Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 Driving Tips For Your Teen Driver

Parents are you getting ready to take your teen to All Star Driver Education or AK Services to get their learners permit? Is your teen ready to get behind the wheel on their own? We found this great article on, “10 Things Teens Should Know About Cars and Driving” and we wanted to share it with you and your teen driver.

When a teenager gets a driver license, it signifies freedom and the lure of the open road. But with this newfound freedom comes a host of new situations and possible problems that most teen drivers have never encountered before. It's a good idea to review these scenarios with new drivers in your family, and discuss how to handle them before they happen for real.
From traffic stops to road rage, here's a primer on what you need to tell teen drivers as they take to the roads.

Putting your teen behind the wheel can be both a proud and scary feeling for any parent. Help them be road ready with helpful advice and practice.
1. What to do when you're stopped by a police officer
Safely pull to the side of the road, turn off your car, roll down the window and keep your hands visible. Don't make any sudden moves or argue with the officer. Do your arguing in traffic court.

2. How to deal with a flat tire
Pull completely off the road, even if it means destroying the tire. Call roadside assistance and let that person change the tire. If you have a spare (many cars now only have an inflation kit) and know how to change the tire, make sure you are out of traffic and in plain sight of oncoming traffic before changing it yourself.

 3. What to do when the "check engine" light comes on
If there is any change in the car's performance, any mechanical noises, smoke from the tailpipe or electrical smells, stop the car and call for assistance. If there are none of these symptoms, take the car to a dealer and let them diagnose the problem. However, if you just bought gas, the light might just be indicating that the gas cap is loose. Tighten the cap and continue driving. The light should go off on its own.

Take your teen out for lots of practice, provide them with advice, they'll listen.
4. How to deal with a friend who is about to drive under the influence
Don't get in the car. Do anything not to drive with an intoxicated person, and that includes calling your parents for a lift or paying for a taxi. Your next move is to try to prevent your drunken friend from hurting themselves or someone else.

5. How to drive safely while talking on a cell phone
Most states ban all cell phone use by novice drivers, so be sure you know if these provisions apply where you live. If it's permissible to use a cell, always use a hands-free device so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Learn how to pair your phone with the car's Bluetoothsystem. Don't even think about texting while driving (no, not even at stoplights).

6. How to get an honest quote for an automotive repair
Search's Car Maintenance Guide or the Web to get an estimate for how much the repair should cost. Search online for garages with high customer ratings and ask friends for recommended garages. Call the garage and ask for a ballpark estimate and let the garage know you are contacting other places for their best quote. Use your intuition to make the final decision on whom to trust.

7. How to buy a new car
Don't just wander onto a dealership's car lot. Instead, contact the Internet department of several dealerships to get multiple quotes and compare these with's True Market Value® price for any car you're interested in. Make sure you check incentives and rebates. Follow up with phone calls to the Internet managers of these dealerships to verify the terms of their offers. Finally, ask the dealership to deliver the car to your home or office to avoid the hard sell in the finance and insurance office.

8. What to do after an auto accident
If the car is drivable and there are no serious injuries, turn on your flashers and pull safely out of traffic. Call the police to report the accident. Exchange insurance information with the other driver but refrain from discussing the accident and who is at fault. Make notes and use your cell phone's camera to take pictures of the cars involved.

Slow down when driving in the rain or snow and leave more distance between other drivers.

9. How to drive in rain and snow
Reduce your speed and leave more room between your vehicle and those in front of you. Understand how to handle skids. If possible, practice reacting to skidding in safe conditions, such as a snow-covered empty parking lot. Understand that a car might hydroplane on a rain puddle on the road and learn how to react to driving with reduced traction and visibility.

10. How to avoid road rage situations
Understand the severe consequences to you, your car and your driving record when minor disagreements escalate to life-threatening situations. When someone offends you, take a deep breath and know that your anger will dissolve in minutes. Don't anger other drivers by cutting them off or tailgating. If you've inadvertently angered another driver, don't get drawn into interacting with them. Ignore them or, if necessary, change your route. Finally, repeat this phrase: It's just not worth it.

