Gear Up With 4-Wheel Drive This Winter!

Though helpful year round, 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles offer superior traction and handling, which can help immensely in winter road conditions or any time of year where the roads in less than desirable conditions. Check out one of these models, featuring 4-wheel or all-wheel drive, if you’re considering a new vehicle this winter.

2015 Ford Explorer Limited

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The 2015 Ford Explorer Limited features AWD to help you conquer any winter road condition. You’ll remain firmly in control no matter what the road throws at you.

Enjoy the flexibility of the 3.5L 6 cylinder engine, which runs on either gasoline or ethanol.

Features such as a reverse camera, Bluetooth syncability, tow package, and SiriusXM Satellite radio make driving the Ford Explorer a joy.

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

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The 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 features 4WD and a 4.3L 6 cylinder engine.

This is a perfect vehicle if you’re looking for a rugged and dependable work truck for winter conditions and beyond. With only 30,112 miles clocked, this work truck has plenty of life left in it for whatever work you throw its way. From hauling materials to towing a trailer, this truck can handle it all.

Visit Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter

Ready to check out or even test drive a 4-wheel or all-wheel vehicle before winter really sets in? Stop in at Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter to tour the inventory with a friendly associate today.

Top Tailgate Picks

Sometimes you need a new vehicle because yours has gotten a bit old. Sometimes you need a new vehicle because you need something with better fuel economy for that new job that’s a bit out of the way. Sometimes you get a new vehicle because you want to throw epic tailgate parties from the back of a truck or SUV.

Hey, all valid reasons. With that last one in mind, check out these great buys currently available at Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter.

The 2016 Ford Explorer XLT

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This handsome 2016 Ford Explorer XLT is full of convenient amenities that will pair perfectly with game day. The Bluetooth audio system and Wifi capability, paired with the ample 3rd row seating and storage space, means that you’ll have no issue transporting both the crew and the gear to the stadium.

Outside of tailgating, this Explorer comes equipped with all wheel drive, a V-6 engine, navigation system, reverse camera, keyless entry, and flex fuel ability (gas or ethanol).

It has only 20,558 miles on the odometer and is available at the low price of $28,675 (that’s $14,320 of its retail value!).

The 2014 Toyota Tundra

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Looking to tailgate in the more traditional truck? How about this 2014 Toyota Tundra? The truck bed is convenient and versatile on game day and equally so doing your day to day errands.

The extended cab means that you’re not sacrificing passenger space. The truck comes equipped with 4 wheel drive, a V-8 engine, and is flex fuel capable as well, working off either gas or ethanol.

It has only 10,749 miles on the odometer and is available at the bargain price of $33,630 (that’s $6,365 of its retail value!).

Head to the Next Packer’s Game in Your New Vehicle

Once you have one of the above vehicles in your driveway (or any other great tailgating vehicle on our lot) take it out for its inaugural game. Better yet, be the tailgate party-throwing hero to your friends and family!

Seeing as how you bought a vehicle in Wisconsin, chances are better than not that you’re supporting the Packers. Here are the Green Bay Packers games for the rest of the season. Home games are highlighted in bold.

  • November 6 vs Colts
  • November 13 at Titans
  • November 20 at Redskins
  • November 28 at Eagles
  • December 4 vs Texans
  • December 11 vs Seahawks
  • December 18 at Bears
  • December 24 vs Vikings
  • January 1 at Lions

Visit Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter

Didn’t manage to grab one of the featured vehicles before they sold? No problem, we’ve got plenty of others! Come in and test drive any vehicle at Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter. From tailgate-ready trucks and SUVs to economical sedans, Jack Link’s Auto Supercenter has a vehicle to fit your needs and budget.

Discover Your Ford

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You may have noticed that your new Ford is chock-full of helpful features, amazing technology, and convenient amenities. While this is obviously great, as we imagine you’d agree, it can be a bit daunting to find your way around the cabin of your Ford car, truck, or SUV.

