Monday, June 26, 2017

5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

WESTLAND, Mich.–– Fun is right around the corner this summer! If you prefer avoiding the crowded streets during road trip season and would rather just relax at the house but still have some fun, consider giving these 5 must try DIY summer crafts a shot! Whether you're redecorating your house, need some summer fashion advice, or just want to make something fun, these crafts have everything you're looking for! Make the most of these warm months with activities for the indoors, outdoors, days, and nights! You'll have fun around the clock with these easy DIY projects!

1. Outdoor Lounge


5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

If you're looking to start off with some instant, quick fun, this outdoor lounge is a great way to get into the world of DIY crafting! All you need is a kiddie pool, blankets, and pillows, and you've got a nice place to relax outside! Use the lounge for stargazing, fireworks, picnicking, and more! You can even bring out some plates and silverware to enjoy a nice outdoor dinner in only a few minutes of preparation!

2. Tie Dye Headbands


5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

Looking for that last accessory to top off a great summer outfit? Tie dye headbands are coming back in style and are very easy to make! You'll need your dye of choice, rubber bands, and a clothesline, and before you know it, you'll have brand new headbands! You can also repurpose old tie dye shirts into fresh headbands. They take a few hours to make but the end result is a fantastic accessory that will compliment any summer wear!

3. Geometric Pineapple Wall Art


5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

If you are in need of a great summer decoration or are redecorating a room, this pineapple geometric wall art may be just what you're looking for. Use a ruler, paint, and painter's tape to craft the perfect decoration for a warm summer day. It's a fruity compliment to any room! You can even teach your kids how to create this decoration, as it's extremely easy! All you have to do is just pay attention to the detail and you'll have a fresh addition to your home in no time!

4. Watermelon Soap


5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

This sweet and fragrant recipe creates a cute and fun take on soap in only 15 minutes! The calming scent and long-lasting usage makes this recipe a must-have in the warm months. Just don't try biting into it, no matter how tasty it may look! This recipe can also be used to create pineapple, patriotic soaps, and more! Look clean and feel clean with watermelon-scented soap.

5. "I'm Bored" Jar


5 Must Try DIY Summer Crafts

If you're still running out of ideas to do for fun, create an "I'm bored" jar that you can fill with ideas as they come to you! Visit the library, go on a walk, rent a movie, or learn a new skill through the "I'm Bored" jar. It only takes a few minutes to make, and before you know it, you won't be bored anymore! You can even personalize these tags to make unique jars for everyone in your family, from the bored teenager to the excited toddler!

We hope that these 5 must try DIY summer crafts have helped you feel inspired and prepared for the warm summer full of activities. If you're looking for some more DIY fun, check out our Pinterest board for more crafty inspiration! While you're out and about gathering supplies, take advantage of some of our many summer coupons. You'll reap the benefits of fun crafting and timely vehicle repair, all the while saving yourself some money!

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Ford Increases Off-Road Capabilities With 2018 Expedition

WESTLAND, Mich.–– For those that seek adventure, the 2018 Expedition has the answer. For the upcoming year, Ford increases its off-road capabilities with the 2018 Expedition and its variety of features. More than 20% of current Expedition drivers use their SUV for off-road adventures - the FX4 package was designed with this group specifically in mind. Take the 2018 Expedition out on trails, unpaved roads, mud, rocks, and feel comfortable the whole way. This 4X4 SUV is perfect for anyone with a heart full of wanderlust and a mind full of exploration.


This new, full-sized SUV is built on an aluminum alloy body that is 300 lbs lighter than its previous counterpart. Its steel frame is designed with safety and security in mind, keeping its driver, passengers, and cargo safe in collisions. The FX4 package comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will generate 375 horsepower, and over 470 lbs of torque. With this kind of power under the hood, you'll be able to face any situation on or off the road with the 2018 Ford Expedition.

One of the most iconic features of the Expedition's FX4 package is its 9,300 lb towing capacity. From campers to boats, the adventure is in your hands. The package also comes equipped with all-terrain tires and seven different skid plates that protect the vehicle from treacherous driving conditions. Drivers can alternate between 2WD and 4WD to maximize the Expedition FX4's efficiency on any terrain. Explore anywhere with the 2018 Expedition's FX4 package.

With the FX4's new Terrain Management System, the 2018 Expedition can adapt to different road terrains automatically to maximize its efficiency. The Terrain Management System can be used for towing, off-roading, uneven surfaces, and more to improve fuel economy to prepare drivers for any condition. The Terrain Management System even comes equipped with a sport mode for high-speeds adventures and improved towing for any speed and any situation the Expedition finds itself in.

The 2018 Expedition FX4 will be released to dealerships around the country this fall. Get a firsthand look at the Expedition and Ford's other adventure-driven vehicles today at our vehicle inventory. If you're interested in learning more about the 2018 Expedition FX4, feel free to contact us and we can get you any information you'd like! This year, Ford increased its off road capabilities with the 2018 Expedition. The adventure will be in your hands this fall!

