Join Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in celebrating the season of thanks and giving during our 2nd Annual Prestige Ford’s Thanksgiving Fill A Ford F-150 for the Good Samaritans of Garland.
So far, Prestige Ford has raised $1,100 and is gathering non-perishable food donations from our wonderful community through Nov. 20th. All goods collected will be delivered to help the Good Samaritans of Garland help those in need in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse area.
Donation bins are located at:
Front New Car Showroom Desk
3601 S. Shiloh Road off Garland Road (and 635)
In addition, our Prestige community team will also collect items when we are out at area events.
Help us help our community this Thanksgiving. When we all give a little, we can help a lot. To learn more about Good Samaritans, visit GoodSamOfGarland.org.
If you’d like to learn more about Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford (serving greater Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano areas), visit PrestigeFord.com.
At Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, we know how unpredictable the Texas weather can be. Even in the fall, weather temperatures and conditions can vastly vary. This is the time of year we can see more wet weather conditions, so it’s important to slow down and prepare for changing roadway conditions.
According the AAA, wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. So, what can you do to keep yourself save when you get caught in the rain?
Before You Hit the Road, it’s important to think of what can be done to keep you safe and seen, even in poor weather conditions. AAA says you should make sure to replace windshield wiper inserts that leave streaks or don’t clear the glass in a single swipe. Make sure all headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are properly functioning so other drivers will see you during downpours. Turn on your headlights whenever you drive.
Are you vehicle’s tires in good shape. Do you know if you have appropriate tire tread depth? Are they over or under inflated? These are all factors to having good traction, which is especially important on wet road. Check your car, truck or SUV’s tire pressure, including your spare, monthly. Make sure to do so when your tires are cold, and not after you’ve been on the road for a long time. When in doubt, bring them into Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Mesquite, Rockwall, greater Dallas, Plano, Richardson) to be check out for free*.
No Cruise Zone
Cruise control is a great feature, but AAA warns that when used in wet conditions, the chance of losing control of the vehicle can increase. To prevent loss of traction, the driver may need to reduce the car’s speed by lifting off the accelerator, which cannot be accomplished when cruise control is engaged.
Driving in wet-weather conditions requires total attention and concentrating . By avoiding the use of cruise control it can help keep a driver more engaged and quicker to react to any potential issues that may arise.
Slow it Down!
This is a no brainer. When it’s wet you need to slow down. One it can help reduce your vehicles chance of hydroplaning, which can become an issue with water on the ground. AAA says with as little as 1/12 inch of water on the road, tires have to displace a gallon of water per second to keep the rubber meeting the road. So, drivers should reduce their speed to correspond to the amount of water on the roadway. At speeds as low as 35 mph, new tires can still lose some contact with the roadway.
Slowing down can also allow more time to react to a situation. Which leads to another important tip, allow ample space between you and the vehicles around you. Wet weather requires more braking time and reaction time. So a little extra space can help you be in a safer place as you travel in less than desirable conditions.
The AAA says that even the most experience and careful drivers can skid. Should you find yourself in that situation, here are steps AAA list on their site:
Continue to look and steer in the direction in which the driver wants the car to go.
Avoid slamming on the brakes as this will further upset the vehicle’s balance and make it harder to control.
It’s easier said than done, but AAA goes on to state, “Don’t panic, and avoid slamming on the brakes to maintain control.”
You can’t control others and their actions on the road, especially on bad weather days, but you can prep, slow down and take actions to help keep yourself as safe as possible.
If you need new tires, automotive service or are ready for a new car, truck or SUV, take the short drive on 635 to Garland Road and Shiloh. You can learn more about our Dallas-Fort Worth area Ford dealership at www.PrestigeFord.com!
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while adults understand it’s safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, when it comes to their own safety, there is a common misperception that buckling up is optional. Spoiler alert… it’s not!
Our team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (serving greater Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlette, Forney, Terrell, Richardson, Plano) were surprised to learn that among adults who admit to not always using safety belts in the back seat, 4 out of 5 surveyed by IIHS say short trips or traveling by taxi or ride-hailing service are times they don’t bother to use the belt.
The revealing survey shows that many rear-seat passengers don’t think belts are necessary due to the fact that the back seat is “perceived” to be safer than the front. IIHS states, this shows a clear misunderstanding about why belts are important, no matter where a person sits in a vehicle.
