Archive for the ‘Industry Information’ Category

What are the best diesel trucks?

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Red 2019 Ford F-150 towing a speedboat.

The Best Diesel Trucks of 2019

There are a lot of great diesel trucks on the market these days. Every year, truck-makers make strides in designing more advanced and efficient diesel powerhouses. Let’s check out some of the best diesel offerings on the market in 2019. (more…)

Ford Earns Honors at the 2018 SEMA Show

Monday, November 5th, 2018
customized Ford Explorer Sport for the 2018 SEMA Show

Ford drivers who enjoy adding accessories to their vehicles, whether that be a muscle car or a truck, can find plenty of options straight from the Ford company, and those options are always expanding. Each year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas is a place where manufacturers bring their latest technology to show off, and Ford is no exception. This year in addition to showing off some great technology, three Ford vehicles earned top honors. You can learn more about the Ford SEMA 2018 winners and accessories below. (more…)

What Ford Vehicles Offer the Best Value for Commercial Shoppers?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
side view of a red 2018 Ford F-150 XL

Whether drivers are looking for practicality, the latest cutting-edge features, or long-term quality and dependability, Ford vehicles can provide. In fact, five Ford vehicles just won 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards in their respective categories. What Ford vehicles offer the best value for commercial shoppers? Check out the Vincentric picks below. (more…)

Automotive maintenance tips from Houston Ford

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Man does car amintenance

What are the benefits of a CVT transmission?

When it comes to buying a car, there are a lot of things that the average buyer must consider. From features to performance, each car offers its own unique set of specs. Today, the majority of drivers on the road opt for automatic transmissions. An increasingly common type of transmission is the continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are a number of factors that set this type of transmission apart from other automatic transmission setups. What are the benefits of a CVT transmission? Keep reading this automotive maintenance tips post from Houston Ford to learn more! (more…)

Who invented the modern pickup truck?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Ford celebrates 100 years of truck history

There are very few companies, if any, that have been perfecting the pickup truck for as long as Ford has. One hundred years ago, on July 27, 1917, Ford introduced the Modell TT, a vehicle that forever changed the auto industry, and American work itself. Now, a century later, the Ford F-Series leads the industry in innovation and capability, and has been America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years, and the best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years! BY listening to the wants and needs of truck drivers, and constantly innovating, Ford trucks have maintained a rich history that is continuing into the 2018 Ford F-Series, and beyond. Keep on reading to learn more about why Ford celebrates 100 years of truck history! (more…)

Kelley Blue Book names Ford Best Overall Truck Brand

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks have earned recognition.

Ford trucks for sale near Brainerd and Pine River MN

Ford is America’s truck leader, which makes sense given the brand’s penchant for innovation and commitment to quality. Ford trucks are built with strong materials that don’t weigh them down, leaving them nimble enough to properly live up to customer demands. Durability and versatility are key characteristics of Ford trucks, and praise has been heaped onto the automaker for years as a result. That tradition of praise continues now that Kelley Blue Book has named Ford the Best Overall Truck Brand. We thought we’d use this recognition as a chance to highlight some of the Ford trucks for sale near Brainerd and Pine River MN. (more…)

Ford will add four new nameplates to its global SUV lineup

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Four new Ford SUV nameplates are on the horizon partly due to the success of such SUVs as the Ford Explorer.

Four new Ford SUV nameplates

SUVs and their crossover cousins are a big market right now. Anywhere you look, you’re bound to see more SUVs than ever before, and Ford models such as the Explorer and Escape are certainly among them. With the market for these vehicles not showing any signs of shrinking, the company announced that four new Ford SUV nameplates will be released in the next four years in segments where the automaker does not currently compete. What are the driving forces behind this decision? A lot of it has to do with the aging of two different generations. Read on for more details. (more…)

Ford tests self-driving vehicles in winter weather

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
How autonomous cars drive in snow

How autonomous cars drive in snow

Self-driving cars are the way of the future. It’s a future that has been promised to us by science-fiction and fantasy writers, not to mention brilliant real-world innovators, for decades. But you don’t really hear about how these vehicles would fare in terrible weather. On Knight Rider, KITT never drove himself through a nasty blizzard, did he? If autonomous vehicles are truly meant to leap from our fantasies to reality, horrible road conditions must be taken into account. We Minnesotans know just how brutal winter can be, and Ford knows it, too, given that the company is headquartered in Michigan. That’s why Ford is conducting tests to find out how autonomous cars drive in snow and other winter weather. Continue reading to see the tests in action. (more…)

2016 Ford truck named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

Monday, December 14th, 2015
2016 Ford F-150 safety specifications

2016 Ford F-150 safety specifications

Ford has received notable recognition for its safety protocols. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted its yearly tests to determine vehicle crashworthiness and safety. The 2016 Ford F-150 is among the winners, receiving the honor of Top Safety Pick. Read on to see how the 2016 Ford F-150 safety specifications helped it earn such an important distinction. (more…)