Be sure to share this information with your young driver and for even more driving tips visit and our Driving Tips articles.
Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 Ford Focus Titanium Will Stick to Successful Formula

We found an interesting article from Ford in the News that we wanted to share. “Ford Focus Titanium Sticks to Successful Formula” provides readers with a review of the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium and all of the great features that are included. An interesting point of the article was that many customers actually wanted a manual transmission in the car instead of the six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. Take a look:

Packed with premium content and offering a slew of impressive upgrades, the Ford Focus Titanium has become a notable success by offering customers exactly what they want in an upscale and efficient compact package. So when Ford found out that a significant number of customers actually wanted a manual transmission in the car, the company gave them that, too: After initially offering the Focus Titanium solely with its six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, Ford soon will bring a five-speed manual gearbox into play.

Although the decision may seem counterintuitive at first, Ford says it’s a recognition of marketplace realities: Many Focus Titanium buyers are coming to the vehicle from upscale rivals that target enthusiasts by combining creature comforts with the kind of dynamic driving experience that’s only available with three pedals, and these shoppers expect the same from the Blue Oval. In meeting this customer demand, Ford will add a new dimension to the Focus Titanium’s already athletic demeanor, which features both a sport-tuned suspension—with standard rear stabilizer bar—and an available Titanium Handling Package that tightens things up even further.
A side-by-side look at both the hatchback and sedan 2012 Ford Focus Titanium
Of course, the Focus Titanium also will continue to offer technologies and luxuries like:
§  The latest generation of SYNC with MyFord Touch
§  A comprehensive Parking Technology Package with rearview camera, ultrasonic sensors and Active Park Assist—capable of helping automatically parallel park the Focus Titanium in as few as 24 seconds
§  Torque Vectoring Control, for improved cornering
§  Heated front seats and dual-zone climate controls
§  Ford’s Intelligent Access system with push-button start
§  Ambient lighting
§  A 10-speaker premium Sony sound system with a subwoofer and 355 watts of power
§  18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
The five-speed manual transmission is slated to become available with the Ford Focus Titanium later this year.
If you have any questions about the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium or would like to test drive one, contact at us on our website at, or stop by our store and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Available Ford Features Review and Demonstrations on the 2012 Explorer

BRIGHTON, Mich. Feb. 24, 2012 - We have all seen the Ford commercials advertising all of these crazy technological features. If you’re like most you wonder what these features actually do, if they really work, or if you really need them. We wanted to clear up any mysteries and show you first hand some of the awesome features in action right here in Brighton, not in a commercial on a closed course. To demonstrate these features we took the 2012 Explorer out around busy downtown Brighton.

MyFord Touch With SYNC is an excellent co-pilot
Every great journey starts at the beginning, and in this case, with the push start feature. Apply pressure to the brake and press the ignition button and just like that, your Ford fires right up. AV plugins and USB plugins allow you to connect media devices to your Ford so you can take your entertainment on the road with you to play through your MyFord Touch with SYNC. MyFord Touch and SYNC do much more than keep you entertained, it’s a virtual co-pilot that will help you navigate, make and take phone calls, and even can give you a vehicle health report for your Ford.

Taking your Ford on an adventure has never been easier with the Terrain Management System. Turn the dial to match the road conditions and you’ll have much better traction control for your off road expeditions and drives on the snowy and muddy Livingston County back roads. With full rear climate control, including head and feet directional settings and 110-volt outlet your back seat passengers can plug in portable DVD players, phone and game chargers, and much more so they can stay entertained while you stay focused on the road. 

We have demonstrated these amazing features for you here in this video:


Another fantastic feature available on many Fords is the rear view camera, which displays what’s behind you on the MyFord Touch display. The guidelines show you an outline of that’s in between your tires, your distance away from objects, and a directional guideline that shows you exactly where your heading. The rear view camera preludes possibly the best feature on many new Fords, the Active Park Assist.