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Delicious 4th of July Desserts

WESTLAND, Mich.–– In less than two weeks, the 4th of July will be upon us! The best part about this day full of patriotic fun is the incredible and indulgent dishes people bring to parties and get togethers. Burgers fresh off the grill, warm side dishes that melt in your mouth, and sweet treats for dessert come to mind when someone mentions Independence Day. We're here to help you bring a crowd pleaser to this year's 4th of July party! Take a look at some delicious 4th of July desserts for inspiration. Impress your friends and family with some of these creative and fun treats, and see our Pinterest page for even more holiday inspiration.

Firecracker Cake



Wow! This tasty take on a holiday cake is sure to yield this reaction when you bring it to the cookout. When you cut it open, the insides are red, white, and blue, too. All it takes is some cake mix, frosting, food coloring, and sprinkles. If you really want to bring the 4th of July flair to the cake, top it off with some sparklers to light up the night! 

Patriotic Pretzels



Need a centerpiece for your 4th of July event? Try making some colorful patriotic pretzels! These chocolate covered goodies are sure to be a hit at the family get-together, and are very easy to make. All you need are pretzels, colored candy melts, and parchment paper. This sweet and salty dessert is a popular treat and a family favorite around the country. You can use this recipe for other celebrations throughout the year with different colors and toppings, so keep it on hand for any occasion!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries



Looking for a healthier dessert option for the 4th of July? Cheesecake stuffed strawberries are an incredibly easy dessert option that'll make a great impression! The recipe only requires a few ingredients, and the strawberries are seriously easy to fill. If you want to add some crunch to these tasty treats, crush up some graham crackers and sprinkle them on the finished product for additional flavor!

American Flag S'more Dip




Satisfy those campfire cravings with some American Flag S'more Dip! It's made just like a regular s'more dip, but with colored sprinkles for additional sweetness and to match the occasion. You can serve these with graham crackers, pretzels, or whatever you'd like to dip into s'mores! Serve this hot for the best result, and don't forget to help yourself to a little, too!

Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch



Make some sweet and colorful Patriotic Punch for the kids this year! It's a perfect drink for backyard barbecues and pool parties. You can use Twizzlers as straws, or any fun straws of your choice. In this recipe, you'll use three separate soft drinks to make each color stand out, then serve it with ice for the best cool and sweet flavor! You'll be a real hit with the kids with this fun drink recipe.


Enjoy the fireworks, family get togethers, and fabulous foods this Independence Day! Wow your crowd and indulge in these delicious 4th of July desserts. Your guests or fellow party pals won't be disappointed with these sweet treats this year, but if these aren't your style, check out our Pinterest page for more delicious ideas! Traveling this holiday? Make sure to have your car inspected, and have any routine maintenance done before you leave. This might include an oil change, tire rotation, etc. Whatever auto service you need, we can help get it done right and get you back on the road in no time!

North Brothers Ford
 is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

What to Do in the Event of an Accident

WESTLAND, Mich.–– Millions of accidents occur every year. They can be a very scary and stressful process to go through. In the event that you unfortunately end up in an accident, it's best to be prepared for the next steps. No matter how big or small the damage is, it is better to be safe than sorry in these situations. We at North Brothers Ford are here to help, and can answer any questions you have on what to do in the event of an accident. Follow this guide to help reduce some of the stress of accidents and schedule an appointment if needed!

What to Do in the Event of an Accident

Don't Leave the Scene


If you get into an accident, it's very important that you stay at the scene until you're positive you have all of the information you need in order to file an insurance claim. You'll need to exchange your license plate number, insurance information, and vehicle registration with anyone else involved. After you do this, make sure you call 911 so the police can document a report or provide any emergency help needed. If you aren't sure about what to do after that, ask the police officer for any further questions, as they will be able to directly help with the situation!

File an Insurance Claim


The next thing you'll need to do is file your insurance claim. In order to do this, you'll need three pieces of proof to move forward. First, you'll need to get the police report, which can be obtained from the officer or from the police station. While you are on the site of the accident, make sure you obtain the insurance information, license plate number, and vehicle registration from any parties involved. Finally, any additional information, like information or testimonials from witnesses, will help to further your case while applying for an insurance claim. Once you have all of these pieces, call your insurance company and make sure you write down the claim number - you'll need it!

Schedule Your Collision Appointment


After you've obtained all of the pieces of proof needed for your insurance claim along with your claim number, schedule your collision appointment with North Brothers Ford to get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible. All you'll need to do from there is provide us with your claim number and we'll get working on the repair as soon as possible. We are here to help and are willing to assist you with any questions or concerns you have about your accident, as well. We can also contact your insurance company with you to help ease the stress off this process and make it a much easier experience!

We at North Brothers Ford are happy to assist you from beginning to end in the event of an accident. If you are still curious about the process for filing an insurance claim, we've laid out some ABCs of Insurance Claims to answer any questions you may have! Making sure you know what to do in the event of an accident is extremely important, and we hope we can assist you through the whole process.