Before the majority of Americans developed the life-saving habit of buckling up, the back seat was the safest place to sit, and the center rear seat was the safest place of all in 1960s-70s vehicles. However, in recent decades, high levels of restraint use and the advent of belt crash tensioners, airbags and crashworthy vehicle designs have narrowed the safety advantages of riding in the rear seat for teens and adults.
“For most adults, it’s still as safe to ride in the back seat as the front seat, but not if you aren’t buckled up,” according to Jessica Jermakian, an IIHS senior research engineer and a co-author of the study. “That applies to riding in an Uber, Lyft or other hired vehicle, too.
IIHS surveyed adults 18 and older by cellphone and landline between June and August 2016. Of the 1,172 respondents who said they had ridden in the back seat of a vehicle during the preceding six months, 72 percent said they always use their belt in the back seat, while 91 percent said they always use their belt when seated in front. This is in line with the 2015 nationwide observed belt use of 75 percent for adult rear-seat occupants and 89 percent for drivers and front-seat passengers.
While driver and front passenger belt use has been extensively studied, there is not a lot of research on why rear-seat passengers don’t buckle up. Prior IIHS surveys of belt use among adults focused on their belt-use habits in general, but not specifically belt use in the rear seat. The latest study fills this gap.
For anyone who thinks that belts don’t make a big difference, per the IIHS, despite belts being proven to save lives, more than half of the people who die in passenger vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year are unbelted.
Unbelted effect on others
One person’s decision not to buckle up can have consequences for other people riding with them. “People who don’t use safety belts might think their neglect won’t hurt anyone else. That’s not the case,” Jermakian says. “In the rear seat a lap/shoulder belt is the primary means of protection in a frontal crash. Without it, bodies can hit hard surfaces or other people at full speed, leading to serious injuries,” she says.
Prime-age adults (35 to 54 year-olds) were the least likely group to report always buckling up in the back seat. Sixty-six percent of this group reported always using a belt in back, compared with 76 percent of adults 55 and older and 73 percent of adults 18 to 34.
Women were more likely than men to report always using a belt in the rear seat, and adults who had attended college were more likely to buckle up than adults with less education. These findings are in line with prior surveys of belt use.
When asked why they don’t buckle up, a quarter of respondents in the group who reported buckling up less often in the back seat than in the front said they believe the rear seat is safer than the front, so using a belt isn’t necessary. The next most popular reason this group gave was that using a belt isn’t a habit or they forget about it or simply never or rarely use it. Twelve percent of respondents cited uncomfortable or poorly fitting belts as a reason for not buckling up, and 10 percent said the belt is difficult to use or they can’t find the belt or buckle.
People who reported that most of their trips as a rear-seat passenger were in hired vehicles were more likely to report not always using their safety belt than passengers in personal vehicles. In the survey, 57 percent of passengers in hired vehicles reported always using their belt in the rear seat, compared with 74 percent of passengers in personal vehicles.
Reminders, laws and comfort
Nearly two-thirds of part-time belt users and nonusers said audible rear-seat belt reminders would make them more likely to buckle up. IIHS studies have shown that driver belt use is higher and fatality rates are lower in vehicles with enhanced belt reminders than in vehicles without them. Few vehicles have belt reminders for the rear seat. In 2015, only 3 percent of models sold in the U.S. had them, and the number hasn’t increased appreciably in newer vehicles.
Nearly 40 percent of people surveyed said they sometimes don’t buckle up in the rear seat because there is no law requiring it. If there were such a law, 60 percent of respondents said it would convince them to use belts in the back seat. A greater percentage said they would be more likely to buckle up if the driver could get pulled over because someone in the back wasn’t buckled.
Except for New Hampshire, all states and the District of Columbia require adults in the front seat to use belts. All rear-seat passengers are covered by laws in 29 states and D.C. Of these laws, 20 carry primary enforcement, meaning a police officer can stop a driver solely for a belt-law violation. The rest are secondary, so an officer must have another reason to stop a vehicle before issuing a safety belt citation.
Aside from stronger belt laws, more than half of part-time belt users and nonusers said more comfortable belts would make them more likely to buckle up in the rear seat. They want softer or padded belts, plus shoulder belts that are adjustable so they don’t rub the neck. Tight and locking belts are turnoffs for them. Participants cited a variety of comfort and usability issues, regardless of age or body size.
