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35 Years and Counting for Jack Schmitt Ford in Collinsville, IL

We are officially celebrating our 35th year in Collinsville! After so many years in the business, we are the best of the best just for you!

We have recently launched our new slogan, 'We don't sell cars, we help people buy cars.' We pride ourselves on making sure that you get the perfect vehicle you're looking for and we will help you search for that. We know that everyone fears the typical car…
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FordPass Rewards are here!

The FordPass Connect app with Rewards is here! Not only does Ford provide you with the best in the business, but now the best in the app world. 

FordPass Rewards allow you to access all of the functions needed to track your points and view services done to your vehicle. Ford will be offering customers a complimentary maintenance package with the purchase of new vehicle and the activation of FordPass Connect. This package will be available through rewards points.

With the purchase of a new vehicle, activation of FordPass Connect and FordPass Rewards enrollment, the member will recieve 42,000…
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No Rust on Your Car is a Must!

We all love the look of a shiny clean car, but what if you were told that washing your car regularly did more for your car than just making it shiny? In the long run, washing your car can prevent it from becoming damaged in quite a few ways. For example, we all know that not washing your car makes the dirt pile up, but you may be asking what kind of damage that would do to your car, right? Dirt buildup on a car can act like sandpaper overtime, causing it to eat away at the paint. Not to…
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Can I Get Better Mileage Out Of My Car?

Very likely, if a person changes their behavioral habits a bit they can get a lot better mileage out of every tank of gas.

First and foremost, make sure that your tires are properly inflated. This is probably the number one robber of gas mileage. Another great way to get better mileage is to make sure that your car is properly tuned. It is far better to get some good gas mileage than the dump excess gasoline into the atmosphere. It is better for the environment and your pocket book. When you are at a stop, do not start up…
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Ways to stay safe behind the wheel

Driving a car gives you a lot of freedom, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to always pay attention and be vigilant to try to avoid accidents. Here are some ways you can stay safe behind the wheel.

Avoid distractions when you are driving. This includes those in the car, such as the radio or your cellphone, as well as those outside the car. It's best to keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Don't drive when you are impaired. This not only includes the obvious situation of having had too…
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Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Holds Annual Shoe Drive with Collinsville Charities for Children

This past Friday December 16th, 2016 Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln held it's seventh annual shoe drive. The event, a combined effort with Collinsville Charities for Children has become a staple in the Collinsville community. Dealership staff along with community volunteers attended the event where over 200 pairs of shoes were donated to children from area schools. The kids also get a pair of socks and a chance to meet Santa. 

Grant Koentz of Collinsville…
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Ford Wants to Improve Your Commute


It can be hard to find time to relax, but Ford is dedicated to helping with that. Their Pursuit of a Happy Commute project helps them design their vehicles in a way that will improve your commute to help you relax. You can hear all about it in the video below.

Like you heard in the video, people are finding it harder and harder to get time to themselves to actually relax. But when you…

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Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Revs Up Against Cancer

In case you haven't heard, Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln in Collinsville, Illinois is revving up against cancer during the month of May. Together with the organization Stridin' and Survivin', we raised over $10,000 dollars last year for the American Cancer Society! This year, our goal is to raise over $11,000! A generous $100 will be donated to Stridin' and Survivin' for every car sold during the month of May. It’s a big goal, but we are working for a great cause!


 

Stridin' and Survivin' is a non-profit organization that is managed by volunteers who simply want…

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