Just press the button and your Ford will parallel park itself, its that easy!
The Active Park Assist feature takes control and flawlessly parallel parks your Ford for you, perfect for parallel parking on the busy streets of downtown Brighton when you are going out to eat at Lou and Carl’s or Bagger Dave’s or to shop at Impulse. Here’s how it works: You press the Park Assist Button to engage the Park Assist mode. Your Ford then scans the right side of the road for a break between cars to locate a fitting parking spot. Once you’re asked to stop and put it in reverse and your Ford will take it from there, keep in mind you still control the speed and the shifting. Don’t be afraid, take your hands off the wheel (keep a foot on the brake) and watch in astonishment as your Ford seamlessly maneuvers the parking task many drivers fear more than anything. Park Assist is available on the 2012 and 2013 Explorer, 2012 Escape, 2012 Flex, and 2012 Focus.

Come into Brighton Ford for a test drive and experience these amazing features for yourself.

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tony and Tina’s Wedding Performance

BRIGHTON, Mich. Feb. 23, 2012 – Come one, come all for Tony and Tina’s Wedding Performance this Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 PM at the Johnson Center on the Livingston County campus of Cleary University.  The Brighton Rotary Club proudly presents the Detroit Actors Guild performance of the off-Broadway hit Tony and Tina’s Wedding. Tony and Tina’s Wedding has been considered one of the best examples interactive theater since is debut 24 years ago in New York. This fun, exciting, and hysterical interactive experience features the Nunzio and Vitale family members, who are played by professional actors, and brings every patron attending into the action.  

The entertainment starts at the moment you enter the Johnson Center as the actors and Rotarians meet and greet the audience members. Your attention is then directed towards the raffle auction items that are available for you to win. Tony and Tina’s Wedding Performance is another great way to support the Gleaners Community Food Bank as guests are encouraged to being in food donations in place of wedding gifts. 

Once the ballroom doors open, guests are invited in and can choose their table on either the bride or groom’s side. The wedding ceremony will commence shortly after guests finish getting seated. Guests are treated to a delicious Italian Buffet, which features three entrées and a complimentary champagne toast (for guests of the legal drinking age) to toast the lucky newly weds. No wedding would be complete without cake and thanks to The Wedding Cake Art & Design Center owned by Kory & Christa Rollison of Brighton, guests will be able enjoy a delicious desert of wedding cake and cupcakes.

Everyone at T&T's reception is having a blast!
The wedding performance doesn’t stop there. After dinner is when the party really gets going. Donny Dulce and Fusion, a five-piece band of professional musicians, are set to get everyone on the dance floor with wedding favorites like, “The Chicken Dance,” ”The Macarena,” “Shout,” “Living La Vida Loca,” and many more.

Come out this Saturday for a fun-filled and hilarious evening that you will never forget. Prime tickets are still available! For more information about Tony and Tina’s Wedding Performance or to purchase tickets visit Tickets can also be purchased by calling 810-552-7989 or by visiting Cooper and Binkley Jewelers at 105. W. Main Street in Brighton. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event get your tickets now!

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Ford Fusion Front Row is Set for the Daytona 500

Edwards pulls back into the pit after winning the pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Feb. 22, 2012 – This past Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle brought lots of attention to the team and to the new Ford Fusion racecar. The Fusion blazed around the track during the pole qualifying run. Edwards flew through his first Daytona 500 pole lap in the NASCAR Fusion with a lap speed of 194.738 miles per hour! This was the fastest pole speed for the Daytona 500 since 1999. Biffle cruised in with the second fastest lap time, also sporting the Fusion, with an incredible 194.087 lap speed. The pair of Ford Fusions will be sitting in the front row at the starting line as they wait for the flag to be waved.

Edwards and Biffle’s run ended a four-year Chevy pole streak at the Daytona 500. In the unique qualifying procedure for the 500, only the two fastest drivers in time trials lock in positions on the starting grid. The rest of the 43-car field will be filled by the results of Thursday’s twin 150-mile qualifying races, time-trial speeds and provisionals. Winning the pole doesn’t guarantee a win at the big race but it was a positive feat that has the drivers amped up and ready for the first, and most important race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

The pair of Fusions will sit side by side in the front row at this weekends Daytona 500
At Brighton Ford, we want to wish Edwards and Biffle good luck at the Daytona 500 this weekend! Drive fast, drive safe, and bring home the “W” for Ford!