Safety belts saved 13,941 lives during 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates. If everyone buckled up, an additional 2,800 deaths could have been prevented. For drivers and front passengers, using a lap and shoulder belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent in a pickup, SUV or van and by 45 percent in a car.
To learn more, visit IIHS to read full detail. To shop for new Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords or used vehicles, visit www.PrestigeFord.com in Garland.
Our dealership, school and community members came out to help raise $3,000 for Garland High School DECA and $1,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Part of the funds were powered by Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford being selected to host a 2018 Ford Expedition Bonus Drive during the event held on October 24, 2017!
How It Worked!
For every qualified vehicle test drive completed, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) at Garland High School received $20. For this Bonus Drive events, Ford provided a 2018 Ford Expedition for additional test-drives along with a devoted Expedition product specialist who was on hand to answer all consumer questions.
Ford provided bonus funds for 2018 Ford Expedition test drives!
For every additional test-drive that a participant took in the 2018 Expedition, Ford is donating $10 to Garland High School. In addition, Ford is matching all bonus funds to support the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas.
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
Being a DECA members allows students prepare for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management community oriented jobs. DECA helps students gain an understanding and appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact. It helps them learn how to be professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards through practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.
Thanks to all who came out to our FUNdraiser to support our community, kids and local high school. To learn more about Prestige Ford or to see our line up of vehicles, visit www.PrestigeFord.com!
It comes as no surprise to the team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas (serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Roulette, Plano, Richardson areas) that once again Ford, America’s truck leader, has earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo.
For the 14th time, the F-Series has roped in the most prestigious award; the 2018 F-150 earned Truck of Texas at the 24th annual competition. In addition, the F-150 Raptor won the Off-Road Pickup Truck category and earned the highest overall personal appeal score and best overall exterior score across all participating vehicles.
“With the new 2018 F-150, we’re honored to earn back-to-back Truck of Texas awards for F-Series, a recognition that speaks to the truck team’s dedication to our hardworking customers,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “That’s especially true in Texas – truck capital of the world.”
At the Texas Truck Rodeo at Longhorn River Ranch, journalists evaluated trucks on both on- and off-road courses over a two-day period. The panel previously awarded Truck of Texas honors to Ford F-Series in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003-09, 2011, 2014 and 2016.
“The competition was incredibly fierce at this year’s Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Nic Phillips, TAWA president. “More than 70 member journalists put in more than 300 hours of driving time evaluating the vehicles presented. The results in several categories are separated by the narrowest of margins, just tenths and hundredths of a point, confirming just how competitive the trucks and utility vehicles are today.
“Ford’s 2018 F-150 pickup, boosted by its extreme-performance 2018 Raptor, along with updated EcoBoost® engines and 10-speed transmissions, convinced our journalists to bestow the trophy,” he added.
New 2018 F-150 Even Tougher, Smarter & More Capable
New features on the Ford F-150 include standard Auto Start-Stop for all engines, all-new 3.3-liter V6 with port and direct-injection technology and flex-fuel capability, and electronic six-speed automatic transmission with selectable drive modes – normal, tow/haul and sport. Electronic 10-speed automatic features selectable drive modes – normal, tow/haul, snow/wet, eco-select and sport (standard with all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 engines).
Second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost now has advanced dual port and direct-injection technology. Enhanced 5.0-liter V8 brings significant upgrades including advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, plus spray-on bore liner technology. Major exterior freshening across the lineup includes new grilles, bumpers, lighting, tailgate outer, appliqués and wheels.
Interior freshening on XLT Sport, XLT Special Edition, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited includes color and material changes for seats, instrument panel and console trim. For King Ranch trucks, the new interior leather color is Kingsville, while Platinum gets Dark Marsala and F-150 Limited gets Navy Pier. Leather-trimmed bucket seats with flow-through console are now available on the base Lariat truck. All-new B&O PLAY™ premium audio by HARMAN is also available.
In the 2018 model, SYNC® Connect is optional on XLT and Lariat trucks, and standard on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; it includes a Wi-Fi hotspot for connecting up to 10 devices. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection are available. A Technology Package is now available with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.
