Top Reasons to Buy a Used Truck

There may be no better type of vehicle to buy used than a truck. On top of all the usual perks of buying used, you get a few extra ones when you buy a used truck — and largely, it has to do with their dependability.

Trucks are more durable

Trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger are built from the ground up to take punishment. Towing a few thousand pounds, or in the case of the Ford Super Duty®, tens of thousands of pounds, takes more than just a whole lot of power. It also requires an ultra-strong frame and some seriously robust powertrain components. As a result, trucks tend to remain in service for quite a long time, especially if you take good care of them. If you can find a pre-owned truck that was used for commuting more so than for work, you’ve got yourself a gem.

Trucks retain more value

Thanks to their popularity, reputation, and aforementioned durability, trucks also retain more value over time than your average vehicle. If your preferred vehicle shopping strategy is to buy used, sell in a few years, then rinse and repeat, you can get much greater value out of buying and selling trucks than other types of rides. Trucks keep their value better so that when you sell or trade them, you get more of your money back.

Have you decided to buy a used Ford truck? Check out our excellent pre-owned inventory at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee!

Ford Introduces All-Electric 2022 F-150 Lightning

Ford is electrifying its legendary F-150 truck. With the introduction of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, you will have the strength and capability you expect from an F-150, plus an eco-friendly powertrain you can trust over miles.

The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning offers a responsive performance, reaching 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque, a rating that beats every F-150 in history. When equipped with the extended-range battery, it hits 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. The extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package also allow the F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims to tow a maximum weight of 10,000 pounds.

There are plenty of innovative firsts in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning as well, including the available Ford Intelligent Backup Power. In the event of a power outage, you can utilize the system to power your home. It delivers 9.6 kilowatts of power.

“It really is the smartest F-150 we’ve ever made,” said Darren Palmer, general manager, Battery Electric Vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “F-150 Lightning offers an immersive touch screen, giving our customers all the info they want in an instant – a real-time view of where they’re going, what they’re hauling or how much real-world range they’ve got banked.”

Contact Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and when it will make its way to our dealership.

Ford Reveals Key Updates for 2022 Super Duty

The F-Series is America’s bestselling truck for 44 years, and Ford is aiming to extend that streak to 45 years and then some. Ford announced a host of updates for the new 2022 Super Duty, including new style options and a big addition in terms of tech.

Perhaps the biggest update coming to the 2022 Ford Super Duty is SYNC® 4 infotainment with a landscape-oriented 12-inch touch screen. Standard on the Super Duty Lariat and up, SYNC® 4 brings features like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as cloud-based connectivity.

“Super Duty customers aren’t just working harder these days, they are also working smarter,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. “We’re further helping our customers raise their game and get the job done with purposeful technology through the introduction of SYNC 4 with a larger 12-inch screen and 24×7 cloud connectivity for both their truck and mobile devices.”

The 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup also gets updates in terms of looks with a pair of new packages. The Lariat Sport Appearance Package adds body-color bumpers, grille, and mirrors for a more unique look that contrasts sharply with the chrome exhaust tip and black running boards.

Ford is also offering up its Black Appearance Package on the Super Duty XLT. This popular option swaps in 20-inch Ebony Black-painted wheels, 6-inch Ebony Black running boards, and blacked out Blue Oval badges. The XLT Black Appearance Package launches in the fall.

Also new for 2022 is a Baja interior option for the Super Duty Lariat as well as Navy Pier and Light Slate interiors for the Super Duty Limited. Joining the lineup is a new Atlas Blue exterior color that makes the 2022 Super Duty pop even more.

Add all that to incredible performance and capability, including best-in-class maximum conventional towing and maximum payload capacity, and you’ve got a winner on your hands. Check out the new and improved 2022 Ford Super Duty when it arrives at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Why Should I Buy a Truck Instead of a Car?

Pickup trucks are more appealing than ever, and they offer a wide range of advantages over sedans. If you’re on the hunt for a new ride and are thinking a pickup might be right for you, there are a few factors that could tip the scales toward a truck instead of a car.