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Ford F-150 – Tough Enough For Texas

HUSTON, Texas, Feb. 21, 2012 - We’ve all heard the saying “Built Ford Tough” what seems like a million times. To make that statement more than a catchphrase, Ford Motor Company really goes out and proves itself time and time again. This time, Ford sent the F-150 down to Texas this past October to wrangle with 45 other entrants for the Texas Truck Rodeo. The F-150 had no trouble snagging the overall “Truck of Texas” award. The F-150 was easily a top contender with Best-in-Class Towing and Best-in-Class Payload backed with 3.7L V6 (or a 3.5L V6 with EcoBoost for enhanced fuel economy), a 5.0L V8, or the whopping 6.2LV8 with 411 horsepower and 434 ft-lbs of torque.

With Best-In-Class Towing and Payload the F-150 will haul whatever you need, wherever you need it
Ford received the “Texas-size” trophy (nearly three feet tall!) at the Huston Auto Show by the Texas Rodeo’s sponsor, the Texas Auto Writers Association. Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager said, “This award means a lot to us, and we thank the Texas Auto Writers Association for validating what our customers have been telling us about our Built Ford Tough F-150. We appreciate their recognition of the quality of our trucks.”

Ford didn’t stop there, the Ford team picked up seven other honors by the TAWA including:

  • Truck Line of Texas: Ford Motor Company
  • CUV of Texas: 2012 Ford Edge
  • Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck: 2012 Ford F-250 King Ranch Super Duty
  • Luxury Pickup Truck: 2012 Ford F-150 Platinum EcoBoost
  • Full-Size Pickup Truck: 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • Mid-Size CUV: 2012 Ford Edge Limited
  • Outstanding Feature: Ford EcoBoost Engine Technology

Stop into Brighton Ford and test drive a F-150 and see what “Built Ford Tough” means for yourself.

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Brighton’s Polar Plunge For a Great Cause

BRIGHTON, Mich. Feb. 17, 2012 – Next week Brighton will be celebrating this years Polar Plunge fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics. Organizers have a weeklong list of activities planned before participants take the icy plunge next Saturday, February 26th. 

Brighton business will be holding fundraisers Monday through Friday of Next week. A pub-and-shop crawl will be held on Feb. 23 from 10 AM – 9 PM where shoppers can visit any of the participating stores and restaurants and pick up a punch card. After making a purchase or a donation at 8 of the participating businesses you can drop your punch card off with that business and you will be entered to win one of the many prizes donated by those wonderful stores and restaurants. Barb Binkley, one of the organizers for the polar plunge, said that she’s excited that 32 downtown businesses agreed to participate with the event.

The plunge is set to take place next Saturday at Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Road at 1:00 PM. Organizers are hoping to have 200 plungers this year! There is still time to sign up to take the plunge yourself or to pledge to a plunger. Registration begins at 1:00 PM the day of and each Polar Plunge participant will pay a minimum of $75 in either cash or pledges. Plungers are encouraged to register as early as possible by calling (734) 222-8283, by visiting or checking out Brighton Polar Plunge on Facebook.

Photo credit: Alan Ward/Daily Press & Argus - Kevin Previel of Walled Lake plunges into the icy watters of Zukey Lake at last years Polar Plunge
After Saturday’s plunge, there will be an afterglow fashion show at the Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille. Tickets are fully tax deductible and include hors d’oeuvres and one drink. Doors will open at 4:30 PM for hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction and the show will begin at 6:00 PM.

At Brighton Ford we are proud of all of the brave individuals who are plunging and donating. We hope to see you out at Brighton High School next Saturday!

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Ford Explorer Review Drive Around Brighton, MI

BRIGHTON, Mich., Feb. 16, 2012 – We took the 2012 Ford Explorer out for a test drive around Brighton to check out its great features and show you first hand what the Explorer has to offer.