With an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost-equipped F-150 returns best-in-class fuel economy. Powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, F-150 offers best-in-class towing of 13,200 pounds. The enhanced 5.0-liter V8 brings a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds.
Built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, the 2018 F-150 is available at Ford dealerships nationwide now.
Ford F-150 Raptor Stands Alone in High-Performance Off-Road Segment
The purpose-built, off-road F-150 Raptor builds on the success of its predecessor with performance gains and new technology. The 2018 Raptor stands alone among high-performance off-road trucks, featuring a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine generating 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, plus a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission and six-mode Terrain Management System™. Its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body saves 500 pounds over the previous model.
F-150 Raptor’s competition-proven chassis sets the performance bar with its second-generation BFGoodrich KO2 tires designed exclusively for the truck’s extended off-road capabilities. In addition, upgraded FOX shocks, jointly engineered by Ford Performance and FOX, are 44 percent larger with three-inch-diameter shock canisters (2.5 inches previously) and nine-stage bypass damping to deliver improved suspension control. F-150 Raptor’s shock design enables an increase in suspension travel to 13 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear, a gain of 0.8 inch and 1.9 inches in wheel travel compared to its predecessor.
When you’re ready to shop for a new Ford truck, take the short drive on 635 to the Garland Road exit. We are located at 3601 S. Shiloh (off Garland Road). You can also shop our huge selection online anytime at www.PrestigeFord.com.
Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford has been selected to host a 2018 Ford Expedition Bonus Drive at your Drive 4 UR School event with Garland High School on October 24, 2017!
How It Works!
For our Bonus Drive events, Ford is providing 2018 Ford Expedition for additional test-drives along with a devoted Expedition product specialist who will be on hand to answer and questions.
Ford provides bonus fund for 2018 Ford Expedition test drives!
Bonus Donations for Garland HS & Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts!
For every additional test-drive that a participant takes in the 2018 Expedition, Ford will donate $10 to [Garland High School up to $2,000 total. In addition, Ford will be matching all bonus funds to support the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas, up to $2,000 total.
That’s just the bonus, all other vehicle test drive completed* will earn DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) at Garland High School $20 with a goal of completing over 300 test drives to earn the maximum donation of $6,000.
Being a DECA members allows students prepare for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management community oriented jobs. DECA helps students gain an understanding and appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact. It helps them learn how to be professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards through practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.A test drive is quick and easy 10 minutes of your time. After the test drive, complete a quick one-minute survey on your experience and receive a goody bag. Yep, it’s really that simple!
What: Ford Test Drive
When: Tuesday October 24th
Where: Garland High School, 310 S Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040
Big thank you to all who joined Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford this past weekend for some beautiful cars, good eats, great music and, especially to those who helped us help our community. Thanks to you all and Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, we were able to not only fill, but have an overflow of donations for The Good Samaritans of Garland.
Sheena Sharapata, Community Relations and Suzanne Baker, GSM enjoy the Texas Cobra Club Classic Car Show after dropping off donation at the “Fill the F-150” and grabbing some great BBQ.
We had a huge turn out Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of amazing vehicles from the Texas Cobra Club and Shelby Cobra Association of Texas the Texas Cobra Club Classic Car show. There were dozens vehicles on hand, including: GT350s, GT500s, 427Cobras, 289Cobras, GT40s and Daytona Coupes for the event.
The Joshua Ray Walker Band performed while guest on in historic downtown Garland enjoyed awesome BBQ and brews from Intrinsic Smokehouse.
We can’t do these events without our amazing customers and community. We greatly appreciate you and are thankful to work side-by-side and enjoy events, like this with you. To learn more about The Good Samaritans of Garland, visit GoodSamofGarland.com. You can also get information about Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford at PrestigeFord.com!
Team up with Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford and test drive a new Ford for fun and a great cause Tuesday, October 24th ! Each test drive completed* earns DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) at Garland High School $20 with a goal of completing over 300 test drives to earn the maximum donation of $6,000.Being a DECA members allows students prepare for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management community oriented jobs.
DECA helps students gain an understanding and appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact. It helps them learn how to be professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards through practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.A test drive is quick and easy 10 minutes of your time. After the test drive, complete a quick one-minute survey on your experience and receive a goody bag. Yep, it’s really that simple!
