Two Rivers Ford Partners With PGA Golfer Brandt Snedeker

We are excited to announce our new partnership with PGA Golfer Brandt Snedeker! He is excited to throw his clubs in the back of his brand new Ford Expedition Platinum!

 

Born December 8, 1980, Brandt currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Mandy, his daughter Lily, and his son Austin.

 

Professional Highlights

Some of his professional highlights include winning the 2012 FedEx Cup, eight career PGA TOUR victories, his most recent at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open, and two appearances representing the United States in the Ryder Cup.

At the Wyndham Championship on August 16, 2018, he shot the tenth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.

He has played the British Open eight times previously, including every year from 2011-16. He was unable to play in 2017 due to an injury, but he is now preparing to give yet another great performance in The 2018 British Open.

From all of us at Two Rivers Ford, best of luck, Brandt!

Back to School Safety Tips

The new school year will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to freshen up on proper safety. No matter the method of transportation, all students (and parents) can benefit from a quick refresher. Here are some back to school safety tips for bikers, bus riders, and those riding in a car.

Bikers

Bikers should wear a helmet, just in case they fall off their bike. Children should stop at crosswalks, get off their bike, and walk it across the street. Keep an eye out for obstacles, such as opening car doors and traffic cones. Riders of all ages should know how to use hand signals. Wearing colorful clothing can help drivers notice bikers and take proper precautions.

Bus Riders

Those riding the bus should stay six feet away from the curb. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding. Keep an eye out for cars that may not stop for the bus.  Avoid crossing in front of the bus unless directed to do so. Utilize seatbelts if they’re available.

Drivers

Drivers, whether students or parents taking their kids to school, should always yield to pedestrians. Do not stop in the middle of a crosswalk. Leave extra space around the bus so children can safely cross the street.

If you’re in charge of the carpool to school and you need a new ride, or you have a teen that just earned driving privileges, contact us at Two Rivers Ford and we’ll help you find the perfect car.

7 Fun Things to Do Around Nashville This Summer

If you’ve spend a lot of time at home or indoors this summer, it’s time grab some friends or family members and take advantage of the long summer days we have left. Planning adventures or attending events can get expensive, but luckily, there are plenty of free or affordable things to do around Nashville this summer that will definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces. Here are 7 fun things that we recommend.

  1. Big band dances: This July and August, head to Centennial Park on Saturday nights from 7:30-10pm for an evening of dancing and music.
  2. Jazz on the Cumberland: Explore this jazz concert series on various Sundays from 5:30-8pm.
  3. Tomato Art Fest: On August 10th and 11th, come enjoy this fun and family-friendly festival.
  4. Farmer’s markets: Explore various farmer’s markets in the area – including Nashville Farmers’ Market, Franklin Farmers Market, and Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market – for fresh food, produce and live music entertainment.
  5. Splash in Cumberland Park: Pack a picnic and head to Cumberland Park with the kids to enjoy the park’s “spray pad.” Walk the trails afterwards for some spectacular views.
  6. Live music at local wineries: Leave the kids at home and head to a local winery – like Arrington Vineyards, Sumner Crest Winery, or Beachaven Winery – to enjoy delicious wine alongside good music.
  7. Star parties: The Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society regularly hosts public star parties. This summer, head to Bells Bend Nature Park on July 20th or Bowie Nature Center on August 17th for a star party led by astronomers.

If you need a new ride to take to these fun events, or your current Ford needs some work done, contact us at Two Rivers Ford for assistance.

 

Source: https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/shopping/ms-cheap/2018/05/25/nashville-things-do-near-me-summer-2018-festivals-music-concerts-family-outdoors-downtown/580298002/

What’s Your Story? – Chad Corcoran

Every now and then, we at Two Rivers Ford honor one of our employees with an employee spotlight. This month, we’d like to put the spotlight on one of our members of the Parts Department: Chad Corcoran.

Chad originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. Because of this, we’re not surprised that his favorite sports team happens to be the New Orleans Saints. Now, though, he’s settled 15 minutes away from Two Rivers Ford in Hermitage and, with his 17 years of industry experience and impressive knowledge of vehicles, we couldn’t be happier to have him working with us for the past eight months.

In his spare time, Chad doesn’t stray too far from his day job. In fact, he loves cars so much that he is often sprucing them up. This, along with photography, frequently takes up his hours away from the dealership. He also enjoys watching his favorite television show, Wheeler Dealers.

As you might expect, Chad is a big fan of Ford cars. His dream car happens to be a Ford Focus RS and he currently owns four Fords – three Ford Taurus SHO models and a Ford Ranger. Taurus SHO models are actually the performance-oriented version of the regular Taurus. In fact, when asked what vehicle matches his personality the most, Chad said the Taurus SHO because it’s both simple and complex.

To meet Chad and all of our friendly staff at Two Rivers Ford, we’d love for you to pay us a visit.

Spring Nashville Activities: How to Explore the Music City

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to get outdoors and explore the Nashville area. The city has many of fun things to do this time of year, from live music to festivals. That’s why we’ve created a list of the top things to do in Nashville this spring. There’s truly something for everyone, so don’t hesitate to get out and do something.

According to Visit Music City, one of the top spring Nashville activities is the Nashville Comedy Festival. Held from April 16th to 22nd, this festival will bring some of the funniest comedians around to country to the area. Special guests include Jeff Dunham, Tim Allen, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, among others. If you love to laugh (and who doesn’t?), you need to come to this event.

Check out the Nashville Film Festival from May 10th to May 19th. You don’t have to be a film buff to appreciate the many great films that will be screened in Nashville, which is actually one of the longest-running film festivals in the US. There will be over 280 films from over 55 countries, including categories like documentaries, animated films, experimental works, and traditional narrative works.