One of the greatest features of the 2012 Explorer is SYNC with MyFord Touch. The elegant touch screen LCD display allows you switch between radio, CD, make a phone call, adjust the temperature, get a vehicle health report, and more. All of these features can be accessed by the SYNC voice command. On the driver’s side of the dash is the speedometer with dual LCD displays with steering wheel mounted controls, which allows the driver to switch between medias and make phone calls, as well as view fuel efficiencies and set GPS destinations. The adjustable traction management system allow you to select the type of terrain you will be driving on and your Explorer will adjust to keep you in control. The optional back-up camera displays your view when you’re in reverse on the MyFord Touch display. The guided lines will help keep you in a straight line while backing up and beeps if an object approaches or enters your flight path.

The 2012 Explorer comes with a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that will get you about 25 MPG highway, or you can equip your Explorer with the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine for enhanced fuel economy getting you about 28 MGP. With 7 passenger seating, the Explorer is a great car for drivers that carpool or have large families. Don’t forget about everyone’s favorite feature… heated driver and passenger seats are perfect for those cold mornings! Need to haul snowboarding and ski equipment to Mt. Brighton for a fun day on the hill or a ton of materials from Rolison Pro Hardware to get your home improvement project done? With 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space and 5,000 lbs of towing capacity you’ll have no problem hauling everything you need! Two clicks on the key and the power liftgate magically rises open! Two more clicks and the liftgate shuts, perfect for when you have arms full of groceries and can’t quite reach up.

We used the 2012 Explorer to get us to Mt. Brighton for a fun day on the slopes and it worked Great!
Come into Brighton Ford and test-drive a 2012 Ford Explorer and experience all of these amazing features for yourself.

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to Keep Your Vehicle In Shape When the Roads Are Rough

Potholes can be your tires worst enemy
BRIGHTON, Mich., Feb. 14, 2012 – While on our daily commute, most of us encounter at least one nasty pothole, especially those who have to drive down Chilson and Brighton Lake Road. Aside from the initial jolt from hitting a pothole or the rumbling of driving over a “washboard” patch, the damage to your vehicle can really add up if you don’t properly maintain it. Potholes can even be deadly for motorcyclist and drivers traveling at excessive speeds. At Brighton Ford, we want to give you some advice for handling potholes and what you can do for you vehicle after hitting them to keep your vehicle in safe driving conditions.

The first question we often hear is “What is the best way to deal with a pothole?” The answer is to avoid it completely. If you know there’s a big pothole on your daily commute, try finding an alternative route. We know that is easier said than done, but it is the only way to guarantee your vehicle be free of damage. If you have to drive over a pothole, the best way to go about it is to accelerate over it so the weight of the car is shifted to the rear. By hitting the breaks the entire weight of the car is shifted to the front and can result in more damage. Don’t get us wrong… We aren’t condoning speeding, but physics play a major role in your vehicle condition. By accelerating instead of breaking, you greatly reduce the chance of the damage being catastrophic. 

Ok, they might not be this bad but there are still some nasty potholes around Livingston County
Another safety tip to keep your vehicle in shape on rough roads is to be aware of pooled water on the road. Not only can pooled water cause a potential hydroplaning situation, but they also can conceal large and dangerous potholes.

Hitting potholes can potentially pop one of your tires and can also affect your vehicles alignment over time. Each time you run over a pothole in your vehicle, the wheels become less aligned. This can cause uneven wear on your tires and cost you extra money in tire replacements and repairs. If you find yourself running over potholes frequently, bring it in the Brighton Ford Quick Lane Service Center for a free vehicle inspection by one of our ASE certified technicians. They will check your alignment and check your tires for signs of damage and premature wear.

The Quick Lane Service Center at Brighton Ford is your one stop for all of your tire and alignment service needs
Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Monday, February 13, 2012

What’s Hot At the North American International Auto Show – An Overview by Michael Tabacchis

BRIGHTON, Mich., Feb. 13, 2012 – Brighton Ford’s own Michael Tabacchis attended the years North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After returning from the auto show, here’s what Michael had to report:

The 2012 North American International Auto Show has come and gone and Ford put their stamp on the industry again with an incredible display and showing a preview of the leading industry vehicle about to hit the showrooms. I worked the show for the third year in a row and I loved what I saw.