What: Ford Test Drive
When: Tuesday October 24th
Where: Garland High School, 310 S Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040
Time: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Come join us for a great FUNdraiser to support our community, kids and local high school. To learn more about Prestige Ford or to see our line up of vehicles, visit www.PrestigeFord.com!
Meet the All-New Ford F-450 Limited delivers technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans with the capability to tow more than 30,000 lbs.
Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas is excited to share… Ford Motor Company – America’s truck leader – has pulled the wraps off of a new Ford F-Series Super Duty Limited. It sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truck drivers.
With pricing at $87,100, the F-450 Limited delivers on all fronts, including technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans, and it’s capable enough to tow more than 30,000 lbs. – about the weight of a stealthy Air Force F-35 fighter plane.
“The Super Duty lineup is a win for all of our customers, from successful ranchers to contractors to RV owners” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Super Duty Limited is the most luxurious and advanced heavy-duty pickup truck ever created by Ford for accomplished buyers with appetites for the high life and hard-earned dollars to match”
Starting MSRPs (including $1,295 destination; taxes and fees not included) are:
F-250 Super Duty Limited 4×4 $80,835
F-350 Super Duty Limited 4×4 $82,010
F-450 Super Duty Limited 4×4 $87,100
Customers who check every option box can top one out for as much as $94,455.
What’s the point?
“There are heavy-duty truck customers who need Super Duty-level capability and want true luxury,” Eckert said. “We created this new truck to answer the call for even more premium choices in the Super Duty range as we see more and more truck customers trending to more premium models.”
More than 50 percent of the Super Duty lineup’s retail sales this year are high-end models – including Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum series. Limited goes even further.
“Imagine opening the door to your humidor and sinking into your favorite leather lounge chair – that’s the sensation new Super Duty Limited inspires,” said Ford design manager Aileen Barraza.
Custom Camelback two-tone leather seats, premium stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, armrests and instrument panel, Miko® suede headliner, hand-finished dark ash wood trim, special badging set the interior apart. Outside, a special twin-bar satin grille with chrome accents, quad-beam LED lights and satin-finished tailgate applique are Limited’s unique calling cards. Each Limited also has a dedicated serial number laser-etched on the center console armrest.
Most Super Duty tech ever
Beyond the beautiful hand-crafting found in Ford’s Super Duty Limited, the truck comes standard with advanced and innovative features to get the job done on the ranch, in the marina and everywhere place in between. It includes:
Class-exclusive high-definition 360-degree camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance
Class-exclusive SYNC® 3
Class-exclusive BLIS® with trailer coverage
Class-exclusive adaptive cruise control
Class-exclusive adaptive steering
Forward collision warning with brake support
Class-exclusive flat rear load floor with fold-up locking storage
Class-exclusive quad-beam LED headlamps
Full panoramic moonroof with retractable shade
Heated and ventilated front seats, plus heated rear seats
Leather-trimmed, heated steering wheel
Is Ford backing away from heavy-duty truck buyers with fewer greenbacks? No way!
Ford offers a heavy-duty pickup truck for every customer – from work-ready F-250 XL starting at $32,890 to top-of-the-line F-450 Limited starting at $87,100.
Super Duty Limited crew cab arrives this winter with Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 across F-250, F-350 and F-450 single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations.
Ready to shop for a new, pre-owned Ford or pre-owned vehicle. Visit Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas/Fort Worth, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlette, Richardson, Plano, Forney, Terrell areas) for a great deal and award-winning customer service. Visit online anytime at www.PrestigeFord.com!
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prestige Ford and Intrinsic will host the Texas Cobra Club and Shelby Cobra Association of Texas the Texas Cobra Club Classic Car show.
There will be an amazing array of cars, including: over 30 confirmed GT350s, GT500s, 427Cobras, 289Cobras, GT40s and Daytona Coupes for the event.
The Joshua Ray Walker band will be performing live along side these cool classics. Intrinsic Smokehouse will heat things up with their awesome BBQ. Make sure to check out their great brews, too.
For Our Community
Prestige is looking to ” Fill the Ford F-150.” Prestige Ford (serving greater Dallas, Texas area) will be collecting canned goods and donations for the Good Samaritans of Garland. Make sure to bring what you can to help this tremendous charity that helps feed so many in need.