Meet Your Favorite Superheroes in Olympia

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While some people may think comic books and superheroes are just for kids, any true fan knows that is far from the truth. If you would love to have an extraordinary comic book experience, you have to come to the Superheroes in Olympia event at the Hands On Children’s Museum.

Called Comics, Costumes & Cocktails, this adults-only event will take place on Friday, February 22nd at 7p.m. It is presented in partnership with Danger Room Comics and Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite comic book characters to compete in a costume contest.

If you don’t have a costume, there will be silkscreen materials available to decorate your own cape and mask. You can also learn about the comic creation process and what it takes to illustrate the books. There will be a few costumed characters roaming the event including Batman and Wonder Woman.

No one will go hungry as there will be a variety of delicious food available from the Play Day Café, including signature cocktails, gourmet cupcakes, macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Buy your tickets early for $22 before they sell out.

This event is a great way to get excited for some of the upcoming comic book movies like Shazam, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame.

If you need a heroic vehicle to get you there in style, visit Lakewood Ford and check out our lineup.

Ford Teams Up With Bryan Cranston with “Built Ford Proud” Campaign

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Ford’s newest ad campaign kicked off in late 2018. Entitled “Built Ford Proud,” the new advertisements feature talented and popular actor Bryan Cranston as the new voice of the Blue Oval.

In order to prepare for the “Built Ford Proud” campaign, Ford carried out its research in a unique way; the company spoke to various dealerships all over the country to find out what’s popular and important among customers. Using this information, Ford built an ad campaign centered around appealing to the brand’s audience – and potential buyers – in a new and refreshing way.

Having Bryan Cranston (best known in recent years for his role on “Breaking Bad”) show off his broad acting range in a variety of different roles lends a captivating performance to the new ad campaign. But at the heart of the campaign is Ford’s commitment to producing advancements in engineering and technology that make the company’s products more appealing, convenient, and capable than ever.

The commercial gives audiences a look behind the scenes at Ford, from the process of putting together prototypical models to a look at an ultra-futuristic, never-before-seen Mustang. Cranston’s “Built Ford Proud” debut ends with a glimpse of him behind the wheel of the powerful and athletic F-150 Raptor, rounding out the wide range of vehicles displayed in the ad.

You can experience what sets Ford apart from the competition when you visit Lakewood Ford.

The Lion King Comes to Seattle

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One of the most beloved classical Disney musical sensations of all time makes its return to Seattle this year as Disney’s The Lion King stampedes into the beautiful Paramount Theatre. Don’t miss the opportunity to revisit iconic spectacular visuals like the set of Pride Rock and relive the inspiring musical performances composed by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. The Lion King is a delight to the senses and fun for all ages. Follow the story of Simba as he comes of age and learns of his place in the great Circle of Life. Experience the clever and immersive costumes that will make you believe that elephants roam the stage as giraffes stride after them in a magical performance you won’t soon forget.

Since 1929, the Paramount Theatre has been a landmark destination venue for theatrical and musical performances. The Paramount Theatre and the Seattle Theatre Group® has partnered this year with Tony-award winning director Julie Taymor to bring this spectacular celebration of music to glorious reality on the stage.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this world-class Broadway event is only available in Seattle from December 13, 2018, through January 6, 2019. Make plans to attend this production and count on leaving with a lifetime of great memories.

If you need a vehicle to arrive to the celebration in style, Hakuna Matata! No worries, as there are plenty of vehicles available here at Lakewood Ford.

2018 Seattle International Auto Show

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There’s nothing quite like attending an auto show where dozens of automakers, including Ford, are showing off their latest vehicles. The 2018 Seattle International Auto Show is one such show. It runs from November 9th through the 12th at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and military personnel, and kids 12 and under get in for free.

Auto show attendees have the chance to test drive the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Drivers will experience the true performance, technology, efficiency, and comfort of the midsize truck before it arrives at dealerships. As an added bonus, each test driver will have the chance to win their very own Ford Ranger!

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will be in attendance as well. Its aggressive styling will stand above the rest and make it easily visible, even in crowds. Attendees won’t want to miss seeing this model in person!