The new hybrid line-up. Lets face it Hybrids and electric cars are going to be the future. No way around it. Why not get the leader of hybrids? The 2013 all new design of the Fusion has ALL the buzz. An Incredibly classy look in an already great vehicle.

This is Amy and Kendra. Amy is a college student at MSU looking to start a career in marketing. Kendra is a mother of one with a zesty appetite for Italian food. Oh…..and that’s a Boss Mustang.

Finally the one everyone is talking about is the 2013 Ford Escape. All new design with a beautiful look. The original Escape has been one of Ford’s biggest sellers for year and were afraid to change the most popular Compact SUV on the market. I think they made a winner.

What puts Ford over the competition at the auto show is they don’t show you Concepts anymore. Why produce a vehicle that cost thousands to produce but will never be built? Ford wants to show you what they will do and not what they could do. I love that.

Michael Tabacchis is a terrific salesman of new and used vehicles at Brighton Ford. Stop in and ask Michael to help you with your next purchase or give him a call at 810-494-4222

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A 2012 Ford Fiesta Feature Drive Around Brighton, Michigan

BRIGHTON, Mich. Feb. 9, 2012 – Do you remember our 2012 Ford Fiesta Vehicle Review post? Well, we received such great response from it, we decided to take it on a trip around Livingston County and have some fun showing the great features! So join us on a trip around Brighton, Michigan to show the Ford Fiesta’s accessories and capabilities and how to handle the roundabout by the Green Oak Village Place mall.

The 2012 Ford Fiesta is a great car for both young drivers and adults. It has a very affordable price tag, its safe, and it gets exceptional gas mileage. Our trip begins at the Brighton High School parking lot where the passenger gets picked up for an excursion to Costco in Brighton. The driver friendly interface on the center console features large buttons to switch between medias to minimize driver distraction, so the driver can stay focused on the road. Media controls that are mounted on the steering wheel also allow the driver to change songs or stations and adjust volume levels. Equipped with SYNC technology, the Fiesta allows you to connect your phone for hands free calling to keep your eyes and hands off of your cell phone and remain focused on driving. 

After arriving at Costco to do a bit of shopping, we take a quick look around the outside of the Fiesta to show some of the exterior features, like the cap-less Easy Fuel. Since Costco is a big name in Wholesalers, you definitely need cargo room to fit your purchases! The 2012 Ford Fiesta has this kind of room and we’ll show you. The trunk isn’t the only part of the Fiesta with space; the back seat provides enough legroom to ride comfortably.

After the shopping trip, we take the Fiesta back home showing how to properly handle the roundabout. We take the winding roads through Brighton, just to show you the smooth handling. We even simulated a potentially dangerous situation when a vehicle in front of us came to a sudden halt (we didn’t even use a stunt crew!). Come out to Brighton Ford to test-drive a 2012 Ford Fiesta and experience the awesome ride for yourself.

Brighton ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Brighton Ford NAPA Auto Parts Store

BRIGHTON, Mich., Feb. 9, 2012 - When you need a replacement part for your vehicle or a tool for your automotive project, you want them to be of superior quality and be readily available. The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) was created over 85 years ago to meet America’s need for an effective auto parts distribution system. NAPA has since become one of the largest top quality replacement auto part suppliers in the automotive game and we are proud to carry the NAPA banner at the Brighton Ford NAPA Auto Parts Store.

At the Brighton Ford Service Center, the NAPA Auto Parts store stocks thousands of parts for all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. We use NAPA’s unique inventory control system, which allows you to find the exact part you need with ease. With NAPA’s accessibility and superior quality auto parts, it comes as no surprise that the vast majority of do-it-yourself customers around Brighton and Livingston County choose the Brighton Ford NAPA Auto Parts Store for their automotive project needs. Bring your vehicle to the Brighton Ford Service for your next auto service needs or stop by the Brighton Ford NAPA Auto Parts store to find whatever you need to tackle your next auto project.

Brighton ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford, visit or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.