More variety

Because cars are less popular these days, there aren’t as many new options as you’d find with trucks. Ford, for example, offers three great options: the midsize Ranger, full-size F-150, and heavy-duty Super Duty®. Ford will also be adding a smaller truck to the lineup in 2022 as well as an all-electric version of the F-150. While you can find quality pre-owned examples of cars like the Fusion at Two Rivers Ford, the only new car Ford offers is the Mustang. If you’re not looking for a sports car, a truck may be the better option.

Family-friendly

You might think of trucks being mostly handy when it comes to towing, hauling, and off-roading. While that’s true, modern trucks can also prove superior choices if you’re looking for a family vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, for example, offers spacious seating for up to six in its cozy interior as well as cutting-edge safety technologies. At higher trim levels, the F-150 even rivals luxury vehicles in terms of quality and tech.

The power to do more

Maybe the biggest advantage of owning a truck is what you can do with it. If you buy a truck instead of a car, you won’t have to worry as much about your trip to the hardware store or garden center. You can bank on your Ranger offering ample space in the bed for your cargo and delivering plenty of power to get where you’re going. Add the ability to tow trailers and boats to your vacation destination and impressive off-road abilities, and a Ford truck is plenty appealing if you lead an active lifestyle.

Need more convincing? You might just need to feel the difference. Check out the great selection of Ford trucks at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford F-150 Earns ‘North American Truck of the Year’ Award

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for many years running, so it goes without saying that the pickup is accustom to high praise. The most recent accolade under its belt is the “North American Truck of the Year” award, which recognizes the truck’s excellence.

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards honor the best car, truck, and SUV each year. A jury comprised of automotive journalists chose the award winners based upon each vehicle’s handling, safety, design, innovation, value, and driver satisfaction.

For 2021, the journalists chose the Ford F-150 as the “North American Truck of the Year.” This is just one of many awards the truck has won recently. The truck also received recognition from Kelley Blue Book, the Green Car Journal, and the Detroit Free Press.

The all-new 2021 F-150 has garnered the attention of publications and drivers alike with its best-in-class available towing and payload capabilities. The truck also offers the new, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine as well as the new, innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system.

Want to learn more about the features of the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150? We encourage you to schedule a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

John Barker of Two Rivers Ford Is Nominated for TIME Dealer of the Year

At Two Rivers Ford, we’re proud to announce that our very own John Barker has been nominated for the title of TIME Dealer of the Year.

 

Barker has nurtured a lifelong passion for cars, encouraged by his father, the previous owner of Two Rivers Ford. That supportive family environment and love for automobiles drove him onwards and upwards to success. After earning a degree at the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 1990, he began officially working at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

 

“Throughout my high school years, I was washing cars and working many other jobs around the dealership,” Barker said of his early career. “After Ole Miss, my father wanted me to learn every position of the dealership, from selling cars to working in the service department.”

 

This vast and varied knowledge of the dealership helped him rise through the ranks. He eventually became a sales manager and finance manager before earning his spot as a general manager by the time he was 30 years old. However, as his father aged, he and his father formed a plan to pass along the family business.

 

In true family business fashion, Barker’s son Matthew is now an active part of the dealership, serving as a sales manager and giving back to the local community with the “Drive the Music” fundraiser.

 

Two Rivers Ford also is proud to be a supporter of Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee and the local “Fill A Ford Toy Drive,” in association with the Nashville Metro Police Christmas Charities. And, the dealership is a partner of St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

 

Barker has also honed his leadership skills by serving on many boards, including the Tennessee Automotive Association, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, and Nashville Franchised Auto Dealers Association.

 

“I feel that all community involvement is important and impactful. We don’t do it for the recognition, we do it because it is close to the hearts of our employees and customers,” said Barker.

 

At Two Rivers Ford, we look forward to serving the Mount Juliet community for many years to come. If there’s any way we can assist you, be sure to give us a call.

