Partly Cloudy, Windy, and forty-nine degrees was not ideal weather, but it didn’t stop parents, teachers, students and the rest of the community from stopping by the Drive 4 UR School event at Kankakee High School April 21st. People were lining up all afternoon and evening to test drive the hottest new Ford vehicles and help to raise money for KHS. Many more people also signed up to have their vehicles inspected by our quick lane, to donate additional money for the school.
The most popular vehicles were by far the F-150’s and Mustangs. The lines were stretching across the parking lot while people waited to take a test drive for themselves. The Ford Escape, the Fusion and C-Max Hybrids were also extremely popular. Many participant’s eyes were lighting up as they revved up a Mustang for the first time, or felt the comfort and luxury as they stepped into the King Ranch’s massaging seats. Drivers were also surprised by the fuel efficiency and quietness of Ford’s Hybrid line up, or the size and comfort of the Expedition. Every Ford vehicle had its chance to shine.
While on their test drive, many participants opted to have their vehicle inspected by our quick lane. They received a free inspection by our certified technicians, and were provided with free expert service advice at the end of their visit. The inspection included light, fluid, belt/hose, and tire checks for both wear and tire pressure. Our certified Techs would even fill any tires with low pressure!
On top of all the great test drives, and free inspections, test drivers were also given free “goodie bags” for their time. These bags included candy, cookies, key chains, water bottles, and coupons which were graciously donated by several area businesses. It is hard to beat a test drive in a new Ford, a free vehicle inspection, AND free stuff!
The official count has not been received from Ford yet, but preliminary numbers put the participants at over 300 for test drives and 87 for quick lane inspections. That’s over $6000 for Kankakee High School! The Drive 4 UR school event was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who volunteered. We could not have had the results we had without all of your hard work and dedication.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Drive one event for your school or organization please feel free to give our dealership a call at 815-939-9600. You can also visit Ford’s official website HERE for additional information. Again we would like to thank Kankakee High School for all its hard work and dedication, and to everyone who showed up to take a test drive or donated their time to make this event one of our best to date
Court Street Ford, located at 558 William Latham Drive, is a multi-year president’s award winning dealership. We have been serving the Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais area for 30 years and counting! We are committed to exceptional customer service. Stop by or give us a call at (815) 939-9600, our knowledgeable sales team and service department will be happy to help and are dedicated to providing the best experience.
Take a look at more of our great pictures from our Drive 4 UR School Event!
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Nathan Frank is an internet sales consultant and the man behind Court Street Ford news since January 2015. He has been in the car industry for several years and has an extensive knowledge of Ford products and history.