Posts by this Author: Bob Thomas Ford West

Let BLIS Work for You

Driver assistance tools are now essential and more commonplace than ever, and for a good reason. They make your overall Fort Wayne driving experience better, encourage more alert drivers, and play a key role in preventing accidents when you find yourself in a sticky situation. At the top of the list of the driver assistance technology is the Ford Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which comes with the following features for its performance:

  • BLIS Trailer Coverage - BLIS utilizes hidden radars in the taillights which detect any vehicle entering your blind spot. 
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Ford SYNC 3 Will Impress You

The Ford SYNC 3 infotainment supplier is a real game changer and will get you excited about the commute to work. Not only is it stylish and innovative, but it is also packed with technological features that will completely change the way you look at your car. If you are intrigued, come see us today at Bob Thomas Ford West to get set up with an exciting test drive.

The Ford SYNC 3 has features such as SYNC Connect technology and it even has its own Wi-Fi hotspot so you can surf the internet without using all of your data…

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Ford Fiesta: One of Our Favorite Small Sedans

Small sedans are everywhere, and it seems like they have taken over, especially when being compared to the years of dominance by the SUVs. For 2017, the Ford Fiesta will add to this prominent list of vehicles, and it comes loaded with high-quality features.



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How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

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Dogs are great companions, especially on long road trips—but what is the best way to travel with your furry friend? There are several things to consider. Your pet’s safety should rank high on your list of priorities, which means you should consider putting him/her in a crate, preferably in the back seat. Just like humans, our pets can become dehydrated, so you also want to make sure that you have enough water for them.


If you haven’t traveled with your pet before, you may want to take them on…
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Choosing Between Buying and Leasing for Your Next New Car

When selecting your next vehicle one of the most important considerations that you can take into account is the decision on whether to buy or lease. Both of these options have their advantages. With a lease, you often get a service plan included, and any factory defects will be under warranty.

However, when you buy, you own the vehicle flat-out and as such can take advantage of resale value down the line. With buying, you may have a higher monthly payment and other considerations.

Why not come in and see us at Bob Thomas Ford West. The friendly and professional…
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MotorWeek Lists Top Traits of 2017 Ford Explorer

Are you searching for a full-size SUV for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Bob Thomas Ford West would be quick to pair you up with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why, though?

Receive the requisite context from the car critics at MotorWeek; their assessment of the Explorer is available in the clip below:

Superbly equipped, we have nothing but love for the Explorer's beautiful Base trim.

Standard amenities on this iteration include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split second-row seat, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat, a 4.2-inch display…

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Ford's New CEO is One of the Few Realistic Voices on the Road to Autonomous Cars

One day, we'll all use self-driving cars to get around Fort Wayne. There won't be any accidents, because computers are infallible. We'll be able to relax and read a newspaper (or our Google news feed, more accurately) while our robot-car drives us to work.

That's the future just about every automaker is advertising, but there are several elephants in the room.

For one thing, road…

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What Makes the 2017 Ford Fusion Such a Superb Sedan?

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Bob Thomas Ford West flat-out floored, our esteemed American automaker's latest -- the 2017 Fusion -- would have to be it.

Wondering what makes it so?

Then, check the clip below. Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Arguably our favorite engine across the Fusion lineup, its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an absolute delight.

Optional on the SE trim -- and standard with the Titanium and Platinum -- the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a potent 240 ...

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Embrace summer with the Ford Escape

Pretty soon the dog days of summer will be a mere memory. Until then, why not embrace these months accordingly? Take the wheel of a 2017 Ford Escape from Bob Ridings Taylorville and make memories that will keep you warm all winter long.


No matter where you go, the Intelligent 4WD in the #FordEscape will help you get there.

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