Ford Makes Fortune Blue Ribbon Companies List

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Ford Motor Co. is the the only automaker to make the Blue Ribbon list. The has appeared on four Fortune lists this year:

  • No. 42 on Change the World
  • No. 27 on the Global 500
  • No. 9 on the Fortune 500
  • No. 6 in the motor vehicles industry on the list of the World’s Most Admired Companies

This year’s Blue Ribbon Companies ranking is comprised of 25 companies — the most in any year.

Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Plano, Grapevine, Richardson) is proud to be part of this wonderful award-winning automaker. To learn more about available New, Used and Certified Pre-Owned Fords, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford Supports GFFA’s Coats For Kids

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Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 1.23.22 AMRandall Reed’s Prestige Ford is proud to be part of Garland Fire Fighters Association “Coats for Kids” program for the third year in a row. Katie Koberg, Community Relations Director and Michelle Mendez from Prestige were proud to lend a helping hand.  Volunteers from the community came together to provide over 100 coats to the children at Northlake Elementary School.

This week, firefighters, Prestige Ford (serving greater Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson) staff and other volunteers, such as MrRestore, handed out jackets to school children in need. “To see the excitement in the children eyes as they select their new coats is truly heart warming,” Ms. Koberg said.

“The kids in our community should never go cold,” said Randall Reed, Owner of Prestige Ford. “These precious children deserve to feel safe and warm.”  Justin Wright, OP/GM agrees, “We are so happy to be part of this annual event. We’re pleased to be able to lend our support to the Garland Fire Fighters Association as they help these wonderful kids at Northlake Elementary.”

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Gift That Keeps Giving

Prestige will be part of a follow-up event with this program with the Garland Fire Fighters Association. In December, they will help take approximately 100 kids from the Garland area to Walmart to go Christmas shopping.  This is the third year that the Prestige community team will be participating. “It is very special event,” said Ms. Koberg. “There is so much joy and appreciation from the children and their families; it is what the season and our community work is all about.”

Buy a Firefighter Calendars & Help Community

You can help the community by purchasing the Garland Fire Department iconic Fire Fighters’ Calendar now available for sale. Not only could it make a great holiday gift, the proceeds go to help fund the upcoming Christmas Shopping Spree!

To learn more about local Coats for Kids, visit www.facebook.com/garlandcoatsforkids. To learn about the national program, log onto coats-for-kids.org. For more information about Prestige Ford, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford is Hiring!

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Prestige Ford Entire Team July 2015 11222496_10205977514348356_1906219747667576930_oAre you ready for a new career with an award-winning company?  Then, you  may be a great fit for our team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford/

Our Dallas-area dealership is looking for individuals to fulfill the a number of positions, including: Retail Sales, Customer Service Representatives and more!

Click to Apply, Today!

Or You May E-mail:  sbacchus@wcao.net

Randall Reed’s World Class Automotive Group

Our Randall Reed family of dealerships located in Garland, Dallas, McKinney and the greater-Houston area are seeking quality individuals for various staffing positions available at our dealerships. The World Class Automotive Group (WCAO) seeks individuals that have the highest level of integrity, a stable work history, a commitment to relentless customer satisfaction and a desire for a long-term profitable career. Spanish speaking a plus!

Career Goals:

  • Guide retail sales clients through the proven sales process.
  • Ensure a superior sale, aftermarket, finance and follow up for each retail client.

Key Accountability Areas:

  • Develops buyers by maintaining rapport with previous customers
    • Suggesting trade-ins; responding to inquiries, networking and generating a potential customer base for sale of vehicles
  • Qualifies buyers by understanding buyer’s requirements and interests
  • Demonstrates automobiles by explaining characteristics, capabilities, and features
  • Completes sale by overcoming objections; asking for sale, negotiating price with Customer by way of Sales Manager; completing sales or services, financing; delivers automobile
  • Proficient in offering/explaining warranty, maintenance, and gap programs
  • Providing necessary after sales support and follow-up processes
  • Maintaining or beating the CSI standards
  • Meeting set sales targets
  • Keeping track of all the market products and prices, on-going training with the Store Sales Management and Corporate Training requirements to meet Certifications 

