Safest Pickup Truck Is the 2015 Ford F-150

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When shopping for a pickup truck, most people have capabilities at the top of their shopping list. But, if you’re also looking for the safest pickup truck, then the solution to both issues is the all-new 2015 Ford F-150.

The 2015 F-150 Super Crew is the first pickup truck in America to earn a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The F-150 earned the top “Good” rating in all crash tests and a earned a “Basic” rating for front crash prevention with available active safety features.

These crash test results further emphasize the strength and durability of the new military-grade aluminum body. Under the aluminum body lies a core of smart engineering and a high-strength steel frame.

And, in case you do get in a fender bender, you don’t need to worry about increased repair costs. Ford does not agree with other organizations that say it will be more expensive to repair the aluminum-bodied F-150. In fact, Ford implemented an innovative modular structure to help simplify repairs and even found that real-world repair costs for the 2015 F-150 average $869 less than for the 2014 F-150.

All in all, with the 2015 Ford F-150, you will get the smartest, most capable, and safest F-150 ever. Come check it out today at Mangold Ford.

Great Golf Courses near Eureka, Illinois

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August is recognized as National Golfing Month, so we give you permission to use that as an excuse to go hit the links. Pack up your golf clubs—they’ll fit in the back of your F-150 or in the trunk of your Fusion—and head to one of these golf courses near Eureka.

  • Kaufman Park Golf Course. Located right here in Eureka, this golf course offers 18 holes with affordable rates. It is the perfect place for beginners and those who love to golf for the fun of it.
  • Metamora Fields Golf Club. Less than 15 minutes away in Metamora is this beautiful course. Play 18 holes on this wonderfully manicured course. It also features a large clubhouse and restaurant.
  • Quail Meadows. Just 10 minutes to the west of Eureka in Washington is the Quail Meadows course. In addition to a great 18-hole course, it also offers a driving range and an indoor golfing center with a realistic golf simulator experience.
  • Hillcrest Event Center. Located in nearby Orion, this champion executive golf course offers 9 holes. It is a great course for perfecting your skills and providing a challenge for experienced golfers.

What are your favorite golf courses near Eureka to spend an afternoon?

Ford Sponsors an Honor Flight for Louisville Veterans

The National World War II Memorial officially opened in 2004. Unfortunately, this was nearly 59 years after the war ended, meaning many of the war’s veterans had already passed away or were getting to an age where travel was difficult. With this in mind, retired Air Force captain Earl Morse started the Honor Flight program.

This program sends World War II veterans to Washington DC so they can visit the memorial that was created in their honor. The trip is provided free of charge to the veterans.

Earlier this month, Ford sponsored an Honor Flight for Louisville veterans. The flight sent about 70 veterans who were all in their eighties and nineties to DC. They were greeted at the memorial by Ford employees and member of Congress. This is the third year in a row Ford has sponsored an Honor Flight for Louisville veterans.

“The service and bravery of these soldiers more than 70 years ago will never be forgotten,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, in a statement. “This will be the first visit for many of them to the national memorial dedicated in their honor. It is a small, but important gesture to recognize their tremendous courage.”

In addition to supporting the Honor Flight program, Ford and the Ford Fund have provided more than $8 million to veterans’ organization since 1974.

Here at Mangold Ford, we are proud to be a part of an organization that works hard to support our honored veterans.

Mangold Ford Welcome Post!

Welcome to Mangold Ford’s new blog! Here, you will find news about the Automotive industry, updates, pictures, funny facts and even quizzes! You will also find news on things outside of the industry like holidays, history, and even events happening around here so stay tuned and check back regularly for a fun reader experience!

Here at Mangold Ford, we have been serving our customers with honesty and integrity for over 50 years. We full-heartedly believe in being honest, and caring about our customers. We let the Ford brand do the talking and we here at Mangold Ford, do the walking. We walk beside our customers in their car buying journey – trust us, you’ll notice the difference!

Come on in today to Mangold Ford in Eureka, Illinois and let us prove to you how our way of doing things is the right way.

 

 

June Is National Adopt-a-Cat Month

Spring and summer are kitten season across the country. This means animal shelters become inundated with thousands of new kittens in addition to the cat population they already house. With this influx, shelters need loving families to adopt cats, which is why June is recognized as National Adopt-a-Cat Month.

If you’ve been considering adding a fuzzy lap companion to your family, consider adopting a new cat this month.

Here are some tips from the American Humane Association on adopting a cat.

  • Find a cat that clicks with your personality.
  • Consider adopting two felines so your cats will have company when you’re not home.
  • Give your new cat time and space to adjust to its new family.
  • Cat-proof your home. Don’t leave food out on the counter and pick up any loose items a cat might chew on. Get rid of any plants that may be hazardous to a cat’s health.

Once you’re prepared to add a cat to your house, visit a local shelter like the Peoria Humane Society to find a new furry friend. Or you can use sites like Petfinder to search for specific cat criteria. Either way, you’ll be heading home with a purr-fect new companion.

Will you be adding a cat or two to your family this month?