Reasons to Buy a Dash Cam for Your Ford

Dash cams are a great innovation that help protect drivers on the road. There are plenty of reasons to buy a dash cam for your Ford, especially if you do a lot of driving in the city and want to cover your bases.

Protection against theft and vandalism

If you get a dash cam with cloud storage, it can help protect you in the event that your car is stolen. Front-facing dash cams could catch thieves and vandals in the act and be used as evidence to bring them to justice.

Helpful for car accidents

In the event of a collision, the account of events comes down to your word, the word of any other parties involved, and the word of witnesses. These accounts came sometimes vary, especially if another party is at fault and wants to shift blame to seem less culpable. One of the best reasons to buy a dash cam is to make sure that the story is straight, giving you a video of the incident that you can share with police and your insurance provider.  

These are just two of the many reasons why you may want to buy a dash cam for your Ford. If you’re looking to accessorize your new Ford, contact the team at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Meet the 2023 Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport Heritage Edition SUVs

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

One of the big reasons that so many people were excited about the return of the Ford Bronco is the history behind it. Ford is tapping into that legend with unique Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition models for the 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport.

2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage Edition SUVs pay tribute to the classic 1966 model with exclusive two-tone colorways. Every model offers a contrast Oxford White roof and Oxford White grille with contrasting Race Red lettering. These elements pair beautifully with body colors like Race Red, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Yellowstone Metallic.

And on top of these distinctive color options, stylish wheels with retro flair, and vintage Bronco script badges, you’re still getting high-quality, high-performance off-road vehicles. For example, the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition builds on the Big Bend® model, which means you get a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, standard 4×4, the Sasquatch® Package, and a HOSS 2.0 System.

If you’ve been biding your time and waiting for your chance to get a new Bronco or Bronco Sport, the 2023 Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition prove that patience pays off. Contact Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois, and learn how you can be one of the lucky folks to take one home next year.

Celebrate 75 Years of F-Series with 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition

2023 Ford F-150 Heritage | Packey Webb | Downers Grove, IL

The 2023 Ford F-150 is coming soon, and it’s bringing yet another awesome new option to the table. Joining the new 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler trim will be a special Heritage Edition that celebrates 75 years of excellence for the F-Series.

Ford announced the Heritage Edition as a new package option for the 2023 F-150 XLT. While it’ll leave most of the equipment and features of the F-150 XLT intact, it’ll add one particularly cool feature: a two-tone colorway inspired by classic trucks from the 1970s and ’80s.

The 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition comes in three combinations. Every truck features an A-B-A pattern with one color on the upper and lower elements and one color in the middle of the vehicle.

  • Antimatter Blue in the middle with Carbonized Gray on the top and bottom
  • Area 51 in the middle with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Atlas Blue in the middle with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Avalanche in the middle with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Race Red in the middle with Carbonized Gray on the top and bottom

Ford hasn’t revealed yet how much the Heritage Edition will cost, but the order banks should be open for the 2023 F-150 before the end of the month. If you’d like to learn more or order yours, contact the sales team at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Fall Driving Safety Tips for Downers Grove, IL

Fall Driving Tips | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

The autumn can be a beautiful, charming time in Downers Grove, Illinois, but it also presents unique challenges on the road. By refreshing yourself on a few helpful safety tips, you’ll ready to enjoy fall driving to the fullest.

Check your lights

Daylight saving time will be permanent starting in 2023, but we’ll still have to deal with a time change in November. Because you may wind up driving in the dark more regularly than you are now, it’s a great time to check your exterior lights — including headlamps, fog lights, taillamps, and brake lights — to make sure everything is in good working condition.

Put rubber to the road

Rainy weather combined with fallen leaves can make for surprisingly treacherous driving. Make sure that your tires and brakes are up for the challenge before you set out. Check your tire pressure, look for signs of wear that could mean you’re due for a new set of four, and be mindful of signs that you might need new brakes.

Critical maintenance like battery testing, oil changes, and more are also key to safety when it comes to fall driving. Contact the service pros at Packey Webb Ford and we’ll get you on the path to enjoying autumn to the fullest.

Ford Joins First Movers Coalition

Ford Joins Coalition | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Ford continues to demonstrate its commitment to protecting our planet and making a better tomorrow through action and deed. Recently, Ford announced that it will join the First Movers Coalition, a movement to use purchasing power and supply chains to push for cleaner energy.

The First Movers Coalition currently consists of 50 companies from around the globe. Valued at a combined $8.5 trillion, this coalition will use its economic might to advocate for clean energy technology. Ford is contributing to this cause with a pledge to purchase at least 10% near-zero carbon steel and aluminum by 2030.

Ford has even larger goals in sight. The automaker has set forth science-based goals for temperature reduction for 2035 and plans to be carbon neutral by no later than 2050.

“Reducing emissions to carbon neutral by 2050 is possible if we invest in the right technologies and bring them to scale within the next decade,” said Ford Director of Supply Chain Sustainability Sue Slaughter.

Ford is also committing to a cleaner tomorrow with more sustainable vehicles like the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E. If you plan to go electric sometime in the near future, contact the sales team at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

How to Transport a Kayak with Your Ford Truck

Transporting With Trucks | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

In Downers Grove, you’re a hop, skip, and jump away from some good kayaking spots like Whalon Lake and Channahon State Park. Before you set out on any kind of kayaking adventure in your Ford truck, you’ll want to know how to transport your gear safely.

Accessorize

The easiest, simplest way to secure a kayak using your Ford truck is to get the right accessories. Whether you drive a Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150, or Super Duty, you can pick from a range of available racks and carriers perfect for the job.

One of the most unique options you can choose is the Yakima hitch-mounted rack extension, which lets you safely transport two kayaks above bed level. You can also purchase roof rack and rail systems from Thule that are compatible with a huge range of accessories including a folding kayak carrier, canoe carriers, and cargo boxes. 

Use the bed

If you don’t want to get any accessories for your Ford truck just yet, you can also take advantage of your pickup bed. While kayaks likely won’t lie flat in your truck bed, you can position them safely by angling the stern into the front left corner and lining up the bow with the tailgate at the opposite end. Then, use the bed’s tie-downs and buckle straps to lock the kayaks firmly in place.

Need help transporting kayaks in your Ford truck — or a new Ford truck in which to transport your kayak? Look no further than Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Arrives Next Spring

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Ford is paving the path toward an all-electric future with one of the most exciting EVs ever built. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning takes America’s favorite full-size pickup and makes it a futureproof beast that doesn’t lack the Built Ford Tough® personality.

If you’re hesitant to get on board with electric vehicles, let the F-150 Lightning put your fears to rest. This electric pickup truck is targeting an EPA-estimated range of up to 300 miles with an available extended-range battery.* With quick charging capabilities and a standard 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, you’ll never have to worry about cutting a road trip short.

But the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning isn’t just a solution to your long-range, zero-emissions driving needs. It’s also the solution for tough jobs, offering a standard 4×4 system powered by a pair of inboard motors. When equipped with an extended-range battery, the F-150 Lightning targets max output of 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. Not only does this power make the F-150 Lightning the quickest yet, it’s also one of the most robust trucks with a targeted max towing up to 10,000 pounds.**

On top of all this, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning brings first-class innovation and comfort, making it one of the hottest things to look forward to next year. If you want to get in on the ground floor, look no further than Packey Webb Ford. You can reserve your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning today and be one of the first riding boldly into the future when it arrives next spring.

*Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and state of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in 2022 calendar year.

**Max towing on Pro, XLT, and LARIAT with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.