Fortunately, Ford has got you covered. Ford has an entire website devoted to helping Ford owners learn about their vehicle and discover its nuances. This convenient web guide covers any topic, great or small, related to navigating your Ford’s convenience and safety features. Simply select your year and model and you’ll gain access to an online version of your owner’s manual in addition to how-to guides that cover a wide range of topics and procedures.

Visitors also have the option to troubleshoot and to find a solution by describing the issue they’re experiencing. While not every problem has a “DIY” solution, the tool is helpful in identifying what the issue is and how to resolve it. Some may need the expertise of a Ford technician, of course, but at least you’ll understand the nature of the issue and can take appropriate steps to have it fixed.

Visit Link Ford in Rice Lake

We’ve got you covered as well. If you’ve got questions about your Ford vehicle or want to learn more about Ford features, Link Ford in Rice Lake is happy to assist. Whether you need help from a knowledgeable associate while shopping or need the expert advice of a certified technician, Link Ford in Rice Lake can help.

Ford Truck Innovations

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When you choose an F-150 from Link Ford and Lincoln of Rice Lake, you’ll get tons of new innovations. Stop by and take a test drive, especially if you are looking for a truck with an excellent safety record and tons of innovations.

The Powertrains

The F-150 comes with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. This is the second generation for this technology. This year’s EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a compacted upper iron block and features auto stop and start. This model gets 19 mpg* in the city and 26 mpg* on the highway, the highest of an half-ton truck.

The F-150 has a max payload of 3,270 pounds and can tow up to 8,500 pounds. Because of the way the truck is built, it’s lighter and can carry or tow more weight. Max payload is about 1,000 pounds more than other trucks.

The F-150 also has an available 5.0-liter Ti-VCT eight-cylinder engine. When purchased with the the V-8 power plant, the F-150 has 16 percent power to weight improvement.

The Body

The truck is the first in its class to use high-strength military grade aluminum for the body. In addition to being much lighter, the aluminum alloy body won’t rust. The frame is made from lighter and stronger steel than old style steel frame.

Additional Features

The F-150 sports a 5-star NHTSA crash rating and the front features a 12-sided high-strength steel front frame horn.

Additional features include pro-trailer backup assist, a fully flat floor with under-seat storage, at least one standard wall outlet for charging electronics, a lane keeping system, an optional 8-inch productivity screen, hitch assist, a rearview camera and a tailgate step to make it easy getting in and out of the bed.

Visit Link Ford and Lincoln of Rice Lake

Stop by Link Ford and Lincoln of Rice Lake to test drive the new F-150 and to learn more about this model’s newest innovations and convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

The 2016 Ford F-250

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Stop by our showroom at Link Ford Minong to test drive the new 2016 Ford F-250. This rear-wheel drive model features an engine that runs on up to E85 or unleaded fuel. It is loaded with features and is perfect if you need to haul an RV or a trailer with your toys.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 F-250 Heavy Duty features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a single overhead cam and variable valve timing. The engine is backed by a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This combination makes 385 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 405 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm.

Convenience Features

You’ll find many convenience features in the 2016 Ford F-250 including 40-20-40 split bench front seats, an external temperature display, tachometer, cup holders, door pockets, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power steering, a passenger vanity mirror, air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo, an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler, engine hour meter, 17-inch alloy wheels, cargo tie-downs, and a trailer hitch and wiring.

Safety and Security Features

The Ford F-250 features variably intermittent wipers, four-wheel ABS ventilated disc brakes, a post collision safety system, stability control, traction control, an engine immobilizer, child seat anchors, a tire pressure monitoring system, back up chime, front head airbags, dual front side mounted airbags, and a passenger airbag deactivation switch.

Trim Levels and Options

Choose from two-wheel or four-wheel drive options. Cab options include a regular cab, four-door extended cab and a four-door crew cab. The extended cab is often referred to as a SuperCab. The extended and crew cabs give you the option of a standard 6.8-foot box or the long 8-foot cargo bed. Only the long bed comes with the regular cab.