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Yummy Entrees for Hot Summer Days

WESTLAND, Mich.–– If you're looking to experiment with some new recipes this summer but you aren't sure where to start, look no further! We've put together an all-star list of yummy entrees for the hot summer days to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! Do your taste buds a favor and give these great recipes a taste! Since these recipes are easy to make, you can also teach a lot of them to the kids to help them improve their cooking skills, as well!
Try these pan-fried, crunchy treats with a side of cold vegetables for that added kick of flavor! This quick to make and easy snack will leave your kids asking for seconds in no time! For added flavor, pour some BBQ sauce on the side for dipping!

2. Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites



If you're looking to satisfy that sweet tooth but don't want to overindulge, make some cinnamon apple energy bites to fill you up! These sweet treats will keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full to take on the day. They only take a few minutes to make and are the perfect snack for a busy day of summer fun!

3. Kool-Aid Sherbet Ice Cream


Yummy Entrees for Hot Summer Days

Make this mouth watering dessert with just a few simple ingredients! This sweet treat only takes a few hours to prepare and is worth every second of the wait. You can make it with just about any flavor, from kiwi to cherry! Teach your kids so they can learn how to make their own special desserts!

4. Baked Mac and Cheese


Yummy Entrees for Hot Summer Days

What's better than mac and cheese? Baked mac and cheese, of course! Don't miss out on this cheesy meal that's universally known as the perfect comfort food. The best part about baked mac and cheese is the extra layer of flavor for everyone to enjoy. This is the perfect recipe to experiment with, since you can adjust the cheesiness based on everyone's preferences!

5. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese



Give your taste buds the vacation they deserve with this fresh take on a grilled cheese. Using pineapple, teriyaki sauce, sharp cheddar, and provolone cheese, this tropical treat will be worth every bite. It's easy to teach, too! This is a great way to get your kids started on cooking and will give them plenty of room to experiment!

The best part about the warm months is the opportunity to try new things, and what better place to start than the kitchen? Keep yourself and your family well fed with some yummy entrees for hot summer days! If you're looking at vehicles and are confused about the difference between new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, we've created a guide on what CPO vehicles are and whether or not they're right for you. Take a look for more information!

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas

WESTLAND, Mich. –– Dads are notoriously difficult people to buy gifts for, and Father's Day is coming up soon! Show your pops you love him with a fun and thoughtful present this year. If you're having trouble brainstorming what to get him, we've got a few great Father's Day gift ideas to help you out!

Meat: Everything You Need to Know

Even if your dad isn't an avid griller, he'll love this book! Written by a third generation butcher, this book details the tips and tricks to perfectly cooking and grilling all different types of meat and includes more the 75 mouthwatering recipes.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

SKLZ Gold Flex - Golf Training Aid

Your dad's golf pals will be amazed at how much his swing will start to improve! This training aid will help develop better swing technique and help strengthen the muscles needed.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dollar Shave Club Membership

Save money and remove the hassle of buying razors at a store with this monthly shipment of new, high-quality razors right to your door!

Rogue Industries- Front Pocket Wallet

Get your dad the newest innovation in wallet style and technology, a front pocket wallet. Remove the ache and pain of sitting on a wallet in your back pocket for long periods of time with this handmade leather wallet that can still easily fit all of your cards, cash, and other stuff.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Make it so your dad can blast his favorite old tunes no matter where he goes! Get ready for a lot of Meatloaf, Jimmy Buffett, and The Eagles!

Weber ® iGrill 3 ® Thermometer

A perfect tool to turn an average grilling dad into a grill master! He can use this digital thermometer to check the temp and time of his meats from anywhere. It's perfect for smoker grills as well!

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Treat your old man to a cool new gadget or gift this year! Any one of these Father's Day gift ideas will be sure to make him smile! Another way to make your dad happy is to ensure your safety out on the road, so take care to follow our auto maintenance tips to keep your vehicle in good working condition in anticipation of long summer road trips and the intense heat. Schedule your service appointment online today!

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Downloadable 2017 Ford Fiesta Brochure

WESTLAND, Mich. –– Experience a new take on the traditional sedan with the 2017 Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta excels at curves and turns with its nimble handling, and boasts a large amount of versatile features. Download the 2017 Ford Fiesta Brochure to get a firsthand glimpse at the wide array of benefits Fiesta drivers experience on a daily basis. Check out this unique style of vehicle today!

Download the 2017 Ford Fiesta Brochure


Downloadable 2017 Ford Fiesta Brochure

The 2017 Fiesta comes in hatchback and traditional sedan models, with 3 available engine types, each carrying Ford EcoBoost technology to maximize your driving capabilities. The customizability allows drivers to select an engine size with the potential of a 41 mpg highway tank to make the most of their commutes. The leather seating and red painted brake pads speak to the attitude of the Fiesta and its driver - a statement on and off the road. 

It comes equipped with quite a few bells and whistles, too. Heated seating, free Sirius XM radio, and Intelligent Access keys are just a few of the Fiesta's many features. Additionally, Ford's new safety enhancement, SPACE (Side Protection and Cabin Enhancement), keeps drivers and passengers safe from potential danger by encasing the cabin in strengthened boron steel. With voice activated controls, you can answer calls, change music, and use your GPS to get around in a quick, hands-free way!

Turn heads this year with the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Browse our inventory and download the 2017 Ford Fiesta Brochure for a closer look at this vehicle's customizable potential at your disposal!

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!


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