Skills/Qualifications

Should possess good written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and convincing abilities
  • Ability of meeting deadlines and achieving set sales targets
  • Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Positive, friendly attitude, along with a customer service mentality
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
  • Available evenings and weekends
  • All applicants must be able to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test, credit report, and valid driver license

Benefits:

We strive for a superior customer experience and believe our associates should have the same superior experience. We believe in building a long-term relationship with each Associate offering the following benefits:

  • Paid training
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Vacation time, holiday and sick leave
  • Long-term career education assistance:
    • World Class University
    • OJT on the job training
    • Manufacturer’s certification processes

Our company maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all associates.  We hire, train, promote and compensate associates on the basis of personal and professional competence and potential for advancement without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability or citizenship, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Click to Apply, Today!

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Prestige Ford Turns On Project Green Light for Veterans Day

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Prestige Ford in Garland and the Randall Reed’s family of dealerships salute all who have served.  Our award-winning team would like to extend our true appreciation to all of the wonderful men and women who have and are serving our nation. From our sales to service departments, we are proud to have many people work in our dealership whom have served our country and/or have loved who are currently serving.
Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 11.42.01 PM“This week, we all not only pause to reflect, remember and be thankful this Veterans Day,” said Randall Reed, owner of Prestige Ford and World Class Automotive, “we are lighting up the nights in green (aka Project Greenlight) to show our support across the great state of Texas at all of our locations.”

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 11.41.45 PMPrestige Ford team will wear green shirts and will set green lights aglow as the teams recognizes Veterans Day. “It’s one of many ways we want to show our pride, support and respect for the service men and women,” said Justin Wright, Operating Partner of Prestige Ford (serving Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson & Plano areas). “We also will present the veterans at Prestige with a new USA flag to recognize them for their service.”

In addition, Ford Motor Company is showing their gratitude to all who have provided their honorable service to our country. The American automaker is providing a Ford Military $500 Bonus Cash Offer*! This exclusive offer is good toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

*Available only to active members, retirees, veterans within 180 days of separation, and immediate family members of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve who are U.S. residents.  Proof of affiliation and driver’s license required. Limit one offer per military. Member or qualifying relative. May not be combined with other private offers. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 1/4/2016. See dealer for details. 

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Prestige Ford Joins Garland Fire Fighters in Breast Cancer Fundraising

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Prestige Ford and GFFA join forces in fundraising efforts for Brest Cancer Awareness Month

Prestige Ford and GFFA join forces in fundraising efforts for Brest Cancer Awareness Month

Once again, Randall, Sherry, Shelby Reed, and the Prestige Ford team in Garland, Texas, are proud to support the Garland Fire Fighter Association (GFFA) in their fight for the cure. The dealership has purchased t-shirts in support of the GFFA. Any Saturday that you come in and visit, you will see our award-winning dealership team wearing them with great pride.

“We’ve teamed up with the GFFA for several years and are proud to do so again this year in the battle against breast cancer,” said Justin Wright, General Manager/Operating Partner. “We believe it’s important for the community to come together and work together to create both awareness and change.”

PrestigeGarland.com has also gone pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to remind everyone that prevention is key.

We invite you to watch our event calendar as we will be updating it with various events throughout the month in conjunction with community fundraising efforts.

For more details and to learn about other community events at Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas, Mesquite Rockwall, Rowlett, Plano, Richardson), please visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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CBS Amazing Race Casting Call at Prestige Ford

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Think you have what it takes to win the Amazing Race? Then you need to head over to Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 2 to 7 p.m. for a special CBS casting call. You and your partner could be selected for the next Amazing Race!

For more information and directions, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Dwayne Johnson Now Ford’s “Spokesman of Service”

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DwayneJohnson spokesman of service ford image001Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford team love this news from Ford Motor Company. Not only is there a new Ford Service campaign launching, it has a pretty cool star at the center of “The Specialists at Ford.”