New Ford F-150 Seats May Be the Most Comfortable Truck Seats Ever

Ford trucks are undeniably tough, but did you know they’re relaxing too? The 2021 F-150 sure is! Its designers know that you like to relax in the cab during your lunch break or nap at a rest stop during a long road trip. That’s why the latest F-150 truck offers all-new Max Recline Seats.

This class-exclusive available seating enhancement makes it easier for you to get comfortable in your new F-150 when you’re not driving. These comfortable Ford F-150 seats are the result of careful research and testing to find the best design for lower back support and neck support when you lean the chair back. They can fold nearly 180 degrees flat while still forming to your body’s contours so you don’t wake up sore.

Seat design and release engineer, Ben Kulhawik, explained his invention in a press release: “It’s simple, it’s effective, and we believe our customers will love how much more productive they can be just by getting a little more rest during downtime.”

These Max Recline Seats are one of the many exclusive features on the 2021 Ford F-150. If you’re interested in learning more about this legendary pickup truck, be sure to give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

2021 Ford Ranger Gets New Tremor Off-Road Package

The Ford Ranger is already a great companion for adventures on and off the road. Now, Ford is offering a new Tremor Off-Road Package as an available option on the 2021 Ranger to make it even more capable of handling rough paths.

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is designed to conquer a variety of conditions and terrains while still having solid tow ratings. It features redesigned front knuckles, a lifted suspension, and 32-inch all-terrain tires paired with new 17-inch wheels. These features boost the truck’s ground clearance to 9.7 inches.

The Tremor Off-Road Package also includes specially tuned shocks for maximum comfort and control off paved roads. In case you need to get out of a sticky situation, it adds two recovery hooks in the rear. Underbody skid plates protect the Ranger, and the Terrain Management System™ comes with four drive modes to enhance the ride in different situations.

Even though the Tremor Off-Road Package is focused on off-road performance, it doesn’t take away from the truck’s on-road features. When properly equipped, the Ranger has 1,430 pounds of maximum payload and 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, making it easy to bring everything you need for your adventures.

The 2021 Ford Ranger will make a welcome addition to Two Rivers Ford. View our inventory online to see the capable trucks we currently offer in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

INRIX Tech Helps Ford SYNC® 4 Users Save on Gas and Find Parking

New Ford vehicles will offer the innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system with navigation, which will provide connectivity on the go. According to a recent press release, Ford and INRIX are working together to improve the system by providing Ford owners a way to save on gas and find parking.

Thanks to INRIX Fuel, you will now be able to use your SYNC® 4 to find the cheapest gas near you. The technology also supplies up-to-date fuel prices, so you can rest assured that you’re saving as much money as possible at the gas station.

The technology also takes the headache out of finding parking, when you’re exploring the city with your Ford. INRIX Parking will provide you with easy access to public parking rates and restrictions, as well as occupancy information so you can steer clear of garages and lots that are at full capacity. It even provides you with directions to the best parking space to save you even more time when parking.

The enhanced INRIX functions will be available on the new F-150 as well as the Mustang Mach-E and the Bronco. Learn more about the SYNC® 4 and other convenient Ford technologies when you give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford and Telenav® Will Provide a Hybrid Navigation Solution

If you love off-roading in the great outdoors, you know that cell coverage can oftentimes be spotty on the trails. In order to alleviate this issue for avid adventurers, Ford is working with Telenav® to offer a hybrid navigation solution for exploring the trails in your new Ford F-150 or Bronco.

This available solution stores maps so that even if you venture off the beaten path, you’ll still be able to route your F-150 or Bronco home safely. While your smartphone’s navigation apps might fail you if you’re out of cellular range, the hybrid navigation solution provides connectivity on each of your adventures through the new SYNC® 4 system.

The connected navigation experience keeps you aware of current traffic conditions and lets you know which routes are the quickest to take. It also can direct you to restaurants during your journey and help you find available parking. If you are towing a trailer with your F-150 or off-roading with your Bronco, you can also check out specialized routing options to suit your needs.

To learn more about the different technologies available for Ford vehicles or to find a new vehicle to accompany you on your journeys, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.