Can it be possible? Could winter really almost be over? While you might feel the urge to go run outside and soak up some sun, you’ve also got to get your car ready for spring before it’s too late. Here are some areas to focus on when the weather warms up.
Check your battery: Winter can be very hard on your battery. Have our professionals test yours to make sure it is still operating properly.
Get a car wash: If you drove in snow or salt on the road, you should give your car a thorough wash. Bonus points if you clean the inside of your car. It is time for spring cleaning, after all.
Get an oil change: You should change your oil roughly every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. An easy way to remember oil changes, especially if you are a frequent driver, is to do it at the change of every season.
Inspect your tires: When you get your oil changed here at L&L Motors, we can also rotate your tires. We’ll make sure they are inflated properly, as winter’s colder weather can throw that off, and we’ll even check the treads to let you know how much longer you have before it’s time to replace them.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ford’s innovative program for new drivers, Ford Driving Skills for Life. To mark the special occasion, Ford is offering several program expansions and new technologies to aid in safe driving.
The tour kicked off last month in New Orleans and will eventually be held in 13 cities with 60 different hands-on sessions across the country. Ford anticipates instructing more than 5,500 students in the US, free of charge. The program is also expanding globally to Cambodia, Czech Republic, and Morocco. Notably, Ford will be offering the program to women in Saudi Arabia.
As for new technologies, Ford is now implementing virtual reality to help teach technical skills to new drivers and will also use a new tool to teach the dangers of distracted driving. Adult drivers will recognize the pain of driving in the hangover suit, which mimics the true physical difficulties of driving the day after copious alcohol consumption.
“As we celebrate 15 years of stellar programing to keep new drivers safe, we continue to build momentum with new technologies that help to ensure smart driving,” explained James Graham, global manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life. “Our program is expanding in multiple ways – by reaching more people here and abroad, and by offering cutting-edge technologies that enhance our curriculum. We look forward to many more years of success. And we are proud to be the global leader in training new drivers to keep them safer behind the wheel.”
The Ford Driving Skills for Life will unfortunately not make it to Utah this year. The closest locations to L&L Motors include stops in California and Arizona.
Tailgating is always a fun and entertaining time, but sometimes, cooking for a crowd out of the back of your vehicle isn’t easy. To help make your tailgate party better all around, make sure you follow these tips.
Slice into your hot dogs.
Whether you’re cooking your hot dogs on a grill or on a hot plate, consider slicing them partially through, so they open like a book. This will allow them to not only cook quicker, but also become a great vehicle for tons of ketchup, mustard, and relish – maybe even some cheese and chilli!
Butter the outside of your burger and hot dog buns.
Add a touch of the unexpected by slathering the outside of your bread buns in some homemade garlic butter. Simply add garlic powder and onion powder to your butter, lather it on the bread, and grill them for a delicious extra touch to your tailgating meal.
Get a Ford EcoSport.
If there was ever the perfect tailgating vehicle, the Ford EcoSport would be it. With a number of creative organizational options to store everything from your cooler full of drinks to your fold up chairs, along with a power outlet for your equipment, this crossover is a great tool to have with you on game day.
To learn more about the Ford EcoSport, make sure you swing into L&L Motors for a test drive.
Owning a home isn’t always easy–especially if that home needs a bunch of repairs. Homeownership is about to get a lot easier, though, for the low-income homeowners in the Uintah Basin area, including Roosevelt.
The Housing Rehab/Replacement Home program utilizes money from community development block grants to help rehab roofs, furnaces, and other issues. If the repairs to the home are too expensive, then the program will purchase a replacement home.
To benefit from this program, there are a few requirements. Kendra Hackford, a housing specialist with the Uintah Basin Association of Governments (UBAOG), explained these qualifications: “To qualify for the program, you must own the home, own the land, and have it paid off. If they come in and need help fixing something and we see the repairs are going to cost more than half of what the house is worth, we offer a replacement home.”
If the home happens to be a mobile home from before 1978, the program offers a replacement home automatically.
Each home is purchased using a loan from the US Department of Agriculture. This loan has low interest rates, which makes it easy for low-income families to repay.
Local programs like this make us at L&L Motors proud to be part of the Roosevelt community. If you’re interested in learning more about the Roosevelt Housing Program, visit the UBAOG website at http://ubaog.org/.
Attending local events is a great way to learn more about the community and its issues. Roosevelt, Utah may not be the largest city in the area, but it offers several interesting events that are bound to interest residents and visitors. Here are a few upcoming events in Roosevelt, Utah recommended by us at L&L Motors.
Uinta Basic Water Summit
The Uinta Basin Water Summit is an annual event that offers the surrounding community the chance to learn more about issues in the area. Sponsors will demonstrate how their most recent technologies and products can help solve Uinta Basin water issues. The event takes place on January 17th at a cost of $30 to attend. Lunch is provided.
Wholistic Lifestyle Expo 2018
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about different ways to improve your living, then the Wholistic Lifestyle Expo 2018 is the event for you. Taking place on February 17th from 10am to 6pm, the event is a place for all holistic lifestyle enthusiasts to gather, converse, and learn more about themselves.
The Wholistic Lifestyle Expo 2018 will feature presenters, businesses, and those dedicated to holistic health. Other features include music, yoga, nutrition, personal development, life coaching, and much more! Tickets to this event cost just $10, making it a great bargain for those interested in changing their lifestyle.