The campaign represents an elite crew of Ford Technicians led by their commander. This team of technicians known as “The Specialists” embody the dedication, training, diagnostic tools and Motorcraft parts that make servicing at your Ford Dealership the right decision.

Commanding “The Specialists” is big-screen action icon, producer and business entrepreneur, Dwayne Johnson. In addition to Mr. Johnson’s on-screen presence and producing successes, he is a long-time Ford owner. He currently owns three Ford vehicles—his favorite being the F-150. His genuine appreciation of the Ford Motor Company brand makes the alignment of Ford Service and Dwayne Johnson a great partnership.

Our Ford Service Department at Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas, Richardson, Rockwall, Mesquite & Plano) is extremely excited about Ford’s new collaborative and on-going partnership with Dwayne Johnson. Combining Ford’s trusted reputation with the star’s tough, get-it-done attitude will reinforce Ford’s commitment to their Ford owners and dealers.

Mr. Johnson is passionate and committed to serving and helping others in the community. Service to his community, his fans, and the people who need it most is one of the keystones to his success in life. This passion and commitment is echoed by the Ford Dealerships as they serve others in their communities through donations to charities, sponsoring local sports teams and much more-but ultimately servicing our Ford owner’s vehicles with their expert care.

Starting on October 12, 2015, this multi-year deal will be seen and heard on TV, Radio, Digital and

Social—with a continuous stream of new content being developed featuring Dwayne Johnson and “The Specialists” to keep the campaign fresh and exciting.

So look for Dwayne Johnson’s newest role starting on October 12th. Look for great Ford service at www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Ford Edge Redefines “Power Steering”

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Ford Adapative Steering on 2016 EdgeFord is always at the helm of automotive innovation.  So, it’s no surprise to the team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas/Fort Worth), when the 2016 Ford Edge lands on our showrooms later in 2015, Ford will introduce the company’s innovative new technology set to redefine the idea of “power steering.”

Ford’s new adaptive steering will make it even easier for drivers to maneuver their SUV at low speeds while making the vehicle more fun to drive and agile at high speeds. Adaptive steering will be standard on Edge Sport and available on Edge Titanium.

“First and foremost, all Ford Motor Company products have to offer a great driving experience,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “This new steering technology can help make vehicles easy to maneuver and fun to drive.”

Adaptive steering changes the ratio between the driver’s actions at the wheel – the number of turns – and how much the front wheels turn. In vehicles, like the Edge, without the technology, this is a fixed steering ratio. With adaptive steering, the ratio will be continually changing as the vehicle’s speed changes which optimizes the steering response in all conditions.

At lower speeds, such as when pulling into a parking space or maneuvering in tight areas, fewer turns of the steering wheel are required. Adaptive steering makes the vehicle more agile and easier to turn as it dials more steering into the road wheel.

At highway speeds, the system optimizes steering response, letting the vehicle react more smoothly to each steering input.

The system – created in collaboration with engineers from TKAG, a Germany-based automotive supplier – uses a precision-controlled actuator placed inside the steering wheel, and requires no change to a vehicle’s traditional steering system.

The actuator – an electric motor and gearing system – can essentially add to or subtract from a driver’s steering inputs. The result is a better driving experience at all speeds, regardless of vehicle size or class.

After rolling out on the 2016 Edge, adaptive steering will be available for other Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the future. It is also being introduced in Europe, initially on Ford S-MAX and Galaxy.

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Your Ford and You: Driving Habits and Oil Changes

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As engine technology and synthetic motor oils continue to improve, the intervals at which oil changes are needed become fewer and farther between. However, regular and timely oil changes are one of the most important factors in extending the life of your Ford vehicle. In another helpful article, MyFord Magazine has specified four types of driving that may lead to more frequent oil changes, especially during the heat of summer.

Generally speaking, cars built since 2008 need their oil changed approximately every 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. Older models usually need fresh oil every 5,000 miles or, again, every six months. However, if you fit one of the “extreme driver” categories specified, those intervals fall to every 5,000 miles for cars built since ’08, and every 3,000 miles for cars built before that year.

