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September 2014
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Understanding New Vehicle Pricing On Our Website


Have you shopped for a new vehicle online recently? If you have, you probably saw a lot of different prices. Pretty much every dealership now displays a sale price, but Five Star Ford does much more than that. The purpose of this article is to help you understand how we price our new inventory online and to show you what makes us different from other dealerships. Click Read More to see how it works.



This is the Opportunity of a Lifetime!
Presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association and Dalworth Chapter 34


Henry Ford mobilized millions of Americans and created a new market with his Model T “Tin Lizzie” automobile from 1909 to 1926. After World War I he recognized the potential for mass air transportation. Ford’s Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed “The Tin Goose,” was designed to build another new market, airline travel. It was the first airplane to be used for trans-continental routes.  Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors from 1926 through 1933. Today, there are fewer than five still flying and only two you can book a ride on.  This is your opportunity to ride in this historic airfract!



The CarPro Editorial
Understanding Your Car’s I.D. Number
by Jerry Reynolds


Most people have heard the word VIN and most know that stands for Vehicle Identification Number.  Most people understand, too, that every car has one and every car has a unique one.  Think of it as your car’s fingerprint.  Many people do not how to decipher one and what it means.  First, a little history.





Now on DriveLiveTV: The 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback


Throughout its long history, the Ford Mustang has been an object of desire. For 2015, the Mustang’s desirability reaches stratospheric heights.


Creating the Soundtrack for the All-New Ford Mustang
Ford engineer is composer and conductor of signature Mustang sound

Photo: Creating the Soundtrack for the All-New Ford Mustang
Driving a Ford Mustang is an encounter that triggers all the senses -- there’s the sight of the open road or track ahead, the smell of gasoline and burning rubber, and the feeling of inertia as the sports car whips you around a corner, so thrilling you can taste it. And the sound? That’s a unique experience that only Mustang powertrain noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) engineer Shawn Carney can authenticate.


Vehicle Profile: 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium
Award-winning design and advanced technology

Photo: 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium
Sitting atop the midsize Fusion sedan lineup, the 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium, available here at Five Star Ford in North Richland Hills, Texas, is fun to drive, delivers abundant power, returns impressive fuel economy and is equipped with a long list of advanced technology innovations that make driving easier and safer. It also boasts an exterior profile that earned it “Best in Show” from Autoweek magazine and “EyesOn Design” honors.


Tech Tips: Brake Terminology
What you need to know about brake components

Photo: Tech Tips: Brake Terminology
Many drivers don’t think much about their vehicle’s brakes unless they have trouble stopping. What does that squeaking, squealing or grinding really mean, though? The braking system is a complex collection of parts. Here’s a list of basic braking system components to help get you acclimated.


Vehicle Preview: 2015 Ford F-150
A tougher, smarter, more capable reinvention of America’s favorite truck

Photo: 2015 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150, America’s best-selling truck for 37 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years, is redesigned from the ground up with the industry’s most advanced technology features, to make both work and play easier and more enjoyable. Drivers who need a rugged, capable and dependable machine have developed a deep connection with Ford trucks, and the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, available soon here at Five Star Ford in North Richland Hills, Texas, will only strengthen this relationship.



Industry’s First Five-Row Side-Curtain Airbag Debuts In 2015 Transit
Ford and TRW Automotive design revolutionary safety feature

Photo: Industry’s First Five-Row Side-Curtain Airbag Debuts In 2015 Transit
Ford, in collaboration with TRW Automotive, has developed the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag. The nearly 15-foot long, three-foot tall airbag is being unveiled in the United States and Canada in the all-new 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon.


You Can Help Feed People in Need With the Click of a Button!


One in six Americans struggles with hunger.  Wal-Mart has committed to donate $3 Million to 50 local food banks in an effort to reduce this number.  We were made aware of this program by the manager of our Collision Center, as his wife is the HR Director at the Presbyterian Night Shelter.  She has requested that we all chip in by voting for the Tarrant Area Food Bank to give them a chance to receive $4,000 for food supplies!  Voting is simple and takes less than a minute.  If you have time to help we would greatly appreciate it.  Click Read More for full details.




Five Charming Inns and B&Bs in North Texas
Reserve your room now for a romantic getaway


If you're planning a special trip with a special someone, you might want to bypass your usual chain hotel and try a spot with some extra charm or even some history. Booking a room at one of these five inns in North Texas will add character to your getaway.


Hilarious Video of the Month
Dad Pranks Son with Shower Scare


One of the greatest parts of having children is playing pranks on them as much as possible.  Enjoy!





Say Hello to Anabell and Ariel
Pets of the Month
by Operation Kindness


We have two more beautiful pets this month that are searching for forever homes.  Remember to contact Operation Kindness if you are considering adding a pet to your family.  www.OperationKindness.org




Recipe of the Month
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Muffins
by allrecipes.com


Pumpkin spice muffins get amped up thanks to coffee added to the batter for a pick-me-up at breakfast or afternoon snack.  Enjoy!



Is Starting a Business for You?
What to consider before following your dream


Starting your own business is an appealing idea, especially because it means that you will become your own boss. Yet the reality can be very different than what you have dreamed, and not everyone is cut out to be a business owner. There are several questions you should ask yourself before deciding if starting a business is right for you.


Five FAQs About the Flu Shot
What you should know about this important vaccine


Cooler weather brings the promise of many pleasant things: football, cardigan wearing and pumpkin spice lattes. But it also ushers in flu season, which is no one's definition of fun. The best way to avoid or minimize the effects of the flu is to be vaccinated against influenza each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Five Great Live Albums
These classics are worth a listen


Sure, even in the digital age people listen to full albums. With the rise of the mp3, however, most listen to individual tunes loaded to an iPod or other mp3 device instead of listening to a full album, start to finish. It is for that reason that the heyday of the live album format really was in decades past, and to find the best live albums of history, we need to look to the past. Here, for your consideration, are five of the best live albums ever made.


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