In addition to two of the toughest trucks in the industry, Ford will show off its performance simulator. The ride allows attendees to test their driving skills on a virtual road course. The simulator provides all the thrill and action of a world-class performance car right in the center of the auto show!

Here at Lakewood Ford, we hope to see you at the auto show.

Seattle Halloween Events for the Whole Family

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There are tons of Seattle Halloween events, from scary to family-friendly for all ages. Check out some of the best offerings we could conjure up below! Of course, these are just a few hand-picked choices; there’s so much more to do in Seattle.

Night on a Dark Trail

On Fridays and Saturdays through October, visitors are invited to an old, abandoned RV campground in Snoqualmie, where a winding trail leads guests through the ultimate spooky Halloween show.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake Park offers this haunted trail throughout weekends in October. All ages are permitted, but it is recommended children be over 10 years old. With almost all changed or new sets every year, there’s always something unexpected and mysterious at Beaver Lake.

Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze

If you’re looking for a daytime event more appropriate for all ages, Meeker Mansion is hosting its annual apple cider event. Other activities at the Cider Squeeze include picking out pumpkins and walking through the mansion as the residents decorate for Halloween!

Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours

The ghost tours in Seattle feature stories of local hauntings and paranormal phenomena, but families will also find Spooked in Seattle hosts events such as the Bizarre Bazaar Craft Show.

Here at Lakewood Ford, we wish you and your family a spirited Halloween season.

Ford Fusion Wagon Reportedly in the Works

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Following up on Ford’s announcement earlier this year that it will not be investing in new generations of its Fusion sedan (a Ford staple since model year 2006), it has been rumored that a brand new line of sport wagon could be designed bearing the Fusion name.

Since “sport wagon” sounds quite a bit like another word for “crossover”, the new Fusion would be right in line with the manufacturer’s previously announced decision to rebalance its North American portfolio toward larger vehicles—mainly trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles—during the next two years. By 2020, Ford expects its car offerings in North America to include only the Mustang and Focus Crossover.

According to sources close to Ford’s product planning, the sport wagon Fusion will be a direct competitor of the Subaru Outback as a “high-roofed hatchback built on the same mechanical underpinnings.” It is the automaker’s intention to pursue new “’white space’ vehicle silhouettes that combine the best attributes of cars and utilities, such as higher ride height, space, and versatility.”

For the moment, Ford fans will have to be patient. It’s unlikely that we’ll get a look at the refreshed Fusion sport wagon for quite some time. But when a first look at the model is revealed, you can rest assured that Lakewood Ford will be ready to share that information.

Why You Should Shop at the Lakewood Ford Dealership

Why Shop at Lakewood Ford Dealership | Lakewood Ford | Lakewood, WA

Drivers who are in the market for a new car or even just need reliable vehicle service are always welcome at the Lakewood Ford dealership. We at Lakewood Ford have a team of friendly staff backed by a quality inventory of affordable vehicles, as well as an excellent service department.

Best Prices in the Area

At Lakewood Ford, you’ll find some of the best vehicle prices in the Lakewood community. Our prices are also upfront, meaning you won’t find any hidden fees or costs tacked on. Our finance department will also help customers find the financing option best suited for them.

Lakewood for Life Guarantee

The Lakewood Ford dealership offers customers the Lakewood for Life guarantee. This is Lifetime Limited Powertrain Protection, a type of coverage that begins immediately, lasts as long as you own the vehicle, covers vehicles 2011 and newer as well as vehicles under 100,000 miles, and any vehicles not of a European make. When you come to Lakewood Ford, your engine and transmission are covered for life.

Do Custom Work and Lift Kits

In addition to providing customers with a lifelong powertrain guarantee, our trained technicians at Lakewood Ford are also capable of customizing vehicles and adding lift kits to your pickup truck. You don’t have to go to a third party for the jobs our staff are trained to do.

Discover the difference that Lakewood Ford provides by visiting our dealership.

