July 22, 2014
Allan Vigil Dealerships have the upmost respect for our military. We were honored to have partnered with Operation Gratitude for the month of June. It was a great way to give back to our military and show them how much we care. Operation Gratitude is a company that sends care packages to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually-named U.S. Service Members that are deployed overseas.
During our partnership we collected a variety of supplies to assemble care packages. We also had a test drive promotion where we donated a care package to a troop every time someone test drove a car. This event was a great success.
Below are a few photos of the packages and items you donated:
July 22, 2014
Allan Vigil Dealerships‘ service center’s main concern is the safety of our customers. This is why Allan Vigil does not plug tires. Instead, we patch the inside.
Watch this short video with Chris Leader, the Service Manager at Allan Vigil of Fayetteville, to learn more on why we do this.
Click here to watch the full video.
July 16, 2014
Ford has announced the next-generation 2015 F-150: the new Ford Atlas Concept. This F-150 has a high-strength, steel-frame and is rumored to undergo a few minor changes from the concept-version to the final product you’ll see on the lot.
The Atlas Concept is powered by the “next-generation EcoBoost” engine with start-stop, Active Grille Shutters (that open only when extra cooling is needed), a drop-down from air dam (which lowers at highway speeds to improve aerodynamics and raised speeds to improve ground clearance) and battery-powered Active Wheel Shutters (which are hidden in the wheels and automatically deploy at highway speeds to improve aerodynamics. Another feature of the Atlas is the Dynamic Hitch Assist, which helps you line up your truck with the trailer hitch. All the driver has to do it operate the gas an brake. Ford claims that the active fuel-saving features, combined with the new EcoBoost mill, will improve fuel economy by 2 mpg on the highway. The truck has LED headlights and taillights.
Check out the next-generation for yourself:
July 15, 2014
Today marks the day that Ford Motor Company took its first order from a Chicago dentist named Ernst Pfenning. Pfenning ordered an $850 two-cylinder Model A automobile with a backseat and no top. This car was produced and delivered in just over a week. Dr. Pfenning’s order was the first of many from around the country. Two months after Pfenning’s order, Ford had sold 215 cars and roughly 1,000 during its first year. We are so proud to be part of a company with a strong, long standing history.
July 8, 2014
Have you ever wondered how to tell when you need new tires? Here at Allan Vigil Dealerships, we want you to remain safe at all times. We have created a short video with Chris Leader, the Service Manager at Allan Vigil of Fayetteville, to teach you about tire wear and how to tell when it is time to change your tires.
Click here to watch the full video.
June 29, 2014
Are you looking for a way to get the most out of your Quick Lane Credit Card during the month of July? Allan Vigil has a great service special that will start tomorrow, June 30th. Come to either Allan Vigil Dealership and use your Quick Lane Credit Card. If you make a qualifying purchase of $250 or more you will get $25 cash back.
To request information or print the special, click here.
*Subject to credit approval. Rebate valid on qualifying purchase before tax; not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Quick Lane Credit Card. Submit rebate by 7/31/14. Limit one $25 mail-in rebate per visit. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with other Quick Lane Credit Card offers. Valid at participating Quick Lane Retailers. Offer valid with coupon.
June 26, 2014
TEAM Georgia has announced the creation of the Captain Herb Emory Designated Driver Booth that will be in the Georgia Dome, sponsored by Allan Vigil. Captain Herb Emory was a TEAM Georgia founding board member who has recently passed away. Allan Vigil considered Captain Herb to be a personal friend and is proud to sponsor this booth. Mr. Vigil has firmly endorsed the safe and sober driving booth in Herb’s honor. Mr. Vigil quotes, “Being involved in the automobile industry for the majority of my life, I understand both the joys of driving and the serious responsibility that comes along with it.” Allan Vigil Dealerships are proud to support a great program that will help people make smart driving decisions.
The Captain Herb Emory Designated Drive Booth in the Georgia Dome will have trained volunteers on-site encouraging fans to use designated drivers when attending sporting, music, and/or cultural events. 450,000 people have registered to be a designated driver since the Designated Booth Program began.
June 17, 2014
Are you an active or retired military personnel? As a thank you for your service, we are pleased to offer you an additional $750 cash back when purchasing a new 2013/2014 Ford anytime between June 18th and July 7th.
We are proud to be participating in this event again and grateful for another opportunity to give back to our military.
Click here to take a look at our inventory online and pick out the perfect vehicle for you.
*Disclaimer: $750 Ford Military Appreciation Cash available to active military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard, reservists serving on active duty, members of the Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program, veterans/retirees within 180 days of separation or retirement, spouses and other household members, who are residents of the Southeast FDAF. Offer valid on ’13/’14 Ford vehicles (not available on Shelby GT500, Boss 302, Focus Electric, F-150 SVT Raptor and Taurus SE). This offer may not be used with A/X/Z/D Plans. Some customers and purchase eligibility restrictions apply. Limit one $750 Bonus Cash offer per vehicle purchase or lease. Residency restriction apply. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.
June 16, 2014
Today marks one of the greatest days in history. It is the anniversary of Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903. That is 111 years ago! On the official paperwork, only twelve stockholders were listed owning a total of 1,000 shares. Just one month after the company was established, Ford assembled their first car at a plant in Detroit.
Today, Henry Ford is still known for his innovation and for transforming cars into products for many. Ford is now one of the largest and most profitable motor companies in the world. Ford is ranked the 5th largest automaker in the world. Ford Motor Company is also one of the only companies to survive the great depression.
Take a look at some photos of the motor company in its early years.
June 12, 2014
Mr. Vigil is a big supporter of the arts and education. Here at the Allan Vigil Dealerships, we proudly support programs to ensure these ventures live on. In particular, the Children’s Programs of Arts Clayton holds a special place in our hearts. Each year we raise funding for this program at our annual Allan Vigil Golf Classic and are proud to see that Ford Motor Company shares a similar passion for the arts. Please read this article from the New York Times discussion Ford’s contribution to save The Detroit Institute of Arts:
Detroit Automakers Pledge $26 Million
to Help Save City’s Art
The nation’s three major automakers have donated a combined $26 million to help save The Detroit Institute of Arts; which is hoping to come out of bankruptcy in the fall. Ford and General Motors gave a combined $10 million while Chrysler donated $6 million. The city of Detroit is now one step closer to completing their goal of $100 million.
The Detroit Institute of Arts holds Detroit’s world-class art collection that is worth an estimated $867 million. The city had previously discussed selling the collection because they think it is a source of cash for the city. However, citizens were outraged saying the collection and institute are a part of the city’s greatest assets.
By the donations made by these automakers, the city will ease their pension cuts for Detroit retirees and put the ownership of The Detroit Institute of Arts under a private nonprofit organization. By doing this, the museum will be safe from future city threats.
Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler are glad to give back and help the hometown of America’s auto industry.