Russell and Smith Ford
Finding a Ford dealer in the Houston area of Texas is relatively easy. What is more difficult is working out which one to go to, and where to start in terms of the different range of options available. Below are five main dealerships in the Houston area. There are many more, but these give a good insight into how a dealership operates, and what you might expect both on-line and in-person.
Tommie Vaughan Ford
120 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77008
This dealership’s website is well structured, and shows a wide range of useful information in an easy to access manner. There are menus for new inventories, pre-owned inventories and work trucks.
There are also specific sections for the service center, for the parts center and for the collision center.
6200N Loop East, Houston TX 77026
Tel – 855- 587-2086
This Ford dealership’s website has similar sections on new vehicles, pre-owned vehicles and work trucks. It also has a separate section on finance and specials, and sections on service and parts.
There are also sections on scheduling servicing, and ordering parts and accessories.
Russell and Smith Ford
3440 S LoopWest, Houston TX 77025
Tel – 888-463-8919
This Ford dealers website is perhaps more focused than others.
There are sections on new cars, used cars, work trucks and specials. In addition there are sections on service and parts finance and body shop. In addition, the website has a blog with a number of useful articles on buying or leasing a Ford car or truck.
There is also a section advertising special deals such as a one-year maintenance plan, a conference in car wash, complimentary estimates, complimentary shuttles and a range of mobile servicing options.
Sterling McCall Ford
6445 Southwest Freeway, Houston TX 77074
Tel – 281-588-5000
Sterling McCall have a similar range of options to the other websites listed above, but it is also perhaps worth noting that their sales hours from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday to Friday.
These are quite long opening hours, and especially useful to anyone working during the day and needing to access a dealership in the evening after work.
9225 North Freeway Houston TX 77037
Tel – 281 -878- 4200
This Ford dealer also focuses in on potential Spanish-speaking customers by offering the website in their language.
Whilst they have a wide range of new and used vehicles, Doggett Ford make a special point of advertising their work trucks such as F-250, and have a long history of working with different types of Ford trucks, and can offer that experience as such.
Finding a dealership is best done either by going to the main Ford website where there is a special section on how to search by ZIP Code, location or speciality.
Alternatively, simply enter search terms in Google or Bing and do a normal search.
The issue very quickly becomes one of trying to decide which dealership to approach, or where to get the best deal, whether buying or leasing a Ford car or truck.
By far the easiest way is to use the various dealerships websites, and do research as to what you think is most appropriate deal that has been offered. Once that has been done, you can approached the dealership either by phone, email or in person.
It is always a good idea to do as much research as possible beforehand, and to do as much of the negotiation either by phone or on-line before visiting the dealership.
This is simply because you have a much stronger hand if you are not physically in the dealership, but can walk away from it before you actually agree any deal.
Most Ford dealers recognise this nowadays, and many have specific Internet departments that are designed to help you through this process.