First, we have stop-and-go commuting. Frequent starts and stops, especially in cold weather, can keep your engine from warming up to an optimal temperature. This can lead to unburned gasoline, which mixes with the engine oil and reduces its effectiveness. The flip side of that coin is highway driving in hot weather. To a certain point, driving at highway speeds keeps the oil moving where it is needed and keeps it at an ideal temperature. Once temperatures soar – like they do during these blazing Texas summers – the oil can thin out and oxidize more quickly.

Driving a lot on unpaved roads or in polluted environments can also have negative effects on your oil’s lifespan. The solution here starts with changing your air filter more frequently. When dust combines with the oil in your engine, it becomes abrasive and can erode the metal components. The sludge that results can have serious consequences for your engine’s health over time.

The final profile in the article is the “Heavy Hauler.” Heavy payloads and towing will cause your engine temperature to rise, which can trigger some of the effects mentioned above, such as less viscous oil, eroded metals, and premature oxidation. This particular profile can combine with any of the above, compounding the negative effects on your engine. Use this chart to determine the best time for you to change your Ford vehicle’s oil, and always consult your owner’s manual to ensure the correct materials are being used. Visit Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX (serving Dallas, Richardson, Addison, and Arlington) and ask about The Works service package, which can go a long way to extending the life of your Ford vehicle.

Read the full article here.

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Prestige Ford is Hiring!

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Prestige Ford Entire Team July 2015 11222496_10205977514348356_1906219747667576930_oLooking for more than just another job? Ready for a new career?  You may be a great fit for our team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford is like working with family.

Our Dallas-area dealership is looking for individuals to fulfill the a number of positions, including: Retail Sales, Customer Service Representatives and more!

Click to Apply, Today!

Or You May E-mail:  sbacchus@wcao.net

Randall Reed’s World Class Automotive Group

Our Randall Reed family of dealerships in Garland, Dallas, McKinney and the Houston area are seeking quality individuals to staff our dealership needs. The World Class Automotive Group (WCAO) seeks individuals that have the highest level of integrity, a stable work history, a commitment to relentless customer satisfaction and a desire for a long-term profitable career. Spanish speaking a plus!

Career Goals:

  • Guide retail sales clients through the proven sales process.
  • Ensure a superior sale, aftermarket, finance and follow up for each retail client.

Key Accountability Areas:

  • Develops buyers by maintaining rapport with previous customers
    • Suggesting trade-ins; responding to inquiries, networking and generating a potential customer base for sale of vehicles
  • Qualifies buyers by understanding buyer’s requirements and interests
  • Demonstrates automobiles by explaining characteristics, capabilities, and features
  • Completes sale by overcoming objections; asking for sale, negotiating price with Customer by way of Sales Manager; completing sales or services, financing; delivers automobile
  • Proficient in offering/explaining warranty, maintenance, and gap programs
  • Providing necessary after sales support and follow-up processes
  • Maintaining or beating the CSI standards
  • Meeting set sales targets
  • Keeping track of all the market products and prices, on-going training with the Store Sales Management and Corporate Training requirements to meet Certifications 

Skills/Qualifications

Should possess good written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and convincing abilities
  • Ability of meeting deadlines and achieving set sales targets
  • Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Positive, friendly attitude, along with a customer service mentality
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
  • Available evenings and weekends
  • All applicants must be able to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test, credit report, and valid driver license

Benefits:

We strive for a superior customer experience and believe our associates should have the same superior experience. We believe in building a long-term relationship with each Associate offering the following benefits:

  • Paid training
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Vacation time, holiday and sick leave
  • Long-term career education assistance:
    • World Class University
    • OJT on the job training
    • Manufacturer’s certification processes

Our company maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all associates.  We hire, train, promote and compensate associates on the basis of personal and professional competence and potential for advancement without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability or citizenship, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Click to Apply, Today!

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