Finally, visit the Iroquois Steeplechase on May 12th. This is the ultimate series of horse races—seven in total—an event that includes more than 25,000 spectators every year. Held at Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is a must-see event.

If you need a new vehicle to explore the Nashville area in this spring, visit Two Rivers Ford. Our lot is full of the latest 2018 models.

Follow These Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

March has finally arrived, and winter is in the rearview mirror. Though you may be thinking of spring cleaning your house, be sure to leave time for spring cleaning your car ahead of your next road trip.

Here are the most important tips for spring cleaning your car:

  • Don’t skip the car wash: You can certainly wash and wax your car at home, or leave it to the professionals. Either way, you will want to give it a good wash, especially if you encountered any snow and road salt this winter. We had a surprising amount here in the Nashville area, so it’s likely your car needs a wash.
  • Look under the hood: Lift up the hood to clear out any debris, like leaves and dirt. We’ll also top off all your fluids during your next maintenance visit.
  • Clear out the trash: Take a couple trash bags out with you and empty out the interior of your car. This will make the rest of the cleaning easier.
  • Vacuum, dust, and spray: Vacuum the interior of your car (and carpet clean if necessary), but don’t forget to dust the dashboard. You’ll also want to take glass cleaner to wipe down the windows and mirrors.

Don’t forget to get your routine maintenance done at Two Rivers Ford, too. That will help your car run well for years to come.

The year 2017 has drawn to a close, and the results are in: The Ford Mustang was officially the best-selling muscle car of 2017 here in the United States. In fact, its two closest competitors, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger, weren’t even all that close.

Ford managed to sell a grand total of 81,866 Mustangs in 2017. Many of those Mustangs came straight from the lot here at Two Rivers Ford. For comparison, Chevrolet only managed to sell 67,940 units of the Camaro, which is 13,926 fewer Camaros than Mustangs. That might not sound like much, but that’s a whopping 17% less than Ford.

It’s even more grim for the Dodge Challenger, which sold 21% less than the Mustang, at a grand total of just 64,537 models that were moved off dealership lots.

So what made the Mustang so much more appealing? It could be its wide range of efficient yet powerful engines or its innovative tech. The 2018 model release also drummed up excitement—so much so that Ford sold 7,714 new 2018 Mustangs in December alone, accounting for nearly 10% of its total Mustang sales for the year.

Want to test drive the 2018 Ford Mustang to see what all the fuss is about? Visit Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet.

What’s you story – John “Q” Qualkinbush

This month, Two Rivers Ford has the pleasure of putting the employee spotlight on one of our resident non-commissioned sales guys, John “Q” Qualkinbush. John “Q” has been with Two Rivers Ford since July of 2010 but came to us with 18 years of experience.

Though an amusing and kind guy, John “Q” is quite humble, so when we asked him to share a little bit about himself, he said, “There’s not a lot about me that anyone would find really interesting.” Instead, he opted to share how much he loves working for Two Rivers Ford — because, from his location in Mt. Juliet, it’s just a half mile from his home, and because it’s a place that makes you “feel like family each and every day.”

And he’s not just talking about the employees. Two Rivers Ford, as a family-run business, strives to make its customers feel like part of the family as well.

“I love coming to work here every day. For our customers, this has to be the easiest automobile dealership for anyone to purchase a car or truck from.  To begin with, the selection of vehicles to test drive is huge, like about 15 million dollars’ worth of cars and trucks to choose from. We do what’s best for you, the customer, our friends, and families.”

Want to meet John “Q” in person? Visit Two Rivers Ford and say hello!

How to Transport a Christmas Tree Without Damaging Your Ford

Every December you take your family out to your favorite Christmas tree farm or lot to choose the perfect tree for your living room. For many families, that is the easy part and getting it home can be a challenge. With a few tips, you can transport a Christmas tree safely and without damaging your Ford.

  • Trust the experts. If there are workers willing to do the job for you, then let them. They handle hundreds of trees each year, while you likely deal with just one.
  • Use a blanket. Whether you are driving home with the tree on the roof of your Explorer or in the bed of your F-150, lay down a blanket or tarp first to prevent scratches.
  • Trunk goes first. Place the tree on your roof with the trunk pointing towards the front of your car. This is the most aerodynamic way to transport a tree.
  • Tie it down. Bring more rope or twine than you think you will need. If you have roof rails, use those. Otherwise, open the doors to find a secure place to tie down instead of going through the windows. Give it a good tug before you drive away.
  • Drive slowly. Avoid the highways and drive at a cautious pace.

If you need a new vehicle before you go tree shopping this year, come check out our great Ford inventory today at Two Rivers Ford.

What’s Your Story – Tim Stampley

Tim Stampley is a Sales Associate here at Two Rivers Ford. Stampley is originally from Springhill, Louisiana, but currently resides in Hermitage, Tennessee. A Southern Arkansas University graduate, Stampley plays an important role on our team.

 

How many years have you been working in the automotive industry?

I’ve been working with cars for 16 years.

 

What is the best part of your job at Two Rivers Ford?

The best part of my job is dealing with different and interesting people every day.

 

Do you have any hobbies?

I really enjoy golfing and fishing.

 

Favorite sports team?

LSU football.

 

What kind of car do you drive?

I currently have two Ford vehicles: a 2016 Ford F-150 4×4 and a 2011 Ford Fusion SEL.

 

What is your favorite Ford product?

My favorite Ford is definitely the F-150.

 

What car/truck matches your personality?

Again, the F-150.

 

What is your least favorite vehicle you’ve ever owned?

Well, I tell you for sure it wasn’t a Ford.

 

If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?

Without a doubt, a GT 350 Mustang.

 

For your next Ford vehicle, stop by Two Rivers Ford. Tim Stampley, along with our other sales associates, will be available to help you find the car of your dreams.