Summer Road Trip Tips for a Drive You’ll Never Forget

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If you love driving and traveling, few things are better than combining the two for a road trip. If you’re new to embarking on extended drives, though, we’ve got your back. Follow these simple summer road trip tips and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Get your car in shape

If your car isn’t up to it, a road trip just won’t work. Before you set off, perform some routine maintenance on your vehicle to make sure it will be able to endure the extra stress of a long drive. You should do the following before setting out:

  • Check tire pressure and alignment
  • Make sure you have a spare tire
  • Replace wiper blades
  • Check on or replace your battery
  • Change oil

Keep things clean

When you’re on the road for a long time, clutter tends to accumulate rather quickly. Clean your car before you leave, and then make a habit of routinely clearing your ride of trash and other things you don’t need so your space stays as comfortable and organized as possible.

Make a plan, but stay flexible

Of course, you can’t take a road trip without somewhere to drive to. It’s a good idea to plan out where you’re heading and where you’ll stop along the way, but we recommend staying open to last-minute changes if you discover something cool you want to explore.

If you require a new vehicle before heading out on this incredible road trip, then check out our collection of cars, trucks, and SUVs here at Lakewood Ford.

Check Out the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival

Truckaroo Food Truck Festival | Lakewood Ford | Lakewood, WA

Summer is the season of outdoor fests and fairs in the lovely state of Washington. One of our favorites here at Lakewood Ford is the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival in Tacoma.

Taking place on Saturday, June 16th, the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival is the perfect place for a first date, a family outing, or just for checking in with a few of your friends. Truckaroo, put on by the Washington State Food Truck Association, aims to celebrate the uniqueness of Washington street food; if you make it out to the event, you can count on sampling the best of the best in local dishes made using locally-sourced ingredients.

Besides deliciously diverse foods, the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival will also feature a host of local buskers for entertainment. There will also be ample beverages (we’re talking craft beers, cocktails, lemonade, – you name it,) to choose from throughout the event.

Plus, if volunteer to help out at the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival, and you will eat for free all day long.

A stated goal of the Truckaroo Food Truck Festival is to support local Tacoma businesses – an initiative all of us here at Lakewood Ford can get behind.

The Truckaroo Food Truck Festival begins at 11:00 AM and closes up shop at 4:00 PM. Get there on time and stay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course, to get there on time, you can always obtain a new vehicle from Lakewood Ford.

Helpful Tips to Spring Clean Your Ford

Tips to Spring Clean Your Ford | Lakewood Ford | Lakewood, WA

Spring has arrived, with summer just around the corner. Over the winter months, cars typically get dirty, and unnecessary items accumulate throughout the interior. Before the hotter weather hits, you should take some time to spring clean your car and get it looking good. Here are some helpful tips on how to spring clean your Ford.

  1. Wash the exterior: Whether it be dirty from salt, pollen, or general driving, you should take the time to wash down your car’s exterior using car-specific cleaning supplies. Take the extra time to clean the windows to a streak-free shine.
  2. Clean the interior: If you haven’t cleaned the floor mats since the winter, you should take the time to do so and get any salt stains out. If you want to deep clean the interior, you can use a carpet-cleaning machine on both the floor and seat upholstery. You should also wipe down the dashboard, center stack, and steering wheel.
  3. Remove unnecessary items from the cabin: With the warm weather, you no longer need to have your ice scraper/snow brush, winter gloves, and miscellaneous winter car supplies on hand. Store them away for the warmer months and remove the trash that has accumulated on the floor and in the nooks and crannies of your car.
  4. Check tire pressure, tire treads, and windshield wiper blades: Check your tire pressure to make sure your tires are appropriately inflated, and check your tires’ treads to make sure they’re not too worn down. If you use winter tires, you will definitely want to make sure that you swap them out for all-season or summer tires before it gets too hot out. You will also want to check your windshield wiper blades, making sure they’re not cracked and that they still sit flush with the windshield. Snow and ice can damage them and cause them to streak when in use.

If the service you require for your vehicle is more extensive, feel free to bring it into our team of technicians at Lakewood Ford.