If you need a new vehicle to drive through the winter and attend these events, contact us at L&L Motors.
You don’t become as revered and long-lasting as Ford without creating a few icons over the years. As one of the oldest automakers in the industry, Ford has created legendary models, some of which are still around today. We at L&L Motors know of a few famous Ford cars that have been brand milestones throughout the years.
Ford Model T
With a production run exceeding 16.5 million, the Ford Model T revolutionized the early automotive industry. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, the Model T was produced for two decades and effectively jumpstarted America’s interest in vehicles. In all of the brand’s century-plus history, no model has been as influential as the Ford Model T.
You can’t make a list of famous Ford cars without including the Ford GT, the astounding supercar that turned heads and broke records. The streel-legal performance car arrived in 2004 with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 550 hp. Unfortunately, it left the market in 2006. A decade later, the model made its triumphant return and is still in production today.
The Ford Mustang was introduced in the mid-1960s and kicked off a craze for an entire generation. The American muscle car brought superior performance to the industry, and its sleek styling certainly didn’t hurt. Today, the Ford Mustang is still going strong with plenty of trim levels and powertrains to choose from.
It is hard to believe it, but 2017 is almost over and winter is quickly rolling in. As the season changes and snow blows its way across northern Utah, you might just want to stay home under the covers. However, we at L&L Motors recommend you check out one of these parks near Roosevelt, Utah this winter to see the natural beauty of the area.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers plenty of winter sports during this time of year. Snowmobiling, skiing, or snowshoeing are all excellent ways to traverse the frigid landscape when it’s covered in snow. You’ll also find five alpine ski resorts on the park’s grounds.
Manti-La Sal National Forest’sGeyser Pass Trailhead is a local favorite destination for skiers and snowshoers, providing breathtaking views of the area during the winter that aren’t accessible by traditional vehicles.
The 2002 Olympic winter venue, Soldier Hollow, is within Wasatch Mountain State Park and is open year-round for all kinds of seasonal activities. It’s a thrilling place to go tubing with the family.
To see the area in a different way this winter, head to one of these picturesque parks in a new SUV from L&L Motor Co.
Many Americans will spend at least part of their Christmas break travelling. If your family has a road trip planned in 2018 through Utah, make it easier by driving a new Ford SUV. When you travel in a Ford SUV, everyone will have the space they need and the technology they want.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is completely redesigned this year. It delivers best-in-class fuel economy, three rows of spacious seating, and plenty of room for all of your luggage. And, with standard USB charge ports within reach in each row, everyone’s devices can stay powered. With the available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, up to 10 devices can connect at once.
When you don’t need the rugged capabilities of the Expedition, the sleeker 2018 Ford Explorer should be the ideal fit. It still offers seating for up to seven people, excellent fuel efficiency and power, and lots of technology. The available SYNC® 3 system uses intuitive voice technology to make hands-free calling and listening to music easier than ever.
Come test drive both the Ford Explorer and Expedition right here at L&L Motors to see which is the better fit for your family. You will wonder how you ever went on a road trip without them.
Ford is joining the ranks of other automakers and Silicon-Valley techies fighting for stakes in the future of automobiles. Jim Hackett—Ford’s new CEO—says he’s implementing changes to make Ford part of this future.
After spending three months on the job, Hackett specified what changes will be coming to Ford. Previously, Hackett led Ford’s autonomous car division before moving up to president and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
The changes affect both the production of Ford cars as well as the types of cars Ford will be focusing its energy on. Ford will further automate its manufacturing to slash costs, as well as invest particularly in SUVs and light trucks by taking away resources from traditional cars. Ford is boldly trying to anticipate what the future of automobiles will look like; investing in key electric power and smart technologies is part of its new venture.
Hackett wants Ford to expand its consumer markets and fight for a place in the future of autonomous cars, as these are looking more and more like the industry’s next step. A third area that Hackett would like to focus on is making Ford vehicles increasingly smart with tech features geared toward easy connectivity and entertainment.
Visit us at L&L Motors to learn more about the innovative heart of Ford.
Throughout the years, Hollywood has repeatedly turned to Ford vehicles to use on the big screen. Some of the most iconic scenes in movie history feature a Ford model, driven by famous actors in famous scenes. It happens more often than you would think, and we at L&L Motors want to share a few of our favorite Ford movie moments.
When thinking about Jurassic Park, the vehicles the characters drive to tour the park—and eventually use to barrel through the jungle terrain and escape from the dinosaurs—are instantly summoned to mind. These vehicles were first-generation Ford Explorers, decked out with a jungle paint job, off-road lights, and a tough front grille guard. All things considered, we think the Explorer put up a good fight against the T-Rex.
The Big Lebowski
Throughout The Big Lebowski, our favorite Dude and actor Jeff Bridges drives a 1973 Ford Gran Torino—that is, until it is stolen from him. In a hilarious unfolding of events, the Dude subsequently gets his car back, has it wrecked, and eventually sees it go up in flames. We’re proud that a Ford model is central to this cult favorite, although it takes quite a beating.
In this film, Walt Kowalski—played by Clint Eastwood—prizes his 1972 Gran Torino Sport over all his other possessions. After returning from the Korean war, Kowalski worked at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Kowalski’s devotion to his car allows him to think about his past and informs the relationships that take shape within the film.