUV perfect for those who choose their own path! Starting at $19,995 with seating for 5, this is one affordable, practical and stylish ride for those looking to get great gas mileage in a safe utility vehicle.
This small SUV sure packs such a huge punch! The value is amazing for the price of this Ford and 29 miles per gallon on the highway is quite impressive as well! Schedule a test drive today by calling Michael Tabacchi, Senior Salesman at Brighton Ford: 810-494-4222.
The EcoSport comes with many options, it’s available in S, SE, SES and if you want all of the bells and whistles it’s also available in Titanium (like the one in the video)! With available heated seats, heated steering wheel, blind spot information system (BLIS), 17” stainless aluminum wheels, Standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, trailer tow prep package, SYNC 3, reverse sensing system and so much more.
There’s plenty of room for storage and the entire family, and the technology is amazing on the all-new EcoSport. Unexpected, amazing connectivity is now standard. SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility gives you all your favorite apps. Available Wi-Fi hotspot keeps you connected even remotely with SYNC Connect.
FordPass™ is the one-stop app that can help you move more freely throughout your day and is optional on the 2018 Eco Sport. Here’s how it can simplify your life:
•Find parking, reserve and pay ahead of time
•Compare fuel prices at stations along your route
•Receive key vehicle info and schedule service
•Lock, unlock and start your vehicle remotely
•Get FordPass help from a friendly Ford Guide
1. Our exclusive EcoBoost engines have proven their exhilarating performance. The standard 1.0L in the 2018 Ford EcoSport is no exception. Turbocharged and with direct injection, it delivers more bang for the buck. You’ll smile every time you tap the accelerator.
2. The 2.0L Ti-VCT (GDI) engine is paired with Intelligent 4WD, offering enhanced handling in any climate and on any road.
1. Canyon Ridge
3. Shadow Black
4. Lightning Blue (in video)
5. Race Red
6. Ruby Red
7. Moondust Silver
8. White Platinum
9. Diamond White
10. Blue Candy
Take the 2018 EcoSport for a spin at Brighton Ford today!
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Did we mention that we are BIOLOGICAL brothers? We prefer to be the only cats and would do best without other animals. We are both very loving and sweet boys. Batman is an 8 year old male who is black and white and Cinder is an 8 year old male who is grey and white.
Call the Humane Society of Livingston County to schedule a visit with Batman & Cinder today: 517-552-8050
Click here to view all Pets of The Week looking for their superhero to adopt them today
Need a way to transport your pets? Brighton Ford has the new and used cars, trucks and SUVs perfect for taking your pets to the park, pet store or out to Kensington for a nice walk around the lake!
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Meals on Wheels of Livingston & Western Oakland County needs volunteers! We would love the opportunity for you to be part of our team. This is a commitment of 1-2 hours of your time as little or as often as your schedule will allow…once a month, once a week, temporarily or on a continuous basis. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR THIS AMAZING ORGANIZATION!
Check out some of the smiling faces that you’ll be helping in this video Brighton Ford made for Meals On Wheels last year:
For more information on volunteering please call Lucy at 810-632-2155 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to learn more about Meals On Wheels of Livingston & Western Oakland County
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
If a pothole causes damage to your vehicle, it’s sometimes possible to be repaid by the city, county, or state for some or all of the repairs.
If your tire is damaged on a Michigan state road:
The first step is to fill out this form from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The form must be notarized, which can be done for free at many banks, and all written estimates/receipts need to be included. Then take the completed form and documentation to any MDOT office.
If your tire is damaged on a Wayne County road:
Proof of insurance and receipts of estimates/repairs are required along with this form.
They can either be mailed or brought to the Wayne County Risk Management Claims Division, 500 Griswold, 20th Floor, Detroit.
If your tire is damaged on a Macomb County road:
This form can either be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Macomb County Department of Roads. The county suggests attaching photographs.
If your tire is damaged on an Oakland County road:
This is the only county where everything can be done online here. An electronic signature and the contact info for witnesses are required to complete the claim.
If your tire is damaged on a City of Detroit road:
The city requires the most proof when it comes to getting reimbursed for a damaged car. You must include a copy of your insurance and registration along with photographs of the damage. Three estimates have to be included and sent to the City of Detroit Law Department Claims Section along with this form. Don’t forget to have it notarized.
