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

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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.

Fall Car Maintenance Tips in Downers Grove, IL

The weather is getting colder at long last, and the leaves are changing color. Fall is here, and that means it’s time as well for some key car maintenance — especially if you’re planning on taking a big autumn road trip from Downers Grove, Illinois.  

Battery

Changing temps can take a toll on your battery, especially if it’s older. If you haven’t replaced your car battery in the last 3-5 years, bring your vehicle to Packey Webb Ford for an inspection. Older batteries can die without warning, leaving you stranded at an inopportune moment.

Tires

You should take care of your tires every season, but it’s especially important in the fall. Wet leaves and falling temperatures can make it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle, so it’s crucial that your tires have enough tread, are properly inflated, and are rotated regularly.

Oil change

Has it been a while since your last oil change? Sticking with the recommended schedule for oil and filter changes keeps your engine clean and healthy, giving you confidence as you get out there and enjoy all that fall fun.

Trust the experts at Packey Webb Ford with all your fall car maintenance needs. You can schedule your next visit online or by calling us at 630-324-0809.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Tips for Hauling with Your New Ford F-150

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If you’re looking for a truck that does some heavy-duty hauling, the 2022 Ford F-150 is unsurpassed. The new 2022 Ford F-150 offers best-in-class towing up to 14,000 pounds[1] and best-in-class payload up to 3,325 pounds.[2] But even with all that power, you’ll need to know a few tips for using your truck properly.

Do your research

While those max numbers are certainly impressive, every version of the F-150 offers slightly different capacities based on its engine, cab style, bed size, and so on. Before you hook up a trailer or put something heavy in the truck bed, make sure you check your owner’s manual or doorjamb and see what you can carry.

Use the tools at your disposal

If you’re getting a new 2022 Ford F-150, towing and hauling is easy even if it’s your first time. The new F-150 offers advanced features like Smart Hitch and Smart Trailer Tow Connector, which make hooking up a trailer surprisingly easy. With available Onboard Scales, your F-150 can tell you exactly how much weight is being carried in the bed so that you don’t have to guess how close you are to maxing out on payload.

And there’s even more where that came from. The new F-150 even gives you confidence for maneuvering with a trailer attached thanks to features like Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and Trailer Sway Control. If you want a truck for hauling, the 2022 Ford F-150 is tops in more ways than one.

Check out the new F-150 at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois, and see for yourself why Ford has been the first name in all things truck for almost 50 years.

[1] Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCab 8′ box and SuperCrew® 4×2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost® and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

[2] Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab. 8′ box. 4×2 with available 5.0L V8 engine and Max Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Payload Pkgs. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max payload varies and is based on cargo and vehicle configuration. See label on doorjamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Payload and towing are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

Ford Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies for the Environment

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Just Capital recently released its 2022 list of the Most JUST Companies and ranked Ford No. 1 among all automakers and partsmakers. Ford was tops in its industry thanks to, among other things, its commitment to delivering awesome new electrified vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

Ford earned the No. 1 spot in its field and No. 20 overall on the 2022 Most JUST Companies list. Among the reasons, Just Capital praised Ford for recycling 90% of the waste it generates and pulling 10% of all its electricity from renewable resources.

“At Ford, our goal is to create a positive impact on people and the planet. Because the future of this company centers on a purpose bigger than building vehicles,” said Mary Wroten, director of global sustainability and ESG at Ford Motor Company.

Part of that goal includes a $50 billion investment in electric vehicles through 2026, which is already paying dividends with the likes of the all-new F-150 Lightning. Expect Ford to launch even more exciting EVs in the months and years ahead, making it easier than you could imagine to go electric and cut your carbon footprint.

Packey Webb Ford is your home in Downers Grove, Illinois, for all the latest vehicles and innovations Ford has to offer. Check out our inventory online and contact us when you’re ready to make a change for the better.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Gets EPA-Estimated 320 Miles Maximum Range

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The all-new F-150 Lightning has officially entered production, and it’s rolling out with even better range than expected. Final EPA estimates put maximum range for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning at 320 miles — topping the original estimate of 300 miles.

When the EPA wrapped testing of the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, it upgraded the range totals for all models with the extended-range battery. The fleet-only Pro, XLT, and Lariat now offer up to 320 miles on a single charge. Range totals for the Platinum also jumped 20 miles from 280 to 300 miles.

EPA testing upheld the original range estimates for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning with the standard-range battery. All SR models top out at 230 miles of range.

Of course, range is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 2022 Ford F-150. You get impressive horsepower and torque, which means quicker acceleration than any other F-150 ever made. It also offers impressive towing and payload, off-road capabilities, and cutting-edge features like BlueCruise and Ford Intelligent Backup Power.

Ready to join the future of driving? The Ford F-150 Lightning is here. Contact the team at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois, and learn how you can be one of the next to get your hands on the first all-electric Ford truck.