Having fun under the summer sun is the subject for many songs and books. A summer in Nashville, however, does all of the creative stories one better. There’s a lot of ways to enjoy the summer months in Nashville. We here at Two Rivers Ford have a few recommended Nashville summer activities that you should take part in, (preferably in a new Ford vehicle)!
Is there anything that says summer more than relaxing at Wave Country on a hot July day? The water park is open all week through August 4th. That means there’s plenty of time to plan a trip in July! The wave-action swimming pool offers a thrilling way to cool off and escape from the blazing heat of the summer sun. Visitors are welcome to bring their own coolers, but concessions are available as well!
There are few summer experiences like taking in the scenic natural setting of a Japanese garden like Shomu-en. Also known as Pine-Mist garden, the four-part landscape is a place to find your inner peace. Travel through all four parts and exit at a level of relaxation unlike any other.
Dave & Buster’s
Summer showers are bound to happen, but no kid wants to be stuck inside during summer, right? That sounds like it warrants a trip to Dave & Buster’s! Located in the Opry Mills Mall, visitors can try their hand at bowling or venture into the game room where fun challenges await.
At Two Rivers Ford, we love being just a 20-minute drive from Nashville. Music City never fails to entertain—especially on the holidays. If you’re looking to celebrate 4th of July in Nashville this year, check out one of these events.
Let Freedom Sing – July 4, 2017 There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th of July in Music City than with free, live music. At this annual event at Ascend Amphitheater and The Green at Riverfront, catch performances by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Young, and more. There will also be a fireworks show accompanied by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Music City Hot Chicken Festival – July 4, 2017 Make a day of the free festivities and stop by at this food-centric 4th of July tradition. Snack on Nashville’s best chicken and most thirst-quenching beer, all while enjoying more live music.
Thirth of July – July 3, 2017 Already have plans on the 4th? Then get your tickets to this annual block party, held at North 12th Street between Ordway Place and Calvin Avenue. Buy your tickets for $30 in advance, which also gets you unlimited Yazoo Beer during the party. You’ll also find music, foods, and other drinks, making this block party the perfect kickoff to the summer holiday.
The mid-size sedan market is a pretty crowded place, and it takes a lot to stand out from the masses. But the Ford Fusion definitely does, for more than a few reasons. There are so many reasons to buy a Ford Fusion that we can’t name them all here, but these are some of the biggest.
The Ford Focus was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, the organization’s highest designation. This means the Fusion scored a good rating in all its crash tests and at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention. The Fusion comes with available Adaptive Cruise Control, a Blind Spot Information System, enhanced Active Park Assist, and even Pothole Mitigation. All of these help you stay safe and minimize damage to your Fusion.
In addition to the safety technology mentioned above, the Fusion is packed with comfort, convenience, and infotainment technologies. SYNC 3 is Ford’s innovative infotainment system and features voice activation, a color touchscreen, Siri® Eyes Free, and much more.
Part of what makes the Ford Fusion stand out so much is its incredible design. With the aggressive low stance and build of the Fusion, it’s hard to believe this isn’t a sports car, and its unique front and spacious interior made with luxurious materials make it one of the most comfortable, interesting cars on the road today.
There’s lots of reasons to love Ford pickup trucks. They have power, strength, and rugged style. However, they don’t lack in efficiency, either. The Ford F-150 proved that by being named a “Greener Choice.”
The 2017 F-150 earned this title from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Every year, the ACEEE gives out awards to cars that help our environment with high fuel economy. The F-150 earned a Greener Choice award, a triumph for a full-size truck.
The F-150 was the only full-size truck to get the award. It earned it with its eco-friendly 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. When equipped with this engine, the 2017 F-150 earned an ACEEE Green Score of 39. That means that the F-150 was 12th overall in Greener Choices! That’s impressive for a pickup truck.
A fuel rating of 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined makes the truck best-in-class for fuel efficiency. But if you choose this truck, you won’t only be getting amazing fuel efficiency. There are other smart features like a 10-speed automatic transmission and engine stop/start technology.
The 2017 Ford F-150 is chock full of intelligence and ready to take you on any adventure. Check out the Ford F-150 today at Two Rivers Ford.
Truck Month is back, which means automakers are holding sales on the best pickups they have to offer. Now is the perfect time to grab a sweet deal on a new truck to help you around the jobsite and home. Ford has a fantastic offering of capable trucks designed to go the extra mile time and time again. Here’s a few trucks you shouldn’t miss during truck month this year!
2017 Ford F-150
The 2017 Ford F-150 is the light-duty truck that drivers have been eating up for 40 years straight. The bestselling vehicle offers a 12,200-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. This workhorse can even double as a family hauler with some configurations seating up to six passengers comfortably.