The Lansing State Journal investigated damage claims paid out by MDOT and the city of Lansing. They reported that the chances of reimbursed for damages are low, sometimes zero, as the agency must have been notified about the pothole by another motorist before the damaged vehicle hit it.
Any questions, give our auto repair shop in Brighton a call at 810-227-1171
If the pothole damage is solely on your wheel/tire, click here to schedule an appointment at our Ford Service Center near South Lyon, MI
Did you know that the Brighton Ford Body Shop is in the top 25% for turnaround time in the entire state of Michigan, which equals less down time for you? Click here to schedule an appointment at our award winning collision repair shop near South Lyon
Give Brighton Ford a chance to earn your business! Bring your car, truck or SUV in from Howell, Pinckney, Brighton, Fenton, South Lyon, Lyon Township, New Hudson, Hartland, Ann Arbor, Novi, Wixom, Milford and you are sure to be impressed with our amazing customer service.
Article compliments of WDET 101.9 fm Detroit
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Many of our new and used Ford trucks, cars and SUVs come equipped with FordPass. FordPass is an app on your smartphone that can be used to make your life much easier! You can find and pre-pay for parking in Downtown Detroit for your next event, you can also schedule your next service appointment to keep up with your Ford’s maintenance and repairs and so much more. If properly equipped, you can even start your Ford vehicle from anywhere in the world with FordPass!
Many new Ford Explorers, F-150s, Escapes and Fusions come with FordPass, search our inventory here to find your new Ford today.
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Walk for Warmth is an indoor walk-a-thon event held at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. Funds raised will help our neighbors in Livingston County stay safe and warm this winter through emergency services provided by OLHSA, a Community Action Agency. 100% of funds raised in Livingston County go towards helping Livingston County residents.
Our goal is to raise $100,000! Will you help us? Get some exercise on a winter morning and help others at the same time. Walkers will jam out to DJ Kurt Lewis as they walk the .25 mile indoor loop.
New this year – fairy tale celebrities will join the Walk! Kids can meet and greet their favorite characters and enjoy other family entertainment.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s Mission Statement:
OLHSA, a Community Action Agency, through collaboration and partnership, empowers people in need of our assistance who live in the communities we serve, to gain the knowledge, skills, and resources to improve the quality of their lives.
Click here to register and for more information on this event
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Brighton Ford Makes Car Buying Easy
Brighton Ford has large selection of Ford Certified Pre-Owned, Used and New Ford vehicles that can be shopped 24/7 right here on our website, so finding the perfect car, truck or SUV is a breeze. We'll deliver to Howell, Fenton, South Lyon, Ann Arbor, Hartland, Lansing, Oakland County, Livingston County and more! Click here to learn more about our easy car buying experience
Do What You Have Always Wanted In The 2018 EcoSport From Brighton Ford
Our new compact utility vehicle does it all! The Ford EcoSport is new to America and Brighton Ford has plenty to choose from right here on our lot just east of Lansing, Michigan!
The EcoSport has it all, take a look at just some of the options you can get in your EcoSport:
-110 Volts Of Juice
-Smart Charging USB Ports
-WIFI On The Go
-Intelligent 4 Wheel Drive
-Push Button Start
-Auto Start Stop
-Roof-Rack With Crossbars
-Heated Front Seats
-Rear Swing Gate
-B & O Play Premium Auto
-BLIS With Cross Traffic Alert
And so much more.
Check out our inventory of 2018 EcoSports near Lansing here
Check out our 2018 Ford EcoSport walkaround and review video here
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
• Ford Motor Company will increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022
• The figure is more than double Ford's previous commitment
• Ford wants to develop 40 different models for hybrid and fully electric vehicles
Ford Motor Company will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.
The investment figure is sharply higher than a previously announced target of $4.5 billion by 2020, Ford executives said, and includes the costs of developing dedicated electric vehicle architectures.
Ford's engineering, research and development expenses for 2016, the last full year available, were $7.3 billion, up from $6.7 billion in 2015.
Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett told investors in October the automaker would slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years and shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.
Of the 40 electrified vehicles Ford plans for its global lineup by 2022, 16 will be fully electric and the rest will be plug-in hybrids, executives said.
"We're all in on this and we're taking our mainstream vehicles, our most iconic vehicles, and we're electrifying them," Ford told reporters. "If we want to be successful with electrification, we have to do it with vehicles that are already popular."
SUVs figured in Ford's electric vehicle presentation. The automaker's president of global markets, Jim Farley, said on Sunday that Ford would bring a high-performance electric utility vehicle to market by 2020. The company will begin production of a hybrid version of its popular F-150 truck at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2020."What we learned from this first cycle of electrification is people want really nice products," Farley said.
Ford's shift to the electric vehicle strategy has been more than six months in the making after Hackett replaced former Chief Executive Mark Fields in May.
The plan was finalized in recent months after an extensive review, a person familiar with the process said. In October, Ford disclosed it had formed a team to accelerate global development of electric vehicles, whose mission is to "think big" and "make quicker decisions."
Some of the electric vehicles will be produced with Ford's JV in China aimed at the Chinese market. One aim of Ford's "Team Edison" is to identify and develop electric-vehicle partnerships with other companies, including suppliers, in some markets, according to Sherif Marakby, vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification.
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Article compliments of CNBC
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
CLAYS FOR A CAUSE
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 2nd. Volunteers are much needed to be part of the Planning Committee for this event. For meeting dates and details, please contact April Dertian 517-295-4344 or email@example.com
RED TIE GALA
Volunteers are needed to be part of the Planning Committee for this special event that will be held on Saturday, September 22. If you would like to help plan, coordinate, and serve on this committee, please contact April Dertian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-295-4344 for further details regarding meeting dates and details of the event.
GETTING READY FOR SUMMER
Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize the Summer Lunch Bunch supplies and get things ready for the summer. We will be meeting at the Corps Warehouse on Friday, February 23 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and on Friday March 9th (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).Wear your grubby clothes and help us get organized!
CORPS FACILITY RECEPTIONIST/FRONT OFFICE
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is looking for a friendly, energetic person to volunteer long-term in our reception area. You will be the first contact for people who are looking for information and help during a time of need, so a caring heart and a warm smile are a must. This is a rewarding opportunity for those who seek to make a real difference in their community.We are seeking volunteers who are interested in a commitment of 1 day per week over a minimum 6-month time frame.
CORPS FACILITY MAINTENANCE/HANDY MAN
The Corps facility is seeking a volunteer to do light maintenance/handyman duties around the building once a week or as your schedule permits. Do you know how to fix a door knob, paint, change a light bulb, other light maintenance, then his is the opportunity for you. Let us know how you can help.
EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICE TEAM
We are in the process of putting together an Emergency Disaster Team of Volunteers for The Salvation Army in Livingston County. We need to be ready for any disaster that might occur in our County. Training will be provided. If this is something you are interested in, please contact me for further details.
If any of the above opportunities interest you, please contact the Salvation Army of Livingston County's Volunteer Coordinator:
Darlene_Howard@usc.salvationarmy.org or 517-295-4347
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Monday, February 19, 2018
The Ford Ranger Reinvented
Who’s excited for the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger?
The all-new 2019 Ranger has been developed and tested to the demanding standards of Built Ford Tough. It shares a heritage of toughness, durability and capability derived from over 100 years of Ford Trucks’ relentless focus on engineering excellence.
This is what freedom looks like today. The all-new 2019 Ranger has the toughness and capability to leave civilization far behind — because adventure begins where the road ends.
The proven 2.3L EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology is designed to optimize power and efficiency using turbo-charging and direct gasoline injection. It’s also paired with the innovative, class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Ranger will be available in the base XL trim, XLT trim and the LARIAT trim with the FX4 Off-Road Package, so you will have many options for your 2019 Ranger!
The FordPass Connect feature in the Ranger can create an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot to which you can connect up to 10 devices, so your passengers can stay in touch wherever you roam. You can also use FordPass™ to keep track of your Wi-Fi data usage. The hotspot can be accessed up to 50 feet outside the vehicle.
