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COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

As concerns over the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) continue, we want all our customers to be assured that we are adapting to these changes and can still help. In compliance with the CDC and local government suggestions, we have implemented deep sanitation of all high frequency touch points.

We want you to know the available options we have for your vehicle purchase or service experience.

• Online Buying Process – Purchase the vehicle online and have everything brought to you! Visit us at www.anderson-ford.com or call us at 800-234-3106
• At Home Test Drives – We can bring the vehicle directly to you for your own “at home test drive”. All vehicles have and will continue to be completely sanitized.
• The Sales Department is by Appointment Only – We will set an appointment for you to lock in a time when there will not be other customers in the showroom. To schedule an appointment please call our Sales Manager, Stephani Braun, at 800-234-3106.
• The Service Department is open with reduced hours.
• Service will pick up and deliver your vehicle back to you at no additional charge.
• Our Service waiting area has been redesigned so there are 6 feet between all chairs and it is disinfected hourly (more often if needed). We encourage you to take advantage of our pick up and delivery services, however, we understand that this might not be possible.

Our prayers go out to all those affected by COVOD-19 around the world.

Thank you for your continued loyalty!
Randy Anderson

All Blower Installations are not Equal.

Why Should You Choose a Company to Install Your Blower That Has a Dyno Facility In-House?

Are all dealerships equal in installing blowers?

Yes, if they don’t have a Dyno facility or certified technicians

So why would you want a dealership that has a Dyno facility?
If you are investing that much money to increase horsepower and improve performance the only true way to make sure there is an increase is to measure both before and after the installation. By doing this you know for certain the vehicle is creating the horsepower that it’s supposed to in stock form, which is crucial. Not all vehicles create the same horsepower, there are always times when something could be wrong. If it does not, that needs to be fixed first before you install a blower. After installation you need to re-dyno to confirm the horsepower increase and to assure your fuel curve and timing are correct.

Many times, we install a blower and when we put the vehicle on our dyno, we find that the software isn’t correct. We can then make corrections with the proper tune.

Without a dyno you install parts hoping that the Roush or Vortech part does the job of increasing horsepower and the only way to tell is literally by the seat of your pants and even then you have no way of knowing it’s safe or dangerous or too lean.

Bottom line, when you dyno both before and after there is no guessing.

So technically all dealerships are NOT created equal when it comes to installing blowers.

You know Anderson Ford is a Motorsport dealership right?

Anderson Ford has one of the largest Motorsport departments in the state of Illinois. The knowledge of the staff is second to none!
Today we wanted to share their latest blog post with you.

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3 Best Mustang Upgrades
Ford Mustangs have withstood the tests of time because of their amazing capacity for speed, their smooth ride, and their sleek exterior. Indeed, under the hood, Mustang engine power ranges from 101 horsepower to 390 horsepower or more. The Mustang was introduced at the NY World’s Fair on April 17, 1964 — 22,000 of them were immediately snatched up. The much loved model has evolved through time, but remains iconic.
Mustangs are also a favorite among racers throughout the country. With just a few key upgrades, you can enter the age of Mustang racing, by installing Ford Mustang performance parts. For those who have a need for speed, these Mustang performance mods are essential. Check out the best Mustang upgrades here:
1. Cold Air Intake
This the first thing anyone should do if they are seeking to upgrade their Mustang. Even the most novice Mustang owner can replace their stock air box with a cold air intake. They are easy to install, and can take as little as 30 minutes to complete. This replacement is also inexpensive, and it is a great way to pick up extra power and increased efficiency. Indeed, a cold air intake can bring you around +15HP and an increase of 1-2 MPG.
2.Aluminum Driveshaft
Replacing your Mustang’s OEM steel driveshaft can improve performance in many ways. First of all, you will reduce power loss throughout the drivetrain by 2-4%, and in addition, there will be a weight reduction of almost 20 pounds. This replacement will result in a quicker acceleration and throttle response. You’ll enjoy a reduction of noise and vibration.
3. Cat-Back Exhaust
A cat-back replaces the stock exhaust from behind the catalytic converters, typically all the way to the exhaust tips. Indeed, your aftermarket cat-backs will shed about half of the weight of the stock exhaust, it will flow better, and it also will change the sound of your newly upgraded Mustang.
 Don’t compromise on these easy to install and reasonably priced upgrades, designed for increasing horsepower and making your Mustang a racing machine. For more in-depth upgrades, seek out other members of the Mustang racing community to find out how to better enhance your engine capabilities and get you going as fast as possible with the best Mustang upgrades.

 

For help on any upgrades to your Mustang give them a call toll free at  (888) 715-6487 or visit their website www.andersonfordmotorsport.com

I’d Like to Share a Story

 

I’d Like to Share a Story
By Kimberly Kane

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About ten years ago, a couple from Clinton, Illinois, Randy and Ann Anderson, decided to support a local charity – The Baby Fold in Bloomington.  They visited the Festival of Trees fundraiser and bought one of the custom designed, pre-decorated Christmas trees. This couple enjoyed the beautiful  trees on display and went back for more the following year.  What began as a way to support The Baby Fold turned into a passion for this couple.  They have purchased over 40 trees so far, some of which were given away, and some of which were used to decorate their business.  As the number of trees grew, people who came into the business around Christmas time marveled at the displays. This couple decided to use their passion for supporting The Baby Fold as a way to share the Christmas spirit in their small town. Now, the business closes its departments and opens the building for candlelit tours with Christmas music and refreshments in an effort to bless their community. This event is called The Showroom of Trees.  I am blessed to work for this wonderful couple, and I am honored to invite you to join us for this year’s open house!
 
December 9th and 10th, Anderson Ford of Clinton will dim the lights, set out cookies and hot cocoa, and open the doors for the 5th Annual Showroom of Trees. This year’s display, the largest ever, includes over 30 themed trees.  Each tree has a unique emphasis, like The Snowman Tree, The Gingerbread Tree, The Route 66 Tree, The Fish Tree, and The Mickey Mouse Tree, to name a few.  On Wednesday, the 9th, the open house will be from 5pm to 7:30pm.  On Thursday, December 10th, the open house will be from 4:30pm to 7pm.  There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be provided.  We would love to see you there!
 
All of these trees, purchased to support The Baby Fold, are made possible because of those who have donated their time, talent, and money. The Baby Fold’s vision is “transforming children’s lives through strong family and community partnerships”.  Their annual Christmas fundraiser draws over 10,000 visitors during its three day run, and in 2014, they raised more than $230,000. 
 

Kim is the Marketing Coordinator, here at Anderson Ford of Clinton. If you would like more information, please feel free to call or email her:  217-935-3106 (wk)  kim@anderson-ford.com.