New for the 2017 model year, the Ford Raptor brings plenty of performance and a unique, eye-catching style to the roughest terrain imaginable.
2017 Ford F-250
The 2017 Ford F-250 is a heavy duty monster design to complete tough tasks with ease. The latest model tops out at a 21,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. It also boasts a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,630 pounds.
See us here at Two Rivers Ford to test drive any of the tough trucks we have in stock!
Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks, which means now is the time to plan a romantic trip. Nashville is a prime destination for your 2017 Valentine’s Day thanks to its popularity, history, and sheer amount of things to do. Take a trip to the Music City and leave your loved one amazed. Here are a few things to do in Nashville for Valentine’s Day suggested by us here at Two Rivers Ford.
Batch Nashville – Chocolate and baked goods go hand-in-hand with a Valentine’s Day trip into Music City! Batch Nashville brings a wide selection of delightful goodies that are perfect for people with all kinds of tastes. Make sure to stop in and check out their Valentine’s Day specials!
UberSerenade – What’s better than a live, in-person performance of a love song on demand? Uber Nashville has teamed up with Musicians On Call to deliver exactly that! Deliver a love song performed by a real musician at any location in a matter of minutes.
Grand Avenue – Take the work out of planning a romantic trip by contacting Grand Avenue for a romantic pre-planned tour of Music City. Hit all of the hot spots and local hangouts as well as several historical locations for a surprisingly affordable price!
Whether you’re the most veteran of winter drivers or you’ve just moved to a colder climate, it never hurts to review some winter driving tips when the season is right. This is especially true if you’ve recently started driving a new vehicle. Lots of modern cars, SUVs and trucks come with smart safety features designed to help drivers in extreme weather conditions.
You should definitely read the user’s manual to learn about what features your car has. But, if you’ve never driven your car in snow or ice, it’s a good idea to take it for a test drive in an empty parking lot before hitting the road. This way, you can get a feel for your new anti-lock brakes or your intelligent all-wheel drive.
While you’re experimenting with your car in a safe, open place, you’ll probably find that it’s difficult to do anything very quickly in the snow and ice. When driving in winter conditions, you should accelerate slowly to keep better traction and control. The same goes for coming to a stop. Rather than braking immediately, try first to gently lift your foot off of the gas to come to a gradual stop. Taking things slowly this winter will keep you in control of your vehicle and keep you and your family safe.
Stop by Two Rivers Ford before the winter weather hits and make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape!
The Ford Bronco is a legendary SUV that was in continuous production for 40 straight years, from 1966 to 1996, before it was discontinued and replaced with the Ford Expedition. Ford recently announced that it will bring back the Bronco in the next few years, and though very little has been revealed so far, this is what we know and what we can guess.
The new Ford Bronco will most likely be released in 2020 and will probably be built on a shortened version of the T6 ladder frame that is set to debut. Production of the Bronco will take place in the US, which was confirmed a while back by UAW, and will probably have a lot in common mechanically with the Ford Ranger, which we’ll see in 2018.
The U.S. Bronco will probably not have a V8 engine and instead will have a gasoline V6 with turbocharger, as has been the trend in Ford trucks and SUVs in the last couple of years. Lighter weight and more fuel-efficient, turbocharged V6 engines can produce as much horsepower as V8 engines, making for a less-heavy Bronco with all the power we’re used to.
The Bronco will probably be between the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Tahoe in terms of size, a spot that has been mostly ignored by automakers. It will definitely be offered with 4WD but may also have FWD to make it a friendlier daily driver.
Look out for more news on the upcoming Ford Bronco!
Thanksgiving is incredibly close now, which means that if you had plans to travel and aren’t already on the way, you’re probably leaving soon. Traveling during the holidays can be stressful, especially when Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the year. The airline industry and AAA expect more travels than ever this year. Here are some Thanksgiving travel tips from us at Two Rivers Ford designed to help you reach your destination without a hitch!
Attitude – Before you head out the door, make a note to keep your attitude in check. Everyone is traveling, which means that tension will be running high. Avoid conflict and taking out your stress on others. It could lead to a very bad reaction from other travelers. Don’t let your attitude ruin your trip!
Social Media – Many airlines report problems on social media before any other method of communication. Keep your smartphone handy and follow your airline on Twitter. Save yourself some time and keep an eye on the feed rather than bugging a flight attendant.
Luggage – Before you head out the door, make sure you have everything you need. More importantly, make sure you don’t take anything that won’t be a necessity on the trip. Less luggage means less hassle and you won’t have to pay any of those hefty baggage fees.