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
This video shows you how easy it is to pair your phone to your Ford truck, car or SUV with SYNC 3. With simple step-by-step instructions, you can connect to your phone to make phone calls and texting a breeze when you are driving. Pair with SYNC 3 to make all the time you spend in your Mustang, Expedition, Explorer or F-150 as convenient as possible. Connect your phone via Bluetooth and you can use voice commands to change the radio station, check for traffic updates, navigate to a new location or even reply to a text message.
We will help you here at our Brighton Ford dealership located just north of Ann Arbor, but this video is perfect for adding another phone when you get home…or if you get a new phone and would like to pair it yourself. Call our Award Winning Ford Service Department at 810-227-1171 or visit us on the web by clicking here.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Check out this loaded 2013 Lincoln MKS with BLIS, navigation, heated steering wheel, leather seats, remote starter, back-up camera, push button start, back-up sensor and so much more! Marked down to $13,727 just for you! Take this luxurious used Lincoln for a spin today: 810-227-1171.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Boots and Morris - Bonded Brothers
We are a BONDED PAIR of front declawed, 8 year old BROTHERS ready to find a home together! We are enjoying time in a foster home. Make an appointment to meet us!
We are Boots and Morris, a bonded pair of sweet, 8 year old brothers who are affectionately known as “Boo and Mo” by our foster family. We were born 9/15/2009 and lived together in a very loving home since we were kittens until sadly, our owner developed health issues and could no longer care for us. Losing the only home we ever knew and coming to the shelter was very traumatizing for us, so thankfully, we are now staying in a GREAT foster home where we are relaxed, happy, and ready to find our new FOREVER home!
We are used to a quiet, indoor only, adult home, so that would be best for us again. We would be WONDERFUL companions for anyone living alone and would also have each other for companionship if left alone for a short time. We have been ok around some small dogs and other cats, but have never been around children so please keep that in mind.
Here is what our foster parents have to say about us…
Boots is an adventurous boy who likes to explore, look out the window, and climb the cat tower. He LOVES to be petted and brushed and is a big PURR box! Morris was a bit shy at first, but LOVES to snuggle on your lap and is becoming more confident now to explore and play. They are both VERY affectionate, enjoy a little catnip on occasion, and have excellent litter box habits. They are WONDERFUL, LOVING cats who have adjusted quickly to our home and find comfort in being together!
Boots – Male, short hair, Black & White, front declawed
Morris – Male, short hair, Orange & White, front declawed
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Brighton Ford knows the importance of community, that's why we are doing all we can to give back to Brighton, Howell, Livingston County and surrounding areas! We have been proudly serving our community for over 30 years!
Click here for the ever-expanding list of the events and organizations we are involved with
Looking for a new or used car, truck or SUV to cart your pets around in?
Brighton Ford has the largest selection in Livingston County:
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Monday, February 12, 2018
A match made in heaven! The #1 selling SUV over the last 27 years and America’s best selling truck for 41 years and counting!
Brighton Ford says Happy Valentine’s Day with two amazing lease prices!
Lease a 2018 Ford F-150 STX 4x4 SuperCrew for only $109/mo
Lease a 2018 Ford Explorer XLT with heated seats and back-up camera for only $224/mo
Make a date to test drive your favorite today at Brighton Ford near Howell!
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Brighton Ford is your local South Lyon, Pinckney, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Novi Ford dealership, as we deliver everywhere.
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Brighton Ford’s Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles give our customers peace-of-mind! Used Ford vehicles with warranties and roadside assistance = huge savings over buying new, with all of the benefits of buying new.