Trim levels include the XL, XLT and the Lariat. The Lariat gives you a choice of the King Ranch or the Platinum. You can get the Lariat on both four-door models; however, the King Ranch and Platinum packages are only available on the crew cab trucks.

Visit Link Ford

Stop by Link Ford Minong today to test drive the 2016 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty truck to learn more about each model’s standard features.

Truck Month at Link Ford of Rice Lake

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It’s Truck Month at Link Ford of Rice Lake, and now is the time you can get a great deal on a new or used Ford truck including 2011 and 2012 F-150 models, 2015 F-150 XL and XLT models, F-250 Super Duty Lariat models, 2015 F-150 Lariat models and more.

The 2015 F-150 has been a best seller for many years. The 2015 models feature a lightweight aluminum body plus great payload ratings, tow ratings, crew capacity and bed size. Because of the lighter body and powertrain choices, the F-150 has better fuel economy. Add a high-strength steel ladder frame, and you have a light, yet durable truck. Because of the many updates, the F-150 was named the 2015 North American Truck of the Year.

Power Plants

The 2015 F-150 features a base 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 283 horsepower and a 2.7-liter turbo V-6 engine that makes 325 horsepower. For those that prefer luxury and more towing capacity, the 5.0-liter V-8 engine that makes 385 horsepower and the 3.5-liter V-6 twin turbo that make 365 horsepower are also available in certain trim levels. The V-6 twin turbo can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

All four of the engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. You can get four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive configurations. Also standard is the light and quick electric power steering.

The Body

When you choose an F-150, you can choose a regular cab, the SuperCab or the SuperCrew cab. The latter two have four doors and plenty of space in the rear for passengers. Additionally, you can choose from three bed lengths: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet.

Bed options include a BoxLink system for cleats and brackets, loading ramps, LED lighting, a tailgate step that slides out and features a picket-style handrail, and even a deployable bed step.

Safety

The 2015 F-150 SuperCrew received a five-star rating from NHTSA; and for trim levels that feature forward collision warning, the truck could earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick+award. The higher trim levels also feature a rearview camera.

Visit Link Ford of Rice Lake

Stop by Link Ford of Rice Lake to test drive a 2015 Ford F-150 or F-250 to learn more about the truck’s standard and available features.

The Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado

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If you are ready for a new truck, it’s best to do your research to see which truck best fits your needs. That means comparing trucks from different manufacturers, such as the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. Once you choose, head over to Jack Link’s Auto to test drive the F-150 to solidify your decision.

Weight and Towing

The more a vehicle weighs, the more horsepower it takes to move it. The new 2015 F-150 is lighter than the Silverado as it uses aluminum for the cab and bed instead of heavy steel. The firewall is steel. And, if you get the Platinum level, it has a turbocharged V-6 so you’ll get better gas mileage due to the combination of a lighter truck and the turbo. Despite being lighter, the F-150 has better towing capability and has a larger payload.

Styling and Engine

The F-150 was fully redesigned for 2015 while the Silverado is almost the same as the 2014 model year. The Ford also has several new convenience and safety features for this year. And, the Ford features a new engine: the 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine. The Silverado offers a 6.2-liter V-8 with the new LS trim level as one of the few new options.

Both manufacturers offer several powertrains to choose from. The F-150’s base level 3.5-liter V-6 engine makes 283 horsepower. The Silverado also uses a V-6, a 4.3-liter engine. The Chevy engine makes just two more horsepower than the Ford engine, although the Ford does it in less cubic inches than the Chevy does.

If you are looking at bigger engines, the Chevy’s 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower; and its 6.2-liter V-8 makes 420 horsepower. Ford offers a V-8 that makes 385 horsepower and another turbocharged V-6 that makes 365 horsepower.

Overall, the F-150 gets better gas mileage than the Silverado with its more efficient engine.

Visit Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter

Stop by Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter today to test drive a Ford F-150 and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.