Featured Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles For February:
- 2014 Ford F-150 XLT with Tow Package
WAS: $34,995 NOW: $28,800
- 2015 Ford Escape SE with Chrome Package
WAS: $27,400 NOW: $18,750
- 2015 Ford Edge SEL with Tow Package and Moonroof
WAS: $29,999 NOW: $26,636
- 2015 Ford Fusion SE with Back-up Camera
WAS: $15,595 NOW: $12,000
- 2015 Ford Flex SEL with Heated Seats
WAS: $28,195 NOW: $23,835
- 2016 Ford Explorer XLT with Heated Leather Seats
WAS: $35,400 NOW: 27,995
Click here to view all Certified Pre-Owned Ford Vehicles near South Lyon
Check out some of the benefits we offer with ALL of our Certified Pre-Owned Ford vehicles:
-Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months/12,000 miles* covering more than 1000 components
- Powertrain Limited warranty Coverage for seven years/100,000 miles* covering the engine, transmission and more
- 24 hour roadside assistance
- Towing assistance rental car reimbursement
- Travel and destination expense reimbursement/aid
- Fuel delivery if you run out of gas, flat tire changes, jump starts and more
- To become Ford-certified, a pre-owned vehicle has to be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer
- A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is then run to identify any issues that don’t meet our standards
- Must pass a 172 point inspection
Click here to view all Certified Pre-Owned Ford Vehicles near South Lyon
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Friday, February 9, 2018
With over 183 in stock, Brighton Ford has the Ford Escape that you've been looking for! Leases start at $159/mo, call dealer for details at 810-227-1171.
We are your Lansing, Howell, South Lyon and Ann Arbor Ford Dealer!
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About Brighton Ford
Brighton Ford is a family owned an operated business and we treat each and every customer as if they were an extended part of our family. Customer Satisfaction is our #1 goal and we strive to build a lasting relationship with each and every customer. We've assembled the best team available with over 200 years of combined automotive sales experience so that we can provide you with the best experience possible. We're here to help you through your vehicle ownership experience step by step. Our sales staff offers exceptional product knowledge, industry experience and passion to nurture long lasting relationships with our customers. "Customers for Life" is our motto and we do everything in our power to meet and exceed your expectations to keep you satisfied!
YOUR BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN FORD DEALERSHIP SINCE 1988
We are committed to providing our customers with the best vehicle selection in Livingston County and beyond. Brighton Ford has been serving the area's automotive needs since we opened in 1988. It is our goal to make sure you find that perfect new Ford or used car, truck, van, SUV or crossover. Not only do we have a great vehicle selection, but we also offer the auto services and repairs that you need to keep your vehicle running smoothly well into the future. Come on in to Brighton Ford and let our knowledgeable team help you today!
BRIGHTON FORD IN OUR COMMUNITY
Brighton Ford knows the importance of community, that's why we are doing all we can to give back to Brighton, Howell, Livingston County and surrounding areas today, and for the last 28 years! From sponsoring LACASA events that help abused women and children in our community, to hosting food drives for the Livingston County Humane Society, to our annual Christmas event where we reward local elementary schools with money for their Art Departments, we love giving back to our great community in any way we can!
WHY BRIGHTON FORD IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR SOUTH LYON, HOWELL, FENTON, PINCKNEY, HARTLAND, NEW HUDSON, NOVI & ANN ARBOR DRIVERS LOOKING FOR A NEW FORD OR USED CAR
It could be our large and accommodating selection of new Ford models, including the ever so popular Ford Escape, Fusion, F-150, Focus, Mustang and Explorer. Perhaps it's our equally vast range of high-quality, used vehicles. We have all makes and models and even have Brighton Ford Certified Used vehicles that include 24/7 roadside assistance and 100,000 mile/7 year warranty!
It may also very well be the Ford financing offers available to customers who shop with Brighton Ford. With these auto loan and car lease options, shoppers feel at ease, worry-free, and extra satisfied with their purchase.
Brighton Ford isn't only a place for those in the market for a new Ford truck, car or SUV, we're also the go-to spot for those already behind the wheel. Customers find our car service and maintenance center, also located in Brighton, Michigan, both convenient and competent.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
We know that getting your college degree can be very difficult with everything that happens in life, so giving you the best interest rate and terms on your lease or purchase is our way of rewarding you for all of your hard work! Brighton Ford and Ford Credit have teamed up to offer all 4 year college graduates the best approval through Ford Motor Credit! This offer is good for all new 2017 and 2018 leases and purchases, with terms up to 75 months and A/Z/X/D plans are eligible for this discount.
To qualify for this amazing offer, you must be a graduate of an accredited college with a 4 year program in the last year, see dealer for details*.
Have questions on this special offer, give